New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 10, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas
8 ■ HerakJ-Zoitung ■ Friday, March 10,1995
To talk with Sports Editor Thomas Godley £bout Sports Day, call ’$25-9144. ext. 24.
The Day s Quote
‘i'm ital proud of th* way th* ftaam bounced back altar that loss yesterday. We warn a different team tonight* We cfldnl play errorless ball, but we got good pitching, played solid defense and had timely mis* we oia wnav we needed to.”
- NB baseball Coach Neat Miller.
In the news
Spurs get buzzer shot win
CLEVELAND (AP) — To Sean Elliott, one second — one full second — seemed like plenty of time.
"You know, if you have .5 seconds, you have to tip it in. But with a full second. you can turn and shoot," Elliott said Thursday night after his layup on an inbounds play at the buzzer gave the San Antonio Spurs yet another close win, 100-98 over the Cleveland Cavaliers.
The Spurs, winners of nine of their last 10 games, have won nine straight games decided by three points or less. Cleveland has lost five of its last six games.
David Robinson scored 26, Elliott 19 and Avery Johnson and Vinny Del Negro 16 each for the Spurs. Dennis Rodman grabbed 10 rebounds, nearly eight under his average, but got the biggest one of the game when he ran down Terrell Brandon’s missed shot with one second to play.
The Spurs called a timeout and coach Bob Hill then drew up what proved to be the winning play.
Nowks Tennis Ranch resets clay court ribbon cutting
The opening day ceremonies for four new clay courts at Newks Tennis Ranch on Highway 46 in New Braunfels has been changed from March 5 to April 9 For more information, call 625-9105
Spring break baseball camp
A baseball camp emphasizing the fundamentals of throwing fielding, hitting and base running will take registration Saturday, March 25 at 9 rn at Unicom baseball field Players may also register on the first day of camp, March 27 Cost is $35 and includes a T shirt The camp, which is for youth ages 7-12, will run March 27-30 from 9 a rn to noon at the National Little League Fields Registration is limited to 40 players Call Neat or I Miller at 629-5518
A separate mini camp for pitchers ages 13-14 is scheduled Friday, March 31 from 9 a m to noon at Unicorn field Cost is $15.
Trevino overcoming surgery
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Lee Trevino, the Senior PGA Tour s all-time money leader, was a bit troubled as play begari today at the $650,000 SBC Dominion Seniors event at Dominion Country Club
The 55-year-old Trevino, winner of 24 Senior titles and 27 regular PGA tour championships, missed the final month and half of last season with a bulging disc in his neck He underwent successful surgery and rehabilitation
Charity 90N *v*nt to b*n*fH NS LUM* L**gu* player*
Aid Association for Lutherans (AAL) Branch 2382 will sponsor a charity golf tournament starling at 9 a rn on April 8 at Landa Park Proceeds from the Iou ma merit will be matched by AAL and will benefit the New Braunfels Little League Association All interested players should contact David Luckemeyer at 625-0207 or Fred Collins at 625-6197 before April 4 Entry fee wd be $7 plus normal can arid green fees AM players are welcome
Unicorns move to winners bracket
NB levels Leander, restores pride
By THOMAS GODLEY
Nothing erases the sour taste of a lopsided loss like the sweet smack of victory.
The New Braunfels Unicorns, coming off a shelling at Seguin, soothed the palates Thursday night with a 6-3 win over the Leander Lions at NBHS Field.
Jeff Gonzales struck out 11 batters to earn the win and push New Braunfels into the winners bracket of the Unicom Tournament.
The Unicorns take to the field again today at 6:30 p.m. against the winner of the Taylor-Killeen Ellison game.
NB Coach Neal Miller savored the outcome Thursday and praised the Unicorns' resiliency.
"I'm real proud of the way the team bounced back after that loss yesterday," Miller said. "We were a different team tonight We didn't play errorless ball, but we got good pitching, played solid defense and had timely hits. We did what we needed to."
Johnny Reyes ignited the scoring in the
bottom of the third with a double to right center that scored Kelly Garza and Jeremy Moeller, giving Nev/ Braunfels a 3-1 lead.
On the next at bat, Erie Martinez smashed a shot to the same spot in the outfield and drove in Reyes for a 4-1 lead.
Leander scored in the top the third off a fly ball to right field. The runner at second tagged, and the throw to third got away.
The Lions were granted a ground role advance to home when the ball rolled into the visitor’s dugout.
The Unicorns led 4-2 in the fifth when Reyes sparked the bats again with a double to right center. Martinez followed with a single, and Carlos De La Cerda lined a shot over second to add two security runs, making it 6-2.
The Lions got a run with two outs in the seventh off a close call at first that allowed the third-base runner to go for home.
The umpire called the tag at the plate safe. The Unicom faithful didn't like the call. But Gonzales struck out the final hatter with two men on base to end the game and put the fans at rest.
Today Taylor vs. Killeen Ellison, noon, NBHS Georgetown vs. MM Consolidated, 11 a.m., NBHS Temple vs. C C. King, 1:30 pm .NBHS New Braunfels vs Taylor-Killeen winner, NBHS, 6:30 pm.
