Daily Newspaper and Travel Guide
for Pecos Country of West Texas
Friday, April 5, 2002
Pecos track teams compete in meets
The Pecos Eagle track teams will be headed in different directions on
different days this weekend, as both teams run in their final meet before
District 2-4A competition at Eagle Stadium next weekend.
Pecos' boys will be up in Kermit this afternoon and evening, competing
at the Permian Basin Relays starting at 2:30 p.m., while the girls will wait
until Saturday for their final pre-district meet, at the Van Horn Relays,
beginning about 9 a.m.
"We're not going to Kermit because some girls are getting confirmed on
Friday and I wanted them to compete before district," said Eagles' coach
Roxie Chavez, whose team was idle last weekend after running at the Indian
Relays in Seminole on March 23.
Pecos earned three medals and 31 points in the crowded field at Seminole.
Stephanie Herrera won the discus and was second in the shot put, while Jessica
Martinez finished third in the 1600 meter run.
Pecos' boys followed up their lowest point total of the season at San
Angelo with their highest last week at Crane. The Eagles went from two points
to 141 points last week, though coach Jerry Parent is still hoping the Eagles
can improve on both their times and distances before next week's district
Isaiah Juarez won the 3200 meter run and Jason Gonzales took the 110 meter
hurdles at Crane, but Juarez' 11:23.28 time is still well in back of El Paso
Mountain View's Alex Ramos, while Gonzales' 15.63 winning time is .41 seconds
behind the best time in district, by Clint's Kenyon Mulli.
San Eli, Fabens to test Eagles' victory streaks
The players the San Elizario Eagles' baseball team will have at
home today and the players the Pecos Eagles' softball team won't have
in Fabens could make a couple of games this afternoon closer than the
teams' first meetings this season.
Pecos' boys travel to San Eli to close out the first half of the District
2-4A baseball schedule while the girls go to Fabens, with both games set
for 5 p.m. starts. The Eagles are unbeaten and atop both the district baseball
and softball standings _ the boys are 4-0 and are 16-4 on the season thanks
to a 12-game winning streak, which began last month with a 20-3 win over
San Elizario at the Cotton Valley Tournament.
The girls are 10-3 and 6-0 in district, including a 12-3 win last month
at home over Fabens, and can clinch their fourth straight trip to the playoffs
with a win today. But the Eagles will be trying to do it without two of their
starters, in sophomores Bre'Ann Windham and Stephanie Herrera. Coach Tammy
Walls said the two had confirmation services today, and could not make the
trip to Fabens.
"I tried to get them to change the game to Saturday, but they wouldn't,"
said Walls, whose team is trying to win its 20th straight district
game, dating back to the 2000 season.
Windham will be replaced in centerfield by freshman Cheyenne Grice, who
started in center to begin the season, but suffered a broken finger during
the first weekend of play, while Walls said another freshman, Danielle Garcia,
would move from second base into pitch in place of Herrera.
"I'll start Danielle at pitcher and probably look at moving Jessica (Minjarez)
into right field and putting Kelsey (Flores) at second base," said Walls.
Herrera is 10-1 on the season, while Garcia pitched a couple of early season
games, losing to El Paso Eastwood and Fort Stockton.
"We're just going to have to play defense and hit the ball, and hopefully
we'll do well behind her," said Walls.
Fabens is fighting Clint and Canutillo for the final district playoff
berth. The Wildcats are tied for third with Canutillo at 3-3 after defeating
the Golden Eagles on Tuesday, 9-7.
San Elizario's boys lost their first district game on Tuesday, 11-7 to
Canutillo, and are 2-1-1 overall after a bad start to the season due to the
absence of three players due to grades and injuries. Two of those, Bo Solis
and Jaime Reyes, were both 2-for-4 at bat in Tuesday's loss, while Solis
was 4-for-4 in last week's win.
David Almanza got the win over Fabens last Thursday, and either he or
Solis figures to start on the mound today against the Eagles.
Pecos was missing senior Capi Magana early in the season, and his return
came just after the Eagles began their current winning streak. Magana, 4-0,
won both games for the Eagles' last week, over Fabens and in relief against
Canutillo, and figures to start on the mound this afternoon for Pecos.
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