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Wednesday, May 21, 1997

School sets summer rec programs' dates

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PECOS, May 21 -- Schedules for the Pecos-Barstow-Toyah summer recreation
programs were released Monday, during the monthly meeting of the P-B-T
school board.

Athletic program fees for all activities except for swimming are $5 per
child, or $8 for families with two children and $10 for those with three
enrolled in the programs. Learn-to-swim classes for P-B-T boys and girls
will be $23 per child, with registration from 4-6 p.m. next Monday at
the Pecos High School pool.

Sessions there are June 2-13 and June 16-27, with PHS swimming coach
Terri Morse as instructor.

Registration will be on June 2 for the first session of the summer
tennis program, with PHS tennis coach Bernadette Ornelas as instructor.
The session will run through June 13, while the second session will run
from June 16-27 with sign-ups for that two-week class on June 16 at the
PHS tennis courts.

Times for the sessions are 8-8:45 a.m. for boys and girls entering
Grades 1-3; 9-9:45 a.m. for Grades 4-6; 10 to 10:45 a.m. for junior high
students, and 11 a.m. to 12 noon and 5 to 7 p.m. for high school

Registration for the summer track program will be on June 2 at the PHS
field house, from 8 a.m. to 12 noon, with the class set to begin on June
3 and end on June 22.

Varsity boys track coach Mike Ferrell will be the instructor, and the
program is open to students between the ages of 7 and 18. The school
district will provide transportation to summer track meets in Iraan on
June 6 and to Stanton on June 13. There will also be a U.S. Track and
Field Association meet on June 20-21 in Lubbock, and a Texas Amateur
Athletic Federation meet at Odessa High School on June 27-28.

Top 6 finishers in Lubbock will advance to the USA T&F meet in Abilene
on July 9-12, with Top 3 finishers there going onto the nationals in
Baton Rouge, La., on July 21-27. The two top finishers in each event in
Odessa advance to the TAAF State Finals on July 24-26 in Lubbock.

Summer golf will hold registration on June 9-10 in the Pecos High School
library, and begin on June 11 and 12 with Kim Anderson as instructor.

On Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays class times will be 8-8:45 a.m. for
Grades 4-5; 9-9:45 a.m. for sixth graders; 10-10:45 a.m. for Grades 7-8
and 11 to 11:45 a.m. for high school students. On Tuesdays and
Thurdsays, classes will be from 8-8:45 a.m. for Grades 7-8 and 9-9:45
a.m. for high school students.

Summer volleyball is scheduled for odd-numbered weekdays the first three
weeks of June from 6 to 9 p.m., and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 6 to 9
p.m. each day the week of June 23. In July, volleyball times are 6-9
p.m. on July 1 and 3, and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 6-9 p.m. the weeks
of July 14 and July 21. Becky Granado will be the instructor for the

Volleyball camps for girls entering Grades 7-9 will also be held on
three different weeks from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Volleyball will share the gym during the first month with the summer
basketball program, which will have Mike Sadler as instructor. Students
can sign up during their first day of attendance, and the program will
run from June 3 to July 3.

Along with those programs, the PHS field house will be open during the
summer for weight lifting, beginning on June 9. Dan Swaim will be the
supervisor, and the weight machines will be available from 6 to 8 p.m.
each evening, with the exception of July 3.

Rusty Bulls rally, freeze out Heat at finish

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CHICAGO, May 21 (AP) -- They had had a long layoff, time to rest their
aging legs between playoff series. But that's not why the Chicago Bulls
were able to take control in the final minutes and beat the Miami Heat.

It was as much mental as physical. The Bulls were in a championship
state of mind. When it's time to win a close game, they know how to do

``We can speculate about the layoff and their seven-game series hurt
them,'' Michael Jordan said after Chicago's 84-77 victory to open the
Eastern Conference finals Tuesday night.

``But we were able to come back and win. We've been in that situation a
couple of times already. We've had some experience dealing with it. We
were able to keep our poise.''

In their opener against Atlanta in the semifinals, the Bulls, after a
five-day break, came out sluggish and fell behind by 16 points before
overcoming the Hawks.

Against the Heat, Chicago played a team coming off a grueling seven-game
series against New York. The Bulls, on the other hand, were playing for
the first time in a week. They struggled in the first half, again fell
behind by 16, trailed by 11 at the half and were down five with just
over six minutes left.

``We were right where we wanted to be. We were ahead five going into the
last five minutes of the game. We just needed to be stronger at the end
and we got flustered,'' Miami coach Pat Riley said.

The Heat, the younger of the two teams, didn't get tired. The Bulls just
got better, especially on defense.

Miami, which had only six second-half field goals, went 6 minutes and 21
seconds without a basket in the final period.

``I don't think it was a fatigue factor. They just pushed us and made us
turn the ball over,'' Heat guard Tim Hardaway said. Hardaway, who had
scored 38 points in a Game 7 victory over the Knicks, managed just 13
Tuesday night, missing 10 of 14 shots.

The Bulls, especially Ron Harper, were able to stop Hardaway and contain
the Heat's pick-and-roll play in the second half, forcing the Heat into
bad passes. Miami had four turnovers in one crucial three-minute stretch
of the final quarter.

``We weren't real aggressive, real forceful or real strong with the
ball. They were slapping the ball out of our hands. We were jumping up
in the air and throwing the ball away,'' Hardaway said.

And the Heat, especially Alonzo Mourning, who finished with 21 points
and six blocks, were awful at the free throw line.

Mourning missed 5-of-6 free throws in the final 2:20 and made only
7-of-15 for the game. As a team, the Heat were 15-of-30.

``The most disappointing thing is knowing you outplayed a team for
pretty much the whole game, knowing that you outplayed them and worked
hard to establish yourself and establish the tempo of the game, and then
in four minutes let it slip away,'' Mourning said.

``It wasn't just the free throws. Everybody is going to look at that --
we got to make our free throws, we're professional athletes. They're
free throws, that's why they're called free. We got to take care of the

Chicago's Scottie Pippen said the Bulls were able to do what they've
always done -- disrupt with defense.

``With Michael, Ron and I at guard, we take up a lot of space,'' Pippen

``We feel we have the ability to force them in and knock the ball loose
or force them into a position where they don't feel comfortable handling
the ball.''

Jordan scored 37 to lead the Bulls, who shot only 36 percent as a team.
Pippen added 24. Dennis Rodman had 19 rebounds before fouling out.

Rodman picked up his 12th technical foul of the playoffs -- no surprise
there. But Pippen and Jordan, who are always trying to keep Rodman out
of trouble, got technical fouls of their own.

``I'm not at liberty to discuss the refereeing, but it certainly wasn't
great tonight,'' Jordan said.

``There were a lot of questionable calls. You just have to play through
it. We got three technicals. We lost our cool to some degree. But it
never really hurt us because they missed all their free throws.''

Game 2 is Thursday night at the United Center, where the Heat were one
of two teams to beat Chicago during the regular season.

``We've got to get out quick and not give this team confidence in our
building,' Jordan said.

``I think we might have caught them napping a little bit,'' Riley said,
taking a slight jab at the Bulls, who admitted they would have preferred
to play the long-time rival Knicks. ``I know they were yawning for two
days when they found out they were going to play us.

``Maybe we woke them up and we'll get their very, very best next game,
but we had a great opportunity tonight.''

State and Regional Sports Pages--San Angelo Standard-Times

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