New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 27, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas
■ Herald-Zeitung ■ Friday, Jan 27,1995
■ To talk with Sports Editor Thomas Godley about Sports Day, call 625-9144. ext. 24.
The Day s Quote
“lf wa can hold serve, than wa have a legitimate shot at It. A win puts us at no worse than second place.”
- New Braunfels basketball coach Cliff Wilkins on the Unicorns' game with Smithson Valley tonight at home
New Braunfels Junior League Basketball Standings
4th grade W L
Downtown Rotary • Buchanan 2 0
Downtown Rotary - Martinez 2 0
Downtown Rotary - Smith 2 0
Downtown Rotary -Arnold 1 1
Downtown Rotary - Fancher 1 1
Downtown Rotary- Quiroz 1 1
Dr. Owens 0 2
Downtown Rotary-Lingamfelter 0 2
Rockin' R River Rides 0 2
Downtown Rotary No. 1 3 0
The Plant Haus 3 0
High Sierra Toilet Co. 3 0
Crenwelge Plumbing 2 1
Mike Davis Trophies 2 1
Mr Gatti's 2 1
Buck Pottery No 2 11
Walnut Pharmacy 1 1
Tracy Bowling 1 1
Witting and Miller Insurance PRC Rentals Victoria Bank and Trust
K C Plumbing 3 0
George A Garcia V.F W. 3 0
Citizens Bank 3 0
Insco Distributing 2 1
Doeppenschmidts Funeral Home 2 1
Creek View Vet. 2 1
Dr Coles 1 2
Downtown Rotary No 2 0 3
Zoeller's Funeral Home 0 3
Bug-A Meister 0 3
Cowboys offer deal to Irvin
DALLAS (AP) — The Dallas Cowboys have offered Michael Irvin a four-year, $11 million contract that would make him the NFL’s highest-paid receiver, according to The Dallas Morning News.
The newspaper reported in today's editions that sources say the proposal was given to Irvin, a four-time Pro Bowl selection, and hts representatives this week
The deal averages $2 75 million per season.
NB spring volloyball registration deadline ends Jan. 27
Registration to play in the New Braunfels Volleyball Association's spring competition will end Friday, Jan. 27. Team cost is $54 Applications are available at Comal Independent School District Community Education office. The first game in the B league begins Tuesday, Jan. 31 at Canyon High School in the old gym The A league starts Wednesday For mor information. call 629-0826
City sponsors mons 3-on-3 basketball beginning Feb. 15
The City of New Braunfels Parks and Recreation Department is sponsoring a Men's 3-on-3 Basketball League for partic-ipatants ages 17 and older. Game will be at the Landa Recreation Center on Wednesdays beginning a 6.30 p.m. The league starts Feb 15 and runs for seven weeks incuding a Championship playoff round. Registration will be held Jan. 28 through Feb 10 at the rec center. Sign up early The league is limited to six teams The fee is $20 for each four-man team. For more information, call 608-2167.
Bait Antonio Spurs to host Now Braunfols night at tho Alamodomo
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
Rangers ride into town
It's all out for New Braunfels tonight against upstart Smithson Valley
By THOMAS GODLEY
With a 3-1 district record and a share of first place, the Smithson Valley Rangers ride into Unicom gym on an wave of early success that few would have predicted.
Tagged dunng the preseason to finish somewhere at the bottom, the Rangers darted out of the gates with impressive wins over Bastrop, Hays and Canyon.
Ranger coach John Valenzuela said his team may be sitting in fine shape at the moment, but he is wary of what lies ahead. The next few games could bring it all to halt.
"Well find out where we stand after this game." SV coach John Valenzuela said. "I really believe it's one of the biggest tests we'll encounter this season. New Braunfels and Canyon are the hardest road games we face," New Braunfels, which loss to Canyon on Tuesday, stands at 2-2 and is looking to get back into district chase.
The game starts at 8 p.m. tonight.
New Braunfels has dominated the series at home for more than a decade. The Rangers haven't won it since 1982. according to both coaches. Even then it came down to a shot at the
NB's Brett Sweeney will help to get the Unicorns back on track tonight.
There were a few years in between when the two teams didn't play and were not in the same high school classification.
But NB coach Cliff Wilkins tosses aside history when looking at tonight's matchup.
"This year is different," Wilkins said. "Tradition plays an important role, but it also enables other teams to throw out their guns and come after you. Canyon proved that the other night."
Wilkins added that Rangers' strong start isn’t surprising. He felt at the beginning of the season that all three Comal County schools would be solid.
"When we played them last year I thought they were very solid on both sides of the ball," he said." They have some veteran players in Brandon Parrott, Kirk Golsch and Mike Fleming who are real steady. So I am really not all that surprised at how well they have performed."
In a district where homecourt is a major advantage, the Rangers are the only team to have won a game on the road so far. That s one win out of 12 games for the six 28-4A teams.
Smithson Valley came close to getting another road win and a 4-0 start, but a fourth-quarter lead at Lockhart last Friday slipped away in the final minutes.
Valenzuela said the key to getting past New Braunfels will be containing guard Shae Wilkins who is averaging 24 points in district.
"If we can hold him to 20 points, I feel like we will have done a good job on him defensively," said Valenzuela.
