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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 11, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas Sports Wednesday November 11,1987 Herald Z&tung New Braunfels Texas Page 9A NB nips, then routs, Lady Wildcats Unicorns to meet West Campus on Saturday for State berth By TIM waits Staff Writer YORKTOWN Flirt inn with disaster turned out to do more good than harm as the No I ranked New Braunfels I nicoms defeated the Gregory Portland Lady Wildcats 17-15. 15-3 in an Area IV volleyball playoff match Tuesday night igh Ann Forney dishes otf a pass to a teammate in the oms wn Photo t>» Der> Oar* New Braunfels advances to a Region IV confrontation with San An tomo West Campus which took three games to eliminate Roma 15 4 13 15. 15-9 The two teams will play Saturday at I pm at the Paul Taylor Athletic Complex next to Northside Stadium in San Antonio In Yorktown s matchbox of a high school gymnasium the L'nicoms blew a 14-10 lead in the first game and very nearly control of the match We haven t done well In the past when we fell behind said Unicom Coach Claudia Perry I m glad that the maturity level has advanced to a point where we can pull it all together It took maturity and Kim Wingates left arm to pull the I nicoms from the depths of possible destruction All appeared well when a Kelli Dav is hit broke through the blocks of two l.adv Wildcats to give the L’nicoms game point But Krista Wright missed the next serve and the Lads W lldoats were back in business Davis and Wingate caught the net on successive hits and a carry mg call on Amy Cook allowed CP to get within one The l.adv Wildcats tied the game 14 14 when Linda Samp ton s push "hot fell between the L'nieom defense When it became apparent GP was going to assert themselves it be* ame iffy said Perry After trading a half a dozer, server without a point being scored another errant I nicom hit put the Lads Wildcats one point aw av from taking the first game Four more serves were traded until Davis dmked one past (»P s susan Reeves to place the ball in W ingate s hands at the serv mg line That spelled trouble for GP just as it did for southwest in the bi district playoffs With three swings Of W ingate > ami the I nicoms tied overtook and defeated the Lady Wildcat! Wingates first serve was a ball Sampson e oui dr t dig on the back row The second fell untouched in the middle of the Lady W ildcat defense and the last was a bullet GF s Kris Gonzales couldn t save Wingate had a match high seven Statistics Aces Blocks Kills Points (Assists) NKW BRAL'NFELS    Knsta Wright 4 0-2-6 6 Davis O I-J-2 9 Wingate 7-0-4-10 Cook 0-0-3-0 Vela 0-1 a I I McFarland I 0-3-4 I Kornev (MHH) Kendra Wright 1-T otals 'J 2 lf 2« (17) GREGORY PORTLAND ( ade (MJ I-0 2 Gonzales 0-0-2-1    5 Vlaiek imM-2 Reeves 0-0-3-0 Sampson 2-0-1 2 Moms 0-0- 1-0    3 Rodriquez (MMM) Totals JOOS (I#) aces and the I nicoms as a team had 13, with W right chipping in four It wasn t the most fun thing we ever did said Perry referring to the I nicoms comeback after losing the lead But I was real encouraged to see us jump out to that lead in the second game ” It s no great wonder that Wingate supplied three of the Unicorns first four points of the second game with powerful well placed aces to bury the Lady Wildcats before they could get started Rachel McFarland scored the other point by spiking a Lady Wildcat serve reception that dared to clear the net Mary Alice Vela stuffed GF s Lee ( ade s hit at the net and McFarland ripped an ace to give the I nicoms a 7-2 lead and the Unicorns were well on their way to the Region IV finals one win away from State We knew we could do it if we stuck together said Vela * We were look mg for open places and we just put them there ’ ’ Wingate and Wright put away successive CP oversets W ingate spiked a Wright kill which gave the Unicorn a commanding 11-3 ad vantage GP s Becky Moms went into the net with a hit and Wright went down the middle and down the line on back to-back aces placing New Braunfels at match point Follow mg a sideout Moms