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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 7, 2003, New Braunfels, Texas Tuesday, October 7,2003 — Herald-Zehung — Page 5A COMING THURSDAYPower and force New Braunfels grad David Vogt shines at TIU Herald-Zeitung To have your event publicized, contact David Rupkalvis at 625-9144, ext. 223, or by e mail at [email protected] E DAILY R C-K-E-T ' NS freshman football Freshman "White" team visits Smithson Valley, while "Blue" team hosts Del Valle Time: "White" team 4 p.m., "Blue" 5 p.m. Smithson Valley subvarsity Freshman "Blue" team hosts Highlands while junior varsity team travels. Time:Freshman "Blue"4:30p.m.,JV5 p.m. Canyon junior varsity tight end Greg Garza Marion volleyball Bulldogs host Poteet in district match. Time: 5:30 p.m. Information: JV begins at 4:30 p. rn.New Braunfels, Canyon battle for first place tonight By David Rupkalvis Sports Editor It’s been almost a month since either the New Braunfels and Canyon volleyball teams have suffered a loss. As a result, the two teams have placed themselves on top of the District 25-4A standings. Tonight, one of them will lose and the other will set themselves up as potential district champs when the two face off at 7 p.m. at the Cougar Den at Canyon High School. New Braunfels won the first meeting between the teams. With another win tonight, the Unicorns will open a two-game lead in the district and will all but guarantee another district championship. But, if Canyon prevails, the teams will be tied for the district lead. Through the first round of district play, the Unicorns went undefeat ed and almost unchallenged. The Unicorns have dominated by controlling play at the net with laddie Lucas, Gin Mozeley and Erica Wendell causing havoc. After losing to New Braunfels, Canyon has regrouped with six consecutive wins. Now the Cougarettes will face their toughest test. Brooke Engel and Tiffany Sheetrock have continued to play well for Canyon. The two seniors have led the team in kills and assists almost every match this season. But Canyon’s chances don’t rest with Engel and Shedrock. When Canyon is at its best, the team plays a scrambling, attacking game with multiple threats. For Canyon to win tonight, Natalie Fey, Whitney King, Sarah Batey and Carla Flink must all step up and provide a secondary offensive threat. District 2S4A Volleyball All District N«w Braunfels 23-5 6-0 Canyon 18-12 6-1 Bastrop 19-5 4-2 Dripping Springs 19-13 3-4 Lake Travis 19-9 2-3 Lockhart 12-11 0-4 Del Valle 11-13 0-4 New Braunfels at Canyon, 7 p.m. Record rally lifts Colts over Bucs in overtime TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Mike Vanderjagt’s 29-yard field goal with 3:47 remaining in overtime capped one of the greatest comebacks in NFL history and gave the Indianapolis Colts a 38-35 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Monday night. Peyton Manning rallied the Colts from a 35-14 deficit wi th four minutes left in regulation, sending the game into overtime on Ricky Williams’ I-yard touchdown run with 35 seconds to play. Marvin Harrison, who had two touchdown catches, set up the tying score with a 52-yard reception to the Tampa Bay 5. Harrison scored on second-half receptions of 37 and 28 yards, the latter trimming Tampa Bay s lead to 35-28 with 2:29 remaining in regulation. Indianapolis (5-0) became the first team in NFL history to win after trailing by 21 or more points with less than Week 5 Results Sunday's gamsi: Dada* 24 Arizona 7 Chicago 24. Oakland 21 Miami 23. New York Giants IO Minnesota 39. Atlanta 26 Green Bay 35. Seattle 13 Kansas City 24. Denver 23 Buffalo 22. Cincinnati 16 (OT) Carolina 19. New Orleans 13 New England 38. Tennessee 30 Jacksonville 27. San Diego 21 San Francisco 24. Detroit 17 Philadelphia 27. Washington 25 Cleveland 33. Pittsburgh 13 Open dates N Y Jets. St Louis. Baltimore. Indianapolis 38. Tampa Bay 35 four minutes to play. After struggling in the first half, Manning finished with 386 yards on 34 of 47 attempts. Harrison had ll total catches for 176 yards. Running back Ricky Williams, subbing for the injured Edgerrin lames had only 56 yards, but did score two times. Boston eliminates Oakland OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Pedro Martinez, Johnny Damon, Manny Ramirez and even that maligned Boston bullpen — they all were tougher than any curse. Martinez pitched seven gritty innings, and Ramirez broke his slump with a decisive three-run homer. Boston got its fourth playoff series victory since its last World Series title in 1918, while Oakland’s frustration continued. The A’s have lost nine straight games in which they could have clinched postseason advancement. Boston meets the Yankees, its traditional rival, in the AL championship series starting Wednesday night in New York. The Red Sox had to withstand a rally attempt in the ninth to get there. .Reliever Scott Williamson led off the inning by walking Scott Hatteberg and Jose Guillen. Red Sox manager BASSIA!.!. PLAYOFFS Boston 5. Oakland 4 Chicago 5. Atlanta 1 New York 8. Minnesota I Boston 4. Oakland 3 I tSjpvt Championship tlsrist NL Florida vs Chicago AL New York vs Boston Grady Little went to Derek Lowe. Boston’s No. 2 starter came through. After Ramon Hernandez bunted pinch-runner Erie Byrnes and Guillen into scoring position, Lowe threw a called third strike past pinch-hitter Adam Melhuse. Lowe then walked Singleton, loading the bases. The A's countered with pinch-hitter Terrence Long. Long took an inside fastball for another called third strike — and the Boston bench and bullpen