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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 4, 2003, New Braunfels, Texas Contact Sports Editor Bryan Adams at 6259144 SPORTS TUesday March IB Concerns of war BY HAL BOCK AP Sports Writer Oakland pitcher Tim Hudson knows hes supposed to be excited about opening the major league baseball season in Japan And if the world situation were less precarious he probably would be Instead with the United States preparing for war Hudson is worried about the March 2526 games against Seattle We may as well have big targets on our backs saying Were Americans come bomb Hudson said Monday Im definitely going if the team goes but I wouldnt want my family to come along Its too Signs of concern over a possible war with Iraq are spreading in the world of sports Tiger Woods withdraws from a tournament in the Mideast passing up a million appearance fee two college basketball players turn their backs on the flag during the national anthem NFL Europe play ers worry about traveling Teammate Scott Hatte berg understands Hudsons concern about their trip to Tokyo When your country is about to go to war it could cause Hatteberg said Tm still excited about going its just bad tim to world of sports HUDSON We may as well as have big targets on our backs saying Were Americans come bomb Hudson Pitcher Oakland Athletics Mariners pitcher Joel Paneiro the teams player representative has his own misgiv ings We just have to hope for the he said Tve got to worry about throwing strikes I cant let it affect me None of us can let it affect Plenty of athletes have been thinking more about safety than wins or losses or pay days Woods gave up the big check from the Dubai Desert Classic because he knows the United Arab Emirates is 900 miles from Iraq Its just not a safe environment over there right the worlds No 1 golfer said I dont think it would be wise for me to go over there at this particular Wide receiver Eugene Baker trying to establish himself in pro football has fewer options He is heading for Berlin where the NFL Europe season starts April 5 The danger is in the back of your he said But Europe is supposed to be pretty safe if theres war This is my first time going See Coogs knocking on door Boys soccer DISTRICT 274A BOYS Dlat All Alamo Heights 1000 1902 Boeme 821 1374 Dripping Springs 533 1255 Canyon 451 10101 Fredertcksburg 352 1082 NewBraunfels 163 6103 Wimberley 0100 0170 Todays games Heights at Canyon at Wimberley at Fburg DISTRICT 275A BOYS Dlst All Smtthson Valley 70 1452 SA Southwest 61 1450 SA East Central 52 8110 SAHarlandale 16 8111 SABracKenridge 16 3102 SA Highlands 16 4140 Todays games Valley at Brackenridge J Southwest vs East Central Girts soccer DISTRICT 274A GIRLS Dlst All New Braunfels 901 1641 Alamo Heights 721 1342 Canyon 532 953 Boeme 5421253 Wimberley 252754 Dripping Springs 182 6122 Fredericksburg 180 3110 Todays games at NB 7 at Alamo Heights DISTRICT 275A GIRLS Dlst All Smtthson Valley 70 1721 SA East Central 61 1650 SA Southwest 43 1541 SAHarlandale 25 682 SA Highlands 25 8100 SA Brackenridge 07 2103 Thursdays games East Central 6 Brackenridge 0 Fridaya games Smlthson Valley 9 HartandaJe 0 Southwest 4 Brackenridge 1 Todays games at Brackenridge 5 district game DAVID Canyon defender Zach Flores attempts a shot around a Frederickburg player during a game played earlier this season Canyon 451 District 274A is one game behind Dripping Springs for the third place playoff position with two games remaining against Alamo Heights and New Braunfels Kansas downs T Tech 6556 LUBBOCK AP Keith Langford scored 20 points as No 6 Kansas beat Texas Tech 6556 Monday night clinch ing at least a tie for the Big 12 conference title Kansas 236 132 Big 12 led most of the way and built a 13point lead early in the sec ond half Tech nar rowed the margin to 5953 with remaining in the game KNIGHT B u t Kansas Aaron Miles scored backtoback baskets one off his steal and ensuing easy layup to stretch the lead back to 10 at the mark The Red Raiders 1610 6 9 scored only three points in the final five minutes The win gave the Jay hawks at least a tie for the Big 12 title with either No 4 Texas or No 5 Oklahoma The Jayhawks have won of 10 of their last 11 games and can clinch the title outright with a win at Missouri on Sunday Nick Collison added 13 points and seven rebounds for Kansas and Kirk Hinrich and Aaron Miles scored 10 points apiece Andre Emmett the leagues leading scorer com ing into the game with a 22 point average scored 16 points and Kasib Powell added 10 points and 10 rebounds for the Red Raiders Kansas led 3928 at half time The Jayhawks used a 82 run to jump out to an early 126 lead while holding Tech without a field goal for about five minutes 25th annual SHOT show displays latest hunting products It was like thousands of kids turned loose in a candy store except the kids were adults That is the best way to describe the atmosphere of the 25th annual SHOT show recently held in Orlando SHOT stands for Shooting Hunt ing Outdoor Trade Show1 and this year some manufacturers of outdoor products from all over the world had displays More than visitors attended the four day long show and it was virtually impossible to see all the exhibits Name an outdoor product and it was there Many of these products will be sold this fall in your favorite sporting good stores Each year I dedicate this column to some of the most impressive new products that caught my eye KEITH WARREN For those who dread the recoil of a hard kicking rifle Sims Vibration Laboratories has developed a new recoil paid This unique design eas ily fits most factory firearms and will reduce recoil substantially The suggested retail price is very afford able and every one of my big guns will have one on them soon Con tact for more information Side by side shotguns have sud denly reappeared These beautiful 12 20 and 410 gauge shotguns by Savage Arms were show stoppers These guns have many of the same features as shotguns costing nearly but they will retail around have never owned a side by side but that is now going to change Tripod stands are located all over South Texas because there is a short age of trees to put up an elevated stand StrongBuilt tripods are the number one tripod out there and until now the hunter would sit perched above the ground exposed to the elements But now StrongBuilt has introduced the tripod kit Retailing for less than a hunter can convert his open breezy bund into one that is cozy covered and it can be installed in less than five minutes Visit your local Acade my Sports and Outdoors or call 800 2555536 for more information I am attempting to become more computer literate and now I have become almost a complete computer geek thanks to the Map Card For less than a consumer can down load information from up to 10 sights on the internet on any piece of prop erty or waterway Just to test it out I took the program to my deer lease and the detail was so fine I could see the tree my stand is built in For more information log on to Ill never take another cold show er on a camping trip thanks to Zodi Outback Gear They introduced a small portable instant hot shower The entire unit comes in a plastic carrying case and will heat water in only 7 seconds A small bottle of propane will provide 3 to 4 hours of hot showers To check out this hot new product go to their web site at Keith Warren is the host of Fish ing Outdoor Adventures along with Hunting Outdoor Adven tures both of which broadcast nationwide Gatch Fishing Out door Adventures from January through June and Hunting Out door Adventures July through December on Fox Sports Net at Fridays in all time zones Check our web site for broadcast and The Outdoor Channel air times You can write to us at Box 310601 New Braunfels Texas 781310601 or visit us online at
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