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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 21, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas Mnrald-Zeitung orts Sunday April 21,1985 7ATieken leads CHS to regional Canyon’s Nancy Tieken reached deep inside Saturday afternoon at the District 17-4A girls’ track meet. She found just enough to get herself and the Cougarettes’ 1,600-meter relay team to the Region IV meet. In addition, New Braunfels will be sending shot putter Usa McKinnis and 400-meter runner Virginia Hildebrand to regionals, as both finished second in their events. Canyon's Emily May also finished second in her event, the 200 meters. Tieken, who missed a big chunk of the last two week’s workouts with the flu, went out and ran a 62-second first lap in her 800-meter race then held onto second place as the flu bug and Fredericskburg’s Yvonne Rode caught her on the back stretch. “I told her to run to win and to shoot for her goal at district, which was 2:17,” Canyon Coach Pete Rivas said. ”At that pace un the first lap) she was right on it. But then that flu showed up. ‘But we got into regionals, and she’ll be back to full strength in two weeks.” In the relay, Tieken helped hold off a challenge by Kerrville Tivy as the Cougarettes ran second rn 4:12.05. May had a consistent day in the 200, running a 28.28 rn the prehnuanes and a 28.28 in the finals. The former was the third-best time and the latter was enough to hold back Lockhart’s Leslie Howland. “She was a dark horse for us.” Rivas said. “The showed a lot of guts; the Ixxkhart girl had her beat, but she came back the last 20 yards.” New Braunfels' McKinnis was second behind a familiar face, Tivy’* Monica Trevino Trevino’s best in the shot was 39-4. while McKinnis had a 38-7. Hildebrand held off Tivy’s Michelle Tovar for second in the 400 by two strides. Hildebrand, who is the first athlete to compete for Pink all four years, ran a 62. “We did as well as we could do,” Pink said. ‘ And our JV won the meet, and they’re all a bunch of young kids, freshmen and sophomores.” Other varsity competitors scoring for New Braunfels were I^iRae Fisher, sixth in the 800; Jana Chafm, fourth in the IOO, third rn the long jump and fifth in the triple jump; Melissa Garza, fourth in the 200; the 1,600 relay, fifth; and the 400 relay, fifth Other scoring points for Canyon were Tara Cappleman, third in the IOO hurdles; Dorothy Garcia, fifth in the 400; Renata Rittimann. sixth in the 200; Connie Sendejo, sixth rn the 1,600; the 400 relay, fourth, and the 800 relay, fifth. Fredericksburg won the meet with 156 points, knocking off defending champ Tivy despite the return of several key Antlers from grade-related suspensions Tivy scored 145 points. Hays was third with 79, followed by Ixjckhart with 79, Hays with 78, Canyon with 54 and New Braunfels w ith 47. DAVID KING Unicorns second in 17-4A meet Results, Page 8A As expected, the Unicorns’ team of David DeLemos, Millett, Terry Thomas and Erie Schroeder took the 400 relay, running 43.27. But with Canyon out of the race, Tivy’s pickup team (the Antlers’ best sprinters didn’t run on the relay) finished second and narrowed the margin to 85-66. The Antlers nibbled at New Braunfels’ lead in the 800 and 110 hurdles, taking advantage of an injury to Unicom sophomore Kevin Walker in the latter. Walker had one of the district’s better times before the meet, but was hobbled Saturday and finished seventh. DeLemos and Millett went 1-4 in the IOO to hold the margin at four points, with DeLemos running a 10.99 and Millett missing third by .1 of a second. The missed pick in the 400 hurt Canyon and it also allowed Tivy to take a temporary lead, as Phillip White finished second for Tivy. Randy Long regiained the lead for the Unicorns with the race of his life in the 300 hurdles. He finished second to Lockhart’s Fritz Williams in 41.13, pushing the margin to 118-112. Millett and DeLemos finished 2-3 in the 200, with Millett running a 22.42 behind Tivy’s Carl Davis, who had 22.39. New Braunfels still led, but the pressure was on the 1,600 runners. They responded with a first from Payne and a tough fourth from sophomore transfer Danny Dorman, who recovered from an. elbowing incident on the back stretch. Efren Maldonado, who was knocked down early in the race, was sixth. But Tivy runners were 2-3, and New Braunfels’ outmanned 1,600 relay couldn’t keep up with the Antlers. “We gave it our best shot,” New Braunfels Coach Lew Simmonds said. “We got some outstanding performances today, but we didn’t get any breaks.” Still, Simmonds was pleased with the