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Tuesday, December 5, 2000

Swimmers sweep Loboes in dual meet

Staff Writer

PECOS, Dec. 5, 2000 -- The Pecos High School Swim Team had good dual meet  with Monahans over the weekend beating both the Loboes' girls  and boys teams on Friday night.

The Eagle girls outscored Monahans by a score of 120 to 44 and the boys beat the Loboes by a score of 133 to 27.

"I felt better after this meet than after the Monahans Invitational," Head Coach Terri Morse said. "I think we did a better job in the water. Our attitude seemed better."

Morse said that overall the team seems to be getting over the illness that has been plaguing them for weeks.

She said those who have been sick seem to be doing better as well as the kids coming in from other sports.

"The ones coming in from other sports are starting to look better," she said.

Morse said with the Christmas holidays coming up the kids need to have good workouts before and during the holidays. Pecos' last pre-Christmas meet is this Saturday in Seminole.

"I'm going to be really looking closely at the kids events," she said.

The Pecos girls won all three relays with the B teams following close behind.

The A team of JoAnn Wein, Rachelle Eisenberg, Rebecca Wein and Sarah Flores led the pack in the 200-yard medley relay. The B team of Misty Cason, Ashley Carrasco, Rebecca Reynolds and Chyloe Martin placed third in that race.

For the 200-yard freestyle relay, the A team of Betsy Lujan, Lauren Wein, Cason and Kelsey Holt placed first while the B team of Rebecca Wein, Tina Grice, Martin and Jessica Minjarez followed taking second.

The A and B teams took first and second in the 400-yard freestyle relay as well.

The A team of Jo Ann Wein, Holt, Eisenberg and Flores placed first, and second place went to the B team of Lujan, Rebecca Reynolds, L. Wein and Minjarez. The C team of Rebecca Wein, Martin, Cason and Grice finished fourth in that race.

Minjarez placed second behind MacKenzie Miles of Monahans in the 200-yard freestyle and was second in the 500-yard freestyle behind JoAnn Wein who finished first.

Wein later won another first in the 100-yard backstroke, ahead of her sister, Lauren, who finished second. Lauren placed third in the 200 free behind Miles and Minjarez while Grice finished fifth.

Grice took home third in the 100-yard butterfly behind Rebecca Wein who took first.

Reynolds was second after placing fifth in the 50-yard freestyle. Eisenberg finished second in that race.

Flores took home first in both the 200-yard individual medley and the 100-yard breaststroke.

Like the girls the boys' relays finished first in all three relays.

The A team of Tye Edwards, Jason Lopez, Will Oglesby and Cortney Freeman took first in the 200-yard medley relay ahead of the Monahans, while the B team of Gary Garcia, Wesley Roberts, Max Key and Trey Edwards finished third.

In the 200-yard freestyle relay the A team of Grant Holland, K.W. Winkles, Randall Reynolds and Freeman finished first ahead of Monahans with the B team of Oglesby, Garcia, Daniel Quintana and Roberts finished third and the C team of Key, Michael Juarez, Adrian Puertas and Leroy Rodriguez, which was fourth.

The A team of Reynolds, Lopez, Holland and Tye Edwards took first place in the 400-yard freestyle relay.

That team was ahead of the second place B team of Oglesby, Trey Edwards, Quintana and Winkles while the C team of Key, Juarez, Puertas and Roberts placed third.

Quintana started out the individual events with a first place in the 200-yard freestyle and also took home second in the 500-yard freestyle just behind Reynolds who finished first.

Reynolds also won the 200-yard individual medley just ahead of Holland, who was second there and in the 100-yard breaststroke, behind Lopez and ahead of Roberts.

Lopez finished second in the 50-yard freestyle, just short of Freeman's first place time.

Tye Edwards placed first in the 100-yard backstroke, ahead of Garcia's second place. He also finished second in the 200 free, while Edwards won the 100 yard free, with Freeman third.

Eagles hunt first winat Permian

PECOS, Dec. 5, 2000 -- The Pecos Eagle girls basketball team will hope going on the road  does for them what it did for the Eagle boys, as they try to get their first  win of the season tonight against the Odessa Permian Panthers.

The Eagles and Panthers meet in Odessa starting about 7:30 p.m., with Pecos trying to get win No. 1 after home losses last week to Monahans and Presidio, the latest by a 68-62 score on Friday.

The Eagles had problems with ballhandling and defending against back door passes in the first half, falling behind by as many as 15 points. They rallied in the second half behind the shooting of guard Maricela Arenivas, who finished with 27 points, but allowed Presidio too many rebound baskets and never got closer than five points down the stretch.

Odessa Permian, meanwhile, is also struggling, though they're doing better than a year ago, when they beat Pecos after dropping their first 10 games. The Panthers are 2-7 right now, and will have the homecourt advantage this evening, though the Eagles have already faced Permian once, during scrimmage play.

"We did better against Permian than against Monahans in the scrimmage, but we never know what they're going to do in a real game," said Eagles coach Veronica Valenzuela. "Their game is getting the ball into the post, because they've got a couple of big girls, but defensively they were weaker than Monahans."

Last season, Permian beat Pecos by a 73-48 score, in a game the Eagles trailed by only a 31-27 score at halftime. Most of the Panther starters off that team are gone, but one, Natasha Moore, was one of three Panthers in double figures with 11 points.

Tonight's game is the first of four on the road for the Eagles this week. They'll be at the Sandhills Tournament in Monahans starting on Thursday. Pecos' boys, who lost their first three games of the season at home before winning their road opener, are off tonight, and will also be in the Monahans tournament this weekend.

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