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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 16, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas Bianca works on her technique at volleyball SPORTS June Page 5A COMING SATURDAY If s that time again Little League allstars take to the To have your sports event publi contact Will Wright at j or by email at j email@example.com HE DAILY Spurs at Pistons Saw Antonio faces Detroit in Game 4 of the NBA Finals at the Palace Time 8 WOAIAM1200 Baylor UT at CWS Bears play Longhoms in first College World Series baseball game since 1978 Time 6 ESPN2 KVETAM1300 Spurs at Pistons Son Antonio visits Detroit in Game 5 of the NBA Finals at the Palace Time 8 WOAIAM 1200 Tough test awaits at Pinehurst Rangers ruk District 265 A elite teams AP Balls that land in the rough cant be seen 5 feet Shots that land on the domed greens at Pinehurst 2 dont stay there very The Open is sup posed to be the toughest test in and Vijay Singh found it to to be every bit of But it was only and thats what troubled If youre not you can make bogeys on every hole with good Singh Its very fair at the but its very But it could get on the edge very quickly if they dont watch its going to get over the edge in a The Open begins and several players still couldnt stop thinking about last The USGA refused to water the greens or account for blustery warmth that baked out Shinnecock Hills and turned the final round into a Tee shots wouldnt stay on the par3 seventh green until officials had no choice but to hose it down every other No one could break par on the last and 28 players couldnt break It must have been a wel come sight for Tiger Phil the rest of the 156man field to see a maintenance crew water the greens during the first three days of practice at USGA officials say they have learned from their mis Try convincing the players of Without rain and it doesnt look like were going to get have poten tial for 18 holes that could be like 7 at Mickelson Very con Pinehurst 2 was regarded as one of the best Open setups when Payne Stewart won in making a 15foot par putt on the last hole to beat Mickel son by one shot and finish as the only player under Can the USGA possibly mess up this wonderful Don ald Ross creation The only exception might have been Southern Hills in when the 18th green did not hold approach shots and the USGA had little choice but to mow the grass a little high Nothing about Pinehurst 2 is It starts off the tee where shots must stay in the fairway to have any chance of getting on the Pine hurst added an irrigation sys tem in the rough and a new blend of grass that is more meaning the only way to find the ball is marshals placing tiny red flags next to And then the fun Perhaps no other major championship course is more defined by the which are shaped like turtle Any shot too long or too short or too much to the side will roll off and wind up as much as 30 yards From players can choose anything from a put ter to a fairway metal to get the ball onto the putting sur The ball tends to sweep into the pins at Padraig Harrington its always running away from This is very By Will Wright Sports Editor Smithson Valley baseball and softball teams made it further in the playoffs than any other District 265A While the Rangers baseball teams run to the state semifi nals received the respect of district the same couldnt be said for the softball Five Smithson Valley baseballers were firstteam while four soft bailers received the same Five of the four Rangers named to the first team also were named to the Texas High School Baseball Coaches Associations allstate released last They were catcher Joe a repeat selection from 2004 pitcher Kendal Volz and infielders Bryant Sparkman and Reagan Another area player named to the THSBCAs allstate squad was Navarro infielder Brad Pawelek and secondteam er Truxton Fox were also named to the UIL alltourna ment team following the Rangers 52 loss to Rockwall in the state Also making the top 265A team was Smithson Valley outfield er Clay For a team that won the league title by three games and made it to the state quar Rangers softball placed only four on the first 265A Pitcher Taryn MANDY Smithson Vallev catcher Joe Pawelek was a unanimous allDistrict 265A He was alTo nlmed o theTHSBCAs allstate team for the second year and joined firs basemanTruxton Fox on the UlLs Class 5A alltournament catcher Dominique Salazar and outfielder Brit tany Arredondo were unani mous picks on the first where second baseman Can dace Gillespie also Missing from that list but making the second team were third baseman Brooke LaRue and shortstop Jessica bound for Baylor next was an allstate pick in football and baseball in On the he was second on the team in batting and led in home runs hits RBIs slugging percentage and onbase percentage The threeyear starter will cer tainly be will be He led the team and greater San Antonio in wins and entered the state semifi nals with 142 strikeouts in 90 innings and a The junior batted with 12 two triples and two Moczygemba caught fire at midseason and led the team in batting He had six doubles and 24 Fuller the leadoff led the team in walks 28 and had nine doubles with an on base percentage of a