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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 8, 2003, New Braunfels, Texas COPY SPOMTS Saturday March IB take two on the chin NB loses to Irving Nimitz Plugerville BY BRYAN ADAMS Sports Editor Coming off a pair of wins Thursday in the 2003 New Braunfels Baseball Tournament the Unicorns struggled offensively defensively and on the mound in a pair of losses to iPlugerville and Irving Nimitz Fri day at Unicorn Field Nimitz rallied for two runs in the first inning and five runs in the sec ond off starter Tyler Smith who last ed 1 innings and the Vikings coasted to an 110 win in five innings Starter Grant Greer was the losing pitcher in New Braunfels 16Oloss to Pflugervilie in Game 1 on Friday On Thursday sophomore Ryan Quidley pitched a complete game threehitter to beat Temple and junior Brad Bevil tossed a fivehit shutout to beat Uvalde 80 The biggest difference today was the NB head coach Doug Edwards said Were way behind on our pitchers with the amount of work theyve had My No 1 and No 2 t pitched great yesterday but today we struggled throwing strikes We kept putting baserunners on and kept falling behind in the Smith gave up seven hits four walks and hit a batter before Chad Bailey replaced him with one out in the second Bailey allowed a bases loaded walk before getting two groundball outs to end the inning In the third Bailey gave up two runs one unearned on one hit two walks and an error at first base Jere my Erben pitched the fourth and gave up two runs both unearned See UNICORNS NEW BRAUNFELSHIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL TOURNAMENT at Unicom Fteld 8 Uvalde 0 CorpustM King 7 Pleasanton 3 MM Consolidated 8 Pflugervilie 0 Consolidated 6 Boeme 4 New Braunfels 2 Temple 1 at Loop 337 meld C Christ King 11 Irving Nimitz 1 Irving Nimitz 3 Pleasanton 1 Fridays games at Unicom Field Pflugervilie 16 New Braunfels 0 Uvalde 5 Pleasanton 3 Boeme 5 Temple 2 living Nimitz 11 New Braunfels 0 MM Consolidated 15 Uvalde 4 fit Loop 337 Field Boeme 6 Corpus Christ King 0 Pflugervilie 10 Irving Nimitz 3 MM Consoldlated 5 Pleasanton 1 Temple 10 Corpus Christ King 9 Todays games at Unicom Field Pflugervilie vs Boeme 11 Third place game 2 Championship game Cons vs PlugervllleBoeme winner at Loop 337 Field Temple vs Uvalde 11 Seventh place game New Braunfels vs Corpus Christ 2 Fifth place game Tickets available at the gate DAVID Canyon toward Andrew Ayala 10 controls the ball in front of a New Braunfels defender during Fridays game at Unicom Stadium Ayala scored the only goal in Canyons 10 win CHS closes out season with win Cougars beat Unicorns FROM STAFF REPORTS The Canyon boys soccer team closed out the 2003 sea son with a 10 win over cross town rival New Braunfels Friday night at Unicorn Sta dium Canyon junior forward Andrew Ayala scored on header off a crossing pass from junior Zeb Vicknair for the only goal of the game Canyons defensvive line of senior Juan Sanchez junior Bryan Jonas senior Danny Bourgeois and junior Kyle Koepp helped goalkeepers Neal Hill and Joe Isaac record the shutout Canyon finished the sea son in fourth place in Dis trice 274A with a 561 record 11111 New Braunfels ended the season with a 273 record in district and overall boys soccer The Smithson Valley boys soccer team remained unde feated in District 275Aplay after beating East Central 2 0 Friday night at home Josh Low scored the first goal for the Rangers during the fifth minute off an assist from Ray The Rangers went up 20 on a goal by Reagan Schnei der during the 37th minute with an assist from Ryan Boregson Smithson Valley improved to 1652 overall and 90 in district The Rangers wtto have already clinched the dis trict title close out the regu lar season against San Anto nio Southwest at 7 Tues day in San Antonio soccer The Smithson Valley girls soccer team lost its first dis trict game and just its third toss all season Friday night to East Central 32 Dana Mecke and Kori Adkins scored goals for the Rangers The Rangers 1831 over all 81 in District who defeated the Hornets 1 0 in their first meeting earli er this season fell into a tie for first place tie Smithson Valley closes out the regular season against San Antonio Southwest at 7 Tuesday at home Canyon softball team crushes Del Valle 111 Coogs improve to 20 in district FROM STAFF REPORTS The Canyon softball team improved to 20 in District 25 4Aplay after beating Del Valle 111 Friday at home The Cougarettes over all 20 in District 254A were coming off a 32 win over crosstown rival