went wide to the left trying to handle w ingate s match w inning serv e We had an excellent setting per formance said Perry as Davis had nine avMsts and W right had six \lthough Sew Braunfels clicked off three straight points rn the blink of an eve in the first game a result of Wright s blistering serves the    Kendra W Unicorns went through a relatively    southwest m long dry spell The Lady Wildcats    put the Unu came back with six unanswered    Davi> score* points and the Unicorns were rn a    lady Wild*, precarious position early    6 We were a little apprehensive at    The I Hico first A little shaky said Perry    a Davis * But we had good solid play all th*    Wright ham way "    a Wingate s W right helped turn the tide w uh an    rn-' and ace and a GF carrying violation got    ritorv the Unicorns close GF s Reeves hit    It waj the net on a kill attempt which knot    didrt t r ted the game at 6-6    aw av el ght tch u n< with c ahead missed neck in J with an k and a ? Mi*- sen >ppe id til the I i fell lipped t safely i at dado lf true K 1 over se1 he top ( hold i w hen th* jury ace poor •re 9 when ista I and ii Die v ter ip butBedrosian becomes 3rd reliever to win NL s Cy Young Award PHILADELPHIA Ll’ steve Bed rattan says life won t < barge much ta*' ausr hr won the National I a*ague * v Noting Award I dont want lo let this affect mr said 'hr Pl la*Vripbta Phillies reliever wtv> was chosen I uesday bv the Baseball Writers Ass** latxw of Amen* a bv a margin of two voles A believer *«>u re t <■ Av vuu know when vou re at (br top vou re thr ties! a lot of guvs want to knot A vou lier ' e gi ling lo I «r gunri Me i the third re ever to win thr NL t v Y dung Ward Sifkt Ute aug ar- st a Met I giving out separate honors in • Bra* * Sutter ofChn ag* won in I979 and MiAr Mar khall of I xiv Argeers in 19 4 Bed rut I an teat out Rick 'sat* idle of (Tile agt > ST G in balloting basest un five jwmti for eath first plate vole three (or each srstKMl and •*"' tor ruth third Rick Reus* bel who play et I fur Pittsburgh and San F ram is* o gut 54 Two writers from each National I a ugur city vote on the nommcei Krdrmian who set a major league record with IT con 'ws.uttve saves go! tune first plat e voles live more than sub tilte t«ut only one more than Reuschrl orel Her stuser of thr I ais \ngelrs Dodgers gt»l two first p. ace votes .intl pot) » y Young winner insight Goofier of the New Y or A Meta got trie oilier Bt-(or* this veal vbilkltlM Mw Closest rat r fur the i'v Young Ward was in I im I when Los .Angeles Fernando \ aienzuela twat Tom beaver of Cinc innati by three points Brdrattan attributed his sui cess to tieing acquired by the Phi 11 Mrs support from his teammates and just work mg hard Bedrosian had a 5 J rec ord anil an earned run average of J S3 He also led thr major leagues with 40 saves this lear as hr struck out 74 and walked JU in *9 innings Ibrspite his outstanding season the Phillies finished tied for ft Airth in the National league Fast with an tin It. record It is fuurtft time this dei atle that a Philadelphia pitcher has won the NU Cy Young Award steve » ardor won in URA) and IMC and John I M-nny won in 19*D His two vear contract runs out at the end of 1901 and he was paid Is«o aw last season For winning the Cy Y oung Bed milan also receives a IKA* CAA* bonus from the l*h lilies Thr 29 year old right bander was traded from Atlanta to Philadelphia on De* ll) LUG for catcher Ozzie Virgil and pit*her Pete Smith In his first season with the l*hillies Bedrosian had '29 saves along with an 8 6 record and 3 is KR A He spent five season." in Atlanta where he compiled a M 19 re* ord In tit* final season with the Braves he swit chee! from relieving to starting and ended up with a 7 15 record and a J KJ FRA Hershiser finished fourth in the voting with 14 points Gooden and Nolan Ryan of Houston tied for fifth with 12 They were followed in the voting by Mike Scot' o! Houston with nine points and Bob Welch of la» Angeles with three Free agents not drawing much action NKW YORK AP Baseballs tree agent mating dance begar, with both sides