New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 22, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas
Herald-Zeitung □ Tuesday, August 22 ,1995 □ 5
■ To talk with Sports Editor Thomas Godley about Sports Day, call 625-9144. ext. 24.
Iff Tyson's rn man, tie’s going to rise to the challenge instead off fighting guys who are not even professional fighters, like his last opponent."
— Bob Arum, promoter for George Foreman, referring to Tyson's latest fight with Peter McNeeley.
In the news
CHS football tickets on sale
Canyon Cougar football fans have two weeks before the opening game Sept. 8 against Westlake. Previous season ticket holders may buy 1995tickets new through Monday, Aug. 28 from 8 am. to 3 pm at the CHS office. General pubic tickets go on saleTuesday. Aug. 29. The cost is $25. For more information. call 62S6251.
Roglstration sot for NB fall JrJSr. basoball league
Boys ages 13 and 14 (Jr. league and first' year Sr. League) in the spring of 1996 are invited to play in the New Braunfels Pal Jr JST. Baseball league.
The games wM be played on Sunday after* noons at the Canyon high School practice field in September and October. Registration fee is $20.
Forms may be completed and payment made at Vivroux Sporting Goods. For further information, contact Bob Janca at 629-5010.
NB Junior golfors to too off st upconung tounusnsnts
The New Braunfels Junior Golf Association has scheduled several tournaments through October 28. Dates, locations and cost are as follows:
■ Aug. g7. 1 p.m. Canyon Country Club, $5. *
■ Sept. 11, 5:30 p.m., Landa Park Golf Course, $5.
■ Sept. 25, 5:30 p.m., Landa Park Golf Course, $5.
■ October 14,1 p.m., Tapatio Springs, C.C..S10.
■ October 28, 9:30 arn., Sundance Golf Course, $7.
Members should register at least one week before the tournament date. Signup sheets will be available at each tournament, or members may call Frank Schaeffer at 620-1952 or Jodi McDonald at 625-4831. All players should check in at least one hour before the tournament begins.
NBHS fans invited to moot tho Unicorns on Aug. 25
The New Braunfels High School Sports Booster Club will have its annual barbecue and ‘Meet-the-Players’ night at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 25 at Unicorn Stadium. Tickets will be sold for $5 at the gate. All fall sports athletes will be introduced.
Player photo day will be Saturday morning, August 26 for freshmen, junior varsity and varsity athletes All parents are welcome to bring their own cameras.
Qonrak*!* grand slam lifts Rangers past Whits Sox 12-5
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Juan Gonzalez and Will Clark are healthy again, and the Texas Rangers are scoring runs in bunches.
Gonzalez and Clark combined to drive in six of the 11 runs Texas scored in the first inning of Monday night’s 12-5 victory over the Minnesota Twins.
Gonzalez had a grand slam and an RBI single in the first, plus a fourth-inning double to make him 3-for-4 for the game. He’s 10-for-25 with three homers and 10 RBIs in six games since returning from a back injury.
Clark is 4-for-12 with five RBIs in three games since returning to the lineup after missing four games due to back spasms.
The Rangers have won all three of those games, and seven of their last nine, to improve to 57-50. The secret to the last two victories have been big first innings.
Astros edged by Braves 5-4
HOUSTON (AP) — The Atlanta Braves have learned to expect the impossible from Mark Wohlers. Ryan Klesko’s seventh inning double broke up a tie and Wohlers tied a team record with his 18th consecutive save, leading the Braves to a 5-4 victory over Houston, which tost its fifth straight game. Wohlers escaped an inherited problem when he came on in the eighth inning with runners at first and third and one out.
Canyon muses past Alamo foes
Cougarettes knock off No. 4 ranked Marshall to capture city championship .
By THOMAS GODLEY
Herald -Zertung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL TYW Canyon Cougarottaa gained tome big-time momentum by winning IYW San Antonio School District Tournament Shannon Young and Tiffany Wledner, shown above in a scrimmage, combined for IO kills in the championship game. Kim Brunettte and Uz Wiesman made the all-tournament team.
The Canyon Cougarettes are more than living up to their preseason No. S ranking in the San Antonio area.
With a dramatic three-set victory over Marshall Saturday night at Alamo Gym, Canyon took first place at the San Antonio Independent School District Tournament Canyon won the championship game 4-15,15-4 and 15-13.
Coach Donna Boehle said winning the tournament was a positive step to building team confidence early in the season. "At this time of the year every game is an important game to learn and grow from," Boehle said. "We haven't faced this kind of competition yet and I think it was a positive sign that the team is moving in the right direction."
The tournament drew 16 squads, the majority of which were from 5A schools in the San Antonio and Central Texas area. Marshall, which entered as the No. 4 ranked team in the area, took the runner-up trophy, followed by Churchill and Austin Bowie.
Canyon was the only 4A school among the top four teams.
In the championship game, Marshall had taken a 13-12 lead in the third set before Canyon came back to win three of the last four points.
Junior outside hitter Leslie Reinter kept the Cougarettes alive on several plays with critical digs throughout the
“We haven’t faced this kind of competition yet, and I think it was a positive sign that the team is moving in the right direction.”
— Canyon Coach Donna Boehle. match.
Senior setter Kim Brunette had a game-high 24 assists and three kills. Middle hitter Lesa Porter notched seven kills to lead the team. Seniors Elizabeth Wiesman, Tiffany Weidner and Shannon Young had five kills each, and Cherlyn Dunn had two as the Cougarettes finished with 26 total kills.
"We passed and hit the ball well, and Kim played tremendously the entire tournament,” Boehle said. "She was putting the ball where it had to be and making everything work for us."
