Thursday, September 27, 2001

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 27, 2001, New Braunfels, Texas Contact Sports Editor Bryan Adams at 6259144 SPORTS September IB Wright likely to get another start for Cowboys Sunday BY JAIME ARON AP Sports Writer IRVING Quincy Carter rolled cocked his arm and The pass that was supposed to go about 15 yards instead slipped out the back of his hand and landed near his All Carter could do was put his hands on his The thumb injury that kept Carter from playing quarterback WRIGHT for the Dallas Cowboys this past weekend still was bothering him so much Wednesday that coach Dave Cam po said Anthony Wright will likely make a second straight start Sunday night against Unless Quincy makes a miracu lous recovery Anthony Wright will go on Campo Wright threw for 193 yards and three touchdowns in a 3221 loss to San Diego on In the a threw for only 34 yards and no a 106 loss to Tampa Redskins cut troubled QB George AP Jeff George was cut by the Washington Redskins on Wednesday after he failed to lead the team to a single point in its two embarrassing loss es to open the Handcuffed in a system that did nt suit the quarterback was scoreless in 6 Georges quarterback rating ranks last in the Soon after cutting the Redskins signed quarterback Kent who was cut by Pitts burgh earlier this for the veteran minimum of Wings on their feet CHRIS The New Bruanfels High School girls cross country team is ranked third in state by due to four first place finishes in their first four Varsity runners include Amanda Martha Brittany Crystal Claire Callie Brown and Alicia NB cross country team striking gold CHRIS Cross country coach Noel Hansen has watched his team claim four firstplace finish es in their first four meets this BY BRYAN ADAMS Sports Editor After a couple of games or a coach can get a sense of just how good a team really After four meets and four first place finishes this expectations have skyrocketed for the New Braunfels girls crosscountry This years team has a nice little blend of experience and young NB crosscoun try head coach Noel Hansen It really helps when you have kids who are willing to put the time in and come out during the summer to get in shape and do the Amanda Martha Brittany Crystal Claire Callie Alicia Stoll and Laura Green lead this years Each team is allowed to have seven runners at a meet with five runners designated as The Unicorns winning streak started at the Antonian Asics Invitational on The Unicorn girls dominated the meet with 27 points 22 points ahead of District 274A rival Lyons has led the charge for the Unicorns this season as the top individual finisher at all four meets this I dont think we couldve gotten first place in any of the meets if it werent for some of the said who has two second place finishes and one fifth place finish to her credit so far See Cards make it two in a row over Astros HOUSTON AP Mark McGwire broke out of a slump with two home runs and Darryl Kile allowed four hits in seven shutout leading the Louis Cardi nals over the Houston Astros 51 Wednesday The victory was Louis second in a row over the Astros and pulled the Cardi nals within 3 games of Houston in the NL Central Louis started the day with a threegame lead over San Francisco in the wild card McGwire gave Kile a boost with his 26th homer in the fifth inning for a 30 McGwires 418foot blast bounced on the train tracks atop the leftfield fence and out of Enron Before hitting his first McGwire was 1for 19 with 10 strikeouts in bis previous 20 includ ing strikeouts in his first two atbats McGwire went 2for4 and raised his season average to McGwire added a solo homer off Octavio Dotel in the eighth for his third mul tihomer game this season and the 67th of his McGwires 581st career home run was the first homer allowed by Dotel since June 3 Wednesdays Game Cardinals Astros 1 Astros next game Chicago today byTimBog ar against Los who had lost three of his previous four deci s i o n s escaped the BIGGIO fourth after Julio Lugo reached on an infield hit and Jeff Bagwell walked to start the Kile struck out Lance Berkman Hidalgo and Orlando Merced flew Kile struck out 10 and walked Pinchhitter Drews sacrifice fly scored a run for the Cardinals in the Ron Villone 68 didnt allow a hit until Jim Edmonds oneout double in the Craig Paquette followed with an RBI single for a 10 Mariners sneak past 75 ARLINGTON AP Bret Boone ran his RBI total to 135 with a tworun single as the Seattle Mariners beat the Texas Rangers 75 Wednes day to complete a threegame The who have swept a clubrecord 15 series this extended their AL record with their 57th road The major league record of 60 by the 1906 Chicago Cubs is out of reach because Seat tle has only two more road Seattle trailed 41 before a fiverun outburst in the fifth inning that included Boones hit and a tworun double by Stan Carlos Guillens runscoring single capped the rally and chased Rob Bell 5 Gabe Kapler hit two solo homers for and Alex Rodriguez took over the AL lead and set a franchise record with his 49th Paul Abbott 164 worked five innings for the victory and is 142 his last 21 He gave up four runs and six with five strikeouts and three Kazuhiro Sasaki pitched the ninth for his 42nd save in 49 It was his first save since Leonard commands attention at Texas Open BY JIM VERTUNO AP Sports Writer SAN ANTONIO AP Justin Leonard didnt expect to be the center of attention this The golf world was supposed to be watching the Ryder Cup in Eng not the Texas The hero of the Americans stun ning victory in 1999 was supposed to be watching television for Ryder Cup highlights as much as the leader board at San That all changed when the Ryder Cup matches in England were postponed for a year after the 11 terrorist And just like a tournament that usually serves as a stopoff for players jockeying for position among the PGA Tour money lead ers is now the weeks big Leonard had planned to play here regardless of what happened with the Ryder He didnt make the squad this so it was only logical that he defend his I imagine for the guys who were supposed to be in England right its a bit he Despite constant television replays of his historic putt that won the 1999 Ryder Leonard seems determined to quit remind ing himself that he wasnt going to England even if this years cup had been played as Its not like I found out yester day I wasnt going to be on the he As special as the Ryder Cup the Texas Open also has been spe cial for He secured his tour card in 1994 with a 15thplace He fin ished second in 1995 and Last year he dominated the field going away to win by five It was his first win in nearly two Ive got a great history said who missed the 99 Texas Open to play in the Ryder Tve set some real milestones in my Pass and Kick Ryan competes in the Annual New Braunfels Gatorade Pass and Kick competition Wednesday at Prince Solms CHRIS HeraldZeltung