New Braun fels on Tuesday Pitcher Chelsea Klar gave up one run on two walks and struck out six Nioci Fite was 2for3 at the plate with a run scored and s run batted in Sarah Batey was 2for4 with a run scored and Bianca Avalofl was lfcr3 with three RBI Canyon plays Lockhart at 7 Tuesday at home MBHSsoftbaH AUSTIN Lake Travis neededjust four hits to score runs in the first and fourth innings Friday night to beat the New Braunfels softball team 20 New Braunfels starter Quinn Koelfgen 22 pitched seven innings to get the loss They just had a lot of NB head coach Tracy Greebon said We had a few passed balls and they were able to take advantage of that with their NB plays at 7 Tuesday at Bastrop and Moo Wednesday against Fred eriejbburgathome Unbeaten champs Unicorns beat Cougarettes 31 eliminate CHS from playoffs BY BRETT BACA Staff Writer With a playoff berth hang ing in the balance Friday night at Cougar Stadium the Canyon girls soccer team scored first in the 53rd minute of its final district game of the season against crosstown rivale New Braunfels But the Unicorns respond ed two minutes later on Kay la Thorntons 15yard blast and added two more goals in the next 10 minutes to seal Canyons season closed 31 The Cougarettes 963 overall 552 in District 27 4A needed a victory over the Unicorns 1841 110 1 to make the playoffs or a draw would have tied them for the third district playoff spot just one season after finishing 19 in district play Boerne 1253 543 claimed the third playoff spot We didnt make the play offs but this was probably one of the more successful years for this program so Canyon head coach Dustin Gold said We had a great year here in my first season as head coach and we came a long way with a young and inexperienced team We have a really bright future and now its time to get ready for next Canyon did not look like it was ready to go anywhere but the playoffs in the first half Friday Playing a tight and physical defense the Cougarettes kept the Uni corns at bay for most of the first half allowing just seven shots on goal and stopping five It was really physical out there especially in the first half with the 00 Thorn ton said They Canyon played great Theyre good competition and they came out to play because they knew they had a shot at going to the playoffs We knew they were going to be ready to play and they Canyons readiness paid off at the mark of the second half when New Braunfels forward Tracey Whitley tried to push the ball up field after a failed Canyon attack Whitley drib bled up the left side of the field but Canyon midfielder BAYLEA New Braunfels defender Sammy Lingamfelter 8 controls the ball in front of Canyon for ward Sarah Redwine 4 during Fridays game at Cougar Stadium New Braunfels beat Canyon 31 to finish the season undefeated in district and eliminated Canyon from play off contention in the process Jennifer Holm was there to steal the ball and send it back in to Sarah Redwine who received the pass on the fly spun around New Braun fels stopper Kat Speck and found the back left of the net for a 10 lead Sometimes thats the worst thing that you can do against a good team come out and Gold said Because then they are going to be out to get Sure enough two minutes later Thornton scored from 15 yards out in the middle of the field on a pass from Whitley When they Canyon scored I started panicking See BAYLEA New Braunfels forward Tracey Whitley 11 goes for the loose ball in front of the Canyon goal before scoring the go ahead goal Friday at Cougar Stadium NB won 31 Smithson Valley wins again at Bobcat Tourney FROM STAFF REPORTS SAN ANTONIO Smithson Valley won its second straight game in the South San Bobcat Baseball Tournament Friday after beating San Antonio Jay 4 2 at BurrowsGustafson Field Junior pitcher Jacob DeLoach pitched seven complete innings gave up four hits walked one and struck out seven Mustangs DeLoach also was 2for3 at the plate with a double Smithson Valley 51 next plays Con verse Judson at and San Antonio Lee at 3 today The Rangers defeated Lee 92 in their season opener on Feb 17 and Judson defeated Lee 111 Thursday Also on Thursday Smithson Valley senior pitcher Chris Dabbs picked up his third win of the season as the Rangers defeated host South San Antonio High School 21 Dabbs 30 pitched five innings and Brett Laxton closed out to get the save They gave up a combined four hits in the game No 9 batter Greg Gutierrez was 2fbr 3 in the game with the gamewinning RBI scoring Jay Warnke Dabbs also had an 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