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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 12, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas Sports Day To talk with Sports Editor Thomas Godley about Sports Day call 6259144 ext 24 HeraldZeitung O Sunday November 0 7 A HeraldZeitung Sports Day The Press It just as easily could have gone the other Cubs manager Don2immer on his teams 44recofd on a road trip Local briefs NB junior varsity football team finishes undefeated The New Braunfels junior varsity football team culminated a perfect season with a win over Smitnson on Thursday at Ranger Stadium The victory put the Unicorns at 90 for the season and 50 indistrict Thls class also went undefeated as freshmen which means theyve gone two years without a said NB coach John Vogt The Unicom defense which forced two fumbles was led by Bnan tee Justin Vogt Mike Williams Cupe Adams The Unicorns have recorded four shutouts this season NB junior golfers to tee off at Landa Park on Dec 3 The New Braunfels Junior Golf Association will host a tournament at Landa Park on Sunday Dec 3 beginning at 10 Members must register no fater than Nov 29 A pot luck Christmas dinner will follow the tournament at 3 Members can register by calling Jodi McDonald at 6254831 The tournament will be limited to 48 players Also the NBJGA board meeting will be held at Landa Park ProShop at 6 on Wednesday Nov 15 In the news Cpwboys49ers showdown hails best offense defense IRVINGJexas AP This is how much Sundays confrontation between the Dal las Cowboys and San Francisco 49ers has changed with the decline in San Franciscos fortunes Barry Switzer says that the biggest thing about the game is the test it will provide his offense against the San Francisco defense that remains the topranked in the NFL in yardage allowed In other words almost like an exhibition game fs the ffnal exam for our Switzer said Friday Ifs our test This is the best defense well Indeed it hardly seems like a test for the Cowboys defense which will have tackle Rt sell Maryland back from the right knee spr n that caused him to miss Monday niv m r win over Philadelphia Thats beccise Steve Youngs sore shoulder forced hin to leave San Franciscos practice early on Thursday making it more likely the Cowboys will face Elvis Grbac or even Gary Conklin on Sunday Even Switzer coi J I that When you have v we practice on Thursday its not a gv jd sign that youlr be playing on he raid Youngs shoulder problems were reflect ed in the odds for what was supposed to be the game of the year Cow boys jumped a point and were an 1 point favorite No one could remember when the 49ers had last been that big an underdog but it was thought to be at least 15 years ago perhaps in 1980 the year before they won the first of their five Super Switzer however continued talk of revenge for the Cowboys who lost 2114 in the regularseason last year giving San Francisco homefield advantage for the NFCtitte game The Niners won that one 38 28 and Went on to win the Super Bowl High school TOD 10 fiance Class 5A t Tyler John Tyler 90 vs Tyler Lee late Saturday g Austin Westtake 1QQ beat Austin Bowie 4812 3 Richardson Lake Highlands 104 beat Three straight at state New Braunfels cross country is the best again By THOMAS GODLEY Sports Editor GEORGETOWN On a chilly wind swept course at Southwestern University the New Braunfels girls cross country team over came the elements and accomplished what no other Class 4A team has ever done Placing three runners in the top 20 the Uni corns came away with their third straight state championship title and etched their names in the record books Senior Lisa Weltzer led the way with a first place finish in a time of over the meter course This was a great way to end our season and our cross country careers at New said Weltzer who outdistanced her nearest challenger by 30 seconds We were a little nervous coming in but I think we knew that barring any catastrophes we should get our third There were no catastrophes on Saturday as Amber Wenzel and Kelly Koksma paced their way to 16th and 17th places respectively and garnered valuable points for the Unicorns New Braunfels scored a teamlow 61 points to hold off secondplace Dallas Highlands 84 The top five included Canyon 96 Alamo Heights 130 and Southside Carroll 173 Coming through with key points for New Braunfels were Bethany Carl 28th Christina Williams 48th Karin Meder 64th and Kelly Clark NB coach Noel Hansen praised the teams strong showing in the face of 40degree tem peratures 25 mileperhour winds and hilly terrain This is probably the toughest course theyve had to run all year and the conditions were not exactly the best for Hansen said HeraJdZeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL Charging ou i from the starting line New Braunfels runners Bethany Carl 278 Amber Wenzel Lisa Welzer 275 and Kelly Koksma 275 secured good position and paced their way to a strong finishes The Unicorns garnered 61 points en route to first place handled the Everyone turned in a solid performance and jressure Im proud of the girls Theyve worlced very hard for this and they can enjoy being the first team to get three state Consolidated High School won three titles in the a rly 1980s but did it in span of four years Wenzel a senior who along with Koksma and Weltzer has been a member of all three state titles teams said the third one was the sweetest In a way Im glad its over and theres no more she said For the seniors its kind of sad that we wont be running together anymore but its a great feeling to finish on top after all the hard work and fun weve New Braunfels also got a strong individual performance from Jeff Garsnett who placed 13th in a time of in the boys meter race For Weltzer the firstplace finish was her second individual title in three years at state She won it all as a sophomore and came came in second last year The time marked her personal best Ending sweet Unicorns take homecoming finale 170 By THOMAS GODLEY Sports Editor Late