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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 28, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas Herald-Zeitung □ Thursday, March 28, 1996 O 5 Sports Day Spurs top Knicks, hit 15-game streak SAN ANTONIO (AP)—The San Antonio Spurs are enjoying their late-season prosperity. The New York Knicks are simply glad to be going home. The Spurs tied a franchise record with their 15th straight victory Wednesday night, beating the road-weary Knicks 90-84. The game was the first between the teams since they made a four-player deal Feb. 7. Charles Smith, who was sent from New York to San Antonio, had 14 points and seven rebounds in 37 minutes. J.R. Reid, who was dealt to the Knicks, had five points and three rebounds in 15 minutes. “Ever since we made the trade for Charles, everyone’s been saying we are too nice, too soft,” said Spurs coach Bob Hill, whose team is 20-4 since the trade. “We’ve beaten Seattle, New York, Indiana. If we’re not tough then what are we? We’re very professional people.” The Spurs also had a 15-game winning streak at an almost identical juncture last year, but center David Robinson said this season is far more harmonious without Dennis Rodman. ■ DALLAS (AP) — The lowly Dallas Mavericks, worst shooting team in the NBA, snapped their 11-game losing streak by defeating what amounts to the Houston Rockets junior varsity. They’ll take the 117-114 win any way they can get it. This one was fashioned by the most unlikely of heroes, Tony Dumas. Four days ago Dumas was so deep in coach Dick Motta’s doghouse he didn’t even get to play on Tony Dumas jersey day against the New York Knicks. Dumas scored 13 of his 15 points in the fourth quarter and Jason Kidd hit two clutch free throws with 12.1 seconds left Wednesday night as Dallas finally found the win column. Game glance NEW YORK (84) Mason 4-63-4 11, Reid 2-4 1-2 5, Ewing 6-21 8-10 20, Starks 8-191-1 19. Harper 2-8 0-0 5. W. Anderson 4-7 0-0 8, Oakley 7-120-014, H.Wifliams 1-1 CK) 2. Ward 0-1 OOO. Totals 34-79 13-17 84. SAN ANTONIO (90) Elliott 6-153-418, Smith 6-12 2-214, Robinson 6-19 9-10 21. Del Negro 5-11 2-4 12, Johnson 8-121-2 17, Person 1-3 0-2 2, Perdue 1-4 0-0 2, Rivers 2-4 0-0 4, G.Anderson 0-1 OO 0. Totals 35-81 17-24 90. New York 23 19 22 20 — 84 San Antonio 23 16 29 22 — 90 3-Point goals—New York 3-15 (Starks 2-8, Harper 1-4, Ward OI, W.Anderson 02), San Antonio 3-9 (Elliott 3-5, Person 02, Johnson O 2). Fouled out—None. Rebounds—New York 53 (Ewing 13), San Antonio 49 (Robinson 13). Unicorn veteran behnd the plate Senior catcher Bradley Clark leads New Braunfels in 28-4A “The soles of my shoes were so thin I could step on a coin and tell if It was heads or tails.” -Tommy Lasorda, on growing up poor. In the news Unicom girls’ soccer player on All-District second team Laure Schultz, a freshman defender, was one of three New Braunfels High School girls’ varsity players named to the 1996 Coaches’ 28-4A All-District second team. Schultz helped guide the Unicorns to a 7-4-5 record and the district championship. 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. New Braunfels Junior League Basketball standing* ^ 4th grade Fischer Construction 9-0 Downtown Rotary #1 8-1 Downtown Rotary #7 6*3 Downtown Rotary #5 5-4 Downtown Rotary #6 5-4 Bevil, Chunn and Burch Att. 3-4 Downtown Rotary #4 3-6 Witting, and Miller Ins. 3-6 Downtown Rotary #3 2-7 Downtown Rotary #2 1-8 9th grade Rockin' R River Rides 9-0 The Plant Haus 9-1 Vordenbaum RRC 8-2 K.C. Plumbing 8-3 Guada Coma Mech 6-4 N.B. Pediatric Assoc. 4-5 Sonic Drive-In 4-5 Centex Office Center 3-6 Mike Davis Trophies 3-7 Eberhard Lumber Co. 2-7 Texas Heritage Const. 