New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 4, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas
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Comal County Sports
From Page 1B Sake.
All participants are encouraged to bring a canned good or toy for donation to charity. Breakfast tacos from the Pinto Ranch Grill will be available at the race.
For more information, call Susan Phillips, EVENTS! at 609-5030.
The New Braunfels Girls Softball Association will conduct registrations from 6 to 9 p.m. on Dec. 15 and Dec. 18 at the Landa Park Recreation Center For more information, call Connie Fite at 629-4767, Jonathan Hull at 629-7850 or Roger Fowler at 905-2168
Batifaai •valuation camp
Major league baseball scout Red Murff will conduct an evaluation camp for junior and senior high school baseball players interested in college or professional careers Dec 20-21 in Brenham Murff has logged more than 40 years in professional baseball as a player, manager and scout.
Each participant will receive one day of testing on his fielding, throwing running and hitting Pitchers will also be judged on their throwing from the mound Results will be complied and put into a catalog sent to all college and professional coaches in Texas Louisiana Arkansas Oklahoma or any other designated colleges Each camper will receive a copy of Murff s book. The Scout Registration is $50 per person For more information, call Frank Dorner at (281) 469-6721 To register send a check to AAU Baseball clo Frank Dorner Regions 8 and 9 Chairperson 10030 Ash Fork Houston, TX 77064
NBH* sports vMoos
The New Braunfels High School All-Sports Boosters and Band Boosters are offering a
unique action-packed video of Unicorn sports footage from the fail 1997 championship season Each video is $9 P^e-produc-tion has already begun and the video will include footage from the footpad volleyball cross country track tennis and swim teams
Also included is the Unicorn marching band varsity cheerleaders and Monoceras. dance team pep squad and Swarm Final production will begin when all football and volleyball footage is available but delivery is expected by Christmas To order a tape make cnecks payable to All-Sports Boosters and send orders to the high school, 2551 N Loop 337 attention 'Sports Video “
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The Houston Panthers a select baseball team, is seeding talented and motivated players to compete rn state and national tournaments The Panthers will make a run at their third consecutive World Seres appearance in 1998 Interested players who will be 13 by July 31 1998 should call Mike at (281) 350-0668 or (281) 363-4316
Gaining respect not p
Aggies don’t mind playing for an upset on Saturday
By MCKIEL A. LUTZ
AP Sports Writer_
COLLEGE STATION (AP) — The Texas A&M Aggies aren't concerned about gaining respect when they play No. 2 Nebraska in Saturday's Big 12 championship game.
They figure they've lost that battle already. “A lot of people don’t like A&M, so if we won, they'd say Nebraska had a bad day," offensive tackle Chris Ruhman said. “In all honesty, people would probably call it a fluke.”
That’s probably what Nebraska fans call last year's defeat in the Big 12 title game, when underdog Texas won 37-27.
The Aggies are 16-point underdogs for
Saturday’s game in San Antonio’s Alamcdome. But they don’t really care if their victory would be labeled an upset.
“No erne in the country thinks we can win and that’s fine with me,” Ruhman said. “We’ll try to go out and surprise some people. I just want to be able to walk away from that game and say I gave it my all.”
The Aggies are in the title game one year after a disheartening 6-6 finish in their first season in the Big 12.
But maturity and improved offense helped A&M go 9-2 overall and 6-2 in conference play to win the South Division.
“At the beginning of the year, no one gave us credit or a chance to win the South Division,” safety Rich Coady said. “Now we’ve won the South and have a chance to win the Big 12 championship”
Coach R.C. Slocum realizes his Aggies aren't
as respected as the Comhuskers. He sees the game as a chance to earn some recognition.
“ We’re playing the No. 2 team in the country,” Slocum said. “They made Washington look bad early in the season and Washington is a good team.”
Branndon Stewart, whose improved play at quarterback helped the Aggie turnaround, has seen his team discredited before.
“I can understand why people would discredit us playing Nebraska,” Stewart said. “Two years ago, they discredited us in the Alamo Bowl with Michigan (the Aggies won, 22-20). From my standpoint. I feel we are capable of giving ourselves a chance to win.”
