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Monday, August 16, 1999

Granado happy with Eagles' scrimmages

PECOS, Aug. 16, 1999 -- The Pecos Eagles had a slow finish on Friday and a slow start on Saturday in their two preseason volleyball scrimmages, but otherwise coach Becky Granado was happy with her team's first efforts of the year.

The Eagles faced Wink and Fort Davis at the Pecos High School gym Friday afternoon, and played Monahans, Kermit and Odessa Permian in Monahans on Saturday.

"We lost to Permian and beat Monahans and Kermit," Granado said, after her team swept their first round of 20 minute matches on Friday, then let up over the final 15 minutes of their second match against Wink.

"I was trying different kids at different positions. Towards the end (Saturday), once they started playing they picked it up a little bit. Towards the beginning, it looked like they were still asleep."

"I think Philly (Fobbs) and Amy (Chabarria) are starting to work together. They're starting to read each other better," Granado said.

Fobbs is expected to be the Eagles' main middle hitter this season, and Granado said. "I think we have strong outside hitters in Ashley (Salcido), Alexa (Marquez), Dee Dee (Molinar) and Kalyn (Lara)."

Pecos opens its 1999 season on Tuesday against Odessa High and Alpine in Odessa, and Granado said she has a pretty good idea of who will start following this weekend's matches.

"More than likely, I'll end up with Amy and Dee Dee setting, and have Philly, Alexa and Ashley and on the back line I'll have Monica (Meza), and then have some other kids coming in playing the back line for Philly and for Crystal (Garcia)," she said.

Pecos' freshman and junior varsity teams also scrimmaged both days, and both will also see their first action on Tuesday in Odessa. Granado said Alpine and Odessa High will play first, followed by the Eagles and Bucks at about 5:30 p.m. and then the Eagles and Bronchos, starting around 7 p.m.

Tiger captures PGA, Garcia captures fans

By TIM DAHLBERG
AP Sports Writer
MEDINAH, Ill., Aug. 16, 1999 Tiger got the trophy. Sergio became a star.

And golf got a tough act to follow in the last major championship of the century.

Woods won his second major title Sunday, winning the PGA Championship in an exciting and entertaining duel that provided a tantalizing glimpse of the future of golf.

That Woods belongs to that future cannot be argued, especially after he became the youngest since Seve Ballesteros in 1980 to win a second major title. But so does Sergio Garcia, who won the crowd and a lot more in a wild finish that left the winner looking exhausted well beyond his 23 years.

"He was fiery and he was trying," Woods said. "He never dogged it and it was wonderful to see."

On a day when Woods seemed only to need the back nine for a coronation walk, he and Garcia engaged in a duel that wasn't settled until Woods safely hit an iron onto the 18th green.

In between, Garcia twirled and whirled. He smashed irons off tree roots and thoroughly charmed the crowd. About the only thing he didn't do was hoist the Wanamaker Trophy in the end.

That belonged to Woods, who eschewed the theatrics he once loved to display to make a gutsy 8-foot par putt on the 17th hole and stem the tide that almost saw him blow a five-stroke lead over the final seven holes.

"I couldn't afford to show any emotion because of the way the fans were," Woods said. "They were saying some things they shouldn't have said. And if I would have showed any kind of emotion, they would have got on me pretty good."

Tigermania, already a fading phenomenon, may have sputtered to an end as the thousands at Medinah Country Club turned against golf's reigning superstar to cheer on the 19-year-old Spanish sensation who was playing like he was having the time of his young life.

Which was just what Garcia was having as he rolled in a birdie putt on the 13th hole, then looked across a lake and tipped his hat to Woods on the tee box.

"I wanted him to know I was still there," Garcia said, "and to show him that he has to finish well to win. I did it with good feelings, not like, make a triple bogey or anything.

"But I was kind of telling him, if you want to win, you have to play well."
 
 

Raiders edge Cowboys, QB  breaks leg

OAKLAND, Calif., Aug. 16, 1999 (AP) Scott Dreisbach saw the goal line, and headed upfield. He was about to become the game's hero, greatly improving his chances of making the Oakland Raiders' roster as a third-string quarterback.

Then he heard the crack.

Dreisbach rallied the Raiders to a 10-3 exhibition win over the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday night, leading them for most of a 10-play, 77-yard drive capped by Tyrone Wheatley's 1-yard plunge with 35 seconds remaining.

But he broke his leg on a bootleg that got the ball to the Dallas 5 and set up the decisive touchdown.

"I heard it crack when I was hit, I actually thought it was both of them," Dreisbach said. "The doctor squeezed it and I heard it crack again."

Dreisbach was tackled with 1:45 left and landed on his right leg. He grimaced in pain and then covered his face with his hands before being taken off the field on a cart.

"I was going nuts on the sideline. I almost puked," Raiders fullback Jon Ritchie told Dreisbach after the game.

Dreisbach, 8-of-12 for 111 yards, had been one of the biggest surprises of Oakland's training camp. A week earlier, he threw a touchdown pass with 1:38 left to give the Raiders an 18-17 win at St. Louis.

"I had a first down. I'm young and I thought if I had another few yards I had a touchdown," Dreisbach said. "I don't know why I didn't slide maybe things will change now."

Dreisbach, signed as a free agent, probably would have had a good chance at winning the third-string job due as much to Pat Barnes' poor play as to his own strong performances. Barnes was 2-of-7 for 31 yards and an interception Sunday.

"We lost a good young prospect. He brought us back two weeks in a row," Raiders coach Jon Gruden said. "Scott made a strong move today, and based on that he would have moved up the ladder."

Three plays after Dreisbach was injured, Wheatley scored to complete a drive that had major contributions from three former Michigan players. The drive started after an interception by Marcus Ray, who like Dreisbach and Wheatley played college football for the Wolverines.

The score was tied 3-3 heading into the final minute. Richie Cunningham kicked a 25-yard field goal for the Cowboys in the first quarter and Michael Husted kicked a 25-yarder for the Raiders.
 
 



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