1-8 Luby’s Cafeteria 1-10 9th grade S.A. Sports Kids #12 11-0 SA Sports Kids #11 7-4 SA Sports Kids #1 10-1 SA. Sports Kids #5 7-4 Bowling Spurs 6-5 SA Sports Kids #10 5-4 SA Sports Kids #6 5-6 S A. Sports Kids #4 6-5 SA. Sports Kids #8 2-9 Tx. Heritage Construction 2-9 Weider's Equipment Co. 3-8 SA. Sports Kids #3 2-9 4th grade (girts) Sonic Drive In 9-1 Focus 3 Hair Designs 8-2 SA Kids Sports #4 5-5 Gastroenterology of NB 4-6 SA Kids Sports #3 4-6 SA Kids Sports #2 0-10 9th grade (girls) Buck Pottery 8-2 Mr. Gatti’s 7-3 SA Kids Sports #10 5-5 SA Kids Sports #12 5-5 SA Kids Sports #7 2-8 Cl ors Pizza 3-7 9th grade (girts) Insco Distributing 10-2 Texas Commerce Bank 9-3 SA Sports Kids #14 8-4 Silver's Refrigeration 7-5 SA Sports Kids # 20 7-5 Fishback Welding 4-8 SA Sports Kids #17 2-10 Susan G. Tate, Att. 1-11 Helping hands Many sponsors supported this year’s Hummelfest Golf Tournament scheduled for Friday, March 29 at Landa Park Golf Course. The tournament will have a shotgun start at 8 un. The following are teams and hole assignments for the Hummel Museum’s 2nd Annual Golf Toum-ment Team I — Bob Mahan, Bob Taylor, Leonard Tuch, Frank Schaeffer. Hole I. Team 2 — Brian Byers, Joseph Gomez, Phil Bennett, W. H. Smith. Hole 2. Team 3 — Walt Kilborn, Ron Harper, S. D. David Jr., Reagan Hicks. Hole 3. Team 4 — Jerry Burke, Bryan Balker, John Bike I, Fanie Reinach. Hole 4. Team 5 — Johnny Johnson, Joseph Brown, Byron Howlett, Jeff Wilford. Hole 5. Team 6 — Jorge Chapa, Ralf Nanex, Trini Camareno, Fernando Gutierrez. Hole 6. Team 7 — Paul Shoemake, Don Bolt, Fred Garcia, Dan Minica. Hole 7. Team 8 — Dan Moore, Bill Bell, Harry Toye, Mike Woolsey. Hole 8. Team 9 — Roy Young, Lee Maddox, John Light-sey, Joe Zavala. Hole 9. Team IO — Mitch Sacco, Mike Poston, Layton Leissner. Bill Lee. Hole IO. Team ll — Pat Byrne, Tom Lightfoot, Paul Bradford, Dave Berger. Hole 11. Team 12 — Jack Osteen, Adam Healy, Craig Walker, Pete Slocking. Hole 12. Team 13 — Jack Abshire, Irv Schafer, Don Sullivan, Jim Bergeron. Hole 13. Team 14 — Mack Hicks, Jerry Brown, George Wright, Brett Nichols. Hole 14. Team 15 — Marvin Morris, Wayne Vrba, Allen Strickland, Kyle McAlister. Hole 15. Team 16 — Bob Rayfield, John Lindley, Cecil Toon, Doug Miller. Hole 16. Team 17 — David Pfeuffer, Kurt Cox, Greg Donna, Joe Caruso. Hole 17. Team 18 — Kent Hayes, Mike Hurst, Darryl Wingfield, Bob Bridges. Hole 18. Team 19 — Mike Beacon, Pat Parks, Dick Cloud, Phil Palmer. Hole 19. 4 J Sports Day ■ To talk with Sports Editor Thomas Godley about Sports Day, call 625-9144. ext. 24. Rangers swing to first place at Canyon Lake golf tournament From staff reports Smithson Valley High School hosted a 23-team Invitational Golf Tournament at Canyon Lake Golf and Country Club on Monday. The Rangers took top honors, finishing with a team total of 331. New Braunfels took second, scoring 350. Devine and Smithson Valley (2nd) finished tied for third at 358. Two Rangers took top individual honors. Andre Larose and Ryan Mcleaird each shot 79. Andre won the playoff for first medalist. Ryan was second medalist. The following are Ranger golfers’ scores: Gins Wed 82, Dan Treanor 91, and Jason Rush 104; SHVS (2nd team) Travis Watson 89, Josh Colvin 87, Gabe Nickens 91, Adam Hahn 91, and Josh David 105. The Canyon Lake Tournament marked the last competition before the distnet tournament which is scheduled for Apnl 4 at Northcliff^ Country Club and Apnl 8 at Circle C Golf Club in Austin. The New Braunfels individual scores were: Jeff Powell 90, Jason Leach 91, Chad Kelly 85, Gabby Bustos 90, and Bnan Boutwell 85. Planning a fishing, hunting trip? Watch out for cons MB GOLF Herald-Zeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL Clark is the savvy veteran on a young Unicom squad in 1996. As the District 28-4A schedule opens tonight the three-year starter will be called upon to help the Unicorns reach the playoffs for the third straight year. By THOMAS GODLEY Sports Editor It didn’t take long for opposing teams to realize it wasn’t smart to run on Bradley Clark. As a sophomore, Clark threw out his share of second-base thieves who figured the young catcher wasn’t ready for var-sity-caliber speed. A rocket right arm and quick release proved them wrong more often than not. His early success was so convincing, in fact, that these days the