New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 21, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas
Tuesday, Feb. 21, 1995 ■ Herald-Zeitung ■ 5
■ To talk with Sports Editor Thomas Godley about Sports Day, cal! 625-9144. ext. 24.
The Day’s Quote
Thoy ars in ono of tho toughest districts and are OM of the most potent scoring teams in the state. It will be a tough task, but win or lose we want them to know they've been in a good game.”
-NB coach Cliff Wilkins.
In the news
NB Jr. basketball girls’ standings
Centex Office Supply Guada-Coma Mechanical KC Plumbing
RRC Rentals Insco Distributing
Texas Heritage Construction N.B. Air Conditioning Texas Commerce Bank Rocky Hill Equipment
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Canyon powerlifter outlift complin ion in Muslin
The powerlifting team returned from competition at the Austin Bowie Invitational vtfiere they took several top spots
In the girts division Mandy Rich placed first overall with a total of 775 pounds Tyana Michalec came rn second with a total of 580 pounds Marcy Alien was fifth with a total of 670 pounds
in the boys' division. Kevin Robles placed third rn the 132-pound class with 880 total pounds John Flores came in third with 1.175 total pounds in the 198-pound class Matt White placed third m the super-heavyweight class with 1,150 total pounds Tony Perez was fourth m the 123-pound class with 700 total pounds Kevm Sell was fourth rn the 181-pound class with 1,110 total pounds Also competing m the team lifting were Luke Wight in the 132-pound class with 720 total pounds Dustin Maxwell competed m the 242-pound class with 1.050 total pounds Debra Schaffer finished with a total of 525 pounds The CHS powertrfters wit! host their competition Saturday starting at 9 30 p rn.
Bowling, golf ovonts to aid CHS Project Graduation
Canyon High School is sponsoring a nine-pin bowling tournament on Sunday, Feb. 26 at the Mission Valley Bowling Lanes from 2 p.m.-6 p.m.
All proceeds will go to support Prqect Graducation, a drug-free, fun-filled celebration for 1995 Canyon High School graduating seniors.
Tournament fee per six-member team is $60. Team captains should contact Ron Pape at 625-9700 or mail fee to 1680 Flaming Oak Make checks payable to Project Graduation Registration deadline is Sunday, Feb. 19
CHS also is sponsoring a golf tournament to support the prqect on March 5 at 1 p m at Northcliffe Country Club.
Unicorn girls' soccer loam travois to Kerrville tonight
The New Braunfels varsity girls' soccer team take to the road for a matchup with Kerrville Tivy today at 7 p.m.
The Unicorns are coming off a 0-0 tie against Alamo Heights last week Cynthia Escobedo and Patty Jo Maxey came through with solid defensive efforts in the first half as the Mules outshot the Unicorns 5-4 but were unable to score NB goalie Jultame Moeller, who held back several attempts on goal, got support from teammates after stepping out from the box at one point in the second half On offense, the Unicorns took two goal shots that hit the cross bar and bounced out. Coach Joey Trevino said the team is improving with each game and will be looking to continue strongly against Tivy.
Two roads, two goals
Canyon, New Braunfels trek opposite directions in search of similar playoff dreams and against formidable opponents
By THOMAS GODLEY
The buses will roll down Interstate 35 - one heading south and the other north but each carrying Comal County basketball teams that look to keep playoff dreams alive.
Both will arrive as underdogs facing imposing obstacles in district 27-4A opponents.
District 28-4A champion Canyon (9-1,20- IO) steps onto San Marcos High School gym with the tough task of stopping the Schertz Clemens Buffaloes (11-3, 27-3). The game begins at 7:30 p.m.
The New Braunfels Unicorns (7-3,14-17) go up against the Boerne Greyhounds (12-2,29-2), beginning 7 p.m. at Incarnate Word College gym in San Antonio.
The Greyhounds enter as the San Antonio area's top-ranked 4-A squad. They also feature one of the state’s premier scorers in Erik Hal-gunseth, a 6-2 senior guard who averages 34 points per game.
The Buffaloes present Canyon with a double-threat in 6-4 guard John Clark, averaging 17 points per game, and 6-5 forward Tony Clark, averaging 18 points per game.
"They can definitely go inside on us," said Kenny Rotzler, who enters his first playoff game as Canyon's coach. "The key for us will be defensive rebouding. If we don't keep them off the offensive boards, it could be a long night."
Boerne coach Stan Leech has guided his teams
to the playoffs for seven straight years, and the Greyhounds have won 25 games or more in six straight years.
Wilkins has taken teams to the playoffs in eight different seasons, including two of the past three years with the Unicorns.
He realizes Boerne poses a major challenge.
"We need to do a lot things just right," Wilkins said. "They have a superstar in Halgunseth, who has been a thorn in our side for a long time, but they also have strong supporting cast. They are a high-scoring team, and they also throw a lot of different looks at you defensively."
The series has been mostly even over the years. The Unicorns knocked of the Greyhounds last year 50-48 in a district game but lost earlier this season 76-56.
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Haw Braunfels Unicorns
Canyon's Jimmy Keresztury carries the inside game for the Cougars.
The New Braunfels Unicorns will need strong minutes from its bench with players like Hector Molina (34) to balance out the Boerne Greyhounds tonight.
Herald-Zeitung photo by MICHAEL IAH NALL
Herald-Zeitung photo bv MICHAEL DARNALL Shin ne Daniel, a senior at Smithson Valley High School, signed a national letter of Intent to play volleyball at Wharton County Junior College. Daniel* is flanksd from left to right, by Jo* Roger, (SVHS principal), parents Gary and Vicky Daniel and Margaret Mitchel finished the season with 158 kills, 66 digs, 41 blocks and 16 aces while leading the SV Rangerettes to a share of second place In district 28-4A.
