New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 19, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas
Herald-Zeitung O Thursday, October 19,1995 O 5Sports Day“lf you think the football game was exciting, waif until your hear the report from Tom Aspell from Amman, Jordan.”
— Tom Brokaw, NBC News anchorman, just after an NFL game had been broadcast, in his lead-in to a story about the Gulf War.
In the newsNB, CHS boosters plan fund raising raffle at Wurst Bowl
The New Braunfels and Canyon high school sports booster clubs will be raffling a game ball at Friday night’s Wurst Bowl. Fans can buy raffle tickets at the gate before the game. Come out and support your teams. For more information, call Alan Trollinger at 609-2252.NB Junior League Basketball Association to meet Oct. 25
The group’s annual kickoff meeting is set for Wednesday, Oct. 25 at Insco Distributing, 1223B Industrial Drive. NBJL-BA members will be discussing and planning the upcoming season and signing up volunteers to fill vacant board and coaching positions for the 1995-96 season. Anyone interested in more information should attend the meeting or contact LeAnne Wehe at 629-0141.Wurst 5 Mile Run set for Nov. 4
The eleventh annual Wurst Five Mile Run, Walk and Kids 1-K gets under way Saturday, Nov 4 at Landa Park.
The race, presented by the New Braunfels Running Club, is certified and sanctioned The proceeds go towards the NBRC’s scholarship fund to; outstanding high school runners. • T . ,*/#’,.*'*J ' ■
The overall male and female winners will receive $100. The top three finishers in each age category will receive handcrafted mugs by Buck Pottery.
The first 600 runners to sign up receive a long-sleeve commemorative T-shirt, and all registered participants receive a ticket to Wurstfest
German Wurstfest music will be provided by Oma and Oompahs. Miller beer and New Braunfels Smokehouse sausage will be served after the run.
Registration and race packets are available from Oct. 23 to Nov 2 at the following locations: Roger Soler Sports in San Antonio, Run-Tex in Austin, and Comprehensive Fitness in New Braunfels. Race day registration begins at 7 a m. Costs are $12 for the five mile run and walk and $10 for the 1-K
The course records are held by Jose Iniquez (23:59) and Carmen Ayala-Troncoso (27:36).
For more information, call race director Susan Phillips at 609-5030Soccer benefit kicks off Oct. 21
A local “Over and Out ll" soccer tournament benefiting the New Braunfels High School varsity soccer teams gets under way at 12:30 p m Saturday, Oct. 21 at the HEB Soccer Fields on Live Oak Street.
The round robin tournament is for men and women ages 21 and older. Teams will be drawn randomly, and each game will last 30 minutes. Cost is $25 per person. For more information, call Ronnie Baker at 606-0874.Moonlight Run to benefit local city cemetery repair work
The New Braunfels Evening Rotary Club will sponsor a 5K Moonlight Run (Walk) on Nov. 7 at Cypress Bend Park.
The non-competitive run/walk is open to runners of all ages and will help raise funds for repairs to the Comal Cemetery which was recently damaged by vandals. The funds also will be used for repairs to other local cemeteries.
The race begins at 7 p.m. and should last about 30 minutes. Race day registration is 5 to 7 p m Awards will be given out.Entry fee is $12 before Oct 31 and $15 after that date. A special package, including a memorial T-shirt with the names of loved-ones listed on the back, will be offered for $12 Deadline is Oct. 31, Zoeller Funeral Home, the corporate sponsor, will match each $25 donation.
Registration forms will be available at Molly Joe’s Restaurant, Sip’N’Sup, Comprehensive Fitness and Landa Recreation Center.For more information, call Carolyn Burrow at 625-4672.
No. I Tyler coasts despite player’s arrest
By JAIME ARON
AP Sports Writer
DALLAS (AP) — In the last few weeks, star football players on two of the state’s most prominent high school football teams have been suspended from athletics following arrests for very serious crimes.
The reaction within the teams have been shockingly different.
At Tyler John Tyler, the defending SA Division ll champions haven’t missed a beat since Brandon Andre Dillard, the team’s second-leading lusher and starting nose tackle, was pulled out of class and two weeks ago. He’s been charged with two counts of deli venng cocaine.
Things have been much more difficult at Riesel, where star running back Adon Taylor, 19, was arrested last week and charged with sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl.
A few nights later, Riesel lost 14-7 to Mart. The loss caused them to fall from No. 3 in Class 3A to No. IO.
