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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 31, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas “I don’t know what they’ve (NFL officials) got on me. I have to call my agent and see what’s up.” — Dallas Cowboys' defensive lineman Leon Left, on reports that he will be suspended for violating the league's substance-abuse policy. In the news Longhorns gear for Red Raiders LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — No. 23 Texas Tech puts its four-game winning streak on the line Saturday against the only unbeaten team in the Southwest Conference. . “We are the only team that hasn’t lost, but the challengers will come at us hard," said John Mackovic, coach of 13th-ranked Texas. The Red Raiders (5-2, 2-1) upset Texas A&M and have lost only to Penn State and Baylor by a combined three points in their best start since 1989. Tech coach Spike Dykes knows that if his team can beat the Longhorns at 6 p.m. Saturday in Austin, the Red Raiders will be favorites to win the rest of their season: games at home against Texas Christian and on the road against Southern Methodist and Houston. CIMA golf tournament to help local scholarship programs The Comal Independent Men’s Association will host a golf tournament Nov. 4 at Northcliffe Country Club. Proceeds will benefit local high school scholarship for seniors. The tournament will be a two-man select-shot format. Cash prizes of $250, $150, and $100 will be awarded to the top three teams. For more information, contact Johnnie Rodriguez at 625-4920 or 629-2646. Centex Stars volleyball orientation seLfbr No VT 4 The Centex Starer a local volleyball club, will hrve an orientation session at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 5 at Academy Street Gym, at the intersection of Academy and San Antonio streets. The session is for all players, coaches and parents interested in the Junior Olympic volleyball program. The competition is for girls ages 12 to 18. More than 60 players competed on six local teams last year at tournaments in Austin, San Antonio Houston and Dallas. Tryouts will be Saturday, Nov 11. and Nov. 18 from 1 to 6 p.m. at New Braunfels Middle School, and Sunday. Nov. 19 from 2 to 6 p.m. The Centex Stars are part of the U.S. Volleyball Association Junior Olympic program. For more information, call Phil Barney at 606-0101. WursfFest tennis tournament scheduled at T-Bar*M T-Bar-M will the host the second annual Holloween/WurstFest Mixed Doubles Tournament on Nov. 5 from 2:30 to 6 p.m. Players of all levels are invited to compete in two divisions of the one-day tournament. Deadline Friday, Nov. 3. Refreshment and snacks will be provided. For more information or to sign up call 629-0439. Lutheran Brotherhood to sponsor $10,000 Hole-ln-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 OO 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 I the pin each hour will qualify for a chance I 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 held 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 Golf Course. For more information call the New Braunfels Lutheran Brotherhood Representative Grog Gunderson, LUTCF, FIC at (210) 6200131. Regional Tennis Results Drug-related suspensions confront Cowboys By DENNE H. FREEMAN AP Sports Writer IRVING, Texas (AP) — Coach Barry Swi tzer is uncertain whether he’ll have either of his starting defensive tackles or a reserve cornerback during a stretch of key games that lie ahead for the Dallas Cowboys. The Cowboys are 7-1 and tied with the Ka nsas City Chiefs for the best record in the NF L, but all is not well as the club prepares for games the next four weeks against Philadelphia (5-3), San Francisco (5-3), Oakland (6-2) and Kansas City. Most ominous are reports that Pro Bowl d efensive tackle Leon Lett and reserve cornerback Clayton Holmes — a starter until Deion Sanders joined the club — face suspensions for up to six weeks for violating the league’s rule against steroids, illegal drugs and alcohol abuse. Also, defensive tackle Russell Maryland sprained a knee when Atlanta running back Craig Heyward cut-blocked him on the final play of Dallas’ 28-13 victory over the Falcons on Sunday. Switzer said Monday that Maryland might miss some practices and would almost certainly be limited in others. Maryland had a magnetic resonance imaging test Monday that revealed he sprained a media collateral ligament. Lett and Holmes didn’t come to the practice facility on Monday, which was a day off for the Cowboys, who don’t play again until Monday night against the Eagles. Citing confidentiality clauses in the league’ s drug policy, which contains penalties of as much as $500,000, Switzer said Monday that he has not been informed that a suspension of Lett and Holmes seems imminent, pending only a reported appeal, for pos- ‘There’s some things where it’s best not to know. They have a policy where they dont allow the coaches to know about those things..