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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 11, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas Local football results, Page 9ASports Herald-Zritung Friday, October 11,1985 Page 8A Rangerettes ease by Hounds By TOM LABINSKI Staff writer Smithson Valley, whose volleyball season has been a roller-coaster ride all year, survived a Texas Cylcone plunge and came away with a little nausea and a 15-9, 15-8 victory over Boerne I hursday night. It was the fifth win in a row for the Rangerettes and the third straight district victor) The Greyhounds fall to 0-3 in district play. For most of the year, Smithson Valley has looked like the king of the hill, but other times, one aspect of its game will falter, causing the team to slide. Against Boerne, the Kangerettes had a hard time delivering the big hits. “When we don’t play our best game, its usually one thing that goes wrong. Tonight, it was our spiking,” said Smithson Valley Coach Louise Davidson. “Oui passes were good and our sets were good We got the ball to our front line all right and we were jumping all right but our timing was off on the spikes,” she said. Of the Greyhounds’ 17 points, ll were caused by Kangerette mistakes. “lf we had played as well as we did against Floresville, the score wouldn't have been that close. We just didn t play aggressively — we just played enough to w in,” Davidson said. Susan Davis and Tiffany Beene had Six assists **aoh for Smithson Valley while Hoxanne Wehe recorded a game-high foul service aces. Shaiynn McCoy led the team in blocks with three and iii kills with four. The young Greyhounds jumped on Smithson Valley early, taking an 3-0 lead A combination of Boerne’s inexperience and the serving of Beene and Laurie Hughes helped the kangerettes regain a 0-5 lead. The Greyhounds took the lead again when two Smithson Valley kills fell into the net, then Davis and Boerne’s Bachel Slew ald exchanged twin aces for a 9-8 lead for the visitors. Led by Wehe’s serving, the Kangerettes stormed back to life to Capture the next seven points to win die first game Two aces, a block by McCoy and a net violation made die score 12-9 Smithson Valley before the Statistics Smithson Valley Assists aces, blocks, kills, points A A B K P Tiffany Beene 6 3 I 2 4 Laura Biesenbach 0 0 0 0 0 Mary Bruce 0 0 0 1 0 Susan Davis 6 3 0 1 3 Merrie Fox . . I 0 0 2 2 Alissa Heathcock 0 0 0 0 0 Laurie Hughes 0 I 0 0 I Carolyn Hull 0 0 0 0 0 Lolita Martinez 0 0 0 0 0 Shaiynn McCoy 0 1 3 4 6 Brenda Wehe ...... 0 0 0 1 I Roxanne Wehe 0 4 0 I 5 Totals 13 12 4 12 22 Boerne Assists aces, blocks, kills points A A B K P Lisa Flora ..... 0 0 0 0 0 Debbie Weiss 0 2 0 0 2 Denise Masters I 0 0 2 0 Sue Peters 0 I 0 I 1 Juan Echkard .......0 0 0 0 0 Holly Ketchum 0 G > 2 2 I Marissa Couch 0 0 0 0 0 T iffany Hansborough 0 0 0 0 0 Rachel Siewald 1 3 0 0 3 Totals 2 • 2 5 7 Score 15 9 15 8 Smithson Valley JV score 15 0, 15 3 Smithson Valley Greyhounds called a time out. The Kangerettes did not lose their edge as Wehe came back with another ace. A kill by McCoy made it 14-9 before Boerne won back the ball, only to have its first serve fall into the net. McCoy’s ace capped the first game for Smithson Valley. The Kangerettes opened the second game stronger, taking a 4-0 lead with Beene recording two aces and feeding two assists to Merrie Fox. McCoy then recorded a pair of kills and a pair of blocks as the lead mushroomed to 8-2. That lead climbed to 11-3 before Boerne rattled off four points on two missed Kangerette kills, an ace by Siewald and a block by Holly Ketchum. A Greyhound net violation, a kill by Wehe and a wide kill by Denise Masters pushed the Rangerettes within one at 14-7 before Boerne called a time out. The teams traded serves, with the Greyhounds picking up a point on a Smithson Valley mishit before McCoy’s towering block brought the match to an end. “I thought we looked a lot sharper in the second game and I’m en*David King CERYL CLARK HERA! O 7EITUNGSmithson Valley's Mary Bruce goes up for a hit during Thursday's match with Boerne couraged about that A lot of the girls had good games, we just had trouble at times with letdowns,” Davidson said. We can’t go on playing just well enough to win. It is not going to continue I know they can do better,” she said. The Kangerettes, tied with Southside for the district lead at 3-0, will play a non-district match at 0:30 p.m. tonight at MacArthur. The district schedule resumes on Thurday at Bandera. 