Inside: B Sports Scoreboard College football SECTION World Series Boxing Falcon National Bank U.S. Cellular United Way of Laredo 69 days ‘til 2000 Laredo Morning Times Saturday, October 23, 1999 Braves, Yankees open World Series tonight Postseason Baseball All Times EDT WORLD SERIES (Best-of-7) BY BEN WALKER time, starting tonight in the Smith getting lost on the bases their third Series title in four anybody. I’m sitting here as a AP Baseball Writer World Series against the and Atlanta losing 1-0 in 10 year and become baseball’s player and I’m realistic about (NBC) defending champion New York innings to Jack Morris in Game first repeat champion since the fact that we had an awful lot Saturday, Oct. 23 ATLANTA — The signs of age Yankees. Glavine will oppose 7 in 1991. Or old Dave Winfield Toronto in 1992-93. of chances,” Glavine said. “I N.Y. Yankees (Hernandez 17-9) at are starting to show. Orlando “El Duque” Hernandez driving home the winning run “Let’s admit it — you work for mean, we’re disappointed that Atlanta (Glavine 14-11), 8:05 p.m. John Smoltz is taking a daily in Game 1. against them in 1992. Or Mark George Steinbrenner, just get- we’ve had opportunities to win Sunday, Oct. 24 pill to treat his hair loss. Greg “This will be our fifth trip,” Wohlers serving up Jim Leyritz’s ting to postseason play is not more Series and we’ve won N.Y. Yankees (Cone 12-9) at Maddux sports a bit more of a Atlanta manager Bobby Cox home run in 1996. enough,” Torre said. “He’s only one.” Atlanta (Maddux 19-9), 8:05 p.m. paunch. And there are crow’s said. “We’d like to have a couple To Yankees manager Joe promised the people of New “I know that my career is not Tuesday, Oct. 26 feet crinkling at the corners of out of it.” Torre, that’s not fair. York a lot more than that. And going to last forever. I know this Atlanta (Millwood 18-7) at N.Y. Tom Glavine’s eyes. Atlanta and the Dodgers of the “Bobby, obviously, so much is fortunately, we’ve been able to team’s not going to stay togeth- Yankees (Pettitte 14-11), 8:20 p.m. These Atlanta Braves know 1950s are the only NL teams to made — and you look at (John) deliver.” er forever,” he said. “You want Wednesday, Oct. 27 they might be running out of make five Series appearances Elway and Jim Kelly — he Glavine and Maddux, both 33, to start taking advantage.” Atlanta (Smoltz 11-8) at N.Y. time. in a decade. But to many, the keeps getting criticized every and Smoltz, 32, hope for similar The Braves were in great posi- Yankees (Clemens 14-10), 8:20 “You have to wonder how perception of the Braves is year just because he only won success this time around. Not tion to do it in 1996 after winning p.m. many more chances you’re more defined by their October one World Series,” he said. so that they can capture the title the first two games at Yankee Thursday, Oct. 28 going to get,” Glavine said failures — some call them the “That’s not the easiest thing in of Team of the Decade, but in Stadium. But New York came Atlanta at N.Y. Yankees, 8:20 Friday. “The law of averages are Buffalo Bills of baseball — than the world to win.” order to earn that elusive sec- back to sweep the next three at p.m., if necessary starting to go against you.” by their eight straight playoff Of course, Torre and the ond ring. Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium Saturday, Oct. 30 The Braves get one more appearances. Yankees can talk with confi- “It’s not so much that we have on the way to a six-game victo- N.Y. Yankees at Atlanta, 8:05 opportunity to make up for lost There’s the image of Lonnie dence. They’re trying to win to win to validate anything for ry. p.m., if necessary Nixon, Toros, United South win Mustangs Castillo's field goal carries alone in 1st; Cigarroa, KOs Alexander top UHS 46-40 BY DAN MCCARNEY their way back into the game. BY ROLAND FLORES Times sports writer Cigarroa matched their first- Times sports writer half yardage plus 15 more on The Cigarroa Toros made all the opening drive of the third, It was a barnburner at Krueger the right adjustments against