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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 27, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas Page 8A — Herald-Zeitung — Saturday, August 27, 2005Coming Up Today High school football — New Braunfels vs Stephenville at Killeen, 7.30 p.m. High school volleyball — New Braunfels, Canyon and Smithson Valley at Fraulein Volleyfest Cross country — Canyon at Lockhart Invitational Tuesday. Aug. 30 High school volleyball — Austin St Michael's at New Braunfels. 7 p.m.; Round Rock Stony Point at Canyon, 7:30 pm, Smithson Valley at Alamo Heights. 7; 15 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 1 High school volleyball — New Braunfels at Pearland Tournament; Canyon, Smithson Valley at San Marcos Tournament Friday. Sept. 2 High school football — New Braunfels at Pflugerville Connally; Canyon at Seguin; Smithson Valley at Pflugerville (all 7:30 p m.) High school volleyball — New Braunfels at Pearland Tournament; Canyon. Smithson Valley at San Marcos Tournament Saturday. Sept. 3 High school volleyball — New Braunfels at Pearland Tournament: Canyon, Smithson Valley at San Marcos Tournament High school football — South Shaver at NBCA, 1 p.m. Tuesday. Sept. 6 High school tennis — Marble Falls at Canyon. 4 p.m.RANGERS CONTINUED FROM Page 7ASV survives Westwood pass threat from scrimmage. Beyer, held to four catches for 54 yards, tossed a 3-yard scoring pass midway through the second quarter. In all. the Rangers used eight different receivers and seven different runners. They needed all of them to counter Westwood quarterback Chase Rich, who threw freely to open receivers Todd McCormick, Steven Sultzbaugh and Andy McClain. The trio combined to catch 23 passes for 329 yards. “In lieu of a mnning game, certainly they’re going to complete some passes and get some yards,” Hill said. ‘‘You’ve got to contain the big play, and for the most part, we did that. And then we were able to take over the clock for most of the second half and kept their offense off the field.” Smithson Valley (1-0) did just that, ruling time of possession after halftime. Leading 23-15 at halftime, the Rangers saw a 12-play driveCOUGARS CONTINUED FROM Page 7 ACanyon does it all on offense in win play from scrimmage, a 52 touchdown pass from J.D. Kunz. Reece Zunker was responsible for Canyons one defensive touchdown after he took a fumbled snap and returned it 63 yards for the score. Zunker also turned a botched extra-point attempt into two points when picked up the loose ball and passed it to Brock Ogle for the score. Defensively the Cougars looked very good, coming up with four turnovers. La Vernia had a tough time holding onto the football, as it fumbled the ball six times, three of which were recovered by (Canyon. Canyon had its own share of early season miscues, as it was penalized 12 times for 95 yards. “That was the one really big negative,” Davis said. “A couple of those were hustle penalties and you can live with those, but a couple of them were smart plays. The good news was we were able to overcome them but you’re not going to be able to do that every week.” SPORTS SHORTS EVENTS/PROGRAMS NB Manufacturing Business Challenge The New Braunfels Manufacturing Association is sponsoring The Business Challenge, a golf tournament benefit for college scholarships Saturday, Oct. 1 at The Bandit Golf Course. Team ($400), business ($500) and hole sponsorships are available; entries include green fees, carts and lunch. Entry deadline is Sept. 24. Call Lyndon Frame at (830) 481 0438. Seguin Soccer Referee Clinic Seguin Youth Soccer is sponsoring a clinic for new referees from 8 a.rn.