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Friday, October 6, 2000

Pecos swimmers sweep Permian

Staff Writer
PECOS, Oct. 6, 2000 -- The Pecos Eagle swim team came out on top in a dual meet against Odessa Permian Thursday night in their home opener meet at the Pecos High School pool.

The Pecos girls' team slid by the Permian girls with a 100 to 76 point victory while the Pecos boys' team stomped on the Permian boys with a 130 to 55 point victory.

"I was real impressed with our swimming last night as opposed to our swimming last week in El Paso," Eagles coach Terri Morse said.

Morse said last week her swimmers looked a little flat in the water at El Paso Montwood, but made up for it this week.

"I felt a lot better about our swimming," she said, adding the whole team cut their times either from their personal bests or last week's times.

"Our times were impressive for this early in the season," she said.

Morse is not the only one who felt good about last night's meet.

"We didn't do so well last time but this time we really worked together and showed them what was up," Senior Co-Captain for the boys' team Randall Reynolds said.

Sarah Flores, senior and co-captain for the girls' team, said she was pleased with the girls' performances.

"We did better than last week, but we still have lots more work to do," she said.

Morse said with the girls beating Permian that gave them some confidence for the rest of the season and the boys, who were region champions last year, are "starting to realize what they have to do to stay on top."

The girls started the meet off right when the Pecos A relay consisting of JoAnn Wein, Rachelle Eisenberg, Flores and Jessica Minjarez placed first in the 200-yard medley relay with the time of 2:10.18 over Permian's 2:10.67.

The girls also placed third in the same event with the relay of Misty Cason, Rebecca Reynolds, Ashley Carrasco and Tina Grice with a time of 2:27.44.

JoAnn Wein also won the 200-yard freestyle with a time of 2:17.95. She also placed first in the 500-yard freestyle with a time of 6:14.34.

Eisenberg placed first in the 200-yard individual medley going 2:44.03 and also took the 100-yard freestyle with a 1:05.49.

Flores placed first in the 100-yard breaststroke with a time of 1:17.94 and placed second in the 100-yard butterfly with a time of 1:13.42.

Jenny Alvarez took first place in the 1-meter diving competition with a score of 99.40 points.

The relay team of JoAnn and Lauren Wein, Minjarez and Flores also took the 400-yard freestyle relay with a time of 4:24.73.

On the boys' side, the Pecos boys placed first in all but two of Thursday's races

The A relay of Tye Edwards, Grant Holland, Jason Lopez and Cortney Freeman beat out Permian in the 200-yard medley relay.

Lopez, K.W. Winkles, Will Oglesby and Reynolds also took the 200-yard freestyle relay with a time of 1:42.34 while Edwards, Reynolds, Freeman and Holland took the 400-yard freestyle relay going 3:44.06.

That relay team just beat out the Pecos B relay of Gary Garcia, Daniel Quintana, Eddie Mata and Patrick McChesney.

Reynolds, McChesney and Quintana pulled off the biggest upsets by sweeping the top three places on both the 200-yard freestyle and the 500-yard freestyle.

The only other sweep of the top three spots came from Edwards, Lopez and Oglesby in the 100-yard butterfly.

Holland took first place in the 200-yard individual medley with a time of 2:18.31 and was second behind Lopez' 1:06.43 in the 100-yard breaststroke.

Freeman managed to out-touch Permian's Bobby Venable in the 50-yard freestyle with a time of 24.14. Venable then turned around and out-touched Freeman's 54.01 in the 100-yard freestyle.

In addition to his first place finish in the 100-yard butterfly, Edwards placed first in the 100-yard backstroke with a time of 59.87.

For the girls, Minjarez was able to place third in the 200-yard freestyle with a time of 2:29.50 while Grice finished fifth.

Grice also finished sixth in the 100-yard butterfly.

Betsy Lujan and Carrasco finished third and fourth in the 200-yard individual medley.

Lujan also finished fifth in the 100-yard backstroke and Carrasco finished third with a time of 1:29.62 in the 100-yard breaststroke.

