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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 19, 2011, New Braunfels, Texas Page 6 Herald-Zeitung — Thursday, May 19, 2011 Smithson Valley's Anne Coiert ¿SPORTS Herald-Zeitung To have your sports event publicized, contact Chris Hoffman at 625-9144, ext. 223, or by e-mail at [email protected] IN BRIEF Staff, wire reports TRI-COUNTY TITANS REGISTRATION THIS WEEKEND IN SELMA Hie Tri-County Titans will b<* holding registrations ihis weekend from noon until 5 p.m. at Academy Sports and (Kttdoors in Selma. Ilie league is accepting hoys and girls ages 4 through 11 for fall football and (heerleading. Register in person or online at tri-( for details, t all (210) 313-7455. DIAMOND DIVAS SOFTBALL ACADEMY ACCEPTING PLAYERS I he Diamond Divas Softball Academy is seeking players ages 10 through lb to join our extensive year-round program. I tee pitching lessons for Diamond Diva Academy pitchers and no registration fee. For information, call coach Rad telle Garza at (ft40) 387-6723 or email coachgarzaf«-' RAIN WASHES OUT INDY 500 PRACTICE INDIANAPOLIS — Rain w ashed out Wednesday's Indianapolis 500 practice, the fourth time in five days that raitt shortened or eliminated a session. ( reu s tried to keep the track dry, but track officials called off practice just after 4 p.m. Tuesday s practice was limited to two participants Marco Andretti and Mike Conway. RANGERS' HAMILTON BEGINS REHAB GAMES WITH HOMER FRISCO Reigning AL M\ P josh I lamiiton home-red and had an infield single Wednesday night in the iii st game of his minor league rehab assignment that could lead to him rejoining the Texas Rangers early next week. I lamiiton didn’t have a homer in his 11 games this season with the Rangers before breaking a bone in Ins upper right arm. He hit an opposite-field, two-run shot to left as the designated hitter for Double-A I risen in the third inning of <m H-7 win over Midland. WOODS TO FALL OUT OF TOP 10 IN WORLD GOLF RANKING VIRGINIA WATER, 1 ngland Tiger Woods will Till out of the top 10 in the world ranking next week, ending an amazing streak of being top 10 in the world for 14 consecutive years. Woods' last win was 18 months ago in Australia. He started this year at No. 2 and has been steadily dropping points. With more points coming off his two-year ledger, the highest he can be in the next ranking is No. 11. ,-TEXAS Bi lotterv ■te I te Y    Iff ITTlDi w ? • a h > lu I itn PICK 3 (5/18) Day    8-5-0 Night    4-7-4 DAILY 4 (5/18) Day    3-8-4-0 Night    7-6-0-6 SATURDAY LOTTO Jackpot: $16 million 2-7-15-19-23-30 (5/14) WEDNESDAY LOTTO Jackpot: $15 million 12-21-24-41-42-48 (5/18) MEGA MILLIONS (5/17) 1 2-17-25-48 MB: 45 Megaplier: 4 TEXAS TWO-STEP (5/16) 6-14-16-22 BB: 13 CASH FIVE (5/18) 2-20-24-29-31 POWERBALL (5/18) 7-12-13 42-49 PB; 16 Power Play: 4 James leads Heat past Bulls for 1-1 tie Hmrt 85, Bulla 75 CHICAGO (AP) — LeBron lames came up big down the stretch and scored 29 points, Dwyane Wade added 24 and the Miami Heat beat the Chicago Bulls 85-75 Wednesday night to tie the Easton Conference finals at one game apiece. The Heat can breathe a little easier after escaping with a win and stealing home-court advantage. Coming off a lopsided loss in (iame 1, they recovered clown the stretch after blowing an 11-point lead to pull even in the series. James shook off a brutal opener and scored nine points over the final 4:27, starting with a 3-pointer that put Miami ahead for good, 76-73. He also had 10 rebounds, and Miami outre-bounded the Bulls 45-41 after get- James ting pounded 45-33 on the glass in the opener. It was big turnaround after he managed just 15 points on 5-for-15 shooting while being harassed by luol Deng in Game 1. Wade also looked more like a superstar after scoring 18 on Sunday. IJdonis Haslem provided a spark off the bench with 13 points, and the Heat beat the Bulls for the first time this season even though Chris Bosh scored 2011 BASEBALL/SOFTBALL PLAYOFFS File photos Canyons Sara Mireles, left, and Smithson Valley's Matt Hilston lead their respective teams tonight into the next round of the playoffs. The Cougarettes playTuluso-Midway, and the Rangers face Vista Ridge. FAMILY MATTERS CHS s Mireles faces cousin in Class 4A softball showdown By Chris Hoffman The Herald-Zeitung Blood is thicker than water. And if