New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 22, 1994, New Braunfels, Texas
■ Tuesday. March 22,1994
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Chicago Bulls at New York Knicks, 7 p.m., TNT, Channel 23.
■ WOOLDRIDGE QUfTS SWT: Jim
Wooldridge resigned as head coach at Southwest Texas State University Monday to take a job as head basketball coach at Louisiana Tech. Four days after he coached the Bobcats in their first NCAA Tournament game, he accepted on Monday a four-year contract with Tech of the Sun Belt Conference in a deal reportedly worth $69,000 a year.RACING
Hill Country Kart Club
.■ HILL COUNTRY KART CLUB RACE RESULTS: Race results from March 13 at the Hill Country Kart Club in New Braunfels: (Shifters) I. Bill Miller, 2. Brian Long, 3. Scott Strauch, 4. Terry Tilton; (Jr. Sportsman) I. Adam Kelley, 2. Jacob Fulgham, 3. Charlie Bass; (Restricted Jr.) I. Josh Fulgham, 2. Jon Muth, 3. Mark Clevenger, 4. Dalton Campbell; (Expert II)
I. Edwin Braziel, 2. Ben Campbell, 3.
Merry Brinkhoeter, 4. Niccola Zacca, 5. Steve Tunned, 6. Doug Line, 7. Bob Gullets, 8. Kim Miller, 9. Bennie Campbell; (Expert I) I. Roger Kelley, 2. Sammy Bulner, 3. Goerge Culver, 4. John Rucinsky; (Yamaha Heavy) I. Coy Dayton, 2. Tom Muth, 3. Scott Rister, 4. Joe Galled, 5. Rick Love, 6. Rodney Testerman, 7. Luis Ramos, 8. Marc La Nove.
Hill Country Kart Club is located at 507 Loop 337, and races are held on the second anf fourth Sunday of each month. The next race will be March 27 at I p.m.BASEBALL
Upcoming Schedule: Tuesday — Clemens at New Braunfels, 4 p.m., Unicom Field; Boerne at Canyon, 7 p.m., Cougar Field; Smithson Valley at Alamo Heights; Uvalde at Kerrville Tivy; Friday • Canyon at New Braunfels; Clemens at Smithson Valley; Alamo Heights at Uvalde; Kerrville Tivy at Boerne;
■ NB GIRLS FACE TRAVIS: The Unicom girls soccer team faces Austin Travis in an opening playoff game tonight at 6 p.m. at Austin House Park, on Lamar and 15th Street.
District 28-5A standings.
San Marcos Clemens Smithson Valley Lockhart Hays
New Braunfels Canyon
Playoff soccer results from Canyon and New Braunfels games.
■1973: Tennis greats Chris Evart and Martina Navratilova compete tor the first time.
That they possess opposing styles and complimentary personalities has made the competition attractive and their own rivalry tolerable. They have taken turns ruing, so they have not knocked each other out, but have served, in turn, to carry each other ahead”
—Freak Deford May 26, 1996M Area soccer playoff, New Braunfels vs. Round Rock Westwood
New Braunfels ready for area playoff match after opening bye
hhra/d-Zartung photo by JOHN HUSETH
Now Braunfels forward Rubsn Gonzales and tbs rest of the Unicom soccer team head Into tonight's area playoff match with Round Rock Westwood healthy, as starters Albert Gallegos and Marco Sanchez return after injuries. The game at Unicom Stadium begins at 7 p.m.
By jodi Mcdonald
Special to the Herald-Zeitunp_
If it’s true that what you don’t know can’t hurt you, then the New Braunfels Unicorns should have no problem in tonight’s match with Round Rock Westwood.
Right after explaining that it is Westwood, not Westlake, that is the second-place winner of District 49, it needs to follow that Round Rock defeated Austin Travis 1-0 Saturday afternoon in bi-district to advance to the area playoffs.
Tonight's game is at Unicom Stadium, and is expected to begin at 7 p.m.
They have established a KM district record to lead them to New Braunfels.
The Unicorns have been off since their 0-0 tie against Alamo Heights gave them their third consecutive District Championship title and a bye in first-round playoffs.
The bye gave the Unicorns the time needed to recover from injuries and penalties that kept key starters from playing at their best, but New Braunfels coach Bob Rodriguez does have some concerns about the effects of time lost between games.
“We haven’t played a game in a week, but we have continued to practice every day,” Rodriguez said. “On the positive side, we do have playoff experience, so we know what to expect.”
Although the Unicom team is largely a sophomore team, last years’ varsity members had the unique experience of advancing to the state level.
“I’m hoping that the senior leadership will come through for us,” Rodriguez said.
Rodriguez had the opportunity to view the Westwood-Travis game this past Saturday.
“Westwood is more of a speed team that plays a control game.," he said.Soccer Playoffs
Tuesday’s schedule for high school soccer playoff action:
Round Rock Westwood at New Braunfels, Tuesday, 7 p.m.,
Canyon at Austin Reagan, Tuesday, 7 p.m., Nelson Field.
New Braunfels vs. Austin Bowie, Tuesday, 6 p.m., Austin House Park.
They had 16 shots at goal, playing an overlapping long ball. I think they’ll give us a good game.”
Rodriguez went on to explain that Round Rock has two very skilled midfielders and a forward who scored the single goal on an individual effort.
New Braunfels finished district at 9-0-3, and has continued to build in team strength as the season progressed. Inexperience played a major role in the pre-season losses, but it has been two months since the Unicorns have lost a game.
With Albert Gallegos and Marco Sanchez back in the line-up, the Unicorns field nine players experienced in playoff action.
