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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 3, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas Unicorn boys aim r record 4th win Both the Rangers and the Unicorns will be involved in playoff games Photo by Leslie N Block for wins ByTOMLABINSKI Sports Editor If for no other Smithson Valley and New Braunfels would like to win in the second round of the state soccer playoffs today for reasons of simple For New who will play Alamo Heights at 7 at the Blossom Athletic the players have looking forward to this rematch since a tournament loss to the Mules last For Smithson it will be a chance for Coach Larry Schaffer to have another shot at San Antonio the team that knocked his McCollum squad out of the playoffs in The Rangers will take on Clark at 7 at Northside In Alamo the Unicorns will face a team that outscored its district opponents then topped Mar shall 21 in a bidistrict playoff game on New Braunfels Coach Pete Grandjean said his team is well aware of the Mules but said the Unicorns will not be intimidated by the They have some pretty big kids in the middle of the and have some real good speed up but I think Grandjean J Were not going into the game but were not going to be intimidated The kids have been talking about playing Alamo Heights all so I think theyll be he The key to winning the Grandjean will be in disrupting the Mules offensive Well need to shut down their scoring opportunities off deadball plays and to win the ball at every he Were going to go after them with our usual At this we feel like we have as good a chance as anybody to go Like the New Braunfels enters the game on a hot The Unicorns have not lost a game since a defeat at the hands of Smithson Valley on Since the team has won eight games and tied The Rangers have lost only two games all com piling a 1521 Their opponents tonight enter the game with a 1602 Smithson Valley is coming off a close struggle with Austin High on The Rangers prevailed but had to overcome a poor first half and double overtime periods to advance in the Schaffer said Clark is every bit as skilled as Austin and has better size on the They are very skillful and have real good Thats what makes them so he The Cougars feature an excellent forward who is adept at drawing players to him before passing the ball to the open and a very big Many of the Clark players are back from last when they beat McCollum 80 in the We had lost six starters to grades the week so we had only 11 players and got beat pretty Schaffer Ive wanted to get another crack at them since For both Smithson Valley and New only the taste of continued playoff success will overpower the un mistakable flavor of sweet By TIM WAITS Staff Writer Saturday will be the last chance for track and field fans to view some of the finest athletes in the area at a local Field events for the New Braunfels Unicorn Relays start at 9130 and running preliminaries begin at Finals are scheduled for 3 Twelve girls teams and 10 boys teams will vie for awards in three There will be no junior var sity girls Besides New and Smithson teams in the boys and girls varsity division in clude Samuel Kerrville and Entering in the girls division only are Alamo Austin and Austin Anderson is fielding only a junior varsity team and Canyons JV will take the weekend In the varsity boys New Braunfels will try to defend its Coach Lew Simmonds will be without several key members of his but he faced much of the same situation at Smithson Valley and came out victorious for a school record thirdstraight I wouldnt say weve got any monumental said Sim The Unicorns will be minus their strong open 800meter group of Leon Danny and Doak Sneed is playing with a San Antoniobased allstar basketball Dorman has Scholastic Ap titude Tests SATs and Hunter is out with a sore Barry 400meter will be taking SAT but may be back in time for the 1600 meter relay at the end of the meet Longdistance runner Darrel Hunter is still questionable due to an injury Even with several athletes miss the Unicorns will have a potent attack Kevin Walker is the athlete to watch in the 110meter high hurdles and the 300meter intermediate hurdles He is also a part of the 1600 meter relay in the high and makes his debut in the long Sophomore burner Jeff Bryan is coming off a startling performance in the 400 meters last week at Ca Unicorn Relays Here Is the schedule or Saturdays New Braunfels Unicorns Track Meet TIME EVENT Triple Jump 10 Long jump north pit varsity followed by girls triple Long jump south pit followed by High jump main pit varsity then High jump pit Pole vault followed by varsity Discus Var sity followed by followed by Shot put followed by followed by varsity RUNNING PRELIMINARIES Each of the following will be run as soon as the preceding heat Is The order of events will be varsity girls varsity 1600Meter Run finals 2 heats JV only relay 100meter losv hurdles 110meter high hurdles 100meter dash 800meter dash final 2heats JV dash 300meter intermediate low hurdles 300meter Intermediate hurdles 200meter dash 3200meter run finals 1 heat JV onlv FINALS 3 Field event awards ceremony 3200meter run 400meter