New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 1, 2000, New Braunfels, Texas
Friday7, September I, 2000
NB senior softball league forming
Senior citizen softball is forming teams for the fall league in New Braunfels for people age 55 and older.
Slow pitch softball practice sessions will be at 9 a.m. Saturday at Comal Complex on Kuehler Ave beginning Sept. 9. Call Bill Mixon at (830) 907-4020 to sign up.
Retama schedules Labor Dav activities
The two biggest races of the year at Retama Park and many fun Labor Day festivities blast off at 6:45 p.m. on Saturday and continue on Sunday.
Live racing, including the $ 100.000 El Joven for 2-year-old colts and geldings and the $ 100,000 La Senorita for 2-year-old fillies, start at 6:45 p.m. on Saturday. The winning owner of each race will receive about $60,000.
A fireworks show begins after the 10th race (about 9:45 p.m.) on Sunday.
On Sunday, children under 15 are admitted free and adults are $2.50. Parking is $2.
For information, contact Doug Vair at (210) 651-7053.
Golf tournament to benefit children
The Third Annual Golf Scramble, sponsored by the Canyon Lake Shrine Club, tees off at 9 a.m. on Oct. 20 at the Canyon Lake Golf Club.
The tournament benefits the Texas burned and crippled children hospitals.
Entry fees are $50 per person before Oct. 17 and $60 after Oct. 17. Price includes green fees, carts, range balls, beer and sandwiches.
Cash prizes will be award for first, second and third place participants in the first and second flights. Outstanding hole-in-one prizes also will be awarded on each par 3 hole as well as closest-to-the-pins and longest drives.
Reservations can be made at the club or by calling (830) 899-4892.
NB city golf tourney slated for Sept. 15
Entries are being accepted for the City of New Braunfels Golf Championship, Sept. 15-17, at Landa Park Golf Course.
Deadline to sign-up is 5 p.m. Sept. 13 with an entry fee of $25.
The format will be an individual medal play with five flights for men ages 18-61, three flights for men 62 and older and three flights for women.
The tournament is open to Comal, Guadalupe and Hayes County residents. Proof of residence is required.
Atlanta Braves at Houston Astros. 7 p.m. on FXSP.
Atlanta Braves at Houston Astros. 7 p.m. on TBS.
Chicago Cubs at San Francisco Giants. 9:30 p.m. on WGN.
PGA, Air Canada Championship, second round. 3 p.m. on ESPN.
U.S. women vs. Brazil. 7:30 p.m. on ESPN.
U.S. Open, men’s second and women’s third rounds. 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. on USA.
Track and Field
Golden League. 6:30 p.m. on ESPN.
Cowboys’ offense set for Eagles
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By Stephen Hawloms
AP Sports Writer
IRVING — After spending the entire offseason reworking their offense, the Dallas Cowboys spent the entire preseason being careful not to show too much of it.
The curtain comes off Sunday when the Cowboys face the Philadelphia Eagles.
Dallas was so protective of its plans that it went 0-5 in the preseason. Still, coach Dave Campo liked what he saw from his starting offense, even though they scored just four touchdowns in 15 series.
“We feel good about this group, that they can move the football,” said Campo, the former defensive coordinator who replaced fired Chan Gailey in January. “We've got guys who can make plays.
“When you look at the weapons we have, I think that’s the most exciting about the offense.”
Receiver Joey Galloway and tight end Jackie Harris have been added to a unit already featuring Troy Aikman, Emmitt Smith and Raghib Ismail. The new system is similar to what Dallas used when it won Super Bowls following the 1992, ‘93 and ‘95 seasons.
Although Dallas will start the season with its 11 projected starters, the unit has yet to play in a game together. Smith missed the entire preseason with injuries, while tight end David LaFleur and right tackle Erik Williams only played in the
“There are no limitations,” said Smith, the NFL’s active career rushing leader with 13,963 yards. “I’m ready to play. I’m right where I need to be every year.”
The Eagles are putting their future in the hands and legs of McNabb, the second overall pick of last year’s draft.
McNabb started six games late in his rookie season. In limited preseason action, he hit 39-of-63 passes (62 percent)
Eight NB golfers chosen to compete at national tourney
From staff reports
Eight Newr Braunfels youngsters have been selected to compete in Hook a Kid on Golf’s Second Annual Traditions of Golf Challenge national tournament at the Kellogg Golf Course in Peoria, 111., on Sept. 8-10.
They will join 120 other youngsters ages 11-15 from across the country in a unique tournament that stresses the importance of playing skills, along with knowing the history, rules and etiquette of golf.
“We are excited and honored to be selected as one of only 16 communities that will be competing in the Traditions of Golf Challenge,” said Sue Puetz, coach of the New Braunfels team. “The Hook a Kid on Golf program has become a big part of our community and it is great to be involved with a program that focuses on kids learning more than just how to swing a golf club.”
A special feature of the Traditions of Golf Challenge is that in addition to a playing score, each team will earn a “traditions of golf” score based on their knowledge of the rules, etiquette and history of golf. Their playing score and “traditions of golf” score will be combined to determine the overall champion..
