Daily Newspaper and Travel Guide
for Pecos Country of West Texas
Tuesday, September 10, 2002
Eagles hoping for success in easier part of schedule
The `downhill run' portion of the Pecos Eagles' 2002 volleyball schedule
should be getting underway this week. Whether or not the run ends with a
seventh straight trip to the playoffs remains to be seen.
The Eagles, who went winless over the weekend at the Seminole Invitational
and fell to 2-10 on the season, have finished the toughest portion of the
schedule, and will face only Class 3A and 2A teams the rest of the season,
starting with this afternoon's home matches against the Marfa Shorthorns
and Van Horn Eagles. Pecos will play the first and final matches of the dual
meet, starting at 5 and 7:30 p.m.
"I don't know what's going to happen. Hopefully, having two easier games
on Tuesday will make us relax," said Eagles' coach Becky Granado, after her
team lost to Midland High, Lamesa and Andrews in pool play on Friday and
to Pampa, 15-8, 15-11 in the consolation quarterfinals on Saturday.
Granado said the Eagles played better against the Harvesters on Saturday
than they did in their pool round matches on Friday, and added that Pecos'
short front line this season didn't help matters any in the tournament.
"With the other teams, it helps when you have some height on the front
line. Our kids did a good job blocking, but you just can't block everything
when you're at a disadvantage," she said.
The Eagles will have at least two more tough games remaining in district,
against Monahans, which placed second at the Seminole Tournament. Marfa and
Van Horn, meanwhile, are in the same district this season and face their
own tough matches when District 1-2A play begins, against Alpine.
The Shorthorns, who moved back up from Class A, lost a pair of matches
last Tuesday to Crane and Fort Stockton. Marfa played Pecos two weeks ago
in pool round play at the Pecos Cantaloupe Classic, with the Eagles winning
15-11, 15-4. Pecos has yet to face Van Horn this season.
Today's matches are the only ones of the week for the Eagles, who will
be off on Saturday. Pecos' junior varsity is also scheduled to play Marfa
and Van Horn today, while the freshmen teams will play in the old Pecos High
Seventh grade volleyball girls claim Monahans title
The Crockett Middle School seventh grade purple girls volleyball team
opened their 2002 season on Saturday by taking first place in the Monahans
Junior High Volleyball Tournament.
The seventh graders won their opening match over Wink by 15-6, 18-16 scores,
then defeated Fort Stockton, 15-9, 15-9, to advance to the finals. In the
championship match, the Eagles won in three games over Presidio, 16-14, 8-15,
"All the girls played excellent, especially for this being their first
matches of the season," said coach Sonia Mendez.
Mendez said members of the seventh grade purple squad are Amber Garcia,
Diana Parada, Cheyenne Carrasco, Ashley Ornelas, Ashley Bustamantes, Dorthy
Lara, Katherine Ramirez, Neyva Rodriguez, Daphne Navarette, Monica Ortiz,
Sada Orona, Maritza Acosta and Sandra Orosco.
On Friday, Pecos, black and gold teams opened their 2002 seasons by splitting
a pair of matches with Van Horn. The black team lost by 15-10, 8-15, 15-7
scores, while the gold team defeated Van Horn, 15-3, 15-5.
York M. "Smokey" Briggs, Publisher
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