New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 8, 2011, New Braunfels, Texas
THE EXTRA POINT
Canyon’s Bianca Prado
► FOOTBALLTickets for games on sale
By Chris Hoffman
I hr good thing about «1 loss in nigh school football is there is no time to dwell.
Smithson Valley is coming off its first loss of the season — a 54-28 defeat to Hilda Havs m the Distric t
27-4A regular season finale on (riday night.
The Rangers (9-1) have put that loss aside and are bac k to work preparing tor San Antonio McCollum, who they'll face in the ( lass 4A bi-distric I playoffs at 7:50 p.m. f rid.n in front of the home fans of Ranger Stadi urn.
Season tic ket holders can buy tickets today trom 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Ranger Fieldhouse.
Ik kets go on sale to the general public Wednesday.
Presale tickets are available from 8 a m 4 p.m. Wednesday at the Ranger f ield I louse.
On Thursday, they will be sold from 8-1 I a.m. at the fieldhouse and trom 11:50 a.m.-l p.m. at the school cafeteria. On Fridav the\ will be sold from 8-1 I a.m. at the fieldhouse and from 1 1. 50 a.m.-1 p m. in the cafeteria.
Reserved tic kets arc1 $7'; general admission adult tu kets arc* $6; $ 5 for students. All tickets at the gate1 will be S'.New Braunfels vs. SA Reagan
( oac h ( hue k ( amtord and his New Braunfels l m-corns will plav San Antonio Reagan at 2 p.m. Saturday at Dub f arris Stadium in San Antonio Tic kets go on s.ile foda\ at the Unic orn Fieldhouse.
Presale tickets are on s.ile from I - 5 p.m. on Tuesda\: 8 a.m. to noon and I - 5 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday, and trom 8 a.m. to I p.m. on I riday.
General admission adult tic kets are $7 and $ 5 tor students. All tickets are $8 at the1 gate*.Canyon vs, Kerrville Tivy
The playoffs are set tor the Canyon football team.
The ( ougars will travel to play Kerrville T1 v\ at 7: 50 p.m. Friday at Antler Stadium in Kerrville.
Tickets to the bi-district playoff game will be sold Iieginn mg WeeInesdav.
Tic kets will be sold in the C anyon Athletic Office trom
8 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, and from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. on I riday.
Presale tickets are $6 tor adults; 5 tor students.
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CHS faces Lake Travis today
From staff reports
For the second time in five days, a Comal County volleyball team has a shot to dethrone No.
I Lake Travis.
The Canyon Cougarettes (39-10) face I ake Travis at 7 p.m. today in the Class 4A regional quarterfinals .it Berger Center in Austin.
( anyon is coming off a sweep
of Cedar Park Vista Ridge, and is one win away from adding a 40-win season under its belt.
But No. 40 will be the Mount Everest of wins for the Cougarettes.
The I ady Cavs (45-0) are the top-ranked 4A team in the* state and the No. 2 team in the nation according to the ESPN/Powerade Fab SO rankings, and swept
Smithson Valley in the area playoffs last week.
Lake Travis, a perennial powerhouse 111 volleyball, has note hed 40 wins in three straight seasons and has eight NCAA Division 1 signet's on its roster.New Braunfels vs. SA Reagan
New Braunfels is set to play
San Antonio Reagan at 7 p.m. today in the Class 5A regional quarterfinals at South San ISO's Ron Durbon Center in SA.
The Lady Unicorns (42-6) swept San Antonio Warren last week's area round of the playoffs, and have beaten Reagan twice already this season, including a five-game thriller back in August.
► BOXING IFrazier dies after fight with cancer
He beat Muhammad Ali in the Fight of the Century, battled him nearly to the death in theThrifla in Manila. Then Joe Frazier spent the1 rest of his life trying to fight his way out of All's shadow.
That was one fight Frazier never could win.
Me was once a heavyweight champion, and a great one at that
Ali would say .is much after Fra/ier knocked him down in the 15th round en route to becoming the first man to beat Ali at Madison I Square (i.irden in Marc h | 1971.
But he bore the burden of being All's foil, and he paid the price. Bitter tor years about the taunts Ins former nemesis one e threw his way, Frazier only in rec cm it times came to terms | v\ ith what happened 111 the j past and said he had for j given All t<>r everything he \ said.
Frazier, who died Monday night after a brief battle with liver cancer at the age ot 67, will forever lie linked to Ali.
But no one in boxing would ever dream of anointing Ali as I he Greatest unless he, too, was linked to Smokin' loe.
"You can't mention All without mentioning loe I ra-zier." said former AP boxing writer Fd St huyler |r. "1 1e beat Ali, don't forget that." j
They fought three time's, j twice in the heart ot New York City and once in the morning in a steamy arena 1 in the Philippines.
