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Tuesday, April 30, 2002

Locals get firsts at Taekwon Do event in Odessa

Students of the Cross Taekwon Do School in Pecos took home three first place finishes on April 20, in competition in Odessa.

Desi Alvarez, Kyle Wardlow and Mason Hounshell took home firsts in one category apiece at the Nunez Taekwon Do Colored & Junior Black Belt Spring Tournament. Alvarez placed first in patters in the 11-12 year old Yellow Belt through Green Stripe division, while Wardlow was first in patterns and second in sparring in the Green Belt through Blue Stripe division, also in the 11-12 age group.

Hounshell was first in power breaking in the Red Stroke through Black Belt Division. One other competitor from Pecos, Austin Vernon, finished third in sparring in the Green Belt through Blue Stripe Group, in the 11-12 year old division.

Junior high girls again 2nd, boys 6th in area golf tourney

The third round of the area junior high golf tournament in Fort Stockton on Saturday produced pretty much the same results for Pecos' boys and girls golf teams _ the girls placed second behind Andrews, while the boys placed sixth after finishing fifth the first two weeks of the five-round tourney.

The girls shot a 225 over nine holes of play on Saturday to finish 21 strokes in back of Andrews, which shot a 204 for the day. Meanwhile, Eagle golfer Shelly Martinez won medallist honors for the third week in a row with a round of 43, six strokes ahead of Andrews' Randie Robb.

Overall, the team scores have been consistant throughout the first three rounds of the tournament. Pecos' 225 on Saturday was their low score so far, following a 227 on their home course on April 13 and a 228 in Monahans on April 20. Their 680 total for three rounds compares with Andrews' 617, while Fort Stockton is in third place at 722 after shooting their high round for the tournament at home, a 251. Monahans is fourth overall with a 739 after shooting the third-best round on Saturday, a 244.

Aside from Martinez' 43 score, Evelyn Flores was in ninth place in the individual standings for the second straight week, shooting a 58. Dina Ortiz was one stroke behind at 59, while Eleaba Mason and Silvia Baeza both shot 65s for the other `A' team scores. Pecos' other golfers, Stephanie Galindo, Brittany Sotelo, Melissa Mendoza and Sarah Wentworth, shot 71, 71, 72 and 74 at Fort Stockton.

Fort Stockton `B' beat the Prowlers' `A' team on Saturday, shooting a 246, while Andrews `B' shot a 239. Kermit had a 262 and Monahans a 269 for the other team scores.

The boys, who shot a 399 on their home course and a 428 in Monahans on April 20, went up to 447 this past Saturday in Fort Stockton and are at 1,274 for 54 holes of play. Andrews shot a 351 to finish first in the tournament, and lead overall with a 1,050 total, while Kermit is second at 367-1,089 and Monahans, which also shot a 367, is third, at 1,099.

Alex Morales again was the only `A' team golfer for Pecos to break 100, shooting a 97, though coach Ronnie Daniel said one of the Eagles' new golfers, Joseph Tarin, shot a 99 in his first week of competition, playing as an individual medallist.

Jonathan Garcia had a 106, Zach Morton a 130 and Michael Lee a 136 for the other `A' team scores, while John Paul Salcido shot a 146 for the other individual score.

Monahans `B' had a 434, Andrews `B' a 438, Fort Stockton `B' a 464 and Kermit `B' had a 468 for the other team scores.

The area junior high tournament has two rounds remaining over the next two weekends, at Kermit and Andrews.

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