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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 19, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas Herald-Zeitung Cl Tuesday, March 19, 1996 □ 5 Herald-Zeitung Sports Day ■ To talk with Sports Editor Thomas Godley about Sports Day, call 625-9144. ext. 24. Sports Day The Press “I managed a team that was so bad we considered a 2-0 count on the batter a rally.” — Rich Donnelly, Pittsburgh Pirates coach. In the news Canyon’s Hargrove nets second tournament title Kevin Hargrove, a Canyon High School senior, defeated Tim Shuler of Clemens High School 7-5, 7-5 to capture the championship in boys’ singles in a duel match with Clemens on Thursday. Hargrove, who is state ranked in the top 10 by LISTA, was the singles champion last week at the Kerrville Tournament. Clemens claimed victory in the other boys’ singles match and both boys’ doubles. Canyon won both girls’ doubles matches with Woollven and Scarbrough defeating Malmgren and Kankin 6-4, 7-6 and Drueger and Woollven defeating Bruno and Peirson 7-5,4-6,6-1. Clemens won both girls’ singles matches. The team will travel to Fredericksburg on Friday for a 'weekend tournament Californian wins LPBT Tournament at Comal Bowl Nikki Gianulias of Vallejo California took home the $1,250 first prize on Sunday at the Ladies Pro Bowlers Tour’s Southwest Regional Open at Comal Bowl in New Braunfels. Gianulias scored 828 points, and totaled 5,628 pins. More than 50 of the nation’s top women bowlers competed in the tournament which began on Friday. Tish Johnson of Northridge, California and Ann Marie Duggan of Edmond, Oklahoma were second and third with scores of 820 and 723 respectively. Rachel Perez of San Antonio was sixth with 399 and 5,019 total pins. Registration continues for Hummel Golf Tournament Golfers can still sign up to play in the Hummel Museum’s Golf Tournament set for Landa Park Course on Friday, March 29, and many local businesses and individuals have made contributions to this tournament to make it a success. The competition starts at 8 a.m. Registration fee is $50 per person for a four-man team, which includes green fee, cart rental, lunch and prizes. Tournament Chair Frank Schaeffer has assembled a wide array of sponsors and prizes for the tournament, including a hole-in-one prize 1996 Ford Ranger XLT courtesy of Bluebonnet Motors on the par 3 hole No. 9. Tickets will be sold for the museum’s Hummelfest Raffle. Prizes include a signed Ben Hogan sculpture by Paul Tadlock of New Braunfels and two round-trip airline tickets compliments of Continental Airlines and Rennert’s New Braunfels Travel. . For more information, call (210) 609-5131 or pick up an entry form at the Hummel Museum. Optimists club golf tourney set for March 30 The New Braunfels Optimists will kick off the first annual “Friends of Youth Golf Tournament” Saturday, March 30 at Rebecca Creek Golf Course, northeast of Spring Branch. Deadline for registration is March 23. Proceeds from the tournament will benefit local youth scouts, Little League teams, Boys’ State programs, bicycle safety courses, a Youth Appreciation Banquet and funding for scholarships. Nswks 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 Ages 4-7 ■ Tuesday and Thursday 4:30-5:30 p m Ages 8-11 ■ Tuesday and Thursday 5:30 -6:30 p.m. Ages 12-18 Club membership is available to the entire family, with tennis, swimming, basketball and volleyball. The cost is $50 per month or $500 annually. For more information, call Pencil or Phil for more information (210) 625-9105 or 625-4957. On the move Defender Travis Baker and the New Braunfels Unicorns will try to work the outside lanes against Austin Bowie tonight in the second round of the boys’s soccer state playoff Herald-Zeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL Real test faces NB tonight in playoffs By THOMAS GODLEY Sports Editor Getting past the Hays Rebels in the first round of the state playoff served more as a warm-up for New Braunfels. The Unicorns cruised to a 3-0 lead last Friday and used the second half to hone the passing game. They will find out how those skills match up against a higher-caliber opponent in the second round. The Austin Bowie Bulldogs stroll into Unicom Stadium today for a 7:30 p.m. playoff game. NBHS coach Bob Rodriguez knows goals will not come as easy against the Bulldogs. “It gets tougher as you go up the ladder in the playoffs,” Rodriguez said. “Bowie is a physical, intense team. They like to come you at aggressively.” The Unicorns have posted four straight shutouts, including a 9-0 win over Boerne, and are peaking late in the season. The Unicorns enter with a healthy contingent, having come out of the Hays games without injuries. The key to success against the Bulldogs will be the ability to get to the outside lanes and control the tempo. “We can’t get into a track meet with Bowie because that would be to their advantage,” Rodriguez said. Austin Bowie had a week to rest after winning the District 49 title and earning a bye in the first round. Tech gains