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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 8, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas SAO HeraldZeltung O Wednesday November rts Day r To talk with Sports Thomas Godley about Sports Day call 6253144 ext 24 HeraldZeitung Sports Day The Press The bridge is down burned disappeared Theres not even a canoe for 0 Browns owner Art Modell on the 0 chance that he will keep the team in Cleveland if a new stadium is built Local briefs Canyon freshman Kyle Swift lives up to his name Kyle Swift a Canyon High School fresh man ran a personal best time of 16 min utes 17 seconds at the UIL Regional Cross Country meet this past week Swift placed 24th overall in the threemile race at the University of Texas in San Antonio Last week Swift took fourth place at the District J284A meet in Lockhart Tour de Gruene bicycle classic to pedal into town The 12th annual Tour de Gruene Bicycle Classic begins at 8 on Saturday Nov 11 and Sunday Nov 12 in the Gruene Historic District The scenic 26 and 36mile recreational bicycle tour and 26mile team trial race winds through the Texas Hill Country along the beautiful Guadalupe A celebrity race antique and classic bicycle show also are scheduled at Gruene Hall Registration is before the race or on the day of the race Team registra tjon is per team or day of race per team and per team for collegiate The first 200 registrants will receive a Wurstfest ticket For more information Tom Sickmann at 210 8260177 In the news Heavy Dream still too good for Bucks HOUSTON AP Even a relatively outofshape Hakeem Olajuwon was too Xmuch for the Milwaukee Bucks X Olajuwon scored 26 points and Clyde Drexler had 26 points and 12 rebounds night as the Houston Rockets tused theirfamiliar 12 punch and some defense in a 10689 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks Defense is the foundation that carries i you through the nights you dont shoot the ball said Rockets coach Rudy Tomjanovich whose team held the Bucks 38 percent shooting and had 11 steals I did like seeing our defensive fieldgoal percentage as low as it Olajuwons performance left him with career points He could become the 21st player to reach the plateau tonight when Houston plays at Miami Its almost impossible to tell by watch ing him but Olajuwon is still working him self into playing condition after missing the entire preseason with a sore back and elbow surgery Mavericks off to strong start DALLAS AP When Jim Jackson looked across the court at the Vancouver Grizzlies there was a sense of familiarity in seeing 12 guys a bunch of castoffs and some draft picks trying to play as ateam The Dallas Mavericks used to be that way especially when Jackson arrived He endured two seasons of it before Jason Kidd joined them last year and started to turn things around The Mavericks started the season with two victories and had every reason to believe it would beat the expansion Grizzlies Yet Jackson remembering what it feels like when everyone expects you to lose knew his team had to play hard to win Dallas came out sharp and quickly deflated Vancouver then the starters went to the bench and the reserves picked things up even more en route to a 9988 victory Tuesday night that was hardly that close Astros owner changes mind on team status HOUSTON AP Astros owner Drayton McLane Jr continues to send out conflicting signals about whether the National League club will stay or move elsewhere McLane met for 90 minute Tuesday wjtfr Houston mayor Bob Lanjer in an ongoing attempt Q gauge fan support for the National League baseball team if they Defensive stars highlight districts weekly honors By THOMAS QODLEY Sports Editor Touchdowns were few and far between in week six of the District 284A race Take away Canyons 49point explosion and the other five district teams scored a combined 28 points No surprise that the latest gridiron kudos land on the defensive side of the ball Putting forth standout performances Canyon linebacker Justin Dunlap New Braunfels tack le Klint Kingsbury and Smithson Valley safety Brian Henderson garnered Player of the Week honors from the HeraldZeitung Dunlap a outside linebacker racked up a teamhigh 16 tackles and a sack as the Cougars shut out the Lockhart Lions 490 and clinched a playoff spot A senior and threeyear starter Dunlap made two key plays in the first quarter Trailing 140 Lockhart had a first and goal at the four yard line when Dunlap knocked running back Nur Rashid Unicorns take aim at history By THOMAS GODLEY Sports Editor The New Braunfels girls cross country team has but one step remaining in its quest to become the first team ever to win three state titles Coach Noel Hansen brings a talented group runners including four seniors a junior and two sophomores to the state meet Sat urday in Georgetown where they will aim for an unprecedented third straight championship For the seniors on the team it means they have the chance to be on all three state title Hansen said Thats saying a lot about that Amber Wenzel Kelly Koksma Lisa Weltzer and Kelly Clark are the seniors who are aiming for the triple crown Their experience and team depth will give them an edge this year Weve been running and working together for three years now and were focused on fin ishing with another said Koksma Were confident not