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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 2, 2011, New Braunfels, Texas THE EXTRA POINT New Braunfels’ Du^in Oelsen By Shawn Lmvtt The Herald-Zeitung SAN ANTONIO The (^inyon Cougareties opened their 2011 state title (h.ise with a dominating 25-11, 25-9, 25-9 win over KerrvilleTivy in a Class 4A hi-distriet volleyball [)layoff Tuesday at Littleton Gym. ( anyon ( i8-IO) pounced on the Lad>' Antlers from the ojx'ning serve and never trailerl in the ► PREP FOOTBALL Gridiron tickets on sale From staff reports Presale tickets for this \V('ek's (omal County toot-hall games will he on sale this week: Judson*New Braunfels Tickets for Thursday's 7 [),m. game will be on sale from 8 a.m.- noon and 1* { p.m. today; and from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday at the Unicorn f ield House. Presalt' rc‘serv('d sc\its are $8; general admtssion tickets are $7 for adults; for Students All tickets at the g.ite will be $8. Smithson Valley*Hays Presale tickets will be available from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. today at the Ranger Field House. On Thursday, they will l)e sold from 8-11 a.m. at the fieldhouse and from 11:30 a.m.-l p,m. at the s( hool t afeteria. On Friday tht'y will be sc)ld from 8-11 a.m. at the fieldhouse and trom 1 1: U) a.m.-1 p.m. in the cafeteria. General admission adult ti(kets are $(); for students. All tickc'ts at the gate will be $7, Canyon Lake-Bandera Tickets will be available trom 8; iO a.m.-4 p.m. at the athletic office, and trom I 1; U) a.m.-l: 50 [).m. in the ( afeteria today through Friday. Presale tic kc'ts are $5 lor adults; $3 for studc'nts. Tickets will Ix' $f) at thc' gate. Canyon playoff tickets Tickets to Canyon^ bi-district football playoff game be sold beginning w Wc'dnesday, Nov. 9. Tickets to the Nov. 1 1 game in Kerrville will be sold in the Canyon Athletic Office from 8 a.m.-4 [).m. Nov. 9 and Nov> 10 and trom 8 a.m.-2 p.m. ()n Nov. 11. Presale tickets are $fi for adults; i for students. All tickets at the gate« will be $8. match. "We played really well, fhey came to make' a statement. And I think they did/' (ougarc’ttes coach Heather Sandi'rs said of h(‘r team. "We play(*d relatively error free and took every opportunity we had tc) be aggressive." Leading that aggrc^ssion was junior Rafae Sfrol^)S, who rec orded 17 kills - many ot therti coming on s[)ik('s ovc'r, through .ind around the smallertivy squad. "We just came out ready focused and g(>t businc'ss done*," Strobos said. "It worki'd out well." [unior jayt i (livens Fed the Cougarc'ttes with assists, and s(*nior Kim Kluc kman had 14 digs while serving up four ac(*s. junior Megan Isbell had i 1/2 bloc ks. "Megan's a nice big middle* (player)," Sanders said. "She c <m be a wall to try to get through sometimes." ( anyon, rankc'd 17th in thc> state', finislu'd the rc'gular s('a»Hon bv winning 12 c)ul of 1 { m.itc hes. Tii(' ( ougarc'ttes showc'd no signs of cooling off on Fuc'sday night, "As we play together more and mc)re, w(' gc>l in ,i flow more.....I think wc' c.m go rc'ally tar. I'm h()[)ing," Strobos said. Sanflc'rs added; "I thought wc’ |>l.iyed togc'ther really wc'll. Wc' played as a tc*am rc'ally, really well Wc' mixed the F)all u[) often-sivi'ly and |)l,iyc*d grc'at cletense." The' (ougarettc's also showc'd a lot of hustle, espc’c lally sc'nior libero Hailcv King, who kc’pt a rallv alive by returning a ball ovc-r the* n(*l from nc*af