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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 25, 2003, New Braunfels, Texas Contact Sports Editor Bryan Adams at 625-9144 ext. 223. Sports Friday April 25, 2003 IB illjMWilWiiil'S Rangers ousted from regionals K. JESSIE SLATEN/Herald-Zeitung Smithson Valley senior Susane Speer returns serve during Thursday’s Region IV-5A Tennis Tournament at McFarlin Tennis Center in San Antonio.SVHS tennis team gone after first round By Bryan Adams Sports Editor SAN ANTONIO — One year after not advancing any players to the 4A regional tennis tournament, the Smithson Valley Rangers sent five players to Thursday’s Region IV-5A Tournament at McFarlin Tennis Center. The Rangers captured district championships in boys singlets and doubles and won the top two spots in girls singles. But, despite hard-fought matches by all five Rangers, SVHS was ousted from the tournament after the first round. Sophomore Anna Wimberley, who took second at district after knocking off the No. 2 seed, drew No. I seed Amanda Jasso from Brownsville Pace. Jasso defeated Wimberley 6-0, 6-0. “I thought we got pretty good draws, except for Anna’s of course,” SVHS head coach Keith Brown said. “Our kids played tough and kept their heads up the whole way through. I was really proud of them." Senior Susanne Speer lost 6-1, 6-2 to Harlandale’s Ashley Grayson. “I planned to just try to keep it in and be consistent, but she had the exact same game plan and that really frustrated me,” said Speer, who dropped just five games in three matches to win the District 27-5A Championship. ‘It was then that I tried to hit winners, but I started hitting it out.” Speer and Grayson went to multiple deuces in the first three games of the first set, but Speer still trailed 3-0. Gray-on’s patient groundstroke attack continued to wear down Speer and forced her play more aggressive. “I got obesessed with the power game and was trying to play that way See TENNIS/4B On your mark... Regional track & field meets start today at Alamo Stadium 4A Track & field COMAL COUNTY REGION IV-4A TRACK ANO HELD QUALIFIERS (at Alamo Stadium in San Antonio) GIRLS Today’s running event finals 3,200-meter run (9 a.m.) Martha Rockwood, NBHS 11:49.88 Today’s field event finals Triple Jump (10 a.m.) Michalee Smithers, NBHS 36-4 3/4 Pole Vault (1 p.m.) Kayla Konomos, NBHS    11-3 Laura Koenig, NBHS    11-0 High Jump (1 p.m.) Jackie Lucas, NBHS    5-2 Discus (1 p.m.) Amanda Carberry, NBHS    106-8 Today s running preliminaries 100-meter Hurdles (3:35 p.m.) Michalee Smithers, NBHS    15.58 109-meter Dash (4:15 p.m.) Bo Warm, Canyon    12.54 300-meter Hurdles (6:05 p.m.) Kelly Hembaugh. NBHS    45.21 200-meter Dash (6:45 p.m.) Bo Warm, Canyon    26.21 1,600-meter Relay (7:10 p.m.) NBHS (Alicia Stoll, Kelly Hembaugh, Christina Racanelli, Claire Buck)    4:07.33 K. JESSIE SLATEN/Herald-Zeitung Smithson Valley’s Lauren Reeves competes in the triple jump during a track and field meet earlier this season. Reeves leads the Rangers in the Region IV-5A Track and Field meet today and Saturday at Alamo Stadium in San Antonio. K. JESSIE SLATEN/Herald-Zeitung Canyon freshman Bo Warm races in the 100-meter dash at the District 25-4A Track and Field meet in Lockhart. Warm competes in the 100- and 200-meter dashes today and Saturday at the Region IV-4A Track and Field meet at Alamo Stadium in San Antonio. BOYS Today's field event finals Pole Vault (10 a.m.) Derek Clark, NBHS    13-0 Today’s running preliminaries 800-meter Run (3:05 p.m.) Luke Hansen, NBHS 1 ;55.74 400-meter Dash (5:35 p.m.) Josh Peterson, Canyon    50.61 200-meter Dash (6:45 p.m.) Josh Peterson, Canyon    22.55 1,600-meter Relay (7:10 p.m.) Canyon (Rickey Euresti, Josh Peterson, Bryan Jonas, Sean Peterson)    3:24.26 Note: running event finals, except for the 3,200-meter run, take place Saturday. 