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May 21, 1998

Cowgirl discus thrower wins state

By a sports correspondent of the News
AUSTIN - Stacey Miller earned silver at regionals, but she
struck gold in Austin at the state high school 1-A
championships. Miller found first place gold 127 feet, 3
inches from the thrower's circle.

The next closest throw was 120 feet, 6 inches from Melissa
Kinner of Klondike almost a full seven feet short of the
throw by the Grandfalls-Royalty Cowgirl junior.

"I guess I could do better," says Miller of her state
championship on Friday, May 15. "My goal was to hit 130
feet so I was a little disappointed."

Miller's success was largely due, she believes, to her
mental focus when entering a meet.

Says Miller: "I wasn't nervous at all. I just look at it
like another track meet. Last year I got a little nervous
and I choked big time."

Placing behind Miller after Kinner was Natasha Carper,
Bronte, 119-3; Jessica Everett, Whiteface, 117-1; Jamie
Brice, Leakey, 115-10; Crystal Allen, Karnack, 115-10;
Amanda Garriga, Yantis, 115-7; Kacey Meeks, Harper, 115-0.

Also competing the state meet was Cowgirl Desiree Rayoe in
the 100. Rayoe finished sixth in the championship

Mendez signs letter of intent

Nicholas Mendez, a 1995 graduate of Monahans High School who
is competing this week in the national junior college golf
championships, has signed a letter of intent to play golf
for the Incarnate Word Crusaders, report his parents, Rudy
and Maria Mendez.

Incarnate Word is a San Antonio school with a storied golf
program at the small college level. Currently, Mendez
attends Odessa College. He is part of the Odessa College
Wrangler golf team that is taking part in the national
junior college tournament in Dothan, Ala.

His mother says her son signed the letter of intent to play
next season with the Crusader golfers on Friday, May 15.
Says Maria Mendez: "Nicholas will join the Incarnate Word
Crusader golf team under the direction of Coach Steve Lutz
in San Antonio on Aug. 26. While at Incarnate Word, he plans
to major in business management."

The 20-year-old Monahans golfer, who had won regional
medalist honors as a high school senior, had considered the
University of Texas - San Antonio.

"But he played a round with two members of the golf team at
Incarnate Word a couple of weeks ago," says his father.
"Incarnate Word offered him the scholarship."

Loboes leave mark at state track meet

By a sports correspondent of the News
AUSTIN - Monahans High seniors Robin Hanna and Quint Melius
headed out to Austin last week to take part in the UIL State
Track and Field 3-A Championship.

Hanna finished second in the state in the 110 hurdles;
Melius, third in the shotput.

The meet is made up of the best athletes from across the
state. Hanna competed in the 110-hurdles and, due to a
scratch, the high jump.

In the 110-hurdles Hanna came back from fifth place to
narrowly grab the silver with a time of 14.33 over Anthony
Francis of Fiddings 14.36.

Hanna's second place finish came behind Jermaine Cooper, of
Giddings, who turned in a time of 13.53 to set a national
high school record.

Other finishers in the 110 were Alex Flores, Carrizo
Springs, 14.44, Jeremi Sanders, Burnet, 14,63; Jeremy
Childs, Atlanta, 14.65; Justin Mathews Sonora, 14.81; Josh
Stamoer, Clarksville, 15.08. In the High jump Hanna scored a
6 foot, 6 inch but could only mange fifth place. The top
four finishers were Dewayne Frant of Bishop 7-0; Michael
Beasley, Abilene Wylie, 6-11; DeMarcus Jackson, Malakoff,
6-6 and Justin Youngblood, Goliad, 6-6.

Melius scored a third place finish with a throw of 56 feet 9
inches. to finish behind Sidney Gaines of Vernon who had a
59-1 1/2 and Reginald Promise, of Fairfield, 57-0.

The remaining placers were Matt Trissel, Teague, 56-5 1/2;
Paul Campbell, Ingleside, 54-10 1/4; Montrae Holland,
Jefferson, 54-7 3/4; Henry Garza, Taft, 53-9 1/2; Montaine
Harrison, Queen City, 51-5 1/2.

Loboes doubles duo stumbles

By a sports correspondent of the News
AUSTIN - Lobo state qualifiers Christina Wilbur and Sandra
Molinar suffered a first round loss to eventual state
champions Lauren Longbotham and Ashley Harryman 6-4, 6-3.

