New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 20, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas
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NBHS keeps district record perfect
By THOMAS GODLEY
When pitcher Joy Orr wasn’t hurting the Bastrop Lady Bears with strikes, she was doing her best to beat them on the other side of the plate.
Orr, a senior right-hander, struck out six batters and collected three hits, including a home run, as the New Braunfels Unicorns routed Bastrop 11-1 and kept their district record perfect on Tuesday night in Bastrop.
With the victory, the Unicorns (11-8, 4-0)
stayed firmly entrenched atop the District 28-4A standings.
Bastrop was defenseless against the Unicom scoring attack which tallied two runs in each of the first three innings to take a commanding 6-0 lead.
The Unicorns exploded for five more mns in the fourth inning before the Lady Bears got on the scoreboard. The game was called on the 10-run rule in the fifth inning.
Roxanne Blue and Melinda Aguirre both hit triples in the fourth inning that brought in runs.
The Unicorns had eight hits and only a single error — a statistic that pleased NB coach Cindy Manley.
“Bastrop has struggled, but they usually hit the ball well,” Manley said. “It was good to see us come close to not having any errors.”
The Unicorns next play Smithson Valley on Friday at NBHS. The J.V. plays at 2 p.m., followed by varsity at 3:45 p.m.
In other district action, the Lockhart Lady Lions edged the Canyon Cougarettes in a 17-16 shootout in Lockhart. Smithson Valley topped Hays 9-3.
New Braunfels 11, Lockhart 1 Lockhart 17, Canyon 16 Smithson Valley 9, Hays 3 Kerrville Tivy 13. Fox TechIn the newsGolfer hits an ace at Landa
Loren Poppe of Fairmont, MN sank a hole-in-one on the 15th hole at Landa Park Golf Course last week.
The shot came on a par three from 155 yards away off the end of a seven wood.
Poppe, a senior citizen and vacationer at Schlitterbahn Water Park, finished with a score of 94 on the 18-hole course.
NB boys’ track takes 2nd place at Kerrville
\ From staff reports
KERRVILLE —The New Braunfels varsity boys’ track team captured second place last week at the Kerrville Tivy Relays.
The Unicorns tallied 88 points to take the runner-up spot behind Del Rio which had 182. Fredericksburg was third with 80 and Lake Travis was fourth with 62. Uvalde, Tivy and Dripping Springs rounded out top seven teams.
New Braunfels put on a strong showing despite missing several key team members who were on spring break.
Five Unicorns placed in the top five in the field events. Clay Skarovsky led the way with a first place finish in the pole vault, clearing 13-6.
Klint Kingsbury took third place in the discus with a toss of 139*3.
E. Graves was fourth in the high jump at 5-4. David Sinynonds came in fourth in the triple jump at 39-11 inches. L. Perez took sixth in the shot
put with a throw of 41-61/2.
In the track events, Jeff Garsnett captured first in the 3,200 meter run with a time of 10:02.69 and fourth in the 1,600 at 4:48.54.
The Unicom relay team of Cooper Cogdell, David Simmonds, Copen-hauer and Valdez raced to fifth place in the 400 meter relay at 45.42. Del Rio was first at 43.22.
Merle Meder came in fourth in the 800 with a time of 2:06.29 and third in the 200 at 23.38.
Jaime Copenhaucr was third in the 400 meter dash, coming in at 52.56. D. Valdez was sixth at 53.63.First went to P.W. Solis of Del Rio at 49.41.
New Braunfels runners Valdez, Meder, Copenhauer and Lopez took second in the 1,600 meter relay with a time of 3:27.99. just behind Del Rio at 3:27.82.
In junior varsity competition, R. Gorman was first in the 3,200 meter run with a time of 10:48.30.
W. Welch was fifth in the 800 meter nm at 2:16.06.
NBHS alumni prove age not a factor in 12-7 win over Unicorns
By THOMAS GODLEY
A few pounds heavier but nevertheless skilled on the diamond, the New Braunfels alumni team showed the younger Unicorns that age is only a number.
Tallying six runs in the seventh inning, the alumni cruised to a 12-7 victory on Tuesday night at Unicom Field.
The good-spinted battle of youth versus age was highlighted by Mike Chapa, Sr. and son Mikey Jr. finding themselves in a pitching duel in the fifth inning. Leading 7-5, the elder Chapa struck out junior who in the previous inning had let dad reach first base on a fielder’s choice.
