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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 10, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas HeraldZeitung O Tuesday December OS Sports Hay To talk with Sports Editor David Winder about Sports Day call 6259144 ext 24 Sports Pay Comal County Sports Rid 8TV6J 1j033 H W U J04 X f 30 jbmon ped t 4eia1 tftcSenioriGitizens w i ToYegleter for please call Jddi McDonaldat 6254831 at1 lye days of jtie events will be call earyto assure 4 J 4l f begihoji I U ItT L I For 7949H Canyon goes for district win By DAVID WINDER Sports Editor HeraldZeltung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL Canyons Melissa Moore right fights for the ball In a game earlier this season The Canyon Cougarettes are becoming a com plete team and just in time for their second district game Last weekends San Antonio Independent School District Tournament gave the Cougarette players a chance to bond with their teammates who missed most of the predistrict schedule play ing for Canyons regional champion volleyball team The tournament gave the girls a chance to sec each Cougarette coach Tina Duncan said We gave them a chance to pass to each other and play The Cougarettes take on the Gonzales Lady Apaches at tonight at the Cougar Den They dont have a lot of size but they can Duncan said They are very patient on offense They like to run through it So were going to have to be patient on And the Cougarettes defense could use a little work Duncan said Were still going to have to fine tune some Duncan said Some of the players still have trouble with the defense But the three games in the tournament were a big help I think were ready to Admission to the game is S2 for adults and for students The New Braunfels Unicorns showed they were ready to play over the past weekend by winning the Floresville Tournament Emilie Wotipka was the tournaments most valuable player and Nola Muir and Katie Hudgins each made the alltournament team Everybody got to play and we got to use a lot of different Unicorn coach Larry Schulte said It was good the girls got to play in some games that didnt go clown to the last four minutes But thats all going to l think a has to around the rest o This time around Ranger coach johhValenzuey just wants his team improving for district play last year it whole year in a positive VBlenzuela said It was the lead We were lucky to sur At tonight Gym once 1 starting to flfjurw out what we havo to do to make the tempo fit our style Wer starting to become more com fortable with our iV3 fV5 l ot i V J1 Wr1 j rale Wi Kenny sh9ot the ball the Cougars will ag to come at New Braunfelisat Canyonat Randolph at Rangers twd points wjth two losing to it champion Cedar ll think1 team that has to control the tenjpo of the zlersaid starting to figure out what we have to do to make the tem po fit our style Were starting to become more com fortable with our The New Braunfels still are get ting comfortable with their roles The Unicorns are having a tpugh vtff h4y nlayed their hearts out f said We feel In time of putting the ball in the basket could alread seetcar We have just got to keep working practice you could already see it i t Admission for the game for adults and i for students The Canyon Cougars also got t things going in the right direction at the Gonzales tournament think our guards started to gain a little confidence Canyon coach Kenny Rotzler said lOur shooters Unicorn coacK Cliff Wilkins said As longas youre playing hard and having fun and really getting after it then the Scoreboard will take care of The Unicorns host Clemens at tonight at Ranger Gym Admis sion is for adults and for stu dents HeraldZeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL Smithtbn Valleys Craig Reininger tries to find a way to take the ball to the basket New Braunfels streak of easy victories could be in jeopardy as early as tonight when the Unicorns visit Clemens Its going to be a good Schulte said Its going to be pretty fastpaced I expect a lot of pressure from them It should be The Smithson Valley Rangers dont know if their game at Fredericksburg will be fun but they do know one thing The last time we phiycd Fredericksburg they played really Ranger coach Carolyn Ckodre said Ve didnt back down which I was pleased to Ckodre also would be pleased to see the Rangers shoot better I thought we played good Ckodre said But were going to have to play better offense The last time we only shot 30 percent Were also going to have to try to limit them on their transition They were able to hurt us with that last Longhorns Lions ready for a Fiesta By CHIP BROWN Associated Press Writer AUSTIN AP As head coach and athletic director at the University of Illi nois John Mackovic worked hard to make Penn State the eleventh team in the Big Ten But Mackovic bolted from Illinois for Texas after the 1991 season and never got the chance to take on the Nittany Lions That changes Jan 1 when the 20th ranked Longhorns 84 meet seventh ranked Penn State 102 in the Fiesta Bowl When we got into the Big Ten Illi nois had as much to do with us getting in as Penn State coach Joe Pater no said Monday John was very sup portive but Ive never coached against Both coaches were full of praise for the others team one day