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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 31, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas fjj 6 fl HeraldZeitung fl Wednesday January il Sports Day To talk with Sports ji Editor Thomas Godley about Sports Day call 6259144 ext 24 HeraldZeitung Sports Day The Press He didnt call glass but thats Smithson Valley coach John Valenzuela on guard Strauchs last second 3point shot which banked off the backboard and beat Lockhart 4745 In the news Unicorn girls win on the road SAN ANTONIO The Lady Unicorn soc cer team defeated Incarnate Word 21 on Tuesday to earn their second win this sea son over the Shamrocks In the first half the Shamrocks played a very aggressive game as evidenced by two of their players being yellow carded The Unicorns stayed in the game with nin shots on goal At the end of the first half IWC forward scored on a shot from the right side when goalie Kristi Hull came out of the box The ball found its mark in the top left corner New Braunfels responded as Patty Jo Maxey and Jodi Hetchler teamed fbr the winning goals The Unicorns next play Bowie in Austin on Saturday Cougars fall to Alamo Heights The Canyon Cougar boys soccer team suffered a 50 loss to Alamo Heights on Tuesday in San Antonio The Cougars were without starting play ers Ian SchJichtJing Paul Paniagua and Leighton While who were sidelined with ill ness and injuries Jon and Kurtiss Schmidt left the game in the first half with injuries leaving the Cougars without any reserves At one point Canyon field only ten players in the game Nevertheless the Cougars had several defensive highlights Sweeper Eric Rodrigues and Adrian Armendariz held of 19 shots on goal The first two Mules scores came in the first 20 minutes Three more goals came in the second half Czelusta put on the best offensive showing for Canyon with several shots on goal The Canyon JV team lost 30 to the Mules JV The Cougars return to action Friday night against St Anthonys at at Cougar Stadium Guys n Dolls golf tourney aids Childrens Diagnostic Center A golf tournament which will support the Childrens Diagnostic Center in Ottine is scheduled for Feb 25 The event will con sist of twoperson teams malefemale with flighted competition determined by handi caps The entry donation of per couple should be sent to Alice Simpson 728 Summerwood Drive New Braunfels TX Please include proof of handicap The event will include prizes and a barbecue dinner The Childrens Diagnostic Center is sup port by the Elks and provides free treatment to kids For more information call 6205917 New Braunfels CYO to hold youth baseball registration Players interested in signing up for base ball fastpitched softball and tee ball can register Sunday Feb 4 from 10 to 1 at Sts Peter Paul Catholic Church Local youth ages four to 18 are invited to compete in the Christian Youth Organization league A fee of will include a Tshirt and cap Discounts will be given to families regis tering three or more children Teams are encouraged to find sponsors although it is not mandatory Teams will be divided into age groups For more information call Anthony Klar at 6091694 MB girls softball set to begin Registration is under way now through Feb 9 at Vivroux Sporting Goods for girls T ball fast pitch and slow pitch competition which is sponsored by the New Braunfels Girls Softball Association is for girls ages five to 18 The fees are as follows M Slow pitch ages 718 Fast pitch ages 1018 Family of two or more slow pitch Family of two or more if one person plays fast pitch Tryoyjs will be Feb 10 at Comai Park from 10 am tonoon and 1 to 3 and Feb 11 from 1 to 3 All girls ages nine and older must try out For more information call 6254337 or 6259479 Class 4A or 5 A NBHS eagerly awaits UILs word w By THOMAS GODLEY Sports Editor The fate of New Braunfels High Schools state classification will rest on the University Interscholastic League and its announcement on biannual realignment The rurnOr circulating this week is that the UIL will raise enrollment and move more schools into Class 4A If so New Braunfels would likely remain in its current District 284A alignment NBISD superintendent Charles Bradberry said speculation continues to grow and the UIL announcement will be the big news for many schools in Texas It is purely conjecture but the word is that the cutoff line for5A willte drawn at Bradberry said Nobody knows for sure Its absolutely the best kept secret in Texas right NBISD officials are hoping the school remains jn 4A If pushed to 5A New Brayttfels could be realigned with formerDistrict285A neighbors Seguin San Marcos East Cerittal and Harlandale McCollum and South San Another possibility would be a move into the competitive District 265A which lastfallpro duced two state football Judson and San Antonio Roosevelt Kingsbyry NBISD athletic director said the ideal scenario would be to remain in Class 4A Wd probably