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Friday, January 19, 2001

Eagles seek to contain San Elizario

PECOS, Jan. 19, 2001 -- The Pecos Eagles boys are expected to get another shot at facing one of their District 2-4A rivals minus it’s best post player tonight, when they travel to San Elizario to face the Eagles in an 8:30 p.m. start.

That game will begin following the girls’ contest, as both Pecos and San Elizario complete the first half of their district basketball schedules with a 7 p.m. contest.

Both Pecos team will try and deal with San Elizario’s quickness tonight. It’s something the boys were unable to adjust to a week ago, when Canutillo came to town without post player Eddie Hita, but used the play of guards Jose Rodriguez and Abraham Moreno to beat Pecos by a 59-42 final score.

The Eagles lost a much slower-paced game to El Paso Mountain View on Tuesday, 45-40, while Canutillo improving to 2-0 with a homecourt victory over San Elizario, which played minus post Albert Jacobo, who scored 26 points in an overtime win at Fabens last Friday.

Pecos will still have to contend with the host Eagles’ other post, James Hernandez, along with guard Jaime Reyes tonight.

Eagles’ coach Tino Acosta got to see San Eli beat Andrews earlier this season at the Monahans Sandhills Tournament, just before the Eagles lost to the Mustangs. “San Eli is the best team in the district, so we better have our best practice of the week,” he said. “They’re going to pressure the passing lanes, so we’re going to have to come out and take care of the ball.”

Pecos’ girls are 2-2 on the season after their 53-37 loss at home Tuesday to Mountain View, while San Eli is 1-3 following their loss to Canutillo. The host Eagles need a win to keep their playoff hopes alive, while the visiting Eagles will try to remain at least in a tie with Canutillo for third place tonight.

The Eagles have yet to beat San Eli in four tries over the past two seasons, last season, they lost by 43-31 and 51-24 scores. Fran Martinez was one of the two leading scorers for San Elizario in both games, and has been the team’s top scorer this season, along with Claudia Diaz.

Play opens today at 5:30 p.m. with the girls junior varsity and the boys’ freshmen games. The boys’ JV game will be at 7 p.m., at the same time the girls’ varsity faces San Elizario.

Wrestling show to benefit PHS boosters

Staff Writer
PECOS, Jan. 19, 2001 -- Local wrestling fans will be able to see two to three hours of live performances put on by South Central Wrestling at 7 p.m., tomorrow night at the Pecos High School New Gym.
Pecos Eagle Athletic Booster Club President Paul Deishler said that PHS football coach Gary Grubbs invited the wrestling company to perform in Pecos, with the proceeds benefiting the athletic program.
“We’re trying to raise enough money to buy matting for the field house,” he said.
Deishler said that the athletic program is looking into buying matting similar to the kind in the Reeves County Recreation Center weight room.
The wrestling show will consist of five separate matches with wrestlers from all over the U.S. and Mexico.
The main event will feature a match between “The Warlock” from Midland and “Mr. Big Time” from New York, NY.
Just before the main event there will be a tag team match with “Junk Yard Dog, Jr.” of Charlotte, NC and “Chief Running Deer” of Great Falls, Mont. versus “Texas Cowboy” and “Justin Tuff” both of Lubbock.
Deishler said that South Central Wrestling is just a “smaller version of the WWF.”
“It’ll be good entertainment,” he said.  “It’ll be something different in Pecos.”
Tickets are currently on sale at Terraza’s Restaurant and Dan’s Music and Video and also can be purchased from the high school coaches for $5 per ticket.
Deishler said that approximately 400 tickets have been sold so far.
“I think a lot of people in Pecos like wrestling,” he said.
Tickets will be available at the door as well.
Seating for the show will be in the stands but there will also be ringside seats available on a first come, first serve basis, according to Deishler.
“If they want a ring side seat they need to get there early,” he said.
The booster club will have the concession stand open and there will be Pecos Police Officers on site.
“We’ll be there to make sure it’ll be safe and fun,” Deishler said.
Deishler said he hopes the community members will come out for a good show and to support the students.
“The bottom line is to support the kids, he said.  “It all goes back to them.

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