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Tuesday, Feb. 18, 1997

Youth team coaches needed

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PECOS, Feb. 18, 1997 - Coaches are still needed for several teams in the
Pecos PeeWee Dribblers basketball league.

Pecos Eagles' girls basketball coach Patty Hall said three coaches are
needed for third grade teams and one coach for a second grade teams in
the league, which begins play tonight at the old Pecos High School gym
and the Crockett Middle School gym. There are a total of 19 boys teams
and 10 girls teams in Grades 2-6, she added.

Hall also said she would handle the girls' league, while PHS boys coach
Mike Sadler would take care of the boys' division. Practice times for
teams will be set separately at the Crockett, Zavala and old PHS gyms.

Marian Evans (447-4655) would handle scheduling at the high school,
Debbie Garcia and Kim Calhoun (447-3149) at Crockett and Sarah Vasquez
(445-9802) would take care of practice time schedules for Zavala's gym.

League play will run for one month, with games set for Tuesday evenings
at the two gyms, and all day Saturday at the old PHS gym.

Bears' game against Cougars

moved to tonight in Van Horn

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BALMORHEA, Feb. 18, 1997 - The Balmorhea Bears' playoff practice game
against the Dell City Cougars, originally set for Monday night, was
rescheduled for tonight at 6:30 p.m. in Van Horn, Bears' coach Michael
Barrandey said today.
"Van Horn's gym wasn't available, because they had no school on Monday,
and their people didn't want to come in and work," Barrandey said.
The Bears, 16-3, will play tonight, then come back on Thursday and play
a 7 p.m. game at McCamey against Garden City, in the bi-district round
of the Class A playoffs, while Dell City takes on Marfa back in Van Horn
in their playoff opener.

The Bears won the District 29-A title, while Garden City is the District
30-A runner-up. Balmorhea comes into tonight's game off a 66-62 loss to
McCamey in a playoff practice game on Thursday at Imperial.

First game remains on for Eagles
PECOS, Feb. 18, 1997 - Season openers are usually exciting times, but
the Pecos Eagles' season-opening baseball game tonight will be a subdued
one, when they travel to Monahans for a 7 p.m. game against the Loboes.

That's because of the death of Monahans High School students Ruben
Franco and Ray Franco early Saturday morning in an automobile accident
north of Monahans. Ruben was a varsity football player for the Loboes,
while Ray had played JV baseball last season for Monahans.

Rosary for both is set for 8 p.m. tonight, with the funerals scheduled
for Wednesday, but Eagles' coach Bubba Williams said as of this morning,
the game would still be played.

"So far he (Monahans coach Robin Fulce) hasn't called, so right now I
just figure we're going to play," Williams said.

This is the first of a home-and-home series to start the season against
their former District 4-4A rivals. The two teams will meet again in
Pecos on Friday, and both will be hoping to improve on last year's home
field results.

The Eagles scored a five-inning 10-0 win at Monahans in the district
opener, then came back three weeks later against the same pitcher, Ryan
Valenzuela, and were no-hit by a 13-0 final score.

Valenzuela has graduated, and the team's top returning pitcher, Jeremy
Ornelas, is still in basketball, while the Eagles will go with one of
their recent returnees from basketball, Moses Martinez, on the mound.

The junior struggled last season on the varsity, but did pick up a
late-season save at Big Spring, and Williams said, "Moses seems like he
has a lot more confidence in himself than he did as a sophomore. He
feels like he can get the job done and wants to be on the mound."

The Eagles lost a 12 inning scrimmage to Midland High on Saturday, but
were ahead 7-2 through the first eight innings.

"All our players executed well, "Williams said. "We manufactured runs ad
made them throw the ball away because we put pressure on them. I feel
like you've got to be a very, very good high school baseball team for
them to throw you out with any consistency if you put the ball in play
and get on base."

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