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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 19, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas April 1991 Sports New Texas Page 9 Simmonds wants few changes in NB program ByTOMLABINSKI Sports Editor Since continuity was a big part of the rea son he was hired as the athletic director and head footbal coach at New Braunfels High Lew Simmonds sees no reason for any drastic changes on the I believe the same you win it with he Therell be some new therell be some Lew Simmonds ideas that pop in but were still going to play a great The Swarm is alive and But as the backficld coach for the Unicorns under Jim Strccty who is now the head coach at San Antonio Madison Simmonds has been one of the leaders of New Braunfels offense for more than a Even with the approved by the NBISD school board Thursday he said he would still concentrate on the offensive side of the Were going to pretty much stick with the same but Im going to have some new wrinkles that well put he Were going to try a few things in the but its not going to be anything thats going to over power or make them is that What is he or anything like But there will be some dif ferent Simmonds said his New Braunfels team may be a little more wideopen offensively than teams of the Weve got some great weve got some guys that can take it Were going to try to make opponents protect the whole field this instead of just from tackle to he Simmonds said he was overwhelmed by the support from the community as the search for the new athletic directorreached its final I hope that Im extremely grateful and just Working with these kids for the next howevermany years is just a prayer answered more than anything he Because defensive coaches Tim Kingsbury and Bobby Douglas went to Madison with Simmonds said his top priority would be the search for I want to find the absolute best people that I can I hope theyre great but Im going to look for great people who can fit in and be just as much a part of this Unicom tradition and pride as those whove come before he As athletic Simmonds said he would work towards the success of all athle tics at the The thing Im really going to strive for is to have a great overall All these kids in all these sports are going to have equal opportunities to do their very best to feel this pride we all he Now that his monthlong quest for the head job on the Unicorn coaching staff has been Simmonds said he is also just thankful the process is I wouldnt want it to come out any other dont get me but Im so glad its Its been a peak and a There hasnt been anything in he Ive always tried to pride myself on trying to keep an even keel until maybe Friday or but this has been just up and down and up and Its been Being chosen over former University of North Texas Coach Corky a former teammate of Simmonds at Southwest gave him an uneasy he See Page 10 Lew Simmonds New Braunfels Marc Castilleja made 24 of 25 free throws at the regional Hoop Shoot contest over the a percentage that would make any NBA player Photo by Erik Karlsson CMS student hoops to get name in the Basketball Hall of Fame ByTOMLABINSKI Sports Editor Marc Castilleja is only a 13yearold basketball but he could soon have an achievement todays NBA stars can only dream The Canyon Middle School student will be traveling to Massachussets in with the chance of having his name enshrined in the Basketball Hall of Castilleja won the regional Elks Lodge Hoop Shoot contest over the weekend in Midwest beating out three other competitors in the 1213 age division to become one of the finalists for the national title on May He won the regional crown in easy fashion by hitting 24 of 25 free His two nearest competitors tied for second place with tQ free throws He defeated freethrow shooters from Baton Oklahoma City and Albuquerque in the I practice a but Ive been a good freethrow shopter for a long Castilleja adding he has been playing basketball since he was 9 and in fourth After taking first place in the local Elks Lodge Hoop he won the area contest in San Angelo with 22 free then won the state championship in his age division by making 23 of 25 free throws in They way hes he should make 25 in Spring said his who himself was a basketball player at Canyon High If hes to score a perfect 25 at Marc said he knew what the key would I always miss the 1 ith Its my unlucky num the softspoken eighthgrader It also happens to be the first shot of the second and final After a 10minute warmup each competitor attempts 10 When all the con testants have had a the second round of 15 shots Im just going to try Castilleja said of his 11 th freethrow attempt at Castilleja could become the first boys champion from Texas in the history of the Hoop Along with having his name placed in the Hall of the winner will receive a trophy of a gold I think its going to be Marc There will be a lot of but there wont really be any The secret to making free he Its just me and the and I concentrate real who practices his free throws three times a plays guard for his Canyon Middle School lie was not the leadingscorer on the he did manage to score 72 points over the course of the He he was excited to win the expensespaid trip to but said he would prefer taking a train tothe northeast rather than Once he gets he can expect more attention than hes ever I think pieard the finkls might be on he Im not worried about Itshould he a lot of San Antonio cools the Rockets to foil Houstons title chances HOUSTON AP San Antonio Coach Larry Brown had a simple plan for the Spurs to use against Houston play brick wall defense and dont shoot All five Spurs starters scored in double led by Terry Cum mings with as the Spurs put down a fourth quarter scoring