New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 3, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas
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Sours streak ands aft 17
PHOENIX (AR) — The last victory in San Antonio’s franchise-record. 17-game winning streak was against Phoenix. Trivia buffe migM find it interesting that the Suns also ended 4.
“lf we win 25 straight and then lose in the first round of the playoffs, what good does that do your Spurs coach Bob Hi said Tuesday night after some late heroics by Charles Barkley and Michael Finley lifted the Suns to a 111-104 win over a team that beat them by 14 points two days earlier in San Antonio.
Barkley, who had 28 points and 11 rebounds, agreed.
"We’re just trying to win games and get some momentum, ne sa»o.
It was the first victory by the Suns in four games against the Spurs and only their second in 14 games against the five Western Conference teams with bettor records.
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OAKLAND. Calif. (AP)—Each game Clyde Dreoder spends on the sidefines with a brused right knee gives former CSA player Sam Mack another chance to show he belongs in the NBA.
Mack. who joined the Rockets in February, had a career-high 38 points Tuesday night as Houston used a late spurt to end a seven-game losing streak with a 112-106 victory over the Golden State Warriors.
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Cougarettes, Rangers tied for second
From staff reports
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The District 28-4A softball race was thrown into a three-way tie for second place after the Canyon Cougarettes topped Hays 11-9. aid Smithson Valley shut out Bastrop 12-0 on Tuesday .
The first-place New Braunfels Unicorns fell to Lockhart 6-5 in eight innings despite solo home tuns by Jennifer Ybarra and April Tuch.
Canyon. Smithson. Valley and Lock
hart are each 5-3 and one game behind New Braunfels at 6-2.
Behind the pitching of Jenise Haiborth and die tatting of Kylie Adams (3-foc-3), the Cougarettes jumped out to an 11-4 lead before Hays mounted a brief comeback.
“We played well enough to win it in the last two innings,” Canyon coach Charlie Adams said.
The Cougarettes host Lockhart at home on Friday. The Rangers next face Hays,
and New Braunfels takes on Bastrop at 4:30 p.m on Thursday. A win guarantees the Unicorns at least a share of the district championship.
NBHS coach Cindy Manley said the Unicorns are still upbeat and aiming for a playoff spot despite losing their last two games by one nm.
“We had some big plays but also had some costly errors,” Manley said. “We’re still right in it and plan to win our next one.”
Lions ice Unicom
By THOMAS GOOLEY
points last Wednesday a1 Dallas, rundown 3-pointers. He scored most of Ws ports against Latrett Sprewefl, one of Hie NBA's top defensive players.
"Ifs a real pleasant surprise to see Sam do that" Rockets coach Rudy Tomjanovich said. "Now I have to consider him a factor I can use in the playoffs."
Drexler, who has missed the last 19 games, is expected back for Friday’s game at Sacramento. And Mack knows what that means for Nm.
Qnmnm 10K to wind through Bernie HUI Country course
The 12th annual Gruene Texas 10.000 race vrifi take participants on a 10-kriometer (62 mite) run and a two-mile wa* through Gruene Historic District and the scenic Hill Country of New Braunfels.
The race starts at 9 am . Saturday, April 6 in front of Gruene Had on the banks of the Guadalupe River.
Primary sponsors are race founders and Gruene Texas partners Pat Motak and Mary Jane NaHey. Other sponsors include Roger Solar’s Sports in San Antonio, and Run-Tex. The Runner’s Store in Austin. Race director is Roger Soler.
About 1 XXX) runners are expected at this year’s event Cash and other prizes wtt ba awarded to tie top three runners in each division for men and women ranging in age from 14 to 70 and older.
The Texas Rag Shorts championship wM continue this year.
The first male and female wearing Texas tag shorts to cross the finish line each wM receive a Texas flag jacket, courtesy of Roger Solar’s Sports.
Registration fee is $12 before March 30. Runners can sign up in person at Roger Soler Sports. 2589 Jackson-Keller Rd.’ Late registration will be $15 after March 31 and $20 on tie day of tie race. A portion of the proceeds go to Friends for Rivers, a New Braunfels-based non-profit organization which promotes the conservation and preservation of the Guadalupe and Comal rivers.
For more information, call (210) 366-3701 or Rurv-Tex at (512) 472-3259.
IMI fiMMMcMttaM dub set to host South Twas tournament
The New Braunfels Hoops basketball dub is set to hod tie South Texas Amateur Abietic Union age 13 Boys Regional Qualifying Tour nament. ; i M
The tournament is scheduled for April 26-28 at the New Braunfels Middle School Gym The general public is invited to attend. Donations also are being taken to pay for the gym ire Information, can 625-1446 or
rental, For ma# I 625-4436.
