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Tuesday, January 9, 2001

Pecos swimmers sweep titles at Stockton

Staff Writer

PECOS, Jan 9, 2001 -- The Pecos High School Swim Team had another good weekend in the pool at the Fort Stockton Invitational this weekend.
Both the boys’ and girls’ teams won the meet by large point margins.
The boys’ overpowered the competition taking first place with a total of 475 points ahead of second and third place Andrews (171 points) and Pampa (166 points).
The girls’ also ran with first place with a total of 351 points ahead of Abilene Wylie (200 points) and Pampa (183 points), both of whom had beaten Pecos earlier this season.
Head Coach Terri Morse said she was happy with the results of the meet.
“I was pleased with the outcome of the meet,” she said. “I thought the kids did a good job after the Christmas practices.”
Although the meet was a success, Morse said the Eagle swimmers looked tired and “torn down,” but added that that is where the kids needed to be right now in preparation for the rest of the season.
Soon the swim team will start resting for their biggest meets coming up including the district, regional and state competitions which begin on Jan. 26-27.
This weekend the team travels to Lubbock for the Lubbock Invitational, a two-day meet.
“We got some pretty good seeds going in to this meet,” Morse said.
All three A relays for the girls’ team placed in the top three slots. The A team of JoAnn Wein, Rachelle Eisenberg, Rebecca Wein and Kelsey Holt was third in the 200-yard medley behind Pampa and Wylie, while the B team of Misty Cason, Ashley Carrasco, Rebecca Reynolds and Chyloe Martin placed sixth.
The A team of Holt, Cason, Jessica Minjarez and Sarah Flores was third in the 200-yard freestyle relay behind Wylie and Fort Stockton, while the B team of Rebecca and Lauren Wein, Tina Grice and Betsy Lujan placed sixth.
In the 400-yard freestyle relay, the A team of JoAnn Wein, Holt, Eisenberg and Flores placed second with a time of 4:41.89 behind Pampa’s first place time of 4:12.11, while the B team of Lujan, Reynolds, Lauren Wein and Minjarez placed fifth.
The girls’ had two first place finishes, the first in the 200 medley, which Flores won with a time of 2:37.36 ahead of Misty Moman of Pampa who placed second. Pecos’ Rebecca Wein who placed third.
Flores also placed second in the 100-yard breaststroke with a time of 1:19.25, just a second behind first Eisenberg, who won with a time of 1:18.58.
Eisenberg placed fourth in the 50-yard freestyle while Cason placed 11th and Lara Weinacht placed 27th.
JoAnn Wein started off the individual events by placing fourth in the 200-yard freestyle while Minjarez took fifth and Lauren Wein was seventh.
JoAnn Wein also placed third in the 500-yard freestyle again with Minjarez taking fourth, Lujan fifth and Grice eighth. Lujan also placed fifth in the 200-yard individual medley the race
Cason placed sixth in the 100-yard backstroke while Lauren Wein placed fourth and Weinacht placed 14th.
Carrasco placed ninth in the 200-yard IM and sixth in the 100-yard breaststroke.
Reynolds placed eighth in the 100 breaststroke while Martin placed 10th.
Reynolds also placed fifth in the 100-yard butterfly just behind R. Wein who placed fourth. Grice placed ninth in that race.
In the 100-yard freestyle, Holt placed sixth while Martin placed 13th.
On the boys’ side, the A team of Tye Edwards, Jason Lopez, Will Oglesby and Cortney Freeman finished ahead of the pack in the 200-yard medley relay, with a time of 1:48.69. The B team of Gary Garcia, Wesley Roberts, Max Key and Patrick McChesney placed sixth in that race.
In the 200-yard freestyle relay, the A team of Grant Holland, Lopez, Randall Reynolds and Freeman was second with a time of 1:39.68 just behind Monahans which finished with a time of 1:38.12. The B team of Roberts, Garcia, Daniel Quintana and K.W. Winkles finished fifth.
The A team of Reynolds, Winkles, Holland and Edwards moved back up to take first place in the 400-yard freestyle relay with a time of 3:42.76 ahead of Pampa and Monahans, with the B team of Key, Oglesby, Quintana and McChesney placed fourth.
Reynolds started of the individual events for the boys with a bang taking first in the 200-yard freestyle with a time of 2:01.06, which was 3 ½ seconds ahead of David Clay of Pampa.
Reynolds placed second in the 500-yard free with a time of 5:29.96 behind Wylie’s John Ouimette who won with a time of 5:17.32.
Quintana, McChesney and Trey Edwards placed fourth, fifth and sixth in the 200 free.
McChesney placed fourth in the 500 free while Trey Edwards and Quintana placed sixth and seventh.
Holland out touched Oglesby to take first place in the 200-yard IM with a time of 2:19.80 to Oglesby’s 2:20.82. Holland later was second in the 100-yard breaststroke with a time of 1:10.56 behind Lopez, who won with a time of 1:07.09. Oglesby was third and Lopez fifth in the 100-yard butterfly, while Key finished sixth.
Tye Edwards ran away with first place in the 100-yard backstroke with a time of 1:00.27 ahead of Charles Collins of Andrews who finished second with a time of 1:05.70. Key placed seventh in the race while Garcia placed third. He was fifth in the 200 IM.
Freeman placed second in the 50-yard freestyle with a time of 24.65 behind Ethan Lewallen of Monahans who finished in 23.82 seconds.
Freeman also placed third in the 100-yard freestyle behind Edwards, who won with a time of 53.37 and second place finisher Willie Griffin of Pampa who finished with a 55.17.
Michael Juarez placed 15th in that race as well as fourth in the 1-meter diving, where Roberts was third and Leroy Rodriguez fifth.
Roberts also placed fifth in the 100 breaststroke just behind Winkles who placed fourth who also placed fifth in the 50 free.

Eagles seek faster, better results in Fabens

PECOS, Jan 9, 2001 -- After what happened last year in Fabens, the Pecos Eagles are probably better off not having to play three basketball games tonight against the Wildcats, because it would mean a very late trip back to town if the same thing happens again.
The Eagles will face the Wildcats in girls junior varsity and varsity action at 5:30 and 7 p.m. CST tonight, with both teams looking for their first wins in District 2-4A play. Because of a lack of players due to grades, the Eagles will not play a freshman game tonight.
Pecos dropped their district opener at home on Friday to Clint, 42-27, while Fabens lost their opener to Canutillo by a 52-31 final score. Lizzy Avila’s 14 points led the Wildcats in scoring.
In two seasons in district, Fabens is the only teams the Eagles have been able to beat, winning at home last season and two years ago on the Wildcats’ home court. But it was the game last year in Fabens that remains one of the wildest the Eagles have ever been involved in, a five-overtime 95-90 loss.
The Eagles rallied from a 39-30 deficit after three periods to tie the game at 52-all, then rallied from five points behind in the third overtime to tie things at 78-78. By then, both teams began running out of players, and the Eagles and Wildcats each finished the game with just two on the court, after Pecos couldn’t take advantage of a 3-on-2 opportunity in the final period.
Maricela Arenivas led all scorers that night with 41 points, 24 coming in overtime, but in this past Friday’s loss the senior managed just three points against Clint and spent part of the game in foul trouble, as did the Eagles’ other point guard, Kathy Maldonado.
“We’ll see what they do on Tuesday,” said Eagles’ coach Veronica Valenzuela. “It didn’t help when we had both point guard sitting on the bench together.”
Pecos’ boys are taking tonight off, before beginning their district schedule on Friday against Canutillo. Both Eagle teams will host the Golden Eagles that night, with the girls game at 6 p.m. and the boys at 7:30 p.m.

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