Daily Newspaper and Travel Guide for Reeves County, Trans-Pecos, Big Bend of West Texas
Thursday, January 22, 1997
Eagles' coaches named for first softball season
PECOS, Jan. 22 -- The Pecos Eagles' softball team has a
coach and most of a schedule for their inaugural season,
which will begin with the first practice on Feb. 2 at
Pecos-Barstow-Toyah superintendent Don Love said Zavala
Middle School coach Tammi Walls will serve as the head coach
for the softball program, with Becky Wein as assistant
coach. Walls said this morning that pre-season practice
would begin a week from Monday, with the first scrimmage set
for Martinez Field on Feb. 10 against Monahans.
"I'm still working on the schedule," she said. "I'm trying
to get something for the 17th."
As of now, Pecos' first game is scheduled for Feb. 20 at
Alpine. They also have a tournament scheduled for Midland in
early March, while their inaugural District 4-4A game is on
March 17 at Fort Stockton. The season will run through April
18, when the Eagles will host Andrews, last year's Region
Pecos is the last 4-4A school to take up softball, while
others, such as Andrews and Big Spring, played club teams
for several years before varsity play began. In contrast,
the Eagles will be coming into the district `cold' as only a
handful of girls have ever played fast-pitch softball.
"We've got 55 girls signed up. some of them played in a
league over in Monahans and I heard coach (Bubba) Williams
say one girl who moved here from New Mexico has played, but
our experience is very limited," Walls said.
In addition to the varsity schedule, Walls said she was
looking to draw up a junior varsity schedule for the Eagles,
while adding that she and Wein would coach both teams.
Report says Jones, Seifert meeting today
IRVING, Texas, Jan. 22 (AP) -- Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry
Jones reportedly is meeting with former San Francisco 49ers
coach George Seifert today to discuss the team's vacant head
Quoting a source it didn't name, The Dallas Morning News
reported today that Jones and Seifert would be joined by
Larry Lacewell, the team's pro and college scouting
Jones declined to comment on the report, but said he won't
hire anyone to replace Barry Switzer until after the Super
Bowl, because he plans to interview Green Bay offensive
coordinator Sherman Lewis.
The New England Patriots also were reported to be interested
in talking with Lewis about becoming their offensive
coordinator. The Boston Globe and the Boston Herald said the
team had approached Lewis through a third party.
Lewis told the Herald he has not been contacted by the team
and has no intention of joining the Patriots.
NFL rules prohibit teams from discussing job possibilities
with members of Super Bowl coaching staffs until after the
game is played. Green Bay and Denver meet Sunday.
Jones said his plan to interview Lewis is unrelated to
criticism recently from black assistant coaches that they
aren't being considered for head coaching jobs.
``It has been my intent all along to visit with him,'' Jones
said. ``I would point out what happened in Green Bay this
season as a logical reason for why I would want to talk to
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