New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 16, 2003, New Braunfels, Texas
New Braunfels boys basketball n Canyon girls basketball n Smithson Valley girls basketball
Unicorns will take the court against Cougarettes continue district play as they host Rangers play host to South San in their final
Edison in nondistrict action. mfM Del Valle. BM game before the Christmas break.
Time:8pm. U Time: 7:45 pm. Time: 8p.m.Last-second shot lifts Unicorns, 56-54
Aaron Garcia plays frisbee golf at Prince Solms Park.
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hits shot with five seconds left to carry New Braunfels past Canyon
By Jason Chlapek
Staff Writer *
With the score tied at 54, and 17 seconds remaining Monday, the New Braunfels girls’ basketball team was looking for a last-second shot to unseat cross-town rival Canyon — and the Unicorns got just that.
Mollie Brawner received the inbounds pass and dribbled to the right, drove into the lane and nailed a floater with five seconds left to lift the Unicorns to a 56-54 victory over the Cougarettes in the District 25-4A opener for both teams.
“I wasn’t thinking about the shot, I was just trying to get a pass off to a teammate for the shot,” Brawner said. “It feels great to win this game, the rivalry is very intense.”
Brawner finished with IO points, IO rebounds, and six assists for the Unicorns. Brynna Monk had 11 points and Caitlin Buchanan IO.
The game-winner came just sec
onds after Canyon had completed a rally from a 14-point third quarter deficit to tie the game at 54.
The Cougarettes’ Nita Kessler hit a jumper with 25 seconds left to tie the score and Buchanan dribbled to half court where she quickly called time out.
“I told the girls in the huddle that we just needed to relax and execute,” Coach Larry Schulte said. “This was another classic battle between New Braunfels and Canyon. They had the momentum in the fourth quarter, but we found a way to win.”
Bo Warm led the Cougarettes with 25 points, eight steals and three assists.
New Braunfels improved to 6-8 overall and 1-0 in district play. The Unicorns will play at Lake Travis at 7:45 p.m. Friday.
Canyon is now 13-3,0-1 in district play and will host Del Valle at 7:45 p.m. Friday.
New Braunfels .Sarah Knudson (25) drives to the basket as Canyon's Nita Kessler (33) and Kendra Clayton (31) defend during the Unicorns' 56-54 win.
Spurs hold off Grizzlies, 78-67
SAN ANION IO (AP) —Tim Duncan had 21 points and 13 rebounds for his league-leading 20th double-double and the San Antonio Spurs held Memphis scoreless over the final 6:02 on the way to beating the Grizzlies 78-67 Monday night.
Tony Parker added 18 points for the Spurs, who won their seventh straight. Rasho Nesterovic added IO and tied a career-high with 15 rebounds.
Lorenzen Wright scored six points during an 8-0 spurt that brought the Grizzlies within 72-67 with 6:02 left but
Memphis wouldn’t score again.
Bonzi Wells led Memphis with 12 points, but had a breakaway layup blocked by Bruce Bowen to prolong the Grizzlies’ drought.
james Posey, Pau Gasol and Stromile Swift each had IO.
Swift scored at the buzzer to end the third to pull Memphis within 63-57 but the Spurs scored the first six points of the fourth to open up a 13-point lead.
The Spurs won despite turning the ball over 21 times, including 17 times in the second half.
Parker had 12 points in the second quarter to help the Spurs stay in the game despite making just three field goals in a span of 8:57 over the first and second quarters. Mavericks 111,Raptors94 Antoine Walker scored 27 points and Steve Nash had 23 points and 11 assists to help Dallas coach Don Nelson move into sole possession of second place on the all-time victory list with the Mavericks’ 111-94 win over the Toronto Raptors on Monday night.
Antawn Jamison had 23 points and Dirk Nowitzki added 14.
Eagles clinch NFC East with 34-27 victory
MIAMI (AP) — From the first play — a 59-yard completion — the Philadelphia Eagles had the Miami Dolphins’ proud defense reeling.
Donovan McNabb passed for 236 yards, receiver Freddie Mitchell threw fpr a touchdown and Philadelphia extended its winning streak to nine games Monday night by beating the Dolphins 34-27, pushing Miami to the brink of elimination from the playoff race.
With coach Dave Wannst-edt’s job in jeopardy, the Dolphins (8-6) slipped into their traditional December swoon
with a second consecutive loss.
They could miss the playoffs for the second year in a row even ifthey win their final two games.
The Eagles (11-3) matched St. Louis for the NFC’s best record, and their winning streak matches a franchise record set by the 1960 NFL champions.
Philadelphia has averaged 32 points in the past five games, and McNabb and company continued to roll against a Miami defense that ranked third in the NFL in points allowed.
Tennessee 28. Buffalo 26 Chicago 13. Minnesota 10 Indianapolis 38, Atlanta 7 St Louis 27. Seattle 22 N Y. Jets 6, Pittsburg 0 Kansas City 45, Detroit 17 Tampa Bay 16. Houston 3 Cincinnati 41. San Francisco 38 New England 27. Jacksonville 13 Denver 23. Cleveland 20 Oakland 20. Baltimore 12 Dallas 27. Washington 0 Carolina 20. Arizona 17 Green Bay 38. San Diego 21 New Orleans 45, N Y Giants 7 Monday's game: Philadelphia 34. Miami 27
New Mossburg shotgun
My gunsmith called and left word that a gun had been shipped to me at his shop. After filling out all the papers for the federal government, I took it home and inspected it.
This new shotgun, Mossberg’s 935 autoloader is big. I don’t mind big guns, as long as someone else shoots them.
This new shotgun has just hit the market and I was honored to receive one of the first made.
