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Daily Newspaper and Travel Guide
for Pecos Country of West Texas
Aug. 27, 1998
Lobos open season with Snyder
Larry Hanna's Big Green Lobo team, a favorite in tough
4-3A, opens with powerful 4A Snyder in the first game of
the 1998 prep football season at 7:30 p.m. Friday in Snyder.
"Some kids are going to have to come in and play," says
Hanna, "due to some key injuries. It's an opportuity for
greatness for our kids to overcome the challenge "
Hanna says the offense will be at or near the level which
the Lobo defense has been playing since pads first popped in
"We spent this week picking apart the Snyder defense," says
the coach. "So far this week, we've had three great
practices both on offense and defense."
In the Pecos scrimmage on Friday, Aug. 21, the offense
showed it was beginning to mature. Offensive and defensive
Lobo teams each scored in the practice in Pecos.
It is the defense on which the Lobo mentor must depend
Last year's District Most Valuable Defense Player Roy Porras
returns at defensive end as does Brandon Lee, an all
district linebacker a last year.
The then sophomore had 115 tackles.Hanna says the offense,
which replaces all 11 starters, will mature on Friday.
Swim club tryouts Monday
Monahans Swim Club will hold tryouts on Monday Aug. 31 at
the high school swimming pool from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. All
children are welcome to join the swimming program. However,
the child must be able to swim two (2) lengths of the pool.
For further information please contact Michaelle May at
943-7511 or 943-4033.
Lady Loboes thrill hometown crowd
The Monahans High School Lady Loboes thrilled the hometown
crowd this weekend with a strong showing in the 25th annual
Monahans Volleyball Tournament.
The Ladies kicked off tournament play on Friday against El
Paso Americas, defeating them handily in two sets, 15-9,
The Monahans team split their next match with Ft. Stockton,
15-10, 13-15. Pool A, the group of teams that included the
Lady Loboes, consisted of three teams.
The final standings for the pool were: Monahans (3-1), Ft.
Stockton (3-1), and El Paso Americas (0-4).
The women initiated the attack Saturday morning in the
Championship Bracket, defeating district foe Presidio 15-5,
In the next round, semifinals, Denver City was disposed to
be a quickly, succumbing to the Ladies 15-8, 15-10.
The Lady Loboes were now in the Championship Match, one win
away from returning the trophy and title to Monahans.
The scheduling for the tournament had gone awry long
This placed the championship match much later in the evening
than originally planned.
In front of a supportive faction, the Lady Loboes fell short
of the championship, falling in three sets: 6-15, 16-14,
The Ladies did Monahans proud, however, by competing so
strongly in a field with bigger teams from bigger schools.
The Lady Loboes take the court in the Pecos Tournament this
coming weekend, and battle Ft. Davis and Colorado City on
Tuesday, September 1st.
Monahans def. El Paso Americas, 15-9, 15-10.
Ft. Stockton def.El Paso Americas 15-16, 15-11.
Monahans split with Ft. Stockton, 15-10, 13-15.
Plainview def. Clint, 16-14, 15-13.
Plainview split with Tahoka, 15-13, 4-15.
Clint def. Tahoka, 15-12, 15-5.
El Paso Bowie def. Presidio, 15-4, 16-14.
El Paso Bowie def. Plains, 15-6, 15-9.
Presidio def. Plains, 15-6, 15-5.
Fabens split with El Paso High, 7-15, 16-14.
El Paso High split with Denver City, 15-9, 11-15.
Denver City def Fabens, 15-14, 15-10.
Monahans def. Presidio, 15-5, 15-8.
Denver City def. Clint, 15-4, 15-13.
El Paso Bowie def. Ft. Stockton, 15-9, 15-4.
El Paso High def. Plainview, 15-9, 15-5.
Monahans def. Denver City, 15-8, 15-10.
El Paso Bowie def. El Paso High, 15-9, 15-11.
El Paso Bowie def. Monahans, 15-6, 14-16, 15-7.
