Daily Newspaper and Travel Guide
for Pecos Country of West Texas
Thursday, January 20, 2000
Pecos lifters win titles at Monahans
PECOS, Jan. 20, 2000 -- Two Pecos Eagle powerlifters captured first place
in their divisions, and the Eagles finished in fifth place overall this
past Saturday at a meet in Monahans.
Coach Steve Cross said junior Gito Crawford won the 275-pound weight
class, while Chris Lara took first place in the 132 pound division.
"Everybody seems to be improving," Cross said. "I haven't figured out
the percentage, but everyone has improved at least four to five percent."
Cross said nine of the 11 Pecos lifters placed on Saturday, with the
next-best finish coming from Orlando Lara, who was second in the 181-pound
weight class. Gilbert Rodriguez and Travis Thorp were 10th and
17th in that division, while Martin Guzman was 13th
and Chris Orona 15th in the 165-pound division, Joel Matta placed
13th at 198 pounds and Adam Salgado was 12th at 220
Cross said the team would compete in Kermit this weekend. "I plan to
take about 14 or 15 this week," he said. The Eagles then close out January
with a trip to Midland Greenwood.
Eagles’ softball schedule adds more games
PECOS, Jan. 20, 2000 -- The Pecos Eagles’ softball team will have a couple
more pre-district games this year, along with a trio of mid-week trips
to El Paso, as they prepare for their third season of varsity competition.
After winning just one game in their first season, when they were the
last District 4-4A school to take up softball, the Eagles went 9-1 to win
the District 2-4A title last year, going up against schools that were also
either first- or second-year programs.
This year’s schedule will include home games against two of the teams
the Eagles faced in District 4-4A, in Fort Stockton and Big Spring, along
with road games against Lamesa and Monahans and a Leap Day home contest
Coach Tammy Walls’ team also has two tournaments on the schedule this
season, at Midland and Alpine, before district play opens on March 7 with
a home game against El Paso Mountain View.
Three of the Eagles’ five 2-4A road games this season will be on Tuesdays,
including a March 21 matchup against Clint, the only team to beat the Eagles
in district play a year ago. Pecos will close out their home schedule against
the Lions on April 11.
The Eagles return most of their players from last year’s team, which
finished 12-7 after losing to Pampa in the area round of the Class 4A playoffs.
Pecos has one preseason scrimmage, on Feb. 12 at Kermit, three days before
their Feb. 15 opener at Lamesa.
Jordan looks to fix Washington's problems
WASHINGTON, Jan. 20, 2000 (AP) - This wasn't the best way to impress the
new boss. Maybe they were just trying too hard.
Hours after Michael Jordan joined the Washington Wizards as a part owner,
the Dallas Mavericks embarrassed his new club 104-86 Wednesday night before
the third-smallest crowd of the season.
"When you have something happen that's big in your organization that
deals with the players, there's two ways you can take it," Dallas guard
Michael Finley said. "You go overaggressive and you play well, things are
clicking for you. The second, you do too much. They got a lot of charges.
They missed a lot of passes, tried to do a little too much. ... We kind
of fed off that."
With Jordan and President Clinton watching from the owners' box and
security keeping fans at bay, Washington put on one of its worst performances
in an arena that was less than half-full.
Washington, which lost for the eighth time in nine games, fell behind
17-5 to start the game. Fans held up "Welcome Michael" signs, but booed
the Wizards throughout the game.
"After tonight's performance, I'd say our guys have no place to go but
up," said Ted Leonsis, the Wizards minority owner who initiated the negotiations
Michael Finley had 23 points to
Swim team members offered T-shirts
PECOS, Jan. 20, 2000 -- Pecos Eagles' swimming coach Terri Morse is looking
to contact all members of the Eagles' swim teams for the past 10 years
about plans to print up T-shirts commemorating the Eagles 15 boys and girls
district titles over the past 10 seasons.
Morse is planning to print up shirts with the names of all the swimmers
from those teams printed on the back, according to Joan Capshaw. The front
of the shirt will say "1990-2000 - A Decade of Winning!"
Pecos' boys won district championships in 1990-95, and in 1997 and 1998.
The girls' district titles were 1991-96 and again in 1998.
The shirts will sell for $10 each, and any former swim team member wanting
to buy one should call Morse at the Pecos High School pool (447-7242).
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