New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 11, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas
Herald-Zeitung a Sunday, February 11,1996 O 7 ASports Day
Clemens holds off Canyon 3-2
From submitted reports
The Canyon Cougars dueled to the end but came up short 3-2 to the Schertz Clemens Buffaloes on Friday night at Cougar Stadium.
The District 52 battle was close throughout. Early on Canyon went to the attack with two booming shots on goal. Clemens goalie Ty Munich deflected both attempts to keep the game scoreless. Another Cougar attempt saw the ball bounce off the crossbar.
The first half featured an even exchange of shots on goal for both teams until the eighth minute, when Jesus Aguayo of Clemens got on track. The senior scored two goals in a three-minute span to give the Buffaloes a comfortable 2-0 lead.
Canyon rallied in the second half. At IO minutes into the half, C.J. Czelusta had a throw-in that was headed by Chris White and deflected off a Clemens player for the Cougars’ first score.
Three minutes later, Paul Paniagua scored again for the Cougars on an impressive shot past Munich.
Both teams continued to keep pace
“Everyone hustled tonight. We just couldn’t score at the end.”
— C.J. Czelusta
with shots on goal until the 23rd minute when Chris Blakely of Clemens scored the winning goal.
Paniagua answered with a shot that narrowly missed the mark, deflecting off the side pole.
“I felt like we dominated the second half,” Czelusta said. ‘They had the edge in the first half, but we came back. Everyone hustled tonight. We just couldn’t score at the end.”
Erie Rodriguez highlighted the Cougars defense while goalie Adrian Armendariz came through with several key saves. The Cougar junior varsity lost to Clemens’ junior varsity 2-1. Brian Easley scored the Cougar’s goal. The will try to rebound against the Smithson Valley Rangers on Tuesday at 8 p.m. at Ranger Stadium.
Herald-Zeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL Canyon’s C.J. Czelusta helped guide the Cougars in Friday’s district showdown with Clemens.
New Braunfels tops Boerne, SVHS
From submitted reports
The New Braunfels varsity boys’ soccer team improved its record to 10-1-1 overall and 4-0-1 in district with wins over Boerne 8-1 and Smithson Valley 2-1 this weekend.
Frustration had marked the last three games, as the Unicorns outshot opponents by 15 to 20 shots yet ended up with a tie or one-goal win.
On Friday night the frustration ended. New Braunfels outshot the Boerne Greyhounds 25 to three, and six Unicom players scored in an 8-1 rout.
The Greyhounds scored first on a bouncing ball in the box, which was kicked a past diving goalie Jacob Kearney to make it 1-0 Boerne.
The return of senior starter Ruben Gonzales ignited the Unicorns’ offensive attack.
Thirty-five minutes into the game,
Bradley Brandenburg crossed a hard shot to Ruben Gonzales who nailed the back post to knot the score at 1-1. Two minutes later Ruben beat the Boerne sweeper and passed back to a charging Joe Burke who nailed the front post and made it 2-1.
Scoring was finished in the first half when Joe Burke took the ball to the outside of the 18-yard box and crossed to-Andy Holtman, who nailed the top corner and made it 3-1 Unicorns.
The second half started with Burke again taking a through ball from Travis Baker, beating the fullback and crossing to Sid Gosa who made it 4-1. The fifth goal came off another assist from Burke to Kyle Reneau who put a rocket off the front post.
Gosa then took the next offensive run, beat three defenders and made it 6-1. Andy Holtman took a well-placed pass from Michael Kawazoe, beat two
defenders and laid off a soft pass to Bradley Brandenburg, who made it 7-1. The last goal came off a 30-yard rocket from Brandenburg, which made the final score Unicorns 8, Greyhounds I.
The Unicom defense turned in a stellar performance with Travis Baker, Clif Steagall, Michael Kawazoe, Josh Motz and Michael Dischinger shutting the Greyhounds down and limiting them to three shots.
Ronnie Schwab, Billy Nickerson and Jacob Kearney came off the bench to seal the win for the Unicorns.
