New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 20, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas
New Braunfels Jr. League All-Stars
Bradley Marshall Chad Maniez Brian Printy Wes Malek Austin Herring Kenneth Brunette Curt Covington Garrett Burnell Marcus Kieshnick Timothy Voight Michael Seibert Wad Hubble
Rickey Seibed, manager
Wade Hubble / Mare Kieshnick, coaches
■ To talk with Sports Editor Thomas Godley about Sports Day, call 625-9144. ext. 24.Sports DayThe Press I Canyon Lake national triathlon cancelledFrom staff reports
The Day’s Quote“Tho drivers put on as good rn moo as wo'vo had out boro.”
— Ken Muth, president of the Hill Country Kart Club, speaking on Sunday’s state champl-onship race series.In the news
Now Braunfels golfers among leaders at national tourney
Four local golfers are among the leaders at the Texas-Oklahoma Junior Golf Tournament in Wichita Falls.
Bryan Boutwell, a member of the New Braunfels Junior Golf Association, shot a 79 to place in the top third of the leader-board in the 16-year-old age division. The field includes more than IOO golfers.
Michael Schaeffer, also a NBJGA member, shot a 79 to place 19th in the 13-year-old age group. Boutwell and Schaeffer will play two more rounds on Wednesday and Thursday. They must finish in the top 20 in order to qualify for the final rounds on Friday.
Chris Weil, of New Braunfels, shot a 79 to place 10th among 50 players in the 14-year-old age division.
Stephanie Schaeffer, competing the 10 to12-year-old age group, shot a 51 at the La Vista Golf Course.
The tournament is the largest junior golf event in the United States, with more than 12,000 competitors.
NB JrJSr. Baseball League accepting fall sign up
All youth who will be ages 13 and 14 in the spring of 1996 are invited to play in the New Braunfels Fall Jr./Sr. Baseball League. Games will be played on Sunday afternoons at the Canyon High School practice field during September and October.
Pre-registration fee is $15. After August 1, the registration fee will be $20.
Forms may be completed and payment made at Vivroux Sporting Goods. For further information, contact Bob Janca at 629-5010.
Cowboys Haley. Lott questioned in Williams sexual assault case
MCKINNEY, Texas (AP)—Dallas Cowboys teammates Charles Haley and Leon Lett must answer* a grand jury's questions into an alleged sexual assault involving offensive tackle Erik Williams, a judge has ruled.
State District Judge Verla Sue Holland ruled Monday that the list of questions is valid and must be answered.
Haley and Lett are expected to appear before the Collin County grand jury that will decide whether to indict Williams. The panel convenes today.
Last week, the pair declined to testify, invoking their Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination. They asked for and received copies of questions they would be asked.
Some of the questions included how often they had seen Williams with the girl, whether they had ever seen them in a sexual situation, and what the girl had told them about herself
and I to* life.
Hangars ride past Tigers 64
DETROIT (AP) — The Texas Rangers showed manager Johnny pates that playing with the power shut off doesnt mean being shutdown.
The Rangers hit 10 singles Monday night, their third straight game without an extra-base hit. But they combined timely hitting .and relief pitching to produce a 6-4 victory over the Detroit Tigers.
“It’s a plus that if you’re not hitting home runs to still put six runs on the board, because the object of the game is still to put runs on the board, not home runs," Oates said.
Detroit rookie Pat Ahearne (0-2) suffered his second straight toss when the Rangers put together four straight two-out singles against him and reliever Joe Boever in the sixth inning to take a 5-4 lead.Atlanta Bravas tryouts slated in San Antonio on June 24
The Atlanta Braves will hold tryout camp on June 24 at V.J. Keefe Field in San Antonio. Players must be between the ages of 15-23 and must bring a glove, shoes, and uniform. Players from the American Legion teams must have a note of permission from their coach or the commander of the legion post. The tryout camp is free.
The Texas Hill Country Triathlon, a Canyon Lake race that annually draws nearly 1,000 athletes from across the nation, has been cancelled.
Organizers of the event, which this year was selected as a National Championship, said funding and the closing of its eight-year site in Comal Park led to the decision.
“The THCT has gotten better each year,” said Carl Owen, race director. "Unfortunately we’ve been battling the fact that it has also been under-funded during much of its growth toward world-class status."
Owens added that triathlon of this size and stature are logistically difficult to work out and
expensive to stage. Solid corporate sponsorship support is vital for its success and longevity-
“It's difficult to pull the plug on such a great event, especially in a year it had been selected as a National Championship," he added. “Reality is reality. The THCT has never had the lead sponsorship that we’ve always known was necessary to its long term future. Though we came close, time was working against us."
