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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 8, 2003, New Braunfels, Texas BRAT 4VA1UU6 COPY Contact Sports Editor Bryan Adams, at 625-9144 ext. 223 Sports Saturday March 8, 2003 IBUnicorns take two on the chin BaseballNB loses to Irving Nimitz, Fingerville By Bryan Adams Sports Editor Coming off a pair of wins Thursday in the 2003 New Braunfels Baseball Tbumament, the Unicorns struggled offensively, defensively and on the mound in a pair of losses to Plugerville and Irving Nimitz Friday at Unicom Field. Nimitz rallied for two runs in the first inning and five runs in the sec ond off starter Tyler Smith, who lasted I 1/3 innings, and the Vikings coasted to an 11-0 win in five innings. Starter Grant Greer was the losing pitcher in New Braunfels’ 16-0 loss to Pflugerville in Game I on Friday. On Thursday, sophomore Ryan Quidley pitched a complete game three-hitter to beat Temple 2-1 and junior Brad Bevil tossed a five-hit shutout to beat Uvalde 8-0. ‘The biggest difference today was the pitching,” NB head coach Doug Edwards said. “We’re way behind on our pitchers with the amount of work they’ve had. My No. I and No. 2 pitched great yesterday, but today we struggled throwing strikes. We kept putting baserunners on and kept falling behind in the count.” Smith gave up seven hits, four walks and hit a batter before Chad Bailey replaced him with one out in the second. Bailey allowed a bases loaded walk before getting two groundball outs to end the inning. In the third, Bailey gave up two runs (one unearned) on one hit, two walks and an error at first base. Jeremy Erben pitched the fourth and gave up two runs (both unearned) See UNICORNS NEW BRAUNFELS HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL TOURNAMENT Thursday’s games (at Unicom Field) New Braunfels 8, Uvalde 0 Corpus Christi King 7, Pleasanton 3 A&M Consolidated 8, Pflugerville 0 A&M Consolidated 6, Boerne 4 New Braunfels 2, Temple 1 (at Loop 337 Field) C. Christi King 11, Irving Nimitz 1 Irving Nimitz 3, Pleasanton 1 Friday’s games (at Unicom Field) Pflugerville 16, New Braunfels 0 Uvalde 5, Pleasanton 3 Boerne 5, Temple 2 Irving Nimitz 11, New Braunfels 0 A&M Consolidated 15, Uvalde 4* (at Loop 337 Field) Boerne 6, Corpus Christi King 0 Pflugerville 10, Irving Nimitz 3 A&M Consociated 5, Pleasanton 1 Temple 10, Corpus Christi King 9 Today’s games (at Unicom Field) Pflugerville vs. Boerne, 11 a.m. Third place game, 2 p.m. Championship game (A&M Cons. vs. Plugerville-Boeme winner, 4:30 p.m. (at Loop 337 Field) Temple vs. Uvalde, 11 am Seventh place game (New Braunfels vs. Corpus Christi King), 2 p.m. Fifth place game, 4:30 p.m. Tickets available at the gate tjJLj Vf % % a DAVID INGRAM/Herald-Zeitung Canyon toward Andrew Ayala (10) controls the ball in front of a New Braunfels defender during Friday’s game at Unicom Stadium. Ayala scored the only goal in Canyon’s 1-0 win. CHS closes out season with win Cougars beat Unicorns 1-0 From staff reports The Canyon boys soccer team closed out the 2003 season with a 1-0 win over crosstown rival New Braunfels Friday night at Unicom Stadium. Canyon junior forward Andrew Ayala scored on header off a crossing pass from junior Zeb Vicknair for the only goal of the game. Canyon’s defensive fine of senior Juan Sanchez, junior Bryan Jonas, senior Danny Bourgeois and junior Kyle Koepp helped goalkeepers Neal Hill and Joe Isaac record the shutout. Canyon finished the season in fourth place in Dis-trice 27-4A with a 5-6-1 record (11-11-1 overall). New Braunfels ended the season with a 2-7-3 record in district and 7-11-3 overall. ►SVHS boys soccer The Smithson Valley boys soccer team remained undefeated in District 27-5A play after beating East Central 2-0 Friday night at home. Josh Low scored the first goal for the Rangers during the fifth minute off an assist from Brad Ray. The Rangers went up 2-0 on a goal by Reagan Schneider during the 37th minute with an assist from Ryan Boregson. Smithson Valley improved to 16-5-2 overall and 9-0 in district. The Rangers, who have already clinched the district title, close out the regular season against San Antonio Southwest at 7 p.m. Tuesday in San Antonio. ►SVHS 0rls soccer The Smithson Valley girls soccer team lost its first district game and just its third loss all season Friday night to East Central, 3-2. Dana Mecke and Kori Adkins scored goals for the Rangers. The Rangers (18-3-1 overall, 8-1 in District 27-5A), who defeated the Hornets 1-0 in their first meeting earlier this season, fell into a tie for first place tie. Smithson Valley closes out the regular season against San Antonio Southwest at 7 p.m. Tuesday at home. Canyon softball team crushes Del Valle 11-1 Coogs improve to 2-0 in district From staff reports The Canyon softball team improved to 2-0 in District 26-4A play after beating Del Valle 11-1 Friday at home. The Cougarettes (8-3 overall, 2-0 in