Friday, January 12, 1996

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 12, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas HeraldZeitung O Friday January O 5 Sports Day To talk with Sports Editor Thomas Godley about Sports Day call 6259144 ext 24 HeraldZeitung Sports Day The Press Theres going to be such a revolving door the players are going to think they are at Dillards department Dallas Cowboys lineman Nate Newton on the Miami Dolphins under new head coach Jimmy Johnson In the news NBHS soccer faces McNeil tonight at Unicom Stadium The New Braunfels varsity boys soccer team coming off a 40 win over San Antonio Jefferson take on the Round Rock McNeil Mavericks tonight at 7 at Unicorns Stadium The defending District 52 champion Unicorns defeated McNeil 2t last year in the Round Rock Westwood Tournament McNeil poses a good early matchup for said NBHS coach Bob Rodriguez They will try to come at us with a quicker game Well try to slow it In the win over Jefferson Sid Gosa scored two goals and Josh Mote and Marco iSanchez knocked in one goal each In other action the Canyon Cougars trav el to the Austin ISO Tournament Canyon girls team faces San Marcos at 5 at San Marcos The Smithson Valley Ranger girls square off against San Antonio Roosevelt today at 6 at Ranger Stadium Seguin Sidekicks open 1996 soccer season The Seguin Sidekicks soccer team will j have tryoutsfor boys agesM2wibtmdeiorr Jan 13 and Sunday Jan 14ffdni 12 to 4 at Seguin High School practice field on E Court St Registration begins at for both days For more information call Kiel at 327 3569 Dykes at 3725356 or Rossi Flores Baseball practice sessions offered to local players Baseball players ages nine to 18 can sign up for practice sessions scheduled to begin March 1 at Home Run Batting Cages 1563 Gruene St in Gruene The practices which will provide quali ty instruction on hitting fielding throwing and game rules will be led by Jim Pace and his staff Pace a successful coach and former semipro player is a current college and high school umpire with 30 years of experience The sessions are scheduled for after school and weekends The cost is per half hour All equipment will be furnished but players may bring their own For more information call Pace at 609 6676 CYO track to have signup The Catholic Youth Organization will be taking registration for track for youths boys and girls ages 4 to 17 on the following days and times Saturday Jan 13 from 9 to Sunday Jan 14 from am to noon All registrations will be held in front of Sts Peter and Paul Catholic Church 386 N Castell New Braunfels While the CYO is a Catholic organization ail sports programs sponsored by the CYO Including track soft ball basketball and soccer are open tp all young boys and girts of the community The ICYQ athletic programs have been devel to provide sports activities to local youth For more information call Anthony Klar president of the CYO at 6091694 NB Youth Soccer kicks off The New Braunfels Youth Soccer dub will hold tryouts for the spring season at 9 am Jan 13 at HEB Soccer Reids an live Oak Street Players ages 10 to 18 are Invited to compete for a spot on1 the team Fall Blitz players do not need to try out The Blitz pro gram is a paid professional training pro gram with a staff of four outstanding train er Rayer development is the cornerstone of the program and BLITZ players we noted for haying better skills than their opponent Recent Ult rule changes now sHow high school soccer players to participate in the glitz training which runs from Jan 15 to May with players The make up clay Is Jjn 20 aj am fce Soccer Monte owe Spurs CEO Local fans have say in payperview By THOMAS GODLEY Sports Editor Spurs fans who want to avoid a local tele vision blackout with no payperview options during the playoffs should urge their cable company to act now said Jack Diller president of the San Antonio NBA team The blackout was one of several topics Diller discussed as the guest speaker Thursday during the New Braunfels Downtown Rotarys noon luncheon Diller met with Rotary members to promote this years New Braunfels Night at the Alam odome The benefit event will raise funds for restoring a downtown building for the New Braunfels Art League For every ticket the Rotary sells to the Spurs Philadelphia 76ers game at the Alamodome on March 2 the Art League building project will receive Last year the program raised more than for repairs to city sidewalks Tickets are available at Vivroux Sporting