New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 11, 1993, New Braunfels, Texas
Jim Litke AP Sportswriter
Street’s death still hard on Hawkeyes
IOWA CITY, Iowa — Nearly all the teammates Chris Street left behind came to this corner of basketball heaven for the same reasons he did and from the same kind of small Midwestern towns that he did. Maybe that's what made it so strange to go on without him.
Three weeks ago Tuesday, Street was killed in an auto accident after leaving a team dinner and trying to ease his car onto Highway I. He was heading back to campus for a night class. He was 20 years old.
The picture on the back of the program from the game at which his jersey was retired last Saturday night shows Street wearing a brush cut and a wide smile. The picture on the front shows No. 40 moving without the ball, something Street did tirelessly and well enough to average 15 points and IO rebounds a game for one of the country’s best teams.
In coffee shops and restaurants, on wood courts and crushed-gravel driveways, everywhere across ft state where dreams and a long winter conspire to make college basketball the thing, friends and teammates and total strangers ^till miss both sides of him.
That much was apparent as Iowa coach Tom Davis faced reporters after a grueling four-game, nine-day swing through the Big IO Conference ended with a 73-66 loss to top-ranked Indiana. Davis was on the front end of a week-long break without a game, but the wear and tear on his face, especially around the eyes, left little doubt it wasn’t enough.
' In some ways, the story that began unfolding here • three weeks ago is similar to the emotional run that Loyola Marymount made in the 1990 NCAA tournament after the death of star forward Hank Gathers.
Davis notes many of the same things that happened then are happening to his , kids now. They focus better at some times, but wander at others; they need little motivation, but they get wound up too easily; they never fail to lay a body on every body that rumbles down the lane, but sometime the play is just plain ragged.
In the week that followed Street’s death, school offi-’ dais postponed two games to allow a proper mourning period. Something unex-’ pectedly sweet happened: The Hawkeyes climbed three spots in the poll, ending it at No. ll.
The next week proved , even sweeter. First, Street’s teammates made up a 17-point deficit in the last 5:30 to beat Michigan State on the road. Then they closed out at No. 9 after beating powerful Michigan at home and presenting the game ball to Street’s parents at eourtside.
But fay the third week, while most of the ache and the grief remained, the maps was pretty much gone.
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Wilkins: we’re going there playing to win
By DOUGLAS PILS Horald-Zottung
. The New Braunfels Unicorns are looking for the their biggest rebound of the season — a rebound from a 67-64 loss at Alamo Heights Tuesday night. Only problem is the environment does not get any friendlier, as the Unicorns head to Boerne for that all-important rebound.
Gone is the 16-game winning streak and the opportunity to go through a stout District 28-4A undefeated, but that is the least of the Unicorns worries. A trip to the unfriendly confines of Greyhound Gym stands between Coach Cliff Wilkins’ bunch and a guaranteed trip to the playoffs.
A day after New Braunfels’ first loss since a 72-71 defeat to San Antonio Churchill on Dec. 12, Wilkins said he and team are beyond the loss (to Heights) and focused on the Greyhounds.
“We talked (Wednesday) about the good effort we had to give us the opportunity to win and some of the obvious improvements like our shooting percentage, execution of our half-court offense and obviously our free-throw shooting,” Wilkins said of the loss to the Mules. “But other than that we are going forward. Well shoot some today (Wednesday) and watch some films of the last Boerne games. Well start preparing
New Braunfels head coach Cliff Wilkins and his Unicorn basketball team must defeat Boerne for a third time this season to capture a playoff spot Friday night. Photo by John Huseth
mentally today and have a good crisp workout Thursday with their often se and their personnel in mind and go out and beat them on Friday.”
The Unicorns’ Mike Sierra, who led the team with 17 points against the Mules,
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Wilkins advises fans to arrive early
New Braunfels head coach Cliff Wilkins advises all Unicorn faithful wishing to get a seat at Boerne for Friday’s game between the Greyhounds and the Unicorns should get there ear-
The New Braunfels-Boeme series has long been a heated one, and this is the first time in three seasons that the two teams have played a game with serious playoff implications.
“It’s a hard place to win in because Boerne plays so well there, said Wilkins. ’We’ve had some good shoot-em-ups in there over the years and Boeme-New Braunfels always had a real good rival-ly that was interrupted by our exodus to RA for a couple of years.
