Daily Newspaper and Travel Guide
for Pecos Country of West Texas
Tuesday, November 20, 2001
Pecos Eagles coach Bubba Williams will be getting his first
look at a couple of players, and a limited look at some of his pitchers
on Saturday, when the Eagles play their final pre-season scrimmage,
against the Odessa High Bronchos.
The Eagles will scrimmage the Bronchos at 1 p.m. in Odessa, and
for the first time, will have all their players available following the end of
Pecos' basketball season.
However, Williams said neither junior Matthew Levario nor
senior Richard Rodriguez would see any time on the mound against OHS.
"The first or second day they're out, they're not ready to throw,
so we'll just look at who can," said Williams.
That group includes juniors Barney Rodriguez, Rigo Esparza and
senior Capi Magana, though Williams said both Rodriguez' and Magana's
arms were sore following Tuesday's scrimmage against Presidio.
Williams said the two would pitch, but "We'll see how far they can go."
Rodriguez was touched up for six runs in the first inning of
Tuesday's scrimmage, which the Blue Devils won by a 9-7 score.
Freddie Torres had a three-run homer for the Eagles and Mason
Abila an RBI double.
Williams said he would look at both at catcher, while Levario would
play third and Rodriguez second base.
The other two players just out from basketball, Oscar Parada and
Joey Ortega, should see action at third base and first base as well on Saturday,
the Eagles' coach said.
Eagles second in Andrews JV girls golf
The Pecos Eagle girls junior varsity golf team placed second
to the host Andrews Mustangs on Thursday, at the Andrews
Coach Tina Hendrick said the Eagles shot a 400 and finished
20 strokes in back of the Mustangs in the seven-team field.
Dena Dutchover shot a 96 for the low round of the afternoon for
Pecos, while Jeanie Canon and Kristen Aguilar both shot 101s,
Sarah McKinney shot a 102 and Bianca Mendoza shot a 113 for the Eagles.
It was the first tournament of the season for Canon, Aguilar
and Mendoza, while Dutchover went with the varsity to the
season-opening San Angelo Tournament and McKinney played last weekend in
"They needed to play," said Hendrick. "It's exposure and
they needed competition. I'm trying to find a fifth player for the varsity right
now, and the more experience they get the better they can become."
Hendrick said both the varsity and JV teams would travel to
Fort Stockton for tournament play next weekend. Meanwhile, Pecos'
boys were in Fort Stockton for their second tournament of the season today
and Saturday. The boys placed 13th last weekend at Big Spring, while the
girls won their division at the tournament, after a fourth place finish the
previous weekend in San Angelo.
Bears' playoff set for Monday at SRSU
The Balmorhea Bears will play the Marathon Mustangs in the
bi-district round of the Class A-Division II playoffs at 8 p.m. Monday night
at Sul Ross State University in Alpine, after playing a practice game
there tonight at 7 p.m. against the Sanderson Eagles.
The Bears, who cracked the final Top 10 high school
basketball rankings this week, go into the playoffs ranked No. 10 with a
19-1 record, and finished undefeated in District 9-A play.
Sanderson, meanwhile, won the District 10-A championship
and Marathon placed second in that district.
Coach Adolfo Garcia said if the Bears win their game on
Monday, they will probably play a week from tonight in the area round of
the playoffs at Odessa College, but final details on that game wouldn't
be known until Tuesday.
Meanwhile, the Pecos Eagles' final regular season game against the
San Elizario Eagles, scheduled for Thursday, was canceled,
after District 2-4A principals in the El Paso area decided not to play any
second or third-place playoff games.
San Elizario, 6-3, will get second place behind Fabens and face El
Paso High, while Clint, 6-4, will get the third place playoff spot
over Canutillo and will face El Paso Bowie in the bi-district round of
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