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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 7, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas Tuesday, June 7, 2005 — HeraldZeitung — Page 5 Gavin Crockett, Sounder NB Bomber baseballer. SPORTS COMING THIS WEEK SSPs run isrft done Rangers in the UIL baseball tournament Herald-Zeitung To have your sports event publicized, contact Will Wright at 625-9144, ext. 223, or by e-mail at [email protected] THE 2005 NBA FINALS THE DAILY TI-C-KE-T Astros at Mete Houston begins three-game set against New York at Shea Stadium Time:6:05p.m. (KGNB-AM1420:FSNSW)I Spurs begin NBA Finals San Antonio welcomes defending champion Detroit for Game I at the SBC Center Time: 8 p.m. (ABC, WOAI-AM1200) B SV baseballer at state Rangers play Rockimll in Class 5A state semifinal at UIL tourney in Round Rock Time: 7p.m. (KGNB-AM 1420) MIAMI HEAT VS. SAN ANTONIO SPURS (Radio: WOAI-AM 1200; TV: ABC) Thursday Detroit at San Antonio, 8 p.m. Sunday, June 12 Detroit at San Antonio, 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 14 San Antonio at Detroit, 8 p.m. Thursday, June 16 San Antonio at Detroit, 8 p.m. Sunday, June 19 San Antonio at Detroit, 8 p.m., if necessary Tuesday, June 21 Detroit at San Antonio, 8 p.m., if necessary Thursday, June 23 Detroit at San Antonio, 8 p.m., if necessaryPistons advance to play SA MIAMI (AP) —The pressure of Game 7 didn’t faze the defending champions. In a Game 7 that stayed close the entire 48 minutes, the Detroit Pistons summoned their experience and played with poise down the stretch of the fourth quarter to defeat the Miami Heat 88-82 Monday night. Now, its back to the NBA f inals for the team often dismissed as a fluke champion — a disparaging title if there ever was one, but one the Pistons can get rid of with four more wins. Dwyane Wade played for Miami after missing Game 6 because of a rib muscle injury, hut he was only good for brief stretches and failed to score over the final 15 minutes. Richard I lamilton scored 22 points, Rasheed Wallace added 20 — including two foul shots that put Detroit ahead for good with 1:26 remaining — and the Pistons closed the game with a 10-3 run to hand Miami yet another heartbreaking Game 7 loss on its home floor. Detroit won for the 10th straight time when needing one victory to clinch a series, the second longest such streak behind the Lakers’ record 12-game streak that ended in 2004. The Pistons also became the first Eastern Conference team in 23 years to win a Game 7 on the road. They open the finals Thursday night at San Antonio. Rangers prepare for state tourney George Proctor By Will Wright Sports Editor SMITHSON VALLEY — Since his Rangers won the Class 5A-Region IV baseball title Thursday, coach George Proctor has been the road warrior. First, it was to Abilene to see iAibbock Monterey defeat Mansfield for the Region I title Friday. On Saturday, it was to Fort Worth, where Rockwall downed Klein Collins in three games to win the Region II crown. It’s all about scouting, and knowing a little bit about opponents at this stage — when you’re heading into the UIL state baseball tournament — always seems to help. “T hey are a strong team,” Proctor said about Rockwall’s Yel-lowjackets (31-8), the team the Rangers will face in the second of two Class 5A semifinals Friday night at Round Rock’s Dell Diamond. “I saw their second pitcher, and he threw a lot of strikes, with a good fastball and breaking ball and mixed it up pretty good. “As a team, they hit the ball pretty well. Though they didn’t score a lot of runs in the game I saw, they hit the ball well and right at people. They are a good, solid team." Smithson Valley (28-7) comes into Friday’s tournament on the best roll of the four teams. The Rangers have UIL STATE BASEBALL TOURNAMENT Friday-Saturday, Dell Diamond, Round Rock CLASS 5A SEMIFINALS FRIDAY Humble Kingwood (33-6-1) vs. Lubbock Monterey (32-10), 4 p.m. Smithson Valley (28-7) vs. Rockwall (31-8), 7 p.m. Tickets: Each game $5 students; $10 adults. All-tournament pass $25. Getting there: Take Interstate 35 north to exit 253 in Round Rock (US 79/Taylor). Turn right and go 3.5 miles. Dell Diamond is located on the left. Radio: KGNB-AM 1420 will broadcast both Rangers games — at 6:45 p m Friday and 3:45 p.m. Saturday. won 15 straight, not allowed a run in 30 innings and are the only team remaining not to have lost a