New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 1, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas
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"Tm not disappointed but I know I should be there. What else can I do.”— Dennis Rodman on being snubbed this season for the NBA All-Star game despite leading the league in rebounding.
In the news
Now Braunfels Junior League Basketball standings SIH grade
The Plant Haus 3-0
Rockin’ R River Rides 3-0
K.C. Plumbing 3-0
Vordenbaum RRC 2-0
Centex Office Center 2-1
Sonic Drive-In 1-1
N.B. Pediatric Assoc. 1-1
Guada Coma Mech 1 -3
Texas Heritage Const. 0-3
Eberhard Lumber Co. 0-3
Mike Davis Trophies 0-3
Luby’s Cafeteria 04
Downtown Rotary #1 Fischer Construction Bevil, Chunn and Burch Att. Downtown Rotary #6 Downtown Rotary #3 Downtown Rotary #4 Downtown Rotary #5 Witting, and Miller Ins. Downtown Rotary #2
4th grad* (girls)
Sonic Drive In Gastroenterology «
Focus 3 Hair Designs Spurs Team #3 Spurs Team #2 Spurs Team #4
5th grade (girls)
Buck Pottery Mr. Gattfs Spurs Team #10 CiCi’s Pizza Spur Team #12 Spurs Team #7
ttth grade (girls)
Insco Distributing Texas Commerce Bank Spurs Team# 14 Silver's Refrigeration Spur's team #20 Fishback Welding Susan G. Tate, Att Spur's Team # 17
New Braunfels CVO to hold youth baseball registration
Players interested in signing up for baseball, fast-pitched softball and tee ball can register Sunday, Feb. 4 from 10 arn to 1 p.m. at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church. Local youth ages four to 18 are invited to compete in the Christian Youth Organization league. A fee of $45 will include a T-shirt and cap.
Discounts win be given to families registering three or more children. Teams are encouraged to find sponsors although it is not mandatory.
The CYO program, which is new to New Braunfels, has been in existence for many years in the surrounding area. CYO teaches sportsmanship, leadership and excellence in sports. Teams will be divided into age groups.
For more information, call Anthony War at 609-1694.
NS girls softball sol to bogln
Registration is under way now through Feb. 9 at Vivroux Sporting Goods for girls T-ball, fast pitch and slow pitch softball.The competition, which is sponsored by the New Braunfels Girls’ Softball Association, is for girls ages five to 18.
The fees are as follows:
B T-ball (ages 5-6) $20
B Slow pitch (ages 7-18) $30
I Fast pitch (ages 10-18) $35
B Family of two or more (slow pitch) $50
■ Family of two or more (if one person Hlays fafct pitch) $55
'fiyduts will be Feb. 10 at Comal Park from 1Q a m to noon and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., and Feb. 11 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. AM girls ages nine and older must try out.
For mors information, call 625-4337 or 626-9479.
IUIL sends New Braunfels to 26-5A
AUSTIN (AP) — New Braunfels High School became one of six Class 4A schools in the state to move up to the SA level, the University Interscholastic League announced today.
NBHS will now compete in District 26-5A.
The schools that moved in the UIL’s biennial realignment are as follows:
SCHOOLS MOVING UP:
From 4A to 5A (6):
Belton, El Paso Jefferson, New Braunfels, Rockwall, Round Rock McNeil, Victoria Stro-man
From 3A to 4A (14):
Alvarado, Brownsboro, Gilmer, Gonzales, Graham, Lindale, Montgomery, Needville, Quinlan Ford, San Elizario, Sour Lake Haidin-Jefferson, Springtown, Sweeny, Waco Con-nally
From 2A to 3A (7):
Clifton, Henrietta, Kenedy, Lytle, Malakoff, McGregor, San Antonio Cole From IA to 2 A (20):
Bovina, Charlotte, Clyde, Eula, Crawford, Geronimo Navarro, Hico, Holland, Iola, Jarrell, Keene, Kingsville Academy, Lago Vista, Lindsay, Plains, Roscoe, Sunray, Thorndale, Tornillo, White Deer SCHOOL MOVING DOWN:
Alice, Austin Travis, Burleson, El Paso Bowie, El Paso Burges, El Paso Riverside, El Paso Ysleta, Fort Worth Trimble Tech, Fort Worth Western Hills, Grapevine, Houston Furr, Plainview, Port Neches-Groves, San Antonio Lanier, San Antonio McCollum, Texas City, Vidor, Weatherford
“We shouldn’t be too surprised. We’d hoped to stay in 4A, but we’ve been in 5A before. We’re moving into a more competitive district,, and now we just have to see if we can rise to the occasion.”
