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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 27, 2003, New Braunfels, Texas Contact Sports Editor Bryan Adams at 6259144 ext 223 Friday June IB Schlitterbahn swim meet returns to Landa Park Entries down for 20th annual event BYWALLYGULUCK NBHZ Correspondent Combine scholarshipdriven high school swimmers with Olympic dreams along with firsttimers whose biggest accomplishment is getting a time posted next to their name and you have the roster of competitors who will invade Landa Park for the 20th annual Schiltter bahn Invitational Swim Meet beginning today Heats comprised of five sessions that will break dowri primaryage swimmers to college talent will begin at 1 today with Saturday and Sunday featuring 9 and curtain calls Nearly 200 swimmers from 14 teams some of them coining from as far as Irving will be in attendance for the threeday swimfest The INVITATIONAL SWIM Meet at Landa Park Pool Todays events Session I Warmup First race 1 Saturdays events Session II Warmup Session III Warrrkip 12 pm first race New Braunfels Aquatic Club known as the Dolphins hosts the event It is directed by lifelong swimming guru Bud Dallmann A few years ago we had to put a cap on this meet at 400 swimmers as clubs from neighboring states made the trip and wound up mak ing a vacation enjoying the attrac tions New Braunfels has to offer but this year attendance is on the Dallmann said The meet is beginning to lose its competitive edge and could be in on the endangered species list Swimmers are turning to meets staged in communities that house superior facilities as opposed to having swimmers and participants bake in nearly 100degree summer temperatures at outdoor pools In addition the onetime exclusive date granted to the Schiltterbahn Invitational has evaporated in the South Texas heat This year the meet is up against city champi onship heats taking place this week end in San Antonio making it tougher to get talent as well as offi cials Time will tell if the overall com petition of this years meet is able to produce the results of last summers event which had more than 50 per cent of the swimmers better their K JESSIE New Braunfels Aquatic Club team member Sarah Barry 11 practices her breaststroke during Wednesdays afternoon workout session at Landa Park Pool Barry and the rest of the Landa Park Dolphins compete in the 20th annual Schlitterbahn Invitational Swim Meet today Saturday and Sunday at See Landa Park Pool James selected first by Cavaliers BY CHRIS SHERIDAN AP Basketball Writer NEW YORK LeBron James strode onstage wear ing an allwhite suit appro priate garb for a player expect ed to be the savior of the Cleveland Cavaliers James the 18yearold prep phenom from Akron Ohio was the No 1 choice in the NBA draft Thursday night He hugged his agent Aaron Goodwin then turned and did the same to his mother Glo ria before pulling on a Cava liers cap and shaking the hand of commissioner David Stern I just think I look pretty good in all said James whose suit was custommade by a Charlotte fashion design er My guy made it for me and said hed make the best suit in the The most heralded high school player of a generation James is considered a cant miss prospect with the skills of a guard the body of a forward and the potential of a super star James turned to theaudi ence and beamed a wide smile although the raucous crowd at Madison Square Garden didnt exactly embrace him Many fans were already busy chanting Fire Layden a reference to general man ager Scott Layden of the hometown Knicks Im one of the highest pub licized players in the country right now and I havent even played one game of basketball in the NBA I know Im a marked James said Serbian 7footer Darko Mili cic was chosen second by the Detroit Pistons the first of a record 21 international picks Carmelo Anthony who led Syracuse to the national championship was chosen third by the Denver Nuggets capping the dramaless first 15 minutes NBA Draft NBA AMATEUR 0RAFT Gray skies in Seguin K 0 K JESSIE New Braunfels Little League 10yearold Gray Special AllStar pitcher Ryan Bueche throws to the plate during Thursdays District 31 Tournament championship in Seguin NB Gray defeated Lockhart 145 NB Gray 10yearold Special AllStars sweep district tourney BY BRETT BACA Staff Writer SEGUIN plowing through the competition and outscoring its oppo nents 8910 in its first four games the New Braunfels 10yearold Gray Spe cial AllStars continued to put runs on the board and easily handled the Lock hart AllStars 145 in the champi onship game of the District 31 Tour nament held in Seguin Ryan Bueche who started the game and got the win despite pitching on a broken right big toe threw the first two innings before giving the