New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 24, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas
“It’* your first win at homo and I think our kids wore excited to be at home. We had a real good crowd and I think It livened things up a little bit.”
— Smithson Valley head coach Larry Hill after the Rangers' 49-0 homecoming win over Burbank on Friday.
In the news
Punt, Pass, Kick contest on tap today at Prince Solms
The City of New Braunfels Parks and Recreation will host the NFL Gatorade Punt, Pass and Kick on Sunday, Sept. 24 at Prince Solms Park. The competition, which is open to boys and girls ages 8-15, will have registration at noon, with events beginning at 1 p.m. Participants must bring a copy of their birth certificate or baptismal record.
Entry forms are available at Landa Recreation Center and at Sears Stores, the official retailer of the event.
The NFL Gatorade Punt, Pass and Kick allows kids to showcase their skills based on distance and accuracy. The winners from each of eight age groups advance to a sectional competition to be held in Seguin on Nov. 11. Sectional champions move on to compete against a pool of champions in the Astrodome in Houston. For more information, call the Landa Recreation Center at 608-2167.
Lutheran Brotherhood to sponsor golfing benefit event
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 1:00 P.M. and 6:00 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 6:00 P.M. Every ticket qualifies the purchaser for the raffle of door prizes to be held at 6:00 P.M. 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
New Braunfels city golfing champions tee up a Landa
The following are results from the New Braunfels Mens' and Women's City Championship played last week at Landa Park Golf Course:
Women Low gross
First place — Rose Tuseth (13-time city champion)
Second place — Carol Jankowski Low net
First place — Virgie Van Kleef Second place — Jeanette Dilly Men's championship flight First place — Jimmy Schandua, 143 Second place — Ryan Acker, Alan Dale, 144 First flight
First place — Mike Cobb Second place — Ron Morrison Second flight First flight — Bo Thornton Second place — Keith McDermott Third flight
First place — Alan Moore Second place — Swede Kjellberg Four flight
First place — Richard Sampler Second place — Gary Koss
Comal Bowl lanes starts recruiting program
The New Braunfels National Little League's annual meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 3 at Southbank Community Center on FM 725 at 7 p.m. Board directors and officers will be elected. Anyone interested may attend.
For more information, call Bob Taylor at 625-4650.
New Braunfels stung at Honey Bowl
By THOMAS GODLEY
Herald -Zeitung photo by THOMAS GODLEY New Braunfels Kyle Reneau kicked a 31-yard field goal to cut the lead to 20-16 in the second quarter, but the Unicorns could get no closer.
UVALDE — In a game of many big plays, none were as crucial as two that hurt New Braunfels in the closing moments of the second and third quarters.
The Uvalde Coyotes (1-2) scored on a hook-and-lateral pass right before halftime and on a fumble return in the third quarter that all hut snuffed the life from New Braunfels (1-2).
The two touchdowns broke open a four-point game and sent Uvalde on its way to a 40-16 win Friday night before an estimated 4,000 fans at the Honey Bowl.
It was the second year in a row the Coyotes have defeated the Unicorns in the six-game history of the series.
NB Coach Tim Kingsbury expected a tough road game, but he also expected a closer ball game.
"We're not executing like we need to be," Kingsbury said. "This was not the same team that beat Seguin last week. We kind of look on a Jeckyi and Hyde."
The Coyotes led the entire way, but it appeared New Braunfels would head into the locker room at halftime carrying momentum after Kyle Reneau's 31-yard Beld goal had cut the lead to 20-16 with 7:26 in the second quarter.
With 41 seconds remaining before halftime, however, the Coyotes took over at their own 31. Three plays later, quarterback Derek Walker, a returning all-state safely, rolled to his nght and cut back against the tieki for a 31-yard gain to the Unicom 30.
