Newspaper and Travel Guide
for Pecos Country of West Texas
Tuesday, December 27, 2005
Eagles to start softball play in Crane
The Pecos Eagles softball team will have a junior varsity tournament for the first time this year, while paying three of their first four District 3-3A games on the road in 2006.
Coach Tammy Walls’ team will try to get back into the playoffs after placing fourth in the district standings a year ago, and will begin their 2006 regular season at home on Feb. 14 against the Crane Golden Cranes, while starting off district play on March 7 by hosting the Lamesa Golden Tornaodes.
Pecos’ next three district games after that will be on the road, starting March 10 in Seminole, and followed by trips to Fort Stockton and Monahans, two of the three teams that beat Pecos out for post-season berths in 2005. The other team, Greenwood, will be the Eagles’ next district opponent, after a non-district match-up against the Marfa Shorthorns.
The middle part of Pecos’ district schedule will feature five of six games at home. The Eagles close out their season with road trips to Greenwood at Presidio.
Pecos will have back-to-back trips to Crane before the start of district play. They’ll go there for tournament play on Feb. 23-25, and then for a non-district game on the last day of February. Pecos’ other varsity tounament in Feb. 16-18 in Andrews, while the Eagles’ junior varsity will host its first tournament on March 2-4, the weekend prior to the start of district play.
Pecos also has two pre-season scrimmages scheduled, on Feb. 3 in Crane against the Golden Cranes and Reagan County owls, and at home on Feb. 11, when they host Kermit, Marfa and Van Horn.
Monahans’ Hughes, Swarb named to 3A all-state squad
Monahans Loboes seniors Brittany Hughes and Candace Swarb were named to the first team Class 3A All-State volleyball team by the Texas Sportswriters Association, while three other Monahans players earned honorable mention in the voting by sports writers from around the state.
Hughes was an all-state selection for the second year in a row as a hitter, while Swarb was selected at setter for Monahans, which finished second in the Class 3A state tournament this year, falling to Bellville in five games after winning the state title in 2004.
The other Loboes players chosen as honorable mention were senior hitter Allison Miller, junior hitter Catherine Cutbirth and sophomore hitter Bailey Marcum. Hughes was District 3-3A MVP, while Swarb was named as outstanding setter in the district for 2005; Miller and Cutbirth were first team 3-3A picks, while Marcum was a second team all-district selection.
No other District 3-3A players, or players from any of the other West Texas Class 3A districts, were named to the TSWA all-state squad.
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