— Lonnie Curtis, NBISD assistant superintendent for financial services.
Hew Braunfels Converse Judson Lee
Hard-luck Rebels get sympathy from all
The Smithson Valley Rangers had just pulled out a last-second miracle on Tuesday, and while the Ranger faithful stormed the court in celebration, coach John Valenzuela couldn’t help but glance beyond the scorer’s table and feel some sympathy for his counterpart.
Across the way, Hays coach Harold Dworaczyk had to be wondering if the basketball gods had it in for him.
The buzzer-beating shot was the third in as many games. Last Friday the Bastrop Bears’ guard Chris Tate sank a trey as the clock expired.
The shot tied the score and sent it into a second overtime where the Bears prevailed. A few days earlier, the Lockhart Lion’s Mark Ramirez heaved a prayer from near midcourt that found its way through the cylinder as the horn sounded, handing the Rebels another close.
So on Friday it was understandable that Valenzuela would hold back his excitement for a moment to keep things in perspective. After all, it was a year ago that the Ranger coach was on the opposite end of that scenario when New Braunfels ended his team’s season on a final shot.
The Rangers’ three-point winner, which came off the hands of guard R J. Smutch from 30 feet away (it banked in off the backboard), culminated a 47-45 rally. In an earlier meeting with Hays this season, the Rangers connected on three-pointer with 15 seconds left to secure another down-to-the-wire victory.
Lockhart has done it twice to Hays as well, and Ramirez, a clutch shooter who has made 40 percent horn three-point range, had the Rebels’ number both times. In the Taylor Tournament, the senior guard came through with a toss from beyond the arc that sent the Rebels packing with no time on the clock. Maybe it wasn’t entirely luck since at practice that week Ramirez had been launching basketballs from midcourt. His coach. Brad Ingram, said 12 of those attempts went in.
Like many District 28-4A coaches, Ingram believes Hays is Mill a dangerous team. Their 2-4 record doesn’t reflect it, but the Rebels are playing like district contenders. A break here and there and they could be right in the hunt at 5-1.
Dworaczyk, who is in las first year at Hays, said his troops aren’t the type to hang their heads either. The season has been filled with heartbreak, including two nail-biting setbacks to Del Valle and Round Rock, but they’ve fought through it
”It’s been a rough season, you don’t ever foresee a string of bad luck like this. But these kids keep bouncing right back,” said Dworaczyk, who led Luling to the state final four last year. "I expect them to shake off this last loss.”
They trek to New Braunfels on Friday and expect another thriller.
(Thomas Godley is sports editor for the Herald-Zeitung)
Del Negro lift Spurs 115-106
By KELLEY SHANNON
Associated Press Writer
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — David Robinson and Sean Elliott are used to carrying most of the offensive load for the San Antonio Spurs.
But against the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday night, guards Avery Johnson and Vinny Del Negro stepped into those starring roles and led San Antonio to a 115-106 victory.
“It was a good win
Boston 131, Vancouver 98
Phoenix 120, Atlanta 84
Cleveland 81, Milwaukee 71
Utah 98. Portland 94
San Antonio 115, L A Clippers 106<
Orlando at New York. 7:30 p.m.
Philadelphia at Miami, 7 30 p m.
Houston at Charlotte. 7:30 p.m.
Indiana at Detroit. 7:30 p.m.
Denver at Milwaukee. 8:30 p m Seattle at Dallas. 8:30 p m Chicago at Sacramento. 10:30 p.m.
Herald-Zeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL Ian Owens and the New Braunfels will aim for third straight win Friday against the Hays Rebel at Unicom gym. The games starts at 8 p.m.
UT imposter under review
AUSTIN (AP) — A 30-year-old man who used a false identity to bluff his way onto the University of Texas football team has met with school officials who are reviewing the case.
Ron Weaver and his lawyer met with UT compliance director Leroy Sutherland, university legal counsel Patricia Ohlendorf and an NCAA representative in Los Angeles this week, school officials said Wednesday.
“The meeting was cordial and beneficial for all parties concerned,” Sutherland said.
