Newspaper and Travel Guide
for Pecos Country of West Texas
Tuesday, November 21, 2006
Rec. Dept. begins youth basketball, clinic sign-ups
The Reeves County Community Sports and Recreation Department is enrolling boys and girls for its winter Pee Wee Basketball Program. Entry deadline is Dec. 30 for league play, and Dec. 15 for those participating in the pre-season fundamentals class.
The league is open to children from age 5 through those currently in sixth grade. Parents can pick up enrollment forms at the RCCRD office in the old Pecos High School gym from 4 to 9 p.m. on Monday through Thursday, from 4-6 p.m. on Fridays and from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays.
Enrollment fee is $10 per player, with a late registration fee of $15 for those signing up after the deadlines. A birth certificate and signatures from both parents are needed on the returned enrollment forms.
For further information, call the RCCRD office at 447-9776.
Eagle Stadium to host Class 3A, six-man football playoff games
Eagle Stadium will play host to two high school football playoff games this weekend, with a current and former district rival facing off on Friday and a couple of six-man teams meeting on Saturday.
The Greenwood Rangers and Clint Lions will play their Class 3A-Division II regional quarterfinal game at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, while the Dell City Cougars and Borden County Coyotes will play on Saturday night at 7:30, in a Six-Man Division II regional semifinal game.
Clint is 9-1 and Greenwood is 10-1 on the season, and both placed second in their districts. Clint won in Pecos last month, 27-20 and had a first round bye after winning at Fort Stockton, 34-27, while Greenwood won at Eagle Stadium a year ago, and advanced to the area round this past Friday with a 28-21 victory over Seminole. The Lions were second to Monahans in District 1-3A, while the Rangers were second to Snyder in District 3-3A
Dell City (8-2) won the District 1-A six-man title and had a first round bye, while Borden County (6-4) edged Grandfalls in the bi-district round of the playoffs on Friday, 48-46.
Monahans and Snyder, who met to open the 2006 football season, will play at Lowery Field in Lubbock Friday afternoon in their Region I-3A Division II quarterfinal game. Monahans (9-1) had a bye while Snyder (8-3) routed Brownfield, 42-12, last Thursday to advance to the quarterfinals. The Loboes defeated the Tigers to open the season by a 12-7 score.
In the Division I game, Fort Stockton (7-3) will face Andrews (4-7), 37-34 winners over Levelland, at 7:30 p.m. on Friday at Ratliff Stadium in Odessa. The Panthers defeated the Mustangs in September at Fort Stockton by a 14-7 score.
In the other area six-man game this week in Division II, Sanderson will take on Jayton at Lenorah-Grady at 7:30 p.m. on Friday. The Eagles (6-4) placed second to Dell City in District 1 and drew a first round bye, while Jayton (9-2) defeated Loop 82-54, in their bi-district playoff game.
Lack of swimmers hurts Eagles at Monahans
The numbers were lower and the times were a little higher than Pecos Eagles’ coach Terri Morse would have liked on Saturday at the Monahans Invitational, but Pecos’ boys were still able to take third place overall at the meet, the last before the Thanksgiving holiday.
Pecos scored 196 points to place third, as San Angelo Central won with 313 points and El Paso Andress was next, with 221 points. The Eagles girls had just 30 1/2 points and ended up 11th in a division won by Central, with 286 1/2 points to 212 for El Paso Chapin.
“I had a lot of kids at the ag show. I only have five girls here,” Morse said.
The top finish for the girls was a sixth place from Cassandra Mata in the 200 individual medley. She also took 13th in the 100-yard breaststroke. In the relays, Mata, Anatalia Hernandez, Cynthia Marmolejo and Neyva Rodriguez placed eighth in the 400 freestyle race; Mata, Marmolejo, Rodriguez and Jessica Dickenson were 11th in the 200 free relay and Marmolejo, Dickenson, Hernandez and Rodriguez finished 13th in the 200 medley relay.
Hernandez also took eighth in the 200 freestyle and 11th in the 100-yard butterfly; Rodriguez was 12th in the 100 free, Dickenson was 18th in the 100-yard breaststroke and Marmolejo was 18th in the 100-yard backstroke for the Eagles’ other finishes on the afternoon.
“The girls were a little down mentally because they knew they only had five people. That was a disadvantage. On some races, we did good as far as our times, and on some we did the same or did better before,” Morse said.
The boys were less affected by missing swimmers, but were minus sophomore Josh Elliott, which forced Morse to switch up her relays teams. Pecos still got a pair of first place finishes from senior Kyle Winkles, in the 50-yard freestyle and 100-yard backstroke, along with five second place finishes and one third on the day. Winkles had a 22.83 in the 50 free to win by 1.2 seconds over El Paso Chapin’s Mark Lennon, and later took the 100 back with a 58.08 time.
On Friday in the 1-meter diving, Hector Roman scored 217.45 points to place second to Andrews’ Matt Culberson, while in Saturday’s races, Matt Oglesby was second to San Angelo Central’s Matt McLaughlin in the 200 freestyle with a 1:56.75 time, edging McLaughlin’s teammate Sebastian Haynes by .07 second, and was second to McLaughlin in the 500 free, with a 5:16.15 time. Matthew Florez placed second in the race before that, with a 52.82 time in the 100-yard freestyle, two seconds behind Central’s George Mayer, and the 400-yard freestyle team of Winkles, Oglesby, Florez and Derek Teague was second to Central’s team in the 400 freestyle relay, with a 3:37.35 time. In the 200 free relay, the same four placed third, behind Central and El Paso Andress.
“Some of the times were a little off compared to last weekend,” Morse said. “We didn’t cut as much time as we did the previous week, but I think we still did pretty well.”
Pecos’ ‘B’ relay team of Frankie Morin, Roman, Gus Mendoza and Luke Serrano finished 10th in the 400 freestyle race, while in the 200 free relay, Roman, Mendoza, Edward Navarro and Austin Vernon were ninth, and in the 200 medley relay, Morin, Teague, Florez and Serrano placed sixth and the ‘B’ team of Brian Carrasco, Oscar Machuca, Adam Medina and Vernon were 12th.
In the other individual races, Mendoza was 14th and Medina 18th in the 200 free; Serrano was ninth, Carrasco 11th and Navarro 15th in the 200 medley; Vernon was 25th in the 50 free; Medina was 11th and Carrasco 16th in the 100-yard butterfly; Morin was 11th, Roman 19th and Machuca 29th in the 100 free; Mendoza was eighth in the 500 free; Serrano was seventh and Morin ninth in the 100 back, and Teague was 11th and Machuca 16th in the 100-yard breaststroke.
The Eagles were scheduled to only have one week off before going to Fort Stockton for their next race. But the Panthers’ meet has been cancelled, and the Eagles’ next action will now be on Dec. 8-9, at the Seminole Invitational.
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