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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 16, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas                                Sports Day To talk with 3ports Editor Thomas Godley about Sports Day call 6259144 ext 24 HeraldZeitungO Friday February 0 5 The Press BOX especia beca play us use 4Tra We ha veto be up for game in district iky Canyon they always is Baker New Braunfels High School soccer player In the news Woodson stays with Cowboys IRVING Texas AP For months Darren Woodson told everyone free agency wasntfor hirrl He vowed to do anything to stay with the Dallas Cowboys He even vio lated every rule of negotiations by making his wishes known to Cowboys owner Jerry Jones I Agent Leigh Steinberg listened to his client and on Thursday made it a reality An incredibly profitable one The last trjree or four months I told everyone I wasnt going said Woodson who signed a sixyear mil lion deal that makes him the highestpaid safety in NFL history Woodson hell be establishing funds in his name to help improve conditions for underprivileged children in his hometown of Phoenix and in Dallas NB Ame rican Little League to hold preseason tryouts The New I Braunfels American Uttle League will lave tryouts for players ages 8 to 12 on Saturday Feb 17 at the baseball fields on Common St across from the County Fairgrounds Team managers will be evaluating play ers in hitting fielding and baserunning Bring baseball equipment Late registration i also will be the tryouts I For more Herring at625462C Ice Coyote cometh to town f 01 NB Community Night George Ice Man Gervin and the San Antonio Spurs Coyote will begreeting peo ple atVjyroux Sporting Goods Walnut St and to from 10 to 11 Saturday Feb 17 The tande m will be promoting New Braunfels CDmmuniry Night which is scheduledjor March 2 at the Alamodome Fpr every tv giving ed supply i New Brai Alamodpm Spurs piay Sponsored by the Downtown Rotary Club and Vivrou benefit the o tickets sold Vivroux will be a comemorative Tshirt A limit availabla nfels Community Night at the is slated for March 2 when the he Philadelphia 76ers Sporting the event will Braunfels Art League Building Renovations Fund Tickets a id seat selections are available at Vivroux Sporting Walnut at IH35 near for and each Another will take care of bus trans portation desired For more information call Vivroux at 6064080 Canyo Lake Yacht Club offers si ailing lessons For years the Canyon Lake Yacht Club has condi cted instructional programs to promote the sport of sailing on Canyon Lake Their next session will be an Introduction to Sailing class for adults beginning i sailors and nonsailors on Feb 17 ano 24 from 9 to 4 at the The class is free and Will be taught by experienced instructor and race winner Dick Edwards Basic sailing and specific water safety praetices related to sailing will be taught Nine hours will be devoted t classroom and deskside instruc tion Thre hpurs will be spent on sailboats Required eflistration is under way through Feb 14 For more information call LCYC office Guys n Dolls got tourney aids Agolft ChildrerV SistQftWQ caps should be urnament which will support the Diagnostic Center in Qttine is scheduled lor 26 The event will con person teams matefemale with mrpetittpn determined fcy The entry donation of per couple sent to Alice Simpson 728 pji Owe New Brawnfife TX roof ol handicap The port by trie Elks and provides md provides free treatment irfsrmaflon Hera I d Z e i t u n g Sports Day Rumble for local bragging rights New Braunfels Canyon set fpr soccer tilt ie s By THOMAS GODLEY Sports Editor At stake is the claim to soccer supremacy in Comal County when the New Braunfels Uni corns take on the Canyon Cougars in a District 52 clash tonight The game starts at at Unicorn Stadium In the first district meeting on Jan 23 New Braunfels cruised to a 41 win at Cougar Stadi um The site moves to Unicorn Stadium and while the Cougars are struggling through a rebuilding season no one denies the intensity of this rivalry We have to be up for every game in district especially Canyon because they always play us said junior defender Travis Baker As long as we can score well be Putting the ball in the net has been an obsta cle The Unicorns have outshot opponents in nearly every game but are converting only 14 percent of those attempts Coach Bob Rodriguez has his sights set on doubling that percentage Im pleased with our effort because we have had scoring Rodriguez said Soccer standings District 52 boys Alamo Heights New Braunfels Clemens Smtthson Valley KerrvTlle Canyon Boerne Overall 922 470 473 481 291 District 601 411 411 330 240 150 151 Were having trouble finding the goal but I think we will improve on that We have to look at where were taking our shots and maybe try to find better angles We can improve our effi Kyle