New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 14, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas
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Comal County Sports
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The New Braunfels junior varsity boys basketball team wrapped up its season Tuesday with a 75-67 victory over Churchill
The Unicorns ended their season with a 8-6 district record and 14-9 overall.
David Brawner's three-point shot and free throws in the final minute helped secure the victory. Justin Voght, Darren Classen and Trey Roeder battled the taller Chargers on the boards and and chipped in key baskets
Dustin Savage, Maury Holden, David Mendehall and Tommy Taylor turned in solid performances with timely points, steals and rebounds
H-Z itMtfi Information about oporto loaguoo
The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung is now compiling information for a full sports directory of Comal County.
Any league/organization involving sports/recreation is eligible for the directory.
Information should consist of: Name of league/organization. president of league, phone number to join, cost to join, ages eligible, genders eligible and when the season starts and ends.
Send to 707 Landa St., New Braunfels. TX., 78132 or fax to 625-1224
The 3rd annual Hummel
Museum golf tournament will be held at the Chaparral County Club in Seguin on Mar 14
The tournament will have three flights and go by the Two Man select shot format.
The prizes per flight are $300 for first place. $200 for second place and$100 for third place
A 1997 vehicle donated by Seguin Motor Co will be a hoie-in-one prize
Ttie entry fee is $60 per person which- includes gifts, prizes and hamburger buffet
The tournament is limited to 54 teams and entries must be received by Mar 7
Make checks payable to The Hummel Museum, Inc Send to PO Box 311100, New Braunfels, Tx., 78131.
Call 625-5636 for more information
Community Night with Spurs on Saturday
The San Antonio Spurs will host New Braunfels Community Night on Saturday at the Alamodome The Spurs take on the Atlanta Hawks at 730.
Tickets can be purchased at Vivroux for the prices of $32 50, $22 50, $15.50 or $9 50 Only check or money order
Laka Canyon Vaoht Club
Lake Canyon Yacht Club is offering free sailing classes for area residents The classes are scheduled for 9 a m. to 4 p m Feb 22 and 23. The program will include nine hours of classroom and dockside instruction and three hours of hands-on instruction aboard sailboats.
Beginning racing classes will be offered 9 a m. to 4 p m. March 1 and 2. The classes will include six hours of classroom instruction and panels, and three hours of practice sailing The classes are designed for non-sailors and will be (aught by Dick Edwards who has over 25 years of experience in cruis mg and racing For information, contact Carolyn Cole, (210)590-1700.
Chandler, who is losing his starting job to Steve McNair for the 1997 season, said the Oilers granted the Chiefs permission to talk with him “To get an opportunity to maybe play there is exciting," Chandler told KRIV "I think it would be a win win situation for everybody ‘ Chandler was looking forward to inspecting the Chiefs' facilities arid meeting face-to-face with coach Marty Schottenheimer and other Kansas City officials
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ALBUQUERQUE. N M (AP)
Arizona couldn t do it Utah and Keith Van Horn came up short and even Kentucky killer Mississippi didn t have the answer Now it s explosive tulsas turn to take a shot at trying to find a way to beat New Mexico at The ht The No 13 Lobos ran the nation’s third ((ingest homocourt winning streak to 24 games Thursday rlight with an 81 64 win ovor Rice Only Kansas with 40 wins at hex ne and Kentucky with 25 have longer streaks It s a different story on the road where the Lobos are a medKx:re 3 4 this season
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Practice makes perfect
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Kristy Roberts races back to pitch the shot put during track practice st New Braunfels High School Tuesday. The Lady Unicorns ara preparing to defend last year's state championship.
The Associated Press
IIOUSTON Tennessee is one step closer to NFL football in 1997.
C ounty commissioners have agreed to accept the Houston Oilers* offer of S3.75 million in cash and a SI .5 million practice facility in exchange of being released from the Final year of their lease at the Astrodome.
Oilers owner Bud Adams has already arranged to move the franchise to Nashville, but can’t go before 1998 unless the Oilers are allowed out of their lease
Hams County Commissioner El Franco Lee said Thursday an agreement has been reached among the commissioners to accept Adams* buyout offer The $3.75 million would he paid in eight installments from June of this year until Jan. 15. 2001
Hams County Judge Robert Eckels told KTRK-TV that the Five-member county commissioners court will vote on the offer at its next meeting on Feb
“Its to everyone’s hest interest that we
do this and move along,” Eckels said.
"Its a good deal for the taxpayers and a good deal for the Oilers, and it will let us move on to try to pursue another team.” Eckels said.
The city of Houston also must sign off on the deal, but Eckels said he believes Houston mayor Bd) Lanier is ready to add his approval. Lanier and Adams are long-time antagonists, but a top aide to learner said the mayor will not block the deal if Eckels thinks its the best thing to do.
“The mayor has said if the county certifies that this will compensate them for the final year and the city receives some son of reimbursement for their legal fees from the Oilers and the Astros signoff, then he would not stand in the way," Dave Walden, the assistant to the mayor, told KRIV-TV on Thursday night lf Adams gets the OK from the city and county, the only remaining obstacle would be Astrodome USA. which holds the master lease for the Astrodome I Jrayhxi Mel ane. owner of Astrodome USA, said Thursday night that talks are not yet complete
Mavs self-destruct, lose to Warriors
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Smithson Valley s Bill Sturgis goat up for a layup In an aartlar this yaw at Dripping Springs Th# Rangers will need physical play from Sturgla and Smithson Valley big men to be successful In the playoffs.
Rangers begin playoffs
By Stevs Brigman
Smithson Valley emhark.s tm its first-ever State-4 A playoff run tonight when the Rangers lace San Antonin Memorial at Samuel < lemons High School in Schertz
Smithson Valley ended the regular season campaign tied with Cion/ales' Apaches for second place iii District 28-4A behind Del Valle Coaches could have agreed to Hip a coin tor the second and third position iii the district, bul Ranger cooch John Valenzuela insisted they play.
