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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 4, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas 28 O HeraldZeitung O Thursday December TJlA PfACO 1 Comal County Sports From Page 1B Sake All participants are encour aged to bring a canned good or toy for donation to charity Breakfast tacos from the Pinto Ranch Grill will be available at the race For more information call Susan Phillips EVENTS at 609 5030 NB Girls Softball Assn The New Braunfels Girls Softball Association will con duct registrations from 6 to 9 on Dec 15 and Dec 18 at the Landa Park Recreation For more information call Connie Fite at 6294767 Jonathan Hull at 6297850 or Roger Fowler at 9052168 Baseball evaluation camp Major league baseball scout Red Murff will conduct an eval uation camp for junior and senior high school baseball players interested in college or professional careers Dec 2021 in Brenham Murff has logged more than 40 years in professional base ball as a player manager and scout Each participant will receive one day of testing on his field ing throwing running and hit ting Pitchers will also be judged on their throwing from the mound Results will be complied and put into a catalog sent to all college and professional coaches in Texas Louisiana Arkansas Oklahoma or any other designated colleges Each camper will receive a copy of Murffs book The Scout Registration is per person For more information call Frank Dorner at 281 469 6721 To register send a check to AAU Baseball Frank Dorner Regions 8 and 9 Chairperson 10030 Ash Fork Houston TX 77064 NBHS sports videos The New Braunfels High School AllSports Boosters and Band Boosters are offering a unique actionpacked video of Unicorn sports footage from the fall 1997 championship season Each video is S9 Preproduc tion has already begun and the video will include footage from the football volleyball cross country track tennis and swim teams Also included is the Unicorn marching band varsity cheer leaders and Monoceras dance team pep squad and Swarm Final production will begin when all football and volleyball footage is available but deliv ery is expected by Christmas To order a tape make checks payable to AllSports Boosters and send orders to the high school 2551 N Loop 337 attention Sports Houston Panthers select baseball team The Houston Panthers a select baseball team is seek ing talented and motivated players to compete in stale and national tournaments The Panthers will make a run at their third consecutive World Series appearance in 1998 Interested players who will be 13 by July 31 1998 should call Mike at or 281 3634316 Gaining respect not part of Aggi Aggies dont mind playing for an upset on Saturday By MICHAEL A LUTZ AP Sports Writer COLLEGE STATION AP The Texas Aggies arent concerned about gaining respect when they play No 2 Nebraska in Saturdays Big 12 championship game They figure theyve lost that battle already A lot of people dont like so if we won theyd say Nebraska had a bad offen sive tackle Chris Ruhman said In all honesty people would probably call it a Thats probably what Nebraska fans call last years defeat in the Big 12 title game when underdog Texas won 3727 The Aggies are 16point underdogs for Saturdays game in San Antonios Alamodome But they dont really care if their victory would be labeled an upset No one in the country thinks we can win and thats fine with Ruhman said Well try to go out and surprise some people I just want to be able to walk away from that game and say I gave it my The Aggies are in the title game one year after a disheartening 66 finish in their first season in the Big 12 But maturity and improved offense helped go 92 overall and 62 in conference play to win the South Division At the beginning of the year no one gave us credit or a chance to win the South safety Rich Coady said Now weve won the South and have a chance to win the Big 12 Coach Slocum realizes his Aggies arent as respected as the Cornhuskers He sees the game as a chance to earn some recognition Were playing the No 2 team in the coun Slocum said They made Washington look bad early in the season and Washington is a good Branndon Stewart whose improved play at quarterback helped the Aggie turnaround has seen his team discredited before I can understand why people would discred it us playing Stewart said Two years ago they discredited us in the Alamo Bowl with Michigan the Aggies won From my standpoint I feel we are capable of giving ourselves a chance to Although the Cornhuskers are almost always capable of running away with the game the Aggies believe theyve learned a lesson from last years humiliation of losing 5115 to the Longhorns Big 12 ittto Mllout SAN ANTONIO AP Die Big 12 championship game Saturday at the Alamodome has been declared a sellout with evert the remainhg individual tickets i League officials said Wednesday that attendance for the second Big 12 title game should exceed the Who turned out for fast years game in St Louis North Division champion Nebraska meets South Division champ Texas in Saturdays title game The game