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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 12, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas                                NBCA trainer Christina Parker tosses the ball SPORTS August 2005 HERALDZEITUNG Page 5A COMING SATURDAY Tops in Texas volley Cougarettes at huge Duncanville HERALDZErrUNG To have your sports event publi contact Will Wright at or by email at sports@heraldzeitung.com SIDELINES From wire reports LOCAL NB TO SCRIMMAGE KINGSVILLE New Braunfels will scrimmage Kingsville King Saturday at Patti Welder Junior High located at 902 Laurent Street in The freshmen and junior varsities will scrimmage beginning at 5 and the varsity teams will go at Both are free to Call the NB athletic office FEVER SENDS STARS TO ANOTHER LOSS Tamika Catchings shrugged off a slow start and finished with a team high 11 leading the Indiana Fever past the San Antonio Silver Stars 5750 Thursday The sec ondplace Fever 1611 increased their lead to two games over New York and Washington for homecourt advantage in the first round of the Eastern Conference which had lost two straight and three of has seven games includ ing four on the Marie Ferdinand scored a game high 12 points for San Antonio which lost its fourth STATE MUTOMBO NEAR NEW ROCKETS DEAL Houston Rockets center Dikembe Mutombo said Thursday he expects to re sign with the has indicat ed he will sign a twoyear contract with the the Houston Chronicle and Houston television station KRIV reported Mutombos David told The Associated Press he could not confirm Rockets spokesman Nelson Luis told the AP he could not confirm whether the team is close to resign ing Mutombo said in a story in the Chronicles online edition that he would likely not sign his new contract until late next The 72 Mutombo is an eighttime AllStar and fourtime defensive player of the year who started playing in the NBA in He was acquired by the Rockets last season in a trade with the Chicago INTERNATIONAL US CLEANING UP IN WORLD TRACK The Americans are taking Helsinki by and Justin Gatiin is the whirl wind leading the Gatiin joined Maurice Greene as die only ath letes to sweep the 100 and 200 at the world track and field The 23yearold who outran kids racing him on bicycles as a child on the streets of led an unprecedented 1234 finish in the 200 meters on a chilly Thursday Two other Americans took home gold a surprise victory for Walter Davis in the triple jump and Michelle Perry in the 100meter Brad Walker added a silver behind win ner Rens Blom of the Netherlands in the pole The powerhouse performance gave the United States 15 seven more than second place The Americans have nine No other country has more than THE DAILY Contact drills begin Smitlison Valley footballers Time New King tangle Unkomsgetsfirstjbotballscrimmage test against Kingsville in Victoria Time Cowboys at Cardinals Dallas takes on Arizona in first preseason football game Times 9 KMT WOAIAM1200 Lefty in Tiger hanging on Mickelson among five tied for lead at 87th PGA AP The final major of the year looks nothing like the There was Phil swallowed up by the gallery and exchanging highfives as he rediscovered some of his magic Thursday at the PGA There was Ben atop the leaderboard at a major for the first time since his British Open victory two years Nowhere to be found was Tiger The guy who already won the Masters and British and finished second in the was buried behind 11 club pros in a tie for 113th after a his worst position ever in a Grand Slam If youre looking for me to shed a its not going to Mickelson We all know Sunday his name will be up Maybe but Mickelson is intent on keeping his own name on An afterthought since the majors began in Mickel son came back to life Thurs PGA LEADERS Leaders after the first round of the 87th PGA Championship at Baltusrol Golf Club Trevor Immelman Ben Curtis Stuart Appleby Phil Mickelson Rory Sabbatini Stephen Ames 3 3 3 3 3 3 67 67 67 67 67 67 11 tied at 2 TIMOTHY Images Tiger Woods wipes his head as his caddie Steve points to his putt Thursday during the first round 9f PGA Championship at Baltusrol Golf Woods shot a fiveoverpar 75 that left him eight strokes back and all but ended his chances of winning a third major championship this day on steamy Baltusrol with but guys happy to see him down a 3under 67 to join a crowd Not that