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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 14, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas May 5A Katie Kirk flings the national Canyons is second in4A800 SPORTS M4 MMQJr IB 9A rCgiOH MTNfl HERALDZErrUNG To have your sports event publi contact Will Wright at or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org THE DAILY SViofttMllen at Moody host Rangers in second game of bestofthree regional playoff series Time OIL athletic meet SVathletes at UIL state track meet at UTAustin lime all day SpunatSonlcs San Antonio seeks 31 series lead in Game 4 of playoffs at Seattle TNVWOAIAM1200 Rangers rule again on diamond Robert Worley By Will Wright Sports Editor AUSTIN Canyons Robert Worley lit erally had the time of his life Fri day at the University Inter scholastic Leagues state track The sophomore led down the stretch of the Class 4A boys 800 meters at UTAustins Mike Myers only to be nipped at the wire by Livingstons Patrick I feel pretty feel thankful and Wor ley said following the It felt pretty good about get ting but first would have been a whole lot bet Worley finished in a per sonalbest See Page 6A NBA PLAYOFFS tibhFERENCCt SECOND ROUND SEATTLE SUPBISOIMCS SAN ANTOMO SPURS Rtdlo WOAIAM 12001 Sunday San Antonio Seattle 81 San Antonio Seattle 91 Thursday Seattle San Antonio 91 Spurs lead series 21 May 8 San Antonio at 6 TNT Freebies hurt SA in loss to Sonics SEATTLE AP Daniels made his free throws and his former team Now the Seattle SuperSonics have seized the momentum in their series against the San Antonio Ray Allen scored 20 points despite shooting Ofor6 in the final period and Vitaly Potapenko forced Tim Dun can into a missed 4footer at the lifting the Sonics to a 9291 win over the San Antonio Spurs Thursday The Sonics pulled to 21 in the bestofseven Game 4 is Sunday in a reserve scored 10 of his 18 points in the fourth quarter and added eight rebounds while going 12of12 from the foul He made all four of his free throws in the when San Antonio shot 8 of16 from the See Page 7A SoftbaUers rip Moody in Game 1 By Will Wright Sports Editor SMITHSON four the Smithson Valley Softball team was offensively impotent against a surprise Once the Rangers began scoring in the final two they could nt The Rangers scored all they needed in the fifth and sixth innings for a 100 run rule victory over Corpus Christi Moody in the first game of their bestofthree playoff series Friday at Ranger Jessica Romero went 3 for 4 at the plate and ace Taryn Munoz hurled another fanning 13 for Smithson Val ley which plays the Trojans 2010 again today in Corpus The first game will be at Cabaniss Field at 5 with a if immediately fol lowing at the same Fridays game began with the Trojans tossing a curve as Krystal Martinez started in place of Moody ace Leah Martinez did a good job of placing her s pitches and holding j Rangers to two hits through the first four It kept us a little bit off but its probably more my fault because I did nt have us comfortable up Rangers coach Wayne Daigle Martinez would lead with a high pitch and continue pitching to the outside of the As a the head swinging Rangers got the ball out of the infield only twice in four Daigle said once the Rangers figured out the they caught She did a smart Daigle said of But MANDY Smithson Valleys Brittany Arredondo lays down a bunt during the early innings of the Rangers 100 runrule victory over Corpus Christi Moody in the teams Class 5A area playoff which resumes today in Corpus tiie tVelasco has more pitches and will throw the ball Smithson Valley left run ners in scoring position in the third and Two were stranded on Weve got kids who can put the ball in Daigle We forced them a little bit and they wound up put ting the ball in the Twice I had leadoff batter Brittany Arredondo go for bunts when I should have had her swing But even in spite of my we won Smithson Valley got it iw Skinner led off with a but pinch runner Megan Whisler was forced on Casey Thompsons fielders Arredondo was called out on but her final swing was ruled a foul That opened up the After four consecutive Arredondos hard grounder was misplayed at Brooke LaRue walked to load the and Domino Salazar ripped an 02 offer ing past third to plate Thompson for a 10 Romeros double to right field brought in Arredondo n An effpr at sec Trojans fourth of the Megan Turks scored Salazar and Romero to make it Munoz was After giving up an early double and a second inning she retired 12 and fanned eight in a She finished with 13 strikeouts and a In the Skinners bloop a walk to Thompson and Arredondos infield bunt single loaded the LaRue tripled to score See Page 7A Skidding