Daily Newspaper and Travel Guide
for Pecos Country of West Texas
Wednesday, October 9, 2002
Eagles place fifth in Ozona cross country meet
Four of the six District 4-3A teams were in Ozona on Saturday for cross-country
competition, two weeks before the District 4-3A meet in Monahans.
But that didn't mean there were very many runners there for the Pecos
Eagles, Fort Stockton Panthers, Greenwood Rangers or Monahans Loboes.
The Eagles were the only team to put a runner in the Top 10 at Ozona and
the only team with enough boys running to earn a team score. Pecos finished
fifth out of seven schools that posted team scored at the meet, but on the
girls, the Eagles had no runners entered on Saturday, coach Rudy Jurado said.
"I had two that failed, one who was in volleyball and one who was missing,"
said coach Rudy Jurado, who did get five of his six boys out for the Ozona
Genaro Mendoza placed 7th in the individual standings, running
a 19:19.5 time over the three-mile course. Todd Allen of Christoval won the
race with an 18:37.6 time. Eagle Jay Dannelley also finished in the Top 20,
coming in 16th with a time of 19:49.2
The Eagles' other runners were Joshua Cobos, 39th with a 21:35.9
time; Alex Orosco, 40th with a 21:36.3 time; and Jeremiah Mora,
70th with a time of 23:47.2.
Iraan won the meet with 35 points to 58 for Christoval. Reagan County
was next with 100, while the Eagles ended up with 118 points, one point behind
Rocksprings and one point ahead of the host Lions.
Monahans was the only team able to post a girls' score, finishing sixth
in that division, although they didn't have a runner finish higher than 43
rd place in the individual standings. The best finish among any District
4-3A runner along the girls' two-mile course was by Greenwood's Meagan Chase,
who was 23rd with a 15:00.3 time.
Iraan won the girls division with 36 points to 64 for Rocksprings. Monahans
finished with 175 points. Greenwood and Fort Stockton had runners entered
in the girls division, but not enough to earn team scores.
The two schools plus Monahans also had runners in the boys' division,
with the best finish there an 11th place by the Panthers' David
Palma, with a 19:45.5 time.
District competition is scheduled for Monday, Oct. 21 at the Ward County
Golf Course in Monahans. Before then, Jurado said the Eagles would go to
Lamesa this Saturday for their final pre-district cross-country meet.
Pecos mistakes result in sweep by Greenwood
What the Pecos Eagles didn't do was more important than what the Greenwood
Rangerettes did Tuesday night, in Greenwood's 15-11, 15-12 home court victory
over the Eagles.
Greenwood took over sole possession of second place at the halfway point
of the district schedule by not making mistakes down the stretch, while the
Eagles failed to come up with the plays they needed.
Coach Becky Granado was unavailable this morning, but assistant coach
Roxie Chavez said, "We would take the lead and then for some reason we would
just freak out. We would get the momentum and then Greenwood would do something
and it would shift to the other side."
"At the beginning of the game it looked like we would take control," she
said. "We were ahead 7-4 but then things just turned around."
The Eagles, who had problems handling Fort Stockton's serves in Game 1
of their victory last Saturday over the Prowlers, had more problems on Tuesday.
Greenwood scored five points in the match off ace serves, while Pecos had
problems handling the Rangerettes hits, despite Greenwood's lack of size.
"They didn't have any height. They were about the same size as we are
and kept tapping the ball, but they found the open spots," Chavez said.
"It was a shock to see the girls play like that," she added. "We just
didn't play the way we needed to play."
Pecos ends the first half of district play with a 3-2 mark and 9-13 season
record, while Greenwood goes to 3-2 in district and 15-16 on the season.
The Rangerettes also won Tuesday's junior varsity match, 15-6, 15-1, and
took the freshman contest, 15-0, 15-1.
The second half of the district schedule opens for the Eagles on Saturday
at home against Kermit, who the Eagles beat in two games on the Yellowjackets'
home court on Sept. 24. Greenwood opens their second half schedule against
Monahans on the Loboettes' home court.
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