New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 26, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas
IA ■ Herald-Zeitung ■ Friday, May 26,1995
■ To talk with Sports Editor Thomas Godley about Sports Day, call 625-9144. ext. 24.Sports Day
The Day’s Quote
““Thsrs** rn lot of basketball loft. We’re Just halfway thoro. We’ve got to come out with the fire and desire In our oyes to try to finish It. San Antonio’s not going down easy.”
— Houston Rockets guard Sam Cassell.
In the news
I Unicom girls1 basketball camp
Registration is being taken for a girls’ basketball camp scheduled for 8:30 a.m. to noon, June 5-8 at New Braunfels High School.
The camp is for girls entering grades 7-9 in the New Braunfels Independent School District. The deadline to register is May 29. Mail or bring forms to NBHS, attention to Cindy Manley, or call 625-6271.
New Braunfels runners break
away at Beach to Bay Relay
From staff reports
Trekking to the coastal edges of Texas, members of the the New Braunfels Running Club competed in the 20th annual Beach to Bay Marathon Relay.
A record crowd of 6,000 runners laced up their sneakers for the event. Each runner in the six-member team ran 4.36 miles to cover the 26.6-mile course. Rising to the challenge, the NB Running Club turned in some of the fastest times and garnered several top places.
Club members were part of the overall winning male and female team. Roger Soler, Randy Reina, and Jose Iniguez along with three others ran on Team U.S. Long Distance," and came in first with a time of 2:11.31.
Iniguez plans to compete in the Schlitterbahn 3-Parks Run on June 3. Reina, who won the event last year, will return to defend his title.
Local high school standout, Lisa Weltzer put together the overall winning female team called "Here We Come." Comprised of runners from around the state, Lisa and her teammates posted a time of 2:42.17. They ran 19 minutes faster
than last year's winning female team in the Open Women's division. "Here We Come Again," a second group of locals runners including Bethany Carl, Karin Meder and Staci Kortz placed second in the Jr. Women's division.
Running in the same division, Susan Phillips and team "Daniel D. Phillips Inc.," placed third in the Open Women's division with a time of 2:58.10. The team club members Cyndie Wineland, Pauline Knapp, Meredith Patterson and Katriona Ximenez.
Club members Don Bergan, John Dicarlo and Pete Vandermey won the competitive Male Masters (40 and older) division. Sponsored by Larry's Shoes of San Antonio, the team finished in a time of 2:24:02 and was sixth overall.
Placing third in the same division was Dan Phillips' team which came in 20th overall with a time of 2:36.32.
Juan Bemat joined a group of home town friends from Alice and formed a team called "Hub City of Alice." They finished sixth in the open men's division and eighth overall, crossing the line in a time of 2:24.54.
Local member Kathy Miller competed in the
New Braunfels Running Club members Meredith Patterson, Dorothy De Young, Susan Phillips, Katriona Ximenez, Pauline Knapp, Cyndie Wineland ran the Beach to Bay.
Master Women's division with teammates and club members, Pam Vandermey and Debbie Steinzi on a team called "Something Good II." They finished fourth in their division in a time of
Club members Vicki Ralph, Stephanie Felt-mann and Debbie Flume ran with New Braunfels runners Debbie Weltzer, Martha Hooker and Patti Smithers, coming in at 3:22.25.
Gloria and Mike Anderson club members from San Antonio ran on a military team and finished in 3:24:20. Local club member Ron South and Scott McBrearty of Universal City ran on team called 'Team Snakebuster 4" respectively.
Local runners making it to the Beach to Bay included NBHS Track Coaches Noel Hansen, David Mueller, Larry Schulte and Bruce McConaghy.Rockets surge breeds believers
HOUSTON (AP) — Just a few weeks ago, the Houston Rockets were a disappointment. Now, they’ve got people believing they might be better than the team that won the NBA title a year ago.
The same people who were grumbling about trading Otis Thorpe for Clyde Drexler are praising Drexler as the catalyst for this late-season surge.
The Rockets are riding a five-game winning streak, the last three on the road, and a victory tonight at home against San Antonio would put them up 3-0 on the Spurs in the Western Conference finals.
The team nobody thought could repeat finds itself fending off the notion that a return trip to the NBA Finals is a foregone conclusion.
Over and over, the Rockets remind people they lost the first two at Phoenix in last year’s conference semifinals, then came back to win the series.
“There’s a lot of basketball left,” Sam Cassell said. “We’re just halfway there. We’ve got to come out with the fire and desire in our eyes to try to finishlt. San Antonio’s not going down easy.”
