New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 25, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas
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— New Braunfels Tennis Coach David Mueller.
In the news
Smithson Valley High School All-Academic selections
Boys* Track — Beau Beam, Wayne Behrens, Bryan Morales, Colby Slater, Derek Snyder.
Girls Track — Rhonda Baker, Shanna Daniel, Leslie Gurganus, Rachel Hazel, Dan! Hersrud, Staci Kortz, Kristina Marin, Avery McEarchern, Michelle Moore, Kellye Rogers, Heather Smith.
Girls' soccer — Haley Adcock, Elizabeth Bell, Cambry Clark, Jackie Eaiy, Rachel Hazel, Jenny Kuhn, Tiffany Lesage, Blanca Mercado, Kelly Roberts, Jill Rust, Bethany Welch.
Boys' Soccer — Chris Garcia, Ross Knight, Jason Rodriguez, Jesse Woodward.
Boys Tennis — Justin Criswell, Michah Harper, Cody Hevner, Bryan Morales Erie Stevens.
Girls' Tennis — Rhonda Gass, Anna Sanchez* Elisa Villastrigo.
Golf — Andre Larose, Ryan McLeaird, Ricky Roll.
Softball — Bethany Constable, Carrie Grothues, Beth Huber, Jenny Huckle, Shelly Sauer.
ACADEMIC ALL-STATE Tennis — Cody Hevner, Erie Stevens, Elisa Villastrigo.
NB Glim Softball Association
Here are the standings as of April 24.
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The Feliza Miller of Lockhart was first team All-District short stop.
Marci Allen of Canyon was first team All-District outfielder.
April Tuch of New Braunfels was second team All-District first baseman.
Corby Collins of Canyon was second team All-District designated hitter/
Looal Junior girts golf toumoy slated for May 13 at Lands
The Junior Golf Association and Landa Park Golf Course jointly are sponsoring a junior 9-hole golf tournament for girls ages 8-17 who live in Comal, Guadalupe and Hays County. The tournament is set for Saturday, May 13 at 3:30 p.m. Registration is now being taken. All girls interested can call Landa Park Pro Shop at 608-2174.
Hummel Charity golf ayont sot for May 19 M Chaparral
The Hummel Museum will have its first annual Charity Golf Tournament on May 19 at Chaparral Country Club in Seguin. The Hummel Museum is a non-profit organization. For more information, Call Frank Schaeffer at 600*5131.
girls dose in on
Bolle-Giesick, Taylor-Bruemmer Forney, Jenkin in semifinal round
By THOMAS GODLEY
Herald-Zeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL New Braunfels freshman Rebekah Forney powered her way past Marla Simpson of Austin Anderson 6-3,6-1 Monday during regional competition at McFarlln Tennis Center in San Antonio.
SAN ANTONIO — Defending state doubles champions Andrea Giesick and Sarah Boite lived up to their No. I regional seeding Monday at McFarlin Tennis Center.
The New Braunfels tandem breezed past their first-round opponents, hardly breaking a sweat on the way to a 6-0,6-l win over Tania Leskovar and Aime Hopper of Uvalde. The combination of Bolle's power and Giesick's quickness at the net proved too potent for Leskovar-Hopper. Serving at 40-15 in the first game, the Uvalde pair proceeded to crumble, losing nine straight points on serve.
"We are playing better than last year," Bol Ie said. "We are focused and communicating well, but we've still got to get past Alamo Heights. They have been our worst nightmare."
NBHS doubles partners Julie Taylor and Alison Bruemmer join Bolle-Giesick in the semifinals. Taylor-Bruemmer upset the No. 4 seeded doubles team, Amanda Schwartz and Marianne Zruebeck of Taylor 6-2,6-1.
Both doubles semifinals are today at 9 a.m. The winners advance to the finals at I p.m.
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girls' singles, also won their second-round matches after taking first-round byes.
Forney, the No. I player in United States Tennis Association Super 16s, needed only 40 minutes to defeat Marla Simpson of Austin Anderson 6-1,6-2.
Jenkin was on the same pace, toppling Jessica Heggen of Austin Anderson 6-2, 6-0.
In the boys' matches, New Braunfels Craig Sciantarelli took a first-round win over Jimmy Yen of Austin McCallum 6-2, 6-3 before falling to No. I seeded Reagan Winslow of Kerrville Tivy 7-5, 6-2.
Smithson Valley's Brandon Parrott defeated Armando Vargas of Mercedes but lost to No. I seeded Brady Wells 6-2,6-3 in the second match.
NBHS doubles partners John Ramirez and Noel Tristan lost in the first round to Cliff Bertholf and Jaime Perez of Mercedes 6-1,7-6.
Unicorns trek to Lockhart; SY Rangers host Bears
New Braunfels at Lockhart 7 p m, Bastrop at Smithson Valley 7 p m Canyon at Hays 7 p.m.
The New Braunfels Unicorns, heading into their fourth straight road game today at Lockhart, are proving that traveling can have its advantages.
