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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 18, 2000, New Braunfels, Texas                                BURKS QUICK Hrrs Rangers offer Burks 3years million FORT WORTH offer from the Texas Rangers is on the table for free agent outfielder Ellis Buries So are deals from Cleveland and Colorado Buries said he expects to decide by the weekend which team he will sign with He plans to know before returning to Fort Worth next week with his family for the Thanksgiving holiday Buries 36 has been limited by two operations on both knees the past two seasons in San Francisco In 393 atbats last season he hit 344 with 24 home runs and 96 RBIs Burks likes the idea of being used as a designated hitter by the Rangers who have offered a three year deal worth million Cleveland has reportedly offered a threeyear deal and Colorado is proposing two years with an option for a third TLUs Salazar leads AllASG soccer team SEGUIN Texas Lutheran defender Eddie Salazar was named to the 2000 American Southwest Conference Mens Soccer All Conference Team to lead a group of eight other Bulldogs on the mens and womens allconference squads Salazar a junior from San Antonio was the captain of the Bulldog defense that gave up a con ferencelow 19 goals in the 2000 season He was joined on the division first team by junior midfielder Cory McDougal of San Antonio David Stahl a sophomore defender from Seguin and freshman forward Sean OBrien of Friendswood were named to the AllWest Division Second Team Bulldog goalkeeper Wes Mariott was named to the West Division Honorable Mention Team The womens team had two mem bers firstyear midfielder Christy Treviho and sophomore forward Andrea Franzen selected to the conferences AllWest Division Second Team GAME TIME Today Basketball Chicago Bulls at Utah Jazz onWGN College Football Michigan at Ohio State 11 on KSAT East Carolina at West Virginia 11 am on ESPN Illinois at Northwestern 11 onespn2 Kansas State at Missouri am on KENS TexasEl Paso at Texas Christian 2 on FXSP Auburn at Alabama on KENS Texas Tech at Oklahoma on KSAT Ole Miss at Georgia 5 on espn2 Oregon at Oregon State on FXSP Miami at Syracuse on ESPN Florida at Florida State 7 on KSAT Gymnastics Reeses Gymnastics Cup Tennis WTA Chase Championships semifinal Noon on FXSP ATP Tennis Masters Series semifinal on ESPN SWIng World Cup Skiing mens giant slalom on ESPN HERALDZEITUNG SPORTS Saturday November 18 2000 IB Friendly NB beating NB volleyball team earns trip to state finals with win BY BRYAN ADAMS Sports Editor SAN MARCOS The size of Strahan Coliseum the noise from the thousands of people on hand and the butterflies in their stom achs did not rattle the New Braunfels Unicorns even when they fell behind 20 early in the first game Like they have been known to do all season the Unicorns rallied to overtake Friendswood and then never looked back as they knocked off the Mustangs Friday night in the state semifinals in San Marcos Two unforced errors by Friendswood tied the first game at 22 and an ace by New Braunfels senior Michelle Popp gave the Unicorns a 32 lead NB led the rest of the game Once a server gets an ace on us I think we just focus harder on our serve receive and start playing bet Popp said I dont think we got down at With the win the Unicorns 33 7 advance to the state champi onship game which is to be play at today They will play the unbeaten Longview Pine Tree Lady Pirates who defeated Cleburne 158 159 in their state semifinal match At this point of the year records dont mean anything NB senior Bethany Hildebrand said We just K JESSIE take it game by game and focus on New Braunfels senior Kate Kennedy goes up for the kill as teammate Jackie Baerwald looks the game at hand We just have to on during Friday nights state semifinal match against Friendswood at Strahan Coliseum in go out and work hard to win San Marcos The Unicorns will play for the state championship at today Despite losing their starting mid STATE SEMIFINALS New Braunfels Unicorns defeated Friendswood Mustangs NEXT vs Longview Pine Tree 400 at today WHERE Strahan Coliseum in San Marcos die blocker for about 15 minutes because of turned ankle Friendswood 338 rallied to tie the game at 44 on kills by Ami Rodgers and Magdelena Gotsch We know that when a player goes down the other players are