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at First Commercial Bank in Seguin. Cost is $25 for USSF registration following certification test. Call Cheryl Schriewer at (830) 433-4665 after 4 p.m. Girls Junior Golf Clinic David Ogrin, the new director of the Central Texas Junior Golf Association, is hosting a free clinic for girls junior golfers at 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 2 atThe Bandit Golf Course. All golfers and parents are welcome to discuss the future of LPGA and USGA junior golf in the area. Call Ogrin at (830) 872-7109 of e mail to [email protected] NBGSA Registration The New Braunfels Girls Softball Association is now accepting registration for Fall Ball Leagues. eat up seven minutes (without a score), and a Rios’ one-play bonus that gave them a 30-15 lead with seconds left in the third. They added a seven-play drive that resulted in Schrock’s second score on an 8-yard run with 4:43 left in the game. Smithson Valley defenders sacked Rich five times in the game. He was left limping after one of them and the junior, who was 25 of 49 for 340 yards on the night completed only three of his last 13 passes on the night. “He got a cramp and we tried to call time out so we could have him a little longer,” Westwood coach Anthony Wood said. “But it affected his mobility. He couldn’t move in the pocket as much and he got sacked a couple of times. “If were able to move him a little more, we would have been a little more successful. But the big things is that Smithson Valley is a good football team. We’re not where they are, but we’re close and it s a good team to compare us to.” It took one play for Smithson Valley to make its statement — Fuller’s run around left end that went for 70 yards and the first score of the season. After that it Next week Canyon will play on the road against Seguin at 7:30 p.m. “They (Seguin) are a real big and athletic football team,” Divisions includeTball (ages 4-6); coach pitch (ages 6-8); and three fast pitch divisions Hounder, 12-under and 14 under). Cost is $45 per player; deadline is today. Registration forms are available at Sundance Print and Copy, OneCall Communications or at the league website at Walk-up registration will be held from 9 a.m.-noon today at the Landa Park Rec Center. Call Sarah Flores at 660-7471 or the league office at 629-0690. New Braunfels Youth Flag Football The New Braunfels Youth Flag Football League will have registration for the fall season for grades 1-6 from 8 a.rn.-noon today at St. Paul Lutheran Church. Cost is $35 per child. Forms are also available at Vivroux's Sporting Goods. Entry deadline is Aug. 27. Call Erie Young at 620-6396. Greater NB Amateur City Championship The Greater New Braunfels Amateur City Golf Championship will be held Sept. 16-18 at Landa Park Golf Course, The event is open to men in women who reside in Comal, Guadalupe and Hays counties. Entry fee is $60; $35 for annuals and punch cards. Deadline is Sept. 14, with tee times posted by 5 p.m. Sept. 15. Call the course at 608-2174. NBLL Fall Ball Registration The New Braunfels Little League is now accepting applications for its fall season, became a scorefest. Smithson Valley scored on its next series and the Warriors scored on their following three. Schrock scored on an 8-yard run for a 14-3 Smithson Valley advantage. McClain then scored Westwood’s only touchdown, nabbing a screen from Rich and rambling 62 yards through the heart of the Smithson Valley defense to make it 14-9 after Ryan Moczygemba blocked the point-after. Cavanaugh and Sweet traded field goals to make it 17-12 with 11:12 to go in the half. Westwood then made a huge error on the ensuing kickoff, downing the ball at the 3. Rich managed to get the Warriors to the 26, but an offensive pass interference call backed them up to the 15 and forced a punt. Smithson Valley began from the Warriors 46 and marched nine plays to the Westwood 3.1 fill called time out, and devised a play for Bryan Hill to toss to Cody Beyer, who found Stephen Hall in the end zone. “It might have been a good pass, but Stephen made a real good catch,” Beyer said. Westwood converted a Davis said. “They are going to create some match up problems for us, but I like our kids and I like our chances. We’re going to get after it.” scheduled to begin after Labor Day. Divisions for boys and girls include T-Ball (ages 5- 6); Coach Pitch (ages 