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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 23, 2003, New Braunfels, Texas Tuesday, December 23, 2003 — Herald-Zeitung — Page 5A Josh Silk plays tennis at Prince Solms Park COMING THURSDAY * Defensive stars Senior duo leads New Braunfels football team. Herald-Zeitung To have your event publicized, contact David Rupkalvis at 625-9144, ext. 223, or by e mail at [email protected] THE DAILY T-1* OK-ET Fort Worth Boul TCH will fact' Boise Sim ie ,, bottle between one loss tennis Time: 6:30 p.m. on I SI’\ Las Vegas Bowl Wes /tinker leads New Mexico into battle against Oregon State. Time: 6:30 p. rn. on ESPN. I Hawaii Bowl The University of Houston travels to Hawaii to take on the home team Warriors. Time: 7p.m. on ESPN.Canyon boys stumble against the fourth-ranked 5A team in the state By Jason Chlapek Staff Writer The Canyon boys’ basketball team faced a McNeil team that was ranked No. 4 in Class 5A, and McNeil showed why Monday. The Mavericks used a 15-0 run to build a 25-8 lead at the end of the first quarter and rolled to an 80-33 rout of the Cougars. “We just need to move past what happened tonight.” Cougars (loach Kenny Rotzler said. “We played the No. 4 team in Class 5A, and they've only lost once all season. To heat them, we knew we needed to play a perfect game. Tonight s game was not a gauge of where we are as a team. I feel we can be competitive the rest of the way out.” McNeil opened the game hitting hac k to hack 5 pointers to take a 6-Oleacl before Kyle Kennedy scored 5 points during a 5-2 run for the (Cougars. I Ihmi the Mavericks pulled away, scoring 13 straight points to open a > lead heinie Ismael Guillen hit a I pointei mend the Mavericks scoring run. I hi' Maveric ks continued their offensive onslaught by outscoring the Cougars 20-7 in the second quarter and taking a 45-15 lead into the locker room at the half. The third quarter was evenly matched as both teams scored 13 points in the frame. Kennedy hit a trio of 3-pointers and Cole Clayton scored all four of his points in the quarter. Kennedy finished the game with a team-high 14 points. In the final quarter, the Mavericks put the game away with a 22-5 run. Jaecel Shah hit a 3-pointer and Matt Zachary hit a jumper for the Cougar scores in the frame. Shah came off the bench and scored 5 points and had two steals and an assist. Canyon is now 6-7 and will resume play at the Fredricksburg Tournament next Monday.GOOOOOAL!!!Smithson Valley aims for perfection By Jason Chlapek Staff Writer The Smithson Valley girls’ soccer team is ready to take the field for the 2004 season. Coming off last year’s 19-4-1 record, which included a 9-1 district record and the district championship, the Rangers are looking to repeat as champions of District 27-5A. “We expect to go 10-0 in district and have another 19 win season this year,” Coach Jason Adkins said. “We also hope to advance past the second round of the playoffs.” Tile Rangers received a first-round bye last season before being eliminated by Churchill in the second round. In many cases, youth on a team is seen as a weakness. According to Adkins, though, his team’s youth is beneficial. “Last year we had five freshman starters, and now they're all sophomores with varsity experience,” Adkins said. “With so many underclassmen, and only three seniors, there will be less senioritis. This will help us as the season progress-es. The three seniors are Mandy Hulse, Roxanne Harper and Anna Lake. “I expect us to get along and have strong team unity,” Lake said. “I also expect us to win, go further in the play- REBECCAS ROGERS/Herald-Zeitung The Smithson Valley girls soccer tram will open the season Jan. 9 in the Hays Tournament The team mein!)- i Ii.■ I* v:i Snyder Kari Henderson, Dana Macke, Randi Knudsen Amani!