Daily Newspaper and Travel Guide
for Pecos Country of West Texas
Tuesday, September 18, 2001
Eagles start district play versus Clint
The Pecos Eagles go into the start of the District 2-4A volleyball play
tonight on about as upbeat a note as can be hoped for after the first five
weeks of the 2001 season. But the Eagles will have to pull off their biggest
win of the season so far to come out of Clint with a victory over the Lions,
even though Clint has had their own problems in the past two weeks.
Pecos and Clint will play about 8 p.m., following the freshman and varsity
games between the Eagles and Lions. It's the first meeting between the
teams since last October, when Pecos defeated Clint, 15-4, 15-9, in a one-game
playoff for the 2-4A title. However, the Eagles graduated most of their
front line players off that squad, while the Lions return senior hitters
Collanne Bramblett and Marissa Arnold, who coach Becky Granado said the
Eagles would focus on stopping tonight.
"We're going to try and come up with a game plan to take out Bramblett
and Arnold," said Granado. "We should be OK as long as we don't panic."
The Eagles come into the game riding a three game winning streak that
almost doubled their victory total for the season. They defeated Fort Stockton,
Kermit and Presidio at home last week to improve to 7-15 on the season.
Clint's winning percentage so far this season is actually lower than
Pecos' number _ the Lions come into the game with a 4-10 record, after
a 15-5, 15-12 loss to El Paso Franklin on Sept. 7. Clint's games last week
were canceled due to the terrorist attacks on New York and Washington.
But the Lions have played the toughest schedule so far of any district
team, and swept 2-4A El Paso Mountain View in a pre-district match, handing
the Lobos one of their two losses so far in the 2001 season.
The Eagles have actually fared better on the road against the Lions
over the past few years, winning two out of three games in Clint.
York M. "Smokey" Briggs, Publisher
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324 S. Cedar St., Pecos, TX 79772
Phone 915-445-5475, FAX 915-445-4321
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