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Friday, June 27, 2008

Tuesday tourney completes P-B-T summer golf season

Golfers in grades 6-8 played in a tournament on Tuesday at the Reeves County Golf Course, to complete the four-week Pecos-Barstow-Toyah ISD summer golf program.

The boys were divided into two divisions, with the sixth grade division being won by Alex Muniz with a 44 score. Steven Miller was second with a 46, while Paul Hinojos shot a 47 and won a one-hole playoff for third over Justin Salgado, who also had a 47. Jeri Omitogun had a 48 for the other sixth grade score.

In the junior high division, Larry Martinez shot a 52 over nine holes to place first, and was followed by Nathan McCormick with a 59 and Matthew Mora with a 64.

On the girls’ side, all seven participants were grouped together for their nine holes of play, with Gaby Nichols placing first with a 52 score and Ashley Jaso second with a 54. Lara Gonzales won a one-hole playoff over Amanda Mora for third, after both finished with 57s, and they were followed by Gabby Levario at 59, Miren Hinojos with a 61 and Catarina Hinojos with a 63.

The morning tournaments were held a day after the younger golfers in the P-B-T summer program competed in their season-ending tournaments.

Pecos LL teams open defense of district titles

District 37 Tournament play starts Friday night in Fort Stockton for Pecos’ 9-10 year old Little League All-Stars, while the 11-12 Little Leaguers and the 13-14 year-old Junior League teams will open their tournaments the following evening in Monahans and Alpine.

All three teams will play first round games against Alpine, the 9-10 year olds starting on Friday at 6 p.m., while the 11-12 year olds play at that same time on Saturday and the 13-14 year olds start on Saturday at 7 p.m.

Pecos is the defending champion in the 9-10 and 11-12 year old brackets, but all three teams have players who were on one of those two teams last year. The Junior Leaguers were eliminated last season by Fort Stockton and Monahans, and manager Israel Campos said he planned to start Jesus Salgado in Saturday’s opener against the tournament’s host team.

We’ll start Jesus in the first game, and then I think we’ll start Devante Jenkins in the second game,” said Campos, who added nine of the Junior League players can pitch, and could be needed due to the pitch count rules for all levels that were put in last year.

The winner of the tournament will be decided by next Tuesday or Wednesday, while sectional play won’t get underway until July 18.

Sectional play in the younger divisions will be a week after district play. Pecos ended up finishing third a year ago in the 9-10 division at sectionals, and for Friday, coach Frankie Ramos said Joe Angel Villegas would be his likely starter.

“Basically the whole team can pitch, but one of my pitchers is hurting,” manager Frankie Ramos said. “Nathan (Martinez) has an elbow that’s hurting, so I probably won’t use him at all, or in sectionals, either, if we get there.”

The 11-12 year olds won last year’s district tournament with a victory over Big Bend (Alpine-Marfa) in the finals, before being beaten by eventual Little League World Series runner-ups Lubbock Western in the sectional tournament.

The winner of Saturday’s game will play Monahans at 6 p.m. on Sunday. Kermit faces Fort Stockton in the other Saturday game, and the winner there will face the winner of the Monahans versus Alpine or Pecos game, on Monday at 6 p.m.

The Pecos-Alpine loser takes on the loser between Kermit and Fort Stockton on Sunday night at 8 p.m.

The winner between Pecos and Alpine in the 9-10 bracket on Friday will play host Fort Stockton in a 6 p.m. game on Saturday. Monahans and Kermit also play on Friday night in the other first round game, then get Saturday off before taking on the survivor between Pecos, Alpine and Fort Stockton on Sunday, also at 6 p.m.

The loser of the Pecos-Alpine game will be off on Saturday, and face the Monahans-Kermit loser on Sunday, at 8 p.m. in the double-elimination tournament.

The Junior League bracket will open with a 3 p.m. game on Saturday between Monahans and Fort Stockton. The winners on Saturday play a semifinal game at 3 p.m. on Sunday, while the losers play in an elimination game on Sunday at 7 p.m.

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