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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 18, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas Sports hursday, July 18, 1991H&akl-Zeitung, New Braunfels, Texas Paytf / Pustejovsky new basketball coach 3y JOE BELK Sports Editor The New Braunfels ISD Board of Trustees approved the reassignment if Marla Pustejovsky to varsity girls basketball coach at its Tuesday night meeting. The board also approved the hiring af Bruce McConaghy, the former head baseball coach at Boerne who will be the JV coach and varsity assistant in baseball as well as the defensive secondary coach for the varsity football team. In addition, Neal Miller was officially promoted by the school board to head baseball coach, replacing longtime Unicom coach Peter Garza — now an assistant principal at New Braunfels Middle School. Pustejovsky spent one year at New Braunfels as an assistant girls basketball coach and assistant track coach. “She is such a fine person,” New Braunfels Athletic Director Lew Sim-inonds said. “She will do a good job in basketball, and she will also be good for the kids and the parents. She’s a real credit to our school system, and we’re real excited about it.” He said Pustejovsky’s season as a basketball assistant was another asset, providing stability to the program. “She was just the obvious choice, (because she would) give stability and be a good coach and so good with the kids,” Simmonds said. Linda Isbell Hart, the basketball coach for the past two seasons, was reassigned to assistant volleyball and 'She will do a good job in basketball, and she will also be good for the kids and the parents. She's a real credit to our school system, and we're real excited about it.' NB's Lew Simmonds on girls basketball coach Marla Pustejovsky assistant track. McConaghy, who had been the head baseball coach at Boerne, moves to New Braunfels as Miller’s assistant. He also will coach the defensive backs, a role he also had at Boerne. Simmonds said he was also excited about tile addition of McConaghy to the staff. “He’s wanted to come to New Braunfels for several years,” he said. “When this opened up, he was the first one I called, and things just fell into place perfectly.” He said that it was a great asset to find an assistant coach as capable and experienced as McConaghy. “He’s really a knowledgeable young man,” Simmonds said. “He’s always been good with the kids — we saw that when he was at Boerne. It’s just a great situation for him and for us.”3 men and an iguanaDennis Speicher, Wade Hutson and Kent Krueger were surprised to find this iguana while rafting in the Guadalupe River. Speicher lives in Bakersfield, California and the other two in New Braunfels, and it was unclear who would get to keep the unusual housepet. (Photo by Annelies Schlickenrieder) Lingamfelter to dive at nationals Scoreboard after stellar performance at zone Jenny Lingamfelter enjoyed the best diving meet of her distinguished career recently, advancing to the Junior Olympic national finals with a dominating performance in the zone meet. Lingamfelter, who turned 14 in April and competed for the first time in the 14-15 age group, won two events and placed second in another at the zone diving meet in Oklahoma City — qualifying for nationals in all three events. “She probably dove better than she has in her life,” said her father, Pete Lingamfelter of New Braunfels. She is a member of the Texas Diving Club in Austin, and was the only diver among that elite group to qualify in all three events. The top five places move on in each event. Lingamfelter’s top performance at the meet was on the 3-meter board, where she had her best-ever showing. She compiled 451 points during the IO dives from the 3-meter springboard, winning the event by a comfortable margin. The second-place diver canted 422 points, with third place being a distant 351. Lingamfelter also won the I-meter springboard, compiling a personal record 395 points in that event. The runner-up finishers earned 376 and 365 points. On the high platform, which