New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 24, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas
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Area netters fight for playoff positions
By DAVID WINDER
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The New Braunfels Men’s Golf Assedation will sponsor a junior golf tournament s Landa Park Golf Course on Nov. 2 and 3.
The 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 1012,13-15 and 16-18 age groups.
The sic si ^ot is at Landa Park Golf Course. Ti ie , Jay to sign up is Oct. 30. Lunch will be se.ved to players on Saturday I compliments of Schlotsky’s Deli. Awards on Sunday with lunch compliments of Domino's Pizza. The Tobacco Hays, Entex and Becky's Restaurant are also sponsors.
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Participants of the Norwest Wurst 5-Mile Run/Walk will receive a six-color, long sleeve shirt, a ticket to Wurstfest and hot Kiobalssa sausage to be washed down with a variety of Mitier Beer or Culiigan water.
Registration is at Run-Tex in Austin, the two Roger Soler’s Sports' located kl San Antonio and Comprehensive Fitness in Now 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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Entry forms are now available for the AH Saints 5000, a 5K run/walk. The run is being held in conjunction with the Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Fall Festival on Oot 27,
The run will begin at 8:30 a.m. For more information can, 620-1379.
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A four-member team scramble will be held Oct. 26 at Sundance golf course with ail proceeds going to the United Way of Comal County. The cost is $50 per player,
The tournament will be a shotgun start with nine teams going out at 8:30 am. 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, cad (512) 396-4244.
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It’s all going to be settled Friday night.
The top four teams in District 2MA meet tomorrow night in two matches that will decide who’s in, who's out and who’s where in the playoff race.
If Smithson Valley defeats Del Valle and Canyon defeats Hays, then the Rangers are district champs and the Cougarettes and Hays are in the playoffs.
Any other scenario and the playoff picture starts to get a little tricky.
But toe only scenarios that Smithson Valley coach Margaret Mitcham and Canyon coach Donna Boehle are worried about are their teams winning their respective matches.
Smithson Valley serves as host to Del Valle at 5:30 p.m. at Ranger Gym, while Hays visits toe Cougar Den at 5:30 p.m. for a showdown with Canyon.
“We’re wanting a Comal County sweep Friday,” Mitcham said. “A Canyon win would help us out a lot. But we have to worry about beating Del Valle. Our first goal is to be at least co-district champions.”
If Smithson Valley and Hays both win, then they would share the District 28-4A crown.
Under that scenario, then Canyon would advance over Del Valle because toe Cougarettes have defeated the Cardinals in both district meetings this year.
But Boehle and the Cougarettes have no plans of backing into the playoffs.
They are putting all their efforts into defeating Hays, a team they lost to earlier this year.
“I thought we were very effective when we played our game,” Boehle said. “They’re a great team. I feel like we can beat them if we play our game.”
Mitcham said the Rangers also will have to play better this time around if they want to beat the Cardinals.
Earlier this season Del Valle handed Smithson Valley one of its two district losses.
“We didn’t play very well,” Mitcham said. “We didn’t play very good defense. We made too many errors. In (me game they only scored two points.
Herald-Zertung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL
(Top) Tyana Michalec digs a shot for the Cougarettes sallier this son. (Above) Jenny Htickle sets up a shot for the Rangers. A win tomorrow night would give the Rangers a piece of the district title.
All the rest we gave them on our errors”
But this time around the Rangers are closito the top of their game and know the district title is at stake.
“They do understand what’s going on,” Mitcham said. “Winning district by ourselves would be the ultimate. But we have to concentrate on winning our own match.”
The New Braunfels Unicorns can have the district title all to themselves with a victory over Seguin at 5:30 Friday night at Unicom Gym.
A Madison loss also would give the Unicorns sole possession of the District 26-5A championship.
“We don’t want to share it with anyone," Joy Orr said. “We want to show everyone that we’re No. I.”
Herald-Zeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL
Haley Helmley (left) and Krlati Hull put up a block for the Unicorns.
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 AAM 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 All-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 N8JGA holds a high school tournament at 3:30 pm at Landa Park Golf Course. There Is no charge tor Landa members, $4 for nonmember*. *
■fo register for any of the above events or for questions about joining NBJGA, please Can Jodi McDonald at 625-4831.
Former 5 A schools fighting for new 4A playoff berths
By JAIME ARON
AP Sports Writer
DALLAS (AP) — It’s almost time for Class 4A to split into two playoff brackets for the first time. and it is highly likely the large-school portion will include a bunch of teams that were in 5 A last season.
That’s exactly what Corpus Christi Calallen coach Phil Dana-her tried warning everyone about when toe new playoff alignment was announced last year.
