April 30, 1998
Eric Ray, Eddie Rowe lead Mean Green rally
By a sports correspondent of the News
ODESSA - Coach David Burnett's Big Green Mean Lobo Golfing Pack rallied
from a stroke down to two-time defending Region 1-3A golfing champion
Abilene Wylie after the first day of play to dethrone Wylie and win.
In the course of the two day match, Monahans High School set a new
Next stop: Austin, May 11 and 12 for the state championship tournament.
In the regionals Monday and Tuesday, April 27 and April 28, at Ratliff
Lobo men's golf boss Burnett does not agree..
"I'm not so sure it was totally unexpected. I thought we had a chance if
Ray was first in the regional medalist standings with a two day total of
Continues Burnett: "Everyone played good golf. They all played good
The shocker came about 2:30 p.m. not long after the start of the final
Anyone in the West Texas Desert could have heard the screaming and
Lobo Josh Willson steps to the tee on Number 4. He addresses the ball
"Josh Willson made a hole-in-one," says Burnett.
Josh Willson's hole-in-one, says Burnett, underscored the team concept
"You play as a team. You win as a team. You lose as a team," emphasizes
Was there a basic reason why the Loboes stopped Abilene Wylie?
"I felt like we played up to our potential. If we played to our
On the way to the regional crown, Burnett says of his team's record
"Our 294 total is a new regional tournament record. Last year Wylie shot
More from Burnett on the regional championship:
"Eric Ray has just been a good leader. Eric is the only senior. Eric's
"Eddie Rowe is a freshman. Don Fisher is a sophomore. Josh Willson and
And Burnett did not want anyone to forget the Lobo Junior Varsity, which
"They ended up fifteenth. They didn't get last. They played well. They
Ladys blow past Greenwood in bi-district
By Richard Acosta
News sports writer
GREENWOOD - Imagine you're away from home, the sun is going down, the
weather is getting frightful as dirt and dust blow in your face and oh
yeah... you have to win a softball game.
This was the scene for the Monahans High School Loboes 17-15 win in the
"I am just so proud of our girls," says Lobo Coach Becky Melius. "We
In addition to having players out, the Ladies faced wicked weather
In fact the sun had already crossed the horizon when the last out was
"It felt awesome," said senior left fielder Stacy Sotelo. "We have all
The Green started off a bit slow in the first inning, falling behind
"Every one was paying attention to Kacey's strike out, " said Lopez. "I
M.H.S. women finish third in regional
By a sports correspondent of the News
ODESSA - Not a senior on the team and the women golfers from Monahans
High School won a District 3-3A championship.
Not a senior on the team and this bunch of golfers finishes third in the
In this case, "Wait'll next year" does not seem to be the old cliche.
Lobo Golf Coach Becky Hix believes: "The girls had a great year and
"Next year looks promising."
That is a conservative coach's way of saying: "Watch out!" in the season
This year wasn't bad. Hix won the district title with no seniors in a
Regional championship is the next goal.
In this year's regionals, the Lobo women finished behind winner Abilene
But this time in the regional Monday and Tuesday, April 27 and April 28,
Kandace Burnett led the Green both days with an 87 and an 86.
Green sends 9 qualifiers to 12 events in Odessa
Nine Monahans High School Lobo qualifiers in 12 events.
"We're going to be well represented," says Track Coach Doug Doege.
Doege is discussing the regional 3A track and field competition this
In this competition, there are no pre-meet favorites unless Vernon is
"We're going to have to commit to great performance to win and that's
"We're talking seconds and inches," continues Doege.
Ward county Olympians take 26 gold
Special to the News
ODESSA - Nineteen athletes.
Forty-four total medals 26 gold, 13 silver and five bronze.
That was the victory tally for the Ward County Special Athletes from
Coordinator Frank Krhut summarizes the day of competition this way: "The
Emphasize the "Great!" says Krhut.
All three 400 meter relays won their heats to get the gold medals.
The women's Monahans I Relay runners were Becci Hardaway, Shelly Kidd,
Men's relay runners were Eddie Carrasco, Lee Henson, Chad Keyte and
Gold - Lorina Galvadon (50 meters) Holley Westerman (100 meters)
Silver - Becci Hardaway (100 meters) Kandle Krhut (50 meters) Geneva
Bronze - Sylvia Brito (50 meters) Andrew Moore (100 meters)
Fourth - Shelley Kidd (50 meters)
Gold - Amanda McKelvey (softball) Holly Westeman (long jump).
Silver - Sylvia Brito (softball) Becci Hardaway (softball), Kandle Krhut
Bronze - Geneva McKeleps (softball)
Sixth - Lorina Galvadon (softball)
Seventh - Shelly Kidd (softball)
Gold - Tony Calzada (50 meter slalom) Eddie Carrasco (200 meters) Lee
Silver - Billy Russell (100 meter) Floyd Walker (400 meter walk).
Sixth - Ruben Hernandez (100 meter)
Gold - Eddie Carrasco (shot put) Chad Keyte (shot put) Billy Russell
Silver - Tony Calzada (softball) Paul Rubins (softball) Todd Rush (shot
Bronze - Lee Henson (long jump) Floyd Walker (shot put)
Fourth - Ramon Valenzuela (softball)
Fifth - Ruben Hernandez (softball)
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