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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 23, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas November 2005 7A Canyon cheerleader Kymber COMING THURSDAY AllDistrict 274A Canyon dominate elite volley Tohavoyour sports event publi contact Will Wright at or by email at THE DAILY SIDELINES From wire reports LOCAL CANYON PLAYOFF TICKETS Tickets to Fridays Canyon EdcouchIZlsa football play off game at Corpus Christis Buccaneer Stadium will be sold at the Canyon front office from 10 today at the Cougar Den ticket Adult tickets are for All seats at the gate will be SV PLAYOFFT1CKETS Tickets to Fridays 2 Laredo UnitedSmithson Valley game at Ranger Stadium will be sold to sea sonticket holders only from 811 today at the Smithson Valley Tickets will be sold to the general public from 10 2 today and Thursday at the Reserved adult tickets are for general admission and for All seats at the gate will be cash STATE MCNEAL VOWSTO PLAY LTT Bad ankle or Texas senior quarterback Reggie McNeal says Fridays regularseason finale against archrival Texas is too big for him to Its my last Its going to be my last time stepping on Kyle said who became alltime against Oklahoma 12 It means a whole Not long alter setting the redshirt freshman Stephen McGee replaced rushing for 67 yards on 10 carries and leading the Aggies Big 12 to a touchdown and two field goals in SPURS HOLD OFF KINGS Tim Duncan had 22 points and 19 Tony Parker scored 23 and the San Antonio Spurs held off the Sacramento Kings 9693 Monday night for their fourth straight Parker and Duncan frus trated the Kings helping the Spurs win for the seventh time in eight games and improve to the best record in the Western Trailing by 17 early in the fourth the Kings finally got Mike Bibby led the comeback with 14 of his 33 points in the Manu Ginobili scored 12 points for the Spurs and Rasho Nesterovic had The Spurs play at Golden State today at Broncos collide Dallas hosts Denver in Tlianksgiving showdown at Texas Time CBS KTSAAM 550 Rangers host Laredo United SV takes on Panthers in third round of Class 5ADivision IIfootball lime Canyon faces Vfllow tickets Cougars play EdcouchElsa in thirdround 4ADivision llplayoffin Corpus Time NB boys down Pleasanton for seasons first victory By Will Wright Sports Editor PLEASANTON Chris Dial finally got his first win as New Braunfels boys as the Unicorns used a 29point sec ond period for a 7162 victory over Pleasanton Tuesday The kids played Dial said of the which improved New Braunfels to 15 For them to be able to play anyone after opening with the schedule we had is New Braunfels had three loss es at the Highland Park tourna ment over the weekend and then lost at Medina Valley Mon day They had enough energy to have a great game Dial Tony Valadez scored 14 Mitchell Lawrence and Sammy Anderson scored 11 each and Tino Hernandez scored 10 for New which was able to slow down Pleasanton top gun Abel Cam but not completely stop This feels getting this first Dial Our sched ule doesnt get any We just need to keep getting bet New Braunfels welcomes Hays Consolidated for its first home game at 8 Tuesday at Unicorn Sail Marcos Smithson Valley 37 SMITHSON VALLEY The Rangers played the Rattlers but couldnt get any shots down the stretch in the San Marcos did a good job of controlling the tempo of the Smithson Valley coach Allan Miller said We had sever al opportunities to get fast break points and the shots did not Brad Respondek had 12 points for the Rangers 22 and Taylor ONeal added scor ing seven in the fourth period to tie the game at San Mar cos Justin Levan made a pair of free throws before the Rangers missed a close shot to tie it A late foul sent San Marcos to the where it padded its Smithson Valley will play at Canyon at Cougars are winning period Canyon on verge of 5th quarterfinal By Will Wright Sports Editor Judging from the face of their last two one may think the Canyon Cougars are lucky to still be around in the Class 4A state football play But he who knows the Cougars best says thats exact ly why the team is three rounds deep and playing this week in the Division II region al Theyre so much fun to be Canyon coach Les Davis said of his What they might lack in ath they make up for in pure heart and They learn from their mistakes and People ask how were able to adjust at halftime and I say that its because the kids are willing to Its not like we do anything they are just a fun group to Canyon 111 was a two touchdown favorite against Kerrville Tivy two weeks but had to rely on special teams and a late scoring pass to notch a 3027 win in the bidistrict Last as a fourtouchdown favorite against Austin the Cougars trailed 140 before scoring 42 straight points for a 4221 area I think we saw a few of the films where the teams played and we tend to under estimate them when we see said safety Jerris