Daily Newspaper and Travel Guide
for Pecos Country of West Texas
Friday, November 21, 2003
Eagle squads open seasons in basketball
The season opens tonight for both the Pecos Eagles boys and girls
basketball team, with the girls facing one of their District 4-3A
rivals while the boys take on both a non-district and out-of-state
opponent tonight at the Pecos High School gym.
The girls are headed for Presidio to face the Blue Devils in varsity
and junior varsity games, scheduled for 4:30 and 6 p.m. Meanwhile,
Pecos' boys will be at home for JV and varsity games against Lovington,
N.M. Wildcats, starting at 6 and 7:30 p.m.
Pecos' girls got their only district win of the 2002-03 season
against Presidio, which opened its 2003-04 season this past Tuesday
with a 54-35 loss at Alpine. The Blue Devils were led by Yvette
Medrano's 16 points in the loss.
"Presidio may have a few players missing. I think a couple of them
moved away," said Eagles' coach Veronica Valenzuela, who saw a couple
of her returning players from last year opt not to participate in
basketball this season.
Pecos does have a couple of starters back, including Leslie
Rodriguez, who led all scorers last season in the Eagles' win over the
Blue Devils in district play.
Lovington, like Presidio, may be short a few players tonight, but
for a different reason. The Wildcats' football team is in the New
Mexico Class 3A state championship game tonight, so Lovington may not
be at full strength this evening.
The boys also are a few players short of what they expected to have
on the varsity squad this season. The Eagles will have some experience
in the backcourt, with senior guard Bino Barreno, Oscar Parada and Jose
Reyes, but will be young on the front lines, with Justin Lara the lone
returning player for Pecos.
Pecos' junior high gold teams also were scheduled to play at home
this weekend in their own 'B' boys tournament, but coach Keith Windham
said the tournament has been cancelled. The eighth grade boys opened
their season this past Monday with a 51-14 loss to Greenwood, while
Pecos' seventh grade gold team defeated Greenwood, 37-14, and the
purple team was beaten by the Rangers, 42-38.
York M. "Smokey" Briggs, Publisher
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324 S. Cedar St., Pecos, TX 79772
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