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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 20, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas                                Sports i To talk with News Editor Steve Brigman about Sports Day call 6259144 ext 221 HeraldZeitung 0Thursday Sports Day UCLA Cyclones bring different styles into Dome begins at 9 am L 11 By DENNEH FREEMAN The Associated Press The M male cross the finish line wfllj pair of Reebok runnttx Ftegistrationformsare available N at JacksovKeiterRoedat deadline is March 22 fefrattonunti 3148 with a rwrrifurj IjjjfcE is per befirst Cedar Branch No 8896 vvitt hoM its fifth annual golf tournament April e to benefit furw The foufmah tee off at 2 SAN ANTONIO UCLA likes an expressway pace Iowa State thrives on halfcourt slowdown Something has to give in their NCAA tournament Midwest regional semifinal NCAA Tournament UCLA has athletic ability far beyond Iowa State center Kelvin Cato said They are a fastbreak team we wont try to slow down Well just try to control them We know all their guys can jump Only a few of our guys can The Bruins cruising with an 11game winning streak are sixpoint favorites over the Cyclones 228 in Thursday nights game of con trasting styles which follows Minnesota vs Clcmson Iowa State has lost all five games it has played against UCLA but the Cyclones said they wont be awed UCLA is more athletic than Kansas and have four guys that probably will go into the NBA but we dont think the environment will be too much for said Iowa State guard Dedric Willoughby We watched these guys win the national title two years ago and have some players who can do anything at anytime but we still think we can do the The Cyclones who knocked off a quick athletic Cincinnati team 6766 in the second hope to frustrate the hyper Bruins It wont work said UCLA guard Cameron Dollar It will be a lot of fun playing Dollar said Weve done it time and again in our confer ence Weve played 18 games like that because most of the teams in our league Pac10 wont let us said forward Charles OBannon OBannon smiled when told of the praise from Television Times Iowa State Theyre just trying to pump UCLA up n OBnnnon said We know they play well together and do what they do very Steve Lavin who became UCLAls interim coach in November when Jim Harrick was dismissed then got the job permanently in February said Iowa Stated tempo was definitely a factor for concern We do like that expressway lane but weve played well at different speeds this Lavin said We can play a halfcourt UCLA averaged points in beating Charleston Southern and Xavier in the first and second rounds and Iowa State coach Tim Floyd said the Bruins have him worried Ive got great respect for UCLA because I believe they arc as talented as Kansas from their one through six Floyd said They create great matchup problems We will have to limit their transition bas kets and keep them off the foul Rookie Lavin gives Iowa State the coaching edge Lavin said If it comes down to a chess match between coaches we may be in trouble Floyd could be the next coach of the Chicago Bulls if Phil Jack son retires and all I have is 23 Its Iowa States first appearance in the final 16 since 1986 UCLA which won the national title two years ago with Lavin as an assistant is making a fourth appear ance in the final 16 in the 1990s The Bruiris have been NCAA champions 11 times Cyclones guard Jacy Holloway said Weve all watched UCLA play on television But coach Floyd has kept us so busy been hard to worry about who were Gone but not forgotten i HeraldZeltung photo by Michael Damall Unicom Travis Baker 10 chases down Tafts Glancarlo Carrierro during Tuesdays final game of the sea son for New Braunfels The senior defender Is among those upperclassmen who will be missed next year Unicorns9 season memorable By STEVE BRIGMAN News Editor TneToss to Tan by the New Brauntels boys soccer team ended its season on a down note but it did little to tarnish what was an excellent year for the Unicorns In the Unicorns inaugural season in 5A competition they made a solid showing There are a lot of fouryear players who liave played their last game Unicorn coach Bob Rodriguez said after loss Im sorry it had to end on this note but that usually happens in the playoffs There is only one team at the end of the year that goes home with a The Unicorns showed what they were made of Tuesday when they battled back twice to tie their biggest game of the year They have played that way all year Unicorn Rodriguez said The intensity is there One goal and even two goals is hot a comfortable Rodriguezs squad emerged as the thirdplace team in the very tough District 535A A victory over previously unde feated Churchill in the nexttolast district contest helped propel the Unicorns into the playoffs Taft coach Bob Richter said beating a team the caliber of New Braunfels was especially gratifying This was some of the most quality competition in the Richter said They got into a district that was very difficult and played tough competition all year The Unicorns are losing a topnotch group of seniors that includes Bradley Brandenburg Josh Motz Kyle Rencau Brett Doeppenschmidt Jacob Kearny Gilbert Morales Travis Baker and Andy I loltman But with the likes of sophomores Joe Burke Derrick Sassenhagen Tommy Taylor and freshman Clay Coleman the Unicorns have the foundation fora quality team in the future Noe Cruz Joey McBrayer Aaron Wong and Matt Slaughter will assume the senior leadership on next years club The Unicorns finished the season with a 1254 record On Deck Today SotttMll Smtthson VaBey at Baslrop Friday March 21 Smrttoon Valley at Hays Hays JV al Smttpon VWey 2 S Clemens at Canyon 7 