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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 17, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas                                Q HeraldZeitung O March Sports Day To talk with Sports Editor Thomas Godley about Sports Day call 24 Hera I d Z e i t u n g Sports Day The Press Ill always remember this as the night that Michael Jordan and I combined to score 70 Stacey King on the night Jordan scored 69 points and King scored 1 In the news Lady Unicorns set to face Round Rock in soccer The New Braunfels girls varsity soccer team will play Round Rock Righ in the sec ond round of the state playoffs on Monday at in Round Rock Round Rock beat Austin High on Friday to set up the bidistrict match The Unicorns are the District 284A champions Umpires needed for local Little League The New Braunfels Little League is look ing for umpires to officiate games this sea son Candidates must be 18 or older and willing to work nights and weekends Onfield training will be provided The first meeting is scheduled for Sunday March 17 from 9 to noon at South Bank Community Center on HW 725 A second meeting is set for Sunday March 24 from noon to 3 at Comal Park Baseball Field For more information call Jim Pace at 6096676 or Manuel Velasquez at 609 3976 Newks offers tennis for family The John Newcombe Tennis Ranch con tinues its program for the whole family Mens and womens leagues begin soon The following are dates and times for the junior training sessions for youth ages 418 Monday and Wednesday 56 Tuesday and Thursday Ages 811 Tuesday and Thursday Ages 1218 Club membership is available to the entire family with tennis swimming basket ball and volleyball The cost is per month pr annually For more information call Dencil or Phil for more information 210 6259105 or 625 4957 Gruene 10K to wind through scenic Hill Country course The 12th annual Gruene Texas race will take participants on a 10kilometer mile run and a twomile walk through Gruene Historic District and the scenic Hill Country of New Braunfels The race starts at 9 Saturday April 6 in front of Gruene Hall on the banks of the Guadalupe River Primary sponsors are race founders and Gruene Texas partners Pat Molak and Mary Jane Nalley Other sponsors include Roger Solers Sports in San Antonio and RunTex The Runners Store in Austin Race director is Roger Soler About runners are expected at this years event Cash and other prizes will be awarded to the top three runners in each division for men and women ranging in age from 14 to 70 and older The Texas Flag Shorts championship will continue this The first male and female wearing Texas flag shorts to cross the finish line each will receive a Texas flag jacket courtesy of Roger Solers Sports Registration fee is before March 30 Runners can sign up in person at Roger Soler Sports 2589 JacksonKeller Rd Late registration will be after March 31 on the day of the race A portion of the proceeds go to Friends of the River a New Braunfelsbased nonprofit organization which promotes the conservation and preservation of the Guadalupe and Comal rivers For more information call 210 3663701 pr RunTex at 512 4723259 Optimists club golf tourney set for March 30 The New Braunfels Optimists will kick off the first annual Friends of Youth Golf Tournament Saturday March 30 at Rebecca Creek Golf Course northeast of Spring Branch Deadline for registration is March 23 Proceeds from the tournament will benefit local youth scouts Little League teams State programs bicycle safety cours es a Yogth Appreciation Banquet and fund ing for scholarships Duncans status unsure against Longhorns today ByARNIESTAPLETON AP Sports Writer MILWAUKEE might just be the most fortunate team in the NCAA tourna ment The lOthseeded Longhoms upset Michigan Friday night with the help of Maceo Bastons timeout blunder And on Saturday they learned Wake Forest AllAmerican Tim Duncans stomach virus could restrict his minutes against them on Sunday and possibly keep him on the bench altogether Duncan limited to 24 minutes in the Demon Deacons 5240 victory over Northeast Louisiana on Friday at the Midwest Regional skipped practice Saturday He said he did not feel up to Wake Forest coach Dave Odom said He wouldnt back off from anything When he says hes sick hes sick Hes lost about 10 pounds the last four days His face is thin and his shoulders are On Friday night Duncan had his first solid meal since Tuesday but didnt feel any better Saturday I think hes feeling about the team mate Rusty LaRue said He just watched and went over some of the scouting stuff Odom said he was counting on playing Dun can a 610 junior center averaging points and rebounds but just how effective hell be is another matter Well see tomorrow but I cant imagine him playing Odom said I know him and if its humanly possible he will get it done But looking objectively at it youd