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November 19, 1998

Loboes defeat Tornadoes

The Monahans Loboes came back from a 10-7 halftime deficit
to defeat the Lamesa Tornados, 21-10, at Ratliff Stadium
Saturday. A host of Monahans fans were on hand to cheer for
the Green.

This win will send the Lobes to Amarillo to take on Perryton
next week. The game will be played at Dick Bivens Stadium
Friday, Nov. 20 at 7 pm

The tone for the game was set by an early Lobo scoring drive
in the first quarter, the only Lobo scoring of the first
half. Two great defensive series and a 76 yard punt by
Brandon Lee followed.

After a Lamesa punt, the Loboes set up shop on the Lamesa 45
and six plays later found paydirt in the end zone. On the
second play, Benny Rodriguez took a Raul Hinojos handoff to
the right side and seemed to be tackled for only a short
gain. But Rodriguez had other ideas and broke out of the
six man pack . He scampered 37 yards down to the Lamesa
eight. Three plays later, Hinojos found Chris Adams in the
endzone on a bootleg. Joel Najar added the PAT to give the
Loboes the lead with 5:39 remaining in the quarter.

The Loboes lead held until the 8:44 mark in the second
period. At that point, Lamesa's outstanding RB Juan
Barrioz, who averaged over 7 yards a carry during the
season, scored on a seven yard run, capping off Lamesa's
longest drive of the game. Chris Arredondo added the PAT to
tie the score up at 7-7.

The Tors took the lead late in the second quarter, as
Arredondo kicked true on a 31 yard field goal.

After a needed half time rest, the Loboes returned to
action. However, the team was without the services of
junior MLB Brandon Lee, who had an ankle sprain. The Lobo
defense stepped up big in his absence and held Lamesa
scoreless in the third quarter.

The deepest Lobo drive of the quarter began with just over 6
minutes remaining in the period. The Pack moved the ball
effeciently down the field to the Lamesa 19 yard line. On
first down from the 19, field general Hinojos rolled to his
right, but was unable to find an open receiver. After
eluding several tacklers, the quarterback was sacked for a
19 yard loss that moved the Loboes back to the 38.

On the next play, Hinojos' pass appeared to be heading
straight for the outstretched arms of J.T. Higgins, but was
intercepted by a Lamesa defender. Lady luck was sitting with
the Loboes on this day; on the next play Barrioz fumbled the
football back to the Green. The Loboes kept possession as
the fourth quarter began.

Four fingers up signified one more time that the fourth
quarter belongs to the men in green.

This night would be no exception.

On the third play of the quarter, Louis Moreno hit paydirt
with a one yard run to open second half scoring. Najar
again added the PAT to give the Loboes a 14-7 lead.

Lamesa fought back and had one true chance to score. The
Tors returned to their option offense, one which the Loboes
had given up some big plays to earlier in the game. The
Tors went to the well one too many times; Barrioz tried to
cut back inside, only to take a ferocious (nicely called)
hit from Frank Vela. Josh Swarb scooped the ball up, and
the Loboes took the field on offense again.

The Loboes had a chance to put the game away with just over
2:30 remaining. With Lamesa out of timeouts, the Loboes
faced fourth and two at the 33 yard line. A first down
would seal the victory for the Loboes, failure would give
the ball back to the Tors.

Porras sealed Lamesa's fate, taking the Hinojos handoff and
rumbling 33 yards for the "icing" TD. Najar's extra point
was good, and the Loboes ended the day by winning their
third consecutive game, and third consecutive bi-district

Lamesa head coach Tim James said, "You can't beat a team
like Monahans after turning the ball over. They did an
excellent job.

Monahans coach Larry Hanna said of the game, "It was a
hard-fought game. Lamesa fought, but our kids are good
fighters too."

SCORING SUMMARY: First Quarter. Monahans: Chris Adams 9 pass
from Raul Hinojos (Joel Najar kick), 5:39 remaining. Second
Quarter. Lamesa: Juan Barrioz 7 run (Chris Arredondo kick),
8:44. Lamesa: Arredondo 31 FG, :13. Fourth Quarter.
Monahans: Luis Moreno 1 run (Najar kick), 10:55. Monahans:
Roy Porras 33 run (Najar kick), 2:32.
Lamesa Monahans
First downs 9 12
Rushing Yards 37-195 41-133
Passing yards 65 75
Passes 4-10-0 5-10-1
Fumbles-Lost 2-2 2-0
Penalties 6-49 6-35
Punts-Avg 5-33 5-41.6

Individual Statistics

Lamesa: Waylon Hogg 13-72, Matthew Wade 9-64, Juan Barrioz

Monahans: Roy Porras 7-51, Luis Moreno 12-44, Benny
Rodriguez 7-43, Brandon Lee 2-2, Raul Hinojos 12-(-7).

