New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 3, 1994, New Braunfels, Texas
■ Tuesday, May 3,1994
■ To talk with Managing Edita Mark Lyon about Sports Day, call 625-9144, ext. 21.
Page 6Sports Day
■ 1981: Jorge Velasquez In a 21-horse field, wins the Kentucky Derby aboard Pleasant Colony.
"Masterfully, like a New Yak cabbie in a traffic jam, Velasquez watched the horses shifting before him, adroitly weaving the colt inside of some and outside of others until he came to a clearing the turn fa home."
- William Nick June lt IHI
NBA Playoffs Glance
By The Associated Press All Times EDT FIRST ROUND (Best-of-5)
Saturday, April 30
Utah 96, San Antonio 84, (series tied 1-1)
Indiana 103, Orlando 101, (Indiana leads series 2-0)
Atlanta 104, Miami 86, series tied 1-1 Seattle 97, Denver 87, Seattle leads series 2-0
Sunday, May 1
New Yak 90, New Jersey 81, New
York leads series 2-0
Chicago 105, Cleveland 96, Chicago
leads series 2-0
Phoenix 117, Golden State 111,
Phoenix leads series 2-0
Houston 115. Portland 104, Houston
leads series 2-0
Monday, May 2
Indiana 99, Orlando 86 (Indiana sweeps series, 30)
Denver 110 Seattle 93 (Seattle leads series 2-1)
Tuaaday, May 3
Atlanta at Miami, 8 p.m. (TNT) Chicago at Cleveland, 8 p.m. (TNT) Houston at Portland, 10:30 p.m. (TBS) San Antonio at Utah, 10:30 p.m. (TNT) Wednesday, May 4 New York at New Jersey. 8 p.m. (TNT) Phoenix qt Golden State, 10:30 p.m. (TNT)
Industrial Twilit# Quiff
B Plans are being made for the Twilite Golf League to begin on Wednesday, May 25 at 6 p.m.
Pnority for entry in the league will be given to those teams which participated in 1993. Other organizations interested in joining should contact the Golf Pro Shop at Linda Golf Course at 608-2174.
A meeting of the team captains is planned for May 11 at 6 p.m. at the golf pro shop.
AP SPOUTS BRIEFS"
Rodman to miss tonight1* gam# against Utah Jan
SAN ANTONIO (AF) — San Antonio's Dennis Rodman will miss tonight’s playoff game against the Utah Jazz, but Spun President Bob Coleman Mid while the dub "h*»” the NBA's action, it should be thankful a much tougher penalty was not assessed.
Rodman also was fined $10,000 by NBA vice president of operations Rod Thom for several violent incidents th* led to his ejection from Utah’s 96-84 victory Saturday The fint-round, best-of-5 series is tied 1-1 and continues in Salt Lake Qty.
Rodman said he doesn't believe there is any difference between his style of play and th* of other players, such * Utah’s Kiri Malone
“I think there's no difference," Rodman said. "I think Karl Malone has this reputation as being s goody, goody, goody guy."
Canuoks hold on for 14 win ovor Stars Monday night
DALLAS (AP)—The Vancouver Canuck! were dog tired and travel weary. The Dallas Stars were pitying on their home ice after sn eight day re*.
The pooped guys won.
Martin Gelinas scored off s fsceoff with 4:39 to play Monday night and the Canucks held on for 16-4 victory over the Stars in the opening game of their NHL Western Conference semifinal series.
“All th* ame off gets in the way of your imenaty" said Mike Modulo of the Stars. “We were very disappointed in our effort" Modano had an off-night. He gave away a goal with a poor pa* and never got umacked oni “
District 28-4A baseball
Ram, Rain go away
Inclement weather forces delay in settling district race
I 28-4A race
On tap tonight
■ New Braunfels Unicorns at Alamo Heights Mules, 7:30 p.m.
■ Boerne at Uvalde, 7:30 p.m.
■ Canyon at Smithson Valley, 7 p.m.
By CRAIG HAMMETT
If the rains don’t continue and the creeks don’t rise,
District 28-4A may be able to crown a baseball champion this week. Teams have until Saturday midnight to see who will represent the district in playoff action.
New Braunfels, Boerne and Uvalde are die three teams vying for the two playoff spots. New Braunfels sits atop the district standings with an 11-1 mark, followed by Boerne at 11 -2 and Uvalde at 9-3.
The Unicorns stand in good shape with two games to play. Should they defeat Alamo Heights tonight, they would clinch at least a tie of the district title and claim the championship because of a 2-0 advantage over Boerne in district play.
"We can clinch a district championship tonight,’’ said coach Neal Miller. "Boerne could win outright if they win tonight and we lose our last two.”
New Braunfels plays in Alamo Heights at 7 pm and Boerne travels to Uvalde for a key contest Uvalde must win out to have a shot at the playoffs. The Coyotes must be* Boerne then defeat New Braunfels in a makeup game Wednesday night 7 p.m. in New Braunfels.
Should a three-way tie develop by the end of the week, the district has until Saturday * midnight to decide the playoff spots. Because New Braunfels would have the best record in play among the three, Boerne and Uvalde would most likely play to decide who would meet New Braunfels. A coin-flip possibility is not in the picture.
"It'd be a long shot for us to go into a coinflip,” said Miller. "We've got the be* record of the three. The other two would have to flip for the other spot."
Round Rock McNeil and Austin Westlake have already sewn up playoff berths in the district th* District 28-4 A would play in bi-district action. They could gram the league an extension past Saturday but could then decide when and where the bi-district action would take place.
