New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 28, 1994, New Braunfels, Texas
7th NNN STRETCH
1979: Dick Butkus enters the Football Hall of Feme.
'Fill in the missing wad: Butkus is the football player in the wald. Nastiest? Fiercest? Strongest? Angriest? Roughest? He is his own missing wad in the act of self-definition, though some may claim that he is merely the missing link.'
S«pt. SI, 1070
■ Referees wanted
The New Braunfels Youth Soccer Club is desperate for referees for the upcoming fall season.
Anyone from teens to adults is eligible to become a referee. The job is a paid position which generally requires weekend work only. It is a great source of income for students and adults needing extra money.
lf you are interested, contact Ernest Rodriquez at 625-6488.
■ Coaches Clinic coming m August
Two coaches clinics will be provided by the New Braunfels Youth Soccer Club in August in order to certify anyone interested in coaching in the fall league.
The first T level clinic will be held at the HEB Fields Aug. 2, 3, and 4 from 6-9:30 p.m. each night. All three sessions must be attended.
The second *P level clinic will run on the weekend of Aug. 12-13. The Friday night session will be held at the North annex of the Victoria Bank on Walnut from 6-9 p.m., concluding Saturday at the HEB Fields from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Ail N8YSC coaches must be certified in order to coach the upcoming season. Blitz coach Ed Perry will conduct the clinics. Fa mae information contact Mike Dischinger at 625-0247.
■ Unicom a—on football tickets to go on salt
Tickets will goon sale Tuesday, August 9 fa all season ticket holders. These tickets will be sold from 8 a.m.-noon and from 1-3 p.m.
The general public can purchase tickets starting August 18-26. The times will be the same as above Prices: Reserved seats are $25 and I * Students are$10.
■ Rag Football registration coming
Rag Football is a game fa children in the first through sixth grades Players wear belts with attached flags.
A player is “down" when his flag has been taken by an opponent.
The league rules allow every player to handle the bail during a game.
Teams are famed using the neighba-hood a school method Payers living near each otner are put on the same team This reduces the method of travel Each team has 10-12 players.
The game is divided into four 10 minute ^ quarters 5 Eight players are on the field at one ;* time.
£ Each players must play quarterback during the season.
No player can be in the backfield fa mae than two quarters during a game Every player must play a minimum of two quarters
Registration for the league will be Saturday. August 20 a Saturday August 27 from 9 a rn -12 p m at Victoria Bank and Trust Center. 1000 Nath Walnut Street The cost is $15 Projected season. Sept 18-Nov 2
■ Women's SJowpitch registration started
The New Braunfels Softball Association win begin their Fail Women s Slowpitch Softball League in mid-August.
Fa mae infamation contact Angola a Jewel at 609-3125 a 629-7232
•To talk with Sports Ector Bean Burgees about Sports Day. call 625-9144, ext. 24.
Switzer having tough time with two-a-days
DENNE H. FREEMAN
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — In his Tira pro football camp, Barry Switzer's nerves are really gelling to hun.
ll has nothing lo do with whether his Dallas Cowboys will become the first team to win three-straight Super Bowls. The problem is a physical one caused by shooting pains stemming from old football wounds.
“I’ve got bone spurs in my neck and right shoulder and it bothers me," said Switzer, 56.
“Sometimes it starts tingling. Sometimes I have a lot of pain."
There was so much pain Tuesday that Switzer woke up at 4 a m. to adjust a cervical collar that shoots electrical impulses into the damaged areas, which uicludc nerve pressure near his spine.
“I guess I had too many board drills when I was a player at Arkansas sticking my head in there," said the former Razorback defensive lineman.
He called his neurosurgeon in Oklahoma City Monday night to tell him about his problems.
“ITI have to have it operated on sometime, maybe after the season," Switzer said. “Thai’s why you see me walk funny sometimes, kind of leaning forward."
Switzer said if it wasn’t for the pain in Ids back, neck, and shoulder, he would be cavorting about tike a young coll.
“I’m in good shape, but (he grind of two-a-days has taken its toll with these bone spurs," he said, nibbing his shoulder, “I woke up at 4 a.m. today and put on the collar and went back to sleep and felt great when I woke up.
“I’m supposed to be some kind of wild man,
but I've been in bed almost every night by 10:30."
Fighting through the pain has been the toughest thing for Switzer in his first IO days of training camp.
Replacing Jimmy Johnson and facing the daily horde of media have been easy.
“I think things have gone well,” Switzer said. “The players are tired of hearing about the Jimmy thing and I’m tired of it, bul dial stuff is pretty well dying out. It’s kind of like the jock itch. Pretty soon it goes away.
Cotton Bowl ’95?
DALLAS (AP) —The future of the 58-year-old Cotton Bowl apparently is riding on whether it lands an exclusive, prime-ume spot in the annual New Year’s Day lineup.
There will be only four bowls included in a so-called “Tier I" bowl alliance that could be used to determine a national champion, and Cotton Bowl officials said they might not want to continue on a lesser scale.
The Rose Bowl, oldest of the post-season classics, is exempt and will continue to occupy an exclusive prime-time slot on New Year’s Day.
