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Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Season ticket sales start for Eagles’ home games

Season tickets for the Pecos Eagles 2008 home football games went on sale on Monday for 2007 season ticket holders, while new ticket buyers can purchase their tickets starting in two weeks for this year’s five home games.

Tickets can be purchased now through Aug. 22 at the Pecos-Barstow-Toyah ISD business office, 1302 S. Park St., by last year’s season ticket holders for this year’s games. Season tickets for new ticket-buyers will then be available from Aug. 25 through Sept. 5, when Pecos plays their first home game, against Kermit. Tickets are $5 per game, and $25 for the full five-game package.

The Eagles’ other home games in 2008 are Sept. 5 against Kermit, Sept. 19 versus Monahans, Oct. 10 versus Fort Stockton, Oct. 24 against Tornillo and Nov. 7 versus Clint. The last three games are District 4-3A contests, and the Oct. 24 game against Tornillo will be Pecos’ 2008 homecoming game.

Pecos opens its regular season with a neutral site game in Alpine on Aug. 29. The Eagles’ other four road games this year are Sept. 12 at Denver City, Sept. 26 in Snyder, Oct. 17 at Fabens and Oct. 31 at Anthony. The two October road games are district contests.

The Eagles will also play at home this Saturday, when they scrimmage the Seminole Indians starting at 10 a.m. at Eagle Stadium. Pecos’ other preseason scrimmage is Oct. 21 at Greenwood against the Rangers.

McWilliams happy with Eagles’ scrimmage

The Pecos Eagles volleyball team got in two hours of work on Saturday on a short trip away from home, before starting their 2,500-mile sojourn away from Pecos over the next four weeks to open up the 2008 season.

The Eagles, who travel to El Paso on Tuesday to face Montwood and Eastwood in their 2008 openers, played 40-minute scrimmage matches on Saturday in Monahans against the Loboes, Odessa High Bronchos and Odessa Permian Panthers. And while no official scores were kept, the Eagles were edged by the Loboes in the first of their three matches, before coming back to edge out OHS and Permian in the last of the scrimmages.

The matches were also the first as Eagles head coach for Ruth McWilliams, who said, “I was pretty pleased. They’re learning a new system and at times were a little out of synch, but they’re learning about me and I’m learning about them.”

McWilliams said she was minus two of the 12 girls she plans to have on the varsity this season, and also shuffled her rotations during the matches while looking at different combinations.

The Eagles return almost all their front line players from last season, while adding McWilliams’ daughter Leah on the front line and as a setter, which along with some of the defensive spots on the back line will be where Pecos will be the youngest this season.

“Overall I thought we passed fairly well,” she said. “Brittany Palomino dug some pretty deep balls and Gabby Garcia played good defense.”

“OHS and Permian have got some pretty big girls. Considering what they were trying to do and what we do, overall I thought we looked pretty good for this time of the year,” she added.

Pecos also had freshman and junior varsity matches against Monahans, OHS and Permian on Saturday, and for Tuesday, McWilliams said the Eagles will be splitting their sub-varsity players up into five teams, with two traveling to El Paso with the varsity while three others go to Wink to open their seasons against the Wildcats.

The varsity will open their season about 4:30 p.m. on Saturday with a match against Eastwood, at the Montwood High School gym, then will take on the host Rams starting at about 7 p.m. The JV schedule will be similar to the varsity, while freshmen will play earlier, taking on Eastwood at 3 p.m. CDT and then facing Montwood at 5:30 p.m.

In Wink, the Eagles will have one JV and two freshmen teams taking on the Wildcats, with those matches scheduled to begin at 4 p.m.

Tuesday’s trip to El Paso will be the first of three for Pecos over the next eight days. They’ll be back on Friday and Saturday for the El Paso Riverside Tournament, then head west again on Aug. 19, for matches against El Paso Chapin and El Paso Americus at the Chapin High School gym. The Eagles also have three other 200-plus mile trips on their schedule before Labor Day, going to tournaments in San Angelo and Frenship along with an Aug. 26 trip to Sweetwater.

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