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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 2, 1994, New Braunfels, Texas Wednesday F6b H e r a I d Z e i t u n g PagftBA Sports Day FOURTH AND BASKETBALL NBA Tuesdays Results Knlckam Celtics 79 Nets 104 Sonlcs 103 Heat I Pacers 116 Bullets 96 Heat Bfl Bucks 82 jours 112 Lakers8 Bulls 116 Nuggets 98 Jazz 104 RocKet888 108 Blazers at Kings late DBEXLEB SUSPENDED Clyde Drexler of the Portland Trail Blazers was suspended without pay tor Tuesdays game at Sacramento and fined by the NBA for bumping an offi cial High School District 284A standings Boys TEAM DIST OVERALL Alamo Heights 91 214 Boerne 82 244 New Braunfels 82 178 Clemens 73 1810 Smithson Valley 37 818 Canyon 28 1114 Uvalde 28 1114 Kerrville Tivy 19 1413 Tuesdays Results New Braunfels 64 Kerrville Tivy 52 Alamo Heights 85 Canyon 48 Uvalde 69 Smithson Valley 59 Boeme 65 Clemens 60 Fridays Qamss New Braunfels at Uvalde 730 Canyon at Clemens 730 Boerne at Smithson Valley Ranger Gym District 284A standings j Girls I TEAM Boeme Kerrville Tivy Clemens Canyon Alamo Heights New Braunfels Uvalde Smithson Valley DIST OVERALL 111 102 84 75 48 48 39 012 234 208 143 159 1413 1115 912 416 Tuesdays Canyon 61 Alamo Heights 53 Kerrville Tivy 61 New Braunfels 45 Uvalde 32 Smithson Valley 31 Boerne 77 Clemens 72 Fridays Qsmee Uvalde at New Braunfels 730 Unicorn Gym Clemens at Canyon Cougar Den Smithson Valley at Boerne FOOTBALL High School CHSS MITCHELL CHOOSES WEST POIHT Canyons Todd Mitchell who led Class 4A In rushing last sea son and was the Central Texas Player of the Year verbally committed to West Point Monday night choosing the school after recruiting visits to SMUandthe Mitchell University of Houston Unicorns stay in playoff hunt with 6452 win over Tivy By RICHARD TUERINA Sports Editor New Braunfels hasnt gone into half time trailing many times this season but the Unicorns did Tuesday night But down by six head coach Cliff Wilkins said he wasnt worried Believe ft or not I felt pretty Wilkins said All we needed to do was step it up defensively and I felt wed be all The Unicorns did step it up then stomped on Kerrville Tivy down the stretch to win 6452 and keep up with Alamo Heights and Boerne in the race for postseason play The Grey hounds beat Clemens Tuesday night knocking the Buffaloes into third place in District 284A Still the Unicorns started off a bit sluggish against Tivy The last meeting between the two teams ended in over time but a strong second half would put the game away for New Braunfels in the third period Mike Sierra led the Unicorns with 22 points David Gomez scored 12 and Shae Wilkins added 11 The Unicorns wanted to come out strong aggressively in the second half It showed The Antlers were just sixof22 in the second half Meanwhile the Unicorns began hitting their outside shots in the third period as well as getting their transition game going with timely steals New Braunfels went on a 72 run to start the third period and threepointer from the left wing gave the Unicorns their first lead of the game 3534 with to go in the period It was back and forth for the next three minutes but a switch in the New Braunfels defense gave the Unicorns the opening they needed Switching from a zone to mantoman in the third period New Braunfels was so suc cessful in stifling the Antler offense that it was able to run mantoman exclusively in the fourth which worked to great success When Shae Wilkins hit from the top of the key to put New Braunfels up for good 3938 with to go in the third the Unicorns went on an 114 run to end the third and start the fourth The Antlers would close to eight points late in the fourth but it was too late to catch the Unicorns We were able to play more aggres sive and started moving the ball Cliff Wilkins said Our being able to play mantoman in the fourth was a big key for us and it had a direct result New Braunfels 64 Kerrville Tivy 52 New BraunfeU Mike Sierra 22 David Gomez 12 Shae Wilkins 11 Albert Munlz 8 Jesse Morales 7 Dave Cinotto 2 Brent Powell 2 Glenn Phalr Tony Cantu Tivy Jason Olson 14 Kurt Leslie 11 Randy Brown 10 Brion ODonnell 9 Greg Peschet 4 Chris Mlchaleo 3 Chris Lewis Jeremy Schoenlng David Riley Halftlme Kerrville Tivy 31 New Braunfels 25 Records New Braunfels Kerrvllle Tivy of easy baskets and New Braunfels travels to Uvalde on Friday SOCCER High School Cvtyon tied Alamo Heights 22 Tuesday night to move to Paul Paniagua and Bueno scored tor Cougars Mnv beat Ctemens 61 as Ryder McDonald scored three goals Marco Sanchez and Wkey Bustos also scored or the Unicorns SmHhfon to Austin Westlake 30 Tuesday night to drop to 542 on the year Coming Tomorrow Iht HerotdZeiiunffs weekly Sub Motion February 2 1403 vwittrJoto UrJtM encki Ifcflfefcfilfcwifer pate bem in deep tfG tfnH ftunj uwu Bit Uelfe puM himself fltth he was dear pyer crowbar with Feo12 1M2 SPORTS DAY FOCUS UIL DISTRICT REALIGNMENT The New 284A Alamo Heights Boerne Clemens Uvalde Tivy are out Bastrop Hays Lockhart are in What does this mean to New Braunfels Canyon and Smithson Valley By RICHARD TUERINA Sports SAN ANTONIO how happy you are with the UILs Class 4A Realignment depends on what kind of shoes you wear and on what surface you play Generally speaking the realign ment is great for basketball about the same for volleyball and some what troublesome for football as far as Comal County is concerned Canyon New Braunfels and Smithson Valley all remained in tJistrict 284A which is good news in itself forthe