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It's the final game of the year for the Eagles, after Fort Stockton and
Lake View clinched the final two District 4-4A playoff berths Monday
afternoon with victories. The Panthers ended both the hopes of Pecos and
Big Spring by going into the Steers' home field and pounding them, 13-6,
in a game postponed three times in the past 10 days.
The Panthers are in the playoffs, and the Eagles are out, because of
their games with Big Spring. Fort Stockton downed the Steers twice this
season, while Pecos comes off an 8-6 home loss to Big Spring a week ago.
Fort Stockton is 5-4 in district, 11-13 overall, while Pecos is 3-6 and
The Eagles need a win today to avoid their worst district finish in
three decades. They worst marks since then have been a trio of 4-6
Problems with their starting pitching and an 0-for-5 games hitting slump
by the bottom of the Eagles' batting order were two of the main reasons
for Pecos' problems, along with the forfeiting win in their March 25
With nothing on the line for Pecos, coach Bubba Williams is going to
give sophomore Louis Valencia his first varsity start. Valencia has done
a good job in three relief appearances, including a 15-5 victory over
Fort Stockton earlier this month.
Steven Cordero, who pitched the final 2 2-3 innings Monday, is the
likely starter for the Panthers, who can tie Lake View for second with a
Fabien Nunez, Region IV Director of the U.S. Taekwon Do Federation,
along with instructor Steve Cross and assistant Tony Baeza conducted the
testing, with the high score of the day among beginning students going
to Randy Myers and the award for advanced and intermediate students went
to Joe Kawell.
"It is apparent that all the students were very well instructed," Nunez
said. "(and) very well prepared for the test. The attitude, the
courtesy, everything was great."
Cross said several of his students were planning to compete at the
Spring Tournament in Odessa this Saturday. "It's a smaller tournament,
it's close and it will allow the students to gain some experience," he
There will be another tournament in Odessa in August, one in September
in Albuquerque, followed by the regional championships in Odessa on Nov.
1. "We plan to make all of them," Cross said.
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