’This remains a criminal investigation, so we are not at liberty to discuss the individual
issues. But, from our point of tflew, I can say that most of the university and NCAA issues surrounding his enrollment, recruitment and participation have now been resolved to our satisfaction.”
Texas athletic director DeLoss Dodds has indicated the school likely won’t try to recover the cost of Weaver’s scholarship, estimated at more than $6,000.
"From the university’s standpoint, we are rapidly moving toward a resolution in this case,” Dodds said. "Many of our questions have been answered and we are anxious to wrap this up and move on.”
for us,” Robinson said. "Vinny and Avery were great.
Vinny got hot and that was what we needed.”
Johnson, who has been averaging 13.5 points per game, scored a season-high 26 points. Del Negro, who has been averaging 12.7 points, scored 23 points.
"We were able to get in the lane. Vinny and myself. Once we get in the lane like that, unless we have a bad shooting night, something is going to happen," Johnson said.
The game remained close through the first half, hut the Spurs went on a 16-7 run to lead 63-55 at intermission. Chuck Person’s 3-pointer with 3:17 remaining in the half put the Spurs ahead 52-51. Will Perdue and Del Negro combined to score the Spurs’ next 11 points.
Then early in the third. San Antonio built a 14-point, though the Clippers chipped away at it and stayed in contention the rest of the way. Johnson scored 20 points in the second half.
"It’s good to win when Sean and David aren’t a factor. The other guys step up and we still win. That’s the sign of a good team." said Spurs coach Bob Hill. "Avery, I thought he was phenomenal. And Vinny.”
Pooh Richardson led the Clippers with a season-high 24 points, including four 3-pointers. Brent Barry added 21 points, while Ley Vaught had 13 points and 16 rebounds.
At times the Clippers suffered mental lapses. Bam said.
“In the first half we didn’t take many sinus. We were not in the game,” Barry said. "We need to go into practice and get to bust ness. We need to get back to work.'"
Submitted photo Travis Wright, (left) and John Rhein lander retied in two hefty rodflsh. Travis caught a 28-pounder and John caught a 21-pounder. Both boys ara eight years old. They caught the fish ft Calaveras Lake using parch for bott.
A prime spot for bass
Browsing through the weekly fishing reports this time of year you begin to realize that fishing action has slowed down everywhere. It’s hard to get excited enough to plan a trip until the weather
Keith warms up.
IAI Just because the
warren fishing reports in the
paper are all slow doesn’t mean that it’s slow everywhere. For example, Lago Esmeralda (which is not reported on) has fantastic fishing this time of year. This small lake is located 21 miles into Mexico across the Texas border at Eagle Pass.
Currently the private lake is 22 feet low, reducing it from 3,300 acres to approximately 1,400 acres, which is still enough water to cover and hold fish At a cost of $ IOO per day per person, this is a deal that bass and calfish anglers should consider. The daily fee includes an overnight stay in the ranch house overlooking the lake. The house has electricity, running hot and cold water, gas strove microwave oven and more. It’s also close enough to the border that I am able to use my cell phone without paying fix an international call. Fishing for bass (both smallmouth and (argentous) is catch and release only. The daily limit on catfish is 50. Lago
Esmerelda looks like a combination of Lake Amistad and Falcon Lake. With clear water, bluffs, standing timber, creek channels and lots of uncleared brush on the shoreline, bass anglers discover numerous successful patterns in a single day that work well. It is not uncommon lo catch ICH) fish per day per man
There are no guides on I ago Earner alda and you will need to bring sour own boat. W'hen making the trip, you'll be met at the border and escorted to the lake. The brut ramp is iii good shape, however, four wheel drive may be necessary.
Only four boats are allowed on the water daily. This limits fishing pressure. Milking a trip to Lago Esmeralda is a fishing adventure. You’ll he able to experience Mexico's great bass fishing only 21 miles from Texas! Many groups wlio normally fish Mexico’s lake Guerrero are changing over lo Lago Esmeralda
If you'd like more information on Lago Esmeralda, call 210-620-4049 Also, you may want to watch I SFN .ukI TNN. Both Jiminy Houston and Orlon do Wilson will he fishing al I ago Esmci alda int this year's shows
(Keith Warren is the hast of “Tin Texas Angler" television slum u hu h broadcasts statew ide. Cau li The Texas Angler ’’ on Sunday mornings tit 11 M) and Friday mornings at IO:SO an HST Yon can contact the Texas Angler at H O. Box J10601, Sew Braunfels TX.