New Braunfels Herald Zeitung, January 6, 2001, Page 9

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January 06, 2001

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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 6, 2001, New Braunfels, Texas Herald-ZeitungSports Saturday, January 6, 2001 IBQuick HitsNB adult volleyball league starts Jan. 17 Community Education is sponsoring an adult women’s A-Level Volleyball League in New Braunfels. Games will take place at 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays from Jan. 17 through Feb. 21 at Canyon High School’s old gym. Player fee is $5 per person and the team fee will be determined by the number of teams participating. For information, contact Denise Cook at 606-5776 or at [email protected] registration to take place Jan. 18 New Braunfels Little League will have registration for the Spring 2001 season from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Jan. 18 and Jan. 23 at the Seele School Cafeteria on Howard Street. Girls and boys ages 5-18 may register for softball, T-ball, machine-pitch and baseball. The fee is $50 per player and a copy of a birth certificate is necessary only for children new to NBLL. For information contact Jon Ellis at 629-0294 or 625-3411 ext. 284.Sign up for Bulverde Little League Jan. 13 Registration for the spring 2001 Bulverde Little League season will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Jan. 13 and Jan. 20 at Bill Brown and Bulverde Elementary Schools. For information, call Lee Sweet at (830) 980-7706 or (210) 844-4421.NB baseball coach schedules meeting Parents, players and friends of the New Braunfels Unicom baseball program are asked to attend a meeting with new head coach Doug Edwards at 7 p.m. on Jan. IO in the NBHS cafeteria.Game Time ►TodayCollege Basketball Men’s — Southeast Missouri State at Austin Peay State, 11 a.m. on ESPN. Men’s — Iowa State at Oklahoma, 12:30 p.m. on KR RT. Men’s — Villanova at Virginia Tech, 1 p.m. on ESPN. Women’s — Iowa State at Oklahoma, 1 p.m. on FXSP. Men’s — Stanford at Arizona, 3 p.m. on KENS. Men’s — Colorado at Baylor, 3 p.m. on KRRT. Men’s — Louisiana-Lafayette at Western Kentucky, 3 p.m. on ESPN. Men’s — Hawaii at Southern Methodist, 3 p.m. on FXSP. Men’s — Washington State at UCLA, 5 p.m. on FXSP. Men’s California at Arizona State, 7 p.m. on FXSP. Men’s — Wake Forest at North Carolina, 8 p.m. on ESPN.Boxing WBA super featherweight championship, Joel Casamayor vs. Roberto Garcia, 9 p.m. on SHOW.Football NFC Divisional Game, New Orleans Saints at Minnesota Vikings, 11:30 a.m. on KABB. AFC Divisional Game, Miami Dolphins at Oakland Raiders, 3 p.m. on KENS.Golf Long Drive Championship, noon on FXSP. World Golf Championship Match Play, semifinals, 1 p.m. on KSAT.Figure Skating Grand Slam Super Teams, 7:30 p.m. on FXSP. NB night in old San Antonio New Braunfels set to battle Seguin at the Alamodome K. JESSIE SLATEN/Herald-Zeitung New Braunfels’ Justin Baetge (30) goes for a rebound during a game earlier this season at NBHS. The Unicorns play Seguin at 4 p.m. today at the Alamodome. By Bryan Adams Sports Editor For the coaches it might just be another game on the schedule, but for the players on the New Braunfels and Seguin basketball teams, today’s game is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. The long-time rivalry between the Unicorns and Matadors moves to San Antonio where the two teams will play at 4 p.m. in the Alamodome. Afterwards, the San Antonio Spurs take on the Detroit Pistons at 7:30 p.m. as part of “New Braunfels Community Night with the Spurs.” “It’s a neat deal for the kids,” New Braunfels head coach Victor Sierra said. “I thought it would be great for the kids to go down and experience something like that. We hope to have a good time with it.” Saturday’s game will be the first time in five years a New Braunfels basketball team played in the Alamodome. “New Braunfels Community Night with the Spurs” is sponsored by the New Braunfels Downtown Rotary Club to help benefit the Children’s Museum in New Braunfels. “We’re honored that the Spurs have once again set aside a special night for our citizens,” said Mike Doherty, a representative of the New Braunfels Downtown Rotary Club. “This will be the sixth year that they have recognized the many loyal fans of New Braunfels. We hope that everyone head to the Alamodome to show support of the New Braunfels community.” New Braunfels residents will be honored with a special pre-game presentation