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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 3, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas                                Daniela takes her turn shooting the SUNDAY APRIL 2006 SPORTS Section To have your sports event contact Will Wright at or by email at sports@horaltlzoitung.corr THE DAILY Mcnfc national championship North Carolina square off for it all in Louis Time 8 Mote soccer playoffs Three area teams continue action in state soccer tournament Times TBA NB at Canyon Crosstown rivals go at it in softball Canyon on road SV girls closer to home as soccer playoffs continue By Will Wright Sports Editor Three area soccer teams have set times and sites for their state play off games In Class Canyons girls 242 2 will face GregoryPortland 162 2 in a Region IV semifinal at 7 in The District 284A champions defeated Lake Travis 30 Friday at Smithson Valleys Ranger Sarah Redwine had two goals and Amy Statler scored another as all three came within an 11minute span in the first half for the The New Braunfels girls 2081 will take on Pleasanton at 7 at Northside ISOs Farris Stadium in San New Braunfels blew out Alamo Heights 72 It was the Uni corns second win over the Mules this Six different scored for the who had two tallies by Michelle It was a good game we played said New Braunfels coach Al whose team defeated the Mules 10 early this Alamo Heights played better than they had but then so did We were pretty much on our game and we did a good Canyon and New Braunfels stand one game away from a rubber game in their season Wins by both Tuesday would set up a show down for the Region IV title and trip to the state In Class Smithson Valley had the lone score by Marcey Morales as the Rangers 1564 edged Cor pus Christ King 10 Friday in Cor pus The Lady Rangers will play top ranked SA MacArthur a 2 0 winner over SA OConnor in a regional quarterfinal at 6 at Ranger The winner will advance to the Region IV tournament next week end at NEISDs Blossom Athletic WOMEN S FINAL FOUR TV ESPN v TODAYS NATIONAL SEMIFINALS LSU 332 Baylor 31 Tennessee 304 Michigan State TUESDAYS NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP Semifinal Theres no favorite in womens 4 INDIANAPOLIS AP State is back it started the postsea t Baylor is riding a surge IHof community support and comes in with a quiet And Tennessee the Jsame ol Tennessee con experienced and to end a national championship drought that seems like decades t to the Lady Vols but in real is six rj Its a womens Final Four with good stories but no jclearcut Tennessee 304 has this far for the fourth year and 16th time Coverall and owns more NCAA titles six than any other But the Lady Vols opponent in tonights Michigan State already has beaten 1ranked Stanford in Ithis has excep tional teamwork and isnt likely to be vl all seed in the NCAA tourna has a unanimous AU in Seimone Augus Ctus and brings experience from its Final Four trip last See Page 2B Wideeyed wondering DAVID Zeitung Gabriela carefully eyes the hoop before making her shot Saturday during the a dribble and shoot competition at the Westside Community Pitching must propel Astros early Tar Heels in NCAA title game HOUSTON AP after the Houston Astros came 10 outs short of their first World Roger Clemens was again leaning toward retire Why not The Rocket had virtually nothing left to accom plish after a remarkable 21 year career in the majors that included 328 seven Cy Young Awards and three World Series But before he could decide to Clemens would always think of that sullen visitors clubhouse in Louis following the Game 7 loss against the Regardless of his personal Clemens still had some goals with his hometown Lance Berkman I want these guys to be able to experience not only playing in a World Series but winning Clemens If by my coming back this year we can get that then it will be very Houston will need even more from the Rocket this sea son his decision to stay was one of the few bright spots in an otherwise miserable offsea son for the See Page 3B The Associated Press LOUIS Roy Williams has another chance to win that elusive national champi Maybe he just needed to come North Carolina showed off a dizzying display of weapons in the Final blowing out Michigan State in the second half on the way to an 8771 victory Saturday night that sent the Tar Heels to the tide game against top ranked Sean May scored 22 points all but four after halftime and Jawad Williams added Rashad McCants had And Raymond Felton chipped in with 16 while mnning the This is a talented perhaps the best chance yet for coach Williams to nrially win the last game of the sea He went Ofor4 in the Final Four during 15 years at losing twice in the championship The Tar Heels 324 cer tainly have their work cut