anyone felt sorry the leaderboard for a atop the leaderboard that Stuart Appleby said after a late included just about everyone Theres probably plenty of bogey dropped him into the Todays TV Noon6 TNT sixway tie at I dont think youre going to get Im so What a You guys can write about some one else for a Mickelson got through the opening seven holes among the most punishing stretch in at 1 over he turned matters over to his He knocked in a pair of 35foot birdie putts around the made anoth er long birdie on the 14th and joined the leaders with a two putt birdie on the It wasnt quite as stressful a Mickelson Trevor Rory Sabbatini and Stephen Ames also shot with Ames hav ing a chance for the outright lead until his 20foot eagle putt slid by the See Page Ausmus key Astros win over Nats Lance Berkman The Associated Press HOUSTON Andy Pettitte won for the sixth time in eight starts and the Houston Astros beat the Washington Nationals 63 Thurs day Former Canyon star Lance Berkman also doubled and drove in two runs for the Brad Ausmus had a three run double in the sixth off crumbling starter Ryan Drese who lost his fifth con secutive start for the Nation Washington has dropped five of its last six to fall three games behind Houston in the NL wildcard Pettitte 108 struck out five in eight innings and allowed four his last a tworun homer to Preston Wilson in the Since beating Colorado on June Pettitte is 72 and has allowed 10 earned The lefthander has lasted at least seven innings in his last six making his second return to Texas since the Rangers waived the opening day starter in allowed six runs on nine Since June 21 a day after Pettitte began his surge Drese is 25 in nine Drese left in the sixth after Pettitte one batter after Ausmus doubled to right field with the bases Pettitte kept 13 straight bat ters hitless between the third and seventh innings before Vinny Castillas oneout dou ble in the Wilson drove the ball well over the leftfield wall in the next Jose making his first start in five games after sitting out with a sore left hit his 20th homer in die ninth for Yankees Rangers 8 NEW YORK Derek Jeter hit a tiebreaking home run in the seventh inning after the See Page 6A Headed into harms way DAVID New Braunfels Christian Academy back Micah Brown prepares to run into several wouldbe tacklersThursday during the Lions football After a year in the 11 man NBCA is returning to the sixman game this Without Romo progressing as Cowboys backup QB AP Romo hasnt taken a snap under center in a regular season game for the Dallas the backup quarterback has been learning and improv ing since signing as a rookie free agent two years Understanding the concepts of our offense where to go with the blitzes he is way down the road from where he coach Bill Parcells Hes very Parcells wont say if Romo or Drew Henson will be first off the bench after starter Drew Bledsoe in Saturday nights pre season opener at Romo and Henson have split snaps with the 2 offense during two intrasquad scrim Romo has seemed more effective than Henson moving the though Parcells only highlighted two turnovers in a nineplay segment by Romo in Wednesdays scrim The coach insists there is nothing wrong with who has been seen with his thumb wrapped and has thrown a lot of offthemark In the preseason last Romo completed 24 of 39 pass es for 250 He was the backup the first six see ing action only as a holder on While he was also in the backup role two other games without he said he has been learning all 1 just understand what it takes before the snap of the football a lot more than 1 used Romo And Im under standing more what the defense is trying to do than nec essarily just what were trying to Im trying to make sure I stay Troy who won three Super Bowls as the Cowboys quarterback in the was at practice He said hes impressed with who played at NCAA Division 1AA Eastern If you didnt know lus back how he throws the you wouldnt know he was an undrafted Aik man Whether Parcells cared or he heard plenty about Ter rell Owens dismissal from the Philadelphia Eagles training Parcells said hes not too interested in the TO situation right even though the Eagles are an NFC East Im trying to keep my own house from burning down right Parcells But he will be interested in Owens and the Eagles on 9 and when the division rivals   

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