Daily Newspaper and Travel Guide
for Pecos Country of West Texas
March 2, 2001
Track squads running today in Comanche
PECOS, March 2, 2001 - The Pecos Eagle track teams will be dealing with
wet conditions today and hoping for better weather on Saturday, when they
travel to Fort Stockton to compete in the annual Comanche Relays.
Running preliminaries and the finals in the 3,200-meter run begin at
2:30 p.m. today, along with selected field event finals. The remaining
field event finals will start at 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, with
the running finals beginning at 1 p.m. with the 400-meter relay.
Both coaches Jerry Parent and Lily Talamantez will have to rework their
lineups for this weekend's meet, after both teams finished fifth a week
ago at the season-opening Sandhills Relays in Monahans. Talamantez will
be without several girls who will be playing with the Eagles' softball
team at the Snyder Tournament, while Parent will be minus Peter Juarez,
who's competing in the State Golden Gloves Tournament at Fort Worth.
"I'll put (Will) Armstrong in the 400 meter relay," said Parent. "I
still have him (Juarez) in the triple jump and the pole vault if he makes
Parent said he would also change up a few other spots, moving Daniel
Terrazas into the 200-meter dash and out of the 1,600-meter relay, while
using Eddie Mata in the 100-meter dash and the long jump.
Terrazas had the Eagles' only gold medal at Monahans, in the 400-meter
dash, and will run that race again, and was part of the 400-meter relay
team, which finished third last Saturday.
"I'm going to run three freshmen in the 1600 meters, John (Parent),
Alex Orosco, Lionel Abila and Justin Mora will be the junior in there,"
the Eagles' coach said.
Parent added that Clayton Cox, Tony Trujillo and Danny Lujan would be
entered in the shot put this week, while Avery Ramon would be the lone
JV division entry for Pecos, also in the shot put, both of which will go
off at 2:30 p.m. today.
The girls' only medal at the Sandhills was a third place in the 800
meter dash, which will be missing junior Jessica Rodriguez at the Comanche,
due to the Eagles' tournament in Snyder. Pecos did get a trio of fourth
place finishes, from Michelle Saenz in the 800 meter run, Bre'Ann Windham
in the 400 meter dash and Tiana Terry in the 100 meter dash.
Bucks rally past Eagles, 7-6
PECOS, March 2, 2001 - Walks will kill you, a fact the Pecos Eagles learned
again Thursday afternoon against the Alpine Bucks.
Angel Villalobos walked in a couple of runs in the second inning, and
then Brent Mata hit a two run triple following a two run error in the third
inning to rally the Alpine Bucks to a 7-6 victory over the Eagles in the
opening round of the Monahans Sandhills Tournament.
The loss dropped the 2-2 Eagles into a 2 p.m. consolation semifinal
game today against the Kermit Yellojackets, who lost their opener to Denver
City, 3-1. The starting time for today's game was moved back 75 minutes
due to this morning's rains.
Williams said walks hurt Villalobos in both the second and third innings.
"Angel pitched well other than that, but he just had too many walks in
that one inning that hurt us," said Eagles' coach Bubba Williams. "After
that Angel settled down, but we couldn't come back."
Villalobos actually had back-to-back bad innings, after Pecos took a
3-0 lead in the first inning off Albert Rojo. The Bucks rallied to tie
the score in the second inning, and they got their final four runs in the
third, with Mata's triple the big hit.
The Eagles, on the other hand, couldn't get the key hit they needed
off Rojo. "Their pitcher had us off-balance. He had us popping up most
of the day," Williams said. Pecos did rally for three runs in the sixth,
but couldn't tie the game against Mata, who came on for Rojo and picked
up the save.
Richard Rodriguez, Alex Garcia Capi Magana and Matthew Levario all went
2-for-4 in the game, and Levario had a two-run single for the Eagles in
the first inning, but the other Eagles could manage just one hit off Rojo.
"We popped up. We just couldn't put the ball on the ground enough to make
them field the ball," said Williams.
He said Magana, who three-hit Monahans last Saturday in a 15-5 victory,
would start on the mound this afternoon against Kermit. If the Eagles win,
they'll face either Muleshoe or Presidio for the tournament's consolation
title at 12:15 p.m. Saturday, while a loss would drop them into a seventh
place game against the loser of today's Presidio-Muleshoe game, at 9:30
a.m. Greenwood edged Muleshoe, 3-2, while Monahans downed Presidio, 5-1,
in Thursday's other opening round games.
Pecos' junior varsity team, meanwhile, evened their record at 2-2 with
a 31-5 win over Greenwood in the first round of the Kermit JV Tournament.
Weather permitting, the Eagles will face Monahans today in the semifinals.
The Loboes swept the Eagles last weekend in their season-opening games.
York M. "Smokey" Briggs, Publisher
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