New Braunfels Herald Zeitung, December 31, 2005, Page 8

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 31, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas Page 8A HERALDZETTUNG December 2005 Canyon running back Chase UCLA rolls over Northwestern EL PASO AP Brandon Breazell returned two onside kicks for touch downs and Drew Olson recovered from an awful first quarter by throwing three TD leading 17 UCLA to a 5038 win over Northwestern in the Sun Bowl on With star tailback Mau rice Drew limited to punt returns after a firsthalf shoulder Chris Markey finished with 150 yards rushing and Kahlil Bell added 136 The Bruins 102 gave coach Karl Dorrell his first bowl victory in three The Wildcats 75 pulled within 3631 with to play when Brett Basanez threw a 9yard touchdown pass to Mark but Breazell a receiver lined up to make sure the Bruins kept the the ensuing onside kick 43 After Basanez added a 5 yard TD pass to Shaun Her bert with 23 seconds Breazell struck again by taking the next onside kick for a 41yard punctuating the high estscoring Sun Bowl Texas crushes Prarie View AUSTIN AP Brad Buckman returned after missing two games with an injury and scored a season high 20 points to lead 15 Texas to a 11038 victory over Prairie View on Friday Tucker added 26 points for the Longhorns while LaMarcus Aldridge had 20 points and 16 Buckman missed the last two games after twisting his right knee in a blowout loss to 1 Duke almost three weeks He hurt himself again rolling his ankle early in die But he returned and finished with eight rebounds and two blocked Phillip Scott had 10 points for Prairie View which shot 27 percent and had 31 turnovers which led to 36 Texas The 72point margin was the most for the Longhorns since a 14871 victory over Northern Montana in Tucker had 11 rebounds as Texas outrebounded Prairie View Texas used a 213 run late in the first half to take a 35 10 lead on the way to a 49 16 halftime The Longhorns shot 57 percent in the first half and 55 per cent for the The Longhorns forced 20 firsthalf the most in more than 10 PORTS To have your sports event publi contact Will Wright at or by email at [email protected] DAILY Cowboys throve Hail Mary Dallas hopes to keep its playoff hopes when Louis visits in season Time ESPN Itenns play In Bush Bowl Houston visits San Francisco knowinga loss would guarantee adate with Reggie Time District play resumes In force NB boys and girls visit Lake Smitlison Val ley boys and girls TtntK Games start between 6 and 8 r Saints headed back to Louisiana in January By Tim Price The Associated Press SAN New Orleans Saints will return to Louisiana in that much seems Exactly when and where they will play games gets a little The owner says maybe as early as September in the hurricaneravaged The NFL commissioner Its too early to The two made separate statements Friday about the teams and while both were Paul Tagli abue was far more cautious in setting a timetable for or even a site for the Saints first game back There are a lot of tilings yet to be accomplished to make it more man a oneyear he said after meeting with Saints players and coaches for about five There are a lot of chickenandegg Its a complicated We might be back here on our bended knee asking to play a few more Tom Benson Saints owner Asked whether the New Orleans market could support an NFL team he We think it but its not a owner Tom Benson said the state agency managing the Super dome told him the stadium can be ready for games by But because earlier estimates put the tar get opening in Benson acknowledged he needed another 30 days to feel comfortable the Septem ber date can be adding We might be back here on our bended knee asking to play a few more On a more definite Benson said the Saints will return to their prac tice complex in next Players have been told they will have access to the facility by There were guys that didnt want to go back the majority probably didnt want to go receiver Joe Horn but I cant wait to get back because its Tagliabue urged a return to New Orleans to help in the ongoing rebuild ing effort following the devastation of Hurricane But he wouldnt rule out more games in San Antonio in a city he said would be on any ones short list if the league Its too early to say whether the games will be played at the dome or in Tagliabue At least one Saints player has serious doubts about any fall no matter the I dont think the Superdome will be ready next year at offensive guard Kendyl Jacox They were saying I dont think itll be ready by Bill a Superdome called the September date not totally but within the realm of It probably wont be absolutely but we could be able to safely and comfortably accommodate a capacity he There could be some unfinished painting and some work going on in backof thehouse areas or finishing the trim in the but you could still be Thats what were hoping Whenever it is hope in certainly will be a national event and a lot of eyes will be focused on the dome and they did Thats why this urgency to get it ready is so Curl See Page 3A Rangers fall in District 265A opener By Kevin Washburn Correspondent Armed with a distinct height the SA Churchill boys basketball team routed Smithson Valley Friday In the district opener for both Churchill used its size to get off quick en route to the 53 25 victory over the Theyre said Smithson Valley coach Allan They