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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 11, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas                                November Sports New Texas Page 9A NB then Lady Wildcats Unicorns to meet West Campus on Saturday for State berth ByTIMWAITS Staff Wrller YORKTOWN Flirting with disaster turned out to do more good than harm as the 1 ranked New Braunfels Unicorns defeated the GregoryPortland Lady Wildcats 17 153 in an Area IV volleyball playoff match Tuesday Leigh Ann Forney dishes off a pass to a teammate in the Unicorns win Photo by Deryl Clark New Braunfels advances to a Region IV confrontation with San An tonio West which took three games to eliminate Roma The two teams will play Satur day at 4 at the Paul Taylor Athletic Complex next to Northside Stadium in San In Yorktowns matchbox of a high school the Unicorns blew a 1410 lead In the first game and very nearly control of the We havent done well In the past when we fell said Unicorn Coach Claudia Im glad that the maturity level has advanced to a point where we can pull it all It took maturity and Kim Wingates left arm to pull the Unicorns from the depths of possible All appeared well when a Kelli Davis hit broke through the blocks of two Lady Wildcats to give the Unicorns game But Krista Wright missed the next serve and the Lady Wildcats were back in Davis and Wingate caught the net on successive hits and a carrying call on Amy Cook allowed GP to get within The Lady Wildcats tied the game 1414 when Linda Samp sons push shot fell between the Unicorn When It became apparent GP was going to assert themselves it became said After trading a half a dozen serves without a point being another errant Unicom hit put the Lady Wildcats one point away from taking the first Four more serves were traded until Davis dinked one past GPs Susan Reeves to place the ball in Wingates hands at the serving That spelled trouble for just as it did for Southwest in the bi district With three swings of Wingates the Unicorns overtook and defeated the Lady Wildcats Wingates first serve was a ball Sampson couldnt dig on the back The second fell untouched In the middle of the Lady Wildcat defense and the last was a bullet GPs Kris Gonzales couldnt save Wtngate had a matchhigh seven Statistics AcesBlocksKillsPoints Assists NEW BRAUNFELS Krista Wright 4 m Davis0132 Winaate Cook Vela 0141 McFarland 1 034 Forney Kendra Wright 1 Totals I32HJ4 GREGORYPORTLAND Cade 001fl Gonzales 0021 Malek Reeves Sampson Morris 00 10 SiRodrlquez Totals 20125 aces and the Unicorns as a team had with Wright chipping in It wasnt the most fun thing we ever said referring to the Unicorns comeback after losing the But I was real encouraged to see us jump out to that lead in the second Its no great wonder that Wingate supplied three of the Unicorns first four points of the second game with wellplaced aces to bury the Lady Wildcats before they could get Rachel McFarland scored the other point by spiking a Lady Wildcat serve reception that dared to clear the Mary Alice Vela stuffed GPs Lee Cades hit at the net and McFarland ripped an ace to give the Unicorns a 72 lead and the Unicorns were well on their way to the Region IV one win away from We knew we could do it if we stuck said We were look Ing for open places and we just put them Wingate and Wright put away suc cessive GP Wingate spiked a Wright kill which gave the Unicorns a commanding 113 ad GPs Becky Morris went Into the net with a hit and Wright went down the middle and down the line on back toback placing New Braunfels at match Following a Morris went wide to the left trying to handle Wingates matchwinning We had an excellent setting per said as Davis had nine assists and Wright had Although New Braunfels clicked off three straight points in the blink of an eye in the first game a result Rachel McFarland gets tough Photo by Deryl Clark of Wrights blistering serves the Unicorns went through a relatively long dry The Lady Wildcats came back with six unanswered points and the Unicorns were in a precarious position We were a little apprehensive at A little said But we had good solid play all the Wright helped turn the tide with an ace and a GP carrying violation got the Unicorns GPs Reeves hit the net on a kill which knot ted the game at at the net in Tuesdays Kendra who missed the Southwest match with a neck put the Unicorns ahead with an Davis scored on a block and a poor Lady Wildcat shot made the score 9 The Unicorns built their lead when Davis return fell Krista Wright hammered a GP overset and a Wingate shot nipped the top of the net and dropped safely in enemy ter It was a lead that didnt hold up but didnt rattle the Unicorns when it got awav Bedrosion becomes 3rd reliever to win NLs Cy Young Award PHILADELPHIA AP Steve