Daily Newspaper and Travel Guide
for Pecos Country of West Texas
Monday, Aug. 7, 2000
Preseason workouts start today
PECOS, Aug. 7, 2000 -- Preseason practice gets underway today for Pecos
Eagle players in tennis, football and volleyball, as they join schools
across the state in preparing for the start of the 2000 season.
Practice also gets underway for the Balmorhea Bears in football
and volleyball, with regular season play set to begin next week in
volleyball and in September for football.
All volleyball teams in Texas can start their practices today
under University Interscholstic League rules. Tennis squads in Class 3A, 4A and
5A who play their team schedules during the fall also cane start workouts,
while in football, teams in Class 1A through 3A, plus 4A and 5A teams that did
not have spring training, can have their first day of conditioning.
Workouts can be in helmets, but not pads. Contact drills can
begin Friday under UIL rules, while the first day to hold scrimmages for
those schools in Saturday, Aug. 19, which is the day Pecos will host Carlsbad
in their lone preseason scrimmage game.
The 4A and 5A teams that had spring drills can issue equipment
next Monday, Aug. 14. They can start hitting that Friday and can
begin scrimmaging Aug. 26.
The first date for games in all classes is Aug. 31. Pecos' first game will be
on Sept. 1 at Walton Field in Kermit against the Kermit Yellowjackets.
The first day for volleyball games is Aug. 14, and the Eagles will
start their regular season the following day in Odessa, against the OHS
Bronchos and Alpine Bucks.
Pecos' football, volleyball and tennis teams all reached the
playoffs last season and will be hoping for return trips this fall.
The football team will be trying to get past the bi-district round of
the Class 4A playoffs for the first time in 25 years come November. Pecos
placed third in District 2-4A last season and was eliminated by El Paso Ysleta.
The volleyball team will try to get by the area round of the
playoffs, where they've been eliminated in three of the past four seasons.
The last two years, the teams that ousted Pecos — Dumas and Hereford,
went on to win the Class 4A state titles in Austin, which is guarenteed not
to happen this season, since the UIL volleyball tournament has
been moved to Southwest Texas State University in San Marcos.
Physical forms needed back before workouts
PECOS, Aug. 7, 2000 -- Physical forms are needed back today for Pecos
High School athletes participating in fall sports, while Crockett Middle
School players have another week to get their medical forms filled out and
returned to their coaches.
School rules prohibit players from participating in sports without first getting a physical exam, and those
players in football, volleyball and tennis who have not done so will not be allowed to work out with their teams. Workouts
for freshmen, junior varsity and varsity players began today.
University Interscholastic League rules prohibit junior high teams from working out until the start of school,
so seventh and eighth graders at Crockett have until Aug. 14 to get their forms filled out and returned to their coaches.
Regular season play for high school and junior high volleyball and high school tennis begins in August, while
the high school and junior high football teams start their 2000 seasons in September.
York M. "Smokey" Briggs, Publisher
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324 S. Cedar St., Pecos, TX 79772
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