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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 2, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas                                Sports Day To talk with Sports Editor Thomas Godley about Sports Day call 6259144 ext 24 Sports Day HeraldZeitung g Friday February O 6 The Press its not like we havent been there New Braunfels athletic director and head football coach Tim Kjngsbury on the Unicorns move up to the 5A ranks In the news Kidd lifts Mavericks past Seattle 103100 DALLAS AP the Dallas Mavericks it was the kind of game thought theyd have more of The Mavericks led by Jason Kidds 36 points surprised Pacific Division leading Seattle 103100 Thursday night Dallas which has beaten Seattle two of three times this season ended the Sonics sixgame winning streak This should give you confidence and the impetus to do Mavericks coach Dick Motta said It shows what you can do if you come out and play hard from the start A game like this makes it easy to sell The Mavericks won 36 games last season and were expected to chal i Ienge for a playoff spot But injuries to Jimmy Jackson Jamal Mashburn and Lorenzo Williams have slowed I the team which is just 1527 fifth in the Midwest Slumping Rockets wave goodbye to January c CHARLOTTE X Houston Rockets are gladto see January end The Rockets 78 last month and losers of five of seven started February wjth a 116 111 victory over Charlotte on jThursday night The skid left Houston trailing San jAntonio and Utah in the Midwest Division standings heading into February Thats no reason to panic Were hot an uptight team Sure we lost five out of seven coming in here but hey it happens guard Sam Cassell said January has always been a tragic month for Cassell said New Braunfels CYO to hold youth baseball registration Playecs 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 yogtn ages four to 18 are invited to compete in theChristian 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 The CYO program which is new to New Bjraunfels has been in existence for many years in the surrounding area CYO teaches Sportsmanship leadership and excellence in sports be divided into age groups For more information cajl Anthony Klar at 1694 NB 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 softballThe cojnpetitipn which is sponsored by the New Braunfels Girls Softball Association is for girls five to 18 The fees are as follows i Slow pitch ages 718 iFast pitch ages 1018 i Family of two or more slow pitch pf two or more if one person plays fast pitch Tryouts will Feb 10 at Coma ParK from 10 tonoon and 1 to 3 Feb 11 from 1 to 3 All girls agss nine and older must try OMJ For more call 6254337 or District basketball games rescheduled for Saturday BY THOMAS GODLEY Sports Editor Tonights high school boys and girls basketball games have been moved to Saturday afternoon because of weather conditions In a clash of Comal ISD teams the Smithson Valley Rangers varsity boys will host the Canyon Cougars at 3 The New Braunfels varsity boys will face Hays at 3 at Unicom Gym In varsity girls action the Cougarettes take on the Lady Rangers at Cougar Den and the Unicom girls travel to Hays the at 3 All freshman and junior varsity teams will play at noon and The margin for error is narrowing in the quest for a playoff spot in District 284A boys basketball Every team has scarce room for a loss heading into the seventh game of the 10game district schedule Smithson Valley coach John Valenzuela will be aim ing for sweep of the Cougars and a chance to keep pace with districtleading Bastrop The Comal ISD rivals enter his game on different paths Smithson Valley won a dramatic threepoint shot by guard Strauch while the Cougars dropped a close 5249 setback to Bastrop which came down to a Canyon turnover in the final six seconds In other district action the Hays Rebels ride into Uni com Gym to take on New Braunfels With three straight defeats coming on final shots of the game the Rebels look get over a string of bad luck NBHS coach Cliff Wilkins Forward Wenzel is the Unicorns hot hand The 61 junior has hit 19 points in the last two games including an 8054 rout of Lock hart in which five players hit double figures Post Burden had a strong game off the bench scoring 12 points Hays has yet to be beaten soundly in district but theyve beaten us soundly in the first Wilkins said Were just glad to have them at High school soccer games cancelled From staff reports All three county high schools have cancelled their soc cer games tonight because of the cold weather New Braunfels Canyon and Smithson Valley will make up their fourth district game of the season at a lat er date NBHS coach Bob Rodriguez said the Unicorns would try to reschedule their match with Smithson Valley at the end of the season Canyon cancelled its game against Austin Bowie at Cougar Stadium Canyon coach Danny Bueno said that game does not have to be rescheduled because it is nondistrict The New Braunfels girls soccer team was sched uled to play Austin Bowie in Austin on Saturday but coach Joey Trevino said the icy roads on Interstate 35 made for dangerous conditions The Lady Unicorns will face Hays next Friday before opening district play HeraldZeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL Canyon travels to Smithson Valley for a 3 game on Saturday The Rangers won the first meeting 