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Friday, July 21, 2006

PHS girls athletics meeting set

Pecos High School girls planning to participate in volleyball, basketball, track or softball for the 2006-07 school year need to attend a meeting scheduled for Friday, August 4 at 7 p.m. at the new Pecos High School gym.

Coach Donna Gent said the meeting would be to get paperwork for the upcoming year and to go over schedules for the two-a-day practices that are scheduled to start on Aug. 7 in volleyball. Physical forms also have to be turned in by that date in order to begin pre-season workouts.

Practice also gets underway on Aug. 7 for boys in football and for boys and girls in swimming and cross-country. Physical forms for those sports also must be turned in by that date in order to begin workouts.

Eagles have frequent flights in volleyball

Save up the bucks to gas up the car if you want to see much of the Pecos Eagles’ volleyball team in the 2006 season.

The Eagles will host their annual Cantaloupe Classic Volleyball Tournament in late August, and will play all three of their District 2-3A volleyball matches on consecutive dates in October. But other than that, Pecos will have just one other home match during the upcoming season, which opens with a trip to Wink on Aug. 15.

New coach Helen Kimbrough will have 18 matches and three tournaments on the schedule, with district play starting on Oct. 3 with a trip to Fort Stockton. While Pecos is moving into a four-team district for the next two years in every sport except for football, volleyball has been part of a four-team district for the past two seasons, with Monahans and Presidio as the other two schools.

The Loboes, who won the 2004 Class 3A state title and placed second last season, will host the Eagles and several other teams in a scrimmage on Aug. 12, and will host the first tournament of the year, the Sandhills Tournament on Aug. 18-19. The junior varsity will also play in Monahans that weekend, however, unlike recent years, the ninth grade tournament has been moved back to Labor Day weekend.

The Cantaloupe Classic will have varsity, JV and freshman divisions on Aug. 24-26, while the final varsity tournament will be the Sul Ross Tournament in Alpine on Sept. 15-16, which replaces the Seminole Invitational on the Eagles’ schedule.

Pecos plays its first two district games out of town, then will have all three of its 2-3A home games back-to-back, starting with a visit by Presidio on Oct. 10. They’ll also close out their regular season in Presidio on Oct. 24, and have non-district matches on the road against both the Blue Devils and Fort Stockton in September.

Kimbrough was hired earlier this month to replace Debbie Garcia as head volleyball coach for the Eagles. Garcia moves over to head basketball coach, replacing Lisa Lowery, after being named to the position just prior to the start of pre-season practice a year ago.

Kimbrough, the former head coach at Odessa Permian, will officially begin her job with the Eagles at the start of August, with pre-season workouts set to get underway on Aug. 7 Pecos has missed the playoffs each of the past two seasons, after qualifying eight straight years. This season, the second and third place teams out of 2-3A will advance to bi-district against schools from the El Paso area, while the district champion will advance to the area round, and will face a team from the Lubbock or Amarillo area.

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