New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 4, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas
Wednesday, Jan. 4, 1995
■ To talk with Sports Editor Thomas Godley about Sports Day, call 625-9144. ext. 24.
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The New Braunfels Little League will be conducting its annual registration for the upcoming season. Sign-up dates are Tuesdays, Jan. 10 and Jan. 17 from 6-8 30 p.m. at Seele Elementary School cafeteria, 540 Howard St. Youth ages five through 18 as of July 31, 1995 are eligible to register. A birth certificate and registration fee is required.
Landa Park gets Troutfest
Troutfest 1995, sponsored by the City of New Braunfels Parks and Recreation Department, will be at Landa Park Spring-Fed Pool from January 5-15.
The program is for the disabled and Comal County residents to fish for rainbow trout and channel catfish.
There is no charge for the disabled, and only $3 for a youth pass and $5 for an adult pass. Each pass purchased will be good to catch up to 10 fish Additional fish may be caught with the purchase of another pass The limit per person a day will be five fish A youth fishing tournament for children 10 and under will be held on Saturday, Jan. 7 from 8-10 a m. Trophies and ribbons will be awarded to the winners Troutfest will be from 4-8 p m on weekdays, and from 10 a rn to 8 p m on weekends. The Spring-fed Pool will be stocked with 1200 trout ranging from 8 10 inches and 1200 pounds of channel cat-
Meet the Rangers Day, Jan. 7
The Smithson Valley High School Athletic Booster Club will recognize all athletes from spring sports at 11 a.m., Saturday,
Jan 7 at Ranger Stadium Members of the baseball, softball, track, tennis, golf and soccer team will be introduced by their coaches,
‘Meet the Rangers* ceremonies will take place between varsity boys1 soccer matches featuring Smithson Valley, East Central, Austin Travis and Antonian All Ranger parents and fans are encouraged to attend Lunch will be served by the Booster Club at $1 for students and $2.50 for adults.
Herald-Zeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL New Braunfels guard Shae Wilkins (10) works his way through defensive pressure from Austin
Reagan's Anthony Jones during second quarter action Tuesday night at NBHS gym. Coach Cliff
Wilkins (right) and the Unicorn bench watch in dissapointment as the Raiders run away with the game 66-34.
Apaches scalp Cougars, 65-61
By THOMAS GODLEY
Gonzales halted the C anyon Cougars' two-game winning streak 65-61 Tuesday night in a non-district matchup.
The Cougars (10-8) shot 46 percent from tlx.* field hut could not contain tlx Apaches' strong offensive rebuilding.
"We we're very generous," Canyon coach Kenny Rot/ler said "We allowed them to take a lot of second and third shots oil the offensive bt lards, and that was the difference in the game."
Gonzalez (13-6) led 42-38 at halftime, but the Cougars cut into the lead in the third The teams exchanged several leads until midway through the fourth quarter w hen the Apaches went on a strong run and opened a seven point lea Rot/ler called time-out to settle his team and put iii a new defensive Knik. The Cougars cut tlx lead to two but were forced to lull in tlx closing minutes and put the Apaches at the free throw line.
Gonzalez hit live of six sliols Iron) the line in the final
minute For the night, they were eight of I*.
Dow n the stretch we just didn t get the breaks we needed,' Rot/ler said "It was a light game throughout, an it we gel a couple ol turnovers and hit some shots at the end, it could have been our game.”
The Cougars hit 23 of 45 shots from the field hut were only Iwo-of-nme from three-point range.
Deginald Erskin, a 6-4 freshman, scored 23 points to lead tlx Apaches who had four players in double figures.
Canyon was led by Corey Schwarz who poured in a season high 29 points, shooting ll for 17 from the tlu>r Schwarz made his only 3-point attempt and was tour of six from the free throw line.
"Corey has been very consistent scoring for us in the past weeks," Rot/ler said.
Jimmy Keresztury added 14 points, and Bernard Hildebrand had ll for the Cougars.
Canyon's next opponent is Central Catholic on Saturday at Cougar Den
"I feel we played well enough to beat Gon/ales," Rotzlei said "ll s just a matter of working [larder on the boards We don't have a lot of natural leaping ability so we have to work at it."
Cougarettes claw Panthers; Rangerettes stop Vikings
U.S. SAVINGS BONDS
By THOMAS GODLEY
Lindsay McNeill scored 23 points and grabbed IO rebounds Tuesday night to lilt the Canyon Cougarettes to a convincing 69-37 road win over Medina Valley.
