New Braunfels Herald Zeitung, January 29, 2003, Page 7

Publication: New Braunfels Herald Zeitung January 29, 2003

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 29, 2003, New Braunfels, Texas kSports Wednesday, January 29, 2003 7A Hornets sting sleeping Cougars 2-1CHS loses non-district game to SA East Central By Bryan Adams Sports Editor Canyon came out extremely flat during the first 40 minutes of Tuesday's game at Cougars Stadium, not winning 50-50 balls, not challenging East Central’s defenders or goalkeeper and not showing any kind (rf aggressiveness. The Hornets stung the sluggish Cougars for two goals in the first half and hung on for a 2-1 victory in non-district play. They (Cougars) knew it was a non-district game, but they also knew we needed to win this game. They know I was really disappointed with the way they played tonight,” Canyon head coach Rob Rush said. “The second half we fought back and played better, but we can’t dig ourselves a hole like that and expect to win a lot of games.” East Central’s Jacob Lopez broke the scoreless tie during the 27th minute when his left-footed shot from just inside the left sideline floated over Canyon goalkeeper Neal Hill’s head and into the goal. Less than six minutes later, East Central’s Ryan Bielefeldt blasted a shot on goal that bounced off a Canyon defender and rolled to the middle of the goalie’s box. Christian Ortega corralled the rebound and beat Hill I-on-1 to give the Hornets a 2-0 lead. “We’ve been giving up a lot of goals lately, so we moved around some people to play defense. I think that kind of helped us tonight,” East Central head coach Lee Ortiz said. “The kids we played on offense tonight have been playing off and on throughout the year, but tonight I gave them a chance to start, and they did really well.” East Central outshot Canyon 11-7 in the first half and led 2-0 at halftime. “I was extremely disappointed with our first half,” Rush said. “We didn’t communicate, we didn’t challenge their goalie, we didn’t challenge 50-50 balls and we didn’t challenge in the air.” See COUGARS/2B DAVID INGRAM/Herald-Zerjng Canyon’s Chase Ford (6) controls the ball durng Tuesday’s game against East Central at Cougars Stadium. East Central won 2-1. ... 'vq,, K. JESSIE SLATE N/Herakl-Zet lung Smithson Valley junior forward Andrew Sweet (9) tries to steal the ball during a game earlier this season at Rangers Stadium. Smithson Valley beat Elgin 3-1 Tuesday. SV boys soccer team beats ElginRangers get by Wildcats 3-1 From staff reports ELGIN — After a disappointing tie against Central Catholic this past Saturday, the Smithson Valley boys soccer team rebounded Tuesday to beat Elgin 3-1. Less than five minutes into the game, Smithson Valley senior Darren McCutchen scored on an assist from senior Frank Harris to give the Rangers a 1-0 It d. The score remained 1-0 until the 58th minute during the second half when Smithson Valley senior Kevin Monahan scored on a penalty kick to make it 2-0. Smithson Valley sophomore Brad Ray stretched the lead to 3-1 when his free kick during the 70th minute found the back of the net. The Rangers improved to 7-5-2 and begin District 27-5A play Feb. 7 against San Antonio Highland at the San Antonio I SD Spring Sport s Complex.MUHS boys soccer The New Braunfels boys soccer team suffered a 5-0 loss to the undefeated Alamo Heights Mules Tuesday at Unicorn Stadium. Michael Strong scored the first two goals for Alamo Heights, John Hohlier’s goal made it 3-0, Jimmy Pogue scored on a header to make it 4-0 and Korinad Stroth rounded out the scoring. Alamo Heights improved to 11-0-2 overall and 2-0 in District 27-4A. New Braunfels fell to 4-6-1 overall and 0-2-1 in District 27-4A. The Unicorns do not play again until Feb. 4 at Dripping Springs.