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Wednesday, May 24, 2000

Summer golf, tennis hoops start next week

PECOS, May 24, 2000 -- Registration for the Pecos-Barstow-Toyah summer athletic programs will get underway with tennis golf and basketball sign-ups next week, while summer track, volleyball and weightlifting will get underway during the first full week of June.

The first session of the USA 1-2-3 summer tennis program is scheduled to begin with registration set for next Tuesday. There will be two sessions, with the first running through June 9 and the second from June 12-23.

Pecos High School tennis coach Bernadette Ornelas is course instructor, with each day's activities divided up by grades. Kindergarten and first graders will go from 7:45 to 8:15 a.m., second and third graders from 8:15 to 9 a.m., fourth through sixth grades from 9 to 9:45 a.m., junior high students from 10-10:45 a.m. and high school players from 11 a.m. to 12 noon.

The program is open to all P-B-T students and fees are $5 for one child, $7 for two and $10 for three or more in a family. Racquets will be provided for students who do not own one.

The following day, May 31, registration for the P-B-T summer golf program will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Crockett Middle School Gym. Classes begin on Thursday, June 1 with Tina Hendrick as instructor.

They will run and will run Monday through Thursday until the end of June at the Crockett Field. Times are 8-8:45 a.m. for Grades 1-2; 9-9:45 a.m. for Grades 6-7; and 10-10:45 a.m. for Grades 3-5.

Students in grades 8-12 will go from 11 to 11:45 a.m. on Monday through Thursday and from 8 a.m. to 12 noon on Friday at the Reeves County Golf Course. Fees are the same as for tennis.

Summer basketball sign-ups will be on Thursday, June 1 from 8 a.m. to 12 noon at the new Pecos High School gym, with coach Tino Acosta as instructor. Classes will run from June 2 through June 30, with incoming fourth and fifth graders going from 9 to 10 a.m., sixth and seventh graders from 10 to 11 a.m. and eighth and ninth graders from 11 a.m. to 12 noon.

For more information, contact Acosta at 447-7234 or 445-3822.

Registration for the summer track program is set for Monday, June 5, from 8 a.m. to noon. Practice will begin Tuesday, June 6 and run weekdays from 8 a.m. to 12 noon through June 30.

Varsity girls track coach Lily Talamantez will be the instructor, and the program is open to students between the ages of 7 and 18. Track meet dates will be in the upcoming days.

Summer weightlifting will get underway at the PHS field house on Tuesday, June 6 and will run throughout June and July with the exception of the Fourth of July weekend. Head football coach Gary Grubbs will be the supervisor, and the weight machines will be available from 6 to 8 p.m. each evening.

Summer volleyball is also scheduled to begin on June 6 and run on even-numbered weekdays through July 6 from 6 to 9 p.m., along with even numbered weeknights from July 18 through July 28. Becky Granado will be the instructor for the course and students can sign up the first day they participate.

The annual summer clinic for seventh and eighth graders will be the week of July 17 and the ninth grader clinic will be the weeks of July 24, both running from 9 a.m. to 12 noon.

Ex-Eagle coach hosts volleyball clinic

PECOS, May 24, 2000 -- Former Pecos Eagles' volleyball coach Nora Geron and her daughter, former Monahans Loboes' coach Val Hernandez, will be hosting a three-day volleyball clinic for junior high and high school students on June 19-21 at the Monahans High School Multi-Purpose Complex.

The three-day camp is designed to teach basic skills to players, along with improving individual and team play and having fun. Players should bring kneepads and a water bottle to all three days of the clinic.

Cost for students in grades 7-9 is $60, while the cost for students in grades 10-12 is $70 per player, with each player receiving a T-shirt for participating in the clinic.

Checks for the clinic can be made payable to Nora Geron, and can be sent with registration forms to Yvonne Acosta, 1703 S. Bruce St., Monahans, Tx. 79756, with a deadline of Friday, June 2, to register. To get an application form to the clinic, call Acosta at 943-5864.

Rangers shut down K.C. for 7th straight win

KANSAS CITY, Mo., May 24, 2000 (AP) - After a slow start, the Texas bullpen is carrying the Rangers.

"This is the way we knew those guys could pitch," said Rick Helling (7-1), who went seven-plus innings Tuesday night in a 4-3 victory over Kansas City. "They're doing a great job."

The Rangers have won 10 of 12 games and seven straight to move into a virtual tie with Seattle for first place in the AL West.

The victory gave the Rangers a major league-best 15-5 record for the month of May. The bullpen has not allowed a run in the last four games and hasn't been charged with an earned run in five.

And they could hardly have been more poised Tuesday night. After Carlos Febles' home run leading off the eighth made it 4-3, Jeff Zimmerman relieved Helling and gave up a double to Mike Sweeney.

But Sweeney never got as far as third.

Then, with one out and runners at first and third in the ninth, John Wetteland got Johnny Damon to tap back to the mound.

Wetteland played it perfectly, getting the lead runner in a rundown between third and home, then finished the game by getting Febles to fly out.

"For Zim to leave (Sweeney) at second, that's a great job," said Helling, who gave up three runs, six hits and two walks with four strikeouts while winning his fifth straight start.

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