New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 26, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas
Tuesday, November 26, 1991
Jonathan EdierFive Unicorns named to all-district 1st team
Five players from the District 25-5 A champion New Braunfels Unicorn football team were selected to the alldistrict first team at eight positions.
The district coaches voted on the players after 25-5A play was completed, and the results were released after New Braunfels was eliminated in the area playoffs by Marshall on Saturday.
The other two 25-5A post-season representatives, McCollum and East Central, were eliminated by Judson and Madison in the fust round while New Braunfels beat Lee in bi-district.
Two Unicorns were selected at multiple positions on the first team.
Dennis Bryan was voted to the first team at three positions for the Unicorns. The New Braunfels senior was the only player in the district to be so honored.
Bryan was a first-team selection on offense, defense and special teams. He received first-team votes at wide out, cornerback and unanimously at kicker.
Matt Pusateri was a unanimous choice at tackle, while also receiving first-team mention on the defensive line.
Bryan and Pusateri were two of four players in district to earn first-team recognition at more than one position.
San Marcos* star Keegan Clark was. named to the first
team at running back and safety, and McCollum's Delton Green — the tallest player on the team at 6-7 — was voted at tight end and defensive end.
Also making the first-team offense from New Braunfels was senior light end Jonathan Edler.
Defensively, two Unicorns in addition to Bryan and Pusateri were named to the first team.
Junior safety James Sargent received recognition from the opposing coaches, as did junior defensive end Dustin Simons.
Also being voted to the first team offense unanimously were Harlan dale running back Steven Sandoval. Seguin receiver James Medrano and McCollum tackle Erie Price.
Rounding out the first-team offense were East Central quarterback Bart Dupont, running backs Eddie Andrade of the Hornets and Clark of San Marcos, McCollum TE Green, East Central receiver Richard Harvey, Seguin center Gay Hollub, and South San punter John Vasquez.
Sandoval and Price were the only juniors on what was an otherwise senior-dominated offense.
Defensively, the linemen in addition to Pusateri and Greed were Ronald Estrada of South San, Richard de la Rosa of Harlandalc and Dante Montoya of East Central.
At the ends were Simons and McCollum’s Robert
Selected to the lincbacking corps were South San's Maurice Martinez, Seguin's Bobby Jack Rushing and San Marcos’ Kenneth Bouic.
In the secondary, the comers were Bryan and Scguin’s Jon Parrish; the safeties were Sargent and San Marcos’ Clark.
New Braunfels had six players voted to the second team, five of them on offense.
Sophomore quarterback Michael Sierra was a second-team mention, as was running back Kyle Herman — who was injured in the fourth district game after a strong start.
Three Unicom linemen earned second-team selection: center David Walter, guard Oms Lcasman and tackle Tito Robledo.
Shawn Jurica, a junior inside linebacker, was also voted to the second team from New Braunfels.
Other sccond-tcam selections were Harlandale quarterback James Escobedo; running backs Richard Cordaway of South San, Billy Laquc of McCollum and Rudy Sanchez of Harlandale; San Marcos tight end Luis Rodriguez; receivers Robert Rodriguez of Harlandalc and Keith
McFadden of Seguin; guards Delaney Otsiad of San Marcos and Moses Anuria of South San; Sal Marcos tackle David Faubion; and McCollum center Danny Barccncz.
Faming sccond-tcam mention on defense, in addition id Jurica, were linemen Jacob Ybarra of San Marcos, Adam Solis of South San, Rodney Carter of Seguin and Caries Leal of McCollum; ends Ernesto Gonzales of Seguin and Grog Davis of San Marcos; linebackers Will Phillips of Seguin, Mike Lopez of South San. Joseph Robledo of McCollum and Brian Garcia of Harlandale; cornerback* Miguel Avila of South San and Andrew Burrows ok Seguin; and safeties Harold Miller of East Central. Kyle Yublca of Seguin, Randy McMullin of San Marcos and Ismael Garcia of McCollum.
