New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 17, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas
Comal County Sports
(Events are listed according to timeliness and as space allows)
T tar M Tennis Ranch
T Bar M Tennis Ranch will offer a junior tennis program as well as several adult programs beginning Monday.
For more information, call Paul Domanski at 625-7738.
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Soccer tryouts will be conducted for Division ll Under 18 boys and girls and Under 14 boys from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Aug. 31 at the H-E-B Soccer Complex.
For more information, call 629-5667.
NR Youth Soccer Amo elation fell season
The New Braunfels Youth Soccer Association is accepting registrations for the upcoming season at Vivroux Sporting Goods. The cost is $45. The league is open to all children who are at least 4 years old by July 31.
lf you are a first-time player, a birth certificate is required. For more information, call 606-7933 or 606-6722.
NBH! football picture day
Unicorn football picture day will be 8 a m. Saturday at Unicorn Stadium.
Team and individual pictures will be taken. Parents are invited to bring their cameras for special photos.
For more information, call 609-2252.
Registration for flag football for children in grades one ti i.ough six wilt be conducted from 9 a m. to noon on Saturday at the Annex Office Building, which is next to Norwest Bank at 1000 N. Walnut.
The early registration fee is $20. and the fee increases to $25 after Saturday. Players can also register through Aug. 22 at Vivroux Sporting Goods.
For more information, call Paul Finley at 629-2006 after 6 p.m.
The New Braunfels Junior Football League will have its registration from 9 am. to noon on Saturday at the football field behind Canyon Intermediate School on Loop 337.
The league is open to children ages 8-12. New players should bring a copy of their birth certificate and have a physical before the first practice Returning players need only bring their birth certificate.
The $45 registration fee covers the cost of insurance, uniforms and equipment. For more information, call 625-7818 or 620-6579.
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Girls interested in playing fastpitch softball with the South Texas Royal Purples, a member of the U S. Junior Olympic program, should call Rusty Linney at (800) 232-5393.
The Royal Purples, a Texas top 20 program, will field teams for ages 10 and under, 12 and under and 14 and under this fall. The Purples compete in area tournaments and train at their fields on the campus of Texas Lutheran University in Seguin.
Area girls who are serious about softball are encouraged to participate. Space is limited, as rosters will be finalized around Aug. 26.
Schaeffer wins city title in playoff
Reininger, Stephanie Schaeffer, McDonald, Kovalcik also bring home titles Friday at Landa Park
By TOM ERICKSON
The John Newcombe Tennis Ranch is offering lessons, clinics and leagues for all ages and abilities this fall. Opportunities include ladies
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Friday’s New Braunfels Junior City Golf Championship featured plenty of siblings — both in the field and winners’ circle.
Michael and Stephanie Schaeffer claimed the overall boys’ and girls’ titles at Landa Park — Michael in the boys 15-18 age group and Stephanie in the girls 13-16 division.
Other family combinations at the tournament were Jeff and Christine Kovalcik and Clint and Clay Robinson.
Michael Schaeffer had to play 19 holes for his title, as he and Hagan Coble finished their rounds with identical 75s.
Cohle attempted a long putt on the final hole of regulation for the win, but missed, forcing the sudden-death playoff.
Michael Schaeffer birdied the first hole of the playoff — die par-4, 281-yard No. IO. Cohle finished with a bogey.
Josh Speck finished third at 81, followed closely by John Ray (82) and Stuart Griffin (83).
Stephanie Schaeffer battled Christine Treanor for the girls 13-16 title, winning by three strokes. Treanor led Schaeffer by four strokes after the first nine holes, 41 to 45, but slipped on the back nine, firing a 47 for a total of 88.
Schaeffer shot a 40 for the final nine holes for a total of 85 and the victory. Also competing were Ashley Schneider (92) and Brenda Norris (93).
Christine Kovalcik had time en route to the girls 12-and-under title, as she was the only competitor in the division.
Kovalcik, shooting from modified tees, fired a 34 for nine holes.
The boys 8-9 title, which was also contested for nine holes from modified tees, went to Shane Fisher, who was one stroke better than Kyle Richey.
Fisher shot a 51 and Richey a 52.
Gatlyn McDonald improved on his second-place finish at last month’s New Braunfels Junior Golf Association Tournament with a win
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Bradley Bevil was five strokes behind Britton at 50, followed by Dustin Braune and Jory Werth, who tied for fourth with rounds of 53.