Tt’s expected to be a sellout and New Braunfels fans wishing to get a good seat best come early. They need to arrive around 6:15,6:30 to assure themselves a good seat It ought to be a great ballgame and Boerne will bring the town. They’ve been looking forward to this for a long, long time. They think that they’re better and they’ve got a playoff spot riding on it too.”
Tipoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.
Bueno scores four as Canyon rolls, 6-1
Canyon s Vince Bueno scored four goals in the Cougars’ 6-1 win over Kerrville Tivy Tuesday night. Photo by John Huseth
By JODI MCDONALD Special to Herald-Zaitung
The Canyon Cougar soccer team devoured the Kerrville Tivy Antlers 6-1 during Tuesday night’s District 28-4A matchup at Cougar Stadium. The Cougars’ Vince Bueno was the hungriest as he chalked up four goals, giving him 14 on the season.
With 25 shots to the Antlers nine, the Cougars gobbled Tivy and the scoreboard early in the game. Sean Merz started the action with a 25-yard direct kick that startled the goalie, causing him to fumble the ball. Bueno was there to put the ball in and the Cougars on the board.
Shortly after, Bueno was once again on the attack as he deliv
ered the ball down the sideline, giving it up to freshman Jerry van Npy, who sent it home with a left-footed punch. Merz and Bueno teamed up again to round out the first half scoring binge. Merz one-touched the ball for a volley into the left comer.
Tivy managed a brief comeback as it pierced the upper 90 from 20 yards out. Halftime ended with Canyon ahead 3-1.
“The defense was disappointed that they didn’t record a shutout,” said Head Coach Danny Bueno, “but I was pleased with their (the Cougars) play.”
The Canyon defensive unit of Mack Mills, Roy Vela, Bryan Yuras, Curtis Arens and goalkeeper Alex Pozenel combined to hold the line and shutout the
Antlers in the second half.
Canyon’s march on the goal opened with Merz repeating his first half action. Merz again took a tremendous shot from 20 yards out, which again rattled the goalie, causing him to lose control of the ball. Van Noy picked up the loose ball and nailed it in the net to put the Cougars up 4-1.
Joseph Schuetze figured into the fifth Cougar point. After receiving a pass with his head he landed a pass near the feet of Bueno, who slammed the ball before it hit the ground for a goal from 28 yards out into the far left comer of the goal.
The final goal of the second-half slaughter resulted from a
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Unicorns recoil for showdown with Boerne
Heather Stockhoret, the New Braunfels girls swim team captain, receives a victory dunk from her teammates after the team won a four-team meet in San Antonio last weekend. Her teammates are (from 1-r): Jamie Sheridan, Tracy Stockhorst, Saara Kankaanpaa (Rotary exchange student from Finland), Jennifer Voges, Angelica Tristan and Sarah Moscheiu.
Unicorn girls take first at Palo Alto swim mast
The New Braunfels girls swim team took first place at a meet at Palo Alto College in San Antonio this past weekend. The Unicom girls outdistanced the nearest competition by 57 pointe with 143 in the four-way meet SA Holmes was the closest with 86 points, SA Roosevelt came in with 51 and Canyon was fourth with 28.
Th# Unicorns cams back with •oven first placss and the Cougars came back with two.
Th# last league meet will be District on Saturday, Fib. 20.
• 200 Medley Relay
Pirst — Sarah Moschaau, Jamie Sheridan, Anneke Rushier, Heather Stockhorst, 2:34.54.
• 200 Freestyle
First — Moscheau, 2:17. 09; Fourth — Angelica Tristan, 2:47.61
• 200 Individual Medley Second — Rushier, 2:48.38*
• 50 Freestyle
First — Sheridan, 26.33*; Third - H. Stockhorst, 30.28*
• IOO Butterfly
First —Rushier, 1:24.90; Second — Jennifer Voges, 1:56.93
• IOO Freestyle
Second — Coral Nalson, 1:11.20; Fourth — Tracy Stockhorst, 1:18.16
• 200 Free Relay
Second—Voges, T. Stockhorst, Tristan, Nslson, 2:16.20
• IOO Backstroke
First — Moschsau, 1:13.71; Second - H. Stockhorst, 1:20.98*
• IOO Breaststroke
Pint — Sheridan, 1:15.33*1
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