In the kicking game. place kicker Ernest Canc McCollum and punters Bow ic of San Marcos and Sandov*-al of Harlandale received sccond-tcam recognition.
Honorable mentions for Now Braunfels were running backs Shawn Benbrook and Jacob Leal, receiver James Sargent and guard Todd Kading on offense.
On defense, the Unicorn honorable mentions were linebackers Jason Turner and Enc Liekc; linemen Oms Leas man, Sammy Gutierrez and Jim Schaefer and fax safety Andrew Juarez.
Cougarettes pick up first win
By JOE KUC Sports Editor
New Bramfels held off a furious Kerrville Tivy rally Monday night, as the Unicom girls basketball team hung on despite a five-point fourth quarter to win its first game of the season.
The Unicorns led by as many as 21 points, taking a 47-26 lead on Jennifer Kiolbassa’s three-point play with 3:45 remaining in the third quarter. New Braunfels held on to win 52-49, improving its season record to I -3.
Kiolbassa’s three-point play capped a 16-0 New Braunfels run which went hack to the second quarter,
Tivy scored the final four points of the third quarter for its only points of ; the quarter.
The fourth quarter started evenly, with New Braunfels scoring on a free throw by Anne Bedford and a backward layup by Kim Caffey, which made the score 50-33.
The visiting Antlers then scored 11 points in a row. capping their run with 1:38 left in lite game un a three J pointer by reserve point guard Jessica ! Ellis.
Tivy'i Nicky Johnson hit two long J jump shots down the stretch, but New
* Braunfels was able to hit two free throws — one each by Caffey and
i Darla Wets — to hold the Antlers off.
’’That was very nice (lo get the first ; win),” New Braunfels Coach Maria Pusiejovsky said. ’’We definitely . needed thai ”
I She said one of die biggest pus!
| lives to the game was dial IO Umcorn I players scored.
J ‘Thai’s got lo happen, ll diey’ll do J that consistently, (it will help the
* team)," she said "I think this team i has a lot of girls who can shoot the J ball well."
* Kim Caffey paced New Braunfels
* with IS poilus, leading a balanced , Unicom effort.
"She's a nice shooter,” Pustejovs
* ky said. "We’re really trying to get I them lo discipline themselves on J when to shoot, and they all did a nmdi ’ better job of that.''
Caffey also leal die Unicorn defense with eight steals, five in die first quarter when New Braunfels was building a lead and establishing its pressure
"We finally got our pressure lo working, ’’ the coach said
SAN ANTONIO — When someone'asked Tina Sick-miller who was playing wcl) for her, the Canyon girls basketball coach was ai a loss.
"I just said, 'Well, they’re all playing pretty even. Everyone’s contributing,Sickmiller said.
That was again the case Monday as eight players scored in a balanced effort as the Cougarettes picked up their first win of die basketball season, improving lo 1-2 by defeating Memorial, 47-41.
"It really is (nice to get the first win),’’ Canyon Coach Tina Sickmiller said. "UTI get us rolling, perhaps
She said the team had a good game against Memorial. never trailing in the contest.
"We played real well, except we had trouble containing their hoc girl," she said
Memorial's Angie Marunez had 27 of her team’s 41 points, and was the only player in the game to score more than IO. Sickmiller said Martinez was very quick and unorthodox, with a lot of unlikely shots tall mg in.
Canyon led 13-4 alter one quarter, before Memorial rallied to trail 22-16 at halftime The Cougarettes again extended their advantage to 17-24 at the end o! three, but the Minutemen made it interesting at the end.
Sickmiller said lite Cougareites had trouble slow mg the game down at the cml
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"I couldn’t get them to change gears," she said.
Misty Brever and Tammie Michelson paced Canyon with IO points each during the game, and Leah Frazier added eight. Glenda Hendricks scored five points, while Katie Riedel, Catherine Wicsncr and Mystec Wunderlich each added four.
Sickmiller said the team played better defensively than in previous games, while also improving in other facets.
"We rebounded a lot better than we have," she said. "We had IO assists as a team, so we’re moving the ball around pretty well."
