New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 27, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas
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The Canyon Middle School girts' coaches are offering a four-day sports camp, which includes volleyball and basketball. June 9-12.
Participants will be taught the fundamental skills of the two sports, along with dnlls to practice them. Only the first 50 ncoming seventh-graders will be accepted Girls who plan to tryout for volleyball and basketball at the middle school are encouraged to attend. The registration fee is $55.
For more information or to register, call Jeanne Flores or Kathy Hickey at 625-7335 or Mr. McElroy at 625-1295.
Camp T Minis 1997
Camp Tennis '97 is set for June 2-6 and 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.
Fisher, VoUbrecht train for one-way relay
Race is tune-up for the Advantage Texas Triathlon
Special to the Herald-Zeitung
SAN ANTONIO — Twenty runners from South Texas w ill make a one-way run from the airport Advantage Rent-A-Car to the capital in Austin on June I in preparation for the Advantage Texas Triathlon.
The unique one-way relay promotes both Advantage s One-Way rentals and kicks off a call for athletes for the Advantage Texas Triathlon on June 13 in Boerne.
The One-Way relay Team will feature athletes from Boerne, New Braunfels, Seguin, Schertz, San Marcos, Selma and Del Rio, passing the baton up the corridor to Austin — a distance of more than 90 miles.
Local runners Diana VoUbrecht and Jeremy Fisher, a winner at last weekend^ Schlitterbahn Three Parks run in the wheelchair division, will be representing New Braunfels.
VoUbrecht has been running for 12 years and Fisher recently returned from competition in Australia and is a junior wheelchair road racer.
“Both Diana VoUbrecht and Jeremy Fisher are rem; *kable athletes and we are glad they could
both take part in the day,” race organizer Bert Whitaker said.
Proceeds from the Advantage Texas Triathlon benefit Roy Maas* Youth Alternatives — The Meadowlands, a long-term residential facility for more than 60 children who have been victims of abuse, neglect or abandonment.
The triathlon is set for July 13 in Boerne, with the one-mile swim on a triangular course at Boerne Lake.
The 6.4 mile run is partially off road from the lake into the Town Plaza of Boerne.
from the second transition area, racers then embark on a 21-mile bike loop through the Hill
Country and back to the Plaza.
The triathlon is sanctioned by USA Triathlon.
The event will also have a relay division for athletes of mixed abilities, giving them the opportunity to race on the same team as ablebodied athletes.
The signature team, featuring Olympic gold medalist Josh Davis and Paralympic gold medalist Ross Davis, will lead the way in the triathlon, thanks to Warm Springs Rehabilitation System.
For information on either participating or volunteering,, call Whitaker at (210) 885-2178.
Academy Suvnmw Camp
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
TUI 9—ball Camp
Texas Lutheran University's 1997 Baseball Camp will have three sessions in June, The camp is open to players ages 7 to 18, and is held on campus at Mark Isbel Field.
The cost for the camp is $60.
A $40 norvrefundable deposit, required to reserve a space in the camp, is due by Saturday Registrations are accepted up to the start of the first day of each session.
For more information, call (210) 372-8124 or (210) 372-8081.
Registrations are now being taken at the Landa Recreation Center for Camp Thunderduck. Enrollment will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis until all spaces are filled.
This popular program provides children ages 6 to 12 with a variety of fun-filled activities. Participants may register for up to three of the following sessions: June 2-13, June 16-27, July 7-11, July 14-25 and July 28 to Aug 8 All sessions will meet from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday. The fee for each two-' week session is $80 The fee for session three, which is one week, is $40 One half of the registration fee is due at time of registration. Phone or mail reservations will not be accepted.
For more information, call the recreation center at 608-2167.
C#wp Thunderduck Senior
The Parks and Recreation Department will be offering a four-day camp for youth ages 13 to 15, which will continue the Camp Thunderduck tradition of fun and excitement Camp Thunderduck Senior will be held from 8 a m. to 3 p.m. June 30 to July 3 at the Landa Recreation Center The fee is $32 per participant.
Registration is currently being accepted at the Landa Recreation Center on a first-come, first-served basis and will continue until all spaces are filled.
For more information, call the recreation center at 608-2167
Herald-Zotung photos by Michael Daman
Memorial Day weekend signals the unofficial start of summer, and it brings thousands of thrill-seekers to the area each year. Above and right, a few of the many rafters on the Guadalupe River take in fun and tun.
Clemens gets ninth win at Rangers’ expense
TORONTO (AP) — Texas Rangers manager Johnny Oates has seen plenty of Roger
Clemens over lisiiittliMBil
showed Oates something new.
“I don’t know if I’ve seen him pitch better,” Oates said. “I’ve seen him throw better, but pitching and throwing are different. He was up, he was down, he was out. I’m not positive, but I thought I even saw one kitchen sink.”
Clemens (9-0) became the majors’
Berkman’s bat helps Owls get CWS berth
LUBBOCK (AP) — What a hoot The Rice Owls are in the College World Series for the first time.
“It really hasn’t sunk in yet,” Lance Berkman said Sunday after Rice beat Southwest Missouri State 25-6 to win the Central Regional. “When we realize we’re going to Omaha, it will be great. Hopefully, we can go there and make some noise.”
The Owls (47-14), especially Berkman, made lots of noise in Lubbock, Texas, collecting 25 hits against SW Missouri State.
Berkman, a Canyon High School graduate, was 4-for-5 with two homers and four RBls.
first nine-game winner with a four-hitter over seven innings and the Toronto Blue Jays matched their season high in runs and hits with an 8-1 victory over the Rangers on Monday night.
