New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 23, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas
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The Herald-Zeitung wants to know at what colleges or pro levels former Comal County athletes are currently playing.
To be eligible, the athletes must have graduated from New Braunfels, Smithson Valley or Canyon high schools. They must be currently participating in a collegiate or professional athletic program.
Information should include the name of the athlete, high school, graduating year and current college or pro team. Please include a name and number in case more information is needed.
AH information can be faxed to (210) 625-1224 or mailed or dropped by the Herald-Zeitung offices at 707 Landa St. in New Braunfels. For more information call David Winder at 625-9144.
The New Braunfels Men’s Golf Association will sponsor a junior golf tournament at Landa Park Golf Course on Nov. 2 and 3.
Tile tournament is open to golfers between ages 10-18 who attend school in Comal County. There will be divisions for both boys and girls in the 10-12,13-15 and 16-18 age groups.
The sign up sheet is at Landa Park Golf Course. The last day to sign up is Oct. 30. Lunch will be served to players on Saturday compliments of Schbtsky’s Deli. Awards on Sunday with lunch compliments of Domino’s Pizza. The Tobacco Haus, Entex and Becky’s Restaurant are also sponsors.
For more information, call Landa Park Golf at 608-2174, (TU ■if' HW
Participants of the Nonvest Wurst 5-Mile WAI receive a six-color, long sleeve shirt, a ticket to Wurstfest and hot Kiobalssa sausage'to be washed down with a variety of Miller Beer or Culligan water.
Registration is at Run-Tex in Austin, the two Roger Soler’s Sports’ located in San Antonio and Comprehensive Fitness in New Braunfels.
Registration is $13 in advance and $16 on race day. Discounts are given for families and large groups. For more information call, Susan Phillips at (210) 609-5030.
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By DAVID WINDER
They did it.
The New Braunfels Unicorns clinched at least a tie for the District 26-5 A title with a 16-14, 15-9 victory over MacArthur on Tuesday night at Unicom Gym.
The Unicorns could become outright district champions Friday with a win or a Madison loss.
“It feels great,” Unicorn coach Phyllis Fowler said. “They’ve worked hard for it all year. I think they deserve it.”
The Unicorns are 11-1 in one of the toughest volleyball districts in the state.
“It’s a great accomplishment to do what they have done in this district,” Fowler said. “No coach in this district would have predicted a team would dominate the way these girls have.”
A lot of coaches probably would not have picked the Unicorns to even challenge for a playoff spot after moving up from Class 4A this season.
“We’ve really always been the underdogs in every match,” Shelley Bredewater said. “I think a lot of teams didn’t think we deserved to be ranked as high as we were. We were ranked No. I in the Austin paper (American-Statesman) and Judson didn’t think we should be ranked ahead of them. We had to show up to play every match."
Joy Orr said the Unicorns shocked some teams with their play in the first round of district play.
“I think a lot of teams didn't expect much from a little school that just got moved up from 4A,” Orr said. "We surprised them, though. We were always the underdogs, and we pulled through.”
The important thing was the Unicorns never considered themselves underdogs.
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Bredewater said the First match in district competition is when the Unicorns began hitting on all cylinders.
"We just all started playing together at the beginning of district,” Bre-
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played well as a team,” Fowler said. "Yvette (Villanueva), Shelley. Laura (Bissett) and Haley (Helmley) all stepped up and made big plays."
The Unicorns want to keep making big plays so they can have the district championship to themselves.
“We came out to win the title ourselves,’’ Helmley said. "We don’t want to share this district with anybody.”
Bredewater has a theory pn why the Unicorns have had such a successful district run. fie "They (the coaches) told us whoever worked the hardest would w in the district,” Bredewater said. "And I guess we showed them.”
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The Unicorns continued their good play Tuesday night against MacArthur.
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The Unicorns clinched a part of the District 26-5A title Tuesday night.
Entry forms are now available for the All Saints 5000, a 5K run/walk. The run is being held in conjunction with the Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Fall Festival on Oct. 27.
The run will begin at 8:30 a.m. For more information call, 620-1379.
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A four-member team scramble will be held Oct. 26 at Sundance golf course with all proceeds going to the United Way of Comal County. The cost is $50 per player.
The tournament wilt be a shotgun start with nine teams going out at 8:30 a.m. and nine teams going out at noon.
Each golfer will receive “goody bags" and a chance for door prizes. Trophies will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, 3rd places, longest drive, closest to the pin and longest putt. A hoie-in one can win a pair of American Airlines tickets or a 1996 Ford Ranger
For more information, call (512) 396-4244.
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Space is available on a charter bus to College Station for the Oct. 26 football game between Texas A&M and Texas Tech.
