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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 4, 2007, New Braunfels, Texas Page April MB player Ryan HERALDZErrUNG to have yew sports event publi contact Will Wright at or by email at E DAILY DfetHct264Agoff New Canyon teams compete in final day of tournament in Time morning uniconi Area teams prepare for district atNBs second track meet of the afternoon Unicorns baseball teams in btg264Agames against Time Canyon Area golf teams perform well in first day of district comeback defeats Clemens By Kevin Wathburn The HeraldZeitung It wasnt its best but the Canyon softball team put some distance between itself and fourth place AREA SOFTBALL Becca Wall knocked in the gamewinning run in the bottom of the ninth to give the Cougarettes a 65 win over Lady Buffaloes at Cougarette Field on Tues The kids showed a lot of Canyon coach Kevin Handle They never gave They kept and it paid off for Walls gamewinning hit capped a contest in which Canyon 197 82 in District 264A had to over come a threerun deficit after the first The Cougarettes made the game harder than it should have They had a 154 hit yet could not break away from the Lady Buffaloes 1610 55 in District 264A because errors of Clemens We got people we just couldnt get the key hits in key and we had the five runs scored on Randle But we put the bat on the I thought we did a real good job against a pretty good See Page 7A Bowens 18 leads Spurs in rout of SuperSonics SAN ANTONIO AP Bruce Bowen made six 3 pointers and scored 18 and the San Antonio Spurs beat the Seattle SuperSonics 11091 Tues day night to sweep the four game season Tony Parker had 16 points and Tim Duncan added 14 for the who had five players in double Though the game was rarely it wasnt as bad as the beating the Sonics took late last when the Spurs beat them 12079 for one of Seattles worst home losses in franchise Chris Wilcox led Seattle with 20 followed by Rashard Lewis with 19 and Johan Petro with Only four Spurs players didnt hit a 3pointer in last months when San Antonios 16 3s established a franchise The 3s were contained to two players Tuesday but there were still plenty of And that was even without Brent a 45 percent 3point shooter who is third in the He was out with back See SPURS Page 7A By Kevin Wathbum The HeraldZeitung All area golf teams participating in district tourna ments are in good shape after Tues days first The New Braun fels and Canyon boys and girls and the Smithson Valley boys all placed in the top two at their respective The two best team Carole scores at each dis Morris trict meet advance to mean ing the area squads are halfway to mov ing The Cougars and Unicorns domi nated District 264A action at Seguins Starcke On the girls New Braunfels jumped out to a huge first day lead with a firstround of secondplace Canyon by 55 Im pleased with the way that our girls played Unicorns coach Glenn Phair The greens were a lit tle but they hung in Theres a little room for but they played New Braunfels had five golfers in the top led by Liz which tied her with Clemens Suzanne Ervin for second The Unicorns Ashley Patterson is in fourth Kelsey Lynch is in fifth Shelby Stevens is in sev enth 94 and Shea Parkers firstround 99 was good for The Cougarettes did not have the depth of New but they did have the days best individual Twotime state qualifier Carole Norris shot a firstround 75 to help keep her team safely in front of thirdplace Del Valle 453 and fourthplace Steele Even if Canyon were to Norris is in prime position to make it to regionals because the top two golfers not on an advancing team but in the top six individually move on to region als for individual Carole played said Canyon coach Greg Caroles She did what she had to do She put herself in position to She kept the ball in play and didnt have any Everything went well for Canyon had two others in the top as Erica Holcombs 91 put her in sixth and Kelsie Cedilio sits in eighth with a The area squads also dominated boys with firstplace Canyon 300 16 strokes ahead of New Braunfels Cougars Clay Holcomb and Lee Brimberry lead the competition indi with a 72 and Stevie Ray Martinez is not far behind in fourth place 76 and Scott Ferguson is tied for eighth Clay played really Norris See Page 6A Canyon blanks 70 By Will Wright The HeraldZeitung At this stage of the District 264A baseball hothit ting teams have found them selves cooled by hot Such was the case when Canyon met Clemens Tues day AREA BASEBALL Both teams were coming off losses sixthranked Canyon managed a season low three hits in a 43 loss to Hays on while the Buffaloes totaled only four hits in bowing 64 to Lehman on Clemens outhit the Cougars on but the home team made its count en route to a 70 shutout at muggy Cougar It was a good win for but it wasnt one of our best Canyon coach Peter Garza said after his team was outhit 76 but scored three runs in the first and sixth