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Feb. 20, 1997

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MONAHANS, Feb. 20, 1997 - Last Friday Mt. View came to Monahans with
dreams of spoiling the Loboes chance to claim the District Championship
outright, but woke up to a 22-points bogeyman.

The Loboes 68-46 dismantling of Mt. View was the final touch to
Monahans' 9-1 district season. The Green was unbeaten at home during
district play this season and look to continue far into the playoffs.

The Loboes opened the game even with Mt. View. Monahans put up 10 points
in the first quarter while Mt. View could only manage seven.

In the second quarter Monahans began to show its domination and began
pulling away. The Green rounded up 20 point in the quarter leaving 12
for the Wildcats.

The Loboes went into the locker room with a 30-19 lead.

The second half began the way the first ended. The Loboes completely
shut down the 'Cats offense while the Green did what it wanted when it
had the ball.

Monahans out scored the Wildcats by 10 points in the third to extend the
lead to 48-27.

The fourth quarter went basket for basket. Monahans managed 20 points
while giving up 19.

The points in the fourth were not enough to overtake the Green.

The Loboes went on to win 68-46.

Monahans - 10 20 18 20 - 68
Mountain View 7 12 8 19 - 46
Monahans - Shorter 15, Montez 2, Avery 7, Woods 8, Pittman 10, Valencia
6, Flores 5, Stephenson 2, Orneles 13. Team totals: 22 16-21 68.
Mountain View - Austin 1, Franco 3, Kittle 2, Lopez 4, Mendez 4, Nava
10, Steele 5, Tejo 11, Villa 6. Team totals: 18, 9-15, 46.
Three pointers: Monahans 8 (Shorter 2, Woods 2, Pittman 1, Valencia 1,
Flores 1, Oreneles 1.
Mt. View 1 (Franco).

By Richard Acosta
News Sports Writer

STANNTON, Feb. 20, 1997 - Stanton was the site for the Bi-District
playoff game between the Monahans Lady Green and the Colorado City
Wolves. Although the Wolves came in great number, it was the Loboes who
would howl that night.

Monahans downed the Wolves 47-43 to claim the 1997 Bi-District

The Ladies broke a 16-year playoff dry spell and were a bit nervous at
the beginning of the game.

"In the first half we were a bit worked up," said sophomore Tracie
Jasso. "We should have had them on the run from the very beginning."

The first half may have been shaky for the Loboes but the second was all

"We went into the locker room at half time and knew that if we didn't
get our butts in gear this would have been our last game," said senior
Sarah Carrell. "We never gave up and kept our faith in our offense and

In the end the game came down to who wanted to win more.

"After this long wait we knew what we had to do," said senior Eunice
Tarango. "We seniors knew there would be no tomorrow.

The game opened up with both sides pounding each other with brick hard
defense. The tough play by both sides kept the teams playing catch up
the entire first quarter. At the end of the first period the teams were
even at 10-points.

Senior Tarango and sophomore Jasso had good defensive play in the first
quarter. Tarango and Jasso's defensive play was complemented by junior
Amanda Sanchez who had the hot hand late in the period.

Early in the second period, Tarango got under the basket and dropped one
in to give the Loboes their first lead of the game 15-14.

Later in the period the C-City Wolves got hot and began to pull away
19-24 with 3:18 left in the half.

Late in the quarter the Green countered with two quick steals that led
to four points. The quick scores pulled the Loboes within four points of
the Wolves at half-time 23-27.

Monahans played suffocating defense in the third. Senior Dorian Sloan
hit the back half of an "and-one" to put the Loboes on top heading into
the fourth.
Colorado City went on a run to open the fourth quarter, however, the
Ladies stayed close behind.

The score was 39-42 with 3:07 left in the fourth. The Green cracked the
Wolves defense and Jasso hit a three to tie the game at 42-42, with 2:25
left to play.

On the next play Jasso was fouled and went to the line where she nailed
both free throws to put the Loboes on top 44-42.

With barely 30 seconds left to play both seniors Leah Johnson and
Carrell fouled out on questionable calls. Colorado City was unable to
make anything out of the free throw opportunities.

