New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 10, 1993, New Braunfels, Texas
Wednesday, March 10,1993
Herald-Zrttung, New BraunfelsCougar win seals first playoff spot in three years
By DOUGLAS PILS
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The Canyon Cougars choked the late-season I.
suxge of the Clemens Buffaloes Tuesday night for a 5-0 victory which secured the Cougars their
first playoff berth since 1990. ***
Canyon (12-4-1, 7-4 in district) sandwiched a "Cly _ ; 'J/ - •"**' r^’V*.*--* v'.; ].; oV'V’; ’l'''■j£~<\' v--.: -\"},* A \>
balanced scoring attack between the 23rd and
24th goals of the season for sophomore Vince ^
Bueno, as the defensive front led by Made Mills, I
Bryan Yuras and Jason Barucky cut down every J . '
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mark in district and the Buffaloes were 4-6 with P |fW|f fl^H
two games to play. Canyon had clinched at F^Ifl ’>>.} ‘■c-:v>
least a tie for third with its last victory, but V*H<V /. needed to knock off the Buffs to secure the play- I
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i nsist from Mike Hargrove. Canyon kept up /
ti e intensity all half long, barely missing on ._/ ^ ^ ~ ^
both sides of the goal and a header by Jerry 2-—, . «„ ^-„^i--
Van Noy bounced off the crossbar before Sean Canyon's Bryan Yuras, Jerry. Van Ney and Vince Bueno celebrate Canyon's playoff-securing win
Mere put another goal in with 21:37 left in the over Clemens Tuesday night. Bueno added his 23rd and 24th goals of the season, including one
half. Michael Lugo made the score 3-0 with with just 3:52 gone in the game. Photo by John Huseth.
7:40 left when he picked up a rebound off a
hard Bueno shot and slammed it in the back of ®* *® game. intense in the first half. I thought we literally
the net "We were trying to go out there and score ear- took the game away in the first half. In the
Coach Bueno said he wanted to strike early and I think that helped, Bueno said. Vince second half we didn't Quite have the intensity but
and take the fight out of a team that had held P“* «• in there with only about 3:30 gone in the
Alamo Heights scoreless in the last 50 minutes 3ame ant* that helped. The kids were really SmCouqms, Pege 10A
Sophomore Melvin Page heads a bal during Canyon's 5-0 win over Clemens to secure a playoff berth. Photo by John Huseth.
Rangerettes cruise to first district victory
Canyon's Marty Robles led the Cougar attack Tuesday night wfth four RBls and he was 3 for 4 at the plate. Photo by John Huseth.Canyon roars past Lions
The Canyon Cougars lapsed the third,
into a defensive coma to give up The five-run third was high-
five late runs, but it was not near lighted by a three-run homer by
enough as the Cougars took a junior Lance Beekman. Berk-
resounding 13-5 win over Lock- man is now tied with Parrish for
hart Tuesday night the team lead with three home
Bene Quiterrez worked the win runs on the season,
for the Cougars (6-4) and Marty In other Comal County action
Robles came on in the fifth to fin- last night, Smithson Valley
ish out the game. blanked Floresville 10-0 on the
Robles was the offensive etal- road and New Braunfels slipped
wart of the game with three hits at Seguin 5-4.
in four at bats and four RBIs. Brad Smith and Jason Long Chip Parrish was 2 for 2, Jake combined to two-hit Floresville Williford was 2 for 4 and Brett to up the Ranger^ record to 5-3. Zaeske was 2 for 3. Canyon Brant Borgfeld suffered the defoat scored four runs in the fourth, for the Unicorns, pitching a corn-three in the second and five in pieta game.