Daily Newspaper and Travel Guide
for Pecos Country of West Texas
Tuesday, May 6, 2003
Junior high boys place 2nd, girls finish 6th
The Pecos Eagles junior high boys golf team solidified their hold on second
place in the area seventh and eighth grade golf tournament this past Saturday
in Andrews, while Pecos' girls improved on their score, but finished sixth
after the fourth round of the five-round tournament.
"We have a much more comfortable 2nd place standing now," said junior
high boys' coach Ronnie Daniel, after his team shot a 357, their best round
so far in the 90-hole tournament. Pecos still lost ground to the host Mustangs,
who shot a 336 and lead the tournament through four rounds with a 1,404 score,
but the Eagles finished 25 strokes ahead of third place Kermit and widened
their lead for second overall to 31 strokes over third place Monahans.
The Eagles took over second place in the tournament over Monahans by
two strokes after the third round of play. Their 357 in Andrews put them
at 1,557, while Monahans is at 1,588
Daniel said six of his nine boys improved on their scores Saturday, with
Drake Bradley leading the way with an 84 score. It gave him a 345 overall,
which put him in third place in the medallist standings, behind Andrews'
Dylan Dockery and Eric Kelton. Dockery shot a 74, while Kelton had a 76
and is at 334.
Daniel said Zack Morton improved 15 strokes on his previous score and
moved into 10th place in the medallist race. Morton broke 100 for the first
time, shooting an 89 and is at 401 overall, while Joseph Tarin had the second
best round of the day for Pecos, with an 85. Tarin did not play in the tournament's
opening round, and does not have a combined score for medallist competition.
Dane Daniel also broke 100 for the first time, shooting a 99 and is at
426 through 72 holes of play, while the other three Eagles who have played
all four rounds, Michael Lee, Jesse Prieto and Desi Alvarez, shot 112, 119
and 127 respectively on the Andrews course. Overall, Prieto is at 473, Lee
is at 488 and Alvarez is at 516 for the tournament.
Pecos 'B' team ended with a 497 team score on Saturday, which was ninth
on the day. Andrews 'B' was fifth with a 392, Fort Stockton 'A' had a 402,
Kermit 'B' had a 432 and Monahans 'B' is at 454.
Pecos' girls shot a 232 for their nine holes of play, and are at 927
through 36 holes of play. "We played better this week, but our scores were
still high because the Andrews course is harder," said coach Crissy Dominguez.
"There's more water there than at the other courses."
Dominguez said Eleanor Mason shot a 53 and placed in the Top 10 for the
day, while Carolina Briones shot a 56, Stephanie Galindo had a 60, Silvia
Baeza had a 63 and Sarah Wentworth shot a 67 for the other 'A' team scores.
Pecos' 'B' team shot a 287 in Andrews, with their best score a 68 from
Melissa Mendoza. Maressa Lyles shot a 70, Sada Orona shot a 73, Kayla Natividad
had a 76 and Maritza Acosta shot a 77.
Andrews' 'B' team ended up winning first place on the day with a 216 score,
while Snyder, which did not participate in the other tournament rounds, was
next at 219. Andrews 'A' shot a 220, Monahans 'A' had a 223 and Fort Stockton
'A' shot a 230. Monahans 'B' with a 244 and Andrews 'C' with a 261 had the
other team scores.
The final round of the area tournament is scheduled for this Saturday,
Deadline Friday for registrations
The Reeves County Community Sports and Recreation Department is signing
up boys and girls through Friday for youth basketball and softball programs,
while sign-ups continue through next week for the RCCRD's youth T-ball league.
The basketball league is open to boys and girls entering grades 7 through
9 in August. Students can pick up enrollment forms at the RCCRD office at
the old Pecos High School gym. The softball league is open to girls ages
7 through 15, while the T-ball program is for boys and girls ages 4-7, and
enrollment will end on May 16.
Forms for those leagues can also be picked up at the RCCRD office during
regular hours. Registration for all three sports is $10 per child, and a
birth certificate along with signatures from both parents must be provided
when the forms are returned.
For further information on any of the activities, contact the Recreation
Department at 447-9776.
York M. "Smokey" Briggs, Publisher
Division of Buckner News Alliance, Inc.
324 S. Cedar St., Pecos, TX 79772
Phone 915-445-5475, FAX 915-445-4321
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