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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 18, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas HeraldZeituna O Tuesday February O Page 6 Comal County Sports Tha Mew Brauntele HdraldZeltung Is now com piling for afull sports directory of Comal County Any Involving Is eligible for the directory Information should consist of Name of zation president of league phone number to join cost to join ages gen ders eligible and when the season starts and ends Send to 707 Landa New 78132 or fax to 625 1224 TIHL for upcoming The InLlne Hockey League will start a series of clinics and practice i Saturday i The first games will start Feb 22 Forms are avail able at theTIHC offices or by calllrig 6003460 i lilnmn mt itumnwi tOWIIMVIMtt IHtaWJll 14 The 3rd annual Hummel Museum golf tourqament will be held at the Chaparral County Club In Seguln onMar 14 have three flights and go by the Two Man select shot format The flight are for first place for second place and for third place i A 1997 vehicle donated by Co will be a fee is per per son which includes gifts prizes and hamburger buffet The tournament Is limited to 54 teams and entries must be received by Mar 7 Make checks payable to The Hummel Museum Inc Send to Box 311100 New Braunfels 78131 Call 6255636 for more Infor tryouts ttetod for Fob 22 March 1 New Braunfels Junior Senior and Big League base ball tryouts will be held on Feb 22 and March 1 at Camp Comal Baseball Complex Junior League tryouts will take place from 9 to noon and Senior League trybutawill be from 1 to 4 Players need bring a glove and cleats to tryouts Players currently playing on high school teams will be placed on teams without tryouta Big League players will also be placed on teams without try outs A ralnout date Is scheduled for March 8th if the March 1 tryouts are Lake Canyon Yacht Club is area The classes are echaduiod for 9 to 4 Feb 22 and dockside Irwtnporfcfntl three purs of Jnftryo nfcLhvihjihwjJ Beginning racing classes will March 1 and 2 The classes will Sports Pay SporUDay To talk with News Editor Steve Brigman about Sports Day call 6269144 ext 221 Playoff action tonight Herald Zettung photo by Mtehaol Oamall Smithson Valleys Clayton Prescott 50 defends an Apache big man during the Rangers playoff loss to Gonzales Feb11 The Rangers need strong play from their post players tonight against Austin Reagan Rangers to meet Reagan By Steve Brigman News Editor Smithson Valley will be sailing into uncharted waters tonight when they lake on Austin Reagan in the second round of the Stale4A baskclball play offs Tipoff is slated for 7 at the Cougar Den on the Canyon High School Campus The Rangers turned in a solid offen sive effort Friday defeating San Anto nio Memorial 8875 lo advance The victory was the firstever 4AplayolT win for the Rangers Smithson Valley coach John Valen zuela wus pleased with the way his team adapted lo playing the fastpaced highscoring game with the Minute men Austin Reagan presents a different type of challenge with a bigger more physical team but Valenzucla said his teams versatility is one of its greatest assels This team can do two he said They can slow it down when they need lo and they can also run when they need to That versatility is important in the Shooting from threepoint country has been a vital part of the Smithson Valley arsenal thus far but the Rangers put up their seasonhigh scoring mark against Memorial without connecting from downtown We like shooting Valcnaiela said after Friday Is win But against this team you dont want to Im just guessing but I think we shot about 60 percent inside the paint We didnt Hit a all night and we scored 88 The Rangers come into the contest actually having played two playoff games Gonzales pulled out a 6959 win Feb 11 at Lockhart Valenzuela chose to play that game instead of flipping a coin for second place in District 284A You cant practice this he said after the Gonzales game The Rangers come into the contest with a 1714 season mark while Rea gan comes in at 1912 Depleted Mays beat Grizzlies The Associated Press VANCOUVUR British Columbia On a night when it would have been easy for the Dallas Mavericks to go through the motions veterans Green and Derek Harper had other tilings on their minds Just Iwo hours after the team announced they had traded five players including Jim Jackson and AllSlar Chris Galling to New Jersey Green and I liirper led the Mavericks lo a 10095 win over the Van couver on Monday night Green siiid it was important for the team to find u way to win in the face of adversity and it was up to veterans like himself and I lurpcr to step up 1 think that was one of the things that was going through both our said Green who finished with season highs of 21 