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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 12, 2003, New Braunfels, Texas                                Sffiithsert Valley varsity t player Mitch SPORTS To have ydur event coftfact David ftupkalvis at or by email at drupkalvis@hafald2eitung.com THE DAILY KET Jingle Bell 5K New Braunfels Run Club hosts 5 kitonieter race at Landa Park New Braunfels girls basketball Unicom compete in second day oftiays Informations Competition begins River City Classic New Braunfels and Smithson Valley compete in boysbasketball Information All games in Cougar Astros sign Pettitte to million contract HOUSTON AP Andy Pettitte will pitch at agreeitlg Thurs day is threeyear contract with the Houston Astros after playing his entire major league career for the New York Pettitte made his decision to accept Houstons heavily backloaded proposal after weighing a hew offer from the Yankees on Wednesday a baseball Source said on con dition of He took million less td sign with the Astros the Yankees last offer was for million over three both sources But the Astros play near Pettittes hometown of Deer an important factor for the pitchers wife and They really wanted me said who also will play near for mer teammate and friend Roger who retired from the Yan kees to his home in nearby Katy My heart started pulling me and tug ging me to come back down here and play in front of the Astros and the Houston went 14978 with the who signed him in If he had stayed in New he would have had the chance to Whitey Fords 236 victories and become the win ningest pitcher in team He went 218 with ERA last About a month ago when this all first I dont think any of us thought this was more than a pipe Astros general manager Gerry Hunsicker I cant think of a better person Andy Pettitte that fits the description of what we are trying to do in in regard to image and And we all know how important pitch ing is to a successful baseball Pettitte will get million next million in 2005 and million in according to contract details obtained by The Associated While the Astros were aggressive in their the Yankees were unusually New York waited until the last day of its exclusive 15 day window to make an and it was for million over three including a million buyout of a 2007 Boston made an early fouryear one of the sources but Pettitte decided he couldnt pitch for the Yankees With the he felt When I walked off the mound at Yankee Stadium at the end of World Series Game didnt think this would be a Pettitte I didnt know how interested the Astros would Pettitte will combine with Wade Miller and Roy Oswalt to form a powerful front three in the Boys basketball takes center stage Canyftn hosts River City By David Rupkalvis Sports Editor One week after watching the three area girls team battle it out in the Canyon the New Braunfels and Smithson Valley boys basketball teams will take center stage at the River City Classic begin ning Quick QAVID Canyons Ismael Guillen looks to pass Tuesday during the Cougars loss to Srpithson Canyon 45 wijl open the River City Classic against Akins at Smithson Valley 54 wilt face Lanier at 5 New Braunfels 28 will face Flour Bluff at 8 The Cougars are hosting eight team tournament that will conclude with the championship game at 8 All the games will be played at the Cougar Den at Canyon High Of me three area Smith sqn Valley looks to have the best chance to be in the final The Rangers take a 54 record into the tournament and have road wins over both Canyon and New Smithson Valley beat New Braun 29 and rallied past Forward Eric Brian Tullman and Ryan Slattery lead the Smithson Valley will open the tour nament against Lanier at 5 After a slow Canyon has start ed to put things The Cougars opened the season but have gone 31 since to improve to DAVID Smithson Valleys Brian Tullman dives for a loose ball while Canyons Jaecel Shah closes in during the Rangers victory Tuesday at Canyon High Kyle Kennedy has become the go to man for the Canyon shooting primarily from 3point Kennedy had five 3point bas kets against Smithson Ismael Guillen and Cole Clayton have also been consistent threats for the Canyon will open the tournament at today against If Canyon and Smithson Valley both the two teams will meet in the semifinals at noon on New Braunfels also struggled out of the With a new coach and a roster with almost no varsity experi the Unicorns lost their first four games before winning consec utive games on lastsecond New Braunfels is Point guard Shane Fisher and for ward Matthew Schima lead the Uni New Braunfels will open against Flour Bluff at 8 With a the Unicorns would play a semifinal game at Jingle Bell 5K promises fun for a good cause By Jason Chlapek Staff Writer More than 300 runners are expected to participate Satiu day as the ilth annual 5 K gle Bell Run takes place at Lands The run promises a fun event and an opportunity to raise money to help prevent child The adults race will begin at 9 and the childrens race will follow at All proceeds from the run go to the Comal County Fam ily Enhancement which helps prevent child The run is one of the major fundraisers for the enhance rnent This year marks the third year that the race has been organised under the direction of Scott I had run in some of the previous races and I helped out in Wood I love this race because it con tributes to a good Most of the participants run in this race because they know that their money is going to a ful Almost 300 people have signed up for the race through early and Wood expects the total number of participants to be between 350 and The race will include break door prizes and The run has received spon sorships from McKenna Memorial Laurel Ridge Treatment Cen Melody CPA and the Scooter The Kiwanis Club and stu dents from New Braunfels High School are scheduled to volunteer at the Registration for the race will start at 8 Alamo Bowl not audition for Nebraskas coach Spurs make it five straight with win over Rockets HOUSTON AP Tim Ouncan scored 14 of his 22 points in the sf cprjd half to lead the San Antonio Spurs to Rackets on Tjjur night in a game in which the if ams for the ipw t scoring irst hajf to NBA Puncan scored seven of his Ajitpnios fifth Cutjtoo Mobley scored J9 gnd Steve Pmncis had 18 far which tod its winning streak The teams with their shooting to the fust half and combined for an NBA recojd low 55 jjie low est twateajn total since the shot clock was introduced to points to a half to trie second half of the Milwaukee game to Antonio missed sis straight and a of U stes at the start of the second trailed 1817 one committed five turnovers to the The Spurs shot percent 5 deftpit and tools a The previous low firsthalf lead with remain total was apcompfehed by Pe ttojj Penyer on ter points and its 25 in the half were me secondlowest totals to team San Antonip stretched its lead to 3647 early to the third quarter before Frances and Maurice Taylor each scored four points 122 run as Houston took a 3938 lead wto left to the Saji Antonio led 4645 after three but tne Spurs 3forH4 as San the fourth and Houston WIH Tooy scored 13 It was the lowest haJftime points and had 10 assists for pojnj tojaj the 1 1 SAN ANTONIO AP Nebraskas interim wants very much to be Bo Nebraskas per manent The Alamo Bowi will be his one chance to show the demanding Cornhuskers athletic department what he can but he insists his future is not riding on the outcome of the 29 matchup against Michigan Im not concerning myself with that right Pelini said Thursday at a joint news conference with Spartans coach John L Ifs not about an audition its about handling the job Ive been the 22ndranked Huskers firstyear defensive was named temporary coach after Frank Solicit was fired 29 despite a 93 record this sea Nebraska athletic director Steve who fired Spfiph 5849 to seasons in said winrmig wasnt but thai anyone who want to win the shouldnt bother applying for this an NFL assistant coach for nine most recently with Green is doing what he can to keep his teams morale up and expectations on him Our program is a lot big ger than Bo he Whatever hap Im just going to con trol what The experts picked Michi gan 48 in to again languish among the bottom dwellers of tbj Pig Ten this But the first year poajph led ftp Spartans to an 84 Tm ftjjjfle dujrnbfounjed by whit ewr guys njye said who tied for fifth in the Associated   

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