Saturday, October 4, 2003

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

Location: New Braunfels, Texas

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 4, 2003, New Braunfels, Texas October Page 5 A to ftavfi your event ddntact David RupkalviS a or by ball boy Blaine DAILY NewBraunfelsTennls Unicorns put unbeaten record and state rankingon the line against New Volleyball Ttie firstplace Unicorns visit the second place Cougars in key district Tim Smithson Valley volleyball Rangers look to extend district lead when San Antonio East Cenral Time Canyon blanks Defensive gem propels Cougars to 50 record Springs By David Rupkalvis Sports Editor After playing second fiddle to the explosive Canyon offense for much of the sea the Cougars defense took charge blanking Dripping 210 at Canyon High The Cougars allowed only 148 yards of total offense and nine first downs and did not allow the Tigers inside the 20 yard line until the final sec onds of the With the Canyon improves to 50 overall and 2 0 in district Dripping Springs is 32 overall and 01 in the district It feels middle line backer Justin Atkinson said after the Weve been working for this all Everyone was saying this was our big tests and we came out and showed them what Canyon football is Canyon took control of the game Jeremy Molinet had runs of 20 and 24 yards and quarter back James Green added a 25 yard run on the first Molinet capped the drive with an 11yard run andCanyon jumped ahead 70 midway through the first After the defense forced a the offensive attack con The Cougars used both the run and pass to march down the field on a 10 79yard drive that cul minated when Green hit wide receiver Derek Williams on a 32yard touchdown pass on 3rd down and Bryan Jonas added the extra point and Canyon led 140 with 14 sec onds left in the first Then the defense took In the second quar the Cougars offense strug but the defense shut down the Tigers to hold onto Canyon DSprlngs 0 DSprings 00 0 0 o Canyon 14 0 7 0 21 First quarter C Jeremy Molinet 11 run Bryan Jonas C James Green 32 pass to Derek Williams Jonas Third quarter C Molinet 1 run Jonas First downs Rushesyards Passing yards PuntsAvg FumblesLost OS g 3174 74 617741 10 Penaltiesyards 530 C 23 48311 98 712981 233 31 435 Individual statlsticss RUSHING Canyon Jeremy 23174 James 1588 Stephen Aldridge DS Joel 1749 24 Cory 922 Darryl Lehman PASSING Canyon James 711 981 DS Cory Johnson RECEIVING Derek 240 Shawn 215 Jeffrey 114 Ryan 118 Jeremy DS Joel 245 Darryl 210 Foster NEXT WEEK Canyon has a the At the Canyon had 219 yards of total offense had managed just 80 yards and five first The Cougars came out fir ing again to open the second half as Molinet led a drive that covered 78 yards in 10 Molinet carried the ball six times on the drive for 54 including the final 1 yard plunge into the end After forcing Dripping Springs to the Cougars almost put the game away as they moved the ball right down the But Green made his lone mistake in the game as he threw an inter ception in the end zone to end the With a comfortable Canyon Coach Brad Wright put the game in the hands of his defense as Jie rested many of his starters in the fourth quarterr When the defensive starters went to the bench in DAVID backMatthew Schumann breaks up a pass by slamming Springs widereceiver Steven Foster during the first half of Fridays 210 the final the Tigers went on their only sustained drive of the After allowing pass comple tions of and 8 the defense made its final stand when Daniel Guerrero inter cepted a pass at the 20yard line and returned the ball 34 yards with less than a minute left in the Our defense was out Wright Its hard to win when you dont score and thats what Drip ping Springs was up against tonight We had 11 guys fly ing to the football and thats what it takes to win Despite sitting out almost the entire fourth Molinet had another huge See Page 6A DAVID Canyon running back Jeremy Molinet runs for a touchdown during the first quarter of Cnayons 210 victory Molinet rushed for 174 yards and two Panthers edge Bulldogs stay unbeaten By Jason Chlapek Staff Writer GeronimoIn their final rehearsal before opening district the Navarro Panthers survived a heated shootout with the Flatonia 4032 The win improves the Panthers record to Senior tailback Austin Handle had a big car rying the ball 29 times for a personalrecord 261 yards and five j It feels good to break my i personal but it feels 1 better to Handle Things got a little rough at