New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 21, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas
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campfor boys and girls in second through ninth grades beginning June 24-28.
The morning session for players in sixth through ninth grades will run from 9 a.m. to noon. The afternoon session for second through fifth grade players will run from 1 to 30 p.m. To register, call Millie Fischer at !G-6624or Darlene Hartmann at 620*6761. Registration will also be taken on the first day of camp.
i staff at Saints Peter and School will lead a basketball
FQRT MYERS, Fla. (AP) - Deion Sanders knew he was breaking the law when he went fishing at a lake near the Southwest Florida International Airport.
The Dallas Cowboys star was more interested in catching bass.
I broke the law. I did. I didn’t walk out of there and start screaming. I said yeah,” Sanders said Thursday at a news conference that was planned weeks earlier to address a charity benefit.
Sanders was arrested Wednesday night while fishing with a friend. He was charged with trespassing at a lake on restricted property of Southwest Florida International
spokeswoman Susan Sanders said is marked with no-trespassing and signs.
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COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) - Texas A&M head football coach R.C. Slocum announced Thursday he has dismissed senior strong safety Typail McMullen from the squad for violating team rules.
McMullen started 11 of the 12 games last season. He was injured and missed the game against Colorado, a 29-21 A&M loss.
The Lubbock native recorded 49 tackles last year and had one interception and broke up three other passes.
Slocum said he had no further comment on tee situation.
Do boon ooactt Miters 27th season with Bearcats
DE LEON, Texas (AP) — Some coaches change jobs every year or two. Then there’s Grady West and his staff.
When the Bearcats take the field this fall Witt be frie 27th straight year that West has yelled out orders to De Leon football players, the last 17 as head coach.
Blit Fox has had only one coaching job and its been at De Leon for the past 14 years. Rusty Bennett has coached only at De Leon — for the last 13 years. Ditto for Mark Lewis the past eight years. This is Dick Senior's ninth year at De Leon, but he’s coached elsewhere previously. *
So what s the secret? For West, it’s easy. He grew up in De Leon. But there are other
“I know what is expected of me and I know what I expect from my coaches and athletes," West said. “I’ve thought that if I did leave, I'd leave more than coaching. I'd be leaving a lot of good friends.
“I’ve looked at other jobs and have been offered some. I weigh the plusses of staying against the advantages of leaving. The only advantage was money, and that's no reason to leave, lf I could find a job better than the I one I have, then I’ll think about leaving.”
There was a time he almost had to leave.
In the early 1980s, he had a two-year contract
The Bearcats made the playoffs, but the sohooi board didn’t extend his contract. The next year, the vote was 4-3 to keep West. Since then, the vote has been either 6-1 or 7*0 in West's favor.
1 guess the most trouble I've had was over assistant coaches or my lineups,” he saki. “There have been some people who wanted them out and I didn’t. There were some I wanted to go, too, and some didn’t.
“But townspeople have helped make our successful. Guys like Bodie , C.M. Caraway Jr. and Larry have been broadcasting our spouter over 20 years. Bodie s also secretary-treasurer of the booster club.
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Major League Standings
New York 39
New York 31
St. Louis 35
Kan. City 31
San Ran. 36
San Diego 37
Minnesota at New York, ppd, rain
Atlanta 5, San Diego I
Oakland 10, Detroit 3
St. Louis 3 Philadelphia 2
Kansas City 8, Milwaukee4, Winnings
Los Angeles 4. Chicago3, Winnings
California 14, Chicago 2
Cincinnati 10. Houston 7
Texas 3. Baltimore 2, 1st game
Colorado 7, Montreal6, Winnings
Wagner stifles Dodgers’ bats, lifts Astros to 4-2 win
By The Associated Press
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Whether or not he wants to admit it. Houston Astros reliever Billy Wagner has begun to esiatv bsh himself as a major league strikeout pitcher in a short time.
The rookie left-hander fanned seven of the first nine Los Angeles Dodgers he faced during a 2 2-3 inning stint Thursday night as the Astros climbed into a first-place tie in the NL Central with a 4-2 victory.
“I threw a couple of good breaking halls and that kind of entered in the hack of their minds that I had a curve ball, too. So that helped a little bit,” said Wagner, who has 23 strikeouts in 14 2-3 innings this season. ‘‘I don’t like to call myself a strikeout pitcher, but I go in there and
that seems to happen.”