is IO meters high, Lingam-feltcr placed second overall behind Houston diver Kathy Pesck. Pcsek’s 295 points beat Lingamfelter by a mere seven points, as she canted second with 288. She advances in all three events to the July 24-27 national championships in Clayton, Missouri, near St. Louis. There will be 27 of the top divers in the country compting in each category. If Lingamfelter wins any of the events at nationals, she will be invited as a member of the Junior Olympic first-place team to go to Sweden on August IO. She went to Mexico City two years ago after attending the national championship meet.scores Weekly results from the Coma) Bowl: Sunday Night Mixed (7/7) — I. Just tor Fun (12/4 -3V4 ); 2. Hot Shots (10* -5’/.); 3. Guys and Dolls/The Rookies (10-6). High individual series, women: Judy Dailey, 486; men: Skip Pedersen, 594. High game, women: Doris Wright, 193; men: Skip Pedersen, 225. Summer Pee Weee (agee 3*7) — 1. Team #6. Team #2, Bumper Kids (tie, 10/4 -7’/*). High individual series (two games with bumpers), girls: Kimberly Jackson. 211; boys Frank McPhartin, 198. High game. girts: Kimberley Jackson. 106; boys: Frank McPharlm. 115. Summer Bantame (ages 5-6) — 1. The Strikers (13-5); 2 Team #6 (12V4 -5’/.); 3 Little Rascals. Team #3 (tie. 10-8) High individual series (two games), girts: Marissa Bernal. 176, boys: Rogelio Vigil, 210 High game, girls Marissa Bernal. 101; boys Rogeito Vigil, 106. Summer Preps (ages 9-11) — 1. Pinbus-lers (18'/4 -5/4 ); 2. The DeLeons (18-6); 3. Team #17. Team #15 (tie, 17-7) High indivi dual series, gins: Rosio DeLeon. 393, boys Rockie Chapa. 378. High game, girls Jamie Davidson. 145; boys, Tim S‘sak. 140. Summer Juniors/Seniors (ages 12-21) — 1 Team #2 (18-6); 2. Team #9 (17-7); 3 Team #6 (16-8). High individual series, girts Alma Martinez. 559; boys: Billy Strickland. 552. High game, girls: Alma Martinez, 196, boys Billy Strickland. 200. Swingtime Seniors (ages 55 and older) — 1 Super Jelly Beans (18-10); 2 Can Do. Ace in the Hole (tie, 17-11) High individual series, women. Maudme Coon. 457. men John Wonneil. 533 High game, women Dor othy Proske. 165; men: John Won ne 1.225 Leftovers — 1 Who Knows (23-5); 2. The Three Amigos (15’/4 -12V4 ); 3 Big Feats (15/4 -12-/4 ) High individual series, women Mattie Bennett. 471; men: Lucio Ramirez Jr . 567 High game, women: Nancy Hilliard. 192 men: Lucio Ramirez Jr., Cart Hilliard Jr . 203 Summer Ladies — 1 Dakota Girls (22 6) 2 Team #4, Team #9 (tie, 18-10) High individual series JoAnn Delano. 498 High game Billie Northcutt. 177. Classic Trio Division I — I. BABS (106 5 points). 2 The No Bowlers (104 5 points). 3 Rust Masters (88 points) Division ll — I Team #8 (96 points); 2. Team #11 (91 points); 3 Team #10 (75.5 posits) Division III) — I. Team #16 (80 5 points). 2 Team #15 (80 points). 3. Team #17 (76 5 points) Division IV — 1. The Keglers (96 5 points) I. Goofballs (96 5 points), 3 Blackjacks (90 5 points). Overall league htgits (lour games) — High individual series, women Lois Dretorodt. 759; men Blake Saenger hausen. 787 High game women Claudia Spoilsman. 226. men. Terry McFarland. 247 Primetimers (seniors 55 and older) — 1 3 Queens and a Joker (17-3); 2 Go Getters (15 5); 3 Wurst Team/Super Jelly Beans (12-8). High individual series, women Mau dine Coon. 495. men. John Emmermg. 506 High game, women Elite Hammonds 188. men Walt Wiedmg, 179 Stamp Lickers — I Alley Oops Good Times (tie, 16-4); 3 Clippers Team (13-7) High individual series, women: Tammy Kemp. 501; mon David Young, 576 High game, women: Merla Kopplin. 187; men: David Young. 