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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 21, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas                                HeraldZeltung O Tuesday October 21 Sports Day To talk with Sports Editor Tom Erickson about Sports Day call 6259144 Ext 223 Readers can send email to HZsports@aol.com o r n I c Z o i t n ci Sports Day The Press Comal County Sports Events are listed according to timeliness and as space allows NB JuniorSenior league board meeting The New Braunfels Little League JuniorSenior league will conduct a board meeting at Wednesday at the Farmers Mutual Insurance Building 309 E San Antonio All parents and interested parties of players ages 13 to 18 are encouraged to attend The election of board members will highlight the agenda For more information call Carla at 6068555 Sundance Golf Demo Qay Sundance Golf Course will sponsor a Golf Demo Day and Exposition from 10 to 2 Saturday The event which is open to the public will feature free clin ics and raffles Numerous man ufacturers will be present For more information call Sundance at 62938 17 Lions Club Cross Country benefit races the Lions Club Cross Country Invitational Mile and Kids Mile is scheduled for Saturday at Oakwood Baptist Church on Loop 337 The race will be contested on a course The kids race begins at followed by an open run at 9 and heats for area varsity and junior varsity teams at am Proceeds from the event will benefit the Texas Lions Camp for disabled children in KerrviliebRegistration is early and on race Teams of seven may register for or for individuals Entry forms are available at Comprehensive Fitness in New Braunfels and Reet Feet Sports in San Antonio For more information call Susan Phillips EVENTS at 609 5030 or 6093776 Flying Anglers Team Bass tournament The Rying Anglers 12th Annual Team Bass tournament is set for Sunday at Hotshots on Lake McQueeney Rshing times are daylight to 3 with weighin starting at Early registration is per team The fee increas es to after Oct 21 For more information call Kenny Ewald at 830 3036622 or Melvin Kessler at 5603369 Sts Peter and Paul CYO Sports basketball signups Sts Peter and Paul CYO Sports will conduct registrations for girls and boys basketball on Sunday Nov 2 and Nov 9 at the church Players can sign up from am to each Sunday For more information call 6064334 Wurst FiveMile Run The New Braunfels Running Club will sponsor the 13th annual Wurst RveMile Run Walk and Kids Runs on Nov 1 This years fivemile run will serve as the Road Runners Club of America State Championship fivemile race The kids ryns will begin at 8 followed by the fivemile run at 9 and the fivemile walk at Registration is until OcL 29 when it increases to Registration for kids racesis Registration is available in person from Oct at Comprehensive Fitness in New Braunfels or Roger Spiers Sports in San Antonio Entry forms will also be available at Professional Therapy Services the Chamber of Commerce and tlocaJ fitness clubs For more i Playoff chase is on for volleyball teams Four teams battle for three spots in 265A From staff reports The playoffs are looming and area volleyball teams will begin jockeying for playoff position tonight All three Comal County schools are close to clinching spots in the postseason but the final week of matches will determine where they will finish in their respective district standings Four teams are battling for three postseason berths in District 265A New Braunfels and Churchill are tied for first place with 92 records with Lee and Judson tied for third at 83 The Unicorns will face MacArthur at 5 today at Littleton Gym in San Antonio A victory combined with a Churchill loss to Madison would put New Braunfels alone in first place with two matches to play The Chargers will also play at Littleton tonight Their match with the Mavericks is set for Roosevelt and Seguin will play the third match of the night at Sole possession of third place will be on the line when Lee plays at Judson at 7 The regular season has just two dates left in District 284A where Smithson Valley Canyon and Hays appear to be playoffbound The Rangers 91 in 284A suf fered their first district loss of the sea son last Friday when the Rebels upset Playoff Contenders im New Braunfels Churchill Lee Judson DtetrlctaWA District Overall 92 209 92 247 83 197 83 1811 District 284A Team District Overall Smithson Valley 91 2211 Canyon 82 178 Hays 82 187 them at home SmithsonValley will try to bounce back tonight at Gonzales and then will end its regularseason schedule Friday at Del Vallc New Braunfels slides into Class 5 A poll Unicorns enter at No 10 this week By TOM ERICKSON Sports Editor New