New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 24, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas
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Football finally begins n Caniford debuts with NU
Canyon hosts LaVernia; SV welcomes H New coach coaches Unicorns for first
Round Rock Westwood in season openers Ll time against No. 6-ranked Stephenville
Time: 7:30 p. rn. Time: 7:30 p. rn. (KGNB-AM1420)
From staff, wire reports STATE
LAVERNIA-CANYON FOOTBALL TICKETS -
Tickets to Friday’s LaVernia-Canyon football game at Cougar Stadium w ill be sold today-Friday between 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at the front office at the high school. Cost is $6 for general admission adults and $2 for students. All tickets will be $6 and $3 at the gate.
WESTWOOD SV FOOTBALL TICKETS -
Tickets to Smithson Valley’s opener against Round Rock Westwood Friday will be sold between 8 p.m.-4 p.m. at die fieldhouse today and Thursday and from 8-11 un. at the fieldhouse and until the end of C lunch in . the cafeteria at 2 p.m.
; f riday. Reserved seats are
• $7; general admission is $6
• and S3 for students. .All
’ seats at the gate will be $7.
^ cash only.
• BAYLOR HOOP PLAYER I BUSTED — A member of I last season’s Baylor Lady
I Bears national champi-
• unship basketball team ; was dismissed Tuesday
• after she was arrested and
• charged witll possession of
• marijuana following a traf-! fie stop. Monique Jones,
! 20. a junior guard, also was ; charged widi.outstanding ; traffic warrants. A male ; passenger was arrested
• and charged with unlawful
• carrying of a weapon and ! possession of marijuana.
i In a statement, coach Kim I Mulkev- Robertson said ; Jones was dismissed for ; violating team rules. Jones,
; ut Ferriday, In., played two seasons at Baylor, averaging 2.2 points. 1.3 ‘ rebounds and 9.7 minutes ‘ per game.
TUCKER ELIGIBLE AGAIN AT UT - Texas
; junior forward RJ. Tucker has regained his academic eligibility and will play basketball next season. Fucker was Texas leading ! scorer before he was . forced to leave the team midway through last season. I Ie missed the final 14 games and texas went 6-8 in that stretch, losing in the first round of the NCAA tournament. His return will be an instant boost for the Longhorns, w ho finished 20-11 and failed to advance to the ■ round of 16 for the first time in (our seasons. The l onghorns had been ranked as high as No. 12
• with Iucker in the lineup and averaging 13.7 points and eight rebounds per game. With Tucker back on the team, the Longhorns figure among the favorites
; to win the Big 12.
Rangers end losing streak; Houston still leading wild-card
The Associated Press
ARLINGTON — Kevin Mench had three hits, including his 21st home run, and rookie Chris Young ended another Texas Rangers’ losing streak with a 6-4 victory over the Seattle Mariners Tuesday night.
Mark Teixeira hit his 32nd homer, a solo shot in the seventh that was his 99th HBI and gave the Rangers a 5-3 lead. Young (11-7) allowed one run and four hits over five innings to win his third straight decision, including Texas’ only victory on its just com
pleted 13-game road trip. The righthander struck out six, hut left after throwing IOO pitches on a night when the temperature was in the upper 90s.
Texas had lost four straight games since Young threw eight scoreless innings last Wednesday to beat Cleveland, snapping the Rangers’ season-worst eight-game losing streak. After the 1-12 trip that was the worst in team history, the Rangers are trying to stay out of last place in the AL West for the fourth time in five seasons. Texas (58-66) is five games ahead of the last-
place Mariners after winning the opener of a 10-game homestand.
Francisco Cordero got the final five outs for his 28th save. Cordero took over after Brian Shouse retired the only batter he faced on a comebacker with two mimers on and a mn already in for Seattle in the eighth.
Astros trail Padres
SAN DIEGO — I Jouston trailed the Padres 2-0 in the bottom of the eighth inning at presstime Tuesday. The Astros were trying for their second
straight win after taking the wild-card lead Monday with a 6-2 victory.