respect LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — With one monster slam dunk, Texas Tech’s Darvin Ham captured the national attention and respect that the Red Raiders had sought all season. Ham’s destruction of a Richmond Coliseum backboard during Sunday’s 92-73 victory over North Carolina in a second-round NCAA East Regional contest has been featured by virtually every sports media outlet in the country. Enlarged photos of the shattered backboard, shards of glass covering the court, graced the sports pages and front pages of numerous newspapers. “It was a heckuva play to go up and dunk over two guys who are, like, 6-foot-10,” Ham said. “But I wonder what would have happened had the backboard not shattered. If the backboard didn’t shatter, no exposure. “It just makes me want to do something else exciting, but I don’t know if I can top that. Maybe ITI have to make the ball explode." Ham and the Red Raiders are guaranteed a marquee spot in the 1996 Men’s NCAA Division I Championship highlight reel, regardless of what happens from here on out. But for Ham, who pushed his school-record dunk total to 115 with four “Ham Slams" against the Tar Heels, it was only one of many. “People are really excited,” Ham said Monday as he gathered for practice in Lubbock. Rangers, Unicorns halted in playoffs From staff report Herald-Zeituna photo by MICHAEL DARNALL Smithson Valley forward Dawn Gibson, left, moves past an Austin Bowie defender in persuit of a goal. The district runner-up Rangers lost 5-1 on Monday night. CMS gymnasts hits triple gold The playoff roads came to an end for the New Braunfels Unicorns and Smithson Valley Ranger girls’ soccer teams on Monday. Too much talent and experience proved to be an lethal combination as the Round Rock Lady Dragons topped New Braunfels 6-0. Meanwhile, Austin Bowie handled the Rangers 5-1 to move on to the third round of the playoffs. The Rangers (10-7-2) could not keep pace with the Lady Bulldogs as Haley Adcock scored the Rangers’ sole goal. Round Rock, which defeated Austin High School 4-0 in the first round, wasted no time, jumping out to a 4-0 lead at halftime and finishing with an 18-3 edge in shots on goal. Despite the defensive efforts of Summer Scheel, Patty Jo Maxey, Laura Schultz, and Sarah Burke, the Lady Dragons stayed in front in the second half. NBHS coach Joey Trevino said the loss w as disappointing but he took it in stride, knowing the Unicorns will return in full force next season. “We have just about everyone returning for us next year," Trevino said. “We overcame a lot of adversity this season and won the district championship. That’s a major step. We're proud, and the girls are already talking about working hard this summer and taking that next step in the playoff.” From staff reports Stacey Mardock, an eighth grader at Canyon Middle School, brought home three gold medals and a silver medal at the annual Pikes Peak Cup in Colorado Spnngs, Colorado on March 8. The Pikes Peak Cup hosted more than 40 gyms from throughout the nation and abroad, including teams form France. Competing in the Level 9 division, Mardock captured first place in the vault, floor exercise and in the all-around category, with a total score of 36. Mardock will advance to Level IO, then move on to the Elite Level at the end of the season in April. On March 22, Mardock will compete against Level 9 competition at the state meet in Houston. She is favored to score in the top percentage of that meet and qualify to move on to the regional championships in Richardson in April. The Level 9 competition ends after regionals, with Level IO and Elite gymnasts advancing to national competition. About 200 Elite gymnasts from across the nation will compete for a place on the Olympic team. Mardock, 14, trains 21 hours per week al Capital Gymnastics in Austin. Spurs notch 10th in a row Robinson scores 32 to hold off Warriors By The Associated Press Submitted photo Stacey Mardock continues to advance in her gymnastic pursuits. The CMS student will compete at state this week. SAN ANTONIO (AP) — One of the biggest reasons for the San Antonio Spurs’ 10-game winning streak also is the smallest — point guard Avery Johnson The 5-foot-11 Johnson had a season-high 17 assists Monday night as the Spurs defeated the Golden State Warriors 104-98. ‘Tonight was our toughest game over the last IO," said Johnson, who has led San Antonio to a 21-5 record this season when he has double figures in assists. “We didn’t have much energy and it showed late in the game,” Johnson added. “This was definitely not one of our better outings, bul we got the win. Our main concern right now is to perform well at this time of year.” San Antonio won for the 15th time in 17 games. Many of Johnson’s assists went to Game glance GOLDEN STATE (98) Sprewell 7-15 3-4 17, J Smith 7-13 1-4 16. Willis 2-5 2-2 6, Coles 5-112-2 13 Armstrong 6-13 2-2 14, Kersey 2-4 0-0 4, Setkaly 6-13 6-6 18, Barry 3-604)6 Marshall 1-3 0-02. Churchwell 04) 0-0 0, DeClerq 1-1 CK) 2. Rozier 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 