6-7); Little League baseball (ages 8-12); Junior baseball (ages 13-14); Seniors (ages 15-16) and all age divisions for girls softball and Challenger League. Cost is $30 and the deadline to enter is today. Registration forms are available at Vivroux Sporting Goods. Call Jon Ellis at (830) 832-9909. NBLL Fun Day The New Braunfels Little League is also staging Fun Day today from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the NBLL Complex. Signup for Fall Ball and fun activities are planned. Texas State New Braunfels Day Texas State University welcomes the New Braunfels community for a special day of football at Bobcat Stadium.TSU will host Southern Utah Sept. 10 at 6 p.m. NB residents will receive discounted $5 tickets (purchased in advance only) and members of the Chamber of Commerce can participate in a pregame tailgate party at 3 p.m. Call the ticket office at (512) 245-2272. J&R Gymnastics Fall Registration Fall enrollment is under way J&R Gymnastics in New Braunfels. Classes are available in gymnastics, tumbling, cheerleading, extreme sports, baby-nastics and karate. Call (830) 606-0375. fake punt near midfield and managed to get to the Smithson Valley 15. Reagan Moczygemba, who was often picked on in the first quarter as Rich passed for 210 yards, knocked away a sure TD pass and the Warriors settled for Cavanaugh’s third field goal with 54 seconds left in the half. The second half belonged to the Rangers, who didn’t find much need to pass after halftime. Hill finished his debut under center completing 12 of 19 passes for 126 yards. The Rangers fumbled six times in the game, losing only one of them. "We played a great football team,” Wood said. “We misexecuted on just a couple of plays that cost us. We had the ball three times inside the IO and only ended up with field goals. “If we would have had touchdowns on those it maybe would have been a different outcome, but I believe we’re on the road to where we need to go.” Said Hill: “I thought we were resilient. We played a good team that made some plays. You can’t think you’re going to score all the time. We battled through some bad series but we made some plays.” CANYON 45, LA VERNIA 7 La Vernia OO OO OO 07 - 7 Canyon 07 17 22 00 - 45 First quarter C —J.D. Kunz 39 yard pass to Cameron Honk (Reece Zunker kick) 0:25 Second quarter C — Zunker field goal 10:26. C — Henk 32 yard run (Zunker kick) 8:48 C — Kunz 52 yard pass to Adrian Hilburn (Zunker kick) 4:28 Third quarter C — Zunker 63 yard fumble return (missed extra point) 8:50 C — Chase Wilke 24 yard run (Zunker pass to Brock Ogle) 5:37 C — Joel Hernandez 37 yard run (Zunker kick) 3:40 Team statistics LV CHS First downs 6 7 Rushes-yds. 22-123 26-221 Passing yds. 131 122 Total yards 254 343 Passes (C-A-l) 11-21-1 5-15-0 Punts-avg. n/a n/a Fumbles-lost 6-3 0-0 Penalties-yds. 2-10 12-95 Individual statistics RUSHING — LaVernia: James Tullis 5-74; Canyon: Chase Wilke 15-113 PASSING — LaVernia:Tullis IQ-124; Canyon: Kunz 4-117 RECEIVING - LaVernia: Andrews 4-44; Canyon: Hilbum 2-58UNICORNS CONTINUED FROM Page 7ATonight serves as a gauge for district opportunities you have to take advantage of them every time.” Caniford says the Yellow Jackets, who finished 10-1 after a first-round loss in the playoffs last season, aren’t ranked in the state’s top IO for nothing. "They have a lot of those kids back,” Caniford said. “They are a team that’s been battle-tested. They’ve matured and are very disciplined. They have some size up front.” They return quarterback Jevan Snead, who last year against New Braunfels completed 14 of 25 passes for 120 yards and scored on a three-year run in the first quarter. The 6-4, 205-pounder completed 60 percent of his passes for 3,025 yards and 29 TDs and later committed to play at Florida. Of his nine interceptions last year, three of them came against New Braunfels. “He’s a Division I player who’s probably the best quarterback well see all year,” Sit-ton said. “I Ie throws well and can mn. too. The offensive line is good — its the strength of