have a sevenfooter Ian Markolf standing in the middle of their zone and some other long Markolf led the team with 15 points and made it tough for the Rangers to do anything inside due to his Churchill also received solid contributions from other play Mickey Johnson scored Mendez had eight and Alex FJizondo and Sam Markolf each had Miller said Churchills size did present but his teams inability to make shots was also to We didnt knock down the shots that we needed and I thought we were getting some good Miller I thought we had the right people taking shots for We just did nt and I think it just snowballed after The Rangers did have trou ble especially in the first Churchill fed the ball inside repeatedly and jumped out to a 192 The Rangers didnt lay They used defense to fight back in the second forcing nine Churchill turnovers and cutting the deficit to 2614 The third quarter started out much like the second had end Smithson Valley opened with a 62 keyed by two Brad Respondek threepoint Miller said his team knew Churchills size would be a prob lem and had a plan to combat it One of the things we talked trying to do was to beat their zone giving them a chance to set said During that little that was what we were able to The ninepoint deficit was as close as Smithson Valley would After Respondeks Churchill forced threestraight Ranger turnovers and ended the quarter on a 120 run to put the game out of Respondek led Smithson Val ley with 11 Melvin Echard chipped in with four points and the trio of Dominic Mitch Keogh and Taylor ONeal scored three points Miller said he tried to impress on his team that this was only the first dis trict game and there is plenty of time left in the district season to get back on This was Churchills We get another chance at them and hopefully the next time itll be our Were going to come back to work tomorrow morn y ing ready to get after It ir doesnt get any Photos by DAVID Smithson Valley guard Justin Young 30 tries to get 9ff a pass while two Churchill defenders fight for the loose Dominic Hamilton brings the ball up the Churchill Smithson Valley 36 The Smithson Valley girls bas ketball team suffered the same fate as the losing to Churchill The Rangers were led by Mallo ry Craigs nine Also chip ping in were Brittany Arredondo with eight points and Mallory Meyers with sevea The Smithson Valley boys and girls teams will both play on Tuesday at The girls start at 6 and the boys will play at Canyon Second Baptist 31 Austin New appears fully recovered from an injury that sidelined him several games earlier this he poured in 15 points to lead Canyon to a 4831 victo ry over Second Baptist in the the championship game of the Second Baptist Eagle Holiday After struggling defensively in the first two games of the tour Canyon put on a defensive clinic against the sec ond ranked team in the Texas Association of Parochial and Pri vate Schools Matt Zachary added seven points for the Isaiah Jackson had six and Brian Hidal go and Michael Bradley had The Cougars will visit Austin Travis in a nondistrict game at 8 Cosbys heart lies with Longhorns after baseball stint BEVERLY AP Cosby was supposed to have been long gone from Texas by A top football prospect signed in he was anoth er jewel in a starstudded Longhorns recruiting That was before the Los Ange les Angels lured him away with a lucrative contract to chase dreams of playing in the World Cosby is in college and back in California in pursuit of a college football national championship when the 2 Longhorns take on top ranked USC in the Rose Being surrounded by the glamor and glitz of Los Ange les sure beats the dusty infields of midsummer games in towns like and You cant beat the college football said who has developed from an earlyseason project into a dangerous speedster in the Texas receiving It just took him a while to realize Cosby was one of the top athletes in Texas when he signed with the Longhorns in February 2001 out of Class 2A Mart High about 22 miles east of A standout in base ball and he was a two time allstate He also was an allstate defensive back who his coach bragged would knock the living snot out of In he won state titles in the 100 meters sec onds and the 200 meters and made recruiting trips with future Longhorns Cedric Benson and Derrick who are both now in the But the baseball Angels lured him away by drafting him in the sixth They signed him to a fiveyear deal with an signing He bought a new truck and hit the He left football in his rearview but it was never out of sight as he bounced his way around the minor Long bus a career batting average as an outfield er in Rookie League and Class A ball and summers in stifling See Page 9A Texas battle for beef in Rose Bowl wager SACRAMENTO AP More will be at stake in Wednesdays Rose Bowl game between USC and Texas than a national If Texas upsets 1 California Arnold Schwarzenegger will send a basketful of California delights to Texas Rick Among them avo winter salmon of Napa Valley And if the Trojans win the BCS title game Think Blue Bell ice cream and bar becued beef brisket heading to Both governors also are offering handmade cowboy boots that will go up for auc tion perhaps on eBay with the proceeds going to Schwarzenegger and Perry applauded the but Perry took an extra step and predicted the USC 26 I look forward to watching the Longhorns trample the he ;