New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 30, 1994, New Braunfels, Texas
HftH-ZwUng photo by MICHAEL DARNALL Canyon defensive coordinator Tom Koaaar will cand Ma unit out against a divaraa Ballon offense tonight.
SV tries to avoid tumbling over Falls
By MKH AEL CONDIFF
SMITHSON VALLEY — Larry HUI isn't about to call Smithson Valley High School's non-district football schedule "soft.” But. he’s also not about to compare it with the one Marble Falls saddled itself with through the First four weeks:
Fredericksburg. Hays Consolidated. Copperas Cove. Cuero.
They’ve played some rough folks,” Hill said. There’s no question that they are the strongest team we’ll face before district and when they first scheduled us, (hey probably looked at this week as a bit of a breather after taking on some of the monsters they were expecting to face."
Smithson Valley is a rest stop no more.
New Braunfels at Austin Lanier Smithson Valley at Marble Falls Canyon at Belton Austin Reagan at Hays Consol Austin LBJ at Bastrop Lockhart at Austin McCallum
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The Rangers arc 4-0 heading i tonight’s 7:30 p m. kickoff al Mustang I dium in Marble Falls (2-2). With a victi they can tic the school record for most v in a season and provide SVHS with first-ever 5-0 start They’ll also convince some of doubters who look at the Ringers’ seta
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■To talk with Sports Edhor Michael Condiff •Bout Sports Day. call 625-9144, ext. 24.
With Canyon in the past, NB ?; now battles upstart Rangers ;j
By MICHAEL CONDIFF
Sports Editor _
Margaret Mitcham searched hard for the right word to * ! describe the implications of tonight's 5:30 p.m. matchup I between her Smithson Valley High School varsity vol- >. ; leyball team and the New Braunfels Unicorns. - -> Finally, with time, she found it “A barometer,” Mitcham said “After this one is over, f we’ll have a good gauge on where we stand in (District 28-4A) and just what we’ll have to do to land one of those (two) playoff spots.
“I think the girls are excited about finding out how • j they’re going to match up against a team considered one • of the best in the state.” • ’
Heratd-Zeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL New Braunfels (18-2,2-0) gave reinforcement to that
Now Braunfels' varsity voNsyball team survived Its emotional first masting of the year with crosstown rival Canyon. Now,
the Unlooms mast District 28-4A’s other unbeaten team—Smithson Valley — at 5:30 p.m. tonight In the SVHS gee VOLLEYBALL page 9A r.
1927s Bab* Ruth HIU his •Oth horn* nm off th* Mason.
"When Ruth — his big head cocked, his matchstick legs together, his pigeon toes turned in, his great club of a bat lashing the air — drove a ball out of the park, nobody could say that was faked.
: People who saw Ruth hit a home run never fagot it.”
■ Prep VoNsyball
New Braunfels at Smithson Valley (*): freshmen, 4:30 p.m.; junior varsity, 4:30 pm; varsity. 5:30 p.m. in the SVHS Gymnasium.
Canyon at Bastrop (*): freshmen, 4:30 pm; junior varsity, 4:30 p.m.; varsity, 5:30 pm
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New Braunfels at Austin Lanier: varsity, 7:30 pm. at Nelson Field.
Calyon at Belton: varsity, 7:30 p.m. at Tiger Stadium.
Smithson Valley at Marble Falls: varsity, 7:30 pm. at Mustang Stadium.
Stockdale at Marion (*): varsity, 7:30 p.m. at Bulldog Stadium.
■ Prep Tennis
Canyon and Fredericksburg at New Braunfels: varsity, 9a.m., 11 a m. and 1 p.m. at the NBHS Courts.
■ Prep Croat Country
New Braunfels at Georgetown Invitational: junior varsity and varsity, noon at Southwestern University.
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Canyon at Clemens Tournament: junior varsity, times to be announced at Schertz-Clemens High School Gymnasium.
■ Nothing scheduled.
Bet. 9 ■ Prsp Tennis
New Braunfels vs. Boerne: varsity, 3 pm at Fair Oaks Courts
■ Breakfast Lions hold tourney
The New Braunfels Breakfast Lions Dub will hold its 11th annual Charity Golf Tournament on Oct. 8 at Northcliffe Country Club, beginning at 1 p m.
