New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 24, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas
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The New Braunfels Youth Soccer Association Rangers under 12 team will conduct tryouts from 6 to 8 p.m. tonight at the H-E-B Soccer Complex.
Players should bring their safety equipment and gather on field 13. For more information, call Luis Jaramillo at 625-6466.
Sundance Golf Course will offer a shootout tournament on Sunday. The event is set to begin at 2:30 p.m.’
Call the pro shop at 629-3817 or 609-2595 for more information.
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Ranger Girls’ Basketball Camp will be offered from 9 a.m. to noon July 28-31 at the Smithson Valley High School gym.
The camp is open to girls in grades seven, eight and nine. Registration is $30.
Participants will receive instruction on shooting, 1-on-1 offensive play and fast break skills. There will also be a competition at the end of the week.
For more information or to register. Call Carolyn Ckodre at 904-7273 or 606-4669.
Cougar Victory Volleyball
The 1997 Cougar Victory Volleyball Camp will be offered on July 30 and 31 at Canyon Fjtoj^chool. Linda Pryor wilt serve as camp director.
Sessions take place from 8 30 to 11 arn, 1 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. on July 30 and 8 to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 5 p.m. on July 31. Registration is $60 per person.
All skills and fundamental techniques will be covered, with special sessions for setters, middle blockers and outside attackers For more information, call Becky Boehte at 606-9618.
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Sundance Golf Course is sponsoring a fund-raising event to benefit the New Braunfels Junior Golf Association and golf teams from local schools. Sundance PGA golf pro Bill Halbert and selected junior golfers and coaching representatives from each of the local middle schools and high schools will attempt to play at least IOO holes of golf from dawn to dusk on Aug. 4.
The fund-raiser will compete with others nationwide with the junior golfing association that raises the most money receiving one free clinic by Tom Lehman, PGA tour pro and 1906 Player of the Year For more information and to make r donation, call Sundance at 629-3817.
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
Five-run second helps sink N.B. Red
By Toil ERICKSON
BRENHAM state berth has ended.
The quest for a
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New Braunfels High School varsity and junior varsity football 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
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Needing two victories to win
the Section II Senior League tournament, the New Braunfels Red All-Stars fell short of their goal after losing to Waco Midway 6-3 on Wednesday.
N.B. Red held a 1-0 lead after the first inning, thanks to a leadoff double by Cody Erben, who later scored on a wild pitch.
But Waco answered back in the bottom of the second inning, scoring five runs on four hits, including a two-run homer by right fielder Billy Nelson.
Nelson’s blast was the second of three consecutive hits off starter Bradley George to begin the inning.
Bubba Bray lead off with a single and scored on the home run and
Barry Johnson followed with a double. Ryan Michaels then reached on an error, and catcher Justin McMinn was hit by a pitch, loading the bases.
Shortstop Marty Tidwell then smacked a double, scoring all three runners and giving Waco a 5-1 advantage.
Waco stretched the lead to 6-1 with a run in-the fifth inning. Britt Tully led off with a double and scored on a ground out by Bray.
After managing just two hits in the second through fifth innings, N.B. Red rallied in the sixth, scoring twice.
Eric Sultemeier led off w ith a double, his second of the game, and advanced to third on a single by Ty Johnson. Two batters later, Cody Reimer doubled, scoring both Sultemeier and Johnson.
Reimer, who entered the game with just one hit in the tournament, went 2-for-3. He also doubled in the fourth inning.
Midway will face Abilene in the Senior League state tournament, which begins Saturday in Waco.
N.B. Red was seeking a return trip to state. The team won the Junior League state title in 1995.
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Bradley Marse hall delivers a pitch in Tuesday’s game with College Station ae second baseman looks on. New Braunfels lost to Waco Midway in the sectional title game on Wednesday night
photo by Tom Erickson
Herald-Zeitung photo by Michael DamaH
Cowboys running back Emmitt Smith signs autographs for fans after a recent training camp workout at St Edward s University in Austin. TWO practices ware scheduled for today — a morning station from 9 to 10:45 a.m. and an afternoon practice from 4:15 to 6 p.m.
Miller Time: Former Bronco knows his role
By DENNEN. FREEMAN
AP Sports Writer
AUSTIN (AP) — Anthony MiJJcr, the former unhappy Denver Bronco, is quite willing to speak his mind.
That’s one reason he’s now a Dallas Cowboy.
Miller felt ignored and unused last year when he started 16 games ami caught 56 passes for 735 yards and three touchdowns.