Other teams competing are Manitoba, Canada; Tulsa, Okla.; Bloomington, Ind.; Derby, Kan., Ruston, La.; Richmond, Va.; Albuquerque, N. M.; Mt. Prospect, 111.; Aurora, 111.; Washington, DC; Valparaiso, Ind.; Carbondale, 111.; Peoria, 111.; and West Palm Beach, Fla.
The youngsters on the New Braunfels team include Jayme
Front row, from left, Brianna Foerster, Rebecca Stafford, Coach Sue Puetz and Jayme Allison. Back row, from left, D. J. Green, Lillian Ferguson on coach Joe Tafoya’s shoulders, Chris Kopp, Michael Carnes and Kyle Polk.
Allison, Lillian Ferguson, Brianna Foerster, Michael Carnes, D. J. Green, Chris Kopp, Rebecca Stafford and Kyle Polk.
Each of the 16 cities will be represented by an eight-person team at the tournament. Each team will be divided into two foursomes that will play a scramble. The scores of the two foursomes will be combined to determine each city’s final score.
On each hole the teams will be asked a question on a golf rule or on something related to the history of the game. They also w ill be observed on their course etiquette. All of these factors will determine their “traditions of golf” score.
“All the history, rules and etiquette that are a part of golf are what make it such a spe
cial game,” said Senior PGA Tour player Bob Murphy,
Hook a Kid on Golf’s national spokesperson. “To be able to include these aspects of the game in a tournament setting makes for a great junior golf event.”
Murphy will be in Peoria on Sept. 9 to take part in the pretournament activities, which include special clinics, a team mixer with games, a barbecue, and a trick shot exhibition by well-known performer Divot the Clown.
The Traditions of Golf Challenge is being conducted by Hook a Kid on Golf, a program of the West Palm Beach-based National Alliance for Youth Sports. The Alliance is a nonprofit organization that works to provide safe and fun sports for America’s youth.
Hook a Kid on Golf is a free program that offers tee-level clinics - with a starter set of Taylor Made golf clubs - to kids who have never played golf. It is sponsored nationally by the United States Golf Association and locally by businesses who sponsor each participant.
Sundance Golf Course in New Braunfels offered five clinics - of only seven in Texas - this summer, “hooking” more than IOO kids on golf.
Since Hook a Kid on Golf’s inception more than 25,000 youngsters nationwide have been introduced to golf.
To learn more about junior golf opportunities, call Sue Puetz, Sundance’s Site Coordinator for Hook a Kid on Golf at (830) 629-3817.
Local team steer roper wins truck at San Antonio rodeo
By Bryan Adams
Chase Jaroszewski came inches away from taking home three brand new one-ton Dodge trucks from the Booger Barter Rodeo in San Antonio. As it turned out, he claimed just one.
The 16-year-old native of Geronimo and a Navarro High School student, had roped 22 steers in a row without missing in team roping competitions and was coming off a pretty good showing at the C omal County Rodeo where he won $325. That same day, at the rodeo in comal county, Jaroszewski’s friend. Luke Sullivan, convinced him to go to the rodeo in San Antonio the next day.
Despite the early 5 a.m. wake-up call, Chase and his older brother Barry, went with Sullivan to the Booger Barter Rodeo.
“I had the prize money that I had just
won at the Comal County Rodeo so I thought sure, why not?” Jaroszewski said. “The entry fee was $ 130 for each of us and my brother and I won about $650 between us.”
The first round on Saturday went pretty well for Chase. On his first run with his brother he recorded a time close to eight seconds, which was good enough to place him in the top IO.
His second run he was teamed up with Sullivan. He improved his time by almost I 1/2 seconds and ended up with two times in the top IO.
“After the first day we were in seventh and eighth,” Jaroszewski said.
Jaroszewski did so well the first day that the officials informed hint first thing Sunday that his rating was going to be bumped up from one (beginner) to two.
Sean Elliott announces his return to Spurs
By MICHELLE Kodin
Associated Press Writer
SAN ANTONIO — Saying he feels great a year after a kidney transplant and wants the challenge of basketball in his life, Sean Elliott announced Thursday that he will return to the San Antonio Spurs for at least one more season.
The 32-year-old forward, who made an unprecedented comeback by rejoining his team last March, said he’s just not ready to retire.
“I love the challenge. I need something to challenge me,” said Elliott, a standout perimeter player who helped the Spurs win their first NBA title in 1999. “I think a lot of guys are like that. We just love to go out there and play the game.
“I’d say a majority of the people in this league retire because they can’t play anymore. I can still play.”
The 6-foot-8 Elliott, who is entering his 12th NBA season, reportedly will earn $5 million this year, the final year of his contract. He said he has made no decisions about playing beyond this year.
Elliott become the first professional athlete in a major sport to return to competition following a kidney transplant when he came back for the final weeks of last season, but never regained top form. He averaged six points and 2.5 rebounds in 19 games, well down from his career averages of 14.7 points and 4.4 rebounds.
“You have to remember that he sat and didn’t play for a very long time,” Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said. “He was rusty, for lack of a better term. He’s been playing this summer. He stayed in
Geronimo native and Navarro High School student Chase Jaroszewski, 16, stands next to his new one-ton Dodge truck that he won at the Booger Barter Rodeo in San Antonio for placing second in calf roping.