New Braunfels Herald Zeitung, December 13, 1995, Page 7

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December 13, 1995

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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 13, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas Herald-Zeitung O Wednesday, December 13, 1995 Q 7 ASports Day_Canyon tops Boerne, Clemens clips NB District basketball Bastrop 10-1 CC Lockhart 9-2 CC Smithson Valley 9-2 cc Hays 8-2 OC New Braunfels 6-4 cc Canyon 3-10 cc Sports Day ■ To talk with Sports Editor Thomas Godley about Sports Day, call 625-9144. ext. 24. ae Bess *You can always say I went V for It when I shouldn’t have. Silt I mads tho call. I stood up bocauss f thought It alas tho right thing to do.” — DaBas Cowboys coach Barry Switzer on his ■ 4th-and-1 dedson against the Philadephta Eagles. In the news Mavariclgi SMS down Sonics DALLAS (AP) — The Dallas Mavericks, losers of eight straight to Seattle and play-ing without leading scorer Jamal Mashburn because of an injured knee, still found thetsQpods against the Supersonics. . The Sonics were unable to survive a 1ong-rang$. shooting of Dallas bombers Tony Dumas and George McCloud. Dumas came off the bench with a career-high 35 points, including 16 in the fourth quarter and overtime, and McCloud scored a career-best 30 points as the Mavericks rallied from a 17-point deficit for a 1 decision. “We were short-handed without Mashburn, but guys stepped up their games," said McCloud, whose eight 3-pointers tied a club record. “ Olajuwon Ignites Rockets SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Hakeem Olajuwon thrives when he meets the Sacramento Kings, The Houston center helped the Rockets rout the Kings 133-93 Tuesday night with 31 points and 15 rebounds. The game marked the 22nd straight Rockets victory over Sacramento with Olajuwon in the lineup, dating back to the 1988-89 season. Houston has lost three straight games to the Kings with Olajuwon sidelined. "He’s the best in the league." Kings forward Brian Grant said. “I put him ahead of MJ (Michael Jordan) and anybody. It’s not that they have a better inside game than we do. It’s just that they have Hakeem." Third annual Jingle Ball Run to benefit Family Outreach Area runners will be lacing up for the third annual Family Outreach Jingle Bell Run this week. The event, sponsored by Red McCombs Universal, starts at 9 a.m. Saturday. Dec. 16 at Lands Park in New Braunfels. The Jungle Bell Run features a 5K, Walk and Kids’ 1K. There also will be a costume contest at 8:30 am. and a silent auction. Cariene Walker wiH perform live Christmas music, and a "Reach for the Stars” toy drive will be accepting items. The overall male and female winners will receive awards, as well as the top three winners in each age category. All proceeds benefit Family Outreach of Comal County, which works to prevent child abuse through counseling and education programs. Refreshments and snacks will be available after the race at the park’s pavilion No. 16. Race day registration and packet pickup begins at 7:30 a.m. Entry fees are $12 early and $15 on race day. Registration and packet pickup are available Dec. 4-14 at Roger Soler Sports in San Antonio and Comprehensive Fitness, 1551 N. Walnut, in New Braunfels. Registration forms can be picked up at Run-Tex. For more information, call Susan Phillips at 609-5030. Canyon Booster Club to honor Cougar athletes The Canyon Athletic Booster Club will have its fall social meeting today at 7 p.m. at Canyon High School in the Commons. CHS boosters will honor student athletes in volleyball, cross country and football. There also will be an introduction to players and coaches on the basketball and soccer teams. Local badkstbsril toumBmsiilI to hit tho court Doe. 16 The annual Hoop-Fest Holiday 3-on-3 basketball tournament gets under way Saturday, Dec .16 at Academy Street Gym in New Braunfels, Players can sign up now at Barry's Underpass Saloon or Vivroux Toys and Sporting Goods. For more information, call 609-6247 or 625-7949. Sports brief NBW YORK (AP)-Bk* Aguila* Mirv I nesoto’s career saves bader; returned to the I Twins, agreeing to a $9 million, three-year contract Aguilera, traded