Fx-Unicom Rico Herrera pleased the crowd with three run homer over the nght field fence to give the alumni a 7-1 lead in (lie fourth inning.
Former NBHS all-district infielder Jeff Gonzales entered in the seventh inning and struck out two hatters to preserve the win.
Shannon Thayer was the Unicorn , offensive standout with three hits in five plate appearances.
Former coach Pele Garza guideu the alumni team which featured former players Ryan Villareal, Bdl Saurez, Ricky Gomez, Greg Overturf, Brian Martinez Joe Luna, Erie Martinez, Denny Lehman, Gary Fishbeck, Troy Turman, Matt Patterson, Jesse Diaz, Orlando Castilleja and Raul Cantu.Making the tag at third
Chad Wehe slides into third base during the New Braunfels Unicorns alumni game on Tuesday night at NBHS.
The 1996 Unicorns came up short 12-7 against the aider Unicorns who were led by former NBHS coach Poler Garza.
Herald-Zeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALLT-Bar-M to host spring tennis tournament on March 24
A Spring Fling Tennis Tournament is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. Sundaay, March 24 at T-Bar-M Tennis Ranch in New Braunfels.
The men’s and women’s doubles tournament, featuring a “king and queen of the court,” is open to the public. Director Paul Domanski will present award to the winners. Drinks and snacks will b£ provided. The fee is 12.50 per person and must be made by March 21.Adult softball season to begin
A meeting for adult softball players is set for Thursday, March 21 at 7 p.m. at Wholesale Beers, across from Canyon High School.
Rosters and fees will be due at that time. A short meeting to review American Softball Assocation and New Braunfels Softball Association rules will begin at 7:30 p.m.
For more information, call 609-3125Registration continues for Hummel Golf Tournament
Golfers can still sign up to play in the Hummel Museum’s Golf Tournament set for Landa Park Course on Friday, March 29, and many local businesses and individuals have made contributions to this tournament to make it a success.
The competition starts at 8 a.m. Registration fee is $50 per person for a four-man team, which includes green fee. cart rental, lunch and prizes.
Tournament Chair Frank Schaeffer has assembled a wide array of sponsors and prizes for the tournament, including a hole-in-one prize 1996 Ford Ranger XLT courtesy of Bluebonnet Motors on the par 3 hole No. 9.
Tickets will be sold for the museum’s Hummelfest Raffle. Prizes include a signed Ben Hogan sculpture by Paul Tadlock of New Braunfels and two round-trip airline tickets compliments of Continental Airlines and Rennert’s New Braunfels Travel.
For more information, call (210) 609-5131 or pick up an entry form at the Hummel Museum.Rockin’ R sponsors volleyball, inner tubing competition
The Rockin’ R Riverjam is signing up volleyball teams ancf inner tubing contestants for the April 6 music festival. Sign up also is being taken for a jalepeno-eatmg contest scheduled for 3 p.m.
The fee is $30 per volleyball team. Call : Barry’s Underpass Saloon after noon at
625-1223 for entry forms. The inner tube contest begins at 1 p m. Cost is $10 per person, which includes an inner tube, lifejacket and transportation to the river
Entry fee is $7 for the jalepeno eating contest.
All contests have first, second and third place prizes. Tickets to the Riverjam are $5 or $10 per family. Each contestant in the volleyball, inner tubing and jalapeno eating contest receives free entry into the festival.
For more information, call 609-5030,
Optimists club golf toumoy sot for March 30
The New Braunfels Optimists will kick off the first annual “Friends of Youth Golf Tournament” Saturday, March 30 at Rebecca Creek Golf Course, northeast of Spring Branch,
Deadline for registration is March 23 Proceeds from the tournament will benefit local youth scouts, Little League teams, I Boys’ State programs, bicycle safety courses, a Youth Appreciation Banquet and funding for scholarships.
Van Noy leads CHS past Reagan
From staff reports
The Canyon Cougars scored four runs in the fourth inning and defeated the Austin Reagan Raiders 9-4 on Monday night in Austin.
Canyon improved its record to 8-6 and rebounded from a series split in the Belton Tournament on Saturday. After winning the first game over Temple, Canyon lost in the second round, lite final game for third place was rained out.