cocky We have a chance to do something no other cross country team has Supporting that senior unit are junior Bethany Carl and sophomores Christina Williams and Karin Meder This season the Unicorns have taken first place in seven of nine meets including last weeks dominance at regionals The special thing about this team is that different girls have stepped it up when others were out with injuries or other Hansen said Theyve really come through for each other and are very much a team Not since Consolidated captured three state championships in a span of four years in the early 1980s has a girls cross coun try team been as dominant as New Braunfels The key for the Unicorns on Saturday will be their ability to conquer the hilly terrain Its the toughest course well run this year but weve been there and we know what to Koksma said Subvarsity football report for a twoyard loss on first down then record ed a sack two plays lat er on third and goal The Cougars then blocked a field goal attempt to deny the scoring threat The series estab lished Canyons defen sive tone for the night Klint Kingsbury It let the Lions know they were going to have a tough time scoring Canyon coach Larry Nowot ney said Justin came up with two big plays on that Nowotny said Hes been playing that way all season long Hes a headsup kid with a wealth of experience and dedication just an extremely valuable player to our Dunlap a member of the Canyon powerlift ing team is the Cougars secondleading tack ier with 66 including three stops behind the line of scrimmage He also has two sacks three forced rumbles a fumble recovery and a blocked kick Kingsbury led a sti fling defensive cutting against Bastrop in a 70 Brian Henderson loss last Friday The 6 senior was tough in the trenches making four tackles and registering a sack and a quarterback pressure as the Unicorns held the Bears highpowered offense to 82 yards on 31 rushes Bastrop quarterback Terry Taylor the states No 4 passer face pressure all night and completed only five passes in 13 attempts Kingsbury a twoyear letterman and son of head coach Tim Kingsbury is the Unicorns secondleading tackier with 62 on the season HeraldZeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL Kelly Koksma have helped the team to its third straight year NBHS seniors Amber Wenzel and at the state cross country meet They try for the title again on Saturday in Georgetown From staff reports Canyon JV 40 Lockhart JV 16 The Canyon Cougar junior varsity improved to 72 on the season and 31 in district by defeating Lockhart 4016 The Cougars scored on all four possessions in the first half starting with an 80yard drive Jamaal Sargent capped the drive with a fouryard run and Canyon led 60 In the second quarter Canyon added to the lead by scoring three touchdowns which were set up by the defense The Cougars sacked Lockharts punter on a fake punt causing a fumble that was recov ered by Sean Stockwell on the 30yard line and Trey Weeks intercepted a pass Both turnovers led to short touchdown runs by John Aguirre The third touchdown came on a 25yard pass from Brian Behrend to Bri an Jung Sargent had scored twice on two point conversion runs and the Cougars went up 280 at halftime The third quarter saw Lockhart answer with a 70yard scoring run to make it 286 Canyon scored early in the fourth quarter on a 25 yard run by Sargent Frank Mitchell set up the score with a fumble recovery on a kickoff The defense held Lockhart to six first downs Except for the long run the Lions nev er posed a scoring threat during the game Rockie Chapa Lee Rigby Frank Mitchell and Jeramy Hill led the defense Deadlocked at 66 after two quarters the Cougar freshman team exploded for 27 unan swered points in the second half for a 336 vic tory over the Lockhart Lions Canyon used a Jonathon Meurin fumble recovery to mount a first quarter scor ing drive capped by Zach Petersons three yard touchdown run The Lions responded with an interception return to the one yard line where they pushed it in and tied the score at 66 Steven Sowers by blocked the extra point kick as the half ended Canyon opened the third quarter witha 75 yard drive that ended with Orlando Mesa car rying in from 12 yards Sowersby recovered the ensuing kickoff and once again it was Mesa from five yards out for an 186 Canyon lead Not to be outdone Meurin recovered the next kickoff which led to a nineyard touch down pass from Jason Hunt to Meurin Hunt hit Reed Boyd for the two point conversion The final score came on a 65yard drive Chris McCaw rushed seven times in that dri ve and scored on a sixyard run Randy Ott kicked the extra point to close it out Mark Noble Steven Brockman and Boyd led the Cougars defense Hays JV 26 Smithson Valley 6 The Smithson Valley junior varsity team dropped to 63 on the season after a 267 loss to Hays The Rebels used the wind to their advantage to control the ball and clock which kept the Ranger offense off the field Jeff Shinn was the defensive standout for Smithson Valley Travis Blount scored the Rangers only touchdown on an eight yard pass from Bert Nauman The reception was one of several clutch grabs by Blount The Smithson Valley freshman team fell to Hays 278 Mark Coleman scored the Rangers lone touchdown and Seneca Woods added the two point conversion Running back Chris Cody had the play of the game with a 60 