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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 23, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas Sports Day ■ To talk with Sports Editor Thomas Godley about Sports Day, call 625-9144. ext. 24.Sports Day **W« consider Blicky rn multipurpose player. We think he can do a lot off different things within our offense. We know he’s a special teams player from all the times we’ve played against him.” — Dallas Cowboys scouting director Larry Lacewell. In the news Youth football sign-up slated Aug. 24 at Landa Recreation The New Braunfels Youth Football League wilt hold a final registration on Thursday, Aug. 24 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Landa Recreation Center. Kids ages 8 to 12 are eligible to play. Cost is $40 and includes insurance coverage. The league has six teams which are split Into junior (ages 8-10) and senior (101/2-12) divisions. For more information, call Jeff Bradford at (210) 518-2315. Landa Ladies Golf results Landa Ladies Golf Association members competed in a team tournament on Aug. 16 at Landa Park Golf Course. The following are results from the "Odd and Even Partners" format: First place — J. Dilly, A. Rockford 64 1/2. Second place — IM. Fevold, M. Hanson. Third place — C. Jankowski, P. Johnson 691/2 J. Shay, I. Christopher 69 1/2 Final week for flag football registration The New Braunfels flag football season is ready to kick off. Registration will be taken Saturday, Aug. 26 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Victoria Bank and Trust Annex meeting room. The games are for kids in grade levels 1-6. Cost is $20 per player. For more information, call Paul Finley after 6 p.m. at 629-2006. City parks and recreation offers tennis lessons The City of New Braunfels Parks and Recreation Department is offering fall tennis lessons for youth ages 8-15. Levels range from pee-wee, beginner and advanced beginner. Session I begins Sept. 11. and session ll on Oct. 23. Classes meet one day per week for six weeks. The tee is $30. Registration deadline is Friday, Sept. 8 for session I and Friday. Oct. 20 for session ll. For more information, call 608-2167. Canyon, NBHS fine tune games By THOMAS GODLEY Sports Editor Canyon coach Larry Nowotny isn't necessarily looking for that bone-jarring hit or 70-yard diving catch. When his Cougars take to the field for a scrimmage with McCallum on Friday he will be focusing on the more subtle aspects of football. He is concerned about getting down the basics, checking for proper alignments, knowledge of formations, adherence to assignments and alert response to keys. "The main thing early on is that the players understand what is going on and make good decisions in a game-type situation," Nowotny said. "We want to see smart, aggressive football players who can demonstrate that they know the system." Canyon, New Braunfels and Smithson Valley head into the first of two scrimmages in preparation for the season opener on Sept. 8. The Cougars travel to Nelson Field in Austin for a 7 p.m. varsity stan. Smithson Valley takes on West Campus on Friday at 7 p.m. in South San Stadium in San Antonio. The Unicorns host Kerrville at 7 p.m. Thursday at Unicom Stadium. New Braunfels head coach Tim Kingsbury said conditioning will be a key part of his preseason assessment. "We want to see what kind of shape the players are in at this point," Kingsbury said. "We also want to assess our level of execution and find players to help us answer some question marks." Quarterbacks David Simmonds, Buddy Martins and Kyle Reneau will rotate running the offense. Each team's starters will get 15 plays on offense and defense, followed by second team and a second-half of regular game action. The teams also will hone punting and kicking games. Kingsbury said the defensive secondary is an area he will watch closely. The Unicorns must find players to replace three starters lost to graduation at that position. "Kerrville is a quality ball club so we It know a lot about where we stand," Kingsbury said. Smithson Valley coach Larry Hill said the Rangers are on the defensive front. "This will give us a chance to look a lot of different candidates and make some peisonnet decisions," Hill said. "We treat scrimmages a lot like practice. We're not going to get terribly fancy. The main thing is to expose kids to game-speed situations and get it on film so we can evaluate and make the proper adjustments." Smithson Valley aims high in ’95 Herald -Zesting photo by THOMAS GODLEY New Braunfels placekicker Kyle Reneau gets a leg into it as Buddy Martins (left) holds the ball. The Unicorns honed the kicking game Tuesday in preparation for a scrimmage tomorrow against Kerrville at 7 p.m. at Unicorn Stadium. Outside hitters Shelly Sauer and Kara Warchol, setter Koryn Wunderlich and middle blocker Jessica Kitchel add depth to the senior lineup. Three juniors — defensive specialist Michelle Moore, middle blocker Beth Huber and Dusty Daniel — are expected to get plenty of playing time. Mitcham also will look to four sophomores —middle blocker Kellye Rogers, settei Christy Ballman, middle blocker Jenny Huckle and outside hitter Sasha Homer—to gam experience and help the team in 1995. Growcock, the team leader in digs, believes the district is evenly enough matched in 1995 that any team could wind up in the playoffs. "Everyone in the district lost some seniors so we are all in the same situation," Growcock said. "We know a lot of the players from New Braunfels and. Canyon because we've been playing them for years. I think it's going to be a close district race, and we have a great shot at being up there in the end." Herald -Zeitunaphoto by THOMAS GODLEY At 5-10, Kan dace Moehrig gives the Rangers size and power at the net heading into the 1995 volleyball season. By THOMAS GODLEY Sports Editor Last year Smithson Valley came within a game of advancing to the volleyball state playoffs. The Rangers notched their best record (17-10) in IO years and tied Canyon for the runner-up spot in District 28-4A, eventually missing the chance to advance in a mini-playpli gainst  HisL. This season — with the return of two all-district players, six seniors and several talented underclassmen, — head coach Margaret Mitcham believes her team is ready to take that next step. "We're excited about what we accomplished last year,” Mitcham said. "We want to improve on that and get lo the playoffs. I feel confident we can do it. We have a good mix of seniors which should give us leadership and some skilled young players who we hope are ready to step it up to the next level." "Last year did a lot to improve the volleyball program at Smithson Valley," she added. "Theres a lot of community involvement and school support now. We're looking forward to a great season." The Rangers will have their work cut out. The district boasts two of the the area's Top IO teams in Canyon (No. 5) and New Braunfels (No. 7). Hays returns many players from a strong team in 1994. Mitcham said the the Rangers' strengths will be defense and quickness. With only ten district games, every match will be crucial. "ll s going to be a dogfight," said Mitcham, who enters her second year as head coach. "I think the district is so strong that a lot of games are going to come down to who plays well on that given night. We w ill have to be up for the challenge every night." Senior outside hitter Kandace Moehng (first team all-distnct) and Knsten Growcock defensive specialist (second team all-distnct) are two reluming starters who figure to provide experience and leadership.Qustefsofi to tak Longhorn basebaN at Comal alumi event University of Texas baseball coach Cliff Gustafson is the keynote at the annual picnic for the Comal County chapter of the UT Ex Students' Association The event begins 6:30 p.m. Thursday. August 24 at Landa Park picnic site No. 16. Visitors are asked to bring a covered dish — either a vegetable, salad or dessert. For more information, call Mary Walker at (210) 885-4375, Stoney Williams at 629-7381, Gayle Engler at 629-2109 or Tim Zipp at 625-9405.NBHS fans invited to moot tho Unicorns on Aug. 25 The New Braunfels High School Sports Booster Club will have its annual barbecue and 'Meet-the-Players' night at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 25 at Unicorn Stadium Tickets will be sold for $5 at the gate. All fall sports athletes will be introduced. Player photo day will be Saturday morning, August 26 for freshmen, junior varsity and varsity athletes. All parents are welcome to bring their own cameras.Now Braunfels girts’ softball registration gots under way The New Braunfels Girls1 Softball Association is currently registering girls for the fall season at Rawlings Sporting Goods. The league includes slowpitch for girls ages 7-18. and fastpitch for ages 10-18. The season begins Sept. 30 and runs through Nov. 18. All games are played on Saturday mornings Registration ends Sept. 16 for all ages. Tryouts for slowpitch ages 9*14 will be held at Comal Park at 10 a rn. on Sept. 16. Fastpitch tryouts are set for 10 a m. on Sept. 23 The cost is $15. For more information, call 606-5528 or 625-7912. World bedyboeidbig en tsp Aug.» Schlitterbahn Waterpark's annual Continental Airlines Flow Rider World Bodybending Championships wit be August 26-27. Cowboys bring aboard Bucky By DENNE H. FREEMAN AP Sports Writer IRVING, Texas (AP) — Right-handed quarterback Bucky Richardson once heat the Dallas Cowboys with a left-handed pass. That knack for versatility and good instincts are what the Cowboys now want from Richardson. Not as a quarterback, though. Dallas invited the former Houston Oiler and Texas A&M star to try out for the team because coaches envision Richardson as a special teams standout and possible backup fullback. “We consider Bucky a multipurpose player," Cowboys scouting director Larry Lacewell said. “We think he can do a lot of different things within our offense. We know he’s a special teams player from all the times we’ve played against him." Richardson, whose wrong-handed toss came during a game-winning dove against the Cowboys in a 1992 preseason game, was