New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 7, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas
Tuesday, May 7, 1991
Herald Zeltung, New Braunfels, Texas
No tune-up game for Unicorns
By TOM LABINSKI Sports Editor
The next time the New Braunfels Unicorns take the baseball field will be Friday in Game I of their bidistrict playoff series, as a possible tune-up game for tonight could not be scheduled.
Coach Peter Garza had tried to schedule a tuneup game with Lockhart tonight, but was worried about the legality of the contest. He said he was informed on Saturday that the UIL was not allowing tune-up games this week.
Lockhart, which had a tune-up game rained out last week against Waco Midway, was to have played New Braunfels if the contest with Midway could not be rescheduled.
But Garza said efforts to reach both the Lion coach and to contact the UTL were unsuccesful.
“I never did get a call from the Lockhart coach, and every time I tried to call the LTL, the line was busy,” Garza said. “What I suspect happened is that either the (Lockhan) coach found out the game was illegal, or he got his game with Waco ."
New Braunfels concentrated on specific defensive work in Monday’s practice. Garza said not having an extra game before taking on San Antonio MacAthur should not hamper his squad.
“I don’t consider it an advantage or a disadvantage,” he said. “It would be nice to have a game to play against somebody else, but right now our biggest concern is the weather.
“It could work for you or against you. You could get somebody hurt, or there’s a number of things that could happen.”
With having just practices, Garza said his team
can now concentrate on improving its weaknesses.
New Braunfels, which clinched the second-place playoff berth on the last night of the season when East Central was upset by San Marcos, will host MacArthur on Friday at 7:30 p.m. in the first of a three-game series. Game 2 will be at 2 pun. Saturday at Blossom Field in San Antonio, to be immediately followed by a third game, if needed.
Garza said the team spirt has improved dramatically in the last week since clinching the playoff
“They’ve got a good attitude. After thinking they wouldn’t be in the playoffs so long, it’s taken a while to sink in. But now that we are in the playoffs, the feeling is. ‘Let’s get with it and let’s win.’ I hope that feeling can last,” he said.
Reed wins 18 golds at Sr. Olympics
John Clay, the golf pro at the Northcliffe Country Club tends the pin for Cy Chapa in a previous Birdie Bash. The eighth annual Bash began today to raise money for the Santa Rosa Children’s Hospital Clay will play 36 holes on each of the next three days, collecting pledges for each birdie scored. Clay joined Chapa in the Birdie Bash in 1988. Chapa, a former assistant golf pro at Northcliff and Airman First Class at Randolph AFB, is currently serving in Saudi Arabia. “Cy felt very strongly about the tradition of the Birdie Bash continuing in his absence, and I am honored to be the one to carry out the mission,’’ Clay said. "We hope to continue marting miracles possible at Santa Rosa Children’s Hospital for years to come." To make a pledge in the Birdie Bash, call the Northcliffe pro shop at 625-7351
SAN ANTONIO — Joanita Recd has packed a lot of athletic success into her 64 years, but nothing quite like this weekend’s Senior Olympics.
Between Sunday and today she entered 18 events, and won 18 gold medals. On Wednesday she will try to make it a clean sweep as she competes as the only female entry in a triathlon.
“I still can’t believe it. I was hoping to do well, but I never expected anything like this,” she said this morning after winning both a 5K and a 10K
The Garden Ridge resident won all seven of her running events at the Senior Olympics, including three dashes. She won the IOO with a time of 18:15, then the 200 with a time of 40:31. She also finished first in the 400-meter dash with a time of 1:39.70.
“I’m not a sprinter, I’m a longdistance runner, so I had to learn how to sprint few this event," she said. "I had to learn to run on my toes and to
lift my legs up."
She also won the 800-meter run with a time of 3:32.57 and the 1500 with a 7:26.31.
Although the sprints took their toil on Reed, she was still able to win seven gold medals in the swimming events.