Their pitcher is a good one hes not their 1 for any reason and he got a lot of The home plate umpires strike zone seemed to shift throughout the which wreaked a little havoc with Canyon starter Trenton Irwin and Clemens lefty Drew While Lowry who had allowed only five earned runs in 36 frames entering the contest bested Irwin in Irwin was the more tenacious of the The senior righthander gave up the seven hits and relied on his defense and shoddy base running by Clemens to do the He got out of jams in the third and digging deep and doing whatever it took to retire the He wasnt sure where the MIRANDA Canyons Trenton Irwin throws a pitch during the Cougars 70 victory over Schertz Clemens Tuesday night at Cougar Irwin fanned walked three and went the distance for the strike zone it Garza Hes got good control and can put the ball where ever he wants and we were being forced to throw it down the They have a good hitting ball club and made good contact Canyon 192 overall 61 in 264A got going with two gone in the Ramirez was hit by a pitch and got to second on a wild Matt James double brought him with James getting to third on another wild Lowry offer After Tyler Ogle Dallas Figols double through third plated and after the ball was hobbled in left also brought in Ogle for a 30 Canyon who got the final two batters with runners on ion the got the final three after yielding a single in the Drew Hollimon led off the Canyon second with a got to third on yet another wild pitch and came in when Lowry was called on a balk while pitching to Kyle Down the Buffaloes 1411 overall 25 in 264A had two threats squashed in the Lowry was held to a See Page 7A ASTROS OISIDECK THE NEXT FIVE tow Pit 7 FSN FRIDAY 7 FSN SATURDAY STL 6 FSN SUNDAY STL 1 FSN MOMDW AT CMC 1 FSN 1420 Astros fall again to Pittsburgh HOUSTON AP Two games into the Xavier Nady has emerged as a nemesis for the Houston Nady singled home Jason Bay for the goahead run off Dan Wheeler and homered for the second straight leading die Pittsburgh Pirates to a 32 win over the Astros on In Mondays Nady hit the tying homer with two outs in die ninth inning off doser Brad The Pirates won 42 in 10 Pirates starter Ian Snell struck out a careerhigh 11 Tues but didnt get a He gave up Carlos Lees RBI single in the sixth that gave Houston a 21 lead Wheeler 01 started the eighth and got Chris Dufiy to pop Jack Wilson then beat out a bunt single and Bay walked before Adam LaRoche lined out Ronny Paulino then singled to left to score Wilson and tie the game Nady followed with an RBI single to right Jonah Bayiiss 10 earned the win after retiring Craig Biggio to end the Salomon Torres shut out the Astros in the ninth to earn his second Houston starter Jason Jennings retired the first five Pirates he faced before Nady homered in his second consecutive atbat in sending a 20 pitch onto the leftfield Snell was almost untouchable through the first five striking out 10 of the first 15 Astros he Goestenkors leaving Duke for Texas Unlvwwty Gail Goestenkors accepted Texas offer to become the Lady Longhorns next head basketball coach on AP Gail Goestenkors is out at Duke and in at The coach who built a powerhouse during her 15 seasons coaching the Blue Devils womens team resigned Tuesday to take over at replac ing Hall of Famer Jody In the it came down to her seeking a new challenge at this stage in her career and her Duke ath letic director Joe Alleva said in a state While we are disappointed that she has chosen to we have to look forward now and search for the best womens basketball coach for Duke won seven Atlantic Coast Conference coach of the year awards and compiled a career record of The move was not a big surprise since she was widely considered the top candidate to replace who suddenly resigned last The decision came less than a week after about 200 flans gathered outside Cameron Indoor Stadium in hopes of persuading chosen The Associated Press womens basketball coach of the year stay with the Blue Dev But by Tuesday there was little sign of activity around Cameron as Goestenkors met with her players off campus to inform them of her The night Conradt Texas officials made it clear they would be willing to pay for a topnotch Conradt earned a While Goestenkors salary at Pufce is not a public it was believed the private school would be unlikely to match a high offer from the Long Alleva did not return a call to his office seeking though he had said recently he would do what was required to keep Goestenkors in I truly believe that this university did everything in its power to keep her said Jack director of the universitys Iron Dukes which raises money to fund athletic Id be shocked if it came down to a dollar Thats just not who Gail is and its also not who Duke Goestenkors visited cam pus last when she met with womens athletic director Chris Pion sky and members of the schools See Page 7A
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