Daily Newspaper and Travel Guide
for Pecos Country of West Texas
Wednesday, June 20, 2001
Granado says turnout lower for volleyball
Pecos Eagles' volleyball coach Becky Granado is hoping to see a few more
players on the court for the last two days of the Eagles' summer volleyball
clinic offered to incoming freshman and junior high students.
Granado had 15 seventh and eighth graders out this morning for the four-hour
clinic, which began on Monday and runs through Friday. Incoming ninth graders
will go to the Pecos High School gym for their four-hour session this afternoon.
As with most of the other summer recreation programs, participation numbers
for volleyball are down this year from past summers, and Granado said as
of now, only seventh ninth graders are participating and only 20 girls have
signed up for freshman volleyball, which begins Aug. 6.
"I don't know if some of them went to the camp Nora's working on," Granado
said, referring to the volleyball camp former Eagle coach Nora Geron is holding
in Monahans. "Some of them may have to baby-sit their brothers and sisters
and some others may be on vacation."
Granado said this morning's session was divided about evenly between seventh
and eighth graders.
"Some of them look like they have some pretty good skills, but we're
weak," she said, adding that she hoped the addition of a new weight room
in the PHS gym will help get more girls into weight training than are currently
doing so at the PHS Field House.
"The girls don't like to go there. They hear the word `field house' and
they think football," she said. "When we get the new equipment in here, hopefully
they won't have any excuses."
All-Stars selected for Junior League squad
By JON FULBRIGHT
Players have been selected for the Pecos Junior League All-Star team,
which began workouts on Monday and will open District 4 Tournament
play in early July.
The Junior League team is made up of 13-14 year olds, several of whom
were either on last year's team or members of the 2000 Little League All-Star
squad. The team is made up of Adrian Barreno, Edward Valencia, Josh Anchondo,
Jared Grubbs, Julio Orosco, Joseph Jaquez, Eddie Vela, Daniel Rubio, Isaac
Gutierrez, Edgar Valencia, Robert Madrid and Jacob Hernandez.
Anchondo and Barreno were members of last year's 13-14 All-Star squad,
which lost to San Angelo Northern in the District 4 finals, while Valencia
and Vela were on last season's Little League All-Star squad, which won the
District 4 title.
Rene Rayos will be the manager of this year's Junior League All-Star team,
with Jesse Anchondo and Harvey Anchondo as coaches. Along with the Little
League 9-10 and 11-12 year old All-Star squads, the 13-14 year olds won't
know the opening date or site for their District 4 Tournament until this
Saturday, following a meeting in San Angelo.
For the second year in a row, Pecos will not field a Senior League All-Star
squad. Instead, the 15-18 year old players will participate in select team
tournament competition, as they did last summer.
Carlsbad hosting tennis tourney
The annual Cavern City Tennis Tournament will be held on June 30-July
2 in Carlsbad, N.M. Entry deadline for the tournament is this Saturday at
6 p.m. CDT.
The USTA-sanctioned tournament is divided into 10 divisions based on age
in both the men's and women's brackets, along with mixed doubles. Entry fee
is $18 per player for singles and $28 per team for doubles.
First prize will be $200 and second prize $100 in the Men's Open Singles
Division, while first and second prizes will be $100 and $50 in all other
divisions. USTA membership is required to participate, and cards will be
available at the tournament desk.
Entries can be sent to Rio Pecos Tennis Shop, 700 Park Drive, Carlsbad,
N.M. 88220. For further information, call (505) 887-1980. Information on
tournament pairings will also be available at that number after 6 p.m. CDT
York M. "Smokey" Briggs, Publisher
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