She won the 50-meter freestyle (50.9). the IOO freestyle (1:56.2), the 200 freestyle (3:59.14), the 50-meter breaststroke (1:01.7), the IOO breaststroke (2:09) and the 200-meter indivi
dual medley (4:29.7).
“When I was finished with the running I could feel it very tightly in my muscles," Reed said. "In the 4001 had a cramp, but still managed to win it" The owner of the NBJ School of Swimming then swept all four cycling events cm Monday in her 60-64 age division. She won the 5K with a time of 9:55.11. then the 10K at 20:04.83. She placed firs in the 2CK with a
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Bulls defend home turf in taking 2-0 lead
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Bulls defended their turf. Now it’s the Philadelphia 76ers’ turn.
The Bulls held off a late surge by the 76ers Monday night for a 112- IOO victory and a 2-0 lead in the best-of-7 series that now goes to Philadelphia for games Friday night and Sunday.
“We defended our home court as we knew we would have to do. Now the pressure is on them,’’
said Michael Jordan, who scored 29 points to lead the Bulls.
“We took their punch, held them off and succeeded,” said Horace Grant, who rebounded a Jordan miss and scored after the 76ers had cut a 14-point deficit to 103-98 with two minutes left. That started a six-point surge that clinched the outcome.
“Their backs are against the wall,” Grant added. Two other semifinal series open tonight with Detroit at Boston in the Eastern Conference and Utah at Portland in the West. The Los Angeles Lakers, who lead 1-0, will play host to Golden Slate in Game 2 of their conference semifinal Wednesday
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Chicago drops Deshaies to 0-4
HOUSTON (AP) — Greg Maddux had a headache but his pain was more tolerable than the aches Jim Deshaies felt.
Maddux allowed four hits over seven innings and won his fourth game in five decisions, helping the Chicago Cubs beat the Houston Astros 4-3 on Monday night.
Deshaies could not find his changcup and lost his fourth game in as many decisions.
“I have a headache,” Maddux said. ’’It felt like I got punched but I don’t think it made any difference.”
Maddux pitched three hitless innings but gave up two hits and two runs in the fourth inning after he collided with second baseman Mark McLcmore at first base as a base nm ner.
Maddux dropped to the turf after bolting into McLcmore but remained in the game and he wouldn’t blame his fourth-inning lapse on the collision.
"I got hit because I made bad pitches, not because I ran into the guy,” Maddux said. ”1 really haven’t pitched very good in a long time so if I get three scoreless innings, like tonight, I’ve got lo be pleased.”
George Bell hit a two-run horner and the Cubs scored two more runs in the fourth inning on Hector Villaneu-va's double and Jeff Bagwell’s fielding error keeping Deshaies from breaking out of his season-long funk.
“I’m really confused, I guess dial’s die word,” Deshaies said “It's lough pitching to them if you don’t have your ctiangeup. lf I just dirow fast balls, sooner or taler they're going to
Ail Times CDT AMERICAN LEAGUE
Cleveland (Candiottl 3-1) a1 Seattle
(R Johnson 2-3). 9 35p m
Monday s Games
Seattle 4, New York 2 BaUimote 7. California 0 Today s Games
Minnesota (Enckson 3 2) at Boston (Mar ns I 2). 6 35 p rn Kansas City (Bockkcker 2 J) at Detroit (Gulltckson3 0).6 35 p m Texas (Rogers 0-3) ai toronto (Key 4 1). 6:35p rn.
Milwaukee (Brown 2 0) ai Chicago (Rib bard2 0). 7 OS p.m
Baltimore (MeDona'd ii) at Oakland (Moore 4 0), 9 05 p 'n New York (Hawkins 0 1) at California (Fin ley 4 1), 9 35p rn
New York St Louis Chicago Philadelphia Montreat West Division San Diego Cincinnal!