But there was a catch. I needed to try it out and offer feedback. Mossberg has been out of the auto loading shotgun business for several years. It was no secret that they were working on a new version.
Now it is out and I was ready to see what it could do.
The 935 is approximately the same size as their 835, but the 835 is a pump gun. Both are chambered for three-inch shells and are designed to shoot heavier loads than most shotguns. With my 8351 have taken turkeys up to 70 yards. I was very interested to see how the new gun would fare.
The good thing about turkey hunting is you only need to shoot once and if three inch shells kick too much you can always shoot a lighter load. But the 935 is designed for magnum loads, otherwise the ejector will not work properly.
I took the 935 on its first hunt.
Before the first shot was fired, we set up about 800 rag-type decoys in a rice
Gorman, Cortez-Cooper run away with Jingle Bell 5K
By David Rupkalvis
Ryan Gorman and Mirian Cortez-Cooper ran away from a field of more than 300 people to win the Jingle Bell 5K Saturday.
Gorman dominated the mens field, winning the 3.1-mile race in 15:47, more than 30 seconds ahead of the next runner. Scott Boyd won the master’s race in 18:44.
Cortez-Cooper was nearly as dominant, capturing the women’s title in 21:08. Cortez-Cooper finishined 21 seconds in front of Connie Morales. Morales not only finished second overall, but also took home the masters championship.
In the mens race, Efrain Vasquez finished second overall and won Ute 25-29 age group in 16:19 and Matt I lall was third overall and second in the 25-29 age group in 16:21.
The best performance of the day may have come from Caitlin Pearce. In addition to winning the women's 15-19 age group, Pearce also finished third overall in 21:42.
Jingle Bell 5K Men Under IO
Hunter Wood. 25 18. Joshua Stalling,
25 28, Nathan Roberts. 27 47
Miriam Cortez-Cooper won the women's division.
Adam Cobb. 19 ll, Charles Rickard 21 08, Christian Carlson. 22 29
Richard Small. 16 55. Shayn Weidner 18 29, Drew Roberts. 19 05 * 20-24
Wolf Blaum, 19 45 Spencer Somerville 23 28. Ty Furlow. 25 OO 25-29
Efrain Valazquez. 16 19. Matt Hall, 16 21, Cherif Gacys, -17 33
Fred Gomez. 20 46 Gabriel Martinez.
21 45, Dusty Mayer 22 08 35-39
Larry Millard 17 37, Gabriel Martinez 21 45. Dusty Mayer. 22 08 4044
Matt Crabbe 19 59 Jeff Christener,
21 49. Shelly White. 22 40 45-49
David Cobb. 19 19, Chevo Tristan. 20 38. Juan Bernal. 21 10
Ron McLeod. 20 46. Eddie Hosoto. 21 32. Ed Oswald. 23 22
Chip Somerville. 20 57, Fernando Gutierrez. 21 39, Ed Wilder. 21 51 6064
Steve Vradenburg. 22 05. Skip Gilkerson.
25 39. Warren Price. 27 12 65-69
Ed Peters 25 25 Carl Schreiber. 30 50.
Ray Langill. 32 50
Al Hale. 28 28
Al Beckett. 25 57. Donald Hertz, 29 30 Woman Under 10
Amy Offtermatt, 25 08, Shea Ftobinette,
25 27 I only Chnstner. 36 08 11-14
Leslie Hine. 23 05, Jessica Ralph. 25 42. Chesnay Christner, 26 37
Caitlin Pearce. 21 42. Traci Page 22 40, Krystal Luna. 23 09
Kelly Rogers. 24 30, Naomi Matelske,
25 05. Carty Popst. 30 00
Kelly Clark 23 47 Christine Napier 23 57. Christine Chang, 24 10 3034
Heather Hanson, 26 15, Angela McClusky
26 15 Tina Kalabick. 26 15
Elizabeth Wills. 23 20. Stephanie Koehler. 25 41. Christina Rohmer. 25 44 4044
Kerry Zuhlke. 25 32. Eydie Garza. 25 18. Jean Finleyson. 25 32
Meredith Patterson, 22 32. Camille Olson. 25 13. Laura Clayder 26 13 5054
Christina Esparza. 26 18. Pam Clark, 27 12; Jennie Lacobee. 30 50 55-59
Claire Scott. 26 56, Kay Vrandeburg.
32 42 Barb Holden. 34 40 6064
Choly Devera. 27 28, Sara Patters, 35 21; Diana Vollbrecht. 46 23 65-69
Geraldine Lay, 35 36 Marjorie Peshel.
Jane Hamlyn, 41 18
pays dividends quickly
field in the hopes of luring in geese.
The best days for goose hunting are when it is foggy with low light conditions. Then the geese tty in low, within easy range.
But today as we set out to hunt, the skies were clear and there was no wind. I knew the geese would be high fliers.
l our Snow Geese took a look, circled around and then almost committed to land. But at about 60 yards they turned.
I raised the new autoloader, fired and folded the bird in the lead. I was amazed. Not only had I hit the bird flying more than 60 yards away, but I didn’t even feel the kick.
My buddies were amazed too as they didn’t even shoot because they
thought they were out of range. By IO a.m. the flight and our hunt was over.
I had shot three boxes of shells and taken my limit of Speckled Bellies and Snow Geese.
But the big shock was my shoulder wasn’t even sore. The big gun somehow has been designed to shoot even the heaviest load with little recoil.
The hunters in our group were as amazed as I was. On a day when a limit would be next to impossible, this 935 made it a reality.
For more information on this new auto loading magnum shotgun, see your local gun dealer or check out Mossberg’s Website www.mossberg.com
Keith Warren is the host of two weekly outdoor television programs that broadcast nationwide.