Third and short
Laredo Morning Times Thursday, August 5, 2004
Elizalde wins gold; ups medal count to seven
BY PATRICK HEARN senior Danilea Fuentes (17-18) won the fifth Michelle Griedl for the 3200 meter relay.
Special to the Times AAU Junior Olympics place medal in the women’s 2000 meter In other action on Wednesday, Alexander’s
steeplechase with a time of 8:21. Fuentes Robert Canizales (15-16) placed tenth in the
DES MOINES, Iowa – Roel Elizalde won After taking the lead in the race at the 200 and Elizalde will both have another medal 2000 meter steeplechase.
Club Olympia’s first gold medal of the 38th meter mark, and stretching it to as much as opportunity on Saturday when they compete Club Olympia Coach Alex De Luna, speaking
AAU Junior Olympic Games in Des Moines, 50 meters, Elizalde held off a late challenge in the 3000 meter run. about Wednesday’s results commented, “I’m
Iowa on Wednesday. Elizalde, running in the from Jarvis Jalen of Sioux Falls, Idaho who In the finals of the 800 meter run, Kathryn very pleased with Roel’s gold medal perform-
17-18 age group, finished first in the steeple- closed the gap and won silver with a time of Hearn (17-18) captured the 4th place medal ance, and predict it will not be the only gold for
chase competition with a time of 6:20.48. 6:22.15. The Alexander High School senior and Jennifer Griedl (17-18) picked up hard- Club Olympia at this year’s competition.
The steeplechase is a race of 2000 meters adds the gold medal to the bronze medal he ware for 7th place to add Club Olympia’s third Danilea, Kathryn and Jennifer also ran well in
with 5 barriers that must be jumped on each won in the steeplechase at the 2003 Junior and fourth medals of the day. Hearn completed their respective events, and Robert just missed
lap, including one barrier with a water pit on Olympics in Detroit, Michigan. the event in 2:19.54 and Griedl in 2:20.67. a medal by 5 ½ seconds. I’m proud of them all.”
the landing side. The competitors may either In addition to Elizalde’s gold on Kathryn gets another medal opportunity on Competition at this year’s competition
hurdle the barrier, or place a foot on it to assist Wednesday, Club Olympia added three addi- Thursday when she and twin sister Frances wraps up on Saturday. Complete results for
in getting over. The length of the water pit is tional medals, bringing the club’s medal run the 1500 meter, and then a third chance on the Junior Olympic competition may be
such that not landing in the water is unlikely. count for the 2004 games to seven. Nixon Friday when she and Frances join Jennifer and found online at www.flashresults.com.
Bucks sign forward Agarunov Ex-Spur Gervin to speak
BY JOE DOMINEY
Special to the Times
in a higher league.”
Agarunov, 6’1 190-pounds,
“It is a great opportunity,
especially in Laredo,
at TAMIU sports auction
began his Major Junior Agarunov said. “I am excited Special to the Times
The 2004 CHL President’s career with the Seattle to start my pro career.”
Cup Champion Laredo Thunderbirds of the Western While in Kootenay, A basketball icon will visit Laredo next week. San Antonio Spur
Bucks announced today that Hockey League during the Agarunov teamed with cur- legend and Basketball Hall of Famer George “Iceman” Gervin will
they have signed forward 1999-2000 season. Prior to rent Bucks teammate serve as guest speaker at the third annual Texas A&M
Igor Agarunov to a contract the 2001-02 campaign he Steven Makway on the Ice International University Sports Memorabilia Auction, which will be
for the upcoming 2004-05 was traded to the Kootenay Memorial Cup title team. held on Tuesday, August 10 at the TAMIU Student Center
CHL season. Ice, where he helped the “I played with him for two Ballroom on campus. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m.
