October 1, 1998
Langley wins bass tourney
Wallace Langley won the Kermit Bass Club Oak Creek Lake
Tournament big bass and most weight competition, according
to a statement from the club.
On Saturday, Langley caught a mess of fish weighing 13
Langley had the biggest fish on Saturday, eight pounds even;
"The September tournament washeld at Oak Creek Lake. Ricky
Michael McMillan caught three pounds, five ounces of fish on
"The Top 15 Tournament and the regular October Tournament
Weigh in times for the October tournment will be 4:30 to 5
Minimum length for competition will be 14.25 inches with a
Tennis fems still unbeaten
Women's Lobo Tennis has continued unbeaten into the first
days of Autumn.
In the past week, the 3-A team has stiopped three 5-A
Several of the girls are undefeated for the year. Megan
Coach Steve Baber says: "These girls are playing at a high
The lady's pack has defeated Midland Lee, San Angelo
Sept. 22, the ladies bested the Permian Panthers by a
On Sept. 26 the ladies bested the Lubbock Westeners by a
Sept. 29 the ladies won over the Midland Bulldogs 7 matches
As a team the tennis girls and boys are competing, and
Robert Wilbur of Monahans beat Jay Hegde 1-6, 6-4,
Horn-Wright beat Fuentes-Reyes 6-4, 6-0
Erin Armstrong of Monahans beat Roshi Mansouri 6-2,
Molinar-Armstrong beat Mansouri-Williamsen 6-3, 6-4
Bustilloz-Gist beat Wilbur-Skinner 7-6 (7-5), 6-4
Erin Armstrong beat Emily Leeton 7-6 (7-5), 4-6, 6-4
Leeton-Webb beat Baker-Molinar 6-3, 6-2
Cross country runner takes fifth medal
By a sports correspondent of The News
STANTON - Heather Lario won her team-leading fifth medal of
The Monahans High Cross Country women's varsity runner has
Lario finished fifth in the women's competition; teammate
David Morales (12) and David Williams (14) were the top two
That was the Lobo Cross Country tale on Saturday, Sept. 26,
Coach Mike Swiegert says:
"I thought the kids ran pretty well on such a tough course.
Big Green volleyballs sanre Crane
By Nathan Rogers
A sports correspondent of The News
The Lady Loboes of Monahans High aren't lacking for reasons
to be proud.
After several years of dominant play and only a season
removed from the 3A State Volleyball Tournament, the Ladies
intended to return to the pinnacle of their game.
On Saturday, Sept. 26, in Monahans against district favorite
Crane, they accomplished that goal. The Ladies started the
match rather shaky and lost the first game.
Coach Patty Hall says, "I think the first game was simply
nerves. Everyone has heard what a good team Crane has, and
the girls were just kind of shaken."
Unfortunately for the Lady Cranes, their reputation would
only carry them so far. After the first game, which
Monahans lost, the Lady Loboes had a discussion among
themselves in the locker room. Although the exact words
exchanged in the gathering may never be revealed, the
general meaning was clear. The Ladies returned to the floor
and never looked back, playing with a vivid intensity yet to
be seen in this young season.
"Well, after the first game, we just talked about how much
the team wanted to win, and how much the district title
would mean. It just got the girls moving," says Coach Hall.
The Lady Cranes were soon intimidated by this seemingly
different Lobo team and lost the fire they had so eagerly
shown in the first game. Senior Dedra Wessels, who began
pounding the floor with a vengeance, led The Ladies.
From Hall: "This was definitely Dedra's best game of the
season. She just pounded the ball, and soon Crane was
scared, but they never stopped fighting. I think this Lobo
team has finally realized their potential. They can win the
district title...if they want to."
The final score was 5-15, 15-10, 15-9 and the Green opened
district play with a victory.
Coach Hall has a positive outlook on the remainder of the
season. She and the team feel confident about their chances
at the playoffs.
This Saturday the team faces district foe Kermit in Kermit
for another step in the journey to the title. With a new
coaching staff and system, Kermit is the unknown factor of
the title race.
What does the team have to say about this?
It doesn't matter what is said. Their play on the court
will settle any dispute.
Monahans (W) v. Crane
5-15, 15-10, 15-9
Kills - Mandy Wilson, 3; Kristen Baiza, 2; Stephanie Taylor,
1; Dedra Wessels, 9; Shayla Terry, 10; Tracie Jasso, 4.
