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Monday, Aug. 7, 2000

Preseason workouts start today

PECOS, Aug. 7, 2000 -- Preseason practice gets underway today for Pecos Eagle players in  tennis, football and volleyball, as they join schools across the state in  preparing for the start of the 2000 season.

Practice also gets underway for the Balmorhea Bears in football and volleyball, with regular season play set to begin next week in volleyball and in September for football.

All volleyball teams in Texas can start their practices today under University Interscholstic League rules. Tennis squads in Class 3A, 4A and 5A who play their team schedules during the fall also cane start workouts, while in football, teams in Class 1A through 3A, plus 4A and 5A teams that did not have spring training, can have their first day of conditioning.

Workouts can be in helmets, but not pads. Contact drills can begin Friday under UIL rules, while the first day to hold scrimmages for those schools in Saturday, Aug. 19, which is the day Pecos will host Carlsbad in their lone preseason scrimmage game.

The 4A and 5A teams that had spring drills can issue equipment next Monday, Aug. 14. They can start hitting that Friday and can begin scrimmaging Aug. 26.

The first date for games in all classes is Aug. 31. Pecos' first game will be on Sept. 1 at Walton Field in Kermit against the Kermit Yellowjackets.

The first day for volleyball games is Aug. 14, and the Eagles will start their regular season the following day in Odessa, against the OHS Bronchos and Alpine Bucks.

Pecos' football, volleyball and tennis teams all reached the playoffs last season and will be hoping for return trips this fall.

The football team will be trying to get past the bi-district round of the Class 4A playoffs for the first time in 25 years come November. Pecos placed third in District 2-4A last season and was eliminated by El Paso Ysleta.

The volleyball team will try to get by the area round of the playoffs, where they've been eliminated in three of the past four seasons. The last two years, the teams that ousted Pecos — Dumas and Hereford, went on to win the Class 4A state titles in Austin, which is guarenteed not to happen this season, since the UIL volleyball tournament has been moved to Southwest Texas State University in San Marcos.

Physical forms needed back before workouts

PECOS, Aug. 7, 2000 -- Physical forms are needed back today for Pecos High School athletes participating in fall sports, while  Crockett Middle School players have another week to get their medical forms filled out and returned to their coaches.

School rules prohibit players from participating in sports without first getting a physical exam, and those players in football, volleyball and tennis who have not done so will not be allowed to work out with their teams. Workouts for freshmen, junior varsity and varsity players began today.

University Interscholastic League rules prohibit junior high teams from working out until the start of school, so seventh and eighth graders at Crockett have until Aug. 14 to get their forms filled out and returned to their coaches.

Regular season play for high school and junior high volleyball and high school tennis begins in August, while the high school and junior high football teams start their 2000 seasons in September.

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