Bedroswn life wont change much because he won the National League Cy Young Award I don l want to let this affect said the Philadelphia Phillies who was chosen Tuesday by the Baseball Association of America by a margin of two votes Whenever youre cocky you when youre at the youre the best a lot o guys want to knock you off your perch and you know theyre going to be gunning next year He is the third reliever to win the NL Cy Young Award since the started giving out separate honors in 1W17 Bruce Suiter of Chicago won in 1979 and Mike Mar shall of tos Angeles in Bedrosian beat out Hick Sutchffe of Chicago 57 S5 in balloting based on five points for each firstplace Ihrvtfor each second and one for each third Kick who played lor Pittsburgh and San golW Two from each National League city vote on the nominees who set a major league record with 13 con sevulive got nine firstplace live more than Sutdifle but only one more than Orel Her shiser of the Los Angeles Dodgers got two firstplace votes and 1SK5 Cy Young winner Dwight Gooden of the New York Mels got the other Before this years the closest race or the Cy Young Award was in 1981 when Los Angeles Fernando Valenzuela beat Tom Seaser of Cincinnati by three points Bedrosian attributed his success to being acquired by the support from his teammates and just work Ing Bedrosian had a 53 record and an earned run average of 2 83 He also led the major leagues with 40 saves this year as he struck out 74 and walked 28 in 89 innings Despite his outstanding the Phillies finished tied for fourth in the National League East with an 8082 record it is fourth time this decade that a Philadelphia pitcher has won the NL Cy Young Award Steve Carlton won in 1980 and 1982 and John Denny won In His twoyear contract runs out at the end of and he was paid last season For winning the Cy Bedrosian also receives a bonus from the Phillies The 29yearold righthander was traded from Atlanta to Philadelphia on 1985 for catcher Ozzie Virgil and pitcher Pete Smith In his first season with the Bedrosian had 29 saves along with an 86 record and He spent five seasons in where he compiled a 3439 In his final season with the he swit ched from relieving to starting and ended up with a 715 record and a 3 83 ERA Hershlser finished fourth in the voting with 14 Gooden and Nolan Ryan of Houston tied for fifth with They were followed in the voting by Mike Scott oi Houston with nine points and Bob Welch of Los Angeles with Free agents not drawing much action NEW YORK AP Baseballs freeagent mating dance began with both sides acting like nervous high sitting by the waiting for the other to I havent heard from any agents New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner said the first day contracts could be Ive heard absolutely Bill Goods the attorney for reliever Dave Im awfully Can you imagine the Red Sox with Righetti We wish Detroit would make a More than onethird of the major league teams ex pressed little or no interest in signing free agents from other according to general managers and other club officials contacted by The Associated The five teams that expressed interest the New York Baltimore Los Angeles Seat tle Mariners and Cincinnati Reds said they would go slowly and have not tried to contact agents for the premier Seventysix players became free agents in the 15 days following the World Series and in sign with anv club But in the last two seasons no team has made offers unless a players previous club has said it was not interested in resigning Jack Jack Paul Mike Witt Gary Chili Davis and Righetti are among those Other clubs who since the end of the season have said they are not interested in free agents are the New York Pittsburgh Pirates and St Louis Cardinals in the National League and the Kansas City Minnesota Twins and Texas Rangers in the American In officials of the Cleveland Milwaukee Philadelphia Phillies and Toronto Blue Jays said they were not very interested but might sign bench strength if the price is right Ken Griffey became the first of the 76 free agents to come to agreeing to a oneyear contact with a bonus if he has 400 plate Grif who made million in already earned when the Braves bought out the last year of his old which would have earned him million in Late Mike Schmidt of the Phillies and Cai Ripken of the Orioles agreed to new oneyear Last only Lance Parrish and Andre Dawson swit ched teams among the top free agents and both took pay In only two of 62 free agents switched The players union filed grievances over both Unicorn Cougar freshmen zero in on titles ByTIMWAITS Stall Writer Although all three area varsity football teams were shut out of a District 134A cham thats not stopping a pair of area sub varsity teams from getting a shot at a district crown The New Braunfels junior varsity and the Canyon freshmen