New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 22, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas
10 O Herald-Zeitung O Thursday, May 22,1997
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Comal County Sports
(Events are listed according to timeliness and as space allows)
Smithson Witty HS
Hill Country Medicine Clinic will be offering athletic physicals at Smithson Valley High School at 3 p.m. on Friday. The physicals are offered to all incoming students from grades
7 to 12.
The cost is $10. For more
information, call Thomas Petmecky at 904-7277.
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The Schlitterbahn Three Parks Run-Walk-Mile-Kid’s Races and Auction, benefiting Habitat for Humanity, are set for
8 a.m. Saturday in downtown New Braunfels.
This year's event features a new course, one-mile run 5K (3.1 miles) run and awards ceremony inside the Schlitterbahn Waterpark.
Race flyers are available at McKenna Memorial Hospital, McKenna Rehabilitation Network, Sam's Cleaners, H-E-B, New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung, Schlitterbahn Resort office and KGNB/KNBT radio.
Registration and packet pickup will be from 7 am to 6 p.m. this week at McKenna Rehabilitation Network and at 6 a.m. on Saturday.
For more information, call Susan Phillips, race director, at 609-5030 or send e-mail to [email protected]
Sundance Golf Course will sponsor a Left-Handers tournament al V.30 p.m. on Saturday.
The tournament will use a flighted, stroke-play format. Entry fee is $10.
For more information, call 629-3817.
Jazz foil Rockets again, lead series 2-0
The City of New Braunfels Parks and Recreation Department is offering Basic Dog Obedience classes at the Landa Recreation Center. The classes will be from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Mondays from May 26 to June 30.
The fee is $45 per participant. Pre-registration is required and will take place through Saturday at the recreation center.
A copy of the dog’s current rabies vaccine certificate is required, and all dogs must be a minimum of 6 months old.
The instructor will be Stephanie Heinrich.
For more information, call the recreation center at 608-2167.
Smithson Valley HS Camp Tunis 1SS7
Camp Tennis ’97 is set for June 2-6 and June 9-13 at Smithson Valley High School. Sessions will run from 9 a.m. to noon each day.
The camp is open to girls and boys in grades six, seven and eight. For more information, call Keith Brown at (210) 499-4920.
The New Braunfels Youth Soccer Association will sponsor the Guadalupe Soccer Academy Summer Camp in June at the H-E-B Soccer Complex.
Camps will be conducted from 5.30 to 8:30 p.m. June 2-6, 9-13, 16-20 and 23-27. For more information, call (210) 732-3793 or 606-6722
Houston complains about Utah’s picks before game
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — They couldn’t stop the pick-and-roll, they couldn’t grab any rebounds, they couldn’t mount a comeback.
When everything had already failed for the Rockets, including a pre-game gripe session with the referees, Charles Barkley resorted to thuggery near the end of Utah’s 104-92 victory Tuesday night.
“I was trying to separate his shoulder or break his rib,” Barkley said of a flagrant foul he com-
Camp VoMsyMI IMT
Camp Volley bal I ’97 is set for June 16-20 at New Braunfels High School. Sessions will run from 9 a.m. to noon each day and are open to girls in third-through sixth-grades.
For more information, call Phyllis Fowler at 905-2168.
nutted on John Stockton midway through the Final period. “I was serious.”
That’s how frustrated Utah has made Houston, which returns home to The Summit for Games 3 and 4 Friday and Sunday.
And unless the Rockets find a way to stop Utah’s well-oiled, multi-faceted attack, they are in danger of being swept out of the Western Conference finals.
“We’ve got to win Friday, we’ve got to win Friday,’ Barkley said. “You can come back from 3-1, but not from 3-0.”
Utah had such a well-rounded attack that the fans, for the first time in at least a month, didn’t even chant “M-V-P” at Karl Malone.
Instead, they were on their feet cheering the
Utah 104, Houston 92 Utah leads aedes 2-0
Tonight’s Game TK TNT Miami at Chicago, 7:30 pm Chicago series 1-0
entire team — and with good reason.
Stockton had 26 points, 12 assists and eight rebounds; Malone had 24 points and IS rebounds, Jeff Homacek scored 17 points and Bryon Russell added 12.
Utah’s bench pitched in, too, just as it did in the Jazz’s 101-86 victory in Game I. Led by
reserve center Greg Foster and backup point guard Howard Eisley, Utah’s bench outscored Houston’s 23-11.