"liiis would have been easier if we would have taken care of business in Kerrville,” said Miller.
The Unicorns lo* 10-9 in extra innings to Tivy one night after Canyon blasted the Antlers IO-1. Five errors did not help the Unicorns who suffered their only district blemish to date. Two more wins, however, and the outright title is guaranteed.
Rangers, Cougars meet
Rain have forced Diaries 28-4 A baseball teams to adjust their schedules.
District-leading New Braunfels (16-8, 11-1) is scheduled to play in Alamo Heights tonight* 7 p.m.
They will then face Uvalde * 7 p.m. Wednesday in New
Braunfels to make up a previously scheduled game.
Canyon travels to Smithson Valley tonight * 7 p.m.
The season will conclude for the Rangers (7-18,2-11).
Canyon (15-11,5-7) will finish their season at home against Clemens Wednesday at 7 p.m.
Herald Z*tung photo! by JOHN HUSETH
Third baa* at Unicorns Flak! was unbar watar all waakand and much of Monday. Wat flak! condition* throughout th* district kapt mo* taama off th* field. District play la due to wrap up Wadnaaday night.
Team of Hauk, Staats, Fox and Metzke take first place at Landa
From staff reports
Johnnie Hauk paired with Marvin Stasis, Ray Metzke and Marion Fox fired a sizzling 11-under par 61 to take first place in the monthly Fraternal Order of Eagles Scramble Golf Tournament * the Landa Links last week.
The team of Pal Acheson, Al Heinemeyer, Bill Klink and Alice Simpson tied the foursome of Ervin Schaefer, Elmo Alves, Clarence Zinkgraf and Jack Robison far the second and third place prizes. Each group scored a very respectable nine-under par 63.
The next tournament is scheduled for May 24. It is open for all Eagles, wives and prospective mem ben.
For more in!bnn*ion, call Charlies Smith * 625-8104.
Still ‘the Dream9
‘What more can you say about Hakeem? He’s phenomenal.’
By MICHAEL A LUTZ API
HOUSTON (AP) — The biggest surprise about Hakeem Olajuwon’s latest big game is th* he still amazes people.
By now, they should be used to it
Olajuwon’s latest unbelievable moment came in Sunday’s 115-104 victory over Portland when he bunt from nowhere to swat away Rod Strickland’s breakway layup with 1:11 left th* would've cut the Rockets’ lead to four.
"I've been around a long time, and I don’t think I’ve ever seen a second-effort play like th*," Houston coach Rudy Tomjanovich said. ’To run down a point guard with a full head of steam like that is amazing.
“What more can you say about Hakeem? He’s phenomenal."
All Olajuwon did to help Houston take a 2-0 lead in the best-of-five first-round series was score 46 points, grab eight rebounds and block six shots.
He even scored his first career playoff 3-pointer on a play when he injured his left ami and was just hanging around the arc.
“I think he was in a zone and that makes the rest of the team feel fantastic,’’ forward Otis Thorpe said. "Without a doubt it pumps you up when you see a guy hitting like that. It came at a great time. He was our star tonight”
The Blazers, burned by Houston’s 3-point shooting in Friday night’s opener, tried to play Olajuwon one-on-one, using several
players to try wearing him down.
But Portland got worn down by Ohqu-won's relentless hustle.
"He played a total game but that's not something we didn’t expect" guard Kenny Smith said. "In single coverage he kills people. He can beat you by himself."
The Trail Blazer big men got in foul trouble trying to battle Olajuwon.
"He just stopped us at the basket lime and time again," Portland coach Rick Adelman said.
"We were right there alter making that little surge in the fourth quarter (trailing 98-93 with 4:49 to play).
“We just have to try to execute a little better down the stretch. It's a give-game series."
Spurs look to steal back playoff win in Utah tonight
By KELLEY SHANNON Associated Press Writer
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The Utah Jazz have stolen a playoff game from the San Antonio Spun' home court.
Now the Spun are looking to commit a theft of their own in Utah.
"We’ll adju* and get ready for Game 3. AU we have lo do ii just go up there and win a game," Mid Spun coach John Luc«, who* Mm travdi to Utah for Tuesday's third game in the Western Conference playoff aeries.
The Jazz defeated the poor-ahooting Spun
96-84 Saturday to tie the best-of-5 series * 1-1. The Spurs won the first game Thursday, 106-89.
Kart Malone knows all too well that winning a victory on the road doesn’t guarantee winning a five-game series.
La* year, Utah opened its first-round series again* (he Supersonics in Seattle and won a game there.
Then the Jazz split, lo* one of two games in Utah, and lost the series in a filth game in Seattle.
"We can’t rake anything for granted. We Mill have to rake care of business back home,’’
Malone said. "Ifs still 1-1.”
San Antonio has lost five straight games in Utah, where the Spurs haven’t won since November 1992, when Jerry Tarkanian was coach.
“We need to play the way we did in the first game (of this series)," said the Spurs’ Willie Anderson, who described his team as unemotional in Game 2.
Malone attributed the Jazz’s Saturday performance to better passing.
"The secret to the victory was as a team we made the extra pass. We need that extra pass and every time we did it we got results,"
Jazz coach Jerry Sloan said his team di better job with its half-court game, even tlxx the Jazz shot only 42 percent
The Jazz, who only had Malone score double figures in the first game, saw f< players score in double figures in Game including reserve Jay Humphries, who led team with 25 points.
"I’m comfortable playing whatever n they want me to play and it really does matter," Humphries said.
“I just wanted logo out and make sunethj
happen when I had a chance.”