Senior right-hander Jerry Van Noy went six innings to earn the victory over Reagan. He gave up two hits and struck out 13 hatters before leaving the mound lo-Rea-gan George.
Hie Cougars opened the scoring in the first inning with two runs. Van Noy hit a double that drove
Brett Parrish who had reached first on an error and was sacrificed to third base. George singled Van Noy home.
In the third inning, Ricky Boehle walked with one out, stole second and scored pn a double by Van Noy. Brandon Cox connected on a sacrifice fly that brought home Van Noy.
Four runs were added in the fourth inning as Canyon took command. Jason Shields, Tyson Carroll and Brett Parrish loaded the bases on walks. Ricky Boehle hit into a fielder’s choice, but an error led to two runs. Van Noy then singled lo dnve in Parrish and Boehle.
Shields got a hit in the fifth inning that brought in George and completed the scoring.
'Die Cougars next host Austin McNeil on Friday at 7 p.m. at Cougar Field.
Cowboys’ Irvin called as drug witness
DALLAS (AP) — Prosecutors say Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Michael Irvin will be subpoenaed to testify Thursday before a grand jury about why he was in a motel room where a woman was arrested on drug charges.
While invesUgaUng a motel manager’s complaint early March 4 about possible prostitution and drug use, poll ce in suburban Irving said they discovered marijuana, cocaine and drug paraphernalia in a room occupied by four people.
A woman identified as Angela Renee Beck, 22, of Ce (Jar Hill, a south Dallas suburb, was the only person ane
“The narcotics were found in her property or immediately around her’’ and she claimed all the drugs belong cd lo her, Ll. Jiminy Perdue of the Irving Police Department said T uesday night.
Now, Dallas County prosecutors say they want statements from Irvin, former Cowboys’ tight end Alfredo Roberts and another woman.
"Somebody possessed those drugs. There were four p eople in that rtxim, and I don’t know if it was one of the rn or all of them. We’re just trying to find out,” First Assistant District Attorney Norm Xinne said-
‘The only pitcher I had left was Mike Armstrong, and the reason I didn’t use him was that I wanted to win the game.”
— Billy Martin
Herald-Zeitung photo bv MICHAEL DARNALL New Braunfels midfielder Andy Holtman played heads-up soccer on Tuesday night in a 2-1 playoff victory over Austin Bowie.
Unicorns oust Bowie
By THOMAS GODLEY
The New Braunfels Unicorns hadn’t given up a point in four games. In fact, they hadn’t trailed an opponent since Feb. 13 against Alamo Heights.
So when the Austin Bowie Bulldogs (11-3-1) surprised everyone with a goal at the 5-minute mark in the first half, naturally there was a bit of concern among the faithful at Unicom Stadium on Tuesday night.
Not to worry.
At the 10-minute mark, midfielder Kyle Reneau took a penalty kick and nailed the shot past Bowie goalie Daniel Smith for a 1-1 tie. Given that spark, the Unicorns (16-2-3) scored again 17 minutes later when Josh Motz ricocheted a shot off the top post. The ball bounced to midfielder Marco Sanchez who drilled the deflection into the net from 18 yards out.
The 2-1 lead was all New Braunfels needed to get past their second-round playoff opponent. The defense stiffened in the second half, holding Bowie scoreless the rest of the way, and the Unicorns advanced to face Round Rock McNeil, a 6-0 winner over Seguin.
Though unexpected, the early deficit hardly rattled the playoff-sawy Unicorns.
“It wasn’t that big a deal at that point,” Reneau said. "It was so early when they scored, we knew there was plenty of time to come back. We’d come back before in other games this season so we knew we just had to keep our heads up and get back into the game. It wasn’t our best effort, but we did what we had to do to win.”
The Bulldogs came out aggressively in the second half but were unable to penetrate the Unicorns defensive pressure by Sid Gosa, Micheal Kawa-zoe, Andy Holtman and Travis Baker. Meanwhile, Joe Burke, P.A. Vargas and Sanchez kept up the offensive attack.! mum • jujuoimJ
. Secured with the lead, NBHS coach Bob Rodriguez went into a defensive mode with 20 minutes remaining, using a single forward formation and attacking the middle. The Unicorns finished with an 18-6 edge in shots on goal. .
“We fell like we had control in the second half,” Rodriguez said. “We went lo our defensive stand and still had some scoring opportunities.”