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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 6, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas PagelOA Sports New Texas 1987 Unicorns play is Aces 18 service aces propel NBs bidistrict victory By TIM WAITS Staff Writer SEGUIN When times were a rough or smooth Thursday the 1 ranked New Braunfels Unicorns found all the strength they needed at the serving Thats where the Unicorns propelled themselves to a bidistrict volleyball championship with a 157 vic tory over the San Antonio Southwest Lady Dragons at the Jones Physical Education No fewer than 18 Unicorn serves were unreturnable with all six Unicorn servers chalking up at least one When we needed it we really had outstanding said Unicorn Coach Claudia Its nice to win points without touching the ball three It was during the most distressing point of the match that the serving area brought the Unicorns the greatest New Braunfels fell behind 107 in the first game and seemed befuddled by the Lady Dragons style of Krista Wright rapped an ace and an errant Southwest hit put the Unicorns behind by a After Kim Wingates spike of a Wright set got New Braunfels the Wingale took her turn at serve where she sparked the Unicorns to the win in the game and the momentum that carried through the rest of the I finally got my serve said I felt we had to get something The lefthanded junior started off Unicorns next opponent in doubt The New Braunfels volleyball team is awaiting the winner of the GregoryPortland LaJoya representatives from Districts 15 and The players for GregoryPortland and are still awaiting referees for their bidistrict Players and fans from GregoryPortland made the fivehour journey to which is near the border of only to have the match GP Coach Shirley rightly opposed to making the journey proposed to reschedule the match at her gym so that each team will have had to LaJoya officials are against that and claim that all neutral sites are At University Interscholastic League officials are searching for a neutral likely for a Saturday Looking for a positive from the Kowe They did have a good restaurant down TIM WAITS with a rocket straight down the mid dle of the court that went untouched to tie the game The Unicorns took the lead when the impetus of Wingates second serve shot oft Southwests Monique Sanchezs barely clearing the where Kelli Davis awaited for an easy put Wingate then roped another serve that a Lady Dragon could only block into the She slapped two more aces to give the Unicorns game before her serve for the game just caught the top of the who had a matchhigh seven also had two earlier in the Southwest picked up a point when Sanchez scored on a but Amy Cook gotthe ball back when she suc cessfully went cross court on a Davis assist Leigh Ann Forney put the game on ice you guessed a crosscourt ace that playing on the back couldnt Nine of the Unicorns 15 points came on service aces and ditto in the second game Although the Unicorns started fast in the rushing to a fi2 they had some trouble when the Lady Dragons found their offense They had some really good servers and we had some said Perry Thats what caused our letting them back into the game Court communication i what got that straight Fill mgls W innate put the Unicorns on the board first in tinsi cond game with an act After that Davis got into the act and nailed three constcut ivtacts of her own Kachcl McFarland put down a Davis set to give the Unicorns the Statistics AcesKillsBlocksPoints Assists NKW Wright 2021 Davis IV114 Wlngitle 7027 McKarlami Vtli Cook 024 X Forney Totals SOlTilVVKST Tamayo Chapa 0 Hacker Villamieva oooo Torres 0oil Mascorro0000 iH Totals 521711 sideout and allow herself to serve backtoback The Unicorns opened an 81 lead when Cook scored on a block and the Lady Dragons fail ed to return a Mary Alice Vela Southwest chipped away at the lead by scoring a few points but the Unicorns kept pouring it on when the Lady Dragons JoAnn Hacker was long on a hit and McFarland added a kill McFarland connected on her third ace to keep the creeping Lady Dragons at bay and Wright put away an which put the Unicorns ahead Southwests Irma Tamayon scored the Lady Dragons last point with a but Wingate ended their chances a rally by successfully spiking the ball That put the ball in Velas hands to serve out the final three points Serve she did as her first shot had the Lath Dragons Patty Torres tin successfully living lor the ball Cook found an opening down the sideline lor a kill to move the Unicorns to match point Vela did the