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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 11, 2003, New Braunfels, Texas Contact Sports Editor Bryan Adams at 625-9144 ext. ZZ3. Sports Friday April ll, 2003 IBNext Three HOUSTON ASTROS SCHEDULE Thursday, April 10 Astros vs. Cincinnati Reds, 6:40 p.m. on AM 1420 KGNB. Friday, April 11 Astros vs. St. Louis Cardinals, 6:40 p.m. on AM 1420 KGNB. Saturday, April 12 Astros vs. St. Louis Cardinals, 6:40 p.m. on AM 1420 KGNB. Saturday, April 12 Astros vs. St. Louis Cardinals, 12:40 p.m. on AM 1420 KGNB. TICKETS Astros’ rookie pitcher holds off Reds Biggio sets record with lead-off homer HOUSTON (AP) — Rookie Jeri-ome Robertson pitched seven strong innings for his first career victory and Craig Biggio set the NL record with his 31st leadoff home run as the Houston astros beat the Cincinnati Reds 4-2 Thursday night. Robertson was in a bases-loaded jam in the fourth inning, similar to the one he faced in the fifth inning of his first start against Colorado on April 3. In that one, he gave up eight runs and was pulled. This time, the lefthander struck out Jose Guillen and Ruben Mateo. “He’s not a kid who panics,” Astros manager Jimy Williams said. “He BIGGIO has very good mound presence. Certainly, I think (catcher Gregg) Zaun helped him.” Robertson (1-1) allowed just two hits while striking out eight and walking three. He retired the last ll batters he faced. “I was feeling pretty good until I got myself' in that little jam,” Robertson said. “Zaunie called some good pitches and I stepped off the mound to get a little extra focus.” “The difference between tonight and the last time is he was amped up a little more then.” Cincinnati starter Danny Graves (0-1) allowed four runs — three earned — and seven hits in 5 2-3 innings. Octavio Dote I struck out the side in order in the eighth inning and Billy Wagner finished for his third save. Biggio led off the game with a homer off Graves, breaking the NL mark for leadoff" homers set by Bobby Bonds. Rickey Henderson holds the major league record with 80 leadoff home runs. Running to regionals NBHS girls track & field team wins District 25-4A Championship By Bryan Adams Sports Editor LOCKHART — After all the times were turned in and all the measurements were taken, the New Braunfels High School girls track and field team won the District 25-4A Championship Thursday night. The Unicorns scored 182 points to beat the Bastrop Lady Bears (133.5). The Canyon High School girls team finished fifth with 51.5 points. The NBHS boys team placed sixth with 53 points and the Canyon boys team was seventh with 51 points. Two athletes and one relay team from Canyon qualified for the Region IV-4A Track and Field meet, which takes place April 25-26 at Alamo Stadium in San Antonio. Freshman Bo Warm, who was’entered in five events, won the 200-meter dash with a time of 26.21. “I didn’t think I’d do that great, because that Kendra (Sargent) girl is really fast. I was surprised I got first,” Warm said. Warm also qualified for regionals in the 100-meter dash after finishing second with a time of 12.54. “I’m really excited. I didn’t think I’d make it my freshman year,” Warm said. “I was really nervous and felt a little sick to my stomach. As a freshman I don’t know how great I’m going to do at regionals, but I’m just going to go there and do my best.” Also from Canyon, senior Josh Peterson qualified for regionals in three events. He took second in the both the 400-meter dash (50.61) and the 200-meter dash (22.55). Peterson qualified for regionals in the 200-meters his sophomore year with a time of 22.30. “Pretty much the last IOO everyone started fading and I knew I had it,” Peterson said. “I’m just exha listed and excited right now.” See TRACK & FIELD/2B Track & Field DISTRICT 25-4A TRACK AND FIELD MEET (at Lockhart High School) Wednesday’s regional qualifiers BOYS Pole Vault 2. Derek Clark, NBHS (13-feet, 0-inches) GIRLS High Jump 1. Jackie Lucas, NBHS (5-feet, 2-inches) Pole Vault 1. Kayla Konomos, NBHS (11-feet, 3-inches) 2. Laura Koenig, NBHS (11-feet, 0-inches) Triple Jump I. Michalee Smithers, NBHS (36-feet, 4 finches) Discus 1. Amanda Carberry, NBHS (106-feet, 8-inches) 3,200-meter run 2. Martha Rockwood, NBHS (11:49.88) Thursday’s regional quai there BOYS 800-meter Run 1. Luke Hansen, NBHS (1:55.74) 400-meter Dash 2. Josh