to Boston in Inly, gets $3.5 million in 1996* $3 million in 1997 and $2 J million In 1998. I The Twins intend to switch him to the stilting rotation. I Meanwhile, Cleveland planned to I announce today they had agreed to a$!5.35 milfoil, five-year extension with shortstop OrottVizqud. totter Harold Baines returned to the Chic&ro White Sox. suming a one-year Hhitter-outfielder Mickey toited Haring to a $3 g ndllion, twpyeaf dtial* ■ rn mash— AUfofulm toms. hwfrri from FVfff- Bl——* da to Ailanto on Aug. Mate for $800.000J contract spilt wm NBHS Choke Canyon promises black    , crappie A big mystery that has existed for the past two years is, “where have all the crappie gone at Choke Canyon?*’ This lake located just outside of Three Rivers, opened to the public in the tole 80s and had promise as being a great reservoir for black bass and crappie. Although bass fishing has been spotty at times, it seems like someone is always able to stumble into a bunch of bass. However, the crappie have been virtually non-existent. Sure you hear an occasional ten fish stringer being caught but that’s rare. Prior to 1993, virtually anyone who targeted crappie at Choke limited out (25 per day). Choke Canyon’s crappie fishing was so good I was under the opinion that the fishermen couldn’t catch all the fish in the lake That was up until the crappie disappeared in 1993. Then rumors started speculating that indeed the fishermen had overharvested (he fish. At that point, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department imposed a reduced daily hag limit for crappie at Choke from 25 to 15 per day. Still, I didn’t hear of anyone catching a limit. It got so bad that people striped fishing for crappie. Suddenly in the past couple of months the crappie have shown up. Lots of them aver aging better than a pound each. They are located in 20 to 30 feet of water suspended over trees at the mouths of major creeks as well as under the Highway 99 bridge. Both live minnows and small jigs seem to he working equally well. The best fishing is at night using the Original Fisherman’s Green Light This light is consistently working better than a white colored light. Saltwater fishermen know of this light. The results are equally impressive in freshwater lf you go to I hoke Canyon, odds are you’ll catch crappie. Bul please practice common sense when it comes to keeping the fish. Don't keep nx>re than you will use We don’t want lo go another two years without crappie again (Keith Warren is the host of The Texas Angler television show which broadcasts statewide Catch "The Texas Angler" on Surulav mornings ut ll: SO and Friday mornings at IO SO on HSE. You can contact the Texas Angler at PO. Box SI0601, New Braunfels, TX, 781S1-0601 ) Mal K«Kh Warren New Braunfels Canyon, to host 8-team tourney By THOMAS GODLEY Sports Edita 1995 Mira* City Classic Btys basketball taipiaaaat Tuloso-Mktway Fri. 7:30 p.m. March Madness tips off early in Comal County when the River City Classic hits the basketball courts Thursday at Canyon and New Braunfels High School gyms. In tIk first round, New Braunfels battles San Antonio Southside at 6 p.m. on Thursday. The Unicorns (7-6) are carry ing the momentum of a last-second 65-63 victory over the Austin Travis Rebels on Monday. With an eight-team Class 5A, 4A and 3A field, the River City ('lassie represents the last stretch of a rigorous two weeks for the Unicorns, said New Braunfels coach Cliff Wilkins “After the tournament, we will have played about 11 games in nine days," Wilkins said. "lins is a good way for us to finish up before getting the holiday break in our schedule. There are some quality teams every year in this tournament, and this year is no exception.” New Braunfels returns to the courts Dec. 27 and plays four games before opening distnct action on Jan. 12. Among tile top seeds at this year’s River City Classic are Alamo Heights (10-2) — the 1994 champion — Taft (8-3) and Randolph (6-2). Canyon, tile third-place winner at the 1994 River City Classic, faces Holy Cross at 3 p m. Thursday. The Cougars (4-6) are looking to improve to the .500 mark after a loss to Gonzales on Monday. CHS coach Kenny Rot/ier said every team has solid shot at the