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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 2, 1994, New Braunfels, Texas ■ wednesday, Feb. 2,1994Sports Day Page 8A FOURTH AND SHORT BASKETBALL QNTYTODAfc. Orlando Magic at Atlanta Hawks, 6351 p.m., TBS, Channel | 127. Tueedey*e Result* Knicks 114. Celtics 79 Nets 104. Sonics 103 Pacers 116, Bullets 96 Heat 88. Bucks 82 Spurs 112 Lakers 97 Bulls 118, Nuggets 98 Jazz 104. Rockets 88 §yn$ iW.C!«aiflL Blazers at Kings, late ■ DREXLER SUSPENDED: Clyde Drexler of the Portland Trait Blazers was suspended without pay tor Tuesday's game at Sacramento and lined $2,500 by the NBA for bumping an official. High School J District 28-4A standings. Boys TEAM. DtST OVERALL Alamo Heights 9-1 21-4 Boerne 8-2 24-4 New Braunfels 8-2 17-6 Clemens 7-3 18-10 Smithson Valley 3-7 8-18 Canyon 2-8 11-14 Uvalde 2-8 11-14 Kerrville Tivy I-9 14-13 Tuesday's Results ■ New Braunfels 64, Kerrville Tivy 52. ■ Alamo Heights 85. Canyon 48. ■ Uvalde 69, Smithson Valley 59. ■ Boerne 65, Clemens 60. Friday's Gam se New Braunfels at Uvalde. 730 p.m. Canyon at Clemens, 730 p.m. Boerne at Smithson Valley, 730 pin. Ranger Gym. District 28-44 Handing*. Girls BIST OVERALL IM 23-4 10-2 20-6 6-4 14-3 7-5 15-9 4-8 14-13 4*8 11-15 3-9 9-12 0-12 4-16 TF Ail Boerne Kerrvde Tivy Clemens Canyon Alamo Heights New Braunfels Uvtode Smithson Valley Tuesday's Results ■ Canyon 61, Alamo Heights 53. ■ KerrviVe Tivy 61. New Braunfels 45. ■ Uvalde 32. Smithson Valley 31. ■ Boerne 77, Clemens 72. Friday's Camas Uvalde at New Braunfels. 730 p.m., Unicorn Gym. Clemens at Canyon, 730 p.m., Cougar Den. Smithson Valley at Boerne, 730 p.m. win By RICHARD TIJERINA Sports Editor 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 11. The Unicorns wanted to come out strong aggressively in the second half. It showed. The Antlers were just six-of-22 in the 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 nm 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 nm 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 WHkina ll, 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 Peschel 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. FOOTBALL High School CHS S MITCHELL CHOOSES WEST POINT: Canyon's Todd MtcheM, who led Class 4A in rushing last season and was the Central Texas Player oI tie Year, verbally committed to West Point Monday night, choosing tie school after recruiting rism to SMU and tie University of Houston. SOCCER High School Canyon led Alamo Heights, 2-2 Tuesday night, lo move to 5-3-2 (1-0-2). Paul Paniagua and Vinca Bueno scored tar Cougars Clemens S-t. as Ryder j McDonald scored three goals. Mwco Sanchez end Mi key Bustos also scored tor tie Unicorns (5-3-2,2-0-1). Smithton Volby lost to Austin Westlake, 3-0, Tuesday night, to drop to 5-4-2 on toe year. Coming Tomorrow Tho Herald-Zoituntft weekly Sub-Varsity section February 2 ■ 1B62: Polo neuter John Melees crock* tho 1+loot horrior. The veiling pole bent In a deep, tout we, and Uetoee hung upside down until toe pole snapped straight, liaises puled himself up into a handstand (and) two, in a quick rush, he was dear over toe crowbar, with inches to spare, end dropping down.* - Tex Mauls. fob. 12.1662 TPI TVT~ A A 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 Sports Editor_ SAN ANTONIO — Just how happy you are with the UIL’s 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 for as Comal County is concerned. Canyon, New Braunfels and Smithson Valley all remained in District 28-4A, which is good news in itself for the Uni coms, who have gone through the last several months wondering whether they would be Cass 4A or 5A under the new system. The Unicorns entered a class enrollment figure of 1,591 —right near the expected limit for Class 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 the 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 No weeny at Canyon and Lany 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 28-4A, Page 9A Mark ’em on your calendars The new District 28-4A for the 1994-95 seasons, attar UIL District Realignment (Previous district Is llstsd): J02SEBBI ■ DISTRICT: 27-4A ■ MASCOT: Bears ■ NOTES: An excellent football program, which lost to Canyon in bi-district playoff last season. CANYON ■ DISTRICT: 26-4A ■ MASCOT: Cougars ■ NOTES: Strong in football, volleyball; Elimination of Westlake in 4A could make an impact. HAYS ■ DISTRICT: 27-4A ■ MASCOT: Rebels ■ NOTES: Strong in football, basketball; Possesses great speed in sports. LOCKHART DISTRICT: 27-4A ■ MASCOT: Lions ■ NOTES: Foothai program hasnt been to playoffs in more than a decade, but is strong nonetheless. hCWBRAUmS ■ DISTRICT: 264A ■ MASCOT: Unicorns ■ NOTIS: Biggest lift from realignment could come in basketball; Foo thai lost rivalry with Tivy. gVTTl-BCNVAllEY ■ DISTRICT: 2S-4A ■ MASCOT: Rangers ■ NOTES: Six-team district could favor rebuilding progams like Smithson Valley's. The move mey be a big boost lo Now Braunfels basketball, which movas swey from powers Ilks Alamo Heights. Larry Hill says six-team districts cen favor a rebuilding program Iks Smithson Vallov. Class 4A set for new look Hoftld-Zobjng photo by JOHN HUSETH Canyon coach Larry Nowotny and the rest of the District 28-4A coaches have had to scramble to complete their 1994 football schedules. With five teams leaving and three coming In, 2S4A 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 Cass 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 5A and taking 11 from 3 A. Also, 11 schools from 4 A went to 5A and two more went to 3A. “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 SA 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 11-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 See REALIGNMENT, Page 9ASports Bulletins QuotableSoftball 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 IS-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 Harborth at 625-7912 or 629-5305.SV Alumni dame 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 a. rn. to 7 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. For more information, call Patty 8t 629-5627.“Two out of three ain'tbad* — Tex Serif *r( tm, a.’er being called by Dur* Thorne i a "liar, thief and r crook." ****** ;