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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 4, 2003, New Braunfels, Texas Page 2B — Herald-Zeitung — Tuesday, March 4, 2003Sports Too To report scores and highlights, call 625-9144 ext. 223 or e-mail [email protected] or fax to 606-3413 Sports Shorts ► Houston 5, Atlanta 2 (spring training) ;KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — Shane Reynolds pitched three pain-free innings in his first game appearance since back surgery in June, and the Houston Astros defeated the Atlanta Braves 5-2 Monday. Darren Bragg singled to right field on the first pitch by Reynolds, who expects to be the Astros' No. 3 starter behind Roy Oswalt and Wade Miller. Reynolds allowed only two more hits and didn't give up any runs. “I just look at myself as somebody who needs to come in here and pitch well and prove that my back's healthy and go out there and compete,” Reynolds said. “As far as that’s concerned, I have everything to prove." The 34-year-old Reynolds is trying to rebound from back surgery to repair a pinched nerve. He was 3-6 with a 4.87 ERA last year, limited by the injury to 13 games. Buss Ortiz pitched two scoreless innings for the Braves. He had two strikeouts and allowed one hit, to former San Francisco teammate Jeff Kent. - Tm just glad he didn’t do more damage than a single,” Ortiz said. “Tbday was a good start to where I think I need to be. I started right off with location. I threw one slider that was down and I threw off-speed pitches where I wanted and fastballs on both sides of the plate. That’s what I wanted.” Ortiz was 14-10 with a 3.61 ERA last year. ► Padres 7, Racers 6 (sprig trainirg) PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — Brandon Villafuerte closed out the Padres’ 7-6 victory over the Tfexas Rangers. He inherited the 7-6 lead in the ninth and managed to close it out despite letting the potential tying run reach scoring position. Chad Krueter led off with a walk, and Mark Tbixeira followed with a grounder to first base. Shortstop Donaldo Mendez mishandled the throw at second, but Krueter was out trying to advance to third as Tbixeira reached first. Lay nee Nix singled, moving Tbixeira to second. Villafuerte then retired Michael Young and Mike Lamb to earn the save. Villafuerte also closed San Diego's 2-0 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers in the last game of 2002. Alex Rodriguez went 3-for-4 with two RBIs for Texas. San Diego wasted a 5-1 lead but rallied from a 6-5 deficit in the eighth inning. Mendez had an RBI double off loser Robert FJlis to tie the game 6-6 and Michael Rivera an RBI single for a 7-6 lead. Thxas starter C.J. Nitkwoski allowed four runs and five hits in two innings. Luther Hackman got the win despite allowing the go-ahead run in the top of the eighth inning. With two outs, Donnie Sadler doubled and Jim Rushford followed with an RBI single to put Thxas up 6-5. Tbxas’ Juan Gonzalez saw his first action of the spring in a morning "B" game against Kansas City in Surprise. Gonzalez, who had been sidelined since Feb. 23 because of back spasms, was the designated hitter and was l-for-4 with one run scored and one RBL ► Toby Gown returns to Cowboys DALLAS (AP) — Former Cowboys punter Toby Gowin is returning to the team, signing a five year-contract Monday. The deal is worth nearly $4 million, including a $500,000 signing bonus, the Cowboys said on their Web site. Gowin will count nearly $600,000 against the salary cap, an unprecedented expenditure for a Cowboys punter or kicker. Gowin spent the first three years of his career, 1997-99, with Dallas. He has been with the New Orleans Saints since 2000. I>ast year, Gowin finished sixth in the NFC with a 41.9-yard gross average and a 36.9 net average. The Cowboys released punter Micah Knorr last season after he botched a fake field goal and bobbled a good snap