after learning they would be foes in the Fiesta one of the three alliance bowls that will pay each team nearly million Each team is riding a winning streak Penn State has won four in a row and Texas has won five straight 1 dont think we could have had a tougher situation than what we are going Paterno said We are going up against a team really on a roll They have done a good job of coaching and have a quarterback James Brown play ing as well as Paterno almost sounded in awe of Texas 3727 upset of defending nation al champion Nebraska in Saturdays Big 12 title game Brown put his money where his mouth Paterno said referring to Browns pregame prediction that Texas would beat the Huskers by tliree TDs I really didnt think their defense was that good but their defense played a great football game against Nebraska Nebraska couldnt wear them Cowboys continue to struggle with injuries By DENNE H FREEMAN AP Sports Writer IRVING Texas AP The Dallas Cowboys are only hoping to finish the season before they lose all their players On Monday they lost another one for the year Coach Barry Switzer said backup cor nerback Alundis Brice is out for the sea son because of a knee injury suffered in Sundays 106 victory over the Arizona Cardinals Brice who started at right cornerback because of Deion Sanders back spasms was hit by Larry Centers after an inter ception Dallas had to use rookie Wendell Davis a sixthround draft pick from Oklahoma although he hadnt practiced with the starting unit all Davis held his own until Sanders whohad taken medication for his spasms could get into the game Wendell will be our No 3 cornerback He played without fear out there He pressed their guys and didnt even know their Barry Switzer Im feeling OK now and should be ready for Sanders said The Cowboys who are now 95 and own the lead in the NFC East for the first time this season lost defensive tackle Leon Lett last week because of a drug sus pension Wendell will be our No 3 corner Switzer said He played without fear out there He pressed their guys and didnt even know their names He was impressive Were comfortable with him as our No 3 man Now he will get all the practice time Alundis was getting The Cowboys can clinch a playodspot by defeating New England in Texas Sta dium on Sunday They started out 13 and no team has ever dug out of such a hole to win a Super Bowl The Cowboys final game is on Dec 22 in Washington against the Redskins who fell to 86 with a 3410 loss to Tampa Bay Dallas also will be without special teams star Bill Bates against the Patri ots Switzer said Bates will miss a week while nursing a knee injury Michael Irvin has had neck spasms too but we believe hell be ready to Switzer said Switzer once again praised his defense which held the Cardinals without a touch down Sports Briefs Bears near decision on Reedys replacement Baylor University is near a deci sion on a new football coach and could name a replacement for fired coach Chuck Reedy by this weekend athletic director Tom Stanton says Stanton said Monday that he has narrowed his list of candidates to seven In some form or fashion I have met with or had lengthy conversa tions with every one of those indi viduals in the last 10 he said At the very least I hope to have my list of seven pared down to an extremely short list by this week end If everything were to go as smoothly as possible there is an outside chance we could name a head coach by this Reedy was fired Nov 24 one day after a blowout loss that left the Bears at 47 their worst record since 1978 Oilers frustration beginning to show after loss By MICHAEL A LUTZ AP Sports Writer HOUSTON AP Frustration a condition common to the Houston Oilers during their recent slide is beginning to show The harder they try the more mistakes they seem to make and that was clear Sunday when the Oilers committed four turnovers and had two critical penalties in a 2317 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars U was the Oilers fifth loss in seven games and led emotional cornerback Cris Dishman an Oiler for nine seasons to say hes had enough For the next two weeks Ill be proud to wear the Houston Oilers uniform but after 1 need a said Dish man the Oilers franchise player 1 dont intend to be back Im frus trated with everything its the big picture the coaches players myself everything In order to do whats right for myself I need a Dishman whose contract expires in the offseason said he couldnt imagine playing for the Oilers next season If God tapped me on the shoulder and said Youve got to stay with the Houston Id ask him if 1 could Dishman said The Oilers started the year 52 but theyve gone 25 since and theyve con tinued a problem thats been around since last season They cant win the close ones and their mistakes come at critical times Coach Jeff Fisher admitted he was angered by Dishmans comments Watch Out Vegas Wilton Warnecke standing and Pat Harper left of Ascot Travel help Larry Klein of New Braunfels in booking his trip to Las Vegas Klein was the grand prize winner courtesy of Ascot Travel in the New Braunfels HeraldZeitung football contest Klein a New Braunfels res ident for 19 years is employed by PSH Professional Services and is an avid football fan and Texas graduate
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