New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 2, 1994, New Braunfels, Texas
Wednesday, Fab. 2,1994Sports Day
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ON TV TODAY; Orlando Magic at Atlanta Hawks, 6:35 p.m., TBS, Channel
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District 28-4A standings. Boys
■ Nsw Braunfels 64,
■ Alamo Heights 85.
■ Uvalde 69, Smithson Valley 59.
■ Boerne 65. Clemons 60.
Friday's Cameo New Braunfels at Uvalde, 7:30 p.m.
Canyon at Clemens, 7:30 p.m. Boerne at Smithson Valley, 7:30 p.m. Ranger Gym.
District 20*44 standing*
■ Canyon 61, Alamo Heights 53.
■ Kerrville Tivy 61, New Braunfels 45.
■ Uvalde 32, Smithson Valley 31.
■ Boerne 77, Clemens 72.
Friday's Games Uvalde at New Braunfels, 7:30 p.m., Unicorn Gym.
Clemens at Canyon. 730 p.m.. Cougar Den.
Smithson Valley at Boerne, 730 pm
■ CWS MITCHELL CHOOSES WEST POINT: Canyon's Todd twitched, who led Class 4A in rushing last season and was the Central Texas Player of foe Year, verbally committed to West ruifii Mona ay regnt, choosing the school after recruiting visits to SMU and the
University of Houston.
Canyon lied Alamo Heights, 2-2 Tuesday night, to move lo 6-3-2 (1-0-2). Paul Paniagua and Vinos Bueno scored tar
5-1, as Ryder scored fores goals. Marco Sanchez and Mikay Bustos also scored for the Unicorns (5-3-2,2-0-1). Smithton Val by lost lo Austin Westlake, 6-0, Tuesday night, to drop to 5-4-2 on the year.
By RICHARD TIJERINA
New Braunfels hasn't gone into halftime trailing many times this season, but the Unicorns did Tuesday night. But, down by six, head coach Cliff Wilkins said he wasn't worried.
"Believe it or not, I felt pretty good," Wilkins said. "All we needed to do was step it up defensively and I felt we’d be all right."
The Unicorns did step it up, then stomped on Kerrville Tivy down the stretch to win, 64-52, and keep up with Alamo Heights and Boerne in the
race for postseason play. The Greyhounds beat Clemens Tuesday night, knocking the Buffaloes into third place in District 28-4A.
Still, the Unicorns started off a bit sluggish against Tivy. The last meeting between the two teams ended in overtime, but a strong second half would put the game away for New Braunfels in the third period.
Mike Sierra led the Unicorns with 22 points. David Gomez scored 12 and Shae Wilkins added ll.
The Unicorns wanted to come out strong aggressively in the second half. It showed.
The Antlers were just six-of-22 in tire
second half. Meanwhile, the Unicorns began hitting their outside shots in the third period as well as getting their transition game going with timely steals.
New Braunfels went on a 7-2 run to start the third period, and Gomez' three-pointer from the left wing gave the Unicorns their first lead of the game, 35-34 with 5:09 to go in the period.
It was back and forth for the next three minutes, but a switch in the New Braunfels defense gave the Unicorns the opening they needed. Switching from a zone to man-to-man in the third period, New Braunfels was so suc
cessful in stifling the Antler offense that it was able to run man-to-man exclusively in the fourth, which worked to great success.
When Shae Wilkins hit from the top of the key to put New Braunfels up for good, 39-38 with 2:50 to go in the third, the Unicorns went on an 11-4 run to end the third and start the fourth. The Antlers would dose to eight points late in the fourth, but it was too late to catch the Unicorns.
"We were able to play more aggressive and started moving the ball more," Cliff Wilkins said. "Our being able to play man-to-man in the fourth was a big key for us, and it had a direct result
New Braunfels 64, Kerrville Tivy 52
New Braunfels: Mike Sierra 22, David Gomez 12, Shae Wilkins 11, Albert Muniz 8, Jesse Morales 7, Dave Cinotto 2, Brent Powell 2, Glenn Phair, Tony Cantu.
Tivy: Jason Olson 14, Kurt Leslie 11, Randy Brown 10, Brion O'Donnell 9, Greg Paschal 4, Chris Michalec 3, Chris Lewis, Jeremy Schoening, David Riley. Halftime: Kerrville Tivy 31, New Braunfels 25.
Records: New Braunfels 17-8, 8-2; Kerrville Tivy 14-13,1-9.
of easy baskets and layups."
New Braunfels travels to Uvalde on Friday.
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The New 28-4A
Alamo Heights, Boerne, Clemens, Uvalde, Tivy are out. Bastrop, Hays, Lockhart are in. What does this mean to New Braunfels, Canyon and Smithson Valley?
By RICHARD TIJERINA
SAN ANTONIO — Just how happy you are with the UIIA Class 4A Realignment depends on what kind of shoes you wear and on what surface you play.
Generally speaking, the realignment is great for basketball, about the same for volleyball and somewhat troublesome for football, as far as Comal County is concerned.
Canyon, New Braunfels and Smithson Valley all remained in District 284A, which is good news in itself for the Unicorns, who have gone through the last several months wondering whether they would be Class 4 A or 5A under the new system.