acting like nervous high schoolers silting by the phone waiting for the otner to call ’I havent heard from any agents today New York Yankees owner George stembrenner said Tuesday the first day contracts could tie discussed Ive heard nothing absolutely nothing Bill Goods tem the attorney for reliever Dave Righetti said I rn awfully disappointed Can you imagine the Red Sox with Righetti’’ We wish Detroit would make a pitch More than one third of the major league teams ex pressed little or no interest in signing free agents from other clubs according to general managers and other club officials contacted by The .Associated Press The five teams that expressed interest the New Y ork Yankees Baltimore Orioles I ais Angeles Dodgers beat tie Manners and Cincinnati Reds said they would go slowly and have not tried to contact agents for the premier play ers seventy six players became free agents in the IS days follow mg the World Series and can in theory sign with ans club But rn the last two seasons no team has made offers unless a player s pre\ u interested rn re signing him Jack Clark Jack Morris Paul Mike Gary Gaetti available null Davis and Righetti art w as not Witt those* other clubs who since the end of th* season i iv* aid they are not interested in fre* agent" are th*- New Y ork Ugli Pittsburgh Pira!«    Louis Cardinals in the National League and the Kalis ss City Roy.." M nn»-a*tu Twins and Texas Rangers in th* American I * ague In addition, officials of the Cleveland Indians Milwaukee Brewers Philadelphia Pf. Hies a ie I north Blue Jays said they were not very intelePe: r it might sign bench strength if tile price is right Ken Gnffey became the first of the * free agents ti come to terms agreeing to a one year $5w *xx* contg* t with a STS aaa* bonus if he has 4o plate app* tr, n*r C.r fey who made SI 075 million in I'* already earned $250 ‘AA) when the Braves bought (it lf - :.t year i Aloid contract which would have carne l bm Si million sr KWK Late Monday Mike Schmidt of the Ph. " ami ( Ripken of the i )rioles agreed to ra w ut * ear contract" I .ast year only Lanc e Parrish and Andre Dawson sw ched teams among the top free agent" and both took p cuts In 19R5) only two of 62 tree agent" "w * tied team" Tile players union filed grievant*" o\t * i th \* irsUnicorn JV, Cougar freshmen zero in on titles Bt TIM *AITS S*a*t Writer AlMskigh all three area varsity biol bail teams were khut out of a District 11 4A cham pkmship that » not stopping a pair of area sub varsity teams from getting a shot at a district crown Die New Braunfels junior varsity aik! the t anion freshmen are both *>ne win away from capturing their respective district chumpkkiship* Ilk- undefeated I nicoms are looking at their second consecutive district title and third in tile las! four years Arui like each of Mw* last (our years that title won t come until they get past the Havx Helve Is on the final day of Hie season Hays has one district loss ami a Rebel victory would create a two way tie with no play offs al this level I at st year Hays went into the game undefeated and Hie Unicorns had a previous toss to Kerrville Tivy The teams played at Hays and the Ket**ls had massive support for the game Ilk* i nicom* dashed the Rebels title hope* with a thrilling in 19 victory Junior Varsity Coach Donald (.ann said the Unicorns are taking a ‘low key ap proach to the game as Hwy have throughout the season ' It ! nol a big thing until we win,*' said Gann “Hays has spoiled several 9-0 seasons We know they are good and we are not going lo give them anything We know we’ve got to be ready lo play Two year* ago Hays soured the Unicorns perfect season and championship aspira lions Gann said they ex petted to win and it dkin t tiapften Now they are forewarned lliey have been good about celebrating Ma* v atone" through Monday Then it s history be said of hts team Right now the game is 90 percent mental Physically we ve done attout all we can do “ The I nicoms are ted on offense by lop rusher Brett Smithers arni quarterback Dan ny Fsquetla who is an excellent runner arui sprint out