New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 3, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas
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Sundance God Course is sponsoring a fund-raising event to benefit the New Braunfels Junior Golf Association and golf teams from local schools. Sundance PGA golf pro Bill Halbert and selected junior golfers and coaching representatives from each of the local middle schools and high schools will attempt to play at least 1CX) holes of golf from dawn to dusk on Monday.
The fund-raiser will compete with others nationwide with the junior golfing association that raises the most money receiving one free clinic by Tom Lehman, PGA tour pro and 1996 Player of the Year, i
For more information and to make a donation, call Sundance at 629-3817.Unicorn Moot ttio Comino MgM
New Braunfels High School will conduct its annual Unicorn Meet the Coaches Night at 6:30 p.m. on Monday in the school cafeteria. Parents and players in grades nine through 12 are encouraged to meet the football coaches and fill out paperwork.
For more information, call Tim Kingsbury at 625-5713.
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The Canyon Cougarettes Volleyball and Basketball Camp is scheduled for Monday to Thursday at Canyon High
offensive and defensive skills of the athletes.
Canyon students who will be in the eighth and ninth grades and are eligible to participate in the UIL are encouraged to participate. The volleyball camp will run from Wednesday to Thursday and the basketball camp from Monday to Tuesday.
The fee for students attending both camps is $45, and the fee for one camp is $30 For more information, contact Donna Boehle or Terry Tennell at 625-6251.
The New Braunfels Volleyball Camp is scheduled for Monday through Friday at New Braunfels High School.
The camp is open to all incoming NBHS freshmen and will run from 9 a.m. to noon each day.
Registration will take place at the door on the first day of camp. For more information, call Phyllis Fowler at 905-2168.
Now Braunfels High School varsity and junior varsity football players should report to the field house at 8 a.m. on Wednesday to check out equipment and begin practice.
Ninth-grade players should report for equipment checkout at 4 p.m. on Aug. 12. The first workout for the freshmen will be at 3 p.m. on Aug. 14.
For more information, call Tim Kingsbury at 625-5713.CHI fMtbal rapoftfcN Chn a, Mas
Canyon High School varsity and junior varsity football players should report to the Cougar Den at 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday for the first workout of the season.
All players must have their physicals and paperwork completed at that time.
Ninth-grade players will have a mandatory meeting at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday in the Cougar Den to check out equipment.' Their first workout will be on Turn lo Mas Boil. Page 26
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The Comal Wolverines are co-champions of the San Antonio Northeast Summer League and had an 8-2 record. Team members are:
(front, from left)
Brett Horstmann, Cados Melicfc,
Austin Powell, (middle, from left) Jason Gomez, Justin Alvarez, Zaeh
Coleman, (back, from left)
Coachee Jeff Koebke and Mika Pickaknan. Not pictured: Blake Owens.
sends nine to nationals
New Braunfels was well-represented at (he USA Track and Field Junior Olympics Regional Meet, held last month in Abilene, as 14 athletes from the New Braunfels Track Club participated.
Nine team members fought off die hot and windy conditions to earn medals and a chance to compete in the national meet
In the young menH division, Eric Baese and Ben Hooker finished fifth and sixth, respectively, in the 400-meter hurdles and Kyle Swift was third in the 2,000-meter steeplechase.
Charlie Adams took the silver medal in the javelin throw and John Wilson got the bronze. Will Slaughter finished sixth.
Stephan Conran was eighth in the intermediate boys shot put and Brooks Wilson finished 13th in the midget boys shot competition.
Lauren Reinter won the youth girls pentathlon and Laurel Waltzer was eighth in the 800-meter run. Kendra Reinter finished first in both the javelin and long jump.
Her jump was a personal best distance of 18-10 1/2.
Jodi Anderson was second in both the high jump and javelin and Lisa Waltzer advanced to nationals with medals in the 1,500- and 3,000-meter runs.
Christina Arrants also qualified for nationals with a shot put throw of 44.04 and also medaled in the discus.
The USA Junior Olympic National meet brought together the top three
finishers from each region in each event. The six-day meet took place at Southern University in Baton Rouge, La.