“They’ve been giving us a lift,” Stockton said of Utah’s bench. “They come in and score and get us a little bit of a lead, and I think that gives everybody a sense of confidence. You can use any edge you get in the playoffs.”
The Jazz also outrebounded Houston 56-37.
The Rockets tried to gain an edge prior to Game 2 by complaining to the referees that the Jazz are setting illegal moving picks.
“We addressed it in a professional manner, but it was like talking to a wall,” coach Rudy Tomjanovich said.
She’s a Bobcat now
Smithson Valley senior Michelle Moore signs a track and field letter of intent to Southwest Texas Stats in a ceremony on Moore, center, were her parents, Jerry and Genny. Standing behind them were her brother, Chad, and sister, Ellen.
tatuna photo by David DeKunder
Intentional walks come back to haunt Reds
Bagwell gets three free passes, helps Astros win in the 14th
HOUSTON (AP) — lf Jeff Bagwell can’t beat you one way, he’ll do it another.
Cincinnati intentionally walked Bagwell
three times, but he stole second in the 14th inning and scored the winning on Luis Gonzalez’s single as the Houston Astros beat the Reds 4-3 Wednesday night.
“I wanted to hit a gapper, just get the ball in play,” Gonzalez said. “But the key was Baggy stealing second
base so easily. He got in scoring position and that helped us win."
Bagwell took the NL lead in home runs with a two-run shot in the third inning after he had singled in the first inning.
Reds interim manager Denis Menke had a strategy to stop Bagwell once the game entered extra innings.
“I knew Mr. Bagwell wasn’t going to beat me with his bat,” Menke said. “He didn’t. It just didn’t work out like I hoped it would.”
Scott Sullivan (0-1) got Craig Biggio and Bill Spiers on fly balls to start the 14th and then intentionally walked Bagwell in order to pitch to Gonzalez, who was hitless in his five previous at-bats.
Gonzalez lined a hit to let! field but
‘I knew Mr.
Bagwell wasn’t going to beat me with his bat.
— Reds interim manager Dennis Menke
Curtis Goodwin’s throw to the plate was wide to the right, allowing Bagwell to slide in safely.
Tom Martin (2-1) pitched the 14th for the victory.
Houston loaded the bases with one out in the 12th, but couldn’t score.
Craig Biggio led off the inning with a double off Sullivan and was sacri
ficed to third by Spiers. After intentional walks to Bagwell and Gonzalez loaded the bases, Sullivan got Thomas Howard and Tim Bogar to pop up to end the threat.
The Astros escaped a bases-loaded jam in the ninth.
Pinch-hitter Eduardo Perez doubled off reliever Billy Wagner and Deion Sanders followed with an infield single that Biggio stopped with a dive, holding Perez at third.
After Sanders stole second, his major-league leading 27th theft, Wagner walked Goodwin to load the bases.
Center fielder Thomas Howard then chased down Reggie Sanders’ fly at the warning track for the final out.
Athletics end losing streak at Rangers’ expense
ARLINGTON (AP) — After only five victories this season by Oakland starting pitchers, Dave Telgheder felt a responsibility to the rest of the Athletics to pick up a victory.
On Wednesday, Telgheder notched the starting staff ’s sixth win and his first since last September. Geronimo Berroa supplied the offense with a homer and three RBIs to help the Athletics end a four-game losing streak with a 7-3 decision over Texas.
Telgheder said he was determined to halt criticism by the media and fans. Oakland starters — now 6-21 — were angry when a story in a Fort Worth newspaper described them as “putrid.”
“I needed it, we needed it for our confidence,”
said Telgheder after collecting his 12th career victory. “You don’t like to be called horrible and putnd. So it did motivate us. It was in the back of my mind tonight. We’ve been getting hammered. I wanted to stop it.”
Telgheder (1-2) allowed six hits in 7 1-3 innings and had a career-high eight strikeouts.
“Telgheder was outstanding,” A’s manager Art Howe said. “He was changing speeds well, he put everything over the plate, and he went right at ’em ” The A’s, who had dropped eight of their previous IO contests, got strong pitching, defense and hitting in the same game for one of the rare times this season.
“That’s the formula,” Howe said. “It’s a matter of putting it together on a consistent basis.”
Oakland took a 2-0 lead in the first of!' rookie Julio Santana (2-1).
