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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 7, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas Wednesday, December 7, 2005 — Herald-Zeitung — Page 9AComing Up Thursday Basketball - NB, Canyon, SV boys at River City Classic tournament; NB girls at Hays tournament Friday Basketball - NB, Canyon, SV boys at River City Classic tournament; NB girls at Hays tournament; Canyon girls at Smithville, 7:30 p.m.; SV girls at Converse Judson tournament Saturday Basketball — NB, Canyon, SV boys at River City Classic tournament; NB girls at Hays tournament; SV girls at Converse Judson tournament Football — 5A-II semifinal: Smithson Valley vs. Katy at Houston'sTully Stadium, 2 p.m. Swimming - NB at County Invitational Tuesday, Dec. 13 Basketball — Canyon boys at San Marcos, 8 p.m.; Burnet at NB girls, 8 p.m.; Marble Falls at Canyon girls, 8 p.m.; Fredericksburg at SV girls, 8 p.m. Swimming - NB atTISCA meet Friday, Dec. 16 Basketball — San Marcos at NB boys, 8 p.m.; SV boys at Harlandale Tournament; Canyon girls at Burnet, 8 p.m.; Roosevelt at SV girls, 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 17 Basketball - SV boys at HarlandaleTournamentHOOPS CONTINUED FROM Page 8ASV survives Tivy’s size to post win through half of the final period, but Tivy turnovers led to a put-back by Respondek and a trey by Taylor O’Neal that put the Rangers up 49-44 with 2:45 left. Frausto’s 3-pointer and a Rangers turnover was converted by Farahani to tie it 49-all with 30 seconds left. Smithson Valley worked the ball past the timeline and called time out with 8.1 seconds left. That set up the inbounds pass from Respondek to Young, who drove into the paint, scored on the layup and was fouled. He sank the freebie and left the Antlers 2.4 seconds for a miracle. Jacob Frausto heaved the ball to Tucar Spellar, who was open for a heave from 25 feet out. The belli went in as the buzzer sounded, but Spellar had been called for traveling, negating the hoop and ending the game. Young meekly protested the call, but raised his hands in frustration — not with the referees, but with his players. He chided Farahani and Josh Frausto at times during the game for not following instructions, which hurt more than fouls. “We still had opportunities we didn’t capitalize on, so any way you look at it, I’m not going to make excuses,” he said. “We didn’t play well enough to win, and that’s what happens.” Josh Frausto had seven points and Spellar and Brandon Taylor had two each for the Antlers. Price had eight, Jesse Martinez seven and Johnson scored four for the Rangers, who got three from O’Neal and two from Mitch Keogh, who had three fouls in the first quarter alone. “Mitch was in trouble and someone else had to step up, and Justin did,” Miller said. “One of the things we try to preach to the kids is to play together. Everybody knows that Brad is going to be our leader. But the others know they have roles to play, too. That’s what good basketball teams do.” Smithson Valley plays New Braunfels in the first game of the River City Classic at 6 p.m. Thursday at Canyon’s Cougar Den. Canyon 60, Bastrop 54 “It was good for us — we needed to win a close game," said Canyon coach Kenny Rotzler after the Cougars (7-1) were tested good by the Bears (5-4) at the Cougar Den. Austin New scored 16 points and Isaiah Jackson had 19 for Canyon, which led by IO points when Bastrop began its comeback in the fourth. “They knocked down three 3s on us, and we kept missing the front end of free-throws,” Rotzler said. The Bears got within two when Brandon Schubert made both ends on the line for Canyon, which went up by four and led for good. “They had played some good teams,” Rotzler said of Bastrop. “But playing close games against good teams makes you grow up in a hurry, and I think it helped us tonight.” The Cougars — who dropped to No. 17 in this week’s TABC Class 4A state Our Kids Our Communities Our Future VOTE _ YES! COMAL ISP Bond Election Why is a bond election needed? ♦ To provide classrooms for continuing rapid student growth. ♦ By 2010, the district is projecting an enrollment of more Than 16,000 students (current enrollment approx. 13,000). ♦ To purchase future school sites at a lower cost. ♦ To provide much-needed computers for teachers and students and other technology upgrades. ♦ To provide new buses. Approximately 6,000 students are transported by a fleet of 167 buses each day. ♦ To renovate and restructure facilities to make the What if the bond election fails? ♦ Overcrowding in our schools. ♦ Deteriorating facilities for all students. ♦ Paying higher prices for future school sites. ♦ Outdated technology in our schools. ♦ Increased classroom sizes and use of portable buildings. A DECLINING SCHOOL SYSTEM FOR EVERYONE! The bond will have a minimal impact on your tax rate. The projected increase is only 2 cents. About $26 per year for the average homeowner-and not until 2008! most our current buildings. Early voting until Dec. 9 Election DayiTues., Dec. 