New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 4, 2003, New Braunfels, Texas
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* Tuesday, March 4, 2003
warniConcerns of war spread to world of sports
By Hal Bock AP Sports Writer
Oakland pitcher Tim Hudson knows he’s supposed to be excited about opening the major league baseball season in Japan. And if the world situation were less precarious, he probably would be.
Instead, with the United States preparing for war, Hudson is worried about the March 25-26 games against Seattle.
“We may as well have big targets on our backs saying, We’re Americans, come bomb us’,” Hudson said Monday. “I’m definitely going if the team goes, but I wouldn’t want my family to come along. It’s too dangerous.”
Signs of concern over a possible war with Iraq are spreading in the world of sports:
Tiger Woods withdraws from a tournament in the Mideast, passing up a $2 million appearance fee; two college basketball players turn their backs on the U.S. flag during the national anthem; NFL Europe players worry about traveling.
Teammate Scott Hatte-berg understands Hudson’s concern about their trip to
“When your country is about to go to war, it could cause problems,” Hatteberg said. “I’m still excited about going; it’s just bad tim-
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“We may as well as have big targets on our backs saying, We re Americans, come bomb
us:— Tim Hudson Pitcher, Oakland Athletics
Mariners pitcher Joel Paneiro, the team’s player representative, has his own misgivings.
“We just have to hope for the best,” he said. “I’ve got to worry about throwing strikes. I can’t let it affect me. None of us can let it affect us.”
Plenty of athletes have been thinking more
about safety than wins or losses — or paydays.
Woods gave up the big check from the Dubai Desert Classic because he knows the United Arab Emirates is 900 miles from Iraq.
“It’s just not a safe environment over there right now,” the world’s No. I golfer said. “I don’t think it would be wise for me to go over there at this particular time.”
Wide receiver Eugene Baker, trying to establish himself in pro football, has fewer options. He is heading for Berlin, where the NFL Europe season starts April 5.
“The danger is in the back of your mind,” he said. “But Europe is supposed to be pretty safe if theres war. This is my first time going
Kansas downs T. Tech, 65-56
LUBBOCK (AP) — Keith Langford scored 20 points as No. 6 Kansas beat Tfexas Tfech 65-56 Monday night, clinching at least a tie for the Big 12 conference title.
Kansas (23-6, 13-2 Big 12) led most of the way and built a 13-point lead early in the second half.
Tech narrowed the margin to 59-53 with 5:01 remaining in the game. KNIGHT
But Kansas’ Aaron Miles scored back-to-back baskets — one off his steal and ensuing easy layup — to stretch the lead back to IO at the 4:21 mark.
The Red Raiders (16-10, 6-9) scored only three points in the final five minutes.
The win gave the Jay-hawks at least a tie for the Big 12 title with either No. 4 Texas or No. 5 Oklahoma. The Jayhawks have won of IO of their last ll games and can clinch the title outright with a win at Missouri on Sunday.
Nick Collison added 13 points and seven rebounds for Kansas, and Kirk Hinrich and Aaron Miles scored IO points apiece.
Andre Emmett, the league’s leading scorer coming into the game with a 22-point average, scored 16 points and Kasib Powell added IO points and IO rebounds for the Red Raiders.
Kansas led 39-28 at halftime.
The Jayhawks used a 8-2 run to jump out to an early 12-6 lead while holding Tech without a field goal for about five minutes.25th annual SHOT show displays latest hunting products
It was like thousands of kids turned loose in a candy store, except the kids were adults. That is the best way to describe the atmosphere of the 25th annual SHOT show recently held in Orlando.
SHOT stands for “Shooting Hunting Outdoor Trade Show”, and this year some 1,400 manufacturers of outdoor products from all over the world had displays. More than 30,000 visitors attended the four day long show and it was virtually impossible to see all the exhibits.
Name an outdoor product and it was there. Many of these products will be sold this fall in your favorite sporting good stores. Each year I dedicate this column to some of the most impressive new products that caught my eye.KEITH WARREN
For those who dread the recoil of a hard kicking rifle, Sims Vibration Laboratories has developed a new recoil paid. This unique design easily fits most factory firearms and will reduce recoil substantially. The suggested retail price is very affordable and every one of my big guns will have one on them soon. Contact www.hmbsaver.com for more information.