out for them Monday tak ing on an Illinois team that has lost only once and was ranked 1 much of the The Illini cruised past Louisville 7257 in the first semifinal But North Carolina ended the regular season ranked setting up the first 12 matchup in the final since UCLA defeated Ken tucky in Michigan State which already had knocked off Duke and Kentucky in the seemed poised to knock off another member of college basketballs The feisty Spartans shut down crashed the boards relentlessly and led 3833 at But North Carolina scored the first six points of the sec MENS FINAL FOUR At Louis TV CBS Hadfo KTRKAM 760 SATURDAYS NATIONAL SEMIFINALS Illinois Louisville 57 North Carolina Michigan State 71 MONDAY NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP Illinois 371 North Carolina ond half to reclaim the made 11 of their first 15 shots to take control and spent the final minutes putting on an emphatic held to 2of8 shoot ing in the first hit 7 of 10 shots over the final 20 In the Tar Heelshad surpassed their scoring output for the first half with more than 10 min utes left in the They finished right at their nationsbest scoring average of points per Led by North Caroli na dominated on the finishing with a command ing 4628 edge for points in the The final is a matchup between two sentimental coaching The mother of Illinois Bruce Weber died last month dur ing the Big Ten Then theres who never quite could take Kansas all the whos willing to put his emotions on display for all to went through a gutwrenching decision to leave the Jayhawks when the Carolina called him home two years Williams is a Tar Heel through and through a North Carolina he went to school in Chapel See Page 2B With all the drama at young search for new coach will be restless WILL WRIGHT Will Wright is the sports editor of the Several weeks ago I surmised there was trouble with the New Braunfels athletic pro This past weeks dramas more than bear that Football coach and AD Rick Rhoades and softball coach Tracy Knapik became the latest to leave the Rhoades leaving was expected Knapiks exit was also it just wasnt quite so Whos running the show I havent the I do know what lies and these Genoa City type happenings cant help chances that Rhoades successor will come from anywhere except from Since no one wants to go on the Ill stick to what Ive gathered off the record from parents and even the kids Ive been waiting a while to let so here Lets start with who left Tuesday for more comfort able digs as the assistant head coach and defensive coordinator at Con verse Its not like they didnt know it wasnt he said on his way out the I loved being a head coach was tough dealing with some of the things that came with being athletic Rhoades woes with his higherups were inside knowledge that finally became public The Austin paper reported what every ones known all his runins with assistant superintend ent Janet Patton and principal Deb bie Garinger over issues that includ ed his footballers staying in athletic period over participating in other basketball in He had enough support with the school board to spare his reassignment by superintendent Ron after setting two deadlines for Rhoades to decide his wound up In the Austin Rhoades expressed dissatisfaction over the lower pay NBISD coaches received in comparison to their Comal ISO but thats neither here nor You get paid what you get Truth had he gone 100 last season and went three rounds deep in the I doubt he would have been challenged about any Rhoades exit took three months and a lot of drama before it finally He became the first to leave before the school year but the third coach to change direc Boys basketball coach Tommy Hines took the train soon after lead ing the team to its first playoff berth in nine And Reaves announced girls basketball coach Larry Schulte asked to be but I hear there wasnt a choice for Schulte to His which happened the week before spring wasnt I guess no one needed to All of this brings us to the abrupt departure of who had actu ally resigned in November but was talked into staying on for this sea According to she asked for her immediate release Wednes in the Supers she had suddenly had Come No coach in their right mind leaves a team in midseason unless theyre dead or forced In Fridays San Antonio Knapik indeed said spending more time with her family was paramount for and that raising a 9monthold and directing a team while being separated from her husband became too much to The arti cle also said her 200mile daily commute from LaGrange to New Braunfels also figured into her deci Well leave mat one It was all very it stopped short of the whole Nowhere in that article was it men tioned what Reaves told which was that Knapik faced legal issues See Page 2B   

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