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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 17, 1994, New Braunfels, Texas ■ Friday, June 17, 1994 Sports Day ■ To talk with Sports Editor Sean Burgess about Sports Day, call 625-9144, ext. 24. Herald-Zeitung Page 6ASports Day Local boxer can't hang up gloves forever 7th NWG STRETCH 1980: Roberto Duran beats Sugar Ray Leonard to win the welterweight title 7n what [the bout] revealed of the skills and the wills of both men, in unrelenting intensity and fury with which it was fought nothing quite like it had been seen in a prize ring since AU beat Frazier in Manila.' • William Mack Nov. 24,1980. 1994 NBA Finals Umbra High School Soccer Rankings ; Final 1994 winter/spring poll 1 The Lovett School. Atlanta. GA 19-0-1 !    2    Wando High, Mount Pleasant. SC    22-1 |    3    Kieln Forest High. Houston    25-1 |    4    Parkview High, Liburn GA    18-0-2 I    5    Mater Dei High, Santa Ana CA    24-2-4 I    6    Bishop Luers Fort Wayne IN    20-1-2 7 CD Hylton Woodbridge VA 21-1-2 8 Ironwood High, Glendale AZ 20-0 9. Meioourne High, Melbourne, FL 28-1-2 10 Germantown, Germantown, TN 19-2 11. Haw Braunfels, NS    20-3-4 12 Thomas Jefferson, Auburn WA 19-3 13. Pleasant Valley. Pleasane V , IA 12-1-1 14 Virgil Grissom, Huntsville AL 16-0-2 15. Panabou, Honolulu, HI    15-0 16 Greenwood Greenwood SC    22-1 17. Thomas Edison Tulsa. OK    13-1 18 Clay High, South Bend IN    20-4 19 Corona Del SO) Tem pe AZ    15-2-1 20 John Tyler Tyler TX    17-1-1 Sports briefs It’s never too early to start football fantasizing Sean Burgess Baseball season is in full swing, the NBA Playoffs are in the middle of a dream matchup between Hakeem and Patrick and in local action, Little League All-Stars are getting started in New Braunfels. But with all this commotion, let's make sure we keep one thing in mind. Football season is less than two months away. Yes, you got it, its time to start checking your rosters, studying die free-agent moves and calling the commissioner of your Fantasy Football League. Anyone who has ever been part of a Fantasy Football League knows it s more than just names and numbers on paper. It's a job to keep a good team running. I was on the computer this afternoon and stumbled across lineups from last year s squads. Should I keep Warren Moon or Randall Cunningham? Maybe I should trade Keith Byars and pick up Jackie Harris. He has lo have a good year after his injury problems in *93. And what about die rookier coming in this year. Last year a lot of Fantasi/crs got burned by picking Garrison Hearse Who will be the Jerome Bettis of 1994? I know it's tough to get out of the basketball mode and push the baseball players aside, but if you want to be a winner this year, the preparation must start now. Here are a few tips to get you started. ■ Shannon Sharpe will not be the success lie was last year. The Broncos off-season acquisition of Aruhony Miller will make sure of lhaL ■ Jeff George is the sleeper of die year. He has had die potential to be a great NFL quarterback and he will make magic, as well as fantasy points, with Andre Rison in All anta. ■ Barry Foster will lead all fantasy scorers this year and I know it will he hard to do, bul if at all possible, get him on your team. ■ Scott Mitchell will have a good year in Detroit, bul if you want lo wui it all, don't expect him to be your number one guy at quarterback. ■ Top rookie picks: Heath Shuler, Greg Hill, Charles Johnson, Scan Jackson and Edict Rhea. Knicks, Rockets start best-of-3 series tonight By BILL BARNARD AP Basketball Writer NEW YORK (AP) — What started as a best-of-7 series is now a besi-of-3, with each game becoming even more important dian die one before it. Tile New York Knicks and Houston Rockets are lied 2-2 in die NBA Finals, widi Game 5 tonight at Madison Square Garden. New York’s 91-82 victory Wednesday night guaranteed that the scries would return to Houston for the sixth game Sunday nighi, widi Game 7 on Wednesday night if necessary. “Game 5 will be the swing game of the series,” Knicks coach Pat Riley said Thursday. “For the team that wins it, it puts you in a position to win the series the next time out.” Riley is hoping die Knicks, 10-2 at home in the playoffs, can take a 3-2 lead back to Texas, because if the Rockets win totugliu ti icy would take the 3-2 edge into the lust two games at die Summit, where diey are 8-3 in the postseason. “We’re in pretty good position," Rockets coach Rudy Tomjanovich said. “We can’t lose homecourt advantage (by losing Game 5), bul we can belter our situauon. I hope our altitude is like it’s a seventh and deciding game. Win-rung Game 5 would put us in die driver’s scat.” R 1994 UBA K Playoffs 9 “The Final result of this series is getting closer and closer for both teams,” Riley said. “It’s getting closer and closer to culmination. One team is going to wui the championshi] and the players realize that. All I can do help them find what is within themselves I help win tins diing.” One of Riley’s players searching to find bul self is Patrick Ewing, who has missed 20 silo in each of die last two games and lias nusst two-thirds of his shots for die series. The Knicks survived another poor shootiri performance by Ewing in Game 4 beearn Derek Harper scored 21 points, with five . pointers, and John Starks had 11 of his 2 points in die last 5:03. Charles Oakley, the workhorse under d boards, had 16 points and 20 rebounds ai: Ewing, the outside shooter, had 16 points an 15 rebounds despite 8-for-28 shooting. Game 1: Houston 85, New Yak 78 Game 2: New York 91 Houston 83 Game 3: Houston 93 New York 89 Game 4: New York 91 Houston 82 Game 5: Friday at New York, 8 p.m. Game 6: Sunday at Houston, 6 p.m. 