Daily Newspaper and Travel Guide
for Pecos Country of West Texas
Thursday, February 07, 2002
Pecos golf teams compete at Big Spring Invitational
The Pecos Eagle boys golf team will open their 2002 season Friday morning
in Big Spring, while Pecos' girls will play in their second tournament of
the season a couple of miles away in the first round of the 36-hole Big Spring
"We'll tee off at 8 o'clock both days and it will be a shotgun start,"
said girls coach Tina Hendrick. "The first day we'll be at the Municipal
Course at Comanche Trails and the second day at the Big Spring Country Club."
The boys will open their division at the country club on Friday, then
will play the final 18 holes at Comanche Trails on Saturday.
"I've got 14 out right now," said boys coach Kim Anderson. "We have no
seniors, just juniors, sophomores and freshmen."
Anderson said for the opening tournament, he'll take Sal Nichols, Casey
Breiten, Pete Vasquez, David Bradley and Jack Stickels to Big Spring. Hendrick
said she would take four of the five girls who went to San Angelo last weekend
_ Lauren Martinez, Cassie Foster, Candace Hilliard and Brandi North _ along
with Sara McKinney.
The girls finished behind Snyder, Andrews and Southlake Carroll in the
Orange Division at the San Angelo Invitational a week ago, all three of whom
Pecos figures to see again in San Angelo at the Region I-4A Tournament in
April. This weekend, Snyder and Andrews will also be in Big Spring, along
with several Class 5A schools that were in the Orange Division at San Angelo,
including the Central Bobcats, and teams from Midland, Odessa and Abilene.
Pecos' boys placed 14th last season at regionals, which was
won by Snyder. The Tigers are also scheduled to be in the boys' bracket at
Big Spring, but with no seniors on his squad Anderson said he would be looking
at both the Class 4A teams the Eagles may face at regionals this year, and
the Class 3A teams they may face next season, including former district rival
and defending 3A champion Sweetwater.
"We'll see Sweetwater this week at Big Spring and probably for most of
the season," he said, while they'll probably see Snyder and Andrews later
on this season at regionals, while the Tigers will also be dropping down
to Class 3A next year.
The boys have five varsity tournaments before District 2-4A competition
in El Paso on April 8-9, including a trip next weekend to Fort Stockton and
one to Midland on Feb. 22-23. They'll go to San Angelo in March for a two-round
tournament, which will also be the site of regionals on April 22-23.
Spring league youth soccer sign-ups start
The Reeves County Community Sports and Recreation Department is signing
up boys and girls for its Spring soccer program between now and the beginning
The program is open for boys and girls between the ages of 4½ and
14. Parents of children who are interested in playing can pick up forms at
the recreation department office in the old Pecos High School gym during
regular office hours.
Entry fee is $10 per child and a birth certificate and signatures from
both parents are needed on the registration form. The deadline to register
is Saturday, March 2.
For further information, call 447-9776.
Tennis carnival scheduled with PHS court dedication
Pecos Eagles tennis coach Mike Ortiz has scheduled a USTA tennis carnival
for this coming Tuesday, to mark the opening of the new tennis courts at
Pecos High School.
Ortiz said the admission to the carnival is free and the event will run
from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the PHS courts, which have been undergoing refurbishing
for the past two months.
Trans-Texas Tennis has been at work since mid-December on the six courts
at the high school, which included a nine inch concrete surface being placed
over the old courts, which had cracked less than six months after the last
patching job at the site, in the mid-1990s. Workers this week painted the
green playing area and the gray out-bounds areas on the new surface, with
the white boundary lines still to be done.
"They said today's the last day," Ortiz said this morning. "They should
finish the courts today and said if they need to touch it up they plan to
do that tomorrow.
"They told me to give it three to four days after that, so Tuesday's the
day we're working towards to officially christen it," said Ortiz, who plans
a dedication ceremony before the tennis carnival that afternoon.
"I've invited all the local dignitaries and school officials and the superintendent
(Don Love). I'm hoping to get the councilmen and commissioners out here,"
Pecos first matches on the court are scheduled for next weekend, when
they host their own tournament at the PHS courts. For Tuesday's tennis carnival,
Ortiz said it was open to kids "from junior high on down," and that prizes
would be given out during the carnival.
Ortiz also said Tuesday's rained-out matches in Monahans against the Loboes
would not be made up.
Eagles closing girls hoop play against San Eli
The Pecos Eagle girls will be playing basketball tonight, two days later
than they expected to be playing, and will try to keep the San Elizario Eagles
from playing any more basketball this season, when they host San Eli at 6
p.m. to close out the 2001-2002 season.
The two Eagle teams had been scheduled to play on Tuesday night, but the
threat of icy roads in the mountains between Pecos and San Eli led to the
postponement of the game. Meanwhile, El Paso Mountain View defeated Fabens
on Tuesday night in their final regular season game, to move a half-game
in front of San Eli for the third and final District 2-4A playoff berth.
So San Eli will be trying to force a playoff for third place with a win
tonight over Pecos, which will be trying to get their first district win
of the season and reverse last year's season-ending result, when the host
Eagles were kept out of a playoff for third place when they lost to San Elizario,
Last month in San Elizario, that group of Eagles defeated Pecos by a 52-38
score, behind Valerie Soto's 26 points. Guard Stephanie Herrera led Pecos
that night with 12 points, but she's been injured for the past week and the
Eagles have struggled even more than usual bringing the ball upcourt in their
last two home losses, to Canutillo and Mountain View.
Play will start tonight with the junior varsity game at 4:30 p.m. Pecos'
boys will wait until next week to see if they will have to make up their
game against San Elizario. The boys still have two more regular season games
before that, at Clint on Friday and at home against Fabens on Tuesday.
York M. "Smokey" Briggs, Publisher
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324 S. Cedar St., Pecos, TX 79772
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