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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 20, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas w 6 O Herald-Zeitung O Friday, October 20,1995 * Sports Day - ■ To talk with Sports ____ __ Editor Thomas Godley . about Sports Day, call L|\li ^ciy 625-9144. ext. 24. The Press “There’s not a whole lot off secrets out there. We’ve seen game films off what they do and they’ve seen our films. We Just have to go out and play.” — Canyon high football coach Larry Nowotny on tonight's game against New Braunfels. In the news NB, CHS boosters plan fund raising refile 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 All-Stars set for Saturday tournament at Comal Park The New Braunfels Fall League All-Stars teamed up with the Boerne All-Stars for a 15-8 win over the Leal/Charles All-Stars of San Antonio at McAllister Park. Representing New Braunfels were catcher Armando Hernandez, center fielder Tyson Carroll, first baseman Robert Renner and pitcher Josef Antosh. Jim Pace was the coach for the winning team. Julian Gomez of New Braunfels pitched three .innings aRd gave up two runs for the San Antonio team. He also went three-for-four at the plate. Next on the schedule is a five-team All-Star Tournament on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 20-21 at Comal Park in Braunfels. Some of the best 13 to 16-year-old players from Austin, San Antonio. Boerne and New Braunfels will be competing. The local team will include players from the New Braunfels Little League All-Star team which won the state title this summer in the Junior League division. Softball tourney slated Nov. 5 The “Wild Bunch" Softball Tournament will be Sunday, Nov. 5 at Comal Park in New Braunfels: The class C and D men’s competition will be officiated by ASA umpires. Entry fee is $90. For more information, call Daniel at 629-1254 St. Peter and Paul volleyball loams capture CAL title The St. Peter and Paul Panther boys’ and girls’ volleyball defeated Seguin Southgate on Thursday to take the Christian Athletic League championship The Panther boys won 15-5, 15-11 and the girls won 15-2, 15-4. Both Panther teams also topped New Braunfels Christian Academy and Bracken Christian School this week. The Panther girls (17-3, 8-0) won 16-14, 15-6 over NB Christian and 15-12, 15-6 over Bracken. Monique Mendoza led the Panthers with eight kills against Bracken. Sarah Tipppit was the assist leader with 12. The Panther boys (19-0,8-0) dominated NB Christian 15-3,15-6 and Bracken 15-10,15-0. The Panthers served better than 90 percent in both games. Erie Sultemeier led the charge with 10 kills against Bracken. Math Smith had nine assists, and Ricardo Moya had two aces. Lutheran Brotherhood to sponsor $10,000 Hole-In-One Lutheran Brotherhood Cedar Branch #8886 is sponsoring a Hole-in-One Shootout at Sundance Golf Course on Saturday, Oct. 28. The proceeds will be donated to New Braunfels resident Jerry Sinor to help pay medical costs for emergency kidney surgery. Lutheran Brotherhood will match two dollars for every dollar raised for the event. Raffle tickets are now available from Lutheran Brotherhood or at Sundance for $1.00 for each shot, or $20.00 for 25 shots. On the day of the shootout, between 1 and 6 p.m., the five contestants closest to the pin each hour will qualify for a chance at the Hole-in-One Shootout to be held after 6 p.m. Every ticket qualifies the buyer for the raffle of door prizes to be hela at the same time. Prizes will be awarded for closest to the pin during the shootout: 1st place - a set of LYNX Black Cat irons; 2nd place - 2 nights at T Bar M; 3rd place green fees for two at the Quarry Golf Club in San Antonio Tickets may be purchased from Lutheran Brotherhood or at Sundance Gol Course. For more information call the New Braunfels Lutheran Brotherhood Representative Qreg Gunderson, LUTCF RC at (210) 620-0131. WM Bowl New Braunteis-Canyon dash tonight UNICORNS VS. COUGARS GAMYONUtitalSE VS. NEW'BRAUNFELS DEFENSE QB-Reagan George, 6-3,187, Jr Te-Trenady Offermann, 5-9,175, Sr. WltRicky Boehle. 