Reneau and Sid Gosa who have scored six goals each this season lead the Unicorn attack Marco Sanchez provides a third scor ing threat Canyon will likely attempt to stifle that offense by stacking the box and concen trating on the defensive end Midfielder Paul Paniagua Adrian Armen HeraldZeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL Canyon sweeper Mitch McNeil 20 will bolster the Cougar defense tonight aqainst the Unicorns dariz and Czelusta are the Cougars main al round of the state playoffs More ly a win tonight is needed to keep witKJ Although having won the last battle the Alamo Heights the district leader at thejmidway Unicorns havent quite yet shed the memory point The Mules handed the Unicojns their of last years 1 0 loss to Canyon in the section first district loss 10 on Tuesday Cougars Unicorns set to host tourney By THOMAS GODLEY Sports Editor New Braunfels softball coach Cindy Manley has more than a few reasons to feel confident about the Unicorns chances this season As they head into the second annual New Softball Tour nament today the Unicorns are teeming with talent and high expectations Eight players return from last years squad which firushed at 9T31 and earriewithln a game of reaching the playoffs The primary players in that latest quest are four AllDistrict returnees Roxanne Blue Jennifer Ybarra Emily Wotipka and April Tuch We are expecting much bigger things this said Manley The Unicorns got off to a roaring start against the Seguin Lady Matadors on Tuesday rallying from an 80 deficit to win 109 in the fifth inning Tammy Braune a righthander with solid control will carry the bulk of pitch ing chores Manley will bring third base man Joy Orr to the mound when neeed ed Tammy will be a key player for Manley said If she can come through on the mound we will be in good shape New Braunfels 13 Tuesday 10 24 Jennifer 5 Rachel 23 Rebekah 18 Emilie 16 14 Melinda 1 1 Tammy 22 April 12 Jessica 7 Kyle 8 y and hopefully contend for a playoff It figures to be a tough task The dis trict champion Lockhart Lady Lions are primed to defend their title and the run nerup Smithson Valley Rangers bring back the core of last years team The Canyon Cougarettes also have a healthy number of players returning from a year ago This weekends tournament will field eight teams including Bastrop Boerne Wimberley Judson Kerrville and East Central The Unicorns open with East Central at 9 Kerrville at and Bas trop at The top four teams will play in the championship bracket on Saturday Keith Warren HeraldZeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL Emily Wotipka and the Unicorns swing into the new season today at the New Softball tournament iNBA glance Jersey 88 Indiana 87 Charlotte 120 Ngw YbrK 100 Saattte 130 Minnesota 93 Vancouver 93 Sacramento 86 Golden State 106 Boston 103 LALakers 07 Atlanta 86 Miami 97 Denver 9f Chicago 11 2 Detroit 109 OT Milwaukee 109 Washington 98 Houston 112 San Antonto 108 Utah 106 Dallas 103 Phoenix 96 Portland 84 Philadelphia at New York Indiana vs Washington at Baltimore al Orlando Denver at 8 Chicago at 3olsten State at San Antonio Rockets shoot past Spurs 112108 By The Associated Press HOUSTON stars are beginning to shine for the Houston Rockets Hakeem Olajuwon led six players in double figures for a 112108 victory over the San Antonio Spurs Thursday night but that was only a part of the story Eldridge Recasner hit 5of8 from 3point range and scored a career high 21 points and Mark Bryant led the team with eight rebounds and took pressure off foul plagued Olajuwon to give the Rockets two solid games in a row Thats two games in a row I thought we played very Rockets coach Rudy Tomjanovich said They the Spurs played good 49 percent on our home floor and they played well down the stretch Its a team game and a chemistry Recasner started the fourth quarter with a big 3 point basket after the Spurs had trimmed the Rockets 15point lead midway in the third quarter to six by the end of the took on David Robinson in the second half with Olajuwon bothered by four fouls Bryant started the second half The Rockets beat the Spurs for the first time in three games this season although San Antonio rallied from a slow start and almost surpassed Houston which lost five of six regularseason games to the Spurs last sea son In other NBA action the Dallas Mavericks tied it five times down the stretch and Utah responded each time with baskets by Karl Malone or Antoine Carr Malone had four tiebreaking points in the stretch and finished with 30 points 13 rebounds and nine assists in Utahs 106103 victory Thursday night Carr has six tie breaking points in the stretch and finished with 14 points Malone and Carr proved the key to giving Utah control of the game from inside They the Mavericks really give us matchup prob lems because they have such big Utah coach Jerry Sloan said Big bass waiting