on an extra point. He was replaced by rookie Filip Filipovic. ► Rangers sign Colby Lewis SURPRISE, Ara. (AP) — Right-hander Colby Lewis signed a one-year contract with the Tbxas Rangers on Monday. Lewis, the Rangers' first draft pick in 1999, made his major league debut with a relief appearance in last year’s season opener after making the 25-man roster out of the training camp. He was 1-3 with a 6.29 ERA in 15 games for Texas. Lewis pitched in five games before being sent to TViple-A Oklahoma on April 15. He was recalled June 25 and got his first major league win before going back to Oklahoma on July 19. He was 0-1 in four September starts for the Rangers. The only unsigned player on Texas’ 40-man roster is right-hander Joaquin Benoit, Game Time ► On IV College Basketball Minnesota at Indiana, 6 p.m. on ESPN Syracuse at Notre Dame, 6 p m. on ESPN2. Florida at Georgia, 8 p.m. on ESPN. Pro Basketball Phoenix Suns at San Antonio Spurs, 7:30 p.m. on FXSW. Canyon, New Braunfels to meet today in district softball opener Softball and Baseball!!!? HS % K. JESSIE SLATEN/Herald-Zeiturig Canyon’s Justin Thompson delivers the ball to the plate during the inaugural Canyon Baseball Tournament held this past weekend. Canyon won two and lost two in the double elimination format. AREA HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL SCHEDULE s ii iojs Canyon 14, Kerrville Ttvy 4 Thursday’s games Canyon 4, Kerrville Trvy 3 Churchill 4, Canyon 3 Canyon 3, Roosevelt 2 Friday’s games New Braunfels 5, San Marcos 0 Alamo Heights 6, Canyon 1 Saturday’s games Canyon 15, Fox Tech 0 Canyon 8, Mahon 0 Floresville 5, Canyon 0 Canyon 7, Kerrville Ttvy 2 Today’s games Canyon at New Braunfels, 7 pm Smithson Valley at Providence, 7 p.m. AREA HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL SCHEDULE Thursday’s games Fox Tech 11, Canyon 3 Mahon 2, Floresville 2 (Marion wins second base tiebreaker) MacArthur 6.SV2 Friday’s games Canyon 4, Akins 3 Canyon 5, Marion 3 SV 11, Roosevelt 0 Arlington 2, NB 0 FW Southwest 14, NB2 Saturday’s games Tuloso Midway 3, Canyon 0 SV1, Holmes 0 NB 2, Arlington Bowie 1 Today’s game NB at Fredericksburg, 7:30 p.m. WAR/From 1B over. My mom’s more nervous than me. But she doesn’t want to scare me so she keeps it to herself.” The A’s and Mariners are headed for Japan, but Kevin Millar is not. He pulled out of a $6.2 million, two-year deal with Japan’s Chunichi Dragons, citing concerns about playing overseas if there is a war. It helped that the Boston Red Sox offered him a $5.3 million deal. The head of Japan’s soccer federation said that two matches scheduled for late March in the United States would be canceled because of worry about a war. Scoreboard Spring Training Glance Ma)or League Baseball AH Times CST AMERICAN LEAGUE “Even if no war breaks out, there is no telling how things will turn out,* Saburo Kawabuchi said. “It’s not worth taking unnecessary risks.” The next major event on America’s sports calendar is the NCAA men’s basketball tournament. CBS is in the first year of an 11-year, $6 billion deal with the NCAA — but the network also is preparing to shift coverage to cable networks in the event of war. Two female basketball players, Toni Smith of Manhattanville and Dei-dra Chatman of Virginia, protested U.S. foreign policy by turning their backs to the flag during the national anthem. Two weeks ago, Purdue coach Gene Keady was angry after his team lost to Ohio State and someone suggested the players were down. “Why would they be down on themselves?” he said. “Send them off to Afghanistan and they’ll get fired up real quick. “They should be up every second. We’ve got soldiers who are getting ready to go to war. It’s ridiculous that they be down. What are they down about?” Terror jitters shook the America’s Cup yacht races in New Zealand when a group calling itself “September ll’’ threatened the U.S., Australian and