their offense. “We’ll have to line up against them and play as hard as we can. We’ll have to fight size with speed.” Stephenville lost eight defensive starters, which might give the Unicorns an edge offensively. New Braunfels has played well in the scrimmages against Kingsville King and Fredericksburg, with quarterback Zach Rhodes completing passes to several receivers and runners out of the backfield. The aim, Caniford said, is to improve on what New Braunfels has done in the scrimmages. “This week, we want to be better than we were last week, and so on," he said. “So by the time we get to play I .ake Travis (the district opener), we should be in good shape.” New Braunfels will start almost entirely new linemen on both sides of the ball. Safeties Brooks Radla and Levi Blakeman will be the strength of a defense that also has newcomers in key positions. “You have concerns about how kids will respond in theVOLLEY CONTINUED FROM Page 7AArea teams split at Fraulein tourney The Rangers put up a fight in the second game, as hitters Brittany Hunt and Megan Herring kept them close at the net. Smithson Valley led 15-13 before a block by 6-3 Caitlin Adair, a pair of kills by outside attacker Meagan Luber and a NEW BRAUNFELS VS. STEPHENVILLE 7:30 p.m. today Leo Buckley Stadium, Killeen Tickets: $6 at gate Radio: KGNB-AM 1420 ABOUTTHE YELLOW JACKETS District: 6-4A Coach: Chad Morris (third year, 16-5-0; 104-27-0 overall) 2004 record: 10-1 (5-0, first in 6-4A) Last year: Stephenville 14, New Braunfels 6 Returning starters: 6 offensive, 3 defensive Offense: Spread Defense: Split 6 Top players: OB Jevan Snead (6-4, 210, Sr.); LB Cole Graybill (6-4, 230, Sr.) Outlook: It’s the first game for New Braunfels coach Chuck Caniford, who will be looking at these first games as a barometer for his team. The Unicorns and Yellow Jackets have experience back at skill positions and a lot of inexperience on defense. Snead, a Florida commitment, last year passed for over 3,000 yards in gaining all-state honorable mention. New Braunfels has its Division I player in OB Zach Rhodes, who last year accounted for nearly 1,450 yards total offense. He recently pledged to SMU. Getting there: Take Interstate 35 north through Austin, Round Rock and Georgetown. Exit from IH-35 onto U.S. 190 west. Near Killeen, take the SECOND FM 2410 exit (FM 2410 loops across U.S. 190 twice about seven miles apart; take the second exit). Go right on FM 2410 to Business 190A/eterans Memorial Blvd. Turn left and go to the next light, 38th Street. Go right on 38th Street; Killeen High School and Leo Buckley Stadium will be on the right. heat of battle,” Caniford said. “You just don’t know how they will do when the lights come on the big stage. Scrimmages give you a taste of that, but its not the same as the real deal on game night.” The Unicorns are the underdog tonight, but they aren’t approaching it that way. A win would set a great tone for a new season and new era. A loss isn t going to be the end of the world. “The we we’re looking at it, these games are set up to prepare us for district,” Caniford said. “These games are going to allow us to identify our strengths and weaknesses before we get to Lake Travis. “That’s the key. I d rather play some people who are going to test us early in the year than go into district with a false sense of where we’re at as a football team.” tip by Castillo gave the Wolves the lead for good. Smithson Valley opened the tournament with a 25-20, 25-23 win over Keller. Head coach Liana Collibert said her team could have played better in the first match. Canyon later defeated Corpus Christi Calallen. The Cougarettes will play at noon today at New Braunfels. Smithson Valley also won its final match Friday (against Pearce) and will play at IO a.rn at New Braunfels. DAVID INGRAM/Herald-Zeitung Canyon defenders Joel Hernandez and Brock Ogle wrap up a La Vernia runner. DAVID INGRAM Herald-Zeitung Phyllis Fowler talks with her Unicorns during their opening win Friday at the Fraulein Volleyfest. ( J * ;