New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 11, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas
■ What: The seventh Annual New Braunfels Triathlon
■ Wham Sunday, April 14 (Baca begins at 8 am with swim at Comal River.
■ Where Landa Park, Hinman Island
“lf we win a big game, I Uke my players to be stronct enough to etrrtr me off the field."
—Iou Holt, on the importance of physical strength in his players.
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The Smithson Valley Rangers varsity golf team advanced to regionals with a runnerup finish at the District 28-4A Tournament on Monday.
Bastrop shot a two-day total of 636 for first place. Smithson Valley scored 664, followed by New Braunfels, 669, and Canyon, 695.
Jimmy Walker of Canyon was an individual regional qualifier. He shot a 73 and 79 to finish in second place behind Bastrop’s Lewis Marshall. Marshal shot a 73 and 74. Jeff Powell of New Braunfels shot a 79 and 80 and took fifth place.
The Ranger varsity golf team consists of Andre Larose, Ryan McLeaird, Chris Weil. Dan Treanor and Jason Rush.
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Michael Schaeffer shot a team-low 41 to help guide the New Braunfels Middle School golf team to first place in the 8th grade division at the Seguin Golf Tournament on Tuesday.
Hagan Coble (42). Matt Janca (46), Josh Speck (47), Stuart Griffin (51). and Michael Bergeron 54) led the NBMS team. The tournament was played at Starkey Park Golf Course.
The NBMS girls’ team also took first place Laura Boswell, Cody CrandaB (54) Megan Vil-
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The NBMS e&rir&i grade boys team came
In third. They are Chris Cameron (52), Chad Guthrie (52), Deryk Lindsey (54), Brent Green (57) and Dustin Graves (57).
NB National Littlo hosts annual ftai Day calabratlon
The New Braunfels National Little League will have its annual Pun Day on Saturday, April 20 from 10 a.to. lo 2 p.m. at the National Little League baseball fields, across from Landa Park.
The fund-raising event is open to the public and wi have games, contests, prizes, raffle. entertainment, food and refreshments. Team pictures will be taken.
«The National is selling Discount Gold Cards as an additional fund raiser. The card may be used through April 1997.
A benefit softball tournament has been organized to help raise funds for local umpire and coach Auggie Diaz who was in a car accident last December.
Thetoumament for Class B, C and D play ars is set tor April 13-14 at toe New Braunfels Softball Complex on Rushier St [ Entry fee Is $100 per team
AA proceeds will go toward medical costs and other expenses for Diaz who remains hospitalized in a coma. Diaz has been an umpire and girls' softball coach for more than 20 years in New Braunfels.
For more information, call David at 625-102Sor Rudy at 609-4126.
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The annual Iowa St. Patrick’s Day Invita* „ .^GoK Tournament tor Winter Texans was 1 held March 15 at Landa Park Golf Course The following are results First place — Ev Scheppele, Dick Erickson, Mim Mease, Marge Rostermundt Second place — Jim Degenhardt. Den Mullins, Judy Degenhardt. Maddy Beran.
Third place — Erv Larson. Barb Baumier Jim Butler, Laura Schumacher Fourth place — Warren Meewes, Leon Baumier, Hazel Scheppele. LaVonne Thompson
Closest to toe pin — Barb Baumeier (12th hole)
Longest putt —- Sandy Degenhardt (18th
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Longest putt—Leon Baumeier
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By THOMAS GODLEY
The best high school trade athletes in District 28-4 A make their claim for regional bids today at Lockhart High School.
This means a season of hard wotk, triumphs and fast times comes down to a single, final performance. New Braunfels boys' coach Lew Simmonds knows the importance of hitting stride at the right time.
“It’s what you aim for all season, and hopefully it all falls into into place," Simmonds said. “As a coach, you work to have everyone peaking at this time. Everything you’ve done leads to district and getting to regionals."
The District 28-4A meet gets under way with field events at 1:30 p.m., followed by running preliminaries at 2 p.m. The finals will be Saturday at 2 p.m.
New Braunfels, Canyon and Smithson Valley head into the action with a talented crop of regional prospects.
Leading the way are the New Braunfels
girls who will be aiming for a return trip to regionals in the 400 and 1,600 meter relays. The Unicorns have posted area-leading times of 48.74 and 4:10.07 respectively in those events. The Lockhart Lady Lions figure to be in the thick of the race in the 400 (48.61).
