New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 24, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas
Hays clinches district Me
Unicorns stay alive in district
By THOMAS GODLEY
By THOMAS GODLEY
A chance to close the gap on the district-leading Hays Rebels slipped by Canyon in the seventh inning.
And so did a shot at the district championship.
With two outs and a runner at third base, Shawn Hipolito belted an infield shot that was mishandled, bringing John Duarte across the plate for the winning ran as Hays held on for a 2-1 victory at Cougar Field on Tuesday night.
Needing a win to stay within a game of the lead, the Cougars must now focus on the runner up spot The Cougars are still in position to clinch a playoff berth.
“A win would have kept us in the hunt for a district champi-onhip,” Canyon coach Ralph Behrend said. ‘The scenario now is that we have to win our last two games to leave no doubt that we're in the playoffs. We're still in control of our destiny. We just have to take care of business."
With two games left in the regular season, Hays has clinched the District 28-4A championship for the second year.
The loss tainted a sterling performance by junior pitcher Reagan George who allowed only three hits and struck out four bat-
LOCKHART—The New Braunfels Unicorns are not out of in the district race just yet.
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Mark Stadtler gave up five hits and earned the win. Hays took the lead in the fourth inning on an RBI single by Staedtler. Canyon tied it up what Tyson Carroll scored on an RBI triple by Brette Parrish. The Cougars next take on Lockhart on Friday at 7 p.m. at Cougar Field.
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New Braunfels kept its playoff hopes intact.
Freshman Mike Chapa pitched seven innings, striking out IO batters and giving up only three hits.
The play of the night, however, came on a throw out at the plate. Joe Sosa shot down short stop Mark Fernandez who was racing home with the tying run.
Chapa’s performance highlighted a pitching duel with Lockhart's Mark Ramirez who fanned 12 Unicom batters. The Unicorns next face Bastrop 7 p m. on Friday at home.
Comal ratters serve up slate bids
NBHS sends singles, doubles to Austin;
Canyon qualifies first-ever boys singles
■To talk with Sports Editor Thomas Godley about Sports Day, call 625-9144. ext. 24.
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The following District 28-4A softball players earned Academic All-District honors for maintaining above a 90 average during the latest semester.
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Melinda Aguirre, Roxanne Blue, Rebecca Espinosa. Rachel Green, Christina Hill, Joy On, Jessica Pulido. Misty Roberts, Kyle Simpson. April Tuch, Emilie Wotipka, Kelly Puente (mgr.)
Smithson VaR«y High School
Cami Cunningham, Jenny Hackle,
Shannon Grotheus, Jamie Tomasini,
Bethany Constable. Crissy Graham, Ruth Huber.
■ NOTE—The Rangers had three players on the Coaches All-District first team —-Dust! Daniel, Sasha Homer, Corby Conins. Daniel batted .406 with 10RBland IO scored runs. Homer hit .333 and had 13 hits. Huckie averaged .404 with 17 RBI and 18 runs.
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Kelsey Braver. Stacy Mueller, Tiffany Wsidnsc,.Kyte Adams, Elizabeth Barbosa, Afrit* EscamMa, Jenise Harborth, Julia Best. Kale Boyd. Sheryl Dunn, Courtnee Hohensee. Renessa Reeh. DeDe Thomas.
12th annual Lions Golf Toumsmsnt sat for April 27
The New Braunfels Breakfast Lions Club wB hold Is 12lh annual golf tournament Saturday. Apr! 27 at Canyon Lake Golf and Country Club. The best-bad, modified scramble format wl have a shotgun start at I pm The tournament wS include hoie-in-one. dosest-to-the-pin and beat-the-pro competitions. Participant wi receive a com-pBmentary sack lunch, refreshments and a (inner buffet Proceeds from the tournament wilt be used to fund local projects such as a Christmas shopping spree for underprivileged chitter), a motwationai program for al Comal County high school seniors, and teacher of Ute year awards. The club also supports the Texas lions Camp and the International Lions Sight First Program.
For more information, can 620-4224 or 1-800-527-2380.
Downtown Rotary Club hosts 5th annual bonsflft golf toumoy
The Downtown Rotary Club will have its fifth annual Civic Club Golf Challenge on Friday, May 10 at Chaparral Country Dub in Seguin.
The event—which has raised $70,000 for charities in Coma), Guadalupe and Hays counties — will benefit an array of needy groups. Wuesfs Supermarkets has again agreed to sponsor the tournament.
The format wi be a four-man scramble. It begins with an 11 am. lunch and a shotgun start at noon. There will be team prizes, a longest drive contest, and dosest-to-the-pin prizes. A hote-kvone wins a 1996 Chevrolet courtesy of Don Maxwell Chevrolet.
The tournament is limited to 26 teams. Fdnwertcxmation.calGregCarnpbeiat 6296909, Al Leach at 606-4201 or Joe Miller *625-9162
MMipovU camp off wad at Maw ■faunlala Mil School
Nae Braunfels High Schod coaches Noel Hansen and David Simmons wi lead a ‘Girts' Brown Bag Sports Camp" May 28-31
The camp is for girts in grades 96. Coaches Phyla Foster and Cindy Manley ai assist in an array of activities including softball, basketball, volleyball, track and field, recreational games and team-building
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Rockets hit surf for NBA playoff return
By MttHAEL A. LUTZ
AP Sports Writer
GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — Ifs worked before, so Houston Rockets coach Rudy Tomjanovich isn’t messing with anything that helped his team win the last two NBA titles.
For the third straight year, the Rockets have returned to their surf and sand getaway on the Texas AAM University at Galveston campus to prepare for yet another improbable ran at an NBA championship.