6-2,165, Sr. WR-Jason Shields. 5-9,175, Sr. WH-8randon Ba fey, 60,165, Sr. WRChris White, 5-11.170, Sr. RT-Oaniel Hagerty, 6-2,215, Sr. RO-Matt White, 6-3,300, Sr. C-Johnny Zunker, 5-10,165, Jr. LQ-Dustin Maxwell. 5-11,232. Jr. LT-Jimmy Kerezstery, 6-3,225, Sr. Canyon the heavy favorite in latest River City battle By THOMAS GODLEY Sports Editor Record-tossing platitudes are inevitable in a rivalry of this magnitude, but make no mistake — this year’s Wurst Bowl features a definite odds-on favorite. The Canyon Cougars (5-1,1-0), coasting on a five-game win streak and a huge victory over Smithson Valley last Friday, are the solid pick over struggling New Braunfels (1-5, 0-1) in tonight’s district matchup. Though the Unicorns have won 15 of 17 games in the series since 1976, the Cougars are geared this year with the talent, experience and momentum to cut into that lopsided edge. Among the main reasons is a balanced Cougar offense which averages 320 yards and 25 points per game. The defense is allowing only 12 points per game in the past five weeks. New Braunfels, meanwhile, enters on a four-game skid in which opponents have pounded out an average of 35 points and over 275 rushing yards per game. Combine those statistics and Canyon, at least on paper, figures to come up big. Harris Ratings experts add schedule strength and team records to the formula to predict weekly high school games. The latest line lists the Cougars as a 23-point favorite.    • New Braunfels coach Tim Kingsbury, a veteran of at least a dozen Wurst Bowls, admits Canyon has the momentum. Still, he has witnessed too many emotionally-driven games between the two teams to put much stock in Harris’ prediction. DE-Shannon Thayer, 6-0,215, Sr. DT-KNnt Kingsbury, 6-3,220, Sr. DT-Willie Chavis, 6-3,235, Sr. WLB-DeAngelo Aguirre, 5-9,170, Jr. B- Grant Simpson, 5-8,180, So. MUB- Grant Hill. 5-9,170, Sr. MLB-Chris Ryder. 5-10, 185, Jr. SS-Kyle Reneau, 5-10,170, Jr. FS-lance Herring, 5-11,165, Sr. CD-Danlel Valdez, 5-9,145, Sr. CB-Kelly Garza, 5-8,175, Sr. O o o o OOOOOC^K 22 22 22 22 SS 22^22 ♦ 2 U X NEW BRAUNFELS OFFENSE VS. CANYON DEFENSE QB*Buddy Martens, 5-11,160, Sr. TD-Oavtd Simmonds, 5-9.175, Sr. FB-Steven Simpson, 5-10,170, So. WR-Chad Wehe, 5-8,160, So WR-Jonathan Flavin, 5-9,155, Jr. TE- Andy Rogers, 5-11,170, Sr. T- Louis Perez, 5-8,287, Jr. T.WiMe Chavis, 6-3,235, Sr. C-James Boyd, 5-9,190, Sr. Q>EriC Cruz, 5-11,245, Jr. G-Gabriel Perez. 5-7,175, Jr. DE-Kevin Self, 5-10,185. Sr. DB-Eric Holt 5-10,175 Sr. DT-John Flores, 5-11.203, Sr. DT-Jesse Mesa, 5-9,184 Jr. LB- Justin Dunlap, 5-8,168, Sr. MLB- Mike Broaddus. 5-11, 204 Jr LB- Kirk Haney. 5-10. 160, Sr. SS-Aaron Snider, 5-10,155, Sr. FS-Domingo Medina, 5-11,178, Sr. CB-Brett Parrish, 5-10,170, Sr. CB-Hector Torres, 5-10,160, Sr. Herald -Zeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL Canyon quarterback Reagan George and a budding offensive line bring a balanced attack tonight against New Braunfels. 7:30 p.m., COUGAR STADIUM 1984-Canyon    20. NB 14 1985-NB    33, Canyon 14 1896 —NB 20. Canyon 9 1987 —NB 10. Canyon 0 1988-NB 19. Canyon 17 1989 — NB 17, Canyon 12 1990-91 — Did not play 1992-NB 20. Canyon 6 1993    — Canyon 17, NBO 1994    — NB 9. Canyon 7 ‘To be honest I was kind of surprised to see Canyon favored that high over us,” Kingsbury said. “We’re going in as the underdog but this game usually is close regardless who is considered the underdog or favorite.” Canyon ended a nine-year drought by posting a 17-0 shutout in 1993 en route to a 10-0 regular season mark. The Cougars’ only other series win was 20-14 in 1984. In last year’s Wurst Bowl, New Braunfels edged Canyon 9-7 at Unicom Stadium. On a rain-soaked field, neither team was able to effectively finish drives although the Unicom offense outgained Canyon 340 yards to 124 yards. The story could be different this time around? Quarterback Reagan George, receiver Ricky Boehle and running back Tre-nady Offermann are no strangers to the endzone. Boehle, 