playoff game. Lubbock Monterey (32-10) has played three best-of three series; I lumble Kingwcxxl (33-6-1) and Rockwall each played one. But the Rangers beat top-ranked defending state champion Corpus Christi Moody I - 0 to advance to their second state tournament since 2001. “I told the kids as we got off the bus from Robstown that they could live it up and have some fun,” Proctor said. “But 1 also told them that nothing is finished until we play that last game. “Right now, we’re focused on Rockwall. They are the next team on the schedule and we're not looking ahead to playing anybody else. It s another game, meaning we will have to play good fundamentals and have good pitching and defense.” Smithson Valley prepared Ifs not all in the dribble for state by playing in big venues during its playoff run. The Rangers played several games in Wolff Stadium, which Proctor compared favorably to Dell. “It definitely helped us,” Proctor said. “We’ve played bef ore a lot of big crowds, so it won t be anything like they’re overwhelmed by playing up there.” On Monday, Proctor spoke to the team about the last time the Rangers went to state, when older brothers and cousins of several current players lost 7-5 to Fort Worth Western Hills in the semifinals. “They all were little ones when we were up there the last time,” said Proctor, referring to Qxiy Beyer, Clay Fuller, Casey I*yle and Joe Pawelek. “It stuck with them.”Leaving newborn fawns alone is the best thing humans can do for deer Keith Warren is the host of tun u>eekly outdoor television programs that broadcast nationwide. The wonderful thing about deer is that they are very adaptable to living in just about anywhere there is food and water. For that reason, it is so common to see them in many cities and towns. Phis is the time of year deer have fawns. With the ever-growing population of deer, it is important to understand what to do if you happen to stumble upon a newborn fawn. First off, wild deer belong to the people of the state of Texas and cannot be owned personally. There is one exception. Licensed deer breeders can own legally purchased deer. However, for those who aren’t licensed, this column offers a bit of advice. Does have fawns in all kinds of places they feel are safe. It might be in your yard or on the side of the road. The first piece of advice is to leave it alone. Many people think just because a fawn may be alone, its mother has deserted it. Wrong. Typically, does have two fawns each year and will give birth to each of them in separate places. T his increases their chances of survival. The doe knows where her fawns are and will return for them. Does are physically stressed after giving birth and instinctively know how to care for their young. They will leave them for hours to rest and feed. But they usually won t be too far away. A newborn fawn will have no odor and is extremely camouflaged. It will lie motionless and is difficult to see. They only weigh several pounds at birth and are very frail and vulnerable. During the first day of life, a fawn will lie still and only get up if the mother comes to feed it. Within a few hours they can barely walk. But they will learn how to get around quickly. Within three days, a world-class track star couldn’t catch one. A fawn is cute, making it tempting for one to interfere with Mother Nature. Many people believe that if you touch a fawn, its mother will not return for it. T hat is not true. I have held dozens of newborn fawns within hours of their births and the mothers all returned to raise them. But the fawns I have held are not free- ranging wild fawns but ones owned by deer breeders. If you come across a fawn, leave it alone. Hopefully, you will have a camera with you to take some photos. But don’t disturb it. If possible, and if time permits, find a place to observe the fawn from a distance. You will be amazed to see how well they blend into their environment and how their mothers will return to care for them. 0111(011 )| ] SOCCER Photos By MANDY REARY/Herald-Zeitung New Braunfels coach Al Dressen began his annual summer soccer camp Monday. Top, he watches as Melissa Crenwelge practices dribbling; top right, players stand with balls while being instructed; right, Travis Weishaar, 11, practices his drib ble; bottom left, Sarah Norris and Liz Soechting lead the warm-ups for younger kids.The Unicorns camp runs through Friday. KEITH WARREN ;