New Braunfels Herald Zeitung, September 8, 1995, Page 5

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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 8, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas Sports Day ■ To talk with Sports Editor Thomas Godley about Sports Day, call 625-9144. ext. 24.Herakj-Zeitunq n Friday . September 8 ■ 1995 D 5Sports Day *I1iIg all bon# down to money boeotia* I think wo have rn lot mom to offer than Dallas in — Carmen Policy, San Francisco 49ers owner, on his bid to lure Deion Sanders from the Dallas Cowboys. In the news MS alLstars top Boerne in ooaeomdponlns pnte The New Braunfels 14 to 18-year-old All-Stars defeated Boerne 10-4 in the opening game of the season this week at McAlester Park in San Antonio. New Braunfels was led by left fielder Bryan Dycus and center fielder Tyson Carroll who both went 2 for 3 at the plate with 2 RBI, three runs and four stolen bases. Gabe Zamora and Jason Hildebrand was 1 for 2 with two runs. , Wes Waymer and Jason Martin each had 2 RBL Pitcher Josef Antosh earned the win, striking out six batters and allowing two earned rifts. Norv Albert was the catcher. The NB All-Stars next outing is a double header on Sunday, Sept. 10 at noon and 2:30 p.m. at McAllister Park. The first home game will be Sept. 16 at 1 p.m. at Comal Park. Roster spots are still open. Practices are* from 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday's and Thursday's at Comal Park. For more information, call Jim Pace at 609-6676. Courter to face Sampras in IAS* Open smMlnate NEW YORK (AP) — Three straight sets Jim Courier trailed Michael Chang, and three times Oourier clawed back to reach the U.S. Open semifinals. . Courier, who will play Pete Sampras on Saturday, fought off four set-points in one game of the first set and beat Chang 7-6 (7-5), 7-6 (7-3), 7-5. Chang, seeded No. 5, led 5-3 in each set but never could put away No. 14 Courier, who won when Chang double-faulted on match point. Second-seeded Sampras also charged into the semifinals, finishing with 22 aces in a 7-6 (7-3), 6-4,6-0 romp over unseeded Byron Black of Zimbabwe. Alterne football playar collapses, (Hts et practice TUCSON, Arte. (AP) — A University of Arizona football player who collapsed during an early August training session died. Tight end Damon Terrell, who was In critical condition after his collapse during conditioning drills Aug. 10, underwent surgery the next day at University Medical Center for removal of a ruptured spleen. Doctors said he appeared to have been in good health when he reported for camp Aug. 9. They said he might have become dehydrated during a training run the next day and that a series of related traumas then affected his muscles, kidneys and large intestine. NB Junior (Mf Association lasatiadUbstsumamsnts The next NBJGA tournament will be held Sept. 11 at Lands Park. The NBJGA Has scheduled several tournaments through October 28. Dates, locations and cost are as follows: ■ Sept. 11,5:30 pm, landa Park Golf Course, $5. B Sept. 24,1:30 p.m., Woodcreek (Wimberley, $8. ■ October 14,1 p.m.. Tapatio Springs, CC., $10. ■October 28,9:30 a.m., Sundance Golf Course, $7. Members should register at least one week before the tournament date Sign-up sheets wi be available at each tournament, or members may call Frank Schaeffer at 620-1952 or Jodi McDonald at 625-4831. All players should check in at least one hour before the tournament begins. NBJGA members also may sign up for free clinics sponsored by the New Braunfels Driving Range. Jim Bergeron WM host the first clinic at the U S. 46 Driving Range on Thursday, Sept. 14. A Moor# dine win be held on Thursday. Sept. 28. Beginners WHI meet from 5:30 to 6:30 pm., with advanced clinics foi-karfftg from 6:30 to 730 pm. The NBJGA board meeting has been reschd-uiedfor Monday, Sept. 25 at 6 p.m. atFriday Lights Turn onCanyon, New Braunfels open ’95 season at home against Westlake, Pflugerville By THOMAS GODLEY Sports Editor The Canyon Cougars open the season tonight against a team that carries more than its share of high school football hype. The Westlake Chaparrals march into Cougar Stadium ranked No. 5 in the state's Class 5A Division Ll Harris poll. They also bring one of the state's top running backs and an offense that last year led all 5A teams with an average 456 yards per outing. That offensive firepower lifted the Chaparrals to the state finals where they put on an exciting 35-24 game against eventual state champion Tyler John Tyler. With that kind of fanfare, Westlake enters tonight's game as the odds on favorite. Canyon coach Larry Nowotny, however, believes the Cougars are right where they want to be. They are underdogs, and they are confident about their chances to pull an upset. "Our