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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 20, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas                                v HeraldZeitung Editor Thbtaas Godley about Spbrts Day call 6259144 ext 24 Day My sisters expecting a baby and I dont know If Im going to be an uncle or an Former San Antortto Spur and North Carolina State basketball player Chuck in Sports Illustrated In the news McDuff bowls over the com petition at Comal Bowl Tour Mike McDuff of Austin won the finals of the Scratch KjngqfTheHill by bowling a 225 average Finishing second Jeff Banks third Dana Howe fourth Rich Hanson and fifth Bryan Walker The next KingofTheHill Tourney wlllbe held on Jan 20 with the first place finisher guaranteed entry fee for the tourney is For jnpre information call 6256263 or metro 6091 033 Smithson Valley to host ni basketball game Smithson Valley High School will host its annual alumni basketball game on Dec 28 at Ranger Gym All rneri who played basketball for the Rangers are invited to come alumni game will follow the varsity basketball game against Dripping Springs which is set to start at Fo more cair J r Smithson Valley High at 2l6f9D4J 7273 extension 24 or Shay Garney at v Correction It was reported in the Dec 15 issu9 of the HeraldZeitung Sports Dayjthat Chad Wehe a First Team AllDistrict 284A wide receiver for Braunfels Unicorns was a junior The article should have listed Wetfe as a sophomore Rangers successful at midpoint of season By DAVID DEKUNDER Staff Writer Fifteen games into the season Smithson Valley Rangers boys basketball Coach John VaJenzuela is pleased at what he has seen so far but he believes his team can do better You are only good than your last Valen zuela said We have a long ways to go before we are a good basketball Before the holiday break begins the Rangers are 10 5 after coming off a 4340 to the Pleasanton Eagles in Pleasanton on Monday which Valenzuela said was the Rangers worst performance of the year The loss to Pleasanton came two days after the Rangers won a 67 66 thriller over the St Gerards Royals on Friday night at St Gerards High School in San Antonio Valenzuela said the victory over the Royals was one of his teams best games of the year Against St Gerards we played with great defensive Valenzuela said We held a team which averages 80 points a game to 28 points in the first half It was a huge win for Senior post James Bohner had 23 points and 12 rebounds against St Gerards Bohner clinched the game with nine seconds left when he sank two free throws to give the Rangers a 6763 lead St Gerards Chris Peterson drilled a three pointer to trim the mar gin at one with two seconds left But it was not enough as Smithson Valley held on for the win But against Pleasanton the Rangers never got going as they shot 28 percent in the first half Even though the Rangers shot horribly in the first half they were only down by four points at the half However the Eagles were able to win their third game of the year on a threepointer by Alex Garcia and Joey Agnews two free throws I thought we really played Valenzuela said about his teams performance against Pleasanton We walked the ball down the court and did not play with any sense of Valenzuela said his team did not play Ranger bas ketball in the loss to Pleasanton Valenzuela said when the Rangers are at their best they are able to push the ball down the court and play aggressive defense Coming into the season the Rangers were counting leadership to make them into District284 AJ contender So far that experience and leadership is paying off with four HeraldZeitung by MICHAEL DARNALL Sophomore Jason Ivey nas averaged 11 points per game for the Rangers starters leading the way Bohner leads the team in scoring with 12 points per game rebounding with eight per game and blocks with three per game Wing Strauch a 60 junior is averaging 11 points per game Senior Anthony Simpson a 60 wing and a First Team AllDistrict team member from last year averages 11 points per game Guard Jason Ivey a sophomore averages 11 points four assists and four steals per game Valenzuela calls Bohner the best player on the team and said that Strauch is the catalyst for the team since he fights hard every time he Senior Charlie Wood a 511 post had nine rebounds against St Ger ards and took three key defensive charges during the pivotal part of the game Valenzuela said Overall we are playing with intensity and we are trusting of one another on the Our team is acting maturely and playing ketball We are beginning to jell T Spurs continue winning streak Tuesday night SAN ANTONIO AP The San Antonio Spurs got back to work against the Portland Trail Blazers The Spurs used a methodical attack to claim a 111 103 victory Tuesday night at the Alamodome We just rolled up our sleeves and went at San Antonio coach Bob Hill said It wasnt a pretty game but it was a good one because of the way we came back We struggled early but made some big plays when we needed David Robinson scored 31 points including 