the hallway of the* gym. King's eftort tirc*d up a large See CANYON. Page 8 UNICORNS RALLY TO TAKE CHARGERS LAURA McKENZIE Herald New Braunfels’ Jessica Waldrip (10) sets the ball as Neka Cuppetilli (9) looks on during the second game of the Lady Unicorns' five-gan'ie victory over Churchill at the Alamo Convocation Center in San Antonio on Tuesday CLOSE CALL Lady Unicorns sneak past Churchil By Shaun Springfietd Sports Correspondeiit SAN ANTONIO Angela lowak scori'd two ot her team-high 24 kills in the final momc'nts ot a c lose* contest, st'aling the* vic tory for 10th-ranked New Braunfels, which defeated San Antonio ( hurc hill 25-14, 22-25, 18-25, 26-24, 15-10 in a tight Class 5A bi-district volleyl)<ill playoft matchup Tuesday night at Alamo Convocation Center. With the I ady Unicorns holding a 11-10 leaci in the* final set, lowak stepped up when her team nc'ecled her the most. Lowak netted two of the team's final four points to finish off a strong Lady ( hargc'rs team and send New Hrauntels on to the* area round. "I just did not want this to be our last game*," Lowak said. "I let the pressure get to me c'arli-c'T. We all just worked together and gave it our all." New Braunfels (41-ii) looked strong in the e*arly stages, winning the first game in convincing fashion, 25-14. The l ady Unicorns used runs of sc'vc'n, five and four |)oints to distanc e themselves from the Lady Chargers (17-25) and sei/e momentum in the match. Flowever, ( hurchill mountc'd a de'tc*rminc*d attack through the* next two games — winning 25-22 and 25-18 — to put the I <uly Unicorns on their heels. "( hurc hill pla\c'(i an out standing game tonight," New Hrauntels coa( h Phvllis Foulc'r said. "I think we wc'rc* reallv te»eling the* prc'ssurc' ot our tirst playott game* and w(* got out ot our rhythm." The* 1 ady Unu orns v\c'rc* stciit-ing at c'limination in (iamc* 4. New Hraunti'ls traiU*d 2 5-19 late in the fourth game before Fowh'r called tor .i time out. The Unicorns then mountc'd a 5-0 run to t.ikc* a 24-2.Ì IcmcI. Three* sc'rvc's later, the* I ady llni-corns |)C)sted a 2()-24 win and were he-adc'cl to the* deciding fifth game. "We got our c ontidence bac k See NB, Page 8 NB netters begin title defense against Plano West on Friday The New Braunfels tennis team will bc'gin elefense of its Class 5A state charn-[)ionship on Friday. The four-time defending c hampion Unicorns (20-()) will fac e Plano Wcist (22-2) in a 9 a.m. semifinal at the (ieorge* P. Mitc hell Te'nnis Center on the Texas A&M University Campus. The other semifinal, also at 9 a.m., will [liLHouston Memorial (1 5-0) against McKinney Boyd (23-.^). Fhe winners will play for the championship at 9 Saturday. Tickets to the two-day event are $ I 0 for adults per day; $5 for students. A two-day, alltournament (jass is available tor $ 18; $ I 5 for coaches. SPORTS From staff reports Seguin player released A Seguin High ;Schcjol football player has bc^en rc'leased from University Hosf)ital after he* was inlurcHl during Seguin's football game against New Braunfels on Friday. Ray Luna, 19, was airliftc'd to San Antonio's University I Ic )S[)ital ciftc'r he w<is injurcn I by a hit just before halftime of the Unicorns' win C)ve*r the Matack)rs. Luna was releasc'd from University Hospital on Saturday, a hos[)ital oflic iai said. Sc*guin ISO s[X)kcsman Sc'an Hoffrnann said Luna had not yet returne*d to school on NBA season would have started Tuesday No movement in talks to resolve lockout NEW YORK (AP) No