Canyon's Sara Mireles is going to add a second Class 4A state championship to her resume, she’ll have to end her cousin’s state title hopes in the process. Mireles faces cousin and star pitcher Kirsten Schwirtlich when the Cougarettes travel to play Iuloso-Midway at 7 p.m. today in Game 1 of a three-game series at Pleasanton High School. “ I here is a bit of added intensity because I’m facing my cousin,” Mireles said. "There is a bit of a family rivalry going on.” Mireles said that she has been texting with Schwirtlich with a declaration being ■ ARE YOU GOING TO ONE OF TODAY S PLAYOFF GAMES? Find maps to each field at agreed upon. “I love (Sara) to death and we agreed that during the seven innings we don't know each other, we are enemies — and then after the game we are cousins again and family,” said Schwirtlich in a recent television interview. The scouting report on Schwirtlich is that she throws hard and can hurt with her bat as well as her prowess in the circle. Schwirtlich struck out 12 in a Game 1 win over Port LaVaca Calhoun last week. The Cougarettes beat Cedar Park Vista Ridge 11-1 in a five-inning, mercy-rule game to advance. No sides are being taken between the families, with their grandmother jean Schwirtlich going so far as to wear a split T-shirt with each girl’s number on each side. The Cougarettes (20-15-1) are just two wins away from seeing their goal of three straight trips to the state tournament, while the Cherokees (21 -5) can make school history with a win. Midway make its first trip to the regional finals in school history, but they have to get past Mireles and the experience-heavy Cougarettes. ‘‘We’re focused right now,” Mireles said. “We’re not thinking about state. We know we have to take this one series at a time.” Experience could be a key factor, as nearly half of the Canyon roster has played in the state tournament. BASEBALL Smithson Valley/Vista Ridge Smithson Valley made another patented late-inning rally against Dripping Springs to advance to today’s Class 4A regional quarterfinal against Cedar Park Vista Ridge. The three-game series begins at 7 p.m. at Burger Athletic Center in Austin. The Rangers (31-9) have set a school record for wins in a season, and have had solid play from the entire lineup, while Zach Reininger has hit another level on the mound in the postseason. Vista Ridge swept Canyon to advance, and can put up runs in bunches. The Rangers outscored an overmatched LBJ team 29-2 in the bidistricts. Tickets are $5 for adults, $3 for students. Beltres single lifts Rangers past KC 5-4 in 11 KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Adrian Beltre hit a two-run single off Jeremy Jeffress in the 11th inning, lifting the Texas Rangers past the rookie-laden Kansas City Royals 5-4 Wednesday night. Jeffress (1-1) walked the bases full with one out in the ninth, running Kansas City’s walk total for the night to 13. Beltre, who also had an RBI fielder’s choice in the third, delivered a solid single into center, allowing Endy Chavez to score easily and Ian Kinsler to score on a close play at the plate. Beltre came into the game with a .373 career average in Kauffman Stadium. Mark Lowe gave up Brayan Pena’s RBI single with two outs in the 11th to make it 5-4 but finished for his first save. Arthur Rhodes (2-2) got two outs in the 10th for the win. Rookie Eric Hosmer hit Nef-tali Feliz’s first pitch in the ninth inning for his third home run and first in Kauffman Stadium, tying it 3-all. The Rangers had gone ahead 3-2 in the top of the ninth on a pinch-hit RBI single by Elvis Andrus. Lohse dominates, Cardinals whip Astros just 10 after pouring in 30 in the opener. Derrick Rose led Chicago with 21 points but scored just two in the fourth quarter. Deng, the only other Bulls player in double figures, added 13 but had just four after the opening period. Joakim Noah had nine points hut only eight rebounds. Taj Gibson provided a spark in the fourth quarter, scoring all of his eight points. ST. LOUIS (AP) — Kyle lx)hse threw eight dominant innings to beat the Houston Astros for the second time in less than a month, leading the St. Louis Cardinals to a 5-1 victory Wednesday night. jon Jay had two RBls in a four-run third and started a double play in the seventh with a diving catch in center field. Pinch-hitter Pete Kozina hit an RBI double in his