New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 31, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas
“Roosevelt has eight starters returning on offense and ll coming back on defense. They will give us a good test because they have a lot of good skill people, team speed and good size.”
— NBHS head coach Tim Kingsbury
In the news
SVHS to host footbaH video night every Monday night
Smithson Valley High School head football coach Larry HBI invites parents of Ranger footba# players and al SVHS fans to join him each Monday at 7:30 p.m. for Ranger Replays.
hill reviews tapes of the previous week's game and gives a brief scouting report on the upcoming game.
'This is an excellent opportunity for fans to see what realty happen during a game.’ Hill said. ’i’d encourage all of our fans to ioin us on Monday nights But I’d especially encourage parents. Things happen too quk*fy to see everything that's happening on Friday night Ranger Replays are shown in Hill’s office in the SVHS gymn.
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nunung classes oners a ny dry
The City of New Braunfels Parks and Recreation Department is offering two Hunter Education Courses at the recreation center in Landa Park The course is mandatory for all Texas hunters born after Sept. 1,1971 and covers the topics of wildlife management. firearm safety and responsibility, wilderness survival, first aid, basic hunting techniques and wildlife identification.
The course is recommended to any hunter regardless of age or experience Certification in this course ts accepted by all 50 states and Canadian provinces Certification is good for life. Registration is required and writ be taken at the parks office Two sessions are being offered. The first session is Sept. 14-16 and the second session is Oct. 12-14.
Attendance is required for all three day in order to be certified The fee is $5 per person. For more information, call the parks office at (210) 608-2160 or come by the office at 110 Golf Course Road.
VoVeyball toumsmviit on top
Holy Family Church is sponsoring a men s and women's B league volleyball tournament from 8 a rn to 4 p m. Sept. 9 and 11 a.m to 4 p m. Sept. 10 at the church parking lot on 245 Hidalgo St. Trophies will be awarded to the top three teams Cost is $40 per team For more information, call 629-7239
Registration sot for NB fall JrJSr. baseball league
Boys ages 13 and 14 (Jr. League and first-year Sr League) in the spring of 1996 are nvited to play in the New Braunfels Pal JrVSr Baseball League The games wi be played on Sunday afternoons at the Canyon High School practice field in September and October Registration fee is $20.
Forms may be completed and payment made at Srivroux Sporting Goods. Fa further information, contact Bob Janca at 629-5010.
Longhorn linobackor fears pianos not Rainbow Warriors
AUSTIN (AP) — Texas linebacker Robert Reed isn t exactly excited about facing Hawaii in the 18th-ranked Longhorns’ season opener Saturday night at Honolulu.
It’s not that Reed isn't pumped up about the season starting He's just horribly afraid of flying.
"I thought my teammates would be more supportive, out they have been jerks really.” said Reed, a senior from Converse. "They’ve been talking about recent crashes and talking about things like ice on the wings “I'll just take my headphones and put them on full blast so I don't hear anything gang on. I listen to real mellow stuff like Kenny G No gangsta rap. I don’t want to hear about anyone dying."
While Reed is afraid of (lying on planes, he isn't afraid of flying to the football. The longhans are counting on him to revitalize a linebacking corps decimated by injuries last year.
High school player critical after lightning strikes
By MARK BABINECK
Associated Press Writer
DALLAS (AP) — Sports enthusiasts know the dangers of violent, fast-moving storms. Just ask Texas Tech football coach Spike Dykes.
Dykes, a veteran of coaching football in areas where freak storms are reminders of nature's devastating potential, says it takes more than just being careful to avoid problems with lightning.
“You’ve got to be lucky,” he said Wednesday. “You can go practice all the safety you want and still be hit.’’
Such was the case Tuesday afternoon in Forney.
Coaches said the otherwise hot. humid and hazy day pros ided no warning of foreboding conditions
They said the first sign of inclement weather was the powerful bolt of electricity that felled nearly three dozen players and coaches on the football practice field at Forney High School.
Sophomore Clay Jones. 15. went into cardiac arrest on the field and was listed in critical condition late Wednesday at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas.
Another player’s condition was upgraded
Wednesday night to fair from serious. Baylor spokeswoman Dianne Hollon said.
The strike sent more than a dozen play ers and coaches to hospitals in Dallas and Mesquite, about 20 miles to the west.
Doctors say cardiac arrest is the ultimate killer in most lightning cases, but it can cause damage ranging from superheated flesh to broken bones to brain damage.
Lightning sometimes can reach out ahead of the clouds and strike with little w arning. National Safety Council statistics indicate about IOO Americans die of lightning strikes a year.
Numerous participants in high-profile
sporting events have been victimized by electricity over the years, including:
—The 1975 Western Open, where Texan Lee Trevino was injured along w ith fellow pros Jerry Heard and Bobby Nichols.
All recovered from their injuries.
—Last year’s Alabama-Mississippi game in which an Ole Miss assistant coach and two ABC employees were injured by a bolt.
—In an event similar to Tuesday’s strike, 60-year-old coach Robert Johnson was killed on a rainy Florida football field. He was watching his high school team practice in 1991 when lightning struck and instantly caused his death.
James Williams, owner of Fisher King Fishing Guide Service, reeled in this record-sized striper at Canyon Lake on Aug. 26. The fish weighed 30 pounds, 4 ounces and put up a 45-minute fight. The catch has been certified as the lake record by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
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NB junior golfers complete tourney
From staff reports
Thi (teen-year-old Michael Schaeffer came away the overall winner with a score of 83 in the recent New Braunfels Junior Golf Association tournament held at the Canyon Lake Country Club.