13-4A in a tea glass I missed the gy psies w lien they came through town last week, but I’m going to stir the leaves in the bottom of my Nestea and see what they say about the rest of the District BMA football fight New Braunfels, after a slow start, flax been overpowering people And the Unicorns haven’t had to extend themselves in the second half since the opener with Travis The Unicorns non-district schedule this season didn't inc lude an opponent the caliber of last season’s Travis or Clemens teams, but Seguin and Alamo Heights were improved and New Braunfels handled both pretty easily. Stephen Millett, Ixickhart’s Robert Thompson notwithstanding, is the district's best all-around running flack. Millett has 558 yards rushing and 141 as a pass receiver And quaiteiback Victor Sierra? Well, 252 yards passing against Clemens says a lot. The Unicorns' offensive line has made its usual long journey to excellence under Bob Baker''a touch. But the biggest reason for New Braunfels’ 5-0 start is the defense. The Swarm is improved over last year's unit, despite a rebuilding job at linebacker and defensive back. New Braunfels' defense has developed so much that the Unicorns can rotate fresh players into the game at Just about every position and not lose any efficiency. So your leaves have to put Unicorns in the playoffs, swirling among the ice cubes. But before everyone concedes the golden football to the Unicorns, we have to consider the last two seasons. Two years ago, Fredericksburg beat New Braunfels 7-6 on a sponge-soggy field, .scoring the winning touchdown on a dropped punt snap in the end zone. I .Ast year, an underrated Canyon team knocked the Unicorns out of the top spot. So nothing is impossible Consider the rest of the district. Canyon, despite stumbling against Westlake (and playing pretty well) and Alamo Heights land playing badly) at the end of the non-district schedule, can be competitive with anyone. The Cougars have that championship attitude, and it doesn't hurt that they liave a gang of talented athletes. The key to the Cougars' chances the rest of the way is the offensive line. If Canyon can find a way to plug the line leaks that have sunk its rowboat the last two weeks, the Cougars’ skill people can turn games into track meets. Lockhart has Thompson, a skittering bug of a tailback who has made the lions into contenders the last two seasons But l<ockhart has more than just Thompson, since the lions beat Gonzales without him last week. Hays lias snapped back from a 32-0 wipeout against Marble Falls to win two games with its trademark —• ball-control offense. The Rebels' wishbone and variations on the bone have controlled the ball recently, giving the defense a boost by keeping it off the field. Fullback Gene Salazar has been strong on the first of the wishbone’s three options. Kerrville Tivy, which has gone to the wishbone this season, has its own bruiser in Pat Hall. The Antlers have overcome the boo-boo bug that hurt them early In the season, and they wrapped up their non-district schedule by beating a Pflugerville team that has whipped Lockhart the week before And then there's the Billies, Watch out Fredericksburg. Fredericksburg came out of non-district play 2-3, the worst in the district. But the Billies were in every game except last week’s loss to Uvalde, and the Fredericksburg offense has shown signs of coining out of the 1970s. Sports f»'d8VS a\„ Caf"/00 aLs AaV ia,e \ tooth P'»V LA sails over Cards LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Los Angeles Dodgers’ secret to dominating St. Louis in the first two games of the National League playoffs isn’t much of a secret. The Dodgers simply don’t do anything wrong. “Everything they’re doing is right,” said Cardinals shortstop Ozzie Smith after the Dodgers won the second game of the best-of-seven series 8-2 Thursday night. “It couldn’t happen at a better time for them. They’re pitching very well, hitting very well, fielding very well. What else can you say?” The Dodgers, who won the opening game 4-1 on the strong pitching of Fernando Valenzuela and reliever Tom Niedenfuer, could wrap up the NL pennant by taking