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Thursday, December 11, 1997

Monahans boxer fights to championship

MIDLAND - Cris Molina, a 26-year-old light heavyweight from
Monahans, fought his way to the championship in his division
at the Midland Box-Off on Saturday, Dec. 6, at the Lions
Club Center.

He decisioned Mike Martinez of Snyder in a unanimous vote of
the judges.
Both Martinez and Molina, who fights under the umbrella of
the Barstow/Pecos Warbirds, came into the amateur match at
178 pounds.

Next stop for Molina is the state regional round of the USA
championships in McKinney at a date to be determined in

"I'll be fighting then as a heavyweight," says the boxer who
trains on his own and who fights through the Warbirds.

In the three round amateur bout with Martinez, Molina
stunned his opponent hard and often but not enough to bring
him down with a knockout which the Monahans boxer wanted.
Molina attacked from the opening bell until the referee
raised his hand in victory.

"He was fighting defensively and moving back," says Molina.
"I couldn't unload on him the way I would have liked."

Molina's bouts are sponsored by Moore Transportation, Lalo's
Carpet and Tile and Moe Molina.

The Ward County fighter says he could not pursue his amateur
career without their help in paying the travel expenses and
other costs involved.

Lobo women swimmers take 3 firsts in Odessa

ODESSA - Lobo women swimmers splashed water in the faces of
the 4A and 5A-dominated Odessa Invitational Swim Meet on
Saturday, Dec. 6.

Monahans and Wiley were the only 3A swim teams in the
15-team meet. Five-A San Angelo Central finished first with
213 points, a shade better than 4A Pecos which had 212.

Monahans High School backstroke record holder Candice Teague
won the 100 yard back.

Big Green women won the 200 medley relay and the 200 free
Coach Doug Ward reports: "The Lady Loboes Swim Team showed
that they weren't intimidated by schools in 5A."

They did it by finishing first in the first event of the
tournament - the 200 yard medley relay. Ward summarized the
team's journey into the predominantly 5A tournament as "an
outstanding effort."

Women Lobo swimmers scored 161 points and finished sixth.

Lobo Swimming Summary
200 Medley Relay - 1. Monahans "A" (Candice Teague, Lindsay
Fredericks, Marina Martin, Fonda Moore) 2:05.72 9. Monahans
"B" (Jamie Butters, Audrey Cox, Crystal Partida, Rebekah
200 Free - 7. Fonda Moore 2:25:03
200 IM - 3. Teague 2:32.72 5. Martin 2:39.61 10. Cox
100 Fly - 8. Martin 1:17.9 10. Moore 1:20.89
500 Free - 11. Robinson 7:29.01
200 Free Relay - Monahans "A" (Teague, Fredericks, Martin,
Moore) 1:54.48 12. Monahans "B" (Cox, Partida, Jenny
Waggoner, Robinson) 2:10.74
100 Back - 1. Teague 1:05.45
100 Breast - 5. Fredericks 1:21.03 7. Cox 1:25.89
400 Free Relay - (Waggoner, Bowman, Butters, Karen
Robertson) 5:03.14

Lobo men finish 7th Saturday

ODESSA - Chris Cain finished third in the 100 yard breast
stroke and led the Lobo men swimmers to 94 points and a
seventh place finish in the Odessa Invitational Swim Meet on
Saturday, Dec. 6.

Only Monahans and Wiley represented District 3A teams in the
4A and 5A swimming competition won by 4A Pecos with 239
points. San Angelo Central, a 5A school, finished second
with 229.

Says Monahans Coach Doug Ward: "The five Lobo boy Swimmers
did an outstanding job."

Lobo Swimming Summary
200 Medley Relay - 5. Monahans "A" (Brandon Sutter, Carlee
Heuman, Josh Oliver, Chris Cain) 1:59.77
200 Free - 6. Cain 2:08.22
200 IM - 8. Heuman 2:35.97
50 Free - 9. Oliver 26.42
100 Free - 6. Sutter 56.48 10. Oliver 59.46
200 Free Relay - 6. (Sutter, Heuman, Oliver, Cain) 1:44.07
100 Back - 4. Sutter 1:04.59 10. Clayton Cunningham 1:13.48
100 Breast 0 3. Cain 1:10.51

Monahans Lobo Basketball Round-up

Ninth Grade
Dec. 12, 1997
Monahans 27, Greenwood 31
Monahans 11 3 8 4 - 27
Greenwood 9 6 6 10 - 31
Free Throws Made 2 of 4 for 50%
Lobo Players: Allondra Alvarez, eight points; Carol
Martinez; Edre Garcia, 10 points; Amanda McNutt; Tonya
Ontiveros; Abby Romo, five points; Carly Salcido, two
points; Paloma Pedroza, two points.

Eighth Grade
Dec. 4, 1997
Monahans Green 42, Alpine "B" 6
Monahans 19 6 12 6 - 43
Alpine 2 2 0 2 - 6
Free Throws Made 1 of 1 for 100%
Lobo players: Chastity Franco, seven points, three steals
and two assists; Nyrlia Corrales, six points; seven steals
and four assists; Kourtney Montgomery, eight points and two
rebounds; Emerald Setzler four points, one rebound, three
steals and two assists; Crystal Dominguez, one rebound and
three steals; Amanda Porras, four points and four point;
Christie Bates, four points and four rebounds; Amber Swan,
four points, two rebound, three steals and two assists;
Lacey Sanders, six points and seven rebounds.

