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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 16, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas Page 8AHERALDZEITUNG November 2005 Unicorn band director Beth SPORTS COMING THURSDAY Volleyball semis A look at the NBKlein Oak To have your sports event publi contact Will Wright at or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org SIDELINES From wire reports LOCAL CANYONLBJ PLAYOFF TICKETS Tickets to Canyon Auslin LBJ football playoff game at Round Rocks Dragon Stadium will be sold at the Canyon front office from 8 today and Thursday and from 8 Adult tickets are for All seats at the gate will be SVJAY PLAYOFF TICKETS Tickets to Saturdays 2 Smithson ValleySA Jay football game at Farris Stadium will be sold between 8 today and from 811 Thursday and Friday at die Smithson Valley fieldhouse and from noon until the end of C lunch in the cafe teria both Reserved adult tickets are for general admission and for All seats at the gate will be cash STATE LOMBARD FINALISTS NAMED Louisville defensive end Elvis defensive tackle Rod Wright from Ohio State linebacker Hawk and Penn State line backer Paul Posluszny are the finalists for die Lombard given annually to college foot balls top lineman or line It will be presented 7 in NATIONAL PUJOLS WINS NL MVP Albert Pujols won his first National League MVP beating Andruw Jones in a close vote The Louis Cardinals first baseman received 18 firstplace votes and 14 seconds for 378 points in balloting by the Baseball Writers Association of the Atlanta Braves center got 13 first place 17 seconds and two thirds for 351 Chicago Cubs first baseman Derrek Lee got the other firstplace vote and was third with 263 UIL STATE VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT At Texas States Strahan San Marcos Tickets for student session lor adult Alltournament tick ets are S18 lor two days for three THURSDAYS SEMIFINALS Class 2A Quitman 441 Brock 1 Jewett Leon 374 Poth 3 Class 4A Lewisvilte Hebron 41 5 Dumas 5 Klein Oak 318 New Braunfels FRIDAYS SEMIFINALS Class A Milano 394 Round TopCarmine 9 Windthorst 394 Collinsville 11 Class 3A Monahans 413 Luling 1 Texarkana Pleasant Grove 384 Bellville 3 Class 5A SA Reagan 373 Austin Westlake 5 Arlington Martin 367 Deer Park 7 SATURDAYS FINALS Class A 9 2A 11 3A 1 4A 3 5A 5 E DAILY New Braunf els at tourney Unicorns face Klein Oak at state volleyball Time Jaguars tangle Canyon plays Austin LBJ in 4AII area football playoff in Round Time Rangers face Mustangs Smithson Valley plays SA Jay in Class 5A area football Time Spurs come alive in second half to down Hawks The Associated Press SAN ANTONIO Tim Duncan had 23 points and seven rebounds to lead the San Antonio Spurs to a 103 79 victory over the winless Atlanta Hawks Tuesday Manu Ginobili also scored 24 points on 9of13 shooting for the who have beat en the Hawks eight straight times at home and 11 of 12 Al Harrington led the Hawks with 23 points and nine He scored Atlantas first 14 points and shot 10for 15 in the first quarter to help the Hawks build a 3118 The Spurs struggled to find the basket and turned the ball over five times in the Harrington struggled in the second and San Antonio ral lied to tie the game at 52 at Tony Park er and Manu Ginobili com bined to score 30 points and Harrington missed both of his shots in the Both teams entered the game coming off tough The Hawks lost to Memphis on a lastsecond putback Sat Duncan scored 11 points on 3for18 shooting in San Antonios 11095 loss to Washington on Parker and Bruce Bowen combined to limit Atlanta guard Joe Johnson to 12 points on 4of12 Parker also finished with 18 Rockets Timberwolves 89 MINNEAPOLIS McGrady scored 25 points and made three consecutive clutch plays clown the stretch to lead the Houston Rockets over the Minnesota Timber who went 13for13 at the freethrow grabbed eight rebounds and had 13 points in the fourth He hit a long jumper over Trenton Hassell with remaining to put Houston up for after trailing most of the The Rockets had lost four of their previous five Kevin Garnett led Minnesota with 25 and Wally Szczerbiak scored 12 points on 5for14 Mavericks Nuggets 80 DALLAS Dirk Nowitzki scored 11 of his seasonhigh 35 points in the fourth quarter and DeSagana Diop blocked a layup attempt by Carmelo Anthony with seconds helping the Dallas Mavericks overcome a 19point deficit to defeat Diop set career highs with 16 rebounds and six blocks and Marquise Daniels had a seasonhigh 17 pro viding the energy boost Dallas needed to open a fourgame homestand with a Cougars open with loss to Mules By Will Wright Sports Editor Canyon coach Kenny Rotzler knew liis Cougars would be in for a rough first week of bas ketball and Alamo Heights gave them a rude wel come to it Tuesday The Mules pulled off a 4844 victory over the who opened the season ranked 14 in Class 4A by the Texas Bas ketball Coaches They just played really hard they played solid manto man defense and got after Rotzler said of the who were playing in front of a packed Its really a tough place to go and Rotzler And if youre not on top of your youre not going to come away with a Isaiah Jackson and Austin New each scored 14 points for the who got seven from Cody six by Matt Zachary and three from Michael The Cougars led by four at halftime but were outscored 1610 in the