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From staff reports
■ To talk with Sports Editor Thomas Godley about Sports Day, call 625-9144. ext. 24.Sports Day
The Day’s Quote“It** a way to keep players off tho couch calina potato chip* during tho summer and gat thorn on tho basketball court."— Steve Farber, director of the San Marcos Hoops summer basketball league.
In the newsNow Braunfels volleyball camp begins July 17-24Lady Panther Volleyball camp is scheduled for July 17-21 at the Navarro Independent School District Event Center.
The camp will have two sessions. The first Is for girls enrolling In grades 2-9 for the 1995*96 school year. The second session is girls in grades 9*12. Both sessions are from 1 to 4 p.m. Cost is $40. Deadline to register is Saturday, July 1. For more information, call Jackie Baker at (210) 629*0826.NB American Little League team advances at tourney
The New Braunfels American Little League 10-year-old team All-Stars won their second game in the District 31 tournament Wednesday night.
The NB American all-stars came back from an 11-4 deficit in the fourth inning to defeat San Marcos All-Stars 14-11.
NB American all-stars scored five runs in both the fifth and sixth innings. Matt Schuss pitched two shutout innings to prosers© the victory.
With the win, the NB team advances to the third round of the tournament against Seguin on Saturday at 6 pm in Seguin. Wsdnssdsy*s scores 11 year old boys NB Blue 12, Luling 8 Canyon Lake 17, Seguin 1Missions baseball announces New Braunfels Day al the park
The San Antonio Missions baseball team has designated July 30 as New Braunfels Day. The Missions will play the Tulsa Drillers at 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.Local karats classes offered
Registration for adult and youth martial arts and self defense classes currently is under way. Instructor Matthew Whyte, a black belt with 15 years experience, will lead the classes.
Youth classes, covering Shotokan, Tai Kwan Do and Kempo, scheduled for Mondays and Wednesday from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Friday. Adult classes are Mondays and Wednesday from 6:45 to 8 p.m.
Tai Chai classes for youth and adults ages 16 and older take place Fridays from 7 to 8 p.m. Kickboxing instruction is offered Fridays from 6 to 7 p.m.
The classes, which emphasizes self-defense and personal training with some tournament competition, will be at Comprehensive Fitness, 1551 Walnut.
White, a former instructor at karate schools in Virginia and Guam, has trained under super heavyweight champion kick-boxer Dennis Lane.
For more information, call 606*5339.
Atlanta Braves tryouts slated bi San Antonio on June 24
The Atlanta Braves will hold tryout camp on June 24 at VJ. 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.
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The Youth Soccer League ia 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 start 8 a rn. to noon July 8; and 1 to 5 p.m. July 2 and noon to 5 p m. July 9. For more Information, cal 006*1727.Texas League champs get no fan support
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP)—The Shreveport Captains own the Texas League’s best record — including championships in 1990 and 1991.
They also own the league’s worst attendance record — with attendance falling steadily until it dipped below 200,000 for the season last year.
“Over the last IO years, there hasn’t been an issue on winning and losing. It’s been mostly winning,” said Captains president Taylor Moore. “I think people take it for granted now. People expect it"
Winning may be the cure for attendance woes in the major leagues, but in the minors it’s apparently not a factor.
The Captains drew just more than 200,000 fans during their back-to-back championship years of 1990-91 In 1988 and 89, despite losing in the divisional playoffs, Shreveport drew more than 230,000.
But the Captains’ total paid attendance has dipped in each of the last three seasons — from 207,925 in 1992 to 199,465 last year.
They are on pace to draw 173,000 this year, their smallest total since moving to the Fair Grounds Field in 1986.
The problem in Shreveport is obviously not the won-lost record. ,
Several factors have combined to make the Captains the least-watched team in the Texas league this season, including the franchise’s uncertain future.
On Nov. I, 1994, Moore put his team up for sale. On Dec. 9, an Austin, Texas group reached an agreement with Moore to purchase the Captains. Then, on May I, the group backed out of the deal.
“I think that has certainly had an effect on our paid attendance,” Moore said. ”1 think we’re down that far because we were off season ticket sales a good number. That was primarily due to the uncertainty.
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Herald -Zeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL Austin Herring of the New Braunfels Jr. League All-Stars Blue Team scoops up a bouncer during fielding drills Wednesday at Unicom Field. Herring, who played for the Phillies during the regular season, will bolster the all-stars In the District 31 tournament starting on July 3.NB Senior League title bid tonight
From staff reports
The Orioles and the Cardinals have a score to settle, and the outcome will decide the New Braunfels Sr. League league championship.
The teams square off tonight at 6 p.m. at Canyon High School baseball field.
The Orioles are 7-1, and the the Cardinals are 6-2. The Twins also are contenders at 6-2. A win by the Cardinals would set up a three-way tie. An Orioles victory would give them the title outright.
In the event of a tie in the final standings, there would not be a playoff game.
Orioles Coach Dennis Wehe said pitcher Eric Holvenson, undefeated in three games this season, will start at the the mound. The coach expects a low-scoring game.
"Both teams have solid pitching and hitting," Wehe said. "The key will be how closely the umpire calls the strike zone. If he calls a small strike zone, it could account for slower pitches and more hits. I think it'll be a good game regardless if it's high or low scoring."
The Orioles main offensive weapons are Steven Simpson, Eric Holvenson, Chad Wehe and Josh Salge — all of whom are hitting over .300.
The Cardinals feature Mike Chapa, Justin Miller and Chris Rogers as their top hitters. On defense, they also bring one of the premier shortstops in Eric Poeck.
"If everyone is playing well, we can beat them," said Justin Miller. "We know each other from junior varsity ball. We know who we are up against, and we are ready."
A helping hand
Th# Lone Star Soryu Karate School recently received a $500 donation from Sharon Rust, precedent of Hochheim Prairie Branch 136. The money will help pay for the school’s upcoming trip to the U.S. International Karate Championship Tournament In Nevada. The school also received a $1,000 donation from Dermatology Associates of San Antonio.
Drexler reveling in limelight
By MARTHA IRVINE
Associated Press Writer
BEAVERTON, Orc. (AP) — He won his championship. He made the cover of Sports Illustrated. And business is booming at his family’s restaurant in Houston.
Now Clyde Drexler has returned to Portland. And he’s ready to sit back, play some golf with his former Trail Blazer teammates and wait for his championship ring to arrive.
A news conference at the Avia sportswear company headquarters marked Drexler’s first Oregon appearance since he and the Houston Rockets won the NBA championship last week.
He said it was difficult to describe how much the championship means to him.
‘‘It’s been a fantastic ride,” Drexler said. “At night I still wake up thinking, ‘Is it real?”’
Drexler, who has been affiliated with Avia for IO years, sat next to a birthday cake, celebrating his 33rd birthday on Thursday.
As he spoke, his wife, Gaynell, sat on a nearby sofa with two of the couple’s three children. Their son, Austin, 5, sat grinning at Drexler and the swarm of reporters and photographers. His daughter, Kathryn Elise, 3, seemed worn out by the whole proceeding, yawning and laying her head on her mother’s lap.
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