New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 22, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas
Herald-Zeitung photo by THOMAS GODLEY Jimmy Keresztury goes strong to the basket against Hays' Aaron Southerland.
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Tho Day s Quote
“Wo're both 2*1 but throw out tho records because this gams Is between neighbors who are playing for pride.9’ - Canyon coach Kenny Rotzler on the Canyon-New Braunfels game Tuesday night.
Bastrop NB Canyon Smithson Valley Hays
New Braunfels Lockhart
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Unicorns give Bears an on-court lesson
New Braunfels makes the grade, 82-57, setting up showdown with Canyon
Lands Ladles Golf
Partners Odd and Even - Jan. 18
Flight 1 - Low Gross
Edna Guttery - Sue Hoover -92
Nancy Fevold - Jackie Scott - 73 Mary Snyder - Lauria Elley - 74 Flight 2 - Low Gross Dorothy Brooks - Ann Rockford -97 Low Net
Phyllis Yeazel, Marge Kirk - 70.5 Betty Stephans, Rose Lankford - 73 Flight 3 - Low Gross Helen Devries. Rosemary Crouch -102 Low net
Alice Simpson, Babs Wright -70 Maxine Harris. Barbara Sullivan - 71
Hummel Museum charity golf tournament set for May
The Hummel Museum will have it first annual Charity Golf Tournament on May 19 at Chaparal County Club in Seguin. For more information, call Frank Schaeffer at 609-5131
Local basketball contest sponsored by NB Knights
The New Braunfels Knights of Columbus council 4183 will be hosting its annual Free Throw Competition Saturday, Jan. 28 The competition will be held at Sts. Peter and Paul Church gym Registration begins at 9 a rn. 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.
San Antonio Spurs to host Now 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
Qoorgo Garvin to visit Now Braunfels for proclamation
San Antonio Spurs great George ‘Ice Man* Gervin will be in New Braunfels on Monday, Jan 23 to accept a proclamation presented by the city mayor. The event will take place shortly before the city council. The proclamation will be on behalf of the city and appreciation for the Feb 4 Spurs Community Night in which New Braunfels will be the guest community.
By THOMAS GODLEY
If ever there was a case of classroom diligence paying off on the basketball court, it was Friday night at New Braunfels gym.
The NB Uncicoms, with their starting line-up intact, taught the Bastrop Bears a lesson about making the grades and putting the best players on the court.
The Bears, missing four starters because
of grades, may be more ....................
inclined to hit the books after the 82-58 blow-out.
The win gives the Unicorns a 2-1 district mark and a share of first place with three teams. Lockhart,
Canyon and Smithson Valley also are 2-1. Bastrop fell to 0-3 in district.
New Braunfels coach Cliff Wilkins knew of Bastrop’s setback before the game but kept it to himself, not wanting his team to feel over-confident. -
It may not have mattered the way the Unicorns came firing out of the gates. Falling behind 5-2, the Unicorns went on a 20-0 run behind the once-again sizzling hand of Shae Wilkins.
The senior has acquired a marksman s eye since district opened, hitting better than 60 percent of his shots and averaging 25 points per game.
In the opening quarter against the Bears, Wilkins hit three 3-point baskets in a row and scored 15 points. The Unicorns led 24-5 heading into the second period, and they never looked back.
"Shae is stepping it up like he needs to," coach Wilkins said. "It’s district and he's playing like there s no tomorrow so to speak. But I'm not all that concerned about how many points he gets. If he scores 25, fine. I don't expect him to do that every night. I'm looking for balanced team scoring and we got that tonight."
Johnny Reyes and Hector Molina came off the bench to spark the Unicorns in the second quarter. Reyes finished with 14, nine in the first half, as he converted on key three-point shots.
"It's going to be an emotion al game (Canyon)and one that means a lot in the district race, as they all do."
- NB coach Cliff Wilkins
Molina, also successful from the beyond the arc, came through with 13 points.
"They played extremely well," Wilkins said. "I don't think they missed many shots and I am pleased with that because we're going to have to have that kind of play from them throughout district."
The Unicorns could use the same output Tuesday against Canyon. The game carries important district implications although coach Wilkins downplays the heat of the rivalry.
...... "It's going to be an emotional game and a game that means a lot in the district race, as they all do," he said. "But it's a friendly rivalry. There is no real hatred between us and Canyon. I've always been close with the coaches over there, and the kids don't have any bitter feelings toward each other. It will be hard-fought but clean game."
The outcome was never
-in question after the first-
quarter scoring barrage. At halftime the Unicorns led by 21 points and had only to hold on in the second half as several players got game experience.
After the blow-ouL Shae Wilkins was all smiles and eager to know how Canyon had fared. Hearing that the Cougars were in command and on the their way to victory, he kept up the grin.
