New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 13, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas
Friday, Jan. 13, 1995
■ To talk with Sports Editor Thomas Godley about Sports Day, call 625-9144. ext. 24.
■ Page 5ASports DayThe Day's Quote
“lf I’m deserving of the treatment I'm getting, someone tell me why. lf not, get me out of here.”
- Scottie Pippen, forward for the Chicago Bulls, requesting to be traded
The New Braunfels Knights of Columbus council 4183 ill be hosting its annual Free Throw Competition Saturday, Jan. 28, 1995. The competition will be held at Sts. Peter and Paul Church gym. Registration begins at 9 a.m. and the contest starts at 10 a m. All boys and girls ages 10-14 are invited to compete. For more information, contact Tom San Miguel at 629-1051.
Herald-Zeituna photo by MICHAEL DARNALL Sid Gosa and the New Braunfels Unicorns are looking to get back on the winning track 8 p.m. tonight at Lockhart.
Here we go
Canyon, New Braunfels, Smithson Valley open 28-4A basketball bids.By THOMAS GODLEY
An evenly matched field of 28-4A teams hope to leave behind any bad luck this Friday the 13th on the opening night of district play.
The Canyon Cougars (11 -9). coming off a 64-54 win over Marble Falls on Tuesday, take on Bastrop at 8 p.m. in the Cougar Den.
The Bears (4-9) are in the first year under head coach Danny Randall and return only one part-time starter from last season, but Canyon is not overlooking its opponent.
The Cougars have not been hitting on all cylinders the last two games in which the team's scoring average of 69 points wasn't reached against Central Catholic nor Marble Falls.
But the Canyon defense has forced nine turnovers per game and limited teams to 62 points per contest, and coach Kenny Rotzler's boys still have the best record in the district.
Corey Schwarz, the team's leading scorer, quietly averages 16 points a game and will be called upon to lead the Cougars. Ricky Boehle brought up his assists. Marc Castijella and Jimmy Keresz-tury also boost the scoring attack, along with Bernard Hildebrand.
Also on tap tonight, the New Braunfels Unicorns travel to Lockhart with hopes of halting a three game losing streak.
The Unicorns got off to slow starts in each of the three losses and were unable to close the gaps despite coming on stmng in the second half of each contest.
Defensively, the Unicorns appear in synch, holding teams to 40 percent shooting from the field.
Coach Cliff Wilkins will turn to Tony Cantu, Johnny Reyes and Hector Molina to help the Unicorns jump out early against the Tigers.
Guard Shac Wilkins, the district's assist leader, has been consistent all season, averaging 16 points per game.
In the other district matchup, Smithson Valley visits Hays in an 8 p.m. game.
The Rangers are returning from a 74-35 win over Ingram and will be playing under a new coaching system.
Coach John Valenzuela has turned over play-calling responsibilities to his seniors so that he can focus on the opponents.
The idea is to make the play-calling more of a team decision and let the players become more familiar with game strategy.
Landa Ladies Golf
Week of Jan. 11
NB Golf Clinic Scheduled
First Baptist Church of New Braunfels will sponsor a Golf Clinic and Par 3 Tournament, January 21. The clinic will begin at 7:30 a rn with pancake breakfast in the Christian Life Center of the First Baptist Church. Terry Dill, a member of the Senior PGA Tour, will be the instructor for the clinic. Mr Dill will give a driving demonstration at 9 .rn. at Lee's Par 3. Following his demonstration there will be a Par 3 tournament held with prizes. Cost for the tournament is $3 25.
This clinic and tournament is for all ages, male and female Children under 15 years old must be accompanied by a supervised by a parent or responsible adult Transportation to Lee's Par 3 will not be provided.
For more information, call the First Baptist Church office at 625-9124. Registraton is required by Jan 18
San Antonio Spurs to host New Braunfels night at the Alamodome
The City of New Braunfels will be the featured community Feb. 4 at the Alamodome when the San Antonio Spurs play the Sacramento Kings
Tickets sales for the event will benefit sidewalk improvements in downtown New Braunfels under the local Main Street Program
Ticket prices range from $10.50 to $45.50.
Group and individual tickets are available at Hoffman Agencies, 447 Seguin Avenue Call 625-7502 for more information.
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
Rangers coach’s newfound approach to play-calling has team thriving
Midway through the fourth quarter, with Smithson Valley clinging to a 26-point lead over the Ingram Warriors at the Alamodome, the Rangers desperately went into a ful I-court press.
Rangers coach John Valenzuela, already thinking about the post-game victory dinner, looked up in disbelief and quickly rectified the situation.
"Hey guys," Valenzuela yelled, "get back in the halfcourt."
He turned to his bench and, smiling, said, "Can you believe those guys? They still want to press...I’ve created a monster."
In his second game allowing the players to call their own plays, Valenzeula got a taste of where his new coaching approach could go astray.
Sometimes the rope has to be shortened, but Valenzuela is nowhere ready to give up on his belief that players work harder when they know their own decision is on the line.
"They’ve accepted the responsibility, and I
have faith that they will make good decisions on the court," he said. "There really is no right or wrong decision if they work together and believe in what they are trying to accomplish."
