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Thursday, June 27, 2002

Youth golfers hold tournament to end session

Young golfers got their chance to compete in a brief "tournament" on Wednesday at the Reeves County Golf Course, as part of the final week of the Pecos-Barstow-Toyah summer golf program.

Wednesday's tournament was for first through fourth graders. Today, fifth through eighth grade players will participate in their own longer tournament to close out the month-long summer golf program.

In the first grade division, Lara Gonzales was the lone girl participating, and shot a 19, while seven boys also competed. Jared Windhan had the low total among that group, shooting a 13, while Phillip Ontiveros shot a 14, Joey Varela a 15, Justin Walker an 18, Mathew Mora a 20, Montgomery Miller a 21 and Phillip Workman shot a 27.

In the second grade division, Kimberlie Herrera shot a 9 to win the girls division, while Amanda Mora shot a 16, Gabriana Nichols had a 17 and Brittany Alligood shot a 25. On the boys' side, Zachary Carrasco won a playoff for first over Nathan McCormick, after both shot 11s over two holes. Bradley Shaw won a playoff for third over Justin Workman, after they both shot 14s, while Michael Hardwick shot a 16 and Tyler Davis had a 17.

In the third grade division, Pedro Cano shot a 13 to win the boys division, while Trey Graham shot a 20 and Bruce Salcido shot a 22. On the girls side, Kelly Lease won a playoff for first over Ashley Jasso after both shot 20s in their tournament. Mysela Jasso was one shot behind at 21 and was followed by Marissa Tarango shot a 24, Annalisa Gonzales shot a 25, Valerie Madrid shot a 25, Josie Paz and Haley Kington shot 32s and Emily Rodriguez shot a 37.

Among the fourth graders, Dominique Vejil shot a 21 to win the boys division, and was followed by Coe Duke with a 22, Tanner Hardwick with a 33, Christopher Martinez with a 34 and Charles Morton with a 38. On the girls side, Tatum Windham also shot a 21 to take first place by one stroke over Victoria Carrasco. Rina Pino and Conner Armstrong each shot 28s and Lenora Blanchard shot a 38 for the other fourth grade scores.

Little Leaguers to open 11-12 tourney in Wall

The Pecos 11-12 year old Little League All-Stars will be spending next weekend in the San Angelo area, and hope to be back there a few days later for the second half of the District 4 Tournament.

Pecos will open play about 10 miles southeast of San Angelo, in Wall, on Saturday, July 6 against either the host Wall Little Leaguers or Ballinger, who open tournament play on the Fourth of July. The winner of Saturday's game will face the winner of the opening round game between San Angelo Northern and Winters, in a game scheduled for 11 a.m. on July 7.

If Pecos wins that game, they would advance to the tournament semifinals on July 12 at San Angelo Northern. However, if Pecos loses their opening game on July 6 they would drop into a 2 p.m. elimnation round game the following day, and if they stay alive there would have to win again, at 5 p.m. that afternoon, in order to advance to the next round of the tournament.

Coach Ray Palomino said most of the players on this year's team were members of the 9-10 year old Little League squad two years ago that lost to San Angelo Northern. "We have seven 12-year-olds and four 11-year olds on this team," he said. "All of them have All-Star experience except for Gino (Leos) and Martin (Jasso)."

Palomino and Moises Arenivas are the coaches for this year's team, while Richard Chavez is the manager. The other players on the team are Chris Sotelo, Gerald Saenz, Tony Reyes, Jr., Timo Reyes, Vincent Palomino, Juan Garza, James Garcia, Lucas Chavez, Juan Chavez and Drake Bradley.

The finals for the District 4 Tournament are scheduled for July 13 and 14, if necessary, and the winner of the tournament will advance to the Region I Sectional Tournament, which will be held in Midland this year, Palomino said.

Play opens this weekend for the 9-10 year old Little League All-Stars at the Northern Little League complex. Pecos will face the winner of the Ballinger-San Angelo Northern game at 5 p.m. on Friday, with the winner of that game advances to the area round semifinal game at 8 p.m. on Saturday versus either San Angelo Southern or North Concho. The winner of that game automatically moves on to the championship semifinals on the Fourth of July at San Angelo Western.

If Pecos loses on Friday, they'll play elimination round game on Saturday at 5 p.m., while the winner of that game will play the loser of Saturday's 8 p.m. game for the right to remain alive in a 1 p.m. game on Sunday.

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