Uvalde then went to trickery on its final play. On third down Walker hit Orlando Guerrero on a hook pattern. The senior hauled ut the pass at the 18 yard line and lateraled to Chris Lytle who scooted down the nght sideline into
the endzone as the clock expired. Uvalde missed the extra point but led 26-16.
Guerrero had caught the pass while his knee touched the ground but the officials let the play stand despite appeals from the Unicom sideline.
"At halftime we told the kids we hadn't played well but were still right in it," Kingsbury said.
Neither team could generate a first down in the third quarter. The Unicorn defense clamped down on the Coyotes' running attack, allowing only four first downs the rest of the way.
But Uvalde's defense came up with a huge turnover. Facing a third down at their own 32, the Unicorns lost the ball on a draw play. Lytle scooped it up on the run, bolted the other way for a score, and the Coyotes had extended the lead to 32-16 at 0:44 in the third.
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Gordan leads off in Goody’s Nascar 500
By MIKE HARRIS
AP Motorsports Writer
MARTINSVILLE, Va. (AP) — Jeff Gordon was having a lot of fun Saturday, joshing and jostling with Dale Earnhardt, trading insults with his crew and generally enjoying a rainy day at the race track.
Why not? The 24-year-old Gordon is on top of the racing world, as well as on top of the grid for Sunday’s Goody’s 500 NASCAR Winston Cup race.
When rain washed out qualifying for the second straight day, Gordon was awarded the top qualifying spot based on season points, which he leads by 309 over seven-time series champion Earnhardt.
It will be the ninth time this season Gordon has started from the front, although this one does not count as a pole victory.
Earnhardt, who did some playful wrestling with Gordon during a TV interview Saturday, will start alongside him, while Sterling Marlin, the only other driver with a chance to catch Gordon in the standings, will start third.
“No matter what happens, just being in contention for the championship is a lot of fun,” Gordon said.
"lf we can keep it up for the last six races, it’ll be the experience of a lifetime. We’ve got a great opportunity ... We just hope the luck keeps going our way.’’
Luck hasn’t played much of a role in Gordon’s emergence this season.Consistency has been the key word and his Hendrick Motorsports team.
Canyon, NBHS, SVHS open 28-4A in top form
From staff reports
The Canyon Cougarettes, New Braunfels Unicorns and Smithson Valley Rangers varsity volleyball teams swung into District 28-4A action with dominant performances on Friday.
The Cougarettes (18-1) defeated Hays (12-5) 15-6, 15-12 New Braunfels (14-3) knocked off Lockhart (3-12) 15-4,15-10, and Smith son Valley (13-2) beat Bastrop (11-6) 15-3, 15-13.
Canyon coach Donna Boehle said the district-opening wins indicate the high caliber of volleyball in Comal County
"I think all three high school are showing how strong they are this season," Boehle said. "I expat it to be an exciting district race the rest of the way ."
The Cougars and Rangers face off on Tuesday at Cougar Den
For New Braunfels, Shelly Bredewaler led the attack against Lockhart, smashing six kills. Knsti Lindeman, Erin Badge and Jill Evans had four kills each. Haley Helmly had 11 assists, along with three ates Bredewaler also notched sevens digs, and Shawn Lindsey had (oui digs
Smithson Valley's Kellye Rogers recorded seven kills and Christy Ballium) had 15 assists to lead the Rangers Jenny Hucklc and Beth Huber got three blocks each Kara Warehol led with six digs, mid Michelle Moore notched two aces. The Rangers had a 94 percentage serve.
Canyon easily handled Hays in the first game bul had to overcome a 12-7 deficit to win tile second game. Kiln Brunette served Canyon's 13th and 14th points before Elizabeth Weisman closed out the win at 15-12.
Weisman and Shannon Young recorded IO kills each. Brunette led in assists with 25. and Jinny Barranco tallied IO assists and eight points on serve in (he first game. Lcsa Porter had four blocks.
■ To talk with Sports Editor Thomas Godley about Sports Day, call 625-9144. ext. 24.
