New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 21, 2003, New Braunfels, Texas
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Sports Shorts► Baytown phonon commits to Iowa
;. BAYTOWN, Tbxas (AP) — Baytown Lee quarterback Drew Tate made a verbal commitment Monday to play college football at Iowa, which finished the 2002 season ranked No. 8 nationally after losing to Southern Cal in the Orange Bowl.
Tate committed originally to Texas A&M, but backed out after the Aggies fired R.C. Slocum as head coach and replaced him with Dennis Franchione, whose offense is more run-oriented.
Commitments are non-binding until Feb.
5, the first day a recruit can sign a national letter of intent.
“I liked everything about it. I was ready to g6t this over,” Tate said in Tuesday’s editions t>f The Baytown Sun.
Tate said he liked the opportunity to play in the Big IO with Iowa, whose coach, Kirk Ferentz, was named the college coach of the year by The Associated Press.
* Iowa quarterback Brad Banks, the runnerup for the 2002 Heisman Trophy, won’t be hack, but the starting quarterback job isn’t his for the taking, Tate said.
“They’re not promising me anything,” Tate said. “They said if you want to play early, you have to get ready and do this, this and this."
Tate finished his four-year career with 970 completions in 1,577 attempts for 12,180 yards and 113 touchdowns, all Texas high school records.
The AP named him high school player of ' the year in Texas as a junior — beating out Lufkin’s Reggie McNeal, now at Texas A&M, and Houston Madison’s Vincent Young, now at Texas. ,► Pistons 88, Pacers 78
AUBURN HILLS. Mich. (AP) — Ben Wallace scored a season-high 14 points and grabbed 15 rebounds, and the Detroit Pistons used a late surge to beat the Indiana Pacers 88-78 Monday.
After trailing much of the game, Detroit ;went on a 9-0 run to take an 82-73 lead with *129 left.
*• Detroit’s Richard Hamilton scored 18, Cliff
'ftobinson had 15, and Chauncey Billups Ridded IO. Wallace made 7 of 9 shots.
Indiana’s Reggie Miller scored 28 points •and became the 18th NBA player to score 23,000 points. Ron Artest scored 14 points and Jermaine O’Neal had 12 points and ll ■ rebounds.
The Pistons began their comeback with an
21-2 run to tie it at 57 late in the third.
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Brandon Patterson, a 10-year-old student at Seele Elementary, killed this 9-point, 150 Boone & Crockett point buck in Live Oak County on McLendon Whitetail Ranch.SUPER BOWL/From 1B
Davis, the team’s maverick owner, Callahan ended nearly two decades without a trip to the big game.
He did it by transforming some castoff star power into a formidable cast with the likes of Jerry Rice, Tim Brown, Rod Woodson, Charles Woodson, Bill Romanowski, and league MYP Rich Gannon.
And he doesn’t care about the spotlight, which is good, because Davis, who stayed behind the scenes last week, isn’t likely to do so again.
Of course, many in the NFL still consider Davis a villain because of his endless series of lawsuits and threats against the league. That his
team failed to play for a title from 1985 until now — with both Los Angeles and Oakland as their ports of call — probably was a source of extreme pleasure everywhere outside Raider Nation.
“Mr. Davis is the Raiders,” said safety Anthony Dorsett. “It rolls off him and onto us. He could tell you about every player. He could tell you the guy on the practice squad’s wife and kids. He loves this football team.”
And he loves the image he has created for it. The only problem is, the guys on the other side might be ready to steal the treasure before Davis’ Raiders can grab it.Game lime► On IV
Ohio State at Indiana, 6 p.m. on ESPN. Virginia at Virginia Tech, 6:30 p.m. on ESPN2. Alabama at Mississippi, 8 p.m. on ESPN. Boxing
James Leija vs. Kostya Tszyu, 10 p.m. on SHOW2.
USA Spirit National Championship, 1:30 p.m. on ESPN2.
Golf Academy Live, 7 p.m. on GOLF.Sports Calendar► NBH registration
Late registration forms for the 2003 New Braunfels Little League season can be picked Jan. 19-31 at Vivroux Sporting Goods in New Braunfels. Late registration for T-ball costs $45 and all other registration fees are $60 per player.
Tryouts are scheduled for Feb. I at the Loop 337 Fields and all players must register to tryout.
For information, call Jeff Dees at 708-0000 or R.C. Irwin at 832-1199.► NBGSA registration
Registration forms for the 2003 New Braunfels Girls Softball Association season are available at Vivroux Sporting Goods.
Teams are being formed for T-Bail, 8-and-younger, 10-and-younger, 12-and-younger, 14-and-younger, and 16-and-younger age groups.
Tryouts take place for ages nine and older to help distribute the skill levels; however, all girls will play.
For information, call the NBGSA Hot fine at 627-2801 or Chris Schoenherr at 626-6726, or Tbny Ramirez at 629-1962. *► Connections golf benefit
The “Fore” the Children Golf Classic, benefitting Connections Individual and Family, Inc. tees off at 11:30 a.m. Feb. I at The Bandit Golf Course.
Each team provides three players to be paired with a celebrity. Expected celebrities for the tournament include Lance Berkman (Houston Astros); Reed Boyd (University of Texas football); Larry Dierker (Houston Astros) Rayfield Wright (former Dallas Cowboy); Coby Dietrick (former San Antonio Spur); Ken Hall (former Houston Oiler) Micah Bowie (Oakland A’s); Bruce Colic (former San Francisco 49er); Mac Percival (former Chicago Bear) and Alan Ashby (former Houston Astro).
