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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 21, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas 8 A HdraldZeiturig Sunday May Sports Day To talk with Sports Editor Thomas Godley about Sports Day call 6259144 ext 24 HeraldZeitung Sports Day The Press The Days Quote He works extremely hard and knows how to get things orga nized I see the Unicorns having a lot of success tinder Tim Former New Braunfels Coach Jim Streety In the news Canyon baseball camp slated Canyon High School will host a boys baseball camp Tuesday May 30 through Friday June 2 from for boys in grades 68 CHS Baseball Coach Ralph Behrend and assistants will conduct the camp at Cougar Field The cost is For more information call 6292649 Unicom girls basketball camp Registration is being taken for agirlsbas ketball camp set for to noon June 58 at New Braunfels High School The camp is for girls entering grades 79 in the New Braunfels Independent School District The deadline to register is May 22 in order to receive a Tshirt Mail or bring forms to NBHS attention to Cindy Manley or call 6256271 Bull riding event on tap The Wrangler Bull Riding Blowout is scheduled for Friday and Saturday June 23 aftfrreeman Coliseum in San Antonio Top major bull riders will compete Tickets purchased atany Ticket Master outlet Comal Saddlery offers two vouch ers redeemable for two tickets to cus tomers who purchase two Wrangler gar ments at the store For more information call Comal Saddlery at 6259641 7th annual River City Summer Slam Boys Basketball camp The camp coordinated by local high school head coaches Kenny Rotzler and Cliff Wilkins is scheduled for Monday through Thursday June 58 at Canyon High School from 9 to noon for boys currently in grades 48 Cost is Registration forms may be picked up at CISD and NBISD school campuses For more informa tion call Coaches Wilkins or Rptzler at 620 0326 and 6206940 New Braunfels American Little League Final standings Majors Team W L T Dodgers Phillies Red Sox Twins Rangers Cardinals Astros Tigers 12 12 8 8 6 4 3 2 2 6 6 8 9 11 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 The Dodgers and Phillies will play each other for League Championship Wednesday at the American Little League Fields Winner ol the game will advance to play the New Braunfels National Little League champion for the citytitle Minors Yankees Athletics Angels Padres Cubs Marlins Royals Pee Wees Red Sox Padres Rockies Blue Jays Cardinals Mets White Sox Athletics Orioles Phillies Expos Tigers Twins Royals 9 8 5 5 3 2 1 10 9 8 8 7 6 6 5 5 5 3 3 2 2 0 2 3 3 7 8 10 2 2 3 4 5 5 5 6 6 6 8 8 9 10 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Wild Bunch sets Softball tourney the Wild Bunch No Home Runs Softball Tournament is scheduled for Sunday June 4 at Comal Park in New Braunfels Only C and D teams are eligible to play Entry fee is For more information call Daniel at 6291254 or Jesse at 6258703 The New H Ml Vi UNICORN FOOTBALL SPECIAL By THOMAS GODLEY Sports Editor No other Class 4A football program in Texas boasted a higher winning percentage than the New Braunfels Unicorns in the 1980s Known for fielding teams that featured heavy ground attacks and stingy linemandominat ed defenses Coach Jim Streety guided the Unicorns to a remarkable record from 1980 to 1989 Befiind die scenes a defensive coordinator named Tim Kingsbury a coach whose players recorded 32 shutouts during that span quiet ly was building a reputation In 1990 Streety took the head coaching job at San Antonio Madison High School He brought Kingsbury along and together they continued to thrive in the 5A ranks compiling a 30171 record over the past four years Though prospering in the move Kings bury a resident of New Braunfels since 1974 held thoughts of one day returning to his hometown and coaching the Unicorns again Biding time and working to gain more expe rience from his mentor at Madison Kingsbury was willing to wait patiently for the right moment Seizing the moment The opportunity arose this week Kingsbury took the reins as athletic director and head football coach at New Braunfels on Friday The decision came four days after Lew Sim monds submitted a request to be reassigned as head track coach at NBHS Simmonds had one year left in his fiveyear contract with the dis trict The new leadership marked a swift transi tion coaches athletes and fans Kingsbury who starts his new job on Monday said he expects to establish a solid rapport right away Its important that I come in as soon as possible and start meeting coaches and Kingsbury said Its good that I already know many names and faces from coaching here before I feel confident we can make it a smooth transition and get a lot done in the next No stranger to Unicorn football His work should be easier since the coach has more than a few ties to New Braunfels His wife Sally has taught government and eco nomics at the high school for nearly 20 years Their two sons Klint and KM also attend NBHS Klint a junior lineman on the varsity football team will return for his final season next fall Kliff a freshman quarterback and free safety could be moved up to varsity in the fall During the season both have allowed their dad to get a firm grasp on the teams The coachs profile Ftamifyt Wife Saty Two sons Kffnt and cttgrautHl Graduate of Southwest Texas University Former Marine Corp Vfetmdam veteran and Purpte Heart recipient Coaching tmiorti Defe MacRson School 30 1 Eagle liveman front with two to three Hnebacters Zone and somemancoverage Aggressive swarming defense prtttotfwphyj Sailcontrol running attack inside anctout Emphasis on a solid garroarxl preventing turnovers HeraldZeitung photos by MICHAEL DARNAIL Tim Kingsbury a former Unicorn defensive coordinator and assistant under Jim Streety will take over as NBHS Athletic Director and Head Football Coach on Monday He replaces Lew Simmonds who resigned last week personnel and outlook for the coming sea son I dont know every player yet but I want to make it a point to get to know every kid as soon as Kingsbury said A Vietnam veteran and Purple Heart recip ient Kingsbury graduated from Southwest Texas University in 1974 Soon thereafter he was hired to teach at the New Braunfels Mid dle School His interest turned to coaching youth football and it was not long before he led the