40-84 16-20 98. < SAN ANTONIO (104) Elliott 8-13 2-3 19. C Smith 5-1004) 10. Robinson 12*24 8-11 32. Del Negro 8-14 04) 17. Johnson 3-11 04) 6, Person 4-8 04) 12. Rivers 3-4 04) 6 Perdue 0*1 2*2 2, Alexander 0-0 OOO. Totals 43-85 12-16 104. Golden State 28 26 25 19-98 San Antonio    24 42 26 12— 104 3-Point onals—ftmrtan Sports briefs ■ NEW YORK (AP) — Chicago’s Dennis Rodman, the NBA’s leading rebounder, was suspended for six games and fined $20,000 by the league for head-butting a referee and other outbursts after being ejected from a game. Rodman head-butted referee Ted Bernhardt, knocked over a water cooler, stripped off his jersey and shouted obscenities before leaving the court dunng Saturday night’s victory at New Jersey. Along with his $20,000 fine and an automatic $1,000 fine for his ejection, Rodman will lose about $34,500 in salary for each game lie is suspended. That means the incident will cost him a total of $228,000. ■ TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Reggie Garrett scored 30 points as 14lh-seeded Oklahoma City beal No. I Georgetown (Ky.) 86-80 for its fourth NAIA title and second in three years. Oklahoma City finished the season 32-6. Georgetown (36-3) was defeated while coach Jim Reid was hospitalized in Lexington, Ky., in serious condition. Georgetown officials have declined to specify his illness. ■ WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Randy Snuthson, a top junior college coach who played for his father at Wichita Stale, was introduced as the school’s coach. Smithson replaces Scott Thompson, who resigned Feb. 27 after four seasons. Smithson, whose father Gene coached the Shockers from 1978-86, is 273-95 in ll seasons at Butler County Junior College. ■ SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco withdrew its request to hold the 1999 Super Bowl and will instead concentrate on 2001 or 2002, when it hopes to to have a new stadium The NFL will meet in October to discuss the 2000 game, as well as a replacement site for the 1999 game. NFL spokesman Joe Browne said the finalists for those games are Atlanta; Tampa, Fla.; Miami; Arizona; and Los Angeles. The league granted San Francisco the 1999 game with the proviso that $26 million he spent on upgrading Candlestick Park. ■ SEATTLE (AP) — NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue has summoned Seahawks president Dave Behring lo New York on Fnday. The workouts began in the former Rams Park, and Tagliabue wants lo know why the team can’t train al its usual camp in Kirkland. Behnng announced Feb. 2 that he intends to move to the team to Southern California. ■ OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Backup quarterback Billy Joe Hobert signed a multiyear contract with the Oakland Raiders. Hobert, 25, appeared in four games in 1995, including the season finale against Denver. ■ KEARNEY, Neb. (AP) — Former Nebraska nose tackle Christian Peter was convicted of disturbing the peace for grabbing a woman around the neck at a bar this month Peter, 23, a senior co-captain for the two-tune national champion Comhuskers, entered a no contest plea to the misdemeanor charge in Buffalo County Court and was found guilty. He is scheduled to be sentenced May 21, and could be jailed for up to three months and ordered to pay a $500 fine. On Jan. 5, Peter completed an 18-month proban on in Lancaster County Court. He had pleaded no contest and was sentenced to probation iii the 1993 third-degree sexual assault of a former Miss Nebraska at a Lincoln bar. ■ OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A group of retired players has sued major league baseball, saying they are being cheated out of royalties from sales of baseball cards, films and other memorabilia. Pete Coscarart, 82, an infielder with Brooklyn and Pittsburgh in the 1930s and 1940s, filed two suits in Alameda County Superior Court that seek to represent more than 800 retirees and their heirs as class actions. Spurs center David Robinson, who had 32 points and 14 rebounds. With 18 games remaining in the regular season, the Spurs are holding on to the second seed in the Western Conference. Astros9 Hudek flashes in style By The Associated Press KISSIMMEE, Flu. (AP) — Some major-league players wear garish gold chains, flashy pendants or other jewelry during games. John Hudek has taken that custom to a new level. The Houston Astros reliever, who had a rib removed last year to allow better circulation in his pitching ann, has fashioned a necklace out of the detached bone. The rib, about three inches long, hangs on a chain “I ve had two sides of opinion,” Hudek said. "One side says, ‘That’s the most disgusting thing I’ve ever seen,’ and the other side thinks it’s kind of cool. I like it and I plan on weanng it.” Hudek has shown an unusual attachment to the bone since it was surgically removed last July 18. At first, he carried it around in a jar. Later, he decided to keep it even closer. ‘‘I wanted to see it every day to remind me what I went through and how close my career came to being over,” he said. ;