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Thursday, November 14, 1996

Cowgirls whip Ft. Davis to win Bi-District

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Grandfalls-Royalty Cowgirls displayed a never give up going to give up
that easy as attitude Tuesday night in Pecos as they downed the Ft.
Davis Indian Maidens in two straight games.

In both games, the Cowgirls roll behind but came back with a vengeance
to win 15-10-, 15-12 to win the Bi-district crown.

The Cowgirls will now advance to the Region 1-A tournament this weekend.

In the first game, it appeared Grandfalls was going to get blown out as
Ft. Davis moved out to a quick 6-0 lead. But when Grandfalls did get
started, the Indian Maidens faced a massacre.

The Cowgirls scored a quick 11 points, Ft. Davis came back to get one
more point, Grandfalls got two more to make the score 13-7. Ft. Davis
the taller team, was not going to give up that easy as they clawed back
into the game and closed to within one point at 12-13 before Grandfalls
went on to win 15-12.

In the second contest, things started out evenly 1-1, 2-1 Ft. Davis as
the two teams exchanged serves back and forth. Then Ft. Davis moved out
to a 7-1 lead and again it looked like Grandfalls was in trouble.

But, this time, instead of launching a scoring blitz, the Cowgirls got
one point here, one point there until they caught up and moved ahead. As
the contest moved back and forth, each team a point here and there until
Grandfalls moved on up to notch the win at 15-10.

Grandfalls Coach Laura Moses was real pleased with the play of her team,
saying some of the players had their best game of the season. The
Cowgirls recorded 11 aces.

Grandfalls now has a record of 17-11 while Fort Davis finished the
season at 13-21. In the individual statistic category, here is how
Grandfalls players scored the win:

ACES: Christina Huertas, 3; Susana Vasquez, 3; Melissa Moses, 2; Stacey
Miller, 2 and Janet Enriquez, 1.
SERVICE POINTS: Huertas, 12; Vasquez, 6; Moses, 4; Laura Porras, 4;
Miller, 2 and Enriquez, 1.

KILLS: Miller, 5; Porras, 4, and Huertas, 4.

DIGS; Vasquez, 9; Porras, 6; Moses, 4; Enriquez, 3; Huertas, 2 and
Miller, 2.

Monahans goes to Midland to

face Colorado City in play-offs

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By Richard Acosta

News Sports Writer

The Monahans Loboes will began their 1996 post season play Friday night
at Midland Memorial Stadium in Midland 7:30 p.m.

The Mean Green's first test will be the Colorado City Wolves who
finished their season 8-2.

Lance Dockrey, the Wolve's quarterback, has thrown for 650-yards on 45
Depletions. Dockrey's favorite targets are Chris Fambro and Adam Wood.
Fambro has 147 yards off 14 receptions and Wood has nine receptions for

When the Wolves run the ball Arian Emerson is the work horse.

The 161 pound running rack Emerson has 1763 rushing off 251 carries this

Colorado City runs out of the a power "I" formation behind a line that
averages 232 pounds and has only five players that start both ways.

The Green have put up some pretty good numbers themselves this season.

After last weeks victory over the Alpine Bucks, Monahans moved up to
number six in the Associated Press Football Poll and passed the
3000-yard mark in total offense.

Loboes quarterback, Brandon Stephens, has thrown for over 900-yards
and has only five interceptions this season.

Monahans has opened up its passing game in the last few weeks, but the
big numbers for the offense have come off the run.

Tyler Lee, Lucas Jaquez, and Stephens all have run out of the back field
for over 2000 yards combined.

Big Green swimmers set records

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Monahans High School's Mean Green Water Machine women swam their way to
seventh place in a 24 team competition in San Angelo last Friday and
Saturday. Lobo men swimmers finished 15th.

The 20)0 Medley Relay and 20)0 Free Relay women's teams (Candice
Teague, Lindsey Fredericks, Sandra Marks and Kara Teague) set Lobo
records. They finished fifth in the medley with a school record 2:01.53;
fourth in the relay with a record 1:50.68.

Said Coach Ben White:
"The Mean Green Water Machine had a great swim meet this past Friday and
Saturday in San Angelo.

"The 24 team meet is by far the largest meet the swimmers will go on
until they go to regional in February. Teams from the Dallas/Fort Worth
area, plus the good teams from our region, made it very hard to make he
Finals on Saturday.

"The girls from Monahans had several real good swims by getting two
relays and three individuals in the finals. The boys had one relay and
one swimmer in the finals. The girls came out with 83 points for
seventh; he boys had 21 points for 15th place. seventh place out of 24 -
that's not bad."

Lobo swimmers will be in Pecos or a meet on Saturday.

Lobo volleyball pack moves on to regional round

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The Monahans Lady Loboes continue their run through play offs with a
15-5, 15-3 smashing of Brownfield, Tuesday night in Denver City.

"I am very excited," said senior Leah Johnson, "This is the first time
we have been this far in 13 years."

'It is really nice having our fans there," said senior Crystal Looney,
"It makes our wins much more fun when they are there with us."

The Ladies have not been beaten in 21 straight games and improve to 34-3
over all record.

"It feels good because nobody expected Monahans to get this far,"
commented Sophomore Tracie Jasso, "We came out and have been a
surprise!" I'm glad to be part of all this," said freshman Cassidee
Avery, "Nobody thought we could go this far... and we are not done yet."

Monahans will travel to Lubbock this weekend to play in the Regional
Tournament. The first game of the tourney for the Ladies will be Aledo
at 4:30 p. m. Friday.

"I think we can play with anybody at Regionals," said senior Sarah
Carrell," We don't know much about Aledo, so it will be fun to see who
has the smarter team."

The winner will play the' winner of the Seminole, Clifton gone to decide
the class 3A regional champion which will be the representative in the
state tournament in Austin Texas.

"Everything is starting to pay off." said defensive

"We got a chance to make a memory for ourselves," said middle hitter
Randie Brannon, "We are helping to expand the rich tradition that
Monahans has and it nice to be a part of it."

Joining the team through the playoffs are JV move ups LaTashia Thompson
and Dedra Wessels.

This, is my first year as a pickup player on the varsity," said
Thompson, "It has been a great privilege to work out and travel with the

"It's different experience than being on the JV," said Wessels, "I was
excited to be picked as part of the team.

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