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Friday, October 18, 2002

JV posts win in Presidio; Jr. high to play

There's no game tonight between the Pecos Eagles and Presidio Blue Devils' varsity teams, as the Eagles look to regroup from last week's district-opening loss to Kermit, while taking a 2-0 forfeit win this evening over the Blue Devils.

But Pecos' junior varsity team did make the trip down to Presidio on Thursday night, where they improved to 5-2 on the season with a 37-6 victory, and the Eagles' seventh and eighth grade teams will be in action on Saturday, hosting Presidio at Eagle Stadium starting at 10 and 11:30 a.m.

With a shortage of senior players this year, Presidio opted not to play a varsity schedule in 2002. Fort Stockton won their game last week over the Blue Devils by forfeit, and tonight it's the Eagles' turn to get a gift win, though the forfeit did leave Pecos with only one home game out of their four district contests this year. They'll host Fort Stockton on Nov. 1 after a trip to Monahans next Friday.

In Thursday's JV win, coach Gaylon Doan said the Eagles actually trailed just moments into the game. "They ran the opening kickoff back, but after that the kids took the challenge and played pretty well," he said.

"That was probably their best game of the year, because they played against basically a lot of juniors on the team for Presidio, and they had two kids who could play on a lot of other varsity teams."

Simon Castillo, Julio Orosco, Adam Ybarra and Gabriel Orona had touchdowns for the Eagles, while Adrian Barreno added a two-point conversion and two extra points for Pecos.

The seventh and eighth grade purple teams will be trying to end losing streaks on Saturday when they face Presidio. The seventh graders have lost three straight after falling to Kermit last Thursday, 12-6, and are 1-3-1 on the season, while the eighth grade purple team is winless so far in 2002 at 0-5, following a 32-0 loss to the Yellowjackets.

The two District 4-3A games that will be played tonight have Kermit at home for the second week in a row, hosting Greenwood, while Monahans is on the road for the second straight week, traveling to Fort Stockton.

Greenwood (1-0 district, 6-0 season) at Kermit (1-0, 2-4): The Jackets held Pecos to minus-5 yards rushing a week ago in their 31-13 win over the Eagles, but had been allowing about 280 yards per game in their five non-district contests. They'll need to come up with a repeat of last week's performance to have a chance against Greenwood, which used three big plays against Monahans last week to score a 28-0 victory.

The Rangers ran for 285 yards against the Loboes, while getting most of their 87 yards passing in the final period, on a Dawson Wilbur pass to Kevin Rossier. Jeremy Audis ran for 188 yards and three touchdowns, two coming on 42- and 59-yard runs in the first half.

Monahans (0-1, 3-3) at Fort Stockton (1-0, 2-4): The Loboes defense was hurt by those three big plays, which accounted for almost half of the Rangers' total yardage a week ago. Meanwhile, Greenwood held Monahans' offense to just 155 total yards and forced eight punts. Quarterback Joey Aguilar combined for 105 yards rushing and passing in the loss, but should have more room to operate tonight against the Panthers.

Fort Stockton avoided having two straight off-weeks due to the Presidio forfeit by scheduling a game on Oct. 4 against Odessa Permian's JV, which they won by a 36-21 final score, rallying from a 21-7 halftime deficit. Joseph Lauderdale ran for 142 yards and is second to Audis among District 4-3A rushers in total yardage this season, but the Panthers overall have struggled on offense against varsity teams this season, while coming up with good defensive efforts in losses to Ozona and Colorado City.

Switched swimmers still sweep Stockton

Staff Writer

With swimmers switched around into different events, the Pecos  Eagles didn't set any time records on Thursday in their dual meet with  the Fort Stockton Panthers. But the Eagles still managed to win all  22 races at the Pecos High School pool, and scored easy wins in both  the boys and girls divisions.

Pecos' girls won their meet with Fort Stockton by a 133-25 margin, while the boys' totals were a little closer, with the Eagles defeating the Panthers, 111-58.

"I thought we did pretty well. We swam with some people in different events, but the times were decent," said Eagles' coach Terri Morse. "I know we got one record by Michael (Juarez) in diving. He got the points record for six dives."

