New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 25, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas
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In the news
UNMte iadiMMttohott local golf tournament May 1
The Landa Ladies Golf Association kicks off its annual “Swingers Tournament" starting at 9 am on May 1 at Landa Park Golf Course. The tournament will host women golfers from Luling, Northcliff, Wood Creek, Northern Hills arid Quail Creek. A luncheon WHI follow the competition.
For more information, call Sally Matney at 620-5861.
12th annual Lions Golf Tournament sot for April 27
The New Braunfels Breakfast Lions Club will hold its 12th annual golf tournament Saturday, April 27 at Canyon Lake Golf and Country Club. The best-ball, modified scramble format will have a shotgun start at 1 p.m. The tournament will include hole-in-one, closest-to-the-pin and beat-the-pro competitions. Participant will receive a complimentary sack lunch, refreshments and a dinner buffet.
Proceeds from the tournament will be used to fund local projects such as a Christmas shopping spree for underprivileged children, a motivational program for all Comal County high school seniors, and teacher of the year awards. The club also supports the Texas Lions Camp and the International Lions Sight First Program.
For more information, call 620-4224 or 1-800-527-2380.
Downtown Rotary Club hosts Sill annual b snail! golf tourney
The Downtown Rotary Club will have its fifth annual Civic Club Golf Challenge on Fri day. May 10 at Chaparral Country Club in Seguin.
The event—which has raised $70,000 for charities in Comal. Guadalupe and Hays counties — will benefit an array of needy groups. Wuest’s Supermarkets has again agreed to sponsor the tournament.
The format will 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 closest-to-the-pin prizes. A hole-in-one wins a 1996 Chevrolet courtesy of Don Maxwell Chevrolet.
The tournament is limited to 28 teams.
For more information, cad Grog Campbell at 629-0909, Al Leach at 608-4201 or Joe Miller at 625-9162
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The New BraurHels Unicom football team will have a Uft-a-Thon at 6:30 p.m.today at NBHS Gym.
The fund-raising event seeks pledges to to match money with an amount of weight lifted by players in the bench press.
The donations will be used for improvements to the NBHS field house. The Unicorn freshman football team Witt lift during its regular athletic period.
For more information, call NBHS Athletic Director Tim Kingsbury at 625-5713.
OMS’ aport* camp offend ak New Braunfels High School
New Braunfels High School coaches Noel Hansen and David Simmons will lead a “Girls’ Brown Bag Sports Camp" May 28-31 at NBHS.
The camp is for girls in grades 3-6. Coaches Phyllis Cowier and Cindy Manley wid assist in an array of activities including softball, basketball, volleyball, track and field, recreational games and team-building concepts.
Cost is $80 until May 20 and includes a free T-shirt; or $100 after May 20.
To register or for more information, call Stella Hansen at 620-1051.
Qotf set roady to plan n#w Twilght Loaguo at Sundance
Golfers interested in a new “Twilight Golf League* are invited to attend an organizational meeting on Tuesday, May 7 at 6 p.m. at Sundance Golf Course.
Regional track meet on tap
Unicorns, Cougars and Rangers set to represent District 28-4A
From staff reports
The New Braunfels boys and girls track teams emerged from Ae District 28-4A meet two weeks ago with 17 regional qualifiers.
They hope to translate that strong showing into medals at the Class 4-A Regional IV Track Meet this weekend, beginning with field events on Friday and closing with running finals on Saturday at Noithside Stadium in San Antonio.
Coming through with nine qualifiers in IO events, the NBHS girls are poisal to grab their share of medals with Lisa Weltzer leading the
The Unicom boys, led by Kelly Garza (IOO, 200,400 relay), came away with seven qualifiers in nine events, including two relay teams.
The Canyon girts' team will send six ath
letes in five events, and with Jodi Anderson and Kendra Reinter — who each qualified for four events — the Cougarettes are hoping for quality over quantity. Triple jumper Ricky Boehle and pole vaulter Richard McDonald represent Canyon in the boys’ field events.
High jumper Brad Triesch, Michelle Moore and Kristina Marin of Smithson Valley assured that all Alee Comal County high schools will be represented at the regional meet.
