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Daily Newspaper and Travel Guide for Reeves County Trans Pecos, Big Bend of West Texas


Thursday, January 29, 1998

Eagles grid coach interviews underway

Staff Writer
PECOS, Jan. 29 -- Pecos-Barstow-Toyah ISD administrators are
moving quickly to fill the vacant head football coaching
job, conducting interviews just one day after the deadline
for applications.

P-B-T superintendent Don Love, personnel director Gome
Olibas and athletic director Bubba Williams were busy today
interviewing five of the 10 candidates for the varsity job,
and have scheduled interviews with four of the other five
hopefuls on Friday.

Olibas' secretary, Frances Gomez, said Mike Ferrell, Randy
Hicks, Fernando Hernandez, Dan Swaim and John Barfield were
to be interviewed today, while Ronnie White, Steele Ewing,
Jerry Parent and the final person to submit and application,
Tony Matheson, will be interviews tomorrow. Gomez added that
she was scheduled to talk to the 10th applicant, Manuel
Valles, this afternoon about setting up a Friday interview

The head coaching job became open earlier this month, when
new P-B-T superintendent Don Love reassigned head coach and
athletic director Mike Belew to principal at Zavala Middle
School. Williams was named by Love as Belew's replacement as
athletic director at the time of the Jan. 6 reassignment.

Ferrell and Swaim are members of Belew's varsity staff, with
Swaim have served for two years and Ferrell last season,
after serving as junior varsity head coach in 1996. Parent
in the longtime Zavala Middle School head coach while Ewing
served for 12 years as a junior high, sub-varsity and
varsity assistant coach for the Eagles.

Ronnie White is currently coaching in the El Paso ISD;
Hernandez is coaching in Fabens; Barfield is teaching at
Pecos High School; and Randy Hicks is the former Kermit
Yellowjackets head coach.

Valles currently coaching in the Laredo ISD, returned his
application on Wednesday, while Matheson is currently in
Marfa, Gomez said.

After the interviews, Love, Olibas and Williams will make a
recommendation to P-B-T school board members, who will then
vote on their selection.

The coaching interviews is one of two major actions that
will affect the Eagles' football team over the next five
days. On Monday, the University Interscholastic League will
release its bi-annual realignment of schools in Texas.

The UIL has made no formal statement about Monday's 9 a.m.
announcement, but did say the number of Class 5A schools
would be cut from 229 to between 210 and 215 for the next
two years. However, based on area enrollment reports, it's
likely the Eagles will either remain in the current District
4-4A, with Monahans possibly replacing Sweetwater as its
sixth member, or Pecos, Monahans and Fort Stockton may be
paired with schools on the eastern side of El Paso to create
a new District 4-4A.

Young Pecos swimmers compete in Midland

PECOS, Jan 29 -- Pecos Aquatic Club swimmers competed
earlier this month in The Texas Commerce Bank-City of
Midland Winter Invitational, at the City of Midland Pool.

The races were divided into four age groups on the boys and
girls sides, as well as into two different levels for each
race, with points scored for the top eight finishers in
Level 1. Results are listed below:

8 and Under
50 Freestyle: Jennifer Fobbs 8th (Level 2)
100 Breaststroke: Jennifer Fobbs 6th (Level 2)

10 and Under
50 Free: Teddie Salcido 21st (Level 1); Lindsey Shaw 22nd
(Level 1); Ashley Mendoza 23rd (Level 1); Sara Wein 3rd
(Level 2); Korto Darpolar 9th (Level 2); Michelle Wein 10th
(Level 2).
100 Free: Cathy Minjarez 14th (Level 1); Teddie Salcido
15th (Level 1); Ashley Mendoza 16th (Level 1); Sara Wein 3rd
(Level 2); Michelle Wein 9th (Level 2); Jennifer Fobbs 10th
(Level 2).
200 Free: Lindsey Shaw 15th (Level 1).
50 Backstroke: Cathy Minjarez 16th (Level 1); Teddie
Salcido 18th (Level 1); Lindsey Shaw 19th (Level 1); Ashley
Mendoza 5th (Level 2).
100 Back: Lindsey Shaw 12th (Level 1); Cathy Minjarez 2nd
(Level 2); Michelle Wein 6th (Level 2); Korto Darpolar 8th
(Level 2).
50 Breaststroke: Lindsey Shaw 5th (Level 1); Cathy Minjarez
12th (Level 1); Ashley Mendoza 8th (Level 2).
100 Breaststroke: Lindsey Shaw 5th (Level 1); Cathy
Minjarez 1st (Level 2); Michelle Wein 2nd (Level 2); Teddie
Salcido 3rd (Level 2).
50 Butterfly: Cathy Minjarez 14th (Level 1); Sara Wein 2nd
(Level 2); Ashley Mendoza 3rd (Level 2); Teddie Salcido 7th
(Level 2); Michelle Wein 10th (Level 2).
100 Fly: Ashley Mendoza 3rd (Level 2).
100 Individual Medley: Cathy Minjarez 15th (Level 1);
Lindsey Shaw 17th (Level 1); Teddie Salcido 20th (Level 1);
Ashley Mendoza 1st (Level 2).
200 I.M.: Teddie Salcido 1st (Level 2).
200 Medley Relay: Pecos 5th (Level 1).

