Daily Newspaper and Travel Guide
for Pecos Country of West Texas
Thursday, March 25, 2004
Eagle golfers shorthanded entering district
The Pecos Eagles’ golf team will be hoping playing at home makes up for playing without several players on Monday, when the Eagles play in the opening round of the District 4-3A Tournament at the Reeves County Golf Course.
“I’ve lost half my team to grads,” coach Kim Anderson said. “Out of 14, I only have seven eligible for district.
“This is the first team ever grades have gotten me at district. I’ve had one fail here and there, but this is the first time I’ve been hit this hard,” he added.
The Eagles do still have their top three golfers, in seniors Sal Nichols and Pete Vasquez and junior Michael Nichols. And the three shot well enough last week at the Greenwood Tournament to give Pecos fourth place overall and second among the five District 4-3A schools.
Playing at Hogan Park, the site of the second round of the tournament, the Eagles shot a 318 to finish three shots in back of second place Monahans, and two strokes in front of fourth place Fort Stockton. Andrews won the tournament with a 300 score, while Ozona placed third with a 316. Kermit shot a 323 and ended up in eighth place, while the other district team, Greenwood, shot a 335.
Both Nichols shot rounds of 76, while Vasquez had a 77. Zack Morton was the Eagles’ other golfer at Hogan Park, and he finished with an 89 score.
“Pete, Mikey and Sal are going to stay the same, and Zack Morton will be there, but I’ll have to move one of my JV players up to the No. 5 spot, and just hope we play well enough to get a lead (Monday) and hold it,” Anderson said.
He said his top three golfers, “are coming along good. They’re getting their games in shape, and even if we don’t finish in the Top 2, we should get at least two of them to regionals by finishing in the Top 6.”
“Monahans is the cream of the crop right now, but we’re still looking to give Stockton, Kermit and even Greenwood a run for their money,” said Anderson, whose team placed second to Monahans at district a year ago after winning the District 2-4A title the previous four seasons.
“It’s going to be a four-way neck-and-neck horse race for the second regional spot. I just hope we can start off good and then play well in the final round on Stockton’s home course,” he said. “But we always play well over there, and we shot a 318 at Hogan Park. I’ll take three rounds of 318 and take my chances with that.”
Junior swimmers take first in opening meet of season
The Pecos Eagles junior swim team placed first in three of four divisions and took first place overall this past weekend, hosting six other teams in their first meet of the season at the Pecos High School pool.
Pecos’ girls beat Monahans overall by a 165-132 point margin in the elementary division, while Monahans won at the junior high level by a 132-94 score over Pecos. On the boys’ side, the Eagles won the elementary division with 1162 points to Monahans’ 128, and won the junior high division by a 158-96 point margin over the Loboes.
In the boys’ junior high division, the 200 medley relay team of Frankie Morin, Brian Carrasco, Josh Elliott and Matthew Florez took first place, while Morin, Elliott, Florez and Alfredo Tellez-Giron took first in the 200 freestyle relay.
In the individual events, Elliott placed first and Tellez-Giron was second in the 200 yard freestyle; Florez was second, Tellez-Giron fourth and Hector Roman fifth in the 50 yard freestyle; Elliott was first and Carrasco fourth in the 50 yard butterfly; Morin placed first, Florez second and Roman sixth in the 100 yard freestyle; Heath Armstrong was first in the 1-meter diving; Morin placed first, Carrasco third, Tellez-Giron fifth and Roman sixth in the 100-yard backstroke; Elliott was first and Morin third in the 200 individual medley and Florez was second and Carrasco fifth in the 100 yard breaststroke.
For the junior high girls, the 200 medley relay team of Vanessa Galindo, Lyndsay Chowning, Amanda Dunivan and Neyva Rodriguez placed second, while Galindo, Chowning, Cassandra Mata and Donicia Marquez were second in the 200 freestyle relay.
In the individual events, Chowning was third, Galindo fourth and Marquez sixth in the 200 yard freestyle; Mata was seventh, Rodriguez eighth and Dunivan ninth in the 50 yard freestyle; Chowning was second Marquez fourth and Mata fifth in the 50 yard butterfly; Galindo was fifth and Dunivan seventh in the 100 yard freestyle; Rodriguez was sixth ad Marquez seventh in the 100-yard backstroke; Chowning was second and Galindo fourth in the 200 individual medley and Mata was fifth and Dunivan in the 100 yard breaststroke.
In the elementary division for girls, Conner Armstrong, Alexcia Mendoza, Alyson Reynolds and Lauren Elliott won the 200 medley relay and the 200 free relay, while the ‘B’ 200 freestyle relay of Jessica Dickinson, Sydney Salcido, Adrianna Roman and Kiara Gutierrez finished fifth.
Individually, Armstrong was first and Mendoza second in the 200 yard freestyle; Reynolds was first, Elliott fifth, Gutierrez eighth and Roman 17th in the 50 yard freestyle; Armstrong was second in the 50 yard butterfly; Elliott was first, Gutierrez third and Roman fourth in the 100 yard freestyle; Elliott was first, Mendoza second, Gutierrez eighth and Roman 11th in the 50-yard backstroke; Dickinson was second and Salcido 11th in the 25-yard backstroke; Reynolds was first and Armstrong second in the 100 individual medley, and Reynolds was first and Mendoza third in the 50 yard breaststroke.
For the boys in the elementary division, Derek Teague, Bradley Shaw, Gus Mendoza and Edward Navarro were second in the 200 medley relay, and Mendoza, Navarro, J. Ross Lara and Parker Johnson were second in the 200 freestyle relay.
Individually, Mendoza won in the 200 yard freestyle; Teague was first and Shaw was third in the 50 yard freestyle; Mendoza was second in the 50 yard butterfly; Navarro was first in the 25-yard fly; Mendoza was first and Lara fourth in the 100 yard freestyle; Teague was third and Shaw fourth in the 50-yard backstroke; Lara was first, Johnson fourth, Navarro seventh and Maurice Johnson eighth in the 25-yard backstroke; Shaw was second in the 100 individual medley, Teague was first in the 50 yard breaststroke and Parker Johnson was first in the 25-yard breaststroke.
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