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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 14, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas “I think wa mad* a big statamant. We’re adv* and kicking, and wa have th* Cowboy*’ number.” —San Francisco tight and Brant Jones after the 49ere beat Dallas 38-20. Popeye ha|pi Dates on bcMMtto VANCOUVER. British Columbia (AP) — Popeye Jones and Lorenzo Williams did nothing to help the Dallas Mavericks escape their shooting woes. They did everything to help them control the beck-boards. ' vJonee drabbed 14 tebounda. Inducting •aaa a Mw carafe* aal. Mod* daw a ta Itaialda aiBiad a dafcy the* VinmiierlV”!!— OiJO fteaa    31 offensive rebounds In the news n»SXA_ £it<v'5 Battered Cowboys licking wounds By DENNE K FREEMAN AP Sports Writer IRVING, Texas (AP) — Jason Garrett is wanning up in the wings, but last Thanksgiving’s hero may not be needed by the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday in Oakland. Troy Aikman’s knee injury is just a bruised tendon, the team said Monday, and he could play against the Raiders. Second-string quarterback Wade Wilson’s left hand is bandaged because of numerous stitches. The thumb on his throwing right hand is bruised. Garrett led the Cowboys to a Thanksgiving Day victory over Green Bay last year when Aik-man and then-backup Rodney Peete couldn't play. "There is swelling and soreness but there is a good chance Troy could be ready this week,” said team trainer Kevin O’Neill. “We’re very excited about it. This is a great result.’’ Alleman suffered the injury in the first quarter Sports briefs ■ NEW YORK (AP) — Greg Maddux became the only pitcher to capture four consecutive Cy Young Awards, winning unanimously for the second straight year in voting by the Baseball Writers Association of America. Maddux, who led the Atlanta Braves to their first World Series title, received 140 points. Cincinnati’s Pete Schourek was second with S5 and Braves teammate Tom Glavine third with 30. Maddux, who earned a $730,000 bonus, led the NL in victories (19-2), ERA (1.63) and complete games (IO). He is the first since Walter Johnson in 1918-19 to have an ERA under 1.80 in consecutive seasons. * Steve Carlton is the only other four-time winner. He did it for Philadelphia in 1972, 1977, 1900 and 1982. ■ NEW YORK (AP) — Despite the strike. bneftaB payrolls rots by neatly $14 million in of the 38-20 loss to San Francisco. He underwent an MR1 late Monday afternoon. ‘Troy was lucky,’’ O’Neill said. “He bruised a tendon that’s part of the hamstring muscle. It’s not a very common injury. We’ll treat it with ice.” Defensive tackle Chad Hennings suffered a sprained right knee and may not be able to play against the Raiders. The knee was in a brace and Hennings was listed as questionable. Battered physically and psychologically, the Cowboys were still in shock trying to figure out how they let the San Francisco 49ers outwit and outplay them for the third consecutive time in a calendar year. “Dumbfounded,” was the way Dallas coach Barry Switzer described his mood after the 38-20 win by the 49ers over his 14-point favorites. “I have no explanation how it could happen to us again,” said Switzer. "We’ll never beat San Francisco if we do what we’ve done the last three games. The turnover rate is 12-to-l.” Dallas lost to San Francisco 21-14 during the 1995 to $923 million. But because more players were on the disabled list, the average salary declined 5.5 percent to $1,089,621, according to figures distributed to geneial managers. The New York Yankees led the big spenders with a record payroll of $58.1 million, followed by Baltimore at $48.7 million. Cincinnati was third at $47.4 million, and World Series champion Atlanta fourth at $46.4 million ■ PHOENIX (AP) — If everything goes as expected in talks with former New York Yankees manager Buck Showalter, the Arizona Diamondbacks will hire him Wednesday, a day ahead of schedule. The groundbreaking ceremony on the Dis-mondbacks’ $280 million, 50,000-seat stadium is Thursday. But managing general partner Jerry Colangek) said he wouldn’t wait to hire Shows!- Sports brief Sunday1* (lamia Now Orleans 17, Indianapolis 14 Oakland 17, New York Giants 13 Buffalo 23. Atlanta 17 New England 34. Miami 17 Cincinnati 32. Houston 25 Seattle 47, Jacksonville 30 St. Louis 28. Carolina 17 Detroit 27. Tampa Bay 24 Green Bay 35, Chicago 28 Kansas City 77 San Dieoo 7 Sen Francisco 38, Dallas 20 Minnesota 30, Arizona 24, OT Philadelphia 31. Denver 13 Open date: New York Jets, Washington Monday** Game Pittsburgh 20, Cleveland 3 regular season last year and fell 38-28 in the NFC championship game. Switzer took full responsibility tor the whipping in which the 49ers baffled the Cowboys with the simple move of putting wide receiver Jerry Rice into the slot position. Dallas tried to cover Rice with linebackers until the third quarter and the results were disastrous. ter simply to maximize the effect. ■ SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Steve Young, puzzled by persistent soreness in his passing shoulder, underwent arthroscopic surgery and could be lost to the San Francisco 49ers for another month. Young, MVP of the regular season and Super Bowl last season, has been sidelined since an Oct. 15 loss at Indianapolis in which he sustained a sprain and bone bouse rn his left shoulder. ■ DENVER (AP) — John Elway underwent two MR1 tests after sustaining a concussion and a bruised throwing shoulder in Denver's 31-13 loss to Philadelphia on Sunday night Broncos trainer Steve Antonopulos said the shoulder injury, diagnosed as inflammation around the biceps tendon, likely will be the determining factor in whether Elway plays Sunday against San Diego. Oilers scurry tofixnotso special teams By MICHAEL A LUTZ AP Sports Writer HOUSTON (AP) — Jeff Fisher is determined to put the special back into the Houston Oilers’ special teams. Miscues by the Oilers’ special teams Sunday led