Spring Last I guess we played timid in the first MANDY Canyon defenders Brian Hidalgo Darren Billiot 72 and Reece Zunker 91 swarm Austin LBJ runner John Bookman 5 during the Cougars 4221 victory over the Jaguars in last weeks area playoff but once we realized that they were going to just give it to we started to Our coaches got on us a little It was like coach Davis says To have a bad atti tude in a positive That sums up the feelings of a seniorheavy team that remembers the pain of not making last years playoffs at Were more serious now that were in the lineman Darren Billiot The seniors know that this is our last so weve got to get it in I know I dont want to stop thats for Canyon hasnt looked pret ty in its last two man aging only 219 yards and nine first downs against the Antlers and just 238 yards and 12 firsts last week against the But the Cougars have won in the only stat that makes the difference on the score Its like Ive told the its not about quality but Davis Its not like the You dont get style Its about finishing the See Page 8A Canyon late OERLS Smithson Valley 32 KERRVILLE The Lady Rangers trailed 223 after the first period and got their sec ond field goal to trail 313 mid way through tHe second against the unbeaten Tivy 60 led 4314 at half time and emptied its bench in the Bryia Renfro scored 23 points and Natalie Thomas added 17 with eight See Page 8A Area swimmers place at meets By VVill Wright Sports Editor New Braunfels swim mers corrxpeted in a quad meet against SA I SA Warren and Victoria I Memorial last Saturday at the NortHside Aquatics Center iri San with the girls team finish ing first and the boys sec Finishing first for the girls was the ZOO medley relay team of Elise Dane Ana andjaeann Fresh man Alana Crews took first and sophomore Ashley Orr was second in the 200 Septien took first and Dwulet was second in the 50 Crews shaved 14 seconds off her seed time to win the 500 where Orr finished Stremel won the 100 back The New Braunfels A and B teams finished second and respectively in the 200 free Bethany Stremel and Septien were on the A with Jillian Samantria and Orr on the B The 400 free relay team of Crews and Orr also Boys team members had a lot of secondplace fin led by Todd Markley 200 free freshman Rus sell Barrett 500 the 200 free relay team of Donald See Page 8A Drab openingday happenings are the stuff only hunters can love TRIPPHOLMGRAIN Tripp Holrngrain is an out doors humorist for the Her T The traditional deer lease I Opening Day Eve Gluttonfest J took a step and I traded last years Mexican laxa tive emporium and enchilada shack for a locallyrenowned It brimmed with camoclad patrons wrestling thick trophy and an opening day I knew this was my activity around my the and I were doing and my feeder was throwing like Roger Clemens on three days Dinners main topics were the dry unseasonably warm and the weekend weather forecast Lows in the 60s and highs in the 80s perfect for hunting the back of your eyelids and not much We agreed the rut may bring the seasons first real and this year Kinda Grande just might have to Bellies we made for the Didnt flirt with the waitress much this whats wrong Mike Absolutely I I loved the but once the wait resses know pulling off the fake freedessert trick becomes darn near We arrived in I grabbed my entered the and was immediately hit by an olfactory frying pan to the Whoa Who opened the can of insect whoopass I sput I Dave Bloodsuck ing vampire they bit me all last night but I showed Sure smells that I convinced they were just trying to stop his snor And he This morning I found two fresh snake sheds under the How I if sleeping in poison gas doesnt get giant snakes We turned the lights out early as Mike babbled about Dead Down some new miracle scent killer hed Then it the contest An unsavory con test offering no one you want no part and one whose only win ners are contestants already Arm draped over my I drifted off dreaming Dead Down Wind came in a drinkable The big day arrived with my morn ing hunt less fruitful than the Atkins One solitary buttonbuck indif ferently sniffed my feeder and promptly It was just too I decided to cool off in I found a open early for the football crammed with complaining At half three yankees asked to watch a hunting show on television so they could honestly tell their wives they had seen My evening hunt made my morning hunt look great as even the button buck Hotter than a June bride in a feather I rubbed the sweat from my I was convinced worse hunting weathier didnt Not so 1 awoke Sunday to a fog so thick I couldnt see my Sit ting three hours in a I was con vinced huge bucks were under my feeder taunting me play ing line thumb What a I After I bid Dave and Mike farewell until the following Gassing up in I chatted with an inquisitive guy at the so thats really all you he You must have really had a lousy not I I enjoyed every minute of