points and 15 rebounds We knew our future was still the same where we were Irying to win u game and make a run for the playoffs But when these sort of things take place someone has to be a leader and step up and thats one of the things Harps ami 1 spoke Harper who finished with 17 points and nine assists said the win was one he will remember for u long lime The game was fun It was something that I will look back on later in life and it will be one of the highlights of my NBA Harper said A group of guys who really looked shorthanded before the game started I was asking people in the stands if they wonted to suit up and join us To come together and play under the circumstances we had Id play under deserve a lot of Harper said that it took a team effort to defeat the Grizzlies as Dallas hud just eight players in uniform after Jackson Gulling guards Sam Casscll and George McCloud and center Eric Montross were dealt to the Nets for Shawn Bradley Robert Pock Ed OBannon and Khalid Reeves Mavericks make nineplayer deal ByMtKEDflAQO The Associated Press DALLAS If there was ever any doubt its gone now Don Nelson means business as frontoffice boss of the Dal las Mavericks Nelson dumped overweight center Oliver Miller promptly after his arrival 11 days ago then traded Jamal Mashburn to Miami for three players Nelson finished the purge Monday night with a stagger ing nineplayer trade that sent Jim Jack son to the New Jersey Nets along with AllStar Chris Catling and three others In return the Mavericks got 7foot6 center Shawn Bradley forward Ed OBannon and point guards Robert Pack and Khalid Reeves The Nets also received guards Sam Casscll and George McCloud and center Eric Montross The trade is believed to be the largest between two NBA teams in the last 25 years league spokesman Chris Brienza said In 1964 there was an eightplayer deal between Detroit and Baltimore involving Bailey Howell Bob Ferry and Rod Thorn now an NBA vice president For the Mavericks the blockbuster swap followed Fridays trade of Mash burn to the Heat for three players and the December deal that sent Jason Kick to Phoenix for Casscll Green and Michael Finley Now the Three Js Jackson Mash burn and Kidd are all gone along with most every other player who started the season with the Mavericks Though he didnt name players Nel son said bad attitudes in the Mavericks locker room prompted his swift and sweeping moves There were just so many negative things about this ball he said This locker room shocked me Its not accept able and will not be acceptable from this point on I observed it watched it and basically got sick about Coach Jim Cleamons whose team is 1631 in his first season looked and sounded stunned by Mondays move Obviously Nellie thought there were things that had to be done and he came in and made some Cleamons said Hopefully this will come to a point in time where we can get settled for the rest of the year Were going to sit down and evaluate them and see what we With this deal Dallas has no players remaining from last seasons roster Rookie forward Samaki Walker has been on the Mavericks roster the longest hav ing been drafted last June Veteran guard Derek Harper was signed in July From the beginning of the season to now we have traded away our top seven said McCloud who watched from the stands as Dallas beat Vancouver 10095 despite suiting up only eight play ers I dont know if thats ever been done in this league before but Don has done The Nets meanwhile freed up million under the salary cap in the next two years allowing firstyear coach John Calipari to pursue top free agents This is a trade for the Calipari said Both teams are struggling New Jersey is 1536 and the trade is not likely to make either a playoff contender this season This was a hard decision based on the fact of what were giving up but Dallas was really active and wanting to make this Calipari said They made it really tough for us to say no The play ers are players I know very well and can help us get where we want to Calipari made his comments as the Nets flew home on a team charter from Cleveland after a 108101 loss At the time Bradley and Reeves had not been told of the trade Pack and OBannon the Nets No 1 draft choice two years ago were injured and not with the team The four were expected to join Dallas in time for Thursdays home game against Milwaukee All the players must pass physicals before the deal is finalized Bradley was averaging points rebounds and almost four blocks to lead the NBA Pack is averaging but he has nbl played since the middle of January because of a sprained ankle Rockets kiU Hawks By MICHAEL A LUTZ The Associated Press HOUSTON Finally the Houston Rockets got some help from their reserves Maligned for nonsupport much of the season the backup players