The bus departs New Braunfels at 8 a.m. and returns after the game. The trip is sponsored by the Comal County A&M club and is open to anyone interested.
For information, call Jean Pfluger at 629-4503.
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The New Braunfels Junior Golf Association will be holding the Tri-County AJI-Level golf tournament on Oct. 27. The event will take place at 1 p.m. at Woodcreek Country Club in Wimberly. The cost is $10 per person.
Every Tuesday the NBJGA holds a high school tournament at 3:30 p.m. at Landa Park Golf Course. There is no charge for Landa members, $4 for non-members.
To register for any of the above events or for questions about joining NBJGA, please Call Jodi McDonald at 625-4831.
Canyon moves toward playoff berth with win
By DAVID WINDER
The Canyon Cougarettes took another step toward a playoff spot Tuesday night with a 15-3, 15-8 win over the Lockhart Lions.
A Canyon win combined with a Del Valle loss Friday night would put the Cougarettes in postseason play.
"We played very well," Canyon coach Donna Boehle said. "The first game we played our standard game and played well. The second game we changed it up and played different positions.”
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Boehle said she used the Lockhart game as practice for Friday’s showdown with Hays.
The Cougarettes practiced the offensive and defensive sets they will be using against the Rebels.
“It was excellent,” Boehle said. "We did so much in the first game. We went right into it, and it just clicked. We were really sharp. It was a good tune-up for Hays.
“We we’re making the defensive adjustments that we needed to make. We did well on our game plan for Hays.”
The Cougarettes arc excited about Friday’s game and a possible playoff berth.
“I think the girls have been real up and positive,” Boehle said. “They’ve been very motivated. The gym has been just full of energy.’
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I never attended a volleyball match involving my own high school.
In college I went to three matches because I was covering them for the school paper.
So when Canyon coach Donna Boehle told me in mid-August that teams around here played a good brand of volleyball, I wasn’t really sure what she meant.
But after watching the Canyon Cougarettes, New Braunfels Unicorns and Smithson Valley Rangers play this season, I think I now know.
The volleyball teams of Comal County mean business when they step on the court.
This season the three teams have a combined record of 61-24 (.718).
In district matches the squads are even better, turning in a 28-6 (.824) mark.
When these players step on the court they rarely lose.
At the beginning of the season New Braunfels coach Phyllis Fowler knew her team was going to be good. She just didn t know when.
The young Unicorns surprised Fowler and everybody else by being good quick.
They even turned it up a couple of notches when district play started, shooting out of the gate with a 10-0 record.
Mov ing from Class 4A to the top team in one of the toughest 5A volleyball districts in the state is quite a feat.
The Smithson Valley Rangers also pulled off quite a feat by making the playoffs for the first time in 11 years.
It’s especially sweet for the Rangers because of what has happen to them the past couple of years. Canyon stopped Smithson Valley in matches at the end of each of the past two seasons to determine who would gain the district’s final playoff spot.
This time the Rangers made sure they wouldn’t have to play a match to decide who got the last playoff spot in the district.
Ranger coach Margaret Mitcham said the players set a goal at the beginning of the sea
son to make the playoffs and to win the district title. One down, one to go
The Rangers can clinch at least a part of the distnet title w ith a w in over Del Valle on Friday.
The Canyon Cougarettes also will have an interest in that game, since they are now tied with Del Valle for third iii District 28-4A. The Cougarettes do hold the tie breaker over the Cardinals by virtue oI beating them twice this season.
When the season was starting. ( ouch Boehle was excited about the potential of her team, livery one of our conversations had a mention about how much the Cougarettes had grown since the last practice or game. Two months later and the Cougarettes have grow n into a playoff team.
I’m not a volleyball expert by any means.
But I’ve got three great teams showing me what volleyball looks like at its best.
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Shelley Bredewater, New Braunfels ..
Tiffany Weidner, Canyon
Kellye Rogers, Smithson Valley
Laura Bissett New Braunfels
Chnsty Ballman, Smithson Valley
Haley Helmley, New Braunfels
Jessica Barney New Braunfels
Mara Allen, Canyon
Kristi Hull, New Braunfels .......
Call Courtney, Canyon
Yvette Villanueva, New Braunfels .
Jenny Huckle, Smithson Valley
Cheryl Dunn, Canyon
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Shelley Bredewater. New Braunfels ... 4 38
Michelle Moore, Smithson Valley.........4.03
Kellye Rogers, Smithson Valley...........3.75
Laura Bissett, New Braunfels..............3.49
Sasha Homer, Smithson Valley...........3 33
Laura Bissett, New Braunfels
Mara Allen, Canyon
Beth Huber, Smithson Valley
LesH Reimer, Canyon