Astros lose late to San 42 HOUSTON AP Kirk Reuter threw seven strong innings and pinchhitter Jason Ellison homered in the eighth Friday leading San Francisco to a 42 victory over the Houston Giants manager Felipe Alous 900th career Reuter 22 allowed one run and six hits and walked For the third time this Reuter didnt record a strikeout but benefited from two double Tyler Walker pitched the ninth for his third save in four Ezequiel Astacio 02 start ed and went five allowing two one and three hits for the who have lost four straight and 10 of Alou has a 900866 won loss record in 13 seasons with the Montreal Expos and He becomes the ninth active manager with 900 vic With the bases loaded in the first Edgardo Alfonzo drove in one run when he grounded into the hole and shortstop Adam Everett threw to first base man Jose Vizcaino who attempted to tag The ball popped out and a sec ond run scored on Vizcainos Everett hit a bases loaded single in the second inning to close the Giants lead to 2 Leading off the eighth Ellison hit an 02 pitch from reliever Chad Quails to make it and Marquis Grissoms single to center drove in another run in the inning to make it Orlando Palmeiro had an RBI single in the eighth for Notes Houstons Eric Bruntlert flied out in the fifth to drop to Ofor13 this sea the most atbats with out a hit in the majors this Giants are 173 all time at Minute Maid Ellisons home run was the first of his career as a pinch hitter and the first pinchhit homer this season for the Duckworth sent down HOUSTON The Hous ton Astros sent righthander Brandon Duckworth outright to TripleA Round Rock See Page 6A Baseballers get sweep of SATaft By Will Wright Sports Editor SAN ANTONIO Smith son Valley moved on to the regional quarterfinal round of the Class 5A state baseball playoffs with its second 84 victory over SA Taft in as many days at Wolff Joe Paweleks threerun double highlighted a four run sixth for the Rangers 23 who will move on to face the SA HighlandsCorpus Christi Carroll Those tied 1all in their best ofthree play at 1 today in Corpus In spite of a sore Bryant Sparkman 92 struck out nine batters and gave up only two hits through five Bran don Hill hurled the final frame in Taft was definitely pretty said Smithson Valley coach George They definitely made things very difficult for We had to scrap for every run we could Proctor wasnt happy the Rangers committed four but was pleased with They scored two runs in the first and another in the Corey Thompson was 3 for 4 with a and Cody Casey Pyle and Rea gan Moczygemba were each 2 for 4 for Smithson the District 275A ended its season STATE BASEBALL PLAYOFFS SOFTBALL CLASS 5A REGIONAL QUARTERFINALS Smithson Valley 263 Corpus Christi Moody 20 10 bestofthree series Friday Smithson Valley CC Moody 0 6 Today 5 at Cabaniss Corpus Christi third game to fol if necessary BASEBALL CLASS 5A AREA bestofthree series Smithson Valley 237 SATaft 1514 Thursday SV Taft 4 Friday SV Taft 4 Smithson Valley advances Texas netter Walker wins sportsmanship award By Will Wright Sports Editor COLLEGE STATION Texas womens tennis coach Bobby Kleinecke recently pre sented New Braunfels Lauren Walker with the Aggie Heart Award for her contributions to the team this a senior civil engi neering played in the first three matches of the sea son but missed the next seven after having knee The Aggies missed their team leader and struggled to a 16 mark during her los ing the doubles point in each Driven by her com petitive spirit and passion for the Walker came back and played 2 singles and 1 doubles while leading the Aggies to a 134 record fol lowing her Lauren is most deserving of this award because of her complete dedication to the and the way she came back from surgery in unheard of Kleinecke Her work ethic every is a and she doesnt do it for She does it for the This award is voted on by the coaches and is not neces sarily given out each so that makes it very special to Walker was named to the allBig 12 team in both sin gles and finishing 9 1 in conference singles match es and 73 in doubles with partner Anna The duo is currently ranked 49 in the Canyon MS track places The Canyon Middle School girls track team participated in the Dobie relays April The eighth grade girls won the meet the seventh grade girls took Establishing school records were Brittani Hackfeld in the shot put 4010 and the eighthgrade 800 relay team of Erin Jasmine Katie Korioth and Breanna Estrada Other team members tak ing home blue ribbons were Felicia Lombardo Tori Wiemers Nicole Lev ermann and Lisa Bingham high Kayla Brown and Tara Key pole vault and Katie Korioth the eighthgrade 400 See Page 6A
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