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March 1, 2001
Eagles sending one to regional powerlifting
PECOS, March 1, 2001 - Pecos Eagles' senior Gito Crawford will be the Eagles'
lone competition this weekend at the Region I Powerlifting competition,
scheduled for Saturday at Lubbock Monterey High School.
"Gito's the only one who ended up qualifying for regionals. He's still
No. 2 in his weight class," said coach Steve Cross. "Adam (Salgado) almost
made it, but he got bounced out and finished No. 14."
Salgado competed in the 181-pound weight class this past weekend at
Seagraves and placed fifth, lifting a total of 1,045 pounds.
Crawford will compete at Lubbock in the 275-pound weight class, and
Cross said the top two finishers will qualify for the state meet, along
with any other lifters who have a total of 1,500 pounds or more on their
Cross said Crawford "had trouble with his bench press" this past Saturday
at Seagraves, while most of the other Pecos lifters also ran into problems.
"It wasn't our best meet. We didn't have as good a day as we hoped for,"
he said. "I took some of my younger lifters to fill in some spots, and
Daniel Muniz and Max Miranda did really well, and Hector Rodriguez, who's
a sophomore did a good job. He moved up to about No. 25 in the standings."
"The girls had a lot of difficulty in the bench press," Cross said.
Only Mindy Harrison was able to place at Seagraves, and lifted a total
of 435 pounds in the 115-pound weight class.
Overall for the season, Cross said Victoria Gomez placed 13th
and D'Andra Ortega was 15th in the 165-and-under division, the
only Pecos girls to place in the Top 20 this season, which was the first
powerlifting competition for the Eagles in the girls' division.
"I expect us overall to do a whole lot better next year. We'll have
a lot of seniors and a lot of sophomores coming back," Cross said.
Soccer clinic set next Thursday; coaches, refs needed for league
PECOS, March 1, 2001 - The Reeves County Community Sports and Recreation
Department will be holding a soccer clinic prior to the start of the league's
spring youth soccer season.
The clinic is scheduled for Thursday, March 8 at 7:30 p.m. in the Pecos
High School old gym.
The recreation department is also seeking anyone interested in either
coaching or officiating during the upcoming spring soccer season. For further
information on the clinic or on coaching and officiating, call the RCCRD
office at the old PHS gym, 447-9776.
Pecos netters hosting own tournament Friday
PECOS, March 1, 2001 - The Pecos Eagles' varsity tennis team will be hosting
five other area teams on Friday, in the Pecos Invitational Tournament at
the Pecos High School tennis courts.
Coach Bernadette Ornelas said Monahans, Alpine, Wink, Fort Davis and
Midland Trinity will be entered in the tournament, which will get underway
at 8 a.m. at the PHS courts.
"It's scheduled for a two-day tournament, but we'll try to finish it
up in one day," said Ornelas, though forecasts of rain on Friday may force
play to continue on to Saturday.
This is the third tournament of the season for the Eagles, who competed
this past weekend at the El Paso Americas Tournament. Ornelas said the
top finishers were Trent Graham, who placed 12th in boys' singles,
Natalia Ornelas, who was 13th in the girls' singles, and the
girls' doubles team of Kristina Dominguez and Brenda Fuentes, who were
Graham beat El Paso Jefferson's Danny Lee, 6-0, 6-0, and then lost to
El Paso Eastwood's Ryan White, 6-2, 6-1. In the consolation bracket he
defeated Ricky Gonzales of Amarillo Palo Duro, 6-1, 6-1, and Pedro Ganem
of El Paso Cathedral, 6-4, 6-3, before losing to Ryan Hook of Los Alamos,
N.M., and Ricky Sanchez of Carlsbad, N.M. in his final two matches.
Ornelas won her first match over Barbara Smith of Deming, N.M., 6-3,
6-3, then lost to top seed Sophia Adamson of Loretto, 6-4, 6-1. In consolation,
she lost to Amanda Bastidos of Amercias, 6-3, 6-1, and then beat Rosie
Delgado of El Paso Burges, 6-1, 6-3, and Alexis Kaltenbach of El Paso Hanks,
4-6, 7-6, 6-3.
Dominguez and Fuentes won their opening match be default over El Paso
Hanks, and then lost to Eastwood's Kerrie Carvalho and Abby Denham, 6-1,6-3.
In the consolation bracket, the lost to Alondra Rodriguez and Jovanna Coria
of Americas, then defeated Leslie Smith and Lacey Winans of Carlsbad, 6-4,
5-7, 6-0, before losing to Gabriella Anchondo and Elois Herrera of Jefferson,
Other finishes for Pecos were Whitney Lamb, 23rd in girls
singles; Jay Dannelley, 27th in boys singles; Allen Almunia,
30th in boys singles; Elizabeth Carreon and Amanda Fleming,
31st in girls doubles; and Phillip Salcido and Michael Orona,
29th in boys singles.
Stephen Lamb and Orlando Mendoza played together in boys' doubles, while
Joel Sotelo teamed with another player as an independent, and eventually
lost to Lamb and Mendoza in the 25th place semifinals. The team
ended up 26th in the tournament.
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