New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 29, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas
Page 5 — Herald-Zeitung — Tuesday, November 29, 2005
NB girls soccer coach Al Dressen.
Canyon, SV hoopsters stage area battle
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Canyon hosts Smithson Valley
Cougars welcome Rangers in Comal boys hoop showdown.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Cougarette Classic begins
Canyons annual girls basketball tournament features nine area teams. Time: ll a.m.
District 26-5A co-champs face each other for 5A-II Region IV title.
Time: I p.m. (KNBT-FM92.1)
From staff, wire reports LOCAL
CANYON PLAYOFF TICKETS - Tickets to Saturday’s 2 p.m. Canyon-Corpus Christi Calallen 4A-II Region IV football title game at Victoria Memorial will be sold at the Canyon front office from 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday and from 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Friday. Adult tickets are $7; $3 for students. All seats at the gate will be $8.
SV PLAYOFF TICKETS -
Tickets to Saturday’s I p.m. Smithson Valley-SA Madison 5A-II Region IV football tide game at San Antonio’s Comalander Stadium will be sold Wednesday from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Smithson Valley fieldhouse; Thursday from 8-11 a.m. and 2:30-5 p.m. at the fieldhouse and from 11:30 a.m.-2:45 p.m. in the cafeteria; and Friday from 8-11 a.m. at the fieldhouse and from 11:30 a.m.-1:45 p.m. in the cafeteria. Reserved adult tickets are $8; $7 for general admission and $3 for students. All seats at the gate will be $8, cash only.
SV s Beyer welcomed to Army All-American team
nominated nationally and one of 78 selected to participate by the U.S. Army All-American Bowl Selection Committee.
Beyer has caught 111 passes for 1,679 yards and 14 touchdowns for the Rangers the past two seasons. Also the team’s punter, he’s had 59 for a 36-yard average during that span. He was named to the Herald-Zeitung’s Comal County team last year, when he also received unanimous District 26-5A honors and was named to The Associated Press and Texas Sportswriters Association’s all-state teams.
Beyer, who will help lead the 12-1 Rangers in Saturday’s Class 5A-Division II Region IV title game against San Antonio Madison, has signed a letter of intent to play for Texas A&M. He hopes to join the Aggies early next year.
By Will Wright
SAM ROBERTS PHOTOGRAPHY
Smithson Valley receiver Cody Beyer holds up the jersey he'll wear in the U.S. Army All-American high school football all-star game Jan. 7 in the Alamodome.The nationally-televised event features the top prep players from throughout the country.
Joining him Monday were, left, Army Staff Sgt. Reyna, game organizer Matt Wilson, and Smithson Valley football coach and athletic director Larry Hill.
SMITHSON VALLEY — Cody Beyer joined the U.S. Army Monday morning.
Smithson Valley’s top receiver the past two seasons formally accepted an invitation to the U.S. Army All-American Bowl, the nation’s top high school all-star game, which will be played jan. 7 in San Antonio’s Alainodome.
“Cody demonstrates how football, like the Army, makes you a stronger person not just for today, but into the future. A national audience will see this when he takes the field in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl,” said Col. Thomas Nickerson, director of strategic outreach for the U.S. Army Accessions Command.
Beyer, a 6-1, 180-pound senior, was one of 400 players
A&M cans top coach on defense
Colts’ offense, defense dominate Steelers 26-7 to go 11-0
IRVIN'S STORIES CONFLICT — When Plano police found drug paraphernalia in Michael Irvin’s car Friday, til a. former Dallas Cowboys star said, “It’s my brother's, he left it in there,” contradicting what he said Sunday and again Monday afternoon. The quote was included on a court document obtained by The Dallas Morning News. Irvin, now an NFL analyst for ESPN, told The Associated Press Sunday, and repeated in an interview Monday with ESPN Radio, that the drug pipe found in his car during a traffic stop belonged to a friend. Irvin, named among 25 semifinalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame, was pulled over for going 78 mph in a 60 mph zone. Although he also was cited for failing to signal while changing lanes and for failing to carry his driver’s license, he was not ticketed for those two violations. A routine computer search turned up an outstanding arrest warrant for a speeding ticket in Irving. That led to the vehicle being searched. Irvin was released after paying a $335 fine for the arrest warrant and a $256 bond, johnson said. The paraphernalia charge is a Class C misdemeanor, punishable by up to a $500 fine.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indianapolis Colts are shoving aside challengers as if they’ll never be beaten.
