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Friday, October 6, 2000
Pecos swimmers sweep Permian
By LEIA HOLLAND
PECOS, Oct. 6, 2000 -- The Pecos Eagle swim team came out on top in
a dual meet against Odessa Permian Thursday night in their home opener
meet at the Pecos High School pool.
The Pecos girls' team slid by the Permian girls with a 100 to 76 point
victory while the Pecos boys' team stomped on the Permian boys with a 130
to 55 point victory.
"I was real impressed with our swimming last night as opposed to our
swimming last week in El Paso," Eagles coach Terri Morse said.
Morse said last week her swimmers looked a little flat in the water
at El Paso Montwood, but made up for it this week.
"I felt a lot better about our swimming," she said, adding the whole
team cut their times either from their personal bests or last week's times.
"Our times were impressive for this early in the season," she said.
Morse is not the only one who felt good about last night's meet.
"We didn't do so well last time but this time we really worked together
and showed them what was up," Senior Co-Captain for the boys' team Randall
Sarah Flores, senior and co-captain for the girls' team, said she was
pleased with the girls' performances.
"We did better than last week, but we still have lots more work to do,"
Morse said with the girls beating Permian that gave them some confidence
for the rest of the season and the boys, who were region champions last
year, are "starting to realize what they have to do to stay on top."
The girls started the meet off right when the Pecos A relay consisting
of JoAnn Wein, Rachelle Eisenberg, Flores and Jessica Minjarez placed first
in the 200-yard medley relay with the time of 2:10.18 over Permian's 2:10.67.
The girls also placed third in the same event with the relay of Misty
Cason, Rebecca Reynolds, Ashley Carrasco and Tina Grice with a time of
JoAnn Wein also won the 200-yard freestyle with a time of 2:17.95. She
also placed first in the 500-yard freestyle with a time of 6:14.34.
Eisenberg placed first in the 200-yard individual medley going 2:44.03
and also took the 100-yard freestyle with a 1:05.49.
Flores placed first in the 100-yard breaststroke with a time of 1:17.94
and placed second in the 100-yard butterfly with a time of 1:13.42.
Jenny Alvarez took first place in the 1-meter diving competition with
a score of 99.40 points.
The relay team of JoAnn and Lauren Wein, Minjarez and Flores also took
the 400-yard freestyle relay with a time of 4:24.73.
On the boys' side, the Pecos boys placed first in all but two of Thursday's
The A relay of Tye Edwards, Grant Holland, Jason Lopez and Cortney Freeman
beat out Permian in the 200-yard medley relay.
Lopez, K.W. Winkles, Will Oglesby and Reynolds also took the 200-yard
freestyle relay with a time of 1:42.34 while Edwards, Reynolds, Freeman
and Holland took the 400-yard freestyle relay going 3:44.06.
That relay team just beat out the Pecos B relay of Gary Garcia, Daniel
Quintana, Eddie Mata and Patrick McChesney.
Reynolds, McChesney and Quintana pulled off the biggest upsets by sweeping
the top three places on both the 200-yard freestyle and the 500-yard freestyle.
The only other sweep of the top three spots came from Edwards, Lopez
and Oglesby in the 100-yard butterfly.
Holland took first place in the 200-yard individual medley with a time
of 2:18.31 and was second behind Lopez' 1:06.43 in the 100-yard breaststroke.
Freeman managed to out-touch Permian's Bobby Venable in the 50-yard
freestyle with a time of 24.14. Venable then turned around and out-touched
Freeman's 54.01 in the 100-yard freestyle.
In addition to his first place finish in the 100-yard butterfly, Edwards
placed first in the 100-yard backstroke with a time of 59.87.
For the girls, Minjarez was able to place third in the 200-yard freestyle
with a time of 2:29.50 while Grice finished fifth.
Grice also finished sixth in the 100-yard butterfly.
Betsy Lujan and Carrasco finished third and fourth in the 200-yard individual
Lujan also finished fifth in the 100-yard backstroke and Carrasco finished
third with a time of 1:29.62 in the 100-yard breaststroke.