show by Sleepy Floyd for a 10295 victory Thursday night that eliminated the Rockets from the Midwest Division title If you shoot jump shots against a lot of bad things Brown We tried to shoot The Spurs also followed sound coaching advice by clogging up the Rockets pick and When you live by the jump shot you die by Brown We defended a lot of We chal lenged a lot of their that was the most pleasing thing about this San Antonio took the lead for good in the first quarter on a 3point play by David Robinson for a 1714 Houston pulled within 3736 in the second quarter but the Spurs had a 5747 lead at the Floyd tested the Spurs defense in the fourth quarter when he scored 15 of his 19 including 12 points hi a Houston cut San Antonios lead to 9491 with left but the Spurs didnt I like the way we were defending the whole Brown Weve shown character with teams coming back on the road on us a lot and weve been in a lot of tough Playing on the road is good playoff Cummings Road basketball prepares you for the playoffs more than anything he I feel we are playing real well as a team right The Spurs have won seven of their last 10 games while the Rockets have NBA All Times CDT EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W yBoston 56 xPhiladelphia 44 xNow York 38 Washington 30 New Jersey 25 Miami 24 36 42 50 55 12 18 26 31 Games Philadelphia Boston 97 New Jersey Washington 103 San Antonio Houston 95 Utah Seattle 103 Sacramento Denver 104 Todays Games Chicago at Philadelphia at Washington at Contrsl at 7 yChicago at Houston at 7 at 7 xAtlanta York at xlndiana 40 Cleveland 31 Charlotte 26 WESTERN 49 28 Antonio at Phoenix at Golden State at LA Sacramento at Midwest Games xSan Lakers at at New at New at 8 Games at Noon Pacific at Noon at xLA at at Golden xGolden at San at LA Clippers at 4 Jersey at xclinched playoff at yclinched division at LA cooled off from their 141 March We need to get back to where we play hard every Rockets Coach Don Chancy We have to play with more intelligence and more We have to overcome our aches and pains and simply play Robinson played only seven minutes of the first half because he drew his third foul 59 seconds into the second He finished with 18 points and 8 David Robinson did a good job of jamming us Chancy We just couldnt get the ball on the pick and Robinson was plugging it We werent strong at all defen There was no Hakeem Olajuwon had 19 points and 14 rebounds and Floyd also had 19 Rod Strickland had 14 points and 10 assists for the The Spurs withstood four consecu tive 3point goals by the Rockets in the third quarter that cut their lead to 6660 with left in the period and built a 7666 lead going into the final The Rockets can still regroup for the Olajuwon We arent ready for the playoffs Olajuwon We were ready two or throe weeks ago Now we have to make a commitment to get it Right now we have no playoff Foreman overshadows Holyfield ATLANTIC AP Evandcr Holyfield looks like he should change clothes in a phone George Foreman looks like he wouldnt fit into a phone Thats exactly how both men want The perfectly sculpted Holyfield defends his world heavyweight championship tonight against the selfmade manmountain mountains of bur ice The champ will collect about which can buy a whole lot of the finest new hightech training equipment that gives Holyfield that Superman Foreman gets more than which can a whole lot more Ill take care of then Ill take care of my appe the 42yearold Foreman That money can do a whole bunch of but Im going to walk away with something more with the Foreman held the title 18 years That was not just another it was another It was before he had a religious experience that made him quit boxing in he was a meanspirited for mer juvenile delinquent with little purpose outside the After losing to Jimmy Foreman turned away from the sport that had taken him from the streets of Hous ton to an Olympic gold an upset knockout of Joe Frazicr for the heavyweight title and a humiliating defeat in Zaire to Muhammad He founded the non denominational Church of the Lord Jesus He disap peared from the sporting There was nothing left for me at that he I didnt feel anything for being in the It was over for For 10 at the new George the preacherstandup comic with the 300pound launched what many considered an absurd It was so absurd after all of Foremans wisecracks about his age and and after 24 fights against carefully selected opponents with rankings in the neigh borhood of Georges here he If Fore 111 take care of then Ill take care of my That money can do a whole bunch of but Im going fo walk away with something more impor with the 42yearold George Foreman man beats the 28yearold a to1 he will be the oldest champion in boxing For 20 1 never looked at a television said who weighed in at 257 pounds for mis For 10 I would not allow my hands to make a For 10 I didnt want to have anything to do Everything about this fight has been orchestrated by Foreman the The the Battle of the Ages the likely killing on closecircuit and pay perview stems from and nourishes around As he Theres a little bit of con man in That comes from the word and I have all the confidence in the world in I like I like being George And the public seems to like Or has been fooled by Foreman will go into the ring with Holyfield a shorter underdog man he was against Frazier in The challenger has completely overshadowed the champion heading to this With few exceptions since Foreman first retired Mike Tyson Trevor Berbick in Tysons first title shot Ali against Leon Spinks and Larry Holmes that has been unheard all business as doesnt seem to He just goes about his heavyduty training fine his 208pound the best body the heavy 10
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