Now the Pittsburgh Steelers are out of the way, too.
From their first offensive play Monday night, the unbeaten Colts dominated the Steelers, winning their I lth straight game 26-7. Peyton Manning hit a streaking Marvin Harrison in stride for an 80-yard score, and the Colts never looked back.
Now they can look forward
to the final month of what is becoming an extraordinary season. The lith team ever to go 11-0 and the first since Denver in 1998, the Colts have beaten three of their main AFC competitors — the Patriots, Bengals and Steelers (7-4) — in a span of four weeks.
While there are some significant obstacles ahead in their quest to match the 1972 Miami Dolphins’ perfect regular season, such as meetings with San Diego, Jacksonville
and Seattle, the Colts should be favored in all five remaining games.
In shutting down Pittsburgh with a staunch, aggressive defense that yielded only 197 yards, the Colts also ended a seven-game slide in this series dating to 1984. Manning hurdled his New England jinx on a Monday night at the beginning of November, and he got his first career victory over Pittsburgh to finish off the month
I hey handed Steelers quar
terback Ben Roethlisberger his first road defeat; he was 9-0, but couldn’t do much in his first game back after missing three weeks because of knee surgery.
The Colts also set a franchise record with a 10th straight home win in earning their 400th victory, combining the years in Baltimore and Indianapolis.
Edgerrin James became the first rusher to gain IOO yards against Pittsburgh in 23 games, running for 124 on 29
carries. By contrast, Roethlisberger led the Steelers in rushing with 21 yards until Willie Parker broke a 24-yard run in the final moments.
The only time Manning had faced the Steelers before in his eight-year career was a 28-10 loss at Pittsburgh in 2002. He passed for 304 yards and a touchdown, but was intercepted three times.
On this night, he began another Colts rout, hitting Harrison behind Ike Taylor just 1:44 into the game.
COLLEGE STATION (AP) — Texas A&M defensive coordinator Carl Torbush was fired on Monday, the first casualty from the Aggies’ disappointing 5-6 season, its second losing record in three seasons under head coach Dennis Fran-chione.
Franchione announced the firing in an e-mail Monday afternoon.
Texas A&M’s defense was ranked 108th out of 117 Division I-A schools and its pass defense was the worst in the nation. The Aggies allowed a whopping 443.82 yards per game and gave up 31.2 points a contest.
The Aggies even struggled with Division I-AA Texas State, allowing the Bobcats to pile up 493 yards and 22 first downs in a 44-31 Texas A&M win.
“After evaluating our defense, I felt like it was in the best interest of our football program to make a change at defensive coordinator,” Franchione said in the statement. “I think Carl is an outstanding person and an excellent coach, but for whatever reason, we were not effective on defense.”
Franchione said he would begin a national search for a replacement immediately.
The Aggies entered the season ranked 17th in The Associated Press poll, but lost their opener to Clemson and never entered the poll again. They lost their final four games of the season, including an embarrassing 56-17 loss to Texas Tech.
Texas A&M finished its season on Friday with a 40-29 loss to No. 2 Texas.
“We didn’t get die job done on defense and that was my responsibility,” Torbush said in the release. “I commend the players for giving great effort and I appreciate the coaches who continued to work. One thing I thought was evident was this group refused to quit.”
Torbush came to College Station in December 2002 after serving as Alabama’s defensive coordinator under Franchione for two seasons and served in that capacity at North Carolina and Ole Miss.
Soccer season gets a month-long jumpstart this year
Photos by MANDY REARY/Herald-Zeitung
The New Braunfels girls team was out on the field Monday, joining area teams for the first day of practice. Coach Al Dressen, top right, addresses the Unicorns, as Danielle Parsons, bottom right and Brianna Rieber, top left, bounce the ball, and others, below, spar with it. Soccer games can officially begin Jan. 2.