The Lady Loboes then traveled to Odessa Tuesday night,
August 25 to take on Odessa High. The team had an impressive
outing against the Lady Bronchos, a bigger 5A team. The
Ladies gave Odessa a problem, but eventually fell 15-11,
Tennis team sweeps Lakeview 23-1
SAN ANGELO LAKEVIEW
The Monahans tennis team won the Sweetwater Quad Tournament
last Saturday, August 22. The Loboes beat the San Angelo
Lakeview Chiefs by a combined score of 23 matches to 1.
The Chiefs went on to play the Brownwood Lions in the
Consolation bracket, while the Loboes met the Sweetwater
Mustangs for the Championship in the afternoon. The Loboes
prevailed by a combined score of 17 matches to 7.
Lecia Baker def. Jessica Escue 6-3, 6-0.
Erin Armstrong def. Kristi Padilla 6-0, 6-0.
Megan Shawn def. Breanna Wheeler 6-0, 6-2.
Sandra Molinar def. Jennifer Weeks 6-1, 6-1.
Casey Gatzki def. Laura Woods 6-2, 6-0.
Melinda Covensky def. Regina Davis 6-2, 6-1.
Crystal Passmore def. Robbie Offil 6-1, 6-3.
Ashley Neace def. Alexis Barron 6-3, 6-2.
Baker-Molinar def. Escue-Wheeler 6-2, 6-4.
Armstrong-Shawn def. Padilla-Woods 6-2, 6-0.
Gatzki-Covensky def. Weeks-Barron 6-2, 6-3.
Daniel Fuentes def. Matt Guerro 7-6(7-4), 7-6(7-0).
Robert Wilbur def. Bo McLlellan 6-3, 6-4.
Aashish Chopra def. Dusty Bartram 6-7(5-7), 6-2,
Drew Skinner def. Slade Hodges 6-2, 6-2.
Ben Hawkins def. Bryan Wheeler 6-0, 6-0.
Jeremy Reyes def. Dallas Wearer 6-0, 6-0.
Joe Hawkins def. Matt Driggs 6-2, 6-7(6-8), 6-4.
Curtis Gibson def. Adam Garica 6-3, 6-1.
Fuentes-Skinner def. Guerro-Hodges 6-1, 3-6, 6-2.
Chopra-Wilbur def. McLlellan-Bartam 3-6, 6-2, 7-6(7-2).
Reyes-Gibson lost to Wheeler-Weaver 7-6(7-5), 6-2.
Hawkins-Hawkins def. Driggs-Garcia 6-3, 6-2.
Daniel Fuentes lost to Brandon Hix 6-3, 6-0.
Robert Wilbur lost to Andrew Pennington 4-6, 6-2,
Aashish Chopra def. Jordan Matchen 2-6, 6-3,
Drew Skinner def. Andy Montoya 3-6, 7-5,
Ben Hawkins def. Robert Vera 6-1, 6-1.
Jeremy Reyes lost to Allen Pennington 6-2, 4-6, 7-5.
Joe Hawkins def. Brett Stroman 8-1
Curtis Gibson def William Reagan 8-1
Fuentes-Skinner lost to Ambra Gage 6-4, 7-5.
Wilbur-Chopra def. Pennington-Pennington 6-3, 6-3.
Reyes-Gibson def. Montoya-Vera 7-6(7-3), 6-4.
Hawkins-Hawkins def. Stroman-Reagan 8-1.
Lecia Baker lost to Ambra Gage 6-4, 7-5.
Erin Armstong def. Heather Brock 6-3, 6-4.
Megan Shawn def. Theresa Jimenez 6-3, 6-0.
Casey Gatzki def. Margaret Gonzales 6-2, 6-1.
Crystal Passmore def. Dawn Palmer 8-1.
Ashley Neace def. Missy Taylor 8-1.
Baker-Molinar lost to Gage-Brock 6-1, 2-6, 7-6(7-5).
Armstrong-Shawn def. Davis-McVay 6-3, 6-0.
Gatzki-Covensky lost to Jimenez-Gonzales 4-6, 6-2,
Passmore-Neace def. Taylor-Palmer 8-2.
