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Friday, June 29, 2007
Pecos 11-12 LLers at home, others on road for tourneys
The Pecos Little League 11-12 year old All-Stars will begin defense of their District 37 Tournament title on Friday night at home, when they take on Winkler County in one of five first round games for Pecos All-Star teams this weekend.
Pecos will host the 11-12 year old tournament at Chano Prieto Field, starting at 8 p.m. The other four teams will be playing out of town in their tournaments, with the 9-10 and 10-11 year olds in Fort Stockton, the 13-14 year old Junior Leaguers in Alpine and the 15-16 year old Senior Leaguers in Kermit.
The 9-10 year olds will be the first to get underway, starting in Fort Stockton at 6 p.m. on Friday against Greenwood. The 10-11 year olds will play the following night in Fort Stockton to open their tournament, also against Greenwood. At 7 p.m. on Friday, the Senior Leaguers will play their first game, against Monahans, while the Junior Leaguers will take on either Monahans or Winkler County (Kermit) in their District 37 tournament opener, on Saturday night at 7 p.m.
The 11-12 year olds will play two games at home this weekend. Their second game will be either in the elimination or championship bracket of the tournament on Sunday night at 6 or 8 p.m., against Monahans or Greenwood. A total of seven teams are entered in that division, while the 9-10 bracket, with eight teams, is the largest of the five District 37 tournaments.
The Senior Leaguers are the other defending champions from a year ago in District 37 play. All tournaments will continue through next week, with the winners advancing to West Texas Region 1 sectional play in mid-July.
Tourneys held to raise funds, finish off summer youth golf
The team of Starkey Warren, Craig Davis, Ricky Herrera and Bob Faulkner took first place this past weekend, in the Championship Flight of the Reeves County Golf Course Two-Person Scramble and Draft.
The four combined for a 65-56-121 score over the two days of play, then won a playoff over Pat Gent, Gilbert Abila, Oscar Ramirez and Arturo Herrera, who shot a 63-58-121 during regulation play in the tournament. Placing third with a 63-62-125 total were Frank Soto, Randy Lozano, Daniel Hernandez and Adan Rodriguez.
The tournament was divided into two flights. In the President’s Flight, John Contreras, Mario Florez, Pete Vasquez and Ernest Fuentez won first place, with a 70-58-128 total. Finishing second with a 70-60-130 score were Robert Garcia, Beto Perez, Ismael Juarez and Ricky Montez, while Carlos Nichols, Israel Nichols, Cuco Nunez and Melvin Orona were third, with a 68-63-131 score.
Reeves County Golf Course manager Peter Mora said funds from the third annual event would go towards improvements to the golf course, which recently expanded from 11 to 14 holes and is seeking to expand to a full 18-hole layout.
The weekend tournament was followed by Monday and Tuesday’s tournaments for youth golfers at the Reeves County Golf Course, as part of the Pecos-Barstow-Toyah ISD summer golf program. First through fifth graders played between two and five holes on Monday, while the sixth through high school-aged golfers played nine holes on Tuesday in their tournaments.
Summer swim program draws nearly 300 sign-ups
The Pecos-Barstow-Toyah ISD summer learn-to-swim program completed the second of its two June sessions on Thursday, with almost 300 sign-ups in this year’s program.
Pecos Eagles’ swimming coach Terri Morse said the program had 153 sign-ups for the opening session, which began on June 4, and another 142 for the second session, which started on June 18. “We had a really good program. A lot of classes filled up in the May pre-registration. So a lot of kids we’re seeing this session are different, though a lot did sign up for both sessions.”Morse said the 3-4 year-old group, along with the Level 1 through 3 programs had high participation, and she had 19 instructors helping with the various age groups. “Four of those are exes who are in college right now, and the others are high school kids,” she said.
The P-B-T ISD summer swim program is one of several summer athletic programs sponsored by the school district during June and July. Preseason workouts for the Eagle swimmers will begin in August, with the 2007-08 high school swimming season set to get underway in lat September.
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