Daily Newspaper and Travel Guide
for Pecos Country of West Texas
Monday, February 10, 2003
Eagle girls win Big Spring golf; boys place 7th
PECOS, Feb. 10, 2003 - Pecos Eagle girls golf coach Tina Hendrick had a lot to be happy
about, following her team's first place finish over the weekend at the Big
Spring Invitational, while boys' coach Kim Anderson was less happy about
his team's results, as Pecos wound up in a seventh place tie with San
Angelo Central in the two-day tournament.
Playing without their No. 1 golfer, Lauren Martinez, on the opening
day, the Eagles still managed to win the girls' division for the second year
in a row, this time by 52 strokes over the Plainview Bulldogs. Pecos shot a
338-333-671, while Plainview shot a 723 and the host Steers were
third, winning a tiebreaker over Snyder's junior varsity squad after
both finished with 745 scores.
"Lauren got pulled out the first day due to sickness," said Hendrick.
"She played for a few holes, then I pulled her out, but the other girls took
up the slack and took care of business."
Sarah McKinney shot an 81 and Brandi North an 82 the opening
day, while both Shelly Martinez and Dena Dutchover also broke 90 during
the first round on Friday. McKinney, North and Dutchover all shot
higher scores on Saturday, but that was offset by Lauren Martinez' 74
score for the final round.
Both Friday and Saturday's rounds began in sub-freezing
temperatures, though Hendrick said things did get better by the time the
tournament ended. "My girls played mentally tough. My hats are off to them.
The temperature was 22 and the wind chill was 17 when we started on
Friday, and it never got above 28 all day," she said, while temperatures
finally did get above freezing on Saturday.
McKinney ended up shooting a 168 and was fourth in the
medallist race, while North had a 171 for 36 holes. Shelly Martinez shot an
88-83-171 and Dutchover had an 87-98-185 for the tournament.
Plainview's Ali Pohlmeier finished the tournament with a 165 and a
one-stroke victory over Monahans' Whitney Mitchell, though
Hendrick said, "The Plainview girl shot a 79
the first day, but she had an 86 the second day, so Lauren would have been
right in there if she had played both days."
The boys had a better score on Friday, a 312, than they did
on Saturday, when they shot a 335. But they were closer to the leaders in
the final round of the tournament, which was won by Plainview with a
602 score to a 614 for runner-up Andrews. But what concerned Anderson
was the fact that for the second week in a row, the Eagles finished behind
one of their District 4-3A rivals.
Fort Stockton shot a 644 over the two-day tournament to place
three shots in front of Pecos, after the Eagles finished eight shots in
back of Monahans the previous week on the Loboes' home course
"I'm kind of disappointed in my two seniors. Mikey and Sal
(Nichols) played real well both days, but I need my seniors to step up or we're
going to be behind Stockton and Monahans," Anderson said.
Mikey Nichols had the low score of the tournament for Pecos, shooting
a 75-81-156, while Sal Nichols shot a 78-80-158. In-between those two was
Pete Vasquez, who shot a 157, but went from a 73 on Friday to an 84 on Saturday.
The two seniors for Pecos, Casey Breiten and David Bradley, were
20 shots in back of their teammates, with Breiten shooting an 86-90-176
and Bradley an 87-90-177.
J.J. Brumley of Plainview won medallist honors with a 146, while
Big Spring's Nick Read was second with a 147 score.
"Our younger kids did a good job, but I need to see that from the rest
of the team or we're going to have to start qualifying for each
tournament," said Anderson, whose team goes
to Fort Stockton this weekend and to Midland the following Friday
and Saturday. "We're going to see Stockton and Monahans at both
of them, so I'll get a better idea of where we stand after that."
Frenship (626), Big Spring (635)
Pecos falls to Loboes 70-48
Falling into early holes has become a habit for the Pecos
Eagles basketball team, over the final three weeks of the District 4-3A
boys' hoop schedule.