passer ‘ Hr s ttest when he s on the run '* said Gann He puts a lot of pressure on the secondary Tight ends Michael Shaw and Cory Rauch are F.squeda s favorite receivers along with Hraikion Man* Matt Etheridge anti Joe Rn terhouse have been a potent duo splitting time at fullback Right guard Thomas Ramirez is the top blocker im the I nicom line doing the pulling ami oneonone work with equal efficiency Brothers Melvin ami Michael Thompson an Chor the left side of the line Ty Voigt is the other tackle He was on varsity early in the season but decided it would be best to move down to get more playing time On defense the Cnicoms have a good mix ture of juniors and sophomores Inside linebackers Michael Thompson and RU-terhouse are the leading tacklers and are keystones in the Unicom defense Nose guard Derek Nichols is one of the rudest members of the Unicom defensive lim- while Shaw Rauch and Cory Hudgins make up the secondary For any group, besides having a lot of talent it takes hard work said Gann ' They ve trusted us They aren t afraid to work hard We ask them to do something and they do it That lends a lot to wanting to win n Gann said that all of the players contribute rn one way or another including players that don t get in the game as much ‘‘They’ve had as much to do with our sue cess as anybody else.” he said Wherever they can contribute they've done it week after week ”Cougars eyeing crown, perfect district record Canyon! freshman team has a bit of revenge brewing for tile Cougars que>t of for the District 13-4A championship It was on the final day of the reason one year ago that Kerrville Tivy wrecked the Cougars aspirations when th*' teams wound up in a 6-6 tie This time a tie would only wreck a perfect district season but not tin' Cougars title The Cougar* hold a one game lead on Tivy and Fredericksburg A Cougar loss would put the teams in a three way tie as Fredericksburg is through for tile season Canyon was off last week but Cougar Coach lairry Anderson said his team is keep mg up the intensity sometimes lost in an idle week “I don t like off weeks said Anderson “But the kids have done a good jot) of coping with it We’ve don** a lot of motivational things to keep everybody going Playing Tivy for the championship is motivation enough and it will be a tough bat tie between two solid teams Anderson said the Antlers have two potent running backs but are not a guod passing team As for the Cougars they have played as a cohesive unit all year After their tight 6-0 loss to non district opponent Austin Westlake on opening night the Cougars have reeled off eight straight victories And none would tie any more important than one Thursday Anderson said his defense has been oonsis tent and has kepi the team out of trouble ail year “They have a guod sense of ism to plav defense said Amlet >on The defense ha" held us in games At the fro "(im an level you are going to make some mistakes Out defens** has helped us come back f rom that Three linebackers have been the nucleus of a standout defense Chris iteubtng Rayne Alterne and Lilon Holder have od ' * Cougar attack Meubtng doubles at center ami Holder is a top ball carrier at fuilba* s At free safety I amu Paniagua I" ’ h-Anderson says "is the hest I've ever had at free safety He is very talented ai finding th* football " liefensive ends Jason sellers and Micha* W'ibracht are the best of bookends Sellers i> also the tailback on offense On offense Anderson has what he calls “the smartest offensive line I vt ever had Besides Stut*bmg twin brothers Mike ami Steve Hearn lim* up cm either "id** of tile center at the guard positions while Brian Wendell and Clay Ford handle the tackle slots capably The Cougars have used two quarterbacks in Troy Coc k** and Chn* Richardson Cock** is the better passer and Richardson has fine mechanical skills at the position ‘‘It § been an enjoyable season and I have enjoyed working with them Every member has added something to the team.” said Anderson I have a feeling we are going to come out on top ” Bache* McFarland gets tough a* tb-(Photo by Deryl Clark) ;