New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 12, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas
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By DAVID WINDER
The HerakJ-Zmtung wants to know at what colleges or pro levels former Comal County athletes are currently playing.
To be eligible, the athletes must have graduated from New Braunfels, Smithson Valley or Canyon high schools. They must be currently participating in a collegiate or professional athletic program.
Information should include the name of the athlete, high school, graduating year and current college or pro team.
Please include a name and number in case more information is needed.
All information can be faxed to (210) 625-224 or mailed or dropped by the Herald-Zeitung offices at 707 Lands St. in New Braunfels. . > *
For more information call David Winder at 625-9144.
In late August, the young and inexperienced Canyon Cougarettes took home fifth place at the Texas Lutheran University-Seguin High Volleyball Tournament.
At 7:30 tonight, the Cougarettes return to TLU to take on Corpus Christi Flour Bluff as a young, playoff-experienced team that is one win away from the regional finals.
“They are actually still getting better,” Canyon coach Donna Boehle said. “Where they’re getting better is they are perfecting what they know. They are fine tuning their skills.”
In the regional quarterfinals, the Cougarettes used their finetuned skills to beat Austin Travis 15-9, 15-13.
“We were very aggressive,”
Boehle said. “We pretty much had control for the entire game.
We were hitting well and playing really good defense.”
In the second game. Canyon fell behind 11-6 after Travis employed a different style of play to throw the Cougarettes off their game.
“Travis is notorious for doing that in the second game,” Boehle said. “They started hitting differently and changed up their defense. We fell behind, but we never got down.”
The Cougarettes refused to give up and started narrowing the Travis lead.
“I looked out there and we were really struggling,” Boehle said. “Then we turned it up at least a notch. It was gorgeous.
“We played great defense, nothing hit the
‘Whenever it got tight, we just got smarter. That’s a sign of maturity. This team just had fun the entire year.’
Coach Donna Boehle
Canyon vs Flour Bluff
At 7:30 tonight at Texas Lutheran University in Seguin the Canyon Cougarettes will take on Corpus Christi Flour Bluff in a regional semifinal match.
floor. We started hitting with intelligence and power and deceptiveness.”
Part of the Cougarettes’ success in the playoffs has been their ability to adapt to what works best against their opponent.
Boehle said the Cougarettes will have to do that once again, but they also will be prepared for Flour Buff.
“We will have a game plan going,” Boehle said. “They’re an extremely quick defensive team. They attack a little bit differently than we’ve seen.
“We’re planning to use a multiple offense. A big key for us will be our defensive adjustments. We’re planning on using two defensive sets for the match.”
Its a match the Cougarettes have proved they will be ready to play.
“Whenever it (the Travis match) got tight, we just got smarter,” Boehle said. “Thats a sign of maturity. This team has just had fun the entire year.
“Every time they've been challenged they’ve just moved their level of play higher.
It’s been nice.’
HerakJ-Zeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL
Canyon’s Kelly Parrish and Cali Courtney go for a block earlier this year.
The New Braunfels Junior League basketball will be accepting registrations at VivroUx Toys and Sporting Goods from not until Nov. 20 The league is open to boys and girls, grades 4 thru 6. Registration is $35. No reg-strations will be accepted after Nov. 30. Tryouts will be Dec. 7. For more information call 6290141.
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Certified instructors are Morgan Smith and Donald Slangs.
Classes are two 2-hour sessions using written material and personal one-on-one nstruction on the lanes.
The cost is $5 per class. The next classes are Thunsday at 7 p.m. For more information call Morgan at 620-5960 or Donald at 609-1033.
Gold Cards from foe NBGSA are still available. The cards allow for discounts at many area stores and can be used over and over. The cost is $10 for each card.
Anyone interested* can can Gwen Burrell at 606-1924 or Connie Fite at 629-4767.
Or you can mail $10 to NBGSA, P.O. Box 311132, New Braunfels, Tx 78130.
Registration for the City Basketball League in San Marcos has already started. The deadline for entry is Nov. 27.
The entry fee is $235 which includes preseason, eight league games and post season playoffs.
All entry fees must be paid before the deadline to be placed on the schedule.
Men and women - A, B and C teams, Mens 35 and over and Church-Open leagues are being offered. League, nights are Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays.
For more information call 393-8400.
Girls 12-18 will have the opportunity to earn a position on the Centex Volleyball club team on Nov. 23 and 24. Tryouts will be at New Braunfels Middle School Gym.
Pick up registration packet from Vrvroux Toy and Sporting Goods in New Braunfels, San Marcos and Seguin. Registration packet must be completed prior to tryouts.
The Centex Volleyball club offers a great opportunity to keep talent together throughout the offseason to compete in tournaments all over the state.
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The All-Star card contains discounts from 16 New Braunfels merchants and can save up to $316.
Your 16 investment will earn $3 for the soccer association and help a soccer player earn incentive prizes.
The New Braunfels Youth Soccer Association attracts over 1,100 local youth. For more information cai! 606-0729.
The Heel F.C. Under-13 boys eemed e second place finish In Division I Western District and will go on to compete for the state title et the Retsina Soccer Complex on Dec. 14-18. Members of the am: (Front row) John Donovan, Andrew Lupinskl, Colin Johnson, Ryan Murray, Adam O’Krant, Lute Ortiz, Mark Richards, Travis Saunas and Jeff Finley. (Beek row) Manager Don Bohnet, Craig Crow, Clint Laubech, Tyler Lynch, Ryan Poller, Zaeh Luechauer, Rose Culpepper, Jason Bonnet, Tenner Baker, Drew Cameron and Trainer Steve Jennings.