Blocks - Vanessa Collins, 5; Stephanie Taylor, 1; Dedra
Setter Assists - Tracie Jasso.
Trinidad survives scoreless first quarter
By a sports correspondent of The News
VOSS - State-ranked number 2 Trinidad and Number 3
Grandfalls-Royalty exploded on Saturday, Sept. 26, at
neutral Panther Creek Stadium in Voss.
Trinidad survived 44-32 in a wild exchange of
lightning-and-thunder offenses and blitzing-and-smashing
defenses in which the first quarter was scoreless, an
almost unheard of phenomena in Texas six-man football when
teams like these state powerhouses meet.
The Trojan victory ended the Cowboy's regular season winning
streak at 23, a string that began in 1996. Most of the
Cowboys had never lost a game before in regular season play.
"We played well at times," says Cowboys Coach Dewaine Lee.
"If we see them again, it will have to be in the state
championships because they're in the state's Eastern
bracket. We're glad we played them. We learned some things
that will help us in district."
District play opens for Grandfalls-Royalty at 7:30 p.m. on
Friday, Oct. 2, at John White Stadium in Grandfalls. The
opponent is Balmorhea, beaten by Grandfalls for the past two
years;, years in which Balmorhea had been favored to win the
district championship, titles they lost to Grandfalls.
While Grandfalls, ranked third in the state by the Huntress
Report, and Trinidad, ranked second, were playing in Voss,
Balmorhea played Borden County, the top ranked team in Texas
six-man football, and lost.
Balmorhea, Sanderson, Dell City all are strong in district
competition this year, notes Lee, who says, "They have
excellent teams. They can beat you. Friday against Balmorhea
is when our season really begins. If we can get rolling,
we'll see what can be done."
Lee notes that he, his coaches and his team saw what can
happen against Trinidad.
After scoring futility and dominating defense in the first
period, second quarter points came in a rush. Trinidad put
30 on the board; Grandfalls, 16.
Says Lee: "We spotted them 30 points and we had to get
going. You make little mistakes. You can't have the fumbles
and the dropped passes. It turned into 30 points for them.
After that, it was a good game."
It was a good game.
"We spotted them 30 points and we had to get going and it
turned out to be a good game," agrees Lee.
The Trojans owned the third quarter 14-0 before the Cowboys
came rushing back to outscore the Trojans 16-0 in the final
quarter as their rally fell two touchdowns short.
Trinidad won on its speed, the big play and took advantage
of Cowboy errors.
Damien Jackson, the Trinidad running back who won the Class
"A" state championships in both the 200 and 400 meter
sprints last Spring, lived up to his press clippings. But
the first two points he scored came on a defensive play in
the second quarter when he tackled a cowboy in the end zone
for a safety.
After that Jackson found high gear on offense, he raced for
270 yards on 23 carries. Trinidad's team total on rushing
yards was 389. His touchdown sprints covered 78, 58 and 14
yards. Running and passing, Trinidad had 443 total yards.
Grandfalls could have won this game and their attack was
more balanced. The Cowboys had 365 total yards - 213 via the
pass. Four touchdowns came with the pass. Brothers Roy and
Ronnie Vasquez threw two touchdown passes each.
Ronnie hit Danny Santiago for a 10 yard scoring catch and
brother Roy for a 53-yard touchdown in the third quarter.
Those scores came within 25 seconds of each other.
In the fourth period, Roy had touchdown strikes of eight to
Andy Leyva and 51 to James Stocks.
Loboes stomp panthers in homecoming tilt
By a sports correspondent of The News
Take a moment. Think back a year.
The day was Sept. 26, 1997 - homecoming in Monahans. The
After four games of, for the most part, subpar overall 1998
This was Fort Stockton's homecoming. However, it seemed
The story of Friday night's game is the resurgence of the
The only scoring of the first half came on a 12 play Lobo
The remainder of the first half was a defensive battle.
The third quarter mirrored the first quarter. Panther and
More appropriately they let the Fourth Quarter begin.
Monahans Coach Larry Hanna's idea of a fourth quarter team
That Big Green offensive line was devastating.
The six minute Lobo drive was capped by Hinojos plunging
The Loboes had two more chances to score in the final 6
The Jason Swarb snap was bobbled by Hinojos, who quickly
The game ended there deep in Panther territory.
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