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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 15, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas Wednesday March BHeraldZeitung 11 A Sports Day To talk with Sports Editor Thomas Godley about Sports Day call 6259144 ext 24 HeraldZeitung Sports Day The Press The Days Quote We are no doubt the best 03 team in the district Weve let some close ones get away that we should have won but the girls know they can play with the best in district We will be Canyon Softball Coach Charlie Adams In the news Unicorns girls soccer set to face Lockhart in playoffs The New Braunfels Unicorns girls soc cer team will take on the Lockhart Lady Lions Friday at at Lockhart NB Coach Joey Trevino said the Unicorns lost the coin flip for home field advantage Im 02 in coin flips but we are ready to play regardless of the Trevino said The Unicorns handled the Lady Lions 70 earlier this year Trevino was cautious about being over the score was not a good indication of how Lockhart can play If the Unicorns win they would go up against Austin Bowie at NBHS on March 21 NCAA tournament schedule By The Associated Press All Times EST EAST REGIONAL First Round At Baltimore Arena Baltimore Thursday March 16 Wake Forest 245 vs North Carolina Minnesota 1911 vs Saint Louis 22 30 minutes after previous game Alabama 229 vs Pennsylvania Oklahoma State 239 vs Drexel 30 minutes after previous game At Knickerbocker Arena Albany SOUTHEAST REGIONAL First Round At The Pyramid Memphis Tenn Thursday March 16 Oklahoma 238 vs Manhattan Arizona State 228 vs Ball State 19 30 minutes after previous game Kentucky 254 vs Mount St Marys Md Brigham Young 229 vs Tulane 30 minutes after previous game At TallahasseeLeon County Civic Center Tallahassee Fla MIDWEST REGIONAL FirstRound At University of Dayton Arena Dayton Ohio Thursday March 16 Arizona 237 vs Miami Ohio Virginia 228 vs Nicholls State 30 minutes after previous game Kansas 235 vs Colgate Western Kentucky 263 vs Michigan 30 minutes after previous game At The Frank Erwin Special Events Center Thursday March 16 Connecticut 264 vs Tennessee Chattanooga Cincinnati 2111 vs Temple 30 minutes after previous game Oregon 198 vs Texas 8 Maryland 247 vs Gonzaga 30 minutes after previous game At BSD Pavilion Boise Idaho Friday March 17 Utah 275 vs Long Beach State 20 Mississippi State 207 vs Santa Clara 30 minutes after previous game Missouri 198 vs Indiana UCLA 252 vs Florida Internationa 30 minutes after previous game Kemille controls Canyon batters Antlers come out hitting before Cougars settle down in 70 game HeraldZeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL Down 50 in the first Inning Canyon Coach Ralph Behrend talked to his pitcher Marshall Taggart and catcher Brandon Cox The Cougars settled down the rest of the way but eventually lost 70 By THOMAS GODLEY Sports Editor Getting behind early against a good defensive team is not what Canyon Coach Ralph Behrend envisioned head ing into Tuesday nights game against Kerrville Tivy But thats what exactly what happened The Cougars gave up live runs in the first inning and dug a hole that led to a 7 0 defeat at home Were the kind of team thai has to do things like bunt and move players on base with steals and good base Behrend said Once they got five runs in the first inning it limited our Marshall Taggart got in pitching trou ble early on for the Cougars After load ing the bases and allowing three runs Taggart turned over the pitching chores to Reagan George who gave up two more runs before closing out the inning The Cougar defense held tough for the next four innings George retired the side in the third and fifth inning while second baseman Brcttc Punish and first baseman Matt Behrend combined for double plays in the second and fifth innings In all Canyon only allowed eight hits and committed no errors was pleased with our defense dur ing the middle part of the Miller said If we can continue to keep that up and sharpen our hitting and pitching well be in good Meanwhile Kcrrvillc pitcher David Maroua who improved his record to 3 0 kept Cougar batters at bay Canyon mustered three hits on the night The Baseball standings District Smithson New I was pleased with our defense during the mid dle part of the game If we can continue to keep that up and sharpen our hitting and pitching well be in good Ralph Behrend Canyon baseball coach only scoring threat came in the fourth inning when Ricky Boehle led off with a successful bunt stole second base and reached third on an error The threat end ed with Boehle getting tagged out at home Kerrville added two security runs in the sixth inning Marc Castijella took over the pitching reigns and finished out the final two innings for Canyon The Cougars next trek to Belton for a tournament and first round game against Waxahachie at Thursday Soccer game marred tyffisfFhas no place for winners Thomas Godley As most of us know soccer emphasizes playing with the feet as opposed to the fists It seems simple enough but the rule was severe ly bent last Friday when