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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 1, 2003, New Braunfels, Texas Contact Sports Editor Bryan Adams at 6259144 ext 223 Saturday February 1 2003 IB SPORTS Cougarettes devour Billies 42 DAVID Canyon forward Celina Rosiles runs past a Fredericksburg defender before scoring a goal during Friday nighfs game at Cougars Stadium The Cougarettes defeated the Lady Billies 42 Canyon girls remain undefeated in district BY BRETT BACA Staff Writer After a slow start Friday night on their own home field the Canyon Cougarettes strung together a series of four goals in 30 minutes on 10 shots including two by senior for ward Celina Rosiles The Cougarettes improved to 201 in District 274A play with a con vincing 42 win over the Fredericks burg Battlin Billies This was a big district game for us and we did a good job of coming out and being ready to Canyon head coach Dustin Gold said Were coming into a stretch with Boerne and Alamo Heights next week so we wanted to play well and get a win before hit the hard stretch of our schedule The way we played tonight has me thinking that were ready to play those two Boerne and Alamo Heights are picked by many experts to finish 1 2 atop the final district standings at the end of the soccer season But on Friday Canyon might as well have been district champions they way they passed the ball and scored goals with efficiency Canyon got things going at the mark when Jennifer Holm stole a pass at midfield and passed the ball up to a streaking Amanda Albrecht who took the pass in full stride and beat her defender to the keeper for a oneonone opportuni ty Albrecht shot low and to the right past a diving Fredericksburg keeper That first half was probably our best half weve played this Gold said We did a good job of cre ating opportunities by moving the ball around See Staying alive Smith Vargas lead Canyon to 6437 win over Lake Travis DAVID INGRAWHeraldZeitung Canyon senior center Micaeli Smith 20 goes up for a shot as teammate Courtney Krisch looks on during Friday nighfs game against Austin Lake Travis at Ben Hardy Cougar Den The Cougarettes defeated the Lady Cavaliers 6437 BY BRYAN ADAMS Sports Editor Canyon seniors Micaeli Smith and Erika Vargas went out with a bang in what was likely their last game Friday night at Ben Hardy Cougar Den The two threeyear starters combined for 27 points 18 rebounds four steals and three blocked shots in a 6437 win over Austin Lake Travis It was a very emotional game for us and it meant so much more to get a said Smith who scored a teamhigh 15 points and grabbed 13 rebounds We just went out there and relaxed and took care of With the win the fourthplace Cougarettes 188 overall 65 in District 254A kept their hopes of making the playoffs for the first time since 2000 alive That was a good group of kids in Canyon head coach Ter ry Tennell said But Im happy for this group of kids right here because theyve played a great season Im really proud of the way the two seniors played their last game at home They walked off their home court as winners and nobody can take that away from Vargas hit 3of3 threepointers in the second half and scored nine of her 12 points after the break She also had four rebounds and three steals Before the game we all talked in the locker room and coach Ten nell said to me and Micaeli that it was going to be a very emotional game for us and it Vargas said 1 think the rest of the team played hard for me and Micaeli and that means a lot We really wanted to win our last home The Cougarettes hit 7of8 free throws in the first quarter to take a 176 lead and led 3013 at half time after the Lady Cavaliers 11 19 29 shot 4of29 14 percent from the floor in the first half We played decent but we didnt play our A game in the first Tennell said Im glad that we were able to stay focused I dont like Parents Night a whole lot because its a distraction to the players But these kids have risen to the occasion all year and they did it again tonight Theyre good See Unicorns down Highlands 10 FROM STAFF REPORTS SAN ANTONIO Freshman Andrew Latiolais scored with 15 minutes left in the game and goal keeper Ben Campos recorded a 1 0 shutout against Highlands Fri day night New Braunfels 561 overall 021 in district play Tuesday at Dripping Springs CHS boys FREDERICKSBUG Zeb Vicknair scored the third of three goals for the Canyon boys soccer team on a nice giveandgo assist from Juan Sanchez and Vicknair assisted Sanchez on another goal as the Cougars beat Fredericks burg 30 Friday night Andrew Ayala scored the first goal on an assist from Ryan Thomason Canyon 86 21 hosts Boerne on Tuesday Chelsea Simonson scored on an assist from Jennifer Shumway to put the New Braunfels girls soccer team up 10 at halftime and Lau ra Vasquez assisted Audie Joost on an insurance goal in the second half to beat Lockhart 20 Friday NB hosts Dripping Springs Monday Region finals today K JESSIE New Braunfels Sean Duckworth swims during Fridays Region VII4A preliminary race in the boys 200yard IM at Palo Alto College Natatorium Finals take place tonight K JESSIE Jose Bustos goes up for a shot during a game against Bastrop earlier this season at NBHS The Unicorns hosted Lockhart Friday night Unicorns bounce back to beat Lions NBHS holds off Lockhart 6960 FROM STAFF REPORTS The New Braunfels boys basketball team outscored Lockhart 2522 in the fourth quarter to come away with a 6960 victory Friday night Matt Hogue scored a game high 30 points Isaac Sanchez poured in 12 and Jeff Moore added 10 The Unicorns 189 overall 36 in district play at Drip ping Springs Tuesday The Smithson Valley boys basketball team chalked up its first district win of the sea son Friday against Harlan dale 5552 Josh Gregory racked up 15 points and grabbed 12 rebounds Hank Schoggin also tallied 15 points The Rangers 522 overall 16 in district play Bracken ridge at 7 Tuesday at the Alamo Convocation Center Canyon HS boys AUSTIN Lake Travis handed the Canyon boys bas ketball team its second dis trict loss of the season Friday night 5549 The Cougars shot llof23 from the free throw line in the game and were outscored 11 4 in the third quarter Zach Pickelman scored a teamhigh 14 points and hauled in 10 rebounds Jason Gomez contributed 13 Canyon 195 overall 72 in district plays Bastrop at Tuesday at home MBHS girts LOCKHART The New Braunfels girls basketball team lost 4746 to Lockhart Friday night Mollie Brawner scored a teamhigh 21 points Claire Buck had 10 and Audrey Fisher added seven The Unicorns 198 overall 83 in District 254A could finish tied for third place if Del Valle beats Lockhart Tuesday and New Braunfels loses to Dripping Springs Marion HS girts Marions girls basketball team fell 5956 to Somerset Friday night Christina Rodriguez and Lanea Meyer led the Lady Bulldogs with 14 points each Rodriguez also had seven rebounds Marion 1610 92 plays Tuesday at La Vernia MavairoHSgris Navarros girls basketball team clinched at least second place in District 292A with a 4543 win over Stockdale Fri day night Holly Albert led the way with 18 points and Kate Han son added 10 Navarro 159 overall 103 in district play Tuesday at Randolph
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