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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 27, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas Sports Tuesday, August 27, 1991    H&aM-Zeltung,    New    Braunfels,    Texas    p^9«    ^ THCT will air on TV It’s not very often that a triathlon gets television coverage, even from a local news station. Yet the Texas Hill Country Triathlon, Sept. 7 at Canyon Lake, will be seen across a large part of the United States as part of its own syndicated one-hour program. The endurance event will be telecast in October (Mi tape delay, with more than 50 percent of the country having access to the triathlon primarily through network affiliates. The triathlon should also be an important event for its participants, as it is one of the last races in the International Triathlon Union’s World Cup series and valuable championship points are on the line. The THCT promises to be an exciting race with the best in the world competing. Among the top triathletes who will be participating arc Mark Allen, who is considered the best in the world in the sport, and Australia’s Greg Welch, Allen’s heir apparent. Ken Glah will be returning in hopes of defending his title, and Dave Scott — who withdrew for medical reasons — will instead act as expert commentator on the program. The women’s race promises to be just as exciting with several competitors hoping to capture the prestigious winner’s title. Some of the top women participants include Jan Ripple, one of the strongest cyclists in the sport; Carol Montgomery. Canada's top racer who is currently battling for the ITU championship; Fernanda Keller, Brazil’s Ironman champion and the current Ironman World Series poult letter, ami Jan Wanklyn of Australia. Triathlon organizers expea close to 1.000 participants and more than 10.000 spectators for the event, which they believe will be one of the best races of 1991. The television producuon of the race, which is being produced by Concept Sports Inc , will tx* seen on either a Saturday or Sunday between Sept. 28 and Oct. 20. NB hosts red-hot Jay; CHS, SY hit road By JOE BELK Sports Editor The only local volleyball game at home today takes place ai New Braunfels, where the Unicorns will host a hot John Jay team which won the Northside tournament Saturday. The varsity match begins at 7 pun. at Unicom Gym. New Braunfels also did well in its first tournament appearance of the season, falling in the finals of the Seguin tournament to San Antonio Madison — a team the Unicorns had beaten twice in three days before the finals. But the Unicorns’ record of 5-1, including pool play matches, comes entirely against 26-5 A and 27-5 A teams. Jay (5-0) features two 6-foot freshmen, Demetria Sance and Jessica Alvarado. Sance was selected MVP of the Northside tournament. The Mustangs also have a corps of returning players and arc expected to challenge defending stale champion Clark for the 28-5A crown. Canyon, which is 4-1 after winning the Alamo Heights tournament on Saturday, travels to Devine for its first non-toumamcnt game of the season. The Cougarettes’ only loss was against LaVemia in pool play, and Canyon avenged that by beating the Bears in the finals after eliminating district-rival Hays in the semis. Canyon’s road match today is at 7 p.m. The only undefeated team in the county is Smithson Valley, which is 3-0 after winning the consolation bracket of the Tivy tournament in Kerrville. The Rangerettcs rallied in consecutive matches to win the event. Today, Smithson Valley travels to Burnet for a 7:30 pun. match. Other 25-5 A teams fared well in tournaments on Saturday. In the Hallandale 1SD tournament, the two Hallandale schools advanced to the finals, with McCollum defeating Harlandale for the championship. South San competed for consolation in that tournament, defeating Burbank to win the losers’ bracket title. Among 26-4A teams, Bastrop did the best other than Canyon and Smithson Valley, taking the third-place trophy in the Schulenburg tournament. The New Braunfels Unicorns celebrate after rallying against San Antonio Madison in    another tough San