10 in the fourth quarter to direct the Spurs to their third straight victory Im proud of the way we played in the fourth quar Hill said We toughed itbut It was a big win for The Trail Blazers continuing woes from the foul line played a big part in their third straight loss We wanted to foul said San Antonio guard Doc Rivers who scored eight points and a teamhigh 10 rebounds off the bench 5 Sports Briefs Elie helps Rockets eclipse Suns HOUSTON AP Phoenix and Houston are two of the highest scoring teams in the NBA but it was defense and the play of supersub Mario Elie that lifted the Rockets by the Suns Houston bounced back after watch ing star guard Clyde Drexler removed from the court on a stretcher because of a leg injury early in Tuesday nights game The Rockets held Phoenix scoreless the opening of the final quarter while taking a lead for good en route to a 10396 victory We always seem to play them well i and have had a lot of success against 3 said Elie who took over for Drexler and scored seven of his 16 t points in the fourth quarter Drexler was carried off the court early in the second period after collid ing with Phoenix forward Charles injury which required a trip to a hospital was diag nosed as a deep bruise and his playing status was listed as daytoday Oklahoma to Try to Do ter1 With Next Coach OKLAHOMA CITY AP Uni versity of Oklahoma president David Boren knows the kind of head coach he wants to replace Howard Schnellen berger a players coach Finding that person will be up to a search committee scheduled to be named today by university regents who also will be accepting Schnellen bergers Designation Boren is expected to be a part of the committee 1 want us to hire a players coach someone whotcares about young peo Roren said Tuesday Young people have an honesty an openness about them They instinc tively know when a coach cares about them and they play their hearts out for SKI FREE at Cuchara in January for as low as lading lift ticket 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professionals They know things that normal fisherman dont Thats why they are so successful right Wrong These guys pay attention to whats going on When looking for bass you need to be alert Observe everything Most of the time its com mon sense but fishermen just cant put it together Every time you catch a fish you should leam something What type of structure did the fish come from Was there any wind at the time Was it ear ly or late Cloudy or clear skies What depth was it These and many more questions are asked and answered in just a few sec onds each time a professional boats another bass It is this question and answer process that enables the fisherman to become more successful His ability to evaluate these answers helps him predict where he may catch his next fish The most common problem bass fisherman have is they fish too slow I believe in fishing fast and covering a lot of water By using fast moving baits such as spinner baits and crank baits I can make more casts per minute than by worm fishing I use my trolling motor more each day than my big motor I will use the outboard to get me to the best looking area but then my trolling motor goes to work I rarely turn it off when looking for bass Bass will relate to some type of structure most of the time Use your trolling motor to fish the structure as rapidly as possible with fast moving baits Once I get a strike in an area Ill Keith Warren slow down and fish thoroughly The best big bass bait day in and day out is a worm or a jig But Ill only fish these baits after I have found a good area Drop a worm or jig into the cover I call this fishing targets Usually if a bass is in a target area he will hit a worm or jig right away Many times bass will not be aggressive enough to chase a bait down Youll notice a boil in the water or a short strike behind your lure If this happens slow down Worm and jig fishing is productive but only once you have located an area holding fish If an angler is going to locate bass he must make as many casts as he can and cover as much water as possible A worm orjig just doesnt eliminate enough water as quickly as a spinner bait or crank bait Just think of how many casts you make per hour When worm fishing you may make one cast per minute But with spinner baits and crank baits you can make two to three casts per minute All of a sudden you have just doubled or tripled your casts and your odds Keith Warren is the Host of The Texas Angler Television Show which broadcasts TODAYS CROSSWORD PUZZLE Seasonal Saving Coolant System Special ACROSS 1 Diplomacy 5 Erupt 9 Horses brake 14 Singer Fitzger ald 15 Not any 16 Tennessee Ford 17 Like of bricks 18 Autobahn vehicle 19 Spear 20 Oaf 21 Went forward 23 Hallmark 25 Reporters question 26 Ancient Mexican 28 Goddess of wisdom 33 Work 36 Congeal 39 Cry of woe 40 Approximately 41 Long long 42 Selfsatisfied smile 43 Scheme 44 Therefore 45 Toes the line 46 Bother 48 Bolivias neighbor 50 Clocks front 53 Brink 56 Very loud in music 61 Trait 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