New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 14, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas
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■ To talk with Sports Editor Thomas Godley about Sports Day, call 625-9144. ext. 24.
The Day’s Quote
“They don’t have enough money to buy me. I wouldn't want my eon wearing the things (Andre) Agassi does.”
— Boris Becker who claims Nike has too much influence in pro tennis.
In the newsSpurs basketball clinic slated for July 24 at NBHS
Former San Antonio Spurs greats George 'Ice Man’ Garvin and Johnny Moore will be in New Braunfels on July 24 for a free basketball and program on staying in school and staying off drugs. The event, sponsored by the San Antonio Spurs, Whataburger and the New Braunfels Downtown Rotary will be from noon to 1:30 p.m. at New Braunfels High School gym.
Anyone can register at the local Whataburger for autographed items to be given away by Gervin and Moore.
For more information, call Penelope Doherty at 629-2163.CIMA sponsors scholarship golf tournament
The Comal Independent Men’s Association will have its annual golf tournament to raise funds toward scholarships for local students. The event will have an 8 a.m. shotgun start July 22 at Quail Creek Country Club in San Marcos. Entry fee is $274 per four-man team or $68.75 per person. Tournament prizes are $1,000 for first place, $500 for second, $250 for third. Handicaps will be verified. For more information, call Johnny Rodriguez at 629-2646.Registration set for NB fall Jr/Sr. baseball league
Boys ages 13 and 14 (Jr. League and first-year Sr. League) in the spring of 1996 are invited to play in the New Braunfels Fall Jr./Sr. Baseball League.
The games will be played on Sunday afternoons at the Canyon High School practice field in September and October. Pre-registration fee is $15. After August 1. the registration fee will be $20.
Forms may be completed and payment made at Vivroux Sporting Goods. For further information, contact Bob Janca at 629-5010.New Braunfels volleyball camps begin July 31
A New Braunfels Unicorns volleyball camp for incoming freshmen will be offered from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. July 31-Aug. 4 at New Braunfels High School gym. New head volleyball coach Phyllis Fowler will conduct the camp.
A second junior varsity/varsity camp for sophomore, juniors and seniors is scheduled from 6 to 8 p m. Aug. 7-11 at NBHS.
Both camps will cover fundamentals and conditioning.
Camp fee is $25 per person, and registration can be made July 25 and 27 from 6 to 8 p.m. at NBHS gym.
For more information, call Coach Fowler at 629-6205.Lands Park Golf results
The following are Landa Ladies Golf Association results for competition on July 5 at Landa Park Golf Course:
Low net — Mary Wenderstrandt,62. Pearl Chase, 66; Jackie Scott, 66; Marlene Atcheson, 67; Ann Rockford, 67; Mary K Twite, 67. Jan Magnuson, 68; Carol Nies, 68.
In the past month, golfers have shot four aces at Landa Golf Course. John Mullholland and Michael Snyder had hole-in-one shots on the 9th hole. John Owens hit an ace on the 12th hole, and Karen Rector had one on the 7th hole. Each ace was the first of their respective golfing careers Congratulations to all!New Braunfels tennis group to host tournament July 15
The New Braunfels Tennis Association will sponsor an adult tennis tournament on July 15-16 at the New Braunfels High School tennis courts. Fa mae information, call David Mueller at 6204210 or Kevin Bruington at 629-0171.New Braunfels stifles Seguin
From staff reports
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Herald-Zeitung photo by THOMAS GODLEY Chad Wehe pitched seven Innings and guided the New Braunfels All-Stars Red team to a 5-3 win over Seguin Thursday night in the Senior League's District 31 Tournament.
Down by two runs in the seventh inning, the Seguin All-Stars had players in scoring position and appeared primed to make a dramatic comeback.
Chad Wehe would have none of that.
Banking on a strong right arm, Wehe and the New Braunfels All-Stars bent but didn't break.
Wehe struck out Seguing power hitter, Brent Beicker, in the final inning to preserve the 5-3 victory and keep the NB All-Stars alive in the Senior League District 31 Tournament on Thursday night at Canyon High School’s Cougar Baseball Field.
"Both teams were determined but our players just wanted it a little more," said NB Coach Ray Miller. "We couldn't afford a loss."
It was the fourth win in a row for New Braunfels and the first defeat for Seguin in the tournament. Both teams go at it again tonight at 7 p.m. at Cougar Field.
The NB All-Stars now have beaten the NB Red team, San Marcos, Luling
-5 7 3
In the latest victory, the NB All-Stars were one hit away from going into extra inning. Seguin loaded the bases and scored a run on a error to cut the lead to two. Runners were at second and third when Beicker stepped to the plate.
"If he gets a single, Seguin probably ties the game," Miller said. "It came down that. Chad had thrown a lot of pitches at that point but he had some left."