Goods Diller said the Spurs organization contin ues to sponsor community events as a means of marketing the team outside of San Antonio He added that the citys relatively small television market requires seeking other meth ods of promotions and sources of revenue such as hosting New Braunfels Night Making playoff games available on pay perview in nearby cities also benefits the Spurs However it rests with TCI Cable the company which serves New Braunfels to work out negotiations with Paragon Cable of San Antonio Paragon holds exclusive pay perview rights on Spurs games Last year television coverage of certain Spurs playoffs games were blacked out local ly leaving residents without an alternative because Paragon does not serve New Braun fels We havent done anything to say No dont take payper view to New Diller said In fact wed very much like that He added that the Spurs have encouraged TCI and Paragon to make a deal The situation could be resolved if enough local fans call TCI and urge the company to make payperview available Diller also answered questions concerning the outlook for a new basketball arena Many fans have not suited for basketball basketball He stressed that organization is not looking to leave San Antonio but that the owners had to consider options We get calls from people every month wanting to buy the Diller said adding that the owners want to stay in San Antonio District time 284A boys begin 1996 playoff hunt BY THOMAS GODLEY Sports Editor Two thirds of the way into the high school boys basketball season and to this point the games have been virtually mean ingless It all changes tonight when the District 284A teams face off Only ten games the schedule and everyone is in the hunt for a playoff spot The Smithson Valley Rangers 135 coming off a huge win over Austin McCal lum 7168 on Tuesday host the Hays Rebels at Ranger Gym The defending district champion Canyon Cougars 127 trek to Bastrop to take on one of the preseason favorites The Bears will be trying to end Canyons sevengame winning streak We have our work cut Canyon coach Kenny Rotzler said District standings District 284A boys Overall District Smithson Valley 135 00 Lockhart 138 00 Canyon 127 00 Bastrop 108 00 New Braunfels 812 00 Hays 1012 00 The New Braunfels Unicorns 812 put a halt to a fivegame skid last Tuesday with a 6747 victory over Central Catholic Next up are the Lockhart Lions at tonight at Unicorn Gym Lockhart has two alldistrict guards and they dont mind an uptempo kind of Wilkins key for us will be rebounding and preventing turnovers If we can win those two battles we have a good shot at winning the Cougarettes aim for first win BY THOMAS GODLEY Sporfs Editor Submitted photo Jay Moeller and the Smithson Valley Rangers head into district action tonight against the Hays Rebels NBHS girls soccer looks to get back on winning track The Canyon Cougarettes seek their first Svin in the third district game tonight at Cougar Den Canyon opened the 284A season with narrow losses to New Braunfels 3937 and Lockhart 5550 It will not get any easier tonight against the district preseason favorite Bastrop Bears who currently are undefeated at 20 Bastrop is coming off blowout wins over Smithson Valley and Hays New Braunfels Smithson Valley Hays and Lockhart each stand at 11 in district with headtohead battles set to break the ties tonight New Braunfels coach Larry Schulte knows his Unicorns let one slip away on the road last Tuesday at Smithson Valley From submitted reports The New Braunfels girls soccer team opened the 1996 season against a formidable opponent in the Round Rock McNeil Lady Mavericks who came away with a 20 win on Tuesday at Unicorn Sta dium Coach Joey Trevino expects the Unicorns to rebound from the loss when they face Austin Anderson on Saturday at noon Despite the shutout Trevino was pleased with the Unicorns passing game Seniors Leah Alba and Shawn Lindsey and juniors Summer Scheel and Jennifer Alford controlled the ball well during the game McNeil kept the Unicorn defense on its heels taking 15 shots on goal Kristi Hull who took over at goalie this season came through with several saves which was a key to limiting McNeil to only two points Patty Jo Maxey Cynthia Escobedo and new comer freshman Laura Schultz were defensive standouts for the Unicorns Forward Audrey Aguirre and freshman Larin McPeek were the main scoring threat guiding New Braunfels to three shots on goal This season the Unicorns return eight starters from last