Despite a blister on his pitching thumb that tore open in the second inning, Clemens gave up one run, struck out seven and walked four to lower his AL leading ERA lo 1.81. His 9-0 start is the second best in club history to Dennis Lamp’s 11 -0 season in 1985.
“When it tore it actually felt better,”
Clemens said. “It wasn’t a blood blister. I already have new skin growing underneath.”
Up by eight runs after two innings, Clemens said his concern was not getting too complacent.
“You just can’t wind up and throw even with that kind of lead,” he said. “You’ve got to go right after them.” The Blue Jays, who have had trouble scoring runs this season, put up four in each of the first two innings.
Orlando Merced keyed a nine-batter first inning with his fifth home run of the season, and Ruben Sierra, who
went 3-for-3, singled in a run before Alex Gonzalez singled home two for a 4-0 lead.
Ed Sprague hit his ninth home run of the season, a two-out, two-run shot to left in the second, and Sierra added a run-scoring triple before coming home on shortstop Benji Gil’s fielding error for an 8-0 advantage.
“That was nice to see,” Blue Jays manager Cito Gaston said. “We have n’t had too many games this season when we’ve had that kind of early Ie. d. I think everybody enjoyed it. I know Roger did.”
Bonds has a busy Memorial Day
Giants’ slugger hits game-winning homer
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — One intentional walk wasn’t enough to get around Barry Bonds.
Bonds capped a three-hit performance with a leadoff home run in the ninth inning, and the San Francisco Giants beat the Houston Astros 4-3 Monday.
“He’s the best hitter in baseball and he showed why,” Houston’s Jeff Bagwell said.
Its also why Bonds, a three-time MVP, has drawn a league-leading 47 walks, including an intentional pass in San Francisco’s three-run second. That paid off for the Astros when Jeff Kent struck out to end the inning.
The problem was the Astros could
n’t take the bat out of Bonds’ hands all the time. While his singles in the first and seventh didn’t do any damage, the Astros ran out of luck in ninth, when Bonds’ drove a 1-0 offering from Jose Lima (0-3) into the right-field bleachers for his eighth home run.
“He’s such a good hitter,” Lima said. “He saw two changes in a row and he hit the second one. The second one was a strike and that’s what he was looking for.”
San Francisco manager Dusty Baker said Bonds served notice in recent games that he was regaining his hitting form.
“He’s been swinging the bat better and we just knew it was a matter of time,” Baker said. “Nobody is better in those situations than Barry Bonds. It was a great piece of hitting.” Bonds’ patience was tested early this season by a steady diet of walks
‘K feels good for mo to finally help this team a little
— Giants outfielder Barry Bonds
and junk pitches, but lately he’s been more selective.
“It’s been happening, man,” said Bonds, who is batting .320 (16-50) over his last 15 games. His three-hit performance raised his overall average to .265.
“It feels good for me to Finally help this team a little bit,” said Bonds.
Julian Tavarez (1-2) got the final out in the top of the ninth to pick up his first National League win. Tavarez spent four seasons with Cleveland before he was traded to the Giants last November in the Matt Williams deal.
Bulldogs finish in seventh
From staff reports
TULSA, Okla. —The Texas Lutheran mens’ golf team came home from the NA1A National Championships with a seventh-place finish last weekend.
The Bulldogs had rounds of 297, 291, 303 and 310 for a total c f 1,201.
Senior Jeff Lamp, who was in second place after the first round finished fifth with a total of 289.
Lamp received All-America honors for the third consecutive row by virtue of his placing in the top 15.
He had rounds of 68, 73, 74 and 74 for a total of 289.
Sophomore Phil Schmidt finished IO strokes behind Lamp in 21st place. Freshman David Burbidge was 51st at 306 and senior Randy Martinez was 84th at 317.
Senior Adam Olson was 88th with a four-round total of 320.
Miami takes Game 4 from Bulls
MIAMI (AP) — Miami coach Pat Riley says it is time for the NBA to reel in Chicago’s Dennis Rodman.
“I think it’s the most ridiculous thing to come along and we
pander to it”
Riley said after Monday’s Game 4, when Rodman and the Heat’s Alonzo Mourning wrestled to the floor. “The league knows it and they let him get awa) with it. He takes a half dozen cheaf shots a game ”
"Zo vs. the Worm” played a centra role in the Heat’s 87-80 victor) Monday to avoid a Fasten Conference finals sweep
Rodman and Mourning went lo tin floor with 8:14 left in the fourth quar ter while battling for the ball “He’s out there trying to poke mj eyes out," Rodman said. “He got un in a headlock, trying to hit me, tim and that. ... lies just a young kid lh doesn’t know how to play the gaun of basketball ”
Rodman, whose hair these days i rambow-hued, hid ially dressed in tin locker room showers for about It minutes before b 'ing escorted fron the arena by a bodyguard. He wa razzed by Heat fans throughout th< second half.
Replays showed Mourning tappinj Rodman on the head before Rile; separated the two players.
“I had a real hard time getting then apart,” Riley said. “I had to get a knc in there, I had to get my arms in there and they were saying everything ti one another.”
Rodman’s streak of technical foul in every one of the Bulls’ playol games continued when a double tech meal was called following the altei cation.
Mourning, who scored IS point and pulled down 14 rebounds, had Iii tie to say about it.
“It’s unfortunate we got tied up, Mourning said. “In that situation, th referees made the right decision. . I’m just glad it didn’t affect the oui come of the game ”
Rodman had 13 points and I rebounds.