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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 26, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas                                Travis Sims prepares to throw out a SPORTS July HERALDZETTUNG Page 5 HERALDZETTUNG On to state NB Junior Leaguers are off to To have your sports event publi contact Will Wright at or by email at sports@heraldzeitung.com THSCA AllStar Football Game NBsJody Walker and SVsJoe Pawelek on South team in annual event in SA Time FSN Astros hosting Phillies wildcard playoff takes on Philadelphia Time finally here theirfirstdaysofjbotballpmctiee Time Morning Locals reap TAAF track medals By Wally Gullick Sports Correspondent WACO is a world away from site of the 2008 But for the swimmers from all 17 regions who converged at the Waco Aquatic Center for the Texas Amateur Athletic Federation Games of these state finals were their From Friday nights parade of athletes at the opening ceremonies to races that were decided by an arms length at the touch it was a weekend that com bined exhilaration with heartbreak and all of it under a scorching Central Texas sun that made the pool the ulti mate place to Medals were awarded to the top three finishers in each with ribbons given to those in positions four through Leading the field of decorated Landa Park Dolphins was Sean Duck who earned medals of silver and Duckworth set a newTAAF state finals mark when he cruised to a in the mens 1517 200 freestyle nearly 7 seconds ahead of his closest It was the thinl time he had rewrote the record The first was nine years when his times in the 25 and 50 freestyles set state It felt great to set the I consid er it a real said Duck who won a silver in the 100 losing to familiar foe Nicholas a senior from Richardson Fos also nipped Duckworth in the 100 free at the UIL state competition this past He was selected as this sea sons TAAF Athlete of the I expect Sean to but I dont know how at this you beat some one by seven raved Dolphins assistantcoach Sarah If he gets to a University of Texas or a Stan fordtype school next I think he has a chance to get to the 2008 hes that Scott the team leader among the Dolphins won his first medal in the boys 1112 50 His thirdplace time of was a halfsec DAVID New Braunfels Sean shown competing at a meet last won three individual medals at theTAAF state swimming cham pionships over the ond better than his prior He also added a sixthplace ribbon in the 50 What I try to do is stay up with the leaders and then at the end I try to go my hardest and that approach worked out for me in this race to get Montez The Dolphins garnered two addition al ribbons in that age group on the girls Ninthseeded Jenna Gullick raced to a fifthplace finish in the 50 free and took seventh in the 50 Even though my seed time was low I was comfortable in those two events thanks to Dolphins head coach Bud Dallman who helped me perfect what I had learned at the Longhorn camp at said the 11year old Gul who had personal bests in the 50 free and 50 breast Gullick and her awardwinning team mates exemplified what Dallman was most concerned about at the meet bettering their The ribbons and medals are icing on the What we strive for is con stant improvement and our winners in all age groups did Dallman Out of the nine 10yearold ribbons were distributed to Dolphins for solo finishes and a relay team place Corseina Poole earned a fourth place finish in the 25 Her trimmed nearly a second off of her pre vious best and was just seconds away from a gold I wasnt looking to see how close I was as 1 came I was only thinking about touching the pad with both said knowing how the technicalities of the butterfly usually result in the highest number of swim mer The secondand thirdplace winners finished in a dead leaving Poole with a But she earned a second ribbon when her 100 medley relay team with Sadie Jessie Johnson and Jenna Garrison placed It was the second ribbonwinning relay team for the as the boys 1314year old 200 freestyle team featur ing Rikky Nathan Cumber Russell Barrett and Kris Duck worth placed eighth in Firstyear Dolphins swimmer Austin Johnson joined Montez in the solo rib bon after shaving a halfsecond off his best time in the boys 910 25 In the boys 8under the Dolphins Tyler Buck swam his way to three fourthplace bettering his times in the 25 50 free and the Amy Gullick clocked the top times of any 7yearold in the 25 breast and 100 In the 8under bracket she collect ed an eighthplace ribbon in only her second competitive attempt in the All in it was a good meet for the One of the benefits of the swimming program is that these kids are not only learning how to win at but theyre learning how to win at Dall man Rapids tracksters score at meet Several New Braunfels Rapids mem bers each in the 14under girls cate back with medals Sunday in the final day of the TAAF track com petition at Baylor Universitys HartPat terson Athletic The girls meter relay team of Teegan Solana Sadie Bonds and Samantha Popham won the silver in a time of Deandrea Smith placed second in the 200 meters and Sojourner Brown was third in the 300 hurdles On Katie Ogg won silver in the 14under high Bees bash for Astros The Associated Press HOUSTON Craig Biggio and former Canyon star Lance Berkman set an Astros record by hitting consecutive home runs twice in one and Andy Pettitte won his fifth straight decision to lead Hous ton past the Philadelphia Phillies 71 Monday