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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 14, 1994, New Braunfels, Texas Personal Accounts - *S •' *1 ii >«\ , Sunday, Aug. 14,1994 We carried her to her mother and grabbed another girl and kept playing By URRY WENZEL Quiet Cokjmntot_ ; Hey, Red Devil*, how do you feel?!!! ! We feel great! Oh, we feel to greet!!! This was the cry of the Red Devils. Thii fees the cheer that helped them drive lo the cod. : We started practice right after the season ires over. Od of 14 gMs ages 7 and 8, ady a couple of them had played softball before this ye*. But, these were the heft of a new league. ; This team was led by two youog coaches, Christine Wenrel and Kim Rice, and seriated by their experienced (or old if you prefer) pads, URyWcnd and Kenneth Rankin. * tine woe several practices aunng every week and always on Saturday from 12:30-3 pm—in the hett of the day—to toughen these girls, beduin if they were lo advoke, tneir (aggest opponent migtit ne ne neat - These young gills practiced hard. They practiced plays and positions they had never played before. We kept changing them around trying to find the right combi miens. In one of tile carli* practices, Andrea Holman caught a line drive on ber non sad mouth arid loosened her tooth a little. We carried her to her mother and grabbed another player and kept on pratic- Hey, Red Devils, how do you feel?!!! We played our first tournament in Northwest San Antonio. We lost our first game on Rriday. On Saturday, we played at noon in temperatures of over IOO degrees. We won that game. At 3 pjn., in temperatures of 102 MSA AMMA MWMylk*    WW — ---! —    — agrees, we were sounaiy maim. it was a long game played against a superior team. During both games, between evwy inning when the girls were in the dugout, we had p*-ents squirt the girls with water to cool them down. htiie middle of the last game, our catcher Briama Forester came running into the dugout crying, "Coach, I can't play anymore” We took her gear off and she fainted from the heat. We carried her to her mother and grabbed another girt and kept playing. Hey, Red Devils, how do you feel?!!! Ow next tournament was * Randolph Air Force Base. bin effort to toughen the girls, trying to ga them to ignore minor scrapes and cuts, we would tell them if they got hut to fin-irii the play because they would have time to nun taler, m me nm inning, iron man jenmier Baerwald caught a line drive on h* left eye. It knocked her off her feet She sat up, fired the ball to first base and then fell over crying with pun. wcctrnoaneron nencia tnaiunoBo h* to her grandfather and stuck b another player and kept going. Hey, Red Devils, how do you feel?!!! After EMS and persistence, Jennifer Isl* returned to the game. We lost tills game and the next one too. We came back after that dismal tournament and practiced hard. We made some chmges in the lineup, too. The girls worked very hard. The parents were tired of all the practices. The coaches were tired, too. Vfc worried about pushing the girls too hard. But not die girls. They were tougher thin we were. They worked very hard md did all we asked. Rosily, came time for the state tournament b Longview—a long way away. Our Ant g*ne was on Akfcy night * 9 pm k was the girls* first game under fights. The park was beautiful. It wasfike an oasis in the mid* of towering pines and the Centerfield fence was so fer away, k looked Uke you had to catch abas to get there. It was an exciting time fer the girls. They played a tough game. It was the bottom of the la* inning and we were tied with a runner on first and second with one out. Rosemary came up to bat. Rose-mary hit a hart line drive to deep right field. Coach Franklin kept her going at first to round second and she glanced at Coach Wenzel on third, who kept her running and her never let her slow dorm. She rounded third and kept her Hill to address Canyon Lake Chamber Smithson Valley High School foot- Hill will discuss the craning 1994 J ball coach Larry Hill will serve as    high school football season and ba guest speaker at the Aug. 24 meeting    Bingen* open* Sept 2 again* South-    * of the Canyon Lake Chamber of Com-    side. Smithson Valley was 1-9 a ye*    ( mace.    ago—Hill's first with the program— The luncheon begins at noon *the    and returns bree offensive and seven Lakeside Restaurant, in Startzville.    defensive starters. Comal bowl It's about time! For all you folks who onjoyed our gr««t burgers, H.B. Steaks & fries, etc. Our original grid is back and Gladys is cooking. Come see us and qnjoy a burger prepared the "old fashioned" way* Using fresh _ Q meat & cooked just for YOU1 Hill said the Ringers appear to have enough depth to start ll seperate players on offense and defense this fall, b 1993, SVHS used five of six players as two-way starters. “We’re much deeper than we were last ye*, not just in motel, but in quality,** Hill said“I think that’s true throughout our program. Instead of having to start completely over, we’re jura picking up where we left off last year.** Hill aid the Rangers have more Hun SO freshmen hopefuls participating in    woricoiitSt    compared    lo    rtwwrt 35 in 1993, aid ae attempting to organise a freshman B schedule to give more players an opportunity to see action this fall. The Rangers freshmen, junior vanity raid vanity will scrimmage South San Antonio West on Friday night, with times to be announced. im Hulwclw 6iy4»ra3 Try All The Best From NordicTrack s €? At Our “Factory Direcf’Store Now Open At San Marcos Factory Shops! THE "SATMED” MEDICAL CLINIC 2318 PAT BOOKER ROAD UNIVERSAL CITY Appointments available to serve your FAMILY PRACTICE & OFFICE DYN needs (PAP smears, Family Planning, etc) alsa.SCHOOL / SPORTS / PRE-EMPLOYMENT PHYSICALS (WE HAVE BACK-TO-SCHOOL IMMUNIZATIONS TOO) X-RAY AND LABORATORY AVAILABLE ON-SITE You save up to $99.00 in shipping costs, because you drive home with your exerciser the day you buy it! 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