Lamesa: Waylon Hogg 4-9-0 for 65 yards, Juan Barrioz 0-1-0
for 0 yards.

Monahans: Raul Hinojos 5-10-1 for 75 yards.

Lamesa: Jacob Hernandez 1-40, Noel Morales 2-12, Matthew
Wade 1-13.

Monahans: J.T. Higgins 2-46, Luis Moreno 1-12, Chris Adams
1-9, Brandon Lee 1-8.

Amarillo battle of defenses shapes up

Shaping up to be a battle of defenses, Monahans will take on
the Perryton Rangers in Amarillo at Dick Bivens Stadium at 7
pm on Friday Nov. 20. It will be only the third meeting
between the two teams and the first in 22 years.

The teams first met in 1973 in Bi-District with the Loboes
winning 28-13. The second and only other meeting was in
1976 with Perryton winning 35-17.

Against Lamesa in the bi-district game last Saturday the
Loboes allowed only 65 yards passing, but did yield 195
yards on the ground.

The Loboes' defense allowed only nine first downs, and kept
the Tornadoes on their own side of the field most of the

Like Monahans, the Perryton Rangers also rely heavily on
their defense. The team rallied to win their final four
games this season largely because of a strong defense which
allowed only 7 points in the last three regular season games.

The Rangers won their bi-district game over the Littlefield
Wildcats 21-14. Perryton trailed Littlefield at the half by
a score of 14-7, but the Rangers fought back in the second
half lead by a strong defense.They held Littlefield to just
97 second half yards and no points.

The Rangers held the Littlefield Wildcats to only 142 yards
on the ground, but gave up 108 yards passing. Their defense
allowed no points in the second half.

Just as the Monahans Loboes had to struggle from an 0-4
start to get to the playoffs, the Perryton Rangers fought
their way back from a 2-5 start by winning their last 4
games by a combined score of 92-21.

Monahans has a strong backfield, led by Roy Porras who
rushed for 51 yards on 7 carries against Lamesa, and Luis
Moreno who rushed for 44 yards on 12 carries. Benny
Rodriquez chipped in for 43 yards on 7 carries.

Through the air, the Rangers are led by Cory Dear, who
passed for nearly 500 yards on the season and 5 touchdowns.
R. Schwalk and Fowler each caught 6 passes, a season high
for the Rangers.

Green Wave swims to top spot

The Monahans Lobo's's Green Wave swam to a 1st place in the
girl's division as the boys pulled to 5th in a talent laden
13 team Pecos Invitational Swim meet last Saturday.

First place in the girl's division was up for grab right up
to the last race of the day. Heading into the 400 Free
Relay, Carlsbad (NM) was leading the Loboes by a scant 3
points, and Pecos was only 29 points from forcing Monahans
into Third. However, the "gut-it-up-gods" smiled on the
Green Wave as Pecos was only able to muster 24 points,
Carlsbad 18, and the Loboes surged into first by 8 after
scoring 28 crucial points.

"The Loboes showed nothing but green and white as they swam
hard right up to (and through) the end," said Monahans swim
coach Doug Ward.

Results of the Pecos Invitational girl's division: Monahans
228; Carlsbad 220; Pecos 196; Lubbock High 181; Big Spring
164; Andrews 87; Hobbs 85; Wylie 65; Lubbock Coronado 36; Ft
Stockton 29; Lubbock Monterey 26.

Scoring points for the girls were: 200 Medley Relay, 1st
Monahans 'A', 2:03.71 (Candice Teague, Lindsay Fredericks,
Marina Martin, Karen Robertson.) 6th Monahans 'B' 2:23.47
(Jenny Waggoner, Autumn Ware, Amy Bowman, Alexis Lewallen.)

