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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 21, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas 8 A ■ Heraid-Zettung ■ Sunday, May 21,1995 Sports Day ■ To talk with Sports Editor Thomas Godley about Sports Day, call 625-9144. ext. 24.Sports Day “ Ha works extremely knows how nixed, loos lot of success (Kingsbury)." Former New Braunfels Coach Jim Sleety. In the news Canyon baseball camp slated Canyon High School will host a boys' baseball camp Tuesday, May 30 through Friday, June 2 from 8:30 a.m. to noon for boys in grades 6-8. CHS Baseball Coach Ralph Behrend and assistants will conduct the camp at Cougar Field. The cost is $40. For more information, call 629-2649. Unicom girls’ basketball camp Registration is being taken for a girts' basketball camp set for 8:30 arn. to noon, June 5-8 at New Braunfels High School. The camp is for girls entering grades 7-9 in the New Braunfels Independent School □strict. The deadline to register is May 22 in order to receive a T-shirt. Mail or bring forms to NBHS, attention to Cindy Manley, or call 625-6271. Bull riding event on tap The Wrangler Bull Riding Blowout is scheduled tor Friday and Saturday. June 2-3 at Freeman Coliseum in San Antonio. Top major bull riders will compete. Tickets may be purchased at any Ticket Master outlet. Comal Saddlery offers two vouchers redeemable for two tickets to customers who purchase two Wrangler garments at the store. For more information, call Comal Saddlery at 625-9641. 7th annual River City Summer Slam Boys* Basketball camp The camp, coordinated by local high school head coaches Kenny Roller and Cliff Wilkins, is scheduled for Monday through Thursday, June 5-8 at Canyon High School from 9 a m. to noon fa boys currently in grades 4-8. Cost is $45. Registration forms may be picked up at CISD and NBISD school campuses. Fa mae information, call Coaches Wilkins a Rotzler at 620-0326 and 620-6940. Now Braunfels American Little League Final standings Majors Team W L T Dodgers 12 2 0 Phillies 12 2 0 Red Sox 8 6 0 Twins 8 6 0 Rangers 6 8 0 Cardinals 4 9 0 Astros 3 11 0 Tigers 2 11 0 The Dodgers and Phillies will play each other for League Championship Wednesday 7 30 p m at the American Little League Fields Winner of the game will advance to play the New Braunfels National Little League champion for the city title Minors Yankees 9 0 1 Athletics 8 2 0 Angels 5 3 1 Padres 5 3 2 Cubs 3 7 0 Marlins 2 8 0 Royals 1 10 0 P— Woos Red Sox 10 2 0 Padres 9 2 0 Rockies 8 3 0 Blue Jays 8 4 0 Cardinals 7 5 0 Mets 6 5 0 White Sox 6 5 0 Athletics 5 6 0 Orioles 5 6 0 Phillies 5 6 0 Expos 3 8 0 Tigers 3 8 0 Twins 2 9 0 Royals 2 10 0 WM Bunch sets softbaH tourney The Wild Bunch No Home Runs Softball Tournament is scheduled for Sunday, June 4 at Comal Park in New Braunfels. Only C and D teams are eligible to play. Entry fee is $90. Fa more information, call Daniel at 629-1254 a Jesse at 625-8703. ■ ThaJUfWM IIK HMV Man at I ■HUH UNICORN FOOTBALL SPECIAL By THOMAS GODLEY Sports Editor No other Class 4A football program in Texas boasted a higher winning percentage than the New Braunfels Unicorns in the 1980s. Known for fielding teams that featured heavy ground attacks and stingy, lineman-dominated defenses, Coach Jim Streety guided the Unicorns to a remarkable 99-20-1 record horn 1980 to 1989. Behind the scenes, a defensive coordinator named Tim Kingsbury, a coach whose players recorded 32 shutouts during that span, quietly was building a reputation. In 1990 Streety took the head coaching job at San Antonio Madison High School. He brought Kingsbury along, and together they continued to thrive in the 5A ranks, compiling a 30-17-1 record over the past four years. Though prospering in the move, Kingsbury, a resident of New Braunfels since 1974, held thoughts of one day returning to his hometown and coaching the Unicorns again. Biding time and working to gain more experience bom his mentor at Madison, Kingsbury was willing to wait patiently for the right moment. Seizing the moment The opportunity arose this week. Kingsbury took the reins as athletic director and head football coach at New Braunfels on Friday. The decision came four days after Lew Sim-monds submitted a request to be reassigned as head track coach at NBHS. Simmonds had one year left in his five-year contract with the district The new leadership marked a swift transition for Unicom coaches, athletes and fans. Kingsbury, who