New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 9, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas
Comal County Sports
5 Cl Herald-Zeitung 3 Tuesday, September 9,1997
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(Events are listed according to timeliness and as space allows)
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The second annual Mental Health/Mental Retardation Golf Tournament is set for Saturday at Sundance Golf Course.
All proceeds benefit the Comal County Mental Health/Mental Retardation Center. The tournament will be a four-person scramble with an 8 a.m. shotgun start.
. The $50 entry fee includes golf, cart, lunch and prizes. For more information, call Chris Johnson at 643-6744.
MB Girls Softball Association mooting
The New Braunfels Girls Softball Association will conduct its year-end meeting at 7 p m. Monday at the Church of
All coaches and interested persons are encouraged to attend Topics to be discussed include the election of officers, by-law changes and old and new business.
Coots Light Summor Slam Softball Toumamont
The 1997 Coots Light Summer Slam Softball tournament is set for Sect. 20 at the Seguin Softball Complex.
The tournament is open to men s Class C-D teams with one designated home run hitter. For more information or to enter, call 609-6247 or (210) 738-9324 The deadline for alt entries is 5 p m on Sept 17
NBJGA fund-raisors I
The New Braunfels Junior Golf Association currently is participating in two fund-raisers. with IOO percent of the proceeds going to its members Pledges of one cent or more per birdie scored during the La Canters Texas Open (Sept 15-21) in San Antonio are being accepted on behalf of the Birdies for Charity'' drive. . NBJGA also is selling Texas Open tickets for $5 off the regular gate price The $10 ticket is good for any one day of the tournament.
Tickets are available at Sundance Golf Course,
Northcliffe Country Club, or by calling Joe Tafoya at 625-6881. j NBJGA members also will be accepting pledges and selling tickets at area courses during the next two weekends. Funds raised will benefit the scholarship and general funds.
Refugio Festival of tho Flags Volleyball tourney
Co-ed outdoor volleyball teams are invited to participate in Refugio’s Festival of the Flags Volleyball tournament on Oct. 4 and 5.
The deadline for registration is Sept 21. Team members must be at least 15 years old.
Tile entry fee is $30 per team.
Trophies will be awarded to the winning teams, with all proceeds going to the Refugio Boys and Girls Club.
For more information or to register, call (512) 526-4467 after 5 p.m.
Third annual Geronimo SK run/1.5 mile walk
The third annual Geronimo 5K run/1.5 mile walk is scheduled for 8 arn on Oct. 11 at Navarro High School. The early registration fee is $12 per runner. Registration is $15 on race day.
Proceeds from the race benefit the Navarro High School cross country and track teams. Awards wii! be given to first-, second- and third-place finishers in each age group and first place male and female walkers.
Ail participants will receive a commemorative T-shirt.
For more information, call Eva Tannehill, race director, at (830) 303-0322 or Coaoi Steve Zaleski at 606-3952.
Special to the Herald-Zeitung
Fifty-seven New Braunfels Junior Golf Association members gathered at the executive links Sundance Golf Course on Sunday to compete in an all-level tournament, with Josh Speck’s score of 69 taking first in the Gold A division.
Speck was closely trailed by Jon-Michael Ecker after the first nine, but a birdie on No. 16 finalized the win. Speck totaled seven pars to Ecker’s eight. Ecker finished with 71 for second.
In the Silver A division, also hitting off blue tees, Ben Smock took a three-stroke lead (Mi his two competitors, with five pars and a birdie on No. 8 for 31 after nine.
Both Jeff Kovalcik and Gatlyn McDonald racked up four pars on the front side, with Kovalcik^ 34 one up on McDonald’s 35.
When Smock fell into a pattern of four bogeys on the back side, McDonald heated up by sinking five consecutive pars to come within one stroke of the lead.
Kovalcik added four more pars on the final nine to gain one stroke to match his front nine score. Smock held on to the lead, finishing at 66, despite pars by Kovalcik and McDonald on
Hole No. 18.
McDonald placed second with 67, followed by Kovalcik at 68.
Mike Wallace also took a one-stroke win with his total of 70 for first in the Blue A division.
Wallace not only celebrated six pars but scored birdie on holes 4 and 5. Walt Harris of San Marcos matched Wallace’s front nine score of 34 but lost one stroke on the back side to place second with 71.
Harris and third-place finisher Cody Teer opened with birdies, with Harris going (Mi to nail seven pars to Teer’Is four. Teer finished at 75, followed by Stephanie Barry with 79.
Hitting from white tees, the Gold B division was taken by Jason Prey.
Frey took the lead after nine with five pars and a birdie on No. 9 for 32 but was chased by Colin Johnson with a par on No. I and birdies on No. 2 and 9 for 33.