Roy Oswalt threw six strong innings for his 15th win and former Canyon star Lance Berkman hit a two-run homer. Oswalt (15-10) held the Padres to two runs and five hits to win for the first time in five starts. Berkman homered to right-center field off reliever Rudy Seanez with one out in the seventh, his 13th, for a 5-2 lead. Berkman had an RBI double in the ninth, giving him three hits and three RBIs.
By Will Wright
After winning their last four volleyball matches to win the consolation title at last weekend’s Northside Tournament, the New Braunfels Unicorns came out with enough fight to win their first two games against a determined Hays Consolidated team Tuesday night.
Hie Unicorns wilted during a brief a I lays comeback, but came to life to quell the loose hitting Rebels, 25-20,25-18,19-25 and 25-18 at Unicorn Gym.
"I lays had played a pretty tough schedule. They played at Duncanville (tournament), and beat some pretty solid teams,’’ New Braunfels coach Phyllis Fowler said. “They lost to Cedar Park, like we did. They’re a good team.
“Fortunately for us, they make a lot of errors, and that’s what kept us in it."
The Rebels (5-5) were unfazed by New Braunfels’ lofty ranking (the Unicorns were No. 9 in the Monday’s Texas Girls Coaches Association’s Class 4A state poll) and were bound and determined. Led by 6-foot attacker Anna Breyfogle and blocker Taylor Deering, they were able to slam from either side.
Problem was, a third of the balls both players whacked across the net fell out of bounds. Capitalizing like that isn t what Fowler likes to see.
“You can’t depend on unearned points.” Fowler said. “We don’t know if we're going to get those in the next game. We can depend on the points we're earning, and that’s what we need to focus on.’’
See VOLLEY, Page 7A
New Braunfels' Lacy Redwine (10), Rachel Brown (4) and Deanna Dahse (5) defend against Hays'Taylor Deering and Ashley Dorsett during the Unicorns' four-game victory over the RebelsTuesday night.
Rangers thrash young Tivy squad, improve to 8-1
By Doug Mitchell
KERRVILLE — As a young Kerrville I ivy volleyball team rebuilds under coach Monica Meyers, strong teams like the Smithson Valley Lady Rangers sometimes provide a hard look at the level the Lady Antlers are working toward.
J he Lady Rangers, ranked loth among San Antonio-area Class 5A teams, utilized a powerful hitting attacking in sweeping a three-game match from the Lady Antlers, prevailing by scores of 25- IO, 25-14 and 25-21 Tuesday night at Antler Gym.
Smithson Valley improved to 8-1 for the season, while a Tivy team already well ahead of last year’s pace in a 10-20 season fell to 8-7.
Smithson Valley hitters Megan Herring and Jessica Martin, were set by Jessie Hartman (25 assists) for 13 and 12 kills, respectively. By exploiting the middle of Tivy’s defense early, then going cross-court and deep for kills, Smithson Valley kept T ivy in a defensive posture most of the night and unable to set up its attack.
Kayla Norris and Hannah Schwarz, with four kills apiece, led Tivy in that catego
ry, while Jourdan Scott gamely stood in against the Lady Rangers’ assault, posting a match-high 15 digs for Tivy.
“We just won the Alamo Heights tournament with strong play from most of players, so we played pretty much like we do,” said Smithson Valley coach Liana Gombert. “We tried to set tempo quick, run a quick offense early. If have to, that means going to the center of the court.
“Megan’s a very solid, very consistent player for us,” Gombert added. “Tori Schwarlose, our second setter, came in and also did a nice job of setting the ball.’’
Martin and I lerring went to work early on the Tivy defense, staking the Rangers to a 20-5 lead en route to their first game victory. The second game was as dose as 14-12 in Smithson Valley’s favor, before five I lerring kills, most oil'sets to the left side, helped the Rangers pull away.
