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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 4, 2003, New Braunfels, Texas                                Page 2B HERALDZfilTUNG Tbesday March SPORTS Too To report scores and highlights call 6259144 ext 223 or email badams@herald2eitung.com or fax to 6063413 Sports Shorts Houston 5 Atlanta 2 spring traiwng KISSIMMEE Fla AP Shane Reynolds pitched three painfree innings in his first gartie appearance since back surgery in Jurie and the Houston Astros defeated the Atlanta Braves 52 Monday Bragg singled to right field on the first pitch by Reynolds who expects to be the Astros No 3 starter behind Roy Oswalt and Wade Miller Reynolds allowed only two more hits and didnt give up any runs I just look at myself as somebody who needs to come in here and pitch well and prove that my backs healthy and go out there and Reynolds said As far as thats concerned I have everything to The 34yearold Reynolds is trying to rebound from back surgery to repair a pinched nerve He was 36 with a ERA last year limited by the injury to 13 games Russ Ortiz pitched two scoreless innings for the Braves He had two strikeouts and allowed one hit to former San Francisco teammate Jeff Kent Im just glad he didnt do more damage than a Ortiz said Today was a good start to where I think I need to be I started right off with location I threw one slider that was down and I threw offspeed pitches where I wanted and fastballs on both sides of the plate Thats what I Ortiz was 1410 with a ERA last year Padres 7 Rangers 6 spring training PEORIA Ariz AP Brandon Vfflafuerte closed out the Padres 76 victory over the Texas Rangers He inherited the 76 lead in the ninth and managed to close it out despite letting the potential tying run reach scoring position Chad Krueter led off with a walk and Teixeira followed with a grounder to first base Shortstop Donaldo Mendez mis handled the throw at second but Krueter was out trying to advance to third as Teixeira reached first Laynce Nix singled moving Teixeira to second Villafuerte then retired Michael Young and Mike Lamb to earn the save Villafuerte also closed San Diegos 20 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers in the last game of 2002 Alex Rodriguez went 3for4 with two RBIs for Texas San Diego wasted a 51 lead but rallied from a 65 deficit in the eighth inning Mendez had an RBI double off loser Robert Ellis to tie the game 66 and Michael Rivera ahRBI single for a 76 lead Texas starter Nitkwoski allowed four runs and five hits in two innings Luther Hackman got the win despite allowing the goahead run in the top of the eighth inning With two outs Donnie Sadler doubled and Jim Rushford followed with an RBI single to pqt Texas up 65 Texas Juan Gonzalez saw his first action of the spring in a morning B game against Kansas City in Surprise Gonzalez who had be0n sidelined since Feb 23 because of back spasms was the designated hitter and was lfor4 with one run scored and one RBI Moby Gowin returns to Cowboys DALLAS AP Former Cowboys punter Toby Gowin is returning to the team signing a five yearcontract Monday The deal is worth nearly million including a signing bonus the Cowboys said on their Web site Gowin will count nearly against the salary cap an unprecedented expenditure for a Cowboys punter or kicker Gowin spent the first three years of his career 199799 with Dallas He has been with the New Orleans Saints since 2000 Last year Gowin finished sixth in the NFC with a gross average and a net average The Cowboys released punter Micah Knorr last season after he botched a fake field goal and hobbled a good snap on an extra point He was replaced by rookie Filip Filipovic Rangers sign Colby Lewis SURPRISE Ariz AP Righthander Colby Lewis signed a oneyear contract with the Texas Rangers on Monday Lewis the Rangers first draft pick in 1999 made his major league debut with a relief appearance in last years season open er after making the 25man roster out of the training camp He was 13 with a ERA in 15 games for Texas Lewis pitched in five games before being sent to TripleA Oklahoma on April 15 He was recalled June 25 and got his first major league win before going back to Oklahoma on July 19 He was 01 in four September starts for the Rangers The only unsigned player on Texas 40 man roster is righthander Joaquin Benoit Game Time KhiTV College Basketball Minnesota at Indiana 6 on ESPN Syracuse at Notre Dame 6 on ESPN2 Florida at Georgia 8 on ESPN Pro