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Friday, August 4, 2006

Pee-wee football ends registration next week

The Reeves County Community Sports and Recreation Department will be signing up boys and girls in grades 3-6 for pee wee football for only one more week, while registration for the youth flag football and youth volleyball programs will continue through late August. Registration for the pee wee program runs through Friday, Aug. 11. The fee is $25 per player for the full-contact league, which is divided into two age groups.

Youth flag football is open to boys and girls ages 5-7, while the volleyball program is open to boys and girls entering grades 2 through 6 this fall. Both leagues have sign-up fee of $10 per player before the Aug. 26 deadline, and a $15 late fee for registration after Aug. 26.

Parents for all three leagues can pick up registration forms at the RCCRD office in the old Pecos High School gym between 10 a.m. and 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. on Friday and from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday. Both parents must sign the completed form, and a birth certificate must be provided along with each player’s registration.

For further information on all three programs, call the RCCRD office during regular hours at 447-9776.

Eagles’ workouts open on Monday

Preseason workouts get underway for four Pecos Eagle varsity sports on Monday, with new head coaches for the Eagles in both football and volleyball.

Workouts in football, volleyball, swimming and cross country start next week, with the first scrimmage for volleyball on Aug. 12 at Monahans at the first one for football the following Friday, Aug. 18, in Seminole. Cross-country will have its first 2006 meet the following weekend, while swimming gets underway at the end of September.

Football players are scheduled to begin their two-a-days at Eagles Stadium about 8 a.m. on Sunday, though coach Chris Henson said last week the players needed to show up by around 6:30 a.m. Trainer Joel Birch said those who haven’t gotten their equipment should go to the field house around 6 a.m. to get ready in time for the first workout.

This will be the first season for the Eagles under Henson, who takes over from Patrick Willis after coaching in Marfa last year. Monday will also be the first workout for the Eagles varsity volleyball team under new coach Helen Kimbrough, who formerly served as head coach for Odessa Permian. She replaced Debbie Garcia, who moves over to serve as new head basketball coach for Pecos.

Birch said that for players in the four sports beginning workouts on Monday, physical forms have to be filled out and signed by their doctors and returned to their coaches before they will be allowed to play. He also said players may have to make a second trip to the doctor, depending on how the form is filled out, due to new UIL requirements.

“If he checks it off a certain way, we have to send them back to the doctor,” Birch said.

Any students not in the four sports beginning on Monday but who plan to participate in other sports this season need to have their forms filled out by their doctor and returned by Aug. 21, the first day of school, in order to begin off-season workouts in those programs.

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