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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 29, 2003, New Braunfels, Texas By Steven Wine AP Sports Writer WIMBLEDON, England (AP)'— Andre Agassi broke serve only once but played two nearly flawless tiebreakers Saturday to edge Younes El Aynaoui 5-7, 6-4* 7-6 (4), 7-6 (4) in the third round at Wimbledon. Agassi, trying at 33 to become the oldest Wimbledon champion in the Open era, will face another big server in the fourth round Monday — Mark Philippoussis. El Aynaoui hit 19 aces to keep every set close, and three times he was within one point of forcing a fifth AGASSI Contact Sports Editor Bryan Adams, at 625-9144 ext. 223 Sports Sunday June 29, 2003 IBNext Four HOUSTON ASTROS SCHEDULE Today’s game Astros vs. Texas Rangers, 1 :05 p.m. on AM 1420 KGNB. Tuesday, July 1 Astros vs. Milwaukee Brewers, 7:05 p.m. on AM 1420 KGNB. Wednesday, July 2 Astros vs. Brewers, 7:05 p.m. on AM 1420 KGNB. Thursday, July 3 Astros vs. Brewers, 6:05 p.m. on AM 1420 KGNB. TICKETS 1-877-927-8767 Astros shutout Rangers, 2-0Next Four HOUSTON (AP) — Jeri-ome Robertson won his fifth straight decision and Adam Everett’s RBI single snapped a scoreless tie in the fifth inning as the Houston Astros beat the Tfexas Rangers 2-0 Saturday. The Astros snapped a four-game losing streak, equaling their longest of the season, and captured the Silver Boot, which goes to the winner of the annual series between the state rivals. It was Houston’s second shutout this year. The other came when a record six pitchers combined on a no-hitter in an 8-0 victory over the New York Yankees on June ll. The Astros again turned to EVERETT their stellar bullpen in this one after Robertson held Texas to five hits through six-plus innings. Brad Lidge escaped a bases-loaded, none-out jam in the seventh, and Octavio Dotel and Billy Wagner closed out the six-hitter with perfect relief. Robertson (6-3) also beat the Rangers 3-1 on June 22 to complete a three-game sweep at Texas. Houston leads the season series 4-1, with the final game on Sun day. Robertson benefited from a 1-5-4 double play to end the fifth. Pitcher Tony Mounce bunted back to the left-hander, who threw out the runner at third before Morgan Ensberg fired to first with second baseman Erie Bruntlett covering. Dotel needed only five pitches to get through the eighth and Wagner finished for his 22nd save in 24 chances. TEXAS RANGERS SCHEDULE Today’s game Rangers at Houston Astros, > 7:05 p.m. on AM 1420 KGNB. S Monday, June 30 Rangers at Anaheim Angels, fr 9:05 p.m. Tuesday, July 1 Rangers at Anaheim Angels, J 9:05 p.m. Wednesday, July 2 Rangers at Anaheim Angels, ’ 9:05 p.m.    > TICKETS 1-888-968-3927 Pool party rages on Two days down, one to go in Schlitterbahn swim meet Agassi outlasts El Aynaoui at Wimbeldon Tennis WIMBELDON CHAMPIONSHIPS Men’s top ten singles Third round Andre Agassi (2) del. Younes El Aynaoui, 5-7, 6-4, 7-6(7-41, 7-6 (7-4) Juan Carlos Ferrero (3) del. Sargis Sargsian, 6-4, 6-4,2-6, 6-4 David Nalbandian (6) del. Karol Kucera, 6-4, 5-7,6-7 (1-7), 6-4, 6-2 Tim Henman (10) def. Robin Soderting, 6-3,6-1,6-4 set. “So much does boil down to his serve,” Agassi said. “It was so important today for me to take care of my own serve. So I felt very, very focused ” In women’s play, surpris-See WIMBELDON/2B K. JESSIE SLATEN/Herald-Zeitung New Braunfels Aquatic Club swimmer, fifteen-year-old Elite Rolfes, nears the finish line in the second heat of the Girls’ 13-and-over, 50-meter breaststroke at the 2003 Schlitterbahn Invitational Saturday