The strategy freer up the coach to key in on the opposition and determine its reaction to certain moves.
Since going to the senior play-calling scheme, the Rangers seemed to have found new life.
Last week they came within one point in the final minute against a talented Austin McCallum team, then stormed into the Alamodome and blew out the Warriors.
The main seniors entrusted with play-calling - Brandon Parrott, Mike Fleming and Kirk Golsch - aren’t the type to go beyond their limits, and so far they are thriving under the new
"We're a different team," said Fleming. "We've come together because we know coach Valenzuela has trust in us."
The Rangers plan to continue using the system tonight against Hays, and win or lose, the players come away knowing it was their own play-calling that determined the outcome. No doubts. No second guessing.
Now that’s a satisfying way to leave a game.
Cougarettes face Bastrop in showdown for top spot
Herald-Zeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL Kim Brunette expects to keep things under control for the Cougars tonight at Bastrop. The game starts at 8 p.m.
The Canyon Cougarettes can claim sole nghts to the distnct lead tonight with a w in over the Bastrop Lady Bears.
The Cougarettes (14-5,2-0) are coming off a 70-52 victory against Lockhart on Tuesday, and coach Tina Duncan feels confident her team will be up to the challenge.
"Lockhart was one of the better teams I had a chance to see earlier this season, and we played them well," Duncan said. "Bastrop has some big girls who can test us on the front line. It will be a tough game but we'll be ready."
The Cougaiettes-Bears matchup is one of three distnct games on slate for tonight. The New Braunfels girls seek their first 28-4A win when they hosts Lockhart at 8 p m. The Unicom girls (10-7, 0-2) are struggling to improve their shooting percentage.
Coach I .any Schulte said he would sue ss shuting dolls this week during practice to correct the problem.
"We're just not putting the ball in the basket, and a team can't win if doesn't score when it has to," Schulte said.
Hie Unicom girls have been solid on defense, consistently holding teams below 50 points. However, the offense has been cold, with dismal shooting nights (below 40 percent) in consecutive losses to Smithson Valley and Canyon. Against laxk-
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hart, the Unicom girls will have to be at their best defensively as the Lady Lions feature the district's highest scorer in Edwina Brown. Brown averages over 30 points per game.
New Braunfels will be looking to senior Shan-na Webster and sophomore Emihe Wotipka to get them back on the winning track.
Nola Muir has been solid on defense, and Joy Caddell and Kelly Werth are improving on both sides of the ball.
In oilier action, the Smithson Valley Rangerettes (7-8,1 -1) look to move beyond the .500 mark in an 8 p.m. contest at Hays.
The Rangerettes evened their record Tuesday with an impressive 51-31 win over New Braunfels. Andrea Kennedy and Kelly Warehol hope to continue where they left off as the team's leading scorers with 18 and 15 points respectively.
Coach Carolyn Ckodre expects lo use a strong inside game against the Lady Rebels, and the Rangerettes get offensive support from Jessica Brown, Tenna Fnesenhahn and Amanda Ma/urek.
Cowboys defense still vying for respect
By DENNE H. FREEMAN
AP Sports Writer
IRVING, Texas (AP) — The Dallas Cowboys have die topranked defense in the NFL, but tliey seem almost paranoid about the lack of respect they get.
Only end Charles Haley and safety Darren Woodson were picked on Hie Associated Press All-Pro first team.
"All we have around here is each other,” said safely Darren Woodson. ‘‘Everybody just talks about our offense. We play pretty good defense, too.”
"This defensive team,” Haley said, "has played well as a unit all year We’ve had a lew downs, but nothing we haven’t been able to correct.”
There is the perception, backed by some solid performances by Steve Young and wide receiver Jerry Ria*, ilia! die San Francisco 49ers offense is unstoppable.
When San Francisco heal Dallas 21 -14 in the regular season, the Cowboys defense forced tile 49ers to punt eight times. Handicapped by three interceptions from quarterback Troy Aiknian, Dallas permitted three touchdowns.
"I’d lake the same kind of performance again,” said Dallas coach Barry Switzer. "The offense put the defense in the hole in that game. We’re not going to be worried about our defense on Sunday.”
Cowboys defensive coordinator Butch Davis said the 49ers are always going lo move the ball.
"They are always going to get three, four, five yards with their controlled passing game,” Davis said "The tiling you have to guard against is letting Rice catch a 10-yard pass and turning it into a 30-yarder. San Francisco can bum you fast.”
Safety James Washington said the Cowboys got caught sitting back against ilk* 49crs earlier iii Ilk season "We have to attack their offense to be effective,” Washington said. "We can’t let them attack us.”
Davis, iii his second year as defensive coordinator after Dave Waiinsledt left for the Chicago Beats, said ilk* Cowboys will have a simple key to follow against San Francisco
"We need to remember the game will be won on the scoreboard and not on the stat sheet,” he said "We can’t worry about first downs and yardage."
1995 New Braunfels Little League Registration!
For All Boys & Git Is 5 IO years of Ago 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 (or registration.
* Adultt Intenetted In coaching or umpiring, please apply at rtgigtrtUon *