Kelsey Holt and Cason were third and fourth in the 50-yard freestyle with Chyloe Martin sixth, while Holt and Martin also finished second and sixth in the 100-yard freestyle with Cason finishing fourth in the 100-yard backstroke.

Lauren Wein placed third in the 500-yard freestyle with a time of 6:35.58 and second in the 100-yard backstroke with a time of 1:18.70.

Reynolds placed third with a time of 1:25.31 in the 100-yard butterfly and fourth in the 100-yard breaststroke.

The girls A relay of Minjarez, Holt, Lauren Wein and Eisenberg place second in the 200-yard freestyle relay with a time of 2:00.88 with the B relay of Carrasco, Reynolds, Martin and Lujan placing fourth.

The relay team of Holt, Grice, Cason and Lujan also placed third in the 400-yard freestyle relay with a time of 4:43.76.

For the boys, Winkles and Garcia came in third and fourth in the 200-yard individual medley then turning around to place fourth and third in the 100-yard backstroke.

Oglesby and Greg Anzaldua placed fourth and sixth in the 50-yard freestyle.

Mata and Adrian Puertas placed third and fifth in the 100-yard freestyle with Puertas also placing fourth in the 100-yard breaststroke.

Wesley Roberts, Leroy Rodriguez and Mata placed second, third and fourth in the 1-meter diving.

In the 200-yard medley relay the B team of Garcia, Winkles, Oglesby and McChesney finished third with at time of 1:56.31 while the C team of Puertas, Roberts, Rodriguez and Anzaldua finished fifth.

The relay team of Quintana, Rodriguez, Roberts and Mata also finished third with a time of 1:49.94 in the 200-yard freestyle relay.

Morse said the swimmers did very well and accounted some of that to the parents and fans that watched.

"I appreciate the parents that helped and the fans that came out and supported us," she said.

The next meet for the Pecos Swim Team is on October 19 in Pecos against Fort Stockton.

Eagles face showdown with Lions

PECOS, Oct. 6, 2000 -- Saturday afternoon will go a long way towards determining if the second half of the District 2-4A schedule is going to be a fun one or a struggle for the Pecos Eagles volleyball team.

The Eagles open the second half of district play in Clint against the Lions, starting about 4 p.m. CDT, and when it's over, the Eagles will either be in a three-way tie for first in the district standings or in a two-way tie for third with four games to play.

Pecos was tied for first with Clint a week ago, after they defeated El Paso Mountain View, whom the Lions had lost to two days earlier. But on Tuesday the Eagles went to San Elizario and were beaten by the host Eagles, 15-13, 3-15, 15-11. Combined with Mountain View's loss to Fabens, it left Pecos tied with the Loboes and San Elizario, each with 3-2 records.

Pecos dropped a 15-9, 1-15, 15-4 decision at home last month to Clint, in the district opener for both teams. In all three games, the team that scored the first point never trailed, with both teams looking shaky at times both in service receptions and moving to the ball.

"I changed my lineup again. I'm starting D'Andra (Ortega) and Michelle (Saenz) to go up against their two girls (Collanne Bramblett and Michelle Tullius), hopefully they can counter them" said Eagles' coach Becky Granado, who added her hitters also are going to have to improve on Saturday.

"Right now Philly (Fobbs) is the only one doing anything," she said. "I showed the girls their stats, and some of them were shocked at how poorly they've been hitting."

Clint defeated Canutillo on Tuesday, 15-10, 16-14, but could also find themselves in shaky playoff position with a loss on Saturday. Aside from Bramblett and Tullius, Melissa Arnold and Stephanie Baeza also scored points for the Lions in their win over Pecos, mostly on dinks against a slow-reacting defense.

"Practice went all right (Thursday).  We worked mostly on defense and they started out strong. As they got tired they got a little sloppy, Granado said.

Play will start at 1 p.m. Saturday with the freshman match-up, followed by the junior varsity game at about 2:30 p.m.

Eagle, Panther gridders split games

Staff Writer
PECOS, Oct. 6, 2000 -- A change of scenery produced a change in results for both the Pecos Eagles' seventh grade and the Fort Stockton junior varsity football teams on Thursday, while the results remained the same for Pecos' two eighth grade teams in their rematch with the Panthers, despite a different location.

