Daily Newspaper and Travel Guide
for Pecos Country of West Texas
Friday, June 22, 2001
Summer hoop camp numbers up for Eagles
Participation was up this year for the Pecos-Barstow-Toyah summer basketball
clinic, and boys' basketball coach Tino Acosta said the number of Pecos
players in the area summer basketball league is also up from previous years.
"The camp had 39 kids this year," he said. "The first year we had only
10 and last year we had 20 kids, so it's way up. We had so many kids this
year we had to have two different sessions."
The camp was held last week, while the summer league program has been
going on throughout June. Acosta said the team, which is coached by Jon
Cook, would be playing in Monahans this coming Tuesday night, and is 2-3
so far during the summer season.
"We've had some real great help from the parents. They're helping us
get the kids (to the out-of-town games), which is something we didn't know
how we were going to do," Acosta said.
"I'm really proud of the kids who have been playing in this league,
because we're the only squad that's made every game," he added.
The Eagles have struggled over the past several seasons in boys' basketball,
but do return most of their players off last year's squad for the 2001-2002
season. For the summer league and open gym, Acosta said, "The varsity squad
has been showing up, along with several of our JVers and freshmen."
"The great thing about the summer league is I think I found some diamonds
in the rough who I really think are going to help us," Acosta said.
Beginning next week, open gym for basketball is on Tuesdays and Thursdays
at the new Pecos High School gym, with the girls going from 6 to 8 p.m.
and the boys from 7 to 9 p.m.
York M. "Smokey" Briggs, Publisher
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