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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 20, 1983, New Braunfels, Texas Daytona drivers anticipate speed records Sports Calendar DAYTONA AP A combination of skill and caution will be the key Sunday in the 25th running of the Daytona a race that could be the fastest in the history of the highbanked Its going to be a mad scramble out there said polesitter Ricky who qualified his Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS with a mph There are a lot of strong cars out The 42 cars all posted time trial laps over 186 although more than half won their starting spots in two 125mile qualifying Everybody out there is capable of going very especially if they get hooked up in a good Rudd But everybody in the race isnt experienced going that That could be a real I hope everybody tries to be Safety has been on everyones mind this week because of a series of spectacular crashes which have trashed cars belonging to top competitors such as Cale Bobby Allison and Terry as well as putting journeyman driver Bruce Jacobi in the hospital in critical condition with a brain Speed has been the cause of these ac Yarborough When youre going as fast as we are now and start to lose you get off the When the car gets off the no matter how experienced you you cant control Dale who won one of the qualifying races in his new Ford Thun shrugged off the tense and ex pectant During the everyone is going the 1980 Winston Cup champion Thats really not fast enough to make any If youre talking about a half mile or a mile an thats no big deal out The extra speed of most of the top com petitors 2 to 4 mph faster than last is being attributed to better aerodynamics on new stronger engines and the new Those factors seemingly have put the alltime high 500mile race average of set by Buddy Baker in winning the 1980 Daytona in It will depend on the cautions yellow but the record could said who will start fifth in the race in another Baker and seventime Daytona 500 champion Richard Petty will be in the third with Richards and Yar borough right Yarborough flipped and wrecked his Monte Carlo only moments after posting the alltime fastest Daytona lap at He will drive his teams backup a Pontiac The 200lap race over Day tones trioval will be televised live on CBS starting at Tennis dual matches The Canyon tennis team hosts San Seguin at State tennis Friday through State tennis meet to be held at New Braunfels High Track Smithson Valley girls travel to Lockhart New Braunfels travels to Austin ISO Burger If your group would like to have your local sports event appear in the HeraldZeitung sports mail it to Drawer New TX or call 6259144 and ask for the sports Deadline Is 5 the day before Sports ttoraldZeitun New Braunfels 6A Unicorns win finale NB earns third place with 5445 victory By SCOTT HARING Wire editor On Friday New Braunfels basketball coach Cliff Wilkins saw the team he had been hoping for all I thought we executed as well and as con fidently as we have all he We did an excellent job The victim of that excellent job was the Hays The score was The Unicorns finish the season tied for third at 66 in District 134A and 820 But those numbers dont do tribute to a squad that won six of its last eight and had to play the first 12 games of the year with only five Theyve come as far from the beginning of the season to the end as any team Ive ever Wilkins The game opened with Hays taking an early lead on hot outside But a few defensive ad justments Hays was shut down and the Unicorns fought back to tie the score at the end of the first The offense came to life in the second period when Gordon Bartling came in for Chris Winkler when Winkler got tagged with two quick Bartling scored six points in quick and the Unicorns were off and Wilkins can only wish the season was a little I feel like we could play with anybody right he I couldnt be prouder of these The New Braunfels system has a number of of fensive options the baseline jumper the short jumper or layup by Rick Schultz and the Greg Bender outside The problem Friday Wilkins was deciding which one to All of it was he The Unicorns spread it around enough to get everybody in the taking a 2819 halftime The third quarter was more of the as NB came out and scored the first eight points en route to a 42 25 bulge at the end of Then came what one junior varsity player af fectionately labeled trash as Wilkins emp tied his bench with the big lead in the last game of the The Rebels made up some ground in the last but it wasnt Wilkins can only wish the season was a little I feel like we could play with anybody right he I couldnt be prouder of these Kerrville Tivy won the district title with a 111 Gonzales took second place and the other playoff spot at New Braunfels and Lockhart tied for third at followed by Hays 48 and Canyon and Fredericksburg tied at Bender led the Unicorns with 12 followed by Schultz Bartling Winkler Brent Free Earl Wilson Bobby Williamson Alex Resales 4 and Alan Fischbeck Junior varsity The New Braunfels Unicorn junior