200 Freestyle, 2nd Teague, 2:12.76
200 I.M., 2nd Martin, 2:34.82
100 Butterfly, 4th Martin, 1:14.36; 7th Lewallen 1:23.64
100 Free, 2nd Fredericks, 1:02.16; 5th Robertson, 1:04.31
500 Free, 7th Bowman, 7:12.93
200 Free Relay, 1st Monahans 'A' 1:52.08 (Fredericks,
Martin, Robertson, Teague.); 12th Monahans 'B' (Beth Cox,
Waggoner, Lewallen, Bowman.)
100 Back, 1st Teague, 1:06.02; 11th Rebecca Pinson, 1:18.56
100 Breaststroke, 2nd Fredericks, 1:17.78; 4th Ware, 1:20.09
400 Free Relay, 5th Monahans 'A' 4:38.93, (Waggoner,
Lewallen, Renai Beck, Robertson.) 9th Monahans 'B', 4:57.91
(Pinson, Cox, Ware, Bowman.)

With a squad of only seven, the Lobo Boys kicked and pulled
their way into 5th place placing ahead of Lubbock High, Ft.
Stockton, Hobbs, Seminole, Lubbock Monterey, Lubbock
Estacado, and Wylie.

Contributing to the team's 139 points were:
200 Medley Relay, 4th Monahans 'A' (Clayton Cunningham,
Chris Cain, Shawn Hill, Brandon Sutter.) 1:54.85
50 Free, 2nd, Cain, 24.59
100 Butterfly, 8th, Hill, 1:14.12
100 Free, 2nd Sutter, 55.31
200 Free Relay, 2nd Monahans 'A' (Cunningham, Hill, Sutter,
Cain) 1:41.67
100 Back, 2nd, Sutter, 1:00.95; 4th Cunningham, 1:06.27
100 Breast, 1st, Cain, 1:06.48
400 Free Relay, 5th, Monahans 'A' (Joseph Naranjo, Westley,
Everett, Hill, Cunningham.)

"If you love competition, The Monahans Invitational Swim
Meet will begin at 11 a.m. next Saturday at the complex
Swimming Pool," said Coach Ward.

"Come and see why all of us are so excited about this year's
Lobo Green Wave."

Cross country teams finish well

The boy's and girl's cross country teams recently went to
their first regional meet and according to Coach Mike
Swigert, it was an eye-opening experience for them all. The
competition was very strong, and it is thought that several
state champions will emerge from this region, he said.

The boys finished a very respectable 13th with David
Williams and David Morales leading the way; the girls team
finished in 21st place and were paced by Naomi McKinney and
Heather Lario.

"I think this was a great experience for our underclassmen
to see just how much better we will have to get in order to
compete at this level," said Coach Swigert. "I really wish
I could have this team for one more year with the
improvements we have made and the experience we have gotten."

"Although many of the kids were disappointed in the way
things turned out Saturday I can't tell you how proud I am
of all the things they accomplished this season and how
excited I am about working with them again next season."

Broden County Cowboys next hurdle

Grandfalls High faces their next major hurdle when they
take on defending state champion Borden County in six man
action this Friday in Seagraves.

Before the open week, Grandfalls defeated Dell City, 64-18.

The Cowboys enjoyed a bye-week, after wrapping up their
third district championship in as many years.

Jasso is MVP pick

Leading the All-District list of volleyball players, Tracie
Jasso, senior, was chosen as co-MVP, along with Tasha
Johnson of Crane. Dedra Wessels, also a senior, was picked
as Co-Outstanding Hitter, sharing the honor with Stephanie
Willis of Greenwood.

Newcomer of the Year honors went to Vanessa Collins, junior,
and Shayla Terry, senior was named Defensive Specialist.

Senior Holly Blum secured a spot on the First Team All
District, while Mandy Fuentes, junior, made the Second Team.
Mandy Wilson and Cassidee Avary, both juniors, were given
Honorable Mention.

Greenwood placed two on the first team, as did Crane. Kermit
placed one. Crane, Greenwood, and Kermit also roundedout the
second team and honorable mention selections.

Monahans academic all-district selections included Stephanie
Taylor, Mandy Wilson, Vanessa Collins, Cassidee Avary,
Arlette Garcia, Kristen Baiza, Dedra Wessels, Shayla Terry,
Holly Blum, Felicha DelaO, Tracie Jasso, Monica Loera, and
Marisol Yanez.

