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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 2, 2003, New Braunfels, Texas Contact Sports Editor Bryan Adams, at 625-9144 ext. 223 Sports . Saturday August 2, 2003 rn Kent, Astros stop streaking Marlins 2-1    «■ '    IL    CT    *    HOUSTONRedding holds on for his eighth victory MIAMI (AP) — Jeff Kent’s solo home run and Josh Beckett’s balk were enough for the Houston Astros to defeat the Florida Marlins 2-1 Friday night. The Marlins lost for only the second time in IO games. Tim Redding (8-9) gave up one run on six hits in seven innings. He struck out five and walked one. Octavio Dotel pitched a scorelessKENT eighth and Billy Wagner worked the ninth for his 32nd save in 35 chances. Beckett (5-5) got the loss despite pitching well. He allowed only two hits in seven innings, striking out nine and walking none. Kent homered off the left-field foul pole in the second inning. Jeff Bagwell wound up with a standup triple in the fourth inning when he hit a line drive that diving center fielder Juan Pierre could not catch. Bagwell scored when Beckett was called for a balk with two outs. The Marlins scratched back a run in the fifth inning, helped by a couple of odd plays along the foul lines. With one out, Beckett squared to bunt Alex Gonzalez to second. As the ball rolled toward first base, Bagwell followed it along the line, waiting for it to roll foul — but it never did, giving Beckett a hit. An out later, Luis Castillo slapped a ball up the first-base line that appeared to be rolling foul. But the ball angled back into fair territory, and Castillo beat Bagwell’s tag for an RBI single. Held hitless in three at-bats, Mike Lowell’s 11-game hitting streak ended for Florida. The Astros made it four wins in a row over the Marlins. In their last meeting, the Astros wrapped up a three-game sweep of the Marlins in Houston on May 4, a week before Marlins manager Jeff Torborg was fired and replaced by Jack McKeon. Canyon High School graduate Lance Berkman, who missed the past two games with a sore knee, was 0-for-3. HOUSTON ASTROS SCHEDULE Saturday, Aug. 2 Astros at Florida Marlins, 5:05 p.m. on Astros Baseball. Sunday, Aug. 3 Astros at Florida Marlins, 12.35 p.m. on FXSN. Tuesday, Aug. 5 Astros vs. New York Mots, 7:05 p.m. on FXSN. Wednesday, Aug. 6 Astros vs. New York Mots, 7:05 p.m. on FXSN. Thursday, Aug. 7 Astros vs. New York Mete, 7:05 p.m. on FXSN. TICKETS 1-877-927-6767 Rangers blast 7 HRs in 10-3 win Teixeira, Greene go deep twice ARLINGTON (AP) — Mark Teixeira and Todd Greene each homered twice and the Texas Rangers tied a team record by hitting seven home runs in beating the Cleveland Indians 10-3 Friday night. Michael Young set the tone for the Rangers when he homered to lead the first. Alex Rodriguez and Rafael Palmeiro also homered for the Rangers. Cleveland’s Ben Broussard hit a two-run homer in the seventh. The Rangers’ power surge was more than enough for starter John Thomson (9-10), who gave up three runs and five hits in eight innings. After Young's homer in the Next Five TEIXEIRA TEXAS RANGERS SCHEDULE Saturday, Aug. 2 Rangers vs. Cleveland Indians, 7:05 p.m. on FXSN. Sunday, Aug. 3 Rangers vs. Cleveland Indians, 7:05 p.m. on FXSN. Tuesday, Aug. 5 Rangers at New York Yankees, 6:05 p.m. on RANGR. Wednesday, Aug. 6 Rangers at New York Yankees, 6:05 p.m. on RANGR. Thursday, Aug. 7 Rangers at New York Yankees, 12:05 p.m. on RABB. TICKETS 1-888-968-3927 first, Rodriguez singled and Palmeiro drew a walk. Tbix-eira hit a three-run homer off Billy Traber (5-6) to give the Rangers a 4-0 advantage. Tbrry Mulholland relieved Traber in the third and allowed three home runs to the first four batters. Final Showdown at TSR continues From staff reports After Thursday’s final July Showdown, wakeboarders from all of the country prepare for today’s Final Showdown head-to-head competition at Texas Ski Ranch. Preliminaries begin at 9 a.m. today with finals set to take place Sunday. The event is free and open to the public. Pro wakeboarders will compete for a total purse of $6,500 in a double-elimination tournament. The bracket will be limited to 48 riders with 16 byes into the second round. Some of the byes were awarded to winners of the pro division in the Thursday’s Showdown series. Local rider Chris Ramirez (McQueeney) took third in the pro wakeboarding competition Thursday, but Andrew Adkinaon