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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 7, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas 5 O Heraid-Zeitung a Tuesday, October 7,1997 Sports Day ■ To talk with Sports Editor Tom Erickson about Sports Day, call 625-9144, Ext. 223. Readers can send e-mail to -Sports Day The Press Comal County Sports (Events are listed according to timeliness and as space allows) Registrations now are being accepted for the New Braunfels Little League girls' fastpitch softball fall bail program. The league is open to girts ages 14 and under. All games will be played at the Common Street fields. Registration forms are available at Vivroux Sporting Goods. For more information, call Dennis Harborth at 609-7912 or Jon Ellis at 629-0294. The Second Annual New Braunfels International Open is scheduled for Sunday at the John Newcombe Tennis Ranch Adults will compete in doubles matches and juniors will compete in singles matches Registration is $20 per doubles team. $15 per members doubles team and $8 for juniors The deadline for registrations is Thursday. Entry fees must accompany all entries, and no telephone entries will be accepted Ray is scheduled to begin at 1:30 p m on Sunday For more information, call Tom Browntail at 643-0404 NFL Qatorad# Punt, Pats and Kftok competition The New Braunfels Parks and Recreation Department will sponsor an NFL Gatorade Punt. Pass and Kick competition Saturday at Prince Soims Park The competition is free and open to boys and girls ages 8 to 15 Registrations will be accepted at through Friday at the Landa Recreation Center or from 9 to 9 45 a rn Saturday at the competition site The competition will begin at 10 a rn Each participant must provide a copy of hts or her birth certificate or baptismal record at time of registration Cleats and/or turf shoes may not be worn For more information, call G06-2167 Sis. Plier and Faut CVO Sports volleyball tourney Sis Peter and Paul CYO Sports will sponsor an adult coed volleyball tournament for parents coaches and parishioners on Saturday in the church gym. Registration is $10 per per SOO Rease call in teams to either Anthony Klar at 609-1694 or Daryl Pawelek at 606-4334. Vaunt LNa Carnal County golf tournament The first annual Young Life Comal County Golf Tournament is set for Monday at Landa Park Golf Course All proceeds benefit Young Life and the teenagers who participate rn its programs The tournament will be a four-person scramble with a I p rn shotgun start. The $35 entry tee includes green fees, cart, dinner and prizes For more information or to register, call the Young Life office at 625-1212 Garden flirt pa Golf Cantar Classes for beginning golfers will be offered on Wednesdays and Saturdays beginning Oct 15 at the Garden Ridge Golf Center PGA pro John Clay will teach the classes, which run from 7:30 to 8 30 p m. on Wednesdays and from 11 30 am to 12:30 p m. on Saturdays Each session will cost $15 For more information, call (210) 661-4653 Champs no more: Indians send Yankees home CLEVELAND (AP) — After decades of chasing the New York Yankees, the Cleveland Indians finally caught them. Up next, a modern-day nuisance: the Baltimore Orioles. Cleveland is going back to the AL championship series few the second time in three years. This time, it’s a surprise. Few believed the Indians would get past the powerful Yankees for a shot at reversing last year’s first-round postseason loss to the Orioles. After Cleveland advanced with a 4-3 victory in Game 5 Monday night, believers suddenly abound. “I think it’s more of a relief celebration than a ‘We won something’ celebration,’’ said Orel Hershiser, who won Game 4 to extend the seasorrone more day. “We’re relieved to win.” The Indians won this one for Bob Feller and Bob Lemon and Jim Hegan — and all those teams that kept losing to the dreaded Yankees. Cleveland finished second to New York five times in the 1950s. In 1954, the Indians won a record 111 games, but got swept in the World Series by another New York team — the Giants. Whiqh is better? Beating the Yankees, or getting another shot at Baltimore, which ousted the Indians in the first round last year? “It’s always nice to beat the world champions,” said Omar Vizquel, who won Game 4 with a ninth-inning single and drove the Yankees crazy with his defense and baserunning the entire series. “And I think we owe Baltimore something,” he added. “Last year, they beat us at home, and it’s tough not to get to where you want to go.” Jose Mesa was on the mound when the Indians* postseason effectively