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Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Pecos netters’ spring season starts Saturday

The Pecos Eagles tennis team will start off their spring 2007 season on Saturday morning, with a match in Monahans against the Loboes.

Coach Bernadette Ornelas’ team will have six tournaments and one other dual meet on their schedule, aside from the Region I-3A Tournament in early March and the District 2-3A Tournament, set for April 3 in Fort Stockton. It will be the third tournament of the spring season there for the Eagles, who will go to Fort Stockton on Feb. 2-3 and then again on March 30-31 for invitational tournament play.

With Presidio not fielding a tennis team, the Eagles, Panthers and Loboes will be the only teams in the district this year, which will allow the 2-3A tournament to be a one-day affair. Region I-3A Tournament play for the singles and doubles winners will be on April 25-26 at Odessa, while state competition is May 7-8 in Austin.

Pecos will host Fort Stockton on March 6, for their other dual meet, and have one other home date, on Feb. 23-24, when they host their own tournament. Pecos’ other tournaments this spring are set for Andrews, Monahans and at El Paso Americas.

Eagles’ swim, hoop teams forced to reschedule

The Pecos Eagles swimming and basketball teams ended up with the weekend off, thanks to snow and ice conditions that barely materialized in the Permian Basin and Trans-Pecos region. And the Eagle swimmers and girls basketball team will be trying again to get their events in Monday and Tuesday, despite a new round of bad weather in the forecast.

Pecos’ swimmers were in Monahans on Monday for the preliminaries of the District 4-4A Swimming and Diving Championships. They were set for a 12 noon start, with the 1-meter diving finals to follow after the prelims, while the finals will start at 12 noon on Tuesday.

The swimmers had been scheduled to have their 4-4A meet on Friday and Saturday at the MHS pool. The district has until this coming Saturday to qualify their swimmers for the Region I-4A meet, which is set for Feb. 1-3 at the Pete Ragus Aquatic Center in Lubbock. Pecos’ basketball teams had their Friday night home games cancelled due to the weather. The boys lost their second straight home game, against Lamesa, after snow and ice scrubbed last Tuesday’s contest against Fabens. The girls, who were scheduled to open their District 2-3A schedule at home on Friday night against Lamesa, also saw that game postponed due to the weather. It’s now scheduled for this coming Saturday, at 1 and 2:30 p.m. at the Pecos High School gym.

Before then, the Eagle girls will start their district schedule, weather permitting, on Tuesday night at Monahans, while both Pecos teams will travel south to Fort Stockton on Friday to face the Prowlers and Panthers, in what will be the 2-3A opener for the boys. Starting time for Tuesday’s games is 4:30 p.m. for the junior varsity contest at 6 p.m. for the varsity game. It will be the first of back-to-back games for the Eagles and Blue Devils, who’ll face each other again next Tuesday in Presidio.

Monahans and Fort Stockton’s girls were able to get in their district opener on Friday afternoon on the Prowlers’ home court, with the Loboes coming out on top by a 43-27 final score. Fort Stockton defeated Pecos twice in district play last season, by 45-39 and 45-37 final scores, while the Eagles lost twice in district to the Loboes last season, and once earlier this season at the Sandhills Tournament in Monahans, by a 38-28 score.

No Pecos player scored more than six points in that game, while Monahans was led by Jordan Latham with 14 points, and eight by Catherine Cutbirth.

Pecos’ boys are idle on Tuesday. After losing two home games, their next game at home won’t be until Feb. 2, when they take on Monahans.

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