New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 18, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas
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Comal County Sports
New Braunfels High School will hold its annual Unicorn Meet the Coaches Night at 6:30 p.m. on Aug. 4 in the school cafeteria.
Parents and players in grades nine through 12 are encouraged to meet the football coaches and fill out paperwork.
For more information, call Tim Kingsbury at 625-5713.
New Braunfels High School varsity and junior varsity toofeball players should report to the field house at 8 am on Aug. 6 to check out equipment and begin practice.
Ninth-grade players should report for equipment checkout at 4 p.m. on Aug. 12.
The first workout for the freshmen will be at 3 p.m. on Aug. 14.
For more information, call Tim Kingsbury at 625-5713.
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Former members, parents and boosters of the New Braunfels Aquatic Club and Landa Park Dolphins are invited to help celebrate the team’s 35th year at 6 p.m. Aug. 9 at the Our Lady of Perpetual Help Hall, 138 W. Austin St.
A spaghetti supper will be served, and tickets can be purchased for $5 Tickets are available from 7 to 10 a m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Landa Park Olympic pool. The deadline to purchase tickets is Aug. 4 For more information or to get tickets, contact LaVon Shedrock at 609-2930.
Unicorn football season tickets will go on sale at 8 am on
Aug. 12 for past ticket holders. They may be purchased through Aug. 20 at the high school office The general public may purchase tickets from Aug. 21-29 The office will be open from 8 to 11 arn and noon to 3 p.m. each day.
The early purchase price for five home games is $27.50.
The New Braunfels Junior Football League will field two 8-to 10-year-old junior division teams, three 10 1/2- to 12-year-old senior division teams and one team in each division at Canyon Lake this tall All games are played on Saturdays in San Marcos.
The league is made up of teams from San Marcos, Hays, Kyle, Buda, Wimberley. Luling and Lockhart.
Registration will end in mid-August, and the season begins in September The registration tee is $45 per player
For more information, call Tommy Kiesling at 625-7818.
The New Braunfels Youth Soccer Association is accepting registrations for the upcoming season at Vivroux Sporting Goods
The cost is $35 through July 19 and $45 until Aug 22. The league is open to all children who are at least 4 years old by Juiy 31 It you are a first-time player, a certificate of birth is required
Registration will also be taken from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 19 at the H-E-B Soccer Complex.
For more information, call 606-7933 or 606-6722.
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said. Dalrymple said the team would have nothing more to say until today in Austin.
Irvin missed part of camp last year after pleading no contest to felony drug possession charges.
Irvin announced June 4 that he was considering retiring because he had lost his love for football. He said he wasn't sure when he would make his decision, but that he had to get his personal life in order first.
Peter Ginsberg and Royce West, Irvin's lawyers, had asked a judge to postpone a hearing today in a libel lawsuit brought by teammate Eric
Williams so that Irvin could report to camp with other veterans.
But a dak said the hearing was still scheduled for this morning. Ginsberg, reached by telephone Thmsday, said he hadn't decided if he would ask Irvin to appear.
Ginsberg said he knew Irving plans on if and when he will attend training camp, but the attorney said he was not at liberty to discuss than.
The attorney had said two week ago that hrvm had nude his deadon.
“AU I can say is that hell make it known in the next week to week and a half," Ginsberg sod. "I can't tell you which way he's going with it."
New faces mark start of Cowboys’ camp
Elliott: Legs close to IOO percent
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Spurs forward Sean Elliott says his Bummer workouts are helping hon overcome his leg surgery and are putting him on course to be fit by training camp in October.
“I’m running all out now,” Elliott said after a Wednesday workout. “I'm feeling pretty good. I expect to be back to where I was before the injury when training camp starts. In fact. I’ll be better.”
Elliott’s 1996-97 season ended in February, when he underwent surgery to correct tendmitis in his right quadriceps, an injury that had slowed him throughout the season.
His current workouts are focusing
I axp«ct to bo bock to whore I was balers the Injury when training camp starts. In fact, 111 be better.’
— Sean Elliott Spurs forward
on drills, bike riding and running.
Elliott, quoted in Thursday 's San Antonio Exjwess-News, said he is now down to about 220 pounds after weighing 235 last season.
“I still do weights, but not the real heavy stuff. I won’t be putting all that pressure on my legs. But I feel like I'm just as strong as ever.
“I’d like my weight to be about 225 pounds when the season starts," he
Elliott had bulked up the previous two seasons, looking for more strength to power his drives.
But he lost some of the agility that previously had allowed him to beat his defenders.
It also contributed to the damage in his quadriceps, a group of muscles in the front thigh responsible for knee extension.
Rocket shoots down Rangers
Clemens improves to 15-3, is 9-0 on the road this season
ARLINGTON (A1*) --Tn raclung up the most victories in the majors and the lowest ERA in the AL, Roger Clemens has pretty much shut down every team he’s faired this season.
I hat means the Texas Rangers can at least comfort themselves by knowing they’re not alone.
Clemens continued his seasoning mastery of Texas on Thursday night, throwing a five-hitter and striking out IO in a 9-1 victory that also featured the reawakening of the Toronto offense.
Clemens improved to 15-3 overall, 9-0 on the road and 8-1 after a Blue Jays loss. He lowered his ERA to 1.62, tying Montreal’s Pedro Martinez for best rn the majors.
Clemens also improved to 3-0 against Texas this season with an incredible 0.78 ERA. He has allowed two runs (both solo homers) and 11 hits in 23 innings. He’s struck out 21 and walked 11.
“I wasn’t in the batters box. but I don’t think his stuff was as good as the last time we saw him," Texas manager Johnny Oates said. "But then.you look up and he's got IO strikeout* .Md five hits.”