Longbotham and Harryman of Groesbeck went on to win the
state high school 3-A title by stopping Spring Hill's
Valerie Prince and Jessica Hastie 6-4, 3-6, 6-1.

The state tournament was at the University of Texas Whitaker
Courts on Friday, May 15.

Class 3-A State Tennis Results Boys Singles Quarterfinals
Cayman Marchall, Van, def, Joey Liepman, Mexia, 7-6, 6-2;
John Leavitt, Vernon, def, Chris Palmatier, Lake Travis,
6-2, 6-4; Wes Lehman, Vernon, def, Jonathan Terrell, Diboll,
3-6, 7-6, 6-3; Ben Fortune, San Antonio Cole, def, James
Willis, Longview Spring Hill, 6-2, 6-0. Semifinals Leavitt,
Vernon, def, Marshall, Van, 6-3, 6-2; Fortune, San Anonio
Cole, def, Lehman, Vernon , 6-2, 6-2. Girls Singles Quarter
Finals Kristen Wooten, Carndall, def, Emily Smith ,
Bellville, 6-1, 6-0; Kristen Wooten, Crandall, def, Emily
Smith, Bellville, 6-1, 6-0; Kristin Graif, Lake Travis, def,
Christy Mares, Seminole, 7-5, 6-2; Sarah Everett,
Breckenridge, def, Laura Easterwood, Rockdale, 6-4, 6-1;
Sharla Whitaker, Texarkana Pleasant Frove, def, Juile
Klauck, San Antonio Cole, 6-1, 6-4. Semifinals Wooten
Crandall, def, Graif, Lake Travis, 6-3, 6-1; Whitaker,
Texarkana Pleasant Grove, def, Everett, Breckenridge, 7-6
(7-5), 6-3. Boys Doubles Quarterfinals Dustin Storey-Paul
Dutoit, Van, def, Butch Smith-Terry Patrick, Kirbyville,
7-5, 6-2; Cory Echols-Chad Petross, Vernon, def, Eric
Lamareaux-Jimmy Ahrens, Winderly, 6-2, 7-6 (7-3); Clark
Arnodd-Lloyd McGuire, Liverty, def, Travis adams-Tim Kute,
abilene Wylie, 6-4, 7-5; Cullen Lodffler-Nathan Henry,
Ingram, def, Willima Butler-Shane Newman, Gladewater, 3-6,
6-4, 6-3. Semifinals Echols-Petross, Vernon, def,
Story-Dutoir, Van, 6-4, 6-2; Arnold-McGuire, Liberty, def,
Loeffler-Henry Ingram, 7-5, 6-2. Girls Doubles Quarterfinals
Valerie Prince-Jessica Hasetie, Longview Spring Hill, Def,
Summer Williams- Jennifer Wright, Kribyville, 6-7 (5-7),
7-5, 6-2; Kathy Boland-Meredith Gooch, Veronon, def, Ashley
River-Angela Sparks, Ingram, 6-1, 6-3; LAUREN
Rivera-Kristie Esquivel, Falfurrias, def, Connie
Gleghorn-Misty Carter, Wills Points, 6-7 (3-7), 6-2, 6-4.
Semifinals Prince-Hastie, Longview Spring Hill, def,
Boland-Gooch, Vernon, 7-5, 6-7, 7-6; Longbotham-Harryman,
Groesbeck. Boys Singles Finals Ben Fortune, San Antonio
Cole, def, John Leavitt, Vernon, 7-6, (7-5), 4-6, 6-2. Boys
Doubles Final Clark Arnold-Lloyd McGuire, Liberty, def, Cory
Echols-Chad Petross, Vernon, 6-4, 3-6, 6-1. Boys Doubles
Final Clark Arnold-Lloyd McGuire, Liberty, def, Cory
Echoles-Chad Petross, Vernon, 6-4, 3-6, 6-1. Girls Singles
Final Sharla Whitaker, Texarkana Pleasant Grove, def,
Kristen Wooren, Crandall, 7-5, 6-4. Girls Doubles Final
Lauren Longbotham-Ashley Harryman, Groesbeck def, Valerie
Prince-Jessican Hastie, Spring Hill, 6-7 (8-6), 7-6, (8-6),

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