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May 1, 1997

Seniors scramble under cloudy skies

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Thirty-four brave seniors faced the cloudy, windy, rainy day for this
week's installment of the Senior Fun Day Scramble.
Regardless of the dreadful weather the team of Keith Hamilton, Don
Thresher, Jim Marks and Don Delaney (from Colorado City) carded 28 on
the front nine and 30 on the back to set a new record low.
The team shot one par, one eagle and seven birdies on the front nine and
six birdies and three pars on the back.
In second place with 61 points was Johnny Jordan, Doug Ward, Henry
Ridings and Chuck Johnson.
A pair of teams tied for third place this week. After a score card play
off the team of Bill and Dean Wells, Joe Connally, Jack Higginbotham and
Vernon Rowe won third.
Fourth place went to Al Gallas, Don McCoy, Joe Bravo and Travis Pool.
Winning fifth place with a score of 64 was the team of Jack Hill, Jake
Davis, Jerry Hardisty and Dan Stacy.
Another set of teams tied for the sixth place spot. After a score card
playoff the team of Bill Neace, Aedio Cobos, Bill Beair, Jim Davalt and
Milt Benham won sixth.Jerry McDonald, Bo Mooring, Glen Smith and Ray
Price finished seventh.
At eighth place with a score of 67 was Jon Spurgin, C.A. Hayes, Bob
Baker and Milbert Helm.
Winning the "Closest to the Pin" jackpot honors this week was Doug Ward
with a shot that stopped 3'6" from the pin on hole number 11.

Bad luck mars region track meet

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The Loboes had a run of bad luck last weekend at the regional track meet
in Odessa.
David Williams recorded a third place finish with a long jump of 21' 3
3/4 ".
Williams is only a sophomore and the coaches expected good thing out of
him in the future.
The athletes at the meet also had to deal with some troubled weather
condition, but still gave it their best.
The team will only lose two members of the team to graduation and the
Loboes expect to have another solid team heading in to next year.

Monahans takes third in tennis

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Saturday the Andrews Mustangs held their annual Jr. High Tennis
Fourteen teams gathered ot see who sould take hoem the trophies. Eighth
grade boys and girls numbering up to 247 played from 8 am till 11:45 p.m.
In the seventh grade division San Jacinto came home with first, Snyder
with second and Monahans with third. Eighth grade winners were Snyder
first, Ft Stockton second and Monahans and Andres tying for third.
7th Grade Winners
Boys: Aashish Chopra first place; Ben Hawkins second place.
8th Grade Winners
Girls: Megan Shawn first place, Stout and Gatzki consolation.
Coaches comments: "It was avery long tournament with tough competition.
Our eighth grade boys had a little trounle warming up quickly enough.
Over all I was very pleased with the team's tennis. We were able to play
against many big scholls that we don't come up against often. to come
away with a trophy in this tournament was quiet impressive.

Golfers score fourth

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The Lobo boys brought home a fourth place finish form the regional
tournament in Austin last week.
Abilene Wylie, Tulia and Breckenridge took the top spots in the
Individual players for the Loboes were Eric Ray 73-76; Jason Pittman
75-79; Don Fisher 86-76; Gosh Gaddis 81-82 and Joey Woods 91-83.
Team totals for the tournament were Wylie 308-295 - 603; Tulia 309-310 -
619; Breckenridge 312-314 - 626; Monahans 315-313 - 628.

Lowe's golf tournament July 21

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Please join us July 21 at the Lubbock Country Club for the Lowe's Fourth
Annual Invitational Golf Tournament. Lowe's benefit drive for the
American Cancer Society had be Abel to raise over $160,000 in the last
three years. Lowe's appreciate that this would not have been possible
with out your generous sponsorship of teams and the other levels for
the tournament will again be at the Lubbock County Club. the Lubbock
Country Club had an excellent golf course, outstanding facilities and
great food. The response was so positive from last year's tournament
that it has been decided to fine tune some items but keep the basic
concept much the same. as in the past, there will be valet service for
your clubs and equipment, cold drinks and iced bottled water on most of
the holes and lots of smiling faces everywhere. The tote bag will be
filled with a cap, official golf shirt and loads of goodies to eat and
use. The morning flight tees off at 7:30 a.m. following a Continental
Breakfast. For those in the afternoon flight, lunch will be severed
before the 1 p.m. shot gun start. A reception will start at 6:30 p.m. on
the balcony, with the Dinner Reception following at 6 p.m.
A gentle man form San Antonio hit a hole -in-one last year and won a
brand new Lexus. It could happen again this year. There will be drawings
for trips and other gifts at the Dinner Reception.
This year the tournament will be limited to 288 players so that both
flights will be able to play through in a reasonable amount of time. Of
Course, our goal is to sell out at the Championship level or above, the
tournament officals will accept regular teams and individual players.
However, if there is a sponsorship level team wanting to enter after the
flights are full, that team will be accept that team. The entry fee for
the individual players or regular teams that enter last will be
returned. The country club requires soft cleats or tennis shoes. The
club will not be able to change out cleats on the day of the tournament.
Lowe's sincerely hope that you will be able to participate in one of the
underwriting levels. Your support of the American Cancer Society goes
national research, local patient service and education. For the first
time in history, the overall death from cancer have begun a steady
decline in the United States.
For more information call (806)385-3366.