The Unicorns’ strengAs as always will be Ae relays and distance running events.
Lisa Weltzer and Jeff Garsnett give the Unicorns potential medalists in the 3,200 and 1,600 meter ran. Weltzer, a state medalist in 1995, is a heavy favorite to return to Austin on May 9-10. At district, Garsnett ran a 10:15.44 in the 3,200 and 4:41.99 in Ae 1,600. Weltzer cruised to a 11:47.42 and 5:13.80 in the 1,600. Amber
Wenzel will vie for a medal in the 800. Kelly Koksma hopes to return to state in the 400, and Emily Cohle has sights set on a medal A Ae IOO meter dash.
High jumper Kristi Lindeman, who reached Ae state meet last year, is Ae Umcom girts’only qualifier in the field events. She will aiming to clear 5-6 at the regional meet
The Unicom gills figure to finish strong A Ae 400 and 1,600 relays, wiA Shaunna Sargent Anna Usa Vargas and Liz Grow bolstering the teams. On Ae boys’ side, Garza has posted one of the area’s fastest times A Ae IOO meter dash (10.67). Unicom brothers Jeff and Jaime Copen-haver bolster the 400 meter ran, and the relay team along wiA David Simmonds, Brad Boucher, Daniel Valdez and Garza. Discus thrower Klint Kingsbury and pole vaulter Clay Skarovsky aim for medals A the field events.
HeraW-Zeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL Usa Waltzer will bt aiming for a return trip to the state meet this weekend.SA Spurs, Rockets dive mto playoffs
By the Associated Press
KERRVILLE, Texas (AP)—The San Antonio Spurs liked their playoff performance last year. Until they lost to Houston A the Western Conference finals, Aat is.
This postseason, Ae Spurs want to make it even farther.
So what better way to start off, Ae team figures, Aan wiA another camp in the Texas Hill Country, where the main distractions have been golfing, fishAg and waiting A line to eat at the new Luby’s cafeteria?
“Ifs been good here,” David Robinson said Wednesday after practice at Schreiner College. “b’s hem quiet We've been able to focus A on Ae Aings we need to focus on. I Aink now we’re ready.”
The Spurs planned to return to home today for another practice before facing Phoenix A a best-of-5 series starting Friday.*" v
Meanwhile, Magic Johnson isn’t kidding himself. Today’s Los Angeles Lakers aren’t Ae same Lakers who won five NBA titles during his heyday.
The Lakers who begin the playoffs tonight against the Houston Rockets aren’t Pacific Division champions; they finished second, 11 games behind Seattle, and wound up fourth A the Western Conference. And while Magic is back, James Worthy, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Byron Scott, Michael Cooper and all the others who played roles in most of Aose championship are long gone.TalkAg about how the two-time defending NBA champion Rockets play well on the road, Johnson remembered how it used to be wiA the Lakers when they strolled into a hostile arena.
“You go A wiA a little strut about you, go A and want to shut everybody up,” Johnson said. “You hear them chanting, 'Beat LA,’ and you think, ’Let’s see what we can do about this.’ You see the skyhook (Abdul-Jabbar’s shot) working, you see Worthy come flying through and dunk, and suddenly, they’re quiet.”
Heraid-Zeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL David Robinson and tha San Antonio Spurs will ba shooting for an NBA championship starting Friday with an opening-round dash with Phoenix.Spurs fans \ left in dark j once again
Once again we are A Ae Spurs Twilight Zone — a void where time and space removes us from Ae rest of the world and the NBA playoffs.
If you haven’t heard by now, livAg A New Braunfels means no chance of staying home to watch Game I of the San Antonio - Phoenix series on Friday night Unless you drive a few miles south toward San Antonio and pay $19.95 or head north and try to catch it on TNT, the game can’t be seen on local television. We’re talking about a pitch-dark blackout wiA no pay-per-view option.
