New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 8, 1993, New Braunfels, Texas
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Ghosts ofgame still live on
This week, former NB and Canyon participants remember lone win
By RICHARD TIJERINA Simmonds, wearing the same No. 7
Sports Editor that Victor wore in the 1980s.
Rittimann was an usher in Victor Sierra's wedding. Michael was Victor's best man. Then there's Alan Miller, a 1982 graduate of New Braunfels and friend of Victor's. Miller also was in Sierra's wedding, and soon will be in another one.
Miller is engaged to Siena's older sister, and will be married March 26. Both Victor and Michael will be groomsmen.
Now, Miller is an assistant coach at Canyon. As is Tom Kosser, who was defensive coordinator for Canyon in 1984 and remains in the same position today.
The game takes on special significance this year because the Cougars are favored tonight. It is the first year in the history of the series that Canyon is picked to win.
One of the ironies which could result from a Cougar win is the fact that both Unicom losses will have featured a Sierra at quarterback, two of the most successful quarterbacks in New Braunfels history.
"It seems like they had the ball the entire second half," Victor said of his memories of the 1984 game. "We were tied at the half, and Ronnie and (Canyon fullback Bret) Cappleman took control. They really played a great game that night and deserved to win."
Simmonds remembered the Unicorns wanted to control the game wife their own rushing attack, but never could get off the ground. He also said he can't remember a more competitive quarterback than Victor, traits his brother Mike has picked up and will use tonight against the Cougars.
"I remember there was a large crowd, and it was loud," said Rittimann, who will attend tonight's game. "That was the biggest win of my high school career. Canyon is doing well this year, and they might win again."
The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes; Linda Young, WUUe Vekuquez, John Lad-thaw, Preston Matocha, Beanca Stella Ramirez, Hope Blackman, Violate Blang, Bobble Bright, Camelia Hernandez, Kenneth Johnson, Joyce Olton, Henry Prochazka, Alan Pardon, Kenneth Friesenhahn (belated). Happy A adversary to Aldred 11Shortyw A Ema Friesenhahn.
Lioness Club meets Oct. 11 et Ryan’s
The monthly meeting of the New Braunfels Lioness Club will be held at 11 a.m. on Oct. 11 at Ryan's Steak House.
Business After Hours set for Oct. 12
The Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce will hold a "Business After Hours" mixer on Tuesday, Oct 12 from 5 p.m. to 7 pm. at the New Braunfels Mill Store Plaza, Suite 620 (between Stone Mountain and Ribbon MUI).
Ron Rittimann walked into Jim Streety's office this week with a package that looked innocent enough.
But there was a hidden agenda. Tucked safely beneath his arm was a videotape of the 1984 Canyon-New Braunfels game.
Streety groaned. So did two of his assistants at San Antonio Madison. They all were on the sidelines that October night nine years ago when the Cougars recorded their only victory in 15 tries.
Rittimann wore No. 11 that night. He was the starting quarterback for Canyon, but now he works for Streety as an assistant coach at Madison.
"Coach Rittimann has been a little hard to live with this week," said Streety, who coached New Braunfels for 17 years before leaving for Madison in 1990. "He made us all watch that tape and relive that night."
The drought officially ended that night in a wild, 20-14 Canyon win. But the game still lives on in the memories of those who watched it and participated in it.
Every year, the game is revisited at this time. Tonight, Canyon and New Braunfels play again, on the same field Rittimann rushed his team to heroics nine years ago.
The relationships that have resulted from that game read like a football soap opera. Streety was the Unicom head coach, and now coaches at Madison. Rittman was the Canyon quarterback, and now coaches for Streety.
Lew Simmonds was an assistant coach for Streety. Now he's the head coach for the Unicorns. Victor Sierra was the starting quarterback for New Braunfels, and now is a coach for the Unicorns.
Victor Sierra's younger brother Michael was in the stands that night. Now he's the starting quarterback for
ACS program offers mammograms at low coat at McKenna
The American Cancer Society is spearheading a project to encourage women to practice breast health - breast self-examination, mammography and a yearly clinical exam. Through Oct. 15, McKenna Memorial Hospital will offer low-cost mammograms.