211. Tigers drop Texas in another thriller Bassmasters sponsor October toumamentf ; The Comal County Bassmasters are sponsoring an open bass tournament October 12 on Canyon Lake, starting what the club hopes will become an annual event. The entry fee is $35 per person, with an optional $10 to enter a big baas pot with 80 percent payback. The Comal County Bassmasters are a local fishing group affiliated with the Bass Anglers Sportsman Society and Texas B.A3.S. Fader-Briefly alloo Clubs. Entry packets for the October tournament will be available on ar shortly after August I, with rules and entry forms included. Packet! can be found at Holiday Marine, Coleman Electric or Marine Concepts locally or at Anchor Marina in San Antonio. For additional information, contact club president Ricky Roberta at 629*5921 or tournament director ' David Bulkin at 342-0967. DETROIT (AIO — If the Detroit Tigers and Texas Rangers played more often, people might quit complaining about long ballgames. Rob Deer’s two-run, IOth-inning homer gave the Tigers a 6-4 victory over Texas on Wednesday and a sweep of the three-game series with the Rangers. It was an exciting series. Even Texas Manager Bobby Valentine thought so, despite being on the losing end. “U seems like every time we turn around against these guys, something happens,” Valentine said. “But I’ve been around baseball long enough to know that’ll change." The win gave the Tigers a 5-4 edge this season with three games remaining, all in Texas. Nearly all of the games between the Rangers and Tigers have been close. Six were decided by one run and two others by two runs. Texas hit five home runs in this three-game series. The Tigers hit six, bul none by Cecil Fielder, the American League leader with 23. “These were great games,” Detroit Manager Sparky Anderson said. “If you saw three games like that in the playoffs or World Series, you’d go away talking about it. I know they weren’t great for Texas, but if you were impartial, you’d love these games." Deer certainly did. He has just two hits in 23 at-bais since the All-Star break and his average has fallen to .185. But at this rate, Deer might be the most valuable .185 hitter in the major leagues. His last two hits both were homers. The one he hit Tuesday night, breaking an 0-for-18 spell, lied the game in the eighth and the Tigers won that one in the ninth. "I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t frustrated," Deer said. “But I never said I’d win a baiting title. I sure appreci-American League All Times COT East Division Toronto Detroit Boston New York Milwaukee Baltimore Cleveland Wast Division Minnesota Oakland Texas California Chicago Seattle Kansas City Wednesday’s Games Detroit 6. Texas 4.10 innings Cleveland 2. Oakland 1 Milwaukee 6. Seattle I Boston 4. Chicago 2.10 innings Kansas City 9. Baltimore 8.15 innings Today s Games Seattle (Hanson 4 4) at Milwaukee (Navarro 74>). I 35p m, Minnesota (Morris 12 6) al Boston (Morion 1-1),6 35p rn Baltimore (Milacki 5 3) al Kansas City (Saberhagen 6 4), 7 35 p rn ate Sparky staying with nit*.” Wayne Rosenthal (1-1) started the 10th by walking Pete litcaviglia. Deer then hit the next pitch into die left field seats, above the 165 loot mark, for his 19th horner. “ll was a good pitch,” Rosenthal said. “I wanted a slider, down and away. Deer just reached out and got extended and did the rest with his wrists. Maybe I won’t throw him that pilch again, but you never know. Maybe he was guessing, too.” The defeat was especially frustrating for Valentine, who loris the Rangers have played outstanding baseball since the All Star break. Bul they have almost nothing to show for it. The Rangers started the second half on the road and have lost six of seven games. Of tlu* six defeats, there were Toronto (Wets 10-4) al Texas (Ryan 6-4), 7 35p rn New York (Kamieniecki 3-1) al Oakland (Show 0-1). 9 05pm. Cleveland (Swindell 6-7) at California (J Abbott 7-7). 9 35 p m National Leag ue East Division w L Pct. GB Pittsburgh 54 32 628 — New York 51 36 586 3 A St Louis 47 41 534 e Chicago 42 47 .472 13/4 Montreal 40 49 449 15/4 Philadelphia 38 51 427 17 A Wast Division W L Pct. OB Los Angeles 49 38 563 — Atlanta 45 41 523 3/4 Cincinnati 44 43 506 5 San Diego 43 47 478 7/4 San Fr anas co 38 50 432 ll* Houston 38 52 409 13/4 Wednesday's Games Philadelphia 4, Los Angeles 2 New York 6, San Francisco 5 St Louis 6, Cincinnati 5 San Diego 7. Montreal 5 Houston 10, Pittsburgh 2 Atlanta 12. Chicago 2 Today's Game two by one run and three by two runs. Wednesday marked the eighth ume this season the Rangers have lost