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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 23, 2003, New Braunfels, Texas BEST AVAILABLE COPY Josh Silk plays tennis at Prince Solms Park Tuesday, December 23,2003 — Herald-Zeitung — Page 5A Herald-Zeitung COMING THURSDAY Defensive stars Senior duo leads New Braunfels football team. To have your event publicized, contact David Rupkalvis at 625-9144, ext. 223, or by e mail at THE DAILY T* I* OK* ET Fort Worth Bowl TCI I will fact’ Boise Stab’in a buttle bet!cecil one loss teams Time:6:30p.m. on I SI'\ * Las Vegas Bowl Wes Atinker leach New Mexico into battle against Oregon State. Time: 6:30 p. rn. on ESPN. B Hawaii Bowl The University of Houston traveh 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 Chlapak 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, lo beat 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 back to back 3 pointers to take a 6-i) lead before Kyle Kennedy scored 5 points during a 3-2 run for the (-oiigars. i hen the Mavericks pulled away, scoring I > straight points to open a *3- . lead before Ismael (iuillen hit a I pointei to md the Mavericks scoring run. Hie Maven* 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.GOOOOOALH! Heavy-hearted Favre leads Packers over Raiders 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 Tim’s wish to come to Texas to go bass fishing with me. I selected the 777 Ranch located outside Hondo because I knew Tim would have a wonderful time besides catching lots offish (nilling us on lh trip were His parents and two vmmm brothers, ages 5 and 7 Tim’s mother Kiln told mc \ wish is when the entire family goes nine place together, rims illness has aile* i eel everyone in their filmily iii man , ways, and this time away would b* *i fully help get their minds oil dun troubles. Hie 111 Ranch bas some of the countries best catch and release bass fishing. It is now uiulci ncivownci ship, and I was excited thai they agreed to host us. I ashing was great * and everyone caught mote fish than they had ever caught heinie Tim was fully independent and caught more than id fish in id in tm I chose to take diem oil die hook and 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 sea son. 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.” The 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 teams 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- ft es. The three seniors are Mandy Dulse, 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- REBECCA S ROGERS/Herald-Zeitung The Smithson Valley girls soccer team will open the season Jan. 9 in the Hays Tournament The team meinb. i Iou , Snydei Kau Henderson, Dana Macke, Bandi Knudsen Amanda ll mn r < ■ nine Harper, Jessica Smith, Amanda Dooty, Caley Johnson. Kon auk: * . Jordan Brown. Kristen Huddleston, Cecilia Kellar, Anna Lake Amy .Llroll* »t ( mien Rodrigue/, M^rcey Morales. Sara Curry, Many Hulse and Loach Jason Adi ic offs and have fun I iii nim iii, i-> defense to midfield ibis veal, ml Impi I can help out by scot mg Mime goals Lake, a first team all dish u i seine lion last year, scored six goals ared n -n it d three assists in 2003 lorn,ml \I. Morales also garnered liisi learn iii <1, trict honors after leading tie f .o-with 22 goals and IO assists Goalkeeper lily ii Snvdei Ii rn 1 I mmols last season and earned second ic un all district honors. Cecilia Kellar, Sat a Luny, Dana Mecke, Carmen i s <i fugue/ and (.airy johnson Jill received I" i a s» as. *n honors. I Rangers are picked to repeat as i'm i Ii. impious oil Astrict 27-5A and Last . i a a al md s. rn ll nvest are expected to be i ■ al rn iwo playoff representatives c c Mil. dc ii Mi, Adkins said. Rangers eye postseason run By Jason Chlapok 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 Russ 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 lorn 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 if we want to go fin in 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 of Bowman, the Rangers will also welcome back midfielders Matt Carpenter, Andrew Sweet and Sean f larrison and defenders Stephen Meyer ai id Mike Adan. Andrew Sendejo is expected to be one of the top newcom ers and will give the Rangers I he Mangui. I y the Hays Tom na Sear. Harrison / Andiow Sweet Campbell Si e.i Matt Hoskii... I additional spt e When looking standings, (ai Rangers ate < Rf Ut CCA S HOG ERS/Hhi dld/eit ung I. .-i team opens the season Jan. 8 in  .’ i* it ii 11 members are Tom Bowman, -1 .L I’I nihil Stephen Meyer. Derele Stout, ’ ut- 1 it punter Josh Low, Nolan l .. ii Audi w Sendejo, Kyle Harper, i    lr yI*    J.H kson and Gerson Reyes. repeat as district champions, L.    uni    viil I Southwest and Last Genii ii    aal .ribbing I lie other two dis- \im*i ii    i lo    un t playoff spots. 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 games: 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 Die river 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 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 natipnal 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. of many while fishing n'Iimm then) But I un insisted on kissing oacli one. We toked and go! better acquainted. I iii i told me I hat lie loves to hunt, too. But the ( WI dos not grant hunting-lype wishes I passed that on to Jeff Ham), one of tile owners of the 111 Ham Ii. and he smiled and said, “You filii ill I im’s wish lo fish while I surprise him with a hunt.” I Allowing die fishing, l im went to die Iii mg range with Jell and displac'd remarkable accuracy at IOO val ds I w as shocked, l im smiled and aid I am only visually impaired, not blind I thought what a great attitude that was. Mum many unsuccessful stalks Tim finally made a perfect shot and Ii .wucd ,i levis (tall 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. rims enthusiasm and his ou Book 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. ;