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Friday, June 22, 2007
Summer tennis continues tourney set for next week
The second session of the Pecos-Barstow-Toyah ISD summer tennis program got underway this week, with the summer Black-Gold tennis tournament set for next weekend at the Pecos High School tennis courts.
We have over 40 kids,” said PHS tennis coach Bernadette Ornelas. “We’re doing the younger kids in kindergarten though second grade from 8 to 8:40, third through sixth grades from 9 to 9:45 and the high school and junior high kids from 10 to 10:45.”
She said the younger tennis player s are going through the basics, such as hitting the ball over the net. “Right now they’re also playing a couple of games,” Ornelas said.
The Black-Gold tournament is one of a series of tennis tournaments which began on June 1 in Midland and continue through the final tournament of the summer, on Aug. 10-11 in Odessa. Pecos’ tournament is set for June 30 and July 1 at the PHS courts, and will be divided into 12 and under, 14 and under, 16 and under, 18 and under and adult divisions.
Each division will be divided into boys and girls singles, and doubles play will be included if enough teams are signed up. There will also be one mixed doubles division in the tournament.
Entries are due in this weekend, with an entry fee of $15 for one event and $25 for two events. For further information, contact Ornelas at (432) 448-3380.
Other tournaments in July and August include Odessa, Midland, Sweetwater, Lubbock and Andrews. All tournaments are open to both local and out-of-town tennis players.
Eagles take on four opponents in 7-on-7 play
Pecos Eagle football players were headed to Fort Stockton on Thursday, to compete in the second of their three area 7-on-7 tournaments for the month.
Coach Chris Henson said five teams would be participating in Thursday’s tournament, which was originally scheduled for Alpine. Pecos will go to Alpine for their final tournament on June 28.
“Crane will be there, along with Wink, Alpine, Fort Stockton and us,” Henson said. Two weeks ago in Pecos, the Eagles, Bucks and Panthers were the only teams to participate.
“It went well. We beat Alpine’s JV in the first game, 48-12, then played Alpine’s varsity the second and lost 21-20, and then we beat Fort Stockton’s varsity, 36-30,” Henson said.
“We’ve had a pretty good turnout. We had about 25 kids out there for the last practice,” he added. Henson also said the Pecos-Barstow-Toyah ISD school board would look at candidates for several coaching vacancies, including varsity offensive line coach and two junior high coaches, during their special meeting, which was set for Thursday evening.
“We’ve still got two junior high coaches and the varsity basketball coach we’re trying to fill, so we’ve got three positions open,” Henson said. Those resignations, including that of boys’ head basketball coach Chaun Brooks, were also scheduled to be on the agenda for Thursday’s school board meeting.
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