Lockhart pitcher Mark Ramirez’ formula for success is not complex.
“I just go out and try to throw strikes,” he said.
Hie New Braunfels Unicorns know all about k. For seven innings they swung at fest balls and curves but couldn’t connect on many hits.
Ramirez struck out ten batten and buried a two-hitter in a 5-2 win on Tuesday night at Unicorn Held The 5-9,175-pound senior right hander grew stronger as the game progressed. He fumed six of the final IO batten he Need.
The win kept the Lions in the heat of the district race at 2-1, while the Unicorns are still looking for that elusive first win.
The performance by Ramirez, an all-district pitcher the last two years, was no surprise to New Braunfels conch Neal Miller.
"We knew coming in that he was capable of giving us trouble,” Miller said. “He’s been there four yean and is one (rf the best pitchen in the district We’ve been struggling, but it’s not due to poor effort because these kids work hard at practice. I know they are going to keep wotting hard and Irving lo act a win.”
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Hays takes over first in district race
By THOMAS GODLEY
inning after Lockhart had taken a 2-0 lead on three hits.
Chad Wehe had the defensive highlight of the game when he threw out Dan Garcia at home pbae after a deep fly ball to right field The throw got the Unicorns out of the second inning.
Kelly Garza and Joe Sosa scored on two Lockhart errors, tying the score at 2-2. The Lions went back in front in the fourth inning on an RBI single by Fred Fernandez.
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New Braunfels Ivan Amort makes fag on Locimartt’ Dan Garcia for"an out in the fourth inning. The Lions prevailed 5-2 on Tuesday night
With bases loaded and one out the Unicorns threatened to score in the fourth inning, but Ramirez stifled the rally with two strike outs.
Lockhart added insurance runs in the fourth and six innings, then Ramirez took control of the game.
“Anytime you can come to New Braunfels and get a win, it’s big,” said Lockhart coach
Aaron Moore, who went went six and a half innings and gave up nine hits, gave way to Will McGuffey in th seventh inning.
Mike Chapa and Ivan Antosh collected the only hits for the Unicorns. Chapa smacked a single in die fourth inning and Antosh reached first on a hit in the first inning.
BUDA — Only oim team remains unbeaten in the District 28-4A baseball race.
The Hays Rebels claimed that distinction Tuesday night with a 4-2 victory over the Canyon Cougars.
The win keeps the Rebels firmly, in control of their quest to defend the district championship, while the Cougars slip into a two-way tie with the Lockhart Lions, a 5-2 winner over Slew Braunfels.
Pitcher lory Van had two strike outs and took only his second loss of the season in eight starts. He allowed six hits in seven innings.
The Cougars jumped out to a 1-0 lead on Brandon Cox’s RBI single which drove in cen-terfielder Ricky Boehle who reached third on a walk and a wiki pitch. The hit was one of two on the night for the Cougar lineup which faced lefthander Coy Lowden.
“He showed good control and good speed but we had trouble finding the gaps,” Behrend.
Lowden was supported by a defense that forced 15 ground outs. In the last three games, the Rebels have given up only five runs.
Hays tied it at 1-1 on an RBI single by Lowden in the second inning. Two more runs on hits by Shawyn Hippolito and sacrafice bunt by Austin Evans increased Hap’ lead to 3j I .Mirk Stackler belted"ah RBfsmgle in make it 4-1. Reagan George led-otf die seventh inning with a solo home run that brough the Cougars to within 4-2, but that’s as close as they came. Canyon coach Ralph Behrend said the Cougars played strong defense but were unable muster offense.
“This was a loss but it’s important for us to bounce back from this on Friday against Lockhart,” Behrend said. “We need to win that game and put ourselves alone in second place ”
NBHS track teams shine at Boerne meet
From staff reports
The New Braunfels Unicorns captured fust place in boys’ and girls’ team totals on Saturday at the Greyhound Relays in Boerne.
Anchored by a first place finish in the 1,600 meter relay, the NBHS boys rallied US points to edge Lockhart (114) and Boerne (85). It was the Unicorn boys first win (rf the season.
Jamie Copenhaver raced to the lop finish in the 400 meter nm, coming in at 51.64. Jeff Gannett look second place in the 3,200 meter nm (10:27.4), following up a first place finish last week at the Hays Rebel meet
The NBHS girls, meanwhile,continued their dominance scoring 150 poults and outdistancing Clemens (98), Lockhart (96) and Kerrville (72). Usa Weiner paced her way to first in the 1,600 meter run, crossing the finish line at 5:20.15.
