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Tuesday, August 18, 1998

Eagles host OHS, Alpine in openers

PECOS, Aug. 18 -- The 1998 regular season gets underway
today for the Pecos Eagles' volleyball team, with what has
turned into a traditional three-way matchup against the
Alpine Bucks and Odessa High Bronchos.

The Eagles will take on the Bronchos in freshman, junior
varsity and varsity matches starting at 4:30 p.m. at both
the old and new the Pecos High School gym. OHS will then
face Alpine while the Eagles take a break, and Pecos will
come back and face the Bucks to close things out, starting
sometime around 7 p.m.

The order was reversed a year ago, when the Eagles had to
fight back to beat Odessa High and avoid being swept in
their own gym, after dropping their first match against
Alpine. Five players off that team return for Pecos this
season, though Eagles' coach Becky Granado is just now
getting her starting six players finalized.

"I kept 13 players," Granado said, out of 15 who
participated in this past weekend's scrimmage, plus junior
Katrina Quiroz, who is sidelined due to a torn muscle. "I
took a lot into consideration -- their skills, their
quickness and their dedication in the summer.

"I told them back in May I'd like to see them in open gym
(during summer volleyball), and some showed up, and some did
not," she said.

"The kids that are going to be starting are the quickest
ones I have," said Granado, adding the Eagles looked better
in their scrimmages against Monahans and Odessa Permian on
Saturday than they did on Friday against Wink, Fort Davis
and Grandfalls, or in Saturday's matchup against Kermit.

"They kind of played at whatever level their opponent was
at, so they picked it up against Monahans and Permian,"
Granado said. "Sherrie (Mosby) and Philonicus (Fobbs)
started playing more aggressive at the net. They got a
couple of blocks and a couple of oversets (kills)."

"If anything is going to kill us, it's our serves. We're
just not that consistent right now," Granado said.

Alpine is seeking to continue their recent playoff run in
Class 3A, while OHS will be trying to bounce back after a
last place finish in District 4-5A a year ago.

The JV and varsity teams will be playing their matches today
in the new gym, while the freshmen compete in the old gym.
The JV and varsity will next be in action this weekend, at
the Ector County ISD Tournament, while the ninth graders
will be in the freshman division of the Monahans Sandhills

Cowboys commit no offense in 21-3 loss

Associated Press Writer
MEXICO CITY, Aug. 18 -- New England found its missing
offense and maybe a running back, Mexican fans got a glimpse
of hometown hero Marco Martos and the Dallas Cowboys
continued to sputter.

A roaring crowd of 106,424, the second-largest in NFL
history, saw New England roll over the Cowboys 21-3 Monday
night behind the running of Sedrick Shaw and the passing of
Drew Bledsoe.

It was the first ABC Monday Night Football broadcast
partially preempted for news: President Clinton's speech
admitting inappropriate relations with aide Monica Lewinsky.

Dallas might have wished the whole game had been preempted.
It dropped its third straight preseason game following five
consecutive losses at the end of 1997.

``We got stopped on fourth and a foot. We didn't convert on
third and 2. So we didn't score any points and we didn't
move the football,'' said Cowboys' quarterback Troy Aikman,
complaints that sounded suspiciously like those of last
year's 6-10 season.

For New England, second-year running back Shaw fought for 50
yards on 14 rushes in two quarters and scored touchdowns
from 9 and 1 yards out. Another 4-yard touchdown was called
back on a penalty.

New England's rushing game had been lacking in two earlier
preseason losses to San Francisco and Minnesota.

``I thought he ran real tough,'' coach Pete Carroll said.
``Obviously a nice job around the goal line, finding a way
to get into the end zone. That was real good.''

``Sedrick did some good things for us. Right now it looks
like he'll be the guy,'' said Patriots quarterback Drew
Bledsoe, who also seemed to click in the team's new
short-drop system, going 9-of-14 for 69 yards.

Shaw's main competition for the starting role, rookie Robert
Edwards, sat out with an injury.

Dallas -- known here as the Vaqueros -- was the overwhelming
favorite of the crowd at Aztec Stadium, whose donut-shaped
roof trapped the tumult and caused occasional firecrackers
to echo like rifle shots.

