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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 8, 2003, New Braunfels, Texas Contact Sports Editor Bfyan Adams at 6259144 ext 223 Saturday February 8 2003 IB Unicorns capture first district win Sanchez scores twice NB whips Wimberley BY BRETT BACA Staff Writer Despite plummeting temperatures and weather forecasts calling for possible snow by early evening the New Braunfels boys soccer team worked itself into a heated frenzy The Unicorns scored three goals in the first half against the Wimberley Texans and captured their first District 254A win of the season 40 The weather didnt really play much of a factor at all I felt New Braunfels head coach Todd Behling said Braun tex Rentals donated a couple of heaters for the sidelines so were very thankful for that But those guys were working pretty hard on the field and that probably helped out a little The Unicorns 671 overall 131 in district came out a little bit timid in the first few minutes of play most likely because of the cold weather But within five minutes the team began to play upbeat and put pressure on Wimberleys defense We New Braunfels have been strug gling all year long but the kids are getting better every Behling said They know what they need to do to get it done on the field and theyre trying to do At the mark the Unicorns struck first when Carlos Sanchez who had two goals in the game won a battle in front of the goal juked his defender to the left and scored on a low shot to the right past the Texan keeper I got a pass from David Gribbon in front of the goal and I saw that I had an opportunity to fake out my opponent and K JESSIE Sanchez said So I took the shot New Braunfels Freshman Andrew Latiolais 16 fights off a Fredericksburg defender during a game earlier this sea See son NB beat Wimberley 40 Friday night and luckily it went DAVID Canyon junior forward Amanda Albrecht scores a goal during a game earlier this season against Fredericksburg The Cougarettes hosted Alamo Heights Friday night at Cougar Stadium and lost 63 SV girls boys crush Highlands Hams hat trick leads to 80 win FROM STAFF REPORTS SAN ANTONIO Smith son Valleys Frank Harris scored three goals in the sec ond half on assists from Rea gan Schneider and Jason Clark as the Rangers rolled over the Highlands Owls 80 Friday at the Spring Sports Complex The Owls scored on their own goal during the eighth minute to give the Rangers a 10 lead Schneider then scored on an assist from Brad Ray during the 18th minute to go up 20 and later assisted on Ryan Borgesons goal to give the Rangers a 30 lead going at halftime Harris scored his first goal two minutes into the second half and his second goal six minutes later Darren McCutchen got in the action with a goal during the 49th minute off Schneiders third assist in the game and Sean Harrison scored on Rays sec ond assist to round out the scoring Smithson Valley 852 over all 10 in District 275A plays Harlandale at 7 Tuesday in San Antonio soccer SAN ANTONIO The Smithson Valley girls soccer team also opened district play with a 70 win over Highlands Friday at the Spring Sports Complex Marcey Morales scored a hat trick for the Rangers and Roxanne Harper added two goals Monica Pryor and Sara Curry also scored goals Smithson Valley 0 plays Harlandale at 5 Tuesday in San Antonio CHS boys soccer SAN ANTONIO The Canyon boys soccer team ran into a wall called Alamo Heights Friday night and suf fered a 20 loss Alamo Heights 1402 5 which has not lost a district game in three seasons scored during the 38th minute and the 74th minute We played a solid game but4hey had two really nice Canyon head coach Rob Rush said I cant com plain they Alamo Heights are just a really good Canyon 88 23 plays Tuesday at New Braunfels CHS girls soccer The Canyon girls soccer team lost 63 to Alamo Heights Friday night Jenny Holm scored two goals and Amanda Albrecht scored a goal The junior varsity team 4 13 won 30 Canyon 732 311 plays New Braunfels Tuesday at home MBHS girls soccer WIMBERLEY The New Braunfels girls soccer teams District 274A game against Wimberley Friday night was postponed until 7 Mon day in Wimberley Canyon survives NB Cougars edge Unicorns in front of overflowing crowd BY BRYAN ADAMS Sports Editor The New Braunfels boys basketball team lost four dis trict games this season by four points or less