seventh grade team to the district championship Several of those kids eventually played under the coach at NBHS during the 1982 season in which the Unicorns reached the semifinals with a 121 record Several more trips to playoffs followed over the next years and with each success Kingsburys love of coaching grew deeper in New Braunfels football Even at Madison he considered himself a diehard Unicorns fan Its something you cant turn loose of once youve live here and become a part of the tra he said The outlook for 1995 As head coach he hopes to rekindle that spirit and history of winning The goal will come with hard work and begins with a pre season assessment of the team The offensive line is an area where the Uhicoms return size and experience A ballcontrol offensive scheme should be in store for running back David Simmonds in 1995 The Unicorns will be looking to fill the spot at quarterback left open by Johnny Reyes On defense graduation has depleted the secondary leaving reason for concern The Unicorns lose AllDistrict safety Hector Moli na as well as starters Reyes and Jeremy Moeller Kingsfaury looks to take advantage of overall team speed on defense He brings Rick Rhoades from Madison as his defensive coor dinator The demands of the job Few jobs carry as much pressure as coach ing high school football and Kingsbury knows high expectations come with the territory Simmottcfe carrfeda 2914 tecord in four sea sons but took some criticism for not making the playoffs this past year A strong tradition of winning means boosters and parents annu ally demand a district championship Moreover the job brings with it the vast responsibilities of an athletic director The position involves overseeing ail boys and girls sports in the high school and the middle school Staying abreast of University Interscholas tic League rules and handling public relations duties includingany controversy that might arise through the media make it all the demanding As athletic director you are accountable for a wide range of decisions and relations with and the he said Its a tot of respbnsibiUryYand it can get difficult Thats just part of the job and Im ready for it Entering with a good reference Kingsbury takes over with high recom mendations from Streety Though sad to see his defensive coordinator leave Stteety said he feels the hiring was an excellent move and that the program is in good hands Hes got an outstanding ability to moti vate Streety said He works extremely hard and knows how to get things organized I see the Unicorns having a lot of success Kingsbury brings with him the same foot ball philosophy learned under Streety It is a ballcontrol offense and aggressive swarming defense 1980s are any indication of how that philosophy fares the Unicorns could be looking at many wins down the road Spurs rested ready for West Finals By KELLEY SHANNON Associated Press Writer SAN ANTONIO AP For a day at least the San Antonio Spurs were on the sidelines in the NBA playoffs The Spurs defeated the Los Angeles Lak ers 42 in their bestof7 Western Confer ence semifinal series and were interested spectators Spurs coach Bob Hill gave his team Sat urday off Hes hoping the rest plus the relief of having finally advanced to the con ference finals will help when the Spurs next series begins Monday night against Houston I think they feel theres a lot off their shoulders Hill said Hopefully the pressure that we fought through there to gel that win will fuel us the next His players agreed The guys were thinking about this as a big milestone and I think we needed to get through said center David Robinson who led the Spurs to their 10088 victory over the Lakers on Thursday night It marks the first time the Spurs advanced to the conference finals in 12 years and the first time the franchise ever won two play off series in a season When it made it to the conference finals in the past those were secondround series for San Antonio I think its a great accomplishment for the whole franchise for the city of San Anto forward Terry Cummings said For me its something Ive wailed for a long Big catch Submitted photo Glen Wimberley a Comal County resident reeled in this bass at Lake Dunlap recently The fish measured 28 inch es in length and pounds He used a topwater Hula Popper lure as bait Wimberley who has fished regularly at the lake for more than 40 years said the catch is going on the wall I NBA championship lures Jordan to 1996 By MIKE NADEL AP Sports Writer CHICAGO AP The twomonth thrill ride had barely ended when Michael Jordan began planning his next adventure Hell be back for the 199596 NBA season he said He wants Scottie Pip pen at his side and Phil Jackson in the coachs chair He likes Toni Kukoc but not at power forward He wants most of his supporting cast back Im hoping that everyone espe cially Pippen and Phil will be taken care of over the Jordan said after his comeback and the Chicago Bulls season ended Thursday with a 108102 playoff loss to the Orlando Magic Id like to see them taken care of first I can wail Im not That doesnt mean hes not hungry Im looking forward to coming Jordan said I still enjoy the game My biggest challenge is to get this team back to where it once Jordan spent the last two months chasing a dream a fourth champi onship He also chased a ghost his own He came out of retirement March 18 The nexl day he played his first game in 21 months A week later he beat Atlanta at the buzzer Three days after that he scored 55 points at New York It was all so easy for Michael Jeffrey Michael Jordan Jordan whose sec ond coming was treated almost rev erentially The way some people were praising me it was like I was some reli gious he said That was embarrassing People were looking at me as if I were a superhuman He was no mere mortal in Chicago where the frenzy exceeded that of the and 1993 title years Im back became the two happiest words ever faxed The return became The Event His every movement was chronicled Even his simple desire to trade in No 45 for his old No 23 stirred international debate The Bulls had won eight of 10 games before Jordan returned With him they finished the season with a 134 flourish Anything short of a championship would be a failure That was part of the Jordan said Obviously we were not the same learn as 18 months ago But the fun part was trying to live up to those and we