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        Laredo Morning Times                                                                                                                                                                   Saturday, October 23, 1999


Braves, Yankees open World Series tonight                                                                                                                                                                      Postseason Baseball
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                    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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