Tarango sank two free throws at the end of the game banishing any hope
for a Wolves miracle finish and the Loboes won 47-43.

Lady Lobos lose hard fight to Dimmitt

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BROWNFIELD, Feb. 20, 1997 - The Lady Green had a tough outing Tuesday
night against Dimmitt in Brownfield. The Ladies put up a great fight but
fell short at the end.

The game turned around in the fourth quarter. The Ladies were down by
only three points with 3:40 left to play.

Monahans had some turnovers and the next time they got the ball they
were down 13.

Monahans 5 11 9 10 - 35
Dimmitt 10 8 11 23 - 52
Monahans - Tarango 11, Treadaway 3, Dutton 6, Johnson 9, Jasso 2,
Carrell 4. Team totals: 10, 10-23, 35
Dimmitt - Hinojosa 6, Buckley 9, Matthews 8, Kensworthy 17, Weaver 7, A.
Mattews 3, Newland 2. Team totals 10, 10-23, 35.
Three pointers: Monahans 3 (Tarango 3) Dimmit 2 (A. Matthews, Hinojosa)

Loboes grab bronze in olympics

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FORT STOCKTON, Feb. 20, 1997 - The Monahans Special Olympic basketball
teams did well in Ft. Stockton Saturday in the Area 18 Texas Special
Olympic basketball competition.
The group competed against teams from Odessa, Midland, Ft. Stockton and
San Angelo.

Both of the basketball teams brought bronze metals home after being
bumped up into a stronger division this year.

The Coyotes played in Division II. The division was made up of the
following players.

Jerry Avila, Tommy Foster, Becci Hardaway, Ruben Hernadez, Shelly Kidd,
Kandle Krhut, Tim Patman and Holly Westermon.

The Wolves played in the Division III. Three is the top classification.
The players included the following.

Eddie Carrasco, Robbie Garcia, Lee Kenson, Clad Keyte, Rusty Thomas,
Ramon Valenzuela and Floyd Walker.

In the Special Skills all won metals. The people in the competition were:
Cruzeta Acosta, gold; Sylvia Brito, gold; Tony Calada, gold; Lorina
Galvadon, bronze; Andrea Moore, gold; Lori Arosco, silver; Paul Rubio,
silver; David Teal bronze and Tommy West, silver.

The coaches were: head coach Grist Benninger, Alex Avila and Judy Smith.
Assistant coaches: Lisa Willmon, Stephanie Yeager, Richard Molina, Cindy
and Toddy Hunt.

Track will begin work outs March 4 for the Area 18 meet to be held at
Ratliff Stadium in Odessa April 19.

Anyone interested in knowing more about the local Special Olympic
program may call Frank Krhut at 943-6911 or 943-2647.

Monahans High School powerlifters placed third in their first meet of
the season this past weekend in Ft. Stockton.

The Loboes picked up 22 points while Ft. Stockton led the meet with 41
followed by Midland High with 37.

Angel Orona led the Loboes with a first place finish in the 114 pound
weight class. Orona placed second of MVP honors in the 114 to 165 pound
weight classes.

Lucas Jacques who placed second in the 165 pound class placed third
behind Orona for MVP honors.

Fifteen lifters represented the Loboes on two teams.

114 pounds, first place Angel Orona, total weight lifted 745.
165 pounds, second place Lucas Jaquez, total weight lifted 1040.
181 pounds, fourth place Kevin Douthit, total weight lifted 990.
242 pounds, fourth place Scott Lackey total weight lifted 1215.
275 pound, fifth place Quint Melius total weight lifted 1030.

SHW second place Aaron Swartfager total weight lifted 1080.

Free throw winners advance to district

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MONAHANS, Feb. 20, 1997 - The following is a list of the winners of the
Free Throw Championship that was sponsored by the Knights of Columbus,
Council No. 10256, on Feb. 8 at the Monahans High School Gym. The
winners will advance to the district competition in Pecos Feb. 22.

