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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 29, 2003, New Braunfels, Texas Contact Sports Bryan Adams at 0259144 July compete in THSCA AllStar game tojay NB QB SV kicker Schneider invited BY BRETT BACA Staff Writer Two of the Comal Countys finest high school football and one out standing will take the field today for the 68th annual Texas High School Coachs Association AllStar game at TCXTs Amon Carter Stadium in Fort New Braunfels quarterback and grad uate Prankie Valadez will join Smithson Valley graduate and kicker Reagan Schneider as the only players selected from the area to play in one of the most respected state high school allstar Also representing Smithson Valley will be head coach Larry Hill served as the head coach for the West squad in the 2002 Army All American Bowl in San and he led the Rangers to their second state title game this past season before losing to Southlake Since taking over the Valley football program the team has an incredible record of 7010 with seven straight playoff appearances and eight in the last nine During that Hill has led the Rangers past the third round of the playoffs three of the past five years while the team has HILL won 11 or more games during that Hill has also led the Rangers to 26 straight wins at home and 35 of their last 36 at a crucial element to Smith son Valleys success over the past four seasons in which the Rangers won four district caught 20 passes for 388 yards and one touch down this past season while serving as the teams place who led the the Unicorns to their first state championship game since passed for yards on the season and rushed for 887 while leading his team to a 142 overall In the Unicorns semifinal win over Oak Ridge this past Valadez single handedly rallied his team to a 177 victory as he ammassed 116 yards on the ground with crucial boys WR Bryant impresses coach by going from surgery to practice BY JAIME ARON AP Sports Writer SAN ANTONIO AP Surgery in the practice in the Sec ondyear receiver Antonio Bryant is off to a good start in proving to new coach Bill Parcells that hes tough enough to play for the Dallas Parcells was so impressed by Bryants speedy return from an operation to remove bone spurs from his left pinky finger that he praised him in front of the entire I this is a guy that gets operated on at 8 oclock in the morning and at hes playing football lika nothing ever Parcells said I told the team it wasnt openheart But it was some It was a surgical pro an invasive proce Thats pretty Bryant was injured Satur day morning in the first workout of Camp After the second session that he returned to Dallas for the procedure ear ly The chips came out and the wound was closed with six with a splint cover ing the He flew back to San suited up and rejoined his teammates on the field planning only to do some I didnt think I would go out there and But the way they wrapped it I didnt feel said who wore a glove with a chunk cut out to make room for the with the finger taped to the next Bryant knew he was send ing a strong message to his as well as Par cells and the rest of his He made an even bigger statement by making several tough JESSIE SLATEWHeraldZeitung Bill Parcells watches players go through drills during the Cowboys first day of practice this past after learning that secondyear WR Antonio Bryant was back at practice Monday afternoon after morning praised the ERIC LYLE New Braunfels quarterback Frankie Valadez scrambles dur ing a game played this past along with Smithson Valley kicker Reagan Schneider and coach Larry will participate in the THSCAs annual AllStar game today at TCUs Amon Carter NBABC wins four gold medals at Games of Texas FROM STAFF REPORTS The New Braunfels Athlet ic Boxing Club sent six boxers to the Games of Texas this past Four of the boxers Sarah Alex LeRoy Zavala and Kathleen Gonza les all won gold and Lou Ulloa and Augus tine Rios each captured silver medals in closely contested For their the six boxers helped New Braun fels earn a new nickname the City of Gold for its winning at the three olympiclike We didnt think this was going to be such a big deal because there were only about 106 boxers there last but with over 360 box ers competing this year we NEW BRAUNFELS ATHLETIC BOXING GYM Year one results July 0203 What 8 Texas Gold Glove winners 2 Regional Olympic titles 1 National qualifier 1 champion w thought we did really well said Constable Randy Galin who helped startup the NBABC with money out of his own The Games of Texas is the largest multievent sport in the Patterened after the Olympic the GOT provides a forum for training and competition among Texas Olympic Coach Five the future is bright BY CHRIS CARMICHEAL For The Associated Press PARIS AP Before Lance Armstrong and I can begin thinking about the 2004 Tour de we are going to spend some time enjoy ing his fifth Taking the time to recognize and cele brate a huge accomplishment is critical to continued success because it reinforces the passion an ath lete must have in order to win a race like the Tour de You cant win the Tour de France through strategy and ARMSTRONG tactics For a portion of the Tours second week this Lance was racing entirely with his head and not with his Things hadnt gone his he was and he needed to find the momentum that would again carry him to Paris in the yellow From a coachs Lance had the physical con ditioning to take control cf the Tour de but he needed to rediscover his emo tional connection to the Lance is an extremely pow erful and when he is fired up about racing and he places value on an accom he can attack with a ferocity that is frightening in its Chris Carmicheal has been Lance Armstrongs cycling coach for the past five Outdoors Patience is the key to setting the hook with topwater plugs Bad habits are hard to especially when it comes to Learning to bass my father taught me to set the hook Cross his hed This quick hook set method worked well when fishing with a plastic things were different Back fishing rods typically had softer actions and it did require hard hook Otherwise the fish would drop the lure prior to the hook being penetrated in its Todays heavy action rods are specifically designed so quick hook penetration is possible without such a violent hook Plus todays super like Berkleys have vir tually no stretch and hook penetration is Last week I fished topwater lures day long catching My partner had just as many strikes as I yet he boated far few was hjg ba4 habit KEITH WARREN the Fishing along steep we had located an area where good sized bass seemed to be bunched The fish would take a subsurface lure but they would hit a topwater bait more When having a I would rather catch a fish on a topwater Seeing the lure working along the anticipating a strike at any second causes the angler to be extremely focused so much so that when tibe strike occurs it startles the anglers natural reaction is to set the hook Problems occur during the hook set that are often times over looked by the fish will many times completely miss the A hook set will move the lure out of the strike zone and away from the aggressive Merely tighten your line to see if the fish is If simply reel it If manip ulate the lure trying not to move it too If the fish doesnt hit it quickly speed up your retrieve for a short distance then stop The lure will appear to be trying to escape from the fish and then A lot of thats when if 11 get But dont set the Heres a couple of suggestions if you have a problem pulling the lure away from the fish too Use a lighter action The soft tip will keep the lure stationary slightly try closing your This way you wont react to the strike as My partner had a hard time even though he said he was following my I knew he was not closing his eyes because his hook sets were too The sun was setting and the fish were really But he continued miss ing Lets Ive had Bad habits are tough to he I told him we would fish until dark then get off the Once darkness swallowed us up he started boating fish on the He could no longer see the strike and his catch ratio went up Next fish well go I said No I have finally got the hang of this topwater fishing and were not going as he boated a five Keith Warren ia the host of two weekly out door television programs thai broadcast nation For questions or comments about our shows or the contact Keith at
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