New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 10, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas
SMITHSON VALLEY RANGERS (28-7) District 26-5A runner-up
Wolfforth Frenship 5-9
New Braunfels 5-6
Buda Hays 5-10
CC Calallen 3-5
SA Holmes 12-1
SA MacArthur 5-2
SA Lee 12-0
SA Clark 9-1
SA Jay 4-3
District 26-5A SA Churchill 14-0
Converse Judson 10-3
SA MacArthur 13-1
SA Reagan 0-10
SA Lee 21-0
SA Madison 7-0
SA Roosevelt 13-0
SA Churchill 2-3
Converse Judson 5-0
SA MacArthur 14-4
SA Reagan 3-1
SA Lee 15-3
SA Madison 6-1
SA Roosevelt 7-6
Playoffs SA Southwest 9-2
SA Southwest 1-0
SA Taft 8-4
SA Taft 8-4
CC Carroll 5-2
CC Carroll 1-0
Laredo Alexander 4-0
Laredo Alexander 5-0
CC Moody 1-0
ROCKWALL YELLOW JACKETS (31-8) *-District 12-5A champion
Garland Lakeview 10-0
Garland Sachse 3-2
Gar. Naaman Forest 3-4
Lake Highlands 4-5
Garland Lakeview 6-1
S. Grand Prairie 12-4
Denton Ryan 5-11
Mesquite Poteet 9-2
Tyler Lee# 5-2
Mesquite Poteet 11-1
Gar. Naaman Forest 6-4
Mesquite Horn* 4-2
South Garland 1-2
North Mesquite* 12-1
Tyler Lee* 8-2
Mesquite Horn* 2-1
Dallas Christian 3-1
North Mesquite* 12-1
Playoff warm-up Mansfield 3-2
Playoffs Carrollton Smith 9-0
South Garland 3-5
South Garland 4-3
South Garland 6-3
The Woodlands 3-2
The Woodlands 2-1
Klein Collins 3-1
Klein Collins 4-9
Klein Collins 7-1
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Smithson Valley's Reagan Moczygemba connects during the Rangers' 5-0 win over
face Rockwall in a Class 5A baseball state semifinal.
Laredo Alexander in the Rec
semifinals two weeks ago.Today, the Rangers
Rockwall coach has SY connection
By Will Wright
ROUND ROCK — A few interesting notes from the UIL state baseball championships:
This weekend marks the finale for Rockwall coach Randy Talley, who is retiring following the season. He has a connection to Smithson Valley softball coach Wayne Daigle, who mentored Talley as an assistant football coach at Sam Houston State during in the mid-1970s.
“He was a 180-pound weakside defensive end,’’ Daigle recalled. “He was a fireplug who would really get after you. I’m not sure what he weighs now, but I can’t wait to see him in his baseball pants on Friday.”
Said Talley: “Tell him I look a lot better in my pants than he does in his.”
Talley said he learned a lot from Daigle.
"He’s intense — and I’m just like him,” he said.
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NB’s Davila has two hits, RBIs
Ashley Davila contributed with two hits and two RBIs.
The North team, coached by Boerne’s Jennifer Fox, included Smithson Valley seniors Brooke LaRue, Candace Gillespie and Jessica Romero.
Converse Judson senior Jessica Ricondo pitched seven strong innings for South to help clinch the win.
"I haven’t played on a very long while, at least since my last all-star game,” Ricondo said. “I think I did pretty good, since I was coming out of nothing.”
Lake Travis senior Erin Whitt was awarded the game’s Most Valuable Player award after she went 2 for 3 with a walk and two runs scored.
Talley has been coaching for 25 seasons. He started at Richardson, spent the next five seasons in private business before coming to Rockwall 16 years ago. He will remain with the school district as energy manager and facility director.
After coaching all this time, he said he’s happy to finally be getting a shot at state.
“It’s a lifelong dream to take a team to the Final Four," he said. “I don’t know a coach in the business who doesn’t have this as a goal. Naturally, winning it would be icing on the cake. But just getting there is an honor.
“Getting through five (playoff) rounds isn’t as simple as it seems.”
Proctor returns in new role
Its the first state appearance for Rockwall, but its the second for Smithson Valley, whose head coach, George Proctor, was an assistant the
last time the Rangers got here. Now, he’s shouldering a tad more responsibility.
“This has been a lot of fun,” Proctor said. “It’s hard to keep the balance between having fun and the business aspect of it, so it’s been a lot of fun. It’s definitely different.”
14th state appearance for Lubbock Monterey
Lubbock Monterey will play Humble Kingwood in today’s first semifinal. With 14, the Plainsmen (32-12) have the most state appearances of any team at the UIL tourney.