The Cougarettes (13-5) raced to a 24-9 first quarter lead and never looked back.
"I was pleased with the way we started," Canyon coach Tina Dunean said "We had 15 points in the first three minutes which was kind of surprising to look up at the score and see us in double figures with so much time left in the first quarter."
Die Cougars, led 36-20 at halftime.
Melonie Ayala had five assists to lead the lead the Cougars' total of 17.
Elizabeth Weisman had 17 points and nine rebound Kim Brunette sparked the
Cougars early with five steals in the first.
In other action, tile Smithson Valley Rangerettes beat Austin Lanier 48-36 lo gain momentum tending into district play on Friday.
Andrea Kennedy, who returned from a hand injury, led the way with 17 points. Terma Friesenhahn had nine. Jessica Brown scored nine and had seven rebounds.
Coach Carolyn Ckodre said tile Ran gerettes shot 37 percent from the field hut converted on numerous follow up baskets off offensive rebounds.
Tlx Rangerettes (7-9) return hoiix Iii day to play Bastrop (14 4) in a district opener. Smithson Valley is 4 I at home this season
"This win gives us some confidence going into district," Ckodre said "I think the team has grown up a lot in the past weeks that we've played w ill tout Andrea"
1995 New Braunfels Little League Registration!
For All Boys & Girls 5* 18 years of Age as of July 31, 1995
T-Ball: Ages 5*7 Little League Baseball: Ages 8-12 Jr. League Baseball: Age 13 Sr. League Baseball: Ages 14-15 Big League Baseball: Ages 16-18
Tuesday, January 10th & 17th 6-8:30 p.m.
Seele Elementary Cafeteria 540 Howard
A Birth Certificate and $25 Registration Fee are required for registration.
* Adults Interested In coaching or umpiring, please apply at registration *
“This win gives us some confidence going into district. I think the team has grown up a lot in the past weeks that we've played without Andrea.”
-- Smithson Valley girls' basketball coach Carolyn Ckodre on the Rangerettes 48-36 win over Austin Lanier.
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Raiders fly past New Braunfels
Vazquez scores 21, swats seven
By THOMAS GODLEY
It's not a good sign when the home fans start cheering and urging on the visitors’ slam dunks.
The New Braunfels Unicorns had to acknowledge the omen early on against the Austin Reagan Raiders.
At 3:46 before halftime, Raider guard Jimmy Moore scooped up a Unicorn turnover, timed his dribble to the basket and lobbed the ball off the backboard.
Behind him, in stride, flew DcJuan "Chico" Vazquez who shoved the ball through the cylinder and inspired a frenzy from the crowd, including roars from Unicom student section.
The dunk pushed the Raider lead to 29-8, but more notably it illustrated the difference in levels between the two teams on this night.
After the 66-34 loss. New Braunfels coach Cliff Wilkins walked over to Reagan coach Gail Simpson, shook his hand and said, "That's a good team you've got."
The Raiders (16-6) were good enough to he ranked in the Class 4A pre-season lop 20 and feature the all-state candidate Vazquez, who has already signed with the University of Texas.
It was Vazquez who set the tone early for Reagan. With three blocked shots in the opening five minutes, the 6-4 guard/forward/post staked his claim to tile
The Unicorns (6-13) appeared gun-shy from that point, and the Raiders' tenacious full-court press rattled the home team even further.
By halftime the Unicorns were down 36-12, and Vazquez had 45 points and six blocked shots.
"Chico intimidated us, theres no question," Wilkins said. "In the first half, we weren’t adjusting. We played a little better in the second half. But they changed defenses and applied different pressure. We just weren't able to adjust."
The Raiders proved to be the most athletically talented team the Unicorns have faced this season. Wilkins said. But as tough a challenge as they encountered, the Unicorns did not play to their potential, he said.
"I had hoped we could compete better," Wilkins said. "I still think we're capable of playing well against a team like Reagan which is a different caliber of team than we arc used to But half the battle is in the mind, and if we don’t start believing we can do it and start thinking and executing, then we’re not going to have a chance against that kind of team."
The Unicorns made three of 15 shots and committed six turnovers in the first period. After battling to 6-7, they were outscored 18-0 and trailed by as many a 28 in the third quarter.
Shae Wilkins scored IO points to lead the Unicorns. Tony Cantu had nine