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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 12, 2003, New Braunfels, Texas Pagg 5A Canyon girts basketball Cougarettes host New Braunfels in preseason scrimmage Canyon boys basketball Cougars visit San Marcos for final preseason scrimmage Information Regular season opens Tuesday a have your event publicized coma David ftupkalvis df 6259144 ext 223 fir by e firstname.lastname@example.org Canyon swimming Cougars swim team competes in dual meet at Palo Alto College TiinetSpM 1 i After surviving leukemia TS r i Troian senor notjphased by playoffs By David Rupkalvis Sports Editor Deke Eberhard has faced death and won so the Austin Anderson Trojans dont scare the New Braun fels offensive lineman As a 3yearold Eberhard was diagnosed with childhood leukemia Over the next several years he end ured what he calls mass amounts of leukemia to fight the disease In the end he won that battle and has grown up to be an athlete and a leader at New Braunfels But despite being healthy today the years of fighting an unseen illness has left memories and scars I remember the hospitals and the kids with different Eber hard said Definitely all the shots I got oodles and oodles of shots Living in the hospital was i Eberhard spent much of his young childhood at me Santa Rosas Chil drens Hospital but as he regained his health he took on another chaU Whenhewas eightyears old Eber hardbeganplaying football partly because his friends and family loved the sport It was just fun to he said Everybody loves Duringhissfirsttwoyearsat New Braunfels Eberhard played on the freshman and junior varsity squads before moving up to varsity last year He started as junior and was a key member of the offensive line as the Unicorns made it all the way to the state championship game It was Eberhard said Just walking out into Texas Stadi um was i As a senior Eberhard has taken on an even greater load On the play ing field he is one of the keys on the New Braunfels 73 overall 51 in District 254A will face Austin Anderson 73 overall 60 in District 264A in an opening round playoff game at Friday The game will be played at Westlake High School jn Austin Tickets to the game can be pur chased from 8 to 3 today and Thursday and 8 to 1 Friday at New Braunfels High School General admission tickets cost and student tick ets cost in advance and at the game Tickets can also be purchasedat the gate Friday night offensive line andoff the field he is a vocal leader I try to be a he said I get pretty excited in the game Come gameiime I am into every Offensive line coach Randy Walk er agreed that Eberhard is a strong leader especially when it comes to beirigvocal I cant get him to shut Walk er said with a laugh He talks a lot He talks all the time Hes a great kid 11Jovepoaching in New Braunfels because of kids like Although Eberhard is often at a disadvantage on the line because he weighs only 210 pounds he says that technique can make up the differ ence Just get low on Eberhard said all we can A strong desire to pjay and win also help Eberhard Earlier this sea son he suffered an injury against Lockhart but missed just one game before returning to face Ganyon Walker said that Eberhards tech REBECCAS New Braunfels senior Deke Eberhard right tries to move teammate Justin Watts during practice Tuesday The Unicorns will take on Austin Anderson in a playoff game Friday nique and willingness to learn have Anderson they need only look back made him a success one year for inspiration In the open He has good feet In high school ing round of the playoffs a year ago the best guards are about his size New Braunfels played what Eber and Walker said He takes hard and Walker called their best coaching real well He hustles and game of the year in a 356 win he has a love for the game He really Walker said that Anderson will tries to learn the finer points of the provide a stiff challenge because the See UNICORNS Page 6A As the Unicorns prepare for Austin ewBraunfelsface West exit Turn left onto Ben White and continue the road turns into US290 The road will change into TX360 Continue on 360 until you reach Westbank Drive Turn right on h School takeoff A rV Westbank Drive and the high gnt off schqol will be less thanlialf amile infrontofyou Vj j REBECCA s Deke Eberhard is a team leader on and off the field Aggies trying to recover from worstever loss COLLEGE STATION AP Texas coach Dennis Franchione is still sorting through his emotions after last weeks 770 loss to Oklahoma the worst defeat in the schools 108year history Ive had some long days in coaching and Id say that ranks right up there with Franchione