Daily Newspaper and Travel Guide
for Pecos Country of West Texas
Thursday, July 13, 2000
All-Stars set for Angelo, Midland play
PECOS, July 13, 2000 -- The Pecos Little League All-Star teams now
know who, where and when they'll be playing in the District 4 Tournament
Meanwhile, the Pecos girls' all-star softball teams know where and kind
of know when, but don't know whom they'll face in their area tournament
starting on Friday.
The 9-10, 11-12 and 13-14 All-Star baseball teams went through the opening
weekend of District 4 play undefeated, and all will be playing in San Angelo
this weekend for the right to advance to the sub-section round of their
The 9-10 year olds will kick things off first, and could face the longest
stretch on the road for any Pecos team. They'll face San Angelo Northern
in the tournament finals, and under the new tournament format, will have
to play at least twice and possibly three games in three days against the
Northern All-Stars because both teams enter the game undefeated.
The first game will be at 8 p.m. Friday at San Angelo Lake View, with
the second game at the same time on Saturday. A third game, if necessary
would be played on Sunday. Manager Ray Palomino said under Little League
rules, the 9-10 year olds can only play one game a day.
The 11-12 year olds are allowed to play two games in one day, though
Pecos manager Vaughn Garnto is hoping his team can go home after their
5 p.m. game Saturday against Lake View at San Angelo Northern's field.
Pecos went through their first three games unbeaten, while Lake View suffered
a loss in their sub-district round, which will carry over to Saturday.
A deciding game, if needed, would follow the first game, at about 7:30
The Junior League will be playing an 11 a.m. game at Nathan Donsky Field
in San Angelo against Lake View on Saturday, with the winner advancing
to the title game at 2 p.m. Sunday, while the loser will face an elimination
game at 5 p.m. Saturday afternoon. A deciding game on Sunday in the double-elimination
tournament, if needed, would follow the 2 p.m. contest.
The Junior League and 11-12 Little League Tournament winners will advance
to next weekend's sub-sectional round in Lubbock, while the 9-10 year old
winners will be back in San Angelo for their sub-sectional.
The girls' softball teams in the 10-and-under, 12-and-under and 14-and-under
divisions will go to Ulmer Park in Midland for their tournament this weekend.
Coach Johnny Terrazas said the teams are scheduled to begin play on Friday
and are guaranteed five games each, but the times and the opening round
opponents won't be set until tomorrow.
This is the third year Pecos has competed in the Midland-Odessa area
tournament. The 12-and-under and 14-and-under teams lost practice games
to Fort Stockton earlier this week.
Vikes' game may portend San Antonio move
SAN ANTONIO, July 13, 2000 (AP) - The Minnesota Vikings and New Orleans
Saints will meet in preseason play at the Alamodome on Aug. 11, 2001, but
it's more than just a game.
Wednesday's official announcement came amid questions about the future
of the NFL in Minneapolis and San Antonio.
As Vikings owner and San Antonio businessman Red McCombs chatted amiably
with a couple hundred business and civic leaders, the Alamodome loomed
in the background. Scheduled to lose its primary tenant, the NBA's San
Antonio Spurs, in two years, the city-owed Alamodome is pursuing an NFL
McCombs has spent most of his tenure denying he wants to relocate the
Still, the Vikings-Saints game 13 months off will give San Antonio a
chance to demonstrate its NFL viability and might give McCombs some leverage
in his quest for a new stadium that would generate more revenue than the
"I think I've made very clear in every way my commitment to Minnesota,"
McCombs said. "My role as the owner of the Vikings is to see them stay
competitive in the NFL. That should be played out in Minnesota. It can
not happen in the Metrodome. We keep repeating that. But I have every confidence
that those issues will be resolved."
The Vikings thus far have received little sympathy from state legislators.
Metrodome renovation proposals have gone nowhere.
York M. "Smokey" Briggs, Publisher
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