The Bucks are currently team capture the Memorial years in Kootenay,” The evening will include live and silent auctions of unique
taking deposits for new sea- Cup that season. Agarunov said. “He is a real sports collectibles, a presentation by the Iceman, food from
son tickets. For more infor- The Memorial Cup is the big defenseman who is local restaurants and bar service (two comp drinks per paid
mation call (956)-718- championship of Canadian smart. A stay at home play- admission). Laredo Bucks head coach and general manager
BUCKS (2825) or log onto Major Junior hockey and is er. I am excited to go to a Terry Ruskowski will serve as guest auctioneer.
www.laredobucks.com. determined by a post-sea- team with a buddy already n Defenseman-Steven Local restaurants committed to provide food for the evening
He has good size and is a son tournament that match- on it.” Makway are Frulati Cafe & Bakery, Coyote Creek Grill & Cantina,
strong player,” Laredo es the champions of the In his last two years with n Defenseman-Oriel Johnny Carino’s Country Italian, Marble Slab Creamery,
Bucks head coach Terry Ontario Hockey League, the Ice, the native of Delta, McHugh Mariachi Express, New York New York Sushi Bar & Grill, Red
Ruskowski said. “In every Quebec Major Junior British Columbia, posted a Hiebert is the only signee Lobster and Olive Garden.
aspect of the game he does Hockey League and career high 12 goals and 20 Ruskowski has inked so far Individual admission is $50 and a group of 10 will be admit-
a good job. He is very eager Western Hockey League in assists each year. from the Bucks 2003-2004 ted for $450. Children under 13 will be admitted free with an
and is clearly talented. a round robin format. The Bucks currently have championship team. adult paid admission and reservation.
When you play six years in During the Ice champi- signed: A few of last year’s players For reservations call the TAMIU Athletics Department at
Major Junior hockey you onship run he had four n Forward-James Hiebert who have signed with other 326-2891 during normal business hours.
have talent. Igor has a great goals in 22 games, includ- n Forward-Igor Agarunov teams include Steve Live auction items include: Amado Pena framed print, Roger
attitude. He is a kid that ing a goal in the champi- n Defenseman-David Weidlich, Serge Dube, Chris Staubach autographed jersey, George Gervin autographed
wants to get better and play onship game. Keough Grenville and Patrik Nilson. (See *TAMIU Page 2B)
Cowboys cut starting QB
Carter but don’t say why
BY STEPHEN HAWKINS was based on non-football life know is that cocaine has
AP Sports Writer issues. never been an issue for me. It
“I think that we should leave never will be. And it’s disturb-
OXNARD, Calif. — In a it at it just was not a difficult ing that a rumor like that
stunning move the team decision, and not get into a would come out. ... That
wouldn’t explain, the Dallas definition of what it was cocaine rumor is ridiculous.”
Cowboys cut Quincy Carter about,” Jones said. Parcells said just this week
on Wednesday and handed ESPN.com, FoxSports.com that Carter had “a leg up” at
the starting quarterback’s job and CBSSportsLine.com, all quarterback. After the first
JOHN ELWAY to 40-year-old Vinny citing unidentified NFL camp workout Saturday,
First-ballot entry Testaverde. sources, reported that Carter Carter said he was confident
Just four days after he start- had failed a drug test. The of remaining the starter and
ed camp as the No. 1 quar- NFL had no comment. didn’t consider himself in an
Elway terback, Carter was suddenly
gone from a team he led to
10 wins and back to the play-
Carter’s agent, Eugene
Parker, did not return calls
seeking comment. The quar-
open competition for the job.
The coach wouldn’t say why
there was such a drastic
headed offs in Bill Parcells’ first sea-
Owner Jerry Jones and
terback left camp wearing a
grey hooded Cowboys
sweatshirt soon after being
change in direction.
“I just couldn’t keep him in
the plans,” Parcells said. “I’m AP Photo
Parcells were vague about informed of the decision by saddened by this because
GONE: Dallas Cowboys quarterback Quincy Carter drops back to
why they released Carter, Parcells and Jones, and I’ve got 18 months invested pass during afternoon workouts at training camp, Tuesday, Aug. 3
who started every game in wasn’t available. in it ... two offseason pro- in Oxnard, Calif. Carter, last year’s starter was cut by the Cowboys.