effort. “We had a lot of personal records today, and that’s all you can ask,” he said. Fredericksburg wound up third with 68 points and Canyon was fourth with 45. In the junior varsity division, New Braunfels finished third and Canyon was fourth with 84. By DAVID KING Sports editor The 400 relay, which had the second-best time in the district, false started. Ben Garcia was robbed of a spot in the 400 by an atrocious pick that placed him third instead of second, despite what half the crowd saw at the finish line. Canyon’s only consolation was its 1,600 relay, which ran second to Tivy in 3:21.83. “That’s all we’ve got left; you can write that down,” a disheartened Canyon Coach David Simmons said. The relay of Albert Natal, Brian Row, Gilbert Natal and Garcia traded the lead with Tivy the entire race, but Garcia couldn’t make up the Antlers’ seven-yard lead on the final leg. Tivy’s victory in the race sealed New Braunfels’ doom, despite the fact that it gave the Antlers the point lead for only the second time in the running events. New Braunfels led 46-42 after the field events thanks to two great efforts in the long jump — a second-place 21-11 by Millett and a third-place 21-94 by Kenan Ikels, who jockeyed back and forth between the long jump and the pole vault. While not long jumping, Ikels vaulted 14-0 to win the event despite the windy conditions. LESLI* KR* WALDT HERALD ZEITUHG New Braunfels' Kenan Ikels soars toward the pit in long jump the New Braunfels’ only disappointment in the field events was the third-place finish by defending district champ Kraig Krause in the shot put. Payne ran off and left the field in the 3,200, topping teammate and runner-up Hector Hernandez by almost nine seconds. Payne ran a IO: 12.64, Hernandez a IO: 23.54. Disappointment came in an assortment of sizes Saturday at the District 17-4A boys’ track meet. In the medium-sized blue package, the New Braunfels Unicorns came up 13 points shy of their goal of knocking off eight-time defending champion Kerrville Tivy. But the Unicorns could be consoled by the fact that they’ll be sending six athletes — including double qualifiers Mike Payne and Stephen Millett — and a relay team to the regionals. In the giant-sized red package, the Canyon Cougars saw two regional favorites go pfft. SV teams second, third in 27-3ABoys take second By TOM LABINSKI Staff writer Smithson Valley’s second-place finish in the last event at Saturday’s District 27-3A boys’ track meet earned the Rangers second place, edging Floresville by two points. Smithson Valley totaled HO points while the Tigers earned 108 Boerne won the meet with 127 points. The Rangers 1,600 relay team of Greg Mosier, Bret Trullender, Eutuno Trigo and Mike Eckhardt placed second with a time of 3:37, two seconds behind Cole, The 16 points Smithson Valley won in the race proved to be the decisive margin as the Rangers captured second place in the district meet. The second-place finish also earned the relay team a berth at the regional meet in two weeks in Kingsville. In the 1,600-meter run, Trigo made a dive at the finish line to Uke first place with a bine of 4:42. He also won the lOO-meter run, setting a personal best time of 2 03.03. Trullender finished fourth in the race with a tune of 2:07.60. Shody Henshaw set a school record in the 300-meter f intermediate hurdles with a time of 41.5, which earned him second place in the race. Teammates Alan Eckhardt and Kevin McCoy finished fourth and fifth respectively. Scott Balmos also set a school record in winning the 110-meter high hurdles in a time of 15.42. Henshaw and Eckhardt finished third and fourth respectively. In the field events, Greg Mosier captured second in the long jump, with a 19-6 effort. Diron Wunderlich placed fourth in the shot put with a throw of 45-5*4, his personal best. Also setting a personal best In the shot was Chris Gentry and Shawn Balmos. Gantry had a throw of 44-114, earning him sixth place. “I’m very excited about our performance today," said Smithson Valley Coach John Cook. “We ran as well as we ' have all year. Everything went the way we had planned it togo, except for the sprained foot. The foot belonged to Jerry Delp, who injured it early in the day while attempting the long jump. Umping between races, Delp ran in the 400- and 100-* meter dashes, before finally pulling out before the 300 hurdles. Delp will be x-rayed on Sunday, and will be out for an undetermined period, Cook said. “It was just one of those breaks," Cook said. “You just ain't tell how much difference it would make to have had him in there.” Smithson Valley’s junior varsity boys team