'Game 7: June 22 at Houston, 8 p.m. * if necessary; T.V. NBO ■ Golden Boar shines bright again OAKMONT, Pa (AP) — Fa one day at least, Jack Nickiaus was 22 again And Tom Watson was again his nemesis. In stifling neat on the Oakmont course where he won his first major pro championship in 1962, the 54-year-old Nickiaus roiled in a 40-foot Oirdie putt on No. 18 fa a 2-unper-par 69 in the first round of the U S. Open. Four hours later the 44-year-dd Watson eddied No 17 and parred No 18 to take a one-stroke lead, besting for one day at ieast the course where he lost the 1983 Open and 1978 PGA after leading late in the final rounds Nickiaus was tied with three-time winner Hale Irwin, Soutn Africa's Ernie Els and NJew Zeaiano's F rank Nooilo Els birdied two cf the last three holes. ■ Civic Club tourney rescheduled The third annual Civic Club Golf Challenge that was postponed due to the rain on Friday the 13th has been rescheduled. The new date is June 17. Because of scheduling conflicts six teams from the field have been lost and there are openings. For more information a to register your team call Greg Campbell at 629-0909, Al Leach at 625-7541 or Wayne Vrba at 620-5000. ■ Canyon Booster Club to hold , tournament. The Canyon High School Athletic Booster Golf Tournament will be held June 27 at Northcliffe Country Club. Tee-off is set fa 8:30 a rn. The tournament is • a scholarship fundraiser and the I fee is $50 per person, which includes ; entry fee, green fee and cart. The tournament will oe a select snot format with each team consisting of four members with an A-B-C-D player. Team members must name a handicap in with entry fee. Prizes will oe awarded for closest to the pin on ail Par 3's and for the aggest drive in the fairway on hole 13. Call (210) 629-1110 to register or contact New Braunfels native Randy Galindo is planning to step back in the ring after a two-year absence from boxing By SEAN BURGESS Sports Editor_ At 25 years old, Randy Galindo would seem like an average person to most people. He works an 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. job. He has a fiance' and is getting ready to start a family. And he has a hobby. But it’s that hobby that separates Galindo from the crowd. Boxing. Galindo, who was bom in Los Angeles before moving to New Braunfels where he graduated from New Braunfels High School in 1987, retired from boxing two years ago after eight professional fights. Bul boxing never left his mind and now at age 25 he is ready to pick up where lie left off. "I started boxing when I was IO years old in L.A. because my mom wanted to keep mc off the streets, and it just never left my blood," he said. "Once you're a boxer, you're a warrior. I need to get back in the ring." Galindo will be stepping back into some pretty big shoes. In 1985 he brought home the Golden Gloves Championship and then turned professional at die age of 18. He was 5-2-1 as a pro, and feels that with a little hard work he can get back to top form. And once he docs he plans to bring any glory for himself back to New Braunfels. "I'm going to bring a belt back to New Braunfels before it is over," he said. "The people in New Braunfels have always been good to me and I take NB with me everywhere I go Tliey deserve a champion." Galindo started his training a few weeks ago and admits he has a long way to go before his first fight. Right now he says he plans to fight again in about 60 days, bul he needs to drop about 10-15 pounds first. "My first fight should be in a few months," Galindo said. "Right now I’m just training as hard as I can." The training Galindo goes through is an everyday process. He divides his workouts up around three different gyms, with his main stay being die Perez Boxing Gym in San Antonio that is ow lied by his trainer,Ruben Perez. The workouts are strenuous, especially after a full day at work. It starts with shadow boxing, then he moves to the heavy bag, the crazy ball, the speed ball, 10-12 minutes of jump rope, situps and pushups. Then he spars every Saturday night. "ll s a lot of luird work and you have to be dedicated," Ik said. "I liave a goal to be a world champion and I am willing to work to get it." Speed is die key to the 5'8 150 pound Galindo in the ring. He uses an array of dip moves to avoid being hit and open gaps for his own punches. "Tile name of the game is to keep from being hit," Galindo said. "My advantage is my speed and quickness." In his last professional fight in 1990 Galindo battled Rcnaldo Ricardo in Detroit. Ricardo rvcquly lost to Olympian Oscar DcLa Hoya. Like any fighter, Galindo needs die respect and commitment from his loved ones as well as himself. "I could never do any of this widiout the support of my family," Galindo said. "My fiance (Cynthia Hernandez) has supported me in my comeback, as well as the rest of my family." Whether his comeback attempt ends in a world championship or not, Galindo has the ideas of success rn his mind. He wants to open a gym rn New Braunfels to [Kip die city's youth. "I want to give back to die cominuiuty of New Braunfels," he said. "I want the kids to have an outlet from all the guns and drugs dial are around uxlay." Herald-Zeiluno photos by JOHN HUSETH (Above) Randy Galindo takas soma time in his training to do soma work on the crazy ball. Galindo is In training right now to make a comeback to boxing after a two year retirement, (above, right) Galindo works on his speed on, what else but the speed bag. (below) Hitting the crazy ball givas Galindo th# coordination and concentration it takas to hit a quick opponent In the ring. Galindo plans to step in the ring again in around 60 days. ;