New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 10, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas
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Comal County Sports
(Events are listed according to timeliness and as space allows)
Sundance Golf Course and Gullett/Newton will sponsor The Shortgame Shootout, benefiting The Hummel Museum, on Friday.
Two-person teams will compete on an 18-hole course consisting of uphill, downhill, sand and approach shots of IOO yards or less. The entry fee is $150 per team and the deadline for entries is today.
Sundance is one of 10 area courses set to sponsor the event. The top four professional and amateur teams from each course will advance to the finals on Sept. 22 at Circle C Golf Club in Austin.
For more information, call the Sundance pro shop at 629-3817 or Debbie Williams, tournament coordinator, at (512) 464-4997.
st Seniors Conter
The public is invited to attend the Dan (Blaekbelt) Promotion Ceremony at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Senior Citizen Center, 655 Landa St. Seven martial artists will achieve the rank of Cho Dan, a first-degree blaekbelt. The ceremony will include one-hour demonstrations by the black-belt recipients and other martial arts students. For more information, call Brett H. Riley at 606-0444 or 625-8216.
lbs New Braunfels Youth Soccer Club will offer a referee clinic for all persons interested in learning the game and earning extra cash on weekends.
The clinic is open to anyone ages 12 and older It will be conducted from 8 am. to noon and 1 to 5 p.m. on July 19 for sessions one and two and from 8 a.m. to noon and 1 to 5 p.m. on July 26 for sessions three and four.
The sessions will be led by Steve Nichols of HEY REF. For more information, call 606-6722
Canyon Cougar Football Camp will be offered to incoming seventh-, eighth- and mnth-graders July 21-24.
Registration is $20, which is payable to the Community Education Football Camp. Campers should bring a T-shirt, shorts, running shoes and something to eat and drink during the break each day. Non-contact drills will be used to teach skills. Report to the weight room from 8 to 11 30 a m. each day of the camp.
For more information, call Carl Gustafson at 629-1110
New Braunfels High School will offer its Unicorn Football Camp for incoming students in grades seven, eight and nine from 8:30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. July 21-24 at Unicorn Stadium.
Registration is $35, and forms are available at Vivroux Sporting Goods and NBHS. For more information, caH Tim Kingsbury at 625-5713.
Smithson Valley High School will conduct its annual Ranger Football Camp from 8:45 a.m. to noon July 21-25.
The camp is open to all students who will be in grades seven, eight and nine and are interested in playing football.
Registration is $30, and tiros© not already enrolled may do so until the first day of camp. Fa more information, call 886-2376.
force second final
Late-game surge beats San Marcos
By ABE LEVY
Relishing a post-game hot dog Wednesday night Phillip Cruz stood quietly outside the concession stand at Comal Park and breathed a sigh of relief.
After all, his Junior All-Star team forced a second final against San Marcos in a come-from-behind win 8-5. His only appearance in the game came as a pinch-hitter in the sixth inning with two moi on base and the team needing one more run to tie.
He smacked a clean single, bringing teammate Jason Shader safely home.
“I just feel like I did it for my team,” said Cruz, while splitting half of his hot dog to Craig Crow, New Braunfels’ starting pitcher in the game. wl just concentrated and did my best. I was just happy.”
New Braunfels went on to score a total of five runs and bat IO times that inning behind Crow’s nine-strike-out performance.
The win avenged an earlier loss to San Marcos 14-7 on July 3 that sent New Braunfels to the losers’ bracket. New Braunfels faced elimination if it didn’t win Wednesday. Instead the team evened its record with San Marcos, whom they will play at 7 p.m. today at Comal Park for the North Zone District 31 Championship. That w inner will play the winner of the South Zone Championship this Monday.
The game started out to be a tight match.
Both teams scored two runs in the first on solid hitting, stolen bases and passed balls.
In the second inning. New Braunfels nght-fielder Ryan Rodriguez reached first on a fielder’s choice grounder, advanced ta mx and rn© a pEQd btM mi then to third on a ground out only to be tagged out at home trying to steal home on a passed ball.
New Braunfels warded off a threat by San Marcos who stranded a man on third as Crow struck out Leron Moore to end the inning.
HeraJd-Zertung photo by Michael Daman
Andrew Aguirre, New Braunfels Junior All-Star first-baseman, catches a line drive for one out ami then steps on first base to complete the double-play during Wednesday night’s final against San Marcos. New Braunfels fought back from a 5-2 deficit to force a second finals match tonight.
