Tuesday, March 12, 1991

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 12, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas Sports New Texas Page 7 UIL votes to expand playoffs in five sports Class 5A schools to vote on postseason proposal which would go into effect fall of 92 AUSTIN AP If the State Board of Education and superintendents of the states largest schools three teams from each Class 5A school district will qualify for the playoffs in five not just The state executive committee for the Uni versity Interscholastic League voted 146 Sunday to place the issue on a referendum to be voted on by all 5A member Approval by the and final approval by the State Board of would make the format go into effect in the fall of UIL Director Bailey Marshall said Sunday that the process should be completed within six New Braunfels High School Athletic Director said he endorsed the expansion and believed the measure would be I look for that to be approved pretty easi he adding the states basketball coaches were the primary proponents of the Wayne executive director of administation for the Spring Branch Indepen dent School offered the proposal allowing three teams from each district to advance to the state playoffs in volleyball and Schapers original proposal did not include but was amended to include that sport as Even if the proposal wins the UIL will continue to crown two Class 5A football champions big school and small school as it did in but only a single champion in the other Schaper first proposed that four team from each Class 5A district advance to the but that was defeated The committee also approved a proposal that would flipflop the playoff system that was enforced last If approved for the upcoming football sea 32 teams will be included in the big school while 64 will enter the small school The state executive committee approved the measure Last 64 teams entered the big school division and 32 played in the small school Under the the top three teams from each district would make the with the one having the highest enrollment going to the big school The regardless of would compete in the small school The UIL is in its second year of an experi mental football playoff The only thing I see is sort of a said Eventually you will see it fil trate into the lower Streety said the because some of the 5A schools are so the big school playoff is logical in that New Braunfels is one of the least populous 5A schools in the Its not the total but for a school like New that is a he Its a definite plus for the 5A since theres no cap on Marshall added schools in lower classifica Jim Streety dons appear content for now with sending only two teams from each district into the Smithson Valley Athletic Director Joe Matulich agreed with particularly because the 4A districts have become so Three playoff qualifiers per he would water down the quality of the playoffs If they keep the number of schools in a district at Id just as soon they leave it the way it Matulich If they start talcing thats half your In the past the UIL has conducted information discussion sessions at seven sites around the state in order to get a feel from its members concerning the current experimental playoff Sundays committee meeting was a culmi nation of those One of the main concerns that we got out of those meetings is that we were doing for football and not the other Marshall I think the committee took some steps to remedy that situation Officials of Class 5A Marihall like the fact that it kept more teams in the not that it was Canyon third baseman Junior Rodriguez and shortstop Dionicio Tor res scramble for a ground ball during Saturdays game against New Braunfels at the Unicorn All three local baseball teams are in action with Smithson Valley and New Photo by Erik Karlsson Baseball teams try to build momentum New Braunfels and Smithson Valley are at home today for local baseball while Canyon travels to The fresh off a 21 appearance at the Unicom Invitational that included victories over Pleasanton and New Braunfels and a close loss to stateranked play at Boerne today at The game was originally scheduled to be at but the teams switched sites because an earlier meeting was moved to The Cou gars won that in the bottom of the ninth inning after tying the contest in the seventh to force extra Donovan Rivers leads Canyon offensively with a batting four home runs and 15 The center fielder also paces the team with seven stolen bases and 18 runs Junior Rodriguez is hitting for Rodger Mack has knocked in 14 runs and Anthony Bueno leads the team with 16 Johnny Schaas tops Canyons pitchers with a earnedrun New which went 12 in its own tour hosts Schertz Clemens today at p The Unicorns opened their tournament with a victory over Del then played an exceptional game against Consolidated before falling 30 in extra Greg Overturf and Joe Faulkner both homered against Del and Grant Hodges had a strong effort on the Hodges also pitched well in relief against Smithson Valley hosts Floresville at 7 after the Rangers picked up a split with Copperas Cove in a Saturday Jason LaRue leads the area with seven home with all of those coming in a sixgame The junior shortstop is hitting a teamhigh for Smithson Valley with 16 LaRue also has the lowest ERA on the Ranger pitching while Matt Gawlik leads the team in Spurs regain Midwest lead by bopping Jazz SAN ANTONIO AP Having already lost the season series to the San Antonio Spurs must finish ahead of the Jazz to guarantee home court advantage in the first round of the On Monday the Spurs took a step in that moving a full game ahead of With David Robinson scoring 33 points and Sean Elliott adding the Spurs won their fifth consecutive beating Utah This is a game that really moti vates a team and hopefully this will catapult us on to more victories on this next road Elliott refer ring to a fourgame swing that begins For which ends a sevengame road trip with its third loss in a Karl Malone led the way with 34 John Stockton had 20 the 27th time in his career he has reached that John Stockton is Spurs Coach Larry Brown The combination that they make when Karl Malone is with him is John always finds the open Stockton had an off night from the missing 10 of 14 But he ignited late in the and nearly engineered a dramatic We got ourselves back in the game and down the it was anybodys But it seemed at the they made