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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 9, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas Sports Day ■ To talk with Sports Editor Thomas Godley about Sports Day, call 625-9144. ext. 24. Herald-ZeitungSports Day :    . f •+'.&' *■    •    v    .J    < *■■■■■■ V • ;• “Right now I don’t feel anything. It will take some time to fool the effects off this on the season.” — Kansas City quarterback Steve Bono after the Chiefs 10-7 playoff loss to Indianapolis on Sunday. In the news Lamia Park Oolf to hoot benefit tourney for Hummel The second annual golf tournament benefitting the Hummel Museum is scheduled for March 29 at Landa Park Golf Course in New Braunfels. The competition will have a shotgun start at 8 a.m with a four-person-per-team (one best ball). Entry fee is $50 per player — which includes green fee, 1/2 cart, goodie bag, food and refreshments — and mulligans will be sold. The field is limited to the first 21 paid teams. The Hummel Museum Inc. is a non-profit organization. AH proceeds benefit the museum. For more information, call Frank Schaeffer, tournament chairman, at 609-3151 or 625-5636. Baseball practice sessions offered to local players Baseball players ages nine to 18 can sign up for practice sessions scheduled to begin March 1 at Home Run Batting Cages, 1563 Gruene St. in Gruene. The practices — which will provide quality instruction on hitting, fielding, throwing and game rules — will be fed by Jim Pace and his staff. Pace, a successful coach and former semi-pro player, is a current college and high schol umpire with 30 years of experience. The sessions are scheduled for after school and weekends. The is $15 per half hour. All equipment will be furnished but playrs may bring their own. For more information, call Pace at 609-6676. Seguin Sidekicks open 1996 soccer season The Seguin Sidekicks soccer team will have tryouts for boys ages 12 and under on Saturday, Jan. 13 and Sunday, Jan. 14 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Seguin High School practice field on E. Court St. Registration begins at 1:30 p.m. for both days. The sessions are open to youth bom between Aug. 1.1983 and July 31,1985. Players under the age limits may try out for the team. Anyone interested should bring a parent or guardian to the sessions to sign the necessary release form or pick one up in advance at Seguin Alternator, GBRA or . Vivroux Sporting Goods. Players must wear shorts, soccer shoes and shin pads. Bring a soccer ball and No. 4 soccer ball The Sidekicks Board approved the new team at the December meeting, and also approved Ken Kiel and Kenny Kykes as coaches for the team. After the spring league, the coaches and sidekicks board will evaluate the potential for expanding to provide an additional team in the fall for boys under the age of 14. Seguin Sidekicks team was formed in 1994 to encourage player development through training and competitive play. For more information, call Kiel at 327-3569, Dykes at 372-5356 or Rossi Flores (210)639-4980. MB Youth Soccer kicks off The New Braunfels Youth Soccer club will hold tryouts for the spring season at 9 am, Jan. 13 at HEB Soccer Fields on Live Oak Street. Players ages 10 to 18 are invited to compete for a spot on the team. Fall Blitz players do not need to try out. The Blitz program is a paid professional training program with a staff of four outstanding trainers. Player development is the cornerstone of the program and BLITZ players are noted for having better skills than their opponents. Recent UIL rule changes now allow high school soccer players to participate in the Blitz training which runs from Jan. 15 to May 15. The progam has flexible times to help fit with players' schedules. The make up day is Jan. 20 at 9 a m. at the HEB Soccer Fields. For more information, call Steve Norris at 625-3734 for more information. Game glance Philadelphia 0 3 0 8—11 Dallas 3 14 6 7-30 First Quarter Dal—FG Bonk)! 