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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 6, 2001, New Braunfels, Texas Contact Sports Editor Bryan Adams at 625-9144 ext. 223. Sports Saturday October 6, 2001 IB Astros pull tied with Cards after 2-1 winBerkman blasts game-tying HR ST. LOUIS (AP) — No longer worried about how to pitch Barry Bonds, the Houston Astros could get back to winning games. Lance Berkman hit a game-tying home run in the eighth inning and a go-ahead RBI double with two outs in the ninth as Houston beat St. Louis 2-1 Friday night to move into a tie for first in the NL Central with the Cardinals. The won wasn’t sealed until Billy Wagner got Placido Polanco to hit into a game-ending double play with the bases loaded. “It was the kind of game, if you lose, you could just evaporate,” Astros manager Larry Dierker said. “We didn’t.” Houston, which snapped a six-game losing streak, is a NL-leading 48-31 on the road, setting a franchise record for wins away from BERKMAN home. The Astros were just swept in a three-game series at home to San Francisco. The Houston fans spent more time more time booing their pitchers for working around Bonds than cheering their own team. “Honestly, playing at home lately has felt like you’re on the road," Dierker said. “Being on the road, you expect everybody to be against you, but I just think the guys seem to feel more comfortable away from Enron.” Both the Cardinals and Astros would clinch the playoffs if San Francisco lost later Friday against Los Angeles. The Cardinals, who had won seven of eight and 16 of 19, also lost Mark McGwire’s home run record as Bonds hit Nos. 71 and 72 in San Francisco. They need to win the last two games of the season-closing three-game series to repeat as Central champions. They would lose a tiebreaker to the Astros, who lead the season series 3-6. “Defeats like this sting you,” manager Tony La Russa said. “I mean, we played as hard as we could, we tried to make everything happen, it just didn’t.” Friday’s Game Astros 2, Cardinals 1 Astros’ next game: at St. Louis Cardinals, noon today Word spread of Bonds’ record 71st homer in San Francisco as McGwire, who struck out all four at-bats, was at the plate in the eighth. Bonds hit his 72nd homer later in the game. The Busch scoreboard briefly flashed that Bonds had hit No. 71. But it had happened so fast that most fans didn’t even see it. K. JESSIE SLATEN/Herald-Zeitung Canyon’s Brooke Engel, left, goes up for a block against Smithson Valley’s Lindsey Schaal as Katy Douglass (5) looks during Friday’s match at SVHS. Cougarettes rally to beat Rangers 2-15,15-12,15-13 Unicorns down Boerne in two From staff reports For the second time in three matches, the Canyon Cougarettes rallied after losing the first game to win the next two Friday night against Smithson Valley. The Cougarettes (25-8 overall, 5-1 in district) maintained their lead in District 27-4A with a 2-15, 15-12, 15-13 win over the Rangers. Arden Tunnell led the Cougarettes with 15 kills and had two blocks. Lindsey Van Horn rejected a team-high 2.5 blocks, put down ll kills, served up three aces and had ll digs. Randi Freeman turned in 15 digs and Erin Fye had nine. Freeman also had two aces. Ashley Bird handed out a match-high 33 assists. Katie Kern led the Rangers with 14 kills, 13 digs, one block and one ace. Jenny Ratliff scored ll kills and one block. Rachel Woodard stuffed a team-high five blocks. Lindsey Schaal added 13 digs, one block and one ace. Selena Guenther saved 11 digs and served up one ace. Katy Douglass dished out 31 assists and had one ace. The Rangers fell to 17-13 overall this season and 2-4 in district. Smithson Valley next plays Fredericksburg (4-15, 0-6) at 7 p.m. Tuesday at home. Canyon plays Boerne (21-7, 3-3) at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Cougar Den. ► New Braunfels def. Boerne, 17-15,16-14 The New Braunfels Uni-coms needed overt ime in two games Friday night knock off” District 2MA- VOLLEYBALL STANDINGS All    Dist Canyon    25-8    5-1 New Braunfels    15-13    4-2 Kerrville Tivy    18-12    4-2 Boerne    21-7    3-3 Smithson Valley    17-13    2-4 Fredericksburg    4-18    0-6 Tuesday, Oct. 2 Canyon def. Fredericksburg, 15-1, 15-0 Smithson Valley oef. New Braunfels, 15-7, 10-15, 15-9 Boerne def. Kerrville Tivy, 15-5, 14-16, 15-11 Friday’s matches Canyon def. Smithson Valley, 2-15, 15-12, 15-13 New Braunfels def. 17-15, 16-14 Kerrville Tivy def. Fredericksburg, Tuesday’s matches Boerne at Canyon, 7 p.m. New Braunfels at Kerrville Tivy, 7 p.m. Fredericksburg at Smithson Valley, 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12 Kerrville Tivy at Canyon, 6 p.m. New Braunfels at Fredericksburg, 6 p.m. Smithson Valley at Boerne, 6:30 p.m. the Boerne