“his ridiculous toe way they have it,” Danaher said. "All they’ve done is create another playoff position for 5As. It wasn’t going to help the 4As.”
The University Interscholastic League’s decision to allow three teams per 4A district to make the postseason beginning this fall gives it the same postseason system 5A has used since 1990.
Basically, the largest of the top three district finishers — regardless
‘It’s ridiculous the way they have It. All they’ve done is create another playoff position for 5As. It wasn’t going to help 4As.’
— 4A coach Phil Danaher
of their place - goes into Div ision
I. The smaller two go into Division
II. The Division I playoffs begin with 32 teams, compared with 64 for Division ll, and is a week shorter.
The problem the UIL faced in getting the plan started was adding more teams into 4A.
So, during February’s realignment, 4A grew' by 26 teams and 18 of them came from SA.
That’s what bothered Danaher and his like-minded brethren.
They feared that many of the 32 spots created for 4A teams would wind up going to former 5A schools, meaning fewer “true" 4A schools would get the berths created for them.
At the same time, 5A teams that otherwise would’ve finished fourth in their districts would now make the 5A playoffs. Thus, 4A’s playoff expansion ends up benefiting 5A teams more.
“lf they could vote again, I think a lot of people would just let tour 5 A teams in and leave 4A alone,” Daintier said.
I hat may be the case.
But not necessarily.
The general feeling among coaches — and the main reason the change was made — is that more playoff spots is a good thing, no matter who gets them.
Bravos blow big load to Yanks in gams and in ssriss
ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves took one of the biggest gambles in baseball history. The New York Yankees turned it into the second biggest comebacks in World Series history.
Pinch-hitter Wade Boggs drew a bases-loaded walk with two outs in the 10th inning after a questionable intentional walk to Bernie Williams, and the Yankees beat Atlanta 8-6 to even the Series at two games each.
The strategy went awry when losing pitcher Steve Avery walked Boggs on a full count, forcing home the go-ahead run
Jim Leyritz’s three-run homer in the eighth inning tied the game as the Yankees rallied from a 6-0 deficit Two innings later, they made it a record 7-0 on the road this postseason.
The win in the longest game in
World Series history — 4 hours, 17 minutes — ensured New York would return to Yankee Stadium this weekend.
With two outs in the 10th, Tim Raines drew a walk from Avery and moved to second on Derek Jeter's single Atlanta manager Bobby Cox elected to walk Williams, MVP of the ALCS and a hero in the Yankees’ victory the previous night
Charlie Hayes followed Boggs’ walk with a pop that first baseman Ryan Klesko dropped for an error, allowing another run to score
Graeme Lloyd escaped a lam in the ninth and was the winner when John Wetteland got two outs for a save
Saints to march in with new hand coach Venturi
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The New
Orleans Saints appointed lineback ers coach Rick Venturi as interim head coach yesterday.
Johnson plans to get tricky
By DENNE H. FREEMAN
AP Sports Writer
IRVING, Texas (AP) — The Dallas Cowboys know nobody knows them like Jimmy Johnson.
They figure Johnson will work long and hard coming up with defensive schemes to try to confuse offensive coordinator Ernie Zampese when the Miami Dolphins play the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday.
They concede Johnson will find a way to do some things different in the Dan Marino-led offense. Johnson knows the Dallas defense like few do.
And tricks? The Cowboys know how Johnson, a psychology major at the University of Arkansas, can concoct tricks to be used on special teams at crit
They’ve been with him when he ordered ens ides kicks and take punts. Once, against the Indianapolis Colts, he had field goal holder Jay Novacek take a direct snap. Novacek jumped to his feet and ran for a touchdown.
“We’re sure Jimmy is going to spring something,” said center Dale Hellestrae. “He’ll do something. Jimmy always has something special for special games. We know how good it would make him feel for Jimmy to win this game and get under (owner) Jerry Jones’ skin.”
Offensive guard Nate Newton said Johnson will work long and hard to confound the Cowboys.
“There will be some onside kicks or crazy punts,” Newton said. “He’ll do anything he can to
win this game. I kind of like his style.”
funning back Emmitt Smith said he "loved” playing for Johnson, who was always trying to find an edge.
"I didn’t want to see him leave as head coach,” Smith said. "I know he wants to win this game very, very bad. I can imagine what will be said after the 'game if he does win. He’ll do everything in his power to win. He won’t be on the field making tackles but he’ll come up with something extra, something special. We’ll just try not to be surprised.”
Bill Bates, the star of the Cowboys special teams, said Johnson usually tries to have at least two or three surprises ready for big games.