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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 18, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas David King Thursday Special Herald-Zeitung Thursday, July 18,1985 8A Guns to release Neuheisel, Page SA Clinic helps players. coach; By TOM LABINSKI Staff writer While most of their classmates are busy relaxing and staying cool during the summer vacation, there is a group of young students who are taking the time off to improve their basketball skills. More than a dozen sixth through ninth graders have spent the last two weeks at the New Braunfels Basketball Clinic, sponsored by the Community Education office of the NBISD. With New Braunfels Middle School Coach Joe Brown m charge, the young athletes spend two nours each morning going over the fundamentals and learning some of the finer points of the game. This is the first year Brown has coached the clinic, and he said he was excited when given the opportunity. “When I was asked to coach the clinic, I jumped at the chance.” he said. “I like coaching basketball and I’m really enjoying the clinic.” His students are also having a goi*d time, he said, but they are also putting in a lot of Ila rd work "We get a lot of running in during the two hours. They are tired by the time they are through," he said The clinic is held from 9 a.m. to ll a m. at the Middle School. While fundamentals such as dribbling, shooting and passing are stressed, the athletes also learn about rebounding, screening and piek-and-rolls “Of course the older kids pick up the harder stuff a little quicker, but the younger ones are out there learning it too and geting die experience,” Brow n said For some of the 8- and 9-\ear olds, it is their first time to pla> organized basketball. “For a couple of the kids, it s the too first time they’ve gotten instruction. You can really notice the improvement with them. I’ve really been impressed by what they’ve been able lo accomplish. It makes me feel good." he said. Brown, who played basketball at Texas AAM and Southwest Texas, said that he feels like he is learning as much as his students. “I'm not sure how things were run last year, so I didn’t know what to expect,” he said “After this year. I’ve come up with a few things to improve about the clinic. I'm learning just as much as they are. I’d like to do this next year ." Because the students paid to get into the clinic, most of them are enthused about basketball and willing to work at it, Brown said. The kids who are here to learn basketball are fun to be with. They listen to w hat you have to say and are willing to work," he said. The class opens each morning with drills, then works on driving, fast-break drills, three-man weaves and relay races. The last portion of the class is devoted tofull-court games “I guess the games are what everyone looks forward to Eveyrone vs ants to try out the things they have learned," Brow n said Un Friday, the final session will be mostly games, he said. adding that the team.* would play on the full court, instead of the cross-court games the players are used to. At the conclusion of Friday’s class, each participant will receive a T-shirt and an award certificate Participants in the program come from the Canyon and New Braunfels Middle Schools and Sts Peter and Paul School. * At first they were a little wary of each other, but after playing togther for a week or so, they've gotten to be pretty close," Brown said Athletes headed for meet Four local athletes will compete this weekend in the AAU-Junior Olympics Tri-State meet in Corpus Christi Kelly Dowe, Shod) Henshaw, Shannon Albrecht and Ken D’Alfonso all qualified for the Junior Olympics at Tuloso-Mtdway Stadium Howe, 14, will run in the 400-meter race and the 100-meter hurdles He won the 400 qualifying event in McAllen with a tune of 54.82 and finished third in the hurdles with a time of 14.6. Henshaw will participate in the long jump, having qualified by finishing fifth in McAllen on July 6. Howe will compete in the junior division and Henshaw will compete in the intermediate division Both are from Bulverde. Allbrecht, from New Braunfels, will compete in three events this weekend She will run in the BOO-, the 1,500-and the 3,000-meter races. She qualified rn McAllen by winning the 800 and 1,500 and by finishing second in the 3,000. She ran a 2:37 in the 800, a 5:21 in the 1,500 and a 12:06 in the 3,000 Albrecht will run in the midget (ages ll and 12) division. D’Alfonso, of the "New Sensations" track club in San Antonio, will compete in the shot put and the discus. The Canyon junior won both events at the qualifying meet. D‘Alfonso has already qualified for the AAU Junior Olympic national championship in the decathlon. He advanced to Iowa by winning the event at the Region IX meet at Judson High in Converse on Monday and Tuesday. A first or second place showing at the tri-state meet will qualify die participant for the national AAU-Junior Olmypics competition in August. O'Connor leads Open SANDWICH, England (AP) -Irishman Christy O’Connor Jr. recorded seven consecutive birdies when he shot a 6-under-par 64 today to set the pace in the first round of the 114th British Open Golf championship. O’Connor also tied Craig Stadler’s record for a first round score; the American shot 64 at the Royal Birkdale course two years ago. Dodging the showers at the Royal St George’s course, O’Connor