New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 5, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas
Herald-Zeitung O Tuesday, December 5,1995 O SSports Day
New Braunfels puts win streak on line tonight
By THOMAS GODLEY
The New Braunfels Unicorns (4-4) look to keep a three-game winning streak going against the Seguin Matadors tonight in a non-district contest at Unicom Gym.
New Braunfels coach Cliff Wilkins said die Matador matchup marks the start of a tough upcoming part of the schedule. The Unicorns head into a nine-game stretch over the next 11 days.
“We’re beginning to play much better in our last three games,” Wilkins said. “It’s good to be on a small win streak this early in the season. The players seemed to have found themselves. Hopefully we can continue it tonight”
Tile Unicorns’ recent run includes an impressive 65-62 win over Alamo Heights last Tuesday. That was followed by a 67-50 victory over San Marcos on Friday.
In other games, the Canyon Cougars (2-3) travel to Pleasanton for a 7:30 p.m. tipoff. The Smithson Valley Rangers take on the Del Valle Cardinals in an 8 p.m. game.
Canyon coach Kenny Rotzler will have the services of four returning starters back in the lineup. Ricky Boehle, Jimmy Keresztery, Domingo Medina and Hector Torres return from the Cougar football team.
“They were out at practice for the first time Monday,” Rotzler said. “We’re taking it slow right now. We’re concerned with winning but mainly we want to settle down and get a few games under our belt”
In girls’ basketball, the Canyon Cougarettes (1-7) travel to face die Kerrville Tivy Antlers (4-6) at 7:30 p.m. The New Braunfels (5-1) head to San
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Marcos (6-5) and the Smithson Valley Rangers (6-2) play the Jefferson Mus-; tangs (0-3) in San Antonio.
The Unicom girls are coming off a second straight championship at the Floresville tournament on Saturday. They defeated Luling, Lavemia and Corpus Christi West Oso 53-23 in die tournament final.
NB coach Larry Schulte continues to find success using a heavy rotation and full-court pressure this season.
‘The girls’ are starting to catch on to it and understand when to make it hectic and when to come under control,” Schulte said. “The full-court defense and use of a lot different players in the lineup has been wearing other teams down.”
Canyon coach Tina Duncan said the Cougarettes hope to notch their second win of the season against Kerrville. The Cougarettes defeated Fox Tech 48-25 in the San Antonio ISD Tournament on Saturday for their first win of the season. Christi Lane and Kate Boyd led Canyon with IO and nine points respectively, while Melissa Moore had IO rebounds, nine steals and eight points.
■ To talk with Sports Editor Thomas Godley about Sports Day, call 625-9144. ext. 24.
“Hsy. Why don’t y’all Just shut up and go to the Alamo Bowl.”
— Texas Longhorn linebacker Robert Reed to Texas A&M fans who shouted at UT players during interviews after Texas beat AAM 16-6.
Runner* getting ready for annual Jingle Boll Run
Area runners will be lacing up for the third annual Family Outreach Jingle Bell Run this month.
The event, sponsored by Red McCombs Universal, starts at 9 a.m. Saturday. Dec. 16 at Landa Park in New Braunfels.
The Jungle Bell Run features a 5K, Walk and Kids’ IK. There also will be a costume contest at 8:30 arn and a silent auction. Carlene Walker will perform live Christmas music, and a "Reach for the Stars" toy drive will be accepting items.
The overall male and female winners will receive awards, as well as the top three winners in each age category.
All proceeds benefit Family Outreach of Comal County, which works to prevent child abuse through counseling and education programs.
Refreshments and snacks will be available after the race at the park's pavilion No. 16.
Race day registration and packet pickup begins at 7:30 am Entry fees are $12 early and $15 on race day. Registration and packet pickup are available Dec. 4-14 at Roger Soler Sports in San Antonio and Comprehensive Fitness, 1551 N. Walnut, in New Braunfels. Registration forms can be picked up at Run-Tex.
For more information, call Susan Phillips at 609-5030.Rtfertts needed for NB Junior Basketball League
The New Braunfels Junior League Basketball Association is looking for referees to officiate games this season.
Anyone interested may attend an NBJL-BA meeting at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 7 at Academy Street Gym.
Referee must 16 or older and have interest in officiating junior league basketball for boys and girts grades 4-6.
Call Jim Pace at 609-6676 for more information.Local basketball tournament to hit tho court Doc. 16
The annual Hoop-Fest Holiday 3-on-3 basketball tournament gets under way December 16 at Academy Street Gym in New Braunfels.