Kelsey Holt and Cason were third and fourth in the 50-yard freestyle
with Chyloe Martin sixth, while Holt and Martin also finished second and
sixth in the 100-yard freestyle with Cason finishing fourth in the 100-yard
Lauren Wein placed third in the 500-yard freestyle with a time of 6:35.58
and second in the 100-yard backstroke with a time of 1:18.70.
Reynolds placed third with a time of 1:25.31 in the 100-yard butterfly
and fourth in the 100-yard breaststroke.
The girls A relay of Minjarez, Holt, Lauren Wein and Eisenberg place
second in the 200-yard freestyle relay with a time of 2:00.88 with the
B relay of Carrasco, Reynolds, Martin and Lujan placing fourth.
The relay team of Holt, Grice, Cason and Lujan also placed third in
the 400-yard freestyle relay with a time of 4:43.76.
For the boys, Winkles and Garcia came in third and fourth in the 200-yard
individual medley then turning around to place fourth and third in the
Oglesby and Greg Anzaldua placed fourth and sixth in the 50-yard freestyle.
Mata and Adrian Puertas placed third and fifth in the 100-yard freestyle
with Puertas also placing fourth in the 100-yard breaststroke.
Wesley Roberts, Leroy Rodriguez and Mata placed second, third and fourth
in the 1-meter diving.
In the 200-yard medley relay the B team of Garcia, Winkles, Oglesby
and McChesney finished third with at time of 1:56.31 while the C team of
Puertas, Roberts, Rodriguez and Anzaldua finished fifth.
The relay team of Quintana, Rodriguez, Roberts and Mata also finished
third with a time of 1:49.94 in the 200-yard freestyle relay.
Morse said the swimmers did very well and accounted some of that to
the parents and fans that watched.
"I appreciate the parents that helped and the fans that came out and
supported us," she said.
The next meet for the Pecos Swim Team is on October 19 in Pecos against
Eagles face showdown with Lions
PECOS, Oct. 6, 2000 -- Saturday afternoon will go a long way towards determining
if the second half of the District 2-4A schedule is going to be a fun one
or a struggle for the Pecos Eagles volleyball team.
The Eagles open the second half of district play in Clint against the
Lions, starting about 4 p.m. CDT, and when it's over, the Eagles will either
be in a three-way tie for first in the district standings or in a two-way
tie for third with four games to play.
Pecos was tied for first with Clint a week ago, after they defeated
El Paso Mountain View, whom the Lions had lost to two days earlier. But
on Tuesday the Eagles went to San Elizario and were beaten by the host
Eagles, 15-13, 3-15, 15-11. Combined with Mountain View's loss to Fabens,
it left Pecos tied with the Loboes and San Elizario, each with 3-2 records.
Pecos dropped a 15-9, 1-15, 15-4 decision at home last month to Clint,
in the district opener for both teams. In all three games, the team that
scored the first point never trailed, with both teams looking shaky at
times both in service receptions and moving to the ball.
"I changed my lineup again. I'm starting D'Andra (Ortega) and Michelle
(Saenz) to go up against their two girls (Collanne Bramblett and Michelle
Tullius), hopefully they can counter them" said Eagles' coach Becky Granado,
who added her hitters also are going to have to improve on Saturday.
"Right now Philly (Fobbs) is the only one doing anything," she said.
"I showed the girls their stats, and some of them were shocked at how poorly
they've been hitting."
Clint defeated Canutillo on Tuesday, 15-10, 16-14, but could also find
themselves in shaky playoff position with a loss on Saturday. Aside from
Bramblett and Tullius, Melissa Arnold and Stephanie Baeza also scored points
for the Lions in their win over Pecos, mostly on dinks against a slow-reacting
"Practice went all right (Thursday). We worked mostly on defense
and they started out strong. As they got tired they got a little sloppy,”
Play will start at 1 p.m. Saturday with the freshman match-up, followed
by the junior varsity game at about 2:30 p.m.
Eagle, Panther gridders split games
By JON FULBRIGHT
PECOS, Oct. 6, 2000 -- A change of scenery produced a change in results
for both the Pecos Eagles' seventh grade and the Fort Stockton junior varsity
football teams on Thursday, while the results remained the same for Pecos'
two eighth grade teams in their rematch with the Panthers, despite a different
The JV, narrow winners over the Panthers at home last month, lost at
Fort Stockton this time by a 13-6 final score, while the seventh graders,
30-0 losers at Fort Stockton in September, came home and won a 20-12 decision
from the Panthers.
