New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 16, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas
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Local competition tor me Annual Eto Hoop Shoot, a national free throw shooting contest for kids ages 8-13, wit be held a| OakRun School on Jan. 18 beginning at 10 am.
I The categories are 8-9,10-11 and 12-13. Each contestant has |25 shots at the hoop. The boy and girl in each age group with the best scores advance through
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I Th# next In-line Hockey League season will begin on January 25. Forms ara available at the TIHL office or by calling 609-3460 So grab your blades and hit the rink with the Tri-County In-Una Hockey League.
■Th# New Braunfels Little League baseball wiN be having ■registration Thursday from 6-8 p.m. st the Seats ■anjatiary cafeteria,
■The Jw. Leagues WM be registering Thursday.
Please bring a copy of your child# birth certificate. The cost of registration ie $30 until Jan. 31. Mer th# registration win be $40.
Forms are also available at VlvrcMx Sporting Qoods, Crow Firestone end the Rec Striding at Linda Park.
■The New Braunfels Ybung American Bowling Alliance ie (looking for youths interested In learning the sport of 10-pin bowling as writ ss earning collage, vocational or trade school scholarship money at the same
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sponsored league at Comal (Bowl either Saturday mornings I at 10:30 am or altar school at 4| p.m. on Monday, TUaaday or I
Wednesday For more informa- I Hon call 626-6263, I
The New Braunfels Vbuth Soccer Association is having spring registration at tit# Norwest Bank annex from 9 a.rri lo 1 pm on Jan. 1$. Elections for the New Braunfels Youth Soccer Board wW ba held on Jan 23 at 7:30 p.m. AN interested parties are invited. Parents and coaches of registered players mty vote,
The New Braunfels Biz I Soccer Player Development I Program will be condueting try-1 outs tor att players wtih birth- I August 1,1965 or sadist I Tryouts wwbe held Jan. 18 torn! 9 a.m. * noon and Jut 12HH 2 pm. - 5 pm.
Tryouts wi ba held at WB HEB Soccer Complax ort Live I Oak Ave. For more info cal Jim| Hazi st 625-6715 or 825-9348. Ba sure to bring prop«rHyBK| mant f". /•
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■ To talk with Sports Editor David Winder about Sports Day. call 625-9144 ext. 24
Cougars stay hot with win over Apaches
Rodman gets a kick out of being on television
By RON LESKO
AP Sports Write*
MINNI AH JUS (AP) On* (raiment he was the hustling, springing Dennis Rodman who (ans admire. The next moment he was the reckless, unrepentant Rodman who also has become familiar After tumbling into a row of photographers, Rodman kicked a cameraman in the groin during the ( hicago Hulls' 112-102 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolvcx on Wednesday night.
Eugene Arnos was carried from the court on a stretcher beirut being scaled at a botella! AMvuugh Rodman mid he didn’t inlaid to hurt Amo* or kick him in the groin, he scoffed at Amos’ injury claim,
I thought I hit him in the thigh, then ail of a sudden he wait back,” Rodman said I said, Whity wrong with you 11’m sorry I hit you.’ Then all of a sudden he says, Get away from me.'All of a sudden
he passed out I'm like, Yeah, right'
It a one thing to gel hurt, bul don't pretend you're more seriously hurt titan you are ”
Replays showed Rodman k kick caught Anim very high on the inside of the left thigh, and Wolves physician Sheldon Hums confirmed dial Amos, an in-house cameraman, was kicked in the groin. Amos was treated and released at the hospital. where lie was interviewed by police We took an assault report, listing Dennis Rodman as the suspect here,” I t Sharon Lubmski said. However, absolutely im) charges have been filed and theft hasn’t been any col natl with Dennis Rodman by Minneapolis police.” Reached at home early today, Amos wax emphatic what asked if he planned hi file charges.
Most definitely," lie said. I (eel birt I led let down. I admired him With everything. I jue admired hun. I’m sorry he felt that way (that Amos faked injury).’*
‘I foal hurt. I foal tot down. I admired him.'
Eugene Amos Minneapolis cameraman after getting kicked by Dennis Rodman
Amos declined bullier comment at the adv ice of his attorney.
Rodman said he twisted his ankle when lie fell over Wolves photographer David Sherman, who was seated beside Amos Rodman also said he intended to luck a small camera lie said Amos had, although Amos was using a larger television camera to film Rodman’s tumble.
In the first place, the camera people are too clone along the baseline * Rodman said. All of a sudden, boom, I step on his camera Any athlete will react the same I stepped and twisted my ankle, and then I kicked the guy”
Cowboys start going in for repairs for next year
By DENNE M. FREEMAN
AP Sports Writer
IRVING, Texas (AP) Many of the Dallas Cowboys are spending January lining up for surgical procedures, a year after they spent the month preparing for the Super Howl.
The latest to enter a hospital was Emmitt Smith, wb> underwent surgery Wednesday for removal of bone spurs from his right ankle.
Today it was cornerback Deion Sanders' turn, as a surgeon repairs the damage to his right orbital bine that occurred when he was tackled during tHc Cowboys' playoff loss to the Carolina Panthers 11 days ago Offensive tackle Mark fumet underwent successful surgery last week to repair a tom ligament in his left knee, which hampered him moat of the season. Tuinci is expected to he ready by training camp in Juty.
