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Pecos Eagles' head football coach and athletic director Mike Belew said
Jerry Thorpe, pastor at Temple Baptist Church in Odessa, will be the
guest speaker for the banquet, which honors PHS athletes in the various
varsity and sub-varsity sports during the 1996-97 school year.
Tickets to the 7 p.m. banquet will be $8 per person. This is the second
year the sports banquet has been open to the general public.
Thorpe has been the pastor at Temple Baptist in Odessa for 13 years,
after co-pastoring the church with his father, Rev. Curtis Thorpe, for
20 years. The church is the largest in Odessa, with 170 members, and
Thorpe also has served for many years as chaplain for the Odessa Permian
football team, including the 12 year period when Belew served as
assistant coach for the Panthers.
He has bee a longtime speaker at youth rallies, camps and conferences,
along with revival meetings and motivational banquets.
Classes 1A through 4A began first-round action Monday in the state golf
tournament. The champions in those classes will be crowned today,
barring weather delays. Conditions were sunny but blustery on Monday.
Led by Troy Matteson's 72 on the par-71 Roy Kizer Course in Austin,
Anderson posted a team-total 304 on Monday, three shots better than
McKinney, led by Chris Cureto who shot 73. Jacksonville was third with
Matteson and Jimmy Walker of New Braunfels Canyon each shot 72, the
lowest score of the first round in 4A.
In girls' 4A action, Snyder had the first-round lead with a 325, ahead
of Dallas Highland Park with 330, Fort Stockton with 333 and Bastrop
McKenzie Gibson of Highland Park had the low round, with 73 on the
par-71 Roy Kizer Course. Snyder, which took third at last year's state
championship, was led by Julie Doolittle (80) and Alissa Wells and
Keisha Gafford, who each shot 81.
In boys' 3A, Austin Lake Travis shot a 308, taking a five shot lead over
Abilene Wylie and Mexia, which each shot 313. Not far behind are
Longview Spring Hill at 316 and Texarkana Pleasant Grove at 317.
Michael Martin of Jacksboro and Ryan Hancock of Mexia each shot 74 on
the par-71 Lions Municipal Golf Course, taking low-round honors.
Austin Lake Travis was led by Jeff Brinkman (75), Robby Holzman (76) and
Justin Wendel (77).
In girls' 3A, China Spring shot 334 to take a narrow four-shot lead over
defending champion Yoakum (338) in a two-team race. Columbus was a
distant third, after shooting 368.
Nicole Albrecht of Yoakum had the low round after a 79 on the par-72
Morris Williams Golf Course. China Spring was led by Melody Moore (81),
Shannon Barr (82) and Whitney Johnson (85).
In boys' 2A, Hamilton, last year's third-place team, took the
first-round lead with a 318, followed by Cisco (326), Salado (335) and
Michael Pruitt of Idalou fired the low round with an even-par 71.
Hamilton was led by Riley Gardner and Brian Edwards, each with 78, and
Brian Fuderburk and Kyle McKandless, each with 81.
In girls' 2A, Quanah and Ozona were set to battle for the title on today
after both teams shot 361, well ahead of Hamilton (387) and Schulenburg
The low round belonged to Jennifer Faulkner of Gainesville Callisburg
with a 78.
In boys' 1A, Meridian fired a 335, eight shots better than Shamrock
(343) and 19 shots ahead of Petrolia and Robert Lee, each with 354.
Jason Tavarez of Robert Lee and Nick Phillips of Booker tied for the low
round, each scoring 78 on the par-72 Morris Williams Golf Course.
Girls' 1A could provide the closest duel of all, Baird (385) holding a
one-shot lead over Vega (386) and two-shot lead over Robert Lee (387).
Melissa Smith of Robert Lee fired an 80 for low-round honors on the
par-72 Morris Williams Golf Course.
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The lessons will cover a five-day period later this month, and a
three-day period in early June, Pecos High School swimming coach Terri
Morse said. Times for the first session, which begins May 13 and
continues on May 15, 20, 22 and 27, will be 6 to 7:15 p.m., while the
second session on June 3-5 will run from 5:30 to 6:15 p.m.
Registration for both sessions will be on May 13 at 5:45 p.m. with a
registration cost of $20 per person.
Swimming lessons for younger learners will also be held during June,
with registration dates there set for May 19 and May 26 from 4 to 6 p.m.
at the PHS pool. Classes will be $23 per child for both the first and
For further information on either adult or youth swimming lessons, call
Morse at 447-7242.
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