in the third quarter on fourthandgoal at the 1yard line Smithson Valley running back Tim Ivey pointed to linebacker Shannon Thayer and let him where the ball was coming Not that anyone was guessing at that crucial moment with the Unicorns in front 70 We were waiting for said Thayer There was no doubt hed get the ball Hed been talking to us all night Even before the game during the Star Spangled he was staring and talking to us from across the As promised Ivey took the handoff leaped over a pile of bodies and was met in midair by a host of Unicorn defenders The goalline stand was the biggest in a series of fourthdown stops that keyed a 170 homecoming victory on Friday night at Unicom Stadium The outcome culminated an upanddown season and put New Braunfels record at 37 werall and 23 in district Smithson Valley dro Mng four of its final five games ends at 5 Sai 1 For the night New Br defense stifled the Rangers nn uidown attempts inside the Unicorn 40 The Racers punted only once the entire statistic that NB coach Tun Kingsbury said wasnt all that surprising I cant blame them for going for it in those Kingsbury said They have a good offense that can pick up those first downs Our defense just hung in there made the Meanwhile the Unicorn offense fueled by running backs Kelly Garza arid David Sim monds piled up 292 rushing yards Garza fin ished with 129 yards on 17 carries and Sim monds added 123 on 19 carries The combination was more than enough to counter a solid night by Ivey who accounted for 114 yards and 28 of the Rangers 31 rushes With the effort Ivey claimed the district rush ing title with on the season The junior vowed that the Rangers would be back in the hunt next year This isnt how we wanted to end the season bat were still proud of what we Ivey said Everyone played their hearts out We just couldnt connect on some plays and New Braunfels played nave to give them Fullback Steven Simpson who gained 40 y ards oo 10 carries opened the scoring on a 7 yard touchdown paw from quarterback Buddy Martens in the first quarter Kyle Reaeau kicked the extra point for a 70 lead capping an 11play 80yard opening drive We him was the ing were waiting for Tim Theres 10 doubt hed get ball Hed been talk us all Jnicorn linebacker Shannon Thayer Martens a senior made the most of his final game com Meting six of 12 passes for 50 yards and no interceptions In the fust of their six trips into Unicom ter ritory the dangers reached the 18yard line at the start ol the second quarter The Unicorns defense led by tackles Andy Strange and Klint Kingsbury and linebackers Grant Simp son Chris Ryder and Grant Hill stopped Ivey on fi st down then sacked quarterback Sean Everest for an 11yard loss and forced two incomplete passes to halt the drive Not to bs outdone the Ranger defense came with up i series and four a Ivey hit Brad across rmdltie it to the then forNB own drivestopping on the next hoi Garza to a 3yard gain on fourth the Rangers 24 reeled off 12 yards and Everest riesch on a 10yard pass to push Id A personal foul penalty moved Unicorn 31 where the Rangers again were threatening to tie things up But with less than five i linutes left in the half safety Lance Herring ki led the drive by picking off an Ever est pass ai d returning it 14 yards It seemed like we just couldnt finish it off when we j ot inside the red said Everest who comf teted eight of5 passes for 102 yards The Un corns threatened to go up 140 short ly before halftime getting to the Ranger 7 yard line 25 seconds left On second down and goal Martens dropped back to pass and under a hsavy rush took off for the endzone Fighting Jbr extra yards at the oneyard line Martens k st the ball The Rangers recovered it and the score remained 70 at halftime A 10p ay 42yard drive highlighted by a 20 yard pass from Everest to Triesch opened the second hi If for Smithson Valley It came to a screechinj halt however when Garza broke up a fourthc own pass at the Unicom 40 with just over nine minutes left in the third quarter The favor was returned four plays later as Martens was stripped of the ball at his own 43 and d ifensive tackle John recovered it for the Rangers At in the third quarter the Rang rs were in business again Ivey bolt ed for 24 yards on three carries setting up the big play the goal line HeraldZeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL Senior running back Kelly Garza led the Unicom attack with 129 yards on 17 carries New Braunfels racked up 292 rushing yards to Smithson Valleys 131 I know I crossed the Ivey said I dont know why the refs didnt call it a touch down Thats the way it goes I After the stand the Unicorns went on a 12 play 70yard drive to the Rangers 3 Reneau kicked a 20yard field that stretched the lead to 100 with left in the game Ranger coach Larry Hill knew time was running out That drive hurt because they ran it and took a lot of time off the clock and kind of demor alized Hill said With the field goal it forced us to have to score twice with not a lot of time Any thoughts of a Ranger comeback van ished when Everest lost the handle on the ball at the Unicom 49 with on the clock New Braunfels claimed the turnover and two minutes later Garza put an exclamation point on the night Taking pitch right Garza cut left and scampered into the endzone from 30 yards out to close the scoring This was a nice way for 21 seniors to end their football careers at New coach Kingsbury said This team just got better as the season went on They were playing their best football at the end and thats a credit to a group of kids that stuck together through some tough For Hill the ending reflected a season in which every game attested to the parity in Dis trict 284A Were 55 but weve been in several close ones that could have gone either Hill said The players can look at this season and say theres not much difference from top to bottom in this district Weve shown we can play with anyone and hopefully that will carry over into next
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