"We need to prepare mentally tor a war." Valenzuela said aller the (ion/ales game "You can't practice ibis atmosphere There's no way"
The coach was not alone in his decision
"I asked the kids, ‘Ihi you want lo play, or do you want to practice?’" Valenzuela said. “I(icy said ‘We want to play
The Rangers lost the game 69-59, but tile contest was much closer than the score indicated. The Apaches scored the last IO points, six of which were very late, alter the game Nut been decided
T he contest had the intensity ut a playoff game Gonzales fans nearly t illed one side of Lockhart’s gym and were very vocal. Despite being behind throughout the game, the Rangers buttled all night and looked like they belonged iii the playoffs.
“Smithson Valley is one of those team that just doesn't quit," Gonzales coach Rat I rskine said “They never say die, they are always going to Ik* on your lieels like bulldog I hey are just a pit hull hanging at your heels And hey have got ginnl athletes."
The Rangers will face a Memorial team that came in second place in District 27-4A with a 6-3 district mark, and a 16-13 overall record
The game pits an athletic Minute
men team against a physical, and disciplined Ranger squad Hoise has been one of Smithson Valley’s strengths all season.
“We don't worry about a call." Valenzuela said “When adversity Inis, we don’t tall apart and we don’t gel away from each other We gel united and focus in those situations Chais why we are iii the dance "
The Rangers ended the regular season with a record of 15- ll overall and 7-5 iii the district.
Directions to the guim-
Travel soul Ii on Interstate 15 I xii ai I M 3009, lake I M IOO4/ east I urn right on Libel Road I lie Samuel Clemens High School will Ik on the right I here is also a dunce scheduled al the school, so parking will tx- limit ed I ans attending lite game are asked lo park up front
ticket prices are S2 tor adults, and SI (or students
Oilers cleared to leave Dome
The Associated Press
DALLAS When the Dallas Mavericks opened a seven-game homesUind. they figured five wins would put them in the Western Confercnce playoff race Instead, the Mavericks fell further out of contention by wrapping up the home-stand with only three victories following Thursday night’s I07r99 loss to tire (iold-en State Warriors.
"I thought mete were times in the game when we played some pretty good basketball, but the team has been that way all season." Dallas coach Jim Clearnt his said "In the fourth quarter we girt anxious."
(bice again, tile Mavs self-destructed down the stretch, shooting 36 percent and getting outscored 28-22 in the fourth quarter
"We had a lack of patience," swtng-rnan Michael Finley said. "I know I look some shots that I shouldn’t have taken At times we were in a state of urgency "
So were the Warriors, who had nine
days off during the All-Star break to stew about a four-gaitx* losing streak and their own dwindling playoff hopes They got hack on the winning track by playing it smart down the stretch.
I atrcll Sprewcll had 28 points, eight rebounds and six assists, and Jik* Smith added 20 points and 12 rebounds to pace the Warriors, who had dropped six of ^thetr previous seven
"I think the firNff'xsflT helped everybody." Sprewcll said. "We were really down about the losses hut at tile same tune we had a chance to step hack and concentrate on what it would take to gel things hack on track ”
Sprewcll fell far short of the 46 points he scored iii the Warriors’ 105-93 victory over the Mavs on Jan 21. the last meeting between the teams, but the All-Star guard still shot 9-for-18 as Golden State handed Dallas its fourth defeat in six games
Feds consider tungsten
ITic U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is proposing to gram temporary approval for the use of tungsten-iron shirt during the next waterfowl hunting sea**) based on preliminary tests that slaw tai harm to birds thai ingest the pellets lf the Service goes forward with the proposal, wuicr-fowlers would have a choice of three types of shot: steel, bismuth-tin ural tungsten-iron for the 1997-98 season "Our intention is to give hunters as much choice as possible while protecting birds from poisoning," Acting Service Director John Rogers said "So far, we have seen nothing in the test results that suggests results that tungsten-iron is harmful when ingested by' birds "
In 1991, lead dart was phased out for use in waterfowl hunting because it was
found to he toxic to ducks and geese thai ingest it while feeding Al that tune, steel start became the only legal load tor waterfowl hunting The Service recently approved bismuth-tin shot arter extensive testing
I he Federal Cartridge ( ompany filed an application with die Service last fall seeking approval of the tungsten-iron shot Ila* company submitted Ila* results of a 30-day lest to assess toxicity on gamed arm mallards Based tm those lest results. Ila* Service decided it) propose temporary approval of tungsten-iron shot while da* company conducts further testing A decision w tai her to grain the temporary approval will he issued this spnng aller a 60-day public comment period ends April 1,1997.
Kovalik hits ac* at Sundance toumay
John Kovalik used a 8 iron to hit a hole-m-one on the 132-yard 9th hole at Sundance Golf Course on Fed 8
Kovalik hit his during the Father/Son tournament Tho rest of the tournament results were (winners by age group of junior)
10-years old and younger, William and Bob Maas,12-years-old, Steve and Chris Hailey; 13 years-old, Danny and J Dyliri Reirunger. 15-years-old and older Byron Sampson and Josh Bashara
Guys and Dolls Tournament results from Feb 11 were: 1st place, Jim Probst, and Hugh and Jane Jeiley, and 2nd place,
Byron Sampson, Bill Oay, Howard Ault and Sue Puelz
Chandler talks to Chlofs about moving
HOUSTON (AP) - Houston Oilers quarterback Chris Chandler was headed tor Kansas City on Thursday to discuss playing next season with the Chiefs, a Houston television station reports