British embassies in New Zealand, warning it has 55 pounds of cyanide. In November, former East German soccer coach Bernd Stange signed a four-year contract to coach soccer in Iraq, with a clause allowing him to withdraw in case of war. On Thursday, he left the country after the German Foreign Ministry warned about 20 of its citizens about the danger of being there. Stange wrote a letter to each of his players, saying: “I pray to God that he guards you and your family.” Hall of Famer Bob Feller arrived at the Cleveland Indians’ spring training camp Monday. Feller enlisted in the Navy two days after Pearl Harbor and spent 45 months on the battleship Alabama during Worldwar II. He joked with reporters about who would have a good year and who would not. “I’ll tell you right now who’s in for a bad year: Saddam Hussein,” Feller said. “Forget his season. His career is going to be over in a couple weeks.* New York Philadelphia .200 .200 Toronto W 3 L 0 Pct 1.000 Baltimore 4 1 .800 Cleveland 4 1 800 Kansas City 4 I 800 Oakland 4 1 .800 Minnesota 3 2 .600 Seattle 3 2 600 Chicago 2 2 .500 Boston 2 3 400 Anaheim 1 3 250 Detroit 1 3 250 New York 1 3 250 Texas 1 4 .200 Tampa Bay 0 3 OOO NATIONAL LEAGUE W L Atlanta 3 1 Pct 750 Colorado 3 1 750 Houston 3 I .750 Arizona 3 2 600 Cincinnati 3 2 600 St. Louis 3 2 600 Milwaukee 3 3 .500 Los Angeles 2 2 .500 Montreal 2 2 500 San Diego 2 2 .500 Florida 2 3 400 Pittsburgh 2 3 400 San Francisco I 3 .250 Chicago 1 4 ZOO NOTE: SpM-squad games count in tie standings; games against non-major league teams do not. Sunday's Games Atlanta 4, Montreal 3 Minnesota 6, Boston 5 St. Louis 9, Florida 8 Houston 10, Los Angeles 5 Toronto 8. Philadelphia 6 Cleveland 6. Detroit 4 Cincinnati 8. Pittsburgh 3 Baltimore 15. N Y. Mots 6 N.Y. Yankees 5, Tampa Bay 4 Seattle 13. San Diego 2 Texas 14, Milwaukee 8 Oakland IO, San Francisco 5 Colorado (ss) 8, Anaheim 7 Kansas City 9, Chicago Cube 2 Chicago White Sox 3, Arizona (ss) 2 Colorado (sa) vs. Arizona (se) at Tucson, Ariz., cod Monday's Games Baltimore 2, Montreal 1 Houston 5, Atlanta 2 St Louis 7. N.Y. Mats I Detroit 5. Boston (ss) 4 Los Angeles 6, Florida 4 Cincinnati 7. Philadelphia 2 Cleveland 8. Tampa Bay 6 Pittsburgh 14, Minnesota (ss) 3 Toronto 9, N Y Yankees 8 San Diego 7, Texas 6 Oakland 6, Arizona 5 Seattle 8. Kansas City 7 Milwaukee (ss) 3, Anaheim 2 Colorado 7, Chicago Cube (ss) 1 Chicago White Sox 3, San Francisco I Milwaukee (ss) 7, Chicago Cubs (ss) 3 Boston (ss) vs. Minnesota (ss) at Fort Myers, Fla. Tuesday s Gamas Atlanta vs. Montreal at Viera, Fla., 12:05 p.m. N.Y. Yankees vs. Boston at Fort Myers, Fla., 12:05 pm. Pittsburgh vs. Toronto at Dunedin, Fla., 12:05 p.m. Houston vt. Philadelphia a1 Clearwater, Fie., 12:06 p.m. Detroit vs. Tampa Bay at St Petersburg, Fla., 12:05 p.m. Los Angeles vs. St. Louis at Jupiter, Fla., 12:05 p.m. Minnesota vs. Baltimore at Fort Lauderdale. Fla., 12:06 p.m. Cincinnati vs. Cleveland at Winter Haven. Fie., 12:05 p.m. Anaheim vs. Chicago Cube at Mesa, Ariz., 2:06 p.m, Kansas City vs. Oakland at Phoenix, 2:06 p.m. Colorado vs. Arizona at Tucson, Ariz, 2:06 p.m. Milwaukee vs. Seattle at Peoria. Ariz., 2:06 p m. Chicago White Sox vs. Texas at Surprise. Ariz., 2:05 p.m. San Diego vs. San Francisco at Scottsdale, Ariz., 2:06 p.m. Florida vs. N Y, Mels at Port St Lucie, Fla., 6:10 p.m. Wednesday 's Games N.Y. Meta vs. Florida at Jupiter, Fla., 12:05 p.m. Houston va. Detroit at Lakeland, Fla., 12:05 p.m. St. Louis vs. Montreal at Viera, Fla., 12:05 p.m. Cincinnati vs. Toronto at Dunedin, Fla., 12:05 p.m. Boston vs. Baltimore at Fort Lauderdale, Fla.. 12:05 p.m Cleveland vs. Los Angeles at Vero Beach, Fie.. 12:05 p.m. Tampa Bay vs. Pittsburgh at Bradenton, Fla., 12:05 p.m. Philadelphia vs. Minnesota at Fort Myers, Fla., 12:05 pm. Atlanta vs. N.Y. Yankees at Tampa, Fla., 12:15 p.m. Texas va. Chicago Cuba at Mesa, Adz., 2:05 p.m. Oakland vs. Milwaukee at Phoenix. 