'That's good," he said. "That will make it a better game on Tuesday. We'll be ready to play. We've just have to keep pushing our way through district because every game's a big one."
AT A GLANCE
■ RECORDS: New Braunfels (2-1.9-14); Bastrop (0-, 5-16)
■ HIGH SCORERS: NB - Shae Wilkins. 30. Johnny Reyes. 14; Hector Molina. 13; Mark Phair, 6; Aaron Payne. 6; David Simmonds. 4 Bastrop Steven Payne 17, Damon Barnes 12 Palrnquist. IO
■ KEY MOMENT: Wilkins hit 3-three pointers in the opening period is New Braunfels went on a 20-0 ran that brake open the game Leading comfortably at halftime, the Unicorns outscored the Bears 41 -38 in the second half
Herald-Zeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL Shae Wilkins scored 30 points Friday night in the Unicorns' 82-58 win over the Bastrop Bears. New Braunfels improves its record to 2-1 in district heading to Canyon on Tuaaday.
Canyon crushes Hays
By THOMAS GODLEY
Canyon blistered tile Hays Rebels with 69 percent stunning from the lltior enroute to a 92-80 win Fnday at Cougar Den.
In their highest scoring ouput this seastm, the Cougars pushed their record to 2-1 in district and 13-10 overall heading into a matchup at home with New Braunfels.
Kicky Boehle recorded his first triple-double, getting 11 points, 11 assists and 11 rebounds as Canyon, which never trailed in the game, lead by as many as 20 in the second half
Canyon coach Kenny Rotzler said the game served was a wake up call after a disappointing loss to Smithson Valley on Tuesday.
This was a big game for us as far as rebounding from tile defeat to the Rangers," lie said. "We knew coming in that it was important to protect our homecourt because being at home is a huge advantage in district."
Hie Cougars came out hot, scoring the
first IO points and going up 20-7 aller the firs! quarter. They pushed it 41-27 at halftime and seemed well in command
But the Rebels, refusing to die, began successfully firing away from 3-point land and cut the margin to five points at the end of the third quarter.
Canyon went cold on four consecutive trips down the court before turning to its spread offense and pulling away in the fourth quarter.
"They were pressuring us well in the second half," Rotzler said. "We went to the spread and started taking the hall to the hole, which created some easy baskets for us."
The Cougars shot 29 free throws in the fourth quarter, making 23 of those to seal the game
Jimmy Keresztury led the Cougars with 22 points. Corey Schwarz poured in 20 and Rocky Johnson scored a season-high 16 points off the bench. Marc Cashlleja had 13 including the team's only 3-pomt basket, and Mike Casio added seven.
Retama Park racetrack box seating going fast in ’95
SAN ANTONIO- Retama Park, the 79 million racetrack currently under construction in Northeast San Antonio, announced that clubhouse and grandstand box seats for its 1995 racing season are nearly sold.
Horse racing fans wishing to reserve a box for the upcoming season are encouraged to call the track's Special Services Department at (210) 651-7000 to take advantage of this exciting opportunity.
Retama Park's inaugural racing season kicks of with a thoroughbred meeting from April 7 to September 17. The tracks's fall quarter horse meeting will run from September 28 to December.
Both clubhouses and grandstand boxes, which are leased from the track on a yearly basis, seat four patrons and contain a shelf on which to place [personal items.; Boxes are terraced down toward the Hack to afford all patrons a full, unobstructed view of the
races. Television monitors are located in clubhouse Nixes: however, all boxes will have large TV monitors within view.
Membership for box seats are available for individuals or as corporate packages. Box holders receive four admission passes to cover die entire racing season Beverages and a limited food menu are available with waitstaff service. A buffet dining room is located near the clubhouse boxes.
"We are pleased that we've had such a positive response to the boxes," said Eileen Barrett, director of special services at Retama Park." A lot of businesses have been [Purchasing the boxes for themselves and to entertain clients. The support from the community has been outstanding."
Clubhouse and grandstand boxes aren't the only popular seating options available at the track.
Retama Park s Tull and Field Club membership also aa* selling at a rapid pace. The Club oilers tine dining in a stylish atmosphere widi television monitors on each table, with the entire dining area terracing down toward die Back. Other "perks" are free programs, two preferred parking mutuel windows, IO free valet parking vouchers, subscription to the Club Newsletter, private mutuel windows, free entry to the Turf & Field Club Lounge, special events and seminars, and a gala opening party.
"The Turf and Field Club Membership are selling extremely fast," said Sharolyn Grammer, Retama Park administrative manager. "I would be surprised if the membership aren't full by the time we open.”
For more information on Turf and Field Club Memberships, please call Sharolyn Grammer at (210) 229-0119.