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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 24, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas Page December 2005 Texas State mascot Boco the SPORTS The HZs ailcounty volleyball HERALDZEITUNG To have your sports event publi contact Will Wright at or by email at email@example.com StHE DAILY n i Lights out for Cowboys Fading Dallas has one glimmer of hope upsetting Carolina on the Time Noon FOX KTSAAM 550 Unicorns Rangers New Braunfels girls take a break from Time 2 New Braunfels hits the road New Braunfels boys travel to Pleasantonfor nondistrict Time SIDELINES From wire reports STATE HOUSTON EDGES NORTH TEXAS Oliver Lafayette scored 25 points and Ramon Dyer added 23 as Houston pulled away in the final two minutes of a 9284 victory against North Texas on The Cougars 53 led 83 82 when Jahmar Thorpe made two free throws and Lanny Smith followed with a 3pointer to spark a 92 gameending Houston held the Mean Green 44 without a field goal over the final who led his team with eight was 7of11 from the field all on Oliver was 10of21 shooting and had three Kendrick Davis led five North Texas players in double figures with 20 14 in the second Dyer had 15 firsthalf all on to help the Cougars build a sevenpoint halftime and the lead grew to 10 early in the second half before North Texas came who had 11 points and a gamehigh four ended any realistic comeback hopes with his late putting Houston ahead 8882 with NATION AL JETS CHREBET CALLS IT A CAREERWayne Chrebet made a career out of overcoming one obsta cle after proving little guys can make it big In the there was one obstacle he could not hur After taking another shot to the head in the veteran New York Jets receiver knew he had to call it despite the burning desire to keep He made his first trip to the team facility Thursday since the injury and confirmed his 11year career was indeed I said something to my wife and friend Ive been working shoot ing hoops kind of I feel so I feel so Chrebet Theyre Well listen to but dont come to us with that I get Spurs withstand stiff challenge from 9590 SAN ANTONIO AP Duncan made all four of his fourthquarter shots and nearly finished with a triple double to lead the San Anto nio Spurs to a 9590 win over the Toronto Raptors on Fri day Duncan scored nine of his 27 points in the final and added 10 rebounds and eight A driving layup by Jalen Rose pulled the Raptors with in 7372 with about 10 min utes remaining in the The Spurs then went on a 101 keyed by a 3 pointer and a long juniper by Nick Van to build an 8373 Duncan hit a short jump hook during the and he capped it by wheeling around Chris Bosh on the baseline and mak ing a lunging left handed The who had won two straight road came back to trim the difference to 9390 on a corner 3pointer by Rose with 15 seconds But they would get no closer as the Spurs continued to dominate at Matt Bonner fouled the Tim Duncan Spurs Michael Fin ley on the inbound play and he made both free throws to complete the scor Tony Parker scored 13 for San while Rasho Nesterovic matched his season high with Rose led Toronto with 19 11 in the Bosh had Mike James 14 and Bonner Up 2216 after the Spurs expanded their lead to 3121 on a short floater by Van Exel early in the Toronto then went on a 126 capped by a long jumper by to cut the differ ence to four points with about 4 minutes left in the A 3pointer by Brent Barry gave San Antonio a 4739 lead with remaining in the but Bonner convert ed a fourpoint play after being fouled by Duncan on a 3pointer and James hit a 3pointer with seconds left to make it 4946 at half Duncan had 14 points in the half on while averaging six points a scored 11 points in the second Notes Manu Ginobili missed his seventh straight game with a sprained right averaging 15 points since replacing Gino bili in the starting shot 3for12 for nine San Antonio scored 50 points in the five more than its leagueleading Toronto is 111 against West ern Conference teams this The Raptors 3 pointer streak grew to 558 consecutive best in the when Bonner hit the teams first in the second They finished with Cowboys get one last shot at glory Parcells goes easy on his troops before big game with Carolina AP On the heels of one of the worst losses of his coaching Bill Parcells has been bizarrely calm around the Dallas Cow Theres been no no scream no finger pointing at his Despite Dallas playoff hopes being in serious Parcells is not panick Surprised The Cowboys From my experience with him over the sometimes when things are the worst is when he is at his best or most quarterback Drew Bledsoe There are times if you win a few games he can be tough to be around because hes trying to