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April 3, 2001
Pecos' matches in Stockton are final pre-district tune-up
PECOS, April 3, 2001 - The Pecos Eagles tennis team picked up one fourth
place finish this past weekend in tournament play at Fort Stockton, their
final matches before the District 2-4A tournament this coming weekend in
"Overall it was one of the larger tournaments we've been to. There were
17 teams," said Eagles' coach Bernadette Ornelas, which included Lubbock
Estacado, Levelland and Frenship from District 4-4A and three El Paso area
schools, including Pecos' District 2-4A rival, Fabens.
Ornelas said that Michael Orona and Phillip Salcido finished fourth,
winning their first two matches before falling to a pair of teams from
Levelland, 6-4, 6-0 to Hill and Bowles and 6-3, 6-2 to Marin and Williams.
Meanwhile, in singles play Trent Graham lost his quarterfinal round
match to eventual tournament champion Justin Westfall, 6-2, 6-2, after
opening with a 6-2, 6-0 win over Mike Briano of El Paso Austin and a 6-1,
6-2 victory over Ricky Bina of Andrews.
Jay Dannelly lost his opening match to Brownfield's Caleb Swinner, 6-2,
7-5, the beat Kermit's Brandon Stevens, 8-2 in the consolation bracket
before defaulting due to UIL academic competition on Saturday. Ornelas
said Orona and Salcido won their match against Monahans by default, after
an opening victory over a team from Brownfield.
The other boys' doubles team of Orlando Mendoza and Stephen Lamb, lost
to Monahans' Nick Ledingham and Zach Oliver, 6-4, 6-2, the beat Morel and
Zamora of El Paso High, 9-7, before an 8-6 consolation semifinal lost to
Granado and Ipson of Andrews.
In girls singles, Savana West lost to Fort Stockton Alynn Marquez, 6-0,
6-0, and then was beaten by Crane's Denise Snyder in the consolation round,
while Chantel Orona lost to Taryn Moore of Andrews, 8-6, 7-6, then fell
to Monahans' Christi Gatski, 8-2.
In doubles play, Kristina Dominguez and Jennifer Rayos defeated Sabor
and Ramirez of Greenwood, 6-4, 6-3, then lost to No. 1 seeds Sorenson and
Maylor of Levelland, 6-2, 6-3. The other team, of Whitney Lamb and Elizabeth
Carreon were beaten by Barber and Folia of Greenwood, then advanced to
the consolation semifinals with 8-1 and 8-0 wins over Laughlin and Williams
of Artesia and Rodriguez and Flores of El Paso High before losing to Carter
and Brian of Brownfield.
The Eagles could see some of these teams again in three weeks at Region
I-4A competition, depending on the outcome of this weekend's district tournament.
The top two finishers in each bracket will advance to regional competition
at San Angelo in late April.
"The kids are really focused right now and are looking forward to district,"
Ornelas said. "I'm looking forward to taking a good group of kids to regionals."
Junior high swimmers sweep Monahans meet
By LEIA HOLLAND
PECOS, April 3, 2001 - Pecos Middle School swim team members had a successful
first meet of the season at the Monahans Junior High Meet this past weekend.
Both the Pecos girls' and boys' teams earned the first place trophies,
beating out Monahans and Andrews by over 100 points. The girls' scored
497 points to 323 for Monahans, while Andrews had 181 points. The boys
won with 394 points to 223 for Monahans and 201 for Andrews.
Junior High Swim Coach Joan Capshaw said that the meet went very well
considering so many of the swimmers are new.
"We had a lot of swimmers who had not swam before and this was their
first meet," she said. "They did very well."
Capshaw said that this meet was the first time that a lot of the swimmers
felt like they were a part of a team and that helped push them to make
it to the top. "So I think it gave them the inspiration to kick in and
get first place in all the events," she said.
Out of 20 events the Pecos team placed first in all but four.
The Pecos girls started the meet off right, winning first with their
A 200-yard medley relay. In that same event the Pecos B relay placed fourth
and the Pecos C relay placed seventh.
The Pecos girls' A 200-yard freestyle relay placed first with Pecos
B placing fourth and Pecos C finishing sixth.
In the individual events, Teddie Salcido led the pack to take first
place in the 200-yard freestyle with Amie Reynolds and Ashley Mendoza following
with second and third place. Salcido also placed first in both the 50-yard
freestyle and the 50-yard backstroke, Reynolds placed third in the 500-yard
freestyle and sixth in the 50-yard butterfly and Mendoza placed second
in the 500-yard freestyle and fifth in the 50-yard breaststroke.
Catherine Minjarez and Lindsay Shaw placed first and second in the 100-yard
individual medley (IM). Minjarez also placed first in both the 50-yard
butterfly and the 100-yard freestyle and Shaw placed first in both the
500-yard freestyle and the 50-yard breaststroke.
