Daily Newspaper and Travel Guide
for Pecos Country of West Texas
Tuesday, March 12, 2002
Eagles teams set to face
Clint, Midland Christian
District 2-4A play starts for the Pecos Eagle girls softball team
this afternoon in Clint, while Pecos' boys play their next-to-last
pre-district game at home tonight, when they host the Midland Christian Mustangs in
a 7 p.m. game.
All four teams come into today's games off victories _ Pecos' girls
won their final pre-district game a week ago at home over Lamesa by a
3-1 score, while Clint comes into the game off a 6-3 victory on Friday over
El Paso Burges.
The Eagle boys lost to Burges in the first round of the Cotton
Valley Tournament in San Elizario, then came back to win consolation with
victories on Friday and Saturday over San Eli, Clint at Cobre, N.M. and improve
their season record to 7-4. Meanwhile, Midland Christian took first place
in tournament play at Lubbock over the weekend, downing
Lubbock Roosevelt in the title game, 18-5, to improve their record to 12-1 on
Pecos' girls come into play with a 4-3 record and looking for their
fourth straight District 2-4A softball title. They had their first
undefeated district season a year ago, going 10-0, while Clint was the district
runner-up for the third straight season, this time finishing with a 7-3 mark.
Friday's win over Burges lifted the Lions' record to 4-8 on the
year. Marissa Arnold got the victory for Clint, allowing five hits, and
Jenny Parada went 3-for-3 and Yvette Maldonado was 2-for-4, as the
Lions jumped out to a 5-0 lead after two innings against Burges.
Pecos scored single runs in each of the first three innings
against Lamesa, while Stephanie Herrera tossed a two-hitter and struck out
15 Lamesa batters, while improving to 4-1 on the year.
Midland Christian got three hits from Jaime Beeghley and two
apiece from Josh Wilson and pitcher Matt Daugherty in their
championship game victory on Saturday over Lubbock Roosevelt, while the
Eagles saw pitchers Capi Magana and Rigo Ramirez pick up their first wins of
the season on Saturday, while using a five-run sixth inning against Clint
and a nine-run second against Cobre to secure their victories.
In Friday's 20-3 win over San Eli, Freddy Torres had a home run and
5 RBI, while Barney Rodriguez picked up his third win in four
decisions, allowing single runs in each of the first three innings.
Today's game for the Eagles will again be the first of as many as
five games this week, with the Alpine Tournament scheduled to begin
on Thursday. The Eagles are matched up with defending Class 3A
state champion Wimberly in the opening round of the tournament,
scheduled for 10:15 a.m. Thursday at Kokernot Field.
Pecos' girls, meanwhile, will have only one more game this week,
their district home opener against Fabens on Friday. Coach Tammy Walls
said all of the girls' district home games have been moved up from their
listed 5 p.m. starts to 4 p.m. game times.
Pecos girls 4th, boys 15th in golf tournaments
The Pecos Eagle boys' golf team had a rough second day in
colder temperatures on Saturday at the San Angelo Invitational, while
Pecos' girls improved their results on the second, less windy day of
the Andrews Invitational, but not enough to catch the
tournament leaders following Friday's opening round of play.
The girls shot a 350 on Saturday after an opening round of 366
and placed fourth in Andrews, behind tournament winner El
Paso Coronado and likely regional rivals Andrews and Snyder.
The standings didn't change after the opening day of the tournament,
as Coronado cut their first round 340 to a 318 and won by 11 strokes
over Andrews, which shot a 344-325-669. Snyder, which shot a 361 on
Friday, lowered that to a 337 for a 698 overall score, while Pecos' 716 put them
44 strokes up on fifth place Monahans, which shot a 378-372-750.
Individually for the Eagles, Lauren Martinez shot an
88-84-172, Cassie Foster shot a 90-88-178; Sarah McKinney shot a
93-90-183; Candace Hillard shot a 96-88-184 and Brandi North shot a 95-94-189.
Pecos' boys went the other direction at San Angelo, as did
most of the other teams in the Orange Division.
The Eagles shot a 330 in the opening round, then fired a 368
on Saturday to finish 15th overall,
with a 698 total. Several other teams also saw their scores balloon
on Saturday, including first round leader Wichita Falls High,
which went from a 295 to a 342 and placed fourth overall.
Snyder was the only team to break 320 on Saturday, shooting
a 319 to tie Granbury (298-333) for first place, both with 631
scores. Frenship was third with a 313-323-626 total.
Freshman Michael Nichols was the only Eagle golfer to cut
his score on Saturday, dropping from an 86 to an 85 to finish with a
171 total. Jake McKinney also finished with a 171, shooting an
opening round 77 and a 94 in the second round, while Sal Nichols shot an
80-99-179; Pete Vasquez had an 87-95-182 and Casey Breiten shot an
89-94-183 for the Eagles' other scores.
Both Pecos teams are off this week for Spring Break, with
play resuming next week first for the junior varsity squads, when
the boys go to Van Horn on Monday and the girls go to Clint
on Tuesday. Pecos' JV girls won the Alpine Tournament last
Monday with a 395 score, 62 shots up on the host Bucks.
Individual scores were unavailable for the tournament.
York M. "Smokey" Briggs, Publisher
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