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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 16, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas Frank Woodward tosses around the SPORTS July 2005 5A HERALDZETTUNG Alt stars on parade A look at NULL international To have your sports event publi contact Will Wright at or by email at email@example.com THE DAILY 134th British Open The third leg of golfs Grand Slam continues at Andrews Scotland Time ABC Astros at Cardinals Houston visits Louis for second game of threegame Time KBEJTV KGNBAM1420 Back to camp Summer camps begin for NB volleyball and football SVfootball Time Morning SIDELINES From wire reports STATE BIG 12 ALIGNS WTTH GATOR The Gator Bowl will invite a Big 12 team to its New Years Day game twice during a fouryear agreement that starts with the 2006 regular the conference announced Under the arrange the Big 12 will have two bids each to the Gator Bowl and the Sun Bowl and will face a Big East oppo The Gator Bowl in will have the first choice but must select a Big 12 team in two of those The Sun Bowl is traditionally played on New Years Eve in El Big 12 Commissioner Kevin Weiberg said he hopes to strike a deal with one or two more bowl The con ference renewed fouryear agreements with the Holiday and Alamo bowls while adding the Sun and WIE err SHORT AT PUBUNX Michelle Wies quest for the Masters ended Friday when Clay Ogden birdied four of the first five holes and eased to a 5and4 victory in their quarterfinal match at the Amateur Public Links in The 15 yearold high school junior needed to win the tourna ment to become the first woman to get an to the shell have to settle for hav ing been the first woman to qualify for a mens USGA At least for who lost to eventual champion Ryan Moore 2 and1 in the quarterfinals a year beat University of Wisconsin junior Garrett Jones 2andl to advance to the 36hole final today at Shaker Run Golf In the other Martin Ureta of Chile needed 20 holes to eliminate medalist Anthony a firstteam AllAmerica at BALCO FOUNDER PLEADS GUILTY BALCO founder Victor Conte pleaded guilty Friday to conspiracy to distribute steroids and money laun dering in a deal with federal making it much less likely that top athletes such as Barry Jason Giambi and Marion Jones will be forced to testify about alleged drug Greg Bonds longtime friend and person al pleaded guilty to the same charges in exchange for a sentence of up to six BALCO vice president James Valente pleaded guilty to one count of distributing illegal steroids and is expected to receive two years Tiger returns as Golden Bear makes his exit Tiger Woods Scotland AP They leaned out of storetop crammed onto hotel balconies and filled every inch of space along the 18th hole at Andrews to witness a historic moment at the home of First came the farewell of Jack the greatest champion the game has ending his competi tive career Friday by missing the cut at the British Before the tears could Tiger Woods re emerged as the dominant force he was five years ago by ripping apart the Old Course to build a fourshot And so the torch was just as it was when Nicklaus bowed out of the PGA Championship and all of those won by Nicklaus at least went out on his own Determined to finish with a he struck his signature pose putter raised in his left hand when the 15foot putt curled into the right side of the I knew that hole would move wherever I hit Nick laus Thirty minutes Woods saved par from the Valley of Sin to polish off a bogeyfree round of 5under 67 that gave him his largest 36hole lead at a major since his magical run in I still have to take care of my own and thats a lot out here on this golf Woods You have enough issues out there to worry Nicklaus and Woods finally met in the interview room as the Golden Bear was Nice Nicklaus told extending his right Thank Woods replied as they You thats my best round of the year Nicklaus said And I still didnt make the But he sure got an emotional sendoff on a mostly crisp afternoon at It started on the first when the packed grandstand along the right side of the fairway rose and applauded as Nicklaus walked by in an argyle similar to the one he wore in 1978 when he won at It traveled around the Old Course until he got the loudest cheer of all when he strode atop the Swilcan You saw the greatest player who has ever played the game come up the 18th fivetime Open champion Tom Watson The birdie gave him an evenpar and he finished at 147 to miss the cut by two It was his 164th major champi and it was in these Grand Slam events that Nicklaus defined the modern standard for He won 18 professional and even more staggering was his 19 times as the Hes been the benchmark for every player thats ever played the at least in my said who already is halfway to Nicklaus record and looks as though he might get his 10th major this The departure of Nicklaus wont siphon all the drama from who was at 11under 133 after wasting birdie chances on his last two will play in the final pairing Saturday with Colin The Scot got the secondloudest cheers as he birdied three of his final five holes for a 67 that put him at The last time they were in the final group together at a major was the third round of the 1997 Woods first full year as a when Monty confi dently predicted experience would be on his Woods put nine shots between them that day and won by See Page 6A NB teams to play for titles today By Will Wright Sports Editor New Braunfels Little League teams had split success in their quests for Dis trict 31 baseball championships Friday The Major League