Braunfels already had the respect of District 265A but now its grabbing the attention of Class 5A as well The Unicorns 70 entered the Associated Press state football poll at No 10 this week NBHS coach Tim Kingsbury said the ranking was the schools first in Texas highest classification As far as I can remember this is Kingsbury said Weve only been in 5A one other time and we were notranked in state Kingsbury said the recognition was an honor but it wasnt the main focus this week for the Unicorns New Braunfels can clinch its first playoff berth in 5A with a win against MacArthur on Friday Really those rankings mean the most after the season if you can stay Kingsbury said The Unicorns took over the spot occupied last week by who ilost to Madison 147 on Saturday night Kingsbury credited the ranking to both his players and coaching staff For the kids ifs an accumulation of hard work over the last three he said They have done everything weve asked them to The events of the past year really brought this group of Unicorns together Kingsbury said These kids really dedicated themselves to being the he said Its been heard hard to perse vere through disappointment and tragedy but they are finding out if you hang on and keep working hard things will work out for HeraldZeitunophotoby Michael Damall New Braunfels seniors Jon Wilson 55 and Justin Miller 48 provide blocking for Steven Simpson 26 in Fridays game with Roosevelt The Unicorns 70 are ranked 1Qth in Class 5A this week Football Poll Rec Pts 1 Tyler John Tyler 70 192 T2 Austin Westlake 2 70 164 T2 70 164 4 Killeen Ellison 2 70 152 5 Aldine Eisenhower 70 110 6 Abilene Cooper 61 74 7 Garland 61 61 7 8 North Mesquite 61 60 9 Houston Madison 70 29 10 New Braunfels 70 18 Pv 1 2 3 4 5 6 8 x x FELL OUT Lufkin No SA MacArthur No 10 Also receiving votes Haltom 9 Humble 9 Piano 9 Amarillo 8 Victoria 8 Odessa 7 SA MacArthur El Paso Franklin 6 Arlington 4 Duncanville 3 Rower Mound Marcus 3 Beaumont West Brook 2 Baytown Lee 1 Rec Pts Pv 1 Denison 12 70 185 1 2 Sweetwater 3 70 165 2 3 CC Calallen 2 70 142 3 4 Texas City 3 51 134 5 5 Jacksonville 70 108 I 6 6 70 92 7 7 La Marque 52 86 8 8 BrownWood 61 62 9 9 Terrell 70 49 10 T10 Dumas 60 12 x T10 Grapevine 52 12 x FELL pUT Highland Park No 4 Also receiving votes New CaneylO Schertz Clemens 9 Waxahachie 8 Highland Park 7 Little CypressMaurtceville 5 Kilgore 3 Nederland 3 EdcouchElsa 2 Everman 2 Waco Midway 2 Alice 1 Smithson Valley 1 The Cougarettes 82 are currently tied with Hays for second place in 28 4A Canyon will play at Lockhart tonight and at Hays on Friday Football Rangers J V team beats Hays UIL Legislative Council rejects central site From staff and wire reports AUSTIN AP A proposal to create a central site for the state football championships has been rejected by the University Interscholastic League Legislative Council The council announced Monday that a survey sent to UIL schools in September was returned with superintendents voting 508293 against establish ing a common site The proposal was presented by the Fox Sports Southwest television network which offered cash hotel rooms and other incentives to participating schools In other action the Legislative Council approved a proposal that would allow two conferences in both boys and girls soccer That change would allow classes 5A and 4A to each compete for a state championship beginning in the 199899 school year Two items will be placed on a ballot that will be sent to superintendents in early December for a vote The first would allow three teams to advance into the playoffs in Class 2A and 3A in all team sports meaning the football playoffs would have a Division I and Division II just as 4A and 5A are currently structured The second proposal would create a regional tournament in boys and girls basketball in Class 4A Currently 4A is the only class without a region al tourney If the proposals are approved on the ballot by a simple majority they would be enacted Other proposals rejected Monday by the Legislative Council include Sports Briefs From staff reports Adding gymnastics as a UIL activity Adding rodeo as a UIL activity Allowing private and parochial schools to join the UIL Allowing home school children to participate in UIL activities Unicorn boys golfers win Northside Invitational tournament SAN ANTONIO The New Braunfels boys golf team scored its first tournament victory of the fall season last weekend at Cedar Creek Golf Course NBHS shot a team total of 318 just one stroke ahead of Clark High School Jason Leach shot a 75 Turn to Briefs Page 8 BUDA Smithson Valleys junior varsity football team improved its record to 70 with a 2112 win against Hays last week Ian Flores got the Rangers on the board in the