C lemens breezed through the Rangers until allowing a fifth-inning leadoff home run to Dean ramer, thmwtfk* ing Warren Newson and giv ing up a single to Bill Ripken.
But Clemens got of out of it by getting Damon Buford to pop out to shortstop, striking out Mark MeLemore looking at an inside fastball and getting Ivan Rodriguez to ground into a fielder's choice.
He then struck out the side in the sixth, got another in the seventh and ended the game by striking out the final two — both looking. It was the seventh time this season he’s struck out IO and the 75th time in his career. This was his fifth complete game of the year.
But Clemens was more interested in pausing his offense, winch had scored only 15 runs in his previous eight stats.
“The hitters deserve all the credit,” Clemens said. “It was exciting for me to see them having fun. Ifs been quite sometime”
AUSTIN (AP) — The Dallas Cowboys open their eighth training camp in Austin today, and coach Barry Switzer says some changes are on tap.
“We’ve got only four (exhibition) games, something we've always wanted," Switzer said.
“Since I’ve been here, this allows us the best chance to be physically and mentally prepared for die season. We have more two-a-days, fewer distractions and less travel," he told die Austin American-Statesman in an interview published Thursday.
Camp will bring some new faces to the team, including a receiver they believe will bring back images of Alvin Harper.
That most notable newcomer is Anthony Miller, who built a reputation as a big-play specialist with the Denver Broncos. He could be the best deep threat the Cowboys have had since Harper left for Tampa Bay three years ago.
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NASHVILLE, Term. (AP) — The uncertainty of the past two years is finally over for die Tennessee Oilers. And coach Jeff Fisher couldn't be happier.
Fisher and other staff members have been busy the past few days setting up for their
“People wanted to be here so badly over the last year and a half now that we’re finally here we can relax and say ‘OK, let's take care of business,” Fisher said Thursday.
The Oilers’ moving vans arrived here a week ago. Tire coaching staff arrived Thursday, and the players' deadline to report is today.
Fisher has been on campus since Monday unpacking his own boxes and setting up his temporary office.
The Oilers’ new practice facility won't be ready until mid-August, and that means some of the filing cabinets, tranks and other equipment needed for training camp are sitting in the hallways of die Hale Hall tory. «
MONTREAL (AP) — Montreal Canadians general manager Rejean Houle insists the addition of veteran goalie Andy Moog is not a sign that young starter Jocelyn Thibault is on his way out.
“Last year, Thibatift’s save percentage was .913 and Moog’s was .910,” Houle said Thursday after singing Moog to a two-year contract believed to be worth $3 million.
“What that says is that experienced goaltender will Thibault to play with more confidence. We felt we needed an experienced goaltender to allow our young guys to develop.”
Moog, 37, signed with Montreal as an unrestricted free agent from the Dallas Stars — the first player Houle has landed from this year's bumper crop of available veterans.
GRAND PRAIRIE (AP) — a track-record six
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eclipsing the previous record of five set by riders Marion St. Julien and Don Pettinger.
The jockey's record-setting evening gives him 86 victories for the season. 12 more than St. Julien, whose own record session last weekend enabled him to close to within three of the lead.
“I got on the right horses at the right time,” Aldern said. “I got awfully lucky and everything fell into place."
Astros’ win streak stopped by Giants
HOUSTON (AP) — There hasn t been any secret to the success
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Giants this season: take the early lead, then hand the ball to ace relief pitcher Rod Beck in the late innings.
That was just the formula the Giants used Thursday in beating Houston 3-1 and snapping the Astros’ three-game winning streak.
“When we lose we lose with the best of them,” Beck said. “When we do get good pitching and defense, we’re in really good shape.'
Astros manager Larry Dierker agreed.
“The Giants arc winning with pitching and defense, they're not Hewing people out but they’re winning the close games,” said Dierker of the Giants, who have been outscored by 30 runs this season, yet are 13 games over .500 and lead their division
The Giants are 15-9 in one-run
the best el we do got good pitching * we’re in rosily good
— RcxJ Beck Giants pitcher
I: Dallas Cowboys training camp opens, St. Edwards University, Austin.
Dallas Cowboys training camp practices, 9 to
10:45 a m. and 4:15 to 6 p.m., St. Edward’s University, Austin.
Dallas Cowboys training camp practices, 9 to 10:45 a.m. and 4:15 to 6 p.m., St. Edward’s University, Austin.
games and thanks to Beck, who picked up his major league-leading 30th save Thursday, arc 39-3 in games they lead after seven innings.
Mark Gardner (10-4) went eight innings, sulking out five and walking one. It marked the seventh time Gardner has pitched the day after a Giant loss and he is 5-1 in those games. Houston won 8-1 Wednesday night.
“The Giants have been outscored by 30 runs this year and yet they're 13 games over JKK)," Dierker said. “That tells you that they ’re winning a lot of the close games They're winning because they've got good defense and they Ye getting good pitching.
“Other than Barry Bonds they
don’t have a big power threat. They're more of a speed and defense team with Stan Javier in the lineup instead of Glenallen Hill.”
The Astros couldn’t solve Gardner. “He sets guys up with that good curvebell of his.” Chuck Cor said. ‘Then when they’re looking for it, he sneaks that fastball past them.” Gardner had pitched well rn two no-decisions against Houston earlier this season and is 7-2 with a 3.03 ERA against the Astros lifetime.
“He seems to do this against us a lot,” Craig Biggie said. “He’s not overpowering He’s just s veteran pitcher who knows how to get guys out He pitches up rn the strike zone, but he moves the ball in and out.”
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