New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 15, 1994, New Braunfels, Texas
■ Tuesday, March 15,1994
■ To talk with Sports Edita Richard Tijerina about Sports Day, call 625-9144.
H o r a I d ■ Z o i I u n g
■ Page 7Sports Day
BEST BET ON TV TODAY:
Portland Trail Blazers at Houston Rockets, 7:30 p.m., HSE, Channel 22.High School
Class 1A Championship: Lipan 62, Nazareth 60
Class 2A Championship: Krum 56, Troup 45 Class 3A Championship: Ferris 85, Littlefield 66
Class 4A Championship: Plainview 54, Austin Anderson 52
Class 5A Championship: Willowridge 50, Plano East 44
Hornets 107, Celtics 101 (OT) Nuggets 116, Spurs 88
Jazz 102, Lakers 101 Pistons at Kings, late
■ STARKS TO MISS REST OF SEASON: New
York Knicks guard John Starks will miss the rest of the regular season after undergoing arthroscopic surgery on his left knee Monday. The All-Star guard is expected to begin running in no sooner than six weeks. There are 5 1/2 weeks and 21 regular season games left on the Knicks' schedule. Starks is the Knicks' second leading scorer, averaging 19 points a game.BASEBALLHigh School
District 28-4 A standings.
Upcoming Schedule: Tuesday — Boerne at Floresville; Canyon at Hays; New Braunfels at Austin Travis; Smithson Valley at Pleasanton; Devine at Alamo Heights; San Angelo Lakeview at Kerrville Tivy; Friday — Alamo Heights at Clemens; New Braunfels at Boerne; Kerrville Tivy at Smithson Valley; Canyon at Uvalde;TENNISHigh School
■ NEW BRAUNFELS TO HOST CANYON DUAL MATCH TODAY: Weather permitting, the New Braunfels tennis team will host Canyon in a dual match today starting at 3:45 p m at New Braunfels High School.
District 28-5A standings.
Upcoming Schedule: ; Monday - Canyon at Smithson Valley; New Braunfels at San Marcos; Friday — Canyon vs. Marshall; Smithson Valley at New Braunfels; Saturday — Hays at Lockhart; Clemens at San Marcos;Coming Tomorrow
Results of Canyon baseball at Hays; Canyon-New Braunfels dual tennis match.March 14
■1991: PIS vsuHsr Ssrgsi Bubks cracks tbs 20-toot barrier.
"Bubka reached the pit, planted the pole, lifted himself and seemed coiled • near the end of the perilously bent shaft Aa the pole straightened, he rose upward as if he were riding [a] tidal wave [and] then he flew across the bar and fell to the cushion below."
— William Oscar Johnson March IS, IMI
Recent struggles in the Big Dance has Texas teams cautious entering first round
By JOHN MCFARLAND
Associated Press Writer
The Southwest Conference's recent struggles in the NCAA tournament weren't lost on Texas coach Tom Penders, whose Longhorns are the only SWC team invited to the 64-team playoff.
"In terms of offense, defense, depth and all that, this is the best basketball team I've had at Texas," Penders said. "But that doesn't always translate into wins in the tournament."
SWC teams have made hasty
first-round departures in each of the last two tournaments. Only Texas and departed Arkansas have advanced past the second round in the last decade.
Texas (25-7) earned an automatic bid this year for winning its first-ever SWC tournament with an 87-62 victory over Texas A&M Saturday.
The Longhorns are the sixth seed in the Midwest Region, and will meet No. 11 seed Western Kentucky (20-10) Thursday in Wichita, Kan. With a victory over the Hill-toppers, UT likely would face
Michigan, which reached the NCAA finals the last two years.
"I don’t look past the first game," Penders said. "It looks like a very tough region, but what's new? Wherever we’ve been it’s always been a tough region."
Southwest Texas State and Texas Southern join the Longhorns in the tournament Southwest Texas State (25-6), winner of the Southland Conference and a No. 15 seed, plays its first-ever NCAA tournament game against Massachusetts (27-6), the second seed in the Midwest Region.
Bobcats coach Jim Wooldridge knew his team would be playing a top teams, but he's just glad to still be playing.
"We all know how good they are," Wooldridge said. "They're good, that's about all I know about them. They’ve got some great players. They play great defense and go after the ball hard."
Texas Southern (19-10) also drew a tough opening-round opponent in the Southeast Region; Duke (23-5), which won NCAA championships in 1991 and 1992. The Tigers earned the Southwestern
UT vs. W. Kentucky
■ WHAT: Texas vs. Western Kentucky, first round, NCAA Midwest Regional.
■ WHEN: Thursday, 9:45 p.m.
■ RECORDS: Texas ie 25-7; Western Kentucky is 20-10.
■ SEEDS: Texas ie seeded sixth; W. Kentucky ie 11th.
■ TV/RADIO: KLBJ-AM(500)
Athletic Conference's bid Sunday night by beating Jackson State, 70-
Weekend charity tourney set
Knights of Columbus golf event to aid county youth charities
Hsfstd-Zmlung photo by JOHN HUSETHUnicorns in Austin
New Braunfels second baseman Erie Martinez turns the double play In the Unicorns' 14-2 win over Lockhart last Saturday at tha Naw Braunfels Baseball Tournament. The Unicorns will play at Austin Travis tonight at 6 pm
By RICHARD TIJERINA
If Ray Ebert can duplicate his hole-in-one feat of a year ago, the New Braunfels resident may have more to drive around than just a golf cart.
