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April 4, 1997

Girls' shot at regional golf slips

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PECOS, Apr. 4 -- The Pecos Eagles chances for a regional tournament
berth in girls golf slipped a little bit on Thursday, following the
second round of their three round District 4-4A tournament.

The Eagles, who stood fourth after the opening round of play, moved up
to a tie for third with Big Spring, following Thursday's 18 holes at
Riverside Golf Club in San Angelo, as both teams shot rounds of 373. The
Steers had taken the lead after the first round of the tournament, and
came into play Thursday 16 strokes up on Pecos.

But they each lost 18 strokes to Andrews and 34 strokes to Fort
Stockton, which moved into the lead after 36 holes of play with a 691

"We had an up and down day," said Eagles' coach Tina Hendrick, whose
team has a 737 score following Thursday's round. "I just need to get all
five of them playing consistently."

Andrews, which shot a 350 on their home course to open the tournament,
stands at 705, 32 shots up on Pecos, while the Steers remain 16 strokes
up on the Eagles, with a 721 score.

Hendrick said catching Andrews is unlikely, though with the final round
of the tournament set for April 12 at the Reeves County Golf Course, the
Eagles could still challenge for third.

"Overall, we're still in fourth place, and we're going to try and hold
onto fourth," she said. "If I can get all five girls playing at the top
of their game, they're capable of doing it."

Individually, Sara Armstrong slipped back a bit, after tying for second
in the medalist race at Andrews. She shot a 96 in San Angelo and is tied
for 10th overall, with a 180 total.

Senior Lindley Workman went the other way, dropping from a 96 to an 85
and is at 181 overall, while Alva Alvarez shot an 89 and is also at 181.
Both are tied for 12th in the overall standings. "I'd like to see them
all end up in the Top 10," Hendrick said.

Kim Clark shot a 103 and is at 201, while Anica Garcia shot a 107 and is
at 199 overall, to round out the `A' team scores.

Pecos' `B' team remained in seventh place, shooting a 413 on Thursday
for a two-round total of 813. Fort Stockton `B' and Andrews `B' are in
between the two Eagle squads, at 774 and 797 after rounds of 390 and 399

Belinda Heard had the low round for the `B' team, a 98, and is at 200
for the tournament. Elvisa Morales shot a 102 and is at 197, Amanda
Stickels shot a 105-206; Candace Roach shot a 104-210 and Amanda
Hernandez shot a 122-233.

The Eagles' two individual golfers, Kristen Evans and Ceneca Sanders,
shot 115 and 125 on the day.

Round two of the boys' District 4-4A tournament is Saturday in
Sweetwater. Pecos stands eighth after the first round of district play
two weeks ago in Fort Stockton, firing a 346. Fort Stockton and Andrews
are tied for the lead on the boys' side, both with 305 totals.

Eagles seek more success at Sandhills

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PECOS, Apr. 4 -- Coming off their high-point totals of the season -- and
for the boys, their first track meet victory in two decades -- the Pecos
Eagles will be trying to repeat last week's success against a tougher
field on Saturday, when they compete at the Sandhills Relays in Monahans.

The meet will be a day-long affair as usual, though the running finals
have been moved up two hours from previous years, starting with the 400
meter relay at 4:10 p.m. Field events begin at 9:30 a.m., and the boys
and girls 3200 meter runs will also be held in the morning, at the
nearby Walker Junior High School track. The final race, the 1600 meter
relay, is set for a 6:50 p.m. start.

Monahans beat Pecos in that race last Friday at the Permian Basin Relays
in Kermit, but Fort Stockton finished three-tenths of a second ahead of
the Loboes in the second heat, giving them the gold medal and giving
Pecos an overall 112-109 team victory over Monahans.

The Eagles won despite not entering a team in the 400 meter relay, which
coach Mike Ferrell said should change on Saturday.

"We'll have our whole team out for the first time this year," Ferrell
said. That includes several more members of the Eagles' baseball team.
Three participated last week in Kermit.

Saturday's field will again include the Eagles, Loboes and Panthers, as
well as the Kermit Yellowjackets and Lovington Wildcats. But they'll be
joined by Crane, Greenwood, Seminole, Presidio and Artesia, N.M., which
will make getting to 100 points again on Saturday a lot tougher.

Pecos' girls got to 95½ points a week ago, missing out on second place
by one-half point to meet host Kermit.

Coach Becky Granado's team was missing several people a week ago, while
injuries hurt the Eagles' relay teams.

"I just hope we can get everyone back for district," Granado said
following last week's meet.

While the boys' field will have two divisions -- with Pecos' junior
varsity competing with other JVs and Class A and 2A squads -- the girls
field will be combined, and will also include Marfa and Terlingua, along
with Class 3A Denver City.

Aside from the Eagles and Panthers, the other District 4-4A teams will
be in Big Spring on Saturday, for the A-B-C Relays. The District 4-4A
track meet is set for a week from today at the Mustang Bowl in Andrews.
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