Like last year. Paragon Cable of San Antonio owns Ae broadcast rights to the Spurs’ home fames'Ast are not televised by NBC The problem is that Paragon doesn’t provide service to New Braunfels. TCI is our local cable supplier, but it doesn’t own the rights. AddAg to Ais vicious cycle, the NBA prohibits TCI from airing the game on its regular TNT playoff because of a 35-mile blackout policy.
I'm not a Spurs fan, but I feel sorry for others around here who annually fantasize about an NBA tide (it could happen this year only if Jordan and his Bulls go down A a plane crash). Some local die-hards will have to miss a few Spurs playoff games even if they are wilting to pay for the special cable connection. Paragon says it’s TCI’s responsibility to its customers to buy the pay per view rights. TCI says it would be showing the game on TNT if not for the NBA rale. The Spurs, who sold the rights to Paragon, are simply in the business of marketAg their team, lite bottom line is money. Meanwhile, people in San Marcos can catch it on TNT, and we’re left in Am dark abyss.
(Thomas Godley is sports editor for the Her• ald Zeitung)
The Jammers team captured first place with an 8-2 record In the New Braunfels Jr. League Basketball 1096 5th grade girls’ division. Teem members ere (l-r) Claire Buck, Jandee Speegle, Kristen Sargent, Krista Goerke, Annie Moseley, Becky Feet end Kate Mendenhall.Cowboys ’96 season schedule features October clash in Miami
By DENNE K FREEMAN
AP Sports Writer
IRVING, Texas (AP) — The Jerry Jones-Jimmy Johnson showdown will be at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27, in Miami.
The National Football League gave the defending Super Bowl champion Dallas Cowboys their 1996 schedule on Wednesday. It inducted three Monday night games.
But the game of primary Aterest was the meeting wiA the Miami Dolphins and their new coach Johnson, who took the Cowboys to Super Bowl wins in 1993 and 1994 before he and owner Jones split.
Many had thought the game would open on Monday Night Football but Fox television got the game away from ABC.
The Cowboys will open the season at Chicago on the Monday night of Sept. 2 against former Dallas defensive coordinator Dave Wannstedt.
Dallas has opened the season on Monday Night
Football more times than any other club, wiA 11 appearances.
OAer Monday night Cowboys games are at Philadelphia on Sept- 30, and against Green Bay A Texas Stadium on Nov. 18.
Once again the Cowboys got a Thanksgiving Day game at home, meeting Ae Washington Redskins at 3 p.m.
Other clubs have complained about the Cowboys’ advantage of having a Thanksgiving game at home every year.
However, the NFL didn’t take the game away from Jones despite recent conflicts wiA the Cowboys owner.
Another big game on the Dallas schedule is Nov. IO at San Francisco against the 49era, who have been the Cowboys’ top NFC competition A recent seasons.
The 49ers have won the last three meetings wiA the Cowboys, including a big win A Dallas this past season.The losses have all come under coach Barry Switzer’s two year tenure.Dodgers down Astros 5-2
LOS ANGELES (AP)—The best thrng Ismael Valdes can do is to keep focusing on catcher Mike Piazza’s glove and ignore the scoreboard.
The Los Angeles right-hander pitched another solid game, only Ais time was rewarded for his efforts wiA four early runs and cruised to a 5-2 victory over Houston on Wednesday night. *
Valdes (1-1) got some breathing room A the fust two innings on Mike Piazza’s two-ran homer, a sacrifice fly from Brett Butler and Chad Fonville’s RBI single. Prior to that, the hard-luck pitcher had received just six runs to work wiA A his first 27 innings.
’/ JLKarate kids
Five mam bars of tha Taxaa Tough rstumsd with trophies from tha Battle of tha U.S.S Lexington karate tournament In Corpus Christi. Pictured with their awards ara Instructor Jesse Lussler, Phillip Gomez, Jordan Gomez, Wade Pantermuehl and Zachary Weldy. Phillip Gomez placed first In kale In tha aga abt to seven division. Jordan Gomez placed third In katas and traditional forms In tha aga 8-0 division. Wade place first In tha sparring In tha seniors intermediate division.
At tha American Karate Tournament In San Antonio, Weldy placed first in •parring and second In katas in th# ag# seven division.