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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 13, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas December HERALDZEFIVNG Page 5 Hoop referee SPORTS All Find oat To have your sports event publi contact Will Wright at or by email at THE DAILY District play starts Canyon girls hoop teams open District 274A Time SIDELINES From wire reports LOCAL KERESZTURY NAMED ALLAMERICA Texas State senior offensive line man Thomas Keresztury and senior defensive tackle Fred Evans have been named to the 2005 Sports Network AllAmerica team released by TSN on Keresztury was named to the secondteam offense while Evans was tabbed as a thirdteam Both players played on an 113 team that won the Southland Conference tide and advanced to a NCAA Division IAA national Both were also named to the Southland Conference first a led a front for an offense that averaged 439 yards per game and set a school record with 518 points this The for mer Canyon standout start ed every game this season at tackle for the CANYON INCHES UP IN POLL The Canyon Cougars moved from 17 to 11 in the latest Texas Association of Basketball Coaches Class 4A state basketball released The Cougars 91 went 30 to win last weekends River City Classic Guard Matt Zachary was also named to the alltour ney joining mates Austin New and Isaiah The Cougars play at San Marcos with the freshman team starting at the junior varsity at 6 and the varsity at CANYON SWIMMERS PLACE New Braunfels and Canyon swimmers competed at the City Invitational this past weekend in San The Unicorns boys placed fifth points and Canyon was eighth while the New Braunfels girls were fifth 204 and Canyons girls 12th Van Anderson 50 but and John Feltenberger 50 medaled for Rikky Fernandes 100 breastr ToddMarkley 50 and Jae Ann Dwulet 100 medaled for New The Unicorns girls 200 free relay team also won finish ing in NATIONAL VICK INJURED IN WIN OVER SAINTS Michael Vick ran for two touch downs and passed for one score before a late hit knocked him out of the game with bruised and the Atlanta Falcons beat the New Orleans Saints Vick improved to 50 in his starts against the Saints 3 who have lost eight of their last nine Vick had scoring runs of 2 and 17 and he threw a 54 yard touchdown pass to rookie Roddy White on a fleaflicker But in the fourth Vick was slow to get up after taking a late hit from linebacker Ronald who drew a penalty on the Vick was walking on his own power as he was escorted to the locker There was no imme diate update on the severity of the Cougars visit Rattlers Canyon hoopsters go on the road to clash with Class SAJbe San Time Rattlers visit Unicorns San Marcos finishes its predistrict run Comal County hoop teams Time SV waves goodbye to stellar seniors who fell one game short in must rebuild By Will Wright Sports Editor The Smithson Valley Rangers had quite a football season by any The Rangers won 13 games for the second straight season but came up short in their quest for another trip to the state championship game after Saturdays 1714 loss to Katy in the Class 5ADivision II state semifinal at Houstons Tully Sta You had four teams left in Class 5A and one loss between so was pretty typical of the coach Larry Hill said But in our there were a lot of whatif plays on offense and But we hung in there and gave our selves a chance to win it at the The Rangers 132 won the District 265A advanced to the state playoffs for the 10 straight and got to the semifinals for the fifth time in school But itll be Katy 140 goingup against Southlake Carroll 150 in Sat urdays noon final at Texas Sta Hill was impressed with the Photo courtesy of Patric Schneider Smithson Valleys Stephen Hall 10 is pulled down by Katys John Zwerneman 38 during the Rangers 1714 loss to theTigers in Saturdays 5AII state semifinal who managed to con trol Smithson Valleys offense in check through the first half of last weekends Down 17 0 at the Rangers scored two secondhalf touch downs and very nearly came back to tie it late in the fourth Katy stopped what we do and that was getting the to Mill all they threw the ball better than I can ever remember them Hill says the Tigers have an even chance of beating the who will be playing for their third straight cham Katy handed Carroll its last a 1615 decision in the 2003 5AII title Following its loss there were a lot of sad faces among the Smithson Valley many of whom played their last game for the Hill said 52 of the 80 regular season roster players were sen Among them are all but one offensive starter and all but three defensive