going to step it Popp said They did and I really didnt see a big difference at The Unicorns rallied for a 74 lead behind three consecutive aces by Hildebrand NB head coach Phyllis Fowler said before the match that the key to winning would be serving and serve receive We had a few key serves a cou ple of aces and the kids got on a Fowler said Neither team had the momentum from the very they knew who to serve to We studied the video The kids knew before we came here that they See CHS girls improve to 20 with 5231 win FROM STAFF REPORTS The Canyon girls basketball team upped its mark to 20 on the season with a 5231 win over Flatonia Friday at CHS Canyon shot 42 percent in the game dominated the boards in the first half and committed just 13 turnovers Becky Jost led the Cougarettes with 14 points and Erin Henk racked up 12 points Micaeli Smith added nine points Crystal Kruger hauled a gamehigh 10 rebounds and donated five points Canyon next plays demons at 730 on Tuesday in Schertz Hays 51 NB boys 49 OT The New Braunfels boys basket ball team lost a heartbreaker Friday night on the road against Hays 5149 in overtime A gutty performance by the Unicorns forced the overtime with the two teams knotted at 4444 In the end Hays was able to pull away at the free throw line Chris Medrano led the Unicorns with 18 points and Nick Hutnyak poured in 10 points Chase Taylor added nine points and Justin Baetge scored six points The Unicorns fell to 02 on the season with the loss New Braunfels next plays Central Catholic at 8 on Tuesday in San Antonio 8V boys 67 West Campus 60 The Smithson Valley boys bas ketball team went 20 in preseason with a 6760 win over the West See Smithson Valley blasts McCollum Rangers advance with 4512 victory K JESSIE Smithson Valley Ryan Beyer 5 and teammate Cody Fuller highfive after beating Canyon in their regular season finale The Rangers advance past the first round of the playoffs with a win over San Antonio McCollum Friday night BY WILL MARTIN HeraldZeitung Correspondent SAN ANTONIO The weather may have kept some of the fans away but not even Mother Nature could slow down Smithson Valley Friday night as the Rangers rolled the Cowboys of San Antonio McCollum 4512 at East Central Stadium in a Bi District showdown The win brings the Rangers season record to 101 and gives head coach Larry Hills team a spot in the second round of the playoffs Smithson Valley exploded out of the gates capping their 67yard open ing drive with an eightyard touch down run by junior quarterback Laron Bybee Junior Michael Pawelek then found senior tight end Jeff Schoggin for the twopoint con version putting Smithson Valley ahead 80 After McCollum went three and out on their ensuing possession the Rangers came out firing Bybee com KRAWCZYNSKI pleted three passes for 38 yards including an 11 yard touchdown pass to senior wideout Cody Fuller that would put Smithson Valley up 150 The Rangers defense led by senior linebacker David Krawczynski remained stifling as McCollum again had to punt the ball away In their first two possessions the Cowboys could only muster two yards of total offense Smithson Valley continued to dom inate on offense scoring on a three yard run by junior Clint Haney and again on a 37yard run by Fuller plac ing the Rangers squarely in the dri vers seat with a 290 lead at the end of the first quarter The Cowboys regrouped and were Taylor offensive line propel Unicorns past Medina Valley BY TNI CLARK HeraldZeitung Correspondent SEGUIN Clinging to a 13 9 halftime lead the New Braunfels Unicorns started the second half by placing their Bi District Playoff fate in the hands of senior running back Tate Taylor and behind the power of its offensive line Taylor and the line used the opportunity to pound out three touchdown drives on their first three offensive possessions of the second half as the Unicorns defeated Medina Valley 3421 to advance in the Class 4A state playoffs Friday night at Seguins Matador Stadium New Braunfels advances to the Area Playoffs to face Austin Lake Travis which advanced with a 2114 win over Pflugerville Connally on Friday After taking the ball to start the second half the Unicorns and Taylor wasted little time in See NBs Evan Smith makes a tackle during Friday night1 3421 playoff win over Medina Valley in Seguin   

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