Daily Newspaper and Travel Guide
for Pecos Country of West Texas
Tuesday, September 24, 2002
Eagles seek repeat victory over Jackets
The games get more meaningful from here on out for the Pecos Eagles volleyball
team, as they will try and do to the Kermit Yellowjackets tonight what they
did to Kermit this past Saturday, in the District 4-3A opener for both teams.
The Eagles and Jackets start off their district schedules after Pecos
scored a 15-4, 15-8 home court victory over Kermit this past Saturday. Prior
to that, the Eagles also scored a win on Saturday over Presidio, and a victory
a week ago in Fort Stockton over the Prowlers.
Presidio hosts Fort Stockton and Monahans goes to Midland Greenwood tonight
in their other two 4-3A openers.
The Eagles have advanced to the playoffs each of the past six seasons
as a member of Class 4A, finishing second a year ago to El Paso Mountain
View in District 2-4A. El Paso High eliminated them in the bi-district round
of the Class 4A playoffs.
Monahans appears to be the favorite this season to take the district title,
though their game tonight and the Eagles' match with the Jackets will show
how much of a race for the three bi-district playoff berths there will be
Pecos took advantage of Kermit's serving problems in the first game to
pull away from the Jackets, and then outplayed Kermit on defense at the end
of Game 2 to complete the sweep. Coach Becky Granado said her team is "starting
to realize what they need to do on defense, and they're starting to realize
on offense we can't do anything if the passing is not there."
"They want to run plays and do what everybody else is doing, but I told
them they need to start passing the ball to the target (setter) before they
can start running plays," Granado said.
Kermit got a couple of kills for points from middle hitter Amber Broadway
and a few spikes out of Tara Wilhelm, but overall had problems setting up
their own plays. However, the Jackets were able to break Pecos' serve a number
of times in Game 1, only to immediately give the ball back by hitting their
serves into the net.
Play opens today with the freshman and junior varsity matches at 5:30
p.m. The varsity match should begin about 6:45 p.m.
Ortiz expects full team for Pecos' home opener
Pecos Eagles' coach Mike Ortiz expects to have a full squad available
for the first time during the fall tennis season today, when the Eagles play
their home opener against the Monahans Loboes, starting at 3:30 p.m. at the
Pecos High School tennis courts.
"I think everybody will finally be in position today. I had some girls
sick and some boys who were out on Saturday," Ortiz said, when Pecos traveled
to Midland to face Midland Trinity and Sweetwater in dual meets. The Eagles
were also shorthanded earlier this month, when they tied Monahans on the
Loboes' home court, 14-14.
The Eagles ended up tying the host Chargers 8-8 in their matches, while
losing to the Mustangs by a 16-6 final score. "They're in our region, so
we wanted to play them," Ortiz said of Sweetwater, who was a district rival
of Pecos for 18 years, until the Eagles were taken out of District 4-4A in
"The kids played well and showed me a lot," he added. "They competed even
though they were out of position. We're going to play them again (on Oct.
19 in Midland), and we should be in better position to win because we'll
be in our right lineup."
Against Sweetwater, the Eagles got only two wins on the boys' side, from
No. 1 and 2 seeds in singles play, Jay Dannelley and Stephen Lamb. The Eagles
also got wins in singles from their top two seeds on the girls' side, Natalia
Ornelas and Elizabeth Carreon, aslong with No. 4 and 5 seeds Whitney Lamb
and Chantel Orona, while the Mustangs swept all seven doubles matches.
In the tie with Trinity, Pecos lost all but one of their six singles and
doubles matches, but took five of six matches in girls singles play.
Pecos (8) at Midland Trinity (8)
Stephen Lamb lost to Brett Powers, 6-1, 6-3; Orlando Mendoza lost to
Anthony Kelley, 6-2, 6-3; Joel Sotelo defeated Chris Speight, 6-2,
6-0; T.J. Hardwick lost to Michael Wood, 7-6 (7-4), 7-5.
Natalia Ornelas defeated Alex Thomas, 6-3, 6-1; Elizabeth Carreon defeated
Delaney Allen, 6-3, 6-1; Amanda Fleming defeated Allyse Hillman, 6-2,
6-4; Whitney Lamb defeated Susan Starney, 6-3, 6-3; Chantel Orona defeated
Ashley Leazer, 6-1, 6-0; Imari Ornelas lost to Addie Smith, 6-3, 6-2.
Lamb and Mendoza lost to Andrew Crump and Jay Bates, 6-1, 6-2; Harwick
and Guthrie Long lost to Speight and Kelley, 7-6 (7-4), 6-4.
Carreon and Fleming lost to Smith and Teresa Barron, 6-3, 6-2;
N. Ornelas and Lamb defeated Thomas and Colby Frerich, 6-3, 6-2; I.
Ornelas and Olga Mendoza lost to Hillman and Starney, 6-3, 2-6, 10-7.
Sotelo and Orona defeated Allen and Wood, 6-2, 6-1.
Pecos (6) vs. Sweetwater (16)
Jay Dannelley defeated A.J. Arteaga, 6-3; Lamb defeated Seth Carson,
7-6 (9-7), 6-2; Mendoza lost to Phillip Brock, 6-1, 6-3; Sotelo lost
to Robbie Strzetec, 6-3, 6-1; Hardwick lost to Samon Kashani, 6-0,
6-0; Long lost to Ivan Ramirez, 6-0, 6-0; Donald Walker lost to Kelsey
Matchen, 6-0; 6-0; Danny Lujan lost to Anthony Hermissllo, 6-3, 6-3..
N. Ornelas defeated Rebecca Long, 6-2, 6-0; Carreon defeated Emily
Brock, 6-1, 6-4; Fleming lost to Leslie Lomas, 6-1, 6-1; Lamb defeated
Hillary Henderson, 6-1, 6-4; Orona defeated Katie Fite, 6-1, 6-1; I.
Ornelas lost to Liz White, 6-2, 6-2; Mendoza lost to Nancy Crawford,
Dannelley and Lamb lost to Arteaga and Brock, 7-6 (9-7), 6-4; Mendoza
and Sotelo lost to Carson and Strzetec, 7-6 (7-5), 6-3; Hardwick and
Long lost to Ramirez and Matchen, 6-1, 6-0.
Carreon and Fleming lost to Bonnie Jay and Lomas, 6-4, 6-2; N.
Ornelas and Lamb lost to Henderson and Long, 6-4, 4-6, 8-10; I. Ornelas
and Mendoza lost to Crawford and Brock, 6-2, 6-0.
Sotelo and Orona lost to Kashani and White, 6-1, 6-0.
York M. "Smokey" Briggs, Publisher
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