Women will have two weeks to make their appointments and six months to complete their exam.
For further information, call the American Cancer Society at 629-5717.
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Still plugged Into hie heed set, then Canyon aes latent coach Randy Reaeoner huge Tom Koeeer ae the game ended In 1984 when Canyon beat New Braunfels 20-6. The win marked the first and last time Canyon has defeated New Braunfels In the rivalry's 21-year history. Coach Tom Kosser Is still coaching for the Cougars. For game preview, see Page 8.
JTPA helping Kroger, Iselin employees
OnwiM Music Feet begins tonight
The 7th Annual Gruene Mus-ci Fest will get under way tonight at Gruene Hall with a private party. The event will continue tomorrow night at Gruene Hall with a performance by Clay Blakker.
Sunday will feature rising country star Jay Eric as well as Chris and Judy Braden and O'Conner, Panty Bone, Stretch Williams Band, the Stingrays, and a folk stage and children's area. All proceeds will benefit the Comd County United Way. Call (210) 629-4457 for more information.
Family Outreach pissants training
Family Outreach will present a training course for new volunteers beginning Oct. 9. If you have the desire to make a differ’ ence in the community, call 620-1299.
Volunteers are trained to work with families wishing to make healthy changes in their lives.
Herekt-Zeitung photo by JOHN HUSETH
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Elderhostelers touring New Braunfels
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By ROSE MARIE EASH Staff Writer
The New Braunfels Historic Museums Association has been playing host to the fourth bkier-hostel tour this week.
Visitors from Washington, California, Michigan, Blinds, Texas, Oklahoma, Minnesota, Mississippi, South Carolina and Pennsylvania are participating in the program.
The group is staying at the historic Faust Hotel and have spent the week touring the Sophienburg Museum, the Sophienburg Archives, the historic Fint Protestant Church and Sis. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, the Railroad Museum, Conservation Plaza, the Undeheimer Home, the Museum of Texas Handmade Furniture, Historic Gruene, Lands Park, the House Longhorn Ranch and the Hummel Museum.
Entertainment planned for the Elderhostel
group includes a mini-Wuratfest, a conceit by the New Braunfels Community Band on the Plaza which wu held Thursday night and a symposium with local citizens whose lifetimes have covered much of the history of New Braunfels
Local people interested in the program may enroll u communten.
For additional information on future cider-hostels call the Sophienburg Museum at 629-1572.
Comal County Commissioners heard a reoort from Catarino Delgado, the Employment and Training Arca Operations Coordinator for the Alamo Arca Council of Governments concerning the employment of citizens laid off at Krogers and the Iselin plant.
"We arc starting a campaign to advise the people who were laid off to come irto the JTPA office for services," said Delgado. “We don't have a good number coming in and they need to come in if they're interested in starting a new career or acquiring skills they can market. We can assist them by sending them to school, through on the job training contracts, but we need to have them come and tell us they are interested so that we can justify to the state that we have citizens who need these services.”
The Job Training Partnership Aa office for Comal County has been allocated $10,000 in job search funds to help local citizens find employment.
Delgado reported that JTPA provided orientation to more than IOO individuals from the Iselin plant on what training would be available to them. Of those, about 50 asked JTPA for help. JTPA is now trying to get the Kroger employees laid off to come in to hear what training opportunities are available to them MegaFoods is currently hiring and is planning to open Oct 15 according to Commissioner J. L. Evans and JTPA. However, the pay scales are considerably lower and many former Kroger employees cannot meet their obligations at the lower rate and will have to seek other careers.
Although more than 200 employees in Comal and Guadalupe County have been contacted, only about 20 have come to JTPA for help. Those interested in the job training services may apply at the Job Training Partnership Aa offices at 358 Lands Street Delgado said there are some fonds available for youth programs year around also.
Delgado is the coordinator and services planner for Comal, Kames and Wilson County for AACOG.Don’t Miss the 7th Annual Gruene Music Fest This Weekend!