the end of the They were talking a lot of trash and they tried to start some but we just kept our composure and let the Scoreboard do the After falling behind 70 in the first Navarro fought back as Handle broke two tackles ran 57 yards and scored the first of his five In the second Handle rumbled down field for gains of 20 and 25 yards on backtoback but his third carry would be the charm as he carried would be ladders into the prom ised land from five yards out to give the Panthers their first lead of the Navairo did not Flatonia scored oh the ensuing possession on a oneyard touchdown but a bad extra point snap resulted in a botched play and a 1413 Navarro Navarro responded with Handles third TD run of the this one from three and junior quarter back Jon Ochoa hit junior wideout Brad Broussard for two points to increase the lead to 2213 At the Handle had 166 yards on 16 The two teams traded touchdowns almost the entire second Every time Navarro looked like they had the game in the Flatonia came back with a big play to cut into the See Page 6A Cougarettes win to set up clash with Unicorns By David RupKaivis Sports Editor The Canyon volleyball team did exact ly what it needed to Friday to set up a firstplace showdown with New fels on The Cougarettes overcame a stiff test early and topped Popping 27 2522 to improve to J742 over all and 34 to the New BraunfeJs played a nondistrict game and beat Wimperley in four The Unicorns are 245 overall and gQ in district play in the first game Canyon had tp fight off 3 stiff challenge from the But after the opening the Cougarettes coasted to the gngel wd Natalie Fey ted the Cougar to tht Engel had 14 two blocks and one ape while Fey added eight seven digs ajid one panMe MlttelsJaJt hid two blocks ajid Sarah Batey 11 digs and me NewBrawnfels The Unicorns rebounded from a slug gish game Tuesday to beat the topranked 3A team in the 25 The Unicorns also beat Wimberley in the finals of the FrauletoVolJeyfest and have given the Lady Texans two of their threejosses this Erica Wendell and Jackie Lucas dom inated at the net to lead the Wendell pounded 22 kills in the match and Lucas added 17 kito and five Brittany Fowier had 37 assists and hree blocks fete Boeder 20 digs and four aces and Gin Mozeley J4 digs for the Uni Smithson Valley The Smjthspn YaJtey Rangers opened with a bang and coasted to an easy win oyej irajkenridge Tiie Rangers Wasted Brackenridge 25 4 to the fsrsifamj and tpok the final two ganies by sjGQjes of 2J43 and Wito the Sjjiithson Valley imr to 3ft to district play and 845 p played wettWe played real Mecke had 17 digs and Amber Mueller 1 1 Smithson Valley will host San Antonio East Central to a district matchup at Tuesday Navarro The Navarro volleyball team rallied from a onegam deficit to beat Ran 2541 Friday to remato unbeaten to district play Danielle Gaitan led Navarro with 12 kills and Amy Schneider added Amy Weiss had eight Melissa Weiss 12 Lisa Miller 12 digs and Mary stout two With the Navarro improved to 22 5 overall and 30 to district The Panthers will face the San Antonio School of Excellence at 7 Tuesday at the International Bible Marion The Marion volleyball team won its second consecutive district match Fri topping Shannon led the Bujyidpgs Wig seven J J blocks ajntd m Heather Freernjii added seven Wlis md eight Cubs beat Braves to take 21 series lead two blocks ajid two visit Lytte for a district CHICAGO AP Mark Prior was more than ready for his first playoff He went out and pitched one of the best games of his Prior threw a twohitter and outpitched Greg Mad dux as the Chicago Cubs beat the Atlanta Braves 31 Friday night to take a 24 lead to their bestoffive NL playoff Atlanta led the NL to every major hitting category this season batting average homers a franchise record 235 and runs another club but the 23yearold Prior was simply too Hi gave up only Marcus Giles stogie to shallow right center to the third and Mark hjt double BASIBAIL Fridayit Garnet San Francisco 3 V at 12j06 ESPN San at ESPN2 Atlanta at FOX Oakland at ESPN2 Garnet Oakland at ESPN jt ESPN Florida at San ESPN2 gpjt FOX when moved HP on a scored on Marlins Giants 3 Ivan Rodriguez made the San Francisco Giants pay for their squandered opportU nities and defensive Rodriguez hit a tworun stogie with two outs to i jth and the Florida Marlins beat San Francisco 43 Friday to take 24 tead to their Rfistofflve playpf 18 Jjjjs walked four and Edgardo Alfonzos RBI sin gle in me top of Uxe llth put but