yard run in the final minutes The Rangers next take on New Braunfels on Thursday New Braunfels JV 25 Bastrop 6 The New Braunfels junior varsity team coasted to a 256 win over Bastrop Var gas scored on a sixyard run and Kliff Kings bury kicked the extra point for a 70 lead The margin stretched to 250 on a 14yard touchdown pass from Kingsbury to Joe Sosa and two 3yard touchdown runs by Vargas and Kingsbury The first score was set up by Jesse Hino josas blocked punt and the second came after a Justin Vogt interception return Bastrop scored the lone touchdown of the second half as both offenses could muster few drives while battling a fierce wind Jon Wilson John Zengler Juan Herrera and Josh Salge spearheaded the Unicom offen sive attack Cupe Adams Josh Schindler Jesse Herrera Brian Masch Vogt and Mike Williams were the defensive standouts The Unicom freshman team sparked by an 85yard touchdown return on the opening kickoff shutout Bastrop 240 Mike Chapa broke away on the big play to get things going Tommy Taylor kicked the first of his three extra points to make it 70 Following a fumble recovery Taylor boot ed a 32yard field goal to go up 100 Jason Gilstrap intercepted a pass and returned it 50 yards for a touchdown and a 170 halftime lead In the third quarter Chapa again got loose and scored on a 60yard punt return to close out the scoring for the Unicorns He has caused two fumbles and notched nine tackles behind the line of scrimmage As a twoway player he sees fulltime action on defense and alternates at guard on offense His academic achievments are equally impressive Kingsbury is ranked sixth in his senior class with a GPA and is a mem ber of the National Honor Society Henderson a strong safety led the Rangers defense with 12 tackles and two fumble recoveries in a 147 lastsecond loss to Hays The senior added to his teamleading 92 tackles on the season He also has an intercep tion and has broken up five passes Brian is an impact player for us on Ranger coach Larry Hill said We give out weekly award for biggest hit in a game and hes taken it at least three times this A twoyear starter Henderson also fills in on offense at tight end and special teams Canyon NB set for state play off clash By THOMAS GODLEY Sports Editor For most of the season coaches have harped that District 284A featured two of the best volleyball teams in the area possibly in the state With their latest step in the state playoffs the New Braunfels Unicorns and Canyon Cougarettes are living up to that claim The two district powers cruised past their regional semifinal opponents on Tuesday night setting up a district clash this Saturday for the regional quarterfinals championship The time and place will be determined later today New Braunfels 255 easily handled EdcouchElsa the District 324A champion in Calallen while Canyon disposed of Roma in two games The Cougars 284 used 37 kills to over power the Gladiators at the net Shannon Young was the big weapon getting 12 kills Lesa Porter added 11 smashes and Tiffany Wiedner had seven Kim Brunette controlled the offensive tem po and pitched in 31 assists Jinny Barranco led the team with 15 digs followed by Elizabeth Weismans 14 digs The Cougars served 93 percent in game Canyon coach Donna Boehle said the play off matchup with New Braunfels is not sur prising Ive said all along that this is one of the pre mier volleyball districts in the Boehle said These are two great teams that will be battling it out on In two district meetings this season New Braunfels has won both games against Canyon Against EdcouchElsa on Tuesday the Uni corns took advantage of their height and pound ed the Yellowjackets with 23 kills Jill Evans and Kristi Lindeman led the way with eight spikes each Erin Baetge and Shawn Lindsey had six kills apeice and Shelley Bredewater knocked down two The Unicorn atttack was guided by setter Haley Helmley who had a teamhigh 19 assists Eric Walther and Jessica Barney added 10 assists Brand Chapman led in digs with 16 followed by Walther with 13 and Lindeman with 12 Coach Phyllis Fowler said patience was the key to overcoming the methodical Yellow jackets Going in we knew we didnt want to get into long points with them because thats their Fowler said We avoided that and made them play our style of Pan Am coach awaits decision EDJNBURG Texas AP Mark Adams basketball coach at the University of Texas Pan American must wait at least two more weeks for a hearing on his request that a judge force the school to permanently reinstate him John Tippit Adams attorney said Tuesday a hearing scheduled before State District Judge Homer Salinas for Friday wont be held until at least the week of Nov 20 because of a scheduling conflict with the state attorney generals office Adams was reassigned to an assistants athletic directors post in September when the NCAA handed down six charges of major violations within the mens basketball program The university has until Nov 17 to respond to the charges Adams has denied any wrongdoing and repeatedly asked for rein statement UTPA president Miguel Nevarez has said he wants to wait to take further action until after the NCAA completes its investiga tion But Salinas last Friday granted Adams a temporary restraining order enabling him to return as head coach of the Broncs
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