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Thursday, April 4, 2002
Pecos golf teams get first at Marfa, Fabens tourneys
The Pecos Eagle boys' golf teams picked up a pair of first place finishes
using slightly different lineups during the past week, in golf tournaments
held in Marfa and El Paso.
The Eagles' junior varsity team went to Marfa a week ago and won first
place there, while the varsity was in El Paso this past Tuesday and took
first in the Fabens Invitational. However, the lineups for both the JV and
varsity squads was different than in previous weeks, and coach Kim Anderson
said the changes were done in preparation for next week's District 2-4A Tournament
at Santa Teresa.
The varsity shot a 350 at Emerald Springs on Tuesday to finish 36 strokes
up on second place El Paso Del Valle, while Fabens was third with a 401 score.
"I didn't have my No. 1 and No. 2 golfers, so we'll probably get both teams
to regionals," Anderson said, since all of Pecos' district rivals except
for Clint were at the tournament.
Jake McKinney shot an 83 to place second in the medallist standings on
Tuesday, while Casey Breiten was third with an 85 score. Jack Stickels won
a tie-breaker from David Bradley for fourth after both shot 91s, and San
Nichols had a 95 for the Eagles' other score.
Last Thursday Michael Nichols shot a 78 and Pete Vasquez had an 80 at
Marfa, where the Eagles finished with a 361 score to beat out the host Shorthorns
by four strokes for the tournament title. Jacob Gonzales shot a 98, Dustin
Gulihur had a 105 and James Busby shot a 145 for the Eagles' other scores.
The district tournament will be on Monday and Tuesday at Santa Teresa,
located on the northwest side of El Paso, and Anderson said the Eagles would
go out there a day early to try and get in a practice round on one of the
other area golf courses.
District play is also on Monday and Tuesday for Pecos' girls at Santa
Teresa. Both the girls and boys teams will be trying to qualify their varsity
and JV squads for Region I-4A competition for the fourth straight year.
Eagles have home court, but no top seeds at tourney
The Pecos Eagles tennis team was No. 1 in District 2-4A during the fall
season. But none of the Eagles will be seeded No. 1 going into the spring
2-4A tournament, Friday and Saturday at the Pecos High School tennis courts.
"We didn't get any No. 1 seeds. I kind of got out-voted on any of the
kids I put up," said Eagles' coach Mike Ortiz. "We've got several No. 2s
and No. 3s, but no No. 1s."
The seedings are unusual, especially on the girls' side, where Pecos swept
all six first team singles spots and all three first team doubles spots on
the All-District 2-4A tennis team for the fall season.
The top two finishers in each division advance to Region I-4A competition
in San Angelo later this month, and Ortiz said with only four of the six
district teams _ Pecos, Clint, Fabens and El Paso Mountain View _ having
tennis programs, "We're going to play all the way to the finals on Friday.
Saturday we'll play the finals, the third place matches and any playbacks
if needed," Ortiz said."
Pecos players are seeded second in both girls and boys singles brackets.
Natalia Ornelas is seeded No. 2 behind Fabens' Monica Andrade in girls singles,
while teammate Amanda Fleming is seeded third. Ornelas will open up against
Jackie Esparza of Fabens, and Fleming will face Bianca Armendariz of Clint
in her first round match.
In boys' singles, Clint's Martin Renteria is seeded first, ahead of Pecos'
Trent Graham, while Stephen Lamb goes in as the No. 4 seed, behind Mountain
View's Larry Arroyo. Even though he's the No. 2 seed, Graham drew a first
round bye and will face the winner between Arroyo and Clint's Stephen Baca
in the semifinals, while Lamb faces Roy Gonzalez of Fabens in his first round
In doubles play, Bobby Sotelo and Jay Dannelley are seeded third and will
face Hugh Gines and Jose DeHero of Clint in their opening round match. Orlando
Mendoza and Michael Orona are matches up against the Lions' other doubles
team, No. 1 seeds Alvaro Chacon and Daniel Sosa. Simon Trujillo and Orlando
Olmos of Fabens are the No. 2 seeds in doubles, and their teammates, Victor
Sigala and Aldo Gutierrez, are seeded fourth.
On the girls' side, Elizabeth Carreon and Jennifer Rayos are the highest
seeds for Pecos, at No. 4, and will play Daila Corrales and Bianca Bustillos
of Clint. Whitney Lamb and Catherine Garcia are matched against No. 2 seeds
Cynthia Falcon and Diana Ceniceros in the opening round.
Fabens' team of Jennifer Ramos and Ava Gutierrez are seeded first, and
the Wildcats' Sahirah Ihmud and Alyse Ramos are seeded third in the bracket.
This will be the last season that district team and individual tennis
will be split into spring and fall seasons. Beginning next year, the Eagles
will be able to play non-district team matches in the fall, but all district
competition will be in the spring when Pecos drops down to Class 3A competition.