Canyon tied it again in the but faded down the Canyon had 13 turnovers and connected on 3 of 14 from 3point It wont get any easier for Canyon by weeks when it hosts Class 5As 9rated Pflugerville at 6 Saturday in the Cougar Its not the end of the Rotzler Well go back to work tomorrow and we hope to be a better team on Satur Smithson Valley Seguin54 SMITHSON VALLEY The Rangers opened the season with a big victory over 17 ranked Seguin at Ranger Brad Respondek had 32 points while Justin Young and Jesse Martinez added 13 points each for the Rangers A great overall effort by the Smithson Valley coach Allan Miller We put tremendous defensive pressure on and pushed MANDV New Braunfels Christina Racanelli 14 tries to pass the ball around a Del Valle defender Tuesday during the Unicorns 5229 loss to the Lady Cardinals at Unicorn the ball up the floor for several fast break The Rangers will play at Alamo Heights at 8 Fri SA Jefferson New Braunfels 49 SAN ANTONIO The Uni corns led in the first half in their first game under new coach Chris but couldnt close in the second We got outscored 155 in the third Dial We came out flat after half Shane Fisher was hot for us in the first but then they started twoteaming him and we couldnt get someone else to step up for Fisher scored 19 of his team high 21 in the first half for the who got six each from Nick Miner and Tony Valadez and five fromTino Her Miner scored all of his points in the fourth when New Braunfels was outscored We played hard in a tough place to Dial added of Mustang We came out and played like it was our home but they just wouldnt go When we changed ends at halftime we just went But well come The chemistry is getting closer to getting I was pleased with how we New Braunfels will play host Highland Park in the first round of the Scots tournament at Friday in GIRLS Clemens Canyon OT The Cougarettes pushed the unbeaten Lady Buffs to the lim it before falling 5049 in two overtimes at the Cougar It was the second straight one point loss for which lost its opener 4140 to Smith son valley last The kids played much bet ter Canyon coach Ter ry Tennell Clemens 30 is very athletic team that is picked to finish second in their district I asked the kids for improvement from the first and I think I saw it Canyon came back from a 3124 deficit in the third period to force a 44all tie at the end of The teams were tied 48all to begin the second Clemens Kristen who scored a gamehigh 17 hit a hard shot at the end to win Bo Warm led Canyon 02 with 15 points Joan Friesen hahn had 14 Kristen Mueller 10 Kendra Clayton five Amy Schulze three and Kim It was a pretty exciting said whose team will play SA Highlands at 6 Thursday in the first round of SAISD Tournament at Sam New Braunfels 29 The Unicorns fell behind 16 4 in the first quarter and never managed to keep up with the Lady who Del Valle is a very athletic and they pressured us New Braunfels coach Lance Hughey We just didnt handle it very We didnt do a good job of han dling their All in it was a poorly played game by Kellie Thomas had eight points for the Unicorns who got six each from Bianca Harper and Zephani Two scored 14 each for Del Valle which feasted on New Braunfels turnovers in the first The Unicorns couldnt get anything going in the sec falling behind 4019 at the end of Del Valle is a very talented Hughey We just couldnt respond to their quick New Braunfels will play Lex ington in the first round of the Hutto Tournament at 9 Tougher steroid amphetamine testing in new baseball deal WASHINGTON AP Major lea guers will face tougher penalties for steroid use and testing for ampheta mines next season under an agree ment between owners and players reached Tuesday after months of nego tiations and pressure from The which must be ratified by both includes a 50game sus pension for a first failed 100 games for a second and a lifetime ban for a I dont regard this as an interim I regard this as the completion of a long baseball commissioner Bud Selig Baseballs current steroid penalties are a 10day suspension for a first 30 days for a second offense and 60 days for a The earliest a player could be banned for life is a fifth Selig rejected calls by some including lawmakers that baseball adopt the policy of where a first positive test results in a twoyear ban and a second in a lifetime Several bills that would increase steroid penalties in major pro sports are pending in But Tuesdays news stops the rush to move legislation through at this said Tom whose House Gov ernment Reform Committee held the March 17 hearing on steroids with Rafael Mark McGwire and Jose At that Selig and union head Donald Fehr were scolded for what congressmen called a weak penalty The next Selig made a 50100lifetime proposal and suggest ed testing for amphetamines for the first In Fehr coun tered with 20 75 games for a third a penalty set by the The players association appeared to pretty much capitulate to Seligs demands from except for gaining the right to have an arbitrator review reinstatement This agreement reaffirms that major league players are committed to the elimination of performanceenhanc ing Fehr said in a state Under the new Palmeiro and the 11 other players suspended for 10 days this year will be treated as first time offenders should they test positive See Page 9A
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