New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 21, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas
Herald-Ze/fung, New Braunfels, Texas
Thursday, February 21, 1991
New Braunfels' Robin Riedel was one of three juniors named to the All 25-5A girls basketball team in a vote of the district coaches. (Photo by Erik Karlsson)
All 25-5A team includes Riedel
Robin Riedel was selected to the District 25-5A all-district girls basketball team Wednesday, after the junior post helped the New Braunfels Unicorns to a 4-8 district season.
Riedel matched her season high in the district finale against East Central, scoring 26 points against the Hornets. She averaged more than 12 points per game.
Senior forward Celeste Colvin and sophomore center Cindy Mager earned second-team mentions from New Braunfels, which finished its campaign 8-23.
Colvin led the Unicorns with a 13-point average, and Mager — who along with Riedel carried the rebounding load for New Braunfels — averaged more than IO points per game in her first varsity season.
The first-team players were led by Seguin power forward Destiny Redix, who was named the 25-5A MVP by the district coaches. The Matador senior led the district in rebounding and was one of the top five scorers. Redix helped lead Seguin — ranked third in Cass 5A as the regular season ended — to a sweep of 25-5A before the Matadors lost by one point to Churchill in bidistrict.
South San’s Bemadine Rihn was selected Coach of the Year by her peers, after coaching the surprising Lady Bobcats to a 10-2 district record and runner-up playoff berth. Judson defeated South San in the first round of the playoffs.
Freshman point guard Bonnie Byas
of San Marcos was named Underclassman of Ok Year.
Joining Redix on the first team from Seguin was the entire Matador starting lineup: center DeDe Parg-mann, guards Darla Davis and Jessica Gaytan, and forward Jana Harless. Davis was the district's assist leader for the 25-5 A champion Matadors.
South San guard/forward Patty Acevedo, the 25-5A scoring champion with an average of almost 18 points per game, was chosen for the first team, along with teammate Sylvi-a Villareal. Acevedo also led the district in steals.
McCollum’s Sandra Aguillon and East Central’s Meredith Kneupper completed the first team.
Riedel was one of three juniors to make first-team, along with Aguillon and Seguin’s Davis. The other honorees are all seniors.
Joining Mager and Colvin on the second team were Byas and Lisa Green from San Marcos, Stephanie Rice and Charlotte Jones from East Central, Jennifer Tamez and Suzanne Tamez from Harlandale and Estella Martinez from McCollum.
Mager and Suzanne Tamez were the only sophomores selected to the second team, and Byas the lone freshman. Colvin, Jennifer Tamez and Jones arc seniors, with the other four players ail juniors.
Honorable mentions for New Braunfels were starting guard Kim Caffey, sophomore guard Nina Garci-a, and forward Jennifer Kiolbassa.
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T elephone_Youth movement could bolster track teams at SV
Strong sophomore class leads Rangers
By JOE BELK Staff Writer
The Smithson Valley track team will be counting on young athletes this season, as the Rangers arc dominated by a strong sophomore class.
“We’re mostly sophomores and freshmen,’’ Coach Charlie Saye said. “That sophomore class is just a pretty good class. A lot of them will be splitting time with baseball. but that’s all right.’*
The team may not have any seniors, ami two of its three juniors arc high jumpers who just arrived from basketball.
Chris Tiller and Phil Mincemoycr will be high jumping, and Saye expects them both to be good. After sitting out a week following the end of basketball season, both cleared six feet in their first workout.
Reagan Dowc is the team’s other junior, a distance runner who will be competing in the 800- and 1600-meter runs.
“Reagan finished real strong last year,’’ Saye said of Dowc, who as a sophomore won the 1600 at the d strict junior varsity meet. “He’s been working real hard.’*
He said Dowc started slowly before his competitive finish last season, and the early work may help him to a quicker start this year. * Highlighting the sophomore class is Corey Henderson, who ran varsity as a freshman. .'With the team’s other primary athletes from ;last year — hurdlers Jeb Maiulich and Roy Lovcday — graduated, Henderson is the only returner to the varsity squad.
I “He looks as fast as he was last year, if not Taster,” Saye said of the sophomore, whose speed earned him a spot in the varsity back
field. “He’ll get as tough a competition as he ever wants this year.’’ .
Henderson will be running in the IOO- and 200-meter dashes, and on a sprini-rclay team if the Rangers field one. Saye said the sophomore is showing blazing speed out of the blocks in workouts, and with time he could possibly maintain that over IOO meters.
“That’ll come with conditioning,’’ he said.
He said Henderson could be the Rangers’ best hope to advance past what should be a competitive district meet, but he believes some other athletes may have a chance as well.
"He should be. if he stays healthy, as good a chance as we’ve got,” Saye said. “But. he’s not necessarily all we’ve got right now.’’
Another promising runner is freshman Brian Wieland, who ran an 11.38 I OO-mc tor dash as an eighth-gradcr. Wieland will start oui on the varsity team, competing in the high hurdles and the sprint relay.
