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Nov. 19, 1996

Eagles face Bronchos, Loboes tonight

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PECOS, Nov. 19, 1996 - Neither home team will be at full strength
tonight in the Pecos Eagles' second varsity boys and girls basketball
games of the season. But most of the key players will be in place, when
the girls play Odessa High in their home opener while the boys play
their first road game of the season in Monahans.

The girls will face OHS in freshman, junior varsity and varsity contests
at 4:30, 6 and 7:30 p.m., while the boys will be in Monahans against
their former District 4-4A rivals, also at 4:30, 6 and 7:30 p.m.

The girls' dropped their season opener at Odessa Permian a week ago,
79-35, as the Panthers outscored the Eagles' 22-0 in the first quarter.
However, Pecos was without most of their returning varsity players, who
had not come out yet from volleyball. Liz Matta, one of just two players
with varsity experience who faced Permian, led the Eagles with 13 points
in last week's loss.

Eagles' coach Patty Hall said on Saturday she finally has all the
players she expects to have at the varsity level, though they may not
all be there tonight.

"All the juniors are going to be there, but Friday was an unofficial
senior skip day, and my seniors missed practice," Hall said. "They're
going to have to make up their two practice hours before the game if
they want to play.

"I think they're finding it hard to adjust this year because the rules
are different. They're being held accountable for their actions," Hall

Odessa High comes in with a 1-1 record, beating Lamesa 46-35 after
opening with 42-35 loss to Frenship. Linda Garcia has been in double
figures in both games for the Bronchos, leading OHS with 13 on Friday
after 10 in their opening loss, while Keisha Gibson had 11 in the win
over the Tornadoes.

Pecos' boys opened their season with a 78-64 win at home over Crane, as
Omar Hinojos led the Eagles with 21 points, while Moses Martinez and
Eric Abila added 13 apiece.

Crane played without a number of their regulars, who are still involved
in the Class 3A football playoffs. Monahans is facing the same
situation, with the Loboes set to take on Friona in the second round
this weekend.

But the Loboes do have the two key players who led them to their first
post-season berth in two decades, in Shannon Shorter and Jason Pittman,
and Eagles' coach Mike Sadler said, "That other kid (Jeremy Ornelas) is
pretty good, too."

Monahans opened their season on Saturday with a 69-54 homecourt victory
over Kermit, as Pittman scored 26 points, Ornelas had a trio of 3-point
baskets as part of his 15, and Shorter, who hit the buzzer basket that
put Monahans in the playoffs over Big Spring last February.

Tonight's game is the only one this week for Pecos' girls, while the
Eagle boys will be back at home on Friday against the Greenwood Rangers.

Eagles Scoring
Hinojos 1 10 0 1 4 21 21.0
E. Abila 1 3 2 1 3 13 13.0
Martinez 1 5 0 3 4 13 13.0
Garcia 1 6 0 0 2 12 12.0
Marquez 1 2 0 1 1 5 5.0
Carrasco 1 2 0 0 2 4 4.0
Navarrete 1 1 0 2 4 4 4.0
J. Abila 1 1 0 0 0 2 2.0
Montgomery 1 1 0 0 0 2 2.0
Luna 1 1 0 0 0 2 2.0
Adame 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Celaya 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Flores 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Team 1 32 2 8 20 78 78.0
Opp. 1 26 1 9 20 64 64.0

Matta 1 4 1 1 2 13 13.0
A.Marquez 1 3 1 0 0 9 9.0
Orona 1 1 1 1 2 6 6.0
Armstrong 1 1 0 1 3 3 3.0
Barrera 1 1 0 1 2 3 3.0
Villanueva 1 1 0 0 0 2 2.0
Lara 1 0 0 0 2 0 0.0
Team 1 11 3 4 9 35 35.0
Opp. 1 36 1 4 12 79 79.0

Sports In Brief
Vikings owners facing
fight over hiring Holtz
By The Associated Press

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. - A boardroom brawl appears to be brewing in
Minnesota, where Vikings' team president and part owner Roger Headrick,
firmly supports coach Dennis Green, while at least two other owners
reportedly have been wooing Lou Holtz, who is to formally announce his
resignation at Notre Dame today.