was every bit as important to the Rangers 288 as perhaps Pawelek and He was 11 2 with 85 strikeouts and a ERA in 79 innings on the He also often came through at the where he batted with 23 The Rangers girls also com pleted a banner season that fell just short of making the state They fin ished 285 after a 10 loss to SA OConnor in the Region IV title Munoz was the Rangers best player this She was 22 5 with three includ ing a perfect She batted in district her hit during district Arredondo batted and Gillespie batted ALLDISTRICT 265A BASEBALL AND SOFTBALL TEAMS These are the District 265A soft ball and baseball as select ed by league coaches following the regular season BASEBALL FIRST TEAM Pitchers Kendal Smithson Anthony Jake Nathaniel Catchers Joe Jason First base Hilton Second base Reagan Shortstop James Bryant Third base Derek THE 2005 NBA FINALS Converse Outfielders Clay Jason Nick Chris Utility David SECONDTEAM Pitchers Monty Robert Jeremy Daniel Catchers Eric Lee First base Matt Andrew Second base Jeremy Joel Shortstop Michael Third base Michael Outfielders Cory Kenny Greg Brett DH Daniel Utility Ryan HONORABLE MENTION Smithson Valley Jonathan Casey Brandon SOFTBALL FIRST TEAM Smithson Valley Dominique Brittany Candace Reagan Amy Brittanie Lindsey MacArthur Priscilla Kate Lindsey Madison Elisa Alison Judson Jessica P Ashley Lee Lorena Churchill Kara Erica Roosevelt Marrissa SECONDTEAM Smithson Valley Brooke Jessica MacArthur Ashley Kristen Madison Stefanie Churchill Tara Samantha Raquel Judson Jena Valerie Lee Ashley Lauren Reagan Jennifer Christina Caitlin HONORABLE MENTION Smithson Valley Kaylen Casey Megan Spurs vow to rebound tonight Detroit 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 Today San Antonio at 8 AUBURN AP Manu Ginobili left Game 3 of the NBA Finals covered in from his legto his Luckily for the San Antonio the Argentine star says he has always been a quick the dynamic star of the Spurs victories in the first two games of the series last was held to seven points on just six shots in San Antonios 9679 Back home in the Detroit the Pistons played with all the poise and aggression they lacked in bullying Ginobili andTim Dun can into their worst perform ances in several Whats Ginobili collided with Tayshaun Prince while committing an offensive foul just 21 seconds into the aggravating a bruise that first popped up near his right knee in the Western Conference finals against But Ginobili insists the injury wont limit him in Game 4 when the Spurs will attempt to avoid just their sec ond backtoback losses of the He also believes die Spurs can quickly reclaim the mental edge they held so deci sively late in the first two games and then definitely lost in Game We didnt do too many things Ginobili said before Wednesdays practice at the Palace of Auburn We allowed them too many offen sive We turned the ball over too We didnt execute that We made too many We have to be ready to be more focused and play with more We cant let them get us on our The creative guard controlled the first two games of the scoring 53 points and dazzling the hometown fans with a series of difficult shots in the fourth Ginobili dazzled nobody in Game His injury and two quick fouls put him on the bench early and when he Ibny Parker was taking the lead in San Antonios Unable to find a Gino bili made six turnovers and did nt respond to the Pistons increased defensive pressure with any matching Struggling Astros manage just four hits in 51 loss to Orioles ci WViilp nrnrip BALTIMORE AP Rodrigo Lopez pitched eight innings of fourhit and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Houston Astros 51 Wednesday night for a threegame Melvin Mora Jay Gibbons had three hits and Brian Roberts went 2for3 with two RBIs for the who outscored Houston 197 in their first interleague sweep since July against Mon Lopez 62 allowed one struck out seven and walked one in winning his fourth straight Hes 41 in 10 starts since April 21 the last day the Orioles were not in first place in the AL It wasjhe 19th time this sea son that a Baltimore starter went at least seven innings without giving up more than one earned Todd Williams worked the ninth to complete the Jason Lane homered for the who are 726 on the road after losing six straight interleague away Houston has scored one run or fewer in 13 of its 33 road I cant explain We play pretty well at home 1912 but on the were We are a totally different Houston manager Phil Garner said before the Rookie Wandy Rodriguez 2 3 gave up four runs in the first two putting the Astros in a hole from which they could not The left hander ended up allowing four seven hits and three walks in six A great fielding play by Roberts at second base pre vented the Astros from taking the lead in the first With runners at the comers and two Roberts went deep in the hole to snare a grounder by Morgan While he unleashed a throw to first that beat the Baltimore went up 20 in the bottom half when Roberts sin gled and Mora hit a fastball into the leftfield seats for his 14th home The Orioles used an infield a hit batter and a walk to load the bases in the second inning for who deliv ered a tworun single to make it
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