New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 10, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas
Friday, Feb. 10, 1995 ■ Herald-Zeitung ■ 5&
■ To talk with Sports Editor Thomas Godley about Sports Day, call 625-9144. ext. 24.Sports Day
The Day s Quote
“The players want to win this one no matter what the situation is.”
- Kenny Rotzler, Canyon basketball coach., on tonight's chance to win the district title at New
Canyon Cougarettes to play Fredericksburg in playoffs
Fredericksburg will be the Canyon Cougarettes first round opponent in the playoffs at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 13 at Boerne High School. Tickets are $4 for adults and $2 for students.
Cowboys1 Zampese says no to Rams' head coach position
IRVING, Texas (AP) — Ernie Zampese likes the low profile life of an assistant coach who watches film and doesn't have to go to media press conferences.
“I've always been a background guy and I don't like an outfront position," the Dallas Cowboys offensive coordinator Ernie Zampese said on Thursday after he withdrew his name from the Los Angeles Rams head coaching derby. “I like to be in the back with the tapes rolling. That’s what I like to do Being a head football coach is far, far removed from that."
Zampese, who was offensive coordinator with the Rams for seven years before he came to Dallas to replace Norv Turner, was one of two finalists for the Rams head coaching job The other was Rich Brooks, Oregon coach and a former Rams assistant.
Zampese makes about $200,000 per year with Dallas but might have doubled
New Braunfels Junior League Basketball Standings
4th grade W L
Downtown Rotary - Buchanan 4 0
Downtown Rotary - Smith 4 0
Downtown Rotary- Quiroz 2 2
Dr Owens Langer 2 2
Downtown Rotary - Martinez 2 2
Downtown Rotary - Fancher 1 3
Downtown Rotary-Lmgamfeiter 1 3
Rockm R River Rides 0 4
Downtown Rotary No 1 5 0
The Plant Haus 4 1
High Sierra Toilet Co 4 1
Buck Pottery No 2 3 2
Walnut Pharmacy 3 2
Mike Davis Trophies 3 2
Tracy Bowling 3 2
Crenweige Plumbing 2 3
Mr Gatti s 2 3
Victoria Bank and Trust 14
PRC Rentals 0 5
George A Garcia VFW 5 0
K C Plumbing 4 1
Insco Distributing 4 1
Doeppenschrmdts Funeral Home 4 1
Citizens Bank 3 2
George A Garcia VFW 3 2
Creek View Vet 2 3
Dr Coles 1 4
Downtown Rotary No 2 0 5
Zoeller s Funeral Home 0 5
Hummel Museum charity golf tournament
The Hummel Museum will have it first annual Charity Golf Tournament on May 19 at Chaparal County Club in Seguin.
The Hummel Museum is a non-profit organization. For more information, call Frank Schaeffer at 609-5131
Elks Hoop Shoot on Saturday
The New Braunfels Elks Lodge No 2279 will be the host for the South West District Hoop Shoot contest on Saturday, Feb 11 The event will be in the New Braunfels High School gym at noon
Lodges from New Braunfels, San Angelo, San Antonio, Gonzales. Del Rio, Seguin and Kerrville will have entries
Valentino's tennis tournament scheduled
The T Bar M Tennis Villas and Conference Center will have a Valentine's Tennis Tournament for double partners from 2:30 to 6 30 p m Sunday. Feb 12 The courts are on Highway 46 For more information, call 625-7738
Unicorns, Cougars clash again
District title, playoffs on line as rivals square-off tonight at New Braunfels gym
By THOMAS GODLEY
High school basketball fans couldn’t ask for more than what rides on tonight's game at Unicom Gym.
Take away one team's shot at making history. Take away the chase for the district title. Take away the chance to clear up the playoff picture. Take away the duel between two district-leading guards.
Take away all that, and you still have two teams that year-after-year go all out purely for the sake of beating a crosstown rival.
The Canyon-New Braunfels showdown doesn't really need the intangibles, but it has them.
"The players want to win this one no matter what the situation is," Kenny Rotzler said. "It doesn't matter what's on the line because Canyon-New Braunfels is always a big game. There s been a couple of years when New Braunfels had some great teams and we were not so great but went over there and gave them a tough time."
For Canyon, __________
which already has
secured a playoff spot, a win would give them the district crown. The title would be their first since the 1960s, according to Rotzler.
"We've been asking around here and can't seem to find out when the last time was," Rotzler said.
A Canyon victory also would be the first at Unicom gym in more than 15 years.
New Braunfels coach Larry Wilkins, whose teams have never lost to the Cougars at home, said the game represents a chance to achieve one of two goals.
"We set two team goals at the beginning of the season,” he said." One was lo reach the playoffs and the other was lo win the district title. Both are attainable at this point. That it s Canyon facing us is not important. It only makes the game more fun. It s good for both schools and good for the community."