Pecos Little League announces rosters for 2002 baseball season
Here are the rosters for the Pecos Little League `A', `B' and `C' division
teams for the 2002 season.
Regular season play for the league will begin on Saturday, April 13 and
not on Saturday, April 6, as was incorrectly stated in Monday's Enterprise,
league president Ismael Mendoza said.
PHILLIES _ Manager: Arturo Quintana; Coach: La Vaughn
Garnto, ages 7 and 8. Zachary Carrasco, Felix Dominguez, Mark Quintana,
Brandon Garnto, Jesus Salgado, Jr., Israel Espudo, Joshua Hernandez,
Coe Duke, Michael Bautista and Teg Lozano.
PADRES _ Manager: Rene Gomez, ages 7 and 8. Benjamin Dominguez,
AnaLee Rodriguez, C.J. Gomez, Diego Rodriguez, Antonio Rodriguez, Cheynna
Arenivas, Juan Manuel Prieto, Jerod Rodriguez, Matthew Martinez, Christopher
Martinez and Nicholas Garcia.
TIGERS _ Manager: Randy Baeza; Coach: Johnny Terrazas, ages 7 and
8. Jasmine Munoz, Nelson McCormick, David Garcia, Ryan Garcia, John Terrazas,
DeVante Jenkins, Jared Windham, Hector Orona, Jose Lujan, Jr., Joey Villanueva
and Daphanie Kingston.
MARINERS _ Manager: Pablo Briones, ages 7 and 8. Larry Martinez,
Justin Lopez, Joe Briones, Jorge Armendariz, Clay Teague, Nathan Box, Zachary
Cox, Cody Cox, Chris Carrillo, Ismael Salcido and Kevin Sandoval.
ATHLETICS _ Manager: Joe Lopez, Coach: Bobby Herrera, ages 9 and
10. Justin Ybarra, Robert Herrera, Jake Lopez, Jarrett Barron, Jake Varela,
Tori Carrasco, Jeremy Madrid, Andrew Carrasco, Ruben Carrasco, John Ross
Lara and Aza Hinojos.
DIAMONDBACKS _ Manager: Orlando Fuentez; Coach: Brian Fuentez,
ages 9 and 10. Matthew Rodriguez, Edmundo Dominguez, K. Fuentez, Geraldo
Gabaldon, Nick Natividad, Ruben Carrasco, R.J. Lozano, Frankie Orona and
INDIANS _ Manager: Johnny Olivas; Coach: Rene Rayos, ages 9 and
10. Joel Chavez, Jo Ray Tarango, Tad Rodriguez, Alex Dominguez, P.J. Rodriguez,
Robert Orona, Michael Muniz, Everett Parker, Zachary Rayos and John Paul
ASTROS _ Manager: Rudy Navarette; Coach: Lincoln Licon, ages 9
and 10. Priscilla Sotelo, Jonathon Licon, Arthur Navarette, Anthony Lopez,
Ramiro Pinales, Nathan Hernandez, Yesenia Juarez, Roderick Reyes and Isaiah
YANKEES _ Manager: Eddie Ybarra; Coach: Jose Reyes, ages 11 and
12. Gino Leos, Austin Gibbs, Brittany Ibarra, Heath Armstrong, Diana Parada,
Rene Dominguez, Brian Winfrey, Isaac Salgado, Joe Calanchi, Hector Ramirez
and Ray Gonzalez.
CUBS _ Manager Tony Reyes; Coach: Jason Aguilar, ages 11 and 12.
Chris Sotelo, Salvador Baez, Tony Reyes, Jr., Paul Zubeldia, Gerrick Martinez,
Erick Levario, Travis Gomez, Jose Chavez, Isabel Baeza, Ruben Florez and
DODGERS _ Manager: Richard Chavez; Coach: Moises Arenivas, ages
11 and 12. James Garcia, Lucas Chavez, Dane Daniels, Isaiah Porras, Cody
Zamarripa, Timo Reyes, Linvel Mosby III, Gerald Saenz, Nathan Duke and Joshua
RANGERS: Manager: Ray Palomino; Coach: Alfredo Martinez, ages 11
and 12. Joe Gabaldon, Alfredo Martinez, Vincent Palomino, Ismael V. Mendoza,
Jr., Derek Barron, Manuel Lujan, Drake Bradley, Joel Lujan, Daniel Sotelo,
Martin Jasso and Isaiah Vela.
PIRATES: Manager: Lee Serrano, ages 11 and 12. Martin Muniz, Lucas
Serrano, J.R. Lujan, Harvey Orona, Marcos Martinez, Ernie Herrera, Oscar
Machuca, Jonathon Carrasco and Joseph Ontiveros.
York M. "Smokey" Briggs, Publisher
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