players from Canyon and Smithson Valley abandoned the legs and turned to armswinging fisticuffs during a heat ed district soccer match One parent described it as a benchclearing brawl that was as ugly as high school sports Another spectator said she was appalled that some fans cheered on their kids and were smiling and remorseless as they exited the sta dium Strangely enough only one player is under scrutiny for disciplinary action Even more dis turbing is that one team was handed the win Canyon which held a 10 lead with about 35 minutes left in the game when the referees decided to call it off apparently comes away with an improved district record The University Interscholastic League leaves it up to district officials to handle such matters Coaches and administrators havent decided whether to let it stand as a for Canyon and defeat for Smithson Valley A ruling may come once officials look at the game film this week Thats much too long for this plain and sim ple issue No way can any team be rewarded in a contest cut short by violence What kind of message does that send First it says to a team Get a lead and pro voke a fight Its a sureshot way to stop the game and keep your opponent from mounting a Second it detracts from the seriousness of what took place Friday night A player was punched in the face Fortunately he escaped serious injury His safety above all should be lingering in the minds of all those involved in the fracas A discussion on winners and losers only overshadows the fact that a young man was attacked in front of parents and peers The family of that injured player has con sidered filing charges No doubt they were shocked and hurt by the incident Neither team should look at the episode from a winloss standpoint and the game should be nullified It matters even less in this case that Canyon was already assured a playoff spot and Smith son Valley had long been removed from the dis trict race Both soccer coaches said they have talked about what went astray that night They agreed it was an isolated incident spurred in the heat of the Soccer has taken a beating in the public eye in year past Neither coach wants to tarnish what is an otherwise healthy competitive and growing sport Granted these arent the first high school athletes to let emotions get away from them in a heated rivalry It happens in football baseball and basketball But lets not brush aside a sobering incident that occurred last Friday The players knew what was going on and more than one kid should be held accountable Most of all we shouldnt let one team come away with the unfair notion of having won the game Thomas Godley is spans editor for the Her aldZeitung Texas Tech knows little about NIT opponent By MARK JEWELL Associated Press Writer SPOKANE Wash AP How is Washington State preparing for tonights openinground National Invitation Tour nament game against Texas Tech Jumping real high for one coach Kevin Eastman said Tuesday They Texas Tech are unbelievable Eastmans Cougars 1611 hope to counter the highscoring Red Raiders 209 athleticism and speed with physical play and shooting accuracy Were going to have to block them out were going to have to shoot well were going to have to concentrate on sprinting back every time they get control of the he said Texas Tech meanwhile professes tc know little about the Cougars going into the 9 PST game Washington State will be a very good basketball team and theyve really played well on their home Red Raiders coach James Dickey said We dont know much about them but Im sure they are very talented and 1 know they are well The teams have never met but Jason Martin knows both programs Unicorns get back on track against Travis By THOMAS GODLEY Sports Editor Signs of last years playoff team are begining to reappear in the New Braunfels Unicorns baseball team Behind seven hits and one error the Uni corns cruised past the Austin Travis Rebels 95 Tuesday night at NBHS Field Hector Molina pitched six innings and scat tered ten hits for his second win in three starts this season Jeremy Moeller hit a solo home run in the third inning to spark the Unicorns It was the first home run of the year for New Braunfels Jeff Gonzales doubled stole third base and scored off Johnny Reyes RBI single that gave the home team a 21 lead The fifth proved to be the difference for the Unicorns as Molina got an RBI single and Kelly Garza stole second and scored on Bradley Clarks double Jeff Gonzales added to the scor ing frenzy with a tworun double to right center field Jeff Juarez followed with another double to right center scoring two runs and putting the Unicorns in command 93 Coach Neal Miller liked what he saw Offensively we hit the ball real well Miller said I was also please with our Hill came through with some strong defense at third base and Bradley had a big throwout on a runner in the HeraldZeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL Unicorn Shannon Thayer shows a good eye on a low pitch Tuesday night in New Braunfels 95 win over Austin Travis
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