Coach Bob Rodriguez said he was pleased with the teams’ offensive and defensive play. He added that Ruben’s return was a real plus for Unicorns.
The Unicom J.V. blew the Greyhound J.V. out with a 9-1 win. The J.V. led from start to finish with goals by McBrayer, P. A. Vargas, Aaron Wong and Matt Slaughter.
In a 2-1 win over Smithson Valley on Saturday, the Unicorns got on the score board early when Josh Motz scored on a ball dropped by the Ranger goalie at the 16 minute mark.
The Unicorns had a IO to two edge in shots on goal in the first half and led 1-0. Sid Gosa made it 2-0 on an indirect kick by Motz at the five minute mark. With ten minutes to go, Nathan Woodward put the Rangers on the board with shot coming off a let through ball by teammate and brother Jesse Woodward.
The Unicorns finished with 26 shots on goal to Smithson Valley’s eight.
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Rangers outgunned in district shootout
By THOMAS GODLEY
In the highest scoring game this season in district, the Bastrop Bears showed they had mort firepower than the Smithson Valley Rangers.
Senior point guard Chris Tates scored a game-high 27 points to lead the Bears (20-9,8-0) to a 92-85 win and the District 28-4A championship.
“It was a bam burner,” said Smithson Valley coach John Valenzuela. “We gave it all we had, but Bastrop is hard to match up with. At one point, we just said, ‘We’re going to have to try and outscore these guys.’ They came out ahead, but it was an exciting, entertaining game.” With the loss, the Rangers slip into a tie for second place with New Braunfels, setting up a showdown for the final playoff spot. The game will tip off at 8 p.m. on Tuesday at Unicom Gym.
The battle with Bastrop saw both teams light up the scoreboard. The Rangers led 38-35 at halftime before the Bears’ offense took over and scored 31 points in the break-away fourth quarter.
Three Rangers scored in double figure. Senior forward Anthony Simpson led the way with 20 points. James Ivey had 17, and Bill Sturgis pumped in 15.
Bastrop’s Matt Palmquist and Damon Barnes had 16 each.
For the second straight year, the district runner-up will be decided by a season finale between the Rangers and Unicorns. Last year the Unicorns came away with last-second victory.
“I don’t expect it to be as high scoring as the Bastrop game. New Braunfels has the best matchup zone defense in the district,” Valenzuela said. “Both teams will be up for this game. They will be ready at home. They’ve just come off a big game against Canyon.”
NBA All-Stars avoid press
By CHRIS SHERIDAN
AP Sports Writer
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The biggest talk at the start of NBA All-Star Weekend concerned who wasn’t there, rather than who was.
Michael Jordan and Charles Barkley skipped Media Availability Day. They were off playing golf, either in Las Vegas or Phoenix — nobody could say for sure.
Hakeem Olajuwon arrived after the session was over Friday, saying he’d had airline trouble. Shaquille O’Neal showed up, but stuck around for just a short while.
Then there was the guy who didn’t even make the All-Star team. Dennis Rodman, a key reason why the Chicago Bulls are 42-5, last week alleged there had been a conspiracy to keep him out of the spotlight in San Antonio, where he had two tumultuous seasons with the Spurs.
“I can assure Dennis there’s no con-! spiracy to keep him out of the game,” I commissioner David Stem said. “He’s a I great player with tremendous talents. IJ think Dennis is a very interesting person! and has developed a significant interna-) tional following, and I’m kind of sorry I he’s not on the team, for a lot of rea-1 sons.”
There were, however, plenty of rook-) ies, slam dunkers, 3-point shooters and; members of the All-Star supporting cast* willing to talk.O’Neal went through! about 15 minutes of questions and; answers, then turned to a reporter, asked* what time it was, shrugged, got up and) walked out. O’Neal’s presence for the* hour-long interview session may preclude a fine, but Jordan and Barkley won’t escape without penalty.
“He has a lot of pressures that are maybe unique, but the rules are the rules, and he’ll get fined,” deputy commissioner Russ Granik said ot Jordan.
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