team hasn't really talked about the rankings and all the talk surrounding Westlake," Nowotny said. "We are more concerned with our game plan, with what we have to do to stop them and what we have to do to move the ball. Those are the things we’ve been focusing on." Westlake coach Ron Schroeder also brushes aside the preseason accolades, noting that Canyon has plenty of talent and more experience than the Chaparrals. "We don't take all the recognition too seriously," Shroeder said. "It's fun and exciting to have that kind of attention, but it doesn't win ball games. Talk is cheap in high school football." Two of the Chaparrals top seniors are gone to the college ranks. Quarterback Jay Rodgers left for Indiana and lineman Brandon Pierpoint headed to Baylor. Still, Westlake brings back enough talent with nine starters from their 14-1-1 state finalist team. The center of attention is 5-11, 175-pound Ryan Nunez, an all-state running back who gained 1,388 yards in 1994. Posing another threat is receiver John Peays, a 5-11, 165-pound senior who runs a 4.4 in the 40 yard dash. The Cougars return eight players on defense and have proven they can hold their own against a state-ranked opponent. Last week in a scrimmage with Austin-LBJ, Canyon's defense kept the Jaguar's vaunted offense and running back Lamont Truitt in check. Meanwhile the Cougars’ run-and-shoot attack moved the ball consistently on the ground, scoring twice to keep pace with LBJ. "I watched that game film and thought Canyon did a heck of a job on defense," Shroeder said. "They scare the daylights out of me because they have so many people back from last year. They may not have the big college prospects, but it’s thee good ol', raw-boned 200-pound kids that win high school football games." By THOMAS GODLEY Sports Editor Football is back Above, quarterback Reagan George leads the Canyon Cougar into battle tonight against No. 5 ranked Westlake at Cougar Stadium. The Cougars run-and-shoot offense will try to light up the scoreboard to keep pace with the Chaparrals high-powered attack with ail-state running back Ryan Nunez and receiver John Peays. Right, Willie Chavis will be a key man on the offensive line as the New Braunfels Unicorns take on the Pflugerville Panthers tonight at Unicom Stadium. The Panthers will attempt to match the Unicorns in a power running game. Both games begin at 7:30 p.m. Herald-Zeitung photos by MICHAEL DARNALL Something has to give when two teams with similar strategies take to the football field. The offenses expects to run and the defenses are geared to shut them down. A few passes will be thrown in between. That's the scenario as New Braunfels hosts the Pflugerville Panthers tonight at Unicom Stadium. The kickoff is at 7:30 p.m. Both teams feature new head coaches who will try to grind out yardage on the ground and take time off the clock with ball-control offense. New Braunfels coach Tim Kingsbury and Pflugerville coach Mike Honeycutt make it clear that establishing the mn is a priority. "We know we need to be able to pick up yards with our rushing game," Kingsbury said. "That's the key for us, and that’s probably what Pflugerville will be trying to do." The Panther offense will opejate out of the wing T formation, while the Unicorns go with an I formation with running back Kelly Garza getting the bulk of the carries. Both teams figure to see their share of traps, sweeps and leads, which will set up an occasional play-action pass. Honeycutt, who hails from Westwood but coached at Seguin High School for six years prior to that knows enough about New Braunfels football to expect a tough game. "I was a part of the Seguin-New Braunfels series for some time, and the Unicorns haven’t changed over the years. They always play a real physical, hard-nosed brand of football," Honeycutt said. "This year they have an outstanding offensive line. They are capable of controlling the line of scrimmage. It will be a typical hard-fought game." Kingsbury is counting on the kicking game to give the Unicorns a slight edge. Punter and kicker Clay Skamvsky is an all-district returnee, and Kyle Reneau has been a consistent extra point man in the preseason. The Panthers' offense will be working through a transition from last year's run-and-shoot attack. On the other side the Unicorns will be without a key offensive player in tackle Nathan Sloan who suffered a sprained knee. Defensive back Lance Herring also will see limited action because of an ankle injury. "Other than that the team is healthy and ready to go," Kingsbury said. "The players arf excited and looking forward to geting the season under way." I ^ v rn Sanders lamina toward ( nwhnvs over iwrs INFL Week 2 By DENNE H. FREEMAN AP Sports Writer Jones. Sanders was in Chicago where the San Fran probably more significant than the other two deals that were submitted.” Sunday** Gamas Miami at New England, 1 p.m. Oakland at Washington, 1 p.m. Pittsburgh at Houston, 1p m. New Orleans at St. Louis, 1 p.m Detroit at Minnesota. 