New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 27, 2001, New Braunfels, Texas
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'—Ii->■ :Wright likely to get another start for Cowboys Sunday
By JAIME ARON
AP Sports Writer
IRVING — Quincy Carter rolled right, cocked his arm and threw. The pass that was supposed to go about 15 yards instead slipped out the back of his hand and landed near his feet. All Carter could do was put his hands on his hips.
The thumb injury that kept Carter from playing quarterback
for the Dallas Cowboys this past weekend still was bothering him so much Wednesday that coach Dave Campo said Anthony Wright will likely make a second straight start Sunday night
“Unless Quincy makes a miraculous recovery tomorrow, Anthony Wright will go on Sunday,” Campo said.
Wright threw for 193 yards and three touchdowns in a 32-21 loss to San Diego on Sunday.
In the opener, Carter, a rookie, threw for only 34 yards and no touchdowns, a 10-6 loss to Tampa Bay.
Redskins cut troubled QB George
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Jeff George was cut by the Washington Redskins on Wednesday after he failed to lead the team to a single point in its two embarrassing losses to open the season.
Handcuffed in a system that didn’t suit him, the quarterback was
scoreless in 6 1/2 quarters.
George’s 34.6 quarterback rating ranks last in the NFL.
Soon after cutting George, the Redskins signed quarterback Kent Graham, who was cut by Pittsburgh earlier this month, for the veteran minimum of $477,000.
Wings on their feet
Cards make it two in a row
The New Bruanfels High School girl’s cross country team is ranked third in state by TexasTrack.com due to four first place finishes in their first four meets. Varsity runners include Amanda Lyons, Martha Rockwood, Brittany Fowler, Crystal Luna, Claire Buck, Cadie Brown and Alicia Stoll.
Cross country coach Noel Hansen has watched his team claim four first-place finishes in their first four meets this season.
NB cross country team striking gold
By Bryan Adams
After a couple of games or meets, a coach can get a sense of just how good a team really is.
After four meets and four first place finishes this season, expectations have sky-rocketed for the New Braunfels girls’ cross-country team.
“This year’s team has a nice little blend of experience and young talent,” NB cross-country head coach Noel Hansen said. “It really helps when you have kids who are willing to put the time in and come out during the summer to get in shape and do the workouts.”
Amanda Lyons, Martha Rockwood, Brittany Fowler, Crystal Luna, Claire Buck, Caille Brown, Alicia Stoll and
Laura Green lead this year’s team. Each team is allowed to have seven runners at a meet with five runners designated as scorers.
The Unicorns’ winning streak started at the Antonian Asics Invitational on Aug. 25. The Unicorn girls dominated the meet with 27 points — 22 points ahead of District 27-4A rival Boerne.
Lyons has led the charge for the Unicorns this season as the top individual finisher at all four meets this season.
“I don’t think we could’ve gotten first place in any of the meets if it weren’t for some of the underclassmen,” said Lyons, who has two second-place finishes and one fifth place finish to her credit so far
HOUSTON (AP) — Mark McGwire broke out of a slump with two home runs and Darryl Kile allowed four hits in seven shutout innings, leading the St. Louis Cardinals over the Houston Astros 5-1 Wednesday night.
The victory was St. Louis’ second in a row over the Astros and pulled the Cardinals within 3 1/2 games of Houston in the NL Central Division.
St. Louis started the day with a three-game lead over San Francisco in the wild card race.
McGwire gave Kile a boost with his 26th homer in the fifth inning for a 3-0 lead. McGwire’s two-run, 418-foot blast bounced on the train tracks atop the left-field fence and out of Enron Field.
Before hitting his first homer, McGwire was 1-for-19 with IO strikeouts in his previous 20 at-bats, including strikeouts in Iris first two at-bats Wednesday. McGwire went 2-for-4 and raised his season average to .185.
McGwire added a solo homer off Octavio Dotel in the eighth for his third multihomer game this season and the 67th of his career.
McGwire’s 581st career home run was the first homer allowed by Dotel since June 3
Wednesday’s Game Cardinals 5, Astros 1
Astros’ next game: vs.
Chicago Cubs, 7:05 p.m. today
by Tim Bog-ar against Los Angeles.
Kile, who had lost three of his previous four deci-s i o n s , escaped the fourth after Julio Lugo reached on an infield hit and Jeff Bagwell walked to start the inning. Kile struck out Lance Berkman and Richard Hidalgo and Orlando Merced flew out.
Kile struck out IO and walked two.
Pinch-hitter J.D. Drew’s sacrifice fly scored a run for the Cardinals in the seventh.
Ron Villone (6-8) didn’t allow a hit until Jim Edmonds’ one-out double in the fourth. Craig Paquette followed with an RBI single for a 1-0 lead.
Mariners sneak past Rangers, 7-5
ARLINGTON (AP) — Bret Boone ran his RBI total to 135 with a two-run single as the Seattle Mariners beat the Texas Rangers 7-5 Wednesday to complete a three-game sweep.
The Mariners, who have swept a club-record 15 series this season, extended their AL record with their 57th road victory.
The major league record of 60 by the 1906 Chicago Cubs is out of reach because Seattle has only two more road games.
Seattle trailed 4-1 before a five-run outburst in the fifth inning that included Boone’s
hit and a two-run double by Stan Javier. Carlos Guillen’s run-scoring single capped the rally and chased Rob Bell (5-5).
Gabe Kapler hit two solo homers for Texas, and Alex Rodriguez took over the AL lead and set a franchise record with his 49th homer.
Paul Abbott (16-4) worked five innings for the victory and is 14-2 his last 21 starts. He gave up four runs and six hits, with five strikeouts and three walks.
Kazuhiro Sasaki pitched the ninth for his 42nd save in 49 opportunities. It was his first save since Sept. 2.
Leonard commands attention at Texas Open
By Jim Vertuno AP Sports Writer
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Justin Leonard didn’t expect to be the center of attention this week.
The golf world was supposed to be watching the Ryder Cup in England, not the Texas Open.
The hero of the Americans’ stunning victory in 1999 was supposed to be watching television for Ryder Cup highlights as much as the leader board at San Antonio.
That all changed when the Ryder Cup matches in England were postponed for a year after the Sept. ll terrorist attacks.
And just like that, a tournament
that usually serves as a stop-off for players jockeying for position among the PGA Tbur money leaders is now the week’s big event.
Leonard had planned to play here regardless of what happened with the Ryder Cup. He didn’t make the squad this year, so it was only logical that he defend his title.
“I imagine (for) the guys who were supposed to be in England right now, it’s a bit strange,” he said.
Despite constant television replays of his historic putt that won the 1999 Ryder Cup, Leonard seems determined to quit reminding himself that he wasn’t going
to England even if this year’s cup had been played as scheduled.
“It’s not Uke I found out yesterday I wasn’t going to be on the team,” he said.
As special as the Ryder Cup is, the Tbxas Open also has been special for Leonard.
He secured his tour card in 1994 with a 15th-place fin’sh. He finished second in 1995 and ’98. Last year he dominated the field going away to win by five strokes. It was his first win in nearly two years.
“I’ve got a great history here,” said Leonard, who missed the ’99 Texas Open to play in the Ryder Cup. “I’ve set some real milestones in my career.”
Punt, Pass and Kick
Ryan Hill, 10, competes in the Annual New Braunfels Gatorade Punt, Pass and Kick competition Wednesday at Prince Solms Park.