includ ing a fourpoint loss to cross town rival Canyon back on Jan 14 Even though Canyon had already clinched a playoff spot and New Braunfels had been eliminated from playoff contention Canyon head coach Kenny Rotzler knew that Friday nights game was going to be tight New Braunfels has had a rough year but in my mind New Braunfels is a playoffcaliber Rot zler said after the Cougars escaped with a 5145 victory Theyve had a tough time winning close ball games and theyre just a few points away from being where were at right New Braunfels outscored Canyon 187 in the second quarter and led with remaining in the first half until the mark in the fourth quarter We got them kind of rat tled a little bit and picked up the pace of the said New Braunfels senior Matt Hogue who led the Unicorns with 14 points and grabbed five rebounds We know they like to slow it down but we were able to get some quick buckets and control the tempo for a little Canyon cut the lead to one four times in the third quar ter and tied it at 3232 on a free throw by Jerome Davis Greg Winters then buried a threepointer from the right arc to give the Uni corns a 3532 going into the fourth period Winter fin ished with 11 points After a long baseline pass from Hogue to Alfonso Gomez for a 15foot baseline jumper to make it 3732 Davis hit backtoback three pointers from the same spot to give the Cougars a 3837 lead We made some dumb plays toward the end of the game instead of sticking with what we were DAVID Canyons Kyle Kennedy 25 shoots over New Braunfelss Jeff Moore 34 as Matt Hogue 30 looks on during Friday nighf s game at the New Braunfels High School auxiliary gym Canyon defeated New Braunfels 5145 said Hogue who picked up his fourth foul with a little more than five minutes to play in the game Jerome Davis hit those two three pointers in a row and that was pretty much the turning point It seemed like they all caught on fire from Winters connected on a pair of free throws to briefly give the lead back to the Unicorns but Zach Pickel mans threepointer from the top of the key with left gave the Cougars a two point advantage See Payton enjoying allstar game again trade talks BY CHRIS SHERIDAN AP Basketball Writer ATLANTA Gary Payton lounged in his chair and popped a potato chip into his mouth as a scene of AllStar bedlam unfolded some 40 feet to his left Friday Payton didnt even notice the media horde trying to squeeze around Yao Ming at a circular table built to accommodate eight Payton of course has already seen it all Making his ninth AllStar appear ance the only thing making this year different for Payton is the dis tinct possibility that he could be wearing a differ ent uniform in the nottoodistant future In the final year of his con tract with the Seattle Sonics Payton will be a free agent at the end of the sum mer And with the Feb 20 NBA trade deadline near its open season for speculation on whether the Sonics will trade their best player who has worn nothing but green and gold for 13 seasons PAYTON I cant predict that right now so Im not going to talk about Pay ton said Were not doing well and Im trying to make the team better So until something comes up and occurs I cant worry about Payton tried to duck and dodge every question related to his future in Seattle and his endlessly ana lyzed relationship with Sonics own er Howard Schultz but otherwise he was quite talkative for someone so prone to shy away from extended conversations with the media Payton weighed in on Jason Kidds future and whether hell leave New Jersey to sign withSan Anto nio over the summer along with Vin Bakers return to Seattle next Tues day night Payton spoke glowingly of the strong team fundamentals that the influx of foreign players are bringing to the NBA He recalled playing in Atlanta during the 1996 Olympics and reflected on the changes he has seen since he entered the league in 1990 as the No 2 overall pick out of Oregon State Me and Shaq are the only two guys left off that Dream Pay ton noted of this years 24 AllStars 19 of whom are not yet 30 The ages are NBA ALLSTAR GAME STARTERS EAST Vince Carter 66 F Jermaine OKeal 611 F Ben Wallace 69 C Alton Ivereon 60 G Tracey McGrady 68 G Head coach Isiah Thomas Kevin Gamett Tim Duncan Yao Ming Kobe Bryant Steve Francis WEST 611 70 75 67 63 F F C G G Head coach Rick Adelman
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