will be televised by ABC Ive never thought they Nebraska would blow us Ruhinan said After last year with Texas were not going to get blown out again like Brown From Page 1B The Texas job pays roughly per year Browns base salary at North Carolina was about not including TV radio and shoe deals The Tar Heels went 110 in Browns first two seasons But UNC has averaged nine victories over the last six years including three 10win seasons They went 102 last year and made it to the Gator Bowl They are 101 this season Carolinas 45 wins over the past five years arc secondbest in the Atlantic Coast Conference to Florida State The Tar Heels have made five con secutive bowl appearances winning three They lost to Texas 3531 in the 1994 Sun Bowl Early focus in the Texas search had been on Northwestern s Gary Barnett But the source said The search committee didnt interview Barnett after talking to One of the knocks on both Mackovic and Barnett was that they were too aloof for downhome Texas faithful Barnett issued a statement through Northwestern late Wednesday saying he had taken my name out of con I will not comment further on this subject and I would appreciate it if the media and others would respect my privacy in this Barnett said Speculation had also focused on Miamis Butch Davis but he too withdrew from consideration on Wednesday I have not been contacted nor do I anticipate being contacted by any school in reference to a coach inn Davis said 1 am fully committed to being at the University of An offensive coach for most of his career Browns defenses at North Carolina have gained national recog nition The Tar Heels are second to top Browns coaching record Yearbyyear results tor teams coached by Mack Brown who sources say will suc ceed John Mackovic as head coach of the Texas Longhorns Yr School W L T 1983 Appalachian St 650 1985 Tulane 1 10 0 1986 Tulane 470 1987 Tulane 6 6 0a 1988 North Carolina 1 10 0 1989 North Carolina 1 10 0 1990 North Carolina 6 4 1 1991 North Carolina 740 1992 North Carolina 9 3 0b 1993 North Carolina 10 3 0c 1994 North Carolina 8 4 0d 1995 North Carolina 7 5 0e 1996 North Carolina 10 2 0c 1997 North Carolina 10 1 0 North Carolina 10 yrs 59461 Career 14 86741 Independence Bowl Peach Bowl Gator Bowl Sun Bowl Carquest Bowl ranked Michigan in total defense giv ing up yards per game Prior to coaching at North Carolina Brown who lettered at Florida State as a running back in 1971 and 1972 was at Tulane where he had records of MO 47 198ft and i i He coached Appalachian State for one season finishing 65 before becoming offensive coordina tor under Barry Switzer at Oklahoma in 1984 The Sooners went 921 that season and made it to the Orange Bowl You could tell early on that he Brown had the complete package and that he was going to be a very successful head Switzer said What he has accomplished at North Carolina has come as no surprise to Brown was coordinator at LSU in 1982 a year in which the Tigers went 821 and played in the Orange Bowl He also served as offensive coordi nator at Iowa State and as receivers coach at Southern Mississippi and at Memphis State Ninepointer Photo submitted Steve Haas shows off the 120pound ninepoint buck he harvested on the Werth Ranch in Buiverde The deer had a 21inch spread Tennessee routs Texas Tennessee Tenn AP Freshman Tamika Catchings scored 26 points as No 1 Tennessee routed Texas 9864 on Wednesday night Semeka Randall added 18 points for Tennessee Chamique Holdsclaw had 17 and Teresa Geter and Kyra Elzy each had 10 Edwina Brown led Texas 1 4 with 12 points and Angela Jackson had 11 points and 10 rebounds Tennessee which led 4732 at half time began to pull away with a hot start in the second half A 122 run was highlighted by Catchings two 3 pointers that gave the Lady Vols a 59 35 lead with left Jacksons follow shot was all Texas could manage in the first six minutes of the second half Tennessee turned to its bench with Geter scoring six points in a stretch that left Texas trail ing 8245 The Lady Vols biggest lead was 8345 with left No 1 Duke 93 37 DURHAM AP Elton Brand scored 23 points and grabbed seven rebounds while No 1 Duke threw up a relentless defense to smother North CarolinaGreensboro 9337 Wednesday night The Blue Devils 70 to 687 when they are topranked under coach Mike Krzyzewski Trajan Langdon added 14 points for the Blue Devils Texas Tech 80 George Washington 57 LUBBOCK AP Cory Can scored 25 points leading Texas Tech to an 8057 victory over George Washington on Wednesday night its first win after three losses George Washingtons 7foot1 cen ter Alexander Koul who came into the game as the Colonials leading scorer at points per game was held to two points and three rebounds Carolina game might be Cowboys last chance Wistrom top Big 12 defender Neb AP Grant Wistrom said he returned to Nebraska for his senior season to win the national championship not to collect awards The hardware keeps piling up anyway On Wednesday Wistrom repealed as Associated Press defensive player of the year in 12 Wistrom a defensive end also is a finalist for the Bronko Nagurski Award given to college