say he cant do INCAA Tournament TEXAS 80 MICHIGAN 76 ClacK 714 01 1S Freeman Alvatad048 12 9 Hill 41 1 24 l2fVastjU62 14 00 2 Cdemari 00 B0 0 ferryman 34 14 Warmsfey Dixon Jordart34 006 Totals 3069 1320 80 MICHIGAN 2012 Gorton 04 000 16 8asfon 12 57 23 Fife 26 22 8 Bullock 514 78 Mitchell 15 00 2 Morton 01 00 0 Oliver 00 2 2 2 White 26 34 r Totals 2763 1923 6 Texas 43 Michigan 34 3Polnt 727 Odom also said starting guard Tony Rutland who was limited to 11 minutes Friday because of a sprained right knee will be Watched care fully Rutland will be replaced in the lineup by Jerry Braswell at offguard with LaRue mov ing to the point Sunday That news didnt exactly leave the Longhorns 219 jumping with joy We know that theyre kind of messed up right now but we know that theyve got great Reggie Freeman said Hays no match for NBHS Rangers roll past Rattlers By THOMAS GODLEY Sports Editor Unicorns take early 30 lead cruise to round 2 of playoffs By THOMAS GODLEY Sports Editor Less than 23 minutes into the game Hays Consolidated coach Larry Mathis knew his Rebels were in trouble Before Hays had taken a single shot on goal the New Braunfels Unicorns were off to a 30 lead and on the verge of a blowout in this first round of the state playoffs The home team cooled off the rest of the way on Friday at Unicorn Stadium and luckily for Hays it wasnt more lopsided They scored early and Mathis said shaking his head We knew we were up against a more talented team Qur plan was to substitute often and hopefully stay close in the second half It took a lot of life out of us when they got those three goals right Making matters more difficult Mathis had to bfieorhis forrrier who scored the Unicorns second goal at the 18 minute mark Burke a freshman midfielder transferred from Hays to New Braunfels during the sec ond semester when his family moved to NBISD It was a sad day to see him Mathis said When he told me last Jan only cried for a week before I got over The Rebels were ready to weep early when Andy Holtman got the offense in gear kicking a pinpoint pass to forward Kyle Reneau who headed the ball into the center of the net for a I 0 lead The Unicorns dominated every aspect of the game keeping the ball on the Rebels side of the field for the majority of the clock and taking 31 shots on goal to Hays 9 The ratio was 183 in the first half The closest the Rebels would come UMass holds off Stanford 7974 By The Associated Press Winning close games has become a habit for topranked Massachusetts which did it again Sat urday in the NCAA tournament The Minutemen 331 beat Stanford 7974 in the second round of the East Regional for their 10th victory this season by six points or less You have to understand were not the kind of team that beats people by 50 UMass coach John Calipari said We havent been all year Were a grinclitout basketball AllAmerican Marcus Camby was plagued by foul trouble but still got 20 points eight rebounds and seven blocks for UMass which barely held pn after building a 13point lead with seven minutes left Stanford pulled within one point on Dion Cross 3pointer with 52 seconds left but Donta Bright then sank a foulline jumper for UMass Stan ford freshman Peter Sauer missed a 3point attempt with 15 seconds remaining and Camby made a pair of free throws for the final Unicorn forward Vargas works his way for bua aetullu action against the Hays Rebels on Friday at Unicorn Stadium New Braunfels scored three goals in the opening 18 minutes to win the game of the comfortable margin making substitu tions and giving several players playoff experi ence After struggling offensively in a 00 tie with Alamo Heights last week the Unicorns worked successfully on pushing the ball to the sidelines and opening up the middle We wanted to attack their weakness which was the Gosa added Weve worked on getting outside and thats what helped us The Unicorns also won a coin toss and will play Austin Bowie on Tuesday night at 7 at Unicorn Stadium to scoring was a direct kick that sailed high toward the crossbar and was blocked by backup goalie Jacob Kearny with 1 13 left in the game Starting goalie Bradley Brandenberg moved over to help the offense in the second half Senior sweeper Sid Gosa said the Unicorns came out with a mission We wanted to prove ourselves after being eliminated from the playoffs early last Gosa said When we got ahead 30 we played it safe and worked on our passing skills We didnt want to run up the score on them We know it will be tougher in the second NBHS coach Bob Rodriguez took advantage Smithson Valley made history on Friday night at Ranger Stadium Posting a 30 shutout of the San Marcos Lady Rattlers the Rangers earned their firstever playoff victory in girls varsity soccer Were excited about moving on to the next said SVHS coach Kate OReilly This was a big win for the girls and for our pro gram Hopefully we can build on The Rangers the 