New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 28, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas
Vednesday, June 28, 1995 ■ Herald-Zeitung M 6
■ To talk with Sports Editor Thomas Godley ibout Sports Day, call 325-9144. ext. 24.Sports Day
New Braunfels All-Stars take zone
The Day’s Quote
“We couldn't have put together a better selection of all-stars than these 12 kids. They play as a team no matter who’s out there on field. They support each other.”
— NB American All-Stars (10-year-old players) Coach Michael Garrotte
In the news
Canyon Lake Golf sets league
Canyon Lake Golf and Country Club is taking memberships for a new Monday night golf league. The nine-hole competition will begin at 5:30 p.m. every Monday. Entry fee is $5, with $4 going to the pro shop fa credit earning. The other $1 will be collected for an end-of- the-season league prize, with the points winner getting $50. For more information, call 899*3372.
New Braunfels volleyball camp begins July 17-21
Lady Panther Volleyball camp is scheduled for July 17-21 at the Navarro Indeoendent School District Eyent 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 I. Fa mae information, call Jackie Baker at (210) 629-0826.
Local karate 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, along 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 mae information, call 606-5339.
Missions baseball announces New Braunfels Day at 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.
Water park world bodyboarding championship moves to August
Schlitterbahn Waterpark’s annual Continental Airlines Flow .Rider World Bodyboarding Championships have been rescheduled fa-August. Originally set fa June 8-9, the competition has been moved to August 26- 27,
NB Little League registration
The New Braunfels Little League fall training for boys and girls ages 9-11 is now taking registration for incoming minor and major league players for the 1996 season.
The training will develop skills in preparation for the Spring League and Saturday games in September and October.
Registration fee is $12.50 until July 1. Late fee is $15. Adults interested in managing, coaching or umpiring are encouraged contact the league. For mae infa-mation, call Michael Garrett at 609-2248.
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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 club soccer. The classes start 8 arn. to noon July 8; and 1 to 5 p m. July 2 and noon lo 5 p.m. July 9. Fa mae information, call 606-1727.
If it moves, speaks or spells, then it falls into sports
NBA draft short on big talent
DALLAS (AP) — The Dallas Mavericks would love to find a big man in today’s NBA draft, even though they realize it’s unlikely.
The San Antonio Spurs and Houston Rockets would love lo draft anyone who could contribute next year, even though they also know it’s unlikely.
That’s pretty much the case throughout the NBA going ihto this year’s draft, which is heavy on underclassmen and light on impact players.
Few of the soon-to-be rookies appear lo have the apparent pizazz of last year's co-Rookies of the Year, Grant Hill of Detroit and Jason Kidd, who made a 23-victory difference to the Mavericks.
Drafting Kidd with the second-overall
pick in last year’s draft capped a three-year stretch in which Dallas built its foundation. Jim Jackson was first with the fourth pick in 1992 and Jamal Mashbum went fourth in 1993.
This year, the Mavericks are picking 12th, giving little opportunity that they’ll be able to choose an immediate starter.
They also have the 24th pick and hope to find another role player. They used the 19th choice last year to take Tony Dumas, who didn’t earn many minutes.
The best chance Dallas has to find an impact player would be making a trade. As bait, player personnel manager Keith Grant is dangling six more first-round picks over the next three years and Roy Tarpley, if anyone would take him and his huge contract.
Cowboys testify in Williams sex case
McKinney, Texas (AP) — A Collin County grand jury investigating sexual assault allegations against Dallas Cowboys offensive tackle Erik Williams has heard from three of his teammates.
Cowboys receiver Michael Irvin appeared before the grand jury for about 15 minutes on Tuesday morning.
Cowboys players Charles Haley and Leon Lett testified June 20.
Each was asked 20 questions about what they knew about Williams and his relationship with a 17-year-old girl who accused
him and college friend Roderick Carson of Madison, Wis., of sexually assaulting her two months ago in Williams’ north Dallas residence.
Some of the questions pertained to 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 her life.
Williams’ attorney, Donald Godwin, said he has heard that the grand jury had reached a decision and will make an announcement this morning.
NB 10-year-old boys rally to top San Marcos
From staff reports
The NB 10-year-old All-Stars have an unusual strategy that has worked wonders in the District 31 Tournament.
The plan involves letting the opponent take a lead, then coming from behind to win the game in dramatic fashion.
The NB American All-Stars worked that strategy for the third straight game, this time racing back to top San Marcos 14-9 Tuesday night for the district's north zone title.
NB Head Coach Michael Gairott seemed confident even when his team fell behind 8-3 in the fourth inning.
"They've found a way to win these last three games by never giving up," Garrett said. "They just have hearts that don't quit We couldn't have put together a better selection of all-stars than these 12 kids. They play as a team no matter whose out there on field. They support each other."
The NB all-stars rallied in bottom of the fourth inning, scoring nine runs to take a 12-8 lead. The fourth inning barrage lasted more than 30 minutes, with the entire line-' up reaching base.
Pitcher Justin Delgado went three innings and Jory Werth finished out the game to 4 earn the victory.
t Matt Schulke, Zeb Vicknair, Jimmy Rodriguez, Jimmy Quiroz, Chad Gregson, Michael Garrett and Peter Lingamfelter led the NB All-Stars offensive attack.
