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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 1, 2001, New Braunfels, Texas Page 2B— HERALD-ZEITUNG — Tuesday, May I, 2001 Sports Shorts — ►NB AH-Sports Banquet The New Braunfels Athletics Booster Club will host the All-Sports Banquet at 5:30 p.m. TTiursday at the New Braunfels Civic Center. The banquet will honor varsity sports at New Braunfels High School. Cost for the general public is $7 per person, which includes a barbecue dinner. Tickets are available at NBHS or through the executive board of the New Braunfels All Sports Booster Club. For information, call Bob Janca at 629-5010. ►SV Sports Ceremony Smithson Valley High School Athletic Booster Club invites the public to its Spring Sports Awards Ceremony on Monday. Teams honored will include golf, tennis, track, softball and baseball. Refreshments will be served from 6:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. and the awards will be presented from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the GVTC Auditorium. Admission is free. For information, call Denise Stout at (830) 980-2008 during the day or at (830) 438-3827 in the evenings. ►Ranger Softball Camp Ranger softball camp, sponsored by Comal ISD Community Education, begins May 28. The camp is scheduled for 9 a.m. to noon May 28-31 at Smithson Valley High School Softball Field. All girls ages 7-14 interested in softball are invited to attend. Participants will learn fundamentals of softball from Ranger coaches and players and skills such as throwing, catching, pitching, base running, hitting and bunting. The cost of the camp is $65 per person in advance or $75 on May 28. Players should wear shorts, a T-shirt, cleats and bring a glove and bat. For information, call coach Wayne Daigle at 899-5603. ►HS Girts Basketball Jacksonville College in Jacksonville will play host to an unsigned senior girls basketball workout from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. For information, call Patrick Smith at (903) 586-7739. Game lime ►Highschool Softball Area Championship New Braunfels Unicorns vs San Marcos Rattlers, 7 p.m. at Unicom Reid. ►On Radio Pro Baseball Houston Astros at New York Mets on 1420 AM KGNB. Pre-game at 5:45 p.m., first pitch at 6:10 p.m. ►On iv Pro Baseball San Diego Padres at Chicago Cubs, 7 p.m. on WGN. Pro Basketball Game 4, Milwaukee Buck at Orlando Magic, 7 p.m. on TBS. Game 4, Utah Jazz at Dallas Mavericks, 9:30 p.m. on TNT. Gymnastics French Invitational, 2 p.m. on FXSN. Pro Hockey Game 3, Dallas Stars at St. Louis Blues, 6 p.m. on ESPN. Game 3, New Jersey Devils at Toronto Maple Leafs, 6 p.m. on espn2. Rugby UEFA Semifinals, Real Madrid CF vs. Bayem Munich, 1:30 p.m. on espn2. Tennis Verizon Tennis Challenge, Anal, 4:30 p.m. on FXSN. CHRIS PACE/Herald-Zeitung New Braunfels senior Tara Edwards (11) is thrown out at first during a game against Canyon earlier this season. Canyon’s Erin Pantermuehl (3) covers first base. New Braunfels plays San Marcos in Round 2 of the playoffs at 7 p.m. today at Unicom Field. Scoreboard - ▻NM Playoffs NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION NBA PLAYOFF DAILY GLANCE All limes CDT First Round (Best-of-5) Monday, April 30 San Antonio 97, Minnesota 84, San Antonio wins series 3-1 Tuesday, May 1 Milwaukee at Orlando, 6 p.m. Utah at Dallas, 8:30 p rn. Wednesday, May 2 New York at Toronto, 7 p.m. Philadelphia at Indiana, 8 p.m. Sacramento at Phoenix, 9:30 p.m. Thursday, May 3 Orlando at Milwaukee, TBD, if necessary Dallas at Utah, TBD, if necessary Friday, May 4 Toronto at New York, TBD, if necessary Indiana at