honors with an ace in themiddle of the SouthweM defense Mary Alice Vela bumps Braunfels bidistrict win Clark the ball to a tearnmale in over Southwest Photo by New Doiv that sent tout Dragons scrambling SouthweM played much stonier than the score indicated saul Perry The last two times I saw them tlies well 1 wa overall Serve up I mconis ium t please anothe titli Cougarette season comes to end as West Campus shocks Canyon u 11 I A M I FU S K I Canyons Jennifer Kyle tries to knock the ball over West Cam pus big defensive Photo by Deryl Clark Sports Editor Canyons dreams of a return to In state volleyball tournament came to a lurching Halt Thursday night with a loss against sm An tonio West Campus at i he Jones P F Complex Fueled by a few key Cain on mistakes Campus overcame a 11 i deficit to win the first game Hi14 The Cougarettcs did everything ihe could to derail West Campus in the second game hut the District 11 IA champion Cougars had loo much momentum on then taking the final game 15 li Led by Uachcl who finished the match with live six kills points ami lout West ampus fendi1 off ehame of a Cougarettc rally w ith splendid ilelense She was Hie greatest lone the had she increilible server and Mtler Caiivon Coach Donna Boehle said of Mejia the second game when U esi ampus clearh had the momentum its ifelense ihd no allow Canyon sjukers in put the hall to the tloor no matter how hard or how accurate the spike West t ampus has historv oi plav mg us out oi their said Canyon Coach Donna Boehle Playing anvon is a major stimulus lo them Neither team led more than a point until mid through the first game when two West Cam pus hitting errors and a block In Leah Krug ami Lory Hill gave the ougarettes three straight points ami an H i lead West Campus pulled within one hut a earning violation and a rocket seive nun Krieg Ca nyon a in 7 edge Canyon delil ihe momentum despite a West ampus imntiui making tinscore with the help of another Krieg an After a Mdeout Wesi notclutl point Statistics Aces Kills Blocks Points Assists i lin I i Ali ic t i 1 J I IsUt oim MixIk Knrg 1 1 Hill i i 1 J 1 S 16 16 17 r s InMiio I js 1i i J i i I i i ntliWi i L 1 1 Idihio o J ToUls3 19 19 101 with an ace by Floise which quicklv matched hv serve for and a 13 i lead When the Cougarcttes scored he Mill pom on a West Campus mis hit it looked like anvon was on its way to rerordmg its fifth straight hi district v iclorv But Krissv lotion blocked an overset for iiliout then Brciuia Kubio offered up an ace ami Wim Kittimann s dink landed just out ol IniutKls The teams exchanged serves then Mejia reconlctl a service ace and dli hitter Carmen Miles made a vicious block to narrow the gap to 14 1 i Miles lapped another overset on Ihe next plav ami suddeuK the game was tied at U Stacev Mocllcr s lunging stab at Ihe hall was unable to prevent Mejia from recording he se com ace of the jame for lor West i ampus The clamitd Ihe name on Miles pushol another anvon overset Coming back like thev tlai reallv hail them Boehle said of West Campus If we jusi could have held on to the first name 1 think it miuht have been another storv Mejia opened the second ganuhv riflmu three quick aces A kill hv Mejia and an ace t Jackie Titvino helped Campus a could regroup OiaracUnslicalh the slum back taking a 7 leati hv two is MiKlier A net violation ami a lonn kill attempt nive Campu the lead anain at H ami anoUiei kill hv Mejia made it a two point leaii A kill ami an ace from Moclioi tlu Counarettes lie the at 11 ami it Uokni like ranvoti would somehow i laim the win But the CounarvtUs ctmU not ijuHe nili one oul of the hat come back all season U c district with two losses ami hack we ve cinntfrom Inhim during the c fell a little short this HintBmliU said made a kill of a st mm hen Canyon had anothet set land out of bounds Mejia s filth spike of the c Campis a 1311 lead Ixfoie tanvon fhininalion wnli a suitout ami a block or a HJIIU bv Lory Mill Kubio hail a ciossrotnt kli to win hai k she serv e or the i ounars then t otlon ami B kv i man the game bv slamming lioine i anvon Binhie said she was proud of hei lot iicxcr Hiv ing up in the mated am hit show ing oiiMMent effort throughout the season We feel like winners of the final score savs xhe H s ttelliin dous season for us A 1 K record and a runnel up in Class 1A s toughest vollevhall ilistncl i something no one not even a heart hieaking hi district loss can he taken aw av from the Cougarvtles SVNB boys Buch ready for regionals The best longdistance runners in South Texas will compete in the Region IV cross country meet Satur