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Wednesday, October 27, 1999

Pecos-El Paso High  playoff time set

PECOS, Oct. 27, 1999 -- The Pecos Eagles' bi-district volleyball playoff game against the El Paso High Tigers has been set for 2 p.m. CDT on Saturday at El Paso Burges High School.

Pecos finished as District 2-4A runners-up while El Paso High placed third in District 1-4A. The Eagles and Tigers will be meeting for the second time in three years in the bi-district round of the Class 4A playoffs. El Paso High defeated Pecos in 1997 at Van Horn, but Pecos-Barstow-Toyah ISD athletic director Bubba Williams said under an agreement made last year between the two districts the 1-4A runner-up would host both matches.

Burges will face San Elizario in the second playoff game on Saturday. San Elizario earned third place in District 2-4A on Tuesday with a victory over El Paso Mountain View.

Eagles coach Becky Granado said before Pecos faces El Paso High, they'll play a practice game at 5 p.m. on Thursday against Fort Stockton at the Pecos High School gym.
 

Eagle boys get sweep, girls split at Andrews

PECOS, Oct. 27, 1999 -- The times were a little slower than hoped for on Saturday for the Pecos Eagles swimming team this past Saturday in a dual meet with the Andrews Mustangs and Big Spring Steers in Andrews, but coach Terri Morse is hoping to see those numbers improve when the team goes to Big Spring this Saturday.

Pecos' boys beat both the Mustangs, by a 66-36 score, and the Steers, 83-18, while the girls were beaten by Big Spring, 55-46, while downing Andrews, 57-37, in their second meet of the 1999-2000 season.

"Our times were a little slow, but we had a little bit of a problem with our flip turns because of Andrews' pool," Morse said. "Andrews has a 2 ½ foot shallow end, and that forced the kids to slow down on their turns. We missed a few walls because of that."

Pecos still had its share of wins, sweeping all of the boys swimming events for the second meet in a row.

Kevin Bates won the 50 and 100 yard freestyle races with times of 24.22 and 55.04 seconds; Randall Reynolds took the 200 and 500 freestyles with times of 2:08.41 and 5:59.03; Grant Holland won both the 200 individual medley (2:22.73) and the 100 breaststroke (1:10.20), while Tye Edwards took the 100 yard butterfly in 1:01.84 and the 100 backstroke, in 1:03.52.

In the relays, Bates, Holland, Edwards and Cortney Freeman won the 200 medley race in 1:53.56; Reynolds, Freeman, Luis Nieto and Patrick McChesney won the 200 free relay in 1:42.51 and Edwards, Reynolds, Holland and Bates took the 400 free relay with a 3:48.92 time.

Other finishes include a second and third by Freeman in the 50 and 100 freestyles; thirds by McChesney in the 200 and 500 free; a second by Jason Lopez in the 100 breaststroke and a fifth in the 100 fly; a third by Nieto in the 100 backstroke; a sixth by Clayton Cox in the 200 free and third and fourth by Scott Pounds and Wesley Roberts in 1 meter diving competition, the lone event the Eagles failed to win.

Pecos' three `B' relay teams all placed third, and Morse said some of her younger swimmers also competed in the junior varsity division of the meet _ Cox in the 100 fly, Edwards and Eddie Mata in the 50 free, Leroy Rodriguez in 1 meter diving and Mata, Roberts, Rodriguez and Edwards as members of the `C' 400 meter relay team.

The girls didn't earn as many firsts on the day, but got a win in the 200 medley from JoAnn Wein, Sarah Flores, Lauren Wein and Briar Prewit, with a 2:18.73 time. Flores also won the 200 individual medley in 2:46.34 and was second in the 100 free; Prewit took the 500 free in 6:35.57 and was second in the 50 free; while JoAnn Wein won the 100 backstroke in 1:16.82 and was second in the 100 fly.

