New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 20, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas
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Cornel County Sports
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Jordan, Cogdell fight back from late-season injuries
Broken collarbone won’t slow down this Ranger
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SAN ANTONIO (AP) — David Robinson scored 21 points and Tim Duncan added 19 as San Antonio dealt Golden State its ninth straight loss to start the season, 108-87 Wednesday night.
Golden State’s 0-9 start is the worst in franchise history.
It also matches the Denver Nuggets' abysmal start to the current season Despite not playing in the fourth quarter, Robinson, the NBA’s leading scorer, led San Antonio in scoring and rebounding, fie had 11 boards to Duncan's IO.
The Spurs outscored Golden State 26-14 at
the free throw line. including 13-of-l6 shooting by Robinson The Spun, who had lost two in a row to the Lakers and Timberwolves, led by as many as 23 points and improved to 7-3.
Latrell Sprewell had 20 points for the Warriors, who last led 7-6 in the opening minutes. Donycll Marshall added 16.
San Antonio outre bounded the Warriors 47-36 and made a season-high eight 3-pointers, including three by Chuck Person and two apiece by Scan Elliott and Jaren Jackson.
The Warriors were only I-tor-9 from 3-point line. Sot Antonio will play at Seattle Friday and at Utah on Saturday
Magic ft, Cavaliers §3, OT
CLEVELAND (AP) Derek Strong came off the bench to score 20 points and the (Orlando Magic erased a 20-point deficit in the fourth quarter to beat the Cleveland Cavaliere 96-93 in overtime Wednesday night.
The Magic, who won that fourth straight without injured Penny Hardaway, outscored Cleveland 31-16 in the fourth and 9-6 in the extra period to deny the Cavs’ the 1,000th victory in franchise history Darrell Armstrong had IH off the bench, including a steal and layup with 14 seconds let) that sent the game ink) overtime The Cavs nearly atoned for Mowing the big
lead when Wesley Person hit a 3-pointer with 14 seconds let! in overtime, then stole the inbounds pass But he missed the ensuing 3-point attempt and Shawn Kemp missed another one as the clock expired.
Natl 108. Catties 100
EAST RUTHERFORD, N J. (AP) Jayson Williams luul 27 points and 13 rebounds and the New Jersey Nets made the Celtics lose their cool — anti their four game winning streak with a I08-IOO victory on Wednesday night.
Coach Rick Primo and Antoine Walker were elected during the second halt as the ( elites saw
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SMITHSON VALLEY — Taylor Jordan didn’t have very fond memories of the Rangers' 47-6 win at Del Valle on Oct. 24.
That’s because the senior safety spent most of the game in extreme pain.
Jordan, who also sees action on special teams, dislocated hts left shoulder and broke his right collarbone on the third play of the game.
He's been on the sidelines ever since, but appears ready for a comeback in Friday's area playoff game with Austin Reagan
“It feels a lot better this week,” Jordan said on Wednesday. “I tried to cone back last week, but if I put any weight on (the collarbone), it was kind of unbearable.
“I gave it another week to heal up. I kind of feel it here and there, but its something I'm going to have to get over ”
But that's much better than getting used to not playing at all — something Jordan said was harder than he imagined.
“It's been killing me,’’ he said of his time
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l ooper Cogdell is somewhat of an expert on knee injuries.
He isn’t New Braunfels’ version of Doogic Howser, M.D., either Instead, the senior safety got his knowledge from first-hand experience. Cogdell missed all of the 1996 season when he tore the antc-nor cruciate ligament in his nght knee After making a successful comeback this season, he again feared the worst when the ACL in his left knee was tom in the Unicorns’ loss to MacArthur on Oct. 24,
Fortunately for Cogdell, he was able to make a return in last week's hidistrict playoff game with San Marcos.
While his knee isn t at KH) percent of its strength, Cogdell's determination ami attitude seems to have made up the difference ami then some
“I think it has to do with Ins attitude and his conditioning." NBHS coach Tim Kingsbury said. “He worked so hard in the offseason, and he’s one of our strongest phylum to Cogdell, Page 2B
Bobcat women get new opponent
SWT basketball team to face Houston Right
From staff repats_
SAN MARCOS — The Southwest Texas women's basketball exhibition game set for 7 p m tonight has been changed to 7:30, school officials said Tuesday
The Bobcats' opponent has also changed. SWT will play the Houston Flight instead of the Central Texas AAU in Stratum Coliseum.
The Bobcats defeated the Mexican National Team 87-47 in their exhibition opener on Monday night. Senior Usa Ceaaar and sophomore Jocelyn Browning each scored 16 points, with Browning making
four of her six 3-point attempts.
Junior Jobina Lugrand grabbed nine rebounds to lead the team and Ceasar had seven. Senior Jerric Cooper added ll points for the Bobcats and sophomore Nathelie Daniels had IO.