Ten players from Greenwood also won a place in this elite

Silver Dollar Classic is big success

The annual Ward County Silver Dollar Classic Game bird and
Livestock Show, held Nov. 13th thru Nov. 15th, had an
excellent turn out this year with 15 gamebird entries, 167
goat entries, 24 heifer entries, 125 sheep entries, 48 steer
entries and 325 swine entries.


Class 1
1st Shane Sinclair - Monahans
2nd JoLynn Sinclair - Monahans
3rd Douglas Crumrine- Monahans

Class 2
1st Douglas Crumrine-Monahans
2nd Calen Baucon - Monahans
3rd Laura Crumrine - Monahans

Class 3
1st John Wilhelm - Wickett
2nd Douglas Crumrine-Monahans
3rd Shane Sinclair - Monahans


Class 1
1st Kathryn Kelly - Ranger
2nd Michell Compton - Christoval
3rd Cody Wells - Stanton

Class 2
1st Lacey Gannon - San Angelo
2nd Laci Cornett - McCamey
3rd Blake Coates - Big Spring

Class 3
1st Cody Wells - Stanton
2nd Justin Zuniga - San Angelo
3rd Brittany Edmiston - McCamey

Class 4
1st Micah Pickerel - Andrews
2nd Laci Cornett - McCamey
3rd Cody Wells - Stanton

Class 5
1st Lacey Gannon - San Angelo
2nd Becky Roever - McCamey
3rd Amber Keefer - Littlefield

Class 6
1st Lacey Gannon - San Angelo
2nd Lacey Gannon - San Angelo
3rd Justin Zuniga - San Angelo

Class 7
1st Cody Wells - Stanton
2nd Kathryn Kelly - Ranger
3rd Ty Fowler - Andrews

Class 8
1st Kathryn Kelly - Ranger
2nd Tye Fowler - Andrews
3rd Kathryn Kelly - Ranger

Grand Cody Wells
Reserve Lacey Gannon

Class 1 A.O.B.
1st Hattie Jones - Odessa
2nd Neil Malson - Odessa

Class 2 Red Brangus
1st Mickey Marie Ivey - Wolfforth
2nd Mickey Marie Ivey - Wolfforth
3rd Mickey Marie Ivey - Wolfforth

Class 3 Red Brangus
1st Mickey Marie Ivey - Wolfforth
2nd Matt Elliott - Pecos
3rd Matt Elliott - Pecos

Class 4 Brangus
1st Emily Mccann - Big Spring
2nd Cody Dulaney- Fort Stockton

Class 5 Red Angus
1st Mickey Marie Ivey - Wolfforth
2nd Mickey Marie Ivey - Wolfforth

Class 6 Angus
1st Clayton Hicks - Sonora
2nd Gary Hanusch, Jr. - Eldorado
3rd Gary Hanusch, Jr. - Eldorado

Class 7 Herford
1st Gary Wayne Henson - Kermit

Class 8 Shorthorn
1st Katie Chruchwell - Plainview

Class 9 Charolais
1st Jennifer Ward - Balmorhea

Class 10 Limousin
1st Amanda Dyer - Fort Davis
2nd Gavriel Gonzales - Fort Stockton

Class 11 Maine
1st Jessica Housley - San Angelo
2nd Lindsay Moates - Big Spring
3rd Emily McCann - Big Spring

Class 12 Chi
1st John McIntyre - Fort Stockton

Finewool Class 1
1st Shane Dickson - Carlsbad
2nd Tyson Price - Roscoe
3rd Shane Dickson - Carlsbad

Finewool Class 2
1st Shane Dickson - Carlsbad
2nd Tyson Price - Roscoe
3rd Shane Dickson - Carlsbad

Finewool Class 3
1st Joe M. Self Jr. - San Angelo
2nd Joe M. Self Jr. - San Angelo
3rd Shane Dickson - Carlsbad

Finewool Cross Class 1
1st Shane Dickson - Carlsbad
2nd J. C. Stelzer - Post
3rd J. C. Stelzer - Post

Finewool Cross Class 2
1st La Shae Johnson - Post
2nd Lauren Ray - Sudan
3rd Kelli Rankin - Wall