Two of the teams other nine owners, Wheelock Whitney and Jaye Dyer, both
consider Holtz a close friend and are believed to be eager to hire him.
Dyer, who wears a lucky penny from Holtz on a chain around his neck,
said Holtz told him earlier this season that this could be his last
season at Notre Dame.

Whitney did not return telephone calls to his office Monday. Dyer denied
reports that he and Whitney already have spoken to Holtz about returning
to the NFL and Minnesota, where he coached the University of Minnesota
in 1984-85.

GREENVILLE, N.C. - Liberty Bowl organizers extended an invitation to
Conference USA champion Houston to face a Big East team on Dec. 27.

Houston (7-4) finished its regular season Saturday, beating Louisville
to earn a share of the league's first title with Southern Mississippi.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Andre Rison, a four-time Pro Bowl receiver signed
by the Jacksonville Jaguars to boost their passing game, was released
for what coach Tom Coughlin described as lack of performance.

Rison signed a five-year, $17 million contract last year with Cleveland,
but was released in the offseason in a salary move after the team moved
to Baltimore. The Jaguars signed him the day before training camp

KIRKLAND, Wash. - Seattle quarterback John Friesz, who signed a
two-year, $4.5 million contract Saturday, will be lost for the remainder
of the season because of a broken tibia in his right leg. He was injured
in the first quarter of the Seahawks' 17-16 loss at Detroit on Sunday.

SUWANEE, Ga. - Atlanta Falcons cornerback Nate Odomes was charged with
drunken driving following a car crash in which he sustained a
concussion. Odomes also was charged with three traffic violations after
the 7:20 a.m. crash in which his Porsche sports car slammed into a tree.


PORTLAND, Ore. - Portland Trail Blazers guard Isaiah Rider will go on
trial Feb. 7 after pleading innocent to marijuana possession charges.

Clackamas County sheriff's deputies cited Rider on Oct. 31 near his
apartment in Lake Oswego. If convicted, he faces a minimum $500 fine.

INDIANAPOLIS - Indiana guard Reggie Miller was fined $10,000 and Pacers
coach Larry Brown $5,000 for remarks about about officials following a
loss Thursday night at Houston.

DALLAS - A 12-year-old Garland boy died less than an hour after he
complained of chest pains and collapsed during basketball practice at
Dallas Christian School, school officials said.

School officials said the gymnasium was filled with his basketball
teammates when Aaryn Blackwell collapsed Monday.

The exact cause of death was not undetermined. An autopsy was scheduled
for today.


TAMPA, Fla. - Jose Lind, a former Gold Glove second baseman for the
Pittsburgh Pirates, has been arrested for drug and traffic offenses, the
Florida Highway Patrol said.

Lind, 32, was ``visibly drunk'' and naked from the waist down Sunday
when troopers pulled him over and found a gram of cocaine and seven cans
of beer, said highway patrol Lt. Harry Mofield.

Lind, who last played for the California Angels in 1995, is charged with
leaving the scene of an accident, driving while under the influence, and
possession of cocaine. He was released from Hillsborough County Jail on
Monday after Circuit Judge Walter R. Heinrich set bail at $1,250.


LAS VEGAS - Evander Holyfield's upset victory over Mike Tyson set a
record for the biggest live gate in boxing history.

The fight at the MGM Grand Garden drew a crowd of 16,103 for a gate of
$14,150,700, the Nevada Athletic Commission said. The bout surpassed the
previous record of $13,965,600 for Tyson's fight against Peter McNeeley.


TAMPA, Fla. - Brian Bellows, who scored 23 goals for the Tampa Bay
Lightning last season, was traded to the Anaheim Mighty Ducks for a
sixth-round draft pick. Bellows, 32, has 448 goals and 502 assists in 15
seasons with Minnesota, Montreal and Tampa Bay.
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