► FOOTBALLCutler rallies Bears past Eagles 30-24
Matt Forte bounc ed back trom two costly turnovers and Jay <'tiller rallied the resilient Chicago Bears to a iO-24 victory over the Philadelphia Fagles on Monday night.
Cutler threw a go-ahead
5-yard TI) pass to Earl Bennett in the fourth quarter, Forte ran tor I 15 yards and the Bears (5- 5) won their third straight game.
It was a crushing loss for Michael Vic k and the Eagles (3-5), who blew a fourth-quarter lead for the fourth time this season. Jeremy Mac lin fell down and was tackled at the Bears .30 alter ,1 9-yard catch on fourth-and-10 with just under two minutes left.
I he defending NFC East champions trail the New York Giants (6-2) by three games.
Chicago is third in the NFC North behind Green Bay (8-0) and Detroit (6-2).
PREP GIRLS BASKETBALL
Herald-Zeitung file photo
This season, Smithson Valley will have to try and replace a powerful starting lineup that featured leading scorer Danielle Blagg (44)
Girls basketball gears up for season
By Chris Hoffman
The snapshot of last season's ( lass 4A area playoffs for Smithson Valley is one of disbelief.
Lauren lay hit what looked to be the game-winning lay-up with
2 I seconds to play against Marble Falls, only to watch that eleation turn to hearbreak when a wide open shot under the basket at the buzzer gave the Lady Mustangs a 41-40 win over the heavily-favored Lady Rangers.
That one shot ended a 13-game winning streak and one of the most successful seasons for girls basketball at Smithson Valley.
The Lady Rangers finished the season 29-5 and won their first District 27-4A championship since 1986 with a perfect 12-0 record
Now, coach Angie Herrnes-meyer will go back to the drawing board after losing nearly her entire starting lineup that inc lud-ed Jay, point guard Allison Salmon, forward Ashley Bryand and Herald-Zeitung Co-Player of the Year Danielle Blagg.
Blagg will be- tough to replace/ as the forward led the Lady Rangers with 15.8 points, grabbed nearly six rebounds a game in her senior campaign, while Hermesmeyer loses nearly 42 points per game in offense coming into tonight's road opener against San Antonio Cornerstone'.
Senior guard Shania Tanks is the leading scorer (5.1 ppg) returning from last season's district championship squad.
Hermesmeyer will have to do some mixing and matching ot lineups during the1 early tournaments to find the right one that shows they have the tight chem istry and one that gives them .1 chance to defend their district title.Canyon Cougarettes
Co-Player of the Year Chamaya Turner is bac k tor her junior season, and the 5-toot-10 guard/forward should be even better than last season.
Turner Ic'd the ( ougarettes w ith 18.6 points and I 1.5 rebounds per game, while dishing out 4.8 assists and averaging 4.1 steals per game for ( anyon. All the while, she was able to adjust her game to nearly any style of pla\ or defense, while using her aggressive skills to wreak havoc on opposing offenses with her smothering defense.
The Cougarettes (18-1 5, 8-4) lost to Media Valley in the In district round, but arc' returning most of last year's squad and should be a factor in the1 race tor the 27-4A title.
Kelsey Flanagan (10.2 ppg), point guard Jac kie Sc haake (6.1 ppg) and Caitlyn Cote (6.1 ppg) will all play vital roles in the1 success of Canyon this season, when the kic k off the season today at 7 p.m. on the road against San Marcos.New Braunfels
To say New Braunfels is rebuilding is an understatement.
Lady Unicorns coach Lance Hughey returns [list three players (guards Olivia Baker, Marissa K1 rsch and forward Whitney rhomas) trom last year s squad.
New Braunfels finished last season with a 23-1 I overall record and 5-5 in District 25-5A, while bowing out in the1 first round ot the playoffs to San Antonio ( hurchill.
Hughey, who will miss Behka knudson's speed and creativity on offense and the tandum of lulie Dirienzo and Heather Hewitt in the middle, will have tour sophomore's on his roster and he'll have to play a wait-and-see game to find out how the players with little varsity experience will mesh early in the season. The Lady Unicorns open up the season at 7 p.m. today at Sc hertz Clemens.Canyon Lake
Fhe ( anyon l ake girls basketball team is not only trying to incorporate a number of new players, but also a new coach.
First-year coac h Mary Beth Gallagher takes over for longtime coach Steve Dement, who led the Lady Hawks to an 11-18 overall record and 2-10 in Distric t
Gallagher will rely heavily on returning seniors Caitlyn Collins, Jennifer Goble and Amber West to help lead the youthful Lady Hawks this season.
Canyon Lake makes its home debut today at 6:30 p.m. against Johnson City.
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