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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 15, 2001, New Braunfels, Texas Contact Sports Editor Bryan Adams at 6259144 SPORTS February 2001 IB Graves lose Foulke wins BY RONALD BLUM AP Sports Writer When it came to salary Keith Foulke was a lot more effective than John Rocker and Danny On a day of decisions involving Foulke won his arbitration case and the other two leaving owners with a 54 lead this known as much for his disparaging com ments on minorities as for his will get million this season rather than arbi trators ruled The lefthander went 12 with a ERA and 24 saves last year for His sea son began with a twoweek suspension imposed because of comments to Sports Illustrated that disparaged gays and Even with the Rocker is getting a huge raise in the first year he was eligible for Last year when the Braves uni laterally decided his he made Graves also lost when arbitrators gave him a salary of million rather than Graves made last when he was 105 with a ERA and 30 saves for Foulke was given a raise from to million by Chicago argued that Foulke should be paid He was 21 with a ERA and 34 saves last year as the Chicago White Sox won the AL Four players who had been scheduled for hearings settled their cases Cincinnati second baseman Pokey Boston catcher Jason New York Mets pitcher Glen don Rusch million and Cleveland pitcher Steve Woodard agreed to oneyear ROCKER Newborn Unicorns NB Softball ready for 2001 season under new head coach Braunfeis pitdHSrftmber Garcia gets ready tohiirl during a scrimmage against La Vemia this past week at The under new head coach Tracy prepare for Softballfest 2001 TodaySaturday at NBHS and Canyon High BY BRYAN ADAMS Sports Editor A new era in Unicorn soft ball begins this week at New Braunfels High School as the ladies in blue and white take the field under new head coach Tracy Softball fans wanting to catch a glimpse of this years New Braunfels softball team can check out the team in action at Softballfest which begins at noon today at NB and After weeks of two scrimmages and their season opener on Greebon said the players are quickly learned their roles and adjusted to her The team looks very good so Greebon 1 think each individual brings some thing special to the I expect the players to help each other out and encour age each other as much as they who spent two years as a graduate assistant coach at the University of the Incarnate said she tried the corporate world after graduation and is glad to be back The high school level is definitely different than the college but Im glad to be Greebon In college the kids are there on so they know its all about school kids know to take it but they have a tie bit more The girls here have adjusted well to my I couldnt ask for a better group of Unicorns 2001 NEW BRAUNFELS SOFTBALL ROSTER No Player Andrea Carson Miranda Laine Jamie Stepen Kierra McCarty OF 2B Amber Suprenaunt OF AmyStauffer Leslie Poeck Karisa McCarty 1B 10 Kristsn Gilstrap OF 11 Tara Edwards CF 13 Megan Rolfes LF 14 Amber Garcia 18 Leslie Buffington 19 Jennifer Bartles 22 Amanda Ozuna C The Unicorns play their first game at Softballfest 2001 at today against La Softballfest 2001 also includes teams from Corpus Christi Medina Val Del Hays and Alamo Today and Friday the teams compete in a roundrobin competition to determine the seeds for a dou bleelimination tournament on Were definitely looking forward to it and I hope we take NB centerfielder Tara Edwards We def initely have the ability to win this If we work togeth er we can come out with some nice Leading the Unicorns on the mound this season will be juniors Amy Stauffer and Amber See Decision on Aikmans fate put off a week File photo The fate of Dallas Cowboys quarterback Troy Aikman will be determined next BY JAIME ARON AP Sports Writer FORT WORTH The Dallas Cowboys decision on quarterback Troy Aikmans future could be extended an extra week without costing the team The deadline by which the Cowboys have to make a decision or pay the money has been pushed back a week to March That extension was prompted by the NFLs recent decision to delay the start of its league year from 15 to March Aikman was due the million if he was still on the roster on March The team does nt have to pay Aikman that bonus if they cut him or he decides to retire before the new Aikman has given no indica tion publicly that he is ready to even though he has suf fered four concussions in his last 20 He missed all or part of eight games last season because of two concussions or back Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has said that he expects to make a decision before the due Jones said earlier it was not in the teams best interest to delay a decision because the makeup of the roster and the Cowboys phi losophy in 2001 hinge on whether Aikman Dallas Cowboys officials didnt return a phone call Wednesday seeking Jones has refused to elaborate publicly about the future of the first player he ever drafted after buying the team in missed the final two games last He suf fered his second concussion of the and the 10th of his 12 year NFL when he was tackled by Washington linebacker Lavar Arlington on Leigh the players said it appears that Aik man wants to keep Jones has to decide whether he wants to keep the quarterback who brought him three Superi Bowl titles and at what Steinberg told the Fort Worth StarTelegram on Wednesday that he didnt want to speculate whether Aikman might play for another team if the Cowboys decide they dont want him I dont want to complicate the agent citing former 49ers quarterback Steve Youngs retire ment in said he believes it would be better if Aikman had more time to make a Frazar shoots 63 to top crowded leaderboard at Bob Hope Classic BY TIM DAHLBERG AP Sports Writer LA The way Harrison Frazar has played so far this he might soon become known for something other than being Justin Leonards roommate at the University of If he can play like he did that something could be a PGA Tour continuing his strong early season shot a 9under 63 to take a one stroke lead over a gaggle of other players as the 42nd Hope opened its fiveday run on fouibirdiefriendly He had plenty of company on the with six others tied at including Cameron who did nt know when he woke up Wednesday whether he would even be in the Beckman got in when defending champion Jesper Parnevik stay Leaders BOB HOPE CHRYSLER CLASSIC INVITATIONAL The following are the leaders of the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic after one round Player Rd1 Harrison Frazar 63 Cameron Beckman 64 Mark Caloavecchia 64 Glen Day 64 Jeff Maggert 64 Tom Pernice 64 Kevin Sutherland Stephen Ames 64 home with his expectant and he took advantage of it to tie for second with Mart Glen Jeff Tom Kevin Sutherland and Stephen You get a good break like that and you want to take advantage of On a windless daywhen shooting par meant watch ing the field Frazar posted the lowest round while playing on the Arnold Palmer Private where David Duval posted his 59 two years Frazar never got into that but made nine birdies and nine pars to get in front by one on a crowded leaderboard missing such names as Tiger Phil Mickelson and Davis Love who all took the week I want it to be a track meet this Frazar I feel I can run off a lot of birdies at any given My putter is streaky and so are my Frazar showed that on the Palmer where he was only 1 under through six holes before running off three straight birdies to end his first He came back with birdies on three of his last four to get to 9 Smithson Valley linksters Courtesy photo The Smithson Valley High School boys and girls golf teams recently won second place in the Rebecca Creek Golf Tournament and Lake Travis boys included David Jarred de los Josh Mitchell and Greg The boys team is coached by Jimmy The girts included Christine Erin Julia Best and Lauren The girts team is coached by Kristin ;