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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 3, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas Sports PagelOA Herald-Zettung, New Braunfels, Texas Friday, April 3,1987 Unicorn boys aim for record 4th win playoff games tonight. (Photo by Leslie Both the Rangers and the Unicorns will be involved in Kriewaldt) SV, N B look for wins By TOM LABINSKI Sports Editor If for no other reason, Smithson Valley and Nett Braunfels would like to win in the second round of the state soccer playoffs today for reasons of simple revenge For Nett Braunfels, who will play Alamo Heights at 7 p m at the Blossom Athletic Center, the players have been looking forward to this rematch since a tournament loss to the Mules last year For Smithson Valley, it will be a chance for Coach Larry Schaffer to have another shot at San Antonio Clark, the team that knocked his McCollum squad out of the playoffs in 1986 The Hangers will take on Clark at 7 p rn at Northside Stadium In Alamo Heights, the Unicorns will face a team that outscored its district opponents 91-1. then topped Mar shall 2 1 in a bi district playoff game on Tuesday New Braunfels Coach Pete Grandjean said his team is well att are of the Mules stats, but said the Unicorns will not be intimidated by the numbers ‘They have some pretty big kids in the middle of the field, and have some real good speed up front but I think they’re beatable Grandjean said “We're not going into the game overconfident, but we're not going to be intimidated either The kids have been talking about playing Alamo Heights all year so I think they'll be ready.' he said The key to winning the game. Grandjean said w ill be in disrupting the Mules offensive flow. •’We ll need to shut down their scoring opportunities off dead ball plays and to win the ball at every turn.' he said •*We're going to go after them with our usual attack At this point, we feel like we have as gtKxi a chance as anybody to goon " Like the Mules, New Braunfels enters the game on a hot streak The I mcorns have not lost a game since a defeat at the hands of Smithson \ alley on Feb lo Since then, the team has won eight games and tied three The Hangers have lost only ttto games all season, com piling a 15-2 I record Their opponents tonight enter the game with a 16-0-2 mark Smithson Valley is coming off a close struggle with Austin High on Tuesday The Hangers prevailed 3 2 hut had to overcome a poor first half and double overtime periods to advance rn the playoffs Schaffer said Clark is every bit as skilled .is Austin ttas. and has better xi/e on the field I hey are very skillful and have real good size That s what makes them so scan he said I he Cougars feature an excellent forward who is adopt at dratting players to him before passing the ball to the open man. and a very big sweeper Many of the Clark players are back from last year. when they beat McCollum H-o in the playoffs We had lost six starters to grades the week before, so we had onlv ll players and got t>eat pretty bad Schaffer said I ve wanted to get another crack at them since then For both Smithson Valley and New Braunfels only the taste of continued playoff success will overpower the un mistakable flavor of sweet revenge By TIM WAITS Staff Writer Saturday w ill be the last chance for track and field fans to view some of the finest athletes in the area at a local meet Field events for the New Braunfels Unicorn Relays start at 9:30 a m and running preliminaries begin at 10 :30 a m Finals are scheduled for 3 p rn Twelve girls teams and IO boys teams will vie for awards in three divisions There will be no junior varsity girls division Besides New Braunfels. Canyon, and Smithson Valley, teams in the boys and girls varsity division in elude Samuel Clemens, Hays Lockhart. Kerrville Tivy, Uvalde and Rockdale Kntering in the girls division only are Alamo Heights Austin Westlake, and Cuero Austin Anderson is fielding only a junior varsity team and Canyon's .IV will take the weekend off In the varsity boys division. New Braunfels will try to defend its crown Coach Ia*w Simmonds will lx* without several key menders of his team, but he faced much of the same situation at Smithson \ alley and came out v ictorious for a school record third straight win “I wouldn't say we ve got any monumental problems, said Simmonds The Unicorns will tx* minus their strong open Hon meter group of Leon Sneed barmy Dorman, and Doak Hunter Sneed is playing with a San Antonio based all Mar basketball team Dorman has Scholastic \p titude Tests SATs Saturday