Daily Newspaper and Travel Guide
for Pecos Country of West Texas
Thursday, June 29, 2000
Summer tournament held for young golfers
PECOS, June 29, 2000 -- Elementary school-aged golfers completed their
four-weeks in the Pecos-Barstow-Toyah summer golf program with a tournament
on Wednesday at the Reeves County Golf Course.
There were three girls divisions and four boys divisions during the
morning tournament. Boys in grades 5 through 8 and junior high girls played
their tournament today.
In the first grade division for the girls, Kelly Lease won a playoff
for first over Marissa Tarango, after both girls shot 16s. Ashley Jasso
had a 17 and Lauren Elliott a 27. In the second grade division, Talia Castillo
shot an 11, Tatum Windham had a 12, Lenora Blanchard shot a 19 and Victoria
Carrasco had a 21, while in the third and fourth grade division, Elanor
Mason won with a 29 and was followed by Jayme Galindo with a 30, Allison
Salcido with a 33 and Ari'Anna Alligood with a 38.
In the first grade division for the boys, Jared Windham finished first,
shooting a 14. Matthew Martinez was second with a 20, while Zachary Carrasco
and Michael Williams both shot 22s. In the second grade division, Angel
Valle shot a 12 to win, while Chris Martinez and John Tarin both shot 19s.
In the third grade division, Richard Dutchover and Jake Varela both
shot 23s, and were followed by Mateo Tarango and Noah Munoz, both of whom
shot 29s. Lomas Gonzales had a 32, Parker Johnson a 37 and Michael Blanchard
shot a 39. In the fourth grade division, Heath Armstrong won with a 25
total, while Nathan Duke shot a 26, Linvel Mosby shot a 30 and Josh Elliott
and Philip Williams both shot 31s.
Rocker overshadows Braves-Mets matchup
By JOSH DUBOW
AP Sports Writer
NEW YORK, June 29, 2000 - Let the rest of New York worry about the
circus surrounding a certain Atlanta reliever. The Mets are more concerned
about 24 other Braves.
"We can't control the coverage of an individual. We can't worry about
that," Mets catcher Mike Piazza said Wednesday on the eve of John Rocker's
first trip to New York since his now infamous magazine interview.
"We have to face Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine, Andruw Jones and Chipper
Jones. They have a pretty good ballclub. We can't worry about one guy who
might or might not get into the game. If he does, we'll try to score runs
This weekend's Braves-Mets series - their first since last year's thrilling
NLCS - would still be big news with first place in the NL East on the line.
It just wouldn't be a media circus.
"I don't think anybody has asked any questions about the game," Mets
third baseman Robin Ventura said. "It's mostly been about him coming here
and we're getting tired of answering it. This is an important series."
But people are more concerned about whether Rocker will ride the No.
7 train to Shea Stadium - probably not - than about whether New York has
closed the gap with Atlanta - it remains to be seen.
The Mets tried to maintain that this was a typical series. There was
nothing typical about the preparations.
Without Rocker, there wouldn't be 600 police officers at Shea Stadium
for a typical Atlanta-New York series - and about a dozen outside the Grand
Hyatt hotel awaiting his arrival early Thursday.
There wouldn't be more than 300 media members in town tracking Rocker's
every move. There wouldn't be a protective fence and awning over the visitor's
bullpen and special rules limiting alcohol sales.
And there wouldn't be all these nagging questions for the players to
"It's something that you just don't want to keep talking about," Atlanta
manager Bobby Cox said. "This has been going on too long. I guess everybody's
pointing toward New York, and I guess that's when it will end. I don't
know. You'd think enough's enough."
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