New Breunlela JV al Roosevelt Rooeevett al New Braunfete 7 p m Tennli SmHhson Valley al Fredericksburo Softball Ue JV at New 4 p m New Praunlete at Lee Track New Braunlete boys at MM ConsoHdaled New Braunfels girts at Hays Saturday March n Tennis Smiihson Valley Track Smithson Vatoy ay Hays TEA CanyonstHays TBA New Braunteta iJV at Uockhart Tourney TBA Sports Briefs Stan rovongo with 72 win ovor Coyotes DALLAS AP Mike Modano and the Dallas Stars finally settled a fiveweek old score with the Phoenix Coyotes Dallas still upset about an embarrassing 50 home loss to Phoenix on Feb 12 rout ed the Coyotes 72 on Monday night to run its home unbeaten streak to eight games That was talked about quite a said Modano who matched his careerhigh with four assists You take a game Uke that and put in in your memory bank We got them he opportunity to come Joe Nieuwendyk scored 28th and 29th goals while Greg Adams Darryl Sydor and Neal Broten each had a goal and an We liad to prove we could defend our Adams said We didnt want that to happen Clomson to bo aggrossivo topsoodod Gophers SAN ANTONIO AP A little fine tuning has made a big difference for Clern sonfe basketball team The Tigers realized after losing to Mary land in the Atlantic Coast Conference tour nament that something wasnt right Some thing was different about lie way they had played in the final weeks as compared with how they had played in starting the year 161 So the players and coaches met to talk things out The outcome of the discussion was that we needed to start playing more as a unit and be more aggressive as a said Mcrl Code senior guard Weve got to get back to being intense and giving everything weve got on every possession on the defensive end Thats something we had gotten away They have gotten back to it during the NCAA tournament and tonight go against topseeded Minnesota in the Midwest Regional semifinals Clemson the fourth seed is 239 while Minnesota is 293 and lias won 14 of its past 15 games record fifthstraight victory PORT CHARLOTTE Bur kett allowed three hits in six shutout innings and Mike Simms hit a tworun homer leading Texas to its fifth consecutive win New Braunfels whips MacArthur From Staff Reports Outfielder Tuesday Covington drove in two runs and Tammy Braunc and Joy Orr allowed only five hits as the New Braunfels Unicorns softball team bent the MacArthur Lady Brahmas 74 Wednesday in San Antonio Softball Coach Cindy Manley said the Uni corns played almost flawless softball We played pretty Manley said We only had two With lie victory over MacArthur New Braunfels remains in sole possession of first place in District 265 A at 60 123 overall The Unicorns raced to a 50 lead after four innings New Braunfels scored their first run in the first inning Emilic Wotip ka and Melinda Aguirrc both singled Rachel Greens RBI groundout drove in Wotipka April Tuchs triple scored Kyle Simp son in the second inning to give the Uni corns a 20 lead The Unicorns began to pull away with three runs in fourth inning Rebecca Espinosa walked and Simpson reached on an error Espinosa scored on an error The Unicorns then called a suicide squeeze by Tuch which scored Simpson Tuch then came home on Aguirres RBI groundout making the score 50 MacArthur scored two runs in both the fifth and sixth innings to get within one run at 54 But the Unicorns were able to hold off the Lady Brahmas with two runs in the sixth Misty Roberts and Christina Hill both walked and Wotipka reached on an Covington hit a triple scoring both Roberts and Hill for the final runs of the game The game was played through six innings because of a time limit Braune pitched 3 innings giving up two hits and striking out one Orr threw for innings allowing two hits and striking out two Braunc improved her season record to123 The Unicorns play the second place Churchill Lady Chargers 72 51 at at Alva Jo Fischer Fields in San Antonio Johnston signs deal to remain a Cowboy By JAIME ARON The Associated Press IRVING For six weeks Daryl Johnston fretted about whether hed remain with the Dallas Cowboys The fullback known as the Moose was so concerned he even lost sleep over it Meanwhile agent Leigh Steinberg handled inquiries and offers from sever al other teams But knowing what John ston really wanted he kept holding out until Dallas was ready to deal Last Friday Steinberg finally cornered Cowboys owner Jerry Jones at the NFL winter meetings in Florida Steinberg said Jones got focused and and a deal was done by Tuesday On Wednesday a relieved Johnston signed a fiveyear million con tract he expects will keep a star on the side of his helmet the rest of his career Jones was probably just as relieved By signing one of the NFLs best blocking backs hes pacified quarterback Troy Aikman and running back Emmitt Smith But just as important to Jones was keeping around one of the good guys in a locker room pocked by lawbreakers and troublemakers He means too muchto his teammates and the Jones said 1 know firsthand because of the literally hun dreds and hundreds of letters I get saying what Moose Johnston took an incredibly low first year salary of but augmented it with a million signing bonus His salaries will then go up to million million and million Johnston could make another with very reachable incentives in the sec ond fourth and fifth years Unbeaten Submitted photo The Jammers wrapped the championship of the 4thgrade divi sion in the New Braunfels Junior Basketball League with a 90 record The team members are seated from left Ricky Gomez Daniel Moss Shawn Thompson Trenton Wehe Michael Tabler standing from left coach Warren Wehe Clinton Johnson Stephen Hamer Ryan Petrie and Enrique Fernandez   

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