New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 5, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas
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Tuesday, March 5, 1991
Esqueda on 25-5A’s 2nd team
New Braunfels’ Javier Esqueda was selected to 'the All-District 25-5A second team by the district basketball coaches, who overwhelmingly rewarded * co-champions Seguin and East Central for their playoff seasons.
* Both the Matadors and Hornets placed three players on the first team and another on the second, while Seguin — which defeated East Central in a postseason game to determine playoff seedings — swept the top individual honors.
Matador Coach Harry Miller was named Coach of the Year after guiding his team to the district championship and the second round of the playoffs. State-bound Jay eliminated both 25-5A teams, knocking out Seguin in the area round and defeating East Central in the regional finals.
Miller’s son, Roderick, was selected Underclassman of the Year. The freshman came off the bench for the deep Matador team.
New Braunfels’ freshman point guard Mike Sierra was the runner-up in that category, after starting for the Unicorns and finishing among the district leaders in assists. Miller and Sierra were the only underclassmen to receive votes from the
Seguing Andre Pitts was chosen the district’s Most Valuable Player. Pitts topped 30 points in five of the six final district games, including a 38-point output to top East Central in the playoff-position game.
Pitts trailed East Central’s Marcus Banks by percentage points for scoring on the season, but outscored the Hornet center during district games to lead 25-5A scorers. He also led the district in steals.
Banks was runner-up for MVP after leading the Hornets to a co-championship and later a berth in the regional finals. The San Diego State-bound center led the San Antonio area in blocked shots and was among the scoring leaders.
The rest of the first team, in order of voting, were San Marcos ;tuard Erie Clemens and center Nathan Gilmore, Seguin forward Tony Sexton, East Central forwards Michael Hunt and Russell Fox, Harlan-dale center Ernest Espinoza, Seguin forward Aaron Redd and McCollum’s leading scorer Randy Zamora.
All of the first-team players are seniors except for Espinoza, who is a junior.
Esqueda was selected to the second team after leading the Unicorns with 11 points per game. The senior forward made the winning shot in the final seconds of New Braunfels’ only district victory, against South San.
Centers Myron Hall from Seguin and Pete Gamboa from McCollum joined Esqueda on the second
team, along with point guards Gilbert Ramos of South San and Shannon Sullivan of East Central.
Chris Such, who with Gilmore was one of San Marcos’ twin towers, also earned second-team mention, as did top rebounder Miguel Huizar of South San. McCollum guard Jesse Rebelloso, one of the assist leaders in district, was named to the second team.
Rounding out the second team were two San Marcos players: Troy Sykes and Marshall Crayton.
Receiving honorable mention for New Braunfels were Sierra, sophomore forward John Drury, senior center Ryan Lehmann and junior guard Isabel I Bustos. Along with Esqueda, those four started most of the season and topped the majority of the statistical categories for New Braunfels.
Canyon claims crown at Ranger Invitational
With David Stuckey and Michael Chapa taking First- and second-medalist honors. Canyon won the team championship Mon-(lay at the Smithson Valley Invitational golf tournament.
The Cougars won the tournament by 15 strokes after recording a 324 on the Woodlands at Canyon Lake course. Alamo Heights placed second with a 339, while the host Rangers were third at 349. A total of 18 schools and 20 teams took part in the event.
Stuckey’s 78 was the low round shot in the tournament. Chapa, Canyon’s No. 5 golfer, shot a 79 to take second place in individual medalist competition.
“Michael was the surprise for us,” said Cougar Coach Tom Rosser. “He’d been stroking the ball well, he just hadn’t been scoring.” Trace Durham shot an 81 for Canyon, with Jimmy Schandua’s
86 and Will Foitik’s 89 rounding out the team's score.
Smithson Valley was paced by its No. 3 and No. 4 golfers, with Danny Boone and David Hernandez shooting 83s. Justis McNeill had an 88 for the Rangers, while Blake Outlaw shot an 84. Brian Gcissen finished with a 109.
The second team from Smithson Valley shot a 374 to place eighth overall, led by freshman Mirko Palevliet’s 85 and Brandon Daniel’s 86. Malt Mann — another freshman — had a 99, with Michael Priess shooting a 104. Dean Braune rounded out the team score with alii, with Greg Slavin shooting a 115.