lather be in4Abecause that would make us one of the largest 4A schools in Kingsbury said But wherever they put us we will have to be ready to compete The tnainthingrightnowis finding out where were going to be so we can set our pnKlistrict sched The UDL wilt announce the cutoff lines for enrollment on Thursday Prime Sports Net work will air the news locally on Channel 22 New Braunfels Which submitted an enrollment of is expected to fall close to the line Bastrop outlasts Canyon By THOMAS GODLEY Sports Editor Bastrops basketball strategy is fairly simple Bring 12 players off the bench keep sending fresh bodies onto the court and apply relentless pressure for 32 minutes Eventually the other team wears down The Canyon Cougars suiting up only seven players knew that plan all too well and managed to match the Bears for four quarters climbing to within two points with seven seconds left In the end however the Bears had the extra breath 5249 on Tuesday night at Cougar Den It was the second threepoint loss to Bastrop this season after a 5451 game in the dis trict opener The win keeps Bastrop atop the District 284A standings at 60 Though his team falls to 24 Canyon coach Kenny Rotzler said the season still holds a chance for at a runnerup playoff spot We still have a lot to play Rotzler said Theres stilla possibility couldjjet you into the playoffs in this district We just iT out and see what Despite the obvious edge in depth Bastrop coach Danny Randall said he never felt his team was in command When we come here we know its going to go down to the Randall said Canyon does a heck of a job with only seven players They play hard all the way to the buzzer We had a lot more guys coming in and we were getting Twelve players saw action as coach Randall platooned his usual fourman rotations Even so the Cougars stayed close trailing 2923 at halftime They tied the game at 3939 on a steal and coastto coast layup by Jimmy Keresztury with left in the third quarter Keresztury was the games high scorer with 26 points and 20 rebounds Travis Wommack had 11 Ricky Boehle and Rocky Johnson scored five each said a move to 5A could have a financial impact depending on other schools ability to sell tickets and draw crowds t6 games and extracurricular events That was a problem three years ago inDistrict 285A when game attendance dropped from previous I would prefer we stayed here because this district has some very strong programs with loyal fans and good attendance It should be stressed that this goes far beyond football It includes academfcsas well as extra ctirrjcular activities such as barJU and drill New Braunfels was the largest 4A school in the state last year but was also among the small est 5A schools in the state in 19901992 Rangers By THOMAS GODLEY Sports Editor HeraldZeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL Hector Torres applies defensive pressure to Bastrops Donavahn Henderson Bastrops Chris Tale who finished with 20 points hit two straight threepointers shortly before the fourth quarter to extend the lead to 4539 The Cougars trailed 4941 with four minutes remaining Keresztury scored six straight points to cut it to 47 51 at After the Bears had gone cold on four possessions at that point Boehle went to the free throw line and sank both shots to bring Canyon within two at 5149 with left A turnover and missed free throw by Bastrop kept the game in reach With nine seconds left Keresztury missed two free throws Bastrop converted a free throw at the other end setting up a final chance for Canyon with seven seconds left But an inbound pass went astray and Bastrop came up with the turnover and sealed the game BUDA Smithson Valleys Strauch hit a 28foot shot at the buzzer to beat the Hays Rebels 4745 on Tues day night at Rebel Gynx It was the third straight downtothe wire loss for Hays which dropped a doubleovertime game to Bastrop last Friday and fell to Lockhart on a 70 foot basket as the clock expired on Jan 23 Strauch added the latest heartbreak when he took a long inbound pass over came two defenders and heaved a shot that banked off the backboard and through the net The 60 junior was mobbed by players and fans who rushed the courts moments after the winning basket Smithson Valley coach John Valen zuela said the ending was storybook material Its the kind of shot every kid dreams Valenzuela said Its just an incredible ending and a igreat win Im ejated for the kids and thi pro James Bohner converted a layup with six seconds remaining to bring the Rangers to within 4544 Hays Chris Pape missed two free throws with seconds left To that point the Rebels were a perfect 9for9 at the line Smithson Valley was out of time outs when Strauch came through with the lastsecond heroics He finished with 13 points including three 3pointers in the final eight minutes Bohner was the teams high scorer with 16 points Anthony Simpson had two threepointers and a basket to notch eight total Bill