Los Angeles Atlanta Houston San Francisco Monday's Games
Montreal 10. San Francisco 4 Pittsburgh 3, Cincinnati 1 Chicago 4, Houston 3 Today's Games
Sari Francisco (Downs 1-1) at Montaeal (Nabhotz 1-3). 6 35 p rn
Cincinnati (Hammond 3 O) at Pittsburgh (Tornlin 2 0), 6 35 p m
SI Lou* (B Smith 3 0) at Atlanta (Avery 2 1). 6 40 p m
Los Angeles (Belcher 3 2) at New York (Violas I).6 40p m
Chicago (Scanlan OO) al Houston (Her nan dux 0 I).7 35p rn
Philadelphia (DeJesus 0-1) at San Diego (Hurst 3-0). 9 05 p rn
Widi Mike Scull sidelined wtdi a shoulder injury, Destinies Ills tried to pick up the slack.
Craig Biggin singled to right field off Maddux in die fourth nilling and after Ken Cumirmi popped out and Luis Gonzalez walked, J« if Bagwell’s tuple lo fight-Centerfield scored Biggin and Gonzalez,
Biggie singled in die sixdi inning,
stole second hose and saned the Astros’ final run on Gonzalez ’s double lo Centerfield.
Dave Smith, who pitched 11 years for the Asuos and holds die club record with 199 saves, pitched against his old teammates for die first time and turned in a perfect ninth outing lo gel his sixth save of the season.
“I was just trying to get the win,” Smidi said.
San Antonio Rider quarterback Jason Garrett is chased by a London defender during Monday night’s game at Alamo Stadium Garrett was replaced by Mike Johnson in the fourth quarter of the 38 I5 loss For more details on the game, see Page 10. (Photo by Erik Karlsson)
LaRue Engelke Smith Mmcemoyer Hernandez McNeill Brenner Bowe
MiddletonWunderlich, Belcher among top honorees at SY banquet
By TOM LABINSKI Spurt* Editor
Robyn Wunderlich and John Belcher each won two awards and a scholarship Monday night lo head die list ol siudeiu/adiletes honored at die Smithson Valley High School Sports Banquet.
Wunderlich celebrated her lKdi Im tilt lay by winning tin lighting KangcreUe awarn iii bodi volleyball and gill* basketball. Tile senior was also one of six ice quails of a SVIiS Athleuc Booster Club scholarship.
Belcher also won a scholarship from die booster • lab, and was named die Fighung Banga iii bodi football and baseball.
lite lighting Kanga/kangaette awald iii each spoil i \ t. ii i pl i ii es dc|K ikdahitly and hard woik, said Athletic Director Joe Muiulich.
Vim I tough tall n g won both lite James Worthy Memorial I oulball Awald tor Ins spirit and dedieauon vin and off die i i cid, and the Du\ id I lad Mentor tai Scholar ship
Hie football honor was named lur die Snudisoii Valley football player who died bom injuries incurred during a practice in 1984,
Hie scholarship, named after a Konger basketball player killed in ail automobile aa. idem two years ago, is awaidcd to a senior displaying outstanding leadership. Hie student mu I maintain a grade inurn average of 85 or belter while
participating in a UIL sport in at least duce of hts four years.
Hie David Hail Basketball Awald was given lo Jason Frausio, who also received the fighting Konger award in boys basketball.
Mark May received the fighung Ranger awald in sc cur after helping lead his team U) a district championship.
Junior Jason I aRue picked up the Player ol the Yew awald rn football from KGNB.
Stephanie Lngelke and Karen Smith sfiaied die fighung Kangcretlc award in girls uaek, while Phil Mmcemoyer won die fighting Ranger award iii boys uaek
Slewing the fighting Ranger awald in golf were David
Hernandez and Jusits McNeill, while Ryan Blamer won die award in tennis Regan Dowe received the fighting Ranger award in cross-couney.
Also winning $500 scholarships from the SY HS Booster Club along with Wunderlich and Belcher ware cheerleader Shelby Tye, volley bal! and basketball player Au nee Watson, baskedvtll player James Middleton and football player Shawn I ce
This marked the first year the booster club has awarded six scholarships, up two from previous years Donations oie also still being sought lo keep die David Hail Memorial Scholarship a self sufficient emily.
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