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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 23, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas Eugene the Unicorn roots for the softball PORTS COMING SUNDAY April HERALDZEITUNG Page 5A HERALDZEITUNG NB Mull and oC netters To have your sports event publi contact Will Wright at or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org THE DAILY Spun begin playoffe San Antonio hosts Denver in the first round of the NBA playoffs Time SctilitterfoaJin Triathlon Kids from all over the area set to participate in the annual event Time Morning Region IV tennis meet Canyon and New Braunfels players vie for spots at state in twoday event Time all day New Braunfels to hire Nacogdoches Caniford as coach By Will Wright Sports Editor The New Braunfels Independent School District board of trustees has called a special meeting for 5 Monday to approve the hiring of a new football director at the high Sources have said Nacogdoches coach Chuck Caniford has been selected to succeed fiveyear coach Rick who resigned last month to become assistant head coach at Converse who has coached the Dragons to a 723 record the past three could not be reached for His athletic secretary said he was out on the football field with his players Friday afternoon and could not be Contacted by KGNBAM Caniford would not say if he is indeed New Braunfels 18th football New Braunfels schools Superinten dent Ron Reaves wouldnt confirm nor deny that he will submit Card fords name to the school board Mon He did say the successful candi date will attend Mondays meeting to meet with the board prior to its Reaves would not say who else was interviewed for the only saying that 53 men had he is happy with the name hell give to the board The main emphasis we had was looking for a person to bring cohe siveness to the athletic department and the philosophy of an allsports program to help athletes maxi mize their talents in all Reaves noting that wonloss records in football dont illustrate the overall ability to run an entire athletic pro I think the community will find him a good communicator and that he works well with students and the current coaching staff and adminis Reaves The superintendent said the new coach was willing to work with the current We let all the candidates know that they could bring in one or two but this guy is not interested in bring ing in additional Reaves This fellow is looking forward to being a part of this and continuing the fine tradition and adding to the athletic program we have in Rangers dish out payback on Reagan By Will Wright Sports Editor SAN ANTONIO San Antonio Reagan found out how harsh payback can really be as the Smith son Val 1 e y Rangers scored Kendal Volz three runs in the top of the seventh inning and held on for a 31 baseball victory at the Blossom The Rangers who avenged a 100 loss at home at the hands of the topranked Rattlers March can ice a District 265A playoff spot by beating SA Roosevelt at home at 1 The Rattlers 1 have clinched a playoff spot but have not yet sewn up the district tide after their first league Reagans James Keithley hit a solo home run in the bottom of the third inning only one of three hits off Smithson Valley starter Kendal Volz 92 and the Rattlers held a 10 lead until the final With two gone in the sev Casey Pyles double to center scored Reagan Moczygemba to tie the With Trey Asberry Clay Fullers twobagger scored Asberry to make it Corey Thompsons bloop single scored Fuller from Three runs on five straight hits with two outs left the Rangers on top But the Rattlers threatened in the bottom With men on first and sec ond and none Volz dove to snare a bunt His catch and subsequent throw to second picked off that runner for the double A harmless fly out to outfield er Bryant Sparkman ended It was a great offensive and defensive seventh inning for said Smith son Valley coach George who after the game cautioned his players theres still unfinished business I told them not to get too overconfident going in to face Lee 28 going into Proctor They are a very scrappy Volz fanned eight and went all the way for the Seel Page 6A Unicorns fall to Dripping Springs SoftbaHers say theyre ready for playoffs after 3rd straight loss By Will Wright Sports Editor One Thats all it took to send the New Braunfels Unicorns to their third straight loss as 4ranked Dripping Springs took a 32 victory at Unicorn Alicia Salazars threerun homer in the top of the fifth erased a 20 New Braunfels advantage and sealed the Tigers third victory over the Unicorns this In spite of the New Braunfels 64 enters the state playoffs as the run nerup in District It will play either Uvalde or Alamo Heights in the first round next Dripping Springs 23 won the district cham pionship and will have a first round playoff Alex who became the Unicorns coach seven games ago with the departure of Tracy said his team played a good game The Unicorns suffered a horde of mistakes and mental miscues in losses against Marble Falls 32 and at where they were runruled for the