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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 14, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas Herald-Zeitung O Thursday, November 14, 1996 O 5 Herald-Zeitung Sports Day ■ To talk with Sports Editor David Winder about Sports Day, call 625-9144. ext. 24.Sports Day The Press “It’S like I always say: lf you want to go out in the rain, be prepared to get burned.” — Brazilian soccer player Comal County Sports I rOciMl County sthlstM The Herald-Zeitung wants to know at what colleges or pro tevels 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) 625-1224 or mailed or dropped by the Herald-Zeitung offices at 707 Landa St. in New Braunfels. For more information call David Winder at 625-9144. a,, ,iil , i i tf-u 11 ,11, f# 9i i nu I son w ■■toy p toyon tickets now on solo Tickets for the Smithson Valley vs. Boerne playoff game this Friday are now on sate. The game will be played at 7:30 p.m. at Unicorn Stadium in New Braunfels. Pre-game ticket sates will be $6 for adult and $3 for students. At the game tickets are (6 for everyone. There arseno reserved seats. Cony on voHsybsN to piny Saturday at Hays The Canyon Cougarettes will play Austin McCallum in the regional finals at 2 Saturday afternoon at Hays, Tickets will be $3 for adults and $2 for students. Is.''-'    . loam to bowl danse Bowling instruction classes for beginners, and/or persons wanting to improve their skills are now held twice a month at Comal Bowl. Certified instructors are Morgan Smith and Donald Stange. Classes are two 2-hour sessions using written material and personal one-on-one instruction on the lanes. The cost is $5 per class. The next classes are Thursday at 7 p.m. For more information call Morgan at 620-5980 of Donald at 609-1033. Registration foe Junior The New Braunfels Junior League Basketball will be accepting registrations at Vivroux Toys and Sporting Goods from now until Nov. 20 The league is open to boys and girls, grades 4 thru 6. • * Registration is $35. No registrations will be accepted after Nov. 30. Tryouts will be Dec. 7. For more information call 629-0141. Contex Volleyball club tryouts to start Nos. 23 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 Vivroux 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. ‘ * *5 Tournament time at Smithson Valley —I By DAVID WINDER Sports Editor Basketball season just started, and it’s tournament time already. The Smithson Valley Rangers and the Canyon Cougarettes girls' basketball teams will go after the first title of the season when the Rangers play host to the Smithson Valley Tournament. The Rangers play against Ingram at 5 p.m. today at Ranger Gym. The Cougarettes take on Kerrville at 6:30 p.m. Friday at Ranger Gym. Smithson Valley coach Carolyn Ckodre said she is glad the season has finally started. “It feels just great to get going,” Ckodre said. “We finally got to play a real game.” The Rangers beat Marion 68-54 Tuesday night in their first game of the season. The play of point guard Andrea Kennedy was the key to the game, Ckodre said. “She pretty much does it all for us,” Ckodre said. “She’s our floor leader. The other night when we started to lose control she would not let us fall apart.” Ckodre doesn’t expect her team to lose control often with the experience the Rangers bring to the court. “We’re returning six seniors, seven players with varsity experience,’’ Ckodre said. “Three of the seniors have been on the varsity since they were freshmen. After that, though, the players really have no experience.” Experience or no experience. Ckodre would like the Rangers to be available to play. “I’d like for everyone to remain healthy this year,” Ckodre said. “Last year I nev- Smithson Valley basketball tourney The Smithson Valley Rangers play at 5 p.m. today at Ranger Gym against Ingram. The Canyon Cougarettes play at 6:30 Friday at Ranger Gym against Kerrville. ‘From top to bottom, it’s pretty packed. Del Valle is who I pick to come out on top. I know we’ll definitely challenge for a playoff spot.’ — Carolyn Ckodre er had the same starting lineup twice.” Ckodre sees the upcoming District 28-4A race as a close one. “From top to bottom, it's pretty packed,” Ckodre said. “Del Valle is who I pick to come out on top. I know we'll definitely challenge for a playoff spot. “The district is real tough. We go down to play Bastrop and there’s blood on the floor.” Canyon basketball coach Tina Duncan wants the Cougarette volleyball team to win the rest of their playoff games, and she wants them to be quick about it. Right now the volleyball team has the serv ices of three of her play ers and her junior varsity coach while also occupying her practice facility. Until volleyball season ends, Duncan will concentrate on the part of the team she does have. “We're a young team," Dunean said. “This year is going to be an initiation by fire for us. We really don’t have a lot of height.” The Cougarettes opened the season with a 65-41 loss to Fredericksburg. “After the first half, we were only down ■_ -_ Herald-Zeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL The Canyon Cougarettes practice for the upcoming SVHS tournament. by three," Duncan