Daily Newspaper and Travel Guide
for Pecos Country of West Texas
Thursday, March 13, 2003
Youth soccer sign-ups end on Saturday
Saturday is the final day for parents to sign up their children for the
Reeves County Community Sports and Recreation Department spring youth soccer
The leagues are divided by age groups and are open to boys and girls
ages 41/2 through 13. Parents can pick up their forms at the recreation
department officer during regular business hours between now and Saturday.
Returned forms must have both parents' signatures and a birth certificate
must be provided when the form is returned.
Sign-up fee is $10 per player. For further information, call the recreation
department at 447-9776.
Eagles facing another JV in tourney opener
For the second time in three tournaments this season, the Pecos Eagles
began play against the home team's junior varsity squad this morning, in
the Alpine Invitational Tournament.
The Eagles took on the Bucks' JV in a 9 a.m. contest at Kokernot Field.
No score was available on the game at press time, but the Bucks' varsity
struggled two weeks ago at the Sandhills Tournament in Monahans, allowing
23 runs to a Presidio team that was beaten the following day by the Eagles'
Pecos had opened that tournament with a 29-0 win over Monahans' junior
varsity team, which was put into the tournament after Reagan County was
forced to drop out after qualifying for the Region I-2A basketball tournament.
Freshman Josh Anchondo tossed a one-hitter in getting the win that day, and
head coach Elias Payan said he would probably use either Anchondo or one
of his other freshman pitchers, Eddie Vela or Edward Valencia, along with
other reserves in this morning's game. Vela and Valencia combined to beat
Brownfield last Friday in the West Texas March Classic at Midland.
Pecos also played a JV team there, but it was a tougher opponent - Midland
High, whose varsity is ranked fifth in the latest Class 5A state baseball
poll. The Eagles blew a three-run lead in that game, then rallied from a
three-run deficit to win, 8-7, and followed that up with a 6-3 win on Tuesday
at home over San Angelo Lake View, which improved their record to 9-4 on
Basketball hasn't affected the Alpine Tournament the way it did the Sandhills,
but changes made last year to the Class 4A districts in El Paso, which began
district play this past Tuesday and continues on Friday, keeping any of
those schools from playing in Alpine this year, forcing the Bucks to put
their JV team into the tournament.
If Pecos wins, they'll move into an 11:30 a.m. game at Kokernot Field
on Friday against the winner of today's Wimberly-Tornillo opening round
game. Tornillo comes into the tournament off a 10-3 loss on Tuesday to Santa
Teresa, N.M., while Pecos faced Wimberly last season on the way to taking
the Alpine Tournament title, rallying from 2-0 and 6-5 deficits to defeat
the Texans by a 7-6 final score. Pecos and Wimberly are the only Class 3A
teams entered in this year's tournament.
If Pecos wins both today and Friday, they'll play in the tournament title
game, scheduled for 4:30 p.m. on Saturday. A loss would drop the Eagles
into the tournament's third place game, scheduled for a 2 p.m. start on
York M. "Smokey" Briggs, Publisher
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