^ we’re the last to know.” — Dallas coach Barry Switzer itive drug tests. ‘There’s some things where it s best not to know," Switzer said. "They have a policy where they don’t allow the coaches to kno w about those things because they don’t want the outside factors to influence coaching deci sions. I understand the rationale involved in that, so we’re the last to know.” NFL Sunday Sunday's Games Pittsburgh 24, Jacksonville 7 Indianapolis 17, New York Jets 10 Cleveland 29. Cincinnati 26. OT Dallas 28. Atlanta 13 Philadelphia 20, St. Louis 9 Carolina 20. New England 17. OT Detroit 24. Green Bay 16 Miami 23, Buffalo 6 Arizona 20, Seattle 14, OT New Orleans 11, San Francisco 7 Houston 19, Tampa Bay 7 New York Giants 24. Washington 15 Open date: Denver. Kansas City, Oakland, San Diego Monday's Game Chicago 14. Minnesota 6 Sunday, Nov. 5 New England at New York Jets, 1 p m. Houston at Cleveland, 1 p.m. Detroit at Atlanta, 1 p.m. St. Louts at New Orleans. 1 p m. Green Bay at Minnesota, 1 p.m. Washington at Kansas City, 1 p.m. Sports Day ■ To talk with Sports Editor Thomas Godley about Sports Day, call 625-9144. ext. 24. Sports Day From staff reports The District 28-4A champion New Braunfels Unicorns reached the finals of the Regional Tennis Tournament on Saturday in San Antonio. After handling Marble Falls 12-1 and Kerrville Tivy 11-2, the Unicorns went up against No. I seeded Alamo Heights. The Mules prevailed 11 -5 to advance to the state tournament. The Unicorns’ five wins came from their top three girls’ players Rebekah Forney, Tamarra Jenkin and Andrea Giesick in singles and doubles matches. Forney defeated Catherine Olsen 6-2,6-2. Jenkin beat Lauren Gordon 6-1,6-4. Giesick topped Elizabeth Hennessey 6-2,6-2. In doubles, Forney and Melinda Boyd defeated Hennessey-Petty 6-4,6-2. Giesick-Jenkin defeated Collum-Olson 6-3,6-1. The following are scores from New Braunfels’ 11-2 win over Tivy: Boys’ singles — Will McGuffey def. Ryan Cruthirds 6-1, 1-6, 7-6. Boys’ doubles — Craig Sciantarrelli-Travis Richards def. Clifford Mear-es-Ryan Martin 6-7,6-1,6-2; Davinder Toor-Noel Tristan def. C. Martin-Britt Eastland7-6,4-6, 6-1; Jake Brooks-S. Richards lost to Chase Farmer-Johnson 1-5,6-4. Girls’ singles — Rebekah Forney def. katie Sweeten 6-1, 6-0; Tamarra Jenkin def. Kristin Hedger 6-0, 6-1; Andrea Giesick def. Shannon Schulgen 6-0, 6-1; Alison Damarodos def. Katie Phillips 6-0, 6-2; Amanda Schneider def. Kari Thompson 6-1, 6-4. Katie Dewitt lost to Cindy Sebek 6-2,6-2. Girls’ doubles — Jenkin-Giesick def. Sweeten-Hedger 6-0,6-1; Fbmey-C. Schneider def Schulgen Phillip 6-2, 6-2; Damarodas-A. Schneider def. Warner Mosty 6-2,6-3, Herald -Zeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL New Braunfels netter Amanda Schneider helped push the Unicorns into the finals of the UIL Regional Tennis Tournament. HerakJ-Zeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL Jeff Schultz, Michael Schaeffer and Dan Treanor Blazed through the New Braunfels Junior Golf Association Tournament on Sunday et Sundance Golf. New Braunfels junior golfer wins tourney From submitted reports Thirty mile per hour wind gusts and the New Braunfels Junior Golf Association blew into Sundance Golf Course this past weekend for the inaugural tournament hosted by owners Rob and Sue Puel/ and Sundance golf pro Bill Halbert. When the dust cleared, it was Michael Schaeffer’s 8-over-par 66 that Ux)k the win. Eight pars, nine bogeys, and a budie on the par-4 15th won the Silver A title for Schaeffer. Schaeffer was tied for second after the front nine but gained three strokes on the back. Dan Treanor took second with his score of 68, followed by NBJGA newcomer Jeff Schultz with a 69. In the Blue A division. Josh Speck came in at 71 with eight pars for first place. Jeffrey Kovalcik shot one-under on the 8th to place second with a 77 and Andrew Hause’s 82 took third. Ten-year-old Gatlyn McDonald captured the Silver B title with his 7-over-par 36 on the front nine. McDon ald shot par on five of the nine holes. Chm Hailey parred the 6th and 7th then birdied the 9th to total 38 for second place, while Brian Fancher won third with his 45. Stephanie Schaeffer took first place with a par on the 7th to win the Blue