Daily Newspaper and Travel Guide
for Pecos Country of West Texas
Friday, February 18, 2000
Eagle teams in action at Monahans
PECOS, Feb. 18, 2000 -- It will be a little like old times for the Pecos
Eagles this weekend, with all three teams that are active making short
trips to Monahans instead of any long drives to El Paso.
The Eagles' tennis team plays its first full tournament of the season
today and Saturday at Monahans, while Pecos' varsity and JV softball teams
will face the Loboes in games at 4 and 6 p.m. today on the Loboes' home
field. On Saturday, the Eagle girl's golf team will get in a round of 18
holes against Monahans' golfers in a dual meet at the Ward County Golf
The tennis team began their spring season back on Feb. 1 in Monahans,
losing to the Loboes while beating Midland Greenwood. Coach Bernadette
Ornelas was short several players for those matches, who were still involved
in other sports.
The softball team began their 2000 season this past Tuesday in Lamesa,
with a 15-5 win over a Lamesa squad that still had some of their players
in basketball. Today's game should be a better test against a Monahans
team the Eagles have yet to beat in two years of varsity softball play.
Monahans comes into the game with an 0-1 record after a loss on Tuesday
to Big Spring. Coach Tammy Walls said the varsity game would come first,
followed by the JV contest, which will last longer than Tuesday's abbreviated
JV game against the Tornadoes did. "They have lights," Walls said.
Saturday's dual match for the girls is a break between tournaments for
Pecos, who go to Fort Stockton next weekend. The girls have finished ahead
of Monahans in both their tournaments so far this season, at San Angelo
and Big Spring, placing fifth two weeks ago in a split tournament and eighth
this past weekend in a combined Class 4A/5A field at Big Spring.
Ex-Cowboys turn out for Landry's memorial
By JAIME ARON
AP Sports Writer
DALLAS, Feb. 18, 2000 - All five former Dallas Cowboys players in the
Pro Football Hall of Fame were there. So were most of the 10 members of
the team's Ring of Honor. Even the NFL commissioner showed up.
They all came to memorial services Thursday because of the respect and
love they shared for the same man: Tom Landry.
"Life isn't about winning and losing, it's about being the best you
can be. I think I learned that first-hand through practical experiences
with Tom Landry," said Don Perkins, one of the first Cowboys stars and
a member of the Ring of Honor.
"We love you. It's a word that we male athletes throw around like manhole
covers. It's real hard for us to express those kinds of things, but we
do love you and we do miss you."
Drew Pearson said he was glad he told Landry he loved him. Dan Reeves
said he's sorry he didn't.
"About two months ago, I was fortunate enough to speak with coach Landry
on the telephone," Reeves said. "I certainly didn't know that would be
the last time I'd ever get a chance to talk to him."
York M. "Smokey" Briggs, Publisher
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