footballs top defensive player and the Lombardi Award which goes to the nations outstanding lineman But Wistrom said he measures suc cess by only one standard his teams progress He said none of the awards are as important as No 2 Nebraskas drive for a third national title in four years As long as we keep winning Im enjoying my senior Wistrom said This is a team game We play for each other It really doesnt matter what individual goals you accom plish if the team Nebraska is unbeaten through 11 games entering Saturdays Big 12 title contest against No 14 Texas and Wistrom is a big reason for the Cornhuskers success Wistrom from Tm rfgfif position He leads the Hiiskers with 17 tackles behind the line of scrim mage causing opponents to lose 79 yards Wistrom a 6foot5 255pound product of Webb City also has 8 sacks this season He needs three more sacks to pass Trev Alberts 29 from 199093 as Nebraskas career sack leader Wistroms most dominant game this fall was Nebraskas 697 win over Oklahoma on Nov 1 He forced three fumbles recovered one and had two sacks as the Huskers defense barely missed a third straight shutout How to reach us By DENNE H FREEMAN AP Sports Writer IRVING AP The Dallas Cowboys keep get ting second and third chances They figure Monday night against Carolina uill be their last chance to stay alive in the NlL plavoils The Cowboys were headed for the NFC Easts boot hill after a 2714 loss to the Tennessee Oilers on Thanksgiving Day plunged them to a 67 record the worst since the 1940 season Then came their sweet Sunday in which the New York Giants and Washington Redskins both lost The Giants are now 751 while the Redskins and Philadelphia Eagles arc 661 The NFC East is getting to be like the old NFC said offensive tackle Nale Ncvuon You dont know whats going to be there at the end of the The Cowboys have won five consecutive NFC East titles This league cant survive without the Newton said We need to be in the drama somewhere Weve tried to give this thing to the Giants and Redskins but they dont want it So well take another chance against Carolina and see if we want Defensive tackle Tony Casillas said the Cowboys are getting the feeling that 1997 might still be their year The teams that are in position either dont know what to do with it or dont want Casillas said Obviously something is pointing in our direction as far as going and still having a chance to be in it after what has happened Wide receiver Michael Irvin said its amazing the Cowboys are still in the playoff picture after theyve played so poorly You can call it a blessing or a punishment whichever way youre looking at it weve still got a Irvin said I was praying for Washington and New York to win it to put me out of my misery I dont really want to sit here and say What if what Im convinced we can make the playoffs I think weve just got to come Cowboys receiver Michael Irvin if what if Thats a serious way to go through the next few Irvin said the Cowboys are due some luck Im convinced we can make the he said I think weve just got to come together The offense has to step up and pull its The Cowboys face a task they havent accom plished all year winning three consecutive games The rule of thumb says if you havent done it yet what makes you think you can do it now Irvin said But its as realistic as we make it Its just a matter of us getting it The HeraldZeitung sports department encourages admin istrators coaches and readers to contribute scores photos and other information Items can be delivered to us in the following forms By phone at 6259144 Ext 223 By fax at 6251224 By mail to Drawer 311328 New Braunfels TX 781311328 In person at 707 Landa St during normal business hours Monday through Friday Via email at HZsports@aol.com We appreciate your efforts in helping us fill Sports Day with as many local stories and pho tographs as possible AUSTIN AP Here is the weekly lishing report as compiled Dy tne Texas Parks and Wildlife Department tor Dec 4 CENTRAL BASTROP Water clear normal level Black bass are Ian on Carolinarigged worms and on jigs with aawworrn toilers tished in deep voter Ciappie are tan to good on minnows and jigs tished in deep water Cattish are fair on Mike Kings Punch Bait BELTON Water clear low Black bass are slow to lair on crank baits White bass and hybrids are lair on jigging spoons and live bait fished in deep channels Crappie are fair to good on minnows and FleFlies Cattish are fair to good on shiners and blood bait BROWNWOOD Water fairly clear normal level Black bass are slow Hybrid stripeis are fan to good on live bait Ciappie are fair to good on minnows and jigs Channel and blue catfish are good on rod and reels baited with shrimp and en chicken liver BUCHANAN Waer fairly clear 53 degrees Black bass are fair on JigNPiy combos and on crank baits Striped bass are lair to good on live bait m deep water m tne Tow Area White bass me slow to fair on live bait and slabs tished around Garten Island and m the Tow area Crappie are fair on live minnows fished around crappie barges Catfish are slow to air on cut bait and night crawlers FAYETTE Water fairly