New Braunfels Herald Zeitung, February 8, 2000, Page 9

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February 08, 2000

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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 8, 2000, New Braunfels, Texas Herald-ZeitungSports Tuesday, February 8, 2000 IB ”,nv .........’•■"■■f.w.M..................   - Quick Hits Soccer registration New Braunfels Youth Soccer Spring soccer registration continues until Feb. 26 at Vivroux Toys/Sporting Goods. Cost for returning players is $30. Cost for new players is $40. New players must have a copy of their birth certificate. League play starts March 4 and is open to children ages 4 to 18. For information, call 606-6722 or 608-9811. Baseball sign-up Amateur baseball teams are needed for the Colts 45 Sunday League. For information, call Manuel Cisneros at 628-6221 after 5:30 p.m. Softball clinic The New Braunfels Girls Softball Association’s final Saturday morning clinic will be from 8:30 to 11 a.m. Feb. 12. The two-hour clinic costs $5. Participants receive credits, or “chits,” for clinics they attend, and the money spent on the clinics will be deducted from the cost of registration in NBGSA’s spring league. Call 625-3068 or 609-2843 for information. Night at the Spurs Canyon Lake residents will be honored with a special pre-game presentation during the Spurs’ Canyon Lake Community Night on Feb. 18. Tickets for the game can be bought at the Canyon Lake Chamber of Commerce by calling (830) 964-2223. Deadline for tickets is Wednesday. For information, call Jack Cuchran at (210) 554-1432. Lady Raider fans Comal County Texas Tech Exes will meet at 5 p.m. Feb. 23 at New Braunfels Coffee to caravan to Austin to watch the Lady Raiders take on the Lady Longhorns in basketball. The group will stop at Schultz Beer Garden for refreshments before the game. Contact Jim Noble at 609-4404. Game Time ► Today High School Soccer Canyon boys at Smithson Valley, JV at 5:30 p.m., varsity at 7 p.m. Smithson Valley girls at Canyon, 7:30 p.m. High School Basketball Canyon girls at Bastrop, 7:45 p.m. Bastrop boys at Canyon, 7:45 p.m. Lockhart girls at Smithson Valley, 7:30 p.m. Crockett girls at New Braunfels, 7:30 p.m. Smithson Valley boys at Lockhart, 7:45 p.m. NHL (all times EST) Washington at Boston, 7 p.m. Edmonton at Montreal, 7:30 p.m. Carolina at N.Y. Islanders, 7:30 p.m. New Jersey at N.Y. Rangers, 7:30 p.m. San Jose at Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m. St. Louis at Detroit, 7:30 p.m. Buffalo at Colorado, 9 p.m. Anaheim at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m. NBA (all times EST) Atlanta at Toronto, 7 p.m. Boston at New Jersey, 7:30 p.m. Seattle at San Antonio, 8 p.m. Cleveland at Houston, 8:30 p.m. Vancouver at Phoenix, 9 p.m. Chicago at Sacramento, 10:30 p.m. NB girls win invitational Monday Score The New Braunfels Lady Unicorns tangled with Seguin in girls high school soccer action Monday. The final score was New Braunfels 0, Seguin 1. From staff reports The New Braunfels Lady Unicorns won the first Unicom Girls’ Invitational soccer tournament Saturday at Unicorn Stadium. New Braunfels defeated Boerne and Kerrville Tivy in the three-game tournament. Boerne took home the second place trophy. “It was kind of interesting because this will be next year’s new district,” New Braunfels coach Al Dressen said. The University Interscholastic League announced district realignments on Feb. I, moving New Braunfels from 5A to 4A and into a district with Canyon, Smithson Valley, Boerne, Fredericksburg and Kerrville Tivy. The realignment goes into effect in the 2000-2001 school year. In the first game Saturday, New Braunfels and Boerne battled to a See INVITATIONAL^ Area College Action Mens basketball Incarnate Word defeated Texas Lutheran (6-11) 92-63 Saturday night at McDemott Center in San Antonio. Leading Bulldog scorers were Essex Campbell with 18, Adam Hawley with 17 and John Laramore with IO. Southwest Texas State dominated Texas-Arlington with an 89-66 defeat in Strahan Coliseum in San Marcos. The Bobcats had five players in double figures — Brendon Polyblank (19), Wesley Williams (18), Jason Blair (14), Jasper Smith (14) and Manny Flores (ll). Women’s basketball Southwest Texas State Lady Bobcats clinched a close one against Texas-Arlington with a 57-51 score Saturday in San Marcos. Leading the Lady Bobcats were Latoya Jones with 20 points and Sarah Wagner with IO. Baseball Texas Lutheran won its season opener 7-0 against Concordia-Austin on Saturday at Katt-Isbel Field in Seguin. Clint Smith pitched the shutout and tossed 11 strikeouts. In their second game, TLU racked up 12 runs to Concordia-Austin’s 2 to boost its record to 2-0. Keith Lant went the distance as the Bulldogs erupted with IO runs in the fourth inning. They trailed 2-0 to start the fourth inning. Texas Christian University and Southwest Texas State baseball teams each won in their doubleheader Saturday at TCU Diamond in Fort Worth. TCU dominated the first game with a 