Canyon’s second team beat five other schools with a 423, led by Ross McCaskill’s 90. Tim Metzger shot a 97, with three freshmen
Sm GOLF, Pag* 7SV, NB look for road wins to stay in 27-5A playoff chase
All three local high school soccer teams arc on the road tonight, with Smithson Valley anc New biauiuci* both trying to bolster their playoff chances.
Smithson Valley, which leads the r "t 27-5A race with a 9-1-2 d, travels to Schertz for a 7 p.m. game against Clemens. The Buffaloes are 4-5-2 in district play.
Clemens is coming off a 5-3 victory over Lockhart on Friday. The Buffaloes. who lost two players to injuries in the contest, allowed Lockhart to score its first goals in eight games.
The Rangers’ district lead was cut in half over the weekend as the team managed only a uc against Kerrville Tivy. The Antlers had just three shots on goal in the contest, preferring to pack their defensive side of the field against Smithson Valley’s attack.
It was only the second time all season the Rangers had been shut out. With New Braunfels and San Marcos both winning, Smithson Valley’s hold on first place dropped from a two-point lead to a one-point advantage.
New Braunfels’ 3-0 win over Seguin improved the Unicorns to 9-2
in district play. The team travels to Boerne for a 7 p.m. game today, with the Greyhounds coming off their own
3-0 loss to San Marcos.
Randy Willard and Ezell Sanchez have scored the last nine goals for third-place New Braunfels, which has won six of its last seven outings.
Canyon is coming off perhaps its two best games of the season, having beaten New Braunfels 3-2 a week ago before tying powerful Round Rock Westwood 2-2 in a non-district game on Saturday.
Marky Vela and Rodrigo Rodri
guez, the team’s leading scorers on the season, both added to their goal
totals c.. . ,’a>. Rowigu. h..
nine tallies on the year while Vela has scored eight times.
The Cougars will travel to Seguin for a 7 p.m. game today. The Matadors lost to New Braunfels without their leading scorer, who sat out the game because of a red card. Jerry Krause will be back in action tonight for Seguin, but the team will be without its starting goalkeeper, who was red-carded against the Unicorns.
In the fourth district matchup tonight, second-place San Marcos vis-iu> Tivy. After winning its first seven district games, the Rattlers have gone 2-2-1 in their last five. The Antlers arc
4-6-1 after forcing a tic with Smithson Valley.Soccer
District 27-5A Soccer Standi, qs Team WL T Pts
Smithson Valley 9 1 2 20
San Marcos 9 2 1 19
New Braunfels 9 2 0 18
Seguin 6 5 1 13
Clemens 4 5 2 10
0 8 I 7
New Braunfels 3, Seguin 0 Smithson Valley 0, Tivy 0 San Marcos 3. Boerne 0 Clemons 5. Lockhart 3
Canyon 2. Round Rock Westwood 2
Canyon at Seguin Smithson Valley at Clemens Now Braunfels at Boerne San Marcos at Tivy
Texas football players named in steroid story
AUSTIN (AP/ — A state agency will audit two Austin pharmacies. including one where a former University of I exas football player allegedly fiUed false prescriptions for steroids, an official said
State officials on Monday seized records, prescriptions and invoices from two pharmacies near die Urn versily of Texas campus The records span the iasi 18 mondts “I really can’t comment too much We’re certainly not in posi nor. to make any kind of allega lions against anybody at this point,” said Fred S. Brinkley, executive director of the State Boaid oJ Pharmacy.
“We’re noi accusing anybody of anything, and we haven't charged anybody.’’
Also, an Ausun pharmacist has told the Austin American Statesman that he filled at least four prescriptions for steroids las. year from Duncanville doctor David Hubler, but tie said he had
no knowledge the prescnpuons were falsified Weightlifter Tim Bruner, who told die newspaper he bought falsified prescriptions for steroids through a broker for V400 last October without the miua) knowledge they were falsified, said he engaged in two transactions with Texas football players
Bruner said he witnessed the first transaction between his broker and Kevin Wiley outside a campus dormitory where the players live. Bruner said lie was told by his broker drat the second exchange inside the dom) involved a second football player.
Bruner picked out Wiley’s picture from more than a dozen mug shots taken from a Texas football media guide. In addition, Bruner said the broker told him the player who sold him the prescriptions was Wiley.
