Daily Newspaper and Travel Guide
for Pecos Country of West Texas
Friday, December 3, 1999
Eagles place 1st, 2nd at Border Invitational
PECOS, Dec. 3, 1999 -- The Pecos Eagle boys swimming team won first place,
while the Eagle girls took second Thursday night, in the Border Invitational
swim meet in El Paso.
Eagles' coach Terri Morse said this morning that final results were
not available by the time Pecos had to head home, but that her teams finished
ahead of all six of the El Paso Class 4A schools entered in the meet. The
girls also finished in front of the smaller Class 5A schools entered, losing
out only to the Alamogordo Tigers.
The final results would be faxed in from El Paso sometime today, Morse
said, but added, "I think all three of the boys relays set new records,
and Kevin (Bates) set a couple of records as well."
The meet was the first time the Eagles have competed in the El Paso
area. Morse said the team entered Thursday's event instead of facing the
large Class 5A schools in the El Paso Invitational on Saturday in order
to get a look at the 4A swimmers they'll face in regional competition at
Lubbock in February.
A complete list of results will run in the Enterprise next week.
Pecos hosts sub-varsity tourneys
PECOS, Dec. 3, 1999 -- While the Pecos Eagle varsity basketball teams take
the weekend off, Pecos' junior varsity and freshman girls teams will have
the Pecos High School gyms to themselves today and Saturday, as both host
seven other area schools in JV and freshman/sophomore tournaments.
Play opened at 12 noon today with the first of 24 pool round games that
will run though 9 p.m. tonight. Like pool round volleyball matches, today's
game will be shortened versions of regular contests, lasting 45 minutes
in real time. On Saturday, regular four-quarter games will be played in
both championship and consolation brackets.
Varsity coach Brian Williams said because his team is idle until next
week, he would move a couple of sophomores off his squad and down to the
JV for the weekend. "Christina (Arenivas) and Jessica (Rodriguez) will
be with them this weekend, so they can get a little more playing time,"
The JV will need the help with the field in the tournament. The Eagles
will face Alpine, Odessa High and Midland High in pool games today, while
Andrews, Odessa Permian, Midland Lee and Fort Stockton make up the other
The JV began play at 1:30 p.m. against Alpine in the new gym, and will
face OHS in the old gym at 4:30 p.m. before returning to the new gym to
take on Midland High at 7:30 p.m.
The freshmen are matched against Fort Stockton, Midland High and Odessa
High in pool play today, which began with a 12 noon match-up against the
Prowlers in the new gym. They will also face Midland High there at 6 p.m.,
after going to the old gym for a 3 p.m. match-up with Odessa High.
Andrews, Permian, Presidio and Wink are the teams in the other half
of the ninth graders' bracket.
Semifinals and consolation semis for the freshmen will start at 8 a.m.
Saturday in the new and old gyms. The JV semifinals will begin at 11 a.m.,
while consolation play there starts at 10:30 a.m. in the old gym. The tournament
title games for the ninth grade and JV brackets are scheduled for 5:30
and 7 p.m.
Pecos' JV and freshman boys also will be in tournament play this weekend
while the varsity team is idle, competing in Fort Stockton. The next games
for the varsity squads are at the Monahans Sandhills Tournament next Thursday.
The Eagle boys will face Lubbock High at 4:30 p.m., followed by Pecos'
girls against Monahans at 6 p.m.
UT's big play hurt Nebraska and Brown
SAN ANTONIO, Dec. 3, 1999 (AP) - Before he became part of an unlikely streak,
Mack Brown wanted Nebraska to beat Texas.
In 1996, Brown was the coach at North Carolina. A Nebraska win in the
inaugural Big 12 championship game would have sent his Tar Heels to the
Brown's hopes were deflated by "The Play" that started Texas' three-game
winning streak over the Cornhuskers.
With the Longhorns facing fourth-and-inches late in the game, Nebraska
loaded up to stop the run. Instead, quarterback James Brown rolled out
and threw a soft pass to wide-open tight end Derek Lewis.
"I saw James rolling out and I was like, `What are they doing?' said
Texas senior defensive lineman Aaron Humphrey, a freshman in 1996.
"When Derek caught that ball, I took off down the sideline. I was excited,"
Lewis turned a short catch into a 61-yard gain. He didn't reach the
end zone, but he helped Texas beat heavily favored Nebraska 37-27.
The win sent Texas to the Fiesta Bowl and North Carolina to the Gator
"I was disappointed when Texas won that game," Brown said. "I can't
say that now."
The 12th-ranked Longhorns (9-3) meet No. 3 Nebraska (10-1) again Saturday
in the Big 12 title game in San Antonio.
Since coming to Texas, Brown has beaten Nebraska twice. Both wins required
the Longhorns to execute long drives late in the game.
In 1998, quarterback Major Applewhite capped an 85-yard drive with a
2-yard touchdown pass with 2:47 left. Texas won 20-16, snapping Nebraska's
47-game home winning streak.
This season, the Longhorns were trailing 20-17 in the fourth quarter
when Applewhite's TD pass to tight end Mike Jones with 5:51 left capped
a 60-yard drive for the winning score.
"It's awesome that we have another shot to play them," Cornhuskers defensive
Mike Brown said. "It poses a challenge for us."
Nebraska players say they're not thinking about revenge, even though
losses to Texas spoiled their national title hopes this year.
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