* Side by side shotguns have sud
denly re-appeared. These beautiful 12, 20 and .410 gauge shotguns by Savage Arms were show stoppers. These guns have many of the same features as shotguns costing nearly $1,000 but they will retail around $350.1 have never owned a side by side, but that is now going to change.
Tripod stands are located all over South Tfexas because there is a shortage of trees to put up an elevated stand. StrongBuilt tripods ale the number one tripod out there and until now, the hunter would sit perched above the ground exposed to the elements. But now StrongBuilt has introduced the tripod root/cover kit. Retailing for less than $120, a hunter can convert his open, breezy blind into one that is cozy, covered and it can be installed in less than
five minutes. Visit your local Academy Sports and Outdoors or call 800-255-55136 for more information.
I am attempting to become more computer literate and now I have become almost a complete computer geek thanks to the Map Card. For less than $15 a consumer can download information horn up to IO sights on the internet on any piece of property or waterway. Just to test it out, I took the program to my deer lease and the detail was so fine, I could see the tree my stand is built in. For more information log on to www.mapcard.com.
ITI never take another cold shower on a camping trip thanks to Zodi Outback Gear. They introduced a small portable instant hot shower. The entire unit comes in a plastic
carrying case and will heat water in only 7 seconds. A small bottle of propane will provide 3 to 4 hours of hot showers, lb check out this "hot" new product go to their web site at www.zodi.com.
(.Keith Warren is the host of Fishing & Outdoor Adventures along with Hunting & Outdoor Adventures, both of which broadcast nationwide! Catch Fishing & Outdoor Adventures from January through June and Hunting & Outdoor Adventures July through December on Fox Sports Net at 6:00 a.m. Fridays in all time zones. Check our web site for broadcast and The Outdoor Channel air times. You can write to us at P.O. Box 310601, New Braunfels, Texas 78131-0601, or visit us online at www.fi8hingandoutdoor.com.)
Coogs knocking on door
DISTRICT 27-4A BOYS Dial Ail
Alamo Heights 10-0-0 19-0-2 Boerne 8-2-1 13-7-4
Dripping Springs 5-3-3 12-5-5 Canyon 4-5-1 10-10-1
Fredericksburg 3-5-2 10-8-2 New Braunfels 1-6-3 6-10-3 Wimberley 0-1 CH) 0-17-0
•A. Heights at Canyon, 6:45 p.m. *NB at Wimberley, 7:45 p.m. ‘Boerne at Fburg, 6:45 p.m.
DISTRICT 27-5A BOYS Diet All Smithson Valley 7-0 14-5-2
SA Southwest 6-1 14-5-0
SA East Central 5-2 8-11-0
SA Hallandale 1-6 8-11-1
SA Brackenridge 1-6 3-10-2
SA Highlands 1-6 4-14-0
•Smithson Valley at Brackenridge,
•Southwest vs. East Central, 6:45 p.m.
DISTRICT 27-4A GIRLS Diet All New Braunfels 66-1 164-1
Alamo Heights 7-2-1 13-4-2 Canyon 5-3-2 9-5-3
Boerne 5-4-2 12-5-3
Wimberley 2-5-2 7-5-4 Dripping Springs 1-8-2 6-12-2 Fredericksburg 1-86 3116
•Wimberley at NB, 7 p.m. •Canyon at Alamo Heights, 6:45 p.m.
DISTRICT 27-5A GIRLS Diet All Smithson Valley 76 17-2-1
SA East Central 31 1356
SA Southwest 4-3 15-4-1
SA Hallandale 2-5 332
SA Highlands 2-5 3106
SA Brackenridge 37 2-133
East Central 6, Brackenridge 0 Friday’s games Smithson Valley 9, Hallandale 0 Southwest 4, Brackenridge 1 Today’s games *SV at Brackenridge, 5 p.m.
•denoted district game
Canyon defender Zach Flores attempts a shot around a Frederickburg player during a game played earlier this season. Canyon (4-5-1 District 27-4A) is one game behind Dripping Springs for the third place playoff position with two games remaining against Alamo Heights and New Braunfels.