Usa Weltzer, a state medalist in the 3,200 meter mn, is coming off a season-best performance (10:56.53) at the Texas Relays. She also has her sights set on the 1,600 meter run and will be going for her fourth straight district title.
Kelly Koksma, an NBHS senior, ranks among the area leaders in the 400 meter mn (59.58). She expects to be challenged by Smithson Valley’s Michelle Moore (59.87). Amber Wenzel, a 1995 state qualifier, will mn the 800 (2:21.50). Kristi Lindeman, Kelly Clark, Anna Usa Vargas, Bethany Carl, Jodi Slaughter, Nota Muir, Karen Meder and Emily Cohle round out a talented Unicom contingent.
Canyon is set to challenge in several events. Kendra Reimer holds the fastest district time in the IOO meter hurdles (14.91) and top distance
in the long jump (17-11 1/2).
The Unicom boys are led by Jeff Garsnett in the 1,600 meter run (4:41.09) and 3,200 meter mn (9:58.55). Kelly Garza is a solid bet in the 100-yard dash (10.79). Canyon’s Richard McDonald (15-3) and New Braunfels’ Clay Skarovsky (15-0) expect to battle for the pole vault title. Smithson Valley’s Brad Triesch
Nota Muir and tot ? Now Braunfels Unloom vanity girls’ track tsam an ready to soar at tbs District 284A mast today at Lockhart All tons Comal County high schools have athletes with solid chances at qualifying for the Regional Track Mast ast for April 26-27 in San Antonio.
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and Canyon’s Ricky Boehle head the field in the long jump. Both have surpassed 21 feet Boehle also will mn the 200. Brothers Jamie and Jeff Copenhaver are favorites in the 400. The Unicom boys’ relays, led by David Simmonds, Brad Boucher, Daniel Valdez, Garza and the Copenhavets have posted times of 3:27.88 in the 1,600 and 42.95 in the 400.
NB Triathlon lures die-hards to grueling race
By THOMAS GODLEY
Bright and early on Sunday, more than 200 athletes will gather at Landa Park to test their physical limits in a grueling 25.6- mile triathlon.
The seventh annual New Braunfels Triathlon starts with a .6-mile swim in the Comal River, rolls into Gmene with a bicycle race toward Canyon Dam and returns for a five-mile mn along Common St
The race begins at 8 a.m.
Race directors Michael and Carolyn Burrow said the profits from the triathlon will benefit projects of the New Braunfels Evening Rotary Club. Specifically, the funds will target vocational scholarships at New Braunfels, Canyon and Smithson Valley high schools and win support international student exchange programs.
The NB Triathlon has grown annually during the past seven years, Carolyn Burrow said.
‘This race has become popular with triathletes
from all over the state and beyond for several reasons," Burrow said. “Of course, they all like to have a reason to come visit New Braunfels, but we’ve always made it a policy of putting athletes first. We not only take every precaution to ensure ifs a safe race, but we try to ensure that all of athletes get recognition for competing."
Each person who completes the rigorous course receives a “Finisher Cup.” The overall
male and female winners earn awards, and the top three in each of the 12 age groups for men and women receive steins.
Middle of the pack competitors and the last place finisher also are recognized.
The racers will converge at a central site on Hinman Island after swimming the Comal River. New construction by Schlitterbahn dictated the move to this year’s “transition area,” where the racers mount their bicycles for the second phase of the triathlon.
The course moves along Common St to FM 306 to a 10-mile turn-around point and back to the transition area where bikes are racked and running shoes are exchanged foe cycling shoes.
The mn continues along Common St. to Peace Ave. and toward Cypress Bend Park. A turnaround at Mather St. brings the runners back to the finish line on Hinman Island Drive.
Burrow described the race’s transition phases as a “well-choreographed dance,” with each
racer knowing his part and all the details coordinated and falling into place.
“We intentionally moved our race to early Spring to avoid the heavier traffic that comes with tourist season here.” Burrow said. “With die race starting at 8 p.m. on Sunday morning and ending by 11:30 a.m., we’re trying to be as considerate as possible of our fellow citizens. We do want people to be aware that Common Street in particular will be tied up from Liberty Street to FM 306”
The street will not be closed to vehicle traffic, but we will have police officers posted to stop traffic on the cross streets as necessary to allow the cyclists through tho.intersection* ueob- j structed. Police officers will be stationed at Old EM 306 and Hunter Road, and traffic may be stopped at the junction two places on FM 306 near Old 306 and near the Montessori school. Local sponsors include Tree Tops Riverside Grill, Molly Joe’s and Ducky’s.