capped by Aranda’s sublime 39- Field Friday night as the Nixon the Alexander Bulldogs, and it yard jaunt. Mustangs hung on to defeat a just might have saved their sea- Alexander was forced to punt stubborn United team 46-40. son. on its next drive, pinning the Nixon now sits alone atop After a sluggish first half in Toros inside their own five. District 29-5A at 4-1, 4-4 over- which the offense struggled its Eleven plays, five first downs all. way to 59 yards, the Toros and 96 yards later, the Toros In what started out to look like exploded for 18 points in the had their first lead of the game a whipping for Nixon, United second half, including Neto on Aranda’s 31-yard scoot. took a path due North and made Castillo’s 38-yard field goal with The extra point proved that a cakewalk into a heartstopper. 53 seconds left. fate was with Cigarroa as Jose “I’m convinced that every time That, along with Julio Lara’s Lopez scooped up a bad snap, someone plays us they get up crucial fumble recovery late in rolled left to bide some time and for us,” Nixon head coach Joel the fourth and yet another bril- found Pedro Luna among three Lopez said. liant performance by star quar- Bulldogs defenders for the con- “I got to give credit to the kids. terback Marcos Aranda, was version and a 15-7 lead. just enough to help the Toros Aranda had 55 yards on the . . they went out and got the win snap their two-game losing drive, even taking a few snaps tonight for us.” streak with an 18-15 win over at tailback to give Alexander a Nixon scored first on a six- the Bulldogs Friday night at different look. yard Lejia hookup to Edgar Shirley Field. It didn’t take long for the Gonzalez with 5:10 to go in the The game was basically a Bulldogs to answer, however, as first quarter after using up eight must-win for the Toros (6-2, 3- a 27-yard completion from plays. A two-point conversion 2), who survived despite 10 Garcia-Perez to Cedillo set up made it 8-0. hook-ups for 153 yards between Sergio Barrero’s 18-yard touch- Nixon wasn’t done though. Alexander receiver Jesse down run. Garcia-Perez tied the After forcing a United turnover Cedillo and quarterback Jesse game at 15 with his roll-out con- on downs, the ‘Stangs took the Garcia-Perez. version run. ball on their own 23 to stike in Now, the Toros are right back The Bulldogs had a chance to six plays with only :03 in the Times staff photo by CUATE SANTOS in the hunt, joining Alexander take back the lead, but their first. After another successful PRESSURED: Alexander QB Jesse Garcia-Perez ready to pass with Cigarroa’s Oscar Camarillo defending Friday. (4-4, 3-2), United South (5-3, 3- drive stalled at the Cigarroa 40 two-point conversion, the score 2 after its 21-6 win over Eagle when Lara scooped up was 16-0 headed into the sec- 36-22 in favor of Nixon. breath in them. Leija was 19 of 30 for 490 Pass) and Martin (3-5, 3-2) in a Barrero’s fumble with less than ond. The second half saw both United used four plays, includ- yards. He had 413 in the first tie for second place. four minutes remaining. After both teams failed to pro- teams simmer down but not ing a 46-yard pass play form half. Rubio was 18 of 29 for 311 “We basically took the attitude The Toros marched 48 yards – duce on consecutive drives, the before United would test the Rubio to Jorge Davalos to get yards. that from here on out, all the including 37 on a nice little ‘Horns hit paydirt. Joel Aguilar ‘Stangs. within a whisper of the ‘Stangs. games are playoff games,” option pass from Frank Espitia took a Tony Rubio handoff to United scored first in the third One last effort in the form of an Area games: Cigarroa head coach Max to Aranda on 3rd-and-11 – to set scamper in from 35 yards out to quarter after Alfredo De La Cruz onside kick faild for the ‘Horns Charlotte 34, Bruni 6. Bruni is McGehee said. “We challenged up Castillo’s winning kick. close within 16-6 after the two- ran in from 5 yards out to inch after the kick went only two 0-3 in District 31-A and 1-6 the kids to get back to where we “I kick 60 yarders in