Hagan Cohle place second in the 13-15 Boys' Silver Division with an 84, followed by Will Slaughter with a 97.
Rain caused a brief delay for the older age divisions, and play was halted after nine holes for the younger groups.
In the Boys’/Girls' 8-12 Silver Division, Gatlyn McDonald placed first with a score 59 on nine holes.
Christine Treanor and Stephanie Schaeffer were tied at 62 for second, with a tie breaker placing Treanor second and Schaeffer third.
In the Blue Division, Dan Treanor look first in the Boys' 12-15 age group, with Josh Colvin in second and 12-year-old Jeff Kovalcik in third.
The next NBJGA tournament will be held Sept. 11 at Landa Park. The NBJGA has scheduled several tournaments through October 28.
Dates, locations and cost are as follows:
■ Sept. 11,5:30 p.m., Landa Park Golf Course, $5.
■ Sept. 25,5:30 p.m., Landa Parte Golf Course, $5.
■ October 14, I p.m .Tapatio Springs, CC., $10.
■ October 28,9:30 a m., Sundance Golf Course, $7.
Members should register at least one week before the tournament date.
Sign-up 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.
Oilers’ problems nothing unusual
By MICHAEL A LUTZ
AP Sports Writer
HOUSTON (AP) — If the Houston Oilers didn’t have turmoil, they probably wouldn’t be the Oilers.
As they attempt to dig out from last year's 2-14 debacle, the Oilers will be playing in the Astrodome this season and thinking about Tennessee, not a fertile environment for success.
Since the start of last season, the Oilers have dumped the run-and-shoot offense, coach Jack Pardee and offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride and most of the old coaching staff.
Now, owner Bud Adams is trying to dump the city. Adams, just as he did in 1987 with Jacksonville, is threatening to move the Oilers to Nashville if he doesn’t get a new stadium for his team.
‘Those things aren’t a distraction.” coach Jell Fisher insisted “We’re keeping our focus strictly on what we can control. We can’t control that other stuff."
While Adams negotiates his team's future playing site, Fisher has done plenty with what he could control.
Fisher kept the 46 defense he helped Buddy Ryan install two years ago, but new offensive coordinator Jerry Rhome has put in a multiple attack. Fisher expects to make Ians forget the pass-oriented run-and-shoot
There will still he a four-widcout alignment, bul opponents can't expect it every snap. The quarterbacks from last year, Cody Carlson and Bucky Richardson, have been replaced with Chm Chandler and Will Ferrer
While Chandler and Ferrer are firmly 1-2 in the quarterback picture, the attention will be on No. I drab pick Steve McNair and his $28.5 million salary.
Chandler isn’t irked by that attention.
A final tune up for Cougars, Unicorns
New Braunfels takes on Roosevelt, Canyon hosts LBH tonight in preseason scimmages
Herald -Zeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL The running game will be tested tonight when the New Braunfels Unicorns face off with San Antonio Roosevelt at 7 p.m. The Canyon Cougars host the Austin LBJ Jaguars at Cougar Stadium at 7 p.m. The Jaguars are favored to win District 26-4A.
BY DAVID DE KUNDER
Both the New Braunfels Unicorns and the Canyon Cougars look to improve tonight as they play in their last scrimmages before the season kicks off next week.
The Unicorns will scrimmage Class 5A San Antonio Roosevelt in San Antonio at 7 p.m. Canyon will tangle up against Class 5A Austin LBJ at 7 p.m. at Cougar Stadium.
New* Braunfels Coach Tim Kingsbury said that the Unicorns’ coaching staff will be evaluating players and trying to answer many questions on both sides of the ball.
“We plan to look at every player when we evaluate the films on Friday (after the scrimmage) and see were we are Kingsbury said.
Nowotny plans to use his scrimmage against LBJ as an opportunity for his team to cut down on their mistakes.
“We made some mental errors (in the last scrimmage) on both sides of the ball.” Nowotny said. ‘This week, we want to make sure those errors are cor-rfvted.”
Kingsbury said that Roosevelt’s experience and athleticism will give the Unicorns a good chance to refine their skills.
“Roosevelt has 8 starters returning on offense and 11 coming back on defense," Kingsbury said. “They will give us a good test because they have a lot of good skill people, team speed and good size.”
The Unicorns are looking to improve their offensive consistency, Kingsbury' said. During the scrimmage. Kingsbury' would like to see his players establish long drives and control the ball.
On defense. Kingsbury said that he wants to see more aggressive play and that he w ants to cut dow n on the number of big play s the Unicorns gave up
“LBJ will play us in a tough oppressive man to man coverage and we will see whether or not we can adjust to that coverage.”
— Canyon head coach Larry Nowotny
during the last scrimmage.
So far, Kingsbury is happy with the effort his players have given during the pre-season workouts.
“I am impressed by the overall team effort on both sides of the ball,” Kingsbury said. “Particularly, (running back) Kelly Garza who has ran good and shown signs of coming on.”
Nowotny wants to find out whether or not the Cougars can adjust to LBJ’s team speed and tough defense.
“LBJ will play us in a tough oppressive man to man coverage and we will see whether or not we can adjust to that coverage,” Nowotny said. ‘'Defensively, we will have to adjust to their team speed."
During last week's scrimmage, Nowotny was pleased with the play of his team on both offense and defense.
"On offense, our experience
showed," Nowotny said.
"Both our lineman. Matt White and Jimmy Keresztery, made some good plays. I was also pleased w ith our backs and receiving corps, they knew their routes and did a good job of run blocking. On defense, linebackers Kirk Haney and John Flores looked like they were at game speed. Our secondary play ed real well and overall, I was pleased the movement of our defense.”