SAN MARC^^hwh^Srgcst fall signing of his tenure, Southwest Texas baseball coach Howard Buahong has landed six recruits during the 1997 NCAA fall period. Five of the six players are pitchers.
“This was an extremely productive recruiting data," Buahong said. “Wa went oat —exactly what era wanted to sign.”
The Bobcats signed right-handed pitcher* Rhett Riviere, Garrett Gate Kelt and Jacob Casanova and left-handers Mike Huddleston and Cory Stewart.
Riviere was 7-2 last season for Austin St. Michael’s Academy, earning All-State honors. Casanova was 5-0 last spring for Kingwood High School.
Huddleston posted a 4-1 record for San Antonio Madison High School, including a pair of two-hit shutouts during the regular season and a playoff victory over San Marcos.
Stewart posted a 9-2 record and Turn to iotocBte, Page 26
(Events are listed according to timeliness and as space allows)
New Braunfels High School supporters will be showing their Unicom Pride this week as they attend the football and volleyball playoff games with sparkling unicorns on their faces.
Jean Wilson wit! be at the NBHS cafeteria Friday from 7:30 am until game time to do face painting.
Proceeds will benefit Communities In Schools and the Missoula Children's theatre.
For more Information, call the Communities In Schools office at 620-6200.
T Bar M Tannte Ranch NB Junior Opon
T Bar M Tennis Ranch will sponsor the New Braunfels Junior Open on Saturday.
All junior players are welcome to participate.
For more information, call Paul Domanski at 625-7738.
T Bar M Tannte Ranch Adult Doubles tourney
T Bar M Tennis Ranch will sponsor its third annual Thanksgiving Adult Doubles tournament on Sunday.
The event, which is open to all adult players, will use a keep your partner format.
For more information, call Paul Domanski at 625-7738.
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Registrations are now being accepted for the New Braunfels Junior League Basketball 1998 season.
Boys and girls in grades fourth- through sixth-grades may register at Vivroux Sporting Goods. The fee is $45.
The deadline to register is Nov. 29.
For more information, call 629-0141.
Motro-Jra Volleyball Club ta camblet tryouts
The Metro-Jrs Volleyball Club will conduct tryouts Nov, 23 and Dec. 7 at the Seguin High School gym.
Tryouts for 12- to 14-year-olds are scheduled for 2 to 4 p m and from 4:30 to 6:30 p m for 16- to 18-year-olds.
A $35 fee includes a T-shirt and registration.
For more information, call Gary Klasmg at (210) 690-9769.
Rod McCombs Jingle Roll
The third annual Red McCombs Jingle Bell Run/Walk is scheduled for Dec. 13 at Landa Park
Proceeds from the event will benefit Family Outreach. Registration is $13 early and $16 on race day and $10 for the kids’ race, or $5 without a T-shirt.
Registration forms are available at Comprehensive Fitness in New Braunfels and Fleet Feet Sports in San Antonio.
Ail participants are encouraged to bring a canned good or toy for donation to charity.
For more information, cai! Susan Phillips, EVENTS! at 600-5030.
The Houston Panthers, a select baseball team, is seek mg talented and motivated players to compete in state and national tournaments.
The Panthers will make a run at their third consecutive World Series appearance in 1906 Interested players who will be 13 by July 31,1906 should call Mike at (281) 3604666 or (261) 363-4316.
■ To talk with Sports Editor Tom Erickson about Sports Day, call 625-0144, Ext. 223. Readers can send e-mail to HZsportsRaol.com.jjg^Thu
Spurs, Robinson extend Warriors’ winless streak to nine
Cougarettes, Smithson Valley each put four players on the first team
From staff reports
Much like they did during the regular season and playoffs, the Rangers and Cougarettes dominated the District 28-4A All-District volleyball team, which was released on Wednesday.
Eight of the IO players on the first team were either Cougarettes or Rangers.
Canyon players on the first team are junior outside hitter Tiffany Weidner, senior middle blocker Cali
Courtney and senior setters Kylie Adams and Becky Boehle.
Representing Smithson Valley on the first team are senior outside hitter Sasha Homer, junior outside hitter Riley Shipley and senior setters Christy Ballman and Cami Cunningham.
Eryn Hamilton and Jennifer Elliott of Hays were also named to the 28-4A first team.
Cougarettes and Rebels.
The Rangers had three players on the All-District second team and the Cougarettes had two.
Tiffany McCoy, Rita Offers and Sarah Douglass made the team from Smithson Valley. McCoy’ and Douglass are seniors and Offers is a sophomore.
Canyon’s Amie Barranco and Kelly Parrish, who are both seniors, also made the second team.
CHS players who made honorable mention are senior Mandy Freeman and sophomore Courtney Beach.
Smithson Valley seniors Amber Smithson Valley finished first in Steubing and Kelly Meszler were also
the district, followed by the given honorable mention status.