Wagner, who turns 25 on Tuesday, turned a lot of heads even before he was recalled from Triple-A Tucson on June 2. In 1994, his second professional season after the Astros picked him in the 12th round of the June 1993 draft, Wagner had 204 strikeouts for Quad City. In 402 innings overall during his minor league career, he struck out 478.
“Wagner was throwing hard as heck,” said Delino DeShields, whose two-out double in the ninth was the only hit off Wagner. “I hadn’t seen a lefty throw that hard in a while.” m BALTIMORE (AP) — David Wells pitched 7 1-3 gritty innings to earn his first victory in a month as the Baltimore Orioles beat the Texas Rangers 3-2 Thursday.
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m NEW YORK (AP) — After nearly three weeks of discussion and debate, Albert Belle will miss just one day for his collision with Fernando Vina.
AL president Gene Budig, facing a possible lawsuit by Belle if he didn’t settle the case, agreed to a deal proposed by the players’ association. Rather than serve a three-game suspension, Belle will miss Cleveland’s doubleheader
today against New York and pay a $25,000 fine.
Budig originally imposed a five-game suspension for Belle’s forearm hit May 31 on Vina, the second baseman for Milwaukee. Following a hearing last week, Budig cut the ban to three games.
QrHfey undergoes surgery
I SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle Mariners outfielder Ken Griffey Jr. underwent hand surgery and is expected to he sidelined about a month.
Team physician Larry Pedegana removed a chipped-off piece of the hamate bone in die heel of Griffey’s right hand during a 40-minute procedure.
Because the bone is so small, repairing it was not feasible.
Griffey, hitting .299 with 23 home runs and 60 RBls in 67 games, was injured during Wednesday night’s game against Toronto while fouling off a pitch in the third inning.
Dykstra out for season
m PHILADELPHIA — Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Ixnny Dykstra will have back surgery and will miss at least the rest of the season, and former catcher Darren Daulton is coming back, not in left field but at first base. Dykstra, 33, on the disabled list since May 21, said he would have surgery for spinal stenosis within three weeks. Daulton, 34, has been on the disabled list since April because of right knee problems.
Sixteen players In the four-person scramble competed in the first annual tournament The Northern Hills team won with a 1-under 57.
■ To talk with Sports Editor Thomas Godley about Sports Day, call 625-9144. ext. 24.Soon Day
Wednesday night in a 16-run nile shortened contest.
Garrett Machalec pitched the entire game for the victory and kept the Lockhart lineup off stride with an effective mixture of fastballs and curves.
Leading the offense was Aaron Garcia with three hits. Machalec and Bradley Bevil added two hits each. Bevil also scored three runs.
Meanwhile the NB American All-Stars stayed unbeaten in two close games. On Monday, they squeezed by the San Marcos All-Stars Purple team in a wild 11-10 scoring battle.
They followed it up with a 6-5 victory over Luling on Wednesday.
The NB American-National showdown isShowdown looms for NB All-Stars
From staff and submitted reports
LOCKHART—No matter how you slice it, New Braunfels will come up a winner at the Little League 10-year-old All-Stars Tournament.
Either the New Braunfels National or New Braunfels American All-Stars will stand atop the tournament as the only undefeated team after the first week of action.
That scenario was created when both teams emerged from the second round without a loss Wednesday, setting up a showdown on Saturday.
Coming off a 16-11 win over Canyon Lake on Monday, the NB American All-Stars again demonstrated a potent offense by beating tournament host Lockhart 12-2
set for Saturday at 6 p.m. as both teams aim for sole possession of the winners bracket. The winner will be in the driver’s seat, earning a three-day rest before playing in what could amount to the District 31 North Zone Championship on Tuesday.
The team coming out of the loser’s bracket would have to knock off the undefeated team twice in order to take the championship title in the double elimination tournament.
The undo-12-All-Stars will continue tournament play into the middle of next week. The 12-and-older All-Stars began practice this week for the start of their District 31 North Zone campaign which begins on July I. The Sr. League Tournament will be hosted by New Braunfels.
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Olympic sprinters get ready
Johnson, Torrence take aim at IOO, 200 trials today in Atlanta
By HAL BOCK
AP Sports Writer
ATLANTA (AP) - Halfway home, Michael Johnson and Gwen T orrence embark on the second part of their ambitious Olympic doubles Friday at the U.S. track and field trials.