morning. Players questionedSchlitterbahn Invitational 20TH ANNUAL SCHLITTERBAHN INVITATIONAL SWIM MEET (at Lands Park) Saturday s results 400-meter IM (Girls 11-12) 1. Claudia Carlson, AAA    6:00.36 2. Meghann McGoldrick, AAA    6:36.29 400-meter IM (Girts 13-14) 1. Kimberley Hermann, STAR    5:49.35 2. Jonnell Williams, AAA    5:50.76 400-meter IM (Girls 15+) 1. Maya Gonzalez, AAA    6:30.11 400-meter IM (Boys 11-12) 1. Christian Carlson, AAA    6:47.76 400-meter IM (Boys 13-14) 1. Holden Hollingsworth, NCSC    5:38.58 2. Nathan Nielson, STAR    5:48.68 400-meter IM (Boys 15+) 1. Caleb Euhus, AAA    6:24.04 100-meter butterfly (Girls 13-14) 1. Shannon Jones, AAA    1:13.62 2. Elizabeth Oliver, NCSC    1:13.74 100-meter butterfly (Girts 15+) 1. Allison Chinn, AAA    1:11.79 6. Kip Duckworth, NBAC    1:26.81 100-meter butterfly (Boys 13-14) 1. Holden Hollingsworth, NCSC 1:10.77 2. Matthew Chapa, STAR    1:11.79 100-meter butterfly (Boys 15+) 1. Brett Denham, AAA    1:03.03 6. Daniel Phipps, NBAC    1 -.20.33 50-meter freestyle (Girts 13-14) 1. Caroline Kabbe, AAA    30.06 16. Kaity Bonds, NBAC    35.26 50-meter freestyle (Girts 15+) 1. Ashley Thompson, NCSC    30.94 6. Kip Duckworth, NBAC    31.98 50-meter freestyle (Boys 13-14) 1. Kevin Swenson, WAA    27 55 4. Kyle Mueller, NBAC    31.08 50-meter freestyle (Boys 15+) 1. Sean Duckworth, NBAC    27.64 6. Daniel Phipps, NBAC    29.12 100-meter backstroke (Girls 13-14) 1. Kristin Rains, STAR    1:14.21 2. Ashley McKenzie, WAA    1:15.98 100-meter backstroke (Girls 15+) 1. Allison Chinn, AAA    1:15.19 7. Jessica Lucas, NBAC    1:34.70 100-meter backstroke (Boys 13-14) I. Jackson Hayes, STAR    1:15.06 7. Kyle Mueller, NBAC    1:31.67 100-meter backstroke (Boys 15+) 1. Adam Montgomery, AAA    1:10.93 2. Sean Duckworth, NBAC    1:12.97 50-meter breaststroke (Girls 13-14) 1. Caroline Kabbe, AAA    39.10 14. Mary Kniffin, NBAC    51.33 50-meter breaststroke (Girls 15+) 1. Kip Duckworth, NBAC    44.28 4. Dane Maiatesta, NBAC    45.37 50-meter breaststroke (Boys 13-14) 1. YI Zhang, ASC    41.34 3. Kyle Mueller, NBAC    46.52 50-meter breaststoke (Boys 15+) I. Huan Nguyen, WAA    35.23 7. Sean Duckworth, NBAC 40.56 400-meter freestyle (Girts 10&under) 1. Tora Bradham, CCS    5:28.17 400-meter freestyle (Girls 11-12) 1. Ashley McKenna, WAA    4:53.21 2. Shannon Jones, AAA    4:54.68 400-meter freestyle (Girls 13-14) 1. Ashley McKenzie, WAA    4:53.21 2. Shannon Jones, AAA    4:54.68 400-meter freestyle (Girls 15+) 1. Ashley Thompson, NCSC    5:05.43 3. Kip Duckworth, NBAC    5:45.12 400-meter freestyle (Boys 10&under) 1. Thomas Jones, AAA    5:37.75 2. Scot Montez, NBAC    7:19.13 3. Connor Dwulet, NBAC    7:22.31 400-meter freestyle (Boys 11-12) 1. Ryan HokxJy, WAA    5:30.38 3. John Simmons,    NBAC    6:29.05 4. Kris Duckworth,    NBAC    6:50.87 400-meter freestyle (Boys 13-14) 1. Nathan Nielson, STAR    4:52.31 5. Kyle Mueller, NBAC    6:20.28 400-meter freestyle (Boys 15+) 1. Merritt Peeks, AAA    4:41.21 2. Seen Duckworth, NBAC    4:48.26 3. Daniel Phipps, NBAC    4:54.66 100-meter butterfly (Boys 10&under) 1. Thomas Jones,    AAA    1 ;29.94 3. Connor Dwulet,    NBAC    2:14.07 Note: Not ail times/races reported. Check Tuesday’s paper for final results. in Dennehy case Baylor center missing for past two weeks WACO (AP) — Some Baylor University basketball players have been questioned by police in the disappearance of teammate Patrick James Dennehy, who authorities say may have been a victim of homicide. Dennehy, a 6-10, 230-pound center, has not been heard from in more than