day in San and not surpris the New Braunfels area will be well represented For the third year in a New Braunfels High Schools cross county team has earned a berth at the meet on the University of Texas at San An tonio as has this years District 184A boys the Smithson Valley And representing New Braunfels girls team will be who qualified for the meet with a third place finish last week at the district New Braunfels Coach Fred Pink said he expects Alamo Heights and Waco Midway to be the best two hov s team at with Flour Del the Unicorns and Rangers all pushing Ihe leaders Uitd the lop three finishers advancing to Ihe stale the fight lui third eould he ex tremely interesting Barring extreme weaiher comii Smithson Coach Bo Bowman said his team should run even faster tunes than they did last when they won the IK 1A meet at Memorial Primary Bowman pronounced his team of Richard Andy Allan Robert Chris Man Kelly Dime ami lav lor U en ready and eager to go We dont have expectations of go ing to but we know it could hap pen if we have everybudj running a real strong Bowman said For Mantooth and the district race was the second of the so Bowman hose two runners to improve their limes considerably The Rangers were so fired up after the district meet that they ran a lo in ile workout last eschew ing their usual 5to 7mile workout Theyve been real excited all Theyve been real enthusiastic about working Bowman said New Braunlels also dues not seem to mind the extra week of Coach Fred Pink said The kids are excited Workouts have been real smooth all he said Fxptrience could be a factor for the as main ol their run ners were in regionals last year David suffering from pain ful shin is questionable for the race If Mares cant Pink said Joel Hinkhouse is likely to take his place The other runners for New Braunfels will be Darrel See Page DA Big crowd expected for 5mile Wurst Run What promises to be the largest Wurst Run in history will take place Saturday morning in Landa More than 130 people preregistered for the run by its deadline last Friday the largest number of runners to preregister and race spokesman Keith Maxwell said he expects more than 300 run ners to take part in the race by the time late registration is concluded just before the am start of the race If we get that that would be the biggest number of runners we have ever had for the Wurst Maxwell jrosse Opa Carol Hoffmann will fire the star ting gun that will send the runners on their way through the fivemile Cars will not be allowed through certain sections of the park bet ween and Access to the golf course will still be Maxwell said most of the runners are from New San Antonio and but said some are coming from as far away as Houston and People who are not yet registered for the race may do so Saturday morning The entry fee is Kach participant will receive a longsleeved T shirt and a Wurstfest entry Handmade pot tery medallions will be awarded to the first 300 Wurst Steins will be presented to the top three finishers in each of the seven age categories in the male and female The top overall male and female runner will receive a speciallydesigned Wurst Stein Lite bananas and Utopia water will be provided to the participants after the There will also be live music at the conclusion of the Local capsule Rangers Unicorns Matchup Smithson Valley 24 in diMnrli at New 4 m district Bum Lait year Biuunfils 4B SmUhson V alley u Last week Clemens defeated Niw liraunleU 7 u Miulhsun lust tnKfir vilkTivy i50 Game notes Hi an must win situation fur Ide lo alivf or the playoffs The Imcorns have been at the top of their game lor several wttkb and arent likely lo lei down against the Kangers If lie Hungers are going tu make a run al New they will have lo do it early They cant aliord lo play catchup Smithson Valley will also have to quit hurting itself wiUi penalties so that any potential threats wont Players to watch Sinilhson Valleys top notch linebackers James Leumeweber and Mike Korsberg will be busy tonight as they tr lo stop Imtorn running backs Uaimy Amador and Robert Walker Aniador and Walker were stopped by Clemens and al least one of them is due to bounce back with a good game on Die other side ol the Unicorn linebackers Tim Haiu and lxmue Alemai w ill be concerned with breakaw ay threats Shody lienshaw and Mike Edit Local miuries Unicorns tight end punter Steve Slanies is oui wilh a sprained knee Chris BooDi returns for the Unicorns after missing two weeks wild a concus sion No new injuries to report or Smithson Valley
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