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for Pecos Country of West Texas
fourth at meet
The Crockett Middle School seventh and eighth grade boys
track teams both placed third last Friday, while Pecos' seventh and
eighth grade girls teams both came in seventh overall at the Walker
Junior Relays in Monahans.
The seventh grade boys scored 86 points to place behind
Monahans (150 points) and Fort Stockton (113), while in the eighth grade
division Pecos finished with 71 points, while Fort Stockton edged Monahans
for first place, 179 to 178½.
The seventh graders collected four gold medals in the meet,
three by Larry Johnson, and swept first in all of the sprint races. Johnson
took the 100-meter dash with a 12.4 second time and won the 200
meters in 26.2 seconds. Luis Ortega, who was fourth in the 200 meters,
earlier won the 400-meter dash, with a 60.3 time.
Before winning his races, Johnson took first place in the seventh
grade boys' high jump, with a 4-foot-9 effort.
Also earning medals for the seventh graders were the
400-meter relay team, which placed second, Francisco Ornelas, who was third
in the 300-meter low hurdles, and the 1600-meter relay team, which
also placed third. The other Pecos points came from Isaiah Reyes, fifth in
the 200 meters, Victor Alonzo, fourth in the 100 meters, and Robert Nunez, fifth
in the discus.
The eighth grade boys picked up a gold medal from Josh
Anchondo, who won the discus with a 112-foot-9 throw, and from the weight man
400-meter relay team, which took first with a 62.2 time. The Eagles'
regular 400-meter relay team finished second, while the 1600-meter
relay team was third.
Individually, Pete Juarez picked up a couple of second place medals,
in the 200-meter dash and in the long jump, where his 17-foot-8½ effort
tied Monahans' Chino Arsiaga. Juarez also was fourth in the boys'
triple jump, while Julio Orozco was third in the shot put and fifth in the
discus and Hector Aguilar earned Pecos' other medal with a third in the
The other eighth grader to finish in the Top 6 was Luis Nunez,
fourth in the 300-meter hurdles.
On the girls' side, Fort Stockton won first in the seventh
grade division with 112 ½ points to 105 for Alpine and 100 for Presidio.
Pecos ended up with 27 points, while Monahans, Kermit and
Midland Greenwood took fourth through sixth place.
The eighth grade girls ended up with 22 points in a meet won
by Monahans with 136 points. Greenwood was second with 126
and were followed by Fort Stockton, Kermit, Presidio and Alpine.
The eighth graders picked up two medals at the meet while the
seventh graders managed three, including a gold medal by Jessica Trujillo,
who threw 63-foot-6¼ to win the discus. Bianca Baeza was second in the
long jump and Adriana Armendariz was third in the shot put. Baeza
also placed fifth in the triple jump for the Eagles.
The eighth graders' medals came from Jessica Flores, third in the
discus, and Michelle Wein, who was third in the 800 meter run, Pecos' other
points came from Savannah Ewing, fourth in the 100 meter low hurdles; the
800 meter relay team, which finished fifth, and the 1600 meter relay team,
which finished sixth.
The junior high track teams are off this weekend due to Spring Break,
and will compete next on Friday, March 23, at the Van Horn Jr. Relays.
Pecos' high school boys also are off this weekend, while the girls are
entered in the Hobbs Relays this Saturday.
Eagles face Texans in Alpine opener
The Pecos Eagles baseball team got a very early start on play
today in the Alpine Tournament, with a 10 a.m. game against the
Wimberly Texans at Kokernot Field.
The Eagles, who won the Alpine Tournament last season,
led Wimberly by a 3-2 score after four innings of this morning's game.
A shortage of pitching hurt the Eagles in their first
tournament this season, two weeks ago in Alpine, while a lack of hitting
did in Pecos a week ago, in a 5-2 loss to El Paso Burges. Both
those problems seemed to be lessened in the past five days, with
the return of Capi Magana and a couple of good pitching
efforts by Rigo Ramirez on Saturday, in relief of David Elkins in
Pecos' 12-3 win over Cobre, N.M., and by Richard Rodriguez
on Tuesday, as he went the distance in an 8-4 win over
"We need to keep playing good defense and hitting the ball. If
we do that behind our pitchers, we'll be tough to beat," said
Eagles' coach Bubba Williams, whose team opens District 2-4A play on
March 22 at Clint, a team they beat last Saturday by a 7-4 score at
the Cotton Valley Tournament in San Elizario.
Magana picked up the win that day, in his first start of the
season, and the Eagles will need a lot of pitchers again this weekend, as
for the third straight tournament will be in the expanded part of a
12-team bracket, meaning they'll have to win four games in three
days to take the tournament title.
A win this morning would put the Eagles into a 12:30 p.m.
game on Friday against either McCamey or Presidio, while a loss would
put them into a consolation round game at 5 p.m. Friday against the
loser of Thursday's Fabens-Sonora game.
The Fabens-Sonora winner will face the winner of the 12:30
p.m. game in the tournament semifinals, set for 9:30 p.m. on Friday.
Alpine faces San Elizario, El Paso Parkland takes on
Midland Greenwood and San Antonio Military Institute faces Tornillo
in the tournament's other opening round games.
Play on Saturday opens with the 11th place game at 8 a.m.
and runs through the championship game, scheduled for a 7:15
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