STEROIDS, Pag* 7
Mavs win on controversial free throws
DALLAS (AP) — Tile last lime Rolando Blackman stood at the free throw line with no time left and the game hanging rn the balance, his shots were viewed by a much larger audience.
Blackman’s two free throws after ume had expired sent the 1987 All-Star game into overtime and Blackman’s West squad went on to beat the East.
On Monday night, there were only about 8,000 fans left at Reunion Arena when Blackman’s two foul shots after the final buzzer lifted the Dallas Mavericks over the New Jersey Nets, 102-100
“There was even more pressure in the All-Star situation because we were behind by two," Blackman said. “Here, I’ve only got to make one.”
Blackman scored Dallas’ last 12 points over the final 3:35 as the Mavericks wiped out a 12-point fourth quarter deficit and handed the Nets their ninth consecutive road defeat Blackman and Derek Harper scored 21 points each for Dallas.
Blackman, an 88 percent free throw shooter, said he feels comfortable in such illusions
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Sacramento Monday's Gamas
Boston 126. Indiana 101 Phoenix 126, Charlo Ile 93 Utah 106 Orlando 88 Dallas 102, New Jersey IOO Seattle 105. Golden Stale 99
Denver at ,'tlanta. 6 30 p rn Charlotte ct Indiana 6 30 p rn LACIippers at Miami, 6 30 p m LA Lakers at Minnesota, 7pm Phoenix at New York, 7pm Milwaukee al Chicago, 7 30p rn New Jersey al Houston, 7 30 p rn Philadelphia at Sari Antonio, 7 30 p rn Cleveland at Seattle, 9 pm.
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“It’s just that, a free throw,” Blackman said. "Nobody can touch you. It’s just you, the ball and the rim.
I felt very confident.”
The Mavericks emerged from a ume out with a play designed to gel
the ball to Blackman Blackman pump-faked Reggie Them, got him in the air, and almost made the 16-foot-er. Official Bill Saar called a foul on Thens
“There was enough contact to call
the foul,” Blackman said. “You’re never sure they’ll call it in that situation, but there was enough contact that he had to.’’
Nets Coach Bill Filch felt no foul should have been called on the Blackman field goal attempt.
“You shouldn’t end a gam like that,” Fitch said. “Those guys in the other locker room know you don’t end a game where both teams work so hard on a call like that.”
Mavericks Coach Richie Adubaio said there was no doubt who would Lake the final shot.
“We’ve got a guy who’s as good as anybody in die clutch," Adubaio said. “When you put him on the line at the end of the game, it’s automatic.” Dallas had dropped six of its previous seven games.
Blackman convened only one of two free throws with 10.5 seconds left to push Dallas’ lead to IOO 98 and Theus drilled a 14-footer with 4.7 *ec-onds remaining to tie the game at IOO.
Derrick Coleman scored 24 points and pulled down 12 rebounds to lead the Nets, who also got 21 points from Mookie Blaylock and 20 from Theus
The local baseball teams are playing at home tonight, with Smithson Valley in an early game and Canyon and New Braunfels both playing at 7:30 pm.
The Rangers host San Murals at 6 p.m. in a rematch of the season opener. Smithson Valley won that game, 7-0, as Malt Gawlik started the season with a one-hitter.
Smithson Valley is coming off a strong .showing in the Edgewood tournament over the weekend. The Rangers came back to defeat Holy Cross and Edgewood, then fell 7-4 to a Memorial learn ranked fourth in the state in 4A.
Ranger shortstop Jason LaRuc had three home runs in the tournament. LaRuc is one of two SV players hitting over .500 after six games — his .571 leads the team John Belcher is batting .526 for the Rangers, while Fernando Moreno is close behind at .467.
Smithson Valley is 4-2 for the season.
Canyon, which is coming off a championship at the Lxickhart round-robin tournament, hosts former district-rival Alamo Heights at 7:30 p.m.
The Cougars evened their record at 3-3 with their 2-1 showing at Lock-
Sm BASEBALL, Pay* 7Canyon shortstop Junior Rodriguez takes a throw from home in an earlier game against Boerne The Cougars host another team from their old district today when AlamoHeights visits for a 7:30 p m game Both Smithson Valley and New Braunfels are also hosting games tonight (Photo by Erik Karlsson)