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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 10, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas Sports Day To talk with Sports Editor Thomas Godley about Sports Day call 6259144 ext 24 Friday Feb 10 19951 HeraldZeitung HeraldZeitung Sports Day Unicorns Cougars clash again The players want to win this one no matter What the situation Kenny Rotzler Canyon basketball coachi on tonights chance to win the district title at New Braunfels Canyon Cougarettes to play Fredericksburg in playoffs Fredericksburg will be the Canyon Cougarettes first round opponent in the playoffs at 7 Monday Feb 13 at Boerne High School Tickets are for adults and for students Cowboys Zampese says no to Rams head coach position IRVING Texas AP Ernie Zampese likes the low profile life of an assistant coach who watches film and doesnt have to go to media press conferences Ive always been a background guy and I dont like an outfront the Dallas Cowboys offensive coordinator Ernie Zampese said on Thursday alter he with drew his name from the Los Angeles Rams head coaching derby I like to be in the back with the tapes rolling Thats what I like to do Being a head football coach is far far removed from Zampese who was offensive coordinator with the Rams for seven years before he came to Dallas to replace Turner was one of two finalists for the Ranfis head coaching job The other was Rich Brooks Oregon coach and a former FJams assis tant Zampese makes about per year with Dallas but might haye doubled i New Braunfels Junior League Basketball Standings 4th grade Downtown Rotary Buchanan Downtown Rotary Smith Downtown RotaryQuiraz Dr Owens Langer Downtown Rotary Martinez Downtown Rotary Fancher Downtown RotaryLingamfelter Rockin R River Rides W L 4 0 4 0 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 3 1 3 0 4 5th grade Downtown Rotary No 1 50 The Plant Haus 4 1 High Sierra Toilet Co 4 1 Buck Pottery No 2 32 Walnut Pharmacy 3 2 Mike Davis Trophies 3 2 Tracy Bowling 3 2 Crenwelge Plumbing 2 3 Mr Gattis 2 3 Victoria Bank and Trust 1 4 PRC Rentals 0 5 6th grade George A Garcia VFW 5 0 Plumbing 4 1 Insco Distributing 4 1 Doeppenschmidts Funeral Home 4 1 Citizens Bank 3 2 George A Garcia VFW 3 2 Creek View Vet 2 3 Dr Coles 1 4 Downtown Rotary No 2 05 Zoellers Funeral Home 0 5 Hummel Museum charity golf tournament The Hummel Museum will haye it first annual Charity Golf Tournament on May 19 at Chaparal County Club in Seguin The Hummel Museum is a nqnprofit orga nization For more information call Frank Schaeffer at 6095131 Elks Hoop Shoot on Saturday The New Braunfels Elks Lqdge No 2279 will be the host for the Sputh West District Hoop Shoot contest qn Saturday Feb 11 The event will be in the New Braunfels High School gym noon Lodges from New Braunfels San Angelo San Antonio Gonzalps Del Rio Seguin and Kerrville will have entries Valentines tennin tourna ment scheduled The T Bar M TenniSj Villas and Conference Center will havef a Valentines Tennis Tournament for double partners from to Sunday Feb 12 District title playoffs on line as rivals squareoff tonight at New Braunfels gym By THOMAS GODLEY Sports Editor High school basketball fans couldnt ask for more than what rides on tonights game at Unicorn Gym Take away one teams shot at making history Take away the chase for the dis trict title Take away the chance to clear up the playoff picture Take away the duel between two districtleading guards Take away all that and you still have two teams that yearafteryear go all out purely for the sake of beating a cross town rival The CanyonNew Braunfels showdown doesnt really need the intangibles but it has them The players want to win this one no matter what the situ ation Kenny Rotzler said It doesnt matter whats on the line because CanyonNew Braunfels is always a big game Theres been a couple of years when New Braunfels had some great teams and we were not so great but went over there and gave them a tough For which already has secured a playoff spot a win would give them the district crown The title would be their first since the 1960s according to Rotzler Weve been asking around here and cant seem to find out when the last time Rotzler said A Canyon victory also would be the first at Unicorn gym in more than 15 years New Braunfels coach Larry Wilkins whose teams have never lost to the Cougars at home said the game repre sents a chance to achieve one of two goals We set two team goals at the begin ning of the he One was to reach the playoffs and the other was to win the district title Both are attainable at this point That its Canyon facing us is not important It only makes the game more fun Its good for both schools and good for the The game also spotlights two of the District 284A standings Team NB Canyon New Braunfels Smithson Valley lockhart Bastrop Hays Boys District 71 62 44 44 26 17 Overall 1810 1316 1118 1415 1019 621 That its Canyon facing us is not important We have to win regardless They