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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 23, 2001, New Braunfels, Texas Contact Sports Editor Bryan Adams at 6359144 SPORTS TUesday January 2001 IB SVs Fuller lands at Texas Tech Ranger receiver plans to sign with Red Raiders in February JESSIE Smithson Valley senior receiver Cody Fuller catches one of four touchdown passes against in the given an ofral comrnitrrieriHo play art Texas tech next no BY BRYAN ADAMS Sports Editor Smithson Valleys bigplaymaker Cody announced Monday he has accepted a scholar ship offer to play football at Texas Tech next fall and gave the Red Raiders an oral Fuller plans to sign a letter of intent on the first day of the 2001 signing period 7 and become the first Ranger football player to sign with a Division I We certainly knew Cody had enough talent to be with a Division I I think he proved that this year on the Smithson Valley head coach Larry Hill Its neat the way it worked Even though he had talked with a few people it looked like for awhile that it wouldnt work In the last week or suddenly it I dont know how it could have worked out much better for Fuller said he has dreamed of becoming a Red Raider since the first day he tossed the football with his Kenny who was a running back at Texas Tech from Its kind of like a dream come true for Fuller The 195pound Fuller also was considering offers from Texas Christian and Southwest Texas Everybody around Fuller knew that a big factor involved in his decision would be which school allowed him to pur sue his career in baseball as Fuller said when it came right down to the friendly people at Tech made the I really liked the people and the coaching was there they told me everything I Cody 2000 SEASON STATS Catches 83 Yards IDs receiving 13 IDs rushing 2 IDs punt returns 2 Other colleges considered Southwest Texas State wanted to There wasnt any negative feelings towards me play ing I was skeptical about what they were to say before I got because their baseball program has such a high They said it can be done and it has been Fuller hit his junior season as the starting centerfielder for the with four home runs and 19 He also pitched in 11 Fuller made his official visit to Lubbock this past Tech flew him up Friday After a big dinner at the Varsity Lounge at Jones Fuller met with the coaches and On the recruits took a tour of the cam pus during the day and the players took them out on the town that When you go up there you either love it or you Fuller Lubbock was everything I thought it would be and We had a lot of In his senior season at Smithson Fuller caught 83 passes for yards and 13 He also ran for two touchdowns and returned two punts for game ofhif TrQ j rvf7J Billick blasts media about Lewis BY DAVID GINSBURG AP Sports Writer angry Brian Bil lick sent a terse message to the media Monday Lay off Less than an hour after the coach and his Baltimore Ravens arrived in Tampa for the Super he fired a cautionary strike regarding the ques tioning of the teams star line backer who stood trial on murder charges in Atlanta last Lewis was absolved of the pleading guilty to obstruction of justice in exchange for testimony against his knowing Lewis will be a big story all and especially at Tues days media accused reporters of As much as you media want we are not going to retry Its and youre not Ray will address this tomorrow in a way he sees and that will be the end of Brian Billick Baltimore Ravens head coach unnecessarily prolonging his As much of some you want we are not going to retry Billick told a crowded room of Its and youre not quali Ray will address this tomorrow in a way he sees and that will be the end of the NFL defensive player of the has addressed questions about the trial as well as his sensa tional season for months so have the But Tuesdays interroga tion will be by hundreds of reporters from all over the many who are seeing Lewis for the first Shannon one of Lewis best friends and his constant companion during the trial last has already warned the linebacker about what awaits See Williamses advance to quarters at Australian Open Long prison term still looms for Rae Carruth BY PAUL NOWELL Associated Press Writer Former NFL player Rae Car ruth was sentenced Monday to at least 18 11 months in prison for his role in the 1999 shooting death of his pregnant Superior C o u t J u d g e Charles Lamm sen tenced Car ruth after hearing emotional testimony from the parents of Cherica who was eight months pregnant when she was shot four times in November She died a month Her said she forgives but CARRUTH no way do I think he should get off easy for what he has Hes already gotten the greatest of life is she her voice Let him take the punishment not of a little but of a man one Let him know he needs Saundra Adams also said her daughters born by emergency Caesarean sec has cerebral was mortally wounded in an attack prose cutors said Carruth set up to avoid paying child Prosecutors said he used his white Ford Expedition to block Adams car so a hired gunman could shoot Carruth was convicted of conspiracy to commit mur shooting into an occu pied vehicle and using an instrument with the intent to destroy an unborn Area hoops tonight CHRIS New Braunfels1 Ryan Parker tries to drive past Canyons Thomas Keresztury during Friday nights game at Tonight Canyon hosts Boeme at 8 New Braunfels plays Kerrville Tivy at home and Smithson is on the road at BY PHIL BROWN Associated Press Writer Australia Williams overcame a midmatch flurry of wild hit ting on Monday to advance to the Australian Open quarter finals with a 63 vic tory over Amelie Williams younger was more overpower ing in a 62 victory over Daja the 17year old Czech who had knocked out Olympic silver medalist and Open semifinalist Elena Top seed Martina the most prominent obstacle to a Williams sisters semifi advanced to a quarterfi nal meeting with Serena by beating Rita Grande With nearly people watching a doubles match involving Anna Kournikova on Court play was briefly interrupted when a 15year old boy threw a smoking orange flare on the Security apprehended I was hitting the ball and suddenly something dropped in front of Kournikova I just walked A streaker interrupted one of Kournikovas doubles matches at Wimbledon last Open and champion Venus Williams received plenty of help from 1999 Australian runnerup who committed 44 unforced errors to 43 by Vonus in the But she finished the 41minute match in spectac ular fashion with a forehand winner down Mauresmos I was really hav ing a tough time on my serve At the I really just went for the gold and got Venus Williams at Australian Open forehand sideline and two I was really having a tough time on my serve Venus At the I real ly just went for the gold and got the 3 charged the net against Mau resmos first serve of the match and took the point with two quick She stayed in command long enough to break serve in the second sets third Then she lost serve in a game with six includ ing two double and was broken again to give Maures mo a 42 lead thanks to four more including her aev enth of 10 double faults for the Venus broke in the final sets second was bro ken back in the seventh and gained her decisive break for But she still had to save a break point after a double fault and a backhand down the line by and See
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