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Thursday, March 18, 1999

Eagles face Bulldogs in tournament

PECOS, Mar. 18 -- After a one-year absence, the Pecos Eagles
are back in the Midland Greenwood Tournament, and, as usual,
the Abilene Wylie Bulldogs will be there to meet them.

The Eagles will open tournament play with a 5:30 p.m. game
at Christensen Stadium against Wylie, which beat Pecos in
the semifinals on the way to tournament titles in 1996 and

Wyile defeated the Eagles by 6-4 and 3-2 scores in their
past two meetings, and while the Bulldogs are just 5-4-1 so
far this season, they come off a victory in the
rain-shortened Bluebonnet Tournament in Brownwood, beating
the host Lions by a 7-0 score after a 6-5 loss to San Angelo
Lake View.

Rocky Hussman had a pair of RBI singles and R.D. Hussman had
a two-run double in the win, while Zack Jackson tossed a
four-hit shutout for the Bulldogs.

Pecos has gone 5-1-1 in their past six games and are 7-3-1
on the season after Tuesday's 7-2 victory at Fort Stockton.
Oscar Rodriguez scattered seven hits and was able to survive
seven Pecos errors by striking out 10 Fort Stockton batters
to improve his record to 2-1 on the season.

"I just hope we can cut down on all those mistakes," said
Eagles' coach Bubba Williams, who plans to start Joshua
Casillas, 4-0, in this afternoon's game.

Casillas struck out 13 in his last start, a 12-5 victory
over El Paso Ysleta at the Snyder Tournament a week ago, and
also earned a win in relief over Odessa High in the opening
game of the tournament.

Along with Wylie and the host Rangers, the Eagles will get
their first look at a District 2-4A opponent in the
tournament when Clint faces Kermit in the game immediately
following the Pecos-Wylie contest.

The teams can't meet until Saturday morning at the earliest,
while Pecos' second tournament game will be at 10 a.m.
Friday, against either Fort Stockton or Colorado City. Those
two teams played at 10 a.m. today, and the winners on
today's games will play at Christensen Stadium, while the
losers will go to Greenwood for their consolation
quarterfinal game.

Pecos hosts three-team tournament

PECOS, Mar. 18 -- The Pecos Eagles' tennis team will host a
current and former district rival in a three-team tournament
Friday and Saturday at the Pecos High School tennis courts.

Eagles' coach Bernadette Ornelas said Pecos will host
Fabens and Monahans in the three-way tournament on Friday
and Saturday.

"There aren't that many teams, but all of them will play
singles or in mixerd doubles, so this kids will still get to
play a lot of matches," Ornelas said.

The Eagles were off last week after finishing sixth in
tournament play on March 5-6 at Fort Stockton. Ornelas said
Tye Graham and Jeff Lam placed second at No. 1 doubles, and
Graham was third at No. 1 singles in the tournament, while
Lam earned cosolation at No. 2 singles.

Also earning second were Anthony Casillas and Abagail Garza
in mixed doubles, while Teresa Minjarez was third at No. 1
girls singles, Lorrie Minjarez won consolation at No. 6
singles, and Vanessa Miranda and Rachel Pharoah were fourth
at No. 1 girls doubles.

Netters earn junior high tourney titles

PECOS, Mar 18 -- Six members of the Pecos Eagles' junior
high school tennis team came away with medals or ribbons
from tournament play in Monahans earlier this month.

Seventh graders Trent Graham, Chantel Orona and Whitney Lamb
won first and second place trophies, whiile eighth graders
Jennifer Marquez, Jennifer Rayos and Elizabeth Carron earned
consolation titles at the tournament.

Graham placed first in the boys' singles division, and Orona
and Lamb took second in girls doubles, coach Ruben Cervantes
said. In the eighth grade division, Marquez won the
consolation singles title and Rayos and Carreon took
consolation in doubles.

Cerantes said the junior high teams will host their own
tournament next weekend. Meanwhile, this evening, elementary
school students will participate in a Tennis Carnival at the
Pecos High School tennis courts. The event, sponsored by the
United States Tennis Association, is free and will take
place from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

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