two weeks. His Chevrolet Tahoe was found in Virginia without license plates last week. Though they have not found a body, investigators said the 21-year-old may have been killed in the Waco area. A police spokeswoman said Saturday that she no additional information on the case, and that a news conference was set for 4 p.m. CDT on Monday. Anderson said police have interviewed players and peo ple who are not team members. * About half the team is out of town for summer vacation. Player Ellis Kidd Jr. told The Dallas Morning News in Saturday editions that police talked to the remaining team members in a group. “They just wanted our help,” he said. “We just started having meetings with them. We don’t know nothing. Everybody's chook up. We don’t know whats going on. Its unknown.” Carlton Dotson, who was on the team last season and lives in Hurlock, Md., told the newspaper he was told not to talk about the case. “I had to talk to police today, and I told them everything I can tell them and everything I knew,” Dotson said, Baylor head basketball coach Dave Bliss said he is unaware of any ill will between Dennehy and teammates.Fantasy Sports: Mid-season parties can keep leagues, friends together After celebrating Father’s Day and my dad’s birthday this past week, it made me realize why I got into fantasy sports in the first place. Years ago when I was a know-it-all sports fanatic coming out of high school, I used to talk down on fantasy sports. The same jokes I hear today about fantasy geeks are the same ones I told more than IO years ago. Back then I was on the other side of those arguments about how fantasy sports ruin the purity of the games and undermine the true fans. These days I’m not as high strung and I understand a little bit more I Bryan Adams why people play fantasy sports. I don’t play fantasy sports to win money and I don’t do it to prove to everybody around me that I know more about sports than they do. I, and most of the people I know, play fantasy sports because it’s some thing to do with your friends. Once you move past high school and go beyond college, friends seem to fade away more often than they appear. While most of the guys in my fantasy sports leagues are married or holding down multiple jobs, I myself cherish the live drafts and mid-season parties we have because it’s a rare opportunity to catch up with friends. If you haven’t already organized a mid-season fantasy baseball party, you might want to consider it. Even if it’s just a bunch of people getting together on a Sunday afternoon to watch baseball, you’ll be happy you did. Or have everybody meet after work on J uly 8 to watch the All-Star game at a sports bar. Last year the team owners in our league had a tailgate party before a San Antonio Mission’s game and then got a group rate on some choice seats behind the third-base dugout. Believe me, it was a day I’ll never forget. Not just because all of my closest friends were there and we took home some timeless stones we tell every day, but because I was there with my best friend — my dad. Before my senior year in high school my parents got a divorce and things were a little weird between my dad and I. He got re-married soon afterwards, and then divorced again, so there wasn’t much we felt comfortable talking about. But, no matter how many long-awkward pauses we had between us, we could always break the ice by talking baseball. Fantasy baseball only strengthened that bond and really helped us become friends. Thanks dad. (Brypn Atturn* is the spurts editor for the New Braunfels Herald* Ztntung). ;