6-3 win over the Bobcats. Todd Tuel and Chad Massengale pitched for SWT. The second game was suspended with a 6-6 score after 11 innings because of darkness. Pitching for the Bobcats were Mike Huddleston, Jacob Casanova and Erie Johnson. When the game resumed on Sunday, SWT scored three unearned runs in the 14th inning to win 9-6. Garrett Sherrill helped with pitching duties. Softball Southwest Texas State’s softball team came away 4-2 from the Second Annual Chuck Nash Southwest Texas Tournament Friday through Sunday in San Marcos. New Mexico State rallied in the sixth inning to put away SWT 3-2 in the first . game on Friday. Pitcher Jessica Chase picked up the loss. However, SWT quickly turned around to defeat Texas A&M Corpus Christi 3-0 with pitcher Kristy Gandy picking up the win. On Saturday, SWT defeated Texas A&M Corpus Christi 8-5 with Chase tossing for the Lady Bobcats. SWT then made quick work of Mexico State with a 7-2 win and pitcher Stephanie Blair picking up the win. SWT shut out New Mexico State 4-0 on Sunday; Chase got the win. Texas A&M Corpus Christi avenged its previous losses with an 8-6 victory over SWX Jodi Styron pitched for SWX Photo submitted The New Braunfels High School girls varsity soccer team and some of its supporters celebrate on Saturday. Report: Star cornerback believes Dallas career over FORT WORTH (AP) — All-Pro cornerback Deion Sanders says his career with the Dallas Cowboys is likely over. Sanders told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram in Monday’s editions that he wants to play next season with a team that has a chance to win the Super Bowl. But the flamboyant, 11-year veteran says he has no regrets about his five-year stay in Dallas SANDERS that included a Super Bowl title in 1995. “I had a wonderful time,” Sanders told the newspaper. “I wanted some more wins. I wanted more Super Bowls. But it was good. I understood I was a hired gun. I’ve still got some bullets. It’s not my fault the gun doesn't shoot like. it used to,”. The team was expected to cut Sanders, 32, on June 2 because of his $12.7 million price tag for 2000. Cowboys officials, the newspaper said, are also disappointed by Sanders’ decision to play baseball again. Sanders will report to the Cincinnati Reds next week for spring training. Sanders, whose Dallas career also featured four Pro Bowl selections, was limping around his Plano home Sunday rather than playing in the latest bowl with his all-star peers. While Sanders says he’s happy for new Cowboys coach Dave Campo and new defensive coach Mike Zimmer, he believes his days are numbered. “It doesn’t look good,” Sanders said. The Cowboys did not return a telephone call today from The Associated Press. Last month, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones backed off a previous statement that he’d like to see the animated defender-punt returner in a Dallas uniform for the rest of his career. Jones said then that a solution might come this spring. Sanders returned from career-threatening toe surgery last year to play in the team’s final 14 regular-season games. Surgeons last month also repaired a medial meniscus tear on Sanders’ right knee. The player had a cast on his ankle after it was sprained in ’ a Christmas Eve loss to New Orleans. The departure of Sanders to play baseball would leave Dallas thin at cornerback. The two top comers behind Sanders, Kevin Smith and Kevin Mathis, have combined to miss 21 games over the past two seasons. Upward bound SWT making plans for big move to Division I-A K. JESSIE SLATEN/Herald-Zeitung Above: Southwest Texas State University vice president James Studer and coach Bob DeBesse chat about their plans to move SWT from NCAA Division l-AA to Division LA. Below: Studer details the plan for improvements. BY K. JESSIE SLATEN Staff Writer Southwest Texas State University’s Vice President James Studer outlined Monday the university’s steps for moving the school’s football program to NCAA Division LA status. The Texas State University System board of regents gave the go-ahead Friday to university administrators to implement a plan aimed at landing SWT in Division I-A. SWT, now a Division LAA program, will begin stadium improvements this fall in a step toward a 2004 realization of the Bobcats competing in the more prestigious league. The carryover value of such a move, Studer said, would include more revenue coming into the area, primarily because of the excitement created by the introduction of better known teams to the Bobcat Stadium. “It’s hard for some people to get excited with the schools we’re now playing,” he said. Playing schools such as Rice, though, “schools that fans know in the area,” Studer said, would gamer a lot more excitement and more fans showing up for games. Coach Bob DeBesse said, “I’m excited about the challenge of the change, both as head football coach and as an alum.” Academically, DeBesse said, “we’re a IA institution anyway. This See INVITATIONAL^ ;

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