San Marcos pounded in two runs to bring the score to 4-2 in the fourth on two hits and two walks New Braunfels struggled in the fourth and fifth, going scoreless and failing on a squeeze play Meanwhile San Marcos added another run in the fifth on an overthrow to third base that scored San Marcos' Jerry Montemayor who was attempting to steal from second.
Then the New Braunfels’ come-back began in the sixth Adam Gallegos and Kenneth Power knocked back-to-back smgles rn a five-hit, five-run inning in which Cruz and Greg Winters scored go-ahead runs for a score of 7-5.
San Marcos threatened again when Adrian Prado, who came in as a reliever
in the sixth, doubled and then advanced to third on a balk. But Crow struck out Brandon Ramirez to retire the side.
New Braunfels added an insurance run rn the seventh and final inning on Andrew Aguirre’s RBI single that scored Keith Brangan who had doubled.
Crow faced the heart of the San Marcos lineup, including the second through clean-up batters, rn the seventh, retiring the first two and striking out the last batter to seal the victory fy
“I was nervous at the start of the game, but then I calmed down and pitched better” Crow said.
MB Rod outhit NS Blue in nudor league play
In 12-vear-old action. New Braunfels
Red faced New Braunfels Blue in a battle of undefeated teams. The Red run-ruled the Blue 13-2 Wednesday rn Luling on nine hits and an 11 -run. third inning. The Red s Justin Delgado pitched a complete game with eight strikeouts, clinching a spot rn the finals at 7 p.m. in Luling.
The Blues Jeremiah Kester and Kyle Chandler scored both runs with the only hits coming from Kester’s single and Ryan Werley's triple.
The Blue will face Canyon Lake at 7 p.m. today with the winner to face the Red in the finals.
Luling olminatos 10-yoar-oM Now Braunfols Blue
In 10-year-old action. Luling beat New Braunfels Blue 14-2 on the run-rule
Wednesday in New Braunfels. New Braunfels Blue was eliminated and Luling will face New Braunfels Red at 7 p.m. today with the winner play ing San Marcos Friday night.
NB Rod shuts out Lockhart in Senior League semifinals
In Senior League play. New Braunfels Red run-ruled Lockhart 12-0 Wednesday at Seguin s Starke Park in a one-hitter by Bradley George, who tossed 12 strikeouts.
The Red’s Cody Reimer knocked a two-run homer in the first and Cody Chapman a three-run homer in the third. The Red will face the winner of tonights semifinal match between Seguin Gold and Lockhart.
Panel revokes Tyson’s license
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Mike Tyson’s boxing license was revoked today and he was fined the maximum $3 million for biting a chunk out of Evander HoMield’s ear during their WBA heavyweight title fight.
Tyson, who also was ordered to pay legal costs, can apply for reinstatement of his license in one year.
Tyson, who apologized on television last week and asked to be allowed to fight again someday, did not show up at the hearing, leaving his lawyers to plead his case before the Nevada State Athletic Commission.
“Mr. Tyson spoke to the world after the fight. He told the world he was sorry about what had happened,” his lawyer Oscar Goodman told the commission. “He threw himself on the mercy of this court
‘Suspension would not bo enough.
Boxing lo unlike any othor sport. Thoro is a fins Ibis between boxing and chaos.’
— Gordon Fink, deputy attorney general
“After his boxing losses, he would shake his opponent 's hand He was a gentleman. He remains a gentleman today and retains his dignity today He has confidence in this commission and that you will do the right thing”
Nonetheless, the commission adopted the penalty proposed by state prosecutors for the incident in the third round of the June 28 fight.
“Suspension would not be enough, ” said deputy attorney general Gordon Fink.
“Boxing is unlike any other sport. There is a fine line between boxing and chaos.”
he said. The very nature of the sport. he said requires ‘ strict adherence ' to rules The state Athletic Commission, in a unanimous voice vote, also declared Tyson a "discredit to boxing ”
Officials said the punishment could extend well beyond one year and could amount to a lifetime ban.
“Unless the commission changes its mind this would be a permanent revocation,” the commission’s legal adviser Donald Haight said.
“Without further action.” he said “the license would not be restored.
East beats West in second MSL All-Star match 5-4
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ. (AP) — North American All-Star games are friendly matches marked by gaping holes in defenses, little-to-no contact and lots of scoring. The NBA has that formula down pat. So does the NHL.
And now. Major League Soccer has joined rn.