Grad uating are running back Blake fullback Chris receivers Clay Fuller and Cody tight ends Stephen Hall and Kyle linemen Bryce Wade Connor Smith and Michael and kicker David Lost from the defense are ends Blane Oertli and Jonathan tackles Ryan Chris Stehle and Connor linebackers Jar rod Mykel Beau Kitchen and Kendal and defensive backs Reagan Aaron Drew Hamilton and Andrew Sende They were a good group of Hill said of the which won at each level since middle Theyre all going to go places later Returning for the Rangers are quarterback Bryan who finished the season with yards and running back Trent a sophomore who gained most of his 775 yards rushing before injuries late in the Lineman Jor dan McCormick also returns on The how returns only one starter in end Matt whose 59 tackles in 2005 included 20 for losses and nine Two years ago we lost 44 Hill We have 28 players which is the main deal for We have kids that went 91 on the junior var and now is their time to step up and If everything remains the and we keep playing the schedule weve been playing 265As current then it will be a pretty tall chal lenge for us next Canyon girls lace it up in 274A Cougarettes host 10 Marble while Unicorns welcome Burnet By Will Wright Sports Editor It wont be like trying to scale but Canyons Cougarettes face a pretty daunting task in trying to get past Marble Falls The Lady Mustangs are the team to beat in District which begins its 200506 sea son Canyon 57 drew the short straw and will play them tonight at 8 in the Cougar To theyre the district Canyon coach Terry Tennell said of the who are 131 this They and Dripping Springs are at the top of the with New Braunfels which hosts Burnet Lake Travis and Burnet contending for the third Its all going to depend on who can beat and on what Marble Falls is ranked 10 in this weeks Texas Associ ation of Basketball coaches state released The defending champion Mustangs are right behind 27 4A foe Dripping which is rated Their only loss is to who beat them in the finals of their own tourna ment three weeks Leading the Lady Mustangs are 6footers Kelsey Ansley and Alaina with Morgan Shell and Katie Meador stand ing The Cougarettes have some but not like Tennell is more concerned with how the Cougarettes can play their kind of He says at his team can play with the On other occa it Its like I said the other day we need to play with more he When we play we really play MANDY Canyon guard Bo Warm has been one of the most consistent players for the who open District 274A play tonight at home against Marble When we we really For us to make a playoff we need to be Canyon won three of four before Fridays game at which pulled away after halftime to post a 4541 The Cougarettes scored only three thirdquarter We just came out cold after Tennell We shot something like 10 percent in the third period and 25 per cent in the whole second Leading Canyon thus far have been senior guard Bo JV callup Brittani and posts Joan Friesenhahn and Kendra Clay The Cougarettes know theyll have to play well tonight to come close to upsetting the We know that they have ibur returning starters from last year and are supposed to have whos pretty We look at them as a solid Tennell But weve talked about what we need to do and well just see how it The Unicorns will play Bur net at home at 8 New 821 last is two games from reaching last years win But firstyear coach Lance Hughey says the Uni corns 69 need to keep improving if theyre to contend for a playoff I think weve gotten better as season has gone which shows the players are listen ing and trying to get Hughey I feel better about way we played after last week when we played well but lost to OConnor and Corpus Christi Carroll at the I lays tour Inconsistency has also ham pered the Unicorns We have the tendency to play three or four minutes well and then three or four minutes not so Hughey We also need to keep teams off the foul lines were fouling too Senior post Kellie Thomas is leading New Braunfels in scor ing and and the Unicorns are getting good min utes from guard Christina wing Bianca Harper and post Ashley Hughey I think were headed in the right as quickly as Id but were getting the coach Hopefully start ing with a few wins in district will give the kids confidence that they can compete in this Beating Burnet at home tonight would be a good Every home game is impor and to get to start district at home is an advantage for Hughey I think Bumet is in the mix to make the and that means they are a team we need to beat to make the
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