ball over to Ryan Benitez for the final four innings of work Bueche had trouble finding the plate umpires strikezone in the top of the first inning as he gave up two runs on three hits and one walk But he settled down to strikeout the side NB Gray responded by scoring in the bottom half of the inning on a sin gle by Chase Rathke to drive in Andrew Corona who reached on an error After Lockhart tagged Bueche for another run in the second NB Gray went ahead 42 in the bottom half of the inning when Aaron Madero drove in Corona and Chris Walls on a single NBLL AllStare LITLLE LEAGUE SPECIAL ALLSTARS TOURNAMENTS Thursdays games 8yearold Baseball In Gonzales 9yearold Baseball in Lockhart NB Gray 6 10yearold Baseball in Seguin NB Gray 14 Lockhart 5 LITTLE LEAGUE STATE ALLSTARS TOURNAMENT Tuesdays games Minor Baseball In Haltettsvllte New Braunfels 11 Yoakuml Thursdays games New Bmunfete 6 San Marcos 4 TO REPORT SCORES CALL 830 ext 223 to rightcenter field Travis Sims fol lowed with a double to drive in Madero Then Lockhart scored two more runs in the third inning off Benitez who also had trouble early finding the strikezone Benitez walked three bat ters in the inning and got out of a bases loaded jam when first baseman Luke Hasbrouck made a diving play to his right and just beat the runner to the bag But Lockhart did not score again as Benitez beared down and pitched a scoreless final three innings During that stretch NB Gray went to work offensively and scored five runs in the third two in the fourth and three more in the fifth In the fiverun third that essentially put the game away Austin Schaffer had a tworun double that drove in Benitez and Bueche and Sarah Hull the only girl on the team drove in Schaffer with a groundball dribbler that got past the pitcher Then Travis Sims laced a tworun double to left center field to score Coronal and Madero In the fourth inning NB Gray added two more runs on two hits as Andrew Corona had an RBI single to go along with his three runs scored NB Gray ran three more runs across the board for good measure in the fifth but it was not enough for a 10run mercy rule win which NB Gray had done four previous tunes MAIKOETTER NBHS center bound forTLU FROM STAFF REPORTS SEGUIN Texas Luther anUniversity head football coach Tom Mueller announced Thursday that four more prep football players including New Braunfels High School center Jeremy Maikoetter will continue their academic and athletic careers at TLU Maikoet ter 6foot 240 pounds played many differ ent posi tions oi the offensive line for Uni corn coach RickRhoad es Maikoet ter started at guard in 2001 and at center in 2002 when the Unicorns advanced to the Class 4A Division I state championship game Maikoetter was a unani mous First Team AllDistrict 274A selection a First Team AllGreater San Antonio choice and a Third Team Class 4AAllState selection He also was named to the Academic AllState team and played in the Pizza Hut AllStar Game this past month He was a twotime Academic AllDis trict 274A selection Maikoetter is the son of James and Kim Maikoetter of New Braunfels The other three commit ments came from Christopher Carroll of Missouri City Anthony Guillory of Houston and Aaron Mack of Selma Mack is a 62 and 180 pound safety from Randolph High School He was a First Team AllDistrict 292A selec tion at linebacker and a Sec ond Team AllDistrict 292A choice at running back TLU is a NCAA Division HI member of the American Southwest Conference The Bulldogs open the 2003 season against Trinity Uni versity at on Sept 13 at Trinity NBLL 9yearold Special AllStars win district title FROM STAFF REPORTS wrapping up the North Zone Championship on Monday with a 128 win over Lock hart the New Braunfels Little League 9yearold Gray Special All Stars took on South Zone Champion Yoakum in a winnertakeall District 31 Championship game Thursday Behind a strong pitching perfor mance from Nick De La Cerda his first appearance on the mound in the NB Gray AllStars defeated Yoakum 126 De La Cerda pitched six complete innings and stuck nine Yoakum All Stars NB Gray jumped out to a 50 lead in the top of the first inning fueled by a threerun double from Cody Dees who also scored twice in the game Yoakum cut the lead to 53 before NB Gray extended its lead to 83 Andres Martinez had two hits in the game including a double Loren zo Agutrre walked three times was hit by a pitch and scored twice NB Gray outscored its opponents 5411 in its first three games of the doubleelimination North Zone tour nament including a 155 win over Lockhart on June 19 before losing a 2019 heartbreaker to Lockhast this past Saturday NB Gray then beat Lockhart in a rematch on Monday to claim the North Zone title
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