New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 19, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas
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The Herald-Zeitung wants to knew 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.
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The Rangers will play Waco University in Waco at 2 p.m. at paul Tyson Field this Saturday, I J Pre-game tickets are $6 for I adults and $3 for students. AH tickets at the gate are $6.
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. For more information call Morgan at 620*5960 O'” Donald at 609-1033.
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 girts, 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.
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Girls 12-18 will have the opportunity to earn a position on the Centex Volleyball club team on Now 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.
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Girls’ b-ball teams in action tonight
By DAVID WINDER
It’s like deja vu all over again.
On Saturday, the Smithson Valley girls’ basketball team beat Kerrville Tivy for third place in their own tournament.
The two teams meet again at 7:30 tonight at Ranger Gym.
Over the weekend, the Rangers defeated Ingram and then lost to Boerne in the semifinals.
The Rangers topped Kerrville, 65-50.
“We played better as the tournament went on,” Ranger coach Carolyn Ckodre said. “We’re becoming more comfortable.”
Another positive of the tournament was that Chodre got to see different player combinations.
“I used a lot of different lineups,” Ckodre said. “I never used the same starting lineup. I found a fast group which really liked to run the floor. I’m looking at different lineups and trying to find what (each) group is comfortable doing.”
What all the Rangers were comfortable doing was playing defense.
“We want to keep the defensive pressure up,” Ckodre said. “We had 14 steals against Kerrville. With my starting group, I can use the full-court press. But if I have to go seven or eight deep, then I might not be able to. But if I have
We played better as the tournament went on. We’re becoming more comfortable.’
— Ranger coach Carolyn Ckodre
to do that, then we would probably go to something like a half-court trap.”
In the half-court defense tonight, the Rangers will have to work on their rebounding.
“Their post got a lot second chance points,” Ckodre said, referring to Kerrville. “We need to do a better job of stopping that.”
The New Braunfels Unicorns placed fourth in the Seguin Tournament with a 72-67 double-overtime loss to San Antonio Jay.
The Unicorns will play at 7:30 tonight at Del Valle.
“It was a gutsy performance (against Jay)," Unicorn coach Larry Schulte said. “We just made too many careless turnovers. We were able to rebound and play physical.”
In the first round game against Wimberly, Emilie Wotipka hit a three-pointer at the buzzer to send the game into overtime.
The Unicorns then went on to win
Cowboys’ Boniol gets a kick out of record, win over Pack
By JAIME ARON
AP Sports Writer
IRVING, Texas (AP) — The way Dallas kicker Chris Boniol had it figured, his right leg could be the difference between victory and defeat against the Green Bay Packers.
Not like this, though.
,?1 expected it to be close,” said Boniol, who instead of deciding a tight game kicked an NFL record-tying seven field goals as the Cowboys easily beat the Packers 21-6 Monday night.
Unlike a record for touchdowns or interceptions, this kind of history comes with an unspoken asterisk: He wouldn’t have had the chance if the Dallas offense had been able to get into the end zone.
But Troy Aikman, F.mmitt Smith and Michael Irvin — the C owboys’ money men and typical Packer-crashers couldn't break through. They could only get close.
So out came Boniol, twice in the first quarter and three more times in the second. All five first-half possessions end
ed in field goals — from 45, 37,42,45 and 35 yards. After a dry third quarter, Boniol hit from 39 and 28 yard in the fourth
“They’re not chip shots, but you’re still supposed to make them,” said Boniol, whose strength was sapped last week because of a bout with the flu.
His halftime total also tied an NFL record for a halt. It also tied a team record — for a game.
The final tally, on seven tries, tied Jim Bakken and Rich Kart is for the most field goals in an NFL game. It also marked the first time in league history a team scored 21 points without a touchdown.
“I’m proud of it,” said Boniol, who set several team records last season as an undrafted rookie from Southwestern Louisiana. “I’m glad I got to do it. You don’t get to go for an NFL record very often.”