Two-man scramble on tap

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The Ward County Golf Course invites you to enter the two man scramble
and two lady scramble, May 17 and 18. Entry Fee is $240 per team ($60
per person) Includes Mullingans-one per day per person. Cart rental is
$8 per day per person. Food and drinks on course both days. Entry
deadline is Wednesday May 14, no refunds after this day. For more
information please contact Doug Ward at (915)943-5044.

Tennis ace makes state tourney

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By Richard Acosta
News sports writer
Five Loboes went over to Odessa last weekend to try to win an
opportunity to go to Austin for the State Tournament. Erin Armstrong,
Lecia Baker, Joanna Cupp, Christina Wilber and Caleb Clark represented
Monahans in fine fashion, however, only one will go on to the tournament
next weekend.
Caleb Clark finished second place in the regional match up with placed
him high enough to go to state. Clarks only loss was to Parker Briley of
Abiene Wylie.
"He was playing good and I was too nervous," said Clark, "I think I
tried to over play it."
Both Clark and Briley will play in the state tournament and Clark would
like a chance to see him again.
"I want to play Parker again," said Clark, "We will probably be on
opposite sides of the brackets. So, if I make it there, I'll see him in
the finals.
"But for now I'll be doing lots of serves, volleys and, according to
coach, lots and lots of conditioning."
Clark opened play against Gene Dolan downing him 6-0 6-4. His next
opponent was Will Warren of Floydoda whom Clark beat 6-2, 6-1. The next
match up for Clark was Jeffrey Whiteart. Clark defeated him 6-1, 6-3 to
move to the finals where he faced Briley.
At this point Briley had lost only six games to Clark's 11. Clark lost
6-2, 6-0 and had to play the winner of Whiteart and Dustin Fitzner for
the second place spot.
Fitzner won 6-3, 6-2 and played Clark. Clark had a tough first game but
came back in the second to win the number two spot 7-5, 6-2.
Competing in the ladies singles was freshman Armstrong and junior Cupp.
Armstrong lost in the first game to Sarah Everett, who went on to win
the tournament, 6-1, 6-0.
Cupp started out strong with a solid win over Angela Mayfield 6-3, 6-1
and Brandi Harris 6-2, 6-2.
Cupp next opponent was Pam Gerik from West High School. Gerik had not
lost a single game until she faced Cupp, unfortunately Gerik pulled out
a 6-3, 6-3 win and went on to face Everett in the finals.
Cupp won her third place game over Whitney Basshorn of Colorado City
6-2, 6-4.
In ladies doubles, Baker and Wilbur easily moved into the second round
of play with a 6-0, 6-1 victory over Griseich Quiroz and Mandy Lovingier.
In the next round Baker and Wilbur faced Melinda and Melissa Wade of
Greenwood. The Wade girls got by Baker and Wilbur and ended up winning
the tournament.
The State tournament, in Austin May 9-10, will wrap-up the 1996-97
tennis season for the Loboes.

Kennedy best in archery

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Two years ago Shiela Kennedy had never even picked up a bow and arrow
and now she is one of the best.
Kennedy finished first in the Accelerated Christian Education's School
of Tomorrow's archery contest representing the West Texas Christian
"I had a group of girls that did archery and I thought it would be
interesting," said fifteen year old Kennedy, "My dad thought it would be
nice to do something together but he just watches... he's like my coach."
Kennedy was up against a tough group of girls but managed to over come
some set backs and ended up out scoring the boys champion by 10-points.
"It's a shock, considering I was up against a girl with all the gadgets.
It was interesting to see her shoot," said Kennedy.
In the type of tournament they were in, the rules allowed the archers to
use some special equipment to aid them in their shooting. Kennedy was
not aware of what she could or could not use, so she just used the bare
The competitors came from as far as El Paso to compete in this UIL of
the private school.
Unlike high school, ACE has all of it competitive activities one week
out of the year. Everything from essay writing to track and field.
In addition to her athletcs Kennedy is also very involved academically.
"Lots of people think that when you take a child out of the government
school they lose something," said Janelle Kennedy, principal at WCTA and
mother to Shiela, "But in this case it certainly isn't true."
Kennedy's lessons come from books called paces which, according to J.
Kennedy, are lessons that are built around the first school book which
is the Bible. In fact, each pace has a passage from the Bible that has
to be learned before the child can pass.
Kennedy can compete for three more years. She looks forward to the time
she can spend doing what she loves and spending time with her family.