1 p.m Carolina at Buffalo, 1 p m. New York Giants at Kansas City, lpm. Tampa Bay at Cleveland, 1 p.m. Denver at Dallas, 4 p.m. Indianapolis at New York Jets. 4 p m Seattle at San Diego, 4 p.m. Jacksonville at Cincinnati, 4 p.m. Atlanta at San Francisco. 4 p m. Philadelphia at Arizona. 8 p.m Monday's Gams Green Bay at Chicago, 9 p m. IRVING, Texas (AP) — Deion Sanders appears ready to abandon the San Francisco 49ers for the rival Dallas Cowboys. San Francisco club president Carmen Policy said Thursday the Cowboys had a 90 percent chance to get the nod today from the flamboyant cornerback after three teams made lucrative bids to the multiple sports star. Policy said it was fourth and long for the 49ers, who wooed Sanders away from the Atlanta Falcons last year, because of a blockbuster money offer from Dallas owner Jerry cisco Giants were scheduled to play a day game against the Cubs. Denver joined the bidding war late Thursday but Jones kept staying one step ahead by getting permission from quarterback Troy Aikman to restructure his contract, adding another $2 million to the pot. Policy said he got the feeling after making the 49ers' bid to agent Eugene Sanders that his team was trailing late in the fourth quarter. "We have not discussed the details of the Dallas deal,” Policy said. "But I would have to say my sense of it is it is very significant and "This all boils down to money because I think we have a lot more to offer than Dallas in many other respects,” Policy said. Policy said he expected Sanders to finalize a deal today and held out long-shot hope that the 49ers. who won their fifth Super Bowl with Sanders’ help last season, would be able to retain him. Parker held talks in Dallas with Jones, who presented the Cowboys’ five-year financial package that included a huge bonus expected to approach $10 million. The total package was expected to exceed $20 million. I NB netters reach women’s team tennis finals in Dallas From staff repats Four New Braunfels tennis players made their way to the finals at the San Antonio Women’s Team Tennis sectional playoffs in Dallas. Competing in the 4.0 and 4.5 levels, the players traveled weekly to San Antonio to make up the team of 11 -12 players. Each season they work to qualify in district and sectional playoffs, with the goal of representing San Antonio in the national playoffs. The team won both district playoffs at the University of Texas at San Antonio in June and beat out teams from Corpus Christi, Houston, San Angelo and Waco. The 4.5 team lost to Austin in the finals, and the 4.0 team fell to Fort Worth. Phil Hendrie of Newcombe Tennis Ranch, Richard Walthal of Sonterra Country Club, Michelle Dodier of Hunter’s Creek in San Antonio traveled lo Dallas with the 4.0 team. "Tile competition was very intense," said Leslie Hendrie of New Braunfels. "Finishing second in Texas is truly something to be proud of." Herald -Zeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL Four local tennis players were members of the team which took second place in the San Antonio Women's Team Tennis sectional playoffs. Pictured from left to right are: Sally Forney, Deldre Jenkin, Betty Fambrough, Leslie Hendrie, and Cyndi Miller. Lewisville, Plano collide in battle of 5A powers DALLAS (AP) — The Lewisville Fanners won the Class SA Division ll Urie m 1993. The Plano Wildcats lost the Division I cham pionship that season, then won the crown in 1994. With the Fanners playing the Wildcats this weekend, you get a pretty good game to begin the 1995 season. Yes, it’s finally here A week after the NFL got going and two weeks since the NCAA kicked off, the latest-possible dates to begin the University Interscholastic Season have amved. The late stan means a late finish. Championship Saturday will come Dec. 23 and there’s always a good chance either Lewisville or Plano will be involved. The other five defending state champs also get rematches from their 1994 season openers this weekend, which is common because most schools sign two-year contracts with opponents All but one of those champions are ranked No. I entenng this season, except Class 2A’s Goldthwaite. Coincidentally, the No. 8 Eagles had the narrowest opening victory last year, 14-12 over Comanche. Tyler John Tyler begins its 5A Division I defense against Fort Worth Wyatt. Nobody was talking much about the Lions when they beal Wyatt 14-6 last year, then they reeled oft 15 more victories to finish the season undefeated. ;

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