New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 14, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas
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Rangers get victory in District 28-4A opener
Comal County Sports
(Events are listed according to timeliness and as space allows)
CHS athlotie boosters to moot on MonSoy
The Canyon High School athletic boosters will meet at 7 p.m. Monday in the school commons. Come hear the coaches review Friday night's game and discuss, upcoming opponents in football, team tennis, volleyball and cross country. /
The New Braunfels Girls Softball Association will conduct its year-end meeting at 7 p.m. Monday at the Church of the Nazarene.
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 USM Summer Stem
Cougars beat Del Valle, Unicorns lose to Lee
SMITHSON VALLEY — The Rangers began District 28-4A play with a 15-2,15-9 win against Bastrop on Friday.
SVHS recorded a 96 percent team serve percentage and was bolstered by two aces by Sarah. Douglass. Sasha Homer led the Rangers with six kills off 17 assists from Christy Ballman.
Ballman also led the Rangers in digs (five) and blocks (one).
Bastrop (0-2 in District 28-4A)was led by Reina Isbell, who had four kills and eight digs. Samantha Clifton had three blocks for the Bears.
Smithson Valley (14-9, 1-0 in district matches) will face Canyon at home on Tuesday.
Im iwnpi Unicorns 15-8,15-8 bi Friday’s district oponor
SAN ANTONIO — Lee opened the District 26-5A season with a 15-8, 15-9 win against New Braunfels Friday night.
Evie Mcllhenny led the Volunteers with nine kills from 19 assists from Becky Vargas. Lee improved to 12-4 overall and 1-0 in district matches.
Kellye Rogers had seven kills, 17 digs and an ace for the Unicorns (11-8, 0-1 in District 26-5A). Michelle Hitzfelder added seven assists and Whitney Garvens had five blocks.
The Unicorns will be home on Tuesday to face Judson.
Cougarottos maintain load atop District 28-4A standings
Canyon defeated Del Valle in two straight games Friday 15-9* 15-3 for their second victory in District 28-4A. .
The Cougarettes are 10-6 overall on the year and 2-0 in district matches.
CHS survived a first game threat by the Cardinals who had tied the game at 6-6.
The Coogs picked up the pace to go ahead 10-6, only to let Del Mille back in the game with a one-point margin.
CHS earned the ball back with Becky Boehle serving and Kylie Adams setting the aggressive front line of Kelly Parrish, Courtney Beach, Cab Courtney and Mandy Freeman, who recorded three kills apiece.
Amie Barranco, who roamed the back court and came up with five digs, ended the first game
serving up points 14 and 15.
Barranco, who also bagged three aces, continued her attack from behind the line with 13 straight points in the second game.
Junior outside hitter Tiffany Weidner added plenty of firepower with seven kills in the match.
“This group of young ladies play well together and really bring out the best in each other,” Coach Donna Boehle said. “Cali Courtney had some very sharp and smart hitting on what were some momentum swinging points.”
With the momentum in Canyon’s favor, the Cougarettes should be ready for Tuesday nights match-up with district foe, Smithson Valley.
— Robert Copeland
The 1997 Coots Light Summer Slam Softball tournament is set for Sept. 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 all entries is 5 p.m. Wednesday.
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Co-ed outdoor volleyball teams are invited to participate in Refugio’s Festival of the Flags Volleyball tournament on
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Tni'tfcddHhe formgistfitibft is Sept. 21. Team members must be at least 15 years old.
The entry fee is $30 per team.
Trophies will be awarded to the winning teams, with all proceeds going to the Refugio Boys and Girls Dub.
For more information or to register, call (512) 526-4467 after 5 p.m.
Practice makes perfect
Gathright to appear at tourney
From staff reports
The 1997 Gonzales Come and Spike It Co-ed Volleyball tournament will begin at 6 p.m. on Sept. 27.
The tourament will have A, B, and C divisions with an 8-player limit T-shirts and trophies will be awarded to the top three teams in each division.
The entry fee is $70 per team. Registration will begin at 5 p.m. on Sept. 27 and no late entries will be accepted.
Entries can be mailed to: Gonzales Volleyball League, ch Linda Glass, 134 Hwy. 9QA, Gonzales, TX 78629. For more information, call Linda Glass or Charlene Bickle at (830) 672-6881.
Yeung Life Cemel County
The first annual Young Life Comal County Golf Tournament is set for Oct. 13 at Landa Park Golf Course.
All proceeds benefit Young Life and the teenagers who participate in its programs. The tournament will be a four-person scramble with a 1 p.m. shotgun start.
The $35 entry fee includes green fees, cart, dinner and prizes. For more information or to register, call the Young Life office at 625-1212.
