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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 11, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas 2B □ Herald-Zeitung 3 Thursday, December 11,1997 The Press Comal County Sports From Page 1B Courtyard Shopping Center. Packet pickup will be available through Friday at Comprehensive Fitness, Fleet Feet Sports and For Goodness 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. m OMS MIM Asmi. Xhe New Braunfels Girls Softball Association will conduct registrations from 6 to 9 p.m. on Monday 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 Baseball •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 Fytr.gre *ntc*mattor c ak FranWborr^er af(28f) 469^** m 6721 To register send a check to AAU Baseball, c/o Frank Domer Regions 8 and 9 Chairperson 10030 Ash Fork Houston TX 77064 NBH* sports videos The New Braunfels High School All-Sports Boosters and Band Boosters are offering a unique action-packed video of Unicorn sports footage from the fall 1997 championship season Each video is $9 Pre-production has already begun and the video will include footage from the football volleyball cross country track tennis golf and swim teams Also included is the Unicorn marching band, varsity cheerleaders and Monoceras dance team pep squad ana Swarm The video will be available atter Christmas ana will include footage f'om all footpad games To order a tape make checks payable to All-Sports Boosters and send orders to the high school 2551 N Loop 337 attention “Sports V deo " CHS Fall Sports Banquet Canyon High School will conduct its Fall Sports Banquet at 6 30 p m Jan 8 in the commons area at CHS Parents and boosters are invited to attend and recognize varsity participants in volleyball, cross country, cheerleading and football Bob DeBesse head football coach at Southwest Texas will be the featured speaker A barbecue dinner will be served Tickets are $7 each and can be purchased in the front office at the high school Seating is limited and the deadline to buy tickets is 2 p.m. Jan 6 For more information on the banquet, call Carl Gustafson at 6291110. For ticket information, call Rusty Brockman at 6295460, Clay George at 6092235 or Gary Boyd at (210) 651-5834 River City Classic From staff reports started tonight Smithson Valley, Fox Tech, Alamo Heights, Jourdanton, Lubbock Estacado and Wimberley will join host schools New Braunfels and Canyon at the three-day River City Classic girls’ basketball tournament, which begins tonight. First-round games at Canyon High School include Estacado-Wimberley at 6 p.m. and Canyon-Jourdanton at 7:30 p.m. At New Braunfels High School, Smithson Valley will face Alamo Heights at 6 p.m., followed by the Unicorns and Fox Tech at 7:30. Maim Braunfels Knvi SO. ww VIOWIIwlv Austin loiter 53 Jason Leach scored 18 points and David Brawner added 16 as the Unicom boys improved to 5-3 with a 59-53 win Tuesday over Lanier. New Braunfels led 15-13 after the first quarter and 28-25 at halftime. Jacob Manning had 13 points and Mike Mion pitched in /or sev en. The Unicorns will face Hallandale at 3:30 p.m. Friday in the first round of the Alamo Heights Tournament. Smithson Valley boys SO, Lanier 58 SMITHSON VALLEY —Jason Mer/ broke a 58-58 tie with two free throw s at the end of the game to help the Rangers beat Lanier 60-58 on Tuesday. Jason Ivey led Smithson Valley with 19 points and Merz added 15. The Rangers improved to 5-3 with the victory and will play in the Marble Falls Tournament this weekend Fredericksburg girls 60, Smithson Valley 26 FRI DE R IC KSBL RC Morgan Henry scored 12 points and Naomi Eckert added IO as Fredericksburg blasted the Smithson Valley girls POZO on Tuesday Angels on the soccer field Photo submitted The Angels Heat F.C. finished first at the Under 15 Division I girls' division at the Alamo Classic Tournament last month The Angels defeated the Arlington Lightning 4-2 in overtime in the final match. Rose Loughlin and Ashley Wet! of Canyon Lake play on the teem. The Angels' Under 14 Division I team has space on its roster for impact players and a goalie bom between Aug. 1,1983 and July 31,1985. lf interested, call David at (210) 496-7594 or Steve at (210) 400-1005. Osborne Reed From Page 1B representatives from the Olympic committees were there to watch the race W hat the fans and otbaals saw was a dominating performance by the Australians, who won the women’s, mens and junior womens races. "Our team didn t do very well," Reed said “We brought an elite team, and they didn t win anything The age groups that did the best were 45 on up " Reed was able to stay in Australia after the race and go on a safari, thanks to No Limits, which sponsored her tnp by paying for the air plane tickets No Limits is a lexas-based sportswear company, and Reed became the first senior athlete to be sponsored for such an event. Power Bar. another of Reed s sponsors, also helped finance the trip “I enjoyed getting to know people from all over the world, but I also got to see some of my German friends," said Reed. who was born and raised in Germany. “I’ve raced in three Ironmans. two of which were in Hawaii and the other was in Germany.’’ Reed said she enjoy s staying in shape and encourages others to do the same “I’m w tiling to help any seniors who need help with a training program,” she said. “Its never too late to start. Walking for 30 minutes each day and eating right are the keys to getting on the nght track.” From Page 1B “No one won as consistently as Tom did,’’ Switzer said. “He won every year and a lot of times he was undefeated. What more could he do?” Osborne weathered criticism in recent years over his decisions to allow players facing criminal charges to stay on the field. In 1995, he reinstated star tailback Lawrence Phillips to the team even after Phillips pleaded no contest to charges of assaulting a former girlfriend. Osborne’s decision follows the recent retirements of two of the most prominent coaches in college sports — Eddie Robinson of Division I-AA Grambling, the winningest coach in college football; and Dean Smith of North Carolina, the winningest coach in college basketball. With 15-hour days routine for many coaches, Osborne said it was time to slow down. “What I’ve come to realize over the last three months is that I’m not going to sustain that pace for any length of time," he said. He had heart bypass surgery 13 years ago and was hospitalized with an irregular heartbeat last month. He was diagnosed wtth atrial fibrillation, which can produce vaned and irregular heartbeats, and Osborne said patients are sometimes at nsk for strokes. Osborne predicted the Huskers would change little under Solidi, an 18-year assistant who has for years worked closely with Osborne in designing Nebraska’s offense. “I don’t know how you replace Tom Osborne as much as you follow him,” Solidi told about 300 people at the crowded news conference. “In his 25 years, nobody has equaled him." Osborne has a 254-49-3 record slate and hopes to finish w ith win No. 255. He said he didn’t think his decision would affect the resolve of the Comhuskers (12-0) to beat Tennessee (ll-l) in the Orange Bowl. Nonetheless, he said he hasn’t even Ihougjlt abv nit strategy^ M A “Mi BV*1’* kinfo^alfcnk right now.” he said. He also said he would try to talk w ith some of the players he has been recruiting to encourage them to attend Nebraska. Osborne retires as the sixth winningest coach in NCAA Division I-A history, behind Bear Bryant, Pop Warner, Amos Alonzo Stagg, Joe Patemo and Bobby Bowden. “I’m surprised and saddened and I just hate it,” said Bowden, coach at Florida State. “Tom Osborne is one of the good guys in coaching and in any profession. He’s an icon in Nebraska and in this nation." Osborne reached his 250th career victory on Nov. I w ith a 69-7 defeat of Oklahoma, and the Comhuskers are 59-3 over the past five years with five straight 11-win seasons, an NCAA record. Osborne was an assistant coach to Bob Devaney’s team that won titles in 1970 and 1971. Much like Solidi taking over for Osborne, Devaney picked Osborne as his successor in 1973. Osborne grew up in Hastings, the son of a minister, and showed athletic talent in a number of sports — football, basketball and track. After his 1959 graduation from Hastings College, he played three seasons in the NFL — two with the Washington Redskins and one with the San Francisco 49ers — as a reserve wide receiver. Osborne returned to Nebraska as a graduate assistant to Devaney 1962. in Fishing Report AUSTIN |AP) — Here is tne *eekty fishing report as compiled by th© Texas Parks and Wildlife Department for Dec 11 CENTRAL BASTROP Waler clear normal level 75 degrees Black bass are fair to good on Slimy Slogs fished on the edge of the grass Crappie are fair to good Oh minnows and small white Of yellow jigs fished rn deep water and around boat docks with brush Catfish are good on Mike King s Punch Bait and on night crawlers BELTON: Water clear low Black bass to 4 pounds are slow to lair on crank baits fished on secondary points and on jigging spoons fished in -.Jeep water drop offs White bass and hybrids are good on jigging spoons and live bait fished in deep water Crappie are fair to good on live minnows fished in deep water Cattish are slow BROWNWOOD Water tairty clear normal level Black bass are slow Hybrid stripers are fair on live bait Crappie are good on minnows and jigs fished around boat docks with brush piles Large channel and blue cattish are fair to good on rod and reels baited wtth shrimp