Damon Mashore led off with a single, moved to third on Jason Giambi’s double and scored on Mark McGwire’s groundout. Berroa drove in the second run of the inning with a double.
Berroa made it 4-0 in the third with his eighth homer, a drive that just cleared the wall in the right field comer.
Berroa picked up his third RBI with a fifth-inning sacrifice fly and Scott Spiezio added a run-scoring double to make it 6-0.
The A’s made the lead hold up with three-hit relief, over the final I 2-3 innings, by Aaron Small and Billy Taylor.
Fans flock to mo ZooHor after summit with Woods
FORT WORTH (AP) — He was the man the golf fans came to see, and they couldn’t get enough of him. They packed the gallery trailing him, hollered encouraging words and cheered his every move.
But it wasn’t Tiger Woods the masses at Colonial were after. This time, it was Fuzzy Zoeller getting the Woodsian treatment.
Wednesday’s scene came exactly a month after Zoeller first apologized for racially insensitive statements he made about Woods and one day after the two met face-to-face for the first time since the controversy.
Zoeller has been off the PGA Tour since the Masters, where he called Woods “that little boy” and urged him not to request fried chicken or collard greens for the Champions Dinner next year at Augusta National.
Dunng his layoff, hes lost a sponsorship deal with Kmart and he says he’s received letters calling him racist.
Pavlik will miss at feast 12 weeks after elbow surgery
ARLINGTON (AP) — Texas pitcher Roger Pavlik will be sidelined for a minimum of 12 weeks after undergoing right elbow surgery scheduled for Friday.
Pavlik, who was an All-Star last
season, will have bone chips removed from the back of the elbow.
“It just wasn’t getting any better,” said Dr. John Conway, the Rangers’ orthopedic consultant. “We hope he’ll be pitching again in 12 weeks Its a common problem for pitchers. You see it every year.”
Pavlik was 2-3 with a 6.28 ERA in six starts this season. In 1996, Pavlik went 15-8 with a 5.19 ERA in 34 starts.
Lamp leads field after first round
Bulldogs tied for second as a team
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TULSA, Okla. —Texas Lutheran’s Jeff Lamp shot an opening-round 68 at the NAI A men’s golf tournament Tuesday to lead the field.
As a team, the Bulldogs were tied for second with Hardin-Simmons at 297. Mobile (Ala.) lead the field with a 291.
Huntingdon (Ala.) was all alone in fourth place at 298 and Western Washington was fifth at 299.
Berry (Ga.) and Texas Wesleyan were tied for sixth at 300, followed by Spring Hill (Ala.) and North Greenville (N.C.) at 301.
Four teams were tied for 10th place.
The four-round tournament will end Friday.
Red Raiders pleased with their draw
LUBBOCK (AP) — Texas Tech suspected it might see a Central Regional field loaded with giant-killers. Instead, the Red Raiders were pleasantly surprised to learn Monday that they would be playing host to a talented and balanced field.
“I think all of us thought it might be pretty stacked,” Tech pitcher Jason Gooding said. “But as we saw some of the teams we thought might come here go to other regionals, it worked out all right.
“We’ve still got some good teams coming in here, so now we just need to get ready.”
The Raiders (46-12 overall) were accorded the No. I seed in the six-team, double-elimination tournament that begins today at Dan Law Field. Tech will face Southwest Texas State (36-24) at 7 p.m.
In the other two games today, No. 2 seed Rice (43-14) will face No. 5 seed Southwest Missouri State (33-23) at 3 p.m., and No. 3 seed Clemson (40-21) will meet No. 4 seed Nevada (38-19) at 11 a.m.
“I’m surprised a little,” Raider head coach Larry Hays said. “I felt like we’d get UCLA or USC or Arizona State or (Cal State) Fullerton. That shows what I know.”
A year ago, the NCAA selection committee sent three other Top IO teams to Lubbock for what many considered the toughest of the eight regional tournaments. Tech finished third, with Oklahoma State defeating top-ranked Southern Cal for the regional title and accompanying slot in the College World Series.
This year, a California influence is absent. Nevada is the westernmost team invited to Lubbock.
“When I looked at the regionals this year, they all scared me,” Hays said. “Last year, there were a couple I thought wouldn’t have been bad to play in. But when I look at the others this year, I don’t see any I’d volunteer for.”
Tech won the Big 12 Conference regular-season title before finishing second in the league’s postseason tournament.