Sturgis making his first start had six points The Rangers improved to 1611 overall They are 4 2 and in second place in district Unicorns light up lions 8054 By THOMAS GODLEY Sports Editor LOCKHART Five players scored in double figures as New Braunfels blew out Lockhart 80 54 on Tuesday night at Lion Gym Forward Wenzel led the way with 19 points and 10 rebounds Forward Ian Owens and post Burden each scored 12 Guards Mark Phair and Ray Chapa had 11 and 10 respectively The victory evens the Unicorns district record at 33 and places them in third place behind Bas trop and Smithson Valley The Lions drop to 1 5 in district The Unicorns led 166 after the first quarter and 3221 at halftime They made six of 13 shots from threepoint range Wenzel sank a trey at the buzzer to make it an 11point lead heading into the locker room New Braunfels coach Cliff Wilkins said the team came through with one of its top games this season Overall it was solid team Wilkins said They did a good job on the boards and thats what we really Burden pulled down seven rebounds to spark the Unicorns off the bench New Braunfels exploded in the fourth quar ter opening on an eight point run and finishing with 31 points The Lions were led by Leander Thompson who scored 19 points and Mark Ramirez who had 11 Point guard Wilkins who kept the offense in sync in transition and in the halfcourt attack said defense was the key We came out and played them Wilkins said We blocked out rebounded and did all the little things right Hopefully we can keep it going into jhe rest of district The Unicorns next host the Hays Rebels at Unicom Gym on Friday at 8 HeraldZeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL Joe Burke dribbles past a Clemens defender during first half action A soccer deadlock at New Braunfels From submitted reports Frustration was the name of the game as the Unicorns outshot the Clemens Buffaloes by 25 shots only to end up tied 11 at the end of regu lation The Unicorns dominated from start to finish but could not score a goal The Unicorns inability to finish ultimately sealed the tie for Clemens New Braunfels dominated at the start and seemed to be on the verge of an early score when Josh Motz was tripped in the box Gilbert Morales penalty shot went wide and set the stage for a dis appointing evening for the Unicorns Clemens goal came first off a kick from Josh Campos to Jesus Aquayo who headed the ball past a diving Bradley Brandenburg The Unicorns pressed the entire first half with opportunities by Kyle Reneau Andy Hokman Joe Burke Cliff Steagall and Marco Sanchez The Unicom only goal came in the second half when coach Bob Rodriguez pulled Bradley Bran denburg and moved him to forward where he took a throw in that went deep in the box and was ham mered into the goal by Andy Holtman Sid Gosa coming off a pulled hamstring turned in an outstanding defensive game snuffing out what few opportunities the Buffaloes had in the first half and keyed a defense which allowed Clemens only two shots in the second half It was a physical game where Clemens tried to outmuscle the Uni corns and received five yellow cards for personal fouls that came clgse to injuring several of the Unicorns Coach Bob Rodriguez said that he knew the game would be physical and Clemens did what they had to do to get a tie The Unicorn beat Clemens 20 off a goal by Joey McBrayer out the five minute mark and a penalty shot by Aaron Wong with less than one minute left in the game Lady Lions top NB girls 0641 t By DAVID DEKUNDER Staff Writer The Lockhart Lion scoring combo of Edwina Brown and Latnuca Spencer combined for 48 pointsHo pull their team past the New Braunfels Lady Uni corns 6641 on Tuesday night Brown a 510 University of Texas signee scored 28 points while Spencer chipped in 20 Brown scored 11 points in the first quarter to push the Lady Lions to a 2410 lead Lockhart con tinued to roll on in the second quarter by taking a 3822 halftime lead At inter mission Brown paced the Lions with 19 points Lockhart used their height advantage to out jump the smaller Unicorns by collecting numerous second and third shot opportunities Spencer a 60 post player and Brown used her muscle inside to terrorize the Lady Unicorns In the first quarter they Unicorns were able to get two or second shot Lockhart Coach Mitzi Marquart said But once we controlled the boards and push off for our rebounds we were able to control the game Early on we were able to press hard arid go to our half court The Lady Unicorns were led by guard Kelly Werths 15 points and the inside play of Nola Muir with 12 points Down by 17 points in the second quarter New Braunfels tried to mount a comebaclf Muir hit f layup to get the Unicorns within 3520 Guard Emilie Wotipka thn picked up a steal and hit a jumper with 11 seconds left to make it Brown and hita buzzer beating to give the Lions the 16 point halftime edge
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