Daily Newspaper and Travel Guide
for Pecos Country of West Texas
Thursday, July 24, 2003
Pecos sending trio to 'Games' near Ft. Worth
Three Pecos track and field competitors will be heading to the Fort Worth
area this weekend for the Texas Amateur Athletic Federation's "Games of
Texas," the summer athletic competition that brings together athletes from
across the state.
Two of the three participated in the Pecos-Barstow-Toyah ISD summer track
program, while the other was a member of the Pecos Eagles' varsity track
team this past season.
Alexis Chavez will compete in the high jump and long jump events in the
Pee Wee Division, Phillip Williams will be entered in the 100 meter dash
in the Midget Division, and Rashad Terry will compete in the 100 and 200
meter dashes in the Senior Division at this weekend's meet.
Coaches and athletes were scheduled to pick up their forms this evening,
and the track events were to be held at Mustang-Panther Stadium in the Grapevine-Colleyville
area. Opening ceremonies were set for 7:30 p.m. on Friday at Pennington
Stadium in Bedford. Those three towns, along with Euless, Hurst and North
Richland Hills, are hosting the various "Games of Texas" events between
today and Sunday.
The three Pecos athletes qualified for the TAAF last month during area
competition held in Crane. Coach Roxie Chavez said her daughter qualified
in the 7-8 year old division for elementary school-aged athletes, while
Williams, who'll be going into junior high this year, will compete in the
11-12 year old age group.
Dan Cook, who has worked with Terry over the summer, said that the Pecos
Eagles junior was eligible to run in the Intermediate Division, but moved
up to the Senior Division, which is for 17-18 year olds.
"Moving up will get him some experience running against better competition,"
Terry won the 100 meter dash in Crane with a 10.36 time and too the 200
meters with a 21.4 effort. Cook said those times would have him seeded second
in the 100 meters at this weekend's state competition, while he'll go into
the 200 meters seeded third.
Rec department starts sign-ups for leagues
The Reeves County Community Sports and Recreation Department has begun
signing up boys and girls for its fall volleyball and flag football programs.
The volleyball program is open to children entering grades 3-6, while
the flag football league is for boys and girls ages 5 through 7. Registration
cost for either program is $10 per player, and forms can be picked up at
the recreation department office in the old Pecos High School gym during
regular office hours.
Returned registration forms must be accompanied by a birth certificate
and signatures of both parents. Deadline for signing up for volleyball is
Aug. 23, while flag football sign-ups continue through Aug. 29. For further
information, call the recreation department office at 447-9776.
York M. "Smokey" Briggs, Publisher
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324 S. Cedar St., Pecos, TX 79772
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