Boerne 7, Canyon 1 Boerne 3, Pflugerville 2 Pflugerville 2, Pleasanton N Braunfels 6, Leander 3 Pleasanton 6, Canyon 5
Cougars run out of gas in seventh
By THOMAS GODLEY
Herald Zeitunq photo by MICHAEL DARNALL New Braunfels Hector Molina (above) swings for the fences Thursday night in the Unicorns 6-3 win over Leander. Canyon Reagan George (right) took to the plate as well as the mound for the Cougars in a seventh-inning 6-5 loss. The Unicorn bats fared well against Leander s ace pitcher, Brandon Attal, who gave up eight hits. Jeff Gonzales pitched for New Braunfels, giving up four hits and striking out 11. The win advances the Unicorns into the winners bracket today against the winner of the Taylor-Killeen Ellison winner.
Throe games in less than 24 hours took Us toll on the Canyon Cougars.
Having returned from Schertz Clemens on Wednesday night and then taken the field Thursday morning against No. I Boerne, the Cougars were running on a low tank.
It caught up to them later that day against the Pleasanton Eagles who scored two runs in the seventh inning and stole the game from Canyon 6-5.
Canyon Coach Ralph Behrend, not ready to blame the rough schedule, pointed to mistakes as tile reason.
"Just UK) many errors," Behrend said. "We can't expect lo win when we do that."
Canyon appeared on its way to victory when Brette Parrish led off the top the seventh with a triple. Brandon Cox brought him home on a sacraftce-bunt to put the Cougars ahead 5-4.
The Eagles came hack by getting a walk and a single to put men on first and second with no outs.
Canyon's Regan George then struck out Matt Pacheco, the Eagles scored off an errant throw to first that alktwed the third-base runner to come home.
For tile game, the Cougars had eights, and six errors to the Eagles' eight hits and three errors. Canyon left six men on base and Pleasanton left nine.
Kicky Boehle went 2 for 3 for the game Parrish was 2 for 4 with a triple. Jerry Van Noy was 2 for 3.
Panther girls undefeated in Christian Athletic League
From submitted reports
The Panthers of Saints Peter and Paul completed winning seasons in boys and girls basketball grades 5-6 and 7 8 in Ik* Christian Atli Idle League.
The Iii lh and sixth grade girls team finished 8 (I ami were CAL champions in their division.
Hic filth and sixth grade boys ended with a record of 8 I and also were CAL division Champion.
The CAL includes New Braunfels Christian Academy, Seguin Lilcgalc, Bracken Christian School, Hill Country Christian in San Marcos. San Marcos BafXisl Academy and Sis Peter and Paul
In the* 7th and eight grade division, the Panther
girls learn finished ISH I hey were CAI Champions and firs! place in the Si John Boseoe girls' basketball tournament The seventh and eight grade boys' team were als*) successful
Hie if league recon! was 8-2 They placed second bchiml Seguin I ilegate Ovciall. tile Panthers were 17-7.
'They competed iii ilk* St. John Boseoe Tournament in San Antonio against some ol the larger Catholic schiHil in the arch diocese They also competed al (lie* Barton Junior High Tournament in Kyle against much larger 3A and 4A public* sc hinds.
The Panthers completed then 1994-1995 basketball scasiHi w ith a combined record ol 29-3 in the CAL. (Jvcrall, ilk* teams were 51 - IO
The seventh grade girts teem members are: (top, from left)
Mrs. Hartmann Erin Stockbergar, Iris Rodriguez, Naomi Matelski, Sara Tippit, Millie Fisher, (middle row) Kimberlee Hohensee, Jessica Edwards, Amber Miller, Monique Mendoza, Sara Weber, (first row) Monica Jergins, Amy Cordero, Brianne Marbach, Jessica Cheries.
Herald Zertung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL Gregg Weston (middle) owner of Tree Tope Restaurant, donated to the Hummel Museum Charity Golf Tournament scheduled for May 19 At left John Collins, Hummel Museum director and Janelle Berger, (right) Hummel board member, accepted the check.
Houston shocks TCU in SWC tourney
By DENNE H. FREEMAN
AP Sports Writer
DALI AS (AP) Strange (lungs usually happen in the Southwest Conference basketball tournament arui nothing could have been iiK>re unusual than Houston slacking die Texas Chnsiian Homed Frogs Hie f rogs had blasted the Cougars twice during die regular season bul couldn't do it when it counted thursday.
Willie Byrd and Damon Jones hit critical tree throws in the last 17 seconds and Tun Moore scored IV pounds and hauled down 15 rebi>unds as the sixth seeded Cougars rallied from a 14 point deficit to sin ick the third seeded Horned Frogs 80-77.
Houston will play T exas Tech, a 92 54 winner over Southern Methodist, at 8 p.m. today.
I exas, which got a first round bye, meets Rice at 6 p iii The Owls followed the career high 30 points by T ommy McGhee to an 84 75 victory over Texas
AAM I .ante Hughes, who led Tech with 18 points, said lite Cougars scare Ilk* Red Raiders.
Houston matches up with us real well,” Hughes said “ll should he a great game”
SMU was never iii the game against T ech SMU coach John Shumate said “they whipped us iii every aspect of the gaiik* ll was embarrassing.”
Three other Tech players were in double figures as the Red Raiders notched their 19th win of the year TCU finished (he season al I6-II while the Cougars unproved to 9-18. The Frogs thrashed die Cougars IOO 92 and 106 95 during ilk* regular season
ICU coach Billy Tubbs said he wasn't sure you could call it an upset “I don’t know dial (his was an upset,” Ik* said Houston is good enough lo win this tournament”
Byrd made three tree throws and Jones added another when TCU was trying It) gel hack into the gaiik*