The final blow for this year’s event came when it was announced on June 14 that Comal Park, staging site for the triathlon since its inception in 1986, would be closed for thod995 season for construction. Though not the prime reason, Owens said it was a critical factor in the
decision to cancel.
"The Canyon Lake Corps of Engineers has been great in working witbus over the years as this event has grown," he said. "When they informed us of the closure they offered to work closely in every way possible to find an alternative site on the Lake for this year’s event.” Moving the event to an alternative site would have bdfcn feasible had the necessary sponsorship been secured, Owens said. That one-year option would have been very difficult though for an event which covers 60-miles of countryside and would have sacnficcd the quality of the event, he said.
"The reputation of this event and what we have worked on for so long and hard to create,
even if it never takes place again in the future, are more important than merely continuing for the sake of continuing,” said Owens who originated the THCT in 1986 and has directed it ever since.
Many of the world’s top triathlctcs have competed in past years in the THCT, including defending 1994 Ironman Champion Greg Welch from Australia and past Ironman winner and triathlon legends in their own right, Dave Scott and Mark Allen of the United States.
Owens said the THCT could be back in 1996 if sponsorship is stronger. A central sponsor would be necessary, and the year off could give organizers a chance for more discussions in that direction.
Above, more than 90 drivers entered this weekend's Texas Karting Council State Championships Series in New Braunfels. The race was the largest sprint race in the state and featured several nationally-ranked drivers. Right, A.J. Foyt and his grandson Larry, who races in the 125 cc shifter light class, take a breather between races.
Herald-Zeitung photos by MICHAEL DARNALL
Retama Park favorite races to $150,740 stakes
SCHERTZ _ Refrigerator sure knows how to ruin a Western Party. Just sprint to the lead and never look back The two-year-old Slew Machine gelding blew away his competition, including a colt owned by country music star Geoige Strait, to win die SI50,740Texas Thoroughbred Breeders Association Sale Futurity colt and gelding division by an easy seven lengths at Retama Park.
The colt gelding division was the second of two TTBA Sale Futurities Saturday at Retama Park. Post Oak farm’s Vivace put away Marquesa Lana in deep stretch to win the filly division of the $154,340 TTBA Sale Futurity by one and three-quarters of a length.
Refrigerator, bet down as the 3-5 favorite after his easy nine and one-half length victory in the trials on June 2, certainly live up to this billing.
Owned by Weldon Kennedy of Weatherford, Texas and trained by Amos Laborde, Refrigerator covered the five furlongs in :58 seconds and paid $3.40, $3 and $2.40. Derby top was a distant second and paid $7.20 and $4.60. Western stretch to finish a nose back of Derby Top for third and paid $3.40.
Refrigerator who is coincidentally named for Quarter Horse’s all-time leading money winner, improved his record to three wins in four starts and increased his career earnings by $90,474 to $ 101. 364.
Winning jockey, Allen Dupuy said he felt the pressure of nding the prerace favorite lift off his should when he crossed the finish line in front.
“I just felt good,” Dupuy said. “It was just a big relief. The horse is just too fast. He rates real easy, but breaking from the twelve hold, I had to ship him.” Laborde, who predicted victory earlier this week, has been admittedly surprised by his juvenile’s improvement.
“When I first started with him, I didn’t know he was going to be that good,” Laborde said. “But I knew when he broke that it was all over. At die head of the stretch it looked like he was just playing.”
Laborde indicated Refrigerator would get a little rest from the track before continuing the two-year-season. Western Party's jockey, Randy Romero, said his colt broke slowly from the gates, but came rolling late for the show.
Record nearly falls at New Braunfels track
By THOMAS GODLEY
With car racing legend A.J. Foyt in the crowd Sunday at the Texas Karting Council State Championships Series in New Braunfels, the air was primed for a speed record to fall.
And it nearly did.
Coy Dayton, a Hill Country Kart Club member, sped to within .14 second of the track record, crossing the finish line at 24.37 in the 125 cc shifter light class.
The record was 24.22 seconds.
"It was one of the cleanest races we've had out here," said Ken Muth, president of the Hill Country Kart Club which sponsored the race. "The drivers put on as good a race as we've had out here."
More than 95 racers competed in the event which is the third race in the six-series state championship, with the final race annually held in Waco.
On Sunday, the fastest cars averaged 60-65 mph on the curvy quarter-mile track. The overall average speed was 50-55 mph.
Foyt, a four-time Indianapolis 500 winner, was on hand to watch his 17-year-old grandson, Larry, who competed in the 125 shifter class. Larry, who has finished in the top five in several races this year, was not in top form on Sunday. He finished 15th in the field.