and Hunter is out with a sore knee Barry Ffannstiel, 4oo meter sprinter will be taking SAT tests but may tx* flack in time tor th** Bion meter relay at the end of the meet Long distance runner Darrel Hunter is still questionable due to an injury Kven with several athletes miss mg the Unicorns will have .t potent attack Rev in W alker is the athlete to watch in the I lo meter high hurdles and Hie KHI meter intermediate hurdles He is also a part of tile I hoe meter relay team in the high jump and makes his debut in the long jump Sophomore burner Jeff Bryan is coming off a startling performance in the -toe meters last work at ( a Warriors, Supersonics fail to clinch By the associated press The Golden State Warriors and Seattle Supersonics entered their games Thursday night with magic numbers ut one tor clinching NBA Western Conference play off berths It stayed that way The Warriors looking for their first playoff berth in lo seasons, fell to the Denver Nuggets I ?2-96, Golden State s worst joss of the season The Supersonics who haven t been in postseason play in three seasons lost to Los Angeles 117 114 as the Lakers clinched a tie for the best record in the conference this season Neither Golden sun* nor Seattle plays tonight hut both could make the playoffs if the Choenix Suns lose to I t ah Nuggets 132, Warriors 96 Lafayette Lever -cored 21 points and grabbed lo rebounds to lead a balanced Denver scoring attack Alex Knglish scored 20 points for Denver win!* Darrell Walker added 15 and Mike Fa ans and Danny Sc nays 14 each as the Nuggets led by as many as to pointsLakers 117 Sonics 114 The Supersonics lost a lot more than a game Marting center Alton Lister suffered a broken ankle in the first half The 7 foot List*"-, acquired by the Sonics last summer in a trade with NBA By The Associated Pres* EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division A L Pct GB L A Clippers 12 8o 167 45 x clinched piayof! -pot v -Cinched division title Thursday s Games Detroit 119 Indiana 75 Denv er 1.52 Golden State 98 y-Boston 54 2*> 730 -acramento 125 LA Clippers 115 x Philadelphia 41 42 582 12 L A Lakers ll? seattle I!4 x Washington it) 4*4 SOO i7 Saturda y s Games New Jersey ’»*> SO it*, ll New York 22 51 301 Indiana at New y <»rk Central Division x Atlanta 48 24 Ms 7 Chicago at Atlanta Washington at Cleveland x -1 H*t resit 48 25 858 I tah at Dallas X Milwaukee 44 to ■ 5 New Jersey at Milwaukie x Indiana 37 36 507 IIG Phoenix at L A Clippers x-Chicago 37 37 500 12 Houston at Sacramento Cleveland 27 47 365 *>2 Portland at Seattle WESTERN CONFERENCE Midwest Division X Dallas 19 24 871 Sunda r s Games Boston ut Philadelphia L A Lakers at Denver x I lab 41 32 .582 8 Milwaukee at I *etroit x Houston 37 47 SOO 12 Golden Slate at Sun Antonio Denver San Antonio 28 41 47 446 I sis 18 Toda> J Games Sacrament** 24 4‘* .429 I >etroil at Boston Pacitic Division > LA Lakers 58 795 Philadelphia at New Jersey New 5 ork at Atlanta ('hicago at w a-hington x Portland 44 28 811 13> Golden state at Dallas <iolden stale 37 514 20' I d river at San Antonio Seattle :tt> 19 urn 2-4 I tall at Phssemv Phoenix 27 45 575 40 I. A Lakers at Portland Milwaukee lur Jack Sikrna suffered the injury after making a layup .nth 6 05 left in the first half His injury at first thought to bt* just a sprained ankle was diagnosed after the game when tit* was taken to a hospital tor precautionary X ray-Magic Johnson scored 44 points, grabbed IO rebounds and banded out I assists as the Lakers clinched at least a tie for the tx*st record in tin* Western conference It was the eighth time this season Johnson has broken double figures in tile three categories in a game James Worthy added 29 points and \ ( Green 17 for Los Angeles Cougars sweep two < anyons varsity tennis team swept two seperate dual matches, defeating Smith-on Valley on Wednesday and Boerne on lhurs day Against Smithson Valley at the Canyon courts, tile ( ougars came out with an8-2 victory Canyon swept the boys singles, with Patrick Manley, Hay Sher wood and Ryan Dillard all Winn mg In girls singles play. Srnithsor Valley’s Tom Brow n and Canyon's Melanie Moss were victorious In boys doubles Justin Blac kburn and Nathan Smith won for the Hangers while Canyon's David Larson and Kevin Sellers won their matc h In girls doubles play, all thrtx* Cougarette teams won Leah Krieg and Cristi Mimca won the first match Christa < ade and Sandy W ler won the second and Margie W illiams and Karen Anoil won the final match Canyon defeated the Greyhounds 9-5 in Boerne Singles winners for the Cougars were Heather