New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 30, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas
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The Press I Drug testing athletes unlikely in districts
By THOMAS GODLEY
Sports EditorThe Day’s Quote
"School oporto art not for tho bashful. Studonto who voluntarily participate In ochool athlotlco have roaoon to expect Intrusion* upon normal righto and prlvilegeo, including privacy.”
— Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia on drug testing of athletes in public schools.In the news
New Braunfels Junior golfers place at national tourney
Michael Schaeffer, a member of the New Braunfels Jr. Golf Association, shot a 78 in the championship round to place sixth in the age 13 division at the Texas-Oklahoma Jr. Golf Tournament in Wichita Falls.
Schaeffer was one of four local golfers who competed at the tournament which drew more than 1,000 entrants from across the nation.-Chris Weil, an NBJA member, finished fifth in the age 14 division, shooting a 76 in the championship round. Weil is competing in the Tex-Ace Tournament in San Antonio this week.
Bryan Boutwell shot a 79,80 and 91 in the tournament.
In the girls’ division, Stephanie Schaeffer placed sixth with a four-day series of 61,45, 46 and 45 at the La Vista Course.
Michael Schaeffer will travel to compete his first American Junior Golf Association Tournament on July 10 in Afton, Oklahoma. He also plans to compete in the Optimist International Jr. Golf Championship at Doral County Club in Raida on July 16-21.
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 Kernpo, 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 more 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.
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 to contact the league. Registration forms are available at Rawlings Sporting Goods and Vivroux Sporting Goods. For more information, call Michael Garrott at 609-2248.
Canyon Lake Golf aals 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 ta an end-of- the-season league prize, with the points winner getting $50. For more infarction, call 899-3372.
District athletic directors said a new policy would not likely form in response to the U.S. Supreme Court's recent ruling allowing drug testing of athletes in public schools.
The court's decision came this week in a 6-3 vote that gave schools the right to carry out random drug testing, saying that students who participate in sports are open to such scrutiny.
New Braunfels Athletic Director Tim Kingsbury said the school district does not have a random drug testing policy for athletes and the issue has not been formally discussed by district officials.
He said he did not believe the recent court decision would have an impact locally.
"It just doesn't seem like something we would need to implement in our district," Kingsbury said. "First of all, it would single out athletes and that could be seen as unfair to select one group. Why not also test students who are not involved in sports or students in other extra-curricular activities like band or debate?"
"I think students who arc involved in extra curricular activities tend to be the ones least likely get involved with drugs."
"The other aspect is that drug testing would be prohibitive as far as cost is concerned," he added.
Smithson Valley Athletic Director Larry Hill said he has not discussed the drug testing issue with Comal Independent School District officials but said he does not foresee it becoming
policy in the near future.
"If a kid has a drug problem, then we would want to do whatever we could to help him or her," Hill said. "But the biggest drawback with random drug testing is that it does not seem economically feasible. I don't know of any school district in the state that has drug testing or that qpuld afford it."
Hill added that the court's ruling unfairly targets athletes but that it was not unusual because athletes already are expected to meet higher demands under the no-pass no-play law.
Canyon Athletic Director Larry Nowotny said drug testing could be useful in certain cases but he would be against a random testing policy if it was not a student-wide policy.
"It has been studied in the past, and there
are instances where it would be appropriate, but as a general policy for athletes, it is not easy to do because of costs and legal ramifications," Nowotny said.
The dreg testing issue stemmed from an Oregon school district's policy that required students who wanted to participate in interscholastic athletics to provide urine samples under monitored conditions at school.
The program applied to all students whether suspected of drug use or not. Speaking for the court majority, Justice Antonin Scalia defended the ruling, saying "school sports are not for the bashful. Students who voluntarily participate in school athletics have reason to expect intrusions upon normal rights and privileges, including privacy."
NB All-Stars split series with Yoakum
AL 10-year-old boys play for little league title tonight
From staff reports
GONZALES — The New Braunfels American Little League All-Stars are one game away from taking the District 31 title in the 10-year-old boys division.
On the verge of elimination Thursday, the NB All-Stars came back to win the second game of a double-header against Yoakum, forcing a showdown for the title tonight.
The game starts at 7 p.m. in Gonzales.
NB All-Star Coach Michael Garrott said the title will likely come down to pitching.
"I think whoever comes out with a strong performance at the mound will win it," Garrott said. "Both teams have to be a bit tired. These kids have played seven games in less than two weeks. They will have to dig deep one more time.”
The NB All-Stars have come back from deficits to win four of their seven games so far in the tournament.
On Thursday, Yoakum edged the NB All-Stars in a seven-inning game that had been delayed by rain. The team played to a 7-7 tie after five innings on Wednesday when officials halted play.
The game resumed with Yoakum at bat, a runner on first base and two outs. Pitcher Matt Schulke got the NB All-Stars out of the inning, but Yoakum came back to score the winning run in the eighth inning on four walks.
For the game, the NB All-Stars had 11 hits and one error to Yoakum's IO hits and six errors.