said. “Then I don’t know if we came out tired or just relaxed We missed four shots on the blocks that were uncontested. It was quite an auspicious start." Duncan said she does expect the Cougarettes to challenge for a playoff spot. “Since they're taking three teams out of a seven-team district, I expect us to be there," Duncan said. “I guess l\*l Valle would have to be the favorite." The start of the basketball season means Dunean is missing her favorite volleyball team as it marches toward the state playoffs. “I want the UIL to make it so the sports don't ever overlap as much.'' Dunean said. “I never used to miss a volleyball game.” Redskins’ Lynn has no defense for loss to Cards By JOSEPH WHITE AP Sports Writer ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — A young defense that has allowed more than 1,000 yards in two games seems due for a few changes. Not so when it comes to the Washington Redskins, whose defensive coordinator used his dry wit to suggest a different approach. "Threats. Threats within an inch of their life,” said Ron Lynn, before turning serious Wednesday. “No. No. It’s repetition. You go out and do it and do it and do it. We’ve just got to-get them better. We are who we are.” The fans at RFK Stadium seemed ready to make a threat or two themselves in the overtime of Sunday’s 37-34 loss to Arizona. As the Redskins were giving up a ‘The first thing we did when we walked in (Monday) morning, the first thing I said to the staff was to second-guess the calls, critique what we called and what we could’ve done better.’ Redskin defensive coordinator Ron Lynn team record 615 yards, chants of “Lynn Must Go” began to reverberate. "The fans pay their money," Lynn said sympathetically. “They have every right to be concerned.” Lynn didn’t hear the chants. He didn’t have to. Visions of Boomer Esiason picking apart his defense was enough to keep him awake and second-guessing himself most of the night. “That’s not a pleasant thing to go through," said Lynn, who became defensive coordinator in 1994 after spells with San Diego and Cincinnati. “You go back and replay the game (through your mind), and the first thing you’re going to do is ask what I could’ve done better. “Every day. Everything. I go back and second-guess every call. The first thing we did when we walked iii (Monday) morning, the first thing I said to the staff was lo second-guess the calls, critique what we called and what we could’ve done better.” After a seven-game winning streak, the Redskins have lost two straight, allowing 75 points combined against Buffalo and Arizona. The defense is now ranked last in the league — next-to-last against the run and fourth-from-bottom against the pass. But Lynn agrees that the Redskins were living on borrowed time long before the skid started. The problem all season long has been the nickel defense, and teams have begun to realize that the way to score against his defense is to play three or four wideouts and spread the field as much as possible. Plano, Houston Memorial reinstated into 5 A playoffs By CHIP BROWN Associated Press Writer AUSTIN (AP) — The cheerleaders were there and they were cheering. The guys on the football team were bouncing up and down, pumping their arms and screaming. The whole thing felt like a playoff pep rally. In reality, it was. The Plano Wildcats had just been reinstated to the playoffs. Plano was allowed to advance to the Class 5 A Division I playoffs without leading rusher Rashaad Gunn after a hearing Wednesday by the University Interscholastic League State Executive Committee. The UIL also reinstated Houston Memorial, but rejected Palestine for postseason competition. Barring any last minute appeals in state court, Plano (5-5) will make a record-extending 30th playoff appear- ‘It appalls ma to sea that the UIL rules are no longer enforced, at least that they don’t apply to Plano.’ Plano East coach Scott Phillips ance Suturdav night against Allen (6-4); Houston Memo-nal (8-2) will take on Aliet'Elsik (5-4-1) Fnday night in the Class 5A Division ll playoffs. Tyler Chapel Hill (5-5) will replace Palestine Fnday night against Navasota (10-0) in tile C lass 4A Division II playoffs. Nearly the entire Plano football team and cheerleading squad — some 75 students — disregarded classes and piled into two buses along with roughly 125 parents and supporters to make the dnve to attend the hearing, which was standing room only. In a departure from previous rulings, the Suite Executive Committee determined that an entire team shouldn’t he punished for the misdeeds of an indiv idual player The committee also criticized those who turn iii a rival school for alleged violations at the I Itll hour. Atter tile committee s ruling. Plano players in id cheerleaders hugged, shared tears of relief and cheered wildly before singing the school’s fight song loudly just outside the hearing room. That joy was tempered by the disappointment and anger felt crosstown at Plano East "it appalls me to see that the UIL rules are no longer enforced, at least that they don’t apply to Plano,” Plano East coach Scott Phillips said. "We should withdraw from UIL governing ;tnd get in a league tliat doesn’t have any