Daily Newspaper and Travel Guide
for Pecos Country of West Texas
Tuesday, October 7, 2003
Eagles seeking to move ahead of Rangerettes
The Pecos Eagles and Greenwood Rangerettes both have a chance to stake
a claim to the second of three District 4-3A playoff berths tonight,
when the teams close out the first half of the district schedule at the
Pecos High School gym.
The Eagles and Rangerettes, tied for second in the 4-3A standings,
will play starting about 6:30 p.m., following the freshman and junior
varsity contests at 5:30 p.m. Both teams are 2-1 in district, a game in
back of first place Monahans, who won in Pecos last Tuesday and face
Greenwood this coming Saturday. Both teams also are currently two games
up on Fort Stockton and Presidio in the 4-3A standings.
Last season, Greenwood swept both their district matches against
Pecos and placed second behind Monahans in the final standings, while
the Eagles were able to hold off Fort Stockton for third place. The
Eagles come into tonight's game off their 23-25, 25-20, 25-19, 25-19
victory at Fort Stockton and are 11-14 for the season, while the
Rangerettes downed Presidio, 25-11, 25-11, 25-15 and are 14-18 overall.
"It's the same scenario as last year," said Eagles' coach Becky
Granado. "I don't think Greenwood is as strong as last year - as far as
hitting we're pretty much the same. We're just going to have to go out
there and play some ball."
Pecos was able to bounce back from their loss to Monahans on
Saturday, despite having to change up their line-up against Fort
Stockton due to the loss of middle blocker Brittany Rodriguez. Danielle
Garcia had 10 kills, Leslie Rodriguez eight and Stephanie Herrera seven
in the win, while Pecos also was able to take advantage of some
unforced errors by the Prowlers.
The Rangerettes didn't have the height advantage over the Eagles
that Monahans did last season, but were far more disciplined than Pecos
in sweeping their district matches. Greenwood has four starters back
from a year ago, including all-district setter Karah Northcutt and
middle hitters/blocker Jaymie Flowers, who also was a first-team pick
on the 4-3A squad a year ago.
Pecos runners finish 9th, 20th in Ozona divisions
Pecos Eagles' cross-country runner Jennifer Martinez placed eighth in
the girls division of the Ozona Invitational, while Joshua Cobos
finished 20th in the boys division on Saturday.
Martinez was one of two girls entered in the meet for Pecos, while
three other Eagle runners competed on the boys' side along with Cobos.
Martinez ran the two miles course in 13:24, while Jasmine Rodriguez
placed 96th, with a 17:29 time.
"She improved on her time, even where she placed," coach Rudy Jurado
said of Rodriguez. "Hopefully we can continue to knock down our times.
That's all I can ask of the runners, to keep knocking down their
Cobos finished the three-mile race with a 19:56 time, while Gonzalo
Reyna was 26th with a 20:21 time, Pete Juarez placed 60th with a 23:36
time and Luis Nunez was 61st, with a 23:47 time.
"We're going to Odessa this Saturday, and I should be taking a full
boys team for the first time this year," Jurado said. "People have
either been missing or are in other sports. My girls had a full team,
but I lost two, so I'll only have three individual runners."
Jurado added that he hopes to see some of the Eagles' District 4-3A
rivals before the district cross-country meet on Oct. 27 in Monahans.
"Hopefully we'll see some of our competition at Odessa. So far we
haven't seen anyone except for Greenwood," he said.
The Eagles have one more cross country meet between Odessa and the
district competition, in two weeks at Midland.
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