1996 district runnerup made the playoffs last year but were eliminat ed in bidistrict by the Hays Lady Rebels The first playoff win over San Marcos on Friday came in the schools third year of varsity com petition Freshman forward Dawn Gibson the teams leading scorer once again led the way She had two goals in the second half that sparked the Rangers offense After a scoreless first half in which the Rangers took 15 shots on goal in the opening 20 minutes only to be denied by Rattler goalie Sarah Maroney OReilly said she gave her players some words of advice in the locker room I told them it could be their last 40 minutes of the season or they could keep it OReilly said They just had to come out and keep The Rangers scored two goals in the opening four minutes of the second half Gibson took a pass from Jennifer Ealy and kicked a rocket shot past Maroney to make it 10 at the three minute mark A minute later Gibson again took an assist from Ealy this time placing the shot over the outstretched arms of Maroney and curving it under the crossbar for a 20 lead The scoring was capped by Ealys highlight film shot off a pass from Gibson Running to the left side of the box and drilling a shot with her left foot Ealy found the right comer of the to make it a 30 game Cambry Clark was the Rangers defensive star with 15 steals OReilly said the victory was a confidence builder after a disappointing out come at the end of the regular season against district champion New Braunfels The Uni corns won 30 in a showdown The girls were kind of down after that game because we didnt play as well as we could OReilly said They wanted to come out and prove themselves early against San Marcos They were fired up and took a lot of shots in the first 15 minutes They kind of backed off after failing to score but they came back with a strong second Goalie Kelly Roberts had another stellar out ing on defense making several key punts that put the Rangers offense in motion The Rangers next play Austin Bowie on Monday at 7 at Ranger Stadium New Braunfels Junior League court of honor The Rscher Construction boys basketball team fin ished in first place in the New Braunfels Jr League Basketball season The team went M in the fourth grade division Pictured from bottom left to right are Bill Gregson manag er Chad Gregson Zeb Vicknair Brandon Krueger Clinton Stewart coach Tom Vicknair sec ond row Joshua McKain Joseph Gallaher Will Rsher Kevin Steeno and Steven Stockwell Submitted photo ATLANTA NCAA required Georgia Tech freshman Stephen Marbury and his family to repay a hotel bill as u condition for his being eligible for tournament play The Atlanta JournalConstitution reported Marbury had to repay the money by March 7 in order to be eligible for last weeks ACC tour nament and the NCAA tournament according documents obtained by the newspaper The payment was for expenses Marbury and his father Don incurred at an Atlanta hotel during a November 1994 recruiting visit LOS ANGELES AP Henry Bibby had the interim removed from his title when named mens basketball coach at Southern Cal ifornia Bibby 46 an assistant since May was hired despite the fact that the Trojans were winless in nine games under him after Charlie Parker was fired Feb 7 USC lost its final 10 games and wound up in the Pac10 CHICAGO AP Mahmoud Abdul Rauf stood silently in line with his Denver team mates and Chicago Bulls fans cheered loudly throughout the national anthem before their game A few fans behind the Nuggets bench dis played a large American flag AbdulRauf eyes closed held his hands near his face hi a praying position during soloist Suzanne Shields 87 second rendition Boos greeted AbdulRauf when he entered the game at the mark He silenced the crowd by making a 17foot jumper the first time he touched the ball The scene capped a furorfilled week for AbdulRauf who said he wouldnt stand for the national anthem because it is a form of nationalistic worship forbidden by his Islam religion He alsp called the flag a symbol of oppression and The NBA suspended him Tuesday but rein stated AbdulRauf on Thursday after he agreed to stand and pray during the anthem The suspension cost him PATERSON AP A judge ruled Lennox Lewis was wrongly denied his chance at the WBC heavyweight title but he refused to block Saturdays fight between Mike Tyson and Frank Bruno Superior Court Judge Amos Saunders ordered Tyson and Bruno to refrain from Fighting after Saturday and blocked the WBC from sanc tioning any more heavyweight title fights until Lewis lawsuit is settled Lewis who beat Bruno in defense of the WBC title in October 1993 lost to Oliver McCall in September 1994 McCall then lost it to Bruno last September ST LOUIS AP The St Louis Blues added another veteran with Stanley Cup expe rience acquiring center Craig MacTavish from Philadelphia for center Dale Hawerchuk   

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