She said Canyon still needs to improve its shooting percentage, but that the team is playing much better on the whole. The Cougarettes do not play again until Dec. 3 ai Somerset, with Canyon’s home opener the following week on Dec IO.
"We call ourselves the road warriors.’’ Sickmiller said. *k We get to come home alter Christmas ’ ’
Coogs play tough against 3A’s best
Caddell nets 28 in loss to perennial power Gonzales
reached the bonus
Canyon trailed 22-16 after one quarter, with Gonzales opening up a 45-31 halftime lead in the second quarter.
"We played with them pretty well the first quarter." Rot/lcr said. "in the second quarter, we started playing their game a little bit too much and they opened up that 14-point lead. We stayed nght with them in the second half."
Gonzales did make a third quarter run lo go up by 22, bul Canyon chipped away to cut it back down to 14 u> end the game at 74-60.
Rot/lcr said Gonzales probably deserves its top ranking, with extremely quick guards and talented inside players.
"It's a good experience fur us to go down and play somebody like that, to see a perennial program and play against them and their tots," he said. "I think it was a good learning experience.
Thai’s not something you want to Jo every day, but you've got to do that every now and then. It gives us a chance to sec where we need to be takuig our program."
New Braunfels’ Kim Caffey scored 15 points as the Unicorns beat Ker rviiie Tivy Monday night
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Robin Rudd had IO poult* and seven rebound* be fun* leaving die game with an injured ankle in die third quarter I atm en St blan a. us got all lien of five febound* after halftime
while playing in place oi Rudd.
Pusiejovsky said Kiedci’t ankle didn't appear lo be swollen. All Meza also left die game with an ankle injury.
New Braunfels did not uarl in die game. Che Unicorn* saw an early 6-1 lead fail lo 6-5 bel orc Caffoy'» three poutier gave die learn some breathing i out n.
Tivy nanowed die lead to two poults on duce sepal ate occasion* aller 'hat — the last lune being al
Caffey, Kiolbassa and Sarah Belle oil scored ii ans mon baskets to make die score 28-20, and the Unicorns kepi Tivy ai a distance after thai until die final minute of the game.
The Anders got back iiuo die game ai die free throw line, which Kustc-jovsky said was probably by design.
‘‘I think dial was their strategy,”
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GONZALES — The Canyon Cougars kept Gonzales fans from a free hamburger.
The Apaches, rated number one in die stale m a preseason IA poll, have a local basketball (a cm non on in which tans receive a Big Mac if die leant scores more durn poilus and win*. Canyou Coach Kenny Rot/lei said.
It wasn’t a Big Mac game, anyway," Router saul, alter Canyon held Gonzales *—- which had previously broken IOU poilus dos season — well short of VO rn a 74-60 loss to die Apaches.
‘ We kepi ti respectable, he said. ‘TU tell you what, they’ve got a good basketball learn,'*
Bnan Caddell led Canyon with 28 poults, a season high for die Cougar forward.
“He really played hard," Rouler said of Caddell. "T hose were tough poult* for him, because they really worked hard on defense * *
Anthony bueno added 16 poults, many of which came on penetrations in which die Cougar point guard would pull up for a shod jumper or go ut for a layup.
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Todd Uanzelka scored all of his seven poilus in the second half, and Michael Krueger also scored seven.
"In die second hall. Jlan/elk*) gave us a picuy good lift off the butch, Roc/.ie* said.
Kiucgci, the Cougars sun ling caller, had lo play against a Gonzales inside tandem of 6- 6 and 6-4 player*.
In the I ii si hall, they were heating us on die of tensive glass, “ Rot/I et void. Krueger came in arni dal a good job of blocking oui and getting the rebound in die second hall He said Kl ucgct had five detain vc hoard* in die second hall. white also scoring his poults against Gonzales’ lough interior defense.
Another positive fbi Canyon was (hat die Cougais shot die ball very well. The team hit four of lime three pointer*, 20 of 14 two pointers (59 percent) and eight of rune flee throws iii a game iii which neither learn