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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 8, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas                                Canyon girls soccer coach Dustin SPORTS April 2005 HERALDZEITUNG Page 5A HERALDZEITUNG Whos the best soccer final To have your sports event publi contact Will Wright at or by email at sports@heraldzeitung.com THE DAILY 274A tennis meet Canyon netters continue play at district meet at Lake Travis Time all day Unicorn Invitational SVtracksters competing in seventeam event lime 3 Playing for state NB girls play in Region IV soccer final 4 SIDELINES From wire reports LOCAL NBCANYON SOCCER FINAL NewBraunfels will play Canyon for the Classs 4ARegion IV girls soccer tide at 4 Saturday at Cougar The winner will receive a berth at the UIL state tour which begins Tickets at the gate will be for adults and for STATE ROCKETS HOWARD OUT FOR SEASON Houston Rockets forward Juwan Howard will miss the rest of the season because of a viral infection in his Out of the lineup the last three weeks because of a sprained right Howard devel oped an infection that could keep him from physical activity for the next four to six The viral has symp toms that include heart palpitations and mild chest Howard hoped to return from his knee injury in time for the play which start April but was told by doctors this week that he wouldnt be cleared to play again this even though the infection had been Howard averaged points and rebounds in his first season with the He was acquired in the offsea son in a trade with Orlando that also brought Tracy McGrady to the ASTROS SIGN KIESCHNICK Brooks a former Texas Longhoms standout recent ly released by has signed a minor league contract with the Houston Astros and will play in his a pitcher and will report to the Astros new Double A affiliate in Corpus where he was a high school star 15 years The Brewers released him during spring training after he com piled a ERA in seven ARMSTRONG MULLING RETIREMENT Armstrong is considering retiring after he tries for a record seventh straight Tour de France victory this Its a the Austin resident said Thursday at a Central Park appearance to support New Yorks 2012 Olympic Comments made to Italian media last week that he missed his kids and the pressure was taking a toll on him fueled speculation that this years Tour de France would be his His new twoyear contract to race for the Discovery Channel team requires he race just one more Tour de NATIONAL BOSOX MANAGER OK Sox manager Terry Francona did not have a heart attack and results of medical tests on him are very Bostons team doctor said Francona was hospitalized in New York Wednesday morning after feeling tight ness in his The team did not say when Francona might rejoin the Red who begin a threegame series today n Toronto and will receive their World Series rings before Mondays home opener against the New York 69th Masters gets off to a soggy start AP Opening Day at the Masters brought some familiar sights first the then the names atop the leader board that included defending champion Phil Mickelson and world 1 Vijay But dont get the idea this was just another typical day at Augusta Tiger Woods hit an eagle putt that went off TV 36 USA AP Jack Nicklaus watches his shot to the 7 green dur ingThursdays firstround play at the the green and into Raes Ernie Els spent more time in the trees than in the Former champion Billy Casper returned to the Mas ters for the first time in three years and made history with the highest score on a hole 14 and the highest round Jack Nicklaus teed off to a heartfelt ovation in what might be his last And when a wet and wacky start to the 69th Masters end ed in Palmer was on the leaderboard not four time winner Arnold but Masters rookie Ryan Of the 24 players who man aged to squeeze in the first Mark Hensby of Aus tralia was the clubhouse leader at 3under showing that Augusta National does nt have to be crusty and firm to be a Chris who showed Mickelson the line on his win ning putt last birdied three straight holes and was atop the leaderboard at 4 under par with four holes still to Luke Donald of England was another shot behind and four holes left in his first while the group at 2 under included Ryan Relief Goosen and Stuart Players were to return at today to complete the first and barring any more weather the tournament should be back to normal by the This was the ninth time in 15 tournaments that weather interrupted and the fourth straight week qf Trying to hold down his 1 Singh was a model of consistency in a first round that was out of whack before players even arrived at Augus ta National tee times were pushed back five times as SV players get 265A honors By Will Wright Sports Editor Smithson Valley basketball teams didnt enjoy the best of as both fell short of making the some of the Rangers received some in the