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Daily Newspaper and Travel Guide
for Pecos Country of West Texas
February 16, 2001
Warbirds short of bouts at Gloves
By JON FULBRIGHT
PECOS, February 16, 2001 - The West Texas Golden Gloves is scheduled
for this weekend, and for the Pecos-Barstow Warbirds, they have more fighters
than fights on Saturday's schedule.
The tournament will be a one-day event at the old Midland Lions' Club
building starting at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, and Warbirds' manager Roy Juarez
said he'll have five boxers competing, while a couple of others won't fight
because they were unable to find matches.
Two of his fighters, German Rodriguez and Antonio Montanez, will face
each other in the Junior Olympic Division, while Aaron Mendoza and Jacob
Gomez will also compete as Junior Olympic fighters and Peter Juarez will
be entered in the Open Division of the tournament for the first time.
"They're the only ones who got matched up out of nine," Juarez said.
"I had Trish Ramirez fighting for me, but she got sick this week and won't
be fighting in the tournament."
Open Division winners will advance to the State Golden Gloves Tournament
in Fort Worth next month. Roy Juarez said he has one other fighter in the
Open Division, Gilbert Rodriguez, who is in the 194-pound weight class.
"We did not get a fight for his, but we will still take him to the state
tournament in Fort Worth," where he will be the area's entry in the 194-pound
"The same goes with Peter. If he loses at 149 pounds, he will go to
state at 157 pounds," said Juarez.
Fred Martin again will take the team to the state tournament, and Juarez
said, "From what I've heard Fred say, he'll be taking five Open Class fighters
to Fort Worth."
Roy Juarez said he thought Mendoza and Peter Juarez would do well in
their fights Saturday. "German and Antonio, this is going to be their first
fight, so they still look kind of weak, and Jacob's going to fight a guy
who's pretty good, so I don't know how that is going to turn out."
Juarez said part of the reason for the lack of fights is the Lubbock
area now has its own Golden Gloves regional tournament, instead of being
part of the Permian Basin Tournament. Along with the Warbirds other teams
entered on Saturday include the host Twin City Tigers, along with teams
from San Angelo, Snyder, Lamesa and Fort Stockton.
Eagles' spring sports teams have busy weekend on tap
PECOS, February 16, 2001 - The Pecos Eagle tennis and boys golf teams are
in Fort Stockton today, Pecos' junior varsity girls golfers were in Andrews
on Thursday and the girls softball team is there today, while the Eagles'
baseball teams will be at home today and Saturday for their final preseason
scrimmages, as the spring sports season gets underway.
The tennis team is playing in their first tournament of the Spring
2001 season today and Saturday in Fort Stockton, while it's the second
tournament for Pecos' boys golf team, after their season-opening match
last week at Big Spring. The tennis team has played two dual meets so far,
losing to Monahans and beating Greenwood, while the boys will try to improve
on their 23rd place finish last Saturday.
Pecos' JV girls placed second on Thursday in a seven team field at
Andrews, shooting a 421 to end up 30 strokes behind the host Mustangs.
Dena Dutchover tied for fourth in the medallist race with a round of 100,
Kristen Aguilar shot a 102, Sarah McKinney a 109, Kattie Davis a 110 and
Jena Cranfill had a 118. The Eagles individual medallist golfer, Bianca
Mendoza, shot a 108.
"The girls played hard, and they're disappointed in their game. But
they all feel they can shoot lower and that's their goal," said coach Tina
Hendrick, who plans to take her varsity and JV teams to Fort Stockton next
The girls' softball team began play in sub-freezing temperatures at
9 a.m. today in Andrews against Frenship, the first of a series of one-hour
pool round games for the Eagles today. Pecos opened its season on Tuesday
with a 26-1 win over Crane.
The Eagles' junior varsity baseball team will be at home today against
Odessa High, in their lone preseason scrimmage, while the varsity will
host Midland Greenwood at 1 p.m. on Saturday. It's the third scrimmage
for the varsity but just the first for the JV, since the Eagles were short
of players until the end of baseball season on Tuesday.
"They haven't been out all week, but this will give us a chance to
look at all the kids," said Eagles' coach Bubba Williams. Pecos opens its
season a week from today against Monahans.
York M. "Smokey" Briggs, Publisher
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324 S. Cedar St., Pecos, TX 79772
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