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Tuesday, September 12, 2000

Balmorhea girls host Valentine

PECOS, Sept. 12, 2000 -- The Balmorhea Bears volleyball team will face the Valentine  Pirates tonight at home, following a 1-2 weekend at the Marfa  Invitational Tournament.

The Bears lost their opening round game to the Dell City Cougars, 16-14, 15-12, then came back to down the Sierra Blanca Vaqueros, 15-10, 14-16, 15-11, before falling to the Kermit Yellowjackets in the consolation finals of the tournament, 15-12, 15-8.

"Against Denver City we came back to tie the game at 14-all, but then the officialat a crucial point called an overlapping on us (on serve reception)," said coach Gary Gallego. "Then we played a real good game against Sierra Blanca, but in the game against Kermit we just kind of ran out of gas."

Gallego said he used a nine-player rotation for the first time this season at the Marfa Tournament, and that sophomore setter/hitter Julia Garlick "played real well," with 23 kills and 35 assists in the three matches. Celina Rodriguez had 20 kills, 35 digs and five blocks during the tournament, and freshman Amber Briceno "played one of her better games," with 10 kills and seven blocks in the tournament.

The Bears are 8-5 overall on the season following this past weekend's matches. Tonight's match with the Pirates is the first of two meetings with Valentine this month, and the first of two matches on the Bears' schedule this week. They'll go to Fort Stockton for a match Saturday afternoon.

Eagles host three teams, play two matches today

PECOS, Sept. 12, 2000 -- The Pecos Eagles' eight-day homestand comes to an end  this evening, when they host a trio of teams and play a pair of matches  at the Pecos High School gym.

Pecos will host Presidio, Fort Stockton and Monahans and will face the Blue Devils and Prowlers in games starting at 4:30 and 8 p.m. Presidio and Fort Stockton will also face Monahans in between the Eagles' matches against the Prowlers and Blue Devils.

The Eagles had a three-way match last Tuesday, beating Dell City then losing to Van Horn, after winning the opening game. Pecos then downed Greenwood after a slow start on Saturday, 17-15, 15-5 to improve their season record to 15-5 going into the final week before District 2-4A play begins at home next Tuesday against Clint.

The Eagles and Blue Devils missed each other in the Sandhills and Cantaloupe Classic Tournaments, but Presidio has gotten in a number of matches against Pecos' District 2-4A rivals. The Blue Devils own three wins over Fabens and one against San Elizario, while losing to Canutillo at the Sandhills Tournament the opening weekend of the season.

The Eagles also have yet to face Fort Stockton this year, after the Prowlers opted to skip both the Monahans and Pecos tournaments. Fort Stockton did defeat the Eagles twice last season in Pecos, however.

Bears miss early chances, fall to Panthers

PECOS, Sept. 12, 2000 -- The Balmorhea Bears had the same fumble problems at the  outset of their game against the Whitharral Panthers that they ran into a  year earlier. But the Panthers didn't have the same difficulties they did in  last season's 35-34 loss to the Bears, and avenged last year's loss to  Balmorhea with a 45-0 victory at home Friday night.

Balmorhea lost the ball twice inside the Whitharral 10 yard line in the first period, once on a fumble and the other on an interception, and the Panthers shut the Bears down the rest of the way, going out to a 30-0 halftime lead.

In the second half, the Bears fumbled the ball away twice in the first minute of the third period, and the Panthers converted both into scores on their next offensive play. Steven Lopez passed 36-yards to Greg Cirilo for one score and Rocky Reyna ran 21 yards for the next TD. Trevor Nuckles then caught a one-point conversion pass from Jaime Chavez to end the game under the 45-point rule 1:33 into the third period.

Lopez ran for 106 yards and two touchdowns on the night, and the Panthers, ranked No. 1 in this week's six-man football poll, gained 183 yards on the ground overall and had no turnovers on the night, while holding the Bears to just 80 yards in total offense.

The loss left Balmorhea with a 1-1 season record going into Friday's game at Ackerly against the Sands Mustangs. Sands lost this past Friday night to the Bears' District 8-A rival Sanderson, by a 48-24 final score.

Balmorhea roping winners announced

Contributing Writer

BALMORHEA, Sept. 12, 2000 -- It was a windy Saturday at Hoffman's Arena in Balmorhea, when  local cowboys participated in The Labor Day Team Roping competition. The  Sept. 2 event lasted seven hours, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and was part of the  Balmorhea Labor Day Festival

In the youth division, Russell Garlick and Logan Furlong took top honors, while in the Open Division, Wilson Capron and Jimmy Steve Martinez won first. . Tres McElroy and Scott Wash finished second, and Ruben Martinez and Jimmy Steve Martinez in third. Jimmy Steve Martinez was the buckle winner.

In Roping # 8, Cris Henderson and Pete Galvan were first, Ruben Martinez and Neal Martinez were second, and Tres McElroy with Guy Wayne Weatherman were third. Pete Galvan was the buckle winner of the go-around.

In Roping #6, "Lupe" and Robbie Cabezuela took top honors; Ruben Martinez and Jim Roberts were second, followed by "Lupe" and Jaimie Galvan in third. "Lupe" won the buckle.

Dow Jones Productions staged the Labor Day event, which was sponsored by I-10 Fina, Desert Distributors, Rex's Boot & Supply Shop, "Circle G" Farm & Ranch Supplies, Capron Bits & Spurs, and Shade Tree Saddlery.

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