« Hanna .' i Roxanne Harper, Jessica Smith, Amanda Dooty, Coley Johnson Ken Au i i, Jordan Brown Kristen Huddleston. Cecilia Kellar, Anna Lake Amy Choile*! < mien Rodrigue/. Marcey Morales, Sara Curry, Many Hulse and Coach jason Adf c offs and have fun I iii moving, horn defense to midfield this veal sn I Impi I can help out by scot mg some goals Lake, a first team all distric I selei nun last year, scored six goals and w< nilled three assists in 2003 Imwaul Ma: Morales also garnered lits! team ill ti, trict honors alter leading tin a with 22 goals and IO asse tv Goalkeeper Lryn Snydei I * • < I i 111 n i rn I s last sea si ut and earned second i un all district honors. Cecilia Kellar, Sal a Curry, Dana Mecke, Carmen I obi Ii iglu*/ and ( aley Johnson all received post mason honors. I iie hangers are picked to repeat as i 'it I lampions ol District 27-5A and East t i a i al md Si mil iwest are expected to be ■h< abt a iwn playoff representatives 111 au da de 11 ict, Adkins said.Rangers eye postseason run By Jason Chlapak Staff Writer Following last year’s 17-6-3 finish, which included a district championship and elimination from the playoffs by state champion Churchill, the Smithson Valley boys’ soccer team is ready to kick off its 2004 campaign. “We hope to win 20 games this year and make it to regionals,” Coach Buss Girard said. “I also hope to get the young guys experienced in time for the playoffs.” With only six seniors and six returning lettermen on the roster, the Rangers will have some youth to work with Girard said youth and. inexperience are his team’s weaknesses. What the Rangers lack in experience, they make up for with goalkeeping. Three-year letter winner Tom Bowman is back for his senior yeai as goalie. “If we can establish our selves as a team, we will he great,” Bowman said. “We will need to work on playing as a team lf we want to go far iii the playoffs. I want to show leadership both on and off the field and do the best I can to help the team win. ’ In addition to the return ol Bowman, die Rangers will also welcome back midfielders Matt Carpenter, Andrew Sweet and Scan I larrison and defenders Stephen Meyer ar id Mike Adati. Andrew Sendejo is expected to be one of the top newcomers and will give the Rangers REBECCA S ROGERS/1 lei uld-Zeitui ig The Hangui > I jv    a*    tm uponthe season Jan. 8 in the Hays Iom , , i ' hi t* im members are Tom Bowman, Sear, Ham ,cu >u ,;,u I'l'nllip , Stephen Me\er, Derele Stout, Andrew Sweet 1 ti . t upentei Josh Low, Nolan Campbell ’>• 1; I• h Andrew jenilejo, Kyle Harper, Man Host ii, »i it Kyle Jackson and Gerson Reyes. Heavy-hearted Favre leads Packers over Raiders OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Brett Favre dealt with the grief in the best way he could imagine. He played his heavy heart out. Favre passed for 399 yards and four touchdowns a day after his father’s death, moving into second place in NFL history for career TD passes while leading the Green Bay Packers to a 41 -7 victory over the Oakland Raiders on Monday night. With one spectacular long pass after another, Favre decimated the Raiders’ patchwork defense with one of the greatest performances in his 13-year career. He finished just 3 yards shy of his career high while sending the Raiders to their worst loss in eight years. Favre threw for a personal-best 311 yards and four TDs in the first half, quickly turning a crucial game for the Packers’ playoff hopes into a blowout victory — and he did it on one of the saddest days of his life. Irvin Favre died of a heart attack Sunday night while Week 15 Schedule Sunday's gam**: Atlanta 30. Tamba Bay 28 Minnesota 45, Kansas City 20 New England 21. N Y Jets 16 St Louis 27, Cincinnati 10 Miami 20. Buffalo 3 Baltimore 35, Cleveland 0 Chicago 27. Washington 24 Carolina 20, Detroit 14 Jacksonville 20, New Orleans 19 Dallas 19. N Y Giants 3 Tennessee 27. Houston 24 Pittsburgh 40. San Diego 24 San Francisco 31. Philadelphia 28 Seattle 28. Arizona 10 Denver 31, Indianapolis 17 Monday's gams: Green Bay 41. Oakland 7 driving near his son’s hometown of Kiln, Miss. Brett decided to stay with the Packers (9-6) long enough to lead a victory that kept them in a tie with Minnesota atop the NFC North. Favre was 22-of-30, smiling and hugging his teammates throughout the game. In the fourth quarter, he embraced his wife, Deanna, before they headed home. Green Bay can all but clinch a playoff berth with a victory over Denver Sunday. Texas Tech keeps Knight perfect against