There were a total of 42 participants, 11 girls and 31 boys. In addition
there were 25 sponsors, nine Knights and four family members that worked
hard at this years contest.

Girls: 10 year old first place Terri R. McKee. 11 year old first place
Nicole Sanchez, second place Amanda Jo Primera. 12 year old first place
Bonita Ayala Ontiveroz, second place Jessica Porras. 14 year old first
place Tanya Ontiveroz.

Boys: 10 year old first place Sergio L. Franco, second Tyson W. Willmon.
11 year old Michael Carrasco, second place Mark L. Franco. 12 year old
first place Josh Cook, second place Chad Greenfield. 13 year old first
place Marc Fuentes, second place Chris Cadena. 14 year old Jaime
Martinez, second place Daniel Valle.

First-round wins put Molina in GG finals

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Chris Molina has advanced on to the State Golden Gloves Finals to be
held March 5-8 in Ft. Worth. Molina defeated Richard Urias of Ft.
Stockton Friday and Cesar Ortiz of Ft. Stockton Saturday. Both fights
were stopped in the first round.


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Pinup League

Team W L
1. Hobbie's ETC. 54.5 33.5
2. Atkins Antiques 53.5 34.5
3. Pecos NAPA 52.5 35
4. Trans State Energy 45.5 36
5. Ser J Co 47.5 40.5
6. DEC Roustabouts 42.5 45.5
7. K-Bob's 41 47
8. Specialty Painting 40 48
9. Mary's Deli 39 49
10. Williams Photography 38.5 49.5
11. Dimensions USA 38 50
12. Dimensions USA 32 56

High Team Scratch Series
Pecos NAPA - 1446
High Team HPC Series
DEC Roustabout - 1817
High Team Scratch Game
Pecos NAPA - 501
High Team HPC Game
DEC ROustabout - 632
High Individual Scratch Series
Sandra Jarett - 513
High Individual HPC Series
Beth Brandenburg - 627
High Individual Scratch Game
Sandra Jatett - 191
High Indiviual HPC Game
Polly McQueen - 230

Ladies Major
Team W L
1. Texas Moon 55.5 24.4
2. Brantley Trucking Co. 52 24
3. First State Bank 49 31
4. Boren Consulting 49 31
5. G & N Pumping 48.5 31.5
6. Coors Girlz 45 35
7. Weight of Life Clinc 41 439
8. Williams Photography 39 44
9. Ball Busters 33 43
10. Curley's Girley's 32 48
11. Tazz 30 50

Ginger Boren - 208
Ginger Boren - 246
Marsha Hill - 540
Diane McDaniel - 639
Boren Consulting - 1022
Williams Photo - 2902
American Petroleum
Dan Gibbs Ins. 14-6
Monhans Muffler 13-7
G&N Pumping 13-7
Ser J Co 12-8
Friaco's 11-9
Gassers 10.5-9.5
Kent Tire Co. 10-10
Gandy's 9.5-10.5
Grandy's 5.5-14.5

High Ind Game
David Uechi-242
High Ind. Series
Eddie Franco-652
High Team Game
High Team Series

City Major
FTR #1 14-2
Salonae 11-5
G&N Pumping 10-6
FTR #2 10-6
Bad Bass Boys 8-8
Monahans Nipple-Up 7-9
Lowe's 7-9
Southern Union Gas 7-9
A-1 Cleaners 5-11

High Ind Game
Ronny Mooring-252
High Ind. Series
Dennis Collins-637
High Team Game
SFTR #2-668
High Team Series
FTR #2-1877

Friday Mixed League
Sandhills Gang 4-0
G&N Pumping 4-0
Randys Handgunners 4-0
Ace in the Hole 3-1
HADM 3-1
Asher Furniture 1-3
Team 8 1-3
G&A Laydown 0-4
Smurfs 0-4
McKays 0-4

High Ind. Game
Jo Ann Williams-259
Randy Ply-257
High Ind. Series
Jo Ann Williams-675
Howard Taylor-689
High Team Game
Ace in the Hole-891
High Team Service
Sandhills Gang-2436
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