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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 16, 2007, New Braunfels, Texas Page May NB girls golfer To have your sports event publi contact Will Wright at or by email at sports@heraldzeitung.com THE DAILY final scrimmage Rangers football team goes through intmsquad drills in a game flm NB to stage annual spring football game with players on Varsity Time 6 Iprtagmiig Canyon JV and varsity football teams to scrimmage at Cougar Time 6 RANGERS THCNfXTRVC SATUBDAV AT HOP SUNDAY ATHOU 1 KRLDAM 1080 DRays Rangers AP Perfect a lively crowd that nearly filled the stadium and a gamewin ning hit by Brendan The Tampa Bay Devil Rays got everything they needed for a successful debut at Dis ney World on Tuesday beating the Texas Rangers 4 3 in 10 Harris basesloaded sin gle in the 10th his fourth hit of the game drove in the winning run off Scott Feldman who was recalled from TripleA Okla homa City earlier in the Brian Stokes 25 pitched the 10th for the Devil who loaded the bases with no outs in the bottom of the inning on two walks and Del mon Youngs Hank Blalock homered for the third straight game for the hitting a solo shot off lames Shields in the Brad Wilkersonhadla secondinning sacrifice and Nelson Cruzs RBI single in the fifth made it 33 against Devil Rays starter James who allowed six hits in eight Carlos Elijah Dukes and Ty Wiggington drove in Tampa Bays runs off Texas righthander Brandon who allowed six hits and struck out seven in six Notes Rangers OF Sammy Sosa had the night The Rangers placed RHP Kevin Millwood on the 15day DL a day after returning to the team and aggravating a ham string injury that had kept him out for two LHP Ron Mahay was put on the DL with a strained muscle in his Feldman and Murray were recalled from TripleA Oklahoma Wilkerson left the game with a right hamstring ASTROS QN DECK THE NEXT FIVE TUESDAY TIED 55 SF LATE TODAY SF FSN THURSDAY SF FSN FRIDAY TEX TWC4 SATURDAY TEX 6 FSN SUNDAY TEX 1 FSN KGNBAM 1420 Unicorns developing depth in drills By Will Wright The HeraldZeitung The New Braunfels Uni corns football program is alive and well this fresh off the heels of an 84 season and 10th straight playoff appear The Unicorns return the most starters of any area team for with a dozen back who started on offense and defense last some of them will be aligned in different positions this and coach Chuck Caniford and his staff are trying to see which ones can best mesh with several newcomers off the freshmen and junior varsi ty SPRING FOOTBALL Spring is all about person nel identifying who can Caniford Every day that we can do that is a good and weve been able to do it pretty much every day to this Caniford is blending in a few sophomores with a large batch of The juniors still out number those on last years freshman but the Uni corns havent yet decided how many freshmen they will car ry Im hesitant to say how many well wind up but a lot of those kids are really bat tling to earn New Braunfels entered the Photos by DAVID New Braunfels coach Lonny instructs linemen during Tuesdays while head coach Chuck pumps up the Unicorns as they practice running spring seeking depth at receiv er and running back and the same goes for linebacker and the defensive They are also auditioning for a kicker and This is the position break down going into Fridays spring game OFFENSE LINEMEN Seniors Jake Johnson left Ryan Walker center and Josh Knudson right guard will lead a unit that now includes senior Kyle who moves from outside linebacker to left and junior new comer Anthony Kolbe is atop the chart at right New comers include juniors Ben Speckman and Kennet Jacob sen at senior Matt Car denas at center senior letter man Josh SotQ and sopho more rookies Austin Rios and Jared Smith at With the three guys who more or less started last we were looking to build up some more Caniford We still have a few ques tions left to answer here and all 9Ver the but we feel See Page 7A Spurs Horry suspended for two games after hit on Nash Suns Diaw to miss tonights game File photo San Antonios Robert Horry was given a twogame pun ishment for his hit on Phoenixs Steve Nash during the Spurs loss to the Suns on PHOENIX AP The Phoenix Suns chances of advancing to the Western Conference finals have taken a hit as nasty as the one Robert Horry gave Steve The NBA suspended Suns AllStar center Amare Stoudemire and his team mate Boris Diaw on Tues day for tonights Game 5 of Phoenixs conference semifinal series against the San Antonio Their offense leaving the bench area following Horrys flagrant foul on Nash in the waning seconds of Monday nights 10498 comefrom behind Suns win in San Anto nio that squared the bestof seven series at two games TNT who sent the Suns crafty playmaker flying into the scorers table with 18 sec onds to was suspended two games for the flagrant foul and for striking Raja Bell above the shoulders with a Phoenix got the worst of it in the ruling by commission er David Stern under the rec ommendation of executive vice president Stu Horry is a reserve role Stoudemire is a firstteam all NBA selection who leads the Suns in scoring and rebound ing through the first four games of the Diaw would have been his replace I feel like Ive been punched in the Suns owner Robert Sarver Jackson said the league does not want to influence the out come of a series but had no choice in the This is a very unfortunate he said dur ing a conference No one here at the league office wants to suspend players any much less a pivotal game in the second round of a playoff But the is the and we intend to apply it Stoudemire is averaging points and rebounds in the His loss removes the Suns imposing inside Phoenixs problems are compounded by the absence of who started when Stoudemire missed all but three games last season because of surgeries on both is best known for his clutch 3point ers and has scored points per See Page 7A BASEBALL PLAYOFFS Wright wins three APSE awards for sports coverage 1 Attitotfc Confer f ftifty WMfeto OBPI 1 2W HeraldZeitung Sports Editor Will Wrights high quality coverage of sports in New Braunfels and Comal County was recognized by his peers last weekend at the annual 2006 Associated Press Will Wright Sports Editors Southwest Region Awards held in He earned awards in three cate gories including first place for Sports Column in a newspapers under circulation for his weekly commentaries on local and national who has written for the HeraldZeitung since earned second place in the Sports Event Category and third place for sports Wrights coverage in 2006 culmi nated in his coverage of the New Braunfels Unicorns baseball teams run to the state as well as coverage of high school and community sporting Wills dedication and commit ment to ensuring the best and most balanced coverage of New Braunfels and Comal County sports appears each day in the HeraldZeitung is said Managing Editor Gerard It is no sur prise that when his work is rated against other sports writers in the Wills writing is recog nized as among the Wrights APSE success follows his honors at the Associated Press Man aging Editors Awards in where he was recognized for his contribu tions to the HeraldZeitungs Uni corn state championship coverage and column FIND IT IN OUR MORE IN IT FOR YOU Search