Finewool Cross Class 3
1st Tyson Price - Roscoe
2nd Tyson Price - Roscoe
3rd Joe M. Self Jr. - San Angelo

Medium Wool Class 1
1st Tyson Price - Roscoe
2nd LaShae Johndon - Post
3rd Taryn McNeil - Midland

Medium Wool Class 2
1st Taryn McNeil - Midland
2nd Sharee Lewis - Levelland
3rd Lauren Ray - Sudan

Medium Wool Class 3
1st Audra Oliver - Colorado City
2nd LaShae Johnson - Post
3rd Tyson Price - Roscoe

Southdown Class 1
1st Sharee Lewis - Levelland
2nd Sharee Lewis - Leveland
3rd Landon Mires - O'donnell

Southdown Class 2
1st LaShae Johnson - Post
2nd Landon Mires - O'donnell
3rd Toby Mires - O'donnell

1st Brooke Fillingim - Tahoka
2nd Jason Key - Big Spring
3rd Fletcher Hill - Andrews

British Class 1
1st Kyle Kight - Big Spring
2nd Tanner Nichols - Seagraves
3rd Charity Pierce - Monahans

British Class 2
1st Tanner Nichols - Seagraves
2nd Salem Mitchell - Pecos
3rd Tanner Luedec - Alpine

European Class 1
1st Lindsay Moate - Big Spring
2nd J. C. Kester - Grandfalls
3rd Garrett Kelle - Garden City

European Class 2
1st Kyle Kight - Big Spring
2nd Tabetha Chaney - Monahans
3rd Whitney Kellermei - Garden City

European Class 3
1st Kyle Kight - Big Spring
2nd Brianna Chaney - Monahans
3rd Kristi Kester - Grandfalls

European Class 4
1st Amanda Dyer - Fort Davis
2nd Jansen Churchwell - Plainview
3rd Courtney Clark - Pecos

Grand Amanda Dyer
Reserv Kyle Kight

Cross Class 1
1st Mitchell Gregory - Lamesa
2nd Courtney Garvin - Abilene
3rd Dusty Burson - Silverton

Cross Class 2
1st Kelton Mason - Plains
2nd Brandon Tomlindon - Tahoka
3rd Haley Moore - Welch

Cross Class 3
1st Logan Newsom - Whitharral
2nd Kristen Knight - Plains
3rd Kelton Mason - Plains

Cross Class 4
1st Kelton Mason - Plains
2nd Jeremy Campbell - Friona
3rd Miles Vann - Wellman

Dark OPB Class 1
1st Brent Paris - Seagraves
2nd Matt Boss - Midland
3rd Miles Vann - Wellman

Dark OPB Class 2
1st Cameron Knight - Plains
2nd Jordan Gregory - Lamesa
3rd Ashli Mason - Plains

Duroc Class 1
1st Seth Hoelscher - Hereford
2nd Seth Hoelscher - Hereford
3rd Kevin Bates - Pecos

Duroc Class 2
1st Lara Jamin - Crane
2nd Matt Elliott - Pecos
3rd Brady Askew -Tahoka

Duroc Class 3
1st Cara Watzl - Midland
2nd Dusty Burson - Silverton
3rd Seth Hoelscher - Herford

Hamp Class 1
1st Cade Miller - Tahoka
2nd Jodee Reed - Seagraves
3rd Courtney Garvin - Abilene

Hamp Class 2
1st Kristen Knight - Plains
2nd Cory Gardner - Tahoka
3rd Brad Ashbrook - Tahoka

Hamp Class 3
1st Lindsay Preston - Tahoka
2nd Jeremy Campbell - Friona
3rd Cassidy Gandy - Tahoka

Hamp Class 4
1st Kimberly Green - Flaydada
2nd Blake Moore - Welch
3rd Jynna Askew - Tahoka

Light OPB
1st Cager Bishop - Brownfield
2nd Haley Moore - Welch
3rd Lee True Burson - Silverton

York Class 1
1st Ashli Mason - Plains
2nd Kyle Preston - Tahoka
3rd Cager Bishop - Brownfield

York Class 2
1st Ashli Mason - Plains
2nd Ashli Mason - Plains
3rd Chris Ashbrook - Tahoka

York Class 3
1st Mackenzie Gregory - Lamesa
2nd Haley Moore - Welch
3rd Jeremy Campbell - Friona

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