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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 11, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas Sports Day ■ To talk about Spats Day, call 625-9144, Ext. 223. Readers can send e-mail to H c r ,i I cl Z ♦ Ii I’ Cl Day fa V The Press Comal County Sports (Events are listed acceding to timeliness and as space allows) Sundance Golf Course and Gullett/Newton will sponsa The Shortgame Shootout, benefiting The Hummel Museum today. Two-person teams WHI compete on an 18-hole course consisting of uphill, downhill, sand and approach shots of IOO yards a less. Sundance is one of 10 area courses set to sponsa the event. The top four professional and amateur teams from each course will advance to the finals on Sept. 22 at Circle C Golf Club in Austin. Fa more infamation, call the Sundance pro shop at 629-3817 or Debbie Williams, tournament coadinator, at (512) 464-4997. ■t Seniors Conter The public is invited to attend the Dan (Blackbelt) Promotion Ceremony at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Senior Citizen Center, 655 [ J Landa St. Seven martial artists will achieve the rank of Cho Dan, a first-degree blackbelt. The ceremony will include one-hour demonstrations by the black-belt recipients and other martial arts students. Fa more infamation, call Brett H. Riley at 606-0444 or 625-8216. The New Braunfels Youth Soccer Association will sponsor a STYSA "E" clinic ta coaches of under-10 through under-12 players. The "E" Clinic will be conducted from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the Landa Recreation Center meeting room and from 9 a rn to noon and 1:30 to 6 p.m. on Saturday at the H-E-B Soccer Complex. Fa more infamation, call 606-0610 a (210) 732-3793. The New Braunfels Youth Soccer Club will offer a referee clinic ta all persons interested in learning the game and earning extra cash on weekends. The clinic is open to anyone ages 12 and older. It will be conducted from 8 a.m. to noon and 1 to 5 p.m. on July 19 fa sessions one and two and from 8 a.m. to noon and 1 to 5 p.m. on July 26 fa sessions three and four. The sessions will be led by Steve Nichols of HEY REF. For more infamation, call 606-6722. Canyon Cougar Football Camp will be offered to incoming seventh-, eighth- and ninth graders July 21-24. Registration is $20, which is payable to the Community Education Football Camp. Campers should bring a T-shirt shorts, running shoes and something to eat and drink dur ing the break each day. Non-contact drills will be used to teach skills. Repat to the weight room from 8 to 11:30 a.m. each day of the camp. Fa mae information, call Carl Gustafson at 629-1110. New Braunfels High School will offer its Unican Football Camp fa incoming students in grades seven, eight and nine from 8:30 a m. to 12:30 p.m. July 21-24 at Unican Stadium. Registration is $35, and tams are available at Vivroux Sporting Goods and NBHS Fa more information, call Tim Kingsbury at 625-5713. Smithson Valley High School will conduct its annual Ranger Football Camp from 8:45 a.m. to noon July 21-25. The camp is open to all students who will be in grades Turn to Nm Boa, Paga NB Juniors lose in 2nd finals match against San Marcos Boys’ baseball By ABE LEVY Staff Writer The/New Braunfels Junior All-Stars lost 12-8 Thursday night to San Marcos, eliminating them horn the tournament. New Braunfels led for several San Marcos NB 8 innings bitt could not match the late-game scoring of San Marcos, who will play the winner of the South Zone Championship this Monday. San Marcos won off of nine hits and two errors to claim the North Zone Championship. New Braunfels had a big third inning with six runs and led the game 6-2. First-baseman Adrew Aguirre smacked a two-run RBI double to the right, center-field gap. He later scored on a passed ball. New Braunfels added one run in the fourth in a two-out rally. Craig Crow slapped a single to center, stole second and third and then scored on a balk. New Braunfels led at that point 7-3. But then San Marcos struck back with a five-run, fifth inning in which three New Braunfels’ pitchers took the mound. Many of the runs were scored on walks, wild pitches and hitting a batter. Still, San Marcos loaded the bases twice. Brian Butler singled in two runs to cap their scoring and gave them an 8-7 lead. New Braunfels