Saturday, May 7, 2005

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

Location: New Braunfels, Texas

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 7, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas May 2005 HERALDZErwNG Page 5A NB tennis player SPORTS Booming serve SV tennis Caleb Carter going to HERALDZErrUNG To have your sports event publi contact Will Wright at or by email at THE DAILY Sonics at Spurs San Antonio hosts Seattle to start the teamssecondround series Time 7 UIL tournament tune Canyon and SV athletes at state tennis and golf tournaments in Austin Time all day SV baseball marches on Rangers begin bestofthree area playoff series against SA Taft Time SV softbaU eliminates 30 By Will Wright Sports Editor SEGUIN Taryn Munoz was nearly perfect on the mound Friday for Smithson as she finished with 16 strikeouts and a onehit ter in the Rangers 30 Class 5A area softball victory over Corpus Christi Munoz 193 was on fire according to Rangers coach Nathan It was The Rangers 253 will take on Corpus Christi Moody in a regional quar terfinal series next Game one will be 7 Fri day at Smithson with Game 2 to be staged at Cabaniss Field in Corpus Christi at 5 A third if will follow Game Brittany Arredondo sin gled and scored the first run of the game against the Tigers 2016 in the Megan who was 3 for and Casey Thompson scored in the fifth for the Arredondo was 1 for 2 with a paii of walks Jessica Romero had a triple in the seventh for Smithson which finished with seven Berkmaii but Braves beat Astros ATLANTA AP John Smoltzs back was but it sure didnt show on the While Atlanta roughed up Roy Smoltz allowed only two hits in five innings for his third straight leading the Braves past the slumping Houston Astros 9 4 Friday Johnny Estrada hit a three run homer and six of his teammates also had The surging Braves theyve won 11 of 14 outscored Houston 187 in the first two games of the fourgame Smoltz 33 strained a muscle in the middle of his back while coughing a few days He thought the pain had gone but it returned while he warmed up before the The righthander still managed to retire the first 10 hitters and give up only run before coming out after the fifth long enough to qualify for the While the injury wasnt thought to be hes willing to sit out his next start at Colorado if the back is still bothering The Astros knew they had squandered a chance to pro duce some runs against the hardthrowing Smoltz didnt look unhit manager Phil Garner Oswalt a 20game winner last season who beat Atlanta in the deciding fifth game of the division gave up 10 hits and nine runs including a career high seven earned runs in a grim fiveinning See Page 7A Medina Valley ousts Canyon Panthers 51 win ends series By Will Wright Sports Editor SCHERTZ Once the Canyon Cougars seemed in the wrong place at the wrong And this time it ended their baseball Medina Valleys 51 victory Friday at Clemens Buffalo Field closed out the Cougars in the teams bestofthree Class 4A bidistrict The Panthers 253 move on to face Austin McCallum in the area while the Cougars are left to ponder what Fridays game was a micro cosm of the Cougars final sev en games that each wound up as a though not by Canyon which managed only three couldnt get the right hit when it needed The Panthers Im very Canyon coach Peter Garza I think were a better ball club than we have shown in not just this series but in the last half of In the last half of district we just werent the same ball And I cant explain Going into the Canyon had Medina Valleys Anytime you can go through that district 50 in the first youre play ing some good said Medina Valley coach Carl referring to Canyons start in District A lot of onerun ball extra inning games and tough loss So we sure didnt take them for Canyons 73 loss to the Panthers Thursday laid the groundwork for Med ina Valley starter Mason Rihn who got the save Thurs hurled his team to a 31 lead before he was spelled by his in the That Ricky Gomez scored for Canyon on a two MANDY Canyons Shawn Thompson goes high to avoid the tag of Medina Valley third base man Will Kemh Frida during the Cougars 51 loss to the Panthers in the second idistrict playoff series at Schertz man Will Kemph Friday game of the teams Class 4A base throwing But Corey Rihn retired 10 of the last 12 Cougars to earn the We dont have a bonafide Keller whos only a struck out four in two innings last and we just wanted to check his arm While Medina Valley rode the elder Rihn into the next Canyons Jerris Spring field 63 pitched a respectable After sur rendering four straight hits to start off the the jun ior finished by striking out seven and allowing five more hits the rest of the We started the season with something to a dis appointed Springfield We ended it thinking we couldnt be Canyon turned in defensive gems down the Offense was another Balls held up by the wind were Hard liners went into the gloves of the Panthers When it did get a it came with two and even then the Cougars couldnt Ramirez and Shawn Thompson singled with two outs in the Both were stranded after Cameron Henks sharp grounder was smartly fielded by Medina Valley shortstop Miguel Hop The Panthers scored two runs in both the third and when Sal Tijerinas triple See Page 6A Unicorns laud sports achievements Photo submitted During the New Braunfels High School AllSports Banquet Thursday evening at the Civic seniors were awarded top athletic From Alicia outstanding female athlete and All Sports Booster Club schol arship Quinn Gary Simon Award andTrue Blue Award Daniel All Sports Booster Club scholar ship Ryan outstanding male athlete Shane 12th Man Award Sean Iron Man and All Sports Booster Club scholarship andTracey Blue Not pictured is Karisha All Sports Booster Club STATE BASEBALL PLAYOFFS SOFTBALL CLASS 4A AREA bestofthree series New Braunfels 209 Elgin 236 Friday Elgin New Braunfels 0 Elgin New Braunfels 1 CLASS SA AREA Friday Smithson Valley Corpus Christi Carroll 0 REGIONAL QUARTERFINALS Smithson Valley 253 Corpus Christi Moody bestofthree series Friday 7 at Smithson Valley May 14 5 at Cabaniss Corpus Christi third game to if neces sary BASEBALL CLASS 4A BIDISTRICT bestofthree series Canyon 159 Medina Valley 253 Thursday Medina Valley Canyon 3 Friday Medina Valley Canyon 1 CLASS SA BIDISTRICT bestofthree series Smithson Valley 217 SA Southwest 1413 Thursday Smithson Valley Southwest 2 Friday Smithson Valley SA Southwest 0 Wildcats sweep ends Unicorns season By Rick Breland Sports Correspondent ELGIN The New Braun fels Unicorns softball team saw their season come to an end Friday with two losses at Elgin in the area round of the Class 4A state The Unicorns lost the first game 10 in nine They fell in the second It ended a disappointing season for the Unicorns who lost five of their last seven We didnt generate enough hits said New Braun fels coach Alex Therefore we couldnt put any runs on the Thats something Elgin was able to do in both New Braunfels had six hits in die first game and finished with three in the Elgin pitcher Katie Garnett 210 won both games hurling all 16 frames for the Wildcats 23 who move on to face Med ina Valley in the regional quar Quinn Koelfgen 178 and Andi Juarez 21 pitched for New Koelfgen gave up 11 hits and had six strike outs in the first Juarez surrendered 10 hits and four runs in the nightcap before being relieved by Nicole Sanchez in the In the a bunt by Elgins Julie Sini with the bases loaded scored Sarah Rogers in the ninth In the second New Braunfels went up 10 in the second inning when Hannah Bostic scored on a throwing error after a single by Alicia Elgin answered in the third with a In Elgins half of the three straight singles were fol lowed by Garnetts threerun breaking the game