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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 23, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas JJ3 0 Wednesday August 23 Sports Day i To talk with Sports Editor Thomas Godley about Sports Day call 6259144 ext 24 Herald Sports Day The Press We consider Bucky a multipur pose player We think he can do a lot of different things within our offense We know hes a special teams player from all the times weve played against Dallas Cowboys scouting director Larry Lacewell In the news Youth football signup slated Aug 24 at Landa Recreation The New Braunfels Youth Football League will hold a final registration on Thursday Aug 24 from 6 to 9 at Landa Recreation Center Kids ages 8 to 1 2 are eligible to play Cost is and includes insurance coverage the league has six teams which are split into junior ages 810 and senior divi sions For more information call Jeff Bradford at 210 Landa Ladies Golf results Landa Ladies Golf Association mem bers competed in a team tournament on Aug 16 at Landa Park Golf Course The following from the Odd and Even format First place J Dilly A Rockford 64 Second place N Fevold M Hanson Third place C Jankowski P Johnson 69 J Shay Christopher 69 Final week for flag football registration The New Braunfels flag football season is ready to kick off Registration will be taken Saturday Aug 26 from 9 to noon at the Victoria Bank and Trust Annex meeting room The games are for kids in grade levels 16 Cost is per player For more Finley after 6 at 6292006 City parks and recreation offers tennis lessons The City of New Braunfels Parks and Recreation Department is offering fall ten nis lessons for youth ages 815 Levels range from peewee beginner and advanced beginner Session I begins Sept 11 and session II on Oct 23 Classes meet one day per week for six weeks The fee is Registration dead line is Friday Sept 8 for session I and Friday Oct 20 for session II For more information call 6082167 Gustafson to talk Longhom baseball at Comal alumni event University of Texas baseball coach Cliff Gustafson is the keynote at the annual pic nic for the Comal County chapter of the UT Ex Students Association The event begins Thursday August 24 at Landa Park picnic site No 16 Visitors are asked to bring a covered dish either a vegetable salad or dessert For more information call Mary Walker at 210 8854375 Stoney Williams at 629 7381 Gayle Engler at 6292109 or Tim Zipp at 6259405 NBHS fans invited to meet the Unicorns on Aug 25 The New Braunfels High School Sports Booster Club will have its annual barbecue and MeetthePlayers1 night at Friday Aug 25 at Unicorn Stadium Tickets will be sold for at the gate All fall sports athletes will be introduced Player photo day will be Saturday morn ing August 26 for freshmen junior varsity and varsity athletes All parents are wel come to bring their own cameras New Braunfels girls softball registration gets under way The New Braunfels Girls Softball Association is currently registering girls for the fall season at Rawlings Sporting Goods The league includes slowpitch for girls ages 718 and fastpitch for ages 10 18 The season begins Sept 30 and runs through Nov 18All games are played on Saturday mornings Registration ends Sept 16 for all ages Tryouts for slowpitch ages 914 will be held gj Carnal at 10 on Sept 16 Fastpitch tryouts are set for 10 on Sept 23The cost is For more infor i can 60655J8 or 6257912 Waterparks annual Airlines Flow Rider World eodytaarding Championships win be August 2627 Canyon NBHS fine tune games By THOMAS GODLEY Sports Editor Canyon coach Larry Nowotny isnt necessarily looking for that bonejarring hit or 70yard diving catch When his Cougars take to the field for a scrimmage with McCallum on Friday he will be focusing on the more subtle aspects of football He is concerned about getting down the basics checking for proper align ments knowledge of formations adher ence to assignments and alert response to keys The main thing early on is that the players understand what js going on and make good decisions in a gametype sit Nowotny said We want to see smart aggressive football players who can demonstrate that they know the sys Canyon New Braunfels and Smithson Valley head into the first of two scrim mages in preparation for the season open er on Sept 8 The Cougars travel to Nelson Field in Austin for a 7 varsity stafy Smithson Valley takes on West Cam pus on Friday at 7 in South San Sta dium in San Antonio The Unicorns host Kerrville at 7 Thursday at Unicom Stadium New Braunfels head coach Tim Kings bury said conditioning will be a key pan of his preseason assessment We want to see what kind of shape the players are in at this Kingsbury said We also want to assess our level