relay 800meter dash SuperSonics fail to clinch By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The Golden State Warriors and Seattle SuperSonics entered their games Thursday night with magic numbers of one for clinching NBA Western Conference playoff It stayed that The looking for their first playoff berth in 10 fell to the Denver Nuggets Golden States worst loss of the The who havent been in postseason play in three lost to Los Angeles 117114 as the Lakers clinched a tie for the best record in the conference this Neither Golden State nor Seattle plays tonight but both could make the playoffs if the Phoenix Suns lose to Utah Nuggets Warriors 96 Lafayette Lever scored 21 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead a balanced Denver scoring Alex English stored 20 points for while Darrell Walker added 15 and Mike Evans and Danny Schayes 14 each as the Nuggets led by as many as 40 points Lakers Sonics 114 The SuperSonics lost a lot more than a game Starting center Alton Lister suffered a broken ankle in the first The 7foot acquired by the Sonics last summer in a trade with NBA By The Associated Press EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division yBoston xPhiladelphia xWashington New Jersey New York Central Division xAtlanta xDetroit xMilwaukee xlndiana xChicago Cleveland WESTERN CONFERENCE Midwest Division xDallas 49 24 671 XUtah 41 32 562 xHouston 37 37 suo Denver 41 446 L A Clippers 12 60 45 xclinched playoff spot ycinched division title Thursdays Games Detrou Indiana 73 Denver Golden State 96 Sacramento Clippers 115 Lakers Seattle 114 Saturdays Games Indiana at New York Chicago al Allania Washington al Cleveland Utah at Dallas New Jersey at Milwaukee Phoenix at LA Clippers Houston at Sacramento Portland al Seattle Sundays Games Boston at Philadelphia Lakers at Denver Milwaukee at Detroit iolden Slate at San Antonio ban Games at Huston al New Jersey Pacific York at Allania yL A at Washington Slate at Dallas Golden al San Antonio Phoenix A Lakers at Porlland Milwaukee for Jack suffered the injury after making a layup with left in the first half His at first thought to be just a sprained was diagnosed after the game when he was taken to a hospital or precautionary Xrays Magic Johnson scored 34 grabbed 10 rebounds and handed out 13 assists as the Lakers clinched at least a tie for the best record in the Western It was the eighth time this season Johnson has broken double figures in the three categories in a game James Worthy added 29 points and A Green 17 for Los Angeles 05 30 40 50 10 30 6 15 100meter low hurdles 110meter high hurdles 100melerdash 800meter relay 2heatsi 400meler dash 300meler Inlermediate hurdles meter dash 200meter dash 1600meter run 1600meter relay 50 I or Bryan left the field behind in a time of Canyon Coach Pete Rivas said his Cougars are at full strength and sees few problems on his All eyes should be on the Cougars during the field Pole vaulter Scott Hennig cleared a remarkable 16 feet at last weeks Cougar although he was officially accredited with a vault of 154 The Cougars Jimmy Wilson took second in the event with a vault of 140 and Scott Balmos was fourth at 126 Ken DAlfonso is the mainstay ol the discus ring Last week he threw for 1625 for first place and was also second in the shot put at 51 After being disqualified two weeks in a the Cougars sprint relay team found the formula last Satur day with a smoking 43 18 seconds Rivas said he hopes the team will break 43 seconds this Sprinter Kody Smith Is coming off a firstplace finish in the with a time of seconds Smithson Valley should be back to full throttle this week The Rangers will return shot man Chris who missed the Cougar for big points in those events Richard Acree leads the Ranger distance Acree won al the Cougar Relays in the 1600meter with a time of and has Im proved each In the girls hostteam New Braunfels is expected to dominate in the shot put and discus behind the efforts of Julie Barrow and Yvonne Unicorn Coach Fred Pink says his team will be much like they have all year steadily but not enough to challenge for the top team totals Pink considers Westlake to be the with strong bids from Cuero and Tivy Smithson Valleys girls moved up the ladder at the Cougar Relays by taking fourth The Rongereltes have a good group of distance run ners led by Carolyn The Canyon Cougarettes have fallen off of but still have talent in sprinters Tara Cappleman and Renata Rittimann Xavier McDaniel led the Sonics with 35 points while Dale Ellis had 27 and Tom Chambers 26 Pistons Pacers 73 The Pacers did the opposite of the Warriors and They collapsed AFTER clinching a playoff berth Indiana beat Chicago Wednesday night for its first playoff spot since 1981 The next night Detroit set a team record for margin of victory Vinnie Johnson scored 25 points and Rick Mahorn and John Salley ad ded 17 apiece for which pull ed within onehalf game of idle Cen tral Divisionleader Atlanta Detroits 46point victory margin topped its previous mark of which was accomplished the last time in a 144100 triumph over Kan ias City on 1973 Kings Clippers 115 Keggie Theus scored 17 of his 32 points in the third quarter