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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 10, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas Herald-Zeitung *1 Friday, January to, 1997 D It •ports Day ■ To talk with Sports Editor David Winder about Sports Day, call 625-9144 ext. 24 -y .5    f    ...    ’    ■ I ■ - I ■UM OtfVMBOniVWlB^HI larruiow tycp 8no^|t:M _ ,t mtewi wit iiQw wwmwb bbh IMM tor kktotgn 8-13, ■!■ I HBIO ai OBwUn genoa on JVI* s Iii biolite ii 10 am. I ■the oelsciriea ere Mt 10-11 125 #**• ai the hoop Tha boy J I ana aw in •wit aga group vw|§ Itta beat aoorea sdvanoaHHi| I tour aam pi oompaawon to &: I notional I Tha naxt In-Lina Hockey ■•agua aaaaon will bagio on January 26. Parma ara ava#-labia at ma TIHL off lea or by calling 600-3400, So grab your blades and hit tho rink with ma Trl-Oounty In-Line Hockey Laagua. tpfedHNa# BraunlsWPiillil llaagua baseball WHI ba haMrw ispnng ngmwaoon Tnufsoay is |^»6 pm. at ma Basta Jj gElamantary oafatarla. H ■ Tha Jt/Sr. leagues w« bali Sanaa bring a copy of your I.cbifl!k. birth oartl^PiiifeiM ■of Miami ■ 11— W^MHar sis facsatraiton wit ba 3 Forms apa atap avaiabia ai jytwous SporSno Goods, Crow iRrastons and tho Roc Building ItfUnAi torte    % P—S!^!! I I Tho Comal County Sartor I lOlttzant Cantar wa boat ma I I Welcome Homa WIntar Taxans I I Golf Tbumamant at Rsbsoca I lCrask God Course on Jan. IS. I I Tha toumamant la for ai I mOtm flBDMfln, ^    *"^v*    # *&rH P include! oat and green fee. Rtf Sports Pay Playoffs are the priority 17 on Jan. 12 By OAVIO WINDER Sports Editor At this point in the season .all games are now must-win situations for area basketball teams hoping to make the playoffs. And all the Comal county girls* basketball teams are still trying to make the playoffs. “We had to win against Lockhart (last Tuesday),” Smithson Valley coach Carolyn Ckodrc said. “Now, our moat important game of the season is this Friday ” The Rangers (16-8, 3-3) will play at 7:30 tonight against the Gonzales Lady Apaches (11-8, 2-4) at Ranger Gym. “They worry me because they arc such an athletic team," Ckodrc said. “They leap really well. They’re short but they can leap. And the one thing I remember from our first game was that we couldn't run on them because they were so quick.” The Rangers are currently in third place in District 28-4A behind Bastrop, Del Valle and Hays, The New Braunfels Unicorns (12* 3, 3-2) find themselves tied for third Vt nNd to clos* out this round with rn win if wo can. I foal flood about our chanco*. In tho second round wo have people coming to our house.’ — Larry Schulte _Unicorn    coach place with Madison (12-8, 3-2) iii District 26-5A. The Unicorns will try to move up in the standing at 3 p m today when they play MacArthur (2-3, 12-10) at Littleton Gym. ”Thcy*rc just like several other teams in that they’re fighting for a playoff spot,” Unicorn coach Larry Schulte said. "I feel good about this team (New Braunfels). We're still in it” The Unicorns laced a tough stretch of playing at Seguin, Judson and Madison and then hosting Roosevelt “We need to close this round out with a win if we can," Schulte said. “I feel good about our chances. In the second round we have people coming to our house “ I The Canyon Cougarettes (0-5, 4-13) will try to get their first district win of the season when they play Lockhart (1-4, 4-16) at 7:30 tonight at the Cougar Den In the first round of district play the Cougarettes were still getting acquainted with each other alter some of the team's members made it to the volleyball state semifinals “We lost to them by two (Lockhart)," Cougar coach Tina Duncan said. "But ( all (Courtney) had only two hours of practice. And Becky (Boehlc), Tiffany (Weidner) and Kancssa (Rcch) had only sis " Duncan said she expects a better team now that the second round of the district season is about to begin. "I'm definitely thinking that people arc not going to expect much from us," Duncan said "We were al the point at the start of district that most people are at during the first week of the season I think we’re ready now" Herald /wiling photo fly MICHA! I UAHNAII Th® Unicorn! Emilia Wotipka make* hor move Monday night. Free agent fan touring country for new team By DALE HOPPER Associated Pre'.'