Basketball Phoenix Suns at San Antonio Spurs on FXSW Canyon New Braunfels to meet today in district Softball opener K JESSIE Canyons Justin Thompson delivers the ball to the plate during the inaugural Canyon Baseball Tournament held this past weekend Canyon won two and lost two in the double elimination format second base Friday SV 11 Roosevelt 0 RW Southwest 14 NB 2 Saturdays Tutoso Midway 3 Canyon 0 SV1 Holmes 0 WB 2 Arlington Bowie 1 todays game ca 7 1B over My moms more ner vous than me But she doesnt want to scare me so she keeps it to The As and Mariners are headed for Japan but Kevin Millar is not He pulled out of a mil lion twoyear deal with Japans Chunichi Drag ons citing concerns about playing overseas if there is a war It helped that the Boston Red Sox offered him a million deal The head of Japans soccer federation said that two matches sched uled for late March in the United States would be canceled because of worry about a war Scoreboard Spring Training Glance Major League Baseball All Times CST AMERICAN LEAGUE Even if no war breaks out there is no telling how things will turn Saburo Kawabuchi said Its not worth taking unnecessary The next major event on Americas sports cal endar is the NCAA mens basketball tournament CBS is in the first year of an 11year billion deal with the NCAA but the network also is preparing to shift cover age to cable networks in the event of war Two female basketball players Toni Smith of Manhattanville and Dei dra Chatman of Virginia protested foreign pol icy by turning their backs to the flag during the national anthem Two weeks ago Purdue coach Gene Keady was angry after his team lost to Ohio State and some one suggested the play ers were down Why would they be down on themselves he said Send them off to Afghanistan and theyll get fired up real quick They should be up every second Weve got soldiers who are getting ready to go to war Its ridiculous that they be down What are they down about Terror jitters shook the Americas Cup yacht races in New Zealand when a group calling itself September 11 threatened the Aus tralian and British embassies in New Zealand warning it has 55 pounds of cyanide In November former East German soccer coach Bernd Stange signed a fouryear con tract to coach soccer in Iraq with a clause allow ing him to withdraw in case of war On Thursday he left the country after the German Foreign Min istry warned about 20 of its citizens about the dan ger of being there Stange wrote a letter to each of his players say ing I pray to God that he guards you and your Hall of Famer Bob Feller arrived at the Cleveland Indians spring training camp Monday Feller enlisted in the Navy two days after Pearl Harbor and spent 45 months on the battle ship Alabama during World War II He joked with reporters about who would have a good year and who would not Til tell you right now whos in for a bad year Saddam Feller said Forget his season His career is going to be over in a couple New York Philadelphia 200 200 Toronto Baltimore Cleveland Kansas City Oakland Minnesota Seattle Chicago Boston Anaheim Detroit New York Texas Tampa Bay W 3 4 4 4 4 3 3 2 2 1 1 1 1 0 L 0 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 3 3 3 3 4 3 NATIONAL LEAGUE Atlanta Colorado Houston Arizona Cincinnati St Louis Milwaukee Los Angeles Montreal San Diego Florida Pittsburgh San Francisco Chicago W 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 2 2 2 2 2 1 1 L 1 1 1 2 2 2 3 2 2 2 3 3 3 Pet 800 800 800 800 600 600 500 400 250 250 250 200 000 Pet 750 750 750 600 600 600 500 500 500 500 400 400 250 200 NOTE Splitsquad games count In the stand Ings games against nonmajor league teams do not Sundays Games Atlanta 4 Montreal 3 Minnesota 6 Boston 5 St Louis 9 Florida 8 Houston 10 Los Angeles 5 Toronto 8 Philadelphia 6 Cleveland 6 Detroit 4 Cincinnati 8 Pittsburgh 3 Baltimore 15 6 Yankees 5 Tampa Bay 4 Seattle 13 San Diego 2 Texas 14 Milwaukee 8 Oakland 10 San Francisco 5 Colorado ss 8 Anaheim 7 Kansas City 9 Chicago Cubs 2 Chicago White Sox 3 Arizona ss 2 Colorado ss vs Arizona ss at Tucson ccd Mondays Games Baltimore 2 Montreal 1 Houston 5 Atlanta 2 St Louis 7 Mets 1 Detroit 5 Boston ss 4 Los Angeles 6 Florida 4 Cincinnati 7 Philadelphia 2 Cleveland 8 Tampa Bay 6 Pittsburgh 14 Minnesota ss 3 Toronto 9 Yankees 8 San Diego 7 Texas 6 Oakland 6 Arizona 5 Seattle 8 Kansas City 7 Milwaukee ss 3 Anaheim 2 Colorado 7 Chicago Cubs ss 1 Chicago White Sox 3 San Francisco 1 Milwaukee ss 7 Chicago Cubs ss 3 Boston