As Drexler has found his place in the offense, the Rockets are obviously a quicker team with more offensive options than last year. Not only do defenses have to double-team Hakeem Olaju-won, they’ve got to double-team Drexler as well.
While the Rockets are loose and confident, the Spurs, once considered a title favorite after compiling the best regular-season record in the NBA, are trying to figure out what has gone so wrong.
Dennis Rodman, relegated to the bench by coach Bob Hill for the last 21 minutes of Wednesday night’s 106-96 loss, said his teammates can’t seem to grasp the joy of the competition this time of year.
“I’m just upset that we need to play and quit worrying about how to beat Houston. We’ve got to play to beat Houston,” he said. “It’s the team that wants it the most, not who has the most talent. Houston doesn’t have all the talent in the world, but they want to play. They’re having fun doing it. We’re not.”NBHS tennis star set to play in WAC
From submitted reports
Staci Holmes, a New Braunfels tennis standout, signed a letter of intent to attend San Jose State University in California.
Holmes received a full tennis scholarship and plans to major in education. She wil^grad-uate from New Braunfels High School tonight.
Formerly a Churchill High School student, Holmes left there to concentrate full lime on her tennis game at the John Newcombe Tennis Ranch.
Ranked in the USTA Superchampionships for three years, Staci won the Texas Wood
lands Clay Court Championship in 1994 and toured with the John Newcombe European team.
San Jose Slate University, known for high academic standards and rich athletic tradition, was one of five universities invited to join the Western Athletic Conference last spring.
With the addition of these schools, the WAC will become the largest NCAA Division I-A conference, encompassing nine state states and four time zones.
Staci is the daughter of Parris and Vicki Holmes. Parris Holmes is chairman and CEO of U.S. Long Distance.
New Braunfels triathletes swim, bike, run away to strong finishYouth soccer referees needed
The Youth Soccer League Is offering classes during the first two weekends in July. Certified referees can earn up $100 per day officiating high school and club soccer. The classes are scheduled for 8 a.m. to noon July 1 and July 8; and 1 to 5 p.m. July 2 and noon to 5 p.m. July 9. For more information, call 606-1727.Schlitterbahn Three Paries 5K ! Run scheduled set for June 3
The eleventh annual Schlitterbahn 5K Run is set fa Saturday, June 3, beginning at 8 a.m. on Liberty Street and Hinman Island in New Braunfels.
The event is dedicated in memory of Mary | Ann Phillips, a member of the New Braunfels j Running Club who died of breast cancer in 1993. Proceeds will benefit breast cancer I research and Hospice New Braunfels.
The event also offers a 5K competitive I walk, a kids 1K (10 and under) and wheelchair kids 1/2K. Participants may bid for open-auction prizes, including season passes to Schlitterbahn Water Park in New Braunfels.The top 300 finishers will have their name published in Southwest Athletics Magazine.
Entry fee fa the 5K and walk is $12 befae May 25 and $15 after that date, including the maning of the race.
The kids 1K fee is $10 or $5 without receiving a T-shirt The wheelchair kids race is free.
Fa more infamation, call Dan or Susan Phillips at 609-5030 a 625-3776.Canyon baseball camp slated
Canyon High School will host a boys' baseball camp Tuesday, May 30 through Friday, June 2 from 8:30 a m. to noon for boys in grades 6-8. CHS Baseball Coach Ralph Behrend and assistants will conduct the camp at Cougar Field. The cost is $40 For mae infamation, call 629-2649.Wild Bunch sets softball tourney
The Wild Bunch No Home Runs Softball Tournament is scheduled for Sunday, June 4 at Comal Park in New Braunfels. Only C and D teams are eligible to play Entry fee is $90. For more information, call Daniel at 629-1254 or Jesse at 625-8703.SYMS golf tournament to benefit i senior scholarship program
The Smithson Valley High School Booster Club Golf Scramble has been rescheduled for Saturday, June 17 at the Rebecca Creek Golf Club in Spring Branch.
The tournament, originally scheduled for April 22 was reset because of conflicts with spring sports activities.
Proceeds from the tournament will go . to support the SVHS athletic program and 1 college scholarships awarded each year by the Booster Club to senior student athletes.
Four-member team will begin with a > shotgun start at 9:30 a.m. Prizes for low team scores, longest drive and closest to , the pin will be awarded.
A hole-in-one contest will offer a $5,000 cash prize The $45 individual entry fee includes greens fee, cart and a barbecue lunch.
To enter, golfers can mail a $45 check with name, home address and phone ! number to: SVHS Booster Club, 2218 Estate Gate, San Antonio, Texas 78260. Include current handicap and home : course For more information, call SVHS
Athletic Office at 885-2376.