first time in recent Today we didnt play like we normally Hollingsworth we made a lot of errors and now our contact percentage is way We hit the ball hard and today we only made one Our defense is playing The difference in this game was one New Braunfels starter Quinn Koelfgen who yielded nine runs last Friday against the came out smoking against the holding them to one hit through four In the the wheels came as a triple by Kristen Sumner was followed MANDY New Braunfels Lecia Bradshaw scores to give the Unicorns a 20 lead over Dripping Springs in the third inning of their game The Tigers got a threerun home run in the fifth and held on for a 32 their third over New Braunfels this by a twoout walk to Tarrah In between pitch es to Henderson left first and ran towards second before retreating back to She was called out by the base but the home plate umpire ruled the ball had not been in play at the time Henderson retreated back to With two on two pitches Salazar whacked the ball over the left field I got it up on was a rise ball that didnt said who struck out It Dripping Springs starter Nikki Brown who Canyon touched for five hits in a 21 upset win last didnt have her usual stuff against New which roughed her for a seasonbest six Three of them came in the Singles by Sunni Lecia Bradshaw and Coral Schroeder were converted into A throwing error brought in Reimer and Schroeders hit to right plat ed Bradshaw for a 20 Uni corns But Schroeder wound up stranded on The Uni corns got hits by Hannah Bostic and Reimer in the but left the bases juiced failing twice on bunt attempts with runners in scor ing Weve got to produce with runners the thing thats plagued us all season Hollingsworth Thats something that we have to work on thats mental Hollingsworth said losing to the who were the 1 ranked team this time last wasnt reason to worry because the Unicorns were already in the Im glad were playing good softball and thats what we needed to do going into the he We were going to sit in second no matter I would rather play a good game and lose than play a bad game and Koelfgen equated the third loss this season to last when the Unicorns lost to Lockhart twice before defeat ing the Lions in the regional final to move on to the state I hope we beat them the Tigers again to go to she Its kind of scary because its the same thing that happened last Koelfgen said the team needs to do a better job exe cuting although it has improved We proved tonight we can hit the she We hadnt hit Brown all and it was a matter of getting Hollingsworth is convinced the Unicorns will do every thing they need to do once the playoffs The girls have done a great theyve had to deal with a lot this he I could nt be more proud of Canyon Marble Falls 5 MARBLE FALLS The Canyon behind a twoRBI double by Taylor Rogers and a twoRBI single by Leigh rallied for six runs in the top of the seventh inning to beat Marble Falls 7 5 at the Lady Stangs Softball Complex in a crucial District 274A tilt The victory grants the Cougarettes in Dis trict 274A the districts final postseason Canyon will face either Boerne or Medina Valley in the bidistrict play offs next Marble Falls had a 41 lead and the game well in hand until the seventh when seven consecutive Canyon batters reached six on base With one out and on a 02 Michelle Howard sin gled to left field off the Lady Stangs starter Brooke Whittle who had pitched out of a basesloaded jam in See Page 6A Texas lineman Hangartner awaits NFL draft news By Will Wright Sports Editor Texas line man Geoff Hangart ner will sit by the tel evision and the phone the next few waiting to see if hell be selected in the NFL The draft begins at 9 today in New York and will be televised by ESPN and The first three rounds will be held Geoff Hangartner with the remaining four held a 300pounder who starred at New participat ed in scouting com bines at and the NFL combine in Indianapolis in late He played offensive tackle the past three seasons for the who finished last sea son 75 after a Cotton Bowl loss to a twotime all Big 12 will be waiting out the picks at his parents house here in New Ive got a little family com ing in and Ill sit around and wait and see what he said his 23rd birth Hangartner believes hell be but doesnt have the slightest idea by which team or in what He said he was helped by the where he didnt do anything to wreck his At it all went pretty he It was kind of a stressful I dont know if it helped raise his draft but I didnt hurt At those things its pretty easy to but I think it may have helped me After alternating at both tackle spots in Hangartner is also being con sidered by some teams at cen ter and others at It just depends on which he noting the more valuable left tackles are picked within the first few rounds and that other line men usually are selecred in the following Hangartner has an Leonard Roth of who will help with the busi ness end once he is Until hell wait along with the rest of the I really dont he Theres been so many predic people saying this and
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