Seventh Grade
Dec. 4, 1997
Monahans Green 38, Alpine 28
Monahans 12 4 10 12 - 38
Alpine 3 9 10 6 - 28
Free Throws Made 0 of 2 for 0%
Lobo players: Bridget Vela, one rebound and one steal; Karla
Armerdariz, 10 points, one rebound and seven steals;
Stephanie Brown, four points and three steals; Erica Yanez
two points; April Dominguez, four points, two rebounds and
two steals; Alessi Agundis, six points, one rebound and one
steal; Nikki Sanchez, six points and two steals; Summer
Martinez one rebound; Kim Almanza, five rebounds and two
steals; Lindsey Riley, four points, one rebound and one

Eighth Grade
Dec. 1, 1997
Monahans Green 35, Ft. Stockton 27
Monahans 8 14 6 7 - 35
Ft. Stockton 2 6 5 14 - 27
Free Throws Made 1 of 3 for 33%
Lobo players: Pilar Lavario, two points, two rebounds, four
steals and three assists; Joseph Juarez, six points, one
rebound, two steals and two assists; Lesley Eason, six
points, two rebounds, three steals and three assists; David
Gallaher, four points, one rebound, two steals and three
assists; Michael Adams, two points, three rebounds, three
steals and two assists; Martin Brito, two points, four
rebounds, one steals and two assists; Chris Vasquez, two
points, two rebounds and two steals; Matt Gonzales, two
points, two rebounds and three steals; Nick Painter, five
points, six rebounds and one steal; Daniel Gaddis, four
points, six rebounds and two steals; Jeff Hackey, one
rebound and two steals; Ryan Hackey, one rebound and two
steals; Chad Greenfield, three rebounds and three steals.

Dec. 1, 1997
Monahans White 21, Ft. Stockton 27
Monahans 6 4 7 4 - 21
Ft. Stockton 9 2 9 7 - 27
Free Throws Made: 2 of 10 for 20%
Lobo players: Mark Fuentes, seven points, one steal and two
assists; Aaron Steen, two points, two rebounds, one steal
and three assists; Marc Covington, two points, six rebounds,
one steal and one assist; Mitch Barron, one point, one
rebound, two steals and two assists; Josh Robison, nine
points, four rebounds, two steals and one assists; Josh
Powell, five rebounds and one steal; Austin Barnes, one
rebound; Joseph Naranjo, one rebound; Adrian Porras, two
rebounds and one steal; Chris Sinclair, three rebounds and
one steal; Raul Garcia, one steal; Osualdo Heurtas one
rebound and three steals.

Kermit Tourney
Monahans Green 30, Crane 48
Monahans 9 7 4 10 - 30
Crane 10 12 16 9 - 48
Lobo players: Mitch Barron, two points; Lesley Eason two
points; Chad Greenfield, four points; Mark Covington, eight
points; David Gallaher, six points; Michael Adams, two
points; Martin Brito, two points; Daniel Gaddis, four points.

Monahans Green 47, Wink 22
Monahans 8 12 9 17 - 47
Wink 4 4 6 8 - 22
Lobo players: Aaron Steen, two points; Pilar Levario, six
points; Mitch Barron, three points; Lesley Eason, four
points; Chad Greenfield, five points; Mark Covington, two
points; David Gallaher, eight points; Martin Brito, four
points and Danile Gaddis, six points.

Monahans Green 36, Pecos 34
Monahans 16 3 4 11 - 36
Pecos 12 2 12 8 - 34
Lobo players: Pilar Levario, five points; Chad Greenfield,
six points; David Gallaher, 11 points; Michael Adams, three
points; Martin Brito, two points and Daniel Gaddis, nine
Coach's comments: "The kids played a great tournamnet. We
won consolation. They ran the offense well and played hard
defensively that is all you can ask of them.

Pecos forces turnovers, rally past Monahans

PECOS - For the first 16 minutes of Tuesday night's, Dec. 9,
basketball game between the Pecos Eagles and Monahans
Loboes, it looked as though Lobo Coach John Curry had been
scouting the Eagles at last weekend's Odessa Hoopfest

But when things were over, it was the Eagles who were doing
to Monahans what Odessa Permian and El Paso Irvin had done
to them - using a full court press to get a lot of easy
baskets. Pecos took control on defense in the second half
and scored a 54-39 victory at the Pecos High School

The Eagles didn't press much in the opening periods while
the Loboes built as much as a seven point lead in the second
quarter, mostly on baskets off turnovers.

"It was by design," says Coach Mike Sadler of the Eagles
defensive game plan. "I didn't want to start out in the
press because I didn't know what they had coming back."

Sadler refers to the Eagles 58-52 season opening victory in
Monahans when several players, including guards Brandon
Stephens and Nathan Swarb, still were involved in football.

Says Sadler: "I figured they'd have some more quickness out
there and they did. Then after watching them, I thought we
could put the press on and make it work and it did."

Monahans was hampered by Cody Avary's foul problems. The
Lobo post had 22 points in the Nov. 18 loss to Pecos.
Tuesday night, the Lobo gunner managed only one first period
basket and finished with five points.

Monahans 9 14 3 13-39
Pecos 8 13 16 17-54
Total fouls: Monahans 11, Pecos 10. Three Point Goals:
Monahans (Stephens). Pecos (Hinojos, 2; Chavez, 2;
Fouled Out: None

Swarb 2, 1-2, 5; Stephens 3, 0-0, 7; Rivera 0, 2-2, 2;
Stockton 2, 0-0, 4; Williams 3, 0-0, 6; Morris 2, 0-0, 4;
Moreno 0, 0-0, 0; Merrick 3,0-0, 6; DHawkins 0, 0-0, 0;
Allen 1, 0-0, 2; Avary 1, 3-4, 5.

Navarrette 6, 0--0, 13; Hinojos 10, 3-7, 25; Matta 1, 0-0,
2; Adame 0, 1-2, 1; Marquez 0, 2-2, 2; Chavez 4 , 1-2, 11.

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