The game also spotlights two of the
District 28-4A standings
NB Canyon 7-1
New Braunfels 6-2
Smithson Valley 4-4
‘That it's Canyon facing us is not important. We have to win regardless. They only makes the game more fun. It's good for both schools and good for the community.
- NB coach Cliff Wilkins
best guards in the district. New Braunfels Shae Wilkins, who leads all 28-4A scorers with a 22. 8 ppg. average in district, will be trying to outgun Canyon’s Corey Schwarz, the No. 3 scorer with 16. 7 ppg.
Both teams boast impressive win streaks. The Cougars have taken five in a row, and the Unicorns come in with a four-game win streak. The last loss was to Canyon 55-43 on Jan. 24.
The game also pits the dis-tnct's No. I offense, Canyon (67.6 ppg) against the No. I defense New Braunfels (54.5 ppg.)
In the first meeting, the Cougars shot 56 percent to the Unicorns' 36 percent from the field but were only ahead by seven points with three minutes left in the game.
"The score was deceiving because they dominated us statistically," Wilkins said. "We can't let that happen if we want to win Friday night. We have to execute."
Herald-Zeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL
Canyon's Ricky Boehle, left, and New Braunfels' Shae Wilkins renew a basketball battle at Unicom gym tonight. Both teams have plenty at stake. The Cougars can clinch the* district crown with a victory. The Unicorns can assure themselves a playoff spot and a shot at the title. A district crown would be the first for the Cougars in more than 20 years. Canyon has won five games in a row. New Braunfels has taken four straight.
Rangers trek to Bastrop, urge on Canyon
By THOMAS GODLEY
After a heart-breaking loss to Lockhart in overtime on Tuesday, the Smithson Valley Rangers (4-4) find themselves in the position of rooting for Canyon.
A Cougar victory over New Braunfels (6-2) would be the only way for the Rangers to have a chance of squeezing into the playoffs.
A New Braunfels' win means the Rangers are mathematically eliminated A loss means the Unicorns would travel to Smithson Valley next Tuesday with only a one-game edge and the possibility of falling into a tie for the district
rum. »r-up spin.
"Canyon can do us a great favor by winning its last two games," Ranger coach John Valenzuela said. "We no longer control our own destiny. All we can do now is hope the Comal Independent School District teams win out the rest of the way."
First the Rangers must take care of business on the road against the Bastrop Bears tonight.
The Bears were no match for Smithson Valley in the teams' first meeting two weeks ago. The Rangers won 62-44.
Freshman Jason Ivey will make his first start for the Rangers tonight.
"We'd really like lo play more than two more
games," Valenzuela said. "Ifs unfortunate we're in this situation, but there's no point in talking about what could have been. We have to go out and m^e the best of the remaining season. In a way I feel fortunate because if you had told me at tire beginning of the season we could have four losses and still have a chance at the playoffs, I wouldn't have bought it."
The Rangers' four district losses have been by an average of four points.
The coach added that making it into the playoffs would be a good way to end the season and boost the program for next year.”We could build on something like that because we have several players coming back," he said.
Cowboys sign Irvin for 5-year, $15 million deal
IRVING, Texas (AP) — A five-year, $15 million contract makes Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Michael Irvin the highest-paid receiver in the NFL history, team officials say.
Irvin, a four-time Pro Bowl selection who has led the Cowboys in receiving the past four years, gels a $5 million, upfront bonus in the deal reached with the Cowboys on Thursday night. He was scheduled to sign the contract today.
Irvin is the Cowboys' fourth all-time leading receiver with 6,935 yards. He has made $1.25 million in each of the last three years.
“Frankly, when you really add up what he’s contributed to the Dallas Cowboys over the last six years — what his spirit is, what his heart is, what he contributes in spin! to our learn — it’s hard to put money, a dollar value on that," said Cowboys owner Jerry Jones.
Irvin described the negotiations as smooth
“It didn’t go like the last one where I had to go right up to the last game," he said. “Jerry stepped up and said, ‘We’re going to get this thing done and we’re going to make sure that everybody understands the direction we’re going, and that’s hack to the Super Bowl and doing everything we can to put a winner on the football field.’"
Spokesman Rich Dalrymple said signing Irvin shows that the Cowboys want to be aggressive about holding onto their free agents.
“Jerry feels very confident that we’re going lo be in a situation to retain several of our key free agents. (Irvin) was the most important one because this sets the tone for a critical free agency off-season period for us,” lie said.
Still lo come are negotiations with Tony Tolbert, Mark Slepnoski, Alvin Harper, Jay Novacek, Derek Kennard and
Heading into action
The New Braunfels varsity girls soccer team practiced head shots Wednesday wilt face Hays Consolidated tonight at 7:30 at NBHS stadium.
Herald-Zettung photo by THOMAS GODLEY afternoon. The Unicorns