only makes the game more fun Its good for both schools and good for the com munity NB coach Cliff Wilkins best guards in the district New Braunfels Shae Wilkins who leads all 284A scor ers with a 22 8 ppg average in district will be trying to outgun Canyons Corey Schwarz the No 3 scorer with ppg Both teams boast impressive win streaks The Cougars have taken five in a row and the Unicorns come in with a fourgame win streak The last loss was to Canyon 5543 on Jan 24 The game also pits the dis tricts offense Canyon ppg against the No 1 defense New Braunfels In the first meeting the Cougars shot 56 percent to the Unicorns 36 percent from the field but were only ahead by seven points with threeminutes left in the game The score was deceiving because they dominated us Wilkins said We cant let that happen if we want to win Friday night We have to HeraldZeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL Canyons Ricky Boehle left and New Braunfels Shae Wilkins renew a basketball bat tle at Unicorn gym tonight Both teams have plenty at stake The Cougars can clinch thedis trict crown with a victory The Unicorns can assure themselves a playoff spot and a shot at the title A district crown would be the first for the Cougars In more than 20 years Canyon has won five games in a row New Braunfels has taken four straight Rangers trek to Bastrop urge on Canyon By THOMAS GODLEY Sports Editor After a heartbreaking loss to Lockhart in overtime on Tuesday the Smithson Valley Rangers 44 find themselves in the position of rooting for Canyon A Cougar victory over New Braunfels 62 would be the only way for the Rangers to have a chance of squeezing into the playoffs A New Braunfels win means the Rangers are mathematically eliminated A loss means the Unicorns would travel to Smithson Valley next Tuesday with only a onegame edge and the possibility of falljng into a tie for the district ruruierup spot Canyon can do us a great favor by winning its last two Ranger coach John Valenzuela said We no longer control our own destiny All we can do now is hope the Comal Indepen dent School District teams win out the rest of the First the Rangers must take care of business on the road against the Bastrop Bears tonight The Bears were no match for Smithson Valley in the teams first meeting two weeks ago The Rangers won 6244 Freshman Jason Ivey will make his first start for the Rangers tonight Wed really like to play more than two more Valenzuela said Its unfortunate were in this situation but theres no point in talking about what could have been We have to go out and majce the best of the remaining season In a way I feel fortunate because if you had told me at the beginning of the season we could have four losses and still have a chance at the playoffs I wouldnt have bought The Rangers four district losses have been by an average of four points The coach added that making it into the play offs would be a good way to end the season and boost the program for next year We could build on something like that because we have several players coming he said The courts are on Highway information call 6257738 46 For more Cowboys sign Irvin for 5year million deal IRVING Texas AP A fiveyear million contract makes Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Michael Irvin the high estpaid receiver in the NFL history team officials say Irvin a fourtime Pro Bowl selection who has led the Cowboys in receiving the past four years gets a million upfront bonus in the deal reached with the Cowboys on Thursday night He was scheduled to sign the contract today Irvin is the Cowboys fourth alltime leading receiver with yards He has made million in each of the last three years Frankly when you really add up what hes contributed to the Dallas Cowboys over the last six years what his spir it is what his heart is what he contributes in spirit to our team its hard to put money a dollar value on said Cow boys owner Jerry Jones Irvin described the negotiations as smooth It didnt go like the last one where I had to go right up to the last he said Jerry stepped up and said Were going to get this thing done and were going to make sure that everybody understands the direction were going and thats back to the Super Bowl and doing everything we can to put a winner on the football Spokesman Rich Dalrymple said signing Irvin shows that the Cowboys want to be aggressive about holding onto their free agents Jerry feels very confident that were going to be in a sit uation to retain several of our key free agents Irvin was the most important one because this sets the tone for a critical free agency offseason period for he said Still to come are negotiations with Tony Tolbert Mark Stepnoski Alvin Harper Jay Novacek Derek Kennard and Heading into action HeraldZeitung photo by THOMAS GODLEY The New Braunfels varsity girls soccer team practiced head shots Wednesday afternoon The Unicorns will face Hays Consolidated tonight at at NBHS stadium
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