Loboes improve district record

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Monahans Baseball has been on a tear through district 3-3A, improving
their record to 15-9 (6-1) with a 5-4 win over Fabens.
Jeremy Ornelas got the call for Monday's game. Ornelas pitched 5
innings, giving up only three hits and one run.
Following Ornelas was Juan Moren and Joel Najar, who each gave up only
one hit each.
The Wildcats took a 1-0 lead in the first inning. The Green came back in
the third with two runs to go up by one. Monahans added a point in the
fourth to go up two. Fabens made their run in the sixth inning scoring
three runs to go up one. Monahans tied it up in the bottom half of the
inning 4-4 going into the seventh. Fabens was unable to score and the
Green put them away in the seventh to win the game 5-4.
The leading hitters for Monahans were Brandon Stephens, 1-2, one walk,
one run, a stolen base and a sacrifice bunt; Juan Moreno, 2-4, two RBIs,
one run, and a homer; T.J. Bustos, 1-4 and a RBI; Roy Porras, 1-1, a
double and a run; Eric Fuentes, 1-2; Nathan Swarb, 1-3 with an RBI;
Ruben Sanchez, two runs.
Coaches comments: "Jeremy pitched well. The defense played a good game."
The next game will be against Clint May 2 at 6 p.m. in Monahans.
This will be the Loboes last regular season home game.


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Ladies Major
Brantley Trucking Co. 84-36
Texas Moon 81.5-38.5
G & N Pumping 76.5-43.5
Boren Consulting 68-48(INC)
First State Bank 66-54
Williams Photography 65-55
Coors Girls 62-58
Weight of Life Clinic 57-63
Ball Busters 57-59(INC)
Tazz 50-70
Curley's Girley's 46-74

Marsha Hill - 233
Carrie Marquez - 263
Joanne Williams - 565
Joanne Williams - 688
Texas Moon- 1039
Williams Photography - 2991

American Petroleum
Friaco's 40-20
G & N Pumping 40-20
Gassers 35-25
Gandy's 34-26
Dan Gibbs Ins. 33-27
Kent Tire Co. 32.5-27.5
Monahans Muffler 32-28
Ser J Co. 27-33
Grady's 23.5-36.5
High Ind Game
Larry Fisher-269
High Ind. Series
Donnie McKellips-683
High Team Game
High Team Series

City Major
FTR #2 39.5-16.5
Salonae 38-18
FTR #1 37-17
G & N Pumping 34-22
Monahans Nipple-Up 30-6
Lowe's 29.5-26.5
A-1 Cleaners 24-32
Bad Bass Boys 23-33
Southern Union Gas 14-42
High Ind Game
Bill Simon-249
High Ind. Series
Simon Acosta Jr.-638
High Team Game
FTR #2-649
High Team Series
A-1 Cleaners- 1798

Friday Mixed League
HADM 28-16
G & A Laydown Service 26-18
G & A Pumping 26-18
McKay's 25-15(INC)
Team 8 24.5-19.5(INC)
Asher Furniture 23-21
Sandhills Gang 21-23
Ace in the Hole 20-24
Randy's Hand Gunners 16.5-27.5
Smurfs 13-31
High Ind. Game
Jerry Hifin-259
Eva Dane-254
High Ind. Series
Randy Chance-642
Linda Halbrooks-651
High Team Gam
Asher Furniture-862
High Team Series

Pinup League
Atkins Antique's 83.5-44.5
Hobbie's ETC. 79.5-48.5
Trans State Energy 76-52
Pecos NAPA 69-59
Bonine Lumber 63-68
DEC Roustabout 62.5-65.5
Ser J Co. 60-68
K-Bob's 60-68
Specialty Printing 58-70
Mary's Deli 55-65
Williams Photography 53.5-66.5
Dimensions USA 42-78
High Team Scratch Series
Ser-J-Co. - 1360
High Team HPC Series
Atkins Antique's - 1740
High Team Scratch Game
Ser - J - Co. - 501
High Team HPC Game
Atkins Antique's - 627
High Individual Scratch Series
Mary Lou Money - 504
High Individual HPC Series
Abbie Trunbo - 641
High Individual Scratch Game
Julie Gonzales - 182
High Indiviual HPC Game
Cindy Bagley - 233
Splits: Jean Lee 4-5, 3-10, 9-10; Jo Amarine 3-6-7, 3-6-10-7-8; Shirley
Bagley 3-10; Geri Laws 5-6-10.

Tuesday Sundowners
4 Over the Hill 96-32
Nine Pins and a Wiggle 66-62
Red Hots 63-65
Magicians 62-66
First National Bank 62-66
Pen Setters 59-69
C W and C Construction 58-70
Strike Outs 58-70
Alley Cats 58-70
Lucky Strikes 58-70

High Game
Magicians - 803
High Series
Alley Cats - 2279
High Game SCR
Marty Richardson - 242
High Series SCR
Dorthy McClain - 524
High Game HDC
Marty Richardson - 242
Hght Series HDC
Liz Gonzales - 634
Splits: Yolanda Cotton 5-6; Judy Arnold 2-7; Diane Minor 4-5; Betty
Taylor 2-7; Emma Lou Dutton 2-7, 5-4-7; Elaine Watson 5-4-7; Elfie
Ramirez 5-7' Rhonda Gallagher 9-7; Mandy Lackey 6-10-7.
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Copyright 1997 by Ward Newspapers, Inc.
107 W. Second St., Monahans TX 79756
Phone 915-943-4313, FAX 915-943-4314

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