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Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Bradleys get top flight title in Rotary youth-adult golf

The team of Drake and Donnie Bradley took home first place in the first fight of the annual Pecos Rotary Club Adult-Youth Golf Tournament, held over the weekend at the Reeves County Golf Course.

The 15th annual tournament was divided into five flights, and the Bradleys shot a 64-65-129 over 36 holes to take first in the top flight by four strokes over Jared and Tim Windham, who shot a 65-68-133. Robert and Bobby Flores placed third, with a 65-69-134 total.

Second flight winners were Meagan Crowe and Josh Aguilar, with a 70-64-134 total. They were five strokes ahead of Joel Griner and Tatum Windham, who finished with a 71-68-139, while Ken Winkles and J.R. Martinez, who shot a 72-69-141, placed third.

In the third flight, Frank and Becky Jimenez took first place with a score of 73-71-144, and were followed by Eleanor Mason and Jennie Canon, with a 73-74-147, and Brent and Bradley Shaw, who won a chip-off for third after shooting a 73-77-150.

In the fourth flight, Tyler and Minet Richardson of Kermit won first, shooting a 77-73-150. They were followed by Sam and Jimmy Miller, with a 77-75-152, and Kevin and Coe Duke, with an 80-74-154.

In the fifth flight, Danny Hernandez and Ari Alligood shot an 84-78-162 to win first place, while Jim and Steven Miller were next with an 83-84-167 total and Don and Brittany Alligood were third, with an 85-83-168 total.

Numbers up for Eagles as grid practice starts

Practice got underway Monday morning for the Pecos Eagles’ 2006 football season, with about 110 players in the freshman through varsity levels turning out for the opening workout session, the largest turnout for Pecos since the early 1990s.

“We had a good turnout. We had a few who are not here, and we’re going call them up and see where they are. But we had 42 on the varsity and about 75 on the JV and there,” Eagles’ coach Chris Henson said. The varsity and JV teams worked out together on the Eagle Stadium practice field, while another 38 freshman players were over on the practice field next to the Pecos High School field house.

“I think they looked good. We had a good spring, and so that carried over,” Henson said. “We went through circuit training at first, and we had a few out of shape. We had two or three who threw up, but not a whole lot of them.”

The early morning workout ran from 8 to 10:15 a.m. and went through offense, defense and special teams work. The team then took a one-hour break, before starting the second session of their two-a-day drills, which will run through next Wednesday.

“I thought they looked good defensively. It’s always hard the first day, with new coaches and people moving around on defense, but they picked it up quick,” Henson said. “I think the defense is going to be one of our strengths this year, because we’ve got a lot of speed coming back.”

The special teams drills included punt and placekicking, along with deep snapping and punt receiving.

“We went back to basics on the special teams. Instead of trying to win the game with special teams, we’re trying to concentrate on our fundamentals to make sure special teams don’t beat us,” Henson said. “I know last year special teams cost us a few ball games.”

He said he planned to use some starters on special teams this year, but as of now the Eagle coaches are hoping not to have any two-way starters in the early going of the season.“Right now we’re trying to two-platoon all the way across on offense and defense,” he said. “A lot of them will play both ways when we get into the games, but we’re trying to give them some rest and get as many people in as possible.”

Henson said last week the Eagles have two new coaches in Ken Wallace, who will be the head JV and assistant varsity coach, and Jeff Green, the new offensive line coach who will also be head powerlifting coach for Pecos this winter.

The Eagles will have three more days of workouts in shorts and T-shirts, before full contact drills get underway on Friday. They’ll have five days of two-a-day workouts in pads, then another two days of practice before their first preseason scrimmage, on Aug. 18 at Eagle Stadium against Seminole.

Pecos will also scrimmage Greenwood at home on Aug. 24, and open their 2007 regular season at home a week later, against the Alpine Bucks.

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