5A Track & Field COMAL COUNTY REGION IV-5A TRACK AND FIELD QUALIFIERS (at Alamo Stadium in San Antonio) GIRLS Today's running event finals 3.200-meter run (9 a.m.) Dana Mecke, SVHS    11:56.38 Today's running preliminaries 1.600-meter Run (5:40 p.m.) Dana Mecke    5:27.66 1.600-meter Relay (6:10 p.m.) Smithson Valley (Rachel Johnson, Lindsay Schaal, Michelle Fkxfnguez and Mallory Craig) 4:06.35 Friday's field event finals Triple Jump (10 a.m.) Lauren Reeves, SVHS 35-1 1/4 Shot Put (10 a.m.) Seneca Guenther, SVHS 35-4 1/2 Pole Vault (1 p.m.) Chnsta Coppin, SVHS 10-3 Valerie Parker, SVHS 94) BOYS Today ’s running event finals 3,200-meter run (9 a.m.) Michael ZUO, SVHS    10:46.32 Today’s running preliminaries 110-meter Hurdles (3:55 p.m.) Josh Gregory    14.31 100-meter Dash (4:15 p.m.) Matt Howard, SVHS    11.03 400-meter Dash (5:20 p.m.) Matt Howard    49.80 300-meter Hurdles (6:05 p.m.) Lance Fuller, SVHS    41.71 Friday’s field event finals Pole Vault (10 a.m.) Walter Werchan, SVHS 12-0 David Stahl, SVHS    12-0 Note: running event finals, except for the 3,200-meter run, take place Saturday. Centex Stars 141 win Northeast QualifierLocal team set for Jr. Olympics From staff reports The Centex Stars 141 Volleyball club team from New Braunfels won the Northeast Qualifier tournament this past weekend in Baltimore, Md. and earned an automatic bid to the 27th National Junior Olympics Volleyball Tournament in Atlanta, Ga., June 25-28. The Stars compete for the national championship against 63 other club teams from the United States and Puerto Rico. The USA Volleyball Junior Olympics (or Junior National Championships) is an annual indoor championship that attracts elite junior players and their families from throughout the country. Starting in 2000, the events were separated to accommodate more cities, players and spectators. At the Northeast Qualifier, Courtesy photo The Centex Stars 141 Northeast Champions included Brittany Schamaun, Taylor Jonas, Kirsten Brotze, Samantha Stevens, Sarah Hand, Lacy Redwine, Taryn Witten, Amy Huddleston, Megan Herring, Courtney Bird and coach Bethany Hildebrand. the stars earned first place in an elite field of contestants from all across the country. During the tournament, the stars played teams from Maryland, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Ohio, California, New Jersey and handily defeated another team from Texas in the finals. The Stars went undefeated in the first day of pool play, won two of three games the second day fought their way the Gold Medal on Sunday to three tight matches. In the finals, the Stars met Texas Advantage Ryan (Dallas). New Braunfels handily defeated TAV, 25-14, 25-17 to win the gold medal and an automatic Club Division bid to the National Junior Olympic Championships this summer. Head coach Bethany Hildebrand, a Southwest Texas State University student and former New Braunfels High School player on the 2000 state championship team, said the key to the team’s gold medal performance was outstanding net play along with tenacious defense. Solid throughout the roster, the Stars 141 are comprised of Brittany Schamaun, Taylor Jonas, Kirsten Brotze, Samantha Stevens, Sarah Hand, lacy Redwine, Taryn Witten and Amy Huddleston all from New Braunfels Middle School. Also, Megan Herring from Smithson Valley and Courtney Bird from Canyon. Lifting for fundsBiH]I JR K. JESSIE SLATEN/HerakLZeitung New Braunfels High School student Dennis Templeton lifts a lot of weight with the help of a teammate and coach Jason Krug during Thursday’s Unicom Lift-A-Thon. if! CjV mm ;