They lost to Round Rock 7-1 in the title game in 1997, their last appearance. They won championships in 1972, 1974, 1981 and 1996.
Kingwood is the only team returning from last year’s 5A tournament. The Mustangs lost to eventual state champ Corpus Christi Moody 7-0 in the semifinals, their only previous state appearance.
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Stopping Ginobili priority tor Pistons
unpredictability of Manu Ginobili.
But while tile Detroit coach might enjoy watching the Spurs’ energetic left-handed guard, he doesn’t relish designing a game plan to stop him.
"We’ve got to try to figure out a way we can keep in front of him, and we have a number of guys that are going to guard him,” Brown said. “Lindsey (Hunter) will have to guard him. ... Rip (I lainilton) will have to guard him. Tayshaun (Prince) will have to guard him."
Ginobili averaged 21.8 points per game in the first three rounds of the postseason, playing some of the most
28 Casey Pyle
12 Cory Thompson
21 ^Dustin Schneider
11* Cody Beyer
dynamic offensive basketball of his career during San Anto-nio’s charge through the Western Conference playoffs. The third-year pro was an intriguing rookie during the Spurs’ last championship run in 2003, but now he’s much more important to San Antonio.
“I think the numbers are relative,” Ginobili said. “Of course, if you play, your numbers are going to go up. Its good to see your numbers improving, but this series is going to be a whole different thing, and I don’t really care.
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SV has mirror image in Yellowjackets
Valley has been loading up on left handed pitching this week in preparation for facing Lev-erton and Verl lagen.
Leverton (9-1, 1.31 ERA, 72 strikeouts) is 6-3,170.1 le’s batting .366 and has three home runs and is pledged to Arkansas. Proctor thinks heil be the starter today.
“He throws in the mid-80s and has a pretty good curve-ball," he said.
The Yellowjackets also have Verllagen, a 6-5,215-pounder who is 8-3 with a 2.03 EM and has 77 Ks in 69 innings. Verl lagen will play at TCU next season.
“Klein Collins scored nine runs to beat him the other day,” Proctor said. “So if they go with him, I’m hoping we could do that. If they pitch Leverton, then we ll look to do the same thing.
Kieschnick, a distant cousin of former Texas star Brooks Kieschnick, is hitting .326 with eight home runs. The 6-4,210-pounder throws right and bats left, and is headed to Texas Tech next year.
“He’s probably their best player, him and Leverton,” Proctor said. “He’s plenty fast — I saw him turn a single into a double.”
District 26-5A runner-up Smithson Valley outscored foes 42-12 in nine playoffs games and is the only team among the 5A semifinalists not to have lost in the post-
Nobody does. The goal is to do the little things — make a key shot, get a steal or grab a rebound. Numbers are sometimes very relative."
Brown loves Ginobili’s game, but the Pistons have enjoyed success against other driven scorers who can shoot everything from spot-up jumpers to reckless drives to the basket. For Detroit, slowing Ginobili is the key to halting San Antonio’s fast break.
“I think they’re the most underrated running team in the league,” Brown said.
season. The Rangers have not scored more than five runs in their last five games, but have won their last four in shutouts.
“We’re sort of been scratching up some hits and runs here and there,” Proctor added. “I’m hoping we’ve been saving a huge output of both for the last two games of the season.”
Behind junior Kendal Volz (14-2, 142 strikeouts, 1.01 EM) and senior Bryant Sparkman (11-2, 85 Ks, 1.24 EM), Smithson Valley has won 15 straight and has not allowed a run in 30 innings.
"All we have to do is keep playing our game and we ll be fine no matter who we play," Volz said. “You have to have that mentality.”
That includes not thinking about streaks.
“If it happens, it happens,” Volz added. “If we can, that would be great. But we just need to get outs.”
Volz strained a rib muscle days prior to his four-hit performance in the Rangers’ I -0 Region IV title victory over top-ranked Corpus Christi Moody last Thursday. He says it’s fine now and that he should be able to reach full velocity against the Jackets, who have a streak going, too.
“I watched them lose one last week and they won the game after that,” he said of the Jackets’ clinching 7-1 win over Klein Collins, which took a 9-4 win in the second game of the teams’ series last week. " They are on a one-game win streak. As long as you’re on a win streak, whether it be one or 15, nothing else really matters.”
“(Ginobili) is really tough in the open court, so we’ve got to control the tempo of the game.”
LOOSE BALLS: The winner of Game I has won 42 of the first 58 NBA Finals. ... The Spurs darkened the SBC] Center and observed a moment of silence before the game for I lall of Fame center George Mikan, who died June I. ... Alanis Morissette, a Canadian who recently became an American citizen, performed the national anthem, followed by an elaborate rap performance by Will Smith.
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