50 Free: Jessica Minjarez 7th (Level 2); Lauren Wein 10th
(Level 2); Christina Clary 13th (Level 2).
100 Free: Jessica Minjarez 7th (Level 2); Lauren Wein 11th
(Level 2); Christina Clary 15th (Level 2).
200 Free: Jessica Minjarez 4th (Level 2).
50 Back: Lauren Wein 30th (Level 1); Jessica Minjarez 8th
(Level 2).
100 Back: Lauren Wein 4th (Level 2); Christina Clary 9th
(Level 2).
50 Breaststroke: Lauren Wein 5th (Level 2).
100 Breaststroke: Jessica Minjarez 7th (Level 2).
50 Fly: Lauren Wein 6th (Level 2); Christina Clary 18th
(Level 2).
100 I.M.: Jessica Minjarez 6th (Level 2).

50 Free: Rebecca Wein 2nd (Level 2).
100 Free: Rebecca Wein 3rd (Level 2).
100 Back: Rebecca Wein 2nd (Level 2).
50 Fly: Rebecca Wein 1st (Level 2).

8 and Under
50 Freestyle: Matthew Oglesby 5th (Level 2); Michael Wein
17th (Level 2).
100 Free: Matthew Oglesby 2nd (Level 2).
50 Backstroke: Matthew Oglesby 3rd (Level 2).
50 Butterfly: Matthew Oglesby 2nd (Level 2).

10 and Under
50 Free: Gabriel Natividad 8th (Level 2); Matt Elliott 11th
(Level 2); Roger Quintana 16th (Level 2).
100 Free: Gabriel Natividad 8th (Level 2); Roger Quintana
11th (Level 2).
50 Backstroke: Matt Elliott 9th (Level 2).
50 Butterfly: Matt Elliott 6th (Level 2).
100 Individual Medley: Matt Elliott 7th (Level 2).

50 Free: Daniel Quintana 11th (Level 1); John Parent 12th
(Level 1); Will Oglesby 21st (Level 1); Max Key 22nd (Level
1); K.W. Winkles 7th (Level 2).
100 Free: John Parent 7th (Level 1); Daniel Quintana 1st
(Level 2); Max Key 5th (Level 2); Will Oglesby 6th (Level
2); K.W. Winkles 9th (Level 2).
200 Free: John Parent 10th (Level 1).
500 Free: John Parent 8th (Level 1).
50 Back: John Parent 7th (Level 1); Will Oglesby 2nd (Level
2); K.W. Winkles 6th (Level 2).
100 Back: John Parent 7th (Level 1); Will Oglesby 1st
(Level 2); Daniel Quintana 3rd (Level 2).
50 Breaststroke: John Parent 12th (Level 1); K.W. Winkles
5th (Level 2).
100 Breaststroke: John Parent 12th (Level 1); Daniel
Quintana 2nd (Level 2); Will Oglesby 4th (Level 2); Max Key
6th (Level 2).
50 Fly: John Parent 8th (Level 1); Max Key 5th (Level 2);
Daniel Quintana 7th (Level 2).
100 Fly: John Parent 9th (Level 1).
100 I.M.: John Parent 12th (Level 1); Will Oglesby 1st
(Level 2).
200 I.M.: John Parent 12th (Level 1); Will Oglesby 1st
(Level 2).

Jones meets again with Packers' Lewis

IRVING, Texas, Jan. 29 (AP) -- Green Bay offensive
coordinator Sherman Lewis feels like he has reached the
semifinals in the search for a new Dallas Cowboys coach.

Lewis said Dallas owner Jerry Jones contacted him Wednesday,
and he expected to be in Dallas today for an interview for
the Cowboys' vacant head coaching job. The pair also talked
Monday in San Diego after the Super Bowl.

Lewis, 55, has spoken with the Arizona Cardinals and Atlanta
Falcons in the last few years, but he did not classify those
as legitimate job interviews compared with his discussions
with Jones.

``I was hoping that I could get to the next stage,'' Lewis
told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. ``This is like getting
to the semis.''

Lewis is at least the third candidate Jones interviewed to
replace Barry Switzer, whose resigned Jan. 9.

Jones declined to say if there are additional candidates for
the job. He also declined to say if he plans to ask the
Denver Broncos for permission to talk to offensive
coordinator Gary Kubiak.

It is known the Cowboys owner met, in addition to Lewis,
with former San Francisco 49ers coach George Seifert and
former UCLA coach Terry Donahue.

Jones said Wednesday he planned to speak to Seifert and
Donahue again.

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