2:06 p.m. Seattle (ss) vs. Anaheim at Tempe, Ariz., 2:05 p.m. Colorado vs Kansas City at Surprise, Ariz., 2:06 p.m. Chicago White Sox (ss) vs San Diego at Peoria. Ariz , 205 p m San Francisco (ss) vs Arizona (ss) at Tucson, Ariz., 2:06 p m Seattle (ss) vs. San Francisco (ss) at Scottsdale, Ariz., 2:06 p m. Arizona (ss) vs Chicago White Sox (ss) at Tucson, Ariz., 8:06 p m. Sports Calendar - ► CHS Winter Sports Banquet The Canyon High School Athletic Booster Club Winter Sports Banquet takes place at 6:30 p.m. March 20. Pictures for the video need to be turned today to the front office. There will be a tribute to the seniors. Each team needs a “team song” to play with the video. Keep in mind that the song has to be appropriate for the video. For information, call Donna Kuebel, CABC Special Events Officer, at 708-2020 or 609-2624. ► Winter Texan Shootout The Winter Texan Shootout at Landa Park Golf Course tees off at 9 a.m. March IO. The tournament will be a four-person scramble with a $15 entry fee per player. Registration deadline is 5 p.m. March 7 at Landa Park Golf Course. For information, call 608-2174. ► John Newcombe Tennis Ranch John Newcombe Tennis Ranch now offers two Spring Tennis Camp Programs for ages 8-18 and all skill levels during March 9-14. The Outback Adventure camp includes rappelling, rock climbing, high/low ropes activities and much more for ages 10-16. The price for both camps is $350 for 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Sunday41Priday. For information, call Amanda Thomas at 625-6105. ► Civic Leader Invitational The Fourth Annual Civic Leader Invitational takes place March 23 at Sundance Golf Course. Dinner will be provided by the new Los Cucos Mexican Cafe after the tournament. The format for the tournament is am 18-hole, 2-person scramble where a civic leader is paired with a junior. Central Texas Junior Golf Association volunteers are compiling a list of adult golfers who want to play with juniors in this event. Juniors can then select a partner from the list. Juniors also can invite a civic leader who is not on the list. Each participant — adults and juniors — are asked to complete a short “bio” to help introduce themselves to their playing partner. Bio forms are available online at It is the junior’s responsibility to invite the adult to partner with the junior in this event. The fee to compete in this tournament is $12 for juniors (walking) and $25 (includes cart) for adults. For information, call Sundance at 629-3817. Former Cincinnati Red and Major League All-Star George Foster, will be in New Braunfels March 15-16 conducting a baseball instructional clinic. Foster and fellow Baseball Factory instructors Kelly Kulina and Steve Sciafani, will conduct the clinic at Canyon High School. Foster, Kulina and Sciafani also will conduct a free seminar on college recruiting 7-10 p.m. March 15 at the Hawthorne Suites. Space is limited for the clinic and will be filled on a first come first serve basis. Cost is $150. For information, call 660-6484 or 606-0713. ► Senior Center golf, auction A fishing trip for two in Southwestern Alaska will be auctioned off from 6 to 9 p.m. March 20 at the Comal County Senior Center’s 7th Annual Pre-Tburnament Golf Party. Sealed advance bids will be accepted and forms are available at the Senior Center. Non-golfers are welcome. The golf tournament takes place March 21 at Landa Park. Entry forms are available at the Senior Center located at 655 Landa Street. For information, call 606-4547. ► George Foster baseball clinic A new association for local umpires is forming in New Braunfels. The group will be called the New Braunfels Umpire Association (NBUA). The organization will recruit and train umpires primarily for the New Braunfels Little League, covering pee-wee through senior league. For information, contact Dewitt Churchwell at (210) 264-2900. mmmm ;