are both one win away from capturing their respective district championships The undefeated Unicorns are looking at their second consecutive district title and third in the last four years And like each of the last four that title wont come until they get past the Hays Rebels on the final day of the season Hays has one district loss and a Rebel would create a twoway tie with no playoffs at this Last year Hays went into the game undefeated and the Unicorns had a previous loss to KerrvUle The teams played at Hays and the Rebels had massive support for the The Unicorns dashed the Rebels title hopes with a thrilling 2019 Junior Varsity Coach Donald Gann said the Unicorns are taking a low key ap proach to the game as they have throughout the Its not a big thing until we said Gann Hays has spoiled several 90 We know they are good and we are not going to give them We know weve got to be ready to Two years ago Hays soured the Unicorns perfect season and championship aspira tions Gann said they expected to win and it didnt Now they are They have been good about celebrating the victories through Then its he said of his Right now the game is 90 percent weve done about all we can The Unicorns are led on offense by top rusher Brett Smithers and quarterback Dan ny who is an excellent runner and sprintout Hes best when hes on the said He puts a lot of pressure on the Tight ends Michael Shaw and Con1 Rauch are Esquedas favorite along with Brandon Matt Etheridge and Joe Rit terhouse have been a potent duo splitting lime at Right guard Thomas Ramirez is the top blacker on the Unicorn doing the pulling and oneonone work with equal Brothers Melvln and Michael Thompson an chor the left side of the Ty Voigt is the other He was on varsity early in the season but decided it would be best to move down to get more playing On defense the Unicorns have a good mix ture of juniors and Inside linebackers Michael Thompson and Rit terhouse are the leading tacklers and are keystones in the Unicorn Nose guard Derek Nichols is one of the rudest members of the Unicorn defensive while Rauch and Cory Hudgins make up the For any besides having a lot of it takes hard said Theyve trusted They arent afraid to work We ask them to do something and they do That lends a lot to wanting to win Gann said that all of the players contribute in one way or including players that dont get in the game as Theyve had as much to do with our suc cess as anybody he Wherever they can theyve done it week after Cougars eyeing perfect district record Canyons freshman team has a bit of revenge brewing for the Cougars quest of for the District 134A It was on the final day of the season one year ago that Kerrville Tivy wrecked the Cougars aspirations when the teams wound up in a 66 This time a tie would only wreck a perfect district but not the Cougars The Cougars hold a onegame lead on Tivy and A Cougar loss would put the teams in a threeway as Fredericksburg is through for the Canyon was off last but Cougar Coach Larry Anderson said his team is keep ing up the intensity sometimes lost in an idle I dont like off said But the kids have done a good job of coping with Weve done a lot of motivational things to keep everybody Playing Tivy for the championship is motivation enough and it will be a tough bat tle between two solid Anderson said the Antlers have two potent running but are not a good passing As for the they have played as a cohesive unit all After their tight 60 loss to nondistrict opponent Austin Westlake on opening the Cougars have reeled off eight straight And none would be any more important than one Anderson said his defense has been consis tent and has kept the team out of trouble all They have a good sense of how to play said The defense has held us in At the freshman level you are going to make some Our defense has helped us come back from Three linebackers have been the nucleus of a standout Chris Rayno Altwine and Lilon Holder have led the Cougar attack Steubing doubles at center and Holder is a top ball carrier at At free Louis Paniagua is who Anderson is the best Ive ever had at free He is very talented at finding the football Defensive ends Jason Sellers and Michael Wibracht are the best of bookends Sellers is also the tailback on On Anderson has what he calls the smartest offensive line Ive ever Besides twin brothers Mike and Steve Hearn line up on either side of the center at the guard while Brian Wendell and Clay Ford handle the tackle slots The Cougars have used two quarterbacks in Troy Cocke and Chris Richardson Cocke is the better passer and Richardson has fine mechanical skills at the Its been an enjoyable season and I have enjoyed working with Every member has added something to the said 1 have a feeling we are going to come out on   

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