Jason Lane also connected for which has won eight of nine and 20 of The win moved the Astros a halfgame ahead of Philadel phia in the NL wildcard three games behind Washing ton and who are tied for the NL East Pettitte 87 is 50 in seven starts since a 61 defeat June 14 at He is two wins short of his longest career win streak set in 2000 with the New York The lefthander allowed just Jimmy Rollins homer and sev en hits in seven strik ing out seven and walking Pettitte lowered his ERA to his lowest career mark through 20 The Astros got to Cory Lidle 89 early when Biggio and Berkman connected in the first Biggio then hit his 15th of the season in the third with Willy Taveras on for a 40 Berkman followed with his 11th home run to make it It also was the 15th multi homer game of Biggies and Berkmans Rangers Orioles BALTIMORE Soriano had three hits and drove in two leading the Texas Rangers to a victory over the Baltimore Ori oles that stopped a fivegame losing New Braunfels Smithson Valley s Pawelek to start in AllStar game By Will Wright Sports Editor SAN ANTONIO Joe Pawelek and Jody Walker never played football but the two will from Smithson and from New will start for the South team in the 71st Texas High School AllStar Football Game at today at the Pawelek will go at inside linebacker and Walker will play outside Its been a lot of run meeting all the guys headed to Texas and Texas Walker said Monday follow ing practice at Trinity Uni Its been a great Both players have been practicing since arriving at Trinity Theyve become pretty good Its the first time weve played and in the first few practices things began to Walker We work pretty well next to each Ive gotten to be pals with Weve been hanging out a lot and doing things Said Pawelek Its been great getting to know him a little Ive met him a few times before and hes a great Were going to have a lot of fun out there on the field Tonights game is the signature event of the 73rd annual Texas High School Football Coach es Associations coaching Bobby Davis of Wolfforth Frenship will coach the North squad and Lee formerly of San Anto nio Taft and the new coach at SA will be the South Pawelek said it has been good working with Bridges instead of against On the way to the Class 5A Division II state the Rangers defeated Bridges Raiders 4224 in last years Region IV title The whole Taft staff and the players here Joe Pawelek DAVID New Braunfels Jody Walker shown tackling Boerne QB Ryan Christenson dur ing the Unicorns 1816 loss in a Class 4A bidistrict playoff last will start at safety for the South team in theTHSCAs AllStar Football Game have been real fun to hang he We were enemies but were on the same side It will be the final high school game for both who will report with their colleges Walker is headed to Abilene Christian and Pawelek will be off to where hell also play There will be a pretty good crowd and a TV audience on Fox Sports Pawelek It will be fun to go show people what youve got against the states Both players will wear their high school num bers for the who will wear the blue jer seys as the home Pawelek will don 41 Walker will wear SVs Hill up for THSCA president Smithson Valley coach Larry 1 lill hasnt had a lot of time to do the usual things coaches do while at coaching I the senior direc tor forTHSCAs Region is one of 24 mem bers of the organizations hoard of directors that includes his big ofSA Roo But its the younger 1 lill who is one of three candidates for T11SCA The rank and tile membership will choose between Mesquites Steve llalpin and Tomballs Pat Patterson at the general assembly meeting at If Hill will serve three years as president and past president assisting THSCA executive director Rutledge and assistant executive director Joe It is mostly a ceremonial thing because coach Rutledge and coach Martin do the dai ly but I would continue to do the same things Ive been doing the last three years as a regional helping them with issues that come Hill said Its a tremendous honor even to be nomi I to be in the company of those two guys Pat Patterson has been at Tomball a long time and Halpin won a state champi onship at Mesquite thats pretty good for a boy from the south side of San Hill said his threeyear term on the board will be over this I guess if I dont Ill go back to being John he UIL developing steroid education plan Meeting with the press at the Hyatt University Interscholastic League athletic director Charles Breithaupt said his organi zation is trying to develop an education plan to warn studentathletes about the hazards of But doing so will take some he Breithaupt pointed to a recent Texas study that pointed out a larger percentage of kids whove tried heroin and crack cocaine than Only 2 percent reported ever trying but that is even too high a fig he If there is one kid taking we need to do something about he Breithaupt said 200 of the schools in the state have implemented some kind of drug testing New Braunfels did so over the summer and Boerne will vote on the issue this Those districts that do drug test havent found it as a he There is more to dmg testing than just drug he The collection is a big part of the and that is something that we dont have down Breithaupt said the UIL is working with the National Federation of High the Anti Doping League and other organizations and prominent individuals to develop its education which it hopes to have in place sometime this   

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