Daily Newspaper and Travel Guide
for Pecos Country of West Texas
March 8, 2001
Eagles seeking defensive lift against Wylie
PECOS, March 8, 2001 - The Pecos Eagles' defense has been giving opponents
plenty of chances to score runs though the first two weeks of the season.
The Abilene Wylie Bulldogs have done a pretty good job scoring runs
on their own so far this season, and if the Eagles hope to beat Wylie in
the first round of the West Texas March Classic this afternoon, they're
going to have to cut down the mistakes that have plagued them in four of
their first five games of the 2001 season.
The 2-3 Eagles face the 5-1 Bulldogs at Christensen Stadium in Midland,
with Pecos looking to snap a string of four straight losses to Wylie in
the Midland Tournament, last season's by a 4-2 score. And Eagles' coach
Bubba Williams said he'd also be looking hard at the play of his starters,
following Tuesday's error-filled 13-3 loss to Odessa Permian.
"If we play good and they beat us, then they beat us, but not if they
beat us like that, when we beat ourselves," Williams said, after the Eagles
allowed the Panthers seven unearned runs on Tuesday.
Richard Rodriguez was the victim of most of the unearned runs, taking
the loss while going 1 2/3 innings. Capi Magana came on in relief and went
2 1/3 innings, and Williams said he would probably start the junior this
afternoon against the Bulldogs.
"I think Capi will start, and as far as coming back with Richard he's
still a little sore from Tuesday, so if we can't go with him if Capi gets
in trouble we'll probably have to go with Angel (Villalobos)," Williams
"The kids pepped up in practice (Wednesday) and worked hard out there.
If we do the same today, we should be in good shape," said Williams, who
was also considering swapping second baseman Matthew Levario and centerfield
Alex Garcia for today's game.
Wylie was off Tuesday, but come off a 3-1 weekend and third place finish
at the Hendrick Classic in Abilene. Nick Kincade four-hit El Paso Montwood
in the Bulldogs' 10-0 opening win, and they then outscored Lubbock Coronado,
13-9, and later beat Levelland in six innings, 15-5, for third place.
They also own two 10-run rule wins already this season over Midland
Greenwood, while the Bulldogs' only loss was in the tournament semifinals
last week to Amarillo High, 14-2.
Chase Campbell shut down Coronado in relief to pick up the Bulldogs'
other win on Friday, while Rocky Hussman drove in seven runs in Wylie's
victory over Levelland.
If the Eagles win, they'll advance to a 9 a.m. game on Friday against
either Seminole or Alpine at Christensen Stadium, while a loss would put
them in a 9 a.m. game against either Colorado City or Monahans at Greenwood
Kermit faced Fort Stockton this morning in the tournament opener at
9 a.m., while the Colorado City-Monahans game was an 11:30 a.m. start.
Alpine and Seminole followed the Eagles and Bulldogs at 4:30 p.m., and
the host Greenwood Rangers take on Merkel in the final first round game,
at 7 p.m.
Juarez beaten in finals of state GG tournament
PECOS, March 8, 2001 - Peter Juarez' back problems were a problem for the
Pecos Eagles' track team two weeks ago.
This past weekend, Juarez' back was a problem again, this time in the
boxing ring, as the Pecos-Barstow Warbirds' fighter was beaten in the finals
of the State Golden Gloves Tournament in Fort Worth.
Juarez lost to Americo Santos of Dallas in the title match for the Light
Welterweight (139 pound) Division, following wins over Mark Longoria of
Corpus Christi and Pablo Pena of El Paso in the quarterfinal and semifinal
"It was a close fight. If he would have listened to me and done what
he did in the last round he would have won the fight," said manager Roy
"The fight Friday (against Pena) went all four rounds and Peter did
real good. You could tell he won the fight," Roy Juarez said. "On Saturday,
he has a back problem that's been hurting him and he didn't do what he
should of in the first rounds.
"I told him if he wanted to the fight he had to come out and box like
he should. He went out there and won the round and threw combinations and
did what he needed to, but by then it was too late," the Warbirds' manager
"He was upset about losing, but he said he would be back next year,"
The Warbirds' next fights will probably be on April 7 in Odessa. "They've
asked team from Dallas to come down, and they're supposed to bring some
kids, but not all of them," said Juarez, who has most of his fighters competing
in the Junior Olympic Division.
"We've also got two girls. One's sick right now, but if she gets well
I'm thinking about taking her and her sister, depending on how she looks
in practice. Hopefully they (Dallas) will bring three girls down from there.
"For sure Peter will fight and hopefully Gilbert Rodriguez, but with
the little kids you can't tell for sure who's going," Juarez said.
Junior high netters get fifth at tournament in Monahans
PECOS, March 8, 2001 - The Pecos Eagles junior high tennis team placed
fifth overall last weekend, in tournament play at Monahans.
The Eagles earned a trio of third place individual finishes in the tournament,
according to coach Susy Molina. Adrienne Natividad defeated Monahans' Azyah
Sedillas, 8-4 and teammate Krystal Mata, 8-2 in eighth grade girls singles,
before losing to the Loboes' Irene Blocker, 8-6.
In eighth grade boys singles Frankie Hernandez downed Haze Robers of
Sanderson, 8-4, then lost to his teammate Eric Bilano, 8-4, before defeating
a third Sanderson player, Shane Chriesman, 8-5, in the third place match.
In seventh grade girls singles, Imari Ornelas defeated Lara Norton,
8-4, and Cobie Sawyer, 8-1 before falling to Tori Reynolds in the semifinals,
8-5, and then defeating Anne Lunar for third place by an 8-7 score.
Also in the seventh grade division Ashley Dunn lost in the consolation
round to Lindsay Nichols of Midland Trinity, 8-4, after an opening 8-1
loss to Wink's Hope Martinez and 8-4 and 8-2 wins over Trinity's Sara Storey
and Wink's Jacque Wilkinson. Heather Hinojos lost her two matches to Monahans'
Reynolds, 8-5, and to Trinity's Nichols, 8-4, while Cassandra Calanchi
lost to Lunar, 8-1, and to Wilkinson, 8-2.
On the boys' side in seventh grade, Chris Muniz lost to Russel Sloan,
8-5, and Gabriel Rodriguez, 8-6, while Roger Quintana lost to Brett Powers,
8-0, and Bill Moody, 8-0. In the other eighth grade boys singles matches,
T.J. Hardwick lost to W. Wilkerson on Wink, 8-4, defeated Crane's Joe Cook,
8-4, and lost to Wink's Tyler Martinez, 8-4.
In the other girls singles matches for the Eagles' eighth graders, Mata
defeated Crane's Candace Sanchez, 8-2, before losing to Natividad, while
Catherine Garcia defeated Crane's Jamie Kelly, 8-0 before an 8-5 loss to
Monahans' Teresa Escamilla.
There was only one doubles team for the Eagles in the tournament, Sara
Clarke and Lori Natividad in the eighth grade division. They lost to Wink's
Garcia and Carrasco 8-4, and then fell to Monahans' Jordan and Krauter,
The junior high tean is scheduled to play at home this afternoon, against
Wink's seventh and eighth graders beginning at 4 p.m. at the Pecos High
School tennis courts.
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