2003 and was the opening- In a story posted on the grams and a regular season
BY JOHN MARSHALL game starter each of his Dallas Morning News Web and a playoff game.” highest totals in the league. Parcells said Testaverde,
AP Sports Writer three years. site Wednesday night, Carter Asked why the decision Testaverde reunited with who has 40,943 career yards
“We’ve made a decision to said he was stunned by the wasn’t made earlier, Parcells Parcells this summer hoping passing, would start when the
DENVER — Whether he move in a different direction,” team’s decision and denied a said, “We only make deci- for a chance to start again. Cowboys play their season
was tossing the ball under- Jones said. “We’re not going report on FoxSports.com that sions based on the informa- The Cowboys also traded for opener Sept. 12 at Minnesota.
hand, diving for a first down to get in a lot of detail on the cocaine was involved. tion we have.” Drew Henson, a top prospect The coach plans to spend as
or driving the length of the process.” “I’m shocked. I’m at a loss The Cowboys went 10-6 out of Michigan who spent much time in camp as possi-
field in the closing seconds,
Jones wouldn’t specifically for words,” Carter told the last season when Carter the past three years playing ble getting Henson and sec-
John Elway was going to
answer questions about newspaper. “The one thing I threw for 3,302 yards and 17 baseball in the New York ond-year quarterback Tony
find a way to win.
reports that Carter failed a know and the people who touchdowns. But he had 21 Yankees’ minor league sys- Romo ready to play.
No matter the score, if there
was time on the clock and drug test or say if the move have been around me all my interceptions, one of the tem. (See *COWBOYS Page 2B)
Elway had the ball, the out-
come was still in question.
So when it came to getting
into the Pro Football Hall of
Fame, there was no doubt:
United States escapes being upset by Germany 80-77
Elway was a first-ballot entry
all the way. The King of BY ROY KAMMERER Carmelo Anthony with 16 the largest margin of defeat lead early, never leading by
Comebacks will be inducted Associated Press Writer Olympic hoops and Iverson with 15. But the for an NBA-stocked U.S. more than five points, until
Sunday in Canton, Ohio, United States again strug- team. Nowitzki’s six straight points
along with Barry Sanders, COLOGNE, Germany — won an NBA championship. gled against a team thought “We made a lot of improve- on jumpers lifted the
Carl Eller and Bob Brown. Things are not looking good When Iverson’s second 3- to be no competition. ments over the game last Germans to a 59-56 lead with
“I think the bottom line is I’d for the NBA stars on the U.S. pointer in the final 1½ minutes The Germans’ top player, night, but we have a long 2:40 left in the third quarter.
just like to be remembered Olympic basketball team. went through the net, two- Dallas Mavericks All-Star ways to go,” U.S. coach The Americans showed
as someone who was com- The Americans needed a time league MVP Tim Duncan Dirk Nowitzki, appeared to Larry Brown said. more intensity and better
petitive, never gave up, that final-shot 3-pointer by Allen raised a finger to the sky as if have sent the game to over- One of Iverson’s other four 3- defense from the start than
as long as there was time Iverson from just across mid- to say, “We’re No. 1!” Other time by making a 3-pointer pointers came with 1:18 left, against Italy.
on the clock you’re going to court Wednesday to pull out team members piled atop over two defenders to tie the staking the Americans to a 75- Iverson set the tone in the
get 100 percent of what he an 80-77 exhibition victory Iverson on the court. score at 77 with 3.2 seconds 72 lead. Nowitzki cut that opening minutes, hounding
had,” Elway said. over Germany — a team that “That was great. It felt good left. Nowitzki scored a game- deficit to 75-74 with two free German point guard Steffen
“It wasn’t always pretty, but failed to even qualify for the because it was the first time high 32 points. throws with 35 seconds to go. Hamann until jarring the ball
we were able to get the job Athens Games. in my life I hit a buzzer beat- But Iverson, a U.S. co-cap- Anthony, the Denver loose and finishing a fast-
done.” A day after losing 95-78 to er like that,” Iverson said. tain, came through with his Nuggets’ star rookie, made break with a layup.
The first pick of the great unheralded Italy, the U.S. “That’s what basketball is all own clutch shot, one day two foul shots to make it 77- “It’s my job to set an exam-
quarterback draft of 1983 — players celebrated their last- about.” after calling the upset rout 74, setting up the final long- ple on defense and then the
Dan Marino, Jim Kelly, Todd gasp triumph against Duncan led the Americans against Italy “a wakeup call.” distance drama. others will follow,” the 76ers
(See *ELWAY Page 3B) Germany as though they had with 19 points, followed by That 17-point difference was The Americans held a slim guard said.