Juarez scored 164.40 points while the only other diver, Andrew Grant, had an 83.30 score in the first event of the day. It was one of 12 first place finishes for the boys, the other 11 coming in the swimming events.

The Eagles were able to finish ahead of Fort Stockton in the 200 freestyle relay, after placing fourth two weeks ago at the Odessa Invitational, while the Panthers took second. Juarez, K.W. Winkles, Matt Elliott and Daniel Quintana had a 1:43.57 time to Fort Stockton's 1:47.52 effort. In the 400 freestyle, Quintana, Max Key, Gary Garcia and Will Oglesby won with a 3:36.11 time, while Garcia, Winkles, Oglesby and Key won the 200 medley relay with a 1:46.80 time.

Elliott, Juarez, Grant and Paul Parker were second in that event, which was the only race the Eagles were able to field at `B' relay team.

Morse said going in that she would switch swimmers around in the meet, which comes between the Odessa Invitational and next week's Big Spring Invitational, where the Eagles will probably see most of their District 3-4A rivals. "We haven't seen everybody in the district, so I'm not sure what they're capable of," she said. "I wanted to see what we're capable of, so I can decide where they can help us best in district."

Individually for the boys, Quintana won the 200 yard freestyle in 2:01.35 with Parker second; Key won the 200 medley in 2:10.06 with Elliott third; Oglesby won the 50 free in 23.63 with Grant fifth; Key took the 100 yard butterfly in 1:02.96 with Quintana second; Winkles won the 100 free in 53.75 with Juarez fourth; Garcia won the 500 free in 5:33.03 with Parker second and then took the 100 yard backstroke in 1:02.23, with Elliott third; and Winkles won the 100 yard breaststroke in 1:07.05, with Oglesby second.

Pecos' girls had enough swimmers for three relays in their events. Teddie Salcido, Lindsey Shaw, Kelsey Holt and Susan Moore were first in the 200 medley in 2:05.80, with Lauren Wein, Rebecca Reynolds, Catherine Minjarez and Betsy Lujan second and Chyloe Martin, Amie Reynolds, Ashley Carrasco and Ashley Horsburgh third; Jessica and Catherine Minjarez, Lujan and Moore won the 200 freestyle relay in 1:51.95, with Horsburgh, Martin and Amie and Rebecca Reynolds second and Wein, Amanda Contreras, Camilla Alvarado and Ashley Mendoza third; and in the 400 yard freestyle relay, Lujan, Salcido, Holt and Jessica Minjarez won with a 4:11.59 time, Horsburgh, Moore, Reynolds and Shaw were second and Martin, Mendoza, Contreras and Wein were third.

In the individual events, Salcido won the 200 freestyle in 2:14.07, with Jessica Minjarez second and Amie Reynolds third; Catherine Minjarez won the 200 medley in 2:31.27, with Shaw second and Mendoza third; Holt edged Lujan by .3 second in the 50 free, winning with a 27.68 time while Contreras was fourth; Moore won the 100 yard butterfly in 1:09.72, with Holt second and Carrasco fourth; Salcido won the 100 free in 1:02.68, with Horsburgh second and Rebecca Reynolds third; Jessica Minjarez won the 500 free in 6:07.91; with Shaw second and Mendoza third; Wein won the 100 yard backstroke in 1:13.65, with Martin third and Alvarado fifth; and Catherine Minjarez took the 100 yard breaststroke in 1:20.21, with Rebecca Reynolds second and Carrasco fourth.

Morse said aside from moving swimmers around, the Eagles also did not get ready for Thursday's meet in the same way they prepare for most of their invitational meets. "We were kind of tired for this meet, because I didn't rest them, and some of them were complaining that they were kind of sore. But that's OK for this kind of meet," she said.

Thursday's meet was originally supposed to include Monahans, with the Loboes serving as hosts. But Monahans dropped out due to problems with their pool. The Eagles will go to Monahans for their invitational meet in mid-November, the week after they host their own invitational at the Pecos High School pool.

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