won its division with 137 points, well ahead of second place LESLIE KRIEWALDT HERALD ZEITONGSmithson Valley's Eutimo Trigo turns the corner in the 800 Boerne. “We had a lot of boys set personal bests in the junior varsity. I thought they all did a super job,” Cook said. In the 800-meter run, Alan Shelly and Erie Rhoades both set personal bests. Rhoades finished second at 2:16.1, while Shelly placed fourth at 2:17.2.Girls finish third Cole edged Smithson Valley for second place in the District 27-3A girls’ track meet Saturday at Ranger Stadium. Boerne won the meet with 193 points, while the Cougars finished second with 106. The Rangerettes finished nine points behind with 97. “We’re a little disappointed that we didn’t finish in the top two, but I’m proud of the way everyone performed,” said Smithson Valley Coach Louise Davidson. “We ran our personal bests in just about everything, but so did the girls on the other teams. This meet just brings out the best in everyone,” she said. The top two finishers in each race will advance to the regional meet in two weeks in Kingsville. Among those traveling to San Antonio for the Rangerettes will be Kim Huntsucker and Carolyn Rice. Rice won both distance races for Smithson Valley, winning the 3,200 meters in 12:1176 and the 1,600 meters in5:42.0. “Carolyn ran well, but she wasn’t pushed as much as I thought she would be. She’ll be pushed much more next week, ’ ’ Davidson said. Huntsucker wan the 40(5meter dash with a time of 50.84, her strongest showing of the year. Teammate Shalynn McCoy finished second in a time of 80.84, her personal best also. Huntsucker and McCoy, along with Tammy Wilcut and Kim Wagner broke a school record in the 1,800 relay with a time of 4:09, earning the team second (dace. Boerne won the race in e time of 4:08. “We ran really good in the MOO,” Davidson said. “What killed us was the handoffs. I'd say we loet at least a second on each handoff, otherwise we might have won the race.” Kim Wagner tied her personal beet in winning the 100-meter hurdles, finishing in a time af IMI Wilcut finished second in the 100-meter dash with a time of 12.85, seven-one hundretts of a second behind the winner. “Tammy’s finishing second was a real surprise for us,” Davidson said. “She had been hurt recently, but she was tough end won the race in the last two strides.” In the field events, Leslie end Shalynn McCoy narrowly missed out on qualifying for next week's meet. Shalynn McCoy finished third in the triple jump with an effort of 35 feet. Leslie McCoy placed sixth in the high jump with a 4-8 effort while Wagner finished sixth in the long jump with a See RANGERETTES, Page 12ASpurs trip Denver by 2 By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS DENVER — San Antonio’s Jeff Cook tipped in a missed shot with 30 seconds left and George Gervin added a free throw with nine seconds to go as the Spurs defeated the Denver Nuggets 113-111 Saturday night in a National Basketball Association playoff game. Cook rebounded a miss by Artis Gilmore and hit his shot to even the series at one game apiece. Denver won the series’ first game 141-111 Thursday night. Cook rebounded a missed Denver shot at the buzzer to preserve the Spurs’ victory.Trail Blazers 124 Dallas 121, OT DALLAS — Kiki Vandeweghe scored 27 points, including eight in overtime, to spark Portland. The third game of the series will be in Portland on Tuesday night. < Vandeweghe hit his last five shots and nailed two free throws with seven seconds to play to ice the game. Dallas’ Rolando Blackman, the hero of Thursday night’s 139-131 double overtime victory with 43 points, scored 41 points on Saturday.Celtics 108 Cavaliers 106 BOSTON — Boston’s Larry Bird capped a 30-point performance with a layup with two minutes left as the Celtics pulled out a victory over Cleveland to take a 2-0 lead in their playoff series. In night action, San Antonio visited Denver for the second game of that series, with Denver leading 1-0. Boston’s victory was its second straight hard-fought decision over Cleveland. Boston can wrap up the series Tuesday night in Cleveland. In the first game Thursday night, the Celtics trailed 123-122 with 1:28 left before rallying for a 126-123 victory. Lakers 147 Suns 130 LOS ANGELES — Kareem Abdul-Jabbar scored 24 points, 20 in the first half, as the Lakers, 28-point winners in the first game, again devastated Phoenix. Los Angeles could end the best-of-five series with a victory in Phoenix on Tuesday night. Bob McAdoo added 22 points for Los Angeles, Byron Scott had 21 points ami Earvin “Magic” Johnson had IO points and 12 assists. ;