years area finalist team Trevino said the team is making strides early in the season He also welcomed assistant coach Rachel Craw ford who takes over the junior varsity girls soccer team The Unicorn JV tied McNeil JV as Jodi Hetch ler and Adrienne Pierce combined for a goal in the final minutes to bring New Braunfels from behind and lock it at 11 Midfielder Hetchler Amber Duncan and goal keeper Alyssa Hollmig played key roles in the win The Rangers came from behind in the final three minutes to pull gut a 4238 win That was a game well probably look back on and say we should have Schulte said We have another one on the The Unicorns get another shot at a road win against the Lockhart Lady Lions tonight The key will be containing the Lions all district guard and University of Texas signee Edwina Brown We cant let her dictate the Schulte said She is going to get her points but we have to make sure we dont focus on her too much and allow someone else to hurt The Unicorns 810 will start Joy Cad dell Kelly Werth Emily Wotipka Melinda Aguirre and Nola Muir The Smithson Valley Rangers travel to Hays tonight for an 8 tipoff A leg up on the competition The New Braunfels Unicorns girls soccer team looks to rebound from a loss to Round Rock McNeil on Tuesday at Unicorn Stadium The Unicorns take on Austin McNeil on Saturday at noon Left Leah Alba a returning starter from last years playoff team will guide the Unicorns into action HeraldZeitung photos by Sports briefs Owls Cougars push into the SWC hunt Rice and Houston have wedged into the Southwest Conference bas ketball race with victories over ranked teams and now theyre turning their guns on each other The Owls shocked then No 23 Texas 8069 Saturday play ing without leading rebounder Shaun Igo On the same day Houston 66 10 upset thirdranked Memphis 69 67 The winner of Saturday nights matchup at Autry Court will take another step toward challenging early favorites Texas Tech 111 10 and Texas in the final SWC sea son before the league disbands In other games Saturday Texas Christian 96 which lost its SWC opener to Texas Tech 9086 on Wednesday will play at Texas Bay lor 67 10 plays at Southern Methodist 48 and the Red Raiders 11 1 1 0 host Texas The Cougars are on a fourgame winning streak since coach Alvin Brooks changed his starting lineup when Tim Moore and Lonzell Gowdy regained their eligibility Oilers put Astrodome lease at forefront HOUSTON AP An early end to the Houston Oilers Astrodome lease which Mayor Bob Lanier has blocked for months is now on the table Lanier told the Houston Chronicle he would be willing to let the Oilers out of the deal before it expires at the end of the 1997 season if the football team offers enough money and helps the city get another NFL club There are specific discussions with the Oilers and I would rather leave it at Lanier said Wednesday From my view there is nothing on or off the he said Well it might be on the table but I might have certain things I would not When pressed for details Lanier became vague saying public discus sion ends up hurting my negotiation more than it Tomjanovich rewarded for NBA title run HOUSTON AP Coach Rudy Tomjanovich has been a key ingredi ent in the Houston Rockets backto back NBA titles and now hes been rewarded for it Owner Leslie Alexander showed his appreciation on Thursday by extending Tomjanovichs contract through the year 2000 Rudy has done a phenomenal coaching job and this extension is well Alexander said I consider Rudy to be the premier coach in the Tomjanovich would not discuss the deals financial terms Houstons KR1VTV quoted sources as saying Tomjanovich received a twoyear extension to his contract which had been through 1998 1 just have to say about Les Alexander hes done it time and time Tomjanovich said Every thing thai we needed lor this team as far as players transportation airplanes contracts hes done it and hes done it the right way Cowboys vs Dolphins on tap next year IRVING Texas AP The Jim my Johnsoncoached Miami Dolphins against the Barry Switzercoached Dallas Cowboys Its going to happen next year in Miami Only the time is to be determined And Dallas players cant wait for the fun Jimmy is great coach and is going to do a great said offensive tack le Nate Newton We cant wait to go down there and punish him 1 hope we open up Monday Night The NFL schedule hasnt been released but the Cowboys will play the Dolphins in Miami Newton said the Dolphin players are in for a shock under Johnson