Philadelphia, TBD, if necessary Phoenix at Sacramento, TBD, if necessary “We’re ready to hit whatever she throws up there.” McCarty said, “We know their first batter is a drag-bunt batter. If we just play as a team and play like we know how, I think we’ll do fine.” The Unicorns were almost caught off guard by the Rockets (11-12-1) in the first round, but Edwards said the team will be careful not take the Rattlers lightly. “Lately, we haven’t been playing with as much heart as we have in some games this year, but hopefully we can pick it up against San Marcos,” Edwards said. ‘We can’t afford to let down. If we lose one now, it’s over and there’s no turning back.” Junior Amber Garcia was the hero in the first round after a stand-up triple to lead off the top of the eighth inning. She then scored the go ahead run on a sacrifice bunt by junior Jennifer Bartels. Junior Amy Stauffer allowed just two hits and struck out IO while walking three to earn the win. Stauffer (11-4) is expected to get the start in the pitcher’s circle tonight. Greebon said it will take a combined effort from Stauffer and the Unicom defense for NB to advance to the next round. “You can have one good pitcher, but if she doesn’t have good defense behind her, you’re not going to win,” Greebon said. “If your defense is good, but your pitcher can’t throw strikes, you’re in trouble. We need everybody working together as a unit. If Amy is sick or goes down hurt, then we have to adjust. Same thing with Amber.” Edwards said chemistry is the biggest difference this year compared to the past three years when the Unicorns could not get past the first round. We’re actually playing more as a team this year,” Edwards said. “This year we’ve all really come together. Before, there were little clicks, and it ended up effecting us on the field. This year it’s been one big group, and we’ve just focused on taking care of business.” Should the Unicorns beat the Rattlers, they would play the winner of the game between Lockhart and Medina Valley. ►MLB Monday’s Games N.Y. Mets 8, Houston 2 Tuesday’s Games Arizona (Schilling 3-0) at Montreal (Reames 2-1), 6:05 p.m. St. Louis (Benes 1-1) at Florida (Grilli 2-2), 6:05 p.m. Colorado (Neagle 2-0) at Philadelphia (Daal 2-0), 6:05 p.m. Los Angeles (Gagne 1-1) at Cincinnati (Fernandez 4-1), 6:05 p.m. San Francisco (Rueter 2-2) at Pittsburgh (Martinez 0-1), 6:05 p.m. Houston (Dotel 1-2) at N.Y. Mets (Gonzalez 0-0), 6:10 p.m. Milwaukee (Haynes 2-2) at Atlanta (Millwood 1-2), 6:35 p.m. San Diego (Tollberg 1 -2) at Chicago Cubs (Bere 3-0), 7:05 p.m. Wednesday's Games Milwaukee at Atlanta, 6:05 p.m. Arizona at Montreal, 6:05 p.m. St. Louis at Florida, 6:05 p.m. Los Angeles at Cincinnati, 6:05 p.m. San Francisco at Pittsburgh, 6:05 p.m. Colorado at Philadelphia, 6:05 p.m. Houston at N.Y. Mets, 6:10 p.m. San Diego at Chicago Cubs, 7:05 p.m. Tuesday's Games Tampa Bay (Rekar 0-3) at Baltimore (Johnson 1-2), 6:05 p.m. N.Y. Yankees (Mussina 1-3) at Minnesota (Milton 3-1), 7:05 p.m. Detroit (Sparks 1-2) at Texas (Rogers 1-2), 7:05 p.m. Cleveland (Finley 1-2) at Kansas City (Suzuki 2-1), 7:05 p.m. Boston (Martinez 2-0) at Seattle (Halama 2-1), 9:05 p.m. Toronto (Carpenter 2-1) at Oakland (Lidle 0-1), 9:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox (D.Wells 2-2) at Anaheim (Rapp 0-3), 9:05 p.m. Wednesday's Games Tampa Bay at Baltimore, 6:05 p.m. N.Y. Yankees at Minnesota, 7:05 p.m. Detroit at Texas, 7:05 p.m. Cleveland at Kansas City, 7:05 p.m. Boston at Seattle, 9:05 p.m. Toronto at Oakland, 9:05 p.m. Chicago WS at Anaheim, 9:05 p.m. ►Transactions MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL