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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 11, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas 6 A Herald2eitund J Suhdav Februdrv Sports Day To telk with Sports Editor thofnas Godley about Sports Day call 6259144 ext 24 HeraldZeitung Sports Day The Press Unicorns fend off Cougars I had hoped to be part of next season and I expected the Colts to be in the Super Bowl It Was not meant to Ted Marchibroda on his decision to step down as the Indianapolis Colts head coach In the news New Braunfels joins Spurs for community night on March 2 New Braunfels Community Night at the San Antonio SpursAlamodome is slated for March 2 Sponsored by the Downtown Rotary Club and Vivroux Sporting the event will benefit the New Braunfels Art League Building Renovations Fund Tickets and seat selections are available at Vivroux Sporting Walnut at IH35 near HEB for each Another will take care of bus trans poiiation if desired For more information i call Vivroux at 6064080 The New League is renovat ing twostory building The NBAL Gallery is at 239 W San Antonio St New Braunfels junior golfers to tee up for Sundance clinic The New Braunfels Junior Golf host an alllevel clinic at Sundance Goif Course beginning at 10 on Saturday Feb 10 The clinic is free to NBJGA members and for nonmem bers Instructors for the clinic are golf pros Bill Halbert and Joseph Mendez of Sundance and Jim Bergeron of Landa Park A board meeting will be held concurrently with the clinic Scholarships tournament and clinic schedules and establishment of committees will be discussed All parents and interested persons are encouraged to attend For more information or to register call Jodi McDonald at 6254831 Landa Park Golf to host benefit tourney for Hummel The seqond annual golf tournament ben efitting the Hummel Museum is scheduled for March 29 at Landa Park Golf Course in New Braunfels The competition will have a shotgun start at 8 with a fourperson perteam one best Entry fee is per player which includes green fee cart goodie bag food and refreshments and mulligans will be sold The field is limit ed to the first 21 paid Hummel Museum Inc is a nonprofit organization All proceeds benefit the museum For more information call Frank Schaeffer tourna ment chairman at 6093151 or 6255636 Guys nDolls 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 flightedcompetition 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 For more information call 6205917 Canyon Lake Yacht Club offers sailing lessons For years the Canyon Lake Yacht Club has conducted instructional programs to promote the sport of sailing on Canyon take Their next session will be an Introduction to Sailing class for adults beginning sailors and nonsailors on Feb 17 and 24 from 9 to 4 at the LCYC clubhouse The class is free and will be taught by experienced instructor and race winner Dick Edwards Basic sailing and specific water safety practices related to sailing will be taught Nine hours will be devoted to classroom and deskside instruc tion Three hours will be spent on sailboats Required registration is under way through Feb 14 For more information call LCYC office 5907100 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 aruene Stin Gruene For more information call Pace at 609 6678 New Braunfels 4036 win sets up season finale with Smithson Valley By THOMAS GODLEY Sports Editor HeraldZeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL New Braunfels forward Wenzel comes down with a rebound during third quarter action of the Unicorns 4036 win over the Canyon Cougars on Friday The Unicorns are one game away from clinching a playoff spot With every shot that sailed toward the rim in the final minutes of this nail biting battle New Braunfels coach Cliff Wilkins sidestepped dipped and pumped his arms displaying all the body motions that coaches use to help guide the ball through the hoop He saved his best move a left footed shuffle and head tilt for a shot by guard Ray Chapa at the mark of the fourth period and the gravitational forces seemed the work Chapas 3pointer in the face of two lunging Canyon Cougars gave the Uni corns a 3735 lead which they held and emerged with a 4036 victory on Friday night at Cougar Den The outcome sets up a seasonending showdown with Smithson Valley on Tuesday at Unicorn Gym The winner of that game captures the runnerup playoff spot in District 284A The Bastrop Bears survivors of a 9285 Shootout with Smithson Valley on Friday at Ranger Gym clinched the district championship The New BraunfelsCanyon rivalry more than lived up its billing as fans witnessed a tight battle that rarely held more than a threepoint margin in the second half Lastminute opportunities abounded at the free throw line but both teams struggled to take advantage of the foul situation The Cougars were 18 of 32 while the Unicorns made just four of 12 shots from the stripe Moments after Chapa hit the goahead bucket he was called for a blocking foul on Canyon guard Ricky Boehle who went to the line and made one of two free throws to cut the lead to 3736 with left Offensive rebounds then bailed out the Unicorns Guard Wilkins who was fouled with 37 seconds remaining missed the front end of a 1forl but for ward Ian Owens who scored 10 points grabbed thb offensive rebound and drew a foul He converted one of two free throws to give the Unicorns a 3836 edge On Owens second attempt the ball bounced off the rim and forward Tony Bradford was there to give the Unicorns yet another critical offensive rebound District standings 284Aboys Overall District Bastrop 208 Smithson Valley NewBraunfels 1316 64 Canyon 1512 45 Lockhart 1414 26 Hays 1315 27 The Cougars still had hope after New Braunfels missed three more free throws