A 1994 Mustang Convertible valued over $20,000 is among the prizes available in the Third Annual Knights of Columbus Invitational Charity Golf Tournament, which begins Saturday morning at the Woodlands Golf & Country Club in Canyon Lake.
Ebert shot a hole-in-one in last year's event, and is entered again this year.
The tournament, which gets underway Saturday morning and goes through Sunday, will raise money for various youth charities in Comal County, including the Children's Center, little league baseball, Boy Scouts, youth football, youth soccer, Sts. Peter and Paul School and for scholarships.
The tournament, which was a one-day event last year, raised almost $1,500. This year, with the new two-day expanded format, it hopes to raise dose to $10,000, said Frank Schaeffer, tournament chairman.
"We hope to raise somewhere between seven thousand and IO thousand," Schaeffer said. "We might be a little short or a little long, but we should be somewhere in that area. We should be able to raise a great deal more than in past years."
A few openings remain for four-man teams in the tournament. Entry fees are $400 per team. All handicaps will be verified.
This year's tournament promises to be a big departure from the previous two; the two-day format may be the biggest change, and tournament organizers said they hope Alture tournaments grow even more.
The first two tournaments were held at Landa Park Golf Course. In the firstK of C Tournament
■ WHAT: 1994 Knights of Columbus Third Annual Invitational Charity Golf Tournament.
■ WHEN: Saturday-Sunday, March 19-20.
■ WHERE: The Woodlands at Canyon Lake Golf & Country Club.
■ HOWTO GET THERE: Highway 46 West; Take a right at 2722; Follow to Startzville; At the Texaco Pit Stop light, take a right; the Woodlands is directly ahead.
■ ADMISSION: Free.
year, 48 players competed in the one-day tournament. Last year, 72 players competed.
This year's tournament expects 120 players, or 30 teams. Schaeffer Mid last week that the tournament is five or six teams away from meeting th* goal. Deadline for entries is tomorrow.
"This is kind of a trial by error thing," Schaeffer said "We hope that in the future, the tournament progresses. Ifs growing each year."
Sponsors for the tournament include Wholesale Beers, Tri-City Distributing, McDonald's, HEB, Wuetfs, Affordable Catering Schlitteibahn and Seguin Motor Co., which is providing the Mustang for the hole-in-one contest.
The Knights of Columbus annually gives three scholarships, one to both New Braunfels High School and Canyon High School, and one to a students who is going toward a religious higher education. AU three are awarded at the end of the year.
The tournament is a 36-hole event, which begins with a shotgun start on Saturday morning. A breakfast for players and dinner and dance also is scheduled.
Red Raiders try to find answer for late swoon
By JEAN PAGEL
Associated Press Writer
LUBBOCK — Texas Tech was feeling its way around the NCAA men’s basketball tournament last year after winning the Southwest Conference Classic.
But this season — and a seven-game winning streak — ended abruptly when the Red Raiders lost Friday to Texas A&M in the SWC semifinals.
Had the momentum kicked in a few games earlier, Tech might have been invited to postseason tournaments.
"A lot of people were playing out of position early. We had a lot of new players," coach James Dickey said Monday. "It just took some time for us to jell."
Until their 89-85 loss last week to Texas A&M, the Red Raiders were rolling on a surge that helped them tie A&M for second place in the SWC.
Tech's 17-11 record included more victories than the records of 13 teams selected to the National Invitation Tournament.
'You can always make a case that your record is better, that your schedule was tougher,” Dickey said. "We felt like we deserved to be in post-season, but the bottom line is, we're not, so we'll get ready for next year ”
Texas Tech got off to a rocky start, losing seven of its first 11 games. Part of the problem, Dickey said, was the lack of experience on a team that had no seniors.
Inconsistencies plagued the Red Raiders in low points like the 83-82 loss to Baylor on Jan. 12 and the 89-88 loss Feb. 5 to A&M, which resulted in a skirmish between Tech fans and Aggie players.
Rebounding and defense improved, though, by the time Tech beat Texas 128-125 in double overtime Feb. 20.
"A victory like that is just hard to measure — it was certainly the springboard" to the late-season surge, Dickey said.
Team leaders were sophomore forward Jason Sasser and junior guards Mark Davis and Lance Hughes.Walker edges field at Canyon Invitational
From staff reports
Canyon's Jimmy Walker shot a 78 Monday to win tha Canyon Invitational Golf Tournament at Landa Pork Golf Cooree.
Jimmy Walker from Canyon High School shot a 37 on the bock nine to edge the field at the Canyon Invitational Golf Tournament, held Monday at Landa Park Golf Course
Walker shot a 75 as he won top medalist. New Braunfels' Jeff Powell, who also shot a 75, was second. Third place medalist went to Smithson Valley's Matt Mann, who finished two shots back at 77.
Bastrop won the tournament with a score of 320. Canyon was second with a 328, and New Braunfels edged Smithson Valley for third with a 351.
The tournament used four-man teams to tabulate scores. Walker lad Canyon with a 75, P J. Gottaacker shot a 77, Roger Rodriguez an 16, Freddy Latham a 90 and Joel Brenton a 97. Powell led New Braunfels with a 75. Also scoring were Bryon Boswell's 79, Phillip Schulze's 93 and J.P. Wilkins' 104. Smithson Valley was lad by Mann's 77. Ryan Morrison had a 79, Ricky Roll a 93, Scottie Cuming a 104 and Josh Hathaway a 107.