In search of one of die other three Tier I slots, the Cotton
Bowl will be one of nine bowls to make oral presentations today and Friday lo a group of NCAA Division I-A commissioners at the DFW Hyatt Regency.
But the Cotton Bowl's bid is believed to be no better than a tie for fourth best.
The Cotton Bowl's bid, projected to be somewhere between $80 million and $85 million for six years (two title games and four other alliance carneau), is far behind the $ IOO million or more promised in each of the bids by the Orange Bowl. Gator Bowl and Fiesta Bowl.
The Sugar Bowl has a bid believed to be about the same as the Cotton Bowl’s.
Dyn-O-Mites take perfect mark to RR
From stall reports
The New Braunfels' Dyn-O-Mites will be participating in the 1994 Pony League National Playoffs this weekend. The team enters this tournament with an undefeated status in the Pony League.
Kelsey Brever and Courtney Wche, two of the 13-year-olds an the team, are looking forward to seeing a lot more action in their first National Competition.
While “seasoned veterans" like left-cenierftelder Tiffany Weidner, who has experienced an awesome postseason, and 14-year-old rigNAekkr Tanya Calli lle-ja, are hoping for some Wong competition Dyn-O-Miie catcher Misty Roberts is also preparing to play against some of the best players in the nation.
Opening ceremonies were held Wednesday at Round Rock High School and play is set to begin Thursday morning. The Round Robin tournament will ensure that the Dyn-O-Mites will be playing a full slate of games before the final two rounds are held Saturday.
Eagles tourney won with round of 62
From staff reports _
The threesome of Bob Hear! David Smith and Ray Martinez Breda 10-under par 62 to win the first place prize in the monthly Fraternal Order of Eagk»Sa*nble Golf Tournament conducted Tuesday, July 25 at Land! Park Golf Course. ha heated battle for the second and third place prizes. Three
teams scared 9-under par 63.
Using the Western Breakdown, ____ __J
Elmo Alves, Maivon Strata and Tex Ritter, won second place by
i the foursome of Glen Case,
virtue of their birdies on holes number 16 and 17.
The team of Ed Jones, Clinton Acker, Floyd Cement and Jan Schrader won the third prize by coming up with a birdie on number 17.
In the nearcm-to-the-tole contest, Pm Acheson won the prize for hole 17 and johnnie Bauk came up as a winner on hole number IS.
The next tournament is scheduled for Aug. 23 and isopen to all Eagles, their ladies and prospective members. For more information contact Charlie Smith at 625-8104.
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By SEAN BURGESS
At age 12, the dog days of a scorching New Bhuinfels summer can be quenched several ways.
There's the never-ending waterpark fun at Schlitterbahn. There's the smooth flow of the Guadalupe river to cool off any tuber and than there's the ever popular staying inside with the air conditioner affect that never fails.
But for a certain 13 young girls in New Braunfels this summer the only way to beat the heat is to pick up a ball and bat and practice in it.
Those 13 girls make up the New Braunfels Stars 12-and-Under All-Star softball team.
The NB Stars started practicing in the heat in late May and now they will put all that time and dedication to the test this weekend when they play in the Pony League National Championships in Round Rock.
"These girls made a commitment to make it to Nationals when we started this thing," said NB Stars Manager Rickey Beach. They knew the sacrifice they would have to make by practicing three to four times a week when most of their friends were playing or at Schlitterbahn. The girls have never regretted their decision to be committed."
Those words were echoed by NB Stars second baseman Courtney Beach.
"We've given up a lot to get this far," she said. "And that's the main reason we've made it this far.”
The NB Stars qualified for Nationals by coming in third in Regional tournament held at Town md Counuy a week ago. bi the pair of games they won in the tourney they had to come
from behind to win both. An idea that doesn't surprise Coach Alison Radla one bit
These girls have come a long way this year," die said. They are a group that thinks they will win every game and just never gives up."
The National tournament will be filled with some of the top talent around as teams from California, Massachusenes and Dlinois are expected.
But that kind of competition doesn't seem to make NB Star Nicki Herring miss a beat.
"We are a real good team," Herring said. "I think we will win it all and take first place."
(Courtney) Beach shares those same high hopes for this weekend.
"If we put our minds to it we can beat anyone," she said. "We have a really, really, really good team."
One reason the NB Stars have experienced so much success this year is their work ethic. The fact that they practice harder than most teams play is something that helps them down the stretch of games.
"We try to get our girls in the best condition possible,” Beach said. "All the drills we do in practice have some kind of conditioning in them."
The NB Stars also have the luxury of moving girls to different positions without a lot transition period because all the girls are good all-around athletes.
"When we started, this team was made up of all infielders," said Coach Leon Vargas. "But the girls have adjusted and now we feel good about moving the girls around when we need to. And the beat thing is that these girls are a great group of kids, so there is never anyone getting mad."
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The NB Start gather for a d(acuation at a recent practice. The Stare WIN ba In Round flock Thuraday afternoon for the start of the Pony League National Championship Tournament.