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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 16, 2003, New Braunfels, Texas Contact Sports Editor Bryan at 223 Wednesday July 7A Blalock powers AL to 76 win in All AL gets home field in World Series BY BEN WALKER AP Baseball Writer Hank Blalocks team is going Thanks to a lot of his AL team mates have a much better chance to go all the In an AllStar game that clearly meant more than a mere Blalock connected a pinchhit homer off Eric Qagne in the eighth inning that rallied the Ameri cans over the NL 76 Tuesday On a night when the teams turned serious and strat egy took Blalocks unlikely shot gave the AL champion homefield advantage in BLALOCK the World Blalock and the Texas Rangers are stuck in last but Jason Ichiro Suzuki and other stars owe our guys in the club house are going to be in the World so Im glad that I could help them Blalock The NL was supposed to have the hoinefield edge this Yet after last seasons disastrous 77 tie in 11 baseball decided to juice up the AllStar game by attaching more Come 18 1 of the World Seriesi fans everywhere will see exactly how much this out come Of the last eight Series to go to Game the home team has won every Giambi and Garret Anderson also homered as the AL posted its sixth straight victory not counting the tie and matched its longest win ning streak for the first time since Detroit hosted the opener in 1934 and the Series will start in the same league in consecu Game tive We realize and recognise what was put on us and the stakes that were NL manager Dusty Baker Tm not crazy about the even though it was agreat game to watch and a great game to And the NL has no oneto blame except Andruw Jones pinchhit double and solo homer gave the Nationals a 51 lead before Anderson hit a tworun homer in the Under the weather JESSIE New Braunfels Little League AllStar Brandon Schubert dives safely back to first base during the District 31 Junior League Baseball Tournament at Seguin Little League New Braunfels defeated Yoakum in a bestofthree series to advance to the sectional which begins Thursday in Hurricane pushes sectional tournament to Thursday BY BRYAN ADAMS Sports Editor New Braunfels Little Leagues Junior Baseball All Stars wrapped up the Dis trict 31 Championship with an 111 victory over Yoakum Monday and were ready to start the Section IV Tburna ment today in Portland until hurricane Claudette forced officials to move the start of the tournament back to New Braunfels plays its first game of the tournament against the West Sugarland AllStars District 18 cham pion at 6 When practically the same group of players advanced to the state tournament in the Major 12andyounger division for the first time in New Braunfels Little League history two years New Braunfels defeated West Sugarland 43 in nine innings to avoid New Braunfels Little League Junior AllStars JUNIOR LEAGUE ALLSTARS NORTH ZONE TOURNAMENT at Seguin LLFteWs July 1 New Braunfels Lockhart 2 July 2 New Braunfels Seguin 1 July 9 New Braunfels Lockhart 4 WA DISTRICT 31 TOURNAMENT July 12 Seguin LL Fields Yoakum New Braunfels 0 July 13 at Halkrttsvllte Fields New Braunfels Yoakum 5 July 14 at Seguin Fields New Braunfels Yoakum 1 SECTIONAL TOURNAMENT July 17 at Portland New Braunfels West 6 TO REPORT SCORES AND HIGHLIGHTS call 830 6259144 223 Other teams at this years Section IV Junior League Tournament are Gregory Portland District 29 cham pion and Victoria District 27 TWo years ago the NBLL Major AllStars beat Taylor Austin Balcones 146 and Kerrville 91 to advance to the state If New Braunfels wins it plays at 8 Friday against the winner of the game between Grego ryPortland and If New Braunfels it faces elimination at 6 Friday against the loser of that The New Braunfels Junior AllStars defeated Lockhart Seguin 151 and Lock hart 114 to win the District 31 North Zone They then took two of three against Yoakum this past weekend to claim the Dis trict 31 New Braunfels fell behind in the bestof three series after a 20 loss on but came back to beat Yoakum 115 on Sun day in Hallettsville and 111 in five innings on Monday in Former Cowboys GM dies Tex Schramm dead at age 83 BY JAIME ARON AP Sports Writer DALLAS Tex who turned the Dallas Cow boys into Americas Team with his bold innovations and keen eye for promotion and was instrumental in making the NFL a billiondollar indus died He was The for mer Cow boys presi dent and general manager died at his Dallas said Schramms SCHRAMM Greg lex will go down as one of the most influential figures in the history of the said Don the leagues win ningest I truly believe he had as or to do with the success of profes sional football as anyone who has ever been connected with the Schramm was a showman with a passion for football His focus was the but he was always thinking about what could help the with ideas ranging from using professional dancers as cheerleaders to letting officials correct calls through instant His dedication was recog nized in when he became the first team execu tive elected to the Pro Football Hall of The NFL family has lost one of its commis sioner Paul Tagliabue lex Schramm was one of the visionary leaders in sports his tory a inno vator and winner with few After carving out his repu tation as an executive with the Los Angeles Rams and CBSTV the 39year old Schramm was hired to start the NFL team in Dallas before it was even formally approved by the His first move was to hire Tom Landry as his Despite opposite their business relationship as Schramm called it Say what QUOTES ON THE DEATH OF TEX SCHRAMM By The Associated Press His name was Texas and he led the but the NFL familyhas lost one ofits Tex Schramm was one of the visionary leaders in sports innovator and winner with few He played a major rojein building the NFL Into Americas passion by developing a glamour fran chise with national appeal and by his leadership on so many league NFL commissioner Paul Tex will go down as one of the most Influential figures in the history of the NFL I truly believe he had as or more todo with the success of professional football as anyone ever been connected coach Don His essence and influence nurtured the Dallas Cowboys from an expansion team to Americas This organi zatton and its fans will forever be the beneficiaries of Tex k Schramms spirit and vision his passion and Cowboys owner Jerry t ii produced 20 straight winning 18 playoff appear 13 division five Super Bowl appearances two Schramm left the organizar tion in two months after Jerry Jones bought the club and fired A strained relationship with Jones left Schramm out of the clubs Ring of Honor April when Jones decided the man who created the Ring should be in Schramm will become the 12th honoree this joining 11 people he brought to the I never gave up he had said at a news conference announcing his his eyes filling with Things that should happen to people that deserve usually do Jones said having Schramms name on the facade of the upper deck at Texas Stadium ensures his spirit will be honored for years to Nesterovic to sign with Spurs SAN ANTONIO AP Freeagent center Rasho Nesterovic has agreed to a million deal with the San Antonio spurning an offer to remain with the Minnesota Timber who will likely replace retired David Robinson in the defend ing NBA champions starting made his decision late Monday agent Bill Duffy was a difficult decision because of Rashos fondness for CTunberwolves own er Glen Taylor and general manager Kevin but he chose to go with a new Duffy A Spurs spokesman wouldnt comment on the deal Wednesday is the first day NBA clubs can begin signing Nesterovic had reportedly been con sidering a million offer to stay with the his team for bis first five NBA The deal with Nesterovic still leaves the Spurs with more than million in salary cap space to pursue other San Antonio originally set its sights on Jason Kidd and Alonzo but both players instead decided to sign with New Nesterovic averaged points and rebounds last the best num bers of his The loss of the 7foot er from Slovenia leaves the Timber wolves with only Ervin Johnson and Loren Woods as their Summer Classic runnerup The Texas Tigers 14andyounger select softball team placed second in the Summer Heat Wave Classic this past weekend at Starke Park in The Tigers included girls from New Canyon and Players were Ashly Zaida Alyssa Lauren Katie Yvonne Jennifer Janie Brittany Araminda Kirby Rachel Tara Key and Raehele Coaches were Ronnie Robert Doug Dillingham and Bruce Photo submitted
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