keep everybody When things go bad is when he turns it around and kind of lifts the spirits of the team a lit tle Hes very focused about this not dwelling on what The Cowboys 86 are coining off a 357 humiliation in Washington that marked their third loss in four Theyll have to recover in time to play Saturday in Carolina 104 in a game both teams consider The Panthers need to win it to stay in control of the NFC where they hold a onegame lead over Tam pa A win and a Buccaneers loss could wrap up the league title for Car The Cowboys have to win to keep their slim playoff hopes Dallas needs to win its final two regularsea son games to have any shot at earning one of the NFCs wildcard Carolina knows Parcells will have the Cowboys They are a salty Panthers coach John Fox They are fighting for their playoff lives as well as we When everybody else is killing it would be nice if somebody tried to lift them Bill Parcells Dallas coach They had kind of a clunker last All of these players in this league are prideful and want to get rid of that bitter Weve got what Im sure is going to be a very physical and aggressive foot ball team coming to To make sure of Parcells didnt berate his team following the loss to die He figured that approach would only make things worse for a team already feeling bad When everybody else is killing it would be nice if somebody tried to lift them Parcells The week before last they were saying that it was one of the greatest wins wed had here against Kansas and I dont know if this type of thing happens in but West of the Mississippi its either outhouse or Dallas has indeed plummeted mat In the span of one the Cowboys have gone from the division lead to leaving themselves zero room for error if they want to continue into the a freeagent addition in is finding the slide hard to From the time I signed with the my mindset has been that this is a playoffcaliber he Even though we suffered a really dis heartening loss last the challenge See Page 11A File photo Cowboys coach Bill and wide receiver Keyshawn Johnson hope a victory over Carolina today will propel them into the While their coach Colts try to turn focus back to football INDIANAPOLIS AP The Indianapolis Colts got back to concentrating on football Fri Players joked and seemed more vibrant as they finished their last practice before heading to Seattle a major change from Thursdays near silence after they received Word of the apparent suicide of coach Tony Dungys The were Assistant head coach Jim Caldwell again ran practice while Tony Dungy stayed in In the teams coaches and Colts offi cials attended a morning memorial No decision has yet been made on if the Colts will wear or do Saturday to honor 18yearold James whose girlfriend found him unresponsive in a Florida apartment But at least football was again part of the The great thing about it is mat this team is a great reflection of its head they emulate him to a T in certain Caldwell Especially when theres some adversity and this is a very tough A preliminary autopsy report Friday indicated the teen took his own but the exact cause of death wont be released until a toxicology examination is fin ished in four to six the Hillsborough County medical examiner For the whose 131 record is the NFLs this tumultuous week has easily been its most The daily tests included Sun days loss to San their first of the A new challenge on the links Saints hope to turn around dismal seasons DAVID DouglasThomaschaske putts around fallen leaves at the Landa Park Golf Course SAN ANTONIO AP displaced New Orleans Saints can blame Hurricane Katrina for their woeful The Detroit Lions can only blame themselves for the shoddy play that made their fans turn on With any playoff hopes for either team long the only thing at stake Saturday when the Saints 311 and Lions 410 meet is this citys floundering effort to prove itself worthy of an NFL fran The still unsure of their 2006 make their final 2005 appearance in the Alamodome wondering how many people will show up on Christinas Cve to watch a game Lions tight end Marcus Pollard called the homeless More like the hopeless bowl for this season any The Saints have been the vagabonds of the NFL after Katrina trashed the Super dome and sent them on a fourmonth odyssey of home games in New San Antonio and Baton They couldnt even get com fortable in their temporary headquarters of San Antonios Alamodome and were forced to move their lock er room and weight room to a high school baseball Theres no team in the NFL going through what weve been said Saints running back Aaron Thats true off the On the the Saints and Lions play has been similarly bad no matter what the circum
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