But Dallas' defense surrended three touchdowns that were
called back for penalties in addition to the three that
counted. New England had 18 first downs to nine for the

With Emmitt Smith resting a thigh injury, the Cowboys
managed only 51 yards -- and not a single first down --

Dallas' starting running back, rookie Tarek Smith, gained
more in the air -- 40 yards -- than on the ground -- 29.

``For the past two weeks we haven't had a lot to show for
our efforts,'' Aikman said. ``It's disappointing,
discouraging, but we still have some time to get better.''

The Cowboys' biggest cheers went to Martos, a product of the
Mexican university league who played the last two seasons
for Barcelona in the NFL Europe League.

Coming in with about a minute left, the Mexican receiver
caught two balls for 19 yards, and dropped one.

He is expected to try to catch on in the Canadian Football
League this season.

Date set for Tyson's Nevada hearing

LAS VEGAS, Aug. 18 (AP) -- He tried to bypass Nevada in a
bid to return to boxing, but now Mike Tyson will get a
hearing before the state's athletic commission Sept. 9.

Tyson was banned by the Nevada Athletic Commission in July
1997 after biting Evander Holyfield's ears during their
heavyweight championship fight.

He was eligible to reapply for a license in Nevada on July
9, but bypassed the state and went through the licensing
process in New Jersey. Last Thursday, he surprisingly
withdrew the application in New Jersey and said he would
seek licensing in Nevada.

Marc Ratner, executive director of the Nevada Athletic
Commission, expects Tyson to attend because commissioners
will want to question him.

Tyson adviser Shelley Finkel could not be reached for
comment on the fighter's plans.

Dr. Elias Ghanem, chairman of the Nevada Athletic
Commission, said last Thursday a decision would come

``We vote on it on the spot and we don't delay our
decisions,'' Ghanem said.

Ghanem said Tyson would have to prove to the five-member
Nevada commission that he is fit to return to the sport.

Ratner said the Nevada hearing ``will be fair and

The Star-Ledger of Newark, N.J., citing unidentified
sources, reported Friday that two of New Jersey's three
board members might have opposed Tyson and the third member
was not expected to vote.

Last month, New Jersey regulators listened as the former
champion asked for his license back -- but he also got angry
and cursed in front of them.

Finkel didn't give a reason for the switch, other than to
say there was concern over the perception that the boxer was
trying to get around the Nevada ban by applying in New
Jersey. Finkel denied he feared Tyson's application would be

``I felt very positive,'' Finkel said, adding that he also
was confident about Tyson's chances in Nevada. ``We can
always go back to New Jersey if it's bad in Nevada.''

Nevada boxing regulators expected all along that Tyson would
reapply for his license in Nevada after a mandatory one-year

Asking New Jersey for the license was seen as a calculated
gamble by Finkel.

Tyson's license was revoked and he was fined $3 million for
biting Holyfield's ears during the third round of their June
28, 1997, rematch for the heavyweight title.

Grid ticket renewal deadline Friday

PECOS, Aug. 18 -- Pecos Eagles' 1997 season ticket holders
have until Friday to reclaim their seats for the 1998 season
at the Pecos-Barstow-Toyah school business office.

Season ticket holders wanting to renew their subscriptions
for the Eagles' five home games should go to the business
office, 1302 S. Park St., weekdays between 8:15 a.m. and 12
noon and from 1 to 4:15 p.m. to renew their tickets. Season
tickets are $25 apiece.

New season ticket subscriptions will be sold at the
business office beginning on Monday, Aug. 24. Individual
tickets can be bought for $5 each until 12 noon the week of
each home game.

Home games this season are Sept. 11, Alpine; Sept. 18, Fort
Stockton; Oct. 9, Fabens (homecoming); Oct. 23, Clint; and
Nov. 6, San Elizario.

Pecos' road games this season include the Thursday, Sept. 3
season opener at Odessa against Denver City; Sept. 25 at
Crane; Oct. 2 at Kermit; Oct. 16 at El Paso Mountain View
and Oct. 30 at Canutillo.

Starting times for all home games this season is 7:30 p.m.,
while the game at Crane will be an 8 p.m. start. Games at
Mountain View and Canutillo have been moved up to
accommodate Pecos, and will also start at 7:30 p.m. Central

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