The Unicom Relays begin Thursday with field events at 2:30 pm and rt nmning preliminaries starting at 5p.m. It will be die final meet before fee District 28-4A meet April ll-13 at Hays. Usa Wekzer will compete rn die 3,200 meter nm at the Texas Relays in Austin on Friday at 6:50 p.m.
The following are individual places and times for the Unicorns in field and running events at Boerne:
Boys Pole vault — Clay Skarovsky, Isl 15-1; Justin Vogt, 2nd, 13-0, Brian Milch, 5th, 12-0, Long jump — David Simmoods, 4th, 20-5; Micheal Williams, 5th, 39-2; Triple jump — David Simmonds, 3rd, 39-5; Michael Williams, 39-2; 3200 — Jeff Gannett, 2nd, 10:27.4. 400 relay — (David Simmonds, Jeff Copenhaver, Jamie Copenhaver, Kelly Garza), 2nd, 43.76; IOO dash — Kelly Garza, 3rd, 11.22; 400 dash — Jamie Copenhaver, Isl, 51.64; Daniel Valdez, 4th, 53.2; 300 int. hurdles — Brad Boucher, 3rd, 41.38; Kliff Kingsbury 5th, 43.1; 200 dash — Jeff Copenhaver, 6th, 231.1600 run—Jeff Gannett, 4th, 4:49.2; 1,600 relay (Jeff Copenhaver, Daniel Valdez, Brad Boucher, Jamie Copenhaver), Isl 3:28.21.
Girls Triple jump—Note Muir. 3rd, 33-5 3/4; 400 relay — (Emily Collie, Shawms Sergeant, Nota Muir, Anna Usa Vargas), Isl 51.10; 800 run — Amber Wenzel, 3rd. 2:25.71; IOO — Emily Coble, 3rd. 2:25.71; Katti Hudgins. 4th, 13.35; 400 run — Kelly Koksma 2nd, 62.78; Andrea Mills, 4th, 64.19; 200 run — Anna Lisa Vargas, 2nd, 26.45; Katti, Hudgins, 4th, 28.66. 800 relay — (Emily Coble, Shawms SargeanL Nota Muir, Anna Usa Vargas), 1st, 1:48.08; 16CO relay — (Jodi Slaughter, Andrea Mills, Amber Wenzel, Kelly Koksma) 2nd, 4:11.52.
Lifting to now heights at stat#
Canyon High School poworkflora Robert Blankenbekar, loft, and John Flores, above, had their boot over performances at tho state moot Saturday In Houston. Blankonboker, a threetime qualifier, finished fourth in tho 181-pound division. He was 10th in 1994 and eighth in 1996. John Flores, competing in his second state meet, finished fourth in tho 198-pound division. In 1995, Ftorss was sixth. Both Flores and Blanketmaker finished higher than they wart rated before the meet CHS cooch Don Burk said tho two seniors had exceptional seasons. “We will really miss these guys next yaw. They ars both outstanding workers end have always given our other athletes something to shoot for. Their ouccooo this year can ba attributed to many hours of hard work.” Other Cougars at the slats mast wars Hurtles SchmidL Mike Broaddus, Dustin Maxwell and Orlando Mass.
M CINCINNATI (AP) — Umpire John McSherry died of severe heart disease, including an irregular heartbeat, the Hamilton County coroner’s office ruled.
An autopsy found McSherry, SI, had an enlarged heart and a severely blocked right coronary artery. He collapsed seven pitches into Cincinnati’s opener Monday and died at a hospital about an hour later.
McSherry was listed at 328 pounds, but weighed nearly 400 at limes. He will be buried following a funeral Mass on Friday at St. Nicholas of Tolentine Church in New York.
M NEW YORK (AP) — Salaries are near
ly back to their pre-strike level, and Detroit’s Cecil Fielder again is the highest-paid player at $9.2 million.
The average salary was $1,176,967 on opening day, according to a study released by Hie Associated Press, an increase of 9.9 percent from opening day last year, when the average was $ 1,071,029.
In 1994, the last season before the 232-day strike, the average was $1,188,679 on opening day, just I percent higher than this year’s average. Total payroll was $902.26 million, Ll percent higher than the $892.15 million total at the start of the 1995 season.
The New York Yankees had the highest
payroll at $52.9 million, followed by Baltimore at $49.4 million and Atlanta at $47.9 million. Montreal had the lowest payroll at $15.4 million.
M ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Walt Disney Co. and Anaheim reached tentative agreement on renovation and operation of Anaheim Stadium, paving the way for the company to buy a minority Interest in the California Angels.
The Anaheim City Council Kiust vote on the deal, and approval could codie Wednesday at a special session of the council. Major league owners approved the sale of the Angels to Disney in January.