Daily Newspaper and Travel Guide
for Pecos Country of West Texas
Thursday, August 21, 2003
Eagle teams start tourney in Monahans
After getting used to the new "rally scoring" system for regular games
on Tuesday, in their 2003 season opening volleyball matches, the Pecos Eagles
will see how the new system works in pool round play on Friday, when the
face the Lubbock Cooper Pirates and the Plainview Bulldogs at the Monahans
A total of 14 teams are entered in the varsity division, which gets underway
Friday morning at the Jerry Larned Special Events Center and the Monahans
High School gym. Pecos' matches on Friday are both at the high school, against
Cooper at 1 p.m. and versus Plainview at 3 p.m.
Pecos' junior varsity and freshman teams also will be competing at Monahans
this weekend, with the ninth graders opening pool round play this afternoon.
They'll take on Andrews at 4:50 p.m., Fort Stockton at 5:40 p.m. and Alpine
at 8:10 p.m. The freshman beat Fort Stockton and Alpine in their season
openers on Tuesday.
The varsity Eagles split their two matches, downing Van Horn in four
games while getting swept by Alpine in the new best-of-five scoring system,
in which the winning team has to get 25 points, with all breaks now counting
as points. That proved to be a major factor in both matches, as the Eagles
took advantage of Van Horn's unforced errors and serving problems, while
giving up easy points against the Bucks due to missed serves and bad service
The pool matches today won't be as noticeably different from past year's
games, as teams will still have to get to 15 points to win. But both teams
will now start at 0-0, where in the past the matches actually were only
first-to-11 affairs, as both squads started with four points. The matches
will also have a 20-point cap.
All of Pecos' District 4-3A rivals will be in the tournament, including
the host Lady Loboes, who placed second to Lubbock Trinity last season and
later went on to win the district and Region I-3A titles.
Pecos' JV will also open pool round play in its division on Friday. They'll
take on Presidio at 10:30 a.m. and then face Lubbock Trinity in a 12:10
p.m. match. The JV defeated Van Horn and Alpine on Tuesday.
Pee Wee football registration,
volleyball sign-ups set to end
Friday is the final day for regular registration for the Pecos Eagles
Pee Wee football league, while sign-ups end Saturday for the Reeves County
Community Sports and Recreation Department's girls fall volleyball league.
Both leagues are open to players in grades 3-6. Registration for the
volleyball league costs $10 per player, while Pee Wee football costs $20
per player. Late registration for football is $25 per player.
A football camp scheduled for this weekend has been canceled and will
be replaced by a three-day series of conditioning workouts at Martinez Field.
The drills will be on Sept. 2-4 from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Meanwhile, sign-ups run through Aug. 29 for the youth flag football program,
which is open to boys and girls ages 5-7. Entry fee is $10 per player.
Returned registration forms must be accompanied by a birth certificate
and signatures of both parents for both football and volleyball registration.
For further information, call the recreation department office 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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