The second-closest finish of the day came in the boys 13-14 group, in which J Dylan Reininger edged Jeff Kovalcik for the title.
Reininger finished 18 holes at 88, followed closely by Kovalcik at 89.
Dustin Graves fired a 93 for third place, followed by Cody Tecr (97), Josh Doerr (IOO), Ruben Gonzales (102) and Tanner Baker (108).
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putts approach the cup Friday at a final score of 88, three strokes behind Stephanie Schaeffer.
By DENNEN. FREEMAN
AP Sports Writer
IRVING (AP) — The Dallas Cowboys aren’t quite ready for prime time.
The season opener on the road against Pittsburgh is two weeks away.
Itll a good thing.
The Cowboys showed a lot of promising things in Friday night’s 34-31 preseason win over the St. Louis Rams, but running the football and pass defense weren’t two of them.
Emmitt Smith, hampered last year by injuries that knocked his yards per carry down to three plus, saw his first action of the exhibition season. He gained only 24 yards on 12 carries for a two-yards-per-carry average.
The pass defense allowed the quarterbacking trio of Tony Banks, Will Furler and Jamie Martin to pass for 366 yards and four touchdowns. All four touchdowns came over rookie free agent cornerback Kevin Mathis of Texas A&M-Commerce.
Mathis returned the favor by intercepting a pass and returning it for a touchdown.
Another downer for Dallas was losing fourth-round draft pick Macey Brooks, a 6-foot-5 receiver from James Madison. Brooks went dm\ a with a fractured right forearm and will be out for an undetermined amount of time.
Coach Barry Sw itzer is concerned about the Cowboys because of tire mental errors by the team, busting coverages and jumping snap counts.
“We’re having too many mentals,” he said. “At least we have two weeks to work on it. We may have to give the regulars some more playing time against the Oilers next Friday "
The Cowboys final tuneup is Fnday night in Texas Stadium against the Tennessee Oilers of vagabond owner Bud Adams.
“All I know is, we can’t go to Pittsburgh and play like this in two weeks or we’ll get embarrassed,” Switzer said.
The Dallas running game went nowhere fast. “lf you can’t run in this league, you can’t win,” Switzer said “Its as simple as that."
Smith said: “I was a little rusty. I missed some holes."
Dallas was 24th in offense last year, and better production is needed until a defense without
tackle Leon Lett and with a lot of young linebackers can get settled.
“The offense is going to have to carry this team,” fullback Daryl Johnston said. “The defense carried the team last year. Now, the offense has to set up."
Smith said the game looked too much like the way Dallas tried to run the ball last vear
“It was a comedy,” Smith said. “We didn t play well. At times it looked like 1996 all over again. We snapped the ball on the wrong «<>unt and made a lot of other mistakes. I wasn't sharp."
Quarterback Troy Aikman wasn’t pleased Turn to Cowboys, Page 46
An Alaskan adventure
R.L “Chick" Mueller shows off the 43-inch, 51-pound Chinook Salmon he caught on July 7 In the Kenia River In Alaska
Everything was good Friday at Landa Park
You couldn't have asked for a better day for the New Braunfels Junior City Golf Championship.
The sky was clear, the sun was shining, a cool breeze was blowing.
I suppose many of the golfers could have done without the pool breeze, but us spectators really enjoyed it.
We were also treated to some excellent golf, especially in the boys 15-18 age group.
Michael Schaeffer and Hagan Cohle ended their rounds tied at 75, forcing a sudden-death playoff' for the city title.
Cohle had a shot to win the title * outright oil his final hole, but missed a long put and remained tied with Schaeffer, who had finished play several minutes earlier.
But ftiis wasn’t exactly your typical all-or-nothing, winner-takes-all type of matchup. Schaeffer and Cohle are good friends and seemed to enjoy tire chance to meet head-to-head for the title.
Both players teed of!' from hole No. IO, but Schaeffer reached the green right away. Cohle made the green in two strokes, but bogeyed the hole.
Meanwhile, Schaeffer scored a birdie on the par-4, 281-yard hole for the tournament victory.
Many sports fans see golf as a slow and sometimes boring game lo watch. But it* tournaments such as the one at Landa that make it so
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