Lone Star AAU Baseball will sponsor two tournaments and two Red Murff/AAU Baseball Fall Evaluation Camps in the next four months.
The tournament dates are Oct. 11-12 and Nov. 8-9.
Camps are scheduled tor Sept. 27-28 and Dec. 20-21.
The events are open to teams ages 14 and under. For more information, contact Frank Dorner at (281) 469-6721.
HeraW-Zettung photo by Michael Damall
mas (left) and Chria Mund work on their team roping skills in preparation for Saturday s Comal County Rodeo. The event, which was nd year, was sponsored by the Comal County Sherrtfs Posse.
Ogrin leads list of pros at Tuesday event
Schaeffer to compete in Pro-Junior Skins Game at Texas Open
Special to the Heraid-Zeitung_
SANANTONIO— Eight PCA tour pros have committed to help raise funds for Texas chanties by playing with junior golfers from the area in the Cheeros Pro-Junior Skins Game, presented by Diamond Shamrock, Tuesday at the La Camera Texas Open.
Headlining the field for the nine-hole, alternate shot competition is David Ognn of Garden Ridge, the
19% Texas Open champion.
Also playing are former U.S. Open champion Steve Jones and Loren Roberts.
Rounding out the list of pros are Tim Herron, Anthony Rodriguez, Mike Standley, Steve Pate and Robert Gamez.
Michael Schaeffer of New Braunfels is one of the eight juniors who will participate in the event.
Also competing are Michael Collie of Gonzales, Janice Fanner of Hew in, James Muntzel of Comps Chnsti, Brooke Shelton of Portland, and Chnsti Cano, Angela Olivam and Ryan Polzm of San Antonio.
The juniors will not know who their partners will be until Tuesday. A ran
dom drawing will determine the pairings.
Winnings from the skins competition will go to chanties in the hometowns of the competing juniors.
Each chanty is guaranteed $625. The remaining purse of $10,000 will be divided up among the nine holes.
Fans and supporters are welcome to watch the golfers practice at the La Camera Golf Club dnung range at 12:15 p.m. Play will begin at 1:30 p.m.
The juniors do not seem to be too concerned about which PCA professional they will be paired w ith.
“I don’t care which one I play with because they’re all good,” Cano said.
Charities selected include the
Gonzales Warm Springs Rehabilitation Hospital, the American Fleart Association of Waco and the YMCA and Boys and Girls Club in Corpus Chnsti.
San Antomo-area chanties include the - Baptist Childrens Home Ministries, Emilio’s Tejanos for Children Foundation and the Youth Alternatives Counseling Center.
Bry an Gathright, director of golf at the La Camera Golf Academy, will be the special guest at the New Braunfels High School All Sports Booster Club golf tournament on Nov. 16 at the Landa Park Golf Course.
Gathright, who received the Southern Texas PGA chapter’s Harvey Penick Teacher of the Year award in 1996 and 1997, will conduct a 30-minute free clinic after the tournament.
The tournament format will be a four-person scramble The $40 per person entry fee includes green fee, cart, prizes, gifts and sandwich buffet.
, In addition. Seguin Motor Company hafcdonatcd a WPI vehicle as a hole-in-one prize The entry deadline is Nov. IO. For more information, call Frank Schaeffer at 609-5131 or 620-1952.
Local triathlete qualifies for international triathlon
Joanita Reed of San Antonio recently qualified for the 1997 International Triathlon Union (HU) world championships on Nov. 16 in Perth, Australia.
Reed is one of more than 200 U.S. athletes who will compete in the 1.5-kilometer sw im. 40K bike and I OK run.
The first tnathlon world championship sanctioned by ITU was conducted in 1989 in Avugnon, France. Since that race, the U.S. has won more medals than any other nation in this event.
More than 50 countnes will send athletes to the 1997 competition The sport of tnathlon will make its Oly mpic debut at the 2000 Olympics
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Bell, Astros knock off Dodgers
HOUSTON (AP) — Derek Bell is back home and he intends to stay there.
Bell he’s most productive batting second instead of fourth with a four-RBI performance Friday night as the Houston Astros knocked the Los Angeles Dodgers out of first place in the NL West with a 10-3 victory.
“I like hitting second,” said Bell, who had a two-run double in the third and a two-run homer in the eighth.
“As I’ve always said, I can be more aggressive there and that’s my style of play. Hitting between Craig (Biggio) and Jeff (Bagwell) I see more fast balls. That suits my game ”
Bell was 3-for-5 on Fnday.
“Theres been so much talk about Derek hitting second,” Astros manager Larry Dierker said. “Theres not much logic in it, hut on this club chemistry means more. We used him twice at cleanup but now he’s buck,
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