starts his new job on Monday, said he expects to establish a solid rapport right away. "It's important that I come in as soon as possible and start meeting coaches and kids," Kingsbury said. "It's good that I already know many names and faces from coaching here before. I feel confident we can make it a smooth transition and get a lot done in the next months." No stranger to Unicom football His work should be easier since the coach has more than a few ties to New Braunfels. His wife, Sally, has taught government and economics at the high school for nearly 20 years. Their two sons, (Clint and KJiff, also attend NBHS. Klint, a junior lineman on the varsity football team, will return for his final season next fall. KlifT, a freshman quarterback and free safety, could be moved up to varsity in the fall. During the season, both have allowed their dad to get a firm grasp on the team's The coach’s profile Tim Ktogabury Apx 44 Fawny* Wile, Sally. Two sons Klint and Kliff (both students at MIBS) Background! Graduate of Southwest Texas University, former Marina Corp. Vietmnam veteran and Purple Heart recipient. CaacHhH record: (Defensive coordinator). Ned Braunfels <1974-1990) —156-48-2 Madison High School <1991 -1994)—30* 17-1, Defensive phBoeephyx Weak Eagle. Predominantly five-man front with two to three linebackers. Tone and some man-coverage. Aggressive, swarming defense. Offensive ptdiesHopltyt BaH-control running attack, inside and out. Emphasis Ona solid kicking game and preventing turnovers. MICHAEL DARNALL Tim Kingsbury, a former Unicom defensive coordinator arid assistant under Jim Streety, will take over as NBHS Athletic Director and Head Football Coach on Monday. He replaces Lew Simmonds who resigned last week. personnel and outlook for the coming season. "I don't know every player yet, but I want to make it a point to get to know every kid as soon as possible," Kingsbury said A Vietnam veteran and Purple Heart recipient, Kingsbury graduated from Southwest Texas University in 1974. Soon thereafter he was hired to teach at die New Braunfels Middle School. His interest turned to coaching youth football, and it was not long before he led the seventh grade team to the district championship. Several of those kids eventually played under the coach at NBHS during the 1982 season in which the Unicorns reached the semifinals with a 12-1 record. Several more trips to playoffs followed over the next years, and with each success Kingsbury's love of coaching grew deeper in New Braunfels football. Even at Madison he considered himself a die-hard Unicorns fan. "It's something you can't turn loose of once you've live here and become a part of the tradition,'' he said. The outlook for 1995 As head coach, he hopes to rekindle that spirit and history of winning. The goal will come with hard work and begins with a preseason assessment of the team. The offensive line is an area where the Unicorns return size and experience. A ball-control offensive scheme should be in store for running back David Simmonds in 1995. The Unicorns will be looking to fill the spot at quarterback left open by Johnny Reyes. On defense, graduation has depleted the secondary, leaving reason for concern. The Unicorns lose All-District safety Hector Molina, as well as starters Reyes and Jeremy Moeller. Kingsbury looks to take advantage of overall team speed on defense. He brings Ride Rhoades from Madison as his defensive coordinator. The demands of the job Few jobs carry as much pressure as coaching high school football, and Kingsbury knows high expectations come with the territory. Simmonds carried a 29-14 record in four seasons but took some criticism for not making the playoffs this past year. A strong tradition of winning means boosters and parents annually demand a district championship. Moreover, the job brings with it the vast responsibilities of an athletic director. The position involves overseeing all boys' and girls' sports in the high school and the middle school. Staying abreast of University Interscholastic League rules and handling public relations duties, including any controversy that might arise through the media, make it all the demanding. "As athletic director you are accountable for a wide range of decisions and relations with coaches, administrators and the public," he said. "It's a lot of responsibility, and it can get difficult That’s just part of the job, and I'm ready for it" Entering with a good