Pecos' eighth graders did worse in Fort Stockton than they had in Pecos
last month, but the results were the same. The `A' team, which lost 6-0
at home, fell 32-0 on the road, while the `B' team, which beat the Panthers
the first time, 28-0, won by a 12-0 score the second time around.
Oscar Parada scored on a 20-yard run for the JV's only touchdown. Pecos
held a 6-0 lead at halftime before Fort Stockton won with scores in the
third and fourth quarters. The loss dropped the JV to 2-4 on the season.
The seventh graders played only one game due to a shortage of players,
and jumped out to a quick 14-0 lead, before Panther touchdowns in the second
and third periods cut the lead to 14-12. Isaac Gutierrez caught a touchdown
pass from Eddie Vela and Vela caught one from Josh Anchondo in the first
half, before Vela scored on a five-yard run in the fourth quarter to give
the Eagles some breathing room. The win lifted the seventh graders to 2-2
on the season.
The eighth grade `A' team is 1-4 and the `B' team is 4-1 after Thursday's
games. Coach Barry Truelove said Pecos lost quarterback Robbie Ontiveros
and running back Adam Ybarra to injuries, while the Panthers scored twice
in the first half of the `A' game then returned the second half kickoff
for a touchdown.
The `B' team scored on their first play of the game, a 55-yard run by
David Ramirez and later added a 65-yard scoring run by Gabriel Orona. Pecos;
junior high `B' teams are scheduled to face Fort Stockton again next week.
Pecos' varsity is off tonight before beginning District 2-4A play at
home next week against Clint. Fabens is also off tonight, while Clint takes
on El Paso Burges, Canutillo goes to El Paso Bowie, San Elizario hosts
El Paso Cathedral and El Paso Mountain View plays El Paso Ysleta in tonight's
El Paso Burges (2-2) at
Clint (1-3): The Lions have lost three straight games and figure to
have a tough time against Burges tonight, but the passing combination of
Tony Alvarado to Domingo Lozano has been about as busy as possible the
last two weeks. Lozano has caught 29 passes in Clint's losses to El Paso
Cathedral (30-27) and El Paso High (39-12 a week ago). Burges edged Mountain
View last Friday 16-13, as Eddie Mata ran for 125 yards and Omar Hernandez
threw for 158 against the Lobos.
EP Ysleta (2-2) at Mountain
View (1-3): A playoff preview, if the pre-season predictions are correct.
The Lobos will try to improve their running game tonight, after getting
just 55 yards against Burges. Arturo Muniz threw for 185 yards, 150 of
that to Isaac Andazola. Ysleta is throwing the ball more this season --
quarterback Ricky Najera has 641 yards in four games, while their top rusher,
Saul Pacheco, has gained 282 yards.
Canutillo (1-3) at El
Paso Bowie (2-2):
Like Pecos, Canutillo is struggling some on offense right now, getting
just 175 yards in last week's 20-7 loss to El Paso Austin. Quarterback
Julian Lopez threw for 122 of those yards, while the defense allowed the
Eagles to run for 271 last week. Bowie fell behind San Elizario 30-0 in
the third period before waking up. Ricky Tuda ran for 211 yards and is
second among El Paso area running backs behind Fabens' Vicente Macias,
with 846 yards.
EP Cathedral (4-1) at
San Elizario (3-1): The Eagles let up and almost let one get away against
Bowie. Up until then, they had outscored their opponents 117-6 over 10½
quarters, dating back to their opening loss to El Paso Parkland. Mike Tapia
was out of last week's game, but Santiago Elizade ran for 136 yards in
Cathedral has beaten Clint,
Mountain View and Fabens already this season, and come off a 34-7 win over
Deming, N.M. James Costiano leads the Fighting Irish in rushing with 620
yards, and Cathedral is the only team so far this season to figure out
how to stop Fabens' Macias. Only 48 of his state-leading 1023 yards came
in the Wildcats' 19-7 loss.
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