Alford additional SJH ihI When looking ii i standings, (111.11(1 Rangers are exp repeal as district champions, u it 1    \    itll Southwest at id hast Cen- i tin    mil nabbing the other two dis- ii i*» ii ii 1 playoff spots. DALLAS (AP) — Steve Alford still hasn’t beaten his former coach. Andre Emmett, Bob Knight’s current star player at Texas Tech, scored 23 points — including the last six in a 10-0 first-half run that snapped an early tie — and the Red Raiders beat Iowa 65-59 Monday night. Alford was the best player on the last of Knight’s three national championship teams in 1987 at Indiana, where he was part of 92 wins in his career. They also shared an Olympic gold medal in 1984. But as a coach, Alford is 0-3 against Knight. Texas Tech (10-2) has won six straight games since losing 62-59 in another Dallas appearance three weeks ago at SMU. Pierre Pierce had 18 points for the Hawkeyes (6-2), who have lost their last two games. Despite their mutual respect for each other, Alford didn’t speak at length with Knight after taking the Iowa job in 1999 until calling his former coach in January when his own team was struggling and he needed to talk to somebody about it. Still, both coaches insisted in the week leading up to the game that there are no problems with their relationship. Before Monday night’s game, their first against each other since Alford’s first year at Iowa, the former player walked over to meet Knight. Once the game started, Emmett took over. Sick child touches lives It was hard to fight back tears as I fished with 13-year-old Tim Idle-man. But I was fulfilling his wish. Tim is sick and suffers from a very serious disease called Fibrous Dysplasia. He has undergone many surgeries and is scheduled for another surgery in January. His head has large scars where they have removed the top of his skull, and his motor skills are affected. He goes to a school for the blind, but he sees the world as a beautiful place. The Children's Wish Foundation recently granted rims wish to come to Texas to go bass fishing with me. I selected the 111 Ranch located outside Hondo because I knew Tim would have a wonderful time besides catching lots offish Brining us on fin trip were his parents am! tun vouugri brothers, ages 5 anil 7. rims mother Kim told nu* t wish is when the entire family goes nim place together. Ii ms illness has aliet 1 ed everyone in their filmily in mans ways, and this time avvav would hop fully help get their minds oil fin n troubles. T he 111 Ranch has some ol tin* countries best catch and release has* fishing. It is now undei new ownei ship, and I was ext it et I that dux agreed to host us. Fishing was great, and everyone caught mon* Ii ,h than they had ever caught heinie rim was fully independent moi caught more than 30 fish In it) loam I chose to lake them oil the bool ami of many while fishing release them But I im insisted on kissing each one. Wt joked anti got better acquainted. l im lold me that he loves to hunt, too. But the ( WI <Ids not grant hunting-type w ishes I passed that on to Jeff Baun. one til file owners of the 111 Bam Ii, anil he smiled and said, "You liillill I uhs wish rn fish while I surprise him with a hunt.” follow ing the fishing, Tim went to the In mg range with Jeff and displayed remarkable accuracy at IOO yai tis I was shocked, l im smiled and •said I am only visually impaired, not blind I thought what a great attitude that was. Mum many unsuccessful stalks Tim tinallx made a perfect shot and Jew ie J i I t xas tlall sheep. We cap tured the entire trip on video for an upcoming show. Tim can teach us all how to get a better perspective on life. He is strong, brave and more mature than I could have imagined. Tim’s enthusiasm and his outlook on life encourage everyone around him. Tim also emotionally touched Rann. I thought of how a tough guy like Jeff can be moved by a tough kid like Tim. Rann, who also owns and operates one of Africa’s largest hunting operations, said, “The 111 Ranch is an old ranch, but with the new ownership we have given it a new heart.” Keith Warren is the host of two weekly outdoor television programs that broadcast nationwide. ;