Antonio    team, John Jay, visits Unicorn Gym at 7 p.m. (Photo by their season-opener last week. The Unicorns hope for the same result today when    Annelies Schlickenrieder) Saberhagen no-hits White Sox Briefly KANSAS CITY (AP) — By now, almost all of us have seen the play that saved Bret Saberhagen's no-hitter. So was it a hit or an error? Dan Pasqua thought he deserved a hit, and the scoreboard operator at Royals Stadium thought so, too. Bul Kirk Gibson thought he committed an error, and the official scorer, whose opinion was the only one that counted, agreed. That resolved, sort of, Saberhagen went back to business. The two-time Cy Young winner finished the first no-hitter of his career and the seventh of the season, pitching the Royals past the While Sox 7-0. “Now I know how Nolan (Ryan) feels like,” Saberhagen said. “I realize what I’ve accomplished and it’s something I’ll always look back on.’’ The While Sox lost their seventh straight game. Saberhagen, meanwhile, almost lost his no-hitter in the fifth inning. With one out, Pasqua sliced a long liner over Gibson’s head in left field. Gibson ran back toward the alley, jumped at the front edge of the warning track and the ball grazed off his glove as Pasqua pulled into second base. Royals Manager Hal McRae preferred not to talk about the play. "It’s something we shouldn’t talk about. He pitched a no-hitter. The less said the better,’’he said. Saberhagen (10-6) struck out five and walked two. Todd Benzinger drove in three runs as the Royals beat Charlie Hough (7-8). Rangers 10, Yankees 2 NEW YORK (AP) — Kevin Brown and Erie Plunk used different methods to clear opposition runners off the bases. Brown pitched out of tight spots, especially in the sixth inning. Plunk, on the other hand, gave up home runs — three, in fact — and the Yankees lost a 10-2 decision to the Rangers Monday night. “Overall. I was satisfied. I made aAmerican League Ail Times COT Eat! Division W L Pct. GB Detroit 69 57 546 — Toronto 69 57 548 — Boston 63 62 504 5% Milwaukee 60 65 480 8% New York 56 67 455 11% Baltimore 52 73 416 16% Cleveland 41 63 .331 27 West Division W L Pct. GB Minnesota 76 51 598 — Chicago 67 58 536 8 Oakland 66 59 535 8 Texas 65 59 524 9% Kamas City 64 60 .516 10% Seattle 65 61 516 10% Catdom la 61 64 486 14 Saturday's Games Detroit 7. Seattle 2 New York 0. Toronto 5 Cleveland 2. Chicago 1 Milwaukee 7, Oakland 0 Minnesota 5. Baltimore 2 Kansas City 8. Texas 1 California 1, Boston 0 Monday's Games Texas 10. New York 2 Toronto 5. Baltimore 2 Minnesota 5. Cleveland 3 Kansas Qty 7. Chicago 0 Boston 3. Oakland 0 Detroit 5, Callornta 1 Seattle 5. Milwaukee 4,14 innings T ode ys Games Texas (Guzman 8 5) at New York (Perez I 1).6 30p rn Toronto (Guzman 4 2) at Baltimore (Rhodes (TO). 8 35 p rn Minnesota (Morris 15 9) at Cleveland (SwtndeN7-12),8 35pm Chicago (Alvarez 1-1) at Kansas City couple of bad pitches, and they hit a couple of good pitches,” said Brown (9-10), who allowed five hits over the first eight innings. The Rangers backed Brown with a 12-hit attack dial included home runs by Rafael Palmeiro, Kevin Reimer, Geno Fetralli and Julio Franco. Plunk (2-3) lasted into the sixth for the pitching-snapped Yankees, but gave up IO hits. Feualli's homer was the big hit of the night, both in the game and on the Rangers bench. One of the Rangers coaches even forecast it. “Davey Lopes even predicted it. (Aquino 6-2), 7 35 p rn. Boston (Gardiner 5 6) al Oakland (Welch ll 8).905pm Detroit (Cerulti 2-4) al California (Finley 15-7), 9:35 pm. Milwaukee (August 9-5) at Seattle (DeLu cia 10-8), 9 35p rn National League East Division L Pct. GB Pittsburgh 72 51 585 — St Louis 68 55 553 4 Chicago 62 62 500 10% New York 61 63 492 11% Philadelphia 60 64 484 12% Montreal 50 73 407 22 West Division W L Pct. GB Los Angeles 69 55 556 — Atlanta 68 56 548 1 Cincinnati 61 63 492 8 San Diego 61 64 466 8% San Fr anas oo 60 64 484 9 Houston 51 73 .411 18 Monday's Games Cincinnati 5. Philadelphia 4 San Diego 7, Pittsburgh 5.10 Minings Atlanta 14. Montreal 9 Los Angeles 4. Chicago 3 St Louis 7. San Francisco 6 New York 6, Houston 4.10 innings Today's Games Los Angeles (Martinez ISS) at Chicago (Castillo 4 2). I 20 p rn San Diego (Bones 12) at Pittsburgh (Smith 11 9),2 05p rn Philadelphia (Ruffin 3 4) at Cincinnati (Scudder 4 4). 