birdied IO holes, including the fourth through the 10th. Despite picking up four bogies, he opened up a 4-stroke lead over Australian David Graham and Britons Philip Parkin and Sandy Lyle, who all shot 2-under par 68. "That’s as good as I can play,” said the 36-year-old nephew of the Christy O’Connor, one of Ireland’s greatest golfers. With most of the field of still out on the course in cool, cloudy, occasionally misty weather, O’Connor took a firm hold of the lead. But half the field had not finished. American D.A. Weibring and David Whelan and Bill McColl, both of Great Britain, were next at 69. Larry Nelson and Payne Stewart of the United States each had a 70. PGA champion Lee Trevino and Tom Kite had 73s. Tom Watson, seeking a record-matching sixth British Open title, made double bogey on the first hole and finished with a 72,2 over par. Peter Jacobsen, who played the front in 31 and once was a clear -deader, hit his first drive into the knee-deep rough on the 14th hole and lost his ball. His next drive was out of bounds. He staggered off the hole with a fat 9 and finished with a 71. . Fuzzy Zoeller, Lanny Wadkins and Woody Blackburn were 2 under par at various positions on the course. ' Seve Ballesteros of Spain, the defending champion, was among the late starters. He opened with a birdie on the first hole but bogeyed the fourth and was even at that point. Jack Nicklaus bogeyed the first hole. Local boxer turning pro; 2 Angels named all-state LfcSttt ► Hit WAI LH MtWAl O /t Participants in the basketball clinic work on skills during a full-court game Randy Galindo, the man with a dream, starts his professional boxing career next month at the tender age of 17. Galindo, who has lived in New Braunfels and trained for the last two years, turns 17 on Tuesday. That day, he’ll become a professional fighter and start his training for every boxer’s goal, the title. As far as he can tell, Galindo is the first professional boxer to train locally, and he takes a lot of pride in that. "My dream is to get the WBA (World Boxing Association) title, and I want to work hard for the town to do it,” he said. "I’ve been working hard since I was a little boy.” Galindo started boxing at the age of ll, when he lived in Los Angeles. It was there that Mike Ayala predicted that the bantamweight would one day win the title. "I guess that means I’m a pretty good fighter,” Galindo said. The first fight for the son of Carmen Reyes probably will be some time in August. Heavenly thoughts Those New Braunfels Angels keep popping up. Two members of the local team that finished second at the Texas Amateur Athletics Federation softball tournament last weekend have been named to the all-state team. Pitcher Bernice Rodriguez and shortstop Misty Braver were picked from the 240 girls who participated in the minor league (ages 10-12) tournament. Rodriguez, 12, will be in the seventh grade at New Braunfels CLARENCE MABRY Middle School in the fall, and she has been playing softball for six years. Rodriguez walked only one of the t 215 batters she faced rn the tournament, and she struck out nine. As if that wasn’t enough, she hit .550 in the tournament with a double and IO singles and scored four runs. Brever, ll, will be in the sixth grade at Canyon Middle School. She has been playing softball for three years. During the tournament, she has 22 putouts and 30 assists, plus batting .500 with three doubles and eight singles. Brever and Rodriguez, plus the rest of the Angels, can play in the national tournament Aug. 8-11 in Tiffany, Ga. if they raise the money to pay their expenses. Anyone interested in helping with expenses can call Alice Caffey, 625-6832, or Roslyn Brever, 625-8527. More softball Another local softball team is headed for a state tournament, this time in Victoria. The New Braunfels All-Stars wil compete in the American Softball Association Senior Girls State Tournament representing District 40 Team members are Pam Murrow, Dana Garcia, Maggie Monee, Roxanne Holz, Crista Dees, Mary Alice Vela, Christine Pape, Lory Ann Hill, Kim Nicolson, Karen Arthur, Joanne Cantu, Jo Anna Whitley, Annette Miranda, I^eah Krieg, Michelle Juarez, Shanna Nichols, Kimberley Putz. The coach is Jewell Murrow. The senior girls division is for girls ages 16 to 18, but most of the New Braunfels players are ages 14 to 16. Competitive Edger Clarence Mabry, director of the Competitive Edge Tennis Academy, will speak at the 1985 United States Tennis Association Tennis Teachers Conference in New York next month. Mabry’s topic will be "Perspectives on the Complete Game ” He is one of 47 volunteer speakers who will address teaching professionals, physical education teachers, varsity coaches, recreation leaders, facility managers and USTA volunteers at the conference, which is Aug. 28-30. The Competitve Edge Tennis Academy is affiliated with the Newk’s Tennis Ranch on Texas 46 west of New Braunfels. Since its inception, the camp has produced stars Gretchen Rush, Beverly Bowes and Kay Tittle as well as three national champions in Mexico. Before joining the academy, Mabry was the coach at Trinity University. In his 19 seasons there, his teams there won 319 dual matches and a national championship. CERYL CLARK HERALD ZEITUNG Bonnett rolls a putt straight toward the hole during the Landa Ladies Golf Association tournament Wednesday at the Landa Park Golf Course. She was putting on the No. 9 hole. On a line ;