clear Black bass aie tan on live water dogs and jigs fished in trie dis charge area and in the deeper coves Garfish are fair to good on night crawlers and prepared can fished in the discharge SOMERVILLE Water murky low Black oass to 4 pounds are fair on Texas and Carolinarigged Irench try worms Ciappie are to good on minnows and on Crappie Jigs tished ever bush and around boat houses Garfish are fair on rod and reels baited Miti minnows and cut bait TBAVIS Water clear low 54 degiees Black bass to 4 T2 pounds are fair on crawfish and on shineis Striped and white bass are slow to fair on iive bait Crappit are good on minnows and jigs tished around ooat houses in deep water Catfish are tail to yood on rod and reels baited wiin ihnrnp any cheese bait Trodine action has fcfefen good on trotline shiners and cut bait WHITNEY Water clear 55 degrees Black bass and small mouth are fair on caits and on Texas and CarolinariggeQ and some action on jigs Striped bass aie tan on live bail and on crank baits White bass are slow Crappie are slow to fair on live ban Catfish are good on rod and reels baited with shrimp Yellow catfish are good on trotlines fished m the river SOUTH AMISTAD Water clear low Black bass are fair on Carolinarigged Power Worms and on deepdiving crank baits Striped bass are air to good on live bait and on RatLTraps and spoons White bass are slow to fair on slabs and spoons in deep water Cattish are good on rod and reels baited with shrimp and cut bait BRAUNIG Water stained normal level Black bass are fair on Texasrigged Motor Oil colored worms and crank baits Hybrid stripers are fair on crawfish and chicken liver Redtish are fair on shrimp Channel and blue catfish are good en rod and reels baited with night crawlers and shrimp over baited holes CALAVERAS Water clear normal level Black bass are slow to fair on live bat and on jigs Hybrid stripers are teir on spoons arid min nows Redtish are fair on perch arid crawfish tished from ihe banks Catfish aie good on Bobs Cheese Bail and Magic Ban CHOKE Water fairly clear low Black bass are slow on crank baits and on Texasrigged centipedes White bass are slow Crappie are slow to fair on live bait fished over baited holes Catfish are good on rod and reels baited with cheese bait and night crawlers FALCON Water fairly clear low Black bass are fair jigs with trailers and on crank baits Striped bass are fair on live bait in deep water Catfish are fair on rod and reels baited with shrimp COASTAL NORTH SABINE Redfish and striped bass are good on mullet and shad fished in Sabine River Trout are good on shrimp tails and live mullet fished under a popping cork when the wind slacks Flounder are good on shad min nows and a glow chartreuse jigs fished around the intake canal SOUTH SABINE Redfish are fair to good on mullet and RatLTraps fished over the reefs and on live shrimp silver arid gold spoons Trout are good on Shrimptails and RatLTraps fished over the reefs and under the birds on the main lake Flounder are good on live mud min nows and jigs tished on the Louisiana shore line and aiound the Texas side of the cause way TRINITY BAY Redfish are good on live shad and finger mullet fished in deep water and on dead shrimp fished from the bank Trout are fair to good on spoons and cocahoe minnows EAST GALVESTON BAY Redfish are fair on mullet and shad fished near the Intracoastal Canal and in Rollover Cove Trout are fair to good on live bait and on shrimp tails fished under birds WEST GALVESTON BAY Redfish are fair to good on live mullet and Shrimptails fished around the pass Trout are fair to good on Mirrolures and live bait Sheepshead are good on dead shrimp fished at the pier PORT OCONNOR Redfish are good on live bait and RatLTraps fished in Coon Island and San Antonio Bay Trout are fair on RatLTraps Mirrolures and shrimp EAST MATAGORDA Redfish are fair on dead shrimp and on plastics Trout are fair to good on live bait and on soft plastic beetles Flounder are lair to good on shrimp and mud minnows MATAGORDA Redfish are good on live bait tished in deep water Trout are fair on bait under the birds ROCKPORT Redfish are very good on mul let and Shrimptails Trout are good on Kelly Wigglers and on shrimp tails fished under the birds and around slicks PORT ARANSAS Redfish are fair on coca hoe minnows and on Sassy Shad Trout are fair to good on live bait and Mirrolures fished under birds BAFFIN BAY Redfish are fair on live bait and on chartreuse and glow colored soft plas tics Trout are fair to good on live bait and shrimp tails fished under the birds CORPUS Redtish are fair on live and cut bait fished around Shamrock and near the Intracoastal Canal Trout are fair on soft plastic shad fished under the birds PORT MANSFIELD Redfish are good on live shrimp and finger mullet and on shrimp tails Trout are fair on live bait SpinTraps and on Shrimptails PORT ISABEL Redfish are fair on shrimp and cut bait with some action on gold spoons fished under a popping cork and gold spoons fished at the jetties Trout are fair to good on live bait and on Kelly Wigglers
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