reference Kingsbury takes over with high recommendations from Streety. Though sad to see his defensive coordinator leave, Streety said he feels the hiring was an excellent move and that the program is in good hands. "He's got an outstanding ability to motivate kids," Streety said. "He works extremely hard and knows how to get things organized. I see the Unicorns having a lot of success under Tim." Kingsbury brings with him the same football philosophy learned under Streety. It is a ball-control offense and aggressive, swarming defense. If .the 1980s are any indication of how that philosophy fares, the Unicorns could be looking at many wins down the road. Spurs rested, ready for West Finals Monday By KELLEY SHANNON Associatec Press Writer SAN ANTONIO (AP) — For a day al least, the San Antonio Spurs were on the sidelines in the NBA playoffs. The Spurs defeated the Los Angeles Lakers 4-2 in their best-of-7 Western Conference semifinal series and were interested spectators. Spurs coach Bob Hill gave his team Saturday off. He’s hoping the rest, plus the relief of having finally advanced to the conference finals, will help when the Spurs’ next senes begins Monday night against Houston. “I think they feel like ... there’s a lot off their shoulders now,” Hill said. “Hopefully the pressure that we fought through there to get that win will fuel us the next round.” His players agreed “The guys were thinking about this as a big milestone, and I think we needed lo get through it,” said center David Robinson, who led the Spurs to their 100-88 victory over the Lakers on Thursday night. It marks the first time the Spurs advanced to the conference finals in 12 years and the first time the franchise ever won two playoff series in a season. When it made it to the conference finals in the past, those were second-round series for San Antonio. “I think it’s a great accomplishment for the whole franchise, for the city of San Antonio,” forward Terry Cummings said. “For me, ifs something I've waited for a long time. ” Big catch NBA championship lures Jordan to 1996 Submitted photo Glen Wimberley, a Comal County resident, reeled in this baas at Lake Dunlap recently. The Hah measured 28 inch-ee in length end 9.25 pounda. He uaed a top-water Hula-Popper lure ae batt Wimberley, who hee fished regularly at the lake for more than 40 years, said the catch Ie going on the wall. By MIKE NADEL AP Sports Writer CHICAGO (AP) — The two-month thrill ride had barely ended when Michael Jordan began planning his next adventure. He’ll be back for the 1995-% NBA season, he said. He wants Scottie Pip-pen at his side and Phil Jackson in the coach’s chair. He likes Torn Kukoc, but not at power forward. He wants most of his supporting cast back. “I’m hoping that everyone, especially Pippen and Phil, will be taken care of over the summer,” Jordan said after his comeback — and the Chicago Bulls’ season — ended Thursday with a 108-102 playoff loss to the Orlando Magic. “I’d like to see them taken care of first. I can wait. I’m not starving." That doesn’t mean he’s not hungry. "I’m looking forward to coming back," Jordan said. "I still enjoy the game. My biggest challenge is to get this team back to where it once was.” Jordan spent the last two months chasing a dream, a fourth championship. He also chased a ghost — his own. He came out of retirement March 18. The next day, he played his first game in 21 months. A week later, he beat Atlanta at the buzzer. Three days after that, he scored 55 points at New York. It was all so easy for Michael Jeffrey Mich—I Jordan Jordan, whose second coming was treated almost reverentially. “The way some people were praising me, it was like I was some religious cult,” he said. “That was embarrassing. People were looking al me as if I were a superhuman being.” He was no mere mortal in Chicago, where the frenzy exceeded that of the 1991,1992 and 1993 title years. “I’m back” became the two happiest words ever faxed. The return became The Event. His every movement was chronicled. Even his simple desire to trade in No. 45 for his old No. 23 stirred international debate. The Bulls had won eight of IO games before Jordan returned. With him, they finished the season with a 13-4 flourish. Anything short of a championship would be a failure. "That was part of the fun,” Jordan said. “Obviously, we were not the same team as 18 months ago. But the fun part was trying to live up to those expectations... and we didn’t." A i ;