Way, Moss Brian Yarbrough and Larson Doubles winners for Canyon were the teams of Frnie Jones David Spenser, Sellers Larson Bobby Hex Tony Kylitis, Cade Wierand Williams-Aniol The Cougars will host Lockhart and Hays in seperate dual mat tiles on Saturday then travel to San Marcos on Monday The district meet is April IO ll al New Braunfels Karate rematch Saturday among NB, Austin schools 2 brat- J\ onlv 2 heat Urn hurdle IV Unicorn Relays Here is the schedule for Saturday s New Braunfels Unicorns Track Meet TIME    EVENT 9 Kl a to    Triple    jump loam Long jump tnorth pit varsity boys, followed by girls triple jump I,orig jump south pit girls followed by ,J\ High jump main pit varsity Inns then girls High jump aux pit J\ Pole vault .IV followed by varsity boy s Discus \ ar sity boys followed by girls followed by .IN Shot put 11iris followed tty .IV followed by varsitv Inns 10 loam Kl WIND PRF.L1MIN ARILS Bach of the follow mg w ill In* run as soon as the preceding heat is completed The order of events will tx* .IN varsitv girls varsity boys Itioo Meter Hun finals 4on meter relay loo meter low hurdle-I lo meter high hurdles loo meter dash HOO meter dash final 4oo meter dash UHi meter intermediate un' meter intermediate hurdles Joe meter dash 1200 meter run fm.ils I heat J\ onlv finals ip rn Field event awards ceremony 3 OO    i2i*o    meter    run ■too meter relay J 45    meter    dash ny on Bryan left the field behind in a time of 48 9 Canyon Coach Pete Riva- said his Cougar- are at full strength and -*x*-few problems on his team MI eve- should tx* on tin* Cougars during the field events Pole vaulter Scott Henntg cleared a remarkable 16 f»*et at last week s Cougar Relays although he wa- officially accredited with a vault of 15 4 The Cougar -Jimmy Wilson took second in the event with a vault ut Ii o and Mott Balmos wa- fourth at 12 8 Ken l> Alfonso is the mainstay ot the discus ring Last w«*t*k he threw for 1»»2 5 for first place and was also second in the shot put .it 51 feel \fter IxMhg disqualified two w<xk-m a row tin* Cougar- sprint relay team found tile formula last satur day vs it ti a smoking 4 lh sounds Riva- said he hojx*- the team will break 4 s«x*ond- this week .Sprinter K<x1y smith i- coming off a first place finish in the too meters wit!) a time of lo 9 seconds Smithson 5 alley should tx* back to ful; throttle this week The Hangers Xavier McDaniel led the Sonics with 35 points while Dale F His had 27 and Tom Chambers 26Pistons 119, Pacers 73 The Pacers did tile opposite ot lite W arriors and Sonics They collapsed AFT FR clinching a playoff tx*rth indiana tx*at Chicago Wednesday night for its first playoff -pot since 1981 The next night Detroit -et a team ret ord for margin of v ic tory \ mine Johnson scored 25 points and Kick Mahorn and John Salley ad tied 17 apiece for I Adroit which pull cd within one half game of idle < en tral I bv ision leader Atlanta Detroit's 4b point victory margin topfxxi its previous mark of ii winch was accomplished twice Hi** last Dine in a 144 loo triumph ovei Kan .a- Cliv on F et) 18 HLKings 125, Clippers 115 Reggie Thous stored 17 ot ills J points in the third quarter to lead the Kings Mike Woodson scored 29 points as Hie Clippers reached tin* Mi loss ftgure for tile first tune since the 1981 82 season when ’hey recorded tin* worst mark in franchise history The Clippers who have yet to win consecutive game- this season must win six of their remaining lo games to avoid equalling that 17 65 mark fir Saturday representatives of the AU arado and la*pez Karate schools. plus fighters from other Soryu schools w ill vie against each other in a rematch of a classic battle In March 19H.I the Soryu Karate Institute of New Braunfels iieaded by Chris Lopez challenged its parent shcool tin* Soryu Karate Institute of J(x* Alvarado in Austin to a five man, full contact team duel The Lopez School squeaked by to win 18 16 at San Antonios Blossom Athletic ( enter The Austin school demanded a rematch, and in June of 1980, the Austin team won by the same score til** New Braunfels team had won by three months earlier This match hxik place at Canyon High School ii    im*    meter low hurdie- m    no    meter high hurdles 4(i    IU*    meter dash moo meter relay 2 heat,-IO    4oo    meter da-h 5 to    300 meter inter rn ediatr hurdles ,4.,    bo meter d a - h (or kindergarten third *, OS    200 meter da-h h lf*    IN** meter run o 40    Ink*    meter relay will return shot put discus man Chris Gentry who missed the t ougar Relay - for tug points in those events Rn. hard Acre* lead- the Ranger distance crew A cree won at the Cougar Relays in the Inks meter run with a time of 4 4<* lh and ha- im proved each week In the girls division host team New Braunfels is expel ted to dominate in tile -hot put and dis*. u-behmd the efforts of Julie Bat row .md 5 vorux* Mesa I mourn Coach Fred Fink -av - hts team will tx* much like they have all year steadily improving but not enough to challenge for tho top team totals Fink considers Westlake to tx-the favorite with strong hid- from Cuero and Xiv y Smithson Valley - girl- moved up the ladder at the Cougar Relays bv taking fiHirth pl.