On Tuesday, August 25th in Big Spring, the Lobo tennis team
defeated the 4A powerhouse Steers by a score of 14 matches
to 4. The Monahans girls are now undefeated in four
matchups against 4A and 5A powers. The boys have won 3 of 4
Lecia Baker lost to Stephanie Lewis
Erin Armstrong def. Yoching Li 6-0,6-4
Megan Shawn def. Kim Dominguez 6-3,6-3
Sandra Molinar def. Becky Vera 6-2,6-3
Casey Gatzki def. Desiree Richardson 6-3,7-6(7-3)
Melinda Covensky def. April Ward 6-2,6-3
Baker-Molinar lost to Li-Dominguez 6-7 (7-9),6-3,6-0
Armstrong-Shawn def. Lewis-A.Richardson 6-3,7-5
Gatzki-Covensky def. Vera-D. Richardson 6-3,6-2
Daniel Fuentes def. Zach Smiley 7-5,6-2
Robert Wilbur def. Brian Witt 0-6,6-4,6-4
Aashish Chopra def. Drew Mireles 6-1,6-1
Drew Skinner def. Brian Wingert 2-6,7-5,6-0
Ben Hawkins def. Michael Williamson 6-2,2-6,6-0
Jeremy Reyes def. Josh Arguello 6-2,6-0
Smiley-Witt def. Fuentes-Skinner 6-2,6-3
Chopra-Wilbur def. Langford-Arguello 6-4,6-3
Mireles-Derrick def. Gibson-Reyes 6-1,7-5
Monhans (W) v. Ft. Stockton
16-14, 4-15, 10-15
Mandy Fentes, Tracie Jasso, Holly Blum, Cassidee Avary,
Shayla Terry, Marisol Yanez, Dedra Wessels, Mandy Wilson,
Vanessa Collins, Kristen Baiza, Monica Loera, Arlette
Garcia, Felicha DeLa O.
Monahans v. OHS (W)
11-15, 16-14, 15-11
Monahans v. Permian (W)
Monahans v. Lamesa (W)
Monahans v. El Paso Bowie
15-7, 14-16, 15-9
Coach's report: "Green team won their pool. Our first
opponant was Pecos Purple. We had many technical problems
which may happen this early in the season. We lost the match
13-15, 10-15. Our next game was against Andrews which we won
15-13, 15-10. Good serving from Catalina Peyalo among others
List of participants: Courtny Suehs, Amber Swan, Amanda
Porras, Tamera Contreras, Christie Bates, Marty Lewallen,
Shayla Burnes, Nydia Corrales, Catalina DeLa O.
Green v. Lamesa (W)
Green v. Permian (W)
11-15, 15-5, 15-12
Coach's reports: "The freshmen white team playing a very
skilled pool group. We placed third.
White team won the consolation with the score 15-11, 15-10
over Ft. Stockton."
List of participants: April Gonzales, Chastity Franco,
Kourtney Montogmery, Amber Contreras, Crystal Dominguez,
Stephanie Estrada, Emerald Setzler, Dani Melius, Andi Montez
and Veronica Moreno.
White (W) v. Crane
White v. Crane Gold (W)
Green (W) v Midland Christian
List of participants: Amanda Primera, Allison McFarlin,
Nikki Sanchez, Bridget Vela, Kimberly Salgado, Monique
Sanchez, Jessica Hummel, Denise Gray, Diana Gutierrez and
Kelly v. Midland Christian (W)
List of participants: Erica Yanez, Zayra Corrales, Amanda
McKinney, Lora Canara, Sonya Hernandez, Lauren Bustos, Maria
Morales, Anna Kute, Alessi Agudis, Summer Martinez.
Seventh Grade V-Ball
Monahans (W) v. Midland Christian
Coach's Comments: "The team performed well, Everyone played
hard, Serves were excellent."
Top servers: Rachel Miller, Jessica Tavarez and Stacy Garcia.
List of participants: Ryan Inskeep, Rachel Miller, Veronica
Montes, Alexia Ochoa, Amanda Jones, Stacy Garcia, Savanna
West, Jenna Hawthorne, Nichole Marshall, Jessica Tavarez,
Alisha Fisher, Emily Speed, Julia Martinez.
Green (W) v. Midland Christian
15-4, 13-15, 14-16
Coach's comments: "The girls started out slow. After they
warmed up they pulled together and played excellent.
Everyone played together. Wonderful team work. Their hard
work paid off and the girls pulled out a beautiful win in
Top servers: Valerie Lazono, Audry Andrews.
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