The JV, narrow winners over the Panthers at home last month, lost at Fort Stockton this time by a 13-6 final score, while the seventh graders, 30-0 losers at Fort Stockton in September, came home and won a 20-12 decision from the Panthers.

Pecos' eighth graders did worse in Fort Stockton than they had in Pecos last month, but the results were the same. The `A' team, which lost 6-0 at home, fell 32-0 on the road, while the `B' team, which beat the Panthers the first time, 28-0, won by a 12-0 score the second time around.

Oscar Parada scored on a 20-yard run for the JV's only touchdown. Pecos held a 6-0 lead at halftime before Fort Stockton won with scores in the third and fourth quarters. The loss dropped the JV to 2-4 on the season.

The seventh graders played only one game due to a shortage of players, and jumped out to a quick 14-0 lead, before Panther touchdowns in the second and third periods cut the lead to 14-12. Isaac Gutierrez caught a touchdown pass from Eddie Vela and Vela caught one from Josh Anchondo in the first half, before Vela scored on a five-yard run in the fourth quarter to give the Eagles some breathing room. The win lifted the seventh graders to 2-2 on the season.

The eighth grade `A' team is 1-4 and the `B' team is 4-1 after Thursday's games. Coach Barry Truelove said Pecos lost quarterback Robbie Ontiveros and running back Adam Ybarra to injuries, while the Panthers scored twice in the first half of the `A' game then returned the second half kickoff for a touchdown.

The `B' team scored on their first play of the game, a 55-yard run by David Ramirez and later added a 65-yard scoring run by Gabriel Orona. Pecos; junior high `B' teams are scheduled to face Fort Stockton again next week.

Pecos' varsity is off tonight before beginning District 2-4A play at home next week against Clint. Fabens is also off tonight, while Clint takes on El Paso Burges, Canutillo goes to El Paso Bowie, San Elizario hosts El Paso Cathedral and El Paso Mountain View plays El Paso Ysleta in tonight's 2-4A games.

El Paso Burges (2-2) at Clint (1-3): The Lions have lost three straight games and figure to have a tough time against Burges tonight, but the passing combination of Tony Alvarado to Domingo Lozano has been about as busy as possible the last two weeks. Lozano has caught 29 passes in Clint's losses to El Paso Cathedral (30-27) and El Paso High (39-12 a week ago). Burges edged Mountain View last Friday 16-13, as Eddie Mata ran for 125 yards and Omar Hernandez threw for 158 against the Lobos.

EP Ysleta (2-2) at Mountain View (1-3): A playoff preview, if the pre-season predictions are correct. The Lobos will try to improve their running game tonight, after getting just 55 yards against Burges. Arturo Muniz threw for 185 yards, 150 of that to Isaac Andazola. Ysleta is throwing the ball more this season -- quarterback Ricky Najera has 641 yards in four games, while their top rusher, Saul Pacheco, has gained 282 yards.

Canutillo (1-3) at El Paso Bowie (2-2): Like Pecos, Canutillo is struggling some on offense right now, getting just 175 yards in last week's 20-7 loss to El Paso Austin. Quarterback Julian Lopez threw for 122 of those yards, while the defense allowed the Eagles to run for 271 last week. Bowie fell behind San Elizario 30-0 in the third period before waking up. Ricky Tuda ran for 211 yards and is second among El Paso area running backs behind Fabens' Vicente Macias, with 846 yards.

EP Cathedral (4-1) at San Elizario (3-1): The Eagles let up and almost let one get away against Bowie. Up until then, they had outscored their opponents 117-6 over 10½ quarters, dating back to their opening loss to El Paso Parkland. Mike Tapia was out of last week's game, but Santiago Elizade ran for 136 yards in his absence.

Cathedral has beaten Clint, Mountain View and Fabens already this season, and come off a 34-7 win over Deming, N.M. James Costiano leads the Fighting Irish in rushing with 620 yards, and Cathedral is the only team so far this season to figure out how to stop Fabens' Macias. Only 48 of his state-leading 1023 yards came in the Wildcats' 19-7 loss.

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