ended a year ago. Roberto Alomar hit a 12th-inning homer off the Cleveland closer at Jacobs Field to send the Indians, winners of 99 games, out of the playoffs in four games. Fittingly, Mesa got the final five outs Monday night for his first postseason save since Game 5 of the 1995 World Series. Berme Williams flied out to Brian Giles in left field — where Albert Belle used to roam — bartend A tew1** 3 moans wvt anoa and Mesa dropped to his knees, pounding the ground. Alomar ran to. the mound and pounced on Mesa, perhaps the biggest reason the Indians went to the World Series two years ago. “It was real good for me to be out there for the last out in the ninth inning,” said Mesa, who talked with reporters for the first time since being acquitted of a rape charge in April. “After all that I’ve been through, still the fans were there for me. I said to myself that I’ve got to do it one more time for die fans.” Before Mesa, Mike Jackson and Paul Assenmacher shut down the Bronx Bombers, 21-year-old rookie Jaret Wright dazzled them again. Wright, who won Game 2 at Yankee Stadium, beat Andy Pettitte and the Yankees once more. “I don’t know if you would call me the star of the series,” Wright said. “We’ve got 24 other guys in Ais balled” Net minders of V UU won valley junior Lauren Strickland (24) and ac nj or Christy Badman (23) reach up to block a shot in last week's match with Dei Vade. The Rangers will try to improve on their 6-0 efts- ■ tnci record tonight in Bastrop. Heratt-Zwtung photo by Mfchael DamaH McCallum beats Rangers at home From staff reports SMITHSON VALLEY — The Rangers lost their first match in nearly a month Saturday, falling to Austin McCallum 15-5, 15-8 at home. Smithson Valley's last loss had come in the Austin ISD tournament in early September. SVHS then began a seven-match win streak with a victory against Madison on Sept. 9. The Rangers (19-10) will resume district play tonight at Bastrop. SVHS has a perfect 6-0 record in District 28-4A matches. McC allum (24-0) was led by Jessica Doss, who had 11 kills and four blocks. Julie Boatright added 25 assists and Amy Hyman had two aces. Riley Shipley led the Rangers with seven kills and Christy Badman had 18 assists. Cann Cunningham paced the defense with five digs and Amber Steubing had two blocks. Tiffany McCoy recorded an ace, and the Rangers hit on % percent of their serv es. Cong—* on tho way up after Saturday moot BANDERA — Canyon’s cross country team showed steady improvement last Saturday at their meet in Bandera, as each runner improved their times by at least one minute The junior varsity girls’ team finished fifth and was led by Amber Dombusch, who finished 19th with a time of 14:36. Also running were Anna Sports Briefs Friesenhahn (32nd, 15:28), Jenny Petrie (39th, 16:12), Rim Owens (43rd, 16:27) and Janet Pomeroy (48th, 16:52). John Rennedy was 43rd in the JV boys’ race, followed by Jonathan Pliego (45th, 20:28) and James Moos (49th, 21:00). , Amanda Rivas, running in / the varsity girls’ race, was 39th with a time of 14:26. Amber Holguin finished 44th at 14:34. Dustin Hungerford was 39th in the varsity boys’ race with a time of 18:12, followed by Hunter Leber, (43rd, 18:18). liNUA D*--- WD na go vial a union sixth at tournament CORPUS CHRISTI — The New Braunfels High School golf team competed at the two-day Corpus Christi Fall Classic last weekend and finished sixth out of 16 teams. The first round was played at Rings Crossing, with Ae final round at Padre Isles Country Club. Michael Schaeffer shot rounds of 78 and 73 and finished sixth at 151. Josh Speck fired a 78 and 83 for 161 and Stuart Griffin was at 173 after rounds of 87 and 86. Also competing for the Unicorns were Hagan Coble (87-92-179) and John Ray (86-97-183). NBHS has one more tournament remaining on its fall schedule. The Unicorns began the fall season Sept. 26 and 27 . at Victoria. Unicom junior varsity team suffers first loss of season From start reports I he New Braunfels junior varsity suffered its first loss of the year to Judson on Thursday 24-18. The Unicorns were drrwn 7-0 before Brad VI arse bal I scored on a I -yard run just before halftime Marse hat Is touchdown was set up by a 30-yard pass from Mike Garcia to Erie Sultemcier The Rockets blocked the extra point and led 7-6 at the halt Daniel Strange scored the Unicorns’ second the third touch-downs in the second halt Strange’s last touchdown was set up by a 33- yard pass from Sui.emoter to C »xiy Chapman Strange came into the game tor Jared Tellers, who was injured in the third quarter (larcia replaced Andy Schmid, who was hurt in the second quarter Cody I rben and Wes Clark cash recovered tumbles for the Unicom defense, and David Mendenhall and Aaron Stoll each had an interception. New Braunfels (4-1 overall. 