Torrence, winner of the women’s IOO meters, begins chasing a berth in the 200, a race she won at the 1992 Olympics.
Johnson’s task is more complicated. He won the 400 Wednesday night, stretching his victory streak at the distance to 53 finals with the third fastest time ever, 43.44 seconds, just short of
Butch Reynolds’ world record 43.29. Now he goes in the 200, an unusual combination never achieved by a man in the Olympics.
Johnson overcame a mistake at the start of the 400 when he didn’t blast off as quickly as he had planned. What if the same thing happens in the 200?
“If I don’t get out in the 200,” Johnson said. “the race is over. This is a different race and a different mindset. I’ve got to get meaner.
“The 400 is a strategic race. The 200 is a technical race. In the 400, strategy can change. In the 200. there are no derisions to be made. There’s a lot less room for mistakes. I try to do things in the 200 that I don’t do in the 400. A mental switch has to take place.”
Johnson has won 20 straight 200 finals. He has not lost at the distance in an outdoor final since July 6, 1994, when he finished fourth. Tire eventual target for Johnson is an unprecedented Olympic double in the 200 and 400. It will not be easy because the field includes Dennis Mitchell, Jon Drummond and Michael Marsh, the three members of the 100-meter team. Marsh owns the American record of 19.73. Marsh gave Johnson all he could handle in last month's Atlanta Grand Prix race, losing by .05 seconds. Jeff Williams, who said Johnson's streak would be history after this race, has a 19.87 this season.
Hotel man filed false report in Irvin drug case
DALLAS (AP) - The night manager of the hotel where Dallas Cowboys star Michael Irvin and three others were arrested with marijuana and cocaine testified Thursday nobody had complained about noise in their room.
Mike Bailey admitted he filed a false report to police when he told them others were being bothered by the noise from Irvin’s hotel room, prompting Irvin’s attorneys to claim the search was illegal.
“People are complaining down below them,” Bailey is heard saying on a tape recording. He testified Thursday that the room below theirs was empty.
On Wednesday, a motel security guard testified that he knew Irvin was in the room before he called police.
“He told them (police) that Michael Irvin was in the room with some ladies,” Rufus High said.
Thursday was the fifth day of pre-trial hearings in the case, which is scheduled to go to trial June 25.
Police say Irvin, 30, his former teammate Alfredo Roberts, 31, and Jasmine Jennipher Nabwangu and Angela Renee Beck, both 22, were found in at the Residence Inn on March 4 with drugs. Roberts has never been charged
Their April I indictments were thrown out last week because of a faulty grand juror, but they were quickly re-indicted and the trial date was only pushed back by one day.
No. 2 Muster pulls out of Wimbledon
HALLE, Germany (AP) - American Jim Courier moved into the quarterfinals Thursday at the Halle grass court tennis tournament, after top-seeded Thomas Muster of Austria lost a three-game match and announced he was cancelling out at Wimbledon next week.
Muster went ahead 6-4 in the first set against world No. 59 Brett Steven of New Zealand and was ahead 1-0 in the second Ire was hampered by pain in his bandaged left thigh, dropping the last two sets 6-2,6-1.
Shortly after the match. Muster, ranked No. 2 in the world, told reporters he was going to pull out of Wimbledon next week and take time off to cure a nagging problem in his left thigh.
’’This injury brings the consequence that I won’t play Wimbledon,” Muster said after
“In nine weeks I’ve had six days off and that’s just not enough, so I’ll have to leave Wimbledon out,” he said.
Courier defeated a surprisingly strong newcomer Nicolas Kiefer of Germany, 6-3, 6-4 to move to the quarter finals. The 18-year-old Kiefer put up a good battle against former world No. I Courier, but in the end experience won out over youth. In other matches, Richey Reneberg of the United States needed only 45 minutes to win 6-1,6-1 over Germany’s Hendrik Dreekmann.
Muster, looking subdued, said he was disappointed about pulling out of Wimbledon because he was doing well for a change on grass.
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ly my body didn’t hold up. In the last week. I’ve been troubled by this injury, so I think it doesn’t really make sense for me to go and play there,” he said.
The 28-year-old Austrian, who earlier this week had said the seeding at Wimbledon was “a joke,” after he learned he was seeded seventh, said pulling out of the prestigious event was due to his injury and nothing else.