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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 15, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas Page June Lisa Daigle takes swings at SVs softball SPORTS COMING THURSDAY Tops in 265 A Allloop softball and baseball To have your sports event publi contact Will Wright at or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org THE DAILY Spun at Pistons San Antonio faces Detroit in Game 4 of the NBA Finals at the Palace Time 8 WOAIAM1200 Baylor UT at CIVS Bears play Longhorns in first College World Series baseball game since 1978 Time 6 ESPN2 KVETAM1300 Spurs at Pistons San Antonio visits Detroit in Game 5 of the NBA finals at the Palace Time 8 WOAIAM 1200 Texas Football ranks Rangers 4 in 5A preseason football poll By Will Wright Sports Editor The season cant begin soon enough for some football Thats why Smithson Valleys Larry Hill was in the fieldhouse looking at film of the Temple Wild the Rangers third opponent this Hills attention to detail wasnt lost on those at Texas Football Writers there have ranked the Rangers 4 in the state and picked them to win District 265A title in Its a compliment to the if you want to take it that Hill A lot of the preseason attention is based on the number of people you have returning and the number of starters who are But whatev er happens during the season remains to be Canyon is ranked 20 in Class 4A in the 46st annual edition of the which will go on sale June In its 152page high school Texas Football select ed Southlake Carroll to threepeat as Class 5A The Rangers lost to the Dragons 2724 in last years Division II title In the magazine picks Spring Westfield and defending 5ADivision I champ lyier Lee second and with Lufkin coming in at ranked are Smithson Valleys 265A foes San Antonio Churchill 10 and Converse Judson I dont see how anyone can be ranked ahead of Hill It all starts with Then you have eveiyone else in that like Madison and Some quality teams arent going to make the and were just hoping were not one of Smithson Valley returns 39 letter including five offensive and six defensive starters from last years 13 3 Listed as among the top 300 players in the state are receiver Cody Beyer and defensive back Andrew Hill said the players had a success ful The kids got and I thought they made a concerted effort to get better each he Our level of play increased We tried a lot of kids in different posi tions and some worked out and some But you try to put the pieces of the puzzle together as best you and I think we did Canyon finished 82 and just out of a playoff spot in District 274A last The Cougars begin the sea son in the states top 25 for the sec ond straight year and are picked to finish behind 7 Lake Travis in the race for the 274A Lake Travis is who I would said Canyon coach Les Davis of the defending league They return the Big Three on offense QB Todd RB Luke WR Fred Robinson and the two big offensive linemen 67 Ronnie DeWitt and 65 Richard They are going to try to outscore everybody until they get their defense Canyon has beaten Lake Travis each of the past two That wont matter because in this district youre going to have to show up ready to Davis point ing to improving Marble Falls and Dripping Springs and everpresent nemesis New Burnet showed they can play in heir first year in so theyre going to be tough Canyon will return 22 including nine offensive and three defensive Davis said the Cougars are further ahead in some See Page 8A Future Unicorns volleyballers get head start Detroit climbs back into Finals Pistons down Spurs 9679 Photos by DAVID New Braunfels volleyball coach Phyllis Fowler this week is staging the first of her two camps this sum Top she helps Audra with her form Samantha tries to set the ball bottom left and Alexandra Hubicsak and Morrigan both practice Unicorns camp continues through AUBURN AP NBA Finals arent look ing so lopsided thanks to a burst of life from the defending champion Detroit Pistons that took mem three games to Playing with a level of ener gy that was nowhere to be found in the first two Ben Wallace and Riehard Hamilton led the way as the Pistons thoroughly outplayed the San Antonio Spurs in the second half and won 9679 Tuesday night in Game Television ratings have been down and interest has been but that might start to change now that the Pistons have made things much more competitive and a little more No longer is there a chance for a and never again will anyone question whether the Pistons can even play with the likes of Manu Tim Duncan and Ginobili got hurt in the games first 30 seconds was reduced to a nonfactor for the first time in the and Duncan could not match the energy or enthusiasm gener ated by the Pistons Defensive Player of the Wallaces dunk with left gave Detroit its largest and the Pistons held on easily from the Pistons will look to even the series at 22 in Game 4 on Thursday night and to ensure that the series will be heading back to Hamilton scored 24 including 10 in the third quar ter when Detroit took the lead for and Chauncey Billups added But although the Pistons got most of their points from their backcourt tandem once THE 2005 NBA FINALS DETROIT PISTONS SAN ANTONIO SPURS Radio WOAIAM 1200 June 9 San Antonio Detroit 69 Sunday San Antonio Detroit 76 Spurs lead series 20 Tuesday Detroit San Antonio 79 Spurs lead series 21 Thursday San Antonio at 8 June 19 San Antonio at 8 June 21 Detroit at San 8 if necessary June 23 Detroit at San 8 if necessary they were anything but a two man Wallace had 15 11 five blocks and three and Tayshaun Prince and Antonio McDyess each added 12 Detroit became the first team to score 90 points against the Spurs in 13 NBA Finals putting the type of pumped up performance they hadnt displayed since Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals at Detroit had lost by 15 and 21 points in the first two games of the but they ditched the downtrodden demeanor that contributed to their undoing in Games 1 and Everything about the Pis tons was from their See Page 8A Orioles stymie Astros Austin native helps propel Braves past Rangers The Associated Press He was 02 in four starts since field a tworun diving grab of Ausmus1 bloop to cen BALTIMORE Bruce Chen allowed three hits over seven score less Miguel Tejada hit his 18th and the Baltimore Ori oles beat longtime nemesis Andy Pettitte and the I fouston Astros 61 on Tuesday Larry Bigbie had his second straight threehit game for the Ori who broke open a scoreless duel with a threerun sixth inning that included a tworun shot by leja Chen 64 struck out five and walked four in lowering his ERA to He was 02 in four starts since May 18 despite allowing only 10 earned runs in that Pettitte 37 came in with a 204 lifetime record against the Orioles and was 80 against them since June The lefthander limited Bal timore to three hits through the first five but yielded four hits in the decisive Bigbie started the uprising with a oneout He reached second on a fielders choice before Melvin Mora hit an RBI single up the Tejada followed with a drive that landed in the second row of the left field The Astros closed to 31 without a hit in the Reliever Jorge Julio hit Craig Biggio with a pitch and walked Ixince Berkman before Steve Reed came in and walked Morgan Ensberg to load the bases with no Reed then struck out Jason Lane and got Adam Everett to hit into a runscoring fielders choice before retiring Brad Ausmus on a foul The Orioles chased Pettitte by scoring three runs in the bottom Sammy Sosa singled in a run with two outs and Rafael Palmeiro added a tworun Chen held the Astros hitless until Berkman led off the fourth with a single to A double by Lane and a twoout walk to Ausmus loaded the bases for 9 hitter Eric who struck Houston threatened again in the but Chen worked out of trou ble with aid from his With runners on first and second and one Everett hit a grounder up the middle that deflected off Chens glove to where Tejada grabbed the ball and threw to second for a force Eli Marrero then made a diving grab of Ausmus1 bloop to cen Braves Rangers 2 ARLINGTON Rookie Kelly John son hit his first major league homel and 46yearold Julio Eranco also connected in a fiverun fifth inning to help the Atlanta Braves beat the Texas Rangers 72 Tuesday Jorge Sosa 30 allowed two runs and five hits in five innings in his first start of the season after 21 relief He struck out seven See Page 8A
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