Daily Newspaper and Travel Guide
for Pecos Country of West Texas
Tuesday, February 6, 2001
Pecos fourth in opening tournament
PECOS, Feb. 6, 2001 -- The Pecos Eagles girls golf team opened their Spring
2001 season over the weekend with a fourth place finish in the Orange
Division at the San Angelo Girls Classic.
Pecos shot a 390-347-737 to place behind former district rivals Andrews
(353-319-672) and Fort Stockton (363-335-698), along with Southlake Carroll
(370-356-726) in the 17-team field that included several other teams the
Eagles could see back in San Angelo for the Region I-4A Tournament in April.
"Snyder didn't bring their varsity, so we won't know what they're like
until this week," when the Eagles go to Big Spring, said coach Tina Hendrick.
"But Andrews is going to be tough, Southlake Carroll is going to be tough
and Granbury (756) is going to be tough."
Snyder shot an 821 at San Angelo to place seventh, with Borger (812) in
sixth place. Hereford (827), Justin Northwest (833), Monahans (835) and Pampa
(850) round out the Top 12.
Pecos has 11 golfers on their team this season, 10 who are already practicing.
Five went to San Angelo, where Cassie Foster had the best round of the tournament
for the Eagles. Shooting a 97-84-181. Salem Mitchell was one stroke behind
with a 98-84-182 and was followed by Lauren Martinez with a 93-91-184 Candace
Hillard with a 102-88-190 and Brandi North with a 102-96-198.
"The first day the course was pretty tough and putting hurt us a lot,"
said Hendrick. "What we're going to have to work on is getting the ball up
and down on our short game.
"We're still trying to improve our scores and get everyone into the 80s,"
she added. "We'll try to do better when we go to Big Spring."
Hendrick said four of her five golfers would make the trip there this
Friday and Saturday, while the fifth spot is currently being played off during
afternoon practice. The girls will begin their 36-hole tournament at the
Big Spring Municipal Golf Course on Friday, while Pecos' boys open their
spring season the same day at the Big Spring Country Club. The boys and girls
divisions will then switch sites for their final rounds on Saturday.
Eagles seeking win, help tonight
PECOS, Feb. 6, 2001 -- The Pecos Eagle girls need a win and then they
need some help to keep their 2000-2001 basketball season going past
tonight, while Pecos' boys would like to get their first district win
of the 2000-2001 season this evening in their third-to-last game of
The Eagles host San Elizario tonight in varsity boys and girls games at
6 and 7:30 p.m. The boys will be trying to get their first District 2-4A
win after dropping to 0-7 on Friday with a 48-35 loss at El Paso Mountain
The girls dropped a 51-46 game at Mountain View on Friday, leaving them
with a 4-5 district record, a game behind Canutillo for the third and final
2-4A playoff berth. That makes tonight's game a must-win for Pecos, and after
that the Eagles have to hope district champion Clint can complete an unbeaten
2-4A season by downing Canutillo, which would force a third place playoff
later this week.
"I really thought we were going to win the game," coach Veronica Valenzuela
said of Friday's loss, as Mountain View rallied from a 30-18 halftime deficit
by outscoring Pecos 15-3 in the third period. "When we're ahead we still
don't see that we've got to slow things down. We were forcing up shots we
shouldn't have taken."
Other than the first half on Friday against Mountain View, which clinched
a playoff spot with their win, the Eagles' best game so far in district was
last month in San Elizario, when they beat that group of Eagles by a 47-28
final score. Philly Fobbs scored 16 points and Jessica Rodriguez added 13
for Pecos, while Reba Madrid's 10 topped San Eli, which was eliminated from
the playoff race on Friday by their 36-29 loss to Canutillo. Brenda Madrid's
11 points topped the Eagles in scoring.
Pecos' boys had a lot tougher time in San Eli last month, falling to the
Eagles by a 75-44 final score. James Hernandez scored 20 points in the victory,
while Adrian Tarin led Pecos with 12 points.
A 10-point first half did in Pecos this past Friday in their loss to Mountain
View, while San Elizario tied Canutillo for second in the 2-4A standings
by beating the Golden Eagles, 50-46. Albert Jacobo, who missed the first
game against Pecos, led San Eli with 17 points.
The boys have another home game this week, against Clint on Friday, and
then close out their season a week from tonight, with a trip to Fabens.
York M. "Smokey" Briggs, Publisher
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