The Rangers are allowing only 53 points per game on defense while the Unicom offense averages 59.
Coach Wilkins continues to l(x>k for balanced scoring from his starting five. Of his starters, only Shae Wilkins averages more than IO points.
For Smithson Valley, the offense relies on patient shot selection and opportunities from its defense. With guard Charlie Wood out of the lineup, the Rangers lose some firepower Wood, who was averaging 17.5 points in the first two distnct games, has missed the last two games with an ankle injury and may be out for die rest of the season.
The game marks the first visit to Unicom gym for Valenzuela as a head coach He has been there before as an assistant and says he is try ing to erase the last trip from his mind
Tonight’s game is a must-win contest for the Unicorns, Wilkins said. A loss would put the team in a deep hole heading into the second
Herald-Z&tung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL Brandon Parrott and the Smithson Valley Rangers will be looking to put an end
the long winless drought at New Braunfels. The game begins at 8 p.m. tonight.
half of the district race.
"We’ve got our backs to the wall." Wilkins said "I don’i know ii we can survive three losses in this district lh.ii would mean giving up a
two-game edge "If we can hold serve, then we have a legitimate shot at it. A win puts us at no worse than second place."
Underdog fans and Chargers have nothing to lose
~n Enough talk about Sunday's Super Bowl j being another one-sided r affair.
Bpr Its popular nght now
NL 10 l^e 49ers will run
m away with it. The game
I is not worth sitting
B through because it s such
■ a mismatch. The real
game was played two weeks ago in Candlestick against Dallas.
I'm not going along with it.
San Francisco is pegged by Las Vegas to win by a margin greater than Deion's Sander's jersey number In my book, that's easy money and all the more reason to sit in front of tube
and root for the mighty underdog Chargers
Though AFC teams have rarely come through for us, it has been known to happen. Jim Plunkett and the wild-card Oakland Raiders were the last bunch of wanna bes to save the day.
That team had plenty of spunk and NFC-like character, which also can be said for this Charger squad.
San Diego is likable because they play smart, fundamental football. No gimmicks. Just straight-ahead rushing and no-frills passing.
Natrone Means isn t a Barry Sanders nor Emmit Smith, but the Charger running back has been known to scoot around and over a few defenders I say keep pounding the big guy off tackle He’s good for three or four yards per carry and he's bound to break one.
Who knows. Maybe Humphries, a guy who
throws die long pass better than most Ni l. quarterbacks, can slip a bomb or two past Deion. I he Charger widcouts aren’t spectacular. but they showed against Rod Woodson and the Pittsburgh secondary that the deep routes are a definite threat.
Which brings us to tile sobering reason why people aren't all that excited about the big game in Miami.
After witnessing the Steeler's Ned O'Donnel dissect tile San Diego secondary, it s almost scary to think what Steve Young and the 49ers can do.
Jerry Rice, Brent Jones and John Taylor are no doubt hearing the immortal voice of NII. films describing the most prolific receiving trio in Super Bowl history.
It will take heroics from more than Junior Seau and Stanley Richards it the Chargers plan
lo slow up the best offense in football. It will take at least two interceptions and a f umble recovery. And that's if they expect to beal the point spread. To actually w in, they have to somehow get Young out of the game.
A comer blitz or maybe a high hit when the run-happy quarterback goes around end could do the trick His departure should be and integral part of the defensive game plan
It s a long shot, but anything is possible in a game like this The 49ers are no doubt the more talented team. But psychology plays a large factor. All sorts of distracting thoughts are running through the players heads.
The Chargers believe they can win, and so should all fans of the underdog. What s there lo lose.
(Thomas Godley is sports editor oj the New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung.)
Longhorns hold back DePaul in overtime
AUSTIN (AP) — It may be of some solace lo DePaul coach Joey Meyer that the 3-point shooting harrage Texas put on against his team was unprecedented.
The Longhorns made a school-record and SWC-record 16 3-pomt-ers, fueling a 14-point comeback that resulted in a 99-92 victory in double overtime Thursday night.
"They take shots that I would yank our kids for,” Meyer said. ‘There was one shot that I wasn’t sure was even in the gym.”
That would be from Roderick Anderson, who had a career-high 33 points and six 3-pointers, many from far beyond the arc.
“We don’t think alxiut how we’re shooting, that’s just the way we play. It got us back in the game," Anderson said “We know if we’re open, we shtxit.
Coach (Tom Penders) tells us to keep taking the shot, even though it doesn’t fait.”
Even more crucial was Anderson’s foul shooting He hit six straight free throws in the two overtimes af ter having made only one of his first five.
“I dislocated my thumb dunng the game on the first free throw and I couldn’t get a rotation on the ball,’ Anderson said. "I just buckled down for overtime.”
Reggie Freeman had 21 points, including six 3-pointers, and Terrence Rencher scored 19 as Texas (11-4) overcame a 14-point second-half deficit for its 19th straight home victory.
DePaul (8-7) was led by Tom Kleinschinidt’s 25 points and nine assists. Will Macon had 16 points and Bryant Bowden had 13 points and 11 rebounds.
For the Blue Demons, it was another lough defeat, aller a good road victory against California-Santa Barbara 80-62 on Monday.
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