Unicorns who have gone through the last several months wondering whether they would be Class 4 A or 5A under the new system The Unicorns entered a class enrollment figure of near the expected limit for Class 4A classification As it turned out the UTJL made the cutoff point for Class 5 A schools which spared New Braun fels from possibly being moved to a San Antonio district with Jud son MacArthur and Madison or to an Austin district with Bowie and Crockett But football coaches were faced with the immediate problem of fill ing their football schedules for the 1994 season With three sixteam districts in Region IV few schools were left hunting for a fourth and fifth game by the time the realign ments had been handed down Lew Simmonds at New Braun fels Larry Nowomy at Canyon and Larry Hill at Smithson Valley spent most of Tuesday on the phone try ing to secure football games for next year Were having a hard time get ting games as everybody Hill said who added that he thought it unfortunate that the Rangers would nt be able to play traditional schools close by such as Boerne and Clemens he said I never djsajned wed never play people that are J320 miles away Thats disappointing Its hard to imagine District 27 getting on a bus and driving light by New Braunfels ar4SmiihsQn Valley on their my to play District tradh tJonal powers in Alamo Heights Boerne Clemens Kerrville Tivy will haye more impact in certain sports more than others Sea 284A Page 9A Mark em on your calendars The new District 284A for the 199495 seasons after UIL District Realignment Previous district Is BASTROP DISTRICT 274A MASCOT Bears NOTES An excel lent football program which lost to Canyon in bidistrict playoff last season CANYON DISTRICT 284A MASCOT Cougars NOTES Strong in football volleyball Elimination of Westlake in 4A could make an impact HAYS DISTRICT 274A MASCOT Rebels NOTES Strong in football basketball Possesses great speed In sports LOCKHART II NEWBRAlimS I gVUHSONVALLEY DISTRICT 274A MASCOT Uons NOTES Football program hasnt been to playoffs in more than a decade but is strong nonetheless DISTRICT 284A MASCOT Unicorns NOTES Biggest lift from realignment could come in bas ketball Football lost rivalry with Tivy DISTRICT 284A MASCOT Rangers NOTES Sixteam district could favor rebuilding progams like Smithson Valleys The move may be a big boost to New Braunfels basketball which moves away from pow ers like Alamo Heights Larry Hill says sixteam dis tricts can favor a rebuilding program like Smithson Valley photo jyJQHN HU8ETH Canyon coach Larry Nowotny and the rest of District J584A coaches have had to scramble to complete their 1994 football schedules With five teams leaving and three coming Jn IMA npwwHl have six teams Class 4A set for new look 8yVThe Associated Press Class 4AIs getting a whole new look beginning next season under the Uni versity Interscholastic Leagues biennial realignment released today In is SoutWake Carroll winner of the last two 3A football titles and the 1993 boys basketball crown Out ate Consolidated at least a quarferfinalist each season since 1990 and Houston Davis which snapped a nationalrecord 80game losing streak in its season finale Theyre both join ing Class 5A In all Class 4 A grew by 15 schools to and added two districts leaving it only two short of the UILs goal of 32 The growth was achieved by adding two new schools to 4A getting 15 schools from 5A and taking 11 from 3 A Also 11 schools from 4A went to 5A and two more went to 3 We just wanted to eliminate some of those byes and I think weve done said Peter Cpntreras assistant athletic director of the UIL the states governing body for high school athlet ics Also being overhauled is sixman football the forgotten game played in rural towns by schools with fewer stu dents than some 5 A teams Fearing that some schools were too big at 9Hlus students the attendance cutoff was whaefced to 79 Among the schools forced into Class A 11man football is Fort Hancock winner of five of the last eight sixman titles Thats probably going to be the most traumatic change but I think those See REALIGNMENT Rage 9A Sports Bulletins Quotable Softball registration The New Braunfels Girls Softball Association will be offering TBall to girls ages 5 and 6 Other divisions will be divided into Preemies 78 Pee Wees 910 1112 Juniors 1314 Seniors 1516 and older Seniore 1718 Qualifying age wiU be birthdays as of Sept Registration will take place at Vivroux Sporting Goods located next to KMajt Cost will be from Jan 5Feb 6 From Feb 718 the cost will be For more information caU Dennis Harborth at 6257912 or 6295305 SV Alumni Game The Smithson Valley Seventh Annual Alumni Baseball Game will be Feb 12 at 1 at the high school baseball field Batting practice begins at 11 in the batting cages and any equipment will be made available if needed The Smithson Valley Booster Club will have a baibecue dinner after the game Any former Smith son Valley baseball letterman and his family is invited to attend and play For more information call Coach Keith Browa at 8857275 Seniors exercise The New Braunfels Seniors Center is offering Never Too Late aerobics classes for the New Year Get in shape with the classes Mondays and Fridays from to Snowbirds are wel come Early Bird exercise classes are fixwi to 7 am on Tuesdays and Thursdays For more information call Patty at 6295627 TlVQOUt of three aint Tex aier being called by Queue Thomat a liar thief and i r f F
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