with under 30 seconds remaining Jimmy Keresztury the Cougars lead ing scorer with 11 points and 15 rebounds missed a leaning jumper from the key and later was called for a travel in the final 15 seconds Chapa hit two free throws in the final five seconds to seal game The Unicorns contained the Cougars big man with smothering defense that denied inlet passes We knew we had to zone it up against said Wilkins The double team with one manbehind him Worked for Keresztury scored nine of his 11 points on freethrows Afterwards Chapa put the win into perspective for the will move to District 265A next season This is the last time well ever play Canyon so we wanted to go out with a good said Chapa who led his team with 14 points including a per fect 3for3 from threepoint range Coach Wilkins got us fired up and we were determined to For Rocky Johnson it was dishearten ing This was a tough loss but we played hard tonight and all season to have a chance for the said Johnson the Cougars second leading scorer with 10 nine rebounds It didnt happen for us Were still going to go out and give it all weve got on Tues day against Unicorn forward Tony Bradford said the win over Canyon provides momen tum heading into the showdown with Smithson Valley This was a big win for said Bradford who scored four points We plan to practice hard this week and get ready for the Spurs talk of moving looms at AllStar game By WENDY E LANE AP Basketball Writer SAN ANTONIO AP As the NBA is throwing its annual AllStar party and celebrating its success even the hint that one of its teams might follow the lead of the NFLs Rams and NHLs Nordiques causes jitters especially when the team in question is the one hosting the AllStar Game So NBA commissioner David Stern found himself on the spot Friday during his yearly questionandanswer session about the state of the NBA facing ques tions about the Spurs dissatisfaction with the Alamodome and plans to leave the city However Stem sounded confident that the rash of franchise relocations that have alienated fans and frustrated municipalities in the NFL and NHL wont spread to his league We would like to see the San Antonio Spurs remain in San Antonio and we ful ly expect that they he said We havent had a team move in the last decade or so and have worked hard to achieve that During the week leading up to the All Star festivities the Spurs renewed their request for a new more intimate arena and team chairman Robert McDermott said he was considering a move up the road toward Austin among other options The citys mayor however is staunch ly opposed to any publicly financed arena The Alamodome where the AHStar Game will be played Sunday is barely three years old but its size and configu ration is better suited to football than bas ketball Even Stern acknowledges the Alam odome isnt ideal over the long term but believes a solution can be reached Were optimistic that will take care of Stern said Stern pointed out that two previous court cases affirmed the leagues right to veto any proposed franchise relocation We have asserted the proposition that a franchise needs the permission of the board of governors to he said That power reasonably exercised is not a violation of antitrust In 1984 the NBA sued the San Diego Clippers after the club tried to move to Los Angeles A settlement was reached and the team eventually moved but the league exacted a heavy financial penalty from the franchise That was the last time an NBA fran chise relocated The NBA also success fully sued to block a proposed move by the Minnesota Timberwolves to New Orleans in 1994 Western Conference frontcourt Hakeem Olajuwan Shawn Kemp Eastern Conference frontcourt Charles Barkley Shaquille ONeal Scottie Pippen Grant Hill Sports briefs CHICAGO AP Art Modell got NFL approval to move his team to Baltimore then joined the league and the city of Cleveland in asking that the bitterness of the past three months be forgotten Approval came by a vote of 252 with three abstentions with Pittsburgh and Buffalo voted against the move Modell will leave behind the name Browns and the team colors He also said the new Bal timore team yet to be named will essentially build Trom the bottom up pursuing no free agents and perhaps divesting itself of its more expensive players In addition to the team name and colors remaining the city of Cleveland received the promise of a new team within three years and million toward construction of a new stadi um INDIANAPOLIS AP Ted Marchi broda who as coach brought the Indianapolis Colts within a Hail Mary pass of the Super Bowl will not return next season Bill Tobin the teams director of football operations said two days ago that Marchibroda had rejected a oneyear contract extension which was then withdrawn Marchibroda was then told the team was going in a different There were no indications who the successor might be though there have been persistent rumors that the job might go to offensive coor dinator Lindy Infante the former Green Bay coach The Colts went 97 this season and reached the playoffs for only the second time since they moved from Baltimore in 1984 After victories over San Diego and Kansas City they lost 2016 to Pittsburgh in the AFC championship game when a desperation pass was deflected and fell incomplete in the end zone on the final play of the game Marchibroda 64 is the NFLs secondoldest head coach m HOUSTON AP A group of investors shopping for an NFL team to bring to Houston is targeting the Tampa Bay Buccaneers but a Bucs spokesman said the team is not for sale Namias statement followed a report in the Houston Chronicle regarding investors who are interested in bringing football back to Houston after the Oilers expected move to Nashville Tenn
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