6-3 senior with 4.6 speed, has five touchdown catches and is hauling in passes at 20-yards a clip.Offermann has crossed the goal line five times and has 665 on 101 carries. George has thrown for 927 yards, nine touchdowns and only two interceptions. Junior tailback David Simmonds, coming in with 473 yards on 88 rushes, gives the Unicorns a steady ball carrier and a break-away threat in the backfield. Quarterback Buddy Martens, making his second start of the season, gained valuable experience at the offensive helm last week against Hays. And not to be overlooked is a Cougar defense that has shut down potent attacks in recent weeks. Linebacker Mike Broaddus and cor-nerbacks Brett Parrish and Hector Torres head a quick and experienced unit. “I think the defense could be their strength,” Kingsbury said. "The media tends to give the offense most of the attention but their defense is very good and deserves a lot of credit for their success.” The key for the Unicorns, Kingsbury said, will be keeping the Cougars offense contained early on.In the last three games the Unicorns have fallen behind 14-0 but have outscored their opponents in the fourth quarter. Canyon has taken first-half leads in four of its six games. Aggies fall from grace By KEVIN O HANLON Associated Press Writer A month ago, the world seemed within Texas A&M’s grasp. The Aggies were 2-0, ranked third in the nation and appeared poised to steamroll through the schedule to a possible national championship showdown in the Fiesta Bowl against Florida State or Nebraska. Then the steamroller got steam-rolled. Back-to-back losses to Colorado and Texas Tech were followed by a too-close-for-comfort 20-17 win against SMU last week. The Aggies (3-2, 1-1 Southwest Conference) now are ranked 22nd and clinging to life, tied with Texas Tech tor second in the league behind Baylor, Texas and TCU. • The Aggies travel to Waco Saturday to face a rugged Baylor club (4-1,2-0), which sports the best defensive statistics in the league and some of the best in the nation. In other SWC games, No. 14 Virginia visits No. 16 Texas, Tulane is at TCU, Rice visits No. 25 Tech and SMU plays at Houston. The Texas game will be a homecoming for Virginia receiver Patrick Jeffers, a former Fort Worth Country Day star. His 101 catches rank seventh on Virginia’s career list, 13 behind Detroit Lions star Herman Moore. His 1,698 yards are fourth, 455 behind Tyrone Davis, a late cut of the New York Jets this summer And his 15 career touchdown catches also rank fourth. Texas coach John Mack-ovic said he also is impressed by Virginia quarterback Mike Groh. "He’s one of the top quarterbacks rn the country. He has great numbers. He makes big plays and has great timing and feel," Mackovic said. “I enjoy watching him. He can really get hot.” Mackovic said he does not think the Longhorns are dwelling on last week’s 24-24 tie with Oklahoma. , a game they had led 21-0. "Certainly, the Oklahoma game is one of those special games. We lay Battles to clear up volleyball playoffs By THOMAS GODLEY Sports Editor Herald -Zeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL Canyon’s Elizabeth Weisman (15) will be a key player at the net today against New Braunfels’ Erin Baetge and Jill Evans When it’s all over, one team will emerge with a playoff bid or possibly even a district championship. Either way, the outcome of tonight’s volleyball battle between New Braunfels and Canyon will clear up a muddled post-season picture. The game begins at 5:30 p.m. at Cougar Den. With two games remaining in the season, the possibilities are now narrowed. A victory guarantees the Unicorns at least at tie for the District 28-4A title, while a Canyon loss would leave the Cougarettes clinging to slim hopes. A Unicom loss would send the district into a three-way tie. That is, if Smithson Valley (19-4,6-2) handles lowly Lockhart (3-18,0-8). Ranger coach Margaret Mitcham would like nothing better than a season-ending showdown with New Braunfels at Ranger Gym with the chance to win the district