Daily Newspaper and Travel Guide
for Pecos Country of West Texas
Tuesday, Oct. 13, 1998
High school golf camp set at El Paso
The Savane College All-America Golf Classic will be held for
high school students on Sunday, Nov. 22, at the El Paso
Country Club in El Paso.
The skills camp will be from 12:30 to 4 p.m. MST, and will
be followed by a collegiate tournamernt on Nov. 23-24 at the
El Paso Country Club. Top high school performers at the camp
in long drives, putting, sand shots and short game will be
eligible to serve as caddies for the nation's top collegiate
golfers during the two-day tournament.
High school players can sign up for the skills camp between
now and Nov. 13 at any pro shop in the area.
Eagle swimmers sink Steers in opener
The Pecos Eagles swim team opened their 1998-99 season on
Saturday by posting wins in both the boys' and girls
divisions of a dual meet in Big Spring against the Steers.
Pecos' boys, who were edged out for the District 4 title by
Big Spring back in January, defeated the Steers by a 59-42
margin, while the girls, who won the district title but have
graduated several of their key swimmers, were able to edge
out Big Spring, 49-43.
"For the first meet, I was pretty pleased," said Eagles'
coach Terri Morse. "A lot of them started off where they
left off from last year, so I feel pretty good about that."
"Kevin (Bates) set a new school record (in the 100 yard
butterfly) with a 57.82, and he also broke the district
record, although it doesn't count, of course, unless you do
it in district," she added. Bates' victory also came by a
1.2 second margin over Slate Broyles, who beat him in the
district finals of the 100 fly earlier this year.
Bates also won the 50 yard freestyle, with a 22.30 time,
while several other Pecos boys finished first in their
Matt Ivy won the 100 freestyle, beating out Big Spring's
Justin Williams, while Williams beat him out for first by
.02 second in the 200 free. Timothy Harrison won the 200
medley in 2:28.56 and was second in the 500 free, and Scott
Pounds won the one meter diving competition, with a 135.75
Among other swimmers, Luis Nieto was third in the 200 free
and 100 backstroke; Patrick McChesney was third in the 200
medley; Cortney Freeman was third in the 50 free; Grant
Holland was second in the 100 breaststroke and third in the
100 fly; Tye Edwards was second in the 100 backstroke and
Pounds was third in the 100 free.
In the relays Bates, Holland, Ivy and Freeman won the 200
medley with a 1:50.57 time and took the 400 freestyle relay,
in 3:40.43. Pounds, Harrison, Graham and Freeman were second
in the 200 free relay with a 1:43.30 time to the Steers'
The girls got wins from their 200 medley relay team of Jo
Ann Wein, Sarah Flores, Liz Parent and Jennifer Martinez
with a 2:10.12 time, and also won the 400 free relay, going
4:19.48 to beat out the Steers by one second. The 200 free
relay team of Martinez, Parent, Lindsey Olibas and Martinez
was second with a 2:08.55 time.
Parent, Flores and Wein also picked up two individual
firsts, Parent in the 100 fly (1:09.32) and the 200
freestyle (2:15.39), Flores in the 200 medley (2:36.04) and
the 100 breaststroke (1:20.89) while Wein won the 100
backstroke with a 1:16.61 time and the 100 freestyle, in
Briar Prewit had Pecos' other gold medal, taking the 500
free in 6:35.85, and was second to Parent in the 200 free.
Martinez was second in the 50 free; Olibas was fourth in
both the 50 free and 100 free; and Rebecca McChesney was
fourth in the 500 free and the 100 breaststroke.
Morse said the races Pecos' swimmers competed in on Saturday
may not be the ones they swim in either at the district meet
at the end of January or in Pecos' home opener, at 6 p.m.
Thursday against Andrews. "For example, Kevin's not going to
swim the 50 free this week. He's going to swim the back and
the 100 free," Morse said. "I kind of like to keep them
guessing at this time of the year."
Eagles hope home court troubles end
The Pecos Eagles will be hoping the fourth time is the
charm at home in District 2-4A play, when they host the El
Paso Mountain View Lobos tonight, starting at about 7:15
The Eagles tied Fabens for first in the district volleyball
standings on Saturday, as they overcame their recent
late-match struggles with a 15-4, 11-15, 15-13 victory on
the Wildcats' home court. It gave both teams 5-1 records in
district, and the Eagles are 13-9 on the season.
Pecos has started fast and finished slow in their first
three home district matches, losing to Fabens, then holding
on at the finish against Clint and San Elizario. But while
those three teams are all in the 2-4A playoff race, Mountain
View has struggled this season.
The Lobos have won just once in 21 matches and have been
swept in all six of their district contests so far. That
includes a 15-7, 15-4 loss to Pecos at home on Sept. 25.
The Eagles can all but assure themselves of a third
straight playoff trip with wins tonight over Mountain View
and a victory on Saturday at Clint, currently a game behind
the Eagles and Wildcats in the standings. Pecos could either
widen their lead over Clint or end up alone in first after
tonight with a victory at home, since the Lions take on
Fabens tonight, though coach Becky Granado said she wants
her team to focus on the Lobos.
"We're probably going to have to win two away games (at
Clint and San Elizario) to win the district title, but we
have to worry about Mountain View first before we worry
about Clint on Saturday," she said.
Tonight's match is the next-to-last at home for the Eagles
this season. They'll host Canutillo next Tuesday and then
would face a playoff game, probably in Van Horn, the
following Tuesday if they finish tied for first, second or
third in the standings.
Play opens at 6 p.m., with the junior varsity and freshmen
matches in the new and old gyms.
Mac McKinnon, Publisher
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