1-1 in district games) also got strong play from Joel Gonzales, Scott Wilson. Harold Sanchez, Mitch Camarillo. Neel Mayo, Justin McGilvrey and Aaron Jones The Unicorns began district play wiA a 53-0 win against Lee on Sept 26. The offensive line — Geoffrey Hangartner. Stephen Conran, Jason Crisp, Nathan Rader and Andy Velasquez helped New Braunfels score five rushing touchdowns. Fellers scored on runs of 15 and 50 yards. Strange scored on a 30-yard run and Abraham Martinez reached the end zone on a 6-yard run. Murray Holden scored on a I-yard run and connected with Sultemcier on a 70-yard touchdown pass. Sultemcier also returned a Lee punt 64 yards for a touchdown. Clay Coleman kicked a 22-yard field goal and was 3-for-3 on extra point attempts. Michael Garcia was also perfect on PAT*, going 2-for-2. CHS tth White 17, Con laten 19 The Canyon Cougars beat Gt nzales 17-13 last T hursday in freshman football Wes Zunker kicked a 37-y?'d field goal on Canyon’s opening possession, but the Apaches cam* back to take a 7-3 lead. Canyon regained the lead in the third quarter when Garrett Burnell caught a 23-yard pass from Wes Michalec for a touchdown /uniters extra point gave the Coofs a 10-7 lead. The Apaches scored on their next possession but missed the extra point. * Gonzales then led 13-IO. Burnell put Canyon ahead for good on a 20-yard run in the fourth quarter Zunker hit Ae PAT for a 17-13 advantage. The Cougars were led on offense by Trey Caraway, O C. Olivera, Chad Dugie and Aaron Watts. Canyon’s defense was led by Ryan Mechler, Victor Gutierrez, Beau Dawkins and Ryle Heitkamp. Canyon will play at Smithson Valley on Thursday Broncos are last of NFL’s unbeatens after crushing Pats Broncos 34 Patriots 13 DENVER (AP) John Elway proved once and for all he’s not a one-man show ETway threw two first-half interceptions and by halftime was 7-of-l5 foe 61 yards — figures that would have doomed Denver teams of the past But while the Hall of Fame-bound quarterback was struggling, Terrell Davis ran for |7| yards and Rod Smith made like L ynn Swann, leaping high over defenders to pull down 47-and 40-yard reception* The Broncos defense, meanwhile, shut out the NKUs No. 2-rated oflense in the second half, and the result was a 34-13 romp over the New England Patriots on Monday night In a battle of the NHY last remaining unbeat en teams, the Broncos posted their 10th straight win over the Patriots, who are the defending AFC champions a designation the Broncos felt would be theirs until a shocking first-round playoff loss to Jacksonville last January “This game might have big implications down the line,’’ Elway said. “To be tested like we were tonight by a good football team that went to the Super Bow I last year, it answers a lot of questions “We still have a long way to go, and our schedule gets tougher But we feel good being where we are." Two big defensive plays by Denver linebacker John Mobley, who finished wiA 13 tackles, helped stake the Broncos to a 14-0 first-quarter lead Mobley forced a fumble, ending a Patriots drive at the Denver 25, and Davis, the NFL rushing leader, capped a subsequent 75-yard touchdown drive with a 2-yard run. Less than two minutes later, Mobley intercepted a pass from Drew Bledsoe and returned it 13 yards for a touchdown. The second quarter, however, belonged to the Patriots Safety Willie Clay twice intercepted Elway, setting up Bledsoe’s 44-yard TD pass to Ret A Byars and a field goal by Adam Vinatien Another field goal cut the deficit lo 14-13 at halftime Denver responded by scoring on its first three possessions of the Aird quarter. Elway passed 30 yards to Smith and then sneaked the final yard for a 21-13 lead A 39-yard pass-interference penalty against Pats cornerback Jimmy Hitchcock set up the first of two field goals by Scott Bentley, playing in his first NFL game because of an injury last week to Jason Elam. Then Smith beat Ty Law on a 47-yard reception to set up Davis’ I -yard run wiA 1:59 left in the period, making it 31-13. Davis gained 114 of hts 171 yards in the second half. “He just gets stronger and stronger as the game goes on,” Elway said. “When we need some first downs, he’s the guy we want to give it to. HcY able to put the dagger in a little bit deeper" Davis said Ae “passing game was a little off, so I had to keep Ae offense going and take the pressure off Ac quarterback." ;