Seguin pitcher San Juan Arias couldn't say the same in the early going. New Braunfels jumped on his curve ball, scoring two runs in the first inning and one run in the third, fourth and fifth before the right-hander settled down with the fastball. Matt Harrison smacked a triple and scored the final run for New Braunfels. Seguin left runners at second and third in the sixth inning. The NB defense held on the rest of the way to bolster Wehe’s effort.
Canyon Lake holds off New Braunfels All-Stars
From submitted reports
The Canyon Lake All-Stars took a measure of revenge with a 10-9 win over the New Braunfels American League All-Stars in the 12-year-old boys division of the District 31 Tournament.
The NB America All Stars rallied but fell short. Canyon Lake capitalized on eight first-inning walks, an error and one hit to score seven runs in the first inning.
New Braunfels came back with a run in the bottom of the first. In the top of the second, Clay Janca, who entered in relief of Matt Miller, surrendered two more runs, putting the score at 9-1.
Patrick Pistor, Lee Smith, Ramsey Munoz and Dustin Miller came through with hits for Canyon Lake.
New Braunfels answered with three runs in the bottom of the second. Ryan Cardenas doubled, Trey Swain and Clay Janca walked. Matthew Miller hit a two-run single with the third run scoring on an error.
The top of the third saw Canyon adding a lone run via two hit batsmen, and a single by Pistor. In the bottom of the third, Canyon Lake pitcher Charlie Rickman held New Braunfels scoreless.
In the top of the fourth, with Ryan Parker pitching in relief of Janca, New Braunfels spoiled a Canyon Lake threat by turning a triple play.
With no outs and runners at first and third, Charlie Rickman lined out to NB second baseman Clay Janca who fired to Ryan Cardenas, doubling off the runner at third.
Cardenas in turn fired to Matthew Schriew-
er before the runner at first could return to the bag safely.
In the bottom of the fourth, with one out, Clay Caraway hit a two-strike pitch over the right-centerfield fence to make it a 7-10 game.
Parker held Canyon Lake scoreless in the top of the fifth, with the defense helping out with a double play.
Parker shut down the Canyon Lake attack again in the top of the sixth, striking out the side. In the bottom of the sixth with one out, Wes Michalec and Tate Taylor walked.
Pinch hitter Scott Schneider then crushed a double into right Centerfield gap to score two runs.
With the tying run on second and one out, Rickman toughened up and retired the last two batters with a strike out and fly ball to center field.
Clay Janca slides safely into home plate during second-inning action of New Braunfels American All-Star's loss to Canyon Lake.
Major League All-Stars game a cure for ailing baseball fans
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — So that's how baseball is supposed to be played.
After enduring a series of sorry seasons starting in 1972, championship baseball was finally on display in Arlington. Two hours and 40 minutes of it.
No errors. Sharp defensive plays. Great pitching. Power hitting. An exciting one-run game. A sellout crowd. National television.
Now if only the Texas Rangers will absorb by osmosis the artistry portrayed in the 66th All-Star Game. If so, perhaps a pennant will yet fly at The Ballpark in Arlington. The example has been set.
Some $50 million was dropped into the local economy as a big bonus. What would a World Series bring?
Despite the equatorial heat, baseball’s first championship event in North Texas went well despite Dallas owner Jerry Jones’ attempt to steal some of the spotlight.
With all the national press in Dallas-Fort Worth, it was just too tempting for Jones not to try to get writers and broadcasters out to Valley Ranch for a little elbow-rubbing.
The Cowboys announced a “major news conference” for 6 p.m. on Monday, or one hour after the home run hitting contest was scheduled to end.
The announcement produced some scorn (rom national writers, one of whom said “I see Jerry Jones is at it again. He just can’t stand something else going on in town without him jumping in on the action."
There was no mass exodus to Valley Ranch
for the “major” announcement that the Cowboys had extended Charles Haley’s contract. Four print reporters showed up.
“I know there is a lot going on in Dallas and Arlington at this particular time but we knew it would get out,” Jones said of the $14 million contract extension with his moody defensive end.
Haley had been signed a day earlier. Presumably Jones was worried about either himself or Haley talking Haley doesn’t like lo talk lo the press. Jones does. Jones apparently was worried about himself leaking it.
Cynics in the press box were wondering why Jones didn’t announce the Haley deal on Sunday when it happened. Or why not wait until Wednesday on the day after the All-Star Game? Or why not wait until training camp where it would be a big way to kickoff the new season?
The Cowboys definitely need Haley for as many years as they can keep him because their first round draft pick of two years ago, Shame Carver, has been a big bust at defensive end.
Whereas Jones didn’t come off in a good light because of the timing of the Haley announcement, major league baseball finally did something right with its showcase All-Star Game.