Greyhounds, 17-15, 16-14 at home. With the win, the Unicorns (15-13, 4-2) pulled into a two-way tie with the Kerrville Tivy Antlers (18-12, 4-2) for second place. Chelsea Cornelius led all Unicorns with IO kills. She also had four blocks. Jackie Lucas recorded a team-high Five blocks and added nine kills. Karen Popp led the Unicorns in digs with 13 and Gin Mozeley had ll. Amanda Jer-gins set up 24 assists and served up two aces. New Braunfels next plays at 6 p.m. Tuesday in Fredericksburg. By Bryan Adams Sports Editor Tailing 21-13 near the start of the fourth quarter, the Lockhart Lions drove 69 yards on 14 plays against the Canyon Cougars and Ben Hailey’s 9-yard touchdown run cut Canyon’s lead to 21-19. The two-point conversion failed when Brandon Davis’ pass fell incomplete and it looked as if the Cougars had their first win of the season locked up. But, Lockhart’s Will Hoyle recovered the ensuing onside kick with a little more than three min- GOMEZ    u.tes play m the game. On fourth down and eight yards away from a first down, Davis connected with Donavan Harkin on a 45-yard pass play over the middle that appeared to be the game-winning touchdown. However, an illegal block penalty against Lockhart brought the ball back to the Canyon 24-yard-line. The Canyon defense kept the Lions out of the endzone on the next six plays, but a 28-yard field goal by Blair Forester — the first attempted by the Lions this season — split the uprights and gave the Lions a 22-21 win. “They just came up and made some big plays at the end,” Canyon’s junior running back Jason Gomez said. CHRIS PACE/Herald-Zeitung Canyon running back Jason Gomez fights for extra yards Friday night during the Cougars 22-21 loss to the Lockhart Lions at Lion Field. “We played hard, but we just came up on the wrong side of the score again.” Gomez rushed for a sea-son-high 177 yards and three touchdowns on 38 carries in the losing effort. “I’d take it all back just to get a ‘WY’ Gomez said. The Cougars controlled time of possession for most of the game including a 13-play 66-yard drive that ate up mort' than six minutes of the second half. Gomez capped off the drive with a two-yard blast through the right side of the line for his third touchdown of the game. “Our guys worked really hal’d in practice all week and when we got to the game you could tell everybody wanted to win this one really bad," Gomez said. “We should’ve won. Everybody played hard. I ran as hard as I could, hut I have to give all the props to the offensive line. They played a great game.” Lockhart made it 14-13 with 3:33 left in the third quarter on a five-yard run up the middle by fullback Alan Rodriguez. After an illegal procedure penalty moved the Lions back five yards, Forester’s extra point attempt was wide left. See COUGARS/3B Judson edges Clemens in 30T Buffaloes lose 48-42 to Rockets By Randy Martin NBHZ Correspondent CONVERSE — Chauncy Campbell rushed for 277 yards and five touchdowns to help the Judson Rockets score a wild 48-42 triple overtime win over Clemens and gain the upper hand in the District 26-5A race. Needing any score to win the game after the Buffaloes failed to score on their third overtime possession, the Rockets kept feeding Campbell. It took just three plays for him to find the endzone and send the home crowd into a frenzy with a four-yard game-winning touchown. It did not appear like it would be the heavyweight tilt that was expected. Judson turned an early deficit into a 21-7 lead at halftime on Scores AREA HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL SCORES Friday, Sept. 28 Medina Valley 14, Canyon 7 New Braunfels 21, Round Rock Stony Point 7 Smithson Valley 42, Waco University 7 Clemens 28, San Antonio Churchill 9 Marion 32, Shiner 8 K. JESSIE SLATEN/Herald-Zeitung Clemens’ Brad Wahl runs circles around the Rocket defense on the way to the Buffaloes second touchdown of the night, shortly after the second half of play began. Friday's games Lockhart 22. Canyon 21 New Braunfels (idle) Smithson Valley (idle) Judson 48, Clemens 42 Marion (idle) three straight possessions after Clemens’ 59-yard touchdown run by Cortez Perry on its first possession of the game. Perry, who also had a big game, but was overshadowed by Campbell, finished with 188 yards and three touchdowns. The Rockets would take the lead with some big plays of their own, getting touchdown runs of 17 and 32 yards from Campbell and a 52-yard run by quarterback John Morales on an See BUFFALOES/3B Friday, Oct. 12 Kerrville Tivy at Canyon, 7:30 p.m. New Braunfels at Fredericksburg, 7:30 p.m. Smithson Valley at Boerne, 7:30 p.m. Clemens at San Antonio East Central, 7:30 p.m. San Antonio West Campus at Marion, 7:30 p.m. Huge heartbreaker Gomez runs for 177 yards, 3 TDs in loss ;