day I think you go through the gamut of emotions I dont think theres one yoti can mention that l didnt go through Theres been days in coaching where IVe closed the door and said My Needless to say Saturday was pne of those days Oklahoma scored PR JP of its first 11 drives The Aggies didnt advance beyond their own 40yard line and did not convert a down The in BIG 12 Schedule North Nebraska Conf Overall 42 Kansas St Missouri Kansas 82 42 83 23 Colorado 63 56 Iowa State 24 46 05 27 South Oklahoma Conf Overall 60 Texas 51 82 Texas Tech Oklahoma State 73 Texas 24 jjjJL Baylor V6 Thif week at Missouri at Oklahoma State 1 at State 1 at Oklahoma tKapsas State at mates defended ttiero that made a wid they were trying tg that urday and No Texas at Kyle Field on Nov m to avoW lust as it appeared things get any worse for tRe simple plays near the go si line in em effort not to score again In the Wpwents linebacker Johnny Jelly and defensive who chastisus those for that just wanted ttiern to quit 1 Hunk twits Texas MM offensive foe nian AJan Reuber also defend ed the revelers upyourewtemeixtvvheriyoy make a play against DWa celebration after but JoJiy pJlayed hard Longhorns turn to Ivey to fill Fords shoes AUSTIN AP When XJ Ford left Texas early for the NBA coach Rick Barnes said Ford had done more for the Longhorns program in two years than anyone whos come before Royal Ivey is the guy who comes after him Ivey takes over the point guard duties that Ford ran to perfection in last seasons run to the Final Four Texas first in 56 years The 12tirankecl Longhorns open the season Monday night at home against Brown Its my turn to run the Ivey said Replacing one player pri a team that returns four starters four seniors and a wealth of depth should be a snap just plug in the new guy and go especially when its Ivey a senior who started 26 games at the point as a fresh man before Ford arrived But Ford was the engine that His speed on the dribble was unmatched and his ability to slash to the basket and pass to an open teammate drew gasps from fans More than one Longhoro took one in the face when they werent expecting the ball He won the Naismith and Wooden awards as the top player in college basketball In just two years Ford climbed to second on the schools career assists chart with 527 and led Texas in scoring with 15 points a game last season His burst of speed upcourt with the ball changed Texas from Barnes usual defensefirst approach to a runandgun transition attack on offense Im notTJ Ivey said Im Royal Ivey Just be solid make good decisions and play within myself I wont be asked to do it all IveyS still relatively new to the position He didnt play point guard in high school and moved there only when Barnes needed him to three years ago I never played the point until I got to college and they threw me into the said Ivey 1 didnt even know all the plays as a Barnes expects to help Jvey by moving the ball around Even though he knows all the plays now Ivey wont be expected to run every offen sive set like Ford did Were not asking one guy to handle the ball 90 percent of the said Barnes who said he wont back off the up tempo style Defense is where Ivey excels and is one area Texas might be improved this sea son At just 5foot11 Ford sometimes struggled against more physical players Ivey is 63 and has already established himself as the teams best defender typical ly guarding an opponents best offensive player He cemented his reputa tion as a defensive stopper when he shut down former Stanford AliAmeriean Casey jacobson in a Texas win in 2001 Canyon freshmen end season with perfect record junior varsity squad crushes Del Valle By QavM Rupkelvis idto Tne Canyon frftsnman MRedv team tory over PelVaJle last week Cougars went 9Q pverajj and darned tfe Plsolct 2544 crown with a 60 district mark Canyon msmg WlUse scored all three touchdowns for the fourth quarter m secure the ytptory Qwarterbaek Jairnjri shah gapped the scoring with a run for a twopoint con version Tfcie Canyan junior varsity team aisp elasld tne with a victory pound ing PelYafe 3542 quarter 3 35yard run in Oxe foj a H6 Canyon in the quarter Jus to Kester broke wttn a scoring run pojjat conversion In the second quarter the Cougars put the game away Matt Conjdte roadie the score 216 with a scoring run totewed by an Qrtoido Ayaja extta point Cteeron WenlsthenadAeda yard tftuetidown run Before hjf give the Cougars a 276 ieart Kester capped the scoring the quarter wirti a toiwdownrun foilowed by a run for a potoi Cpugp defense toakmrw frow there shutting down ihe Cardjjials yi ihefourthquaner
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