on the road in the bottom of the ninth or later. “I’ll be glad to gel home,” Valentine said. “Now, we’ll get that last alba! for a while. Boy that last at-bat has hun us lately.” Walt Terrell (6-9), making his second relief appearance since being sent to the bullpen, gave up two hits over the last three innings for the Tigers. Julio Franco hit a two-run homer, his 10th, in the first inning for Texas and Mike Stanley hit his third leading off the Rangers’ two-run seventh. I wo of the Tigers’ runs off starter Jose Guzman were unearned as the Rangers committed two errors. Texas had two emirs in each of the three games. Detroit’s defense turned three double plays, including one each in the ninth and 10th innings as the Tigers rose four games above .500 for the first time since May ll when they were 16-12.Astros 10, Pirates 2 PITTSBURGH (AP) — The way things keep happening to their starting pitchers, the Houston Astros may ask to be included in the next round of amis talks. Hey, buddy, can you spare ... a pitcher? His team already down 0-2 in a three-game series against Pittsburgh, die hottest team in the majors, Astros Manager Art Howe saw his starting pitcher leave with a first-inning injury for die second night in a row. With his bullpen in tatters and his hitters facing Cy Young winner Doug Drabek, winner of seven of his last eight, it figured to be a long night for die Astros. It was — the game lasted a tedious 3 hours and 33 minutes — but it wasn’t because the last-place Astros were down and out. It was because Drabek (9-9) and the rest of Pittsburgh's five pitchers couldn’t get them out. Ken Caminiii had three hits and drove in three runs and Luis Gonzalez went 4-for-5 as the Astros rocked Drabek and the Pirates 10-2 Wednesday night. The win ended the Astros’ five-game slide and Pittsburgh’s seven-game winning streak. Howe may be the only manager in the majors who must call the emergency room before making out his starting rotation. Just a night after Jim Deshaies left with a bruised forearm after throwing just three pitches, Mark Portugal — Houston’s lop winner with eight victories — made only 11 pitches before straining his right groin.NB conducts football camp The New Braunfels Unicom coaching staff will conduct a football camp for incoming sixth through ninth graders from July 23-27. The camp costs $30, and anyone interested can register before die camp or at 7:30 a m. on July 23, die first day. Each day’s sessions will run from 8:30 a m. until 12:30 pm. Unicom coaches will provide each student with individual attention on basic skills. The camp will be closely super vised, safe and fun. The coaches will teach objectives for each offensive and defensive position, as well as special teams. Proper weight training methods will also be taught, along with information on the importance of nutrition and the dan gers of steroids and drugs. Campers should provide their own towel if desired, shorts, a T shirt and athletic shoes or cleats. For more information, call the Unicom field house at 625-5713.NBSA holds fundraiser The New Braunfels Softball Association is holding a co-ed volleyball tournament, raffle and barbecued chicken diluter on July 27, with pro ceeds benefitting the NBSA Hie event lakes place at Ute U L P H church grounds and halt next to McKenna Hospital. The volleyball tournament costs $40 per eighi-ptayei team, with signup at 7:30 am Tile B and C division tournament is expected to last until 5 pm. The dinner is $3.50 per plate, lasting from 11 a.iii until 5 pm Hie raffle is $1 per chance, and tickets can be put Guised from any NBSA softball player. For more information, call Deiuus at 899-2980, Rey at 629-3343 or Jota. at 629-4775 or go by Dan’s Antiques and Collectibles at die Weekend Flea Mai Lei Hie off ic ial sponsor is Gary Smith of Lamia Station. W L Pct. GB 53 36 596 — 46 42 523 6V4 45 42 517 7 41 43 488 9/4 40 47 460 12 36 51 414 16 28 58 326 23/4 W L Pct. GB 51 38 573 — 48 41 539 3 45 39 536 3'/t 46 41 529 4 46 41 529 4 45 44 506 6 40 47 .450 IO Los Angeles (Belcher 7 6) at New York (Cone9 5). 6 40p rn. ;