Players can sign up now at Barry's Underpass Saloon or Vivroux Toys and Sporting Goods.
For more information, call 609-6247 or 625-7949.Mavericks conter Hodge faces drug charges
DALLAS (AP) — The Dallas Mavericks are prepared to take action against reserve center Donald Hodge, who was arrested Saturday night for possession of marijuana after a traffic stop on a Dallas freeway.
"What (Hodge) did was illegal, and we do not condone illegal activity," Keith Gram, the Mavericks’ director of player personnel, told The Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Tm going to talk to Donald and his representative (Glen Schwartzman of Philadelphia) before I take any action. But well definitely take some action."
Hodge was arrested in his 1993 Mercedes convertible after police discovered what they say was 22 1/2 grams of marijuana following a traffic stop for an alleged seat belt violation.Cowboy* quiet aflor loss
IRVING, Texas (AP) — There's no joy at Valley Ranch. And not likely to be any unless the( Dallas Cowboys win the Super Bowl. "This locker room is becoming a bunker mentality," said quarterback Troy Aikman. “From what I sense, this has been ajoytess season. *
Th* Cowboys dropped to 10-3 with a shocking 24-17 loss to the 17-point underdog Redskins and now have to win their next three games to guarantee the home-field advantage throughout the NFC piay-OTpnb success of our season, right or wrong, Mi be determined by the playoff*- Aikman said. “This team knows a tot • •••liffifrlifAiff 111* ..................................
HerakJ-Zertungphoto by MICHAEL DARNALL Th* Blitz U12 girl* captured second place at th* Wuratfaat Soccer Tournament Pictured are: (front left to right) Martha Rockwood, Sarah Forney, Ashley Pourmahr, Backy Feat, Ashley Dias and Candice Canales (standing) Landin Biggers, Abbey Preear, Theresa Wilson, Nikki Ezer, Courtney Swain, Jillian Hazel, Colleen Green and Danielle Henderson, trainer Ed Perry and coach Dwight Rockwood and assistant coach Jim Hazel.Cowboys’ Haley says career over
IRVING, Texas (AP) — A ruptured disk has forced Dallas Cowboys star defensive end Charles Haley to retire horn football, the Dallas Morning News reported in today’s editions.
"My career is over. I’m through,” Haley told the newspaper Monday. “I’m not depressed because I’ve had a good career and I did it my way.”
Haley had told coach Barry Switzer at halftime of Dallas’ 24-17 loss to the Washington Redskins that he couldn’t continue because of lower back pain.
An MR1 test on his back has been sent to a Los Angeles doctor to be compared with previous tests. Haley was to travel to California to meet with Dr. Robert Watkins to discuss test results. The team earlier in the day had listed Haley as questionable for the Cowboy’s game at Philadelphia Sunday. Haley, 31, had a similar ailment last year, but Watkins repaired the problem and Haley returned to the Cowboys after announcing his retirement during the offseason. Cowboys owner Jerry Jones also made his return very lucrative.
"He’s a great football player, bul when I heard this, I was concerned it might be his career,” Switzer told the News. “There have been people who have had the surgery he needs and come back. But I don’t know if Charles can do that in his condition.”
Haley’s importance to the once-dominant Cowboys defense showed itself in the second half of the Washington game. Without Haley breathing down his neck. Redskins quarterback Heath Shuler engineered a second half comeback from a 10-7 halftime deflea.
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Longhorns abuzz on Sugar
By CHIP BROWN
Associated Press Writer
AUSTIN (AP) — Texas coach John Mackovic has told his players that if they clinched the Southwest Conference title outright with a victory against Texas A&M they could help design their championship rings.
The ninth-ranked Longhorns (10-1-1,7-0 SWC) defeated the Aggies 16-6 on Saturday, snapping A&M’s nation-leading 31-game home winning streak and taking the 81st and final league crown.
The SWC is breaking up after this year.
The players are now eager to take Mackovic up on his promise.
"I’m thinking we should get one of those rings that fit all five fingers and stretch across your entire hand," joked senior defensive tackle Shane Rink.
Texas players will take this week off before preparing for a New Year’s Eve night showdown with No. 13 Virginia Tech (9-2) in the Sugar Bowl.
On Monday, the Longhorns were still glowing about their victory.
“I watched the tape when I got home (from College Station) and I couldn’t get to sleep I was so excited,” said linebacker Tyson King. “It was great seeing everyone partying here in Austin.”