► CHS gris soccer SAN ANTONIO — Scores and highlights from Tuesday night’s non-district girls soccer game between Canyon and East Central was not made available to the Herald-Zeitung. Canyon next plays at 6:45 p.m. Friday against Fredericksburg at home. Playoff clincher NB locks up post-season berth with 56-43 win over Del Valle By Brett Baca Staff Writer New Braunfels junior forward Erica Wendell collected 18 points, ll rebounds and blocked three shots Tuesday night against the Del Valle Cardinals as the Unicorns clinched a playoff spot for the third time in school history and for the first time since 2000 with a convincing 56-43 win at home. Audrey Fischer added 13 points, including nine in the first quarter on 2-of-2 three-point shooting and 2-of-2 free throws. Sarah Knud-son chipped in with IO points and five boards and Mollie Brawner had eight points. Tt feels great, just great,” New Braunfels head coach Larry Schulte said. "We’re having a tremendous season so far, but we’ve got more wo*k to do. We’re not satisfied with just making the playoffs. We want to go further.” New Braunfels (19-7 overall, 8-2 in District 25-4A) clinched at least a tie for second place in District 27-4A after finishing 9-22 overall this past season. Del Valle (14-12, 7-4) can still force a playoff game for second place with the Unicorns if New Braunfels loses both of its final two games and Del Valle wins its two remaining games. That would make both teams 8-4, having split their two head-to-head district games. "We need to go out and take care of business on Friday against Lockhart (13-13, 3-6),” Schulte said. "We’ve worked hard all season long and if we wm we’re in second place.” The Unicorns worked hard every minute of Tuesday’s game against Del Valle. In the first quarter the Unicorns jumped out to a 16-10 lead on Fisher’s two 3-pointers, while Wendell went to work on the inside and scored five points. New Braunfels extended its lead to IO in the second quarter as the Unicorns continued to plug away at the interior with Wendell. But in the third quarter the K. JESSIE SLATEN/Heraw Zeitung New Braunfels junior post Erica Wendell (22) goes up for a shot during Tuesday’s game against the Dei Valle Lady Cardinals. The Unicorns defeated the Lady Cardinals 56-43 and clinched a playoff spot. Lady Cardinals closed to within five points at 34-29 before Wendell rolled off six straight points to put New Braunfels back on top, 40-29. "It was a very physical game out there,” Wendell said. "We stayed patient and played our game inside. I got a lot of good feeds inside and I was able to score some points when we needed them.” In the fourth quarter, the Unicorns continued to pound the ball inside and scored at will. At one point New Braunfels went up by as many as 20 points before the second team came in and finished the game off at the free throw' line. See UNICORNS^New Braunfels swim team wins District 26-4A championshipCanyon, NB swim teams advance to regional meet From staff reports The New Braunfels High School swan team won the District 26 4A title in tile both the boys and girls divisions Saturday in Burnet Austin l^ake Travis came in second ui both divisions and Canyon High Selma! finished fifth in the girls and fourth in the boys divisions. New Braunfels or Canyon won 16 ut 23 events. John Quinn of New Biwunfols won two individual event* and was on two winning relay teams. Brittney Fekmann and Kip Duckworth both won two individual events and were on the first plate 200-yard freestyle relay. Bean Duckwurth won the 200 yard Iud* victual M«*Uey aud took second ta the 100-yard beest vie. Ryan Becket aam the I OI Ward btvustsin*ke ami placed second rn the Aleyard freestyle Catvvmis Justin tabby won two individual events alai set the pool reclad ut the I OB vaivl freestyle dearie* Un** ut I Vat*on won the .UkWatd freestyle and placed second rn the 200-yard freestyle. Felt ma im and Kip Duckworth tied for outstanding female swimmer Quam ami Ashby tied for outstanding male swimmer. tither sw immers from New Braunfels who advanced to the Region VU-4A meet on Jan. JI ut Palo Vito were Elizabeth Simmons, Katherine Zmuuertuan. Kelley Shelton, Martha Kick womb Megan Sowed, Darnel Phipps, Grant YYaruecke. Valarte Castillo. Morgan Adams, Mitchell Vdaius, Jill Collins, Tim Duckers Jacob Saucedo, Mark Carbides, and Dane Mala testa. Canyon advanced Ashby, Lucas. Lindsey Miller. Jayne Jennings, Tulsi Ansli, Reed Clocker, True Cleve, Jesus Vernia. Enc Powell and John Seaborne The individual winners in each event at regionals advance ti' the state meet Keo. IV 16 ut Austin. The New Braunfels boys AJO*yard Medfey and IOO*yard freestyle relay teams .ire the favorites to wui ii regionals. tabby recorded one or uh* as test tunes ut the -univ this veer ut the AK yard aid WI)* vaunt treosiv ie**. -warn    m    JMI \ ;

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Publication: New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

Location: New Braunfels, Texas

Issue Date: January 29, 2003

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