24.8:47. Second Quarter Phi—PG Anderson 26, :03 Dal—Sanders 21 run (Boob! kick), 4:35. Dal—E.Smith 1 run (Boniol kick), 11:18. Third Quarter Dal—FG Boniol 18.5:53. Dai-FG Boob! 51,12.16. Fourth Quarter Dal—Irvin 9 pass from Aikman (Boniol kick), 9:17. Phi—Cunningham 4 run (R. Johnson pass from Cunningham), 12:24. A— 64,371. Phi Dal First clowns 13 21 Rusries-yards 22-74 38-153 Passing 153 244 Punt Returns 2-8 2-21 Kickoff Returns 7-63 2-45 Comp-Att-lnt 14-31-1 17-24-1 Punts 8-41 442 Unicorns set for district battle at Ranger Gym Cougarettes face Lockhart at CHS From staff reports In the second name of the District 28-\ schedule, the New Braunfels varsity rls’ basketball team heads to Smithson alley looking to keep up the momenta The game starts at 8 p.m. The Unicorns defeated the Canyon cigarettes 39-37 last Friday to start f at 1-0 in distort. The Rangers are looking to get back I the winning track after falling to pre-ason favorite Bastrop 81-52. In other action, Canyon hosts the Lockhart Lady Lions at 7:30 p m at Cougar Den. The junior varsity game has changed to a 6 p.m. tipoff. In local hoys’ action. New Braunfels hosts Central Catholic at 7:30 at Unicom Gym. Ihe Unicorns are looking to end a five-game k>smg streak after falling to Round Rock McNeil on Friday in the Alamodome. Smithson Valley Rangers, who lost to Gonzales in the Dripping Springs Tournament travel to Austin McCallum for a 7:30 p m. game NFL Briefs ■ PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers earned a return trip to the AFC championship game with a 40-21 victory over Buffalo on Saturday. The Steelers watched a 20-point lead dissolve to five before two Bam Moms touchdown runs in the final 6:16 saved them. Ned O’Donnell was 19-for-35 fix 262 yards and two interceptions and Norm Johnson kicked a Steelers’ playoff record four field goals. Jim Kelly threw for only 135 yards and two interceptions m the Bills’ third one sided loss in Pittsburgh in as many seasons. ■ MIAMI (AP) — Jimmy Johnson, saying his desire lo coach again is growing, hinted he may talk this week with the Miami Dolphins about returning to the NFL and succeeding Don Shula. Johnson led (he Miami Hurricanes to a 1987 national championship and won titles with the Dallas Cowboys in the 1993 and 1944 Supei Bowls. Shula retired Fndav after coaching the Dolphins fix 26 years. ■ KANSAS CITY. Mo. (AP) - Indianapolis Colts running back Marshall Faulk underwent successful arthroscopic surgery Fnda> as doctors removed two loose particles from his left knee Faulk, who led the team in rushing and receptions lins season, first injured the knee against Jacksonville on Dec IO, and reinjured it two weeks later against New England. ■ IRVING. Texas (AP) - Suspended Dallas Cowboys backup cornerback Clayton Holmes filed a $30 million lawsuit against the NFL and NFL Management Council, alleging he was improperly drug-tested in March Holmes was suspended in November for violating the NFL* substance abuse policy Herald-Zeitung photos by MICHAEL DARNALL Hector Torres goes strong to the basket after a steal in the first half of Canyon's 68-49 win over the Marble Falls Mustangs on Monday night at CHS. The Cougars won their seventh straight game. Canyon topples Marble Falls Hot-shooting Cougars run away with seventh straight victory By THOMAS GODLEY Sports Edita Any question of whether the Canyon Cougars are ready to defend their district title were answered Tuesday night at Cougar Den. Capping the non-district schedule with their seventh victory in a row — a 68-49 rout of the Marble Falls Mustangs (7-11) — the Cougars (12-7) are peaking at just the right time. The 28-4A campaign starts Friday at Bastrop. “This definitely gets us ready to go into district,” Canyon coach Kenny Rotzler said. “We start off with a tough one in Bastrop, then we turn around and face another one in Smithson Valley. Those are two of the preseason favorites right there. We have to be ready.” They made sure of it against Marble Falls. After falling behind 15-7 late in the first quarter, the Cougars went on a 12-0 run to take command of the game. Senior guard Hector Torres, who scored IO of his 13 points in the first half, sparked the rally by hitting a 3-pointer at the 0:50 mark. From that point it was all Canyon. Jimmy Keresztury, the game’s leading scorer with 21 points, tallied 13 points in the second quarter as Canyon went on a 204 run and built a 35-19 lead. Taking advantage of the Mustangs’ slow transition on defense, senior Ricky Boehle pushed the tempo with cross-court passes that led to several fastbreak buckets. Boehle finished with eight assists and eight steals. ‘We needed this game as a momentum booster for Friday. It lets us know where we stand.’ — Canyon forward Rocky Johnson Canyon led by as many as 22 points in the third quarter. Keresztury, 6-4, and Rocky Johnson, 6-3, controlled the inside as Canyon broke out to a 55-33 lead. “After the first quarter, we started picking up the defense and that got the offense rolling,” said Johnson, who scored 12 points on five-of-seven shooting night from the field. ‘We needed this game as a momentum booster for Friday. It lets us know where we stand.” Currently Johnson and friends stand as the hottest team in the district. The Cougars have not lost since capturing the consolation match at the River City Classic in mid-December. Their offensive firepower is beginning resemble last season’s scoring machine. Against the Mustangs, Canyon sank 26 of 50 shots and hit four of nine from 3-point land. The team team made nine of 16 attempts from the free throw line. Torres was 2 of 3 from the beyond toe arc. Keresztury led both teams with 17 rebounds. Possible sighting: Haley’s return By DENNE H. FREEMAN AP Sports Writer IRVING, Texas (AP) — First toe San Francisco 49ers were upset. Then the Dallas Cowboys played their best game of the year. Now Charles Haley is coming back. Good news keeps following the Cowboys around in their quest for toe Super Bowl. The Cowboys may have defensive end Charles Haley back for Sunday’s NFC Championship game against the Green Bay Packers to put some heat on the NFL's most prolific passer, Brett Favre. Haley, who had back surgery five weeks ago, flew to Los Angeles Monday and got an excellent report from Dr. Robert Watkins. Dallas trainer Kevin O’Neill said Haley had a "50-50 chance” of playing against the Packers. ‘The report was very encouraging,” O’Neill said. “We could see him (in the game) this weekend.” Haley had the same kind of disc surgery performed on Joe Montana and Troy Aikman. However, it’s tougher for a defensive lineman to return because of all the physical contact. “Charles will begin workout drills later in toe week but may not take part in practice,” O’Neill said. "Of course, he could play without practicing. He did that in about four... games this year because he has had discomfort throughout toe season." Haley had IO 1/2 sacks and 33 pressures on the quarterback despite nursing back problems all season. “There’s no question Charles would really help us,” said Dallas coach Barry Switzer. “We could put him in on third down in the nickel package and it would produce a big boost for our pass rush.” Haley’s replacement, Shame Carver, had no sacks against the Philadelphia Eagles in the Cowboys’ 30-11 win on Sunday that put Dallas in the NFL’s final four for the fourth consecutive season. “It wouldn’t surprise me to see Charles out there on Sunday,” said Aikman. “I asked him about it on Sunday and he said he was going to give it a shot. I know he really wants to play.” Reggie While, the NFL’s career sacks leader, has never been this close to a Super Bowl, After the Packers dispatched the defending champion San Francisco 49ers Saturday with a convincing 27-17 decision. White took a seat next to coach Mike Holmgren on the charter flight home. White played 45 snaps after a 19-play stint a week earlier against Atlanta, and he wanted to thank Holmgren and tell his coach that he felt fine. Storm breezes to YSA championship title Submitted photo The Storm Too soccer teem include* (front row, left to right) Coach Odie Gutierrez, Shauna Watts, Erin Price, Alyssa Hoehm, Tiffany Hargia, Lesley Wilson, Lauren Owens, Coach Nancy Bosch (back row) Rose Lough Un, Jennifer Bailey, Morgan Bosch, Ash lee Dove, Crista Hinas, Ashley Wail, Leslie Turner, Morgan Johannessen and Maighdy Conway. Local girls’ soccer team tops Bastrop in tournament Breezing to a 7-1 record, the "Storm Too" girls soccer team recently captured first place in the Mid-cities Youth Soccer Association under 12 Girls League. The Mid-Cities YSA includes squads from Seguin, New Braunfels, San Marco:;, Canyon Lake Bulverde. The first place finish in MCYSA qualified the team to compete in the state playoffs, the 1995 Western District Championship Division 111 in Buda in December. After defeating teams from Alamo Area YSA and the Capital Area YSA, toe Storm Too emerged first in their bracket for toe semi-final match against Bastrop Flame. The semifinal matches included two Capital Area teams, Bastrop Flame, UHO Rainbow, Coastal Bend Flame, YSA Mermaids and Mid-Cities YSA Storm Too. In a hard fought semifinal match, Bastrop Flame sqeaked by Storm Too 1-0 and went on to win toe Western Distnct Championship by defeating the Mermaids. Storm Too garnered fourth place in toe Western Distnct Championship. Storm Too also competed this year in toe Wurslfesl Tournament in November, taking second place in the girls U12 Recreation after a battle with UHO Rainbow. The championship game, which was the team’s third that day, ran through two 10-minule overtime periods, a shutout and a sudden death, before Rainbow took the point for first place. ;