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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 10, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas                                Page June 2005 Bill Johnson celebrates finishing the race at the Special To have your sports event publi contact Will Wright at or by email at sports@heraldzeitung.com HE DAILY SV baseballen at state Rangers play Rockwall in Class 5A state semifinal in Round Rock Time KGNBAM1420 Astrot In Interleagne Houston hosts the Toronto Blue Jays in the first of a threegame series Spun boat Pistons San Antonio faces Detroit in Game 2 of the NBA Finals at the SBC Center WOAIAM1200 Its all on the line for the Rangers SV goes for 16th straight in state semi Rockwall By Will Wright Sports Editor ROUND baseball coach Randy Talley said his team has gotten to the Class 5A state baseball semifinals the same way Smithson Valley Its the baseball timely great pitching and great he It takes all three of those at the right time to make it hap and weve been fortunate enough to put something in a sort of mirrors Smithson Both teams have two outstanding Both have bats that can spring alive in the Tonight at Round Rocks Dell both will fight it out for a chance to play for a state Thirdyear Smithson Valley coach George Proctor said his Rangers might not have the big but theyve pro duced big Theyve got three guys who are going to play Division I and we have one catch er Joe to Proctor But Ill take our group of guys over We dont have the major talent some teams We play well together as a Rockwalls Big Three are MANDY Smithson Valley infielders Jacob Reagan Fox and Kendal Volz 30 gather around pitcher Bryant the Rangers 50 win over Laredo Alexander in the Region IV semifinals two weeks the Rangers face Rockwall in a Class 5A baseball semifinal at Round Rocks Dell outfielder Roger and lefthanded pitchers James Leverton and Derek All have signed with major They have provided lead ership and Talley All three of them are pretty They dont get frustrated or theyre steady in the It means a lot to a team when you have Rockwali made the Region II semifinals in 2002 and 03 and made the finals in losing to But it had its share of adversity to weather as it got off to a 23 Just into the the brother of the Jackets first baseman Andrew Cook was killed in a car I could tell that they want ed to be anywhere else but playing a baseball Tal ley The Yellowjackets rebound ed to win the District 125A Ranked 7 in the UIL STATE BASEBALL TOURNAMENT Dell DIcUnofKir Round Rock CLASS 5A SEMIFINALS TODAY Humble Kingwood 3361 Lubbock Monterey 4 287 Rockwall 7 Each game stu dents Alltournament pass Getting there Take Interstate 35 north to exit 253 in Round flock US Turn right and go Dell Diamond Is located on the Radio KGNBAM 1420 will broadcast Rangers games at Friday and if Season Page 7A they defeated Carrollton New man South Garland and 8 The Woodlands before winning a bestofthree against Klein Collins for that elusive Region II Talley counts the series against the which featured star hurlers Kyle Walker and Kyle as the toughest even though they swept the Highlanders 32 and He says he expect to see that kind of pitching from Smithson That staff is comparable to any that weve seen so he They have kids compa rable to Walker and and if were in for a long night because those were two of the best Ive ever Talley called outstanding pitching as the recipe for a lowscoring Smithson See Page 7A Inaugural AllStar softball game big success for area fans By Jarred Dunn Sports Correspondent Given the opportunity to showcase their softball talent in the first annual Central Texas High School AllStar top area seniors for the South team defeated the North team 73 Thursday night at Camp Comal The first of its kind game was spearheaded by Scott president of the New Braunfels Bombers fastpitch softball We really wanted to expose players in Central Smith With games in San Antonio and this area is one that normally doesnt get A committee of five New Braunfels Bombers reviewed attended games and gathered information from coaches to make their selec tions for the AllStar North and South Smith hopes the event will contin ue to while showing off top players to fans and col lege This event will get bigger and bigger every and the talent in this area should Smith Id say about 75 percent of our players are already and the other 25 percent were trying to get South team coach Mike an assistant principal at New credits Smith with the growth of the annual fastpitch softball tour naments in the Several of his players have already signed on with college Theres going to be quite a few kids here that go on to play Reimer New Braunfels senior Han nah Bostic went 3 for 4 with two a double and a sacrifice She also fielded a hard grounder down the