The latest example was Friday night in Monahans, where the
host Loboes came out hot while the Eagles came out cold and
found themselves in a 17-point hole after just one period. Monahans was
then content to trade baskets for most of the final three periods, and the
result was a 70-48 win for the Loboes over Pecos, which fell to 0-9 in
district play for the season.
"Monahans got off to a good start. They hit four 3-pointers in
the first quarter," said coach Joe Flores. "They started off hot and we
just couldn't recuperate. We didn't have enough firepower to get us out
of that hole."
Noah Miles had three of those 3-pointers and led all scorers with
18 points, as the Loboes were able to find openings on the outside in
the early going. "We started out in a 1-2-2 (defense), but they moved
the ball around pretty quickly and just got the open shot," Flores said.
Meanwhile, the Eagles needed over six minutes of the
opening period before they managed their first field goal.
"We had rebounding problems, shooting problems and
effort problems," Flores said. "It
doesn't seem like we're ready to get out of this rut the program's been in
Isaiah Armendariz, who had 30 points in the Eagles' 67-60 loss
to Monahans back on Jan. 21, was held to only 13 this time, but that was
still the highest point total for any Pecos player on Friday, and was two
less than the Loboes' second leading scorer, Houston Stockman.
Jayson Hinojoz, with 10 points, was the only other Pecos player in double figures.
Monahans stayed in the race for third with Presidio in the District
4-3A standings with the win, which put them at 5-4 in district and 14-14
on the season. Pecos fell to 10-17 with their loss, and will close out
their season at home against Fort Stockton on Tuesday.
Sanchez 2 0-0 4; Parada 0 0-1 0; Armendariz 3 7-10-13; Mendoza 0 0-0
0; J. Reyes 4 0-0 9; Barreno 1 0-0 2; Hinojoz 4 2-4 10; Lara 0 1-4 1; Parent 2 2-4
6; Ortega 1 0-0 2. Totals 17 13-27 48.
Miles 7 1-2 18; Dominguez 2 0-2 4; Pedroza 1 0-0 2; Stockman 6 3-4 15;
Dm. Porras 2 0-0 4; S. Franco 2 0-3 4; Myers 4 0-0 8; M. Franco 0 0-0 0; De. Porras
2 0-0 5; Robledo 2 0-0 4; Gaddis 3 0-0 6. Totals 31 4-13 70.
Pecos 6 20 8 14 _ 48
Monahans 23 17 14 16 _ 70
Three-point goals: Pecos 1 (J. Reyes) Monahans 4 (Miles, De. Porras).
Fouled out: Monahans, De. Porras. Total fouls: Pecos 18, Monahans 19.
Scrimmage tonight, youth clinics Sunday
PECOS, Feb. 10, 2003 - Weekend events at the Pecos Eagles baseball field that
were postponed due to bad weather have been rescheduled for this
evening and this coming Sunday.
The Pecos Eagles' baseball scrimmage against
Midland Christian, which had been scheduled for Friday evening, will be held
this evening at 6 p.m. at the Pecos High School baseball field.
It's the second and final scrimmage for the Eagles
before starting the 2003 season on Feb. 18 at home against the Odessa
Meanwhile, youth baseball and softball clinics which had
been scheduled for Saturday and Sunday at the PHS field will now be held
this coming Sunday starting at 10 a.m., according to organizer John Salcido.
The baseball camp has a registration fee of $40 per
player, while the softball camp will have a sign-up fee of $35 per player.
Boston Red Sox scout Gerald Fernandez will be the instructor
for the baseball camp, while Fernandez and Kenny Ross will serve as
softball camp instructors.
The baseball camp will be divided into two groups, from ages 6-11
and from ages 12 and up, while the softball camp is open to players age 10
Both camps will feature instruction on offense in hitting mechanics
and approach, foundations of hitting and batting stance and bunting.
Defensive instruction will include outfield drills and relay, technical drills,
throwing mechanics and base running, while pitching instruction will involve
work on mechanics and daily drills, mental training, pitch development and
For further information about the camps, contact John R. Salcido at
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