13 Political advertisement paid for by: Friends of Comal Public Schools PAC, David Spencer, Treasurer 26610 Harmony Hills. San Antonio, TX 78258 For the past 23 years the Herald-Zeitung, together with contributions from local citizens and businesses got together to provide food to the less fortunate. Some gave a donation to buy food baskets while others volunteered time to put the baskets together or distribute them to the families. Everyone came together to feed over 250 households. Lend a helping hand and make this years just as successful as the last! Monetary donations will he accepted at the Herald-Zeitung 707 Landa Street New Braunfels, TX 78130 poll in spite of going 4-0 last week — will host Converse Judson at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the River City Classic. New Braunfels 75, Boerne 72 OT BOERNE — Getting a win couldn’t have come at a more opportune time for the Unicorns, who polished off the Greyhounds — ranked No. 4 in the area and No. 9 in the state — in overtime. Nick Miner’s steal of an inbounds pass and subsequent 3-pointer at the end of the overtime period, proved the game-winner for New Braunfels (3-8) over Boerne (9-3). “I’m so excited for these guys,” New Braunfels’ first-year coach Chris Dial said. “We played like we’re capable of playing. After all the losses in the close games we’ve had, I feel like our personality is starting to come together.” Tony Valadez passed toTino Hernandez, who hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer to leave both teams tied 68-all at the end of regulation. “That was the kind of game this was — it went back and forth to the wire,” Dial added. “We were tied 25-all at halftime and we managed to keep their big 7-footer, Josh Lomers, under control.” The Unicorns’ passing, shooting and press kept the game even against the Hounds. “We just kept trading hoops with them all the way into the fourth quarter,” Dial added. Hernandez had a breakthrough game for New Braunfels, scoring 15 of his 24 points in the fourth and overtime periods. Shane Fisher scored 19 and played well on defense and Valadez finished with 16 — despite being in foul trouble late in the contest. Miner had two other 3s and a free throw to finish with IO. “This was a great game for us, and the kids earned this win,” said Dial, whose team plays Smithson Valley at the River City tourney Thursday night. GIRLS Canyon 61, Medina Valley 38 The Cougarettes got 12 points from Bo Warm and IO by Kendra Clayton for their third win in four games. “We played pretty well,” Canyon coach Terry Tennell said. “They were without their point guard, who got hurt, and it made a big difference.” Mariad Cocke had nine points, Joan Friesenhahn had eight and Brittani Hackfeld and Stefany Anderson each scored seven for the Cougarettes (5-6) who will play at Smithville at 7:30 p.m. Friday. SA Madison 48, New Braunfels 26 SAN ANTONIO — It got ugly quickly against the Lady Mavericks, but the Unicorns lived to play another day. “We played good defense at times,” coach Lance Hughey said. “But we were really hurt on the offensive boards. We really need to improve on that and on taking care of the ball better and getting it down the floor.” Kellie Thomas scored 13 points, Christina Racanelli scored five and Blanca Harper added three for New Braunfels (5-7), which will play Leander in the first round of the Hays Consolidated tournament at 9 a.m. Thursday. 27-4A Kirk Michalec CONTINUED FROM Page 8ACougars dominate first, second teams unanimously named to the first team along with tight end Steven Davis and offensive lineman Joseph Ward. Lineman Jeff Ewing was also on the first team. Also receiving top honors on defense from Canyon were lineman Darren Billiot (unanimous), end Brian I lidalgo, Kirk Michalec (unanimous), and defensive backs Cameron Henk and Koby Polk. New Braunfels running back Jeremy Erben, who had 342 yards rushing and another 307 receiving, was a unanimous pick on offense, as was defensive lineman Nick Ayala. So was defensive back Brooks Radla, who overcame a knee injury to lead the Unicorns in tackles (107) and had six tackles for losses with two interceptions and five pass breakups. Radla was also a second-team punter. Other Unicorns on the top team were junior receiver Kurtis Kostan, who caught 55 passes for 1,039 yards and 11 scores, kicker Jacob Gallegos and linebacker Judd Absher. Several Canyon and New Braunfels players received honorable mention. Both schools also placed more than a dozen players each on the academic all-district teams, consisting of players with grade-point averages of 90 or liigher during the first grading period. Come In! Save On Holiday Gifts for Everyone! HIDAY h? SABAS OPEN Christmas Ive until 3:1X1 p.m. CLOSED CHRISTMAS DAY! CLOSED Monday, December 26 REOPEN Tuesay, Dec. 27 Kc*«IkHows' Original Fit Cowboy Cut Mens’ Jeans • JJM IVZ ne. Extended Size* Available at Extra I os I 99 Wrangler Boy’s Prewashed Cowboy Cut Denim Jeans Sizes! -7,#I3MWZ)P *13.33 Ea. 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