Kenneth Power was just one back at 34, landing four pars and a birdie on No.2.
Frey’s 35 on die back nine gave him 67 for first place, six strokes ahead of the field.
Power went on to take second with 73, while Dillion Scott’s seven pars totaled 74 for third, just edging out Johnson at 75 and Christine
Treanor with 76.
The Silver ti division recorded the most remarkable scores of the day, when Ashley Schneider shot a three-over-par 61 for first place. From the red tees, Schneider shot a nearperfect score of 29 on the front nine, sinking two bogeys, five pars and two birdies.
Matt Lackey matched at 29 with one bogey, seven pars and a birdie (Mi No. 4, while Orlando Sanchez came in at 32 with a birdie on No. I and four additional pars.
Schneider and Lackey ran neck-in-neck on the back nine, with Schneider adding four more pars and a birdie on No. IO to total 32.
Lackey sizzled on the final nine—parring eight consecutive holes but was tripped up on the final hole to come in one back at 33.
Lackey finished with a four-over-62 for second place, while Sanchez racked up five pars and a birdie on Hole No. 14 to take third at 63.
Four other Silver B players—James Pledger (66), Keith Britton (68), Andrew Flores IV (68),and Brian Sharp (69) — shot in the 60’s.
In the nine hole Blue B division, NBMS seventh-grader Andrew Scott took first by landing four pars to total 34 for a three-stroke victory.
Josh Gaines sunk two pars for 37 and second
place, while Casey Dudley shot 38 for third.
Josh Prewitt was one back with three pars for
In the beginner division, hitting from modified tees, it wasTommy Crawford’s five pars for 35 that took a one-stroke victory for first place in the Gold C division. t
Tyler Waite finished second with 36, sinking pars on No. I, 5, and 9, followed by San Antonio’s Cody Gates at 42 for third.
Heather Lohmeier took fourth at 43, and Hardy Purvis IV placed fifth at 45.
In the Silver C group, Travis Adame took first with 38, parring No.l. Kyle Richey captured second place after winning a tiebreaker with third place finisher Kyle Gates. Both shot 43 for nine.
Christopher Kopp finished at 44 for first in the Blue C division, just one up on Logan Schneider and Travis Turner. Turner won the tiebreaker, giving him second, followed by Schneider in third and Scott Quick fourth.
In the final division, the Blue C-l, three NBJGA newcomers took home trophies.
Colby Swamis 44 placed first, Chris Gerhardt took second with 46, and Ryan Vessell placed third at 48.
Canyon cross counivy town sends 1B to Unvotes Psvfc
SEGUIN — Fifteen members of the Canyon High School cross country team competed in a meet last Saturday at Starcke Park.
Three runners ran in the varsity races and 13 participated in the junior varsity division.
Brandon Roberts was the Cougars’ lone representative in the boys’ varsity race. He finished with a time of 21:02.
Competing in the beys’ JV race were Dustin Hungerford (20:14), Hunter Leber (20:15) and Jonathan Pliego (24.30).
Jennifer Harlos and Amber Holguin represented Canyon in die girls’ varsity division. Harlots ran the two-mile course in 14:10 and Holguin finished with a time of 16:02.
In the girts* JV race, Amanda Rivas finished 66th out of a field of 400 with a time of 14:25. Amber Dornbusch was 83rd at 14:42.
Also miming were Anna Friesenhahn (15:38), Janet Pomeroy (16.22). Jenny Petrie (16.24), Rachel O'Brien (16:43), Katie Krejci (17:00), Kimberly Owen* (17.36) and Karen Pomeroy (2109).
SVHS JV football shuts out
From staff reports
The Smithson Valley junior varsity football team started the year with a 14-0 victory against Marble Falls. Mike Hoge scored the Rangers* first touchdown with a I-yard run in the first quarter.
Tim Blount scored the second and final TD for Smithson Valley on a 30-yard pass from Matt Woodchuck in the second quarter. Ian Flores added both extra points.
The second half was scoreless for both teams. Blake Jones, Man Julian, Matt Kelly, Cody Regan and Woodcock all had strong performances on offense.
Jason Chapel, Blount, Raymond Devore and Jared Heckendom led the way for the Ranger defense.
SndttMon Valley “A" 35, Martha Fates 0
The freshman **A” team traveled to Marble Falls last Thursday and returned with a 36-0 victory.
Michael Moxley scored the first touchdown of the season, but the extra point was no good. Moxley scored again on the next series, and the point after again was missed.
Late in the second quarter, quarterback Cody Fuller hit David Krawcynzki for a touchdown and Michael Graham scored the two-point conversion. Ben Martin scored the Rangers’ final TD and Ryan Beyer added the two-point conversion on a pass from Jared Little.
