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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 4, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas Page May SV tennis player Christina Ivy watches SPORTS COMING THURSDAY t t SV playoffready Rangers stretklng into 5A baseball To have your sports event publi contact Will Wright at or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org THE DAILY Spun can close out Nuggets SA hosts Denver in fifth game of firstround NBA playoff series Time TNT WOAIAM1200 SV boaeballen Southwest Rangers take on old district foe Dragons in 1st game of Class 5A bidistrict series Time 7 Unicorns Elgin NB softballers travel to District champ Elgin for area softball playoff Time SIDELINES From wire reports LOCAL BOUNDS FORESIGHT WINNER The inaugural of the Foresight Golf Tournament Players Series was held Monday at The Bandit in New Cliff Bounds won with a 67 1996 Texas Open champion David Ogrin was second a 69 and Carlos Grever ijhot a 1under par The next Foresight Golf Tournament Players Series event will be held Monday at The Buckhorn Golf Club in Those interest ed in entering should call the Buckhorn Golf Shop at 830 STATE COWBOYS CUT FOUR The Dallas Cowboys released four players including running Back ReShard Signed as a rookie free agent from Middle Tennessee State in played in 14 games last He ran 27 times for 128 The Cowboys also released safe ty Steve defensive tackle Tron LaFavor and tight end Landon The three spent most of last Season on the practice TEXANS SK3NTHREE The Houston Texans signed linebacker Zeke punter Curtis Ansel and undrafted rookie free agent Myniya Smith who spent the past four seasons with the San Diego played in nine games in 2004 before going on injured reserve with a shoulder Ansel signed with Detroit as an ijmdrafted rookie free agent in 2004 and was later released in training Smith is a defensive lineman from Southern University in i NATIONAL GORDON SIXTH MAN Chicago guard Ben Gordon won the NBAs Sixth Man of the Year award the first rookie to win the the third overall pick in the draft out of averaged rebounds and assists in just over 24 min utes this He came off the bench in 79 of 82 games this season and helped the Bulls make their first playoff appearance since when Michael Jordan led them to their sixth Their firstround series with die Washington Wizards is tied Game 5 is tonight in HOUSE ADMITS DRUG USE major league pitcher Tom House used steroids during his career and said perform anceenhancing drugs were widespread in baseball in the 1960s and the San Francisco Chronicle reported perhaps best known for catching Hank Aarons 715th home run ball in 1974 in the Atlanta Braves said he and several teammates used human growth hormone and whatever steroid they could find in order to keep up with the a former pitching coach with the Texas Rangers and cofounder of the National Pitching Association near San is one of the first players to describe steroid use as far back as the Spurs push Denver to extinctions edge SAN ANTONIO AP The swagger that carried the Denver Nuggets off the floor after their victo ry in Game 1 seems like a distant Same with the frustration the San Antonio Spurs felt after their late meltdown in that opening after three straight wins in the the Spurs can finish off the Nuggets in the first round of the Western Conference playoffs with a victory We are in Spurs guard Manu Gino bili And they seem to be finally hitting their Especially Tim who shook off a poor Game 3 with 39 points and 14 boards in a 126115 overtime win Monday night in Game It was great to see Timmy play like Spurs guard Brent Barry Tim played like the player that everybody Duncans reemergence as the force NBA PLAYOFFS WESTERN CONFERENCE FIRST ROUND DENVER NUGGETS SAN ANTONIO SPURS Radio WOAIAM 1200 April 24 Denver San Antonio 87 April 27 San Antonio Denver 76 April 30 San Antonio Denver 78 Spurs lead series 21 Monday San Antonio Denver OT Today Denver at San FSN Friday San Antonio at if necessary May 8 Denver at San if necessary hes expected to be is par ticularly troubling for which hasnt been able to handle his supporting most notably the freewheeling Ginobili averaged 16 points during the season but has slashed his way through and around the Nuggets to score 24 points a game in the Tony Parker scored 29 points Monday and outscored Denver by himself 118 in overtime when Duncan fouled Tony and Manu were They got us especially when Timmy fouled Spurs coach Gregg Popovich I really liked Tonys play cause he was aggres he didnt worry about making a mistake or missing a he just competed out To win the the