So far the Unicorns have scored 15 runs at Smithson Valley and 16 runs at Canyon. The two offensive outbursts produced more runs than any games at home this season. In fact, the Unicorns largest total on their own turf came in an 11-1 win against Hays in the district — opener.
New Braunfels' only defeat on the road, a 3-2 setback to Hays last week, was an exception to the case. But even with that game, the Unicorns are averaging 11 runs per game on the road.
They hope to keep the offensive output going at tonight. The 7 p.m. game against Lockhart was originally slated to be played at Unicom Field. The site was moved because rains changed the teams' first district meeting. The Unicorns won that game at home 7-4.Currently holding a one-game lead over Hays (5-2,14-6), the
Unicorns arc hoping keep the inside lane in the race for the 28-4A title. Only three games remain on the schedule, including tonight. New Braunfels finishes the season at Bastrop on Friday and then at home against Smithson Valley May 2. A win tonight would put the Unicorns one game away from at least a share of the district title.
"We're not thinking about that right now," NB Coach Neal Miller said. "We have some tough games on the road and that's what were focusing on.”
In other action, Smithson Valley (1-6,7-11), having dropped a 9-?snnvision to Lockhart last Friday, looks to regroup against Bastrop. The Bears (4-3) still have a shot at making the playoffs after surprising Hays 5-3 last Friday.
A win in their final three games would give the Bears a very realistic chance of earning the runners-up spot in the district playoffs. The Canyon Cougars travel to Hays for a 7 p.m. game. Though eliminated from the playoffs, the Cougars arc looking to finish the season on a positive note and move above the .500 mark.
Herald-Zeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL Shannon Thayer and the New Braunfels Unicorns need two wins to aam a share of th# 28-4A title.
Spurs ride to Kerrville
KERRVILLE, Texas (AP) — The San Antonio Spurs have headed to the Hill Country to get ready for the playoffs, just as they did to prepare for the regular season.
The Spurs traveled by bus Monday to Kerrville, where the team plans to practice through Wednesday at Schreiner College. Kerrville is about 60 miles northwest of San Antonio.
The Spurs face the Denver Nuggets on Friday in a first-round, best-of-5 playoffs series. The Nuggets, 1-4 against San Antonio this season, squeaked into the postseason with a 102-89 victory Sunday night over Sacramento.
The Spurs defeated the Nuggets twice last week, winning one of the games in overtime.
San Antonio completed the regular season Sunday in Minnesota with a 97-91 victory over the struggling Timberwolves, who finished tied with Washington for the NBA’s second-worst record.
‘The game served its purpose,” said Spurs coach Bob Hill. “Nobody got hurt and we won. It was all good news. It’s time to move on to the second season.”
The Spurs used Sunday’s game to work on moves they expect to use in the playoffs.
“We worked on the double (team) on the low post, on some traps. We’re not a doubleteaming team, but there’ll be some spots for it in the playoffs,” Hill said.
John Bagley, 16, of Now Braunfels recently hauled In a 6 3/4-pound catfish and an 6-pound baas on Lake Dunlap.
Retama Park feature
race won by Col. Mac
SAN ANTONIO — Robert and Patricia Norman’s Colonel Mac Mac stalked the early lead before blowing by Caherdaniel in the stretch to win Sunday’s $18,000 featured allowance race at Retama Park by one and three-quarters of a length.
Under a steady ride by Austin Lovelace, Colonel Mac Mac traveled the mile and a sixteenth in 1:44 and 2/5 and returned $11.20, 6.40 and 4.80. Caherdaniel finished second and paid $7.00 and 5.40. Mighty Niner was another three-quarters of a length back in third place and returned $9.60.
Colonel Mac Mac increased his career earning lo $185,266.
Sunday’s win by the strapping bay gelding was a far cry from his previous effort in the $50,000 J.R. Straus Memorial two weeks ago, when Colonel Mac Mac finished a distant fifth.
"He got a lot of wet din in his throat in that race,” said Roben Norman, who doubles as Colonel Mac Mac’s trainer. “We thought he had bled in that race, so we scoped him, but we only found dirt in his throat. He ran his race today."
Lovelace, who recently joined the talented Retama Park jockey colony from Oaklawn Park, said the race set up picture perfect for his mount.
‘The race set up real good for my colt," Lovelace said. “The speed didn’t get too far away from us. I was able to put him wherever I wanted him. In the end I just had a ton of horse.”
The Normans, who train from their farm in Tyler, indicated Colonel Mac Mac will make a return trip to Retama Park in the future to race over its new turf course.
In Saturday’s main race. Roc kin Rouge rock 'n' rolled down the stretch to wear down Jury Duty and win the $30,000 Cascaron Stakes by three-quarters of a length at Retama Park.
With Jockey Corey Lanerie in the irons, Rockin Rouge traveled the mile in 1:39 and 2/5 and returned $20.20,8.80 and 7.20. Jury Duty finished second and paid $8.40 and 6.40. Shed Some Light was another length back in third placed and returned $6.40.
Rockin Rouge’s victory was worth $18,000 for winning owner Eldrick Tauzin of Lafayette, Louisiana.