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Friday, November 2, 2001, PECOS ENTERPRISE
Swimmers try different races at home meet
Pecos Eagles swimming coach Terri Morse had a chance to take a look and
people in different places Thursday night, during the Eagles' dual meet
at home against the fort Stockton Panthers.
With the Panthers short on swimmers, the Eagles had little trouble out-pointing
Fort Stockton, 141-20 on the girls' side and 93-33 on the boys' side, as
Pecos won every race but one at the meet. However, Morse said not all of
her swimmers were competing in the same races they had been in during the
team's first three meets of the year.
"I swam them in different events. They didn't have that many swimmers,
so I just wanted to see what they could do in other events," she said.
"I also put the boys in competition in the relays to see what they can
do, which helped a little bit."
The Eagles did have enough boys to swim `A' and `B' relays for the first
time this season, while the girls swam three teams in all three races,
with the `B' relay beating the `A' relay in the 200-yard freestyle. Ashley
Horsburgh, Rachelle Eisenberg, Jessica Minjarez and Kelsey Holt won that
race, while Holt, Horsburgh, Susan Moore and Amie Reynolds took first in
the 200 medley relay and Horsburgh, Reynolds, Minjarez and Betsy Lujan
won the 400 freestyle relay.
Individually for Pecos, Teddie Salcido won a pair of firsts, in the
200 and 500 freestyle, while Minjarez won the 200 individual medley, Eisenberg
took the 50 freestyle, Holt won the 100 butterfly, Moore took the 100 free,
Lauren Wein won the 100 yard backstroke and Catherine Minjarez took the
The boys' won first and second in both the 200 medley and 400 freestyle
relays. K.W. Winkles, Max Key, Will Oglesby and Trey Edwards won the 200
medley, and Oglesby, Key, Gary Garcia and Daniel Quintana took the 400
freestyle relay. In the 200 free relay, Winkles, Edwards, Quintana and
Key were the only team to swim, as the Panthers failed to field an entry
in that race, along with several others on both the boys and girls sides.
In the individual events, Patrick McChesney won both the 200 and 500
freestyle races; Oglesby took the 200 medley and 100-yard butterfly; Winkles
won the 100 freestyle; Quintana won the 100 backstroke and Key took the
Fort Stockton's best results came from a 1-2 finish from Jesus Padilla
and Chance Ezeil in the 50-yard freestyle, as they just edged out Michael
Juarez and Edwards. Juarez earlier was the lone entry in boys' diving,
and scored 134.70 points, while Tina Grice scored 70.36 points as the only
girl entered in the 1-meter competition.
"I haven't had a chance to look at the numbers yet, but I saw some pretty
good races," Morse said. "I liked some of the butterfly efforts and some
of the relays I liked. But the kids were real tired today, because I didn't
rest them yesterday like I normally do."
Pecos' next meet is also at home, when they host the Pecos Invitational
on Nov. 9-10.
Eagles close with home wins, road losses
By JON FULBRIGHT
The home teams picked up all the victories Thursday night, which meant
three wins and two losses for Pecos' sub-varsity football teams, in their
final games of the season.
Pecos' eighth grade purple team used a late punt return for a score
to defeat Van Horn, 14-8, while the freshmen shut out Van Horn's junior
varsity, 24-0, and the Eagles' JV got their first win of the season, defeating
Over in McCamey, though, the Bagders came out on top, as their eighth
grade team defeated Pecos' seventh grade purple squad, 44-0, while the
seventh grade gold team lost to the Badgers' seventh graders, 38-14.
Eddie Vela's punt return won the game for the eighth graders, who finished
their season at 4-2. Julio Orozco had Pecos' first touchdown, while Van
Horn's score also came in the first half.
The freshmen scored twice in the first half and once in the second,
as Rashad Terry ran 18 yards and Saul Pina passed to Gilbert Solis for
the two-point conversion, and then Pina threw 30 yards to Solis, with Terry
running in the two-point conversion. Pina scored on a quarterback sneak
and Gilbert Gonzales added the two-point run in the second half for Pecos,
which finished at 4-3-2 overall.
The JV ended up at 1-6-2 by following up last week's tie against Andrews
with their first win against a McCamey squad that brought only 12 players
and lost one to a knee injury five plays into the first period.
Sebino Barreno scored four touchdowns, on runs of 13- and three-yards
in the first half and of 56- and 21-yards in the second half. Joe Marruffo
had the Eagles' other touchdown, on a 50-yard run in the third period.
The seventh grade purple team ended up 3-3 on the year with their shutout
loss to McCamey. Coach Keith Windham said the Badgers eighth graders were
tryin to avenge their only loss of the season, last month in Pecos to the
Eagles' eighth grade purple team.
The gold team wound up with an 0-5 mark but did get a pair of touchdown
runs from Larry Johnson, one from 50 yards our.
Tonight at 8 p.m., the Eagles will take on the Mountain View Lobos in
El Paso, with the winner taking sole possession of first place in the District
2-4A standings. Both teams are 3-0, with Mountain View at 6-1 and Pecos
at 6-2 on the season.
The Lobos still have a trip to 6-1 Fabens next week to close out their
schedule, while the Eagles have winless San Elizario at home as their final
regular season game. A victory tonight over the Lobos would give the Eagles
their first six-game winning streak in 22 years, while wins in their last
two games would give Pecos its first outright district title in 26 years
and their first undefeated district season in 63 years.
Fabens can clinch playoff spots for themselves and the loser of tonight's
Pecos-Mountain View game with a win tonight at Clint, while Canutillo and
San Elizario face each other in San Eli in the other 2-4A game.
Fabens (2-1 district, 6-1 season) at Clint (1-2, 4-3): The Wildcats
took out their frustrations over their Oct. 19 loss at Pecos on San Eli
in last week's 75-0 win. No one player on the Wildcats had a career night,
but quarterback Rigo Estrada did throw for three touchdowns in the victory.
Clint, meanwhile, gave up 55 points in their loss to Mountain View,
and while they did score 30 themselves, most of that came in the final
period. Quarterback Tony Alvarado and the Lions' short passing game will
have to have a big night to keep Fabens' offense off the field.
Canutillo (0-3, 2-5) at San Elizario (0-3, 0-7): The Golden Eagles
are running into the same problems they've had the last two seasons, an
inability to score on offense. They ran the opening kickoff back for a
touchdown last week against Pecos and were then shut out the rest of the
way, and lost by one touchdown to Fabens and Mountain View the previous
San Eli, meanwhile, is allowing over 450 yards per game, and were shut
down on offense a week ago, after putting up some numbers rushing in their
opening two games against Clint and Mountain View. Both teams have had
little success throwing the ball since 2-4A play began.
York M. "Smokey" Briggs, Publisher
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