"The whole purpose is to please the crowd” said Carlos Valderrama, the MVP for the second straight year as the East beat the West 5-4 Wednesday night. “It was very important to have an entertaining game. We certainly did that tonight. It was a game that will help soccer grow in this couniry ” It certainh shouldn’t hurt. Not with
nine goals by nine players, with a goalie scoring one as a forward Not with 55 shots, including the game-w inner in the final two minutes by Columbus’ Brian McBride "It was a great display of soccer,” East coach Bruce Arena of D C. United said of the game played before a soggy crowd of 24.816 at Giants Stadium. "It was a great day for soccer in this country and MLS ”
After Dante Washington of Dallas made it I -0. Campo;* connected in the 44th minute oft'a superb pass by Kansas City’s Preki. He celebrated with a dive along the soggy ground as teammates mobbed him at the sideline.
Rangers in hole
ARLINGTON (AP) — A year ago, the Texas Rangers were riding high coming out of the All-Star break.
They started the season atop the AL Wfest and baldly left that lofty perch, owning a four-game lead by the time the mid-season break rolled around.
Not so this season.
The Rangers are coining off a 10-17 June swoon that was the worst by an AL team. It also left them five games behind prime rival Seattle, the division leader.
“We played as poorly as we could play in June, but still we’ve won over 40 games,” said manager Johnny Oates. “June was not a good month. But I expect July to be a lot better”
Included rn the June dive was a four-game series sweep by the Mariners at The Ballpark in Arlington. Coupled with a 1-1 split in an earlier series at the Kingdoms it gave Texas a 1-5 record against Seattle this
The teams meet again for four games in the Kingdome beginning tomghi.
This will be acritical series tor the Rangers. Team officials admit that another collapse against Seattle would force them to consider sweeping changes, including beginning to plan tor next year.
The Rangers have been poor wid. runners rn scoring position and bad on defense, especially shortstop Benji GU.
This season they have given 14) 50 unearned runs, already matching the number they yielded in 162 games last year, when they had the best defense rn the majors.
Oates is a manager known for defense.
“We stunk,” Oates said.
He replaced the inconsistent Gil with Domingo Cedeno, who has wielded a hot bat.
“I’ve been pleased with Cedeno,” Oates said “He’s made all the plays that have been required And he’s provided some timely hitting.”
South Texas Purples qualify for state tourney
Special to the Herald-Zeitung
The South Texas Royal Purples have qualified all three of their teams for the Junior Olympic Fast pitch State Tournaments this month
The Purples, reprcsennng ASA Region 19, played their way into the tournament with strong show ings in Fort Worth, College Station, Nacogdoches and Austin
Coached by Larry Wenzel, Tom Gillespie and Israel Sanchez, the Purple 10s placed second and third in two of their tournaments, beating such teams as Oklahoma City, Fort Worth, Duncanv die, Austin and Marshall. The Purples were paced on the mound by Quinn Koelf-gen, Andrea Holman arui Sunni Reinter while Laura Green, Sarah Wenzel and Candace Gillespie provided the hitting.
The Purple 12s had a solid season, most recently placing fourth in the 26 team field Capitol of Texas Shootout. Jaime Gilland, Jessica Quintanero and Savannah Sanchez pitched strong games tor the Purples in wins over the Austin Travellers. Houston Katy and Houston West University and Martha Rockwood,
Jennifer Llimey, Megan Caraway and Vanessa Broughton prov ided the offense.
In their last two tournaments, it took the Louisiana state champions from Baton Rouge and nationally ranked Fort Worth to knock out the Purple 12s.
The Purple 14s, almost all of whom are 13 years old, played up in classification and came J their way to Denton this weekend for the 70 team field state tournament. Lyndsay Lauhon. Nicole Watts, Sara Thornton and Cry stal Carvajal anchor the pitching, while Andrea Carson, Jena Stevens. Ashtee Dove and Lesley Wilson prov ilk the hitting The Purple Us are coached by Juan Ozuna, Jeff Thornton, Jeff Stevens and David Chillis After state, the Purples will move into their new stadium and raining facility on the campus ofTexas Lutheran University-
Their Junior Olympic tall schedule will begin after Labor Day. Those interested rn the program can call, 560-1076
New Braunfels Men s Golf Association
Tournament Results July 5 at Landa Park
IWO man team-one better batt First place: three teams bed
■ Ken Will. Ray Martinez, 56 •
■ Leonard Tuch, Kelly Tach, 56
■ Danny Hi, Ray Metzke, 56
■Jim Hayes, Leon Manlandingham. 57
Fifth place: two teams tied ■Jerry Hylin, Des Devereax, 58 ■Lee Thomas, Bob Hoflon, 58
MMdud Low Nrt First place: two ted
■ Leon Ntentandingham, 60
■ Mo© Taylor, 60
Third place: Leonard Tuch, 62 Fourth place: Sid George, 63
Low Grots: Leonard Tuch, 68 (low score this year)