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Daily Newspaper and Travel Guide
for Pecos Country of West Texas
Tuesday, August 31, 1999
Eagles face OHS, Alpine in rematches
PECOS, Aug. 31, 1999 -- The Pecos Eagles, Alpine Bucks and Odessa High
Bronchos will get a chance to see how far they've gone forwards or backwards
in comparison to each other tonight, when the teams play their second dual
meet in three weeks in Alpine.
The Eagles will face Odessa High first, at 5:30 p.m. after the Bronchos
and Bucks play each other at 4:30 p.m. Pecos and Alpine will finish things
off, starting at 7:45 p.m.
Playing in Odessa on Aug. 16, the Eagles opened the season by losing
to Alpine, 15-5, 15-7, then beat Odessa High, 15-12, 17-15. Since then
the Eagles have split their eight matches on the season and are 5-5 after
placing fifth over the weekend in the Cantaloupe Classic Tournament.
Pecos played without starters Philonicus Fobbs and Amy Chabarria against
Fort Stockton due to disciplinary reasons and lost to the Prowlers, 4-15,
15-12, 15-4, then came back to beat Marfa, 15-6, 15-4 and Monahans, 15-0,
15-9. Alpine finished one spot higher than Pecos in the tournament, but
won one less game. The Bucks beat Monahans, 15-4, 15-8, then lost to tournament
champion Greenwood, 15-10, 15-8, and to Fort Stockton in the third place
game, 15-9, 8-15, 15-13.
Pecos' Ashley Salcido earned all-tournament honors for the Eagles due
to her kills and serves, while the Bucks' Oleta McWilliams was named the
tournament's outstanding hitter.
While Pecos did come back and play well after getting Fobbs and Chabarria
back, coach Becky Granado was hoping her back line defense would improve
after struggling at times in the second game against Monahans, when the
Loboes scored several points due to late reaction by the Eagles.
"We can't afford to give up plays like that. We're just not reacting
quickly enough to the ball," Granado said.
Odessa High struggled through the first week of the season, but improved
this past weekend at the San Angelo Invitational. The defeated last year's
Cantaloupe Classic champion, El Paso Bowie, in pool round play and reached
the championship round, where, they ended up finishing fifth overall in
The Bronchos lost to Midland Lee, 15-9, 15-4, then beat El Paso Montwood,
15-7, 12-15, 17-15, and Canyon, 15-8, 10-15, 15-3.
This will be the first of two matchups in four days for the Eagles and
Bronchos. They'll meet at 5:30 p.m. Friday in pool round play at the Seminole
Invitational. San Angelo Lake View, which won both the Ector County ISD
Tournament and the San Angelo Invitational the past two weeks, and Lubbock
Coronado are the other teams in the Eagles' pool.
Starting time moved up for season opener
PECOS, Aug. 31, 1999 -- The starting time for the Pecos Eagles' season
opening football game against the Denver City Mustangs has been moved up
an hour, from 8 p.m. to 7 p.m. this Thursday at Odessa's Ratliff Stadium.
"They moved it up at the request of the (Odessa) Chamber of Commerce,"
said Eagles' head coach Gary Grubbs.
It's the second year in a row the Eagles have started the season with
a game in Odessa against Denver City. The Mustangs won last year's opener
by a 20-14 final score.
Denver City will be the designated home team for Thursday's game, although
the game comes off the Eagles' 1999 home football schedule. Pecos will
have four home games instead of five this season, beginning with their
Sept. 24 game against Crane.
T-ball picture deadline today
PECOS, Aug. 31, 1999 -- Today is the final day for parents who have not
yet picked up their child's T-ball pictures can do so at Hair By Connie,
at the corner of Eddy and Washington streets.
Pictures will be available until closing today. Starting Wednesday,
parents will have to contact the photographer to get their pictures, according
to Connie Herrera. For further information, call Herrera at 447-2611.
York M. "Smokey" Briggs, Publisher
Division of Buckner News Alliance, Inc.
324 S. Cedar St., Pecos, TX 79772
Phone 915-445-5475, FAX 915-445-4321
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