Daily Newspaper and Travel Guide
for Pecos Country of West Texas
Thursday, May 27, 1999
P-B-T starts summer athletic programs
PECOS, May 27 -- With school set to come to an end this week, the
Pecos-Barstow-Toyah summer recreation programs will get underway next week,
with the first registrations planned for Memorial Day morning.
The USA 1-2-3 summer tennis program is scheduled to run in two sessions,
with Pecos High School tennis coach Bernadette Ornelas as instructor. The
first session will begin Monday, May 31, and run through June 11 at the
PHS tennis courts. The second runs from June 14-25. Registration will take
place the first day of each session, Ornelas said.
Times for the sessions are 8-8:45 a.m. for boys and girls entering Grades
1-3; 9-9:45 a.m. for Grades 4-6; 10 to 10:45 a.m. for junior high students,
and 11 a.m. to 12 noon for high school students. The program is open to
all P-B-T students and fees are $5 for one child, $7 for two and $10 for
three or more in a family. Racquets will be provided for students who do
not own one.
Summer golf will hold registration on Tuesday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
in the Crockett Middle School Gym, and classes begins on Wednesday with
Tina Hendrick as instructor.
They will run and will run Monday through Friday until the end of June.
Class time are from 8-8:45 a.m. for Grades 1-3; 9-9:45 a.m. for Grades
6-7; 10-10:45 a.m. for Grades 4-5 and 11 to 11:45 a.m. for eighth through
12th grade students. Fees are the same as for tennis.
Registration for the summer track program is also set for Tuesday, from
8 a.m. to noon in the lobby of the new PHS gym. Practice will begin next
Wednesday and run weekdays except Fridays from 8 a.m. to 12 noon through
Varsity girls track coach Lily Talamantez will be the instructor, and
the program is open to students between the ages of 7 and 18. Track meet
dates will be in the upcoming days.
Summer volleyball is scheduled to begin Wednesday and run on even-numbered
weekdays through July 2 from 6 to 9 p.m. Becky Granado will be the instructor
for the course and students can sign up the first day they participate.
Fees are $5, $8 and $10 per family for one, two or three or more students
A volleyball camp for girls entering seventh grade will be held from
9 a.m. to noon the week of July 12, while the eighth grade camp will be
at the same times the week of July 19, and the ninth graders will go the
week of July 26.
Volleyball will share the gym with the summer basketball program, beginning
Tuesday and running through July 1, with the exception of the week of June
Mike Sadler will be the instructor. Students can sign up during their
first day of attendance with a one-time fee of $5.
Hours will be 9 a.m. to 12 noon on June 1, 14, 16, 17, 28, 30 and July
1 and 2, from 2-6 p.m. on June 2 and June 29, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on
June 4, from 1 to 6 p.m. on June 16 and from 2-4 p.m. on June 28 through
Along with those programs, the PHS field house will be open during the
summer for weight lifting, beginning on June 7. Head football coach Gary
Grubbs will be the supervisor, and the weight machines will be available
from 6 to 8 p.m. each evening, with the exception of July 2.
D-Rays' pitcher breaks arm in Rangers' win
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., May 27 (AP) -- The sound was unmistakeable.
``He threw the pitch, and you could hear a real loud pop,'' said Tampa
Bay shortstop Kevin Stocker, of the moment teammate Tony Saunders broke
his left arm in the Texas Rangers' 8-6 win over the Devil Rays on Wednesday
``You could hear the break real loud. I didn't know if it was just the
ball coming out of his hand -- like he was throwing something funny --
or what it was until he went down and started screaming. Then you realized
it came from his arm.''
Saunders broke the humerus bone, which runs from the shoulder to the
elbow, and will miss the rest of the season. Doctors at Bayfront Medical
Center set the bone Wednesday night and a team official said no surgery
will be required.
``It will take three-to-four months of healing time,'' Tampa Bay trainer
Jamie Reed said. ``We will rehab it and do everyhting we can do to get
him ready for next year.''
Saunders was hurt on a 3-2 pitch to Juan Gonzalez. Ball four was a wild
pitch, about 10 feet wide of the plate, and scored a run.
``I ran out there to him and just grabbed his other hand and told him
to hold onto that and try to relax,'' Tampa Bay catcher John Flaherty said.
``Obviously, the pain was so intense and he said he was feeling a burning
in there. Then, his whole arm went numb. After that, it was just being
there for him. It's one of the toughest things I've had to go through in
my career, seeing that happen. It was just sickening.''
The instant Saunders crumpled to the mound, Wade Boggs thought back
to Dave Dravecky.
Dravecky broke the same bone while throwing a pitch for San Francisco
in August 1989.
``You could hear it, plain as day,'' said Boggs, who was in the Devil
Rays' first-base dugout. ``I remember watching Dravecky on TV and seeing
that image. It was the same image when Tony went down. That's about as
bad as it gets.''
All of Tampa Bay's infielders, along with manager Larry Rothschild,
the training staff and medical personnel immediately rushed to the mound.
``I haven't heard anybody scream like that in a long time,'' Stocker
said. ``Tony was in a lot of pain, man.''
The crowd of 17,575 became silent while Sanders writhed on the ground.
Rothschild and Texas manager Johnny Oates knew there was a problem right
``I heard a pop in the dugout, a real snap over the crowd noise and
everything,'' Oates said. ``It was an eerie feeling.''
Said Rothschild: ``Obviously, you're shocked. It's very rare. To say
it wasn't on everybody's mind the rest of the game, I would be lying.''
``It's just one of those things. There's no predicting it,'' he said.
``There is no precursor to it, the doctors said. He threw on the side the
other day and it went great. It was one pitch.''
The game was held up ten minutes as Saunders' arm was immobilized. He
was loaded onto a stretcher and taken to an ambulance, which took him to
Bayfront Medical Center.
Cleveland's John Smiley broke his left humerus while warming up for
a game in 1997. Cincinnati's Tom Browning broke his left arm while throwing
a pitch in a game in 1994.
``You wonder who else will go down ... what else will happen,'' Devil
Rays closer Roberto Hernandez said. ``We all run some risks. That's why
every player has got to take the approach that this is only a game.''
Texas swept the three-game series and sent Tampa Bay to its season-high
fifth straight loss. Ivan Rodriguez extended his hitting streak to 16 games.
Jose Canseco hit his 18th home run for Tampa Bay.
Texas tied it at 3 with three runs in third and scored three more in
Roberto Kelly hit a solo home run, Rusty Greer added an RBI single and
Luis Alicea scored on Saunders' wild pitch in the third. Rodriguez had
an RBI single and Todd Zeile hit a two-run single in the fifth.
Rick Helling (5-5) was pulled in the eighth when Canseco's two-run homer
made it 8-5.
Miguel Cairo's RBI single off Tim Crabtree cut the Tampa Bay deficit
Texas closer John Wetteland entered the game and walked Stocker to load
the bases with two outs. Wetteland then struck out pinch-hitter Boggs on
three pitches for his 14th save in 15 opportunities.
Julio Santana (1-4) took the loss. He allowed three runs and three hits
-- all coming in the fifth inning -- in 1 1-3 innings.
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