New hunting permits ease some old hassles
As of this coming Aug. 31,1996, there will be no more hunting or fishing licenses issued as we have known in the past. Taking their place is a new consumptive outdoor use permit.
The new permit will lock similar to a cash register receipt.
To purchase the new permit individuals will have to submit proof of residency to vendors along with their request for specific stamps (i.e. saltwater, freshwater trout, etc.). These specific items will appear on the new permit similar to merchandise on a cash register receipt.
The permit will measure 3 1/2 inches by eight inches. Depending upon the amount of merchandise purchased, a second piece of paper may be fssued.
This new system was developed to make it easier for the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department. There will be less paper work involved for the seller. It will be much faster to issue than the previous license. The license holder will no longer be required to sign each of the tags. Nonresidents will be able to purchase their permits at any place that sells resident permits. Plus, at any given time, it will be
possible to get an accurate report on not only the number of permits issued but a better picture of the user, such as age, gender and residency.
There will be drawbacks, such as keeping up with the tags. The old license had detachable tags.
The new system will have tags. However, removal of certain tags will turn one piece of paper (your permit) into two, possibly three or more.
Keeping up with tags will be a problem. Remember to pick up the heavy paper envelope (license holder) at the vendor issuing the permit.
In addition, the new permit will not be waterproof as the previous licenses have been.
Another drawback, as I see it, is that it will be easy to misplace this new permit. Remember, it will look like a bland piece of paper, not an easily recognizable document as in the past.
Come Sept. 1.19%, we’ll all be required to carry this new permit.
I’m sure that there will be some drawbacks with the new system, but we’ll all have to learn to accept them.
Boy, how things are changing.
(Keith Warren is the host of The Texas Angler television show, which broadcasts statewide. For information contact The Texas Angler at (210) 625-3474.)
Brooks swings into Masters
and University of Texas product that he can adopt the Frank Sinatra method this week around Amen Comer.
Cue the prelude to “My Way,” because Brooks — for the first time since making his Auguste debut in 1989 — is not tweaking his game to fit the sloping contours and lightning-quick greens of the 6,925-yard, par-72 layout when his tee time arrives for Thursday’s opening round. He hopes the expression of independence will help him improve his Masters scoring average of 74.25 strokes, which includes only one sub-par round in 12 attempts. He has made the cut only once.
“I’ve committed to take a little different approach at Auguste. I’m going to try my best not to make any adjustments in my game for the course,” said Brooks.
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP)—Considering the surroundings, Auguste National Golf Club might seem a bizarre backdrop for experimentation.
The Masters Tournament, after all, is an event where nostalgia is celebrated, tradition is paramount and change usually is limited to the analyst’s chair in the CBS television tower.
But to Mark Brooks, this seems like the ideal spot to roll the dice. A look at the Fort Worth resident’s 19% season and past track record at Augusta explains why.
Brooks, for the first time in six visits, heads into Masters week with a victory under his belt during the same calendar year and a Top IO spot on the season earnings list. His hot start has convinced the Richland High School
Basketball Court of Honor
Herald-Zeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL Tho Magic finished at 12-2 and captured flr»t place In tho 6th grade girts’ division of Now Braunfels Junior League Basketball. Picture here, top left to right, ere Coech Tiki Schneider, Shelly Dunlop, Briton! Burna, Cheryl Tatum, Miranda Stewart, and coach Warren Wehe, (front, kr) Jessica Bridger Sheene Schneider and Sapna PeteL The team was sponsored by Insco Distributing, Inc.
In the seventh and eighth grade division. Pictured here are (beck, Fe) Coach Bob Gerhardt, assistant coech Judy Davie, Tam! Scholl, Christina Slater, Melissa Gerhardt, JHI McKain, (front, l-r) Sarah Sandoval, April Blackmon, Gabrielis Duran, Holly Bergman, Janes Davie and Paige FJurp#:
■ To talk with Sports Editor Thomas Godley about Sports Day, call 625-9144. ext. 24.