varsity boys basketball team finished the year in first place with a 102 district ending the year with a 5143 win over Hays Friday Mike David Caddell and Kenan Ikels tied for scoring honors with 9 points followed by Doug Campbell Mike Wofford John Bankston Russell Hansmann Randy Long Bill Fox 2 and Adam Havens The JV finished with an overall record of Kerrville Tivy Canyon 55 Joe Baker scored 29 points to lead the District 13 4A champion Kerrville Tivy Antlers to a 7055 win over the Canyon Cougars Friday night in Canyon 1612 at the end of the first quarter and was within one at But a 25point thirdquarter burst by the Antlers put the game AWfiV Mike Garea led the Cougars with 17 by Camawio Burch Haeussler Hgnsen 4 and Kittiroan Canyon finishes Shall we dance Looking more like a pair of dosidoers than basketball New Braunfels Earl Wilson gets tangled up with a Hays player while coming down Staff photos by John Senter witha rebound in Friday nights 5445 Greg Bender pulls up for two of his teamleading 12 Scott flaring The8283 local basketball awards With the high school basketball season all but its time to take a look back and recognize some notable It was the year of the comeback in Comal Both Canyon teams came back from years the season previous to play good ball the New Braunfels boys made a tremendous comeback within the season itself and the Smithson Valley boys came back from losing four starters to graduation to nearly match last years Things arent over yet for the They will play either Sweeny or Van Vleck sometime toward the end of this probably site and op ponent are still not Both the Rangers and District 263A champs Boerne could go far in the The Smithson Valley girls team had a fine finishing second in district with a 7 3 record and making the Un they ran into the 2 team in the state in the first round and took an early But that shouldnt diminish their ac complishments under firstyear coach Phyllis They can take pride in a fine The while not in the had plenty to be proud of as A young Canyon boys team put down the groundwork for a successful future under new coach David The Canyon girls came back from a onewin season to go 813 With five returning varsity they will be strong next The New Braunfels girls had their ups and but Teresa Thomas will be back for a team that finished 1116 And the Unicorn boys overcame a tremendous handicap they had only five players the first 12 games to become a solid team at the end of the as they showed by winning six of their last on to the awards Comal County Girls AllStar Teresa NB Forwards Dawn Tonya NB Guards Darlene Loretta Honorable Mention Julie Stephanie Pam Girls Coach of the Year No The hands down choice is Canyons Phillip En A strong he never yelled at the refs or belittled his He stressed fundamentals and and his team responded with a 57 district record and an 8 13 overall tremendous improvement from last years onewin A class Most Exciting Girls Game the second CanyonNew Braunfels won 4140 by the Down by five points with only two minutes Canyon tied the score at Stephanie Burchs jumper with 10 seconds left gave Canyon the 1point but the game wasnt decided until an NB free throw bounced out of the basket with two seconds A real and all against the backdrop of the heated crosstown Comal County Boys AllStar Team Center Rocky SV Forwards Mike Andy SV Guards Alan Jamie Honorable Mention Rick Chuck Pat Butch Boys Coach of the Year A tough David Taylor brought some muchneeded stability to and Cliff Wilkins showed a world of never giving up on a Unicorn team at the end of the became as good as he said they But the choice has to go to Smithson Valleys Roger Kraft took a team decimated by graduation and not only rebuilt but rebuilt it finishing with a 245 Only a tough allsenior Boerne team kept him from winning another district but hes still going to the playoffs for the third straight Hes tough with the players and the but he also knows how to get the most out of his Most Exciting Boys Game Smithson Valley a great game that not very many people saw because it was played during the week between Christmas and Njjsw The hotshooting Apaches tained a solid lead throughout the only to succumb to Smithson Valleys pressure defense late in the Trailing by eight most of the the Rangers to send the game into overtime at But Gonzales1 standout guard Sam Forbes was too much his jumper with 8 seconds left in the OT period gave Gonzales a 4745 and a foul and two free throws sealed the 4945 Gonzales Wellplayed throughout on both and an exciting even if the good guys did come out on the short Best Visiting Athlete The above mentioned Sam Forbes of Gonzales is a as is Boernes Jeff Voight and Gonzales other hot Jay Lynn But the single best athlete to come to town has got to without a Kerrville Tivys Joe He has tremendous leaping a soft shot from 15 feet and plays tremendous He also brings the ball up against the press afld probably sells popcorn at The sj news for all the other teams in District 13 is that hes just a
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