** e I Tx* Hanger et t es have a g«»«>d group of distance run nor- led by < arolyn Ru e The i anyon Cougarette- have (allen off of late but still have talent in sprinters J ara ( appleman and Renata Kittimann N B's two-mile team competing in Austin New Braunfels txiys truck (oath la*w simmonds is sending hi- joo meter relay to \ustm to compete in the Texas Relays Fn day at the I niversity o( Texas Memorial Stadium Kevin Walker i Den Muldanado Danny Dorman Barry Ffannstiel and Hobble Kanas will represent the I mcorns Although the quintet t- a tor mutable team it is not the members Simmonds exi ted to take when he mad* plans tor the Relay - a couple of months ago Missing in action will tx* L***»n Sneed who is competing with an all star basketball team bus**d in San Antonio and last year s Clash \ HOO motel and Im** meter champion Doak Hunter who is out W Itll .i -**l *' knee simmonds said that w ith Hunter and srx*ed in Hie plans tx* ex lxxt»sl the team to tx* among the top four or five Who knows maybe it will tx* a -low field Friday -aid Sim mends Maldanado Walker and ts.r man will definitely compete but tile fourth jx>mHon i- -till up in the air between Ffannstiel and F arias Ffunnstiel most notably an open quarter runnel has tx*e» cl** ked at 2 03 rn tile M*- * F arias a freshmen who is having a -u* cesslui season against junior val -By competition it.*- txx*n timed IM the 8**0 iii J 0:5 Die 52*ki meter relav <»t 4 \ »*• relay Is s* heduled ti* fx-gir. at 8 la p 111 T IM WAITS District baseball nears midway point Those two tight- established til** Soryu teams as the teams to tx*ai but few challenges were issued On Saturday th** teams will m»x*t for a third time but tins time under friendlier circumstances Tourna merit fighting tx*gms at I p rn at the New Braunfels High School gym Adult spectators will pay $3 admi* sion and children 12 and under will pay $ I 50 One of the featured events will tx* a team match between members of the Austin Folice Department Soryu Karate team trained by Alvarado and the area law enforcement team trained by Lopez For more information concerning the tournament, contact Chris Iaipez at 625-9232 New Braunfels and Smithson V alley play baesball teams at tile op posit* ends of th** District I i 4A -p*** truin tonight while Canyon plays a non district opponent on Saturday New Braunfels 2 4 iii the district race hosts second place Bix*rnc at 7 lo pin III** Greyhounds are tied w ith Lockhart w itll 4 2 records The I mcorns halted a tin**** game losing streak on Tuesday with an 8 2 victory ovei Samuel Clemens in Schertz Boerne suffered a 9 ; loss to first place Fredericksburg iii its last outing Smithson Valley bas not won a district game since its opener against Ixxkiiart although the Rangers did play ( anyon to a 7 7 ti** Smithson \ alley travels to Schertz today for a 7 lo p rn game against Clemens The Bu(fal*x*s are I * iii district play while the Rangers stand at I 4 1 The key district matchup tonight will ix* Ixxkhart at Fredericksburg Uh khai t began the season ranked among the top Class 4A schools hut has since dropped out of the Top IO after suffering two district losses The Lions are 4 2 in 13 4A games Fredericksburg, at 7-0, is now ranked District 13-4A Baseball standings Team Wf I I GB Fredericksburg 7 Boerne 4 2 o 2 la* khart 4 0 Hays I I 0 Canyon 3 3 I New Hiaunlels 2 4 0 4 Kerrv ille Tivy 2 4 0 4 Smithson Valley I \ I 5 Clemens I 0 Today s Games Bim*me at New Biaunft-ls Clemens at Smithson \ aliev Kerrville Tivy at Hays Dx khan at brede rn kshurg Saturday s Game Austin Crockett at* anyon fourth in Hie state The final district game mate! Kerrville Tivy at Hays Tivy has w two games iii a row to move to 2 4 district play The Reix*ls who lost ('anyon on Tuesday, are t j The Cougars, who have not lost their last three outings will take , vantage of the break in th schedule to play a non district gam Canyon will host Austin Crockett I p rn Saturday The ('ougars are 2 I in district play and 7 4 I on I season ;