title outright. Last year the Rangers finished in tie with Hays and Canyon for second place but missed the playoffs in mini-touma- Volleyball standings District 2B-4A Overall District New Braunfels    20-4    7-1 Canyon    23-3 Srrwthson Valley 19-4 Hays    14-9 Bastrop    13-10 Lockhart    3-19 6-2 6-2 3-5 3-5 0-8 Tonight's annet New Braunfels at Canyon Smithson Valley at Lockhart Hays at Bastrop ment loss. "We’d rather not go into that situation this year,” Mitcham said. "I’ve lost every coin-flip in the world. A two-way tie is certainly possible hut we'd like to avoid that.” The Oct. 26 season finale between New Braunfels and Smithson Valley will settle all questions, hut tonight’s games are the immediate concern. New Braunfels coach Phyllis Fowler hopes to secure al least a share of the dis-trict crown. The Unicorns topped Canyon in the first meeting 15-2,15-7. Sports briefs ■ NEW YORK (AP) — New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner will meet today with Buck Showalter to, for a change, try to get the manager lo stay. Steinbrenner, who has had 21 managers in the 20 years since he bought the team, told the New York Post he would do his best to convince Showalter to return. Today’s New York Daily News said Steinbrenner will offer Showalter a two-year contract. Showalter’s three-year contract expires Oct. 31. He was hired in late 1991 and has the longest tenure of any manager since Steinbrenner became owner in 1973. ■ DETROIT (AP) — Randy Smith, who recently resigned as general manager of the San Diego Padres, appears set lo replace Joe Klein as general manager of the Detroit Tigers. WJBK-TV reported that Smith's father, Astros president Tai Smith, said his son had accepted the job with Detroit. Klein’s contract expired at the end of the season and he is expected to be offered another job in the organizMkxi. Randy Smith, 32, was general manager of the Padres for more than two years. ■ ATLANTA (AP) — American Indians will protest the opening game of the World Series Saturday because of the Indian symbols used by fans of the Atlanta Braves and Cleveland Indians. The protesters will have an "amnesty barrer’ in which fans may hum their tomahawks, headdresses and other Indian paraphernalia*: ■ SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Loren Roberts shot an 8-under-par 64 for a one-shot lead after the first round of the Texas Open. Roberts is 31st on the PGA Tour money list with $540,135. The top 30 qualify for next week’s $3 million Tour Championship at Southern Hills Country Club in Tulsa, Okla. Chris Perry was at eight under until he bogeyed No. 18 and dropped into a tie for second with Donnie Hammond. ■ ST. ANDREWS, Scotland (AP) — Lee Janzen sliced his tee shot on the last hole out of bounds and Ben Crenshaw watched Ronan Rafferty roll in a45-foot putt at the 17th hole as the top-seeded United States lost 3-0 to Ireland in its opening match in the $1.5 million Dunhil) Cup. In other group matches, Australia edged Argentina 2-1 despite Greg Norman’s three-stroke loss to Jose Coceres, Spain downed England 2-1, South Africa defeated Germany 2-1, Scotland crushed Taiwan 3-0, Zimbabwe downed Wales 3-0 and New Zealand defeated Japan 2-1. AFOOTBALL= EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Raiders’ Jeff Hostetler has a compression fracture of the cricoid — the protective cartilage of the windpipe just below the voice box — and will miss Sunday’s game against the Indianapolis Colts. The Raiders didn’t immediately say how long Hostetler will be sidelined, just that he wouldn’t play this weekends ■ LONDON (AP) — Former NBA forward Orlando Woolridge had 30 points, 11 rebounds and outran just about everybody on the floor as Italy’s Buckler Bologna heat Israel’s Maccabi Tel Aviv 112-103 in the McDonald’s Championship. In the other game, European champions Real Madrid crushed England’s Sheffield Sharks 99-71 to advance to the semifinals against Buckler. The NBA champion Houston Rockets play the Perth Wikicats of Australia in tonight’s other semifinal. * ;