The Rockets open their best-of-five, fust-round playoff series against the Lakers on Thursday in Los Angeles and it’s unlikely the Rockets had time to lounge on the beach in their three-day visit
It's been all work.
"It’s hard to get the adrenalin going as much in practice, but we need this," forward Robert Horry said following Tuesday’s three-hour practice.
All they’re hearing from Tomjanovich is one word: defense.
"If we get our defense focused, there’s always a chance," Tomjanovich said. "When I took over this team, we had to make that commitment and that’s still the No. I thing with us."
The Rockets’ defense sagged near the end of the season, when injuries made it a challenge just to make out the starting lineup.
Astros notch road victory
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Derrick May was feeling a bit left out. He began the game as the only guy in the Houston lineup, including starting pitcher Darryl Rile, with a batting average below .300.
So May had three hits, including a two-run single in the Astros’ seven-run third inning, in an 8-4 win Tuesday over the San Francisco Giants. He raised his average 49 points to .286.
'I’m trying to get there," May said. "They were getting on me, I was like the only one who wasn’t hitting .300."
Jeff Bagwell hit a two-ran double and May added his two-ran single in the Astros’ thud, their biggest inning of the season.
From submitted reports
PEEWEE April 15
Cardinals 6. Red Sox 4 W — Gomez (6) 13 strike outs L — Byron Forester (3); Blaine Witek, (2). Witek went 2-for-3; Cardinals had six hits.
Phillies 8, Orioles 6 April 16
Royals 9, Padres 2 Padres Russ Erwin hit his third HR of season.
Mats 11, Tigers 4 April 17
Twins 10. Athletics 5 W — Sergio Zamora; L— Chance Wilts.
Eddie Brown highlighted Twins defense with first-inning pop up catch at first base. John Rheinlander had a HR in the fifth inning.
White Sox 6, Rockies 2 W—Adam Shipley, (3) Johnny Joe Hernandez (1). I — David Medrano (3); Jemmy Erben(2)
Mats 9, Cardinals 6 Meta scored five runs in the third inning to rally from a 5-4 deficit.
Red Sox 7, Blue Jays 6 April 19
Padres 9. Orioles 7
PhHfies 5. Tigers 2 I—Jordan Herring, (5) six strikeouts.
W — Cole Gleason 4 strike outs; Derek Buchanon three strike outs.
scored four runs in final at-2*1 deficit.
MINOR April 16
Marlins 16, Padres 4 L—Tyler Smith (2), Bradley Bevil (2)
W — Joshua Brandon Krueger (2) I Cardenas (2),
Marlins—Jimmy Rodriguez had an insided the park HR. Dustin Anderson double;
Padres — James Elkins double.
Yankees 9, Angels 5 PNIties 9, Athletics 7 L — Chad TuoN; W — Zach Whitehead, Tanner Hank,
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Cubs 9, Royals 4
Royals 7, Angels 2 Padres 18, Cubs 7
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Reds 17, Astros Ws 11, Dodgers 5 April 17
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Rangers —Chris Jebens double and single. Brandon Taylor two singles; Justin Moses single. Leroy Almaguer single.
W—Sergio Aguirre, Nick Flores. I—Michael Ybarra, Jacob Montanez.
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Rangers 4. Braves 0
W — Andrew Aguirre
By THOMAS GODLEY
SAN ANTONIO — Reaching the state tennis tournament is becoming a spring ritual for three New Braunfels Unicorns.
For Canyon High School senior Kevin Hargrove, however, it’s a once-in a life-time opportunity.
“I’ve been looking forward to getting to this point *1 season,” said Hagrovfe, who will be making the first trip for Canyon to the state tournament in Austin on May 6-7.
Hargrove defeated Tri Phan of Tuloso Midway 6-3, 7-3 on Tuesday in the finals of the Class 4A Region IV Tennis Tournament at McFariin Tennis Center.
New Braunfels sophomore Rebekah Forney, the tournament’s top seed, captured the girls’ regional title for the second straight yew. She had no problem defeating Shere Ewing of Tuloso Midway 6-0,6-3.
Forney, who is ranked No. 3 in Texas in Superchampionship 18 by the United State Tennis Association, reached the state finals in singles last year.
Tm excited about getting back and trying to make it one step farther, ’* Forney said. “I feel confident about my game and I feel I’m playing with a little more consistency."
In the girls’ doubles final, Tamarra Jenkin and Andrea Giesick topped Catherine Olsen and Lindsey Callum of Ahuno Heights 6-1,6-2.
Giesick will be making her third state appearance in four years. In 1994, she won it all with doubles partner Sarah Bode.
Herald-Zeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL
Alison Dsmsrodss and Amanda Schnsidsr rsachsd tbs semifinals of the regional tournament on Tuesday at McFariin Tennis Carrier In Ban1 Antonia The Unicorns will have singles champion Rebekah Forney and doubles champions Andrea Giesick and Tamarra Jenldn playing In the stats tournament in Austin on May 6.
‘Tamarra keeps me ready for every situa- qualifiers. Alison Damarodas and Amanda themselves proud." ,
lion,” Giesick said. "She’s the thinker on the Schneider reached the semifinals round before Craig SriantarelH, who was the runner up in
court, and I try to be the steady player.” losing to Olsen Callum and taking fourth place, boys’ singles for District 28-4A, fell in the open-.
Jenkin also will be making a return trip to NBHS coach David Mueller was pleased with ing round to Chad Fletcher of Austin LBJt.
Austin after qualifying for state in singles last the overall results. Davinder Toot and Jake Brooks lost in the quar-
year. "We did about as good as we could have," terfinab to Blet Eastand and Bryce Meats 6-2,6-
The Unicorns nearly had two girts’ doubles Mueller said. "Everyone played hard and did 4.