Daily Newspaper and Travel Guide
for Pecos Country of West Texas
Monday, March 29, 1999
Eagles score easy win over Lobos
PECOS, Mar. 29 -- The Pecos Eagles' second District 2-4A
game of the season was just as easy as the first one was, as
the Eagles went to El Paso on Saturday and came away with a
20-2 victory over the Mountain View Lobos.
The Eagles opened district with a 11-0 win over Fabens last
Tuesday, and jumped on starter Ebert Munoz for eight runs in
the first inning this time around.
"The kids hit the ball real well," said Eagles' coach Bubba
Williams. "I think we made a couple of errors that let them
score, but the kids are still playing relaxed ball and we're
getting good pitching."
Oscar Luna hit his seventh home run of the season, a
three-run shot to cap Pecos' eight-run first inning, while
Jeff Martinez hit his second of the season, a two-run homer
in the second that made it 10-0.
Luna's homer was his first in over two weeks, and his
second hit of the inning. He opened the game with a single,
and then a series of errors by the Lobos allowed the Eagles
to score all eight runs unearned.
Luis Salgado had an RBI single and John Gutierrez and Luis
Valencia also drove in runs before Luna's homer, while Ricky
Herrera had an RBI ground out in the second to score
Salgado, who walked after Martinez' homer.
Damien Lamas replaced Munoz in the third, when the Eagles
scored six more times. John Gutierrez had a two-run double
and Kevin Bates also had an RBI double in the contest, while
Mark Abila, Hector Garcia and Josh Casillas had RBI hits in
Casllias was a late arrival from the District 2-4A academic
competition in El Paso Saturday morning. Williams had
considered using the junior again on the mound after he
no-hit Fabens, but Oscar Rodriguez wound up getting the
start and improved his record to 4-1 by allowing just two
hits and one earned run in three innings of work.
Rodriguez struck out seven before being releived by Pifi
Montoya, who allowed one unearned run in the fourth, while
running into somre control problems, walking four in two
The win improved Pecos' season record to 10-5-1 and their
district mark to 2-0, while Mountain View falls to 2-12 and
0-2. The Eagles will by at home on Tuesday to face Clint,
which is also 2-0 in district after a 9-4 victory over
Pecos' girls were scheduled to host Mountain View on
Saturday to begin the second half of the 2-4A softball
schedule, but that game was canceled due to rain. The Eagles
will go to Canutillo for their next game on Tuesday, and
coach Tammy Walls said no make-up date has been scheduled
against the Lobos as of yet.
Showers cut short track meets for Pecos
PECOS, Mar. 29 -- Rain played havoc with the Saturday track
meets across West Texas, wiping out almost all of the West
Texas Relays for the Pecos Eagle boys in San Angelo, and
cutting short Pecos' girls' participation in the Golden
Crane Relays at Crane.
The boys were shut out in the field events on Friday at San
Angelo, and didn't place anyone high enough in the running
preliminaries to earn points on Saturday, when the prelim
results ended up being the final finishes after heavy rains
hit the area.
The girls did get in a couple of finals after the field
events in the one-day meet at Crane, but coach Lily
Talamantez said the team came home early from the meet.
"It rained on and off all day," she said. "After Shana
(Tredaway) ran the (100 meter) hurdles she was drenched by
the time it was over, and I didn't want anybody getting sick
just before district, so we went home."
The Eagles ended up with 16 points and one medal at the
meet, as senior Julie Lujan took second in the shot put with
a throw of 31-feet-9. She also finished fourth in the
discus, while Liz Parent, the only other runner besides
Tredaway to compete, finished fourth in the 800 meter run.
The boys placed two runners in the finals on Saturday,
Daniel Terrazas in the 400 meters and Len Carson in the 800
meters. However, neither time was in the top six in Friday's
Both teams will hope for better weather on Thursday, when
the Eagles compete in Monahans at the Sandhills Relays.
Juarez among early winners Saturday
PECOS, Mar. 29 -- Odessa Central claimed the team trophy on
Saturday night in a boxing smoker put on by the
Pecos-Barstow Warbirds at the Reeves County Civic Center.
A total of 13 fights were held Saturday, with several being
stopped early, including the only victory of the night by
the Warbirds, a third-round win by Peter Juarez over Brian
Munoz of Andrews.
Juarez controlled the fight, forcing Munoz into a pair of
standing eight counts in the first and third rounds of their
122-pound weight class bout, the last of four involving
local fighters in the tournament.
Aaron Mendoza, fighting in his first bout at 56 pounds, was
decisioned by Martin Franco of the Twin City Tigers, while
Odessa Top's Jorge Villa out-pointed Antonio Reyes, who
fought at 84 pounds. Also losing by decision was Michael
Vasquez, fighting at 109 pounds against Derek Heredia of the
In-between that fight and Juarez' victory, Odessa Top's
Tomas Villa earned the tournament's best all-around fighter
trophy be defeating Fort Stockton's Jose Balderas despite
suffering a broken nose in the opening round of the bout.
Villa was able to go the rest of the way after being treated
for the injury, and won the bout by decision.
His teammate, Joaquin Aguirre, was one of the other boxers
to win when the fight was stopped early by the referee.
Aguirre beat Chris Quarles of Andrews in the second round,
while Amarillo's Humberto Hernandez, fighting at 195 pounds,
scored the earliest decision. Using a 19-pound weight
advantage on Fort Stockton's Anthony Serrano he stopped him
in the first round.
The final bout of the night had Tomas Hinojos of Odessa
Central decisioning Justin Dominguez of Amarillo, in a
78-pound bout. Other winners by decision were Charlie Valles
and Ricky Revelez of Andrews, Felipe Flick and Neives
Portillo of the Amarillo Mavericks, and Jorge Monge of the
Twin City Tigers.
York M. "Smokey" Briggs, Publisher
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