The fee to play in the tournament is $125 per person. Players can begin to check-in and meet the celebrities at IO a.m. Brunch and lunch will be provided by Rudy’s Bar-
Cavs fire Lucas after team’s horrible start
Keith Smart is new head coach
CLEVELAND (AP) — Jphn Lucas couldn’t make winners out of the Cleveland Cavaliers, so Keith Smart is getting a shot.
He’s made a big one before.
Lucas was fired Monday by the Cavs, who at 8-34 have the NBA’s worst record, an apathetic fan base, complacent players and an assortment of other problems.
“We’ve been pretty much the laughingstock of the league,” said guard Bimbo Coles. “It has been a circus or a zoo around here.”
Lucas, who wap in his second season with the Cavs and had another year remaining on a three-year $9 million contract, was replaced by Smart.
Smart, best known for making the game-winning jump shot for Indiana in the 1987 NCAA championship game against Syracuse, inherits the league’s youngest team and all of Lucas’ headaches.
“I told the players, we have an open book,” said the 38-
year-old Smart, who spent three seasons as a head coach in the CEA before joining the Cavs as an assistant. “We’re starting fresh.”
Smart will make his debut at home on Tuesday night against Orlando. He’s the league’s second-youngest coach behind Golden State’s Erie Musselman, who coached Smart in the CBA.
"I’m going to tell him the pressure has just intensified moving one chair over,” said Musselman, who planned to call Smart.
The 49-year-old Lucas, who went 37-87 in I 1/2 years in Cleveland, did not immediately return a phone message seeking comment.
Cavaliers general manager Jim Paxson was disappointed in his team’s lack of development under Lucas and decided to make the coaching change before things got worse.
The Cavs are coming off a 1-5 West Coast road trip where they were blown out in several of the losses. On Saturday, Cleveland made a season-high 30 turnovers in a 97-80 loss to Denver, the league’s second-worst team with just IO wins.
B-Q. Bidding for the celebrities will close at
Proceeds from the event go to support and provide therapeutic services for youth who have been abused, neglected or are homeless.
First place wins $450 gift certificates, second place receives $300 gift certificates and third place gets $150 gift certificates.
A pre-event party also takes place from 6-9 p.m. Jan. 31 at Tavern on the Gruene.
For information, call Kellie Stallings at (830) 629-6571 or Joel Guajardo at (830) 629-6571 ext. 206.► CHS Athletic Booster Club meeting
The Canyon High School Athletic Booster Club meets at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 27 at Bern Hardy Cougar Den.
For information, call 606-1850.► SVHS AN-Sports Gala
The second annual Smithson Valley High School "All Sports Gala" takes place from 7 p.m. to midnight Feb. I at Anhalt Dancehall.
There will be live entertainment, an auction, raffle, dancing and dinner by Outback Steakhouse.
'rickets are $50 per person and must be purchased in advance.
For information, call Sheri Kitchen at (830) 885-2905 or Laurie Johnson at (830) 980-9493.► NBVA women’s volleyball league
Community Education and the New Braunfels Volleyball Association sponsors an adult women’s volleyball league, which begins a new season Feb. 18.
An adult women’s B league plays Tuesday nights and an adult women’s A league plays Wednesday nights.
Teams interested in joining the league can contact Denise Cook before Feb. 14 at 606-5776 or e-mail [email protected]
Wolff Memorial Golf tournament
The Canyon Springs Golf Club hosts the Third Annual Guillermo Antonio Wolff Memorial Open Feb. 8.
The tournament, which tees off at I p.m., will be a handicapped four-man scramble.
A dinner and awards ceremony takes place after the tournament.
The Wolff Scholarship Fund was established to allow an outstanding high school to attend Southwest Tbxas State University.
The tournament registration deadline is Jan. 31.
For information, contact Marisa Flores or Michael Sullivan at (210) 497-1770.► David Butler Memorial Golf Toum.
River Crossing Golf Club hosts the second annual David Butler Memorial Golf Tbumament Monday, Feb. 17.
David Butler was a Spring Branch volunteer fireman who died Dec. 24, 2001 responding to a fire.
Players tee off at 9 a.m. and the cost is $85 per player, or $320 per four-man team, which includes a fajita buffet dinner. Deadline to register Is Feb. 14.
Tb register or for information, call Ryan Cummings at (830) 904-4653.
Hole sponsorship is $85 a hole. Tb sponsor a hole, call Ken Hughes or Dawn Brooks of the Spring Branch Fire Department at (830) 885-7151.► Comal County A&M Club
The Comal County A&M Club sponsors its Third Annual Scholarship Golf Tbumament Monday, March 3 at Tile Bandit Golf Course.
The tournament is a four-person scramble format and registration is $80 per player. Single golfers are welcome (will be paired with other singles). Entry fee includes green fees, range balls, lunch provided by Rudy’s BBQ and refreshments served on the course. Registration table and driving range open at 10:30 a.m., lunch is served at 11:30 a.m. and a shotgun start tees off at 12:30 p.m.
For information, contact Kyle Dicke at 626-3590 or visit aggienet.tamu.edu/coma-lamc.
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