form of District 265Ahon Junior forward Mallory Craig was named to the girls first team in the balloting conduct ed by league coaches immedi ately following the regular sea Junior wing Nick Metzger was named to the boys sec ond Rangers receiving honorable mention were freshman guard Megan Turk for the and senior post Brad Respondek and senior guard Chris Deuel for the State finalist Reagan and secondplace Judson domi nated all picks on the boys while the girls picks were evenly spread among the eight For Smithson Craig was an integral part of the girls team that finished 1021 over all and 212 in league She averaged steals and rebounds per and was 76 of 128 from the freethrow only one of two fresh men named to the alldistrict averaged steals and assists an She was 33 of 52 from the Metzger was the top scorer for the Rangers who fin ished 919 overall and 113 against the The 62 wing averaged points a game and led the team in field goals 132 and threepointers 46 and was 51 of 66 from the freethrow The 63 Respondek shot percent from the field 112 of 229 and led the Rangers in rebounds with of them He shot 35 of 44 from the line and finished the season with 19 blocked was the teams secondleading aver aging points per He shot percent from the led the Rangers in assists 128 and was second in steals MANDY Smithson Valleys Mallory Craig was named to the District 265A girls basketball firstteam after leading the team in steals and assists last ALLDISTRICT 265A BASKETBALL TEAMS The AllDistrict 265A basket ball as selected by league coaches unanimous BOYS Most Valuable Player Gar rett Newcomer of the Year Andre Coach of the Year Jimmy Reagan FIRSTTEAM Reagan Garrett Amir Judson Wes MacArthur Tim Jason Madison Dylan Sr Robert Sr Churchill David SECONDTEAM Smithson Valley Nick Met Reagan Judson Andre Andre Roosevelt Antoine Madison Jeremy Lee Robert Sr Armando HONORABLE MENTION Smithson Valley Brad Chris Reagan Phillip Cory Brandon Judson Clyde Sr Madison Hannibal James Charles Harp MacArthur Bruce Lavelle Shaun Churchill Steven GIRLS Most Valuable Player Ash lee Newcomer of the nah FIRSTTEAM Smithson Valley Mallory Roosevelt Kyra Tracey Churchill Kelli Danielle Judson Brittany Madison Shivona MacArthur Kate SECONDTEAM Churchill Casssie Sarah Reagan Amanda Judson Shaliah Madison Melissa Lee Lisa Sr HONORABLE MENTION Smithson Valley Megan Klra Lee Christina Sr Zenna Reagan Princess Churchill Christine Fr MacArthur Vanessa Sr Dee Judson Monica Madjson Casey more man an inch of rain leading to a 5 delay and players starting from both Along with picking up tliree birdies on the front Singh twice saved par with 10 foot His only bogey came on the 11 th the last one he played before the round was leav ing him at 2 Mickelson was all smiles when he stepped to the first looking not much differ ently from when he left the Masters last year wearing a green He opened with a but kept himself out of trouble most of die day and gave himself ample birdie the forgotten fig ure in all the hype over the Big made a rare birdie on the par3 men recov ered from a tee shot into the azaleas on the par5 13th to escape with It wasnt the fiery course most players wanted to conditions that have not been around for the Mas ters since the course was supersized three years Based on die they might be diankful for die See Page 6A Mavericks i I II blast Spurs DALLAS AP The Dal las Mavericks found a way to get some satisfaction out of beating the Tim Duncanless San Antonio Spurs diey beatem to a With Devin Harris starting a fast break by throwing a back overhead pass while falling down and Jerry Stack house setting up another layup with a behindtlieback pass in the the Mavs resoundingly avoided a sea son sweep by their division nemesis with a 10468 victory Thursday Keidi Van Horn scored 10 of his 17 points during die gamebreaking third after which it was only a mat ter of how much Dallas would win The result was San Antonios most lopsided loss since falling to Seattle by 38 in the 2001 It also was the Mavs biggest victory mar gin over die topping a 32point win in January San which has lost six straight road games since their twotime MVP was never had a chance in diis The Spurs never led and only had it ded at They scored just 27 points over die middle two shoot ing just 2for17 in the diird They finished 0for 12 die first time all season they failed to hit Dirk who wasnt sure he was going to play until game time because of a sore right scored 16 points with eight rebounds in 27 He left after exchanging shoves and words with NaziMohammed early in die fourth when the rout was leading to lots of extra Marquis Daniels finished with 13 Alan Hender son had 12 and Josh Howard 11 for Brent Barry led San Antonio with 12 points and Tony Parker had Manu Ginobili was lof9 for two points usually an 82per cent foul he was even Ofor4 from tiie   

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