In game two, pitcher Justin Delgado shut out Yoakum with three innings, giving up no hits. Chad Gregson led off the first inning with a single and was driven in by Delgado for a I -0 lead.
The NB All-Stars broke open the game in the fifth inning with five runs. Peter Lingamfelter, Jimmy Quiroz, Chris Hailey, Gregson, Zeb Vick-nair and Jimmy Rodriguez led the sixth-inning barrage.
Yoakum came back with three runs in the sixth inning but pitcher Jory Werth entered the game and preserved the 6-3 victory.
The NB All-Stars collected eight hits in the game and had only one emir. Yoakum had three hits and one error.
"The kids came back after that first loss which we could have easily won," Garrott said. "They never got down, and they played wonderf ul baseball when everything was on the line."
Coach Garrott said he will start Jimmy Quiroz at the mound tonight.
"Regardless of the outcome tonight, these kids will be winners for what they’ve already accomplished," Garrott said. "They’ve already proven they are winners."
Lefty with zip
Herald-Zeitung photos by THOMAS GODLEY Jory Werth, a New Braunfels American Little League All-Star, will be a key player in the team quest to capture the District 31 championship in the 10-year-old boys division. The NB All-Stars must beat Yoakum. The game begins at 7 p.m. tonight in Gonzales.
Fishing for flounder is not so common
Where have all the flounder gone on the mid to lower Texas Coast? That's a popular question among saltwater anglers.
"We haven't seen a gtxxl Hounder run in several years," said Captain John Woolen. Woolen, who guides fishermen from Corpus Christi to the land cut says, “I fished over 2(X) day last year and caught only one flounder.” (There are many other guides who didn't catch any.)
As for me, I managed to catch only one last year. In years past, flounder were plentiful and easy to catch either with a flounder gig at night or on a rod and reel. But now it's a rare occurrence to even see a flounder on the mid
lo lower coast.
I asked over a dozen long-time fishing guides for their opinion on where the flounder are, and here's some of what they said. Too much harvesting in years past has killed the flounder. Commercial fishermen have been allowed to over-harvest them. Flounder are extremely vulnerable in the mid to lower coast because the water is normally clear enough and shallow enough to gig them.
The upper coast still has a great flounder population because of three factors:
■ very little commercial fishing
■ deeper waler
■ off-colored water
I have been told that the Gulf Coast Conservation Association (GCCA is targeting flounder restocking in tile near f uture much the same as they did trout and redfish.
Hopefully their efforts along with those from the Texas Parks and Wildlife will bring our flounder population back.
There's no question that their work on trout and redfish has been successful. Saltwater fishing for them is better now than it has been in 20 years.
But for now, if you're looking for some good flounder action, my suggestion is to try the upper coast, specifically Sabine Lake. It is not uncommon for anglers to catch easy limits year round (Keith Warren is the host of "The Texas Angler" television show which broadcasts statewide. Catch "Vie Texas Angler" on Sunday mornings at 11:30 and Friday mornings at 10:30 on USE. You can contact the Texas Angler at P O. Box 310601, New Braunfels, TX. 7H131-060I.)
Herald-Zeitung photos by MICHAEL DARNALL The Rockies of the New Braunfels National Little League finished in first place. Team members are: (front, left to right) Chad Weimar*, Colin Johhson, Michael O'Brien, Dylan Befinger, Edward Rodrigue*, Even Rodriguez, (back row) Coach Russell Hansmann, Logan Jones, Brent Green, Coach John Green, Jared Collin*, Dustin Williams, Javin Walker, Manager Chris Weimar*. Drew Sobber gar also was on the team.
First round NBA draft pick Smith a big deal for Warriors
TORONTO (AP) — No one made a big deal about Joe Smith when he first got to Maryland in 1993.
Sure, he had gtxxl size and an impressive physique, but the top prep player dial year from his home state of Virginia was a guy named Jerry Stackhouse, who went to play for Dean Smith aking with a highly touted big man, Rasheed Wallace.
In two seasons with the Terrapins, Smith blossomed, and on Wednesday night he became the top pick in the NBA draft, ahead of the two Tar Heel sophomores.
"When I got to Maryland, no one expected me to have as successful a season as I had,” Smith said after the Warriors made him only the third sophomore ever selected first. "I came out and surprised everybody, even myself. My confidence just skyrocketed from Game I, and it never went
Smith, who at 6-fool- IO played center in college, but will be a power forward in the pros, led a crop of 19- and 20-year-olds at the top of the draft One, fifth pick Kevin Garnett, is just out of high school.
Alabama’s Antonio McDyess was taken second by the Los Angeles Clippers, then traded along with Randy Woods to Denver for Brent Barry, the 15th pick, and forward Rodney Rogers.
Stackhouse was selected next, by Philadelphia, followed by Wallace, chosen fourth by Washington. McDyess, Stackhouse and Wallace all left school after two seasons.
Minnesota went fifth, producing the biggest question mark of the draft, Chicago high schooler Kevin Garnett. The rail-thin 6-10 forward is only, the fourth high school player ever selected in the NBA draft.