of execution and find players to help us answer some question Quarterbacks David Simmonds Bud dy Martins and Kyle Reneau will rotate running the offense Each teams starters will get 15 plays on offense and defense followed by second team and a secondhalf of regular game action The teams also will hone punting and kicking games Kingsbury said the defensive secondary is an area he will watch closely The Uni corns must find players to replace three starters lost to graduation at that position Kerrville is a quality ball club so well know a lot about where we Kings bury said Smithson Valley coach Larry Hill said the Rangers are on the defensive front This will give us a chance to look a lot of different candidates and make some peisonnel Hill said We treat scrimmages a lot like practice Were not going to get terribly fancy The main thing is to expose kids to gamespeed sit uations and get it on film so we can eval uate and make the proper Herald Zeitung photo by THOMAS GODLEY New Braunfels placekicker Kyle Reneau gets a leg into it as Buddy Martins left holds the ball The Unicorns honed the kicking game Tuesday in preparation for a scrimmage tomorrow against Kerrville at 7 at Unicorn Stadium Smithson Valley aims high in 95 By THOMAS GODLEY Sports Editor Last year Smithson Valley came with in a game of advancing to the volleyball state playoffs The Rangers notched their best record 1710 in 10 years and tied Canyon for the runnerup spot in District 284A eventually missing the chance to advance will be defense and quickness This season with the return of two with only ten district games every match alldistrict players six seniors and several she added Theres a lot of community involvement and school support now Were looking forward to a great sea The Rangers will have their work cut out The district boasts two of the the areas Top 10 teams in Canyon No 5 and New Braunfels No Hays returns many players from a strong team in 1994 Mitcham said the the Rangers Herald Zeitungphoto by THOMAS GODLEY At 510 Kandace Moehrig gives the Hangers size and power at the net heading into the 1995 volleyball season talented underclassmen head coach Margaret Mitcham believes her team is ready to take that next step Were excited about what we accom plished last Mitcham said We want to improve on that and get to the playoffs I feel confident we can do it We have a good mix of seniors which should give us leadership and some skilled young players who we hope arc ready to step it up to the next Last year did a lot to improve the volleyball program at Smithson will be crucial Its going to be a said Mitcham who enters her second year as head coach I think the district is so strong that a lot of games are going to come down to who plays well on that given night We will have to be up for the challenge every Senior outside hitter Kandace Moehrig first team alldistrict and Kristen Grow cock defensive specialist second team alldistrict are two returning starters who figure to provide experience and leader ship Outside hitters Shelly Sauer and Kara Warchol setter Koryn Wunderlich and middle blocker Jessica Kitchel add depth to the senior lineup Three juniors defensive specialist Michelle Moore middle blocker Beth Huber and Dusty Daniel are expected to get plenty of playing time Mitcham also will look to four sopho mores blocker Kellye Rogers settef Christy Bajlman middle blocker Jenny Ruckle and outside hitter Sasha to gain experience and help the team in 1995 Growcock the team leader in believes the district is evenly matched in 1995 that any team could wind up in the playoffs Everyone in the district lost some seniors so we are all in the same situa Growcock said We know a lot of the players from New Braunfels and Canyon because weve been playing them for years I think its going to be a close district race and we have a great shot at being up there in the i Cowboys bring aboard Bucky By DENNEH FREEMAN AP Sports Writer IRVING Texas AP Righthanded quar terback Bucky Richardson once beat the Dal las Cowboys with a lefthanded pass That knack for versatility and good instincls are what the Cowboys now want from Richardson Not as a quarterback though Dallas invited the former Houston Oiler and Texas star to try out for the team because coaches envision Richardson as a special teams stand out and possible backup fullback We consider Bucky a multipurpose Cowboys scouting director Larry Lacewell said We think he can do a lot of different things within our offense We know hes a special teams player from all the times weve played against Richardson whose wronghanded toss came during a gamewinning drive against the Cow boys in a 1992 preseason game was drafted by Houston to be a multipleposition player The Richardson worked his