to lead the Kings Mike Woodson scored 29 points as the Clippers reached the 60loss figure for the first time since the 198182 when they recorded the worst mark in franchise history The who have yet to win consecutive games this must win six of their remaining 10 games to avoid equalling that 1765 mark NBs twomile team competing in Austin New Braunfels boys track Coach Lew Simmonds is sending his 3200meter relay to Austin to compete in the Texas Fri day at the University of Texas Memorial Stadium Kevin E f r e n Danny Barry and Robbie Farias will represent the Unicorns Although the quintet is a for midable it is not the members Simmonds expected to take when he made plans or the Relays a couple of months ago Missing in action will be Leon who is competing with an allstar basketball team based in San and last years Class 2 A 800meter and itiuo meter champion Doak who is out with a sore knee Simmonds said that with Hunter and Sneed in the he ex pected the team to be among the lop four or five Who maybe it will be a slow Held said Sim monds and Dor man will definitely but the fourth position is still up in the air between Pfannstiel and Farias most notably an openquarter has been clocked at 2 03 in the 800 a freshmen who is having a suc cessful season against junior var sity has been timed in the BOO in The 3200meter relay or 4 X HOO relay i is scheduled to begin al 8 45pm TIM WAITS District baseball nears midway point Cougars sweep two Canyons varsity tennis team swept two separate dual defeating Smithson Valley on Wednesday and Boerne on Thurs day Against Smithson Valley at the Canyon the Cougars came out with an 82 victory Canyon swept the boys With Patrick Ray Sher wojotd and Ryan Dillard all winn Jn girls singles Smithson yajjeys Toni Brown and Canyons Melinlf Moss were In boys Justin Blackburn and Nathan Smith won for the Rangers while Canyons David Larson and Kevin Sellers won their in girls doubles all three Cougarette teams won Leah Krieg and Cristi Minica won the first Christa Cade and Sandy Wier won the second and Margie Williams and Karen Anoil won the final Canyon defeated the Greyhounds 95 in Singles winners for the Cougars were Heather Brian Yarbrough and Doubles winners for Canyon were the teems ol Ernie Jones David jBobby RexTony Cade The Cougars will host Lockhart and Hays in seperate dual mat ches on then travel to San Marcos on Monday The district meet is AprU iOii at New BraunJels Karate rematch Saturday among Austin schools On representatives of the Alvarado and Lopez karate plus fighters from other Soryu will vie against each other in a rematch of a classic battle In March the Soryu Karate In stitute of New headed by Chris challenged its parent the Soryu Karate Institute Joe Alvarado in to a five full contact team The Lopez School squeaked by to win 18ie at Saj Antonios Blossom Athletic The Austin school demanded a and in June ol the Austin team won by the same score the New Braunfels team had won by three mouths This match tool Canyon High Those two fights established the Soryu teams as the teams to but few challenges were issued On the teams will meet for a third but this time under friendlier circumstances Tourna ment fighting begins at l at the New Braunlels High School Adult spectators will pay admis sion and children 12 and under will pay One oi the featured events will he a team match between members oi the Austin Police Department Soryu Karate team trained by AivarajJo an4 the area law enforcement team trained by Lopez For more concerning the contact Chris Lopez ajt New Braunfels and Smithson Valley play baesball teams at the op posite ends of the District 134A spec trum while Canyon plays a nondistrict opponent on Saturday New 24 in the district hosts secondplace Boerne at The Greyhounds are tied with Lockhart with 42 records The Unicorns halted a threegame losing streak on Tuesday with an 82 victory over Samuel Clemens in Schertz Boerne suffered a 93 loss to first place Fredericksburg in its last outing Smithson Valley has not won a district game since its opener against although the Rangers did play Canyon to a 77 Smithson Valley travels to Schertz today for a game against The Buffaloes are 15 in district play while the Rangers stand The key district matchup tonight will be Lockhart at Fredericksburg Lojckhart began the season ranked among the top class 4A but has since dropped out ol the Top 10 alter suffering two district The Lions are 42 in 1344 at is now ranked District 134A Baseball Team Krodencksburg Boerne W 7 i 3 3 2 2 1 l GB 4 5 Hays Canyon 3 3 New Braunlels 2 Kerrville Tivy 2 4 Smithspn valley 1 4 Clemens Todays Games Boerne 91 New Braunfels Clemens at Smithson V alley Kerryille Tivy at Hays LocWiart at Fredericksburg Austin Crockett al Canyon fourth in the state The mil district game matches KerryilleTivy at Hays Tivy has won two games to a row to move to 24 in district The who lost to Canyon m are The who have not lost ifl their three wUJ taJke ad vanlaje ol the break ip thejjr schedule to play a wdistrict Canyon will host AwsjUw Crockett si i Thp Cpygajs ire i in district piay md 741 on yjg yffjsfff
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