Riesel coach Todd Harbour said his team wasn’t ready to play Mart. The emotional loll of losing Taylor had mentally drained the entire team.
“Once the adrenalin wore off, boom; we couldn’t recover,” Harbour said Wednesday. “By the second quarter, kids were already tired. I felt like before the game I had mn a marathon.”
Losing Taylor cost Riesel a star player for the second straight week. In the previous game, running back-linebacker Jeremy Rosas suffered a dislocated ankle. Players were disturbed by Rosas’ injury because it was so gruesome. Harbour said it first was feared to be a compound fracture.
But as painful as that was, Taylor’s troubles were even more difficult to handle. Harbour said.
“Both were pretty traumatic for our kids,” Harbour said. “They hurt for both of them.”
The good news about Rosas is that he had a pin placed in the ankle last week. He could be back for the playoffs.
High school football rankingsThe AP Top 10 polls SA
1. Tyler John Tyloer (6-0)
2. Odessa Permian (6-0)
3. Westlake (6-0)
4. Dallas Carter (5-1)
5. Plano (6-0)
6. Arlington Lamar (6-0)
7. Rich. Lake Highlands (6-0)
8. Flw Mound Marcus (6-0)
9. Jusdon(5-1)10. Baytown (6-0)
1. La Marque (6-0)
2. Corsicana (6-0)
3. Denison (6-0)4. Corpus Christi Calallen (60)
5. Sherman (6-0)
6. Stephenville (5-1)
7 Southlake Carroll (6-0)
8. West Orange-Stark (5-1)
9. Cedar Hill (6-0)10. Sulphur Springs (5-1)Adams closer to Longhorn record
AUSTIN (AP) — Texas wide receiver Mike Adams is making headlines for all the right reasons this season.
The junior from Arlington, who over the past three years has been the subject of suspensions and even a criminal investigation, is closing in on Texas’ all-time receiving yardage record.
Adams has caught 32 passes for 551 yards this season and needs just 78 more to surpass Tony Jones’ 1,842-yard career mark set in 1986-89. Leading the Southwest Conference with averages of 5 3 catches and 91.8 receiving yards per game. Adams has found this season especially grail!) mg because he had lo light hack from strained nghl knee ligaments (hat forced him lo miss the Longhorns' final nine games last year.
He received a medical redshift, giving him an additional year of eligibility. He also leads the SWC in punt returns with a 14.1-
Scrappy crappie keep angler happy
Although I prefer to catch black bass over crappie, it’s hard to overlook these scrappy gamefish when they are really biting.
The hag limits are generous, they are delicious to eat and, most importantly, they are easy to catch, especially at San Rayburn and Toledo Bend in East Texas.
Crappie fishermen, like bass fishermen, have lots of tlieories of locating their fish. Ask ten anglers and you’ll likely get ten different opinions of where to go.
While crappie will be located next to some type of cover, most anglers target these slabs around submerged hydnlla, standing timber or boat docks. Perhaps it’s because they know the lakes much better than I do.
However, rather than running all over the lakes to find a particular holding spot, you may want to try the bndges that cross both lakes. These long bndges are supported by hundreds of large concrete piling that serve as year round cover for crappie and other fish.
While lake level changes may move crappie completely out of an area in the main lake, its very unlikely it’ll run crappie off the bridge.
The bridge pilings will never move, shade is provided every day, plus birds nest under the bridges which keep bait fish in the area feeding on bird droppings. All these natural things keep fishing under bridges great places to target for crappie. Live minnows work best. It is not uncommon to catch bass and catfish under the bridge too.
Depending upon the time of the year, I usually start around 25 feet deep and more shallower checking each pair of pilings. If that is unsuccessful, move to the other end and repeat the same process. When you find the right piling, you’ll catch a good limit. There is a downside to only fishing the bridge. If the wind gets up, it can be very dangerous. Be prepared to find shelter.
You can contact the Texas Angler by calling 210-625-3474 or by writing to P.O. Box 310601, New Braunfels, TX 78131-0601. (Keith Warren is the host of the "Texas Angler" television show, which broadcasts statewide. Catch the "Texas Angler" locally on HSE Fridays at 10:30 a.m.)
Texas Tech’s Hanspaid earns SWC award
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — To everything there is a season and a time.
The time to run and to score arrived Saturday for ordained minister Byron Hanspard.