The play at first
HerakJ-Zeitung photo by THOMAS GODLEY Astros batter Nick Skalomenos hustles to beat out the throw to first base Thursday in the fourth inning of Babe Ruth League action at Unicorn Field. The ball got by Phillies first baseman Jose Rosilles, but the Phillies came through with the win 9-7Calif omia here I come
Staci Holmes, a Newcombe Tennis Ranch student and soon-to-be New Braunfels High School graduate, signed a full tennis scholarship to attend San Jose State University in California. She is pictured with her father, Parris.
From staff repats
Racing by land and water, on foot and on wheels, some 240 athletes conquered the combined 23.2-mile course in the 1995 New Braunfels Tnathlon on Sunday. The race featured a 1000-meter swim in the Comal River, a 20-mile bicycle ride and a 3.1 -mile run.
In the end, Gregg Bell, 28, of San Antonio was crowned the overall male winner after racing to a time of 1:18.25.
Melissa Domenick, 27, of Austin was the overall female winner, coming in at 1:24.36.
Local entrants placing in (heir age group were: Yvette Hargrove, 25, (1:48.53,4th); Bert Whitaker, 34, (1:23.08, 10th); Dr. Milch Finnie, 30, (1:40.IO, 30th); Eddie Evans, 33, (1:40.14, 31st)) Darryl W. Schmid, 33, (1:49.19,40th).
"It was a great race," said Hargrove, a leacher at Seele Elementary School. "It was well organized and attracted a lot of well-known triathletes, so you knew it was a big-time race."
The local mixed relay team of Can Fowler, Ray Rivas and Dale Fowler came in first at 1:46.145.
The team of Pete Rivas, 39, Ramiro Ayala,
39, and Chandler Clark, 24, won the Male Relay competition with a time of 1:31.24.
The following are names and times for the top three finishers in all male and female age groups: MEN Age 15-19
Camilo Garcia, 19, San Antonio (1:21.17); Kenmore Smith, 15, Corpus Christi (1:24.48); Ben Drezek, 17, San Antonio (1:29.32)
Patrick McGrath, 24, San Antonio, 1:23.05; Chris Campos, 24, Houston; Ryan O'Doud, 23, San Antonio.
Darwin Davis, 25, Houston; Chris Campos, 24, Houston (1:20.20); John Bettingham, Laredo, 1:23.57; Brett Herval, 28, Houston, (1:24.07). Age 30-34
Rob Fowler, 31, Uvalde, (1:19.54); Leonard Hargrove, 34, Austin (1:20.10). Joe Lopez, 31, San Antonio (1:22.09).
Ron Larsen, 36, SanAntonio (1:18.36); Mike Buonauguro, 39, San Antonio (1:2Q.44), Karl N. Stewart, 35, Houston, 1:20.51.
David Sing, 40, Austin (1:19.23); Carl Schiele, 40, San Antonio (1:20.40) Marshall Porterfield, 41, Houston, (1:25.39)
Greg Losey, San Antonio, (1:25.13); Tom Newman, 48, San Antonio, (1:25.23); Ridge Williams, 46, Austin (1:28.38)
Clyde Wilson, 51, San Angelo, 1:31.04; Jerry Bales, 53, Bellaire (1:39.32); John Robertson, 51, Burnet (1:41.03)
Max Sanders, 55, San Angelo, (1:37.18); Craig Kugler, 59, Harlingen (1:46.41) Tom Doyle, Houston (1:47.02).
Age 60 and over
Charles Patterson, 63, Austin (1:57.26); Gerald Silber, 64, San Antonio (2:22.04).
Kristie Diemer, 19, Britt, Iowa, (1:59.36);
Landra Fowler, 23, Uvalde (1:29.18); Stephanie Garcia, 24, Austin, (1:43.29); Katie Berry, 20; Seabrook, (1:44.21).
Lisa Watts, 26,
Austin, 1:35.14; Carolyn Dickson, 18,
Cheryl Herval, 28,
Age 30-34 Ellen Humpert,
33, Austin, 1:26.57;
Sharon Sander, 32,
(1:27.34); Cheryl Black, 31,
Age 40-44 Cheryl Davis, 43,
Jan LeBourgeois, Austin, (1:41.01) Colk Kauding, Carrollton (1:44.01).
Trish Lewis,50, Carrollton (1:43.43); M Craig, 49, Fort Worth, (1:54.39)
Judy Fowler, 51, Austin, (1:54.15.) Bot William, 55, Nassau Bay (2:13.16)