two of the three upcoming contests in St. Louis on Saturday, Sunday and Monday. No game was scheduled today. Bob Welch, 14-4 during the regular season, is scheduled to take the mound for Los Angeles in Game 3 against the Cardinals’ Danny Cox, 18-9, in a battle of right-handers. Pitcher Orel Hershiser was the most prominent Dodger doing things correctly in the second game of the series, escaping virtually unscathed from early-inning trouble to throw a complete game at the Cardinals. Hershiser, who closed out the regular season with ll consecutive wins, won his 12th straight game at Dodger Stadium. He added insult to injury when he started the Ixis Angeles offense rolling with a run-producing single to tie the score 1-1 in the third inning. He then scored the go-ahead run on the first of two doubles by Ken Landreaux. After the three-run third inning, the Dodgers poured it on against St. Louis starter Joaquin Andujar, adding two runs on Greg Brock’s homer in the fourth and another on Mike Marshall’s HBI single in the fifth for a 6-1 lead. Landreaux and Bill Madlock each had three hits in a 13-hit Dodger attack. Hershiser said his early pitching problems were caused by being too pumped up for his first-ever playoff appearance. “The type of energy I felt, it wasn’t nervous energy,” said Hershiser, 19-3 during the regular season. “I wasn’t scared or shaky. It made me feel so strong I thought I could throw the ball through a wall. That’s not good for a sinkerball pitcher. “I felt like I wanted to be Dwight Gooden and throw the ball past people,” he said. “If it would make me throw like Gooden, I’d love it. But it doesn’t.” He finally settled down, he said, after his trip around the bases in the third inning. “Driving in the run wasn’t as important to me as being able to run the bases,” he said. “That took some of the strength out of me. I seemed to get in a good groove after that.” The Dodgers, meanwhile, were piling up runs against Andujar. His downfall began when, after allowing Steve Sax’s one-out single in tile third, he tried to pick him off first and threw wildly, with Sax winding up at third. Hershiser twice failed to lay down a squeeze bunt but then slapped a high bouncer over the head of drawn-in St. Louis third baseman Terry Pendleton. The Dodgers got a lift in the top of the first when catcher Mike Scioscia gunned down speedsters Vince Coleman and willie McGee as each was trying to steal second. Tom Herr followed with a two-out double that probably would have scored both runners, but instead the Dodgers got out of the inning unscathed. “It really fired our team up,” Ixis Angeles Manager Tom iASorda said. “Scioscia made some great throws and that really helped.” Local capsuleTigers Rangers Floresville (4-1, OO) at Smithton Villav (2-3, 0-0), 7:30 p m. The banned offense of Floraavilla has baan racking up the points this season Except for a loss to Medina Valley, the Tigers have won their games by wide margins Anthony Price and Nathan Braun ara both quality backa for the Tigers Simitheon Valley s offensive af ♦activeness will depend on the availability and perfromancet of tailback Scott Balmos and quarterback Mike Irvine Both are nursing ailments that have hampered them for the last two weeks Floresville is strong defensively, with a big line and skilled linebacker*, lf wine is healthy, the Rangers may test the Tigers' secondary Defen sively, tackle Preston Janes is the newest member of the Rangers' injury squad The senior has not worked out this week and is questionable for Smithson Valley After scoring the first field goal last year, the Rangers lost a 19 3 game to the Tigers This year, Floresville is favored by 24 eken ton® fodaV rug'* toad roes IOO nV >\b®d Lauded® xodav a\ a v -    ^.3°, roee^s ^ fort A P *'- otsTe*a8 rT'e    S*a’    r    t    e too® ° Santa p\aV8 IS-**?**** PaX4P«'SU Bee* IOO tun'O' uCertV.ces,n fcuavn an° rf* cd' Ca"Yo0„-vhfi O* his* had in Ken COBS3’ wan* *»’* an oode'fpY ■\3-4,k v2 TP® a/a '2i°m»n, ^'*6 P** *,iap up can l(\tf c'o®®* to®*® th® ii enW gtU® ,e.W»'lon an<JP,0Co, Pa''1 V>,ia""y etiea    ahmau, O' 'de '! «aY«'* V6 lie NI(. ch0**’, path0* bam of th® ■a No-N®* di®n V(*W* for IU*®*1.’ SSK*?’ nom Htvky con*'1 no®8 >N ae*® od* th® and tick®'8 OBI.— po\o Genie' IM*1, San *nt ;

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