Boniol’s sixth field goal, with 8:36 left in the fourth quarter, was important because it gave Dallas an 184) lead, bursting Green Bay’s comeback hopes.
Brown a scrambling machine
By CHIP BROWN
Associated Press Writer
AUSTIN (AP) — The Texas Longhorns have learned that when quarterback James Brown gets happy feet, the whole team is happy With Brown back in the scrambling form of two years ago, when he exploded on the scene as a redshirt freshman, the Longhorns are rolling.
Atter three straight victories, Texas (6-4, 5-2 Big 12) can represent the Big 12 South in the league title game in St. Louis on Dec. 7 with a victory at home against
Rangers, Unicorns called for traveling
By DAVID WINDER
Herald-Zeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL
The Canyon Cougarettes’ Dorthy May tries to get around a defender in last weekend’s Smithson Valley tournament. The Cougarettes will be in action 8 tonight against Auetln Travis in the Cougar Den.
nvai Texas A&M (6-5,4-3) on Nov. 29.
Texas’ resurgence has paralleled an increase in running by Brown, who scrambled four times for 32 yards in a 38-17 victory over Kansas on Saturday, including a naked bootleg for a 15-yard TD that broke a 17-17 halftime tie.
“I think it was his best game of the year,” Texas coach John Mackovic said Monday.
“I’m just looking to run a little bit more,” Brown said. “Fairly in the season, everyone was talking abt Kit how potent our offense was and I was jast trying to get everyone the ball.”
In the second round the Unicorns lost to Seguin, 49-44.
“It was a great physical effort," Schulte said. “But we made jast three of 13 free throws, and you can’t do that against good teams.”
Schulte said his team is continuing to improve.
“We’ve got to play physical,” Schulte said. “We’re becoming a good basketball
Cougars roady for first bowl in almost a dscado
— For their first bowl game since 1988, the Houston Cougars hope to be successful on the field and in the stands.
The Conference-USA co-cham-pion Cougars accepted the invitation on Monday to play a Big East Conference team in the Dec. 27 Liberty Bowl in Memphis, Tenn.
The invitation followed an impressive turnaround from a 243 • finish in 1995 to 7-4 this season, including a victory over co-champion Southern Mississippi.
"We’re kind of unhappy that we’re not in the top 25 and now we’ve got one more chance at it so we’re going to Memphis to win,” coach Kim Helton told a cheering crowd at the college’s athletic building.
The Cougars, who averaged only 17,651 fans in six home games this year, also feel they must attract a large contingent to the game.
Dallas youth dias aftsr basketball game
A 12-year-old Garland boy died less than an hour after he complained of chest pains and collapsed during basketball practice at Dallas Christian School, school officials said.
School officials said the gymnasium was filled with his basketball teammates when Aaryn Blackwell collapsed Monday.
The exact cause of death was not undetermined An autopsy was scheduled for today.
According to Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price, a family friend, doctors said the youth’s asthma may have contributed to his death.
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The Canyon volleyball team advanced to the state semifinals with a 15-11, 15-7 win over Austin McC'allum in the regional finals Saturday afternoon.
The Cougarettes (24-11) will now play Magnolia (32-2) at 5 45 Friday at the Berger Center in Austin. If they win they will play in the class 4A championship game at 2:30 Saturday.
Marc! Allen had 25
assists to lead the Cougarettes past McCai-lum. Tiffany Weidner
had 12 kills followed by Maud) Freeman’s nine and Call Courtney’s seven. Courtney also had two blocks while she and Leslie Reimer had 11 digs each Becky Boehle had two aces.
The 1996 C'ougarette team is the 14th consecutive playoff team for Canyon coach Donna Boehle. This will be Boehle’s fourth trip to the state. In 1983 her Cougarettes won it all while in 1986 and 1989 they placed second.