Although the Comhuskers are almost always capable of running away with the game, the Aggies believe they’ve learned a lesson from last year’s humiliation of losing 51-15 to the Longhorns.
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SAN ANTONIO (AP) - The Big 12 championship game Saturday at the Alamodome has been declared a sellout, with even the remaining individual tickets snapped up by fans.
League officials said Wednesday that attendance for the second Big 12 title game should exceed the 63,109 who turned out for last year’s game in St Louis.
North Division champion Nebraska meets South Division champ Texas AAM In Saturday’s title game. The game will be televised by ABC.
“I’ve never thought they (Nebraska) would blow us out,” Ruhman said. “After last year with Texas, we’re not going to get blown out again like that.”
From Page 1B
The Texas job pays roughly $625,000 per year. Brown's base salary at North Carolina was about $170,000. not including TV radio and shoe deals
Hie Tar Heels went 1-10 in Brown’s first two seasons (1988-89). But UNG has averaged nine victories over the last six years, including three 10-win seasons.
They went 10-2 last year and made it to the Gator Bowl. They are 10-1 this season.
Carolina’s 45 wins over the past five years are second-best in the Atlantic Coast Conference to Honda State.
The Tar Heels have made five con-mxuUvc bowl appearances, winning three.
They lost to Texas 35-31 in the 1994 Sun Bowl
Early focus in the Texas search had been on Northwestern % Gary Barnett But the source said. “The search committee didn t interview Barnett atter talking to Brown "
One of the knocks tin both Mackovic and Barnett was that they were too aloof for down-home Texas faithful.
Bartlett issued a statement through Northwestern late Wednesday saying he had “taken my name out of consideration ”
“I will not comment further tin this subject, and I would appreciate it if the media aid others would respect my pnvacv in this nutter.” Barnett said.
Speculation had also focused on Miami's Butch Davis, but he too withdrew from consideration on Wednesday
“I have not been contacted, nor do I anticipate being contacted bv any school in reference to a coaching vacancy." Davis said “I am fully committed to being at the I niversity of Miami ’’
An offensive coach for most of his career, Browns defenses at North C arolma have gained national recognition
The Tar Heels are second to top-
Brown’s coaching record
Year-by-year results tor teams coached
by Mack Brown, who sources say will suc
ceed John Mackovic as head coach of to*
North Carolina (IO yrs) 69-46-1
| Career (14 yrs.) 86-74-1
b^- Peach Bowl
C— Gator Bowl
d— Sun Bowl
ranked Michigan in total defense, giving up 209.3 yards per game
Prior to coaching at North Carolina. Brown, who lettered at Honda State as a running back in 1971 and 1972. was at Tulane. where
he had records of I-IO (1985). 4-7
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He coached Appalachian State for one season (19X3). finishing 6-5, before becoming offensive cixirdina-lor under Barry Switzer at Oklahoma in 19X4.
The Sooners went 9-2-1 that season and made it to the Orange Bowl.
“You could tell early on that he (Brown) had the complete package and that he was going to be a very
successful head coach." Switzer said “What he has accomplished at North
Carolina has come as no surprise to me."
Brown was offensive coordinator at I SU in 19X2, a year in which the Tigers went X-2-1 and played in the
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He also served as offensive coordinator at lima State and as receivers coach at Southern Mississippi and at Memphis State
Steve Haas shows off the 120-pound, nine-point buck he harvested on the Worth Ranch in Bulverde. The deer had a 21-inch spread.
Tennessee routs Texas
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Freshman Tamika Catchings scored 26 points as No.
I Tennessee routed Texas 98-64 on Wednesday night.
Semeka Randall added 18 points for Tennessee (7-0), Chamique Hoidsclaw had 17, and Teresa Geter and Kyra Elzy each had IO. Edwina Brow n led Texas (I -4) with 12 points, and Angela Jackson had 11 points and IO rebounds.
Tennessee, which led 47-32 at halftime. began to pull away with a hot start in the second half. A 12-2 run was highlighted by Catchings' two 3-pointers that gave the Lady Vols a 59-35 lead with 16:02 left.