Nuggets will have to win three in a including two at the SBC where the Spurs have lost only three San AntoniosTim shoots over Denvers Kenyon Martin during the second quarter of the Spurs 126115 overtime victory over the Nuggets in Game 4 of the teams NBA Western Conference first See Page 7A round PlaVoff series MondaY Rangers busy reloading By Will Wright Sports Editor SMTTHSON the past the Smithson Valley football program has been staging auditions for its Of for the last four there hasnt been much as coach Larry Hill has simply taken each class and molded them into teams that have advanced to state championship games in three of The 2005 season began last Monday with the Rangers needing to fill some holes from the team that graduat ed 12 starters from last falls The offense will be minus quarterback Zach Bailey and top rusher David while the defense will be with out allstate linebacker Joe Pawelek and nose guard Eryk its merely a matter of and Hill is busy put ting the varsity and members from a 73 junior varsity and 100 freshman squad through the I never put to much into Hill said of the theory dictating the more returning starters a team the better it should be the following Last I think we had only one returning starter on offense and maybe four on That team finished 133 and advanced to the 5ADivision II Each Hill his junior varsity and freshman teams produce quality varsity Along with the number of kids who didnt yet saw ample action during a 16game sea Smithson Valley is usual ly set as far as talent and expe Its always fun to see the guys out there and you think back to when they were really young Hill Its fun to see them step their the Rangers return runners Cody McKin ney and Blake who started at fullback last Schrock will play some tail back and fullback McKinney m DAVID Smithson Valley football coach Larry Hill oversees a running play durjng spring foot ball practice Tuesday 133 and Class 5A Division II state finalists last return several players for the 2005 saw a lot of action in the final third of the season while spelling But the Rangers biggest threats will be their seniors Cody Beyer and Clay Beyer had nearly yards receiving last year equally as totaled over 400 in spite of losing several games to a broken Junior Biyan the coachs will likely be the quarter though Beyer has also seen time under Senior Connor Smith is the only returning offensive line man but senior Wade Haynes also saw extensive play last who had shoulder surgery following last Decembers tide is sit ting out this tackle Ryan end Blane Oertli and linebackers Kendal Volz and Mykel Kovar return along with allstate corner back Andrew All are Reagan Moczygemba may play some with fel low seniors Steffen Vickers and Aaron Junior Matt Pfister is looking good at defensive Were looking at a lot of schemewise and per and moving peo ple Hill Maybe a kid has played before at another so were looking at a lot of The varsity has been work ing out in the Base bailers Beyer and Drew Hamilton still see plenty of off season but are not yet directly involved in the coach The Rangers will work for the next two weeks putting pieces off their puzzle togeth They will go from Monday through Thursday and hold scrimmage at the end of each There wont be a spring I know a lot of teams have but I dont like Hill said of the spring I dont feel like Rangers should be play ing and we promote the team as much as Pittsburgh defeats HOUSTON AP Craig Wilson had four includ ing a tiebreaking single in a threerun eighth inning that led the Pittsburgh Pirates over the Houston Astros 74 Tues day With the score singles by Rob Mackowiak and Jason Bay and a walk to Daryle Ward loaded the bases with no outs for who singled to left off Chad Quails Bobby Hill followed with a tworun Rick White 12 pitched 1 scoreless and Jose Mesa worked the ninth for his ninth save in as many Mesa has saved every win by the Pirates who outhit Houston 1411 and stopped a fourgame losing Ezequiel Astacio made his major league debut for Hous which had won three in a See Page 7A STATE PLAYOFFS SOFTBALL CLASS 4A AREA bestofthree series New Braunfels 207 Elgin 206 Friday DH at 6 Saturday 7 at New if necessary CLASS SA AREA Friday Smithson Valley 243 Corpus Christl Carroll 7 at Seguin BASEBALL CLASS 4A BIDISTRICT bestofthree series Canyon 157 Medina Valley 233 Thursday 7 Keefe San Antonio Friday 7 at Schertz Clemens Saturday 2 at Schertz If necessary CLASS BA BIDISTRICT bestofthree series Smithson Valley 197 SA Southwest 1411 Thursday 7 at Converse Judson Friday 7 at Judson Saturday 2 at if necessary
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