Steve Tunnel!, a New Braunfels resident, came in second in the special IOO cc heavy class. Tyler Tunnell was second in the Rookie Jr. 4-cycle class.
The following are top finishes in various classes.
125 shifter heavy — Tom Dunlop, Katy; Terry Tilton, Austin; Butch Lawrason, Marshall.
IOO controlled — Edwin Braziel;
Tixm Karting Council Stat* Championship Saris*
Moat! Hill Country Karl Club Whoroi HCKC track in New Braunfels Top finish! Coy Dayton. 125 cc light class. 24.37 seconds.
Raeo Cia assai 100 cc controlled, 125 cc shifter heavy, 125 cc shifter light. 80 cc shifter, special 820 Sportsman, Junior 4-cvcle, restricted junior (under 16), Special IOO heavy, Special 100 junior sportsman, Special 100 light, 100 medium and 100 senior.
Hempstead; Malcolm, San Antonio; Russ Carroll, Austin.
Special IOO Sr. Sportsman — Cecil Robertson, Nocona; Roger Willingham, Spring; Kenneth Cook, Mansfield.
125 shifter light — Coy Dayton, Austin; Colin Lyn, Richardson; Leroy Wilkerson, Conroe;
Special IOO medium — Bobby Dunlap, Katy; Ashley Wester, Lubbock; Kyle Parks.
Junior four-cycle — Charlie Bass, Jr., San Antonio.
Rookie Jr. cycle — Steven Selgelid, Rockdale; Tyler Tunnel, New Braunfels; Preston Peebles, Lubbock.
Restricted Junior — Samantha Symank, Elm Mott; Jonathan Muth, San Antonio; Marc Clevenger, San Antonio.
Special IOO light — Ron Parks, Austin; Patty Symank, Elm Mott; Nathan Wilkins, Lubbock.
80 shifter — Ashley Wester, Lubbock; Preston Peebles, Lubbock; Mark Bowlin, Houston.
Special IOO heavy — Jeff Mitchell, Cumby; Steve Tunnell, New Braunfels; Mike David, Abilene.
Phillies pitcher Wes Malek was selected to the New Braunfels Jr. League All-Stars blue team. The Phillies bring four players to the two squads which begin preparing this week for games
Herald-Zeitung photos by THOMAS GODLEY
Cody Chapman Clay Coleman Javier Gonzales Cody Reinter Bradley George Andy Schmid Cody Erben Erie Sultemier Chip Adams Ty Johnson Jared Fellers Drew Snider
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Floyd Chapman, manager
Mike Reinter, coach
■ NEW YORK (AP) — After a trip to the Betty Ford Center, a guilty plea for tax evasion that led to a $350,000 fine, two positive cocaine tests and a 60-day baseball suspension, Darryl Strawberry is returning to New York.
Strawberry, who left the Mets after the 1990 season to sign with the Dodgers, agreed to a one-year contract with the Yankees that will guarantee him at least $850,000.
Strawberry's agent negotiated the deal with Yankees owner George Steinbrenner. According to the team, the 33-year-old outfielder will
join the Yankees “as soon as he becomes eligible under baseball rules ” He is eligible Sunday.
Strawberry has 14 home runs and 54 RBL his past three seasons — a total of 104 games. He’s been bothered by nagging injuries, including a bad back.
■NEW YORK (AP) — Sandy Alomar, Albeit Belle and Kenny Lofton of the Cleveland Indians are among leaders in AL fan balloting for the All-Star game.
Seattle outfielder Ken Griffey Jr., who is injured and will miss the game, continues to lead
with 434,968 votes. Belle is second among AL outfielders with 325,893 and Lofton third with 299,777. Alomar has 273,427 voles at catcher.
Frank Thomas of the White Sox leads al first with 310,813, Toronto’s Roberto Alomar at second with 298,511, Wade Boggs of the Yankees at third with 359,759, and Cal Ripken of Baltimore tops shortstops at 427,505.
■ PITTSBURGH (AP) — Mario Lemieux’s return to the sport he dominated as a four-time NHL scoring champion with the Pittsburgh Penguins will be announced in a news confer
ence Tuesday that may detail how many games he plans to play next season.
Lemieux, 29, sat out the 1994-95 season following five years of persistent back problems, a bout with Hodgkin’s disease and anemia. He laced up his skates only once all season, for a charity game in March.
■ CHICAGO (AP) — Darryl Sutter quit as Chicago Blackhawks coach to devote more time to his family. Sutter, 36, was 110-80-26 in three seasons as coach. He led the Blackhawks to a 47-25-12 mark and Norris Division title.