6 35p rn. Montreal (Nabholz 2 6) at Atlanta (Lei-brandt 12-11).6.40p rn. New York (Whitehurst 5 9) at Houston (Kite5 8).7 35pm San Francisoo (Burkett 9 8) at St Lous (Tewksbury 8 9). 7 35 p m and it was a big homer,” Rangers Manager Bobby Valentine said. Penal Ii had not homered in more than two seasons since June 20, 1989 when he cashed rn off Mike Boddick-er at Fenway Park, 223 games ago and a span of 544 at-bats. “I haven’t been able to drive the ball the way I feel I’m capable of this season,” Ptiralli said. “I decided to try to put it out of my mind. I might have been pulling too much pressure on myself.” Brown had his difficult moments in the sixth when he gave up four hits and issued his only walk while the Yankees scored both their runs.Swim practices ongoing Swimming practices started this week for the New Braunfels and Canyon High School teams. Members are requested to attend one of two daily sessions Monday through Friday. Tile first session runs from 4-6 p.m. and the second from 6-8 p.m., both at the Lamia Park pool. The New Braunfels Aquatic Club, which has already been practicing, will also be working out at these limes. Dual meets for the high school teams begin in November, in preparation for the district meets in February. For more information, call Bud Dallmann at 625-6342.FB registration underway Registration has started for the local tackle football league for New Braunfels kids in fourth, fifth and sixth grades. There art* currently five teams in the league, which plays its games at New Braunfels Middle School. Registration fee is $25, which includes uniforms and equipment. Contact the league’s player agent at 625-3445 after 3 p.m. for more information.NB barbecue Thursday The New Braunfels Unicom All-Sports Booster Club is holding its annual Meet the Unicorns barbecue Thursday al 6 p.m. Tickets will be available at the gate, and they are $4 per person. Booster club members will also be selling the tickets in advance. The Thursday barbecue will also features athletes of the fall sports programs al New Braunfels, with football, volleyball and cross country athletes being honored Everyone is invited to attend the barbecue and meet the Unicorn athletes.Flag football registration The New Braunfels Youth Flag Football league registration will be held Saturday from 9 a m. until noon at the Victoria Bank and Trust North building on 1000 N. Walnut. Children in the first through sixth grades are eligible. Grades 1-2 will be in Division I, Grades 3-4 will be in Division 2, and Grades 5-6 will play in Division 3. A $15 registration fee is required.Ranger tickets now on sale Season tickets for the Smithson Valley football season are on sale now ai the high school. Sales will run from approximately 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the Smithson Valley front office. The tickets will remain available until Smithson Valley’s home opener, which is Sept. 20 against Leander. Last year’s season-ticket holders will have the option to renew their same seats ai any time when tickets are on sale. The Rangers, who played six home games last season, only have four this season. Smithson Valley hosts Leander Sept. 20 and San Antonio Cole on Sept. 27 in non-distnci contests. In District 26-4A play, the Rangers will play home games against Lockhart on Oct. 18 and Canyon on Nov. I.Spots open for Rowdies The San Antonio Rowdies, a soccer team which features several New Braunfels players, is holding tryouts rn August. The team has played in lourna ments all over Texas, traditionally enjoying a high level of success. Boys bom between Aug I, 1977 and July 31, 1978 who are interested in trying out for the Rowdies should contact Mark Knell at 492-9294. Coach Mike Hawker at 65 / 6220 or Robert Rodriguez at 625 7300 yr 629-3379.Clinic for women golfers The Lamia Park Golf Course has scheduled a clinic for women golfeis Sept. 16-20 from 6-7 W) p rn. ai the golf course. 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