In a 15-4, 15-3 opening-game win over McCollum, Young, an outside hitter, came through with several individual highlights. She served 11 points and was the Cougarette’s top attacker.Defensive specialist Jenny Bianco, Thuy Lee Nguyen and Reinter were the standouts in the Cougars' 15-3,15-12 second-round win over Sam Houston on Friday. The third win was over West Campus, 15-5, 15-8.
The Cougarettes travel to play Round Rock and Pflugerville today at 5 p.m.
A return from soccer in Europe
From submitted reports
To get a true understanding of soccer, it doesn't hurt to compete against players in the land where the game originated.
Four New Braunfels Youth Soccer players did just thaL competing with the United States team of Flame United in Europe.
Wesley Zunker and Jeremy Meurin competed with the under 13 boys team while Cynthia Escobedo and Audrey Aguirre competed with the under 16 girls team.
The teams brought together youth from seven southern region states to test their skills against international competition.
To qualify, the players were required to pass tryouts and were put through three days of intensive training in Dallas.
That completed, the team members then
boarded a jet and arrived at their first destination in Wales where they competed in the Ian Rush Rush Cup against more than 130 teams from 17 countries.
They then traveled to Portsmouth. England for the Royal Mail Cup which included 80 teams from IO countries.
All four local players have competed with the local Blitz soccer team under trainer Ed Perry. Wesley, a seventh grader at Canyon Middle School is the son of Danny and Carolyn Zunker. Jeremy, also a seventh grader at CMS, is the son of Jeff and Stephanie Meurin.
Cynthia is a sophomore at New Braunfels High School and is a member for varsity girls soccer team. She is the daughter of Ray and Maria Escobedo. Audrey also attends NBHS and plays on the varsity team. She is the daughter of Clay and Toni Aguirre.
Where soccer is king
Local members of the Blitz soccer team trekked tc England to compete with the U.S. Flames United team. The local players were (from left to right) Wesley Zunker, Cynthia Escobedo,
Audrey Aguirre and Jeremy Muerto.
Broncos buck Cowboys 20-17 with offensive kick
By JOHN MOSSMAN
AP Sports Writer
Matt Peteete and Matt Rust placed among the top three in the their age divisions at the Lonestar Bowhunters Association's 3-0 Archery State Championship in Houston. Both are members of the Canyon Lake Archery Club. Peteete took third place and Rust came in second. More than 400 archers from across the state competed in the championship.
Forman: Tyson ‘throws punches like a girl’
LOS ANGELES (AP) — George Foreman’s pro rooter, saying Mike Tyson "throws punches like a girl now,” has an offer he believes Tyson can't refuse — a potential $80 million payday.
Two days aller Tyson’s first fight in over lour years turned out to he an 89-second debacle, Bob Arum proposed that Foreman and Tyson meet in what tie believes would be the “biggest fight, by far, of all time.”
The key element, Arum said, is that a neutral party would handle the money.
“If Tyson’s a man, he’s going to rise to the challenge instead of lighting guys who ive not even professional lighters, like his last opponent,” Amin said, referring lo
Three months ago, Foreman said he wouldn’t tight Tyson if Don King was the promoter. King, Tyson’s promoter since 1988, and Arum have lieen hitter nvals for many years.
"Now we’ve found a solution for that,” Amin said before boarding a plane for New York “My feeling is that anybody can say they’re involved or not involved (iii (he promotion).
“This is tile proposition: We’ll let some neutral par ty come iii that everybody respects and handle all the money and make all the arrangements, and that would eliminate George's concern.
DENVER (AP)—The Denver Broncos’ new offense is a lot like the old one — possessing plenty of firepower. Last year’s porous defense, however, has yet to prove it has improved.
In their fourth preseason! game — the first in which they worked from a game plan — the Broncos generated 455 yards, a preseason high in the NFL this season, and beal the Dallas Cowboys 20-17 Monday night.
Denver (3-1) had 233 yards at the half against the Cowboys’ defense, No.
I in the NFL last year.
Denver’s first-string defense, on the other hand, yielded 237 yards in (he find half, and Troy Aikman and Michael Irvin hooked up almost at will.
Irvin, finding gaping holes in the secondary, hauled in six passes for 135 yards and two touchdowns in the half, then sat out the second half, as did Aikman.
The Aikman-to-lrvin combination helped stake Dallas (1-3) to a 17-10 halftime lead
Denver reserve quarterback Bill Mus-grave oulduelcd his counterpart, Wade Wilson, in the second half.
Musgruvc, battling Hugh Millen for the No. 2 spot behind John Elway, completed 14 of 23 passes fur 155 yards, including a third-quarter touchdown pass to tight end Jerry Evans.
Rookie Terrell Davis helped the Bion cos maintain hall control, carrying IO times for 7.3 yards, including a 38-yard
romp in the fourth quarter.
“This kind of game makes our job very difficult," Denver coach Mike Shanahan said, referring to today’s mandatory NFL cutdown to 60 players. "We’ve got 80 guys who have really been committed. It’s the best group I’ve been around. It appears there are some players who made the team tonight based on what we saw.
“One game is not tire final test, but Bill didn't hurl himself. We have two excellent backup quarterbacks. We’re not going to nuke a decision until alter the Jacksonville game (final preseason game on Aug 25).’’
Musgrave’s I-yard TD throw lo Evans produced a 17-17 tie, and Jason Elam’s 27 yard field gad w ith 9 37 left accounted for the difference Dallas running hack El noun Smith. playing through ilk* second quarter, car neil IO limes for 38 yards before sitting out the second hall