rules.” Haley out for season after back surgery IRVING. Texas (AP) — Dallas Cowboys defensive end Charles Haley is scheduled for back surgery this week, perhaps today, to relieve pressure caused by an accumulation of scar tissue, trainer Jim Maurer says. The problem has caused recurring numbness and weakened the muscles in Haley's legs, leaving the 11-year veteran's career in jeopardy, Maurer said Wednesday night. "The symptoms have been there off and on since training camp” Maurer told The Dallas Morning News. “Charles had been feeling some pain, so he wanted to re-check it. “Its odd because some days he felt great, but every day was different. It’s too bad because he really wants to ‘It’s odd because some days he felt great, but every day was different. Ifs too bad because he really wants to play football.’ Cowboy trainer Jim Maurer on Charles Haley play football " It will be his third back surgery in four years. The surgery will be performed by Dr. Robert Watkins, a Southern California-based specialist who has twice repaired disk problems in Haley’s back. Haley flew to Los Angeles Wednesday morning to see Watkins, who recommended the surgery. Maurer said he did not know if Haley, the only NFL player to earn five Super Bowl rings, will play again this season. The Cowboys play the NFC-leading Green Bay Packers Monday night at Texas Stadium. The Cowboys are currently in second place iii the NFC East behind the Washington Redskins and Philadelphia Eagles. Haley had hack surgery last December and missed the final three regular season games and two playoff games before returning as a starter in the Super Bowl. Maurer said Haley had a magnetic resonance imaging test in Dallas on tuesday that did showed little change from previous MR Is. Shame Carver will replace Haley in the starting lineup and the Cowboys will continue to use linebacker Broderick Thomas at defensive end in some passing situations. Rookie defensive end Kavika Pittman, limited primarily to special teams, will likely get additional playing time. Haley, who signed a four-year, $12 million contract in July of 1995, will count $900,000 toward the C owboys’ salary cap iii 1907 if he can’t play next season, according to Cowboys Vice President Stephen Jones. Haley had missed five of the team’s first IO games this season because of the back pain. When he was able to play, the team tried to limit him to about 30 plays per game. Sports Briefs Spurt, Wilkins surprise Lakers For years, Dominique Wilkins played on mediocre teams in Atlanta, Los Angeles and Boston, often carrying them to victories. Now, after a one-year hiatus from the NBA, he is doing it in San Antonio. Wilkins helped the injury-depleted Spurs snap a three-game losing streak by scoring 28 points in a 95-83 victory Wednesday night over the Los Angeles Lakers, who also lost forward Cedric Ceballos to a knee injury “I take my hat off to Dominique for the way he played," Spurs guard Avery Johnson said. “He carried us." Wilkins is in his first season in San Antonio after returning to the NBA after a season in Greece Stars stay hot with 2-0 win over Flames Calgary goaltender Dwayne Roloson barely had time to settle his rookie jitters before the Dallas Stars had a 2-0 lead. Roloson faced 18 shots in the first period, allowed two goals in the first 5:06 and trailed 3-1 after one. . From that point, however, the Stars would not get another puck past Roloson in his NHL debut as the Flames rallied from the two-goal deficit for a 3-3 tie Wednesday night. "It would have been nice to get some easy shots early, but I was able to battle back and stay confident," Roloson said. "When you get down on yourself, that's when things go really bad on you. Dallas was right on us from the start, but we were able to survive." Stars veteran goalie Andy Moog gave Roloson high marks for keeping his composure. North Texas players to clean up stadium The North Texas Eagles football team probably hopes that fans at Saturday’s game against Idaho aren't too sloppy. That's because team members must return to Fouts Field the next day to clean it up. Sunday’s duty is part of the players' punishment for taking about $1,400 worth of towels, blankets and other items two weeks ago from a motel in Provo, Utah. Motel officials discovered the loss in time and confronted team officials at the stadium. The property was taken off the team bus and stacked on the Best Western Baugh Motel parking lot. Im Keeping an eye on Texas Texas high school students play hard Football remains the top Texas high school sport, followed by boys' track and field and girls’ basketball Overall, the University Interscholastic League reports more than 750,000 high school participants in athletic activities. High school participants in UIL sports* Boys Girls Football 177,343 Track & Field 60,969 64,786 Basketball 70,365 70,558 Baseball 38,168 Volleyball 56,726 Cross Country 26,393 29,354 Softball 25,169 Soccer 18,666 14,544 Tennis 15,729 15,842 Golf 14,630 8,777 Swimming 4,548 5,824 Team Tennis 16,979 combined Six Man Football 3,530 TOTAL 788,900 * includes varsity and non-varsity students SOURCES: John Sharp, Taxes Comptroller of Public Accounts and University Intsracotesbc league ;