draf ted by Houston to be a multiplc-position player. The 6-foot-1,228-pound Richardson worked his way into the quarterback rotation and even started a few games last year, including once against the Cowboys, only to be cut earlier this summer. The New England Patriots had Richardson in camp for a few weeks as a special teamer, then released him last week. Coach Bill Par* cells said at the time that the move was done in hopes of restructuring Richardson’s $400,000 contract. Whatever the reason, Richardson instead will gel a one-year contract for the minimum $178,000 from the Cowboys. He’ll be in uniform for Saturday’s preseason finale — against the Oilers in San Antonio. “I need to go have a good week and just make it work,” Richardson said. Should Richardson fit in, the Dallas career of David lang cixiid be over quickly. The former Ram was brought in to fill in the same roles Richardson is now being groomed to play. Also Tuesday, the Cowboys cut 17 players to get their roster down to 60. One name that remained on the 53-man roster was offensive lineman Derek Kennard, who limped off the practice field and retired one day after signing earlier this summer. Houston waives receiver Wellman HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Oilers have taken another step away from their run-and-shoot days by cutting veteran wide receiver Gary Wellman. Wellman was the most notable of 12 players waived Tuesday as the Oilers inmmed their roster lo 63. lite league gave Houston permission to carry three extra players because their exhibition game last Saturday was canceled. Wellman, a 5-fool-9, 173-pounder from Southern California, had been with the Oilers since being a filth-round pick in 1991. Although slightly undersized, Wellman’s gotxJ hands and solid work ethic enabled him lo move up from the practice squad to a brief starling job. He was on (he practice team all of 1991, then made the roster in 1992. Wellman saw only mop-up action (hat year and didn’t com pile any stats. In 1993, Wellman started three games. He finished his Oiler career with 41 receptions for 542 yards. ‘This is a difficult lime for us as always when you have to let guys go," Hixiston coach Fisher said. "It’s Uxigh when you have to let veteran wide receivers go like Gary Wellman ” Fisher said he was glad to have kept the extra three players because of the missed exhi billon game against the San Diego Chargers It was wiped out when the Astrodome field was judged unplayable. “I think that was lair on hehalf of the league, considering what happened last weekend," Fisher said. "We missed an opportunity to kx>k at a lot of players and now we don’t have a lot of practice lime and we have to look ahead.” NB Track Club caps banner season From submitted reports The New Braunfels Truck Club put the finishing ((Riches on a banner summer season that culminated with a strong showing at (lie Junior Olympics USA National Champion Track and Field Meet in San Jose, CA. '11k* six-day competition drew teams from across the United Stales for an array of individual track and field events. New Braunfels brought 14 athletes to the meet. Each Iud dedicated more than 250 hours of training during past three months, and the hard work paid off as they came Iioiik* with eight iiK'dals To qualify for the national riK*et, NBTC members had lo place among (he top three spots at (he state regional meet in July. Tun Hooker, NBTC coach, said making it to (he national iiK*e( was a feat in itself. "It is a real honor and accomplishiiKnt to qualify and participate at this level of competition," Hixtkcr said "Going to a national track meet give new meaning to competitive track and field events lur the team '(bey find (xii just how tlK*y compare in their age division to many of the hest athletes in the URinlry." Submitted photos (Left) Kendra Reinter lifts off in the high jump during heptathlon competition. Above, Lies Waltzer won the 1500 meter run in a time of 4:48. She also came in first in the 3000 meter run. Lisa Weltzer, a Class 4A slate nredalist for the New Braunfels High School track team, came in first in (he girls' 1500 and 3000 nxiler runs in San Jose. She clocked a 4:48 in the 1500 and 10:22 in the 3000. Ken Freeman-Young place seventh in the women's HOO (2:17) and sixth in the 1500 (4:44). Kendra Reinter took seventh in the girls* heptathlon (4333 points) and filth in the the javelin (114 feet). Laurel Weltzer was fourth in the girls 1500 (5:00). Kyle Swill took eighth in the men's 2000 steeple chase (6:35). Hooker said the players adjusted well lo the weather conditions which ranged from morning lows in the 50's to afternoon highs in the 90s. During breaks in the competition, the athletes spent time with family and blends and visited sites along the west coast, including San Francisco, Monterrey, Cannel and Santa Cruz. USA Track and Field is a leader in world and national track events — from the grass nxits level lo the elite level — providing a venue for athletes of all ages lo compete in long distance running, race walking, and track and field competition. ) ;