Lauren and Kendra Reimer were both successful in the multi-event competitions. Lauren placed third in the youth girls' pentathlon and compiled a score of 3,054 from a field of 22 athletes.
Kendra won the silver medal in the young women’s heptathlon and had a total of4,995 points.
Her point total set a new national record. Her javelin throw of 144-0 was more than 40 feet better than the second-place competitor.
Kendra said adjusting to the Higher humidity levels at the national meet was difficult.
“The meet was a good one, but it was just so much more humid there than in Texas,” she said. “We had to make sure to have lots of water to drink in between the events.”
Arrants won a bronze medal in the discus and finished fourth in the shot. Adams finished ninth in the javelin throw with a personal best of 162-0 and John Wilson was 14th in the javelin with a throw of 151-0.
Swift also competed at nationals in the steeplechase.
Kendra Reimer said all of the athletes were indebted to their coach. Tim Hooker, for all his support and encouragement.
“Tim gives up his vacation time to work with us and attend all of the meets,” she said. “We really appreciate him giving up so much time for us.”
Kendra (left) and Lauren Reimer show off their silver and bronze medals from the USA Junior Olympic National track and field meet. Kendra Reimer was second in the heptathlon and Lauren Reimer finished third in the pentathlon. The Reinters will both attend New Braunfels High School this fall.
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BM HMbert (right) talks to junior goiters (from left) Jeff Kovalcik, Keith Britton, Christina Kovalcik, Chria Gorhsrdt, Daniel Ferguson, and LMUan Ferguson Friday at Sundance Golf Course. Hobart will play IOO holes of golf on Monday to rates funds tor local junior golf programs. Atm lunier goiters cosseted plsdgss tor tho event and wM accompany Halbert on aoasrsl of his rounds. For more information on tho golf marathon or to mobs a pledge, cod 629-3817.
Lasorda, Niekro head list of new Hall entriesBy HAL BOCK
AP Sports Writer
COOPERSTOWN, N Y (AP) — Ole day in spring training a few years ago, some writers arrived in Vero Beach, Fla., to discuss the Loa Angeles Dodgers with the team’s resident cheerleader, manager Tom Lasorda.
Lasorda was shifting into oral overdrive, explaining how the Dodgers had assembled the finest young men rn America. Just about the time he got to the part about mom and apple pie, utilityman Derrcl Thomas wandered by and laughed. “You guys better put on your galoshes,” Thomas warned. “ltH getting pretty deep over there”
It usually does when Lasorda talks about his beloved Dodgers. This is a man genuinely in love with this team.
Lasorda was no baseball mercenary. Except for a short stopover in Kansas City that was like too many relief pitchers — brief and ineffective — Lasorda was a one-organization man. He was signed by the Dodgers as a lean left-handed pitcher when the franchise was in Brooklyn and he still works for the team 48 years, and several thousand pasta meals, later.
Today, the Pied Piper of Dodgers blue, will be inducted into the Hall of Fame and it’s not for his 0-4 career pitching record.
It is instead for managing the Dodgers to 1,599 victories, No. 13 on the all-time list, in 20 seasons.
It is for making it to four World Series, six League Championship Series and two division series. It is for managing 61 postseason games, sec-
Tum to NMI of Fame, Page 2BGeorge set to make
IRVING (AP) — Both Jeff George and Joe Bugel make their debuts for the Oakland Raiders tonight in an NFL preseason game the Dallas Cowboys hope they can play without • getting another defensive back hurt.
George got a $27.5 million deal to come throw footballs for owner Al Davis, and Bugel, who is a former head coach of the Anzona Cardinals. is in his first year as head man for the Raiders after another Dav is shakeup
George went to Atlanta in ld04 after he wore out his welcome in Indianapolis. Then he was no longer wanted in Atlanta.
The Raiders and Cowboys have . been hammering each other in , Dallas’ Austin training camp.
The Cowboys are the ones who have come away bruised and battered.
Dallas lost a scrimmage 12-6 to • Oakland Thursday night and also lost three comerbacks.
Kevin Smith sprained an ankle. Artis Houston hurt a thigh, and Kenny Wheaton separated a shoulder.
During practice earlier in the week against Oakland, Wendell Dav is tore a knee ligament and underwent
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