The defense shut out the Mustang offense and was led by Chris Van Kleef, Blake Jackson and Michael Graham. Ryan Yates and Ben Davis each had interceptions.
QihwIh 14, tmlth—i VaHty “T 5
The freshman “B” team lost to Gonzales 14-8 last Saturday morning. Ryan Humes scored the only Ranger touchdown on a 70-yard pass from Chris Schaal. Chase Thompson converted the extra point. Brandon Williams and Fernando Gutierrez
Four WM golfers qualified for the regional round in the
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Championship. Robert Damarodas (left), Roger Rodriguez (center) and Joe Luna will compaa on Sept. 27 at Onion Creak Club in
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|l- Gloria Coak-Mary Jo King, San Antonio 2. Sally Armstrong Miry Jim Murphy, Sin Antonio
net two victories
From staff reports
led the way for the defense, and Kent Lain had the game s only interception.
The freshman *‘B” team will play Clemens at IO a.m. Saturday at home.
Canyon JV 5, ■nvtete 0
The Cougar junior varsity team defeated Beeville 6-0 Thursday night. The Cougar defense dominated the game, allowing Beeville just three first downs.
The defense was led by linebacker Gilbert Alejos, defensive linemen Jeff Hodges and David Garrett and defensive backs Jay Vcrner, Chip Adams and Travis Wibracht.
The Cougar offense overcame many mistakes from the first half to mount a 65-yard, six-minute scoring drive in the second half. Gilbert Alejos capped the drive with a 10-yard run.
Tile offensive line was led by center Brandon Albrecht and guard Mike Harper.
Others having a good game were Andrew Felsing, Josh Graham and Joseph Bamentes
The Smithson Valley tennis team improved to 3-1 with victories against both Fredericksburg and Lampasas.
The Rangers, began Uje day wit^ a ftau. against fifedeiiekstourgrHAS. Zinnia Dermis won the last match to secure die victory.
The boys’ team played its strongest tennis of the season, winning six of nine matches.
Fredericksburg got the better of the Ranger girls, winning four of the six singles matches and one of three doubles matches.
In its second match of the day, Smithson Valley beat Lampasas 17-1.
SVHS lost just one match against Lampasas and swept the Badgers in boys’ doubles, girls’ singles and girls’ doubles.
The Rangers will face Del Valle at Canyon High School at 4 p.m. today and will play in the Northside tournament this weekend.
consolation final ta Judson
SAN ANTONIO — The Canyon High School volleyball team beat Alamo Heights in its consolation semifinal match Saturday in the SAISD tournament hut lost to Judson in the finals.
The Cougarettes (9-5) beat the Mules 13-15, 15-4, 15-7 before losing to the Rockets 15-9,9-15,16-14.
Canyon’s Tiffany Weidner was named to the All-Tournament team and Amie Barranco was named the tournament’s most outstanding
Naif Braunfels Dupiicm Srtdgs Toumamsnt
Sunday Stratiflighted Opm (20 Turn)
1. Pat Hood-CaroM Dawktns-Georga Dawkins. Austin. Georgs P*k. Manchaca
2 Diane OteorvE X SnoveHMI Wallar, San Antonio. Donna McBnda, Kerrville
Sunday StraMUghtsd i-C-0 Stratum •
1 Bitty Dale Jr -Bdy Broyiee-Joan Buren-Jo Eta Bott, Junction
2. Anne Hinton, Wen, Dortby Rtppatein, Venine luthnnger. Kames City; Usa Hays. San Antonio
Sunday StrablUghtad S-C-0 Stratum C (12 Teems)
1. Roxana Tom, Campbellton; Katherine Gary, Karnes City; Walter Long-C Long, Kennedy
2 Meteor Brown Jr.-Oena Brown, Houston, Don Mahoney-Otana Planner, San Antonio
Sunday SlradSighlad S-C-0 Stratum P (4 Taama)
1. Jean Kiruar-Shiriey Hokand-Gwynne Clar*-Martha Jameson, Austin
Saturday AFT Strat Star Stratum A (SS Faire)
1 Herb Shade-Robed Oteon, San Antonio
2 Beverly Cantu-Oiana Lections. Laredo Saturday AFT Stral Star Stratum ■ (7 Pairs)
I Herb Shade-Robert Oteon, San Antonio
2. UNten Dimick, Maw Braunfels, Charles O'Mss, San Marcos
Hah inlay Stranded Open A RS Pates)
1. Paul KeSey Jr., Austin; Plump Grottos. San Antonio
2. Vivian Leggett, Waler, Hon Woodson,
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