ss vs Minnesota ss at Fort Myers Fla Tuesdays Gamos Atlanta vs Montreal at Vlera Yankees vs Boston at Fort Myers Pittsburgh vs Toronto at Dunedln Houston vs Philadelphia at Ctearwater Detroit vs Tampa Bay at St Petersburg Los Angeles vs St Louis at Jupiter Minnesota vs Baltimore at Fort Lauderdale Cincinnati vs Cleveland at Winter Haven Anaheim vs Chicago Cubs at Mesa Kansas City vs Oakland at Phoenix Colorado vs Arizona at Tucson Milwaukee vs Seattle at Peoria Chicago White Sox vs Texas at Surprise San Diego vs San Francisco at Scottsdale Florida vs Mets at Port St Lucie Wednesdays Games Mets vs Florida at Jupiter Houston vs Detroit at Lakeland St Louis vs Montreal at Vlera Cincinnati vs Toronto at Dunedln Boston vs Baltimore at Fort Lauderdale Cleveland vs Los Angeles at Vero Beach Tampa Bay vs Pittsburgh at Bradenton Philadelphia vs Minnesota at Fort Myers Atlanta vs Yankees at Tampa Texas vs Chicago Cubs at Mesa Oakland vs Milwaukee at Phoenix Seattle ss vs Anaheim at Tempe Colorado vs Kansas City at Surprise Chicago White Sox ss vs San Diego at Peoria San Francisco ss vs Arizona ss at Tucson Seattle ss vs San Francisco ss at Scottsdale Arizona ss vs Chicago White Sox ss at Tucson Sports Calendar CHS Winter Sports Banquet The Canyon High School Athletic Booster Club Winter Sports Banquet takes place at March 20 Pictures for the video need to be turned today to the front office There will be a tribute to the seniors Each team needs a team song to play with the video Keep in mind that the song has to be appropri ate for the video For information call Donna Kuebel CABC Special Events Officer at 7082020 or 6092624 Texan Shootout The Winter Texan Shootout at Landa Park Golf Course tees off at 9 March 10 The tournament will be a fourperson scramble with a entry fee per player Registration deadline is 5 March 7 at Landa Park Golf Course For information call 6082174 Mohn Newcombe Tennis Ranch John Newcombe Tennis Ranch now offers two Spring Tennis Camp Programs for ages 818 and all skill levels during March 914 The Outback Adventure camp includes rappelling rock climbing ropes activities and much more for ages 1016 The price for both camps is for to For information call Amanda Thomas at 6256105 Civic Leader Invitational The Fourth Annual Civic Leader Invitational takes place March 23 at Sundance Golf Course Dinner will be provided by the new Los Cucos Mexican Cafe after the tournament The format for the tournament is am 18hole 2person scramble where a civic leader is paired with a junior Central Texas Junior Golf Association volunteers are compiling a list of adult golfers who want to play with juniors in this event Juniors can then select a partner from the list Juniors also can invite a civic leader who is not on the list Each participant adults and juniors are asked to com plete a short bio to help introduce them selves to their playing partner Bio forms are available online at It is the juniors responsibility to invite the adult to partner with the junior in this event The fee to compete in this tournament is for juniors walking and includes cart for adults For information call Sundance at 629 3817 Former Cincinnati Red and Major League AilStar George Foster will be in New Braunfels March 1516 conducting a baseball instructional clinic Foster and fellow Baseball Factory instructors Kelly Kulina and Steve Sciafani will conduct the clinic at Canyon High School Foster Kulina and Sciafani also will conduct a free seminar on college recruit ing 710 March 15 at the Hawthorne Suites Space is limited for the clinic and will be filled on a first come first serve basis Cost is For information call 6606484 or 0713 Senior Center golf auction A fishing trip for two in Southwestern Alaska will be auctioned off from 6 to 9 March 20 at the Comal County Senior Centers 7th Annual Pre Tournament Golf Party Sealed advance bids will be accepted and forms are available at the Senior Center Nongolfers are welcome The golf tournament takes place March 21 at Landa Park Entry forms are avail able at the Senior Center located at 655 Landa Street For information call 6064547 A new association for local umpires is forming in New Braunfels The group will be called the New Braunfels Umpire Association The organization will recruit and train umpires primarily for the New Braunfels Little League covering peewee through senior league For information contact Dewitt Churchwell at 210 2642900   

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