before the Spurs and Pistons take to the floor. “The community of New Braunfels K. JESSIE SLATEN/Herald-Zeitung San Antonio Spurs’ David Robinson shoots during a game earlier this season at the Alamodome. The Spurs play the Detroit Pistons at 7:30 p.m. today. has shown a great deal of support for the Spurs over the years and we are pleased to recognize them for their commitment to the team,” said Jack Cuchran, regional marketing manager for the Spurs. “In honor of New Braunfels Community Night, we’ll have a special plaque and game ball presentation prior to the start of the game.” The Unicorns, who enter today’s game with a 4-12 record, are coming See NEW BRAUNFELS/2BUnicorns knock off Eagles From staff reports The New Braunfels Unicorns, under new head coach Todd Behling, opened the 2001 season with a 4-0 win over the Brackenridge Eagles at the Unicom Invitational on Friday. Adam Daw, Gammy Martinez and Vince Rodriguez all scored goals for the Unicorns. Clint Laubach and Trent Classen assisted. Ryan Murray of Brackenridge scored on his own net to give the Unicorns their fourth goal. NB girls soccer team whips Lampasas 4-0 From staff reports The New Braunfels girls soccer team started the 2001 season with a 4-0 win over Lampasas at the round robin Soccer Texas Tournament in Selma on Friday. Kayla Thorton, Adrienne Langelier, And! Jo Elbel and Jennifer Shumway scored goals for the Unicorns. Elbel is three goals away from tying the school record. 'Hie Unicorns will play Austin LBJ, which defeated Lockhart 3-0, at 9 a.m. today. They will play Lockhart at 3:30 p.m. Unicorns lose in overtime K. JESSIE SLATEN/Herald-Zeitung New Braunfels’ Jesus Rodrguez stops the ball during a game against Seguin at the Unicorn Invitational on Friday. From staff reports The New Braunfels girls basketball team lost 67-63 in overtime to Kerrville Tivy Friday night at NBHS. The game went back and forth the whole but the Unicorns (7-14 overall, 0-1 in District 27-4A play) got into foul trouble late in the game and could not hang on. Brianne Taylor led the team with 14 points, Erica Wendell donated 12, Jackie Baerwald added 11 and Natalie Walther had IO. Tech faces uphill battle in Big 12 Conference play By Pam Easton Associated Press Writer not be LUBBOCK — Texas Tech may ready for what it is about to face. The Red Raiders (6-5) may have a winning record, but they’ve struggled at home. And they have a lot to improve on heading into Big 12 play. “I really don’t see anything that we don’t need work on,” said senior forward Cliff Owens, who is averaging 13.9 points and 7.4 rebounds a game. “There’s a lot of work to be done.” Texas Tech plays its Big 12 opener Saturday at home against No. 7 Kansas (Illy The Raiders are 3-3 at home, including losses to Alabama-Birmingham, Texas-El Paso and Texas A&M-Corpus Christi. DICKEY This season has been filled with ups and downs for a team composed of four seniors, a sophomore, five freshmen and a junior college transfer. While the talent is there, it’s taking some time to cultivate. And now things will only get tougher. “Even in the games we’ve lost, there have been flashes,” Owens said. “I don’t think any of these guys has time to be a freshman any more. They have to step up and be veterans.” Coach James Dickey is pleased with how his youthful team has responded thus far. He knows his team still has an uphill climb but is working with them to improve shot selection, finishing out games and defensive efforts. “All of them have come to understand they have to play with a higher level of intensity,” Dickey said. “This freshman group is talented. We just need to make shots. We need to make free throws.” CHRIS PACE/Herald-Zeitung Canyon’s Erin Hank looks to pass during Friday’s game against Boerne at CHS. Boerne won 85-34. Greyhounds overpower Cougarettes By Bryan Adams Sports Editor The region’s fourth-ranked Boerne Greyhounds shot 45 percent (9 of 20) from behind the three-point line in the first half to take a commanding 49-11 lead at halftime against the Canyon Cougarettes Friday night at Ben Hardy Cougar Den. The Cougarettes (8-9 overall, 0-1 in District 27-4A play) mounted a valiant comeback attempt in the second half, but die Greyhounds (19-4, I -0) cruised to an 85-34. “We’ve had games where we shot just as many three-pointers, but we haven’t been able to make as many as we did tonight,” Boerne head coach Richard Herbst said. “When we’reSee COUGARETTES/2B ;

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