ouLscored the Hawks reserves 6123 and Charles Barkley had 21 points giving the Rockets a 12798 victory Monday night Houston had seven players in double figures and it couldnt have come a bet ter time for the slumping Rockets who have lost eight of 10 games Their bench killed Hawks coach Lenny Wilkens said They were driving at will Our defense wasnt very good and we turned the ball over too many Sam Mack led the Rockets reserves with 14 points and Kevin Willis and Brent Price each scored 12 Mack was 5 for7from the field and 2for3 from 3 point range Barkley scored the final six points of the first quarter giving Houston a 29 27 lead and the Rockets went on a 165 run to start the second quarter on the way to a 6347 halftime lead Were going to need ouc bench to keep playing like that down the Mario Elic said Its good to sec the guys play like that When Clyde Drcxler gets back were going to be a hell of a team if these guys continue to play that The Rockets also were eager to prove they could protect a big lead Last Saturday Houston blew a 26 point lead in the second quarter and lost 109105 at Portland It was the biggest comeback ever for u Rockets opponent We needed a game like Price said After you blow a 26point lead on the road thats in the back of your mind a little We needed to know that we can hold a This time the Rockets built on their big lead They blew it open in the third peri od ignited by a 3pointer from Matt Mai oney and three straight jumpers by Hakeem Olajuwon You can see the difference how we ran the ball said Olajuwon who finished with 16 points When we play together we ore able to get good New Braunfels proves it belongs in 5A By DAVID DEKUNDER Staff Writer Jumping from class 4A to 5A for the 199697 season both the New Broun fels girls and boys basketball teams faced one question Could they compete The Unicorns and the Unicorns were both heading into District 265A which featured faster stronger and bet ter athletes than in class 4A But the smoko cleared from the 199697 campaign I he Unicorns proved they could hang with the bust The Lady Unicorns coming off a 1016 season in 199596 improved to 1610 77 in district play which was good enough for fourth place Although the Lady Unicorns lost their season finale to MacArthur 70 62 on Feb 3 Coach Larry Schulte said his team had a very successful season We played a very tough schedule this Schulte said 1 thought wo handled our new district well We fin ished one game out of the playoff The Lady Unicorns were a young leant this year having only three seniors on the squad Schulte said those three seniors Nola Muir Katie Hudgins and Hmilie Wotipka were the big reasons why llie New Braunfels girls were competitive night in and night out Those three seniors were the ones that set the tone on how we played and Schulte said They did a good job in leading Wotipka a forward and posts Muir and Hudgins each averaged eight points u gome for the Lady Unicorns They were joined by junior guard Melinda Aguirre who led the team with an average Muir nabbed six boards a game while Hudgins averaged five rebounds Even though their record does not rctkct it Coach Cliff WilWns said his 199697 edition of the Unicorns played hard and gave it their best effort Even though our record didnt prove it there was really good solid high school basketball being played at New Braunfels High Wilkins said referring to the Unicorns finish The competition and the hustle of the ballgames were classic exam ples of good high school basketball I am not pleased with where we ended up but at the some time the kids did a great job at effort 1 classified it as a successful season especially in our first year in The Unicorns won their last game by defeating the Churchill Chargers on Feb U Wilkitis said the Unicorns best game of the year was when they gave district champion Judson a dogfight at Uni com Gym on Jan 25 The Unicorns hung in there until tbf Rockets pulled away and won by six points We ployed our best bollgarne of the Wilkins said It could have gone eitlicr Wilkins said senior posts Wenzel and Tony Bradford did a good job ing against the much taller big men in the district The biggest surprise was the play of sophomore Jacob Manning who start ed his first year on varsity at shooting guard I He gave us u consistent scoring Wilkins said He averaged dou ble figures during the season and the district Seniors who came off the bench were Jonathon Pink who backed up Man ning and Jeflf Powell who spotted at the postposition Wilkins believes the Unicorns will be in good hands for next season We have a good nucleus coming back in Jason KM and he said Herott JWtung photo by DvrwN Unteornt1 Tim SrrwMwood 44 for junior MUtt Mtert cfewtofi MI Wwfi contributor

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