and shad fished around the dam BUCHANAN:    Water    fairly clear 55 degrees Black bass are fair on crank baits and Jig-N-Pig combos fished over secondary points in the back of creeks Striped cass are good on live shad fished in deep water While bass are fair to good on live bait and slabs fished around Garrett island and rn the Tow area Crappie are good on live minnows fished around crappie barges and boat docks with brush piles Cattish are tair on cut bait and night crawlers fished in deep water FAYETTE Water fairly dear 80 degrees. Black bass to 6 pounds are lair to good on live water dogs fished in the discharge area and on crank baits fished over deep points Catfish are fair to good on night crawlers, cut bait and on prepared bait fished in the discharge SOMERVILLE Water murky low Sleek bass up to 5 pounds are slow on crank Dells Crappie are good on live minnows 'isned rn bush and around boat houses Catfish are fur to good on rod and reels baited with shad, shrimp and cut bait TRAVIS: Water clear low 5b degrees Black bass to 6 pounds are fair on cank belts fished over rocky ledges and on soft plastic jerk baits fished over grass Striped and white bass are fair on live bait and on large slabs fished m deep water Crappie are good on We minnows and on feather jigs fished around boat houses and over baited holes in deep water Catfish are fair to good on rod and reels baited with shad and cert carp WACO: Water murky; normal level. 56 degrees Black bass are slow White bass are fair on live bait Crappie are fair on We minnows fished m 30 feet of water Catfish are fair on cut bait WHITNEY: Water clear 57 degrees Black bass and small mouth are slow to fair on jigs and on Jeep-diving crank baits Striped bass are fair to good on We bait and on spoons fished in deep water White bass are fair on jigging spoons fished m deep water Crappie are slow to fair on live bait Cattish are fair to good on rod and reels baited with cut bait and frozen shrimp Yellow catfish are fair to good on trotlines fished in deep waler m the river SOUTH AMISTAO: Water clear low; Black bass are tair on Carolina rigged worms and deep-diving crank baits Striped bass are good on We bait White bass are fair on slabs and spoons in deep water Catfish are very good on rod and reels baited with shrimp and cut bait. BRAUNIG Water stained, normal level. Black bass are tar on crank baits Hybrid stripers are fair on chicken War Redfteh are fair on Rat-L Traps Cattish are good on rod and reels batted with nightcrawlers CALAVERAS: Water dear normal level; Black bass are fair on We bait and on jigs Hybrid stnpers are fair on spoons and minnows Redfish are fair to good on cut bait and on spoons Catfish are fair to good on Bob s Cheese Bait CHOKE: Water fairly clear; low: Black bass are fair on crank baits and on soft plastic jerk baits White bass are slow Crappie are slow Catfish ars good on rod and reels baited with cheese bait and liver COASTAL NORTH SABINE: Redfish and striped bass are scattered along the nver All other fishing is slow. SOUTH SABINE: Redfish are fair on the south end of the causeway Flounder are fair on around the causeway bridge All other fishing is slow mn HTY BAY: Redfish are fair to good on We shad and finger mullet fished in deep waler and on dead shrimp fished from the bank at the discharge Trout are fair to good on coca-hoe minnows and live bait EAST GALVESTON BAY: Redfish are slow to fair on mullet and shad fished near the Intracoastal Canal and rn Rollover Cove Trout ara fair on shrimp tails fished under birds WEST GALVESTON BAY: Redfish are lair on We mullet and spoons. Trout ara fair to good on Mirrolures Sheepshead ara fair on dead shrimp fished at the pier PORT OCONNOR: Redfish are fair to good on cut bait and shrimp fished in the bay with limited action ai the surf Trout ara fair to good on Rat L-Traps, Mirrolures and shrimp EAST MATAGORDA: Redfish ara fair on dead shrimp and on plastics Trout are fair to good on live bait Flounder are slow ROCKPORT: Redfish are fair to on cut bait and soft plastic shad and shrimp Trout ara fair lo good on KeNy Wigglers and on shrimp taka with bird action waning daily PORT ARANSAS: Redfish are fair on coca hoe minnows and shrimp Trout ara fair on cut shad fished in deep water BAFFIN BAY: Redfish are slow Trout ara slow to fair to good on We bait and spoons CORPUS CHRISTI: Redfish ara fair to good on live and cut bart fished around the deep water rn the intracoastal Canal. Trout ara slow to fair Sheepshead ara good on shrimp. PORT MANSFIELD: Redfish ara good on We bait and on chartreuse and glow colored plastics Trout are fair on shrimp tarts and on speck rigs PORT ISABEL: Redfish are slow to fair on shrimp and cut bart Trout are fair to good on Kelly Wigglers and on pink Mirrolures ;