to 19 points for the Cincinnati Bengals, who ended a 10-game Astrodome losing streak with a 32-2$ victory. “We could have won this football game if you don’t spot a team 19 paints and give them that land of held position because of our play on special teams,” Fisher said Monday. Fisher has been threatening to shake up the special teams by putting starters on the units but injunes are making those moves difficult. There are some guys who are starters now who have been key special teams players,” Fisher said. “They aren't in that role nght now because of usuries and a lack of depth but it’s obvious now that we have to use starters in those situations.” The Oilers had four turnovers, (Ina fumbles and an interception. Premier kick return specialist Md Grey had two fumbles in a rare off-perfotmanoe. Mf Hill returned the opening kickoff 46 yards to set up Cincinnati’s fust touchdown and the Bengals blocked a punt into the end zone for a safety. “This team knows that it has lo ploy consistent bill in all three phases (offense, defense, special teams),” Fisher said. Sports Day ■ To talk with Sports Editor Thomas Godley about Sports Day, call 625-9144. ext. 24. Scenes from New Braunfels9... State Champion ! Running away with it For the third year in a row, the New Braunfels girls’ cross country team seized the state crown. At right, the team poses (from left to right) Amber Wenzel, Kelly Koksma, Lisa Waltzer, Bethany Carl, Kelly Clark, Christina Williams and Karin Meder. Left, Weltzer strides to the finish line in first place. Bottom right, Carl and Clark push the limits. Herald-Zeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL to a third titleHerald-Zeitung 3 Tuesday, November 14,1995 OS 1Sports Day Canyon football playoff ftickots on aal# Wednesday Reserved tickets for Friday's football playoff gam# between Canyon and Clemens will go on sale to season ticket holders beginning at noon on Wednesday. Stadium. Reserved seats will be open to the public beginning Thursday at 8 a.m. through Friday at noon. Ticket sales will resume at the gate Friday evening. Ticket prices for reserved seats and adult general admission is $6. Student tickets are $2. Alt tickets at the gate are $6, and no student tickets will be available at that time. Tumoy rolls series high score al Comal Bowl lanes Jack Turney took weekly honors for his 736 series last week at Comal Bowl Lanes in New Braunfels. The following are the top individual scores and series totals for the week ending Nov. 10. Men — Jack Turney 288-736; Terry McFarland 256-719; Brent Borgfetd 298-714; Mike Franco 255-664; Harvey Sassman 249-648; Larry Harborth 258-644; Rich Hanson 225-638; Paul Shelton 238-630; Ed Maloy 224-621; Donley McKee 213-619; Albert Muniz, Jr. 230-617; Rory Lowe 233-576; Women — Joni Billings 257-609; Martha Richter 224-609; Linda Simpson 227-599; Becky Doppenschmidt 247-584; Jeanette Willard 209-583; Karen Stange 238-578; Mildred Hoffman 221- 557; Shirley Lowrie 191-546; Carolyn Capptemann 212-538; Sandy Bogue 209-533; Jody Redded 199-533; JoAnri Deland 208-527; JoAnne Ramsperger 183-525; Carol Ervin 189-520; Evelyn Fricke. 186-512; Nancy Tays 191-512. Longhorns make AF Top 10 for first limo In s deeade AUSTIN (AP) — Texas is in the Top 10 for the first time since 1990 and for only the second time in the pest 12 years. But the No. 10 Longhorns aren't fairing big or walking with a new swagger. lf anything, they are leery of the accolades. refusing to let anything atter the focus that has helped them reach a 7-1-1 record with Texas Christian, Baylor and Texas A&M still to play. •You can’t say. ‘We're a Top 10 team. We're great. We're back.’ You cant say that," linebacker Kyle Richardson said Monday. "I don’t think the team is even paying attention to IL We cant get caught up in it."Another reason Texas, the only undefeated team in the Southwest Conference at 44), isnt Ngh-fiving over its national standing is that players have seen their seasons jolted by upset losses each of the past three years. In 1992. Texas reached No. 20 before losing to TOU for the first time since 1967. OHm* Atom not backing out NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Houston Oilers' owner Bud Adams, who postponed signing an agreement to move his NFI team here. isn’t necessarily trying to back out of the deal. Nashville Mayor Phil Bredesen said Monday that Adams has been busy calming fellow NFL owners unsettled by Art Model's plans to move his Cleveland Browns to Baltimore. “The Cleveland situation stirred up a hornet’s nest in the league,” Bredesen said. “It’s a very different situation than this, obviously." Home field edge set for Cougars’ playoff From staff reports The Canyon Cougars couldn’t have asked for a better ending to the regular season this past weekend. On Friday night, the Cougars knocked off the Bastrop Bears and captured the District 28-4A championship in front of a CHS homecoming crowd. The next day the Cougars won a coin flip and secured the all-important home-field advantage in the first round of the state playoffs. Canyon (9-1) will face Clemens (8-2) on Friday at 7:30 p.m. at Cougar Stadi um. Canyon coach Larry Nowotny said home field would be key. “Anytime you’re playing at home you have an edge,” Nowotny said. “At home you know exactly what you get with things like facilities and time schedules. And you get a partisan crowd. In that respect, we’re in good shape for Friday.” Clemens, perennially known for fielding strong defenses, this year has added a potent offense. Quarterback Brandon Cabe leads an attack that averages 325 yards and 25 points per game. The defense gives up an average of seven points a game. Cougar on the loose Canyon receiver Jason Shied* bolsters the Cougars qirick-strtke passing gams which averages 196 yards per gams. Canyon looks to unleash that air attack on Friday against damans in the first round of the stats playoffs. Herald-Zeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL ;