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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 19, 2000, New Braunfels, Texas NEW PELS HERALDZEITUNG Vol 150 No 7 36 pages in 4 sections November 19 2000 O TX Tpv A vr Serving Comal County since 1852 STAT CHAM CHRIS Coach Phyllis Fowler and State Tournament Most Valuable Player Kate Kennedy share an emotional moment THE ROAD To THE TITLE 15101015 12151512 Fort Worth 151 San Antonio 151 Austin 152 San Antonio 156 157 Austin St 153 157 Pflugerville 158 Austin 915 1512 158 Buda 157 Austin Deer 157 1115 159 Houston Jersey 159 San Antonio 1513 Round Austin 1416 156 1511 157 150 155 Smithson 1512 1015150 1512 153 1512 Smithson 159 615 San Antonio 715 Playoff RMults Pflugerville Connally 157 152 NenBraunfels Canyon 154 1511 Calallen 155 159 SMlarcos 15131510 Friendswood 159 159 Longview Pine Tree 1510515 1511 NB Unicorns it doesnt get any better than this CHRIS Jhe jubilant New Braunfels Unicom volleyball team hoists its coveted state trophy after winning the University Interscholastic League Class 4A State Volleyball Championship Saturday in San Marcos BY BRYAN ADAMS Sports Editor SAN MARCOS weeks of preseason practice 65 days of regular season play and four weeks of gut wrenching playoff action all boiled down to the biggest match of their lives the UIL State Volleyball Championship The New Braunfels Unicorns 347 captured the 2000 Class 4A State Championship by beating the previously unbeaten Longview Pine Tree Lady Pirates 1511 Saturday at Southwest Texas States Stratum Coliseum in San Marcos Unicorn senior Kate Kennedy took home the State Tournament Most Valuable Player Award This was New Braunfels sixth trip to the state volley ball tournament the second trip to the finals and the first state championship Head coach Phyllis Fowler who had guided two New Braunfels teams to state semi final matches but never a state finals match knew her team was capable of accomplishing any goal it set When we first found out where we were in the bracket after we won district the kids never set their goals on com ing to state They had goals to win state all Fowler said I told them I dont want another Ive had that and Ive been there We wanted the gold and now its really a great Not only did the Unicorns end Pine Trees first postsea CHAMPS 10 Natalie Walther Sr 55 11 Amanda Jergins So 56 12 Belinda Vargas 14 Amy Eichmann Sr 5T 15 Jackie Baerwald Sr 55 16 Michelle 18 Michelle Shipley 20 Ashley Rauch Jr 58 21 Bethany Hildebrand Sr 59 23 Chelsea Cornelius So 510 24 Traci Garvens Jr 55 25 Jackie Lucas 31 Kate Kennedy son experience in school his tory in defeat they snapped the Lady Pirates 40game win streak Pine Tree had not lost a game in 40 matches this season 80 I think this is the most competitive group of girls Ive ever Fowler said The Unicorns had eight seniors who played together in middle school on the freshman team on the junior varsity team on offseason select teams and on the varsi ty They said they dreamed of a state championship for as long as they could remember We always expected it anticipated and dreamed about it but now that its actually happened its absolutely senior Amy Eichmann said Weve worked so long and so hard for this Weve always been together and weve always dreamed about Eichmann earned a spot on the State AllTournament team Rainy weather expected to give way to sunshine FROM STAFF REPORTS Regional rainfall Saturday brought few problems to New Braunfels or the Hill Country and was expected to taper off overnight National Weather Service mete orologist Joe Baskin said snow was reported in the Texas Panhandle and in far West Texas However South Texas got only the rain By 5 Saturday only 68 inches of rain had been recorded at the New Braunfels Municipal Airport We have lots of water ponding up on the streets because the See CHRIS Antonio and Malyza Calderon bundle up in front of HEB in New Braunfels Saturday HeraldZeitung launches 2000 Cheer Fund campaign FROM STAFF REPORTS The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung continues its annual Cheer Fund this holiday season The Community Service Center identifies 200 families to receive food baskets The HeraldZeitung arranges to buy and deliver the food baskets Residents and businesses are invited to drop off or mail dona tions to the HeraldZeitung 707 Landa New Braunfels All funds will be used by buy groceries for needy families Volunteers will be needed to pre pare and deliver the food baskets on Dec 16 For information call Margaret Edmonson at 6259144 INDEX INSIDE Abby 2C Business 56B Classified MOD Stammtisch 3C Forum 8A 4A Obituaries 3A Sports 14B Today 2A Television TV Week A delegation of Special Olympics athletes represents New Braunfels at the state Winter Comal County Senior Citizen Center reaches out to home bound reektents71C One local business encourages its employees to make a The war of words over the Florida recount heats up and heads to court
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