New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 11, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas
Sunday, June 11,1995 ■ Herald-Zeitung ■ 7 A
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Editor Thomas Godley
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625-9144. ext. 24.
The Day’s Quote
"I know I can catch tho hall. I've always done that. I Just have to make sure I execute and learn the routes In order to put myself In position to make the catch**
—Johnny Walker, former Texas longhorn wide receiver currently trying out with the CIF San Antonio
In the news
Missions baseball annotine** New Braunfels Day at th* park
The San Antonio Missions baseball team has designated July 30 as New Braunfels Day, The Missions will play the Tulsa Driller in San Antonio Municipal Stadium at 6:05 p.m.
A portion of the proceeds will go to the local Children's Museum. Tickets are $4 and may be purchased at the Children's Museum in the Courtyard Shopping Center, and at Vivroux Sporting Goods. For more information, call 620-0939.
Ranger players ar* All-Star*
Five players from the Smithson Valley Rangers basketball team recently were selected to the All-Star Team at a Texas basketball camp.
Kara Warchol, Michelle Moore. Keliye Rogers, Sarah Lowe and Lindsey Lowe were named as starters on the .More than 200 girls from across the state attended the camp which was conducted by Cindy Harvey, head coach for the A&M women's basketball team.
Youth soccer election slated
The Mid-Cities Youth Soccer Association will be holding elections for board members on June 14, at 7 pm in Victoria Bank Annex, 1000 N. Walnut St. The board needs to fill positions of president, first vicepresident, second vice-president, secretary, treasurer, registrar and director of referees. Anyone willing to serve should contact Larry Kearney at 620-0601.
Football passing camp begins in June at New Braunfels HS
The Hill Country Football Passing Camp is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. to noon June 12-15 at New Braunfels High School Football Field. Incoming 6-9 graders (1995-96) are invited to attend. The fee is $60 for early registration until June 5th and $70 on the day of registration.
Register^ return mail or at the NBHS Field House between 7:30 arn. to 8:30 arn. Monday, June 12.
The camp will emphasize fundamentals of throwing and catching the football. Each camper will have the opportunity to participate in numerous individual drills as well as team-oriented drills.
Team competition and 'special* passing games will be conducted. The camp also will benefit running backs and defensive backs.
For more information, call Scott For astor at 625-5713 or 609-1355.
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TLC hosts baseball camp
Texas Lutheran College in Seguin will host a three-session baseball camp for boys in June.
TLC Head Baseball Coach Bill Miller and members of the TLC team wi conduct the camp which focuses on fundamental hitting, running, throwing, and fielding mechanics. The instruction is geared to each person's age and ability.
Session I for boys ages 7-12 will be held June 5-9; Session ll, ages 12-15. June 12-16 and Session III ages 16-18., June 19-23.
Twelve year old participants may choose either Session I or ll. High school students who graduate in 1995 are not eligible for the camp. All sessions will be held from 1-4 p m at Mark Isbel Field, located at the corner of Kingsbury and Fritz streets on campus. The camp fee is $60, which includes a T-shirt. Registration is $65 after June 3. Each camper must be insured before attending the camp.
For more information, call (210) 372-8124.
Youth Moctr wfw—i niidid
The Youth Soccer League is offering classes during the first two weekends In July. Certified referees can earn up $100 per day officiating high school and dub soccer. The classes are scheduled for 8 a.m. to noon July 8; and 1 to 5 pm July 2 and noon to 5 p.m. July 9. For more Information, call 606-1727.
■June 17 at Memphis
I June 24 Shreveport
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I July 8 at Baltimore
I July 15 Baltimore v/’! ^
I July 22 Edmonton -
July 26 at Winnipeg I July 30 at Saskatchewan 3pm| Aug, 5 Memphis 2:00 p.m.
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2:00 p.m. 6:30 pm. 7:30 pm, 5:00 pm.
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Sept. 16 Toronto 7:00 pm. I
Sept. 23 Hamilton 3:00 pm.
Sept. 30 at Ottawa 12:30 pm.
OOI 8 at Birmingham 3:00 pm. Od 12 Ottawa 7:30 p.m.
Od 19 Shrevaport 7:30 p.m.
Od. 29 Bfrmibgham 7:30 p.m.|
Herald-Zeitung photos By MiCMAtL uamnall Above, Phil Brown, a former UT running back, goes through blocking drills at training camp In San Marcos with the San Antonio Taxana.
Right, veteran receiver Devfd Gamble leapt for a catch over a defender Friday.
Ex UT players vying for time with San Antonio CFL team
By THOMAS GODLEY
Quarterback Steve Clements, a 1969 Longhorn recruit who later transferred to Bingham Young University, Ie aiming to make the Texans team.
Herald-Zeitung photos by MICHAEL DARNALL
Six seasons have passed since Johnny Walker hauled in a fourth-quarter touchdown toss that beat Oklahoma in the Cotton Bowl and started a four-year string of Longhorn dominance over the Sooners.
The exact year of the catch momentarily eluded the former Texas wide receiver as he cooled down from a Friday practice at training camp in San Marcos where he is training with the San Antonio Texans of the Canadian Football League.
"Let s see, it was 1990...no wail that was Keith (Cash)," he said, pausing to remember. "Okay, it was 1989 because we went to the Cotton Bowl the next year."
The memory lapse is understandable.
These days Walker is more concerned with the future and his chances of earning a spot on the Texans' final roster.
Walker, the University of Texas' second all-time leading receiver, is one of four Longhorns currently at the tryouts which started June I at Southwest Texas University.
Cornerback Grady Caveness, running back
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Phil Brown and receiver Kenny Neal also hope to make the cut and get signed before the opening game against the Shreveport Pirates on July I.
The four players and teammates under former UT Coach David McWilliams, said they keep close ties and deep loyalty to their alma mater.
