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for Pecos Country of West Texas
Tuesday, May 14, 2002
Martinez wins first in Jr. high area golf play
The team leaders changed on the boys side for the first time this past
Saturday, while the leaders among the girls stayed the same in the final
round of the area junior high golf tournament, held at the Winkler County
Golf Course in Kermit.
Pecos' girls placed second to Andrews `A' for the fourth time in five
tournaments and wound up second overall for the tournament, while Pecos'
boys finished sixth at Kermit, where the Yellowjacket boys and Monahans
moved in front of Andrews, though the Mustangs still finished first over
the full 90 holes of play.
Pecos eighth grader Shelly Martinez won medallist honors for the fifth
straight week on the girls' side, shooting a 45 to beat out Andrews Kelsie
Gray by two strokes. "She won even though she didn't play very well," said
coach Crissy Martinez. "Some of the Andrews High School girls who went
to state were there, and she was a little nervous."
For the 45 holes of play, Martinez shot a 210 and finished 31 strokes
ahead of Gray in the medallist standings.
Overall, though, Andrews had three golfers break 50 at Kermit and shot
a 195 to win the tournament with a 1,014 team score. The Eagles shot a
222 to place second, five shots in front of Andrews `B' and wound up with
an 1,126 overall score.
Golfer Evelyn Flores, who had been in the Top 10 during the first four
tournament rounds, struggled to a 66 on Saturday, but Dina Ortiz tied for
ninth place in the standings with a 54 score and Elanor Mason shot a 59.
Silva Ortiz shot a 64 for Pecos' other `A' team score, while the Eagles'
other three golfers, Stephanie Galindo, Sarah Wentworth and Melissa Mendoza,
shot 67, 70 and 75 respectively at Kermit.
Andrews `B' placed third overall in the tournament with an 1,182 score,
while Monahans finished with a 234-1,214 and Fort Stockton had a 256-1,219.
Kermit shot a 237 on Saturday but did not have a full team for all five
rounds of the tournament.
Pecos' boys shot a 416 on Saturday, while Kermit won on their home course
with a 343 score and Monahans was second with a 358.
"We cut four strokes off our score from last week, but we still had
problems," said coach Ronnie Daniel, as only one Pecos golfer broke 100
for the fifth straight time.
Alex Morales shot a 93, while Jonathan Garcia had a 102, Joseph Tarin
shot a 107, Matt Elliott had a 114 and Zack Morton shot a 132 for the `A'
team. Pecos' other two golfers, Matt Oglesby and Michael Lee, shot 124
and 128 for the day.
Over 90 holes, the Eagles ended up with a 2,107 score. Andrews shot
a 361 to place third on the day, but won the tournament with a 1,641 total
to Kermit's 1,775. Monahans was next at 1,815, while Fort Stockton shot
a 363-1,822; Andrews `B' shot a 391-1,996; Monahans `B' shot a 424-2,135
and Kermit `B' had a 452-2,300.
Rec dept. holding sign-ups for summer programs
The Reeves County Community Sports and Recreation Department is signing
up players for men's basketball and youth T-Ball leagues, and is also enrolling
children in its summer chess classes at the recreation department office
in the old Pecos High School gym.
Registration for the men's league is $22 per player, with a limit of
10 players per team. For T-Ball and chess, registration is $10 per child.
The T-Ball league is divided into two age groups and is open to children
between the ages of 4 and 7. The chess classes will be divided into beginners
and intermediate classes and will run two days a week for six weeks.
Parents can pick up enrollment forms at the recreation department office
at the old Pecos High School gym during regular office hours. Deadline
to register for both activities is Friday, May 24. For further information,
contact the recreation department office at 447-9776.
Youth basketball tourney set for June 14-16
Mid-America Youth Basketball is sponsoring a number of summer basketball
tournaments in Texas, New Mexico and Oklahoma, including one on June 14-16
in Hobbs, N.M.
The tournament is open to boys and girls in grades 4 through 12, with
a five-game guarentee for each team. The deadline for signing up for the
tournament is Friday, May 24.
Other youth tournaments on June 14-16 with a May 24 deadline are scheduled
for Clayton, N.M. and Dallas, while tournaments are scheduled on June 28-30
in Waco, Wichita Falls, Galveston and Altus, Okla., with a sign-up deadline
of June 7.
For further information on the Hobbs tournament, either call the local
tournament director at (505) 393-2001, the MAYB National Office at (316)
284-0354 or e-mail email@example.com.
Tickets on sale for PHS All-Sports Banquet
Abilene Christian University head football coach Gary Gaines will be the
guest speaker on Thursday at the annual Pecos High School All-Sports Banquet,
scheduled for 7 p.m. at the new Pecos High School gym.
Gaines is the current ACU head coach and formerly served as head coach
in Monahans and at Odessa Permian in the 1980s, and in Abilene and San
Angelo during the 1990s before taking the ACU job.
All-district athletes for the Eagles from the 2001-2002 school year
will be recognized at the banquet, and the Doc Lunday, Craig Woods, Joe
Shoemaker, Norma Matta and Joe Bob Kelton awards will also be announced
during the banquet.
Tickets for the banquet at $8 apiece and can be purchased at the Pecos
High School office, or at Airlawn Furniture, Gibson True-Value and Dan's
Music and Video in Pecos.
York M. "Smokey" Briggs, Publisher
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