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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 25, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas                                fields a ball during SPORTS COMING SUNDAY Likeabuttefly First day of Schlitterbdin swim To have your sports event publi contact Will Wright at or by email at sports@heraldzeitung.com SIDELINES Astros top 52 HOUSTON AP Roy Oswalt pitched 713 strong Jason Lane broke out of a slump with a two run homer and the Houston Astros handed the Texas Rangers their fifth straight 52 on Friday Rookie outfielder Chris Burke went Brad Ausmus went 2for2 with an RBI and two walks and Brad Lidge got the final three outs for his 18th save in 21 chances to send the Astros to their fourth straight win and seventh in a row at Oswalt 97 won his sev enth consecutive start at allowing two runs and six Oswalt hasnt given up more than two earned runs in eight of his last nine yielding just eight runs in 52 13 Ausmus andWillyTaveras had runscoring singles in the second to give Houston a 20 who entered the game in a 2for23 hit a 372foot homer just inside the leftfield pole to make it The Rangers rallied in the eighth as Rod Barajas and Laynce Nix hit backtoback homers off Reliever Chad Quails ended the threat by getting the final two outs of the Houston got another run in the bottom of the eighth when Adam Everett on a double Texas swept three games from Houston in Arlington in May by a combined score of Longhorns hope lessons of 2004 serve them well about everything came eas ily for the Texas Longhorns last Cal State Fullerton came along and swept them in the national This the Longhorns believe their bumpy road to Omaha has them better pre pared for the championship round of the College World The Longhorns 5416 open the bestofthree championship series Satur day against seventhseeded Florida the first meeting between these national The unseeded Longhorns are playing for the champi onship for the third time in four As the 1 seed last they rolled through regionals and super region At the they beat Arkansas ia2 and Georgia 93 and 76 before losing 6 4 and 32 to I was surprised in the championship series that we showed our Texas coach Augie Garrido Well see whether that happens NCAA BASEBALL WORLD SERIES Bestof3ESPN Saturday Florida 4821 Texas 54 June 26 Florida 2 June 27 Florida 6 if necessary DAILY Little League Clash NB Red goes far the 8yearold NB Blue fights for a win in the 9yearold Time at NB little League Schlltterbahn Invitational Swimming teams from througliout the region continue twoday event atLandapool Time Starts at Little League title game NewBraunfelsRedfightsjbrthechampionshipin the 11yearold division in Time 7 Ginobili both play like MVPs for Spurs By Chris Sheridan AP Basketball Writer SAN ANTONIO the it didnt really matter whether the true MVP of the Finals was Tim Duncan or Manu The big winners were the San Antonio 1 The confetti had been swept away Friday from the downtown streets where thousands partied into the wee hours of the morning following San Antonios Game 7 victory over the Detroit Pistons in the NBA What remained was the Spurs For itll be a summer of basking in redemption after he put together his strongest quarter of the a seriesaltering 12 minutes that negated an otherwise pedestri an effort for a player of his For itll be a chance to enjoy the latest accomplishment in a career defined by his uncanny knack for For the rest of the including the itll be a summer of trying to make the right moves in an effort to elevate to the level the Spurs reached for the third time in seven We just have to remember this feel remember how it feels to lose with somebody celebrating in front of Pistons guard Chauncey Billups Im sure that well be back here Manu Ginobili Duncan won the Finals MVP award over Ginobili by a vote of with bal lots cast by four beat writers from Detroit and San two three national NBA writers and fans who voted The wisdom of that choice was an object of debate in the hours following San Antonios 8174 with Ginobilis backers arguing that he was the Spurs best player in Games 1 and and in the fourth quarter of Game Ginobili also was the one who threw the pass to Robert Horry for the gamewinning Tim Duncan shot in overtime of Game Duncans 12 points and six rebounds in the third quar ter of Game 7 put the Spurs in a factor that must have weighed heavily in the minds of those voters who cast their ballots late in the fourth quarter of the final I dont know if it was about the I doubt that he knew anybody was criticizing because hes not that kind of guy whos going to be worried about what people Ginobili said about his But he always feels so hes so hard on himself