championship. Canyon, die defending Distnct 28-4A champions, topped New Braunfels last year in the third round Championship Sat. 7:30 NBHS Free throws lift CHS past Greyhounds Sat. 4:30 p.m. NBHS Fri. 7:30 p.m. NBHS By THOMAS GODLEY Sports Edita The Canyon Cougarettes stifled Boerne in the second half enroute to a 52-36 win Tuesday night at Cougar Den. Trailing 26-22 at halftime, Canyon came out with an aggressive press and limited Boerne to IO points in the final 16 minutes. Free throw shooting also was the key as the Cougars hit 26 of 35 attempts horn the stripe, and made 20 trips to die line in the second half alone. Elizabeth Weisman scored 22 points and pulled down 12 rebounds to pace Canyon which stands at 4-10 heading into a 7:30 game against Wimberly ai Thurs day at home in the River City Cassie. Sophomore Tanya Castilleja came off the bench to score seven pants in her first start on the varsity. All her points came from the free throw line. Canyon coach Tina Duncan promoted Castilleja from the junior varsity because bf player injuries at the guard spa. “After the game I told her if she keeps playing like tho, she can kiss that JV uniform goodbye,” Duncan said. Katie Sprencel and Kate Boyd paced the Cougars with nine and eight points respectively. Weisman, who had nine rebounds in the second half, hit six of eight free throws down the stretch as the Greyhounds were forced to foul. Unicorns come up short to Buffaloes By THOMAS GODLEY Sports Edita The Schertz Qemens Lady Buffaloes hit three of four free throws in the final 20 seconds to hold off New Braunfels 58-55 in a non-district battle Tuesday night at Unicom Gym. The Unicorns pulled to within 56-55 on Melinda Aguirre’s two free throws with 15 seconds left in the game. Clemens’ Kathy Snowdy was then fouled and sent to the free throw line where she sank both shots to extend the lead to three with IO seconds left. The Unicorns had a final chance, but Nola Muir’s desperation shot from inside the 3-point line rattled out of the rim at the buzzer. The loss put New Braunfels’ record at 6-5 heading into the River City Classic on Thursday. Clemens improves to 8-7 and begins District 27-4A action on Friday. NBHS coach Larry Schulte said the Unicorns put forth a strong defensive effort but simply came up short at the foul line. Clemens shot 23 free throws to New Braunfels’ nine. “We were right there in position to win it, which is encouraging,” Schulte said. “There were a few mental lapses but I can’t complain with die effort the girls gave tonight Fa every key shot that swished through the net for New Braunfels in the closing minutes, Clemens had an answer. Senior Kelly Werth, who dueled at the guard spa with Clemens’ all-district guard Tangy Weeks, sank a 3-point sha from the right comer with 4:11 left in the game, putting the Unicorns in front 49-47. On next trip down the court, Weeks responded with long-range jumper that locked the score at 49-49. With a baseline jump shot, Werth again gave New Braunfels die lead 53-51 with 2:13 remaining. Chrissy Rankin then tied the game on a layup, and Weeks connected hon the top of the key to put Clemens ahead 55-53 at the 0:54 mark. Weeks, a junior, finished with 19 points, including two 3-pointers. Clemens took a 36-34 halftime lead, and the Unicorns matched point fa point, battling to within 45-43 on Joy Caddell’s 3-point sha to end the third quarter. The Unicorns were led by Werth who had 17 points. Muir scored 13 and had six blocked shots. Aguirre and Emily Wotipka each scored eight River City primers With the annual River City Classic tournament on the forefront, the Canyon Cougars grabbed some momentum by knocking off Boerne at home 52-36 Tuesday night. Elizabeth Weisman (bottom) had 22 points. The Canyon JV won 57-SI as did the freshman team, 53-39. The New Braunfels Unicorns came within a final shot of Clemens, 58-55. Kelly Werth (top) led the Unicorns with 17 points. Herald-Zeitung photos by MICHAEL DARNALL. Salt CHS Sat. noon NBHS — Schertz Clemens coach Jeanne Hess. noon "We’ve played some teams with good zone defense, but New Braunfels was the toughest we’ve faced this year.” Sat. 6 p.m. NBHS ;

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