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for Pecos Country of West Texas
February 27, 2001
Pecos hosts Stockton, seek first home win
PECOS, February 27, 2001 - The Pecos Eagles will try to continue their
hitting and pitching efforts from Saturday, while improving their fielding,
base running and sign-reading tonight, when they play their second home
baseball game of the 2001 season, a 7 p.m. contest against the Fort Stockton
The 1-1 Eagles will face the 0-3 Panthers in the first of four games
this week for Pecos. They'll be in Monahans Thursday through Saturday to
compete in the Sandhills Tournament.
The Eagles picked up their first win of the season this past Saturday
in Monahans, beating the Loboes in six innings by a 15-5 score, a day after
they lost a 12-7 extra-inning decision at home against Monahans. Pecos
suffered fielding and base running problems and missed several signs from
coaches, all of which cost them chances to win in the fifth, sixth and
seventh innings on Friday, and did the same in the early innings on Saturday
before breaking out for 13 runs in their final two at-bats against the
Capi Magana went six innings and allowed three hits to earn the win,
after Angel Villalobos allowed 11 hits over eight innings the previous
night, leaving with a no decision against the Loboes.
Tonight, Eagles' coach Bubba Williams said Richard Rodriguez would get
his first start of the season on the mound.
"We'll put Richard in there and see what he can do," Williams said of
Rodriguez, who missed the last have of Pecos' basketball season due to
emergency appendectomy surgery over the Christmas holidays.
Fort Stockton will be looking to improve on their early inning efforts
over the weekend against Andrews. The Panthers allowed seven runs in the
first two innings of their opening game against the Mustangs and lost in
five innings, 12-0, then gave up eight runs in the first three innings
of the second game of their Saturday doubleheader and lost by a 9-1 score.
Pecos' freshmen team will also play Fort Stockton today, in a doubleheader
on the Panthers' home field. On Monday, the Eagles' junior varsity game
against Midland Greenwood was canceled.
Bears place four players on all-district girls team
PECOS, February 27, 2001 - Balmorhea seniors Terry Hernandez, Celina
Rodriguez and Chela Arredondo were named to the first team of the All-District
9-A basketball squad, while sophomore Julia Garlick was a second team selection
in voting by the district's coaches.
Balmorhea placed second in District 9-A this season and defeated Sanderson
in the first round of the Class A Division II playoffs before falling to
Ira in the Section III semifinals on Feb. 16 in Abilene.
Coach Gary Gallego said Hernandez placed second in voting for Most Valuable
Player to Dell City's Crystal Mendoza and finished with an 18.5 points
per game average. Gallego said the senior guard also shot 81 percent from
the foul line and averaged 4.8 assists per game.
"Terry has been invited to play in the six man (Division II) all-star
basketball game this summer, and this past Thursday a big basketball tournament,
the Zebra Roundup in Grandview invited her to play there on March 27,"
Gallego said. "She's bee offered a couple of scholarships and is still
Rodriguez averaged 13.8 rebounds and 13.8 points per game this season,
while Arredondo led the team in assists with 5½ per game. Garlick
was third on the team in scoring with a 7½ point average, and had
just over 10 rebounds per game.
Gallego said three other underclassmen, freshmen Vanessa Baeza and Amber
Briceno, sophomore Fabiana Lujan, earned honorable mention, along with
senior Joanna Garza.
Dell City won the District 9-A title and also advanced to the sectional
semifinals before being eliminated. Along with Mendoza, a junior, the Cougars
put seniors Patty Cabal and Katy Templeton on the first team, and junior
Naomi Perez. Fort Davis sophomore Cherish Zimmerman and Sierra Blanca junior
Sonia Ortega round out the first team.
The other second team selections were Dell City seniors Linsey McDaniel
and Christy Ojade, Fort Davis juniors Tori Prude and Carrie Sones and Sierra
Blanca senior Kelsy French.
Junior highs squads shorthanded at Pecos Relays
PECOS, February 27, 2001 - The 2001 track season got off to a bit of a
slow start for Pecos' junior high teams at home on Friday at the West of
the Pecos Junior Relays.
Fort Stockton and Monahans won the seventh and eighth grade boys divisions,
while Monahans swept the girls divisions at the meet, which was held Friday
afternoon and evening at Eagle Stadium. Pecos' eighth grade boys placed
third and the seventh graders were fourth in their divisions, while the
eighth grade girls were fifth and the seventh graders ended up seventh
overall at the meet.
The seventh graders scored 62 points to finish behind Fort Stockton
(198), Monahans (125) and Marfa (86) in the seven-team field. The Eagles'
lone gold medal came from the 400 meter relay team, which won with a 52.40
time. Individually, Pete Juarez earned a pair of third place medals, in
the 200 meter dash and the long jump, and was fifth in the triple jump.
Joshua Anchondo picked up a third place medal in the discus and was
fourth in the shot put, Dario Marquez was fourth in the 200 meters and
sixth in the discus, Luis Licon was fifth in the 1200 meter run, Andrew
Grant was fifth in the pole vault, Luis Nunez was sixth in the 200 meter
hurdles and the Eagles' 1200 meter relay team finished fourth.
In the eighth grade division Pecos had two first place finishes and
scored 66 points to finish behind Monahans (195 points) and Fort Stockton
(150 points). The firsts came from Jack Bradley, who won the 200 meter
hurdles with a 29.35 time, and Rashad Terry, who took the high jump with
a 5-foot-6 leap.
Terry also placed third in the 200 meter dash, fourth in the 100 meter
dash and fifth in the long jump, while Bradley was fourth in the high jump.
The Eagles also got medals from Booker Fobbs, third in the 100 meters,
and from the 400 meter relay team, which finished second. Their other points
came from Mark Navarrette, fifth in the pole vault and sixth in the 200
meter hurdles, Adam Huertas, sixth in the 600 meter run, Saul Pina, sixth
in the 1200 meter run, and from the 1200 meter relay team, which placed
The eighth grade girls had 28 points in their division to finish behind
Monahans (251 points), Presidio (93), Alpine (91) and Fort Stockton (62).
Cheyenne Grice had Pecos' only two medals of the day, taking second in
the shot put and third in the discus. She also placed fifth in the 55 meter
Pecos' other points came from the 1200 meter relay team, which took
fourth place, and the 800 meter relay squad, which finished fifth.
Coach Melinda Flores said she only had four girls in the seventh grade
division, because some were out of town at other events this weekend. Pecos
ended up with only seven points in a division won by Monahans with 229
points. They were followed by Fort Stockton (121½), Alpine (94),
Presidio (48), Marfa (46½) and Van Horn (9).
Shelly Martinez had the highest finish for the girls, a fourth in the
200 meter dash, while Jessica Flores took fifth place in the shot put for
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