of Orlando, Fla. captured first place and Joey Azies (Dallas) was second. Kassidy I^ytle of Dallas won At a Glance WHAT: The Final Showdown wakeboarding competition WHEN: Today and Sunday WHERE: Texas Ski Ranch ONLINE: FOR INFO: call 627-2843 ADMISSION: Free the beginner competition with Candra Bradley (Dallas) taking second and TYevor Murray (La Vernia) placing third, In the advanced competition, Dustin Shows of Dallas grabbed top honorsm while Ross Carter (Jonestown) placed second and Jay Collie (New Braunfels) was third. In wakeskate competition, Ramirez finished third, but Ibny Bernard of New Orleans took home first place honors and Dustin Shows (Dallas) showed third. Local trackster competes at nationals Photo submittedRobert Worley (5366) of New Braunfels runs down the backstretch of the youth boys 3,200-meter Relay at the AAU Junior Olympics National Meet earlier this week in Michigan.Worley wins silver medal in 800 meters From staff reports Robert Worley, 14, competed in four events earlier this week at the AAU Junior Olympics National TVack and Field Meet in Michigan. Worley, who is a member of the Randolph Roadrunners Track Club and will be a freshman at Canyon High School this fall, captured the silver medal in tile youth division (13-14) 800-rneter dash and also competed in the 1,600-meter run, 1,600-meter relay and 3,200- meter relay. This past Friday, Worley won one of six heats to qualify for the finals on Sunday. In the finals, Worley broke the previous record of 1:58.97 by .08 seconds and came in second place. Worley entered Monday’s 1,500-meter run with the seventh best qualifying time. He took fourth place in the finals with a time of 4:22.25. In the two-mile relay (or 3,200-meter Relay) on Tuesday, the Randolph Roadrunners were ranked third WORLEY going into the finals and finished sixth with a team-best time of 9:01.96. Worley ran the anchor leg in the race. On the final day of competition Wednesday, Worley and the Roadrunners competed in the 1,600-meter Relay and finished seventh in the finals with a time of 3:46.67. Other members of the Roadrunners included Major Martinez (Clemens High School), Christian Powell (Wood Middle School) and Kendrick Geyen (Dobie Middle School). Worley also played on the New Braunfels little League Junior All-Star baseball team that advanced to sectionals July 18-20. Going for gold, again K. JESSIE SLATEN/Berald Zeftung New Braunfels boxer Sarah Lizama, 16, workouts Friday to prepare for next week’s National Golden Gloves Championships in Rosemont, III. Lizama goes for her fourth gold medal this summer. NB boxer Sarah Lizama gunning for fifth straight title By Bryan Adams Sports Editor New Braunfels resident Sarah I jizama, 16, tackled the sport of boxing almost a year ago and learned very quickly that boys were not the only ones who could have fun beating people up in the ring. From the moment she heard that first bidi and felt that first rush of adrenalin, other sports such as softball, basketball and volleyball seemed lame in comparison. “My dad wanted me to learn some self-defense*. I was going to do kick boxing, but then I thought I’d try boxing first,’’ lizama said. “It got me conditioned and I really liked that feeling of going one-on-one against somebody and not worrying about anybody else." lizama, whose* older sister Jennifer player! softball at the University of Nebraska, shows no signs elf slowing down or turning hack as she gets ready for the 2003 Women’s National Golden At a Glance — WHAT: 2003 Women s National Golden Gloves Championships WHEN: Aug. 6-9 WHERE: Rosemont, III. ONLINE: www.chica-gogoldengloves com TO HELP: Call Randy Galindo at (210) 385-5578 Gloves Championships Aug. 6-9 in Rosemont, 111. Since winning the Texas State middleweight amateur title belt, Lizama (10-0) has won gold medals at the Tbxas Junior Olympics in Brownsville, the Women’s U.S. Boxing National Championships in Fort lauderdale, Fla. and the Games of Tbxas this past week. lizama leaves Monday for Rosemont (near Chicago), weiglis in Tuesday and faces her first-round opponent Wednesday. See GOLDEN GLOVES/3B K JESSIE SLATEN/Herald-Zesting New Braunfels boxer Sarah Lizama, who owns the Texas Female Championship title belt and gold medals from the state junior olympics, the U.S. Women's Nationals and Games of Texas, goes for gold again next week at the Golden Gloves National Championships in Flosemont, III. ;