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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 14, 2007, New Braunfels, Texas Page 6A HERALDZEITUNG February 2007 Texas Football founder Dave SPORTS COMING FRIDAY Softball tourneys Smiitaon Valley hosting To have your sports event publi contact Will Wright at or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org THE DAILY Ranger Round Robin SVsoftballers play Southwest in first day of llth annual Time 3 Cougarette Classic Softball Canyon plays Cuero and Boerne in first day of seventeam round Time Canyon baseball opens season Cougars launch baseball season in nondistrict contest at SA Canyon downs Clemens for title NB ends with victory By Kevin Washburn Staff Writer SCI IERTZ If the Canyon boys basketball team was looking to get ready for the Class 4A the past week has prepared the Cougars Canyon won its third con secutive district champi onship with a 6052 victory over Schertz Clemens on Tliesday night at Buffalo The loss dropped Clemens into a secondplace tie with Del Valle and was Canyons second grinditout win on the road over a playoff team in a as the Cougars defeat ed Del Valle 4240 on Thanks to its firstplace fin Canyon 284 13 1 in 264A will be rewarded with a bye in the first Canyon coach Kenny Rotzler AREA BASKETBALL also plans to play a warmup game before Canyons first playoff but no specifics have been Rotzler said he expects to play the winner of the biclis trict matchup between Boerne and Burbank in the Class 4A area round on This is The goal at the beginning of the year was to win the district champi Rotzler Its a threepeat for this senior Isaiah Jackson boldly pre dicted three district champi onships in a row three years and I guess he made good on that promise here Tuesdays game was a far cry from the 6752 drubbing Canyon put on Clemens in the teams earlier meeting at the Cougar Den on The Cougars never trailed in the first half and led 2721 at But Clemens began the third quarter with a 92 run for a 3029 The Cougars responded with an 115 which began with three consecutive steals by Canyons Brandon Schu bert and was punctuated by a pair of Jay Pena putbacks that closed die quarter with a 4035 Canyon Clemens pulled within three points three times early in the but buckets by Bernie Jackson and New keyed a 61 run mat stretched a 4441 advantage to Jackson fouled out after receiving a technical with See Page 7A MIRANDA Canyons Isaiah Jackson 22 tries to pass between Clemens Lamb Autrey 12 and Matt Agonis 34 during the Cougars 6052 victory over the Buna foes Tuesday night at Rangers roar in runrule shutout Schwarzlose has 1hitter as SV pounds 17 hits By Will Wright Sports Editor SAN ANTONIO Wayne Daigle said it Smithson Valley softball team would have to hit the softball diis season if it was to contin ue to live up die winning Ranger tradi But if Tuesdays seasonopener between the Rangers and MacArthur proved as die Smith son Valley coach wont have many AREA SOFTBALL Pitcher Tori Schwarzlose tossed a one hitter and the fourthranked Rangers pounded out 17 hits to run rule the Brahmas 140 at the windy Northeast ISD West The Rangers scored three runs in the first and fourth innings before seal ing the deal with a sixrun sixth for the win in what was also both teams District 265A Schwarzlose said she wasnt fully comfortable in the but she had ample help from her She faced only three batters over the min fanning five and allowing one hit a double by Macs Victoria Med ina in the My team picked me said the They backed me up a Im DAVID Smithson Valleys Tori Schwarzlose bears down on a MacArthur batter during her onehitter in the Rangers runrule victory over the Brahmas onTuesday at the NEISD Complex West glad I have a good team behind and we also had a good offense The first four in the Rangers lineup had outstanding starts to the Leadoff batter Brittany Arredondo went three for four with three runs batted in and scored four Megan Turk went four for four Dominique Salazar and cleanup Kaylen Skinner were each three for three had two runs batted in and scored twice for Smitiison Valley 1 whose team returned eight players from its Region IV champions last wasnt happy widi his vet erans free swings early as the Rangers left nine players on base through the first five I didnt like some of the swings by some of our he Four or five times we looked bad on one swing on a particular at But I liked how they kept coming and kept Daigle said die Rangers played their style of ball forcing die opposition into mental and physical mistakes and then feasting on MacArthur 0 1 committed four errors in die contest and had several otiier freezeups by infielders and outfielders diat added to die Rangers We keep coming at you and make you make he We fall apart defensively when teams force stuff on and thats what we do to diem and what we did who retired 11 in a row after the double to walked two batters on full counts in the fifdi and She faced only two batters over the as Arredondos throw from short to Skinner at first doubled up Macs Frances Hernandez for the final out of die She doesnt have any idea how good she can the coach said of his who was in her first varsity See Page 7A Tim Duncan Spurs rebound to thrash New Jersey EAST AP Tim Duncan scored seven of his 2l points in a 20point San Antonio spurt to start the second quarter and the Spurs took advan tage of t h e absence of All S t a r guard Jason Kidd to beat the New Jersey Nets 10782 on Tuesday Tony Parker added 19 points and Manu Ginobili had 14 as the Spurs avoided tying their seasonhigh threegame losing streak with their third win in eight Vince Carter had 18 six rebounds and five assists for the who also were without two other starters who have been side lined for a while center Nenad Krstic and forward Richard Rookie Marcus Williams had nine points and a careerhigh 10 assists start ing for who will miss final two games before the AllStar break with a lower back His status for the NBA midseason classic on Sunday in Las Vegas is The who still have the fourthbest record in die league despite their recent used a 124 run at the end of the first quarter and the 200 spurt to start the second in beating the Nets for the eighdi straight a streak diat dates to Down 1612 with less dian 5 minutes to play in die first Ginobili entered die game and got the Spurs He scored five points and added two the second on a 3pointer by Robert Horry that helped San Antonio take a 2622 Ginobili started and ended the 20point run with a jumper and two free who added a team high eight took over after He converted a threepoint play and a layup on consecutive pos sessions and later added two free See Page 7A Canyons Peace hooks up with Air Force DAVID Canyon athlete Kyle flanked by coach Les and parents Keith and top signed with the Air Force Academy following the Cougar Fall Sports Banquet on By Will Wright Sports Editor Kyle Peace didnt think hed be going on to play football in much less receive a scholarship for doing the Canyon athlete signed a Certificate of Intent to attend the United States Air Force Academy last Peace received an appoint ment from Kay Bailey Hutchison in December and signed with the AFA at the Cougars Fall Sports Banquet on It all just sort of he I hadnt really considered play ing football all that but tiiis opportunity came about late last year when I was contacted by one of die coaches up He came down and visited and it just kind of went back and I went there and visited right before I really was I thought it was die best opportunity Id been presented a 170pound received honorable mention on die allDistrict 264A football He played a variety of positions in his two years as a starter for the who finished 73 in and made die allComal County second team as a kick returner and a defensive Last Peace caught nine passes for 121 yards and a score and also totaled 51 yards on five punt returns and 92 yards on four kick As a he had 29 tackles 20 of them with nine for He led die Cougars with four intercep tions and had four pass Peace inked the AFAs which the university says is a non binding conditional offer from the athletic not an institu tional written offer of The names of incoming including will not be released nor commented on until diey arrive at die Colorado campus next The who compete in the Division I Mountain West Confer finished 48 last their final campaign under coach Fisher who retired in Taking the programs reins is Troy a 1989 Air Force Academy graduate and die Houston Texans1 offensive I dont know much about the new coaching but Im really excited about the See Page 7A
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