Canyon softball wins tournament
From staff reports
The Canyon Cougarettes came away winners at the first annual Canyon Softball Tournament on Saturday.
With victories over Wimberly .New Braunfels and East Central, the Cougarettes finished in a three-way tie for first. The team’s only loss was to Judson JV, which also ended 3-1 along with East Central. Canyon won the tournament based on a round-robin points tiebreaker.
An array of players led the Canyon attack which hit better than .500 and drove in a total of 85 runs in the four games.
Kyle Adams went 12-15 with 15 RBls. Jamse Harborth hit 10-14 with 11 RBls. Dede Thomas hit 9-13 with IO RBls. Amber Heitkamp went 7-10 with IO RBls. Julia Best went 9-13 with 4RBIs. Amanda Simon went 8-13 with 16 runs and six RBls.
Canyon 35. Wimberly E Central 16, New Braunfels 11 Canyon 29, New Braunfels 6 E. Central 24, Wimberly 11 Judson JV 25, Wimberly 4 Judson JV 8, Canyon 7 New Braunfels 20, Wimberly 5 E. Central 10. Judson JV 9 Judson JV 7, New Braunfels 6 Canyon 14, E Central 1
Astros minor leaguers may be labeled strikebreakers
By MICHAEL A. LUTZ
AP Sports Writer
KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — Houston Astros minor league pitchers and catchers thought they had until the regular season to decide whether to become replacement players.
But the players’ union now says anyone who plays in exhibition games beginning in March will be considered a strikebreaker.
"You really don’t know what to do,” pitching prospect Tyrone Nar-cisse said. "If you sign a minor league contract, you have to play where they say. They (Adret) told us no one would be considered a replacement until the regular season.
The news elevated the uneasiness in the Astros minor league clubhouse. If they refuse to play in exhibition games, they will violate their contracts, lf they play, they are going against tile union.
“ll puts us in a had position,” Narcisse said. “I’m just trying to put it all on die sidelines and just get ready. All that stuff is uncontrolable for me. But I can control what I do on the field.”
Pitcher Billy Hall has made his decision.
‘‘I’m not going to cross,” Hall said. "They said we wouldn’t he considered replacements until the regular season, so it’s more or less mandatory that you’ve got to do what they say "
Pitcher Sam Elarton, the Astros No. I pick in last June’s draft, will not be used as a replacement player. But he had expected to pitch hi the exhi billons.
“I never really thought pitching in exhibition games woukl make any difference,” Elarton said. “I guess FII have to talk to some people about it." Pitching hopeful Jose Vargas plans to play.
'This is the first I heard about the exhibtUon games," Vargas said. "Bul I’m going to be ready to pitch and if I get the chance lo play, I’m going to take it."
General manager Bob Waist hi said the Astros are prepared lo enforce
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Colics* men's Top 25
The top 26 teams in The AP college basketball pofl. with first-place votes in parentheses, based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point tor a 25th-place vote, and previous ranking;
1 Kansas (54)
2. UCLA (12)
3 North Carolina
7 Mary toto
10 Wake Forest
12 Michigan St.
15 Arizona St.
16 Mississippi St.
18 Oklahoma St.
23 Iowa St.
24. Georgia Tech
Other receiving votes Oregon 107. Xavier. Ohio 95. Utah 66, Western Kentucky 50, N C. Charlotte 32, Utah St 30, Texas 22, Georgetown 19. Santa Clara 19, Memphis 18, Brigham Young 15, Perm 9, Manhattan 7, St Louis 7, Miami, Ohio 6, Cincinnati 5. George Washington 3, Tulsa 3, linois 2, Arkansas-Little Rock 1, Coppin St I.
Texas’ hitting coach takes no nonsense approach to game
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Rudy Jaramillo takes his batting practice more seriously than most That explains how he found found himself with a headlock on the opposing manager last summer, his right hand reaching into the stranger’s mouth.
"My mindset at the time, I guess, was that, well... I was trying to np his face off," Jaramillo said with a smile.
Meet the Texas Ranger*’ new hitting instructor, one who raises the "no-nonsense approach” to a new level. Perhaps he did overreact last year when Bellingham manager Mike Goff failed to inform him of a change rn the batting practice schedule. But those hitting minutes always have been precious to Jaramillo, whether it was the IO minutes he got to talk hitting with Ted Williams as a Rangers prospect rn 1973 or the daily minutes he spent with Colorado’ s rookie league hitters in Bend, Ore., last summer.
In baseball, one year you can be the hitting instructor for Houston as the Astros break records for home runs, extra-base hits and batting average. The next, you can find yourself catching a rookie league paycheck in Oregon, and so when the Bellingham man
ager blows you off when you ask where your batting practice minutes have gone ... it can be face-npping time.
"I apologized lo him, but it was just sometfung that hit me the wrong way," said Jaramillo. ‘Tm sure it will happen again ”
There is a sizable segment of Rangers’ tans that, once the veteran players return, probably is hoping lo see Jaramillo wrestling his pupils to the ground, ripping a few faces to improve a few attitudes
Jaramillo was a Rangers' minor league manager and hitting instructor from 1983-89 It was dunng his lune with Texas that he helped develop the skills of teen age Juan Gonzalez and Pudge Rodriguez.
But Jaranulk) isn’t on Johnny Oates’ staff just so he can keep those two in line. "You’re mn going to hire Rudy Jaramillo so he can babysit a guy who hits the hall 500 feet,” said the Ranger*’ Sandy Johnson "But the boundaries are set. Those players know Rudy. They know he’s not afraid to get in somebody’s face "