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Thursday, October 10, 1996

Loboes stand at No. 40

on opening night Friday

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The Harris Ratings have tabbed the Loboes of Monahans High as the No. 40
team in the state with a power rating of 191.

The other teams in the district stack up this way so far as ratings and
power ratings are concerned:

Alpine is No. 153 and 168, El Paso Mountain View, Friday night's Lobo
opponent is rated No. 166 and 165, Clint is No. 171 and 163, Fabens is
No. 191 and 155 and Presidio is No. 208 (last in the state) and 127.

Here's how Harris rates the district games for Friday night's opening:

Monahans is a 26 point favorite over Mountain View in Monahans, Alpine
is favored by 7 over Fabens in Fabens and Clint is favored by 36 over
Presidio in Presidio.

Lady Loboes beat Clint and Alpine

to remain unbeaten in district 3-A

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The Lady Loboes continue to dominate district 3-3A with a 15-2, 15-0 win
over Clint.

"We had some good performances in the first game," said Coach Martina
Carrillo. "We just had our hitting on...came out and did our job."

Leah Johnson mae her return to the court after her injury. Sara Molina
played the first game and Johnson went in the second.

The Ladies are looking forward to the Alpine game Tuesday.

"I'm ready. I feel confident," said senior Elisa Alvarez, "They're 4-0
(Alpine), but they haven't played us yet."

"I think they'll (Alpine) give us more competition than any other team"
said sophomore Tracie Jasso, "But not enough to beat us."

Looking toward the play-offs, the girls are confident and have grown
close as they enter one of their last road games of the regular season.

"I think we're going to take it all the way," said Freshman Cassidee
Avary, "These girls have become part of my family."

"It's what we have been striving for (state championship) since the
seventh grade," said senior Mandie Balderaz, "For us seniors there is no
next year."

The Lady Loboes put up excellent numbers in their fifth district victory.

Sarah Carrell had four kills, five service points, three jumps serve
aces and four digs.

Randie Brannon had six kills and three blocks.

Johnson had seven kills, four service points and two aces.

Crystal Looney had 12 service points, two aces, and three digs.

Molina had four kills, four service points and two jump serve aces.

Shayla Terry had five kills.


The Lady Loboes appear to be unstoppable as they move to 6-0 in district
with a 15-8, 15-5 victory over Alpine.

"A job well done by the team," commented Coach Carrillo, "A big win at
the right time."

Monahans scored some impressive numbers Tuesday to move into sole
possession of first place in district 3-3A.

Johnson had 10 kills, seven blocks, 11 digs and 3 service points.

Brannon had eight blocks, five kills and two digs.

Carrell had four kills, 11 digs, three assists and one service point.

Jasso had one kill, 14 assists, seven digs and five service points.

Shayla Terry had one kill, one block, six digs and five service points.

Alvarez had one kill, 11 digs and seven points.


The Monahans JV had little trouble putting away Clint Saturday 15-5,

"All the girls got some playing time in this match, and each one
contributed quite well," commented Coach Veronica Valenzuela, "The girls
looked good on offense and defense... everything seemed to be working
well for them."

Although Monahans had a shaky start against Alpine Tuesday,they were
able to pull out a win 11-15, 15-6, 15-7.

"I was not too happy with teh girls' performance in the first game,"
commented Coach Valenzuela, "However, their performance in the next two
games of the match certainly overshadowed everything negative in teh
first game."

Thirteen places in first cross country meet

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The First Annual Monahans Cross Country Meet took place last Saturday.

The girls team had five girls place in the event.

The varsity girls team had Christa Young finishing 16th.

The JV girls had Patricia Hernandez finish 9th and Sheena Connel finish

The Jr. high girls had Kyla Hamilton place 9th and Julie Graves finish

The boys had eight place in the varsity and Jr. high divisions.

Varsity boys had Victory Juarez placed 7th, David Williams placed 9th,
Justin Heath placed 19th and Bobby Gibson placed 20th.

The Jr. high boys swept the top positions in their division.

Scott Moore placed 1st, trinidad Gardea placed 2nd, David Graves placed
3rd and Osvaldo Huertas placed 4th.
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