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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 25, 2000, New Braunfels, Texas Tuesday January HERALDZEITUNG Page 9 SPORTS QUICK HITS Soccer results Judson hammers New Braunfels boys SAN ANTONIO The New Braunfels boys soccer team remained winless with Fridays 61 loss to Judson The Unicorns 04 have been shorthanded this season having been without the services of three starters because of injuries and five others who havent played because of academic reasons New Braunfels will try to rebound at today against San Antonio MacArthur The game will be played at Unicorn Stadium New Braunfels girls blanked by Judson SAN ANTONIO New Braunfels fell to 42 on the season after being shut down by Judson on Friday The Unicorns final nondistrict game will by at noon Saturday at home against San Antonio Roosevelt District 145A play begins Monday at home against Seguin Boerne surprises Canyon boys One of the few unbeaten boys soccer teams in the area dropped in on Canyon Friday and drilled the Cougars 30 Boerne 60 put on a perfor mance that earned the praise of Canyon coach Rob Rush They played a very solid he said Canyon 322 will host San Antonio Churchill 412 at 7 today Pflugerville slips past SVHS girls SPRING BRANCA Tommi Parsons scored Smithson Valleys goal in a 21 home loss to Pflugerville Friday SVHS 141 will visit Alamo Heights today GAME TIME Today High School Basketball New Braunfels girls at Austin High 8 Austin High at New Braunfels boys 8 Lockhart at Canyon girls Canyon boys at Lockhart Hays at Smithson Valley girls Smithson Valley boys at Hays High School Soccer San Antonio MacArthur at New Braunfels boys San Antonio Churchill at Canyon boys 7 Smithson Valley girls at Alamo Heights 7 Alamo Heights at Smithson Valley boys 7 Tennis Australian Open mens and womens quarterfinals noon College Basketball Michigan at Indiana 6 Auburn at Tennessee 8 NBA Basketball Sacramento at Charlotte at Houston Tennis Australian Open mens quar terfinal noon College Basketball i Maryland at North Carolina J6 I Florida at DePaul 8 I Arizona at Arizona State 12 Super Bowl teams rose from mediocrity Rams Titans won a combined 12 games this past season BY DAVE GOLDBERG AP Football Writer ATLANTA Not since 1982 when Cincinnati and San Francisco both went from 610 the previous year to the Super Bowl has there been anything like it Underdogs showing their teeth is 12 The St Louis Rams and the Tennessee Titans who were a combined 1220 this past season are competing for pro foot balls biggest prize The Rams are trans planted from Los Angeles The Titans are the former Houston Oilers who have spent four seasons in four different stadi ums in three cities It gives everyone hope regardless of where you are the previous said Atlanta coach Dan Reeves who took the Falcons from 79 in 1997 to 142 and the NFC title this past season You can be in last place one year and in the Super Bowl the next I dont know that you could do that in the You couldnt Before free agency and the salary cap the better organizations drafted well built good teams and stayed good Between the 1981 and 1995 seasons only five teams all from the NFC won Super Bowls San Francisco did it five times Washington four Dallas three the New York Giants twice and Chicago once And when those five werent win ning they were making it deep into the playoffs and losing to one of the others The AFG was losing Super Bowls but it had repeat champions too Denver in three of the four seasons between 1986 and 1989 then Buffalo for four straight seasons starting hi 1990 Free agency and the salary cap howev er have brought everyone to the middle See SUPER BY STEVE BRISENDINE Associated Press Writer KANSAS CITY Mo Missouri and Texas are both coming off emotional home wins The difference as the two teams prepare for their meeting this weekend is that Missouri gets to take the week off after stunning No 12 Kansas 8159 on Saturday The Aggies who upset No 15 Oklahoma State 6459 on Saturday their first win over a ranked opponent since 1987 have to play at Iowa State on Wednesday Still firstyear coach Quin Snyder isnt sure which team will benefit from that situation They get a chance to play and move forward from a big Snyder said Monday during the Big 12 coaches weekly conference call We have to find a way to move forward without play ing So that situation can play out any number of But coach Melvin Watkins isnt looking to the Missouri game just yet Weve got Iowa State he said Thats where our focus is going to Watkins said he wants to focus on the good things from Saturdays win rather than harp on the young Aggies shortcomings What Ive tried to do with the team all season long is find positive things to build on so we dont get down and dont start hanging our he said Still Watkins said does have its share of problems We do have some glaring he said We have a tendency not to value the bas ketball as much as we need to and weve had some defensive Iowa State meanwhile is trying to shake off an 8075 loss to Oklahoma in double overtime on Saturday The loss snapped the Cyclones winning streak at 13 games This game is really a study hi coach Larry Eustachy said Theyre coming off a big win and were coming off a really tough loss You cant tell how were going to come out in Wednesdays game or how theyre going to come he said But I would say that as an educat ed guess that win has only helped them gain a lot of confidence Theyre after respect and theyre gaining it at a rapid pace these When they do start practicing for Missouri the Aggies will have to prepare for an opponent no other Big 12 team has yet faced Freshman forward Kareem Rush rejoins the Tigers for Saturdays game after serving a nine game NCAA suspension for accepting cash from an AAU coach in Kansas City before enrolling at Missouri In Missouris first eight games Rush averaged points rebounds and 25 minutes If he makes them any better than they were on Saturday then were in Kansas coach Roy Williams said He just gives them another weapon Theyre already difficult to guard on the perimeter and this will make them even more While Missouri awaits Rushs return Texas Tech must deal with the loss of 6foot10 center Andy Ellis Ellis separated his shoulder in this past Wednesdays 7067 loss to Nebraska He will need surgery and is out for the season It will probably be the first of May before we can get him out on the court coach James Dickey said So hell miss all of the spring but we hope to have him ready for An eye on the playoffs File photo Canyon junior Chris Brockman 10 and the rest of the Cougars will try to draw their District 274A record even at 33 and keep their postseason hopes alive tonight against Lockhart Auto accident leaves Chiefs Thomas paralyzed in legs BY DOUG TUCKER AP Sports Writer LIBERTY Mo Derrick Thomas one of the most feared pass rushers in NFL history has a broken neck and back and might never walk again The star linebacker of the Kansas City Chiefs has paralyzed legs fol lowing a car crash on an icy road in which his friend was killed Thomas has use of his arms and upper chest and doctors held out hope he might fully recover Doctors said the 33year player faces exten sive rehabilitation and probably will have surgery I dont think you can say anything right Dr Jpn Browne the Chiefs team physician said Monday These type of injuries have a mind of their own and a treatment pattern of their own Theyre all uniquely and individually Thomas was being transferred from the Liberty Memorial Hospital to the Ryder Trauma Center at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami Thomas was born in Miami and his mother lives there Friends and teammates came to the hospital Monday Also visiting was Steve Palermo a former American League umpire who was shot in 1991 and left partially paralyzed Do not rule anything said Palermo a Kansas City resident and friend of Thomas And do not rule anything out He understands the gravity of DerrickTs injuries are primarily to the spinal Browne siid He does have some neurological impairment which is continuing to Thomas was driving with two friends to Kansas City International Airport on Sunday headed for the NFC Championship game in St Louis He lost control of his car on a snowy highway and it flipped several times Thomas and Mike Tellis 49 of Kansas City who were not wearing seat belts were thrown from the car police said Tellis was killed instantly A third man in the car who was wearing his seat belt was treated and released The crash happened about 10 miles from another highway pileup in which 10 people died Thomas a Pro BowJ player holds the NFL onegame record of seven sacks and ranks ninth alltime with career sacks ;