American League National League All Times CDT All Times CDT East Division East Division W L Pct GB W L Pct GB Boston 16 9 .640 — Philadelphia 14 10 .583 — Toronto 16 9 .640 — Atlanta 12 14 .462 3 New York 14 12 .538 2 1/2 Montreal 11 14 ,440 3 1/2 Baltimore 12 14 .462 4 1/2 Florida 10 14 ,417 4 Tampa Bay 8 18 .308 8 1/2 New York 10 15 .400 4 1/2 Central Division Central Division W L Pct GB W L Pct GB Minnesota 18 6 .750 — Chicago 15 9 .625 — Cleveland 14 9 .609 3 1/2 Cincinnati 14 10 .583 1 Kansas City 10 15 .400 8 1/2 Milwaukee 13 11 .542 2 Chicago 8 15 .348 9 1/2 Houston 12 12 .500 3 Detroit 8 15 .348 9 1/2 St. Louis 12 12 .500 3 West Division Pittsburgh 9 14 .391 5 1/2 VV L Pct GB West Division Seattle 20 5 .800 — W L Pct GB Texas 11 14 .440 9 Los Angeles 15 10 .600 — Anaheim 10 15 .400 10 Colorado 13 11 .542 1 1/2 Oakland 8 17 .320 12 Arizona 13 12 .520 2 San Francisco 12 12 .500 2 1/2 Sunday's Games San Diego 10 15 .400 5 Toronto 2, Anaheim 0 Cleveland 9, Texas 2 Sunday’s Games Milwaukee 10, Montreal 0 St. Louis 12, N Y. Mets 1 Florida 11, Houston 5 Colorado 14, Cincinnati 7 Chicago Cubs 11, San Francisco 2 Los Angeles 4, Philadelphia 1 San Diego 6, Pittsburgh 1 Arizona 7, Atlanta 5 Kansas City 11, Boston 8,11 innings Detroit 6, Tampa Bay 1 N.Y. Yankees 3, Oakland 1 Minnesota 4, Baltimore 0 Chicago White Sox 2, Seattle 1,14 inn. Monday ’s Games Kansas City 6, Toronto 3 Baltimore 5, Tampa Bay 3 Minnesota 2, N Y. Yankees 1 Monday’s Sports Transactions By The Associated Press BASEBALL American League CLEVELAND INDIANS—Activated RHP Steve Woodard from the 15-day disabled list and optioned him to Buffalo of the International League. NEW YORK YANKEES—Activated OF Shane Spencer from the 15-day disabled list and optioned him to Columbus of the International League. National League COLORADO ROCKIES—Activated RHP Bobby Chouinard from the 15-day disabled list. Optioned RHP Joe Davenport to Colorado Springs of the PCL. NEW YORK METS—Recalled RHP Dicky Gonzalez from Norfolk of the International League. Optioned RHP Jerrod Riggan to Norfolk. SAN DIEGO PADRES—Sent SS Chris Gomez outright to Portland of the PCL. BASKETBALL NBA—Suspended Orlando Magic G Dee Brown for one game without pay and fined him $5,000 for leaving the bench in Saturday’s playoff game against the Milwaukee Bucks. DENVER NUGGETS—Announced the resignation of Denny McGowan, vice president of basketball operations. FOOTBALL CHICAGO BEARS—Announced the resignation of Mark Hatley, vice president of player personnel. CINCINNATI BENGALS—Agreed to terms with OT Richmond Webb on a three-year contract. DENVER BRONCOS—Waived DE Willie Cohens. NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS—Re-signed DE Greg Spires. Waived OB Michael Van Raaphorst. NEW YORK JETS—Signed LB Joe Todd. SAN DIEGO CHARGERS—Re-signed WR Reggie Jones. SEATTLE SEAHAWKS—Signed T John Greer and TE Russell Stewart. HOCKEY National Hockey League ATLANTA THRASHERS—Agreed to terms with F Kamil Piros. American Hockey League WORCESTER ICECATS—Called up D Didier Tremblay from Peoria of the ECHL COLLEGE ASHLAND—Named John Hall men's and women's soccer coach. CINCINNATI—Named Hylton Dayes men's soccer coach.    