Peterson, Canyon (50.61) 200-meter Dash 2. Josh Peterson, Canyon (22.55) 1,600-meter Relay 2. Canyon (Rickey Euresti, Josh Peterson, Bryan Jonas, Sean Peterson), 3:24.26 GIRLS 100-meter Hurdles 2. Michalee Smithers, NBHS (15.58) 100-meter Dash 2. Bo Warm, Canyon (12.54) 300-meter Hurdles I. Kelly Hembaugh, NBHS (4521) 200-meter Dash 1. Bo Warm, Canyon (2621) 1,600-meter Relay 2. NBHS (Alicia Stoll. Kelly Hetnbaugh, Christina Racanetk, Claire Buck), 4:07.33 K. JESSIE SLATENiHerakl-Zertung New Braunfels athlete Kelly Heinbaugh competes in the 300-meter hurdles during the District 25-4A Track and Field meet Thursday at Lockhart High School. Heinbaugh captured first place with a time of 45.21 to qualify for regionalsFirst place Unicorns take show on the roadDistrict 25-4A - HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL STANDINGS Dlst AH New Braunfels 6-1 12-9 Canyon    6-2 12-8 Dnpping Springs 5-2 9-9-1 Lake Travis 4-4 11-10 Locknart    3-5 8-11-1 Bastrop    3-5 9-13 Del Valle    0-8 0-13 Tuesday ’s games Canyon 2, Dripping Springs I Lake Travis 8, Lockhart 1 Bastrop 16, Del Valle 11 New Braunfels (idle) Today's games New Braunfels at Del Vade, 7 PJT!. Bastrop at Lockhart, 7 p m Lake Travis at Dripping Springs, 7 30 p m, Canyon (idle)District Z - HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL STANDINGS Diet AH Smithson Valley 4-1    188 Southwest    4-1    15-4-1 Brackenridge    3-2    9-6 Highlands    3-2    13-7 East Central    1-4    5-15 Hallandale    OS    2-16-1 Tuesday s games Highlands 3, Brackenridge 0 S. Valley 7, Southwest 4 East Central 4, Hallandale 3 Today’s games Highlands at Smithson Valley, 7 p.m. East Central vs. Brackenridge (at SSO), 7 pm Hallandale at Southwest, 7 p.m. BAYLEA TAYLOR/Herahi- Zertung New Braunfels junior Austin Chandler slides safely into third base during a 14-4 rout of Bastrop this past week Hie Unicorns play at 7 p.m. today at Del ValleDistrict 25-4A — HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL STANDINGS Dlst AH Dnpping Springs 8-1 16-4 Austin Lake Travis 8-2 14-7 Bastrop    7-2    9-7 Canyon    5-5    12-8 Lockhart    3-6    6-11 New Braunfels 2-7 8-14 Del Valle    0-10    1-17 Tuesday's games Canyon 7, Dripping Springs 3 I WHS 3, New Braunfels 0 Lake Travis 11, Lockhart 1 Bastrop 11, Del VaHe 1 Today’s games New Braunfels at Del Valle, 7 p.m. Bastrop at Lockhart, 7 p.m. Lake Travis at Dripping Springs, 7 pm. Canyon (idle) Masters meets its match — rain, mud By Doug Ferguson AP Golf Writer AUGUSTA Ga. — Augusta National finally met its match — Mother Nature, not Martha Burk. Four days of heavy rain turned 'golfs hallowed grounds into a muddy mess and forced the first round of the Masters to be postponed for the first time since 1939. Tiger Woods, chasing history as he goes after his third straight title, didn’t even make it to the golf course. Those who did never got much farther than the clubhouse. “We believe this golf course is unplayable,” said Will Nicholson, chairman of the competition committees. "This golf course will just not take any more water." The 93 players will return Friday for 36 holes — weather permitting — as the Masters continues on a strange path through uncharted waters. Augusta National endured nine months of criticism leveled by Burk and the National Council of Women’s Organizations against the club’s all-male membership. She still plans to protest Saturday — the first day sunshine is in the forecast. The club closed its gates Monday for the first time in 20 years because of rain and lightning, and even part of the fabled Far 3 Tbumament was rained out Wednesday. Now this. “I’d like to see something good happen here because of all the negative press," David Tbms said. “But we don’t play in a dome. They’ll get the tournament in, and they’ll have a great champion.” That begs two questions — when and who? The forecast is for more See MASTERS/2BDistrict 27-5A— HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL STANDINGS Dlst AH Smithson Valley 7-0    184 East Central    5-2    11-8 Brackenridge    5-2    12-11 Hariandaie    2-5    158 Southwest    2-5    6-12 Highlands    0-7    2-20 Tuesday’s games S. Valley ll, Hallandale 0 East Central IO, Highlands 0 Brackenridge 2, Southwest I Today’s games Smithson Valley vs. Brackenridge (at SSG), 7 p.m. Highlands at Hariandaie, 7 p.m. East Central vs. Southwest, 7 p.m. ;