Rodriguez won a coin toss to earn the home field advantage, and added, “That was the first flip I’ve ever won!” New Braunfels could feasibly setup a rematch of the Cougars and Unicorns in the sectional game should both teams win tonight.
■ Area soccer playoff, Canyon vs. Austin Reagan
On the road again
Cougars lose flip, but hope for area playoff win tonight against Raiders
By RICHARD TIJERINA
Last year, Canyon soccer coach Danny Bueno won thnre coin flips in a row to determine playing site for the playoffs. This year, however, has not been as kind.
Bueno can't make heads or tails of it.
This year, I can't win," Bueno said after losing his second straight coin flip after last Friday's 4-3 shootout win over Round Rock McNeil.
But if the Cougars continue to win, Bueno will take the coin flips any way he can get them.
Canyon's playoff quest continues tonight, when the Cougars take to the road again and play Austin Reagan at Nelson Field at 7 p.m.
Bueno said he knows little about the Raiders, whose season record is 8-6-3 but whose district record of 8-0-2 earned them the right for a first-round bye.
But Reagan coach David Rest has seen the Cougars twice; earlier In the year, he watched Canyon lose the consolation game of the Austin Independent School District Tournament to Austin Travis. He also was present last Friday when the Cougars beat McNeil.
The plan of attack for Reagan is obvious, Rest said, lf you can't stop talented Canyon forward Vince Bueno, you're going to have a hard time slowing Canyon down.
"Canyon has a super forward in Bueno, and pretty good midfielders to back him up," said Rest, in his fourth year with the Raiders. "TheyVe got a solid defense, and a goalkeeper who did a super job the other night."
Indeed. Junior goalkeeper Rugger Gottsackcr shined against the Mavericks; in addition to a gravity defying save in the second half, Gottsacker also may have saved the day when he forced McNeil's Khodc Oliwafe to shoot wide right on the Mavericks' last gasp in the shootout.
Canyon vs. Reagan
■ WHAT: Canyon Cougars vs. Austin Reagan Raiders, area playoff game.
■ WHEN: T uesday, 7 p m
■ WHERE: Nelson Field
■ RECORDS: Canyon is 13-5-4; Reagan is 8-6-3.
■ HOW THEY GOT HERE: Canyon defeated Round Rock McNeil 4-3 in a bi district playoff game last Friday; Reagan received a first-round bye
■ HOWTO GETTO NELSON FlttD:
Take Interstate 35 North to Austin; Exit 290 East toward HoustonGo right on 290 East. Take a left on second exit, Berkman Dr; Nelson Field is on corner of 290 East and Berkman Dr., across the street from Reagan High School
"Rugger is real good, real quick," Coach Bueno said "He'i got great hands. We felt confident when we went into the shootout because Rugger does a real good job against us in practice."
This is the farthest the Raiders have advanced into the playoffs; they have yet to win a playoff game under Rest, even though they have qualified for the playoffs for three straight years. They advanced to this second round via the bye last week.
The Raiders arc led by senior forward Ruben Becera, junior midfielder Andres Jaimes and junior stopper Marco Lopez.
Rest said he had not decided exactly how the Raiders would defense Bueno, who got by McNeil's zone defense several times to hit several potential goals which just missed their marks.
Canyon junior defender Curtis Arens hurt his leg during the McNeil game, and it was unknown whether he will play. Ruben Perez, who missed last Fridays game with a red card, will return to the Cougars tonight.
Herald Zeiiung photo by JOHN HUSETH
Bara Tyler (cantar) eigne her letter of Intent to play volleyball for St Edwards next aaaaon. Standing behind her ara (left to right) parent* Don and Dot Tyler, Canyon volleyball coach Donna Bothie and BL Edwarda volleyball coach Dabble Williamson.
■ Canyon volleyball
Cougarettes’ Tyler signs with St. Edward’s
By RICHARD TIJERINA
Sara Tyler, who often turned the volleyball court into her own private masterpiece, signed a letter-of-intent Monday to play for St. Edward's University in Austin because of art.
Tyler chose St. Edward's over St Mary's, more so because of academics rather than athletics; Tyler wants to major in art, and St. Mary's doesn't offer the major in its curriculum.
"I decided about a week ago," said Tyler, who will be following in her older sister Leanna's footsteps by playing for the Hilltoppers "I'd been thinking about it for a long time, but I know I made the right decision."
You will get little argument
from Hilltoppers coach Debbie Williamson, who has coveted a setter like Tyler since last year's setter, IGistina Favila, graduated.
"Not having a returning setter, I was looking for someone who could come in and run our program," Williamson said. "I believe Sara can do that."
Tyler, the New Braunfels Ilerald-Zeitung's Comal County Player of the Year, led Canyon with 719 assists on their march to the Region IV Finals in Class 4A.
"Playing college is a whole different level, but I think Sara is the top setter I have ever sent to college," Canyon coach Donna Boehle said. "She's the most prepared. She has set the most varied offense, and set well. She ran our offense, and did so with
a lot of confidence."
Tyler visited the St. Edward' campus a few weeks ago, an sat in on an art class She sal she hopes to receive a lot c playing time in the fall.
Tyler wore a Hilltoppers uni form while signing.
The Hilltoppers, playing i the Heart of Texas Conferenc along with Texas Luthera College, St. Mary's and Incai nate Word, fell to St Mary’s i the semifinals of the distric tournament last year.
Williamson, whose first yea as the Hilltoppers* volleyba! coach was Leanna Tyler's senic season, said she still hopes ti sign a middle blocker to com plement Tyler and returnini starters Elizabeth Limas Heather Arnold and Julii Burleson.