I EVERGREEN STATE—Named Monica Heuer women’s basketbal coach. ST. ROSE—Named Karen Haag women’s basketball coach Saturday, May 5 Pittsburgh at Buffalo, noon, if necessary St. Louis at Dallas, noon, if necessary Toronto at New Jersey, 6 p.m. Sunday, May 6 Colorado at Los Angeles, 8:30 p.m., if necessary Monday, May 7 New Jersey at Toronto, 6 p.m., if necessary Dallas at St. Louis, 7 p.m., if necessary Tuesday, May 8 Buffalo at Pittsburgh, 6 p.m., if necessary Wednesday, May 9 Toronto at New Jersey, 6 p.m., if necessary Los Angeles at Colorado, 9 p.m., if necessary St. Louis at Dallas, 6 p.m., if necessary Thursday, May 10 Pittsburgh at Buffalo, 6:30 p.m., if necessary ►MLS ►NHL Playoffs MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER All Times CDT Eastern Division WL T RS GF GA NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE NHL Day-By-Day Playoff Glance All Times CDT CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS (Best-of-7) Thursday, April 26 Toronto 2, New Jersey 0 Pittsburgh 3, Buffalo 0 Los Angeles 4, Colorado 3, OT Friday, April 27 St. Louis 4, Dallas 2 Saturday, April 28 Pittsburgh 3, Buffalo 1, Pittsburgh leads series 2-0 Colorado 2, Los Angeles 0, series tied 1-1 New Jersey 6, Toronto 5, series tied at 1-1 Sunday, April 29 St. Louis 2, Dallas 1, St. Louis leads 2-0 Monday, April 30 Buffalo at Pittsburgh Colorado at Los Angeles Tuesday, May 1 New Jersey at Toronto, 6 p.m. Dallas at St. Louis, 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 2 Buffalo at Pittsburgh, 6 p.m. Colorado at Los Angeles, 9 p.m. Thursday, May 3 New Jersey at Toronto, 6 p.m. Dallas at St. Louis, 6:30 p.m. Friday, May 4 Los Angeles at Colorado, 7 p.m. Miami MetroStars D.C. United New England 4 2 2 1 0 4 1 0 1 1 0 0 12 7 7 7 6 5 0 2 Central Division WL T Rs GF GA Chicago    2    117    6    4 Dallas    2    2    0    6    8    9 Tampa Bay    2    2    0    6    8    6 Columbus 1114    3    5 Western Division WL T Rs GF GA Kansas City    3    1    1    10    9    5 Los Angeles    2    2    0    6    7    7 San Jose    12    14    4    5 Colorado    0 3    11    4    7 NOTE: Three points for victory, one point for tie. Saturday’s Games Chicago 1, Tampa Bay 0 Los Angeles 3, Colorado 2 New York/N.J. 3, Dallas 2 Miami 1, New England 0 San Jose 0, Kansas City 0 Wednesday, May 2 Kansas City at New York/N.J. 7 p.m. Saturday, May 5 Miami at Columbus 3 p.m. D.C. at New York/N.J. 6 p.m. Tampa Bay at Chicago 7 p.m. Colorado at Dallas 7:30 p.m. New England at San Jose 8 p.m. Kansas City at Los Angeles 9 p.m. Weekly Golf Tip Better address equals better shots By Quint Alexander Sundance Golf Pro Go to any driving range on a busy evening and observe the tee line full of golfers practicing their swings. A lot of times you can look at a golfer’s set up and tell what kind of golfer he or she is. Golfers with good set ups usually have good swings. There is no reason why a golfer cannot have a good address position, barring any physical handicap. The more we look like a good golfer on our address, the more likely our swings will look better. Better swings hit better golf shots. ■ Grip: Place your hands on the grip and do not manipulate them on the grip. The club should be in the fingers of both hands and the Vs you make with your hands should point at your shoulder. ■ Stance: Stand in an athletic position. Your legs should be ready, back straight, and bend at the waist. Your arms should be relaxed and hanging from your shoulders. ■ Alignment: Align your body parallel left to your target fine. Think of it this way. You’re standing on a railroad track with your feet on one rail and your golf ball is on the other rail (target line). All of us are different and our swings will match up our personalities and experiences. Make your pre-swing fundamentals as sharp as possible. It will improve improve how you address the ball, and that will improve your shots. (Quint Alexander is the head pro at Sundance Golf Course. For more tips, you can call Quint Alexander at 629-3817). 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