Cowboys back in the hunt, ready for Pack
By DENNE H. FREEMAN
AP Sports Writer
IRVING, Texas (AP) — There’s nothing like a little adversity to get the Dallas Cowboys to play like defending Super Bow I champions should.
Dallas improved its record to 6-4 Sunday altera 1-3 start with a 20-17 overtime w in in San Francisco thanks to Chris Bomol’s 29-yard field goal. The Cowboys trail Philadelphia and Washington, both weekend losers, by only a game.
“I would have been skewered if we lost that one,” said quarterback Troy Alkitran.
Philadelphia beat Dallas last week on an Aikman interception that backfired into a 104-yard interception and lateral touchdown.
Aikman mink* another late interception against the 49ers, but he go a second-chance. Linebacker Fred Strickland’s interception of Elvis Cirbac on the next play set Aikman up for his game-tying touchdown pass to tight end Erie Benison.
Then the Cowboys won iii overtime with Barry Sw itzer hugging Aikman until his quarterback produced a big smile. Sw itzer got some of Aikman’s eyeblaek on his face and shirt.
“The w in meant a lot to both of us,” Sw itzer said “We had lost to them the last three times. A coach and a quarter-
‘We’ve got the playoffs in our sights now.’
— Nate Newton
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“We had to win this game,” said guard Nate Newton. “Lose this one and drop back to .500 and it might have been all over"
Particularly w itb the vastly improved Green Bay Packers coming to tow n next Monday night.
“We’ve got the playoffs in our sights now,” Newton said. “And I don’t care where we have to play it, frozen tundra of Lambeau Field or 3-Com Park again, I don’t care. We just have to keep winning."
The win proved costly for the Cowboys. Sw itzer said Monday that free safety Brock Manon broke a shoulder blade and could miss several weeks.
“I had one of those things once and it was two weeks before I could even raise my arm," Switzer said
Safety Bill Bates and backup center Clay Shiver sustained concussions but both were expected to play against the Packers. Switzer said he also expected wide receiver Kevin Williams, who has missed three weeks w ith an ankle injury. to be ready for Green Bay.
Smithson Valley quarterback Billy Grlndle rushed for 122 yards and threw for 221 yards and four touchdowns in the Rangers 27-17 over Lockhart last Friday night.
Canyon running back Jamaal Sargent rushed for 78 yards and a touchdown in the Cougars 45-16 loss to Bastrop last Friday night.
New Braunfels running back Noah Haas rushed for 84 yards and two touchdowns in the Unicorns 27-14 loss to Churchill Saturday afternoon.
The Rangers’ John Hickman, Brandon Schultz and Brad Tellander all
recorded nine tackles. Jeff Shinn had eight tackles. Bert Nauman and Gabe Sanford both had six.
The Rangers gave up 229.1 yards per game this year. Opponents averaged 158.8 yards on the ground and 70.3 yards through the air against the Rangers.
The Cougars’ defense gave up 248.3 yards per game this season. Opponents averaged 191.5 yards on the ground and 56.8 yards through the air against the Cougars.
The Unicorn defense was led by Kyle Reneau w ith 16 tackles. Justin Vogt had 14 tackles while Brian Lee had 11. Grant Simpson had IO tackles.
The Unicorn defense gave up 269.6 yards per game. Opponents averaged 216.1 yards on the ground and 53.5 yards through the air against the Unicorns.
Smithson Valley running back Tim Ivey rushed for 80 yards on 23 carries.
The Ranger offense averaged 275.3 yards a game this season. On the ground the Rangers rushed for 181.3 yards and threw for 94 yards per game.
Canyon quarterback Reagan George completed 14 of 35 passes for 197 yards and one touchdown.
The Cougar offense rolled up 363.7 yards per game this season. On the ground the Cougars rushed for 239 yards
and threw for 124.7 yards per game.
New Braunfels quarterback Kliff Kingsbury completed 11 of 21 passes for 105 yards.
The Unicorn offense averaged 227.7 yards per game. On the ground the Unicorns rushed for I 17 yards and threw for 110.7 yards per game.
For the Rangers Brad Triesch had an interception and Dean Hillman recovered a fumble. This season the Ranger defense created 24 turnovers.
For the Cougars Michael Broaddus caused two fumbles and recovered one. This season the Cougars created 22 turnovers.
For the Unicorns Kyle Keneau recovered a fumble and broke up a pass. Adam Trollinger caused two fumbles. J.P. Wilkins broke up one pass.
Smithson Valley receiver Brad Triesch had five catches for 189 yards and
three touchdowns. One catch was a 90-yard touchdownrn reception. Valin Klock had one catch for a five-yard touchdown.
Canyon receiver Bobby Mason had three catches for 62 yards. Brian Jung had four receptions for 50 yards and a touchdown.
New Braunfels receiver Mike Williams had five catches for 43 yards. Erie Graves had three catches for 24 yards. Noah Haas had one catch for 27 yards.
Smithson Valley finished the season in second place in District 28-4A with a record of 7-3, 5-1. Canyon finished the year with a record of 6-4. 3-3. New Braunfels completed the season with a record of 4-6, I -6.
The Smithson Valley Rangers will take on Boerne at 7:30 Friday at Unicorn Stadium in the first round of the 4A playoffs.Sports Day
■ To talk with Sports Editor David Winder about Sports Day, call 625-9144. ext. 24.