TTie Texas Tech tailback used stop-and-go blasts and the balance of a bal leo na to rush for four touchdowns and 180 yards in Tech’s 63-25 victory over Arkansas State. He also caught five passes for 76 yards.
“It’s all about being patient,” Hanspard said. “I was not really frustrated, bitt waiting on the Lord to let me have a big game.’’
The Associated Press named Hanspard the Southwest Conference’s offensive player of the week.
Among SWC defenders, Lenoy Jones of Texas Christian stood out with two key tumble recovenes in the Homed Frogs’ 33-28 victory over Rice.
Hanspard scored on rushes of 6, 47, 41 and 6 yards. His 45-yard pass reception brought Tech to the Arkansas State I-yard line.
But the 6-0, 190-pound sophomore tailback from DeSoto defers the credit.
“I was just giving God the praise for allow ing me to have such a good day, thanking the Lord for the offensive line ... (quarterback) Zebbie (Lethndge) doing a good job, which made my job easier,” Hanspard said. He earned the ball 17 times to provide 180 of the 244 rushing yards by Tech that game.
■ To talk with Sports Editor Thomas Godley about Sports Day, call 625-9144. ext. 24.
Flaunting a flounder
NB Hefters poised to defend *94 district title
By THOMAS GODLEY
The New Braunfels varsity tennis team hits the courts in defense of their district title Friday at NBHS.
The Unicorns (17-2) return as heavy favorites to take the District 28-4A crown and advance to regionals, but NB coach David Mueller isn’t penciling in his troops just yet.
“On paper we’re considered the top team, but you can’t look past everyone else,” Mueller said. “We have to be focused and ready to play on Friday.”
The tournament begins at 8 a.m. at Canyon High School and New Braunfels High School tennis courts. The Cougars, led by No. I ranked boys’ player Kevin Hardgrove will take on Smithson Valley at CHS. New Braunfels plays the winner of the Bastrop-Lockhart match at NBHS.
The Unicorns bring an impressive arsenal to this year’s district tournament. State-ranked boys players Travis Richards, former Newk’s Tennis Ranch player, and Craig Sciantarelli are peaking. The Unicom girls team has yet to lose this season and features two of the state’s top USTA players in the Superchampionship girls’ 16 age division. Rebekah Forney, the No. I ranked player and Tamarra Jenkin. the No. 5 ranked player, are undefeated this year. Andrea Giesick is ranked No. 16 in the USTA Super-championships 18 age division.
New Braunfels season record includes wins over state-ranked Kerrville Tivy. Their only losses were No. 5 ranked Westlake and San Antonio Clark.
SV Rangers back to war at Lockhart
By THOMAS GODLEY
Gale O’Hara Pospisil of New Braunfels reeled In this 23-inch flounder near the intercoastal waterway at Laguna Madre in Corpus Christi. The fish was caught using live shrimp and an eight-pound test line.
Last week’s 16-9 loss to Canyon already is a distant memory for the Smithson Valley Rangers (4-2,0-1) as they head into battle with Lockhart (2-4, 0-1) this Friday at Ranger Stadium.
As SVHS coach Larry Hill sees it, there’s simply not enough time to dwell on a single setback when every week poses another challenge in District 28-4A.
“The kids were disappointed about last Friday, but we can’t sit around licking our wounds,” Hill said. “In this district you have to move on and get ready for the next one because every game is critical.”
The Rangers expect to get back on trade after jumping out to a 4-0 record and then dropping their last two games to Marble Falls and Canyon.
Last year the Rangers entered the Lockhart contest with a 6-0 record and a thrilling last-second win over the Cougars. The Lions took opening kickoff and scored for a 6-0 lead. The lead was at 12-7 before Smithson Valley rallied for an 18-12 victory.
“It was a war last year on a wet, muddy night, and we were lucky to get out of it with a win" Hill said. “Lockhart is a very physical team. They try to knock you around on offense and on defense they make you mix it up.”
Senior Bill Snead, a bruising fullback and Rodney Wilson, a break-away runner, are the Lions' main offensive threats.
Quarterback Sean Everest and running back Tim Ivey lead a Ranger offense that averages 340 yards and 31 points per game. Ivey ranks among the area’s leading rushers with 795 on 125 cames.
Herald -Nettling photo by MICHAEL DARN/ML Davindor Toor and the New Braunfels varsity tennis team are poised to repeat as 28-4A champions at the district tournament Friday.