Daily Newspaper and Travel Guide
for Pecos Country of West Texas
Friday, August 3, 2001
Ornelas picked to attend NJTL Florida camp
Tennis practice begins next week for Pecos Eagle players, but Eagles'
sophomore Natalia Ornelas will be spending it in Florida, participating
in the USA Tennis' National Junior Tennis League Invitational Tennis
Her mother, former Pecos Eagles' tennis coach Bernadette Ornelas, said
Natalia was a last minute applicant, but was one of two Texas players selected.
"She was chosen along with another young man from the Houston area," Ornelas
Natalia Ornelas, who was the Eagles' No. 1 seed in girls singles this
past season, will be spending next week at the University of South Florida
as one of 32 players invited to the camp nationwide. The group will visit
two of the top tennis camps in the U.S. during their stay in Florida, along
with working on their skills at the South Florida campus.
The NJTL was established in 1969 by Arthur Ashe, Charlie Pasarell and
Sheridan Snyder, to provide both tennis skill development and development
in social leadership. The Tennis Leadership Camp began in 1984 to provide
an educational and motivational tennis experience for participants who may
not be able to afford the expense of regular tennis camps.
The other Pecos Eagle players will be opening their workouts next week,
under new coach Mike Ortiz. Bernadette Ornelas resigned as the varsity tennis
coach last month and was replaced by Ortiz, who was the former Pecos junior
high tennis coach.
Season tickets for Eagles on sale Monday
Reserve football season tickets for the Pecos Eagles' five home games
or the 2001 season will go on sale for 2000 season ticket holders on Monday
at the Pecos-Barstow-Toyah ISD business office, at 1302 S. Park St., weekdays
between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Season tickets are $25 apiece for all five home games. Season ticket holders
will have until Aug. 17 to reclaim their seats from last season, while season
tickets for new ticket holders will go on sale beginning on Aug. 20 at the
P-B-T business office.
Home games on the schedule for the 2001 season are Aug. 31 against Kermit,
Sept. 7 against Fort Stockton, Sept. 28 against Monahans, Oct. 19 against
Clint and Nov. 9 against San Elizario, with the final two games District
2-4A contests. Homecoming this year will be against Monahans, and starting
times for the non-district games will be 8 p.m., while starting times for
the two district contests is 7:30 p.m.
Pecos' road games this season are Sept. 14 at Alpine, Sept. 21 at Presidio,
Oct. 12 at Clint, Oct. 26 at Canutillo and Nov. 2 at El Paso Mountain View.
The last three are district games and will begin at 8 p.m. Central time,
while the two non-district games will be 7:30 p.m. starts.
York M. "Smokey" Briggs, Publisher
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324 S. Cedar St., Pecos, TX 79772
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