first career at-bat for the Cardinals, who have won three in a row while limiting the opposition to only three runs. Bud Norris was knocked out after five innings against a team he’s dominated. Norris (2-3) had been 5-1 with a 1.97 ERA against the Cardinals and 4-0 in St. Louis, while going only 17-15 overall. He faced 10 batters in the third, issuing a bases-loaded walk to Allen Craig, and allowed five runs on seven hits in his second-shortest appearance of the year. Michael Bourn and Humberto Quintero had two hits apiece for the Astros. ► SCOREBOARD LANCE GLANCE Former Canyon High School standout Lance Berkman. now a right ftelder with the St. Louis Cardinals, want 0-for-1 with a walk In «5-1 win over the Houston Astros on Wednesday. He ia batting 349 this season MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL National League East Division W L Pet GB Philadelphia    26    16    .619    — Florida    24    17    585    \A Atlanta    25    19    568    2 New York    20    22    476    6 Washington    20    22    476    6 Central Division W L Pet GB Cincinnati    25    18    581    — St. Louis    25    19    .568    'A Milwaukee    20    22    476    4A Pittsburgh    19    23    .452    5A Chicago    18    23    .439    6 Houston    15    28    349    10 West Division W L Pet GB Colorado    22    19    .537    — San Francisco    22    19    .537    — Los Angeles    20    23    465    3 Arizona    18    23    .439    4 San Diego    18    24    429    *,A Wednesday's Results Philadelphia 2, Colorado 1 Chicago Cubs 7, Florida 5 Pittsburgh 5, Cincinnati 0 N Y. Mets 3, Washington 0 St. Louis 5, Houston 1 Atlanta at Arizona, late Milwaukee at San Diego, late San Francisco at L A. Dodgers, late Today's Games Pittsburgh (Ja.McDonald 2-3) at Cincinnati (Cueto 2-0), 11:35 a.m. Washington (LHernandez 3-5) at N Y. Mets (Gee 2-0), 12:10 p.m. Houston (Happ 3-4) at St. Louis (McClellan 5-1), 12:45 p.m. Colorado (Chacin 4-2) at Philadelphia (Blanton 1-2), 6:05 p.m. Chicago Cubs (C.Coleman 1-3) at Florida (Volstad 2-2), 6:10 p.m. Atlanta (Jurrjens 5-0) at Arizona (Collmenter 2-0), 8:40 p.m. Milwaukee (Narveson 2-3) at San Diego (Harang 5-2), 9:05 p.m. San Francisco (Bumgarner 0-6) at LA. Dodgers (Billingsley 2-3), 9:10 p.m. American League East Division W L Pet GB Tampa Bay    25    18    .581    — New York    22    19    .537    2 Boston    22    20    .524    2/4 Toronto    21    21    .500    3/4 Baltimore    19    22    .463    5 Central Division W L Pet GB Cleveland    26    14    .650    — Detroit    22    20    .524    5 Kansas City    20    22    .476    7 Chicago    19    25    .432    9 Minnesota    13    27    .325    13 West Division W L Pet GB Texas    23    20    .535    — Oakland    22    20    .524    A Los Angeles    22    21    .512    1 Seattle    17    24    415    5 Wednesday’s Results N Y. Yankees 4, Baltimore 1,15 innings Tampa Bay 6, Toronto 5 Boston 1, Detroit 0 Chicago White Sox 1, Cleveland 0 Texas 5, Kansas City 4,11 innings Minnesota at Oakland, late L A. Angels at Seattle, late Today's Games Minnesota (Blackburn 2-4) at Oakland (T.Ross 3-2), 2:35 p.m. L A. Angels (Haren 4-2) at Seattle (Fister 2-4), 2:40 p.m. N.Y. Yankees (Sabathia 3-3) at Baltimore (Guthrie 1-6), 6:05 p.m. Tampa Bay (W.Davis 4-3) at Toronto (R.Romero 3-4), 6:07 p.m. Detroit (Verlander 4-3) at Boston (Beckett 3-1), 6:10 p.m. Cleveland (Carmona 3-3) at Chicago White Sox (Floyd 4-3), 7:10 p.m. Texas (Holland 3-1) at Kansas City (Hochevar 3-4), 7:10 p.m. TEXAS LEAGUE North Division W L Pet GB Tulsa (Rockies)    22    16    .579    — NW Arkansas (Royals)    19    16    .543    \A Arkansas (Angels)    16    19    .457    4Ì4 Springfield (Cardinals)    16    22    .421    6 South Division W L Pet GB San Antonio (Padres)    26    13    .667    — Frisco (Rangers)    20    18    .526    5>i Midland (Athletics)    17    21    .447    BA Corpus Christi (Astros)    14    25    -359    12 Wednesday's Results Tulsa 4, Northwest Arkansas 3 Midland at Frisco, 8 p.m. San Antonio 2, Corpus Christi 1 Arkansas 3, Springfield 0 Today's Games Midland at Frisco, 7 p.m. San Antonio at Corpus Christi, 7:05 p.m. Northwest Arkansas at Tulsa, 7:05 p.m. Springfield at Arkansas, 7:10 p.m. NBA PLAYOFFS CONFERENCE FINALS Wednesday's Results Miami 85, Chicago 75, series tied 1-1 Today's Game Oklahoma City at Dallas, 8 p.m. ;