New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 10, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas
6 A a Herald-Zeitung D Sunday, March 10, 1996
■ To talk with Sports Editor Thomas Godley about Sports Day, call 625-9144. ext. 24.
In the news
District 52 girls
Senior midfielder Jennifer Alford got the Unicorns’ offense into scoring position at the 12-minute mark of the first half, passing the ball on a crossing grounder to sophomore fullback Cynthia Escobedo, who nailed the right comer of the net for a 1-0 lead.
Aggressive attacking and crisp passing From staff reports - proved to be the right mixture as the Lady Uni-
——.......................... coms consistently moved into the Ranger ter-
No question about it No tie. No close calls ritory and took aim at the goal. At the 14-
and no disputes. minute mark, Alford dribbled near the box and
The New Braunfels Lady Unicorns saved took a shot that was tipped by a Ranger defend-
their best soccer for the final game of the sea- er, only to be deflected into the net by Heather
son, topping Smithson Valley 3-0 and staking Barker for a 2-0 lead,
claim to the District 52 championship. The first half came to a close with the Uni-
After playing to five ties this season, includ- com defense keeping the Rangers’ offense at frig a 1-1 deadlock at Smithson Valley on Feb. bay.
23, the Lady Unicorns (7-3-5, 3-0-3) were Sweeper Summer Scheel, junior fullback
determined to put this one away in resounding Patty Jo Maxey, freshman fullback Laura
fashion. And they did, taking 18 shots on goal Schultz and freshman stopper Sarah Burke
to the Rangers’ two. anchored the Unicom defense which held the
Undefeated district record capped with 3-0 win over SVHS
New Braunfels Smithson Valley Alamo Heights Canyon
“As I walked back to the dugout after striking out, I looked into the stands and saw my wife and kids booing me.”
Fran Healy, on why he decided to retire.
Gruene 10K to wind through scenic Hill Country course
The 12th annual Gruene Texas 10,000 race will take participants on a 10-kilometer (6.2 mile) run and a two-mile walke through Gruene Historic District and the scenic Hill Country of New Braunfels.
The race starts at 9 a.m., Saturday, April 6 in front of Gruene Hall on the baks of the Guadalupe River.
Primary sponsors are race founders and Gruene Texas partners Pat Molak and Mary Jane Nalley. Other sponsors include Roger Soler’s Sports, in San Antonio, and Run-Tex, The Runner’s Store, in Austin. Race director is Roger Soler.
About 1,000 runners are expected at this year’s event. Cash and other prizes will be awarded to the top three runners in eachdivi-sion for men and women ranging in age from 14 to 70 and older.The Texas Flag Shorts championship will continue this year. The first male and female wearing Texas flag shorts to cross the finish line each will receive a Texas flag jacket, courtesy of Roger Soler’s Sports: Registration fee is $12 before March 30. Runners can sign up in person at Roger Soler Sports, 2589 Jackson-Keller Rd. Late registration will be $15 after March 31 and$20 on the day of the race. A portion of the proceeds go to Friends of the River, a New Braunfels-based non-profit organization which promotes the conservation and preservation of the Guadalupe and Comal rivers. For more information, call (210) 366-3701 or Run-Tex at (512) 472-3259.
New Braunfels-Alamo Heights play to 0-0 tie
From staff reports
It wasn't exactly the ending New Braunfels envisioned, but a scoreless tie in the season finale will have to suffice as the Unicorns prepare for the playoffs.
The Alamo Heights Mules (11 -0-1) entered the contest having already wrapped up the District 52 championship, and they proved to be a stubborn opponent, denying the Unicorns a goal in two meetings this year.
The Mules, who completed an undefeated season in district, had taken the first game 1-0 on Feb. 26 at Alamo Heights.
On Friday night at Unicom Stadium, it looked as if the runner-up Unicorns (14-2-3,9-1-2) were ready to avenge the loss and tarnish that sparkling record.
New Braunfels P.A. Virgas came through with the first scoring threat at the 4:38 mark, getting loose for a one-on-one attack inside the box. Vargas drilled the shot to the goal, but the keeper came up with the block. Several more attempts missed the mark as New Braunfels kicked its way to an 18 to 13 edge in shots on goal.
Sid Gosa, Clif Steagall, Travis Baker, Michael Kawazoe and goalie Bradley Brandenburg anchored a stingy defense that kept the Mules frustrated througout the second half.
“I think both teams came out with the intention of finishing strong going into the playoffs, and both team accomplished,’’ NBHS coach Bob Rodrigue/, said.
The Unicorns will face Hays Consolidated in the opening round of the state playoffs on Friday at 7 p.m. at Unicorn Stadium.