Mike Garrett, another sophomore, should be a capable quarter-miler, and Mark Cooper will be competing in the 800- and 1600-meter runs.
“He’s got sprinter’s speed for a distance man,” Saye said of Cooper. “He’ll be cm our mile relay team if we manage to get one.’’
Jason Long, a sophomore who is a starling varsity baseball player, will enter in relays when he is available and also compete in the long jump.
Saye said another group of sophomores — James Linden, Scott Slruhoff and Barry Robertson — look promising as well. Those three will start on the JV, along with a talented crop of freshmen.Track’91First in a series
As for the district race, Saye said he expects two teams to be the ones to beat.
“I’d look for Hays and Bastrop to be the top ones,’’ he said. “Hays has got two people oft a state-qualifying sprint-relay team, and Bastrop’s just got the numbers.’’
He said Lockhart may have a lot of people as well, and Clemens could pile up some points if four-year varsity running back James Ray went to the meet by himself — the senior could be a factor in running events and any of the jumps.
“I don’t sec that Canyon and Clemens can be counted out,” Saye said. “Canyon’s got that sprint-relay team that’s been running together forever. They ought to be good — they’ve got a good senior class. If (Clemens’) Ray comes out, he’s worth some points by himself.’’
Smithson Valley, at this point, may not have the numbers to compete with a Bastrop, bul Saye believes the Range.s who enter the events can be competitive.SV girls to be a force,
By JOE BELK Staff Writer
Despite only returning two varsity athletes, the Smithson Valley Rangcrettes expect to be a competitive track team this year in relays and some individual events.
“We’re pretty young but pretty good,’’ Coach Louise Davidson said. “We’ll be balanced. I'd say.’’
The two returning juniors, Karen Smith and Tiffany Friesenhahn, both have competed in numerous events and should continue to do so this year.
“(Friesenhahn) has really improved a lot from last year — she should do real well,’’ Davidson said. The junior will be running in the 800, along with a leg of the mile-relay team and possible field events.
Smith, who runs in all of the relays in addition to long jumping, has a slight thigh injury and Davidson is trying to pace her workouts.
“I’m babying her, because I want to make sure she’s ready to go,” she said. “She looks real good. She’s real anxious, and she’s doing real, real well — she’s probably working harder than some of the ones who are doing their regular intervals.”
Stephanie Engclke, the team’s only senior, has improved a lot, Davidson said. Engclke will be competing in relays, the triple jump, and some other individual events.
Behind those three, Davidson said the team has “a lot of great sophomores and juniors.”
One of the sophomores is Marcy Otlerpohl, who Davidson said is among the team’s strongest runners. Otlerpohl is working in relays and field events.
Melissa Stone, who missed several meets last year with a strep throat and then a hipeven with one senior
injury, is coming back with strong workouts in her sophomore year, Davidson said. Stone runs primarily in the relays and open sprints.
Loretta Triesch also competes in the relays, in addition to several individual jumping and running events.
“She can do anything pretty well,” Davidson said.
In the relays, the Rangcrettes have several people who can run, and Davidson believes there will little dropoff in times from one leg to the next.
“Our numbers are way down from previous years,” she said. “But we don't really have any stragglers, and it’s not because they’re slow. They’re all really competitive and really good.”
Kelly Haese, another sophomore, is the team’s best hurdler, and will be competing in both the IOO- and 300-meter hurdles in addition to the high jump. Davidson said Haese is capable of filling in on the relays as well, but will concentrate on the hurdling events.
Kerry Jo Smith is throwing the discus and the shot, and Davidson said she is doing very well in both events.
“The shot is her emphasis, but her discus is improving steadily,” she said.
Although the varsity team is young. Davidson said this year’s freshman class is immensely talented and could soon challenge for varsity status.
“A bunch of freshmen are knocking on those people’s door real hard,” she said. “They’re all fired up and working really hard.”
She said Clemens could be the team to beat Bm RANGERETTES, Pag* •
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Do the Arkansas Razorbacks still have a Ncvada-Las Vegas hangover?
The No. 3 ranked Razorbacks haven’t been the same since they lost lo Ncvada-Las Vegas on Feb. IO, but they showed Southern Methodist they can still turn it on when they gel scared.
SMU raced to a 45-37 halftime lead Wednesday night but Todd Day and Oliver Miller led a second-half charge that overwhelmed the Mustangs 79-70 in a Southwest Conference game.
In other SWC games Wednesday night, Texas AAM edged Baylor, 66-61 in overtime and Houston defeated Texas Tech, 74-59.
“That Vegas game was built up for a month and after it our fans were flat, the players were flat and it seemed like the season was over,” said Arkansas Coach Nolan Richardson. “We’d already beaten everybody in the conference. We’re human, too.
“AU we thought we had to do was
put on our clothes and win. SMU had another idea.”
After Arkansas lost ll2-105 to the No. I ranked Runnin’ Rebels, they
trailed at halftime before defeating Texas Tech 87-69 and downed Texas Christian 97-61.
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