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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 meet.

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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