The Smithson Valley
Rangers defeated the Boerne Greyhounds 19-0 in the first round of
the class 4A playoffs Friday night. The win was the first ever playoff victory for the Rangers. It was also the first playoff' win for coach Larry Hill
Ranger running back lim Ivey rushed for IOO yards and one touchdown against Boerne. Quarterback Billy Grindle rushed for 28 yards and one touchdown.
Billy Grindle completed 6 of 11 passes for 81 yards including a 10-yard scoring strike to Valin Mock Klock had two catches for 54 on the night. Tim Ivey had
two catches for IO y while Travis Blount had
two catches for 17 yards.
The Ranger defense was led by Brad Tel-lander with 13 tackles followed by Jeff Shinn with 11 tackles. Gabe Sanford had nine tackles while John Hickman had eight.
Brandon Schultz had
two sacks followed by Brad Tellander, Heath Renfro and Dustin Boren with one each for the Rangers. Tellander also caused and recovered a fumble while Jeff Shinn batted down a ball.
The Canyon Cougarettes ran into trouble in the Smithson Valley Tournament. losing to Kerrville and Medina Valley.
“Its early, and we really don’t have tho experience together," coach Tina Duncan said. “We just don’t have the depth right now"
The Cougarettes will play Austin Travis at 8 tonight at the C ougar Den.
Price said he was with Pamela Blackwell at Mesquite Community Hospital when the boy died The boy’s father, Aloise Blackwell, lives in Houston.
Hanspard, Olson Big 12 players of tho week
DALLAS (AP) — Texas Tech running back Byron Hanspard, who reached the 2,000-yard mark Saturday against Southwestern Louisiana was named Monday as* the Big 12 Conference offensive player of the week Colorado nose tackle Ryan Olson was the Big 12 defensive player of the week The Buffaloes beat No 9 Kansas State 12-0 on Saturday Hanspard ran for 257 yards and four touchdowns in the Red Raiders’ 56-21 victory over Southwestern Louisiana. The performance gave him a Tech singleseason record with an even 2,000 yards rushing Hanspard. a junior, also notched a school career record with 4,130 yards.
Olson, also a junior, had eight tackles, two quarterback sacks.
The Smithson Valley boys’ basketball team is the consensus preseason favorite to win District 28-4A.
Ranger coach John Valenzuela is happy to be the favorite, although he doesn't put much stock in preseason predictions.
“You can be picked to finish in first place,” Valenzuela said. “But the only thing that really matters is
‘You can be picked to finish in first place. But the only thing that really matters is where you finish.’
- Ranger coach John Valenzuela
where you finish.”
Valenzuela, however, does not see the prediction as a negative.
"ItVonly added pressure if you let it he,” Valenzuela said. “I think you can take it as a positive and work hard to prove those people right" Valenzuela said proving the predictors right will he difficult this season,though “This is a very tough district,” Valenzuela said “Whoever finishes last could easily heat the team that finishes first.
"The last two years, the last quarter of the last game has decided the district. Anything can happen.”
The Rangers will travel to San Antonio Jefferson for a game at 7:30 tonight.
“They are 1-3. but they’ve played some good teams," Valenzuela said. “They lost to Fox Tech, which many people believe is one of the top IO teams in the state "They beat Roosevelt by 23 points, and they’re not iii the football playoffs. Then they lost to Lee by two points.
“We’re going to their house. They usually play at Alamo Gym, but we agreed to go there and play them. Its going to he a dogfight.’’
The New Braunfels Unicorns open their season at 7:30 tonight when they visit the Hays Rebels.
The Ste. Peter & Paul CYO eight-and-under volleyball team came in fifth place in the San Antonio area playoffs. (Back row, l-r) Megan Powers, Jessica Lagunas, Megan Timmerman, Cassie Kraft, Maitlyn Kraft. (Front row) Marie Hoffman, Angela Hoffman, Lacey Sheetrock, Cheisie Fowler.
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