at Choke i F Predictions are easy to make hard part when it comes to fishing is having them come to pass When asked what lake is on the verge of busting wide open IQL big tjass Canyon JjLook for great big bass action within the next two months The lake has been a little over 20 feet low for some time now and has remained level The water clarity is perJ feet with limited amounts cff hydrilld located mostly on the midtoupper por tion of the lake There are also countless numbers of huge trees with giant horizontal limbs that line the river channel limbs1 will hold spawning bass as they make their beds on them i A year ago the lake was not in good shape Consequently the fishing wasnt good But its a different stofy in Rather than the fish being skinny was the case last year they are fat as can be Many anglers feel they are full of eggs but they arent They are just in good shape When the spawq does actu ally take place these fish wijl look like footballs The current lake record for bass is 14s pounds 10 ounces Look fojr that mark to be broken soon It wouldnt any of the Choke Canyon regulars or myself if several fish in the 1516 range were caught this spring 1 If youre looking for a chance to catch the bass of a lifetime during the next 60 days you should try Choke Canyon Contact Elroy at 7864775 j Keith Warren is the heist of Texas Angler television qhow broadcasts statewide Catch TheTexas Angler on Sunday mornings at and Friday mornings at 10i30 on HSE You can contact the Texap Angler at Box 310601 New Braunfels TX Oilers release Childress HOUSTON AP Oilers defensive tackle Ray Childress has been released to free up mon ey under the NFL salary cap The 11year Oilers veteran was released Thursday television station KTRK reported Childress 33 was scheduled to make million next season The team also released wide receiver Hay wood Jeffires running back Todd McNair quar terback Will Furrer defensive end Kenny David son and defensive lineman Craig Veasey In order to make the salary cap we had to do some Oilers coach Jeff Fish er said We intend to resign all of these guys This is the third year in a row weve been forced to do this with Hay wood and weve been able to work it out The Oilers said they have designated corner back Cris Dishman as the teams franchise play er The team has tendered offers to four restrict ed free agents linebacker Michael Barrow safe ty Elaine Bishop linebacker John Henry Mills and tight end Frank Wycheck The club also tendered offers to five exclusive rights players comerback Tomur Barnes defensive tackle Josh Evans linebacker Lemanski Hall tackle Mark Hatiield and tight end James McKeehan Astros eager for spring training KISSIMMEE Ha AP The Houston Astros are beginning spring training where they need to with improved pitching Pitchers and catchers went through their first drills of spring training on Thursday with man ager Terry Collins looking for better seasons from veteran starters Greg Swindell and Doug Drabek and a comeback from Darryl Kile We know we have a good Swindell said But the big question mark is our pitching and a big part of that is whether Doug and I can turn it up a The future of the Astros could depend on their performance this season Owner Drayton McLane says the Astros must average this season for the team to remain in Houston A pennant race would certainly help the atten dance Drabek had a 109 record a ERA the highest of his major league career Swindell had a 109 record too and a ERA the second highest of his career Other key players including Jeff Bagwell Derek Bell and Brian Hunter already have report ed to training camp eager to put last springs striketorn memories behind them HIV reality hits boxer Morrison TULSA Okla AP Tommy Morrisons voice cracked at times and his face flushed as he said a second lest for the AIDS virus came back positive I honestly believed I had a better chance of winning the lottery than contracting this dis he said Ive never been so wrong in my life Im here to tell you I thougrjt that I was bulletproof and Im Morrison described a life of promiscuous sex1 and how he was ignorant about the w ay AIDS is transmitted He also said he believes he could have contracted the virus through bloody bouts in the ring The 27yearold heavyweight from Jay learned he had tested jwsitive for HIV just before Saturday nights sch riuled fight against Arthur Weathers in Las Vej as Marchibroda signs with Baltimore BALTIMORE AP Ted Mirchibroda who exactly 21 years ago became the coach of the Baltimore Colts agreed to a thneyear con tract to coach Art Modells NFL tran hise in Bal timore Marchibroda 64 won three AFC East titles with Baltimore from 197579 He coach the Colts in Indianapolis in 1992 and led them to the AFC title game last season before being dismissed after a contract dispute returned to   

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