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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 10, 1993, New Braunfels, Texas Page 9A New Braunfels March tt Cougar win seals first spot in years Sophomore Melvin Page heads a ball during Canyons 50 win over Clemens to secure a playoff Photo by John By DOUGLAS PILS HeraMZeltung The Canyon Cougars choked the lateseason siuge of the Clemens Buffaloes Tuesday night for a 50 victory which secured the Cougars their first playoff berth since Canyon in district sandwiched a balanced scoring attack between the 23rd and 24th goals of the season for sophomore Vince as the defensive front led by Mack Bryan Yuras and Jason Barucky cut down every Clemens attempt at a The Cougars entered the game with a 64 mark in district and the Buffaloes were 46 with two games to Canyon had clinched at least a tie for third with its last but needed to knock off the Buffs to secure the play off spot Head Coach Danny Bueno was pleased to see his young team respond in the mustwin situa I was pleased with the play Bueno I thought as a whole the kids played real Defensively we wanted to stop Steve Sanchez and Mack did a good job on One good thing about our team right now is a lot of guys are getting in the act as far as Its good that a lot of guys are getting in the They dont have to depend on Vince to do all the The Cougars struck early with only elapsed in the first half when Bueno took an assist from Mike Canyon kept up the intensity all half barely missing on both sides of the goal and a header by Jerry Van Noy bounced off the crossbar before Sean Merz put another goal in with 2137 left in the Michael Lugo made the score 30 with left when he picked up a rebound off a hard Bueno shot and slammed it in the back of the Coach Bueno said he wanted to strike early and take the fight out of a team that had held Alamo Heights scoreless in the last 50 minutes Canyons Bryan Van Noy and Vince Bueno celebrate Canyons playoffsecuring win over Clemens Tuesday Bueno added his 23rd and 24th goals of the including with just gone in the Photo by John of the We were trying to go out there and score ear ly and I think that Bueno Vince put one in there with only about gone in the game and that The kids were really intense in the first I thought we took the game away in the first In the second half we didnt quite have the intensity but See Page Unicorns shove aside Boerne jinx for resounding 120 win By JODI MCDONALD Special to the HeraldZeltung Smithson Valley will be happy to know that the cards can be stacked both A secondhalf red card sent the Boerne keeper off the field as the New Braunfels Unicorn soccer team took home a whopping 120 It was the highest scoring game of the Unicorn After hearing of the lopsided officiating in the Smithson Val ley and Boerne Friday night the New Braunfels fans were anxious to see if the same would hold true for their Seven yellow and two red cards were issued against Smithson A game of misguided warnings could cost the Unicorns dearly as they prepared to face the 2 ranked Alamo Heights Mules this the only cards dealt were those given to the On a narrow field lit more by moonlight than the Unicorns were one for one on the opening As freshman Ryan Haupert centered the ball from the far right to center Ezell Sanchez raced in for the The Sanchez kick was but a thunderous blast from senior John Drury nailed the net for the Another Reed echoed the shot by driving into midgoal to seal the second Unicorn With only 14 minutes elapsed off the midfielder Ryder McDonald charged the Grey hound defense with a shot that bounced off the but fresh man Stephen Rodriguez followed up with a rebound kick that the Boerne keeper punched back into This proved to be a mis as Rodriguez dropped low to the ground and headed the ball into the near right pocket for the 30 Midway into the McDon ald was taken down hard in the Greyhound and a penalty kick was awarded the After a warning was issued the Boerne Tony Ramirez lined up a shot that flashed by the backup goalie and into the net for the fourth Unicorn Sanchez reentered play as he sent a hard shot goalbound only to be slapped away by the Grey hound Senior Armando Ramirez was standing by and sent the rebound into the net for a 50 Unicorn halftime I didnt try to overload the score apologized Head Coach Bob We had to prepare for Alamo Heights on Friday Rodriguez was quick to compli ment his senior players Eric the and Ezell Sanchez played he and I was real pleased to see Tony Ramirez score his first goal of the John Drury picked up very quickly after coming on from basketball the seniors have just done a great After a momentary pause to card out the Boerne the referees awarded the sixth Uni corn As the second Haupert sent a pass to Sanchez who broke freeh and delivered the first of seven secondhalf goals Drury sent a ball to midfielder Omar Hernandez who whistled another scorcher in for a 70 score Junior Mikey Bustos drilled a sideline kick in from 30 yards X with McDonald standing by assure the eighth McDonald added goals nine and ten on with Rodriguez ing a Hernandez kick into the net for the eleventh Sea Page 10A Canyons Marty Robles led the Cougar attack Tuesday night with four RBIs and he was 3 for 4 at the Photo by John Canyon roars past Lions The Canyon Cougars lapsed into a defensive coma to give up five late butit was not near enough as the Cougars took a resounding 135 win over Lock hart Tuesday Rene Guiterrez worked the win for the Cougars 64 and Marty Robles came on in the fifth to fin ish out the Robles was the offensive stal wart of the game with three hits in four at bats and four Chip Parrish was 2 for Jake Williford 2 for 4 and Brett Zaeske was 2 for Canyon scored four runs in the three in the second and five in the The fiverun third was high lighted by a threerun homer by junior Lance Berk man is now tied with Parrish for the team lead with three home runs on the In other Comal County action last Smithson Valley blanked Floresville 100 on the road and New Braunfels slipped at Seguin Brad Smith and Jason Long combined to twohit Floresville to up the Rangers record to Brent Borgfeld suffered the defeat for the pitching a com plete Rangerettes cruise to first district victory By DOUGLAS PILS HeraldZeltung SMITHSON the exception of the newly paint ed which is still sans everything else was still a little but Smithson Val ley managed a 176 runaway over Canyon in the two schools firstever softball meeting Tues day The Rangerettes scored 11 runs in the first two innings off of five hits and four Cougarette Smithson Valley only committed one but 13 walks by SV pitchers prompted Head Coach Leslie Harris to be happy but not It was a good start off dis Harris but we were a little rocky in We lost a little concentration on the part of our pitcher and at the When the ball is just con tinuously off the plate its hard to stay in the When you end up walking a lot its kind of hard to get back into it when you get back out onto the Canyon scored one run in its half of the first when Dawn Pan termuehl scored on a passed as Rangerette starter Amy Huckle had walked the bases SV struck back quickly in its half of the first with a two run double by Carrie Grotheus knocking in Lacy Wagner and Tricia who led the Rangerettes with three fol lowed with an RBI single and Shelly Sauer also had a RBI sin gle in the inning as SV led Huckle gMned a bit more con Smithson Valleys Tricia LaRue is congratulated toy her teammates after a single rolled under the left ftekteff clearing the bases and allowing URue to oome around to score Tuesday during the Rangerettes175 win over Photo by John trol in the issuing only one walk and no The Ran gerettes put the game away in their half of the second with six runs on just two Cougarette pitcher Amy Mullins walked the bases loaded for who hit a hard grounder to Kribti Welch misplayed the ball and it rolled past allowing all three runners and LaRue to come around to Amber Hinkl added a RBI single in the Canyon scored twice in the third as Elizabeth We ism an reached on a walk and scored on a wild pitch for the first Stephanie Weisner tagged an 0 2 pitch up the middle for the Cougarettes first hit and she eventually scored on a throwing SVs Stacy Strauch added a RBI triple in the Huckle See Page 1QA
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