It illuminated the best side of baseball. Inspired, perhaps owners and players can get an agreement and bring all the fans back.
If baseball loses its fans, you know who is going lo be there lo pick them up don’t you?
Buechele regains third base role
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Texas Rangers likely will give Steve Buechele another shot at third base, although they’re waiting to make sure he’ll be up to the task.
Buechele, who was cut by the Chicago Cubs July 6 and cleared waivers Tuesday, signed a contract Wednesday to join Class AAA Oklahoma City for a few starts to get in shape for a return to the majors.
In another move Wednesday to prepare Texas for the second half, the Rangers activated closer Jeff Russell from the disabled list. Russell was sidelined June 27 because of a herniated disc in his lower back.
Buechele was hitting only .189 with one home run and nine RBIs in 32 games with the Cubs. Texas management hopes Buechele can regain at least some of his
stroke because they’d really like to have his solid glove at third.
It was his aggressive play and smooth-fielding that helped make Buechele a fan favorite when he was with the Rangers from 1985-91.
“If I do get back up here with big league team, fans can expect the same kind of player who is going to play hard, flop around the infield every once in a while to make some plays and try to be productive offensively,” he said.
Texas was looking for a third baseman because starter Dean Palmer is likely out for the year with a tom left biceps tendon.
Rookie Luis Ortiz and veteran Mike Pagliarulo have combined for IO errors, and Pagliarulo also has been needed at first in place of the injured Will Clark.
Astros edge Giants 6-5 in 12 innings
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Sunglasses don’t help. Neither do glances at the flags to see how the wind is blowing. About the only things that work are experience and a lot of luck.
Derek Bell didn’t have either element on his side Thursday, and became yet another victim of the fickle weather at Candlestick Park.
The Houston nght fielder lost a routine fly ball in the sun and wind to spark a three-run rally as the San Francisco Giants tied the game in the ninth. Barry Bonds singled in the winning run in the 12th as the Giants defeated the Astros 6-5.
“It was in the sun and then I ran in and it
went into the sun again, and (hen the wind got into the act. I was lucky to get a glove on it,” Bell said.
“This is a tough park, especially in right field, and especially when you don’t play there all the time.”
The two-base error, and a wild pitch by closer Todd Jones, helped the Giants score three unearned runs in the ninth with just one hit.
After Bell dropped Robby Thompson’s fly to open the inning, Bonds walked and Mark Carreon doubled down the right-field line for a run. Royce Clayton had a run-scoring groundnut and, with two outs, Carreon scored on the wild pitch.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N J. (AP) — The Stanley Cup champion New Jersey Devils are staying put for at least another year. After that, it’s quite possible they’ll have Nashville, Tenn., on their minds again.
The Devils need to secure a $25 million loan by mid-September or the tentative agreement to keep the team in the state could fall apart alter one year, sources told The Associated Press.
The Devils and their landlord held a news conference to announce — after months of heated negotiations and threats of a move to Nashville — that the NHL champions will play at the Meadowlands next season and have the framework of a deal to keep them here through 2007.
However, for the Devils to stay the next 12 years, they would have to secure the major loan before Sept. 15, the deadline the team and the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority set for formalizing their agreement.
NEW YORK (AP) — Bany Frank, a veteran of many Olympic negotiations, was retained to negotiate baseball’s new TV contracts and told to get a deal that puts all playoff games on network television.
This fall, for the first lime in more than 20 years, league championship series games will be played simultaneously and televised regionally
The TBN deal, a partnership among baseball, ABC and NBC, calls for all games in the new
first round of playoffs lo be played at the same time.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Phillies signed veteran left-hander Sid Fernandez to step into their starting rotation.
Fernandez will replace injured lefty David West, and might start in Montreal over the weekend.
Fernandez, 32, waived by Baltimore, was 0-4 with a 7.39 earned run average in eight appearances with the Orioles.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Darryl Strawberry hit a three-run homer and singled in four at-bats as the Columbus Clippers beat the Pawtucket Red Sox 9-3.
Strawberry, 33, an eight-time All-Star, is
attempting a comeback with the New York Yankees’ organization af ter serving a 60-day suspension for cocaine use.
ANDERSON, Ind. (AP) — Ute Indianapolis Colts gave tonner No. I pick Steve Emiman an ultimatum — renegotiate or be released.
The Colts said they can’t afford the defensive lineman’s contract for this season.
Emtman, the first choice overall in 1992, has been beset by injuries since joining the team from the University of Washington^ MIAMI (AP) — Wide receiver Ricky Sanders, the nine-year pro who played foi Atlanta last season, signed a two-year deal will1 the Miami Dolphins. Sanders had 67 recep lions for 599 yards.