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Friday, October 12, 2007

Rec dept. begins soccer registrations

The Reeves County Community Sports and Recreation Department is signing up boys and girls for its fall soccer program.

Registration is open for boys and girls between the ages of 4 1/2 and 9 year old, with a deadline for signing up at the regular fee of $10 on Friday, Oct. 26. Sign-up fee following the Oct. 26 deadline is $25 per player.

Registration forms can be picked up at the RCCRD office at the old Pecos High School gym during regular office hours Monday through Friday afternoon and Saturday morning. Completed forms must have both parents’ signatures, and a copy of the child’s birth certificate must be provided with the form.

For further information, call the RCCRD office at 447-9776.

Pecos JV netters drop match in Monahans

The Pecos Eagles tennis team will be in Midland on Saturday morning, for a match against the Sweetwater Mustangs.

Pecos had been scheduled to face Midland Trinity in Midland last weekend, but that match was cancelled, coach Bernadette Ornelas said. Meanwhile, the Eagles’ junior varsity team played in Monahans on Tuesday, where they lost to the Loboes by an 11-0 score.

Nine of the 11 matches were on the girls’ side, Ornelas said. “We only had one boy, Avery Valeriano, who played two matches. But it’s good that we have enough girls to have a junior varsity team.”

The closest match on Tuesday was at No. 6 seed in singles, where Mckalay Hernandez lost to the Loboes’ Angel Rio, 6-4, 4-6, 6-4. Valeriano played pro-set matches, losing in his first to Kyle Green by an 8-6 score.

Pecos’ varsity will go to Monahans this coming Tuesday to take on the Loboes. Following that, the JV and varsity each will have one more match in the fall season, later this month at home against Fort Stockton.

Pecos (0) at Monahans (11)

Boys Singles

Avery Valeriano lost to Kyle Green, 8-6; Valeriano lost to Ronnie Rios, 8-3.

Girls Singles

Brittany Rayos lost to Jennifer Willlhelm, 6-1, 6-0; Roccio Munoz lost to Krista Tester, 6-1, 6-1; Maireem Maneje lost to Kaitlyn Kesey, 6-2, 6-0; Andre Rodriguez lost to Vianca Guzman, 6-1, 6-1; Cristina Munoz lost to Lindsey Self, 6-2, 6-0; Mckalay Hernandez lost to Angel Rios, 6-4, 4-6, 6-4.

Girls Doubles

Rayos and Rodriguez lost to Tester and Kesey, 8-1; Munoz and Maneje lost to Willhelm and Guzman, 8-3; Munoz and Hernandez lost to Self and Rios, 8-3.

Pecos ends loss streak in Presidio

The Pecos Eagles volleyball team were able to quickly bounce back from seeing their 20-match win streak stopped this past Saturday against Monahans, as they began a stretch of three straight road contests on Tuesday with a three-game sweep of the Presidio Blue Devils.

Pecos improved its record to 24-5 on the season and 2-1 in District 2-3A play with a 25-10, 25-12, 25-9 win at Presidio, to close out the first half of their district schedule. They’ll start the second half Saturday afternoon in Fort Stockton, with a 1:30 p.m. match against the Prowlers.

“If we had played Monahans as relaxed as we did last night, we would have given them a lot better game,” said coach Helen Kimbrough, who added her team still needs to improve on running its offense, when they face Monahans again on the Loboes’ home court this coming Tuesday.

“We should have done a lot of that against them, but we’re still not disciplined. We need to understand you’ve got to run your offense, no matter who is in there. You’ve got to think about what the offense is and what the defense is and do it,” she said.

Pecos led almost all the way on Tuesday, as they were able to win a district match in Presidio for the first time since 2003. They were beaten out by the Blue Devils for playoff spots in 2004 and 2005, and then had to win a second place playoff with them last year after splitting their district matches with Presidio.

This time, the Eagles were able to build leads early enough to allow Kimbrough to get some of her reserve players into the lineup during the second and third games.

“I put a lot of people in because they’ve got to get used to playing,” she said. “I’m not going to wait until we get into a crucial situation when they need to perform.

“I want to put them out their in a relaxed situation, where they can play and get the other girls used to them being in there,” she said. “Volleyball is like every other sport. You’ve got to be comfortable with who you’re playing with.”

“The kids need to get time in there now to see how they react, not only for the good of those kids, but for the good of the coach and the other players,” Kimbrough said.

One other change on Tuesday involved moving Veronica Tarin down to the junior varsity. Tarin spent time as a varsity front line reserve for most of the season, but has also played on the JV.

“I put Ver down so she can really work on her hitting,” Kimbrough said. “If I don’t do that, I can’t expect our kids to come in in crucial situations later and expect them to play with the varsity.”

The JV swept their best-of-three match from Presidio, winning by 25-19, 25-16 scores, while the ninth graders beat the Blue Devils, 25-23, 25-19.

Pecos already owns two wins this season over Fort Stockton, including a 25-15, 25-21, 25-15 win on Oct. 2 in Pecos, in the district opener for both teams. The Prowlers lost on Tuesday to Monahans, 25-18, 25-13, 25-9, and are 1-2 in district play, with their lone win coming last Saturday at home against Presidio.

Junior high girls capture first at Alpine cross-country meet

The Crockett Middle School girls cross country team won first and Crockett’s boys took third this past weekend, at a cross country meet in Alpine.

Meanwhile, Pecos’ high school cross country runners, who were short of enough members to earn team scores this past Saturday, were in Odessa on Thursday afternoon, competing in their final races before District 2-3A competition on Oct. 22.

Junior high coach Teresa Bigham said Pecos’ girls placed four runners in the Top 10 in winning their division, while the boys had three runners in the Top 20 at Alpine.

Krystal Carrasco got third place overall for the girls, with a 17:56 time for the two-mile course, and was followed by Sabryna Moya, seventh with a 19:25 time; Katrina Maldonado, ninth with a 19:29 time; and Jenica Tersero, 10th with a time of 19:44. Among the other runners for Pecos, Annie Cerna was 12th, with a 20:23 time; Tori Garcia was 13th with a 20:37 time; Bianca Lascano was 17th with a 21:56 time; Vivian Lascano was 19th with a 22:03 time and Gabby Levario finished 21st, with a 20:47 time.

The best finish for the boys in their two-mile run came from Anthony Natividad, ninth with a 16:37 time. He was followed by Alvaro Dominguez, 16th with an 18:04 time; Allen Medina, 19th with an 18:20 time; Joshua Hernandez, 29th with a 19:20 time; Chris Medina, 33rd with a 20:26 time; Diego Rodriguez, 38th with a 21:38 time; and Nick Ybarra, 41st with a 21:56 time.

At the high school level, Pecos had just two runners on both the boys and girls sides, due to other events such as band, volleyball and non-extracurricular events. On the boys’ side, Gus Mendoza was 16th with a 20:58 time and Jesse Juarez placed 19th, with a time of 21:07. For the girls, Heather Lamka finished 21st with a time of 18:30 and Lilly Gutierrez was 23rd with an 18:37 time.

Thursday’s meet in Odessa will be only for high school runners, while both high school and junior high divisions will be held at the District 1-3A meet, set for a week from this Monday at the Ward County Golf Course in Monahans.

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