Jackson's follow shot was all Texas could manage in the first six minutes of the second half Tennessee turned to its bench, with Geter scoring six points in a stretch that left Texas trailing 82-45.
The Lady Viols' biggest lead was X3-45 with 6:40 left.
No. 1 Duke 93, N.C.-Oreonsboro 37
DURHAM. N.C. (AP) — Elton Brand scored 23 points and grabbed seven rebounds while No. I Duke threw up a relentless defense to smother North Carolma-Greensboro 93-37 Wednesday night.
, The Blue Devil* (7-0) unproved to 6$U7 when they are top-ranked under coach Mike Krzyzewski.
Trajan Langdon added 14 points for the Blue Dev lls.
Texas Tech 80,
George Washington 57
LUBBOCK (AP) — Cory Carr scored 25 points, leading Texas Tech to an 80-57 victory over George Washington on Wednesday night, its first win after three losses.
George Washingtons 7-foot-1 center Alexander Koul. who came into the game as the Colonials’ leading scorer at 14.3 points per game, was held to two points and three rebounds.
Carolina game might be Cowboys’ last chance
top Big 12 defender
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Grant Wistrom said he returned to Nebraska for his senior season to win the national championship, not to collect awards. The hardware keeps piling up anyway.
On Wednesday, Wistrom repeated as Associated Press defensive player of the year in the Big 12.
Wistrom. a defensive end, also is a finalist for the Bronko Nagurski Award, given to college football’s top defensive player, and the Lombardi Award, which goes to the nation's outstanding lineman.
But Wistrom said he measures success by only one standard: his teams progress. He said none of the aWards are as important as No. 2 Nebraska's drive for a third national title in four years.
“As long as we keep winning. I’m enjoying my senior season." Wistrom said. “This is a team game. We play for each other. It really doesn’t matter what individual goals you accomplish if the team suffers."
Nebraska is unbeaten through ll games entering Saturday's Big 12 title contest against No. 14 Texas A&M (9-2), and Wistrom is a big reason for the Comhuskers' success. M FhwfaR, Wistrom haf 44 tadtlesr irtchJdlWg*TT5Blb, from Tils right end position. He leads the Huskers with 17 tackles behind the line of scrimmage. causing opponents to lose 79 yards.
Wistrom, a 6-foot-5, 255-pound product of Webb City, Mo., also has 8 1/2 sacks this season. He needs three more sacks to pass Trev Alberts (29 1/2 from 1990-93) as Nebraska’s career sack leader.
Wistrom s most dominant game this fall was Nebraska’s 69-7 win ov er Oklahoma on Nov. I. He forced three fumbles, recovered one and had two sacks as the Huskers' defense barely missed a third straight shutout.
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By DENNE H. FREEMAN
AP Sports Writer
IRVING i AP) I he Dallas Cowboys keep getting second and third chances They figure Monday night against Carolina villi be their last chance to stay alive in the NT I playoffs.
The Cowboys were headed for the NTC Easts bool hill after a 27-14 loss to the Tennessee Oilers on I hanksgiving I Jay plunged them to a #>-” record, the worst since the 1990 season
I hen came their sweet Sunday in which the New York Giants and Washington Redskins Kith lost. The Giants are now '’-5-1, while the Redskins and Philadelphia Eagles are f>-6-1
“ The NFC East is getting to be like the old NFC Central." said offensive tackle Nate Newton “You don’t know whats going to be there at the end of the year"
I he Cowboys have won five consecutive NFC Fast titles
“This league can’t survive without the
Cowboys," Newton said “We need to be in the drama somewhere We've tried to give this thing to the Giants and Redskins, but they don’t want it. So. we’ll take another chance against Carolina and see it we want it."
Defensive tackle Tony Casillas said the Cowboys are getting the feeling that 1997 might still be their year
“ I he teams that are in position either don’t know what to do with it. or don’t want it," Casillas said. “Obviously, something is pointing in our direction as tar as going and still having a chance to be in it atter what has happened bad."
VV ide receiver Michael lrv in said it s amazing the Cowboys are still in the playoff picture after they Ne played so poorly
“You can call it a blessing or a punishment, whichever way you re looking at it, we’ve still got a shot.” Irs in said “I was praying for Washington and New York to w in it to put mc out of my misery. I don’t really want to sit here and say. W hat if. what
‘I’m convinced we can make tile playoffs. I think we’ve just got to come together.'