B division with a 43 on nine Chnsune Kovalcik took second place with a 46, ck>se-ly followed by Christine Treanor’s 47 for third. In the 6-hole Silver C division, Keith Britton shot par on the 16th to take first place with his score of 26. Jonathan Burke's 33 earned him second. NBJGA newcomer Deryke Lindsey shot 26 on the back six to win first place in the Blue C division, while Dusun McDermott placed second with a 35, followed by Heather Lohmeier with a total of 40 for third. The next NBJGA tournament will be held at Landa Park on Sunday, Dec. 3 at IO a m. A Christmas party and pot-luck dinner will follow the tournament. NBJGA members can register by calling Jodi McDonald at 625-4831. The Landa Park tournament will be limited to 48 players. Herald -Zeituna photo by MICHAEL DARNALL Canyon’s Kim Brunette ana New Braunfels Jill Evans lead their teams into playoff battles tonight Bring on 27-4A! Unicorns, Cougarettes set for playoffs BY THOMAS GODLEY Sports Editor The New Braunfels Unicorns and Canyon Cougarettes take to the courts for first-round playoff matches tonight against District 27-4A opponents. The Unicorns trek to Boerne High School Gym for a battle with the Kerrville Tivy Antlers, while the Cougarettes host the Clemens Buffaloes at Cougar Den. Both games begin at 7 p.m. New Braunfels (26-5) defeated Tivy in two games earlier this season, but NB coach Phyllis Fowler knows the task will be tougher tonight. ‘They are a much-improved team,” said Fowler, in her first year at NBHS. “We’re not expecting to go in there and have it easy. This is the playoffs, and Kerrville will be tough.” The Unicorns wrapped up the District 28-4A title with a dramatic three-game, come-from-behind win over Smithson Val ley. They then beat Austin High in a warmup match on Saturday. Fowler said two players — middle hitters Jill Evans and Shelley Predewater — who were getting over illness last week are healthy and ready to face the Antlers. Coming off an impressive 15-7,15-3 win over Smithson Valley last Saturday, Canyon (24-4) hopes to keep the momentum going against the 27-4A champion Buffaloes. Middle hitters Veronica Sanchez and Carisse Conques bring front-court power a lineup that plays a 6-2 offensive scheme and has strong net attack, said Canyon coach Donna Boehle. “They are a ball-control team with good height,” said Boehle, who is making her 14th straight playoff appearance at Canyon. “We expect them to be feisty on defense and dig a lot of our shots. The key will be for us to just play our game, pass well and just go after them.” Canyon reached the regional finals in 1993 and lost in bi-district in 1994. Beyond Canyon, ifs a mad scramble The latest turn in the District 28-4A playoff race left everyone waiting for a contender to step and challenge for second place. New Braunfels and _    Smithson Valley — Thomas two teams on the Godley skids — emerged from Friday’s battles with new life. The Canyon Cougars, resting firmly in first place, flexed their muscle again with a 21-6 win over Hays and can clinch a playoff spot against Lockhart this Friday. The Cougars (7-1, 3-0), owners of a seven-game win streak, are focused and on course to cross the finish line comfortably ahead of the pack. After that, there are five teams with shots at the post-season heading into the final two weeks. The scramble for the mnner-up spot was further muddled by the Rangers’ upset over Bastrop 16-7 on Friday. Maybe “upset” isn’t the right word since really there aren’t any solid favorites in this district. But Bastrop entered Ranger Stadium with a 2-0 district record and was probably looking past the 0-2 Rangers toward a showdown with Canyon on Nov. IO. Coach Larry Hill had the right game plan — ball-control offense and a heavy dose of running back Tim Ivey — to keep the Bears’ offense in check and spoil their unbeaten district quest. Down the road New Braunfels hobbled into the third week of the district schedule but showed it still has some fight left. The Unicorns came away with a 17-6 win over an upstart Lockhart Lions team that had knocked off the Rangers just a week earlier. It sounds strange, but if everything falls into place, the Unicorns could squeeze into the playoffs with a 4-6 record. That would happen only if they win the next two games, the Cougars go undefeated and Smithson Valley beats Hays. As expected in a six-team district, the playoff possibilities won’t be narrowed until the final week. Imagine the confusion next year when the UIL allows three teams from each district into the playoffs. (Thomas Godley is sports editor for the Herald -Zeitung) ;