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for Pecos Country of West Texas
Wednesday, November 8, 2000
Bears put four on 3-A volleyball team
PECOS, Nov. 8, 2000 -- Balmorhea Bears' sophomore Julia Garlick was named
Outstanding Setter in District 3-A, and thee other Bears were named to the
first and second teams on the All-District 3-A volleyball squad, announced
Junior Tobi Gomez and senior Celina Rodriguez were first team selections
for the Bears, while freshman Amber Briceno was named to the second team
in voting by the district's coaches.
"Julia was a unanimous selection. All the coaches thought she did
an excellent job," said Balmorhea coach Gary Gallego. "Celina was second
in the voting for Outstanding Hitter, and Amber lost out by one vote
for Newcomer of the Year."
Gallego said Garlick was successful on 94 percent of her
set attempts and had a 48 percent assist rate during the season,
while Rodriguez led Balmorhea with 46 kills and Briceno had the team's best
kill ratio, at just over 47 percent with 26 kills. "She also led the team
in blocks" the Bears' coach added.
In addition to the four players on the first and second
teams, Gallego said sophomore Janie Jones was one of nine players
to earn honorable mention from the district's coaches.
The results were far better this season for the Bears than they
have been in recent years, even though Balmorhea's 1-5 district
record didn't look that much better than the 0-6 mark of a year earlier.
The Bears finished the season at 12-12 and got their only 3-A victory
over district runner-up Grandfalls.
District champion Wink put eight players on the first two
teams, including Most Valuable Player Mallory Bryan, a
junior. Sophomore Ella Fernandes beat out Rodriguez for
Outstanding Hitter, while Ashley Abila, a junior, was chosen
as Outstanding Defensive Player. Another sophomore, Silena Boatright of
Buena Vista, beat out Briceno for the Newcomer award.
Sophomore Jodi Graham and freshman Dallas Thomas were
the other first team players for Wink, while three sophomores,
Kelli Brenham, Lindsay Graham and Keli Gunn, were second-team selections.
The other first team picks were Buena Vista's Christy Martinez
and Grandfalls' Maria Ramirez, both seniors, while Grandfalls junior
Erica Anaya and Buena Vista senior Jennifer Graham round out
the second team selections.
The team was released after Wink lost to Water Valley and
Grandfalls was defeated by Bronte in the area round of the Class A
volleyball playoffs last week.
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