KL) vs. Kobe, no c hampionshi() banner in Dallas. The original start date* to the NBA season arrived Tuc'sday with [)rogrc'ss still stalled in the ne*gotiations to c'nd the lockout. No further talks have* bec'n sc heduleci, a person familiar with the* situation told The Asscjciatc'd Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the plans have not been macK* pul)lic. Players and owners made progrc'ss on a num- ve*ars. bc'r ot issue's rc'latc'd to the c ap system over two (Liys last we'c*k. But the nc'gotiations fc'll a|)art again on the' third day, whcMi the sides clx'c idc'd to K'visit the* rc've'iuie sharing split. ( Xvnc'ts ai(' insistc'nt on a 5()-50 split, while' players have propos'd rc'duc -ing their guarantee* from 57 pc'rcent clown to 52.5, whic h thc'v say wojiild transfer more* than $1.5 billion to owners over six See TALKS, Page 8 Rangers outlast Indians Smithson Valley gets past Harlandale in 5 By Justin Coons Sports correspondent SAN ANTONIO Smithson V.)lle*y fought bac k trom a 2-1 de-fu it to take a thrilling, tive-gamc* ( lass ")A l)i-(listrict vollc*y-l)all plavoft VK torv over I on Tuc'sdav. Fh(* Rangc'rs lc*ll behind e.irlv on in thri'c* hotl\ -c on-t(ste*d g,imc*s in the* Paul lav-lor ricldhousc, but the\ t(M )k control in the* tourth to torce* .1 (k'c isive titth g.mic ihe* tinal game* tensi* there* wrrc* c*ight total h points - but th(* K,ing(*rs hc'ld on to prevail, 24-2(>, 25-2 C 25-2^, 25-18, 20 18. "We rt* vc'rx \oung, so this was big c ontiik’ne (' boost (*r tor Its," Rangc'rs < i>ac li I    lana ( ioml)C‘rt said. “We to battle, lhe*y |)la\ed a grc'at game, and v\e ( ame back.' Nina MocK Bailev led Smithson Valle*v i26-2(t) on offe*nse with 2" kills. Sopho more* Allison Ciron.i had eight blocks and 14 kills, me luding a t('w big kills down th(* stret( h. Smithson Vallc'v had a 14- II    lead in the- fifth game i and nc'c'dc'd a single |)oint to (lose out the mate h I low ; ever, I larlandalc' reeled ott I tive* striiight points to tore e I mate h point in its favor. The te*ams \v(*nt point for point until Harlandale* t \ 5-7) capitali/eci on a Smithson Vallc')' error to tie the* sc ore* at 17-17. ('irona pounded a kill straight down the ce*nter to give* Smithson Va I Ic'y a one-point advantage, FTirlandalc' re'sponded with an Amanda l)c»Hoyos kill, but (irona one e* again g.ive* the* Range*rs the lead on a c lute h l)lock. On the follow'ing point, the' Indians made an ott-tar-get shot that landc'd out of bounds, and the Rangers c line he'd the- vie tor\. "Some*time*s we've* taken the fc)ot off the gas .» little bit, and that might be* a sign of our youth," ('iombe*rt said. "But I think \\v just playc'cl with a si'nsc* ot See SV, Page 8 ► TEXAS LOTTERY PICK 3 (11/1) Day 5-7-6 Night 3-16 DAILY 4 (11/1) Day 2-9-2-2 Nigtit 9-1-0-1 SATURDAY LOTTO Jackpot: $18 million 12-22-28-35-47-54 (10/29) WEDNESDAY LOTTO Jackpot; $17 million 5-16-32-35-38 47 (10/26) MEGA MILLIONS (11/1) 27-31-39-40-46 MB: 36 Megaplier: 3 TEXAS TWO STEP (10/31) 1-3-7-24 BB: 3 CASH FIVE (11/1) 3-6-8 21-35 POWERBALL (10/29) 1M6 40-51-56 PB: 38 Power Play: 5 LoturV For breaking news, sports scoreis, weather, traffic and mid-day updates, follow us on Twitter ®NewBraunfBl8HZ PJ Learn what's intomorrows paper, offer news tips, receive aterts. "• Become a New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung Facebookfan. Receive the Herald-Zeitung e-newsietter in your e-mail box each ^ morning Click 'Herald-Zaitung Mailing List’ ;