“I wasn’t a big part of the offense anymore, and that’s why I wanted out,” Miller said. “I want to play three more years in this league, and I want to play somewhere where ITI be happy when I finish. I wasn’t happy at Denver, and I let them know that.”
The former Tennessee star, whose career receiv
ing totals are 549 catches for 8,503 yards and 59 touchdowns, said he doesn t even care about being the primary receiver at Dallas.
“I know my role here,” Miller said. “I know I’m going to be the No. 2 receiver behind Michael Irvin. I always want to catch a lot of balls because I’m a competitor, but I know' who is No. I in Dallas. Thats fine with me. They’ll be doublecovering Michael a lot ”
Miller said he has been impressed w ith Troy Aikman.
He pulls no punches when asked what s the difference between Bronco quarterback John Elway and Aikman.
“Troy is more accurate and Ehvay throws it harder,” Miller said. “Troy has three Super Bowl rings. Ehvay has three losses.”
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Miller is recovering from knee surgery and has watched the first week of workouts from the sideline.
However, Alleman throws to Miller after practice.
“Troy throws a great ball,” Miller said. “We work out a lot after regular practice. I don’t want to rush my knee. I think it will be ready to go just as soon as the preseason games start.
“It’s going to take a lot of work for me to learn the routes and learn the Dallas offense, although it is very similar to the one I played at San Diego. It s a good system and I really like it.”
Miller is a five-time Pro Bowl selection with IO years of NFL experience.
Alamo 16 Black wins gold at Jr. Olympics
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Laura Schultz of New Braunfels competed in the Junior Olympics volleyball tournament from June 28 to July 7 in Denver. Her team. Alamo 16 Black, won first place in the gold division of the 16-year-old age group.
Alamo 16 Black scored victories against Toledo (Ohio) 16 Gold in the quarterfinals, the Wichita (Kan.) Flyers in the semifinals and the Santa Barbara (Calif.) 16 Balance in the finals.
The team is made up of nine players from the San Antonio area. The national team was made up from 160 players who tried out last November.
Their coach, Stan Little, is the varsity volleyball coach at Boerne High School.
During the regular season. Alamo 16 Black compiled a 74-7 record, including a win in the Tampa Bay (Fla.) qualifier.
The team placed third in the Tour of Texas and participated in several additional tournaments, including the Third Coast Tournament and Lone Star Classic.
Schultz was an outside hitter for Alamo 16 Black and will be a junior at New Braunfels High School this tall.
She is the daughter of Stephen and Lots Schultz.
Jackson will coach Bulls again
CHICAGO (AP) — Phil Jackson is a laid-back proponent of Zen meditation, a former flower child a disciplinarian and a philosopher who can ; coach and coerce millionaire athletes into a unified effort that results in championships.
Jackson, who finds peace every summer in the Montana wilderness far from the noise and chaos of professional basketball, is coming back to the Chicago Bulls.
One final year. One final quest for yet another title that would be the celebrated teams sixth of the decade.
“I know the city of Chicago is breathing easier,” the coachs agent, Todd Musburger, said Wednesday after Jackson agreed to a one-year deal worth $6 million.
But the collective sigh is not just because Jackson, the 51-year-old guru, is returning. It’s because his coming back all but ensures that Michael Jordan will do the same.
Jordan, the most popular, recognizable and perhaps wealthiest athlete on the planet, used strong-arm tactics against Bulls management and owner Jerry Reinsdorf, threatening retirement if Jackson wasn’t retained.
Several times down the stretch run to the Bulls’ fifth championship, Jordan said he had no interest in breaking in a new coach or being part of a rebuilding program.
“Michael’s support was not only a statement of tremendous loy alty from a superstar to his coach, but it’s something that had to weigh on their psy -ches,” Musburger said.
Jackson, who owns the best playoff record of any coach in NBA history, didn’t touch on the tough negotiations in a release from his Montana home.
“I’m grateful for a team that loves to work together and with a great coaching staff we are once again prepared to conquer that monster — an NEA title.
“I am pleased that Jerry Reinsdorf and the management of the Bulls have concurred and will allow us a chance to do it once again.”
One more chance appears to be all he’ll get.
“I want to emphasize this will be his last year,” general manager Jerry Krause said.
Not so fast, said Musburger.
“Phil is looking forward to next year. We don’t know what will happen after that,” he said.
Bulls spokesman Tom Smithburg would not divulge financial terms of Jackson's deal, except to say the salary is the highest ever for an NBA coach who is not a general manager.
There were reports the Bulls offered Jackson $4.3 million for one year arui that Jackson was seeking $6 million. A source close to negotiations, who spoke on condition of anonymity, told The Associated Press that Jackson got what he wanted.