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for Pecos Country of West Texas
Tuesday, October 12, 1999
Netters get first district victory
PECOS, Oct. 12, 1999 -- The Pecos Eagles' tennis team evened their District
2-4A record at 1-1 on Saturday with a 15-4 victory over the El Paso Mountain
View Lobos at the Pecos High School tennis courts.
Pecos' girls swept all nine of their matches, while the boys went 5-4,
losing two matches by default to a shortage of players. Mountain View had
the same problem in mixed doubles, where they were one girl short and had
to default that match to the Eagles.
"The girls are holding strong on their side and the boys are coming
up," said Eagles' coach Bernadette Ornelas. "Our No. 1 doubles team (Jay
Dannelley and Michael Tremble) lost, 7-5, 6-1, but as they're playing together,
they're getting more experience.
Bobby Sotelo and Ben Hernandez teamed for a win over Felipe Flores and
Robert Rodriguez at No. 2 doubles, then won their singles matches _ Sotelo
6-4, 6-4 over Lorenzo Arroyo and Hernandez 6-1, 6-4 over Flores. Jayson
Hinojoz had Pecos' other win on the boys' side, 6-3, 6-3 over Rodriguez.
On the girls' side Teresa Minjarez and Tiffany Jarrett won by 4-6, 6-3,
6-4 scores over Cynthia Falcon and Roxanne Ramirez, and Minjarez defeated
Falcon, 5-7, 6-4, 6-1 in the only split set matches of the afternoon. Straight
set winners included Jarrett in singles, as well as Vanessa Miranda and
Rachel Pharoah in both their matches, and Rebecca Wein and Prescilla Levario
in their doubles match and in singles play.
The Eagles will be going out to Fabens this weekend for their final
district dual meet, then go to San Elizario on Oct. 22-23 for the District
2-4A tournament. "These matches are only for seeding purposes, to see who
we'll play at the tournament," Ornelas said. Depending on the outcome of
Clint's match with Mountain View on Saturday, the Eagles figure to face
either Fabens or Mountain View in the tournament semifinals on Oct. 22.
EP Mountain View (4) at Pecos (15)
Jay Dannelley lost to Omar Rodriguez, 6-0, 6-0; Bobby
Sotelo defeated Lorenzo Arroyo, 6-4, 6-4; Michael Tremble lost to Felipe
Gonzales, 6-1, 6-1; Ben Hernandez defeated Felipe Flores, 6-1, 6-4; Jayson
Hinojoz defeated Robert Rodriguez, 6-3, 6-3; Clint wins No. 6 match by
Teresa Minjarez defeated Cynthia Falcon, 5-7, 6-4, 6-1;
Vanessa Miranda defeated Roxanne Ramirez, 6-2, 6-3; Rachel Pharoah defeated
Natasha Gonzales, 6-1, 6-1; Rebecca Wein defeated Tawnee Buckingham, 6-0,
6-0; Tiffany Jarrett defeated Aregelia Rodriguez, 6-0, 6-0; Prescilla Levario
dedeated Guadalupe Gonzales, 6-0, 6-0.
Dannelley and Tremble lost to O. Rodriguez and Arroyo,
7-5, 6-1; Sotelo and Hernandez defeated Flores and R. Rodriguez, 6-1, 6-1;
Clint wins No. 3 match by default.
Minjarez and Jarrett defeated Falcon and Ramirez, 4-6,
6-4, 6-3; Miranda and Pharoah defeated N. Gonzales and Buckingham, 6-2,
6-2; Wein and Levario defeated Rodriguez and G. Gonzales, 6-0, 6-0.
Sarah Metler and Hinojoz win by default over Clint.
Eagles take 2nd shot at 1st meeting with Lobos
PECOS, Oct. 12, 1999 -- The Pecos Eagles are scheduled to close out their
three game district home stand this evening - referees permitting - against
the El Paso Mountain View Lobos.
Pecos will face Mountain View in freshman, junior varsity and varsity
matches at 4:30, 5:45 and 7 p.m. at the Pecos High School gym. The JV and
freshman teams played three weeks ago in El Paso, but the Eagles were unable
to play the varsity match because the officials failed to show up for the
3 p.m. MDT contest.
The Eagles are still 1½ games behind Clint in the District 2-4A
playoff race, following their 13-15, 15-6, 15-7 win on Friday over Fabens.
Pecos is 4-1 in district, while Clint is 6-0 after beating Canutillo on
Saturday, 15-6, 15-8.
At the same time, Mountain View is trying to catch Pecos for second
place in the 2-4A standings. The Lobos defeated San Elizario on Saturday
by 15-13, 7-15, 15-14 scores and are 3-2 in district play, and are alone
in third place, despite winning just two matches during pre-district play.
The Eagles have gone three games in all three of their home matches,
losing to Clint while beating Fabens and San Elizario. Pecos had its best
stretch so far at home in their final two games against Fabens, as the
Eagles controlled play at the net and were able to react to the ball better
on defense against the Wildcats than they did in either of their other
"We saw the tape (of last month's match in Clint) and worked on when
they were up there hitting the ball where the holes are," said Eagles'
coach Becky Granado. "I think it helped us to watch the tape on Wednesday."
A loss tonight would almost guarantee the Eagles will have to make a
return trip to Mountain View later this month to make up the canceled game
against the Lobos. Pecos would also likely have to play the make-up game
if they win today and on Saturday at Clint, since it would affect the race
for first place in the 2-4A standings.
Cowboys say Irvin may play again in 1999
By JAIME ARON
AP Sports Writer
IRVING, Texas, Oct. 12, 1999 — Now that the Dallas Cowboys know that
Michael Irvin will eventually play football again, they can begin wondering
when they will have their star receiver back.
Irvin, who suffered a swollen spinal cord and herniated disc early in
Sunday's 13-10 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles, flew home Monday and walked
into the team's headquarters wearing a protective collar around his neck.
Irvin is out indefinitely, although team trainer Jim Maurer said he's
optimistic that Irvin will be catching passes again this season.
"You've got to let all the factors come into focus," he said. "Let's
see how he responds over the next few days and the next few weeks."
Irvin will see a spine specialist Wednesday. That visit should produce
a better idea of how long his recovery will take.
"We're fortunate that Michael is not more seriously injured," Cowboys
coach Chan Gailey said.
Immediately following the play, there was concern that Irvin may never
walk again, much less continue his career.
"He had some limitations on the field," team trainer Jim Maurer said.
"He didn't have full motor function and he had pain in his neck."
Irvin was able to move his hands and feet within 15 minutes, much to
the relief of his terrified teammates. He was then strapped to a stretcher
and taken to the spinal unit at Thomas Jefferson Hospital, where he spent
By Monday morning, Irvin had regained full use of his motor functions.
"Michael has been a great player for this organization for a long time,"
said quarterback Troy Aikman, who has won three Super Bowls with Irvin.
"He's made a lot of big plays in a lot of big games. We're going to
miss his presence."
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