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Wednesday, June 20,  2001

Granado says turnout lower for volleyball

Pecos Eagles' volleyball coach Becky Granado is hoping to see a few more players on the court for the last two days of the Eagles' summer volleyball clinic offered to incoming freshman and junior high students.

Granado had 15 seventh and eighth graders out this morning for the four-hour clinic, which began on Monday and runs through Friday. Incoming ninth graders will go to the Pecos High School gym for their four-hour session this afternoon.

As with most of the other summer recreation programs, participation numbers for volleyball are down this year from past summers, and Granado said as of now, only seventh ninth graders are participating and only 20 girls have signed up for freshman volleyball, which begins Aug. 6.

"I don't know if some of them went to the camp Nora's working on," Granado said, referring to the volleyball camp former Eagle coach Nora Geron is holding in Monahans. "Some of them may have to baby-sit their brothers and sisters and some others may be on vacation."

Granado said this morning's session was divided about evenly between seventh and eighth graders.

"Some of them look like they have some pretty good skills, but we're weak," she said, adding that she hoped the addition of a new weight room in the PHS gym will help get more girls into weight training than are currently doing so at the PHS Field House.

"The girls don't like to go there. They hear the word `field house' and they think football," she said. "When we get the new equipment in here, hopefully they won't have any excuses."

All-Stars selected for Junior League squad

Staff Writer

Players have been selected for the Pecos Junior League All-Star  team, which began workouts on Monday and will open District 4 Tournament  play in early July.

The Junior League team is made up of 13-14 year olds, several of whom were either on last year's team or members of the 2000 Little League All-Star squad. The team is made up of Adrian Barreno, Edward Valencia, Josh Anchondo, Jared Grubbs, Julio Orosco, Joseph Jaquez, Eddie Vela, Daniel Rubio, Isaac Gutierrez, Edgar Valencia, Robert Madrid and Jacob Hernandez.

Anchondo and Barreno were members of last year's 13-14 All-Star squad, which lost to San Angelo Northern in the District 4 finals, while Valencia and Vela were on last season's Little League All-Star squad, which won the District 4 title.

Rene Rayos will be the manager of this year's Junior League All-Star team, with Jesse Anchondo and Harvey Anchondo as coaches. Along with the Little League 9-10 and 11-12 year old All-Star squads, the 13-14 year olds won't know the opening date or site for their District 4 Tournament until this Saturday, following a meeting in San Angelo.

For the second year in a row, Pecos will not field a Senior League All-Star squad. Instead, the 15-18 year old players will participate in select team tournament competition, as they did last summer.

Carlsbad hosting tennis tourney

The annual Cavern City Tennis Tournament will be held on June 30-July 2 in Carlsbad, N.M. Entry deadline for the tournament is this Saturday at 6 p.m. CDT.

The USTA-sanctioned tournament is divided into 10 divisions based on age in both the men's and women's brackets, along with mixed doubles. Entry fee is $18 per player for singles and $28 per team for doubles.

First prize will be $200 and second prize $100 in the Men's Open Singles Division, while first and second prizes will be $100 and $50 in all other divisions. USTA membership is required to participate, and cards will be available at the tournament desk.

Entries can be sent to Rio Pecos Tennis Shop, 700 Park Drive, Carlsbad, N.M. 88220. For further information, call (505) 887-1980. Information on tournament pairings will also be available at that number after 6 p.m. CDT next Tuesday.

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