"Having guys like Johnny, Phil and Kenny brings some added enthusiasm to practice and training camp," said Caveness who was signed and released as free agent last year by the Houston Oilers. "We get together when we can. I see them sometimes while working out in Austin. We catch up on things now and then. At the same time, the competition here is driving all of us, so we're really focusing on making the team."
Bill Bradley, an ex-UT coach and now defensive coordinator for the Texans, said Caveness has shown steady improvements and could see playing time this season.
"First and foremost, Grady has a lot experience
playing man-to-man coverage," Bradley said. "He also has been picking up zone coverages real well in a short time. His strongest assets though are his quickness and good football instincts.
"Combine that with his good attitude, and he's got a solid shot at making it here. He's having a good camp."
His skills in punt and kickoff returning, two duties he performed at Texas, also helps his cause.
"If you can't come in and start, you can still contribute on special teams and move yourself up to a starter," said Caveness, who recently finished his degree in business administration at UT. "I want to contribute to the team in any way I can."
For Phil Brown, a back with 2,102 career yards at Texas, the biggest transition so far at camp has been grasping the rales and getting timing and snap counts down, he said.
"There are a few differences in this league that you have to adjust to," Brown Said. "Being able to ran toward the line of scrimmage before the ball is snapped is one thing I've been working on. The longer and wider field is another thing. It's just a matter learning and adjusting."
"I'm going out there with attitude of
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Mantle out of intensive care after liver transplant
DALLAS (AP) — The most acute danger has passed for Mickey Mantle and he has been transferred out of intensive care to a private room in the transplant ward, his doctors say.
Dr. Goran Klintmalm, medical director of the Baylor Transplantation Institute at Baylor University Medical Center, said Mantle has moved from the “first hazard zone.”
‘‘He’s now in the phase where life begins again. Night is night and day is day," Klintmalm said during a news conference Saturday.
Earlier Saturday, a minor procedure was done to remove a post surgical drain from Mantle's abdomen, he said.
Mantle continues to be fed through a tube inserted into his digestive tract through his nasal passages.
On the transplant ward, Mantle will be out of bed and placed in a chair, a process that may prove uncomfortable for the stocky former slugger, Klintmalm said.
Next comes the hazardous phase when Mantle faces the risk of organ rejection, his doctor said, adding that some rejection is likely and normal in liver transplant cases. "He runs a 60-65 percent risk of having a rejection. We expect it to happen," he said. Mantle has been taking anti-rejection drugs and high levels of antibiotics.
Clint Laubach looks for tho outlet past on ■ fastbreak
during full-court action at the River City Basketball Camp. The eeeaion, conducted by local high achoo! coachee Kenny Rotzler and Cliff Wilkine, taught fundamental akille to grade achool kids.
Herald-Zeitung photos by MICHAEL DARNALL
Local sports briefs
Schlitterbahn Waterpark's annual Continental Airlines Flow Rider World Bodyboarding Championshipe have bean rescheduled tor August. Originally aet tor June 8-9, the competWon has been moved to August 26-27.
the Youth Soccer league Is offering classes during the tnt leo weekends in July. CpWed retirees cat fee up SICO per rn officiating high school and club soccer. The classes start 8 a.m. to noonday & and 1to5
p m. July 2 and noon to S pm July 9. For more information, call eOB-1727,
Now Braunfels to host 3-oiv31 basketball toumamont Jims
The New Braunfels Hoops Fest Son-3 Basketball Tournament will be held Saturday June 24 on outdoor courts at Barry's Underpass Saloon. 904 S. Seguin Street.
The event, sponsored by Pro Team Enterprise, Vivroux Sporting Goods and Barry's, will have four: divisions of competition based on players' skill levels.
The top two teems in each division will receive awards and a T-shirts. Team regis-B triton fee is $60. The deadline is June 21, ■Btions are available at Barry's and ■ r. For more information, call 620-
SVHS golf tournament lo benefit I sailor *cboUr6hip program ■
The Smithson Valley High School Booster Club Golf Scramble has been rescheduled for Saturday, June 17 at the Rebecca Creek Golf Club in Spring Branch.
The tournament, originally scheduled I for April 22 was reset because of conflicts with spring sports activities.
Proceeds from the tournament will go to support the SVHS athletic program and college scholarships awarded each year by the Booster Club to senior student athletes
For more Information, call SVHS Athletic Office at 885-2376.
Rockets guards key to 2-0 edge
ORLANDO, FU. (AP) — The matchup at point guard was supposed to be no contest in the NBA Finals. Houston didn’t stand a chance, some observers felt, only no one managed to convince Kenny Smith and Sam Cassell.
One keyed the Rockets victory in Game I and the other darted around and launched rainbow jumpers over the 6-foot-7 Anfemee Hardaway in destroying the Orlando Magic in Game 2.
Smith starred while Cassell sat in the opener. Cassell excelled while Smith straggled in Friday night’s 117-106 triumph that put the Rockets up 2-0 in the series that continues Sunday in Houston.
No team has ever come back to win the NBA title after losing the first two games of the Finals at home.
“The sign of a great team is having different people step up and have big games,” Houston coach Rudy Tom-janovich said. "The last game was Kenny Smith and this game was Sam Cassell."
With centers Hakeem Olajuwon (34 points, 11 rebounds) and Shaquille O’Neal (33 points, 12 rebounds) again offsetting one another, Cassell went 8-for-12 from the field and I I-for-12 at the foul line to score 31 points.Hardaway had 32 for Orlando, but his inability to use a four-inch height advantage to contain Cassell defensively or dominate the Houston guard on offense hurt the Magic's chances of winning.
‘‘ITI take responsibility," Hardaway said, searching for answers to what's happened to the Magic.