With the Rangers leading 19-11 late in the third game, Tivy Hashed its potential, as Schwarz, a sophomore, got the serve back with a kill, then served four points aided by strong net play by Norris and I jndsey Roloff, cutting the SV
See RANGERS, Page 7A
Amateur swallows both NB golfers
Unicorns outlast Rebels in 4
By Will Wright
It was a short stay for both New Braunfels entries at the 105th U.S. Amateur Golf Championship at Merton, Pa
Both Terrence M i s k e 11 and Josh Ray failed to make the cut after two days of
c t r L' a
play at the Josh
tourna- ^aY ment, which was pared to 64 golfers for match play beginning Unlay.
Canadian James Lepp led stroke-play qualifiers with a 5-under 135 after the first t w o rounds.
Miskell finished 20-over- Terrence par for his Miskell two days,
shooting 79 Monday and 81 Tuesday. Five bogeys and a back- to - back double- bogey and triple-bogey hurt him in his first round at Philadelphia Country Club Monday. On T uesday, he carded an 11 on the par-5 597 No. 4 hole at Marion Golf Club en route to an 81 and 160 total.
Ray, 18, couldn’t overcome an 87 Monday on the Merton course, wtiich got him for sev en bogeys and five doublebogeys. I Ie improved to a 78 on the Philadelphia C. C. course Tuesday, but his 165 total left him 25-over and in a tie for 290th place.
It was Miskell s fifth Amateur and the first for Ray, the New Braunfels graduate who is bound for die University of Memphis this frill.Ware, Beriault show more reasons why Cowboys love 2005 rookie class
I RYT NG (AP) — Exactly 30 years ago, the Dallas Cowboys drafted “ File Dirty Dozen," a group led by Randy White and Thomas Henderson that became the greatest crop of rookies in club history.
I hey earned their nickname and reputation because of their immediate impact. Dallas went from its first non-playoff season in a decade to rebounding all the way to the Super Bowl, the kind of turnaround that’s common in today’s NFL but was practically unheard of
That little history lesson may be worth remembering in a few months if the Class of 2005 keeps up its early momentum.
While coach Bill Parcells is the first to note that its really, really early, theres no denying die big plays made by top pick DeMarcus Ware and late-round selection Justin Beriault in an 18-10 preseason victory over Seattle on Monday night.
Ware repeatedly showed off the speed and playmaking ability that
prompted Dallas to take him lith overall, and led Parcells to compare him to Hall of Fame linebacker Lawrence Taylor.
On one play, Ware had the defender’s version of a hat trick, recording a sack, a forced Jumble and a fumble recovery. J Ie then showed how well he’s adapting to a position change from college, when he was a down lineman, by intercepting a pass to tight end Jerramy Stevens.
Best of all, those highlights came against the Seahawks’ starters.
Ware later chased down backup quarterback Seneca Wallace, diving to knock the ball from his hand, the
fumble rolling out of bounds. The impressive part is that Wallace may be among the fastest quarterbacks in the league.
All in all, it was more than could’ve been expected from a player that Parcells said last week was “running around like he’s lost.”
“I Ie picked die right time... to have his best combination of what he can do pressuring the quarterback, but also what he has gained in camp,” Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said. “It shows that he’s catching on."
Ware also played nearly the entire game, certainly another part of Parcells’ plan to speed his knowledge
of the NFL because he’s going to be relied on a lot this season.
“I’m trying to get as much work as I can,” Ware said Monday night.
Humility will serve him well. And Parcells is doing his best to keep him humble.
“Hey, he got a sack and an interception,” Parcells said. “Let me look at the film. I didn’t think he was great if that s what you want to know.”
In keeping with Parcells tradition, Ware is the coach’s personal water boy this season; cries of “Ware!” can be heard across the field every timeSee COWBOYS, Page 7A
Canyon JV football player Julian Barbosa.
T l-C K E T
Meet the Unicorns
New Braunfels stages annual emit at the Civic Center Time: 6:30 p.m.
New sheriff at NB
Area teams previewed in Football 2005.