The NBHS junior varsity stayed unbeaten in district by topping the Alamo Heights J V 2-0. Goals were scored by Tommy Taylor and Noe Cruz. Coach Lance Lackey guided the Unicom JV to a sweep of Alamo Heights
Ne wk* offers tennis for family
The John Newcombe Tennis Ranch continues its program for the whole family. Men’s and women’s leagues begin soon. The following are dates and times for the junior training sessions for youth ages 4-18.
■ Monday and Wednesday 5-6 p m
■ Tuesday and Thursday 4:30-5:30 p.m
■ Tuesday and Thursday 5:30 -6:30 p m.
Club membership is available to the entire family, with tennis, swimming, basket ball and volleyball. The cost is $50 per month or $500 annually.
For more information, call Dencil or Phil for more information (210) 625-9105 or 625 4957.
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Herald-Zeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL
New Braunfels midfielder Andy Holtman (11) takes a side kick at the ball from the ground during first half action.
Spurs set for Sonic road test
NB girls’ track runs to 1st place
Unicorn boys take fourth at McNeil meet
From submitted reports and sixth at 64.74 in the 400. Andrea Mills ran a
- 64.42 in the 800.
Bethany Carl and Karin Metier came in at 5:416 and 5:42.8 respectively in the 1600 meter run.
In the field events, Megan Vogt soared to 5-0 for first place in the high jump. Kristi Lindeman and Erin Baetge leaped to second and third place at 4-10. Coach Noel Hansen credited the girls for persevering through the Arctic-like conditions.
Brian Masch took sixth place in the boys’ high jump at 5-8.
In the discus throw, Klint Kingsbury earned fourth place with a toss of 132-10, and Alec McDonald was sixth at 120-3.
David Simmonds and J.P. Wilkins captured third (18-11 1/4) and fourth (18-11) respectively in die long jump.
Clay Skarovsky cleared 14-1 to uke second in the pole vault. Brian Masch vaulted 12-0 for sixth place.
Jeff Garsnett came in third place in the boys’ 3,200 meter run at 10:06.10 and fourth in the 1,600 at 4:43.20.
Tire NB boys’ team of Kiiff Kingsbury, Merle Meder, Jeff Copenhauer and Brad Boucher finished fourth in tile 1,600 meter relay at 3:35,30.
New York 89, Toronto 82 Boston 110. L A Clippers 97 Minnesota 103, Philadelphia 90 Washington 99 Seattle 88 San Antonio 100, Denver 90 Utah 101, Indiana 94 Charlotte 119, Dallas 105 Atlanta 83, Cleveland 72 .Chicago 102, Detroit 81 Denver 103, Phoenix 92 Golden State 95, Houston 86 L A Lakers 102 Sacramento 89
Spring baseball camp slated
NBHS Coach Neal Miller will lead a Spring Break Baseball Camp from 9 a.m. to noon, Monday through Thursday, March 18-21 for players ages seven to 12. Cost is $40. The camp will emphasize baseball fundamental such as throwing, fielding, hitting and base running. Game situations will be discussed. Players may register by calling Neal or Dee Miller at 629-5518 or by signing up on the First day of camp (March 18) at the Little League Fields. Registration is limited to the first 40 players. The Tuesday and Wednesday session will be at Unicorn Field on the NBHS campus.
Comal Bowl to host LPBT Pro Am regional tournament
Top women bowlers on the pro circuit will descend on New Braunfels on Saturday. March 16 through Sunday March 17 at Comal Bowl The local lanes will host the Ladies Professional Bowling Tour's Southwest Regional Tournament. A $5 admission fee covers the entire weekend. The cost for entry into the competition is $40 for adults, $30 for seniors and $20 for juniors. Participants will get to bowl with six different pros.The format will be a 9-pin notap
The tournament will begin with a 3-game practice session on Friday from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m.
On Saturday, the competition will feature the qualifying round from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 1:30 to 5 p.m. Pro Am squads will compete from 5.30 to 11 p m.
On Sunday, the top 12 women will begin match play (6 games) from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The champion will be crowned at 4 p.m.
Among the top bowlers signed up to play are Rene McManus (1995 Player of the Year), Rachel Perez (1994 Rookie of the Year) and Anne Marie Duggan (1994 International Player of the Year).
The New Braunfels girls track team won their second meet of the season at Austin McNeil on Friday evening.
The Unicom boys’ finished in fourth place Competing in temperatures that dropped into the 30’s, the Unicorns warmed up enough to score 127 points and easily out-point a 12-team field.
New Braunfels finished ahead of Leander with 77 and Georgetown with 73.
Leading the way individually for New Braunfels was Usa Weltzer with victories in the 3200 meter run al ll: 11, and the 1600 meter run at 5:23. Other winners for the Unicorns were Amber Wenzel in the 800 at 2:21.