Lauren Wein was third in both the 200 free and 500 free, while the 200 freestyle relay and 400 free relay squads both placed second. Among the other Pecos swimmers, Rochelle Eisenberg was second in the 200 medley and fourth in the 100 breaststroke; Ashley Carrasco was fourth in the 50 free and sixth in the 100 breaststroke; Tina Grice was fourth in the 100 freestyle and fifth in the 200 free; and Misty Cason was fourth in the 100 fly and fifth in the 100 backstroke.

"I hadn't gotten everybody out from volleyball yet when we went to Andrews," Morse said. "As far as numbers and depth, I'd say we'll be about equal to Big Spring, although he may have some more than I do because he was able to have a couple of relay teams. I can just have one in each race right now, and then maybe one `B' relay."

"We had some people cut their times, but overall we were a little slow. But we'll see how we do in Big Spring. If we're real slow there, then I'm going to worry," Morse said.

A total of 12 teams are scheduled to be at the meet, which will begin at 11 a.m. at the Big Spring YMCA. Morse said she would still be four to five swimmers short for the meet, due to other fall events going on this weekend.
 

Yanks use home runs to stun Braves in 10th

By BEN WALKER
AP Baseball Writer
NEW YORK, Oct 28, 1999 The fans were gone, the lights were off and the trash sweepers were out in force at Yankee Stadium after Game 3.

Their brooms might have a whole new meaning tonight.

As in: Yanks in four, goodbye Braves.

A 3-0 edge sure didn't look likely for most of Tuesday night. Atlanta had everything going its way until New York once again found a way to win, rallying for a 6-5 victory on Chad Curtis' 10th-inning home run.

"I'm still amazed, and yet I'm not amazed," Yankees manager Joe Torre said. "We go out there and play nine innings. And good things happen."

Or even extra innings.

New York trailed 5-1 against Tom Glavine the home fans were booing before Curtis homered twice and Chuck Knoblauch and Tino Martinez also connected. The Yankees won their 11th straight World Series game, putting them one victory away from a second consecutive sweep.

"It would have been nice to have won," Atlanta manager Bobby Cox said. "It would have gotten us going real good. This was a big one to lose."

Knoblauch's two-run homer in the eighth off right fielder Brian Jordan's glove made it 5-all and finished Glavine.

In the 10th, Curtis hit a 1-1 pitch from Mike Remlinger into the Braves' left-field bullpen for the first game-ending homer in the Series since Joe Carter's Game 6 shot won it all for Toronto in 1993.

"I have a tendency when I get up there in that situation, I try to hit a home run," Curtis said. "So I went up there and tried to hit it up the middle, and I hit a home run."

Curtis made his first ever start in the Series and ended up as the hero with the first walkoff homer he could remember hitting. Until Tuesday, he had homered just once since May 23 and had not hit one at Yankee Stadium since Sept. 23, 1998.

"Always somebody you don't expect," Cox said. "You never know where it's going to come from."

Roger Clemens, who joined the Yankees this spring in hopes of winning his first World Series ring, gets a chance to close it out in Game 4 tonight against John Smoltz.

No team in baseball history has overcome an 0-3 deficit in postseason play. The Yankees are trying to win their third World Series in four years, a streak that began when they beat Atlanta in 1996.

"We swept four before, but not in the World Series," Cox said.

Mariano Rivera, Mr. Automatic in October, pitched two innings for the victory. He has not allowed a run in his last 41 2-3 innings, and has a postseason streak of 24 1-3 scoreless innings.

While the Braves lost their seventh straight Series game, the Yankees moved within one victory of tying the longest Series winning streak. The record was set by their Murderers' Row teams of 1927, 1928 and 1932 the 11th win in that streak was the game in which Babe Ruth supposedly called his shot at Wrigley Field against Charlie Root.

Glavine, scratched from his Game 1 start because of the flu, fortified himself with a plate of ravioli and pitched like a two-time Cy Young Award winner. And Atlanta looked every bit like the team that led the majors with 103 wins.

Bret Boone hit three doubles in the first four innings against Andy Pettitte and finished with four hits. Every Braves batter had a hit by the fifth, and by then it was 5-1 and the sellout crowd of 56,794 was booing.



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