New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 20, 2003, New Braunfels, Texas
Thursday, November 20, 2003 — Herald-Zeitung — Page 7 A
See how the New Braunfels, Smithson Valley and Canyon basketball teams fare this weekend.
The Junior Bear cheerleaders recently finished third in a competition in San Marcos sponsored by Central Cheer. The squad members were: Front row (from left) — Shelby Farmer, Karley Slaughter, McKenna Besson, Kyleigh Larue, Katie Kendrick and Madison Bauwens. Back row — Alivia Villarreal, Coach Karrie Besson Christina Resendez and Karsen Larue.
Pettitte meets with Astros
NEW YORK (AP) - Andy Pettitte met Tuesday with Houston Astros owner Dray-ton McLane and general manager Gerry Hunsicker, and the Boston Red Sox also may be interested in pursuing the free-agent lefty.
Pettitte, coming off a $35 million, four-year contract with the New York Yankees, was accompanied to the meeting in Houston by his agents, Alan and Randy Hendricks.
* “We've got a very talented young pitching staff that is lacking a veteran presence to act as a role model,” Hunsicker said. “I really believe that is singularly the most important thing we can do for the club to get up to the next level. I think he would provide the leadership that we’re looking for to help these young pitchers."
Re-signing Pettitte is the
Spurs guard to be national face of children’s group
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — San Antonio Spurs guard Anthony Carter doesn’t like to think about where he might be if the 11 lave A Dream Foundation had not helped him during his early years in a poor, rough corner of Atlanta.
“I’d probably be in jail or dead, to tell you ^he truth,” said Charter, who turned his life around.
He gives much of the credit to I Have A Dream, and now he’s the first-ever national spokesman for the foundation.
Marina Winton, chief executive, says Carter will serve as a role model in perseverance for kids and he ll also carry the foundation’s message to potential supporters.
“Every organization needs a voice,” she said. “We want to be able to open more projects.”
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Kolmeier played in playoffs as a Ranger
Smithson Valley I Ugh School in 2001, where she started two years at middle blocker. Dur-ing her time as a Ranger, Kolmeier earned three Academic All District honors, honorable mention All District as a sophomore, and first team AU District and All City honorable mention as a senior.
The highlights of her high school career included qualifying for the state playoffs as a senior, starting on varsity as a sophomore and coming back from a knee injury her junior year.
Off the court, Kolmeier is a psychology major and plans on joining the FBI after graduation. She wants to specialize in criminal profiling.
No. I priority of the American League champion Yankees, who have said they expect to negotiate with him later in the offseason.
Pettitte lives in Houston.
“A lot of insight was shared for both sides,” Hunsicker said. “It was basicaUy a meeting to gel to know each other a little better and ultimately decide if this is something both sides want to think about. We’re certainly interested in the possibility of Andy becoming an Astro and, hopefully, they are, too.”
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Cantu will start at quarterback Friday
to get there.”
Eliminating the big play of the 9-2 Antlers, while no easy task, will also take the pressure off the offense.
Sophomore Zach Rhodes was pressed into a starting role at quarterback when Kerrville came to town. His life wasn’t made any easier when he was forced to play catch-up from the opening whisde.
Michael Cantu will be at quarterback for this game. His shoulder separation has long-since healed and his ability to throw on the run will help him avoid the Antlers pass rush. Cantu leads the Unicorns in rushing and passing.
Rhoades has also rediscovered Roland Adams and can keep Kerryille’s pursuit honest with both Adams and Mike I lernandez as viable threats in the backfield.
“I’m really proud of Roland,” Rhoades said. “He really hung in there. He made the most of an opportunity to play when Mike got hurt. Now I can have them both in the backfield, as well as using Mike as a receiver."
The game will kickoff at 7:30 p.m. at the Alamodome in San Antonio.
The winner of the contest will move on to the regional semifinals against the winner of Corpus Christi Calall-en/Edinburg game which will be played Friday at Edinburg.
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New Braunfels senior Jerry Purtle (right) works on his rushing technique during practice Wednesday. Purtle and the Unicorns will need to pressure the quarterback to be successful against Kerrville Tivy Friday. •