brought up four batters the next inning but could not score. San Marcos added four runs in the sixth inning, led by a two-run RBI double by Adrian Prado. New Braunfels faced a 12-7 score going into the bottom of the sixth. They loaded the bases on two singles by Crow and Jake lowers. Aguirre singled in a run and a passed ball allowed another run to reach home for a 12-9 score. In the final inning New Braunfels stayed alive by putting runners on second and third with two outs. Crow, the cleanup batter, stepped up to the plate but couldn’t connect, ending the game with a strike out. New Braunfels scored nine runs on eight hits and three errors. New Braunfels faced Thursday’s second finals match by beating San Marcos 8-5 Wednesday. ■ In 9- to 10-year-old play, New Braunfels Red run-ruled Luling 19-3, placing the Red in die finals against San Marcos at 7 p.m. today at die Freder icksburg Complex in New Braunfels. The Red must win twice for the tide. Bl hi 12-year-old, Major League action, New Braunfels Blue beat Canyon 11-4 Thursday night. The win puts diem in die finals against New Braunfels Red at 7 p.m. today in Luling. A homerun by Steven Mendoza, a triple by Frank Valadez and a complete game of pitching by Valadez helpecfthe Blue in the victory. Defensively, Ryan Werley played well and P.J. Cantu turned two, double-plays. New Braunfels Blue will have to beat die Red twice for the tide while New Braunfels Red could win die tide with a solo victory. Home court advantage Smith enjoys New Braunfels life after over-35 Wimbledon victory By ABE LEVY Staff Writer Tennis After a successful 14-year career as a professional tennis player. Anne Smith enjoys living in New Braunfels now. Most of her success came in doubles competition but she also was ranked as high as 12th in the world at one time. Nowadays, she keeps up with competition rn the older brackets of international grand-slam events, knowing she can come back to the small-town life of New Braunfels. Returning from Wimbledon, England about a week ago, she won first place in ladies doubles above 35 years old. Upon returning she jumped back into work on her doctorate degree in educational psychology at the University of Texas at Austin. “I enjoyed going hack over there. It's no longer my life and no longer my job,” said Smith, 38. “It’s fun to go hack to see friends and spend a week and know that when I go back, I go back to my normal job. It’s not the end of the world like it used to be .” It's much more enjoyable hobnobbing with tennis greats Rosie Casals, Gigi Fernandez and Billy Jean King than it is earning IO grand slam championships on the tennis pro tour. She still competes in the older brackets of the U.S. Open and Wimbledon, in which she holds two championship titles. But she said she preferred returning to the small-town life of New Braunfels and her cat, “AJ” - named after Avery Johnson, pouit-guard for the Spurs, her favorite NBA team. “Growing up in Dallas, it was so huge and busy. I like this small town and the people are friendly,” said Smith, who has lived here for three years. She said she prepared for eight weeks to play in the doubles tournament IU Wimbledon with partner Jo Dune, 37, of England. Dune and Smith earned their second, consecutive doubles title this year with an easy finals victory over Virginia Wade and Wendy Turnbull. 6-1,6-2. A key to the win was the duos com- 'Ifs fun to go back to soc friends and spand a wack and know that whan I go back, I go back to my normal Job.’ — Anne Smith. Wimbledon champion in above-35-year-olds. New Braunfels resident patibility: Dune is a tall player with steady nerves while Smith said she was more outgoing in her approach. “(Dune) is just really laid back. very mellow,” she said. “I’m more intense. I want to win. I want to try my best.” During the trip to England Smith said she was able to watch Fete Sampras. the No. I-ranked men s player in the world, who won his fourth Wimbledon atle this year. “He’s awesome. You can not believe the difference rn watching him play on TV' and in person.” she said. “I think Pete is much more focused and will (win the most grand slam titles).” She said professional tennis players were playing on a high caliber but that they could use more variety rn styles. For example, most of the female players have strong forehand shots from the base line but few utilize the serve-and- volley strategy Smith said she would begin to prepare for the above-3 5 doubles competition for the US. Open in August about one month before the tournament. Last year, her partner was Billy Jean King. Aire Smith hft»i forehand doubles champion at ah off al a.a---- •not ai now Braunfels nign ocnoov isnnis courts, omvtn won Mid resides in New Braunfels. Hfatd-ZMung photo by MjchpS Darnel ens SOOVS"*35t Career In Review Mb Plays: right-handed Bom July 1.1959. Dallas Style of play: hard serve, uses quickness in her 8erve-and-voiiey style 1900 - Wimbledon Doubles Champion 1980,1982 - French Open Doubles Champion 1980,1984 - French Open Mixed Doubles ■ Champion 1980    - US. Clay Court Double Doubles Champion 1981    - U.S. Open Doubles Champion 1981,1982 - U.S. Open Mixed Doubles Champion 1981 - Australian Open Doubt* Champion 1962 - Wimbledon Mixed Doubts Champion 1978 - NCAA All-American. Trinity University - 1960.1982-Member ofthe US. Nightman Cup Team 1982 - Ranked 12th in world singles 1982 - Participated in superattvs competition 1984    - Member of the U S. Federation Cup Team 1990 - Reached $1 minion math in earner tamings 1985    - Inducted into the Texas Tennis H* of Fame Cora lifts Seattle over Rangers with 3-run blast SEATTLE (AP) — At his First All-Star game in Cleveland this week, Joey Cora of the Seattle Manners got some sage advice. Obviously, he wasn’t listening. “The fellows there were telling me, ‘Don’t go out and hit 20 home runs because then people will expect it next year,”’ he said. Cora, a switch-hi tier whose previous high was six home runs, hit his ninth — a three-run shot that capped a seven-run inning — as the Seattle Manners continued their mas Rangers 9 Mar mers I 2 tery over the Texas Rangers on Thursday night. The Mariners beat Texas 12-9 for their fifth straight victory over last season’s AL West champs. Seattle improved to 6-1 against the Rangers this season and 43-13 since Lou Piniclla became the manager here in 1993. “I know I can hit home runs now,” Cora said. A switch-hitter, the 5-foot-8 second baseman is hitting home runs from both sides of the plate for the first tune in his career He’s no longer a platoon player. His home run in the fifth came agal fist left-hander Eric Gunderson after the Manners knocked Ken Hill (5-6) out of the game. He has five of his homers this year from the right side, his first against lefthanders. “ft’s unbelievable," Piniella said. “And we used to platoon him. You know he takes a good swing at that bd! and Turn lo Texas, Page 2B Houston blanks Pirates to regain share of division lead PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Pirates may have unwillingly created problems for themselves by winning seven in a row before the All-Star break. They forced opponents to take them seriously. In what would have been a surprising omission before the low-budget Pirates startled the baseball world by seizing the NL Central lead, All-Star pitcher Darryl Kile admitted he was apprehensive before facing them. Not too many pitchers were saying that in April, when it seemed the only suspense would be whether the Pirates would lose IOO or I IO games. But Kile (11-3) didn’t pitch like he had many worries, blunting the Pirates’ pre-break momentum with his third shutout of the season and fifth of his career as the Houston Astros regained a share of the division lead by winning 7-0 Thursday. Nervous? Darryl Kite? “WeYe playing the team that’s one game ahead of us in the pennant race, so I was looking forward to Pirates gj pitching here,” said Kile, who 0has given up only a run in two complete-game victories over the Pirates. “I was a little nervous because these guys are playing great ball." Pirates’ fans were hyping the four-game series as the team’s biggest in five years and Thursday’s game as a matchup between the team’s two staff aces. Pirates starter Jason Schmidt (4-5) was coming off consecutive complete-game victories and had won his previous three decisions. But while Schmidt someday may be as consistently dominating as Kile, he isn’t there yet He never did get into a groove, allowing three run rn the first two innings before leaving in a three-run fifth that put the Astros ahead 7-0. Craig Biggy) was 4-for-4 with a pair of doubles and three RBls and Derek BeU added n RBI double as the Turn to Allrot, Page 2B ;