New Braunfels senior doesn’t see as many opportunities to display that rifle arm. NBHS coach Neal Miller describes his catcher as a steady rock whose mere presence keeps the Unicom defense from worrying too much about base stealers. “Not a whole lot pf teams mn on us with Bradley behind the plate,” Miller points out. “He’s established himself as a catcher who can get the ball to second very quickly. He’s steadily improved since his sophomore season. Only players with exceptional speed will challenge him now.” As a three-year starter and unanimous all-district selection in 1995, Claik enters the 1996 season with heftier goals. Having honed his skills in the off-season at baseball camps, he figures the sky is the limit. Miller makes no bones that Clark is the leader on a young team that lost six senior starters. The defense is built around the catcher. “I think a catcher has to be a leader and tough kid who likes to win,” Miller said. “Bradley certainly has those qualities. He’s got a strong work ethic and is a fierce competitor. He just hates to lose.” The Unicorns will rely on that talent when they open the District 28-4A campaign tonight against the pre-season favorite Hays Rebels. The game starts at 7 p.m. in Buda. The Rebels will have to contend with the Unicorns’ Catcher on offense and defense. The 5-8, 170-pound Clark excels equally as well with a bat. His current .320 batting average put him among the team leaders. He hit .370 in district during his junior season. But his main weapon is his right arm. If runners try him, they will find out. Have you ever wanted to go on a fishing or hunting adventure and not know where to start? Perhaps you’d like to go to Alaska this summer to experience the great fishing or to the Texas coast to catch redfish. Maybe you’d like to try your luck for a Canadian moose or something a bit smaller like a spring turkey hunt right here in Texas. Whatever you’re after in the outdoors, there Keith Warren are lots of reputable outfitters who will assure you of a successful trip. But there are many non-reputable outfits that do little more than take your money. There are many operations putting as many customers through their doors as possible and they don’t or won’t give any value.Going on an outdoor trip and having a bad experience can not only be frustrating but very expensive as well. We what can you do to make sure you’re dealing with good outfitters? Answer, start dealing with someone like Larry Wagner who is the licensed franchiser for Outdoor Connection in Universal City, Texas. Outdoor Connection is a nationwide booking service for both fishing and hunting. Larry’s Outdoor Connection business is certainly filling a niche in the market. Many people book hunts or fishing trips they see advertised in magazines or on television rather than deal with a professional like Wagner. They assume when dealing with an organization like Outdoor Connection is going to add to the cost. This is not true. Outdoor Connection is paid by the outfitter, not the customer. Outdoor Connection personally checks out each destination they book. It is the only way to assure the customer that they will enjoy themselves. Larry Wagner has connections with hundreds of different outfitters worldwide.Late this summer I plan on going to Alaska and have made arrangements through Outdoor Connection. If you’d like to get more information on the trips that Outdoor Connection offers, contact Larry Wagner at (210) 659-4253. Rest assured that your time and money will be well spent dealing with him and the numerous outfitting professionals he represents. (Keith Warren is the host of “The Texas Angler" television show, which broadcasts statewide.) RANGE Tel: 629-0006 LIGHTED AFTER DARK • OPEN DAILY Weather Permitting 1714 Hwy. 46 North • 300 yds west off Loop 337 Custom Club Fitter with purchase of any golf set or set of new irons. King snakes available. Golf instruction by Kurt Cox 24 years professional an J winner of tournaments in 7 countries worldwide I ;