The 800-meter relay team of Shaunna Sargent, Anna Lisa Vargas, Nola Muir and Liz Grow crossed the finish line at 1:45.7 Grow, Wenzel, Sargent and Kelly Koksma cap; tured first place in the 1600 meter relay race with a time of 4:09.9.
In other girls' running events, Christina Williams and Kelly Clark ran to times of 12:37 and 12:45 respectively in the 3,200 meter run Jodi Slaughter finished third at 2:28 in the 800
By the Associated Press
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The San Antonio Spurs turned their attention to the Seattle Supersonics, but not before taking care of business against the New Jersey Nets.
The Spurs broke open a tight game Fnday night in the fourth quarter to beat the Nets 115- IOO in the Alamodome. David Robinson scored 44 points, one short of his season-high
The Spurs won their fifth in a row to improve to 41-18 in the tightly-bunched Midwest Division. Utah is 42-17 and Houston 40-21.
San Antonio also kept pace with the Sonics, who have the best record in the Western Division at 47-13.
The Spurs and Sonics play Sunday in Seattle, with the Supersonics having won two earlier meetings. They play April 13 in San Antonio.
Phoenix at Orlando, 12 30 p m Cleveland at Miami. 1 p m.
L A. Clippers at Philadelphia, 1 p m Boston at Milwaukee, 1 p m Indiana at Portland. 3 p m.
Atlanta at Washington, 3 p m Houston at Vancouver, 3 p m.
Utah at Minnesota 3 p m.
Chicago at New York. 5 30 p m. Dallas at Toronto, 8 p m San Antonio at Seattle, 8 p m New Jersey at Denver, 9 p m Sacramento at Golden State, 10 30
‘There’s no way we’re going to catch the Sonics for the best record in the West it we don’t take of the two games we have with them,” said the 7-fool-1 Robinson, who had 45 points earlier this year against the New York Knicks.
outs. Frazier and Buford each had two hits for I the Rangers, who are 6-3 on the spring. The ti White Sox are 6-4.
■ KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — Ult fielder Matt Luke had two hits and three RBls while center fielder Bernie Williams had two hits and scored twice as the New York Yankees defeated the Houston Astros 13-3 Fnday before 3,662 spectators Fnday at Osceola County Stadium.
The Astros, 2-5, have lost three consecutive spnng games, and the Houston pitchers have giv-en up 33 runs in those games. The Yankees (4-3) have scored 33 runs on 34 hits in their last two games. Houston led 3-2 in the fifth inning before -righthander Donne Wall gave up five runs on « four consecutive walks, one hit and two errors..« Wall (0-1) allowed eight runs (six earned) in 1.2 1/3 innings of work. ;
Chicago scored the winning runs in the fifth inning off losing pitcher Danny Smith (0-1). Ray Durham tied the game with an RBI single before Pearson’s ground out scored Kerry Val-rie with the go-ahead run.
Chicago added one run in the seventh on Pearson’s RBI single and three in the ninth on Robin Ventura’s three-run homer, his first of the spring.
Larry Thomas (I -0) earned the win in relief of starter Luis Andujar. The White Sox bullpen blanked the Rangers over the final five innings with three scoreless frames by Brian Keyser and two by Mike Bertotti.
Texas starter Darren Oliver made his first “A” game appearance of the spring for the Rangers, allowing one hit and one unearned run in his two innings of work with three strike-
games ... I’ve been blessed with two great players.”
He referred to Karl Malone and John Stockton, who reprised their one-two offensive punch for the umpteenth time: Stockton led the way with 25 points on 11 - for-12 shooting, while Malone scored 17.
■ PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. (AP) — Eddie Pearson had three hits and drove in the game-winning run in the fifth inning Fnday night as the Chicago While Sox defeated the Texas Rangers, 7-2, in a split squad game for both clubs.
The White Sox took a 1-0 lead in the top of the first inning on a sacrifice fly by Robin Ventura. The Rangers tied the game in the bottom of the second on an RBI single by Damon Buford and went ahead, 2-1 in the fourth on Lou Frazier’s sacrifice fly.
■ SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Jerry Sloan got his 500th coaching victory while his Utah Jazz turned back the NBA’s defending champions in an important Midwest Division battle.
But Sloan wasn’t making much of either accomplishment, insisting injury plagued Houston — playing without Clyde Drexler, Sam Cassell and Mario Elie — was off its game.
“I thought we caught a team that was down a little tonight. They played (Thursday) and their energy level probably wasn’t as high as you’ll see later in the year when they get everyone healthy," he said.
Sloan wasn’t that impressed with his own career milestone, either.
“It’s amazing to still have a job, that's the bottom line,” he said after the Jazz rolled over the Rockets 109-89 Friday night. ‘To win 500