The Unicorns entered a class enrollment figure of 1,591 —right near the expected limit for Cass 4A classification.
As it turned out, the UIL made the cutoff point 1,600 for Class 5 A schools, which spared New Braunfels from possibly being moved to a San Antonio district with Judson, MacArthur and Madison, or to an Austin district with Bowie and Crockett.
But football coaches were faced with foe immediate problem of filling their football schedules for the 1994 season. With three six-team districts in Region IV, few schools were left hunting for a fourth and fifth game by the time the realignments had been handed down.
Lew Simmonds at New Braunfels, Larry Nowotny at Canyon and Larry Hill at Smithson Valley spent most of Tuesday on the phone, trying to secure football games for next year.
"We're having a hard time getting games, as everybody is," Hill said, who added that he thought it unfortunate that the Rangers wouldn't be able to play traditional schools close by, such as Boerne and Clemens.
"I’m surprised," he said. "I never dreamed we’d never play people that are 13-20 miles away. That’s whafs disappointing. It's hard to imagine District 27 getting on a bus and driving right by New Braunfels and Smithson Valley on their way to play Fredericksburg."
District 28-4A lost some traditional powers in Alamo Heights, Boerne, Clemens and Kerrville Tivy. That will have more impact in certain sports more than others,
See 2C-4A, Page 9A
Mark ’em on your calendars
The new District 28-4A for the 1994-95 Masons, after UIL District Realignment (Previous district Ie listed):
m DISTRICT: 27-4A
■ MASCOT: Bears
■ NOTES: An excellent football program, which lost to Canyon in bi-district playoff last season.
■ DISTRICT: 28-4A
■ MASCOT: Cougars
■ NOTES: Strong in football, volleyball; Elimination of Westlake in 4A could make en impact.
■ DISTRICT: 27-4A
■ MASCOT: Rebels
■ NOTES: Strong in football, basketball; Possesses great speed in sports.
■ DISTRICT: 27-4A
■ MASCOT: Lions
■ NOTES: Footbal program hasnt been
to playoffs in more than a decade, but is strong nonetheless.
■ DISTRICT: 28-4A
■ MASCOT: Unicorns
■ NOTES: Biggest lift from realignment could come in basketball; Footbal lost rivalry with Thy.
■ DISTRICT: 204A
■ MASCOT: Rangers
■ NOTES: Six-team district could favor rebuilding progams like Smithson Valley's.
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Canyon coach Larry Nowotny and the rest of the District 28-4A coaches have had to scramble to complete their 1994 football schedular With five teams leaving and thrM coming In, 2S-4A now will have six teams.
By The Associated Press
Class 4 A is getting a whole new look beginning next season under the University Interscholastic League’s biennial realignment released today.
In is Southlake Carroll, winner of the last two 3A football titles and the 1993 boy’s basketball crown.
Out are A&M Consolidated, at least a quarterfinalist each season since 1990, and Houston Davis, which snapped a national-record 80-game losing streak in its season finale. They’re both joining Class 5A.
In all, Class 4A grew by 15 schools to 188 and added two districts, leaving it only two short of the UIL’s goal of 32.
The growth was achieved by adding two new schools to 4A, getting 15 schools from SA and taking 11 from 3A. Also, 11 schools from 4A went to 5A and two more went to 3 A.
“We just wanted to eliminate some of those byes and I think we’ve done that,** said Peter Contreras, assistant athletic director of the UIL, the state’s governing body for high school athletics.
Also being overhauled is six-man football, the forgotten game played in rural towns by schools with fewer students than some 5A teams.
Fearing that some schools were too big at 90-plus students, the attendance cutoff was whacked to 79. Among the schools forced into Class A ll-man football is Fort Hancock, winner of five of the last eight six-man titles.
“That’s probably going to be the most traumatic change, but I think those
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— Tax Maul#, Fab 12.1962Softball registration
The New Braunfels Girls Softball Association will be offering T-Ball to girls ages 5 and 6. Other divisions will be divided into Preemies 7-8, Pee Wees 9-10, Minora 11-12, Juniors 13-14, Seniors 15-16 and older Seniors 17-18. Qualifying age will be birthdays as of Sept. 1,1994.
Registration will take place at Vivroux Sporting Goods located next to K-Mart. Cost will be $20 from Jan. 5-Feb. 6. From Feb. 7-18 the cost will be $25. For more information, call Dennis Haiborth at 625-7912 or 629-5305.SV Alumni Game
The Smithson Valley Seventh Annual Alumni Baseball Game will be Feb. 12 at I p.m. at the high school baseball field. Batting practice begins at 11 a.m. in the batting cages, and any equipment will be made available if needed The Smithson Valley Booster Club will have a barbecue dinner after the game. Any former Smithson Valley baseball letterman and his family is invited to attend and play. For more information, call Coach Keith Brown at 885-7275.Seniors exercise
The New Braunfels Seniors Center is offering Never Too Late aerobics classes for the New Year. Get in shape with the classes, Mondays and Fridays from 9:45 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Snowbirds are welcome. Early Bird exercise classes are from 6 am. to 7 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. For more information, call Patty at 629-5627.
burnout of three ain't bad
— Tex Schramm, after being celled by Duane Thome* a "liar,
thief and a crook."