— Cowboys receiver M chael Irvin
if, what if.’ Thats a serious way to go tlirough the next few weeks."
lrv in said the Cowboys are due some luck “I’m convinced we can make the play orts,” he said “I think we’ve just got to come together. The offense has to step up and pull its weight “
The Cowboys face a task they haven’t accomplished all year winning three consecutive games.
“ The rule of thumb says if you haven’t done it yet. what makes you think you can do it now?” Irvin said. “But ifs as realistic as we make it. Ifs just a matter of us getting it done ”
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CALAVERAS: Water dear. normal *vet; Black baas ar* slow to ta* on live ben and on jigs Hybrid stripers are taw on spoons and minnows Redhsh are ta* on perch and crawfish hshed from the banks Cadish ar* good on Bob t Chee*# Bart and Magic Sane Bait CHORE: Water tawty dear low Black bass
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FALCON: Water tawty deer . tow Black bass are tair jigs with trailers and on crank bart* Striped Dass ara ta* on live ben ,n jeep water Cathan are ta* on rod and reels Darted wrth shrimp
NORTH SABINE Redhsh and striped bass ar* good on mullet and Pied toned rn Sabine River Trout are good on shrimp tass and tov* mullet fished under a popping cork when th* wind stacks Flounder we good on shad, minnows and a glow & chartreuse jigs fished around the make canal
SOUTH SABINE Redhsh are 'air to good on mullet and Rat-L-Trape toned over th* reefs and on tov* shrimp silver and goto spoon* Trout ar* good on Shnmptarts and Rai l Trap# tohed over the reels and under Re beds on toe main take Flounder ar* good on Ive mud minnows and jigs fished on toe louisiana snore-kne and around toe Texas stoa of to* cause way
TRINITY BAY: Redhsh ara good on bv# shad and finger mullet fished in deep water and on dead snnmp fished from toe oenk Trout ar* fair to good on spoon* and cocaho#
EAST GALVESTON BAY: Bodfish are ta* on mullet and shad toned near toe mtracoastal Canal and rn Rollover Cove Trout awe ta* ic good on live bait and on shrimp tarts fished under birds
WEST GALVESTON BAY: Redhsh ar* ta* to good on bv* mullet and shnmptaite fished around the pass Trout ar* ta* to good on Mwrokjre* and bv* bart Shaapahead ar* good on (toad shrimp fished at toe pier
PORT OCONNOR: Redhsh ar* good on bv* bart and Rat-L-Trapa toned m Coon island and San Antonio Bay Trout are fa* on Rat I Traps. Mvroiure* and ahnmp
EAST MATAGORDA: Redhsh ar* ta* on dead shrimp and on plashes Trout ars ta* to good on bv* bart and on soft plastic beetles Flounder ar* ta* to good on ahnmp and mud
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BORT ARANSAS: Redhsh are ta* on coca hoe minnows and on Sassy Shad Trout ar* ta* to good on bv* bait and Mirrors* fished
MATAGORDA: Redhsh ar* good on bv* bait fished m deep watt* Trout ar* ta* on bart under to* beds
ROCKPORT: Redhsh a* very good on rout-
BAFFIN BAY: Redhsh a* ta* on live bat
and on chartreuse and glow odored soft plastics Trout as far lo good on bv* bart and shrimp tarts fished urxtor to* birds
CORPUS CHRISTI: Redhsh a* ta* on tore and cut bart toned around Shamrock aid near toe mtracoastal Canal Trout ar* ta* on salt plastic shad toned under to* beds
PORT MANSFIELD: Redhsh a* good on bv* shrimp aid finger mullet and on ahnmp tate Trout a* tar on tore bat Spm-Traps and on shnmptarts
PORT ISABEL: Redhsh ar* to* on shrimp and cut bail wrth tome ackon on gold spoon*. toned under a popping cork and gold spoons tohed at to* jetties Trout are tar lo good on tor* bart and on Kehy Wigglers