entry suffered its first loss in five falling to LaVer nia 94 at Hallettsville in the second game of its bestofthree championship The teams will play the deciding game today at the NBLL complex at 7 a tte a New Braunfels 910yearold state team defeated Hallettsville 1511 Fri day in Luling to force a deciding game for the district title there The locals avenged a 71 loss to Hallettsville July 8 that sent them into the losers Since then they have won three straight games and outscored oppo nents Weve gained confidence with every game since playing in the losers brack said manager Cameron Bradfute following the We really stepped up to the plate and the boys really took it to them Im glad and happy the boys have earned the right to play another New Braunfels managed only two hits against Hallettsville the first but on Friday the team pounded out Zach Marbach went 4 for 4 with four RBIs and four runs scored and Aaron Gettys went 3 for 4 with two Clay Howard 1 for one Jacob Cantu 2 for two runs scored and Garza 2 for two runs scored also shined at the plate as New Braunfels scored two in the five in the second and eight in the Leading New Braunfels had a chance to runrule Hallettsville late in the fourth but failed to do hurling in relief of starter Henry hung in during a wild sixth inning that saw Hallettsville score five But he calmly struck out the final two batters to gain the game Great defense was played by Marbach at Howard and Anthony Corona in the outfield and Garza at sec ond Making stops at the plate were catchers Justin Lackie and Bo MANDY New Braunfels Reds Ross and Jacob McArthur will lead their team into todays District 31 championship game following Fridays 94 loss to In the Majors New Braun fels Red had defeated Lockhart by forfeit and on the and won its first game against We played a good game NB coach Eric James We just came up a little Travis Sims slammed a tworun homer for the who pitched Donahoe and Mac Tonight Reds Jacob will take the hill in the title Wins by both NBLL teams today would place a total of four league teams in which begin Sunday and The league has already quali fied teams in the Juniors and 11yearold LITTLE LEAGUE PLAYOFFS The schedules for teams involved in Little League Baseball allstar Coaches are urged to report game results nightly to 830 223 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org. DISTRICT 31 BASEBALL 910 year olds At Luling Fridays game r Game 16 New Braunfels 15 Hal lettsville 11 Todays championship Game 17 New Braunfels Hal 7 Majors District 31 title series Bestofthree series tied 11 New Braunfels LaVernia 5 LaVernia New Braunfels 4 LaVernia at New 7 NBLL SECTION IV BASEBALL TOURNAMENTS 910 year olds At Ingleslde Wednesdays games Game 1 New Braunfels or Hal lettsville District 18 6 Game 2 District 29 champion Victoria 8 11yearolds At Seguin Sundays games Game 1 Victoria NW Gregory 6 Game 2 New Braunfels West Sugar 8 Majors At NBLL Game 1 New Braunfels or LaVer nia District 29 6 Game 2 District 27 champion 8 Juniors At Sugar Land Mondays games Game 1 District 1829 champi 6 Game 2 New Braunfels Dis trict 27 8 Palmeiro reaches hit club Rangers games in extra innings The Associated Press SEATTLE Baltimore Ori oles slugger Rafael Palmeiro became the 26th player to reach career hits on Friday curling an RBI double into the left field comer in the fifth inning off Seattle starter Joel Palmeiro also has 566 home runs over his 20year join ing Hank Willie Mays and Eddie Murray as the only players with hits and 500 Palmeiro tied Roberto Clemente for 25th place on the alltime both with He was cheered each time he and flashbulbs popped on every After the mile stone Palmeiros teammates rushed onto the field from the dugout and and he received a lengthy standing ova tion from the Safeco Field Palmeiros sons were on hand to enjoy the Preston Palmeiro documented the event with a video camera and anoth er was acting as the Baltimore Both boys ran on the field with the Orioles and hugged their As the Orioles left the Palmeiro raised his helmet and thanked the who walked in the first and grounded out in the went into a fourgame series at Seattle only two liits short of He was lfor3 with a walk in the series lining a single to right field in inning Rickey Henderson was the most recent player to reach accomplishing the teat for San Palmeiros double scored Melvin Mora and gave the Ori oles a 41 The next Jay doubled to scoring Palmeiro for a 51 Besides moving up on the career hits Palmeiro also tied Robin Yount for 13 alltime with 583 His extrabase hits rank moving Palmeiro out of a tie with Frank Next up Louis LOUIS The Houston Astros at Louis Cardinals game was tied 22 in the 13th inning at presstime A report will appear in Sundays TexasOakland OAKIAND Texas Kevin Mench homered with one out in the eighth inning for the first hit against Oaklands Barry who had not allowed a hit in the The Atliletics led 71 at Ixite the As Rich 1 lardcn carried a perfect game into the eighth inning against the Rangers and finished with a 1 larden 64 was five outs from the 18th perfect game in major league history when Alfonso Soriano hit a clean sin gle to He allowed a two out single to David Dellucci in the ninth before retiring Michael Young on a ground out to complete his first career Harden struck out eight and threw 61 of 81 pitch es for Eric Chavez homered and Scott Hatteberg sin gled and scored twice in the As fourth straight Chan Ho Park 84 fell to 05 in sev en starts at the Coliseum and 17 overall against
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