practice all point conversion failed. closer 36-28. yards. overall. were a few weeks ago and the time, so I knew I could do it,” That’s when the fire hit. United found six once again Nixon quarterback Lejia then Bishop 62, Hebbronville 38. It become a team again.” Castillo said. “I’m just glad I Both teams began to light it up after a Nixon field goal by J.J. kneeled the ball down twice to was 17-12 at halftime Bishop. That was before back-to-back made it because we really before the half and when the Lopez. This time it was a 49- the boos of United fans to Hebbron is 0-3 in 31-AAA and losses to South and Zapata – needed to win this game.” first half horn sounded it was yard bomb from Rubio to David secure a heartstopping 46-40 2-6 overall. the latter an overtime heart- The Bulldogs had one last Sandoval to make it 46-34 victory. Other scores: breaker - stole any momentum chance, but Aranda, lining up at Nixon. “This was a big win for us. This Holmes 17, Marshall 13. Panthers stun Nixon got the ball back hoping gives us huge momentum for Pearsall 31, Cotulla 6. generated by their five-game win streak to open the season. free safety, spoiled it with an interception with nine seconds to hammer the nail in the coffin next week’s game,” said Lejia. Hondo 56, Crystal City 0. Eagle Pass 21-6 but, after punting out after six Juan Johnson had a 93-yard The Toros seemed destined to make it three losses in a row left. He finished with 123 yards plays, United had one last kickoff return for United. when they struggled offensively and two touchdowns on 18 Times staff reports and were lucky to be losing only carries. EAGLE PASS – United 7-0 at the half. Barrero had 150 yards on 22 South beat Eagle Pass in football for the first time Lady Bulldogs But with renewed vigor from the players and a few clever carries to maintain his hold on the district rushing lead. Garcia- wrinkles by the coaching staff, Perez went 14-for-27 for 186 Friday night 21-6 before a capacity crowd that was cel- shoot for title the Toros rallied and worked yards and an interception. ebrating homecoming. Times staff reports South stayed in the District 29-5A title race and dropped The Alexander Lady Bulldogs Prep volleyball seniors in finale Eagle Pass to 2-3 in district, are out to clinch their third 2-6 overall. United South is 3- straight District 29-5A volleyball Times staff reports 2, 5-3. Laredo high school volleyball seniors playing their last 29-5A Eagle Pass is a perennial Volleyball roundup match today: playoff team and South is try- ALEXANDER: Loni Wildenborg, Patty Hinojosa, Claudia ing to get into the playoffs for championship today as the Espinoza, Jessica Trevino, Denise Teniente, Saci Brice, Andrea the first time. teams play their regular season Santos. South was 0-for-7 career finales. CIGARROA: Amanda Almendarez, Clara Torres, Diana Ruiz, against the Eagles. Alexander (12-1, 26-3) is at Myrna Waldo. United South built a 21-0 half- NIXON: Marie Garza, Vanessa Ramirez, Leslie Rivas, Adriana United (4-9, 8-19). time lead. Other matches today are Romero, Joann Salinas, Naomi Belmares. There were no other details United South (5-8, 10-14) at UNITED SOUTH: Jennifer Henandez, Debbie Chapa, Nancy from the game. Eagle Pass (11-2, 24-6), Martin Ramirez, Christina Leal, Rosemary Cotton, Karina Sandoval, Alina The Panthers of coach (9-4, 16-12) at Nixon (3-10, 7- Davalos, Julie Rendon. Bobby Davis, who was an 19) and Zapata (2-11, 9-15) at UNITED: Rosanna Nicholson, Allison Frecsko, Falena Barrera, assistant at Eagle Pass 10 Cigarroa (6-7, 14-15). Monica Mata, Marissa “Munchie’’ Marquez, Diana Arredondo, years ago, play at Zapata All start at 2 p.m. Monica Contreras. this week and finish the year Times staff photo by EDDIE RIOS Alexander, Eagle Pass and MARTIN: Roxxie Alcorta, Dolores Sanchez, Cordy Martinez, against Alexander. HORN CHASED: United’s Joel Aguilar runs. Nixon’s J.J. Lopez defends. (See *VOLLEYBALL Page 2B) Cindy Sanchez, Naomi Rebeles, Belinda Pruneda, Yanira Lucio.
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