the big Stock NBA 19 40 21 Denver 17 43 EASTERN Division Atlantic 46 15 Lakers 44 18 42 19 4 New State 32 28 1314 30 30 15 Clippers 20 41 26 New 17 42 28 Central playoff berth Games Detroit 85 York New Jersey 85 Antonio Utah 96 Cleveland 96 Games at WESTERN Lakers at Midwest at 7 San at 7 at Clippers at at Golden at ton San Antonio made all the plays ear hitting 17 of 22 firstquarter field goals attempts for a franchise record percent en route to a 3824 The margin grew to 16 early in the second but a 166 Utah run brought the Jazz within San Antonio had the lead back to double figures in the fourth quarter when Malone scored 8 straight points to bring the Jazz to 8985 with to Elliott scored 4 points to fuel an 82 run and the Spurs went back up 9787 with But Stockton hit a pair of 3point shots and Malone added a third as Utah used a 94 spree to trim the defi cit to 10196 with San Antonio scored the final 4 points of the game from the Utah is a great Brown You can tell they play hard on the San Antonio guard Paul Pressey went down hard with 10 seconds left in the fourth Fouled by he sprained ligaments in his right Paul is going to be Brown They will know more in the San which plays 13 of its final 23 games on the begins a fourgame trip against the Los Angeles which took the season series form the Spurs has just nine road games left on its But the Jazz trail the Spurs by two games in the loss Patrick Ewing made just six of 18 but scored 12 of his 20 points in the final to rally New The Nets never trailed in the second half until Ewing hit two free throws to give the Knicks an 8685 lead with 36 seconds Bucks Pistons 85 Dale Ellis came off the bench to score 30 including 11 in the fourth Milwaukee led by four entering the fourth then broke the game open with a 10point run midway through the per iod to take an 8571 Blazers Cavaliers 96 Clyde Drexlers 26 12 in the third helped Portland break a twogame losing Jerome Kersey added 21 all in the first three and Kevin Duckworth grabbed a gamehigh 13 Playoff hopefuls looking for wins New Braunfels and San Marcos will try to ensure a dramatic finish to a tight race with victories over weaker opponents tonight as the District 275A soccer teams enter their final full week of With three games left on the sche just two points separate Smith son San Marcos and New Braunfels in the chase for the two playoff Smithson idle leads the district with an 1112 record and concludes its schedule against the secondand thirdplace San Marcos is a point behind the Rangers at while New Braunfels is The Unicorns travel to Schertz tonight to play a team which has lost two straight matches to fall to Since a 32 upset loss to Canyon on New Braunfels has won three straight games by a combined score of Midfielder Ezell Sanchez has scored a countyhigh 20 goals this including at least one tally in each of the Unicorns last eight con New Braunfels defense has been equally as the team has allowed just five goals scored in the last nine including six Of the three teams in the playoff only New Braunfels has three games left on the Smithson Valley is off tonight while San Mar cos is idle on March the last day of the The Unicorns can clinch the district title with victories in each of their last three including the season finale against Smithson Todays game at Schertz is scheduled for 7 San Marcos is 401 since dropping a 21 decision to New Braunfels on including two wins over the The Rattlers blanked Cle mens 80 on Friday before shutting out Kerrville Tivy 60 on Saturday in a game which was rescheduled from earlier in the Opponents have not scored upon Soccer District 275A Soccer Smithson Valley San Marcos New Braunfels Seguin Canyon Clemens Tivy Boeme Lockhart Fridays Games Canyon Boeme 0 Smithson Valley Lockhart 0 New Sraunfels Tivy 1 San Marcos Clemens 0 Saturdays San Marcos Tivy 0 Todays QarrMB Canyon at Tivy New Braunfels at Clemens San Marcos at Lockhart Seguin at Boerne San Marcos defense in the last four The Rattlers will travel to Lockhart to face a Lion team which is 013 on the including a S0 loss to Smithson Valley on which has won one soc cer game in the teams threeyear his has been shut out in eight last nine being outscored The Canyon 421 in their last seven will continue their quest to finish the mark with a 7 game in Canyon is 571 in district and finishes the season against Clemens and Because the Cougars have the fourthbest record in the dis trict since they have rifen from eighth place to fifth in the 275A The Anders enter play tonight at In another game with only prideon the line Boerne will hpst Boerne has lost four straight including shutout losses in the last The Greyhounds are 3101 district Seguin is currently in fourth despite going 022 in the last two The Matadors are 652 275A Rangerettes earn 9th place at competitive Lion Relays Smithson Valleys girls track and field team placed ninth at the highly competitive Lion Relays in Lockhart on while the Rangerette junior varsity team took The varsity was led by Tiffany Friesenhahns secondplace finish in the 800meter She finished with a time of The Rangerettes also picked up points in the 1600 as the team of Celeste Karen Blondie Stone and Friesenhahn took fifth place with a The 800 relay comprised of the same finished sixth at Smithson Valley scored 14 points in the 17school The Rangerettes junior varsity team scored 70 points to take third among 16 finishing one point out of second The team picked up the most points in the high as Lyndsey Winn took the gold medal by clearing 48 and Loretta Triesch placed fourth at Cecily Herring finished sixth in the event at Melanie Swan earned a silver med al in the 800meter run with a while Regina Stewart was secondin the 200 at Herring placed sixth in the same event at Smithson Valleys 800 relay teajn of Stewart and Winn placed second with a The mile relay team of Winn and Stewart was third at J The Rangerettes also earned poiitts with three fifthplace finishes Jennif er Demkey in the 300 hurdles at Erin Talley in the 400 with a and Triesch in the long junSp with a leap of Coach Louise Davidson said both the varsity and junior varsity tearhs performed well despite the long We left at in the morning apd didnt get home until that she It was a very competi tive The girls did but I thipk they were still tired from a weekbf hard

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