The game was especially gratifying for the defense, which gave up an average of 33 points in its first three games, including a 55-27 loss to Notre Dame, and an average of just 13.5 points over the last six contests.
The Longhorns, who collected six turnovers against the Aggies, held A&M without a touchdown for the first time since 1987.
Lutheran Brotherhood golf tourney raises funds for Hospice New Braunfels
From submitted reports
More than IOO golfer recently teed off at Star-cke Park for the third annual Lutheran Brotherhood Cedar Branch No. 8886 Benefit Golf Tournament. Twenty-seven teams competed for cash prizes, dinners for two at area restaurants and other prizes.
Proceeds from entry fees and hole sponsorships were matched by Lutheran Brotherhool doilar-for-dollar. Hospice New Braunfels received more than $5,800 from the benefit.
Tee tune was chilly but it soon warmed up on the pecan-tree lined course in Seguin. The competition was fierce among the teams but the foursome of Dr. Peter Forney, David Mueller, David Pfeuffer and Pal Lynch bested the rest with a score of 58, followed by the team Biff Alexander, W. Martin, Tom Sedlacek and Jack Scales, who scored 59.
Third place was taken by Paul Shoemaker, Don Bolt, Dan Minica and Randy Riddell, who shot a 59; with Tom Ryan, Beth Campbell, and Ted and Peg Hurst coming in fourth at 60.
Members of the top four teams received cash prizes and Lutheran Brotherhood T-shirts. Individual prizes for play on each hole also were awarded to keep the action exciting and door prizes were presented during the awards ceremony.
Local Lutheran Brotherhood representative Greg Gunderson was pleased with the tournament turnout, and especially thankful for the local business who make the event a success.
Among the businesses and individuals donating prizes were Tree Tops, the Gristmill, Mr Gatti’s Landa Station, Plaza Diner, Comal
Flower Shop, Cancun Cafe, Capparelli’s, Pat’s Place, Subway, Log Haus, Landa Street Car Wash. Clear Springs Restaurant, Registered Massage Therapist Margie Ryan, Fancie Rowers, Schwamkrug’s, San Antonio Texans, Comfort EMS (Hying L Guest Ranch), Scott Selmer Golf Course in Kerrville, Sundance Golf Course, Par Tee Golf Range, Spitzie’s Mail-It Plus, Cook and Mehrens, Schlitterbahn, Schaeffer Enterprises and Red River Ski Resorts.
Hole sponsors included Ted Gaskamp — Sahm Tool and Carbide, Zoeller Funeral Home, Bill Tart — Family Credit Service, Greg Gunderson — Lutheran Brotherhood, Club St. Bernard, Mountain Valley Pharmacy, Guada Coma Mechanical, Southwestern Bell, Moore Services, Knobles and Klingemann, Detex Corp., H. Bate Bond, New Braunfels Resorts, First Commercial Bank, Rapids Condominium Home Owners Association, Dr. Terry Frisbie, James and Henrietta Frisbie, Entex Joe Bell Computing, Tree Tops, Southern Medical Inc., Wuest’s, Pic-n-Pac, Dick Cloud Custom Golf, IGA Pharmacy, X-Press Manufacturing — The Flour Tortilla Machine, Steve Taylor, Rick and Judy Hayden, Mail-It-Plus, T-Bar-M Texas, Don Maxwell Chevrolet-Geo, Comal Drug, Apria Healthcare Group, (Custom Fence and Construction, Scotsman Construction, New Braunfels Bone and Joint Clinic, Schaefer Enterprises, Total Fitness, HEB, National Environmental Service Co., Diamond Shamrock, Steve Ainsworth, Star Awards and Wholesale Beers, Inc.
Hospice New Braunfels is a community-based non-profit healthcare organization committed to providing physical, emotional and spiritual support to terminally ill patients and their fam-
Submitted photo Hospice New Braunfels administrator Jack Melton, left, accepts a donation from Grog Gunderson of the Lutheran Brotherhood Cedar Branch No. 8886.
Hospice New Braunfels relies on donations to allow it to provide quality healthcare to patients with terminal health conditions without regard to their financial resources.
"We’re in the middle of our 11th year of service to Comal and western Guadalupe counties,” said Jack Melton, administrator of Hospice New Braunfels.
“In 1994 more than 11 percent of the care we provided to more than 200 patients was nonreimbursable.”