emptied onto the field in celebration.Leading the way to stateSenior trio leads Smithson Valley to first in district By Jason Chlapek Staff Writer After a year of turmoil, the young Smithson Valley volleyball team is on the right track this year, thanks largely to three seniors. Outside hitters Hannah Werchen, Amber Mueller and Sydney Teuton are the Rangers’ senior trio and they lead the team both on the court and off of it. “We’ve played together since the seventh grade,” Mueller said. “For the most part, it’s been fun.” Last season, when the three were juniors, they experienced a coaching change as well as division within the team. This lack of team unity led to a tough season that fell short of the state playoffs. “Last year, there was a lot of fighting and arguing among team members,” Teuton said. "There were just too many egos and that hurt the team.” Despite the turmoil, the Rangers almost qualified for the state playoffs, but fell short by losing to San Antonio Harlandale in a match the team agreed they did not play well in. Last week, the Rangers got a little revenge when they beat Harlandale in three sets to take the early lead in the district. While the team is only 8-15 overall, * they are 3-0 and in first place in District 27-5A. The discord on the team disappeared this year thanks largely to Teuton, Werchen and Mueller. Tile Rangers have grown closer and have rallied behind coach Bryan Funk, who is in his second season as head coach of the Rangers. “Last year was a difficult season. We had a freshman who received a good amount of playing time and a lot of the seniors sort of resented that,” Funk said. “This year, we are* playing better as a team and our seniors are great leaders.” Teuton said that she, Werchen and Mueller are working hard to provide leadership and to instill a spirit of unity on the team. “It is better to have too few seniors than too many seniors,” Teuton said. “Having only three seniors as opposed to seven or eight, leads to stronger team unity than, as the old saying goes, ‘Having too many chiefs and not enough little Indians.’” DAVID MORAM/Herald-Zeitung Hannah Werchen (6) passes the ball while Smithson Valley teammate Sydney Teuton watches. . District 27-5A All    District Smithson Valley    8 15    3 0 Harlandale    13-11    2 1 Southwest *    17-8    2-1 Highlands    4-13    1-2 East Central    7-12    1-2 Brackenridge    3-16    0-3 Today's Games: East Central at Smithson Valley, 7:30 p.m. Brackenridge at Harlandale, 7 p.m. Southwest at Highlands, 7 p.m. Werchen agreed with her teammate and friend. “With only three seniors on the squad, there’s not as much arguing going on and there’s more team unity,” Werchen said. “There’s a stronger sense of togetherness this year and we play as a team.” Mueller and Werchen are three-year letter winners and their highlights See MMIORS. Page 6A DAVID INGRAM/Herald-Zeitung Smithson Valley senior Sydney Teuton serves during a recent victory. Hunting package delivers deer, elk, bear, buffalo Many sportsmen are looking for bargain priced trips. I include myself as one of those folks who is always snooping around trying to find a great deal. Most of the time, these so called deals are only deals for the outfitters. They are high on promises and low on delivery. I have always been a believer in the saying, if it sounds too good to be true, then it probably is.’ But, recently I was so tempted by an offer that I had to check it out. I heard of a Canadian outfitter named Bear Valley Outfitters that had a package hunt that seemed too good to believe. The package allowed you to hunt for four trophy big game animals at a very modest price. It was called the Saskatchewan Safari. This sue day hunt included chances to bag a trophy whitetail buck, trophy bull elk, black bear and buffalo. If each of these hunts were bought individually, the price would have been more than double what they were charging. What's the catch, I wondered. After thoroughly investigating the offered hunt, I booked with Bear Valley Outfitters. Joining me in camp were hunters from Georgia, Pennsylvania and Connecticut. On the first day, all of us discussed how good of a bargain this package hunt was. The price also included meals and lodging. Although the other hunters chose to hunt with rifles, I chose the bow. Hunting in Saskatchewan, Canada is not allowed on Sundays, so that is usually when hunters arrive or depart. On day one of my safari, I arrowed a 150-point Pope & Young whitetail at die range of 15 yards. I saw seven other bucks before releasing my arrow. Day two ended with a 385-point Pope & Young elk, and a record book buffalo weighing over 2,000 pounds. On day three, I took my largest black bear to date at less than IO yards. The other hunters enjoyed similar success. Needless to say, we kept wondering -what is the catch? This seemed too good to be true and too good of a price for the entire package. Bear Valley Outfitters owner, Chris Switzer, explained that the American dollar goes further in regards to hunt ing in Canada. “You simply get more for the dollar here,” he said. Switzer has been outfitting hunters and others for more than 20 years and takes only a limited number of hunters on his Saskatchewan Safari. If I have to get a paper route or start mowing yards again, I am saving up for 2004. This is one of the best hunting deals I have come across in years. For more information call Bear Valley Outfitters at (204) 734-4658 or you can visit their website at WARDIN Keith Warren is the host of two weekly outdoor television programs that broadcast nationwide. ;