New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 30, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas
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Region IV 4A Tr.ick and Field Meet
Unicorns advance to state meet
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—NBHS Track Coach Noel Hansen.
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SAN ANTONIO (AP)—Sean Elliott missed the playoffs last year during his one-year stay In Detroit
"if anything, maybe I’m a little hungrier now than some of the other people In the league," said Elliott.
Now back in San Antonio, Elliott scored 13 of his 21 points in the third quarter Friday night as the Spurs defeated the Denver Nuggets 104-88 Friday to take a 1-0 lead in their Western Conference playoff series.
The Spurs ended the third quarter on a 19-4 run launched when Elliott sunk a 3-pointer and followed with a dunk. His 5-of-6 shooting to the period, including two 3-pointers, boosted the Spurs to a 78-80 lead going into the final period.
Denver fell even further behind to the fourth quarter as San Antonio increased its lead to more than 20 points at times.
The teams play Game 2 Sunday in the besFof-6 series.
“We dont have any excuses. We just didn’t get it done,- Denver coach Bernie Bickerstaff said. “The/re the best basketball team. They've got 62 wins."
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The eleventh annuel SchHtterbahn 5K Run is set for Saturday, June 3, beginning at 8 am on Liberty Street and Htoman Island to New Braunfels.
The event is dedicated in memory of Mary Arm Phiips, a member of the New Braunfels Running Club who died of breast cancer to 1993. Proceeds will benefit breast cancer research and Hospice New Braunfels.
The event also offers a 5-K competitive walt, a kids 1-K (10 and under) and wheelchair kids 1/2-K. Participants may bid for prizes in an open auction, including season passes to SchWerbahn Water Park.
The top 300 finishers will have their name published in Southwest Athletics Magazine.
Entry tee tor the 5-K and wak is $12 before May 25 and $15 affeer that date, including the morning af the race. The kids 1-K fee is $10 or $5 without receiving a T-shirt The wheelchair kkfc race is free.
For more information, call Dan or Susan Phillips at 6096030 or 625-3776.
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The Smithson Valley High School Booster Club Golf Scramble has been rescheduled for Saturday, June 17 at the Rebecca Creek Golf Club In Spring Branch. The tournament, originally scheduled for April 22 was reset because of conflicts with spring sports activities.
Proceeds from the tournament will go to support the SVHS athletic program and college scholarships awarded each year by the Booster Club to senior student athletes.
Four-member team will begin with a shotgun start at 9:30 a.m. Prizes for low team scores, longest drive and closest to the pin will be awarded. A hole-in-one contest will offer a $5,000 cash prize. The $45 individual entry fee includes greens fee, cart and a barbecue lunch.
To enter, golfers should mail a $45 check with name, home address and phone number to: SVHS Booster Club, 2218 Estate Gate, San Antonio, Texas 78260 Include current handicap and home course. Those who do not have current handicap information should provide an estimated score on a par 72 course. For more information, call SVHS Athletic Office at 885-2376.
The booster club also will host a winter and spring sports banquet honoring athletes in basketball, soccer, golf, baseball, softball, tennis and track. Several outstanding senior student athletes also will be awarded college scholarships
All Ranger parents and fans are encouraged to attend the dinner banquet which starts at 6.30 p.m. on Monday, May 1 in the school cafeteria. Varsity, junior varsity and freshmen athletes and coaches will be the guests of the booster club. Dinner for all others will be $6 for adults and $3 for children. Tickets will be sold at the door. Call Vivian Morales at 980-7742 for more information.
Usa Weltzer leads the way as New Braunfels sends four to state
From staff reports
Lisa Weltzer dominated the field in the 1600 and 3200 meter runs, giving the Unicorns two of their four qualifying times for state.
Amber Wenzel, Kristi Lindeman and Clay Skarovsky also qualified for the state meet in Austin on Friday, May 12. Craig Perkins was Canyon's sole qualifier.
The New Braunfels girls garnered 77 points to place second in team totals behind Waco Midway's 80.
Weltzer, the defending state champion in the 3200, posted an 11:15.37 the 3200 and 5:15.09 in the 1600 meter run to take first place in both events.
Wenzel took first place in the 800 meter run with a time of 2:23.8. Teammate Karin Meder appeared on her way to second place finish but tangled legs with a runner and tripped during the race. She came in seventh.
"She was running a great race but got caught up trying to switch into the first lane," New Braunfels Coach Noel Hansen said. "It was disappointing because she looked like she would finish right behind Amber."
Perkins cleared 15-0 in the pole vault to edge Skarovsky's second -place vault of 14-6.
Lindeman was second in the high jump, leaping the bar at 5-4.
Unicom Anna Usa Vargas narrowly missed qualifying for state, finishing third in the 200 meter dash with a time of 25.98.
The Unicom girls' 800 meter relay team (Latoya Heard, Shanna Webster, Nota Muir and Vargas) ran a season-best time of 1:45.66 but ended in third place behind Sam Houston and Waco Midway. The 400 meter relay team (Emily Cohl, Muir, Vargas and Heard) came fourth with a time of 50.2. The 1600 meter relay team (Andrea Mills, Wenzel, Muir and Shaunna Sargent) came in third with a time of 4:04.84.
Herald-Zeitung photos by MICHAEL DARNALL Maagan Schwab (abova) competed in the IOO and 300 meter hurdles at the Region IV 4A Track and Field meet Friday and Saturday at San Antonlo'a Northside Stadium. Shaunna Sargent (left) takes the hand-off from Nota Muir during preliminaries In the 1600 meter relay. The Unicom girls finished second in team totals at the regional meat with 77. Waco Midway wee first with 80. New Braunfels will send four qualifiers to the state meat on May 12 at The University of Texas' Memorial Stadium In Austin. Usa Waltzer, Amber Wenzel, Kristi Undeman and Clay Skarovsky will try to aam stats medals. Canyon's Craig Parkins took first in the pole vault J to qualify for stats. The Unicorns' 400,800 and 1600 relay teams narrowly miasad qualifying for state, coming i In fourth In the 400 and third In the 800 and 1600.
Canyon, New Braunfels vaulters thrive on rivalry
Perkins, Skarovsky soar to state track meet May 12
From staff reports
Craig Parkins finished first at regionals with a vault of 184) at regionals on Friday.
Watching Craig Perkins and Clay Skarovsky battle it out for the regional pole vaulting title, a spectator would never guess the two athletes represent rival high schools.
They've been competing against each other for two years, alternating winning vaults and playing off each other's best attempts at every meet.
The competition keeps them striving to come out on top, but it harbors none of the fierce grudges usually associated when Canyon and New Braunfels are on the same playing field.
In fact it is not unusual before vaults to see the two exchanging thoughts and offering words of encouragement. It’s their way of making sure Comal County comes away with at least one qualifier.
Skarovsky took the district title last week in Bastrop. Perkins won the regional meet on Friday with a vault of 15-0. Scarovsky was second at 14-6.
By taking first and second place, the pair earned the right to represent the region at the state meet in Austin on May 12.
Their friendly rivalry extends beyond track and into another sport they attack with equal enthusiasm. Both are punters for their school football teams. Skarovsky, who also handles kicking duties for the Unicorns, garnered first team All-District this past fall. Perkins wasn't far behind in net average per punt. He was also a dangerous receiver.
When they meet in Austin, you can bet there will be some high goals being reached by each and some good-natured competition by two rivals.
Clay Skarovsky finished second at regionals with a vault of 14-6.