third base line with a diving grab that saved a Currently in the process of signing with Alvin Communi ty Bostic appreciat ed the chance to I got to represent the South and its great to start of the first allstar game with a Bostic Hopefully next year the South can keep the The South led the North throughout the hold ing off a North comeback attempt in the sixth New Braunfels teammate See Page 7A MANDY New Braunfels Ashley Davila fields a ball for the which defeated the North 73 Thursday in the Central Texas High School AllStar softball game at Camp THE 2005 NBA FINALS DETROIT PISTONS SAN ANTONIO SPURS Radio WOAIAU 1200 TV ABC Thursday San Antonio Detroit 69 Spurs lead series 10 June 12 Detroit at San 8 June 14 San Antonio at 8 June 16 San Antonio at 8 Juna 19 San Antonio at 8 if necessary June 21 Detroit at San 8 if necessary June 23 Detroit at San 8 if necessary Spurs defeat Pistons SAN ANTONIO AP soon as Ben Wallace flung away his headband in dis Game 1 of the NBA Finals got away from the defending champion Detroit Manu Ginobili started the games decisive surge by bowling over Wallace early in the fourth a play that led to a blocking foul and a technical on Wallace that started the San Anto nio Spurs on their Ginobilis free throw on the technical began a 194 run that put San Antonio ahead by and Ginobili added a dunk and a 3 pointer to stave off Detroits subsequent rally as the Spurs defeated Detroit 84 69 Thursday Ginobili had an awesome second especially in the fourth quarter when his drives into the lane pro duced several impressive Ginobili shot 9for 10 in the second half and led all scorers with 26 Tim Duncan added 24 points and 17 rebounds and Tony Parker scored 15 for the who recovered from an early 13point deficit to win the opener of the series only the third time in NBA history the past two champions have squared off in the FINALS NOTEBOOK MANIC MANU Larry Brown has a special spot in his heart for players with the creativity and See Page 7A Astros beat Mets in extras for 2nd in a row Rangers swept by Phillies NEW YORK AP Morgan Ens berg hit an RBI double and Adam Everett added a tworun single in the 11th and the Houston Astros won their second road series of the season by beating the New York Mets 63 Thursday After losing to Pedro Martinez in the the Astros won two straight and improved to 28 in road series this season they are 723 away from David Wright homered and drove in two runs for the but Hous ton opened the 11th with three straight hits off Heath Bell Jose Vizcaino and Lance Berkman singled before Ensberg doubled to left to make it One out Everett singled to right to chase Russ Springer 12 pitched a score less inning for the and Brad Lidge struck out three batters in the 11th for his 15th He gave up a oneout double to Carlos his third The Astros got a lucky bounce and a hit from an unlikely source in the sev enth to take the But the Mets benefited from a mark on the ball to tie it at 3 in the Leading off the Kaz Matsui appeared to be hit on the foot by a pitch from reliever Dan but plate umpire Gerry Davis looked unsure of the call until he inspected the ball and awarded Matsui first Astros manager Phil Garner came out to argue and was shown the Pinchhitter Miguel Cairo and an out later Mike Cameron hit a sharp grounder up the middle that Everett stopped with a But he couldnt make the throw from his Mets starter Tom Glavine settled down after a shaky first shut ting down the Astros into the But the team that entered hitting a major leagueworst rallied for a 3 2 lead in the seventh with a little help from a Jason Lane doubled with one out and advanced to third when center fielder Beltran tried to backhand the ball and it skipped off the heel of his glove for an One out Brad Ausmus got just his second hit in 37 at bats against a double to right that scored Pinchhitter Craig Biggio then hit a sharp grounder up the which deflected off the mound toward the right side of the infield for an RBI sin Phillies Rangers 8 PHILADELPHIA Pat Burrell homered twice and drove in four helping the Philadelphia Phillies com plete a threegame sweep of the Texas Todd Pratt homered and had four RBIs and Jim Thome also con nected for the who held on for their 12th win in 14 games after newly acquired Ugueth Urbina strug gled in his first appearance with the Philadelphia is a seasonbest five games over at Mark Teixeira hit a pair of homers and five David Dellucci also homered for which was swept for the first time this Rangers have lost six of eight after win ning nine Vicente Padilla 35 allowed four runs and four hits in five innings to win his second straight start Billy Wag ner earned his 17th save in 19 chances after replacing who allowed four runs in his first game since he was acquired from   

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