Defensive end Chad Hennings had both elbows arthroscoped for bine fragments last friday, and he also should be ready for the regular season Defensive tackle ( birles flaky, who had his second hack surgery in 13 months last November, met with Dr Robert Watkins in California lo discuss his situation I atef in february, tight end Jay Novacck, who missed the season with back problems, will seek Watkins’
Rookie cornerback Wendell Davis had arthroscopic surgery Friday on his right knee to repair tom cartilage.
Defensive lineman Hurvm McCormack is expected to have rotator cuff surgery on bs right shudder on Feb. 23.
Smith, who underwent his surgery at Roosevelt Hospital in New York City, gained only 3.7 yards per carry this season, rushing for 1,204 yards on 327 carries and 12 touchdowns.
Trainer Jim Maurer said Dr. Bill Hamilton removed three bine fragments Smith played with during the season.
Smith will remain in New York until friday ami will rest for two weeks before he starts his rehabilitation work
We’re dunging for trying to get bm hack for training camp right now,” Maurer said Ifs a wonder lie flayed as well as he did this year with the bone fragments in his ankle."
The ankle problem made Smith a half-step slow and negated his usual explosive bursts into the line. The Cowboys slumped to 24th in the NFL offensively and was ineffective inside the 20-yard line and on shul yardage plays
Sanders got hurt while running a reverse in the second-half of the 26-17 loss to the Panthers. He was kept overnight in a Charlotte hospital for observation before being flown back to Texas
Knicks get well against Spurs after 20-point loss
SAN ANIONIC) (AP) Ihc New Yod Knicks' Texas trip started poorly at Houston. Then they went to San Antonio
We played like dogs last night in Houston," New York guard ( ton* Childs said of the Knicks' I06-H6 loss Tuesday night in Houston. Ihcy heat us by 20 poilus on TNT That’s embarrassing ” New York girt back on track with its fifth victory in six outings by defeating the Spurs 94-77 at the Alamodome on Wednesday night The key to the Kmcks’ victory was the play of Allan Houston, who came to New York from Detroit during the offseason ax a tree agog lie scored IS of his 20 points iii the second half to carry the Kmckx.
We just wanted to come out and win,” Houston said Ifs a matter of pride l ast night we got embarrassed Ilk not enough to comr out and play with energy and aggressiveness You have to play with smarts every night ”
Houston was joined in double figures by Patrick I wing with 18 points, while Job) Stalks added 13 Ewing and ( baria Oakley had 11 reb Hinds apiece San Antonio, which lost its sixth straight game, was led by Vernon Maxwell’s 22 points, while Sean Elliott had 14.
We knew they were going to play hard," said Childs, who had nine points and five assists. I fiery I iii vc batten I Utb
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and some other good teams tbs season, ‘ so we knew we had to play hard to bort them"
Affa a cold-shooting first half by both; teams, New York broke away from a 38-1 32 halftime lead by scoruig the first five points of the third quarter to lead 43-32.;
We played poor offensively, but we * competed hard, chit defense was good in J the first bdl. and we still found ourselves J up,” said New York coach Jeff Van * Gundy, who saw his team outscore San; Antonio 28- IO at the free-throw line. ;
I was happy with our defense, but « our offense has to be able to put the ballJ rn the hole," Van (iundy said We are not * going to win on the road with just com- * pct irig and hustling. We have to get our J offense into it."
Houston had 13 points in the third quarto'as the Knicks pulled out to a 67-56 lead
Hie Kmcks put the game out of reach in the fourth quarto, going on a WO nm to lead 87-67 on Buck Williams’ hee throw with 3:37 left in to game.
After starting the district season as cold as ice the Canyon Cougars are suddenly blazing hotter than a space heater left unattended near curtains.
Canyon won its third straight game and evened its district record at 3-3 with a 55-49 victory over the Cionzales Apaches Wednesday night at the Cougar Den.
Travis Wommack and Tyson Carroll led Canyon with 13 points each. Clint Flume chipped in IO points for the Cougars.
"That was a huge win,” Cougar coach Kenny Rotzler said. "They are all huge at this point. Hut after three straight losses they arc even more huge ”
Rotzler said the Gonzales’ strategy of playing at a controlled pace caught him off guard.
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Herald-Zfftung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL
Canyon’s Richard Grohman(taft). Tyson Carroll (22) and Cum Ruma (33) fight for a rebound against Goonies.
That was rn huge win. Thay are all hug# at this point.’
- Kenny Rotzler Canyon coach
"It was really surprising that they were that deliberate on offenseRot/ler said. “I thought they would try to push the hall against us. I expected some full-court pressure "
The pressure, however, came from the Cougar defense. Die Apaches were held to one shot for most of the second anti
Herald Zsrtung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL
Canyon’* Richard Grohman goat up high to ratrtava an arrant pass.
"We’ve been playing pretty good defense lately," Rot/ler said "The trouble we've been having is blocking (Hit at the free throw line.”
Hut tile Cougars had no trouble hitting shots from the free throw line ( arroll was nine of 11 for the game "We’re goral enough to play w ith any-b>dy," Rot/ler said "When we execute and play with consistency we can stay in the game Its when we start giving hand
outs that we're not going to be in it.
‘‘Everything is so even in this distnct that the team who gives out the fewer lundouts is going to he on top ”
By I Hushing the first round of district play at 3-3, the ( ougars have put themselves bick in the playoff hunt “lf we can be fortunate enough to finish the second round at 4-2, we can be 7-5 in distnct," Rot/ler said, "I think a 7-5 record in this distnct will get you into the playoffs"