The NB All-Stars won each of their last three game after falling behind early. They beat Lockhart 14-4, San Marcos 14-4, Seguin 14-13. The NB All-Stars will next play Yoakum today at 7 p.m. in Seguin.
Werth, Schulke and Timmy Hildebrand got the offense going in the fourth inning by loading the bases. Quiroz then smacked a 2 RBI double that put the score at 8-6. It was all New Braunfels from thru point.
"They are good team," said San Marcos Coach Robert Pfeiffer. "They are skilled at every position, and they should go far."
Herald-Zeitunq photos by THOMAS GODLEY New Braunfels American Little League player Chad Gregson sets up for a hit in the fourth inning of Tuesday night's north zone championship game against San Marcos. The NB American 10-year-old All-Stars won 14-9. The NB American 11-year-old boys also won the north zone, topping Seguin 6-0. Both teams advanced in the tournament and will be vying for the District 31 title this week.
Third time is a charm for NB 11-year-olds
From staff reports
SEGUIN — Playing the same Seguin All-Star team in three games over a five-day span, the New Braunfels American Little League All-Stars knew their opponent all too well.
And they knew exactly what it took to > beat them this time around. .
With stingy pitching and smart base-mn- , ning, the NB 11-year-old boys team came . away with 6-0 win Tuesday night to capture • the District 31 north zone title and advance -to next round of the tournament. <
Head Coach Dwayne McCrary said the , team was ready for the rematch after a letdown the night before.
"The kids just came out like a different • team tonight," McCrary said. "We hit the ! ball, and spread it around on offense. There I wasn't a player out here that didn't con- ; tribute to the win." J
The two teams came into the District 31 * north zone championship having split two * games in the series. NB won the first con- J test 9-8, and Seguin took Monday's game 4- J 0.
On Tuesday night it was all New Braunfels. Kenneth Power pitched a two-hitter ! and centerfielder Jake Jowers and left fielder Adam Silva starred in the outfield. Silva . and Jowers combined for seven put-outs,, snagging several line drive hits from Seguin , batters.
The NB All-Stars had six hits and only two errors to Seguing two hits and 11 errors. , Justin Schaeffer was 2 for 3 at the plate with 2 RBL Jowers went 2 for 3 with an , RBL Adam Gallegos and Greg Winters each went I for 3.
The NB All-Stars reached the championship by beating Canyon Lake 7-6, Lock- ' hart 9-8 and Seguin 7-6 in seven-inning game last Friday.
"This group of kids is special," McCrary , said. "They've won the north zone for three years in a row now as 9, IO and now 11 year-olds."
form of exercise or pastime doesn't quite constitute a sport.
Not long ago a story about a local chess team winning a middle school tournament was submitted to "Sports." It came attached to an action-packed photo of two kids pondering their next move. I drew the line and immediately directed it to the news side of editorial, noting that it could mn in the "Education" section of the paper. After all, chess is generally considered a mathematical mind game.
The article and photo returned my way with the explanation that Sports Illustrated — the heralded institution of sports magazines — featured chess articles. They were right. The famed publication annually covered the world chess championships. The middle school kids weren't exactly in the realm of Bobby Fisher or Kasparov, but I conceded, thinking maybe it would someday legitimize a swimsuit issue in the Herald-
More recently a fishing article was submitted for publication and I took it without question because I knew fishing was definitely a sport. The article had a nice title using the word "angler." Bul after reading through, it turned out to be not so much about fishing as it was about a guy sharing fishing stories to a group of school kids. Not the kind of stuff a sports fan grabs the newspaper to read about, I thought.
Again I sent it to the news side, suggesting maybe a "Lifestyles" feature. It came back and made it to the sports page. Fishing is sporting, even if a person is just telling anecdotes while casting a line.
Next on the list was whether cheerleading fell into the category of sports. It seemed if we put cheerleading on the page, then we’d be obliged to give coverage to pep squads, booster clubs and organized fans who run just as hard for the
The point seemed sound, until someone not- , ed that ESPN regularly aired the College Cheerleading Championships. They were right. The cheerleading story should make the local page.
Not only does ESPN cover cheerleading. They cover lumberjack competition, monster truck racing, Australian-rules football and equestrian riding competition.
It was wasn't until a few weeks ago though that I realized the grand scope of sports. It was during lunch at place that had ESPN tuned in. On the screen was a kid standing on a stage, carefully uttering the letters in a rare word. It was live coverage of the National Spelling Bee. That's when I knew I could never tell another soul there was no place for their article on Sports Page.
(Thomas Godley is sports editor for the Herald -Trining)
Herald -Zeitung file photo
Greg Winters of the New Braunfels American Little League 11-year-old boys All-Star team makes a throw to first base against Seguin In the District 31 tournament The NB AH-Stars captured the north zone championship Tuesday night beating Seguin 5-0.
It's getting harder these days convincing people that certain items don't belong on the sports page.
Everyone else has the upper hand in the wide world of sports where just about any recreational activ-
ity, hobby and physical
movement falls into the category.
To be fair, ninety-eight percent of the phone calls, letters, press releases and photos that make it this way are clear-cut, legitimate sports news.
It's the other two percent that slip through editonal screening, landing on sports, that just don't seem quite right for this page.
Making that judgement can be tricky, and people don't take too kindly to being told their