For further information, call 625-9385
■ Project Graduation 95 avant
The New Braunfels High School Project Graduation *95 is sponsoring a golf tournament on Oct. 15 at 1 p.m. at Northciiffe Country Club.
All proceeds will go to supporting Project Graduation.
For further information, or to reserve team space, call 6090646.
■ TLO Homecoming Tournament set
The 29th Texas Lutheran College Homecoming Golf Tournament will be held Oct. 21 at Seguin' Starcke Park
The shotgun start win begin at 12:30 p.m.
The tournament is open to ail TLC students, faculty, staff, alumni and Board of Regents, corporation, development board and Parents' Association members■ FCA/Bob LMy Clesalc Is Oct. 21
The San Antonio Chapter of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes will hold its 10th annual Bob Lilly Golf Classic on Oct. 21 at The Quarry The tournament will be hosted by Liny — a former Dallas Cowboys’ defensive lineman. Super Bowl MVP and member of the NFL Hall of Fame
The classic is the FCA's primary fundraiser. It will begin with breakfast at 7 arn, followed by a shotgun start at 8:30.
For further information, including entry tees, etc., contact the San Antonio FCA Area Office at (210) 732-4366.
Smithton Valley football tent will watch their Rangera try for the beat start In school history tonight in Marble Falla. The ieee SVHS squad also want 4-0, but lost five of Its last abt. Kickoff In Marble Falla la alated for 7:30 p.m. The oat Mustangs ara 2-2 after getting routed by the top-ranked team In Claes 3A — Cuero
Unicorns get chance to heal wounds, record vs. Lanier I
By MICHAEL CONDIFF
Samuel Bluntzer wasn't whining.
Striding off the damp grass at Unicom Stadium following last week’s 36-29 loss to Austin LBJ, the New Braunfels High School senior was simply expressing amazement at injuries that have ripped through the varsity football team like a bul lei-train through low-hanging leave*. *
“They've tom us up.” said Bluntzer, forced into action as a two-way workhorse because six different starters
have missed all or most of the Unicorns’ last two ballgames with injuries ranging from a broken ankle to a concussion.
“Just when we work through the fact that one guy is going to be out, it’s like. .. boom, there goes another one.”
The biggest impact on NBHS last Friday was a broken thumb suffered on the game’s third play by senior linebacker Jeff Juarez.
Juarez, the team’s leading returning tackier, had played spanngly in Week 3 against Uvalde because of a 101-degree fever and migraine headaches He is now considered lost for the season after having a pin placed in the
thumb during surgery on Saturday.
Also labeled out for the year is junior offensive tackle ~ Nathan Sloan, who broke an ankle against Seguin in Week
Expected to miss tonight’s final non-district contest at Austin Lanier (7:30 pm, Austin ISO’s Burger Center) are senior center James Pierce (shoulder) and sophomore skx-back David Sunmonds (knee).
Expected back in the lineup are senior linebacker Reece Orr (ankle) and senior tight end Cory Elrod (concussion).See UNICORNS, page 9A
Heraid-Zettung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL
Cougars take long road to battle Belton
By MTCHAEL CONDIFF
The Canyon High School varsity football team makes the longest non-playoff road trip in program history tonight whm it travels to Belton for the final non-district contest of the year at 7:30 pm The Cougars (2-1-1) have never played Belton (2-2). "They’re a lot like us,” CHS coach Larry Nowotny said. "They've played some highly-ranked teams, like we have, and they’ve improved over (he course of the season They’ve made some adjustments and some defensive changes, just like we have.”
Canyon tad then 6th-ranked Austin Reagan last Friday. The Cougars did it without the services of leading rusher Trenady Offerman, who missed the contest with a bad back. Offerman is probable for tonight’s coraesL Belton’s big-play threat on offense is third-year starter Fabian Roberson at wide receiver. Running back Marion Bronson picked up 781 yards rushing an d had nine touchdowns a year ago.
Belton dropped close games against AAM Consolidated and Corsicana in the season’s first two weeks. The Tigers defeated Waco University last week.