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PECOS, Dec. 19 -- The Pecos Eagle girls had another `delay of game'
called on their final pre-Christmas basketball contest.
Pecos' game scheduled tonight at home against the Hobbs Eagles has been
pushed back a night to Friday, Eagles' coach Patty Hall said this
"We had to move it back because Hobbs had semester tests," Hall said.
The game originally was set for Tuesday, but was moved back due to
Pecos' semester tests.
Friday's games will begin with the junior varsity matchup at 4:30 p.m.,
followed by the varsity contest at 6 p.m.
The Eagles come into the tournament off their first two game winning
streak of the season. Pecos defeated El Paso Burges and Fort Stockton to
claim the consolation title at the Monahans Sandhills Tournament last
weekend. It left them at 4-6 on the season.
The delay in the game also delays the debut of the new scoreboards
installed this week at the Pecos High School gymnasium. The expanded
scoreboards replace the ones installed when the gym was built in 1983.
Those will replace the ones in use at the junior high gyms.
Pecos' boys played their final home game of 1996 last Saturday, when
they lost to Lydia Patterson in the finals of the West of the Pecos
Shootout. The Eagles had to cancel their games this week against
Carlsbad and Kermit due to semester tests. They'll resume play on Dec.
26 in Big Lake with a 3:30 p.m. game against the Eldorado Eagles and a
6:30 p.m. contest against the Reagan County Owls in pool round play at
the Reagan County Tournament.
Pecos' girls also resume play that day with a 3 p.m. contest against
Lamesa at Odessa College, in the first round of the Odessa Chamber of
Commerce Holiday Tournament.
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By JON FULBRIGHT
PECOS, Dec. 19 -- Pecos-Barstow Warbird boxers Robbie Ontiveros and Paul
Juarez both went 1-1 last weekend at the state Junior Olympic Tournament
in Fort Worth, losing in the finals of their weight divisions.
Competing as part of the West Texas Boxing Team and fighting at 80
pounds in the 11-year-old division, Ontiveros won his opening round bout
last Friday against Danco Armedori of the Border (El Paso) boxing team,
before losing to Marvin Toney of the Gulf (Houston) Boxing Team on
Saturday, Warbirds manager Roy Juarez said.
Juarez, fighting at 95 pounds in the 12-year-old age group, defeated
Jaime Espinoza of South Texas (Brownsville), then fell by decision to
Octubre Rosales of the Gulf team Sunday night.
"Robbie could have won that fight if he had paid attention," Roy Juarez
said. "He landed every punch he threw, but he waited too much when he
was setting up and let the other guy hit him."
He added that both fighters did well in their first round bouts, but
Paul Juarez had similar problems in his Sunday loss to Rosales.
"It was a close fight, but the same thing happened as happened with
Robbie. He waited a little bit too long when he set up. Every time Paul
would throw a punch he would drop his hands, and let the other guy hit
Juarez said nearly a dozen members of the West Texas team did advance to
the regional finals in Little Rock, Ark., next month, while Pecos'
fighters will tentative have their next two bouts at home, with a boxing
smoker on Jan. 25, followed two weeks later by the West of the Pecos
Golden Gloves at the Reeves County Civic Center.
"How many fighters we're going to have, I can't tell you right now,"
Juarez said of his team, which is down in numbers this year. But he
expected to have at least five boxers competing in the tournaments in
January and February.
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