See Page 6A A hardfought battle to the last out NB rallies past LaVernia to win 12 yearold title By Jarred Dunn Correspondent NewBraun fels Red AllStars staved off a LaVernia comeback to win the 12 year old special District 31 Little League Championship on Friday at Starcke NB Red exploded in the fifth innirifeffiifi1 wheh LaVernia threatened to tie in the bottom of the LaV ernia drove in two but NB Reds Trevor Gooseman closed out the game to clinch the title by a score of After unfurling the champi onship banner to his cheer ing NB Red Coach Chad Henz credited his players with staying focused after some mistakes in the fourth They all played a great game every one of my We had a few but they all came back in the end and did what they needed to Henz All our bats were so they were all doing a great Henz awarded the game ball to Christian who pitched five innings for NB He caught the game end ing flyball when he switched over to left field for the final I pitched the best I threw as many strikes as I Photos by MANDY New Braunfels leftfielder Mathew Poehl slides safely into second base just ahead of the throw during the 12year old championship game against LaVernia First basemanTrevorTimmerman records the could and took it one pitch at a Stigall That last flyball was just a routine Third baseman Trevor Gooseman struck the first blow for NB Red in the first inning with a RBI fol lowed by first baseman Trevor Timmermans sacrifice fly that drove in Hunter Henk to make it LaVernia answered back in the second and scoring four and then took advantage of fielding errors by NB in the fourth to score four more to make it After adding on another LaVernias pitching strug gled in the walking both Patrick Armstrong and Stigall to score two runs and hitting centerfielder Hunter Cooper in the back to drive in one NB leftfielder Matthew Poehls double to center drove LITTLE LEAGUE ALLSTAR PLAYOFFS The schedule for NBLL teams involved in interdistrict special allstar Coaches are urged to report game results nightly to 830 223 or email to sports@heraldzeitung.com. BASEBALL 8yearolds At NBLL Complex Fridays game Game 13 Lockhart Hal lettsville Todays gams Game 14 NB Red 9yearolds At NBLL Complex Fridays game Game 13 Lockhart NB Gray 6 Todays game Game 14 NB Blue 10yearolds At Canyon Lake Fridays game Game NB Blue 3 Mondays game Game 14 Canyon Lake 7 in two more to bring the score to In the sixth Goose man relieved Stigall on the He gave up two sin and the next LaVernia batter slammed a double down the right field line mat drove in two more but was tagged out when he tried to stretch the hit into a home Gooseman struck out the See Page 7A 11yearolds At Lockhart Todays game Game 8 Lockhart 15 NB Blue2 Mondays game Game 9 Yoakum 12yearolds Fridays championship Game 7 New Braunfels LaV ernia 11 Juniors At LaVernia Fridays game Game 7 NB Blue Yoakum 6 Saturdays game Game 9 Yoakum 7 Close to 300 swimmers expected in Schlitterbahn Invitational By Wally Gullick Correspondent The biggest stars on the local swimming scene will be in the pool during the 25th annual Schlitterbahn Invita tional at the Landa Park pool today and Sunday beginning at 9 New Braunfels high school AUAmerican candidate Sean secondplace fin isher in the 100yard freestyle at the high school state finals this past will battle Landa Park Dolphins ath Daniel Phipps when the two clash in the gru eling Also circle the 100meter sprint as an event to with Duckworth figuring to go wire to wire against Justin Boone from the South Valley Aquatics The seeded times for the two 18yearolds is less than a second a Nearly 300 swimmers will compete in the twoday with entries com AT A GLANCE What Schlitterbahn Invitational swjmmjng jrieet When Begins at 9 today jand Sunday Where Landa Park pool ing from Temple to including an outofstate club from New These out of town teams point to this meet as a real teambuilding weekend and they take time to enjoy New Bruanfels and all this town has to said Dolphins Head Coach Bud Last years meet champion has elected not to defend their as the Phillips 66 club in suburban Oklahoma City elected to attend another nonsanctioned meet to take their We really would have wel comed them back for rising tides lift all said Dall recognizing the superi or skills of the Oklahoma club raised the competitive bar for all As it the nonsanctioned event paves the way for swim mers of all levels to compete and outoftown clubs do not have to limit their rosters to specific This years 10yearold and under age bracket for boys and girls will feature a coura geous group of 6yearolds who are taking on the chal lenge of the 50meter course for the first See Page 7A   

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