. Wider BAI I IMC IRE (AP) Michael VWpc said lie appreciated lunch with lite Baltimore Orioles’ general manager, the chance to toss a couple ol pitches at (Hamden Vanls anti die personalized jersey Bul the 44-ycar-olil self ik-scnheil I rev agent Ian is looking lur more tfuui (lie one-iby thrill lie got I hurstfciy Alter 36 years ol clieering ha lite San I raivmco < Mauls, Volpc, a Little I vague conch ami father rtf two boys. Wallis * auntlier learn woolly of his devotion Iv loudly led (Iv ranks of < Hants fans when they traded Matt Williams, his favorite player And quite literally, a major league bidding war ha Volpc x allegiance is under way Si ive leaving" the (hants, tie has written lo all 27 ma|or league teams, ask mg why Iv should he tlvir tan thursday, it was (Iv Orioles’ turn lo answer I Iv quest a hi Bul lins fan can't Iv Knight Al tlv ( .mulct! ( Itll*. NAilpe, who got his own (tunics jersey dining Ins visit lo ( .linden Yards, paid lot his own lunch wilh Pal (nilled so ii wi xiii In I look like Iv c< mid be bought I Ic laid I* Hired (Iv club Im nisi*, wlvrc Iv t<M*k a few moments al the locker of slim1sti»p ( al Ripken While die milk-diinking Iron Man is (MV of his sons' lavni He players, Volpc liad sot iv concerns alroot holding up aiMitlvr (Ariole as a role in*mIcI Roberto Alomar s miami ma spilling-on the-iimpirc incident sent tlv wrong message to y< sing pe<*pk- Iv vial Vnlpc’s I iftk* I vague players .kike kinds with tis umpires utter a game, something Volpc would like to see major leaguers do li.itI apologized up front, it would have been better,” Volpe said Birt reservations tor tlv(kitties’ scohkI baseman aside, Volpc got a special thrill when Iv stepped ratio the mma* -covered pitcher's mound at Camden Yards and tossed a couple over tlv plate I thought I’m throwing this pitch for all of baseball's Ians,"' Volpe said starryeyed iii dv dugout I Im I thprw ii high, ant) wile. -J -1.^, I veil aller all dv longue idVhcek worn * mg team spokesman John Maroon said earlier iii (Iv week he planrvd lo close the ileal un Volpe on Thursday the < knifes could im*! get a cofuimtuvnt In nil (Iv tlcmaiidmg lait. I lie chances of mc becoming an < blobs Inn arc uImhiI tlv sam® us any odvi team,** Volpe said. But Volpc wi Hill! like to see baseball take tlv concerns of Ians like him sen Dusty. Ile frets about (Iv gal iv losing young hilts lo basketball ami oilier sports arid said Im- hopes acting cranmisMorvr Bud Selig lust {^layers union Ivad I Ahi I chi get (Iv uvssagc thai Ians are important to (Iv ganv Maroon, wlio invited Vol|v lo him Ii, thought his message was irnporlant huts art dr straw dial stirs dr gun v,” Maroon said ll we don’t remember dud, baseball is in trouble The impor null dung is not wlvdvt Iv (hi lur (Iv < bi oles re not Bv iui|>rat.iiii thing is dud Iv picks a baseball team '* Boys’ basketball teams hoping to build winning streaks By DAVI0 WINDER Sports Editor The Canyon Cougars won their first district game last lueiday against the Bastrop Bears. At 7:30 tonight the Cougars will travel lo Lockhart hoping lo start their first district winning streak of the season "Lockhart is a fairly athletic team,” Cougar coach Kenny Kotzler said ’’We’re going to have to continue to play mostly half court.” Rot/lcr said the Cougars won their first game by staying patient and knocking down open shots. ”lt is important for us to control the tempo of the game and play well on defense,” Rot/lcr said "We just have to continue to do those type of things." The Cougars (1-3, 7-12) arc currently tied for sixth place in District 28-4A with the Bastrop Bears The New Braunfels Unicorns also won their hrs! district game of the season Tuesday night. I he Unicorns (1-3, 6-11) are now in sixth place in District 26-5A after defeating Roosevelt. “That was a great victory for us,” Unicorn coach Cliff Wilkins said. “We really needed that one ” But to get another one the Unicorns will have to beat highly ranked MacArthur. “We cannot get in a run and shoot ‘i'd tov* It • whol* lot more lf wo wor# Mod for first place when the ••cond round John Valuri/tdjla Ranger coach game with them," Wilkins said “We can’t allow them to play volleyball with the ball off the glass We’re going to have to play the perfect ball game and shoot the hall well. I think the kids (eel they can compete now " T he Smithson Valley Rangers kept rolling along with a victory over Lockhart Tuesday night the Rangers (4-1, 12-9) have nine of their last 11 games and are now in a three-way tie for first place “I’d love it a whole lot more ii we were tied for first place when the second round ended," Ranger coach John Valenzuela said "We have just got to keep playing like we’ve been playing." The Rangers will play at 7:30 tonight at Gonzales “We have to play great on the road," Valenzuela said "We have to put ourselves in a position to win. We can win if we do those little things.” Canyon s Zac Ro*aon leads th® Cougar’® fast break In a recent gam® ;