Cougars trounce Apaches 59-21
George accounts for four touchdowns in CHS romp
By DAVID DE KUNDER
The Canyon Cougars scored on nine of IO offensive possessions and rolled out 399 yards of total offense to trounce the Gonzales Apaches 59-21 at Cougar Stadium on Friday night.
Canyon (2-1) controlled the ball game by pounding out 217 yards on the ground. Running back Trenady Offermann had his best game of the season, canying the ball 14 times for 88 yards and two touchdowns.
For the second straight game, quarterback Reagan George was on target. George, a 6-2,190 junior, passed for 167 yards, ran for one touchdown and threw for three more scores. Eight players scored points for the Cougars.
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worked as hard as the offense. The Canyon front line and — Canyon coach Larry linebacking crew of Justin Nowotny. Dunlap, Mike Broaddus and Kirk Haney played aggres-sively and shut down the Apache’s Wing I running game. Broaddus led the defense with nine tackles and Apache quarterback Armando Esparza was sacked three times for 31 yards. Canyon stuffed the Apaches for 36 yards on 23 carries. As they did against Pflugerville last week, the Cougars forced the Apaches to turn the ball over five times. All five turnovers led to Canyon scores.
“Our defense did a good job of attacking the line of scrimmage and swarming to the ball,” Nowotny said. “They were able to get into the tempo of the game.”
Not to be outdone by George, Esparza threw for 240 yards, passed for two touchdowns and scored one on the ground. In fact, Esparza got the Apaches on the board first when he threw a 45-yard pass to tight end Chip Mendoza on a third and 14 call.
On the play, the Apaches caught the Cougars in an eight man front and Mendoza had one on one coverage with rover Aaron Snider. After Mendoza caught the ball, he broke Snider’s tackle and broke for the end zone. Esparza kicked the PAT, putting Gonzales up 7-0 with 9:27 in the first quarter.
Senior Ricky Boehle’s 25-yard punt return to the Apache 44 set up Canyon’s first score. During the drive, Offermann had runs
Herald-Zeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL The Canyon defense used fiery gang-tackling to stifle Gonzales' rushing attack In a rout Friday at Cougar Stadium. Canyon improved its record to 2-1.
of 14 and 11 yards, the latter one putting the ball at the IO. On second and goal, George scored on a 11 -yard keeper with 4:54 in the first.
The Cougars caught the Apaches off guard on the swinging gate play when Boehle passed to Offermann for the two-point conversion. The two point conversion put Canyon up 8-7, a lead they never relinquished.
Canyon poured it on by scoring 15 more points in the opening quarter. Cornerback Brett Parrish recovered Apache running back Tommy Usery’s fumble at midfield, giving Canyon good field position to start from. The Cougars drove to the Apache 35, where a 25-yard pass play from George to Boehle placed the ball at the IO. Offermann capped the drive with a four yard run.
On Gonzales next series, cornerback Hector Torres picked off Esparza's pass at the Apache 40 and returned 13 yards to the 26 yard line.
Torres’ interception was one of three thefts against Esparza in the game. Parrish and Snider had the other two interceptions. On the next play from scrimmage, Boehle hit Jason Shields for a 32-yard touchdown on the play action pass. Richard McDonald added the PAT and Canyon extended the lead to 22-7 at 1:06 in the first quarter.
George had two other big touchdown passes in the game: a 31-yarder to Brandon Cox in the second quarter and a 52-yard bomb to Boehle in the third quarter. Boehle finished the game with 77 receiving yards.
With two straight overwhelming victories. Nowotny believes his Cougars are playing like each game is a District 28-4A clash.
"These two wins are giving us some momentum to build on,” Nowotny said. “We would like lo play this way in district and we want to be ready when everybody else is ready.”
Herald -Zeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL Canyon's Elizabeth Wellman (15) stretches for a point at the net during action against Hays on Friday at Cougar Dan.