District 25-4A) were coming off a 3-2 win over cross-town rival New Braunfels on Tuesday. Pitcher Chelsea Klar gave up one run on two walks and struck out six. Nicci Fite was 2-for-3 at the plate with a run scored and a run batted in. Sarah Batey was 2-for-4 with a run scored and Blanca Avalos was I-for-3 with three RBI. Canyon plays Lockhart at 7 p.m. Tuesday at home. ►NBHS softball AUSTIN — Lake Travis needed just four hits to score runs in the first and fourth innings Friday night to beat the New Braunfels softball team 2-0. New Braunfels starter Quinn Koelfgen (2-2) pitched seven innings to get the loss. “They just had a lot of speed,” NB head coach Tracy Greebon said. “We had a few passed balls and they were able to take advantage of that with their speed.” NB (3-5,0-2) plays at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Bastrop and 5:30 p.m. Wednesday against Fredericksburg at home. Smithson Valley wins again at Bobcat Tourney From staff reports SAN ANTONIO — Smithson Valley won its second straight game in the South San Bobcat Baseball Tbumament Friday after beating San Antonio Jay 4-2 at Burrows-Gustafson Field. Junior pitcher Jacob DeLoaeh pitched seven complete innings, gave up four hits, walked one and struck out seven Mustangs. DeLoaeh also was 2-for-3 at the plate with a double. Smithson Valley (5-1) next plays Converse Judson at 12:30 p.m. and San Antonio Lee at 3 p.m. today. The Rangers defeated Lee 9-2 in their season opener on Feb. 17 and Judson defeated Lee 11-1 Thursday. Also on Thursday, Smithson Valley senior pitcher Chris Dabbs picked up his third win of the season as the Rangers defeated host South San Antonio High School 2-1. Dabbs (3-0) pitched five innings and Brett Laxton closed out to get the save. They gave up a combined four hits in the game. No. 9 batter Greg Gutierrez was 2-for-3 in the game with the game-winning RBI, scoring Jay Wamke. Dabbs also had an RBI-single. Unbeaten champs Unicorns beat Cougarettes 3-1, eliminate CHS from playoffs By Brett Baca Staff Writer With a playoff berth hanging in the balance Friday night at Cougar Stadium, the Canyon girls soccer team scored first in the 53rd minute of its final district game of the season against cross-town rivale New Braunfels. - ' But the Unicorns responded two minutes later on Kayla Thornton’s 15-yard blast and added two more goals in the next IO minutes to seal Canyon’s season closed, 3-1. The Cougarettes (9-6-3 overall, 5-5-2 in District 27-4A) needed a victory over the Unicorns (18-4-1, 11-0-1) to make the playoffs, or a draw would have tied them for the third district playoff spot, just one season after finishing 1-9 in district play. With Canyon’s loss, Boerne (12-5-3, 5-4-3) claimed the third playoff spot. ‘We didn’t make the playoffs, but this was probably one of the more successful years for this program so far,” Canyon head coach Dustin Gold said. ‘We had a great year here in my first season as head coach and we came a long way with a young and inexperienced team. We have a really bright future and now it’s time to get ready for next season.” Canyon did not look like it was ready to go anywhere but the playoffs in the first half Friday. Playing a tight and physical defense, the Cougarettes kept the Unicorns at bay for most of the first half, allowing just seven shots on goal and stopping five. “It was really physical out there, especially in the first half with the 0-0 tie,” Thornton said. ‘They (Canyon) played great. TTieyfre good competition and they came out to play because they knew they had a shot at going to the playoffs. We knew they were going to be ready to play and they were.” Canyon’s readiness paid off at the 27:27 mark of the second half when New Braunfels forward Tracey Whitley tried to push the ball up field after a failed Canyon attack. Whitley dribbled up the left side of the field, but Canyon midfielder BAYLEA TAYLOR/Herald-Zertung New Braunfels defender Sammy Lingamfelter (8) controls the ball In front of Canyon forward Sarah Redwine (4) during Friday’s game at Cougar Stadium. New Braunfels beat Canyon 3-1 to finish the season undefeated in district and eliminated Canyon from playoff contention in the process. Jennifer Holm was there to steal the ball and send it back in to Sarah Redwine, who received the pass on the fly, spun around New Braunfels stopper Kat Speck, and found the back left of the net for a 1-0 lead. “Sometimes that’s the worst thing that you can do against a good team — come out and score.” Gold said. “Because then they are going to be out to get you.” Sure enough, two minutes later Thornton scored from 15 yards out in the middle of the field on a pass from Whitley. “When they (Canyon) scored I started panicking. See SOCCER/2B BAYLEA TAYLOR/HerakTZettung New Braunfels forward Tracey Whitley (11) goes for the loose ball in front of the Canyon goal before scoring the goahead goal Friday at Cougar Stadium. NB won 3-1. ;