second quarter with a 43 yard touchdown reception from quar terback Matt Woodchick Kevin Phelan intercepted a pass on Hays next possession setting up a 31yard strike from Woodchick to Tim Blount Flores kicked both extra points and the Rangers led 140 at haiftime Hays scored in the fourth quarter on a 14yard run but the Rangers answered on their next possession Donnie Cowse scored on a 48yard run and Flores made the extra point for a 21 7 lead The Rebels scored again on a 27 yard run after a blocked punt Their twopoint conversion attempt missed and on Hays final possession to preserve the victory Smithson Valley will face Del Valle at 7 Thursday at Ranger Stadium Smithson Valley 9th A 28 Hays A 6 BUDA The freshman A team improved to 70 with a 286 win against Hays last week The Rangers found themselves behind for the first time this season and responded with 28 unanswered points The offensive line led the come back for Smithson Valley Michael Grahams 2yard run was the first touchdown and Clarks extra point gave the Rangers a 76 lead Cody Fuller ran for the second touchdown on a 9yard quarterback scramble Clarks kick was good and Smithson Valley led 146 Michael Moxley scored the third touchdown on a 6yard run Clark hit the extra point for a 21 6 lead The Rangers final touchdown came on a 61yard pass from Fuller to Ben Martin and Clarks extra point gave Smithson Valley a 286 lead The defense was led by Chris Vankleef Matt Grumbein Gabe Escalante Clark Blake Jackson Michael Graham James Bellman and David Krawczynski The A team will play Del Valle at 5 Thursday at Ranger Stadium Turn to Rangers Page 8 Marlins Indians trade in their short sleeves for longjohns CLEVELAND AP The Florida Marlins can expect a chilly reception at Jacobs Field Then again so can the Cleveland One look at the knit stocking cap David Justice wore in the batting cage Monday left no doubt about the big story at the World Series the weather Temperatures are expected to drop into the 30s tonight for Game 3 It might be even colder with snow the next night conditions so bad that Game 4 coujd be jeopardy Not that anyone is complaining At least not yet But several players wore gloves not the kind made by Rawlings either during offday workouts held on blustery afternoon in the 50s Quite a change from Sunday night when the Marlins took batting prac tice in Tshirts and shorts in 77degree heat before a 61 loss that evened the Series at one win each I grew up in Milwaukee I went to school in South Bend so this is out standing Marlins second baseman Craig Counsell said I cant wait to go out and play in it to be hon est with you To me growing up this is always what the World Series was played in weather like he said Its the World Series I dont care what the weather is going to be like Its not going to be a factor from my stand point Youve got to deal with it If you let it affect you youre Charles Nagy who will start for the Indians against Al Leiter did not appear worried I dont mind it so Nagy said Theres nothing you can do about it You cant change the condi tions Ive pitched in cold weather before but nothing can really prepare you tc go out he said Its going to be Agreed Leiter The biggest prob lem with the cold is the slick feeling on the ball The balls become like cue Marlins manager Jim Leyland saw the foreboding sky heard the grim forecast and sounded concerned Not so much for the way it might aggra vate Bobby Bonillas hamstring or aftect Letters grip though Im more worried about the cold for my mom more than I am the play Leyland said But Im not going to buy her a fur coat today I can tell you Leylands 85yearold mother Veronica plans to attend tonight Wednesday night could see the first World Series game with snow since the 1979 opener in Baltimore between Pittsburgh and the Orioles I found that this kind of weather is kind of a mind over Indians manager Mike Hargrove said If you dont mind it really doesnt But there are adjustments that need to be made Probably the major effect is the grip the pitcher will have on the ball Cold weather tends to dry out your hands and fingers a lot more than warm weather will Hargrove said Hitting a baseball in cold weather is not a lot of he said If you World Series Ganwl Saturday Oct 18 Florida 7 Cleveland 4 Game 2 Sunday Oct 19 Cleveland 6 Florida 1 Series fed 11 Games Florida at Cleveland pm TV NBC dont hit it just right it And in the end its the same for both sides Even though Cleveland and Miami have different climates its been a while since either team felt anything close to whats in the fore cast Baseball is meant to be played in warm weather Our guys like to play in warm Hargrove said   

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