4336 on Jan 16 NBHS in 265A Jh By THOMAS GODLEY Sports Editor The move to District 265A figures to ele vate the caliber of competition in most sports for New Braunfels High School Still Unicorn coaches and school officials say that along with the challenges come ben efits In itSjbiennial the University League the enrollment limit for 4A schools at New Braunfels which currently competes in District 284A submitted an enrollment of which placed it right above the cutoff line The UILs new setup has the Unicorns replacing San Marcos in 265A The San Anto nio district includes Converse Judson Roo sevelt Lee Madison MacArthur Churchill and Seguin Texas coaches widely consider 265A to be among the premier districts in the state Judson and Roosevelt are the defending Class 5A state champions in football Charles Bradberry NBISD superintendent said that while the realignment pits the Uni corns against a higher level of competition it also opens opportunity We will be competing in a real class dis Bradberry said It may be the class district in the state Its strong not only in foot ball but many other areas MacArthur has one of the top marching bands and Churchill is always strong in academics We will be going up against some of the best and that should make us Larger game crowds is one of the benefits Bradberry said the Unicorns can expect to reap because of a greater fan base at San Anto nio schools The district also attracts more media attention and athletes get more exposure to college recruiters However playing the likes of Judson and Roosevelt schools whose enrollment are double and triple that of many 4A schools leaves the Unicorns at an obvious disadvan tage Athletic Director and head football coach Tim Kingsbury understands what lies ahead and said the staff and players are ready for the test We know what to Kingsbury said Its a tough district but nothing will change District 265A New Braunfels Converse Judson MacArthur Seguin Lee Madison Roosevelt Churchill for us Well keep doing the same things weve been doing and setting the same not like we havent been in 5A before In 1991 we made the playoffs and beat Lee So were going into this with a positive New Braunfels will be among the smallest Class 5A schools in the state Judson has an enrollment of about compared to for NBHS Beyond football NBHS also can anticipate a higher caliber of boys and girls basket ball NBHS head basketball coach Cliff Wilkins said 284A is first class district with quality coaches and It will tougher from top to Herald Zeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL The Unicorns football team will face stronger competition in District 265A Wilkins said The basketball programs have good coaches and the teams have a lot more depth We have to look at it as a The Unicorns soccer tennis cross country and volleyball programs each of which have been successful over the years continue to fare well The track programs in 285A are perenially among the best in the region meaning the Unicorns will have their work cut out Cougars Rangers stay put in 284A By THOMAS GODLEY Sports Editor Not a whole lot changed for Smithson Val ley and Canyon high schools under the UILs latest realignment Other than the departure of neighboring New Braunfels and the arrival of Gonzales and Del Valle the Rangers and Cougars emerged in about the same situation in 284A Bastrop Lockhart and Hays are each back to keep the district strong Athletic directors Larry Nowotny and Lar ry Hill said the main concern at this point was scheduling football games The districts move from a sixteam format to a seventeam alignment means each team must fill an open date during the district schedule Finding an opponent for that open slot isnt so easy We expected to see a six or eightteam said Hill head football coach and at Smithson Valley Seven teams means you have to go out and find someone to match up with you on that same week That can be dif ficult if youre trying to schedule a team six or seven games into the district schedule There arent too many schools in the same situation to choose from out Hill said the Rangers open date will be the fifth district game and lie has tentatively filled it with Austin Anderson Nowotny said the Cougars were still search ing for an opponent to accept a match for the seventh week of district He added that he was not surprised by the UILs latest changes and that Del Valle and Gonzales will bring quality athletic programs to the district Its business as usual for Nowotny said Weve played Gonzales for the past couple of years so were familiar with them to an extent Del Valle is a good program that has speed at the skill T h e Cougars will leave behind their clas s i c matchups with crosstown rival New Braunfels Thats kind of disap pointing because weve had some great ballgames over the Nowotny said The rivalry was always fun 10 go and attracted a big crowd and great Canyon and Smithson Valley will meet in the third week of the district schedule District 284A Bastrop Buda Hays Del Valle Gonzales Lockhart New Braunfels Canyon Smithson Valley AUSTIN AP Here from the University Interscholastic League are the tentative UIL Class 5A district alignments for the 199697 and 199798 athletic seasons 5A Region IV High Austin Bowie Austin Crockett Austin Johnston Austin Westlake San Marcos Judson New Braunfels 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