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Thursday, May 4, 2000
Junior netters get two Monahans titles
PECOS, May 4, 2000 -- Two Pecos Eagles junior high tennis players came
away with a pair of first place trophies this past weekend, while a third
took home a consolation title from tournament play at Walker Junior High
School in Monahans.
Eighth grader Natalie Ornelas captured first place in the girls singles
division, while Chris Hernandez won the singles titles in the seventh grade
boys division this past weekend Whitney Lamb, one of the Eagles' other
singles player in the eighth grade girls division, took consolation.
Ornelas defeated Nanette Ramirez of Odessa San Jacinto and Monahans'
Savanna West and Chris Escamilla all by 6-0 scores, and then downed the
Loboes' Christy Gatzki in the finals, 9-8 (7-1). Lamb lost her opening
match to Gatzki, 6-2, then beat Seminole's Roxanna Olivas and Fort Stockton's
Vanessa Rocha in the consolation bracket by the same 6-2 score.
The Eagles' third player in the singles division, Chantel Orona, defeated
San Jacinto's Erin Cash, 6-3, but then lost to Gatzki by a 6-0 score.
Hernandez won four matches on the way to the eighth grade boys' singles
title. He defeated Seminole's Colby Morris, 6-2, Fort Stockton's Brian
Rainwater, 6-1, teammate Frankie Hernandez by a 6-1 score and then Seminoles
John Dyck, 8-6, in the finals.
Dyke earlier defeated Pecos' Sterling Ingram, though no score was available.
Ingram had earlier defeated Brandon Harris of Seminole, 6-1, and his teammate,
Jacob Johnson, by a 6-3 score.
In other results, Sara Pena and Cassie Reyes were eliminated in the
second round of eighth grade girls' doubles, losing 6-1 to Monahans' Galindo
and Martin after a 6-3 win over Fort Stockton's Dennell and Brazell.
In eighth grade boys' singles, Michael Orona defeated Crane's Andrew
Hinostroza, 6-1 and Crane's Patrick Garcia, 6-1, before losing to David
Nieto of Monahans. No score was available for that match. The other singles
player for Pecos, Andrew Ramirez, lost to John Klossen of Seminole, 6-1,
and the Eagles had no boys singles teams entered in Monahans.
In seventh grade girls singles, Catherine Garcia and Jennifer Montano
won their first round matches before losing in the semifinals, Garcia to
Crane's Rachel Choate, 7-5, and Montano to Choate's teammate, Stephanie
The seventh grade girls had two doubles teams entered, with Sara and
Adrianne Natividad beating Rapp and Laminack of San Jacinto, 6-0, in their
opener before falling to Monahans; Oyerbides and Montoya, 6-1, while Cynthia
Pando and Camilla Alvarado lost to Lopez and Sigh of Fort Stockton, 6-1.
Junior High coach Brian Williams said the Eagles would be in Fort Stockton
this weekend for the final tournament of the spring schedule.
PHS sports banquet set for tonight
PECOS, May 4, 2000 -- The annual Pecos High School All-Sports Banquet will
be held tonight at 7 p.m. at the new Pecos High School gym, with tickets
still available to the public at $8 per person.
Former Monahans High School head coach and superintendent Jerry Larned
will be the guest speaker at the banquet, which will begin at 7 p.m. Athletic
director Bubba Williams said tickets will be available at the high school,
along with KIUN Radio, Gibson True Value and Dan's Music and Video.
All-district athletes for the Eagles from the 1999-2000 school year
will be recognized at the banquet, and the Doc Lunday, Craig Woods, Joe
Shoemaker, Norma Matta and Joe Bob Kelton awards will also be announced
during the banquet.
York M. "Smokey" Briggs, Publisher
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324 S. Cedar St., Pecos, TX 79772
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