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Mar. 10, 1998

Pecos girls win division in golf tourney

The Pecos Eagle girls golf team won their division title
over the weekend, and placed 10th overall out of 28 teams at
the Tall City Invitational at Midland.

Meanwhile, up in Andrews, Pecos' boys had a rougher time, as
they placed 26th out of 30 teams in the two-day Andrews
Invitational. The Eagles shot a 347-359-706 for 36 holes,
while the host Mustangs won with a two-day total of 616.

Playing under windy conditions at Hogan Park on Saturday,
Pecos' girls were able to catch Amarillo High and overtake
Amarillo Tascosa to win the Maroon Division title, with a
376-413-789 score. Eagles' coach Tina Hendrick said Pecos
then won a tiebreaker for the top spot in the division,
based on the fifth-seed's score for the second day.

"It was rough and tough out there, but they never gave up,
and they were excited when they won," Hendrick said. The two
Amarillo schools were 16 and 15 strokes ahead of Pecos after
Friday's first round, but Amarillo High shot a 429 on
Saturday while Tascosa shot a 430 and ended up two strokes
back, at 791.

Snyder had the low score for the tournament in Midland,
shooting a 747 to win by four shots over Mansfield and six
over Andrews. However, the Eagles did finally finish in
front of the other District 4-4A team in the tournament,
Fort Stockton, which was 11th in the Purple Division with a
795 score.

Hendrick said all 28 of the teams played Hogan Park on
Saturday after playing the first 18 holes at separate sites
on Friday. Pecos' 413 score at Hogan Park was also 10th best
overall out of all the teams entered.

Individually, Sarah Armstrong tied for ninth in the Maroon
Division medalist race with a 91-103-194 score, while Kim
Clark shot an 89-107-196 and Amanda Stickels had 99s both
days for a 198 total. Amanda Hernandez was next for Pecos
with a 97-104-201 and Cindy Mauldin shot a 109-119-228.

Mauldin was playing in place of regular No. 2 seed Alva
Alvarez, who Hendrick said was at a UIL physics meet in
Lubbock, but the second day score was still low enough to
give the Eagles the tiebreaker win.

Wind also lifted up the boys' scores in Andrews on Saturday,
though not as much as with some of the top teams. Andrews
saw their total rise by 22 strokes, but were still able to
earn a 17 stroke win over San Angelo Lake View, which jumped
by 35 strokes in Saturday's bad weather.

Individually for Pecos, Casey Love had the best two round
score, an 80-86-166. Lee Lyles was next with an 87-86-173,
followed by Chris Ryan at 93-88-181, Dallas Jarrett at
89-99-188, and Jason Salcido at 89-102-191.

Eagles place two on all-district hoop squad

Two Pecos Eagles were selected to the All-District 4-4A
basketball team, while two others received honorable mention
in voting by district coaches.

Senior Omar Hinojos was named to the first team, and junior
Fernando Navarette was selected to the all-defensive team in
the vote, held two weeks ago. Seniors Fabien Adame and Jacob
Chavez were Pecos' honorable mention picks, Eagles' coach
Mike Sadler said.

Hinojos averaged 18.2 points per game in leading the Eagles
in scoring for the second straight season. It was also his
second straight appearance on the all-district squad, while
Navarette was making his first appearance this year, in
which he was Pecos' top defensive rebounder during 4-4A play.

Chavez led the Eagles in 3-point shooting, finishing with
101 and with a scoring average of just over 15 points per
game. Adame was hampered by eye problems early in the season
and averaged only eight points per game overall, but scored
just under 10 per game in 4-4A play.

San Angelo Lake View's Jorge Villarreal, who led the Chiefs
to their first playoff berth in 39 years, was chosen as the
district's Most Valuable Player, while Lake View coach Mitch
Freeman shared Coach of the Year honors with Ken Chandler of
Sweetwater, which beat out San Angelo for the district

Last year's MVP, Sweetwater's Derrick Franklin, again made
the squad as did teammate Brett Bishop. All three are
seniors. Along with Villarreal, Lake View put two juniors,
Cody Renfro and Alonzo Robinson on the first team, while
Andrews was represented by junior Shaud Williams, Fort
Stockton by senior Eloy Fabela and Big Spring by senior
Justin Myers.

Named along with Navarette on the all-defensive team were
Andrews' Waylan Mayfield, Sweetwater's Brad Barnes and Scott
Rhodes, Lake View's Kendall Jones and Fort Stockton's Saul

All-District 4-4A
First Team
MVP - Jorge Villarreal, LV, 6-5, Sr.
Shaud Williams, And., 5-8, Jr.; Justin Myers, BS, 6-3, Sr.;
Eloy Fabela, Ft.S, 6-0, Sr.; Cody Renfro, LV, 6-8, Jr.;
Alonzo Robinson, LV, 5-9, Jr.; Omar Hinojos, Pec., 6-3, Sr.;
Derrick Franklin, Swt., 6-3, Sr.; Brett Bishop, Swt., 6-4,
All-Defensive Team
Brad Barnes, Swt., 5-10, Sr.; Waylan Mayfield, And., 6-1,
Sr.; Scott Rhodes, Swt., 5-9, Jr.; Saul Leyva, Ft.S, 5-9,
Sr.; Kendall Jones, LV, 6-2, Sr.; Fernando Navarette, Pec.,
6-1, Jr.
Coach of the Year - Ken Chandler, Swt., Mitch Freeman, LV

Softball tournament planned

The Pecos Men's Softball Association will hold their Third
Annual Open Softball Tournament on March 28-29 at Maxey Park.

Entry fee is $100 per team, with a deadline to enter of 8
p.m. on March 25. The tournament will be held under ASA
rules, except that no home run limit will be in effect.

For further information, call either Keith Windham or Lupe
Herrera at 447-9652 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m., or call
445-4413 and leave a message.

Pecos LL signups continuing

The Pecos Little League is signing up boys and girls ages
8-12 to play baseball this season, with tryouts scheduled
for the weekend of March 28.

League president Tony Aguilar said Little League
registration forms are available at the local elementary
schools, as well as at Gibson's True Value Hardware on West
Walthall Street, Big A Auto Parts on South Cedar Street, and
at the Reeves County Sheriff's Office. Completed forms can
be returned to Gibson's, Big A or to the sheriff's office.

Pecos ends pre-district play

The Pecos Eagles' softball team will get a chance for a
second victory over the only team they've ever beaten today,
when they close out their pre-district schedule in Kermit
against the Yellowjackets.

The Eagles and Jackets are scheduled to meet in a 5 p.m.
game, the final one for Pecos before their District 4-4A
opener a week from today in Fort Stockton.

Pecos comes off of a 22-1 loss last Thursday to the Prowlers
in their home opener. But six days earlier, the first-year
Eagles got their first-ever win, rallying with nine runs in
the final inning against Kermit to post a 10-9 victory, in a
consolation bracket game of the Tall City Invitational
Tournament in Midland. Valerie Gonzales had a two-run triple
in the Eagles' big comeback, and picked up the only hit of
the game last Thursday, a bloop single in the fourth inning,
when the Eagles scored their only run.

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