way into the quarterback rotation and even started a few games last year including once against the Cowboys only to be cut earlier this summer The New England Patriots had Richardson in camp for a few weeks as a special teamer then released him last week Coach Bill Par cells said at the time that the move was done in hopes of restructuring Richardsons contract Whatever the reason Richardson instead will get a oneyear contract for the minimum from the Cowboys Hell be in uni form for Saturdays preseason finale against the Oilers in San Antonio I need to go have a good week and just make it Richardson said Should Richardson fit in the Dallas career of David Lang could be over quickly The for mer Ram was brought in to fill in the same roles Richardson is now being groomed to play Also Tuesday the Cowboys cut 17 play ers to get their roster down to 60 One name that remained on the 53man roster was offensive lineman Derek Kennard who limped off the practice field and retired one day alter signing earlier this summer Houston waives receiver Wellman HOUSTON AP The Houston Oilers have taken another step away from iheir run andshoot days by cutting veteran wide receiv er Gary Wellman Wellman was the most notable of 12 players waived Tuesday as the Oilers trimmed their ros ter to 63 The league gave Houston permis sion to carry three extra players because their exhibition game last Saturday was canceled Wellman a 5fool9 173pounder from Southern California had been with the Oilers since being a fifthround pick in 1991 Although slightly undersized Wellmans good hands and solid work ethic enabled him to move up from the practice squad to a brief starting job He was on the practice team all of 1991 then made the roster in 1992 Wellman saw only mopup action that year and didnt com pile any stats In 1993 Wellman started three games He finished his Oiler career with 41 receptions for 542 yards This is a difficult time for us as always when you have to let guys Houston coach Fisher said Its tough when you have to let veteran wide receivers go like Gary Fisher said he was glad to have kept the exlra three players because of the missed exhi bition game against the San Diego Chargers Il was wiped out when the Astrodome field was judged unplayable I think that was fair on behalf of the league considering what happened last Fisher said We missed an opportunity to look at a lot of players and now we dont have a lot of practice time and we have to look NB Track Club caps banner season From submitted reports The New Braunfels Track Club put the finishing touches on a banner summer season that culminated with a strong showing at the Junior Olympics USA National Champion Track and Field Meet in San Jose CA The sixday competition drew teams from across the United Stales for an array of indi vidual track and field events New Braunfels brought 14 athletes to the meet Each had dedicated more than 250 hours of training during past three months and the hard work paid off as they came home with eight medals To qualify for the national meet NBTC members had to place among the top three spots at the slate regional meet in July Tim Hooker NBTC coach said making il to the national meet was a feat in itself ll is a real honor and accomplishment to qualify and participate at Ihis level of com Hooker said Going to u national track meet give new meaning to competi tive track and field events for the team They find out just how they compare in their age division to many of the best athletes in the Submitted photos Left Kendra Relmer lifts off in the high jump during heptathlon competition Above Lisa Weltzer won the 1500 meter run in a time of She also came In first in the 3000 meter run Lisa Weltzer a Class 4A slate medalist for the New Braunfels High School track team came in first in the girls 1500 and 3000 meter runs in San Jose She clocked a in the 1500 and in the 3000 Ken FreemanYoung place seventh in the womens 800 and sixth in the 1500 Kendra Reimer took seventh in the girls heptathlon 4333 points and fifth in the the javelin 114 Laurel Weltzer was fourth in the girls 1500 Kyle Swift took eighth in the mens 2000 steeple chase Hooker said the players adjusted well to the weather conditions which ranged from morn ing lows in the 50s to afternoon highs in the 90s During breaks in the competition the ath letes spent time with family and friends and visited sites along the west coast including San Francisco Monterrey Carmcl and San la Cruz USA Track and Field is a leader in world and national track cvenls from the grass roots level to the elite level providing a venue for athletes of all ages to compete in long distance running race walking and track and field competition
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