Danielle Garcia placed second in the 50-yard butterfly and fifth in
the 100-yard IM; Michelle Wein finished third in the 50-yard breaststroke,
sixth in the 100-yard IM and fifth in the 50-yard butterfly; Cynthia Marmelejo
placed 10th in both the 100-yard IM and 50-yard butterfly and
16th in the 50-yard breaststroke; Susan Moore finished third
in the 100-yard freestyle, fourth in the 50-yard freestyle and fifth in
the 50-yard backstroke; Sara Wein placed sixth in the 100-yard freestyle,
eighth in the 50-yard freestyle and ninth in the 50-yard backstroke; Ashley
Horsburgh placed fifth in the 100-yard freestyle, eighth in the 50-yard
backstroke and ninth in the 50-yard freestyle; Amanda Contreras placed
10th in the 100-yard freestyle, 17th in the 50-yard
freestyle and 18th in the 50-yard backstroke; Rebecca Gooding
placed 13th in the 50-yard backstroke, 17th in the
50-yard breaststroke and 22nd in the 50-yard freestyle; Camilla
Alvarado finished 12th in the 100-yard freestyle, 15th
in the 50-yard backstroke and 24th in the 50-yard freestyle;
Tiffany Boicourt placed 13th in the 100-yard freestyle, 20th
in the 50-yard backstroke and 25th in the 50-yard freestyle;
Taryn Rodriguez finished 11th in the 50-yard butterfly, 25th
in the 50-yard backstroke and 27th in the 50-yard freestyle.
On the boys' side, the Pecos A 200-yard medley relay finished first
and the B relay was fourth.
In the 200-yard freestyle relay the Pecos A team placed first with the
Pecos B team placing third.
Individually, Paul Parker and Matt Elliot placed first and second in
the 200-yard freestyle, while Elliot also won the 100-yard freestyle and
was second in the 50-yard butterfly and Parker placed first in the 500-yard
freestyle and second in the 50-yard breaststroke.
Other results included Matt Oglesby, first in the 100-yard IM, third
in the 50-yard breaststroke and fourth in the 50-yard butterfly; Kyle Winkles,
second in both the 500-yard freestyle and the 50-yard backstroke and third
in the 100-yard IM; David Davis, second in both the 50-yard freestyle and
the 100-yard freestyle and third in the 50-yard backstroke; Jonathan Levario,
fifth in both the 100-yard freestyle and the 50-yard backstroke and ninth
in the 50-yard freestyle; Andrew Grant, sixth in both the 100-yard freestyle
and the 50-yard backstroke and 10th in the 50-yard freestyle;
Jacob Jaramillo, seventh in the 100-yard freestyle, eighth in the 50-yard
backstroke and 11h in the 50-yard freestyle, and Adam Ybarra, fourth in
the 100-yard freestyle, seventh in the 50-yard backstroke and eighth in
the 50-yard butterfly.
This weekend the Junior High swim team is hosting the Pecos Junior High
Meet at 10 a.m., on Saturday at the Pecos Natatorium.
Eagles host Mountain View, girls face rematch with Clint
PECOS, April 3, 2001 - The El Paso Mountain View baseball team is struggling,
while the Pecos Eagles' baseball team is surging. The Eagles will try to
keep things going that way this evening, when they host Mountain View at
Eagle Field in a 6 p.m. start.
Meanwhile, Pecos' softball team will try to keep its winning streak
alive against a team they struggled to beat last month, when they travel
to Clint to face the Lions in a 5 p.m. start.
Pecos has won four straight games since rallying from a 8-3 deficit
to down Clint, 13-9 in the District 2-4A opener for both teams. Since then,
the Eagles have won four in a row, while the Lions have won three straight,
after opening 2-4A play with losses to Pecos and San Elizario.
Last Friday, the Eagles opened up a 1½ game lead on San Elizario
with a 15-5 victory on the road over that group of Eagles. Clint is also
1½ games back after beating Canutillo, 11-5.
Stephanie Herrera picked up her fourth win in as many district games
on Friday. The freshman allowed one unearned run and two hits in three
innings of work against the Lions last month, while Pecos was able to rally
thanks to control problems suffered by Lions' pitchers Neddie Almanza,
Melissa Arnold and Yvette Maldonado, who walked six batters in the Eagles'
six-run sixth inning.
Clint was without pitcher Adrianne Coronado that day, and she figures
to start on the mound this afternoon against the Eagles. Today's game is
the first of two this week for Pecos, as they'll make up their March 27
game against Mountain View on Thursday.
Today's baseball game between the Eagles and Lobos is the only one of
the week for Pecos, and coach Bubba Williams wasn't sure who would start
on the mound following Friday's 7-5 win over Canutillo.
"I may start Barney (Rodriguez) or I may look at Richard (Rodriguez)
or Capi (Magana). We've got a week off after the game, so I could look
at a couple of them," he said.
Pecos has won nine straight games and is 3-0 in district, tied for first
with San Elizario, while Mountain View has gone through a nightmare season
so far in 2001. They were outscored 29-0 in their first two district games
by San Elizario and Canutillo, and then lost a 13-6 game this past Friday
Mountain View collected 13 hits in the game after getting only two in
their first two games, but were plagued by errors and saw a 4-1 lead wiped
out by Clint's seven-run third inning. Carlos Villalobos took the loss
and was 3-for-4 at the plate, while Cesar Sanchez was 2-for-2 in the game,
and pitched in last Tuesday's 12-0 loss to Canutillo.
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