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Tuesday, November 3, 1998

Pecos' boys place first at Big Spring

PECOS, Nov. 3 -- The Pecos Eagles got an early look at how
their District 4 swimming competition will shape up come
January, and got a first place in the boys team standings
this past Saturday at the Big Spring Invitational.

The boys scored 266 points to finish 95 ahead of runner-up
Abilene High, with El Paso Andress third with 147 points.
The Eagle girls, meanwhile, had to change things up a little
due to Saturday's District 2-4A cross country competition
and ended up seventh with 95 points.

"Basically, we really had a good meet," said Eagles' coach
Terri Morse. "I know it doesn't look like it for the girls,
but we were missing Liz (Parent) and that threw our relays

"We had some surprises. Grant (Holland) got first in the 200
free, and Briar (Prewit) got first in the 500 free," the
Eagles' coach said, while Kevin Bates surpassed his own
school record in winning the 100 yard backstroke, beating
Big Spring's Slate Broyles with a 56.82 time.

Holland swan a 2:02.04 to win his race, and later finished
fourth in the 100 yard breaststroke, while Prewit won the
500 in 6:19.09, after earlier finishing fifth in the 200
free. "The boys also swept all three relays," Morse added,
taking the 200 medley in 1:50.45, the 200 freestyle in
1:38.06 and the 400 free with a 3:48.11 time.

Pecos also got a 10th from their `B' 400 freestyle relay
team and a 15th place from the `B' relay in the 200 free.

In other races, Timothy Harrison was third, Lupe Nieto 8th
and Jason Lopez 11th in the 200 medley; Cortney Freeman was
fourth and Tye Edwards ninth in the 50 free; Patrick
McChesney was second and Matthew Montanez 13th in the 500
free; Matt Ivy was fifth Nieto was 13th and Pablo Rodriguez
was 21st in the 100 back; McChensey was seventh, Montanez
16th and Rodriguez 17th in the 200 free; Freeman was sixth,
Edwards seventh and Randall Reynolds 22nd in the 100 free;
and Lopez was 10th and Reynolds 15th in the 100 breaststroke.

Aside from Prewit's win in the 500, the next highest
individual finish for the girls came from Jennifer Martinez,
who was fourth in the 200 freestyle and Sarah Flores, sixth
in the 100 breaststroke. She also placed 10th in the 50 free
while Martinez was eighth in the 100 backstroke.

Swimming without Parent, who was earning a regional berth in
cross country in El Paso on Saturday, the 200 medley relay
team still placed fifth and the 200 freestyle relay was
seventh, but the 400 free relay team slipped to 17th

In the other races, Jon Ann Wein was ninth in the 200 medley
and 10th in the 100 free; Rebecca McChesney was 15th in the
500 free and 29th in the 200 free; Victoria Gomez was 30th
in the 50 free and 32nd in the 100 free; Lindsey Olibas was
40th in the 100 free and 49th in the 50 free; and Natalie
Nazaroff was 27th in the 100 backstroke and 72nd in the 50

"We had all the district schools there and Monahans got
second overall. They're going to be tough this year," Morse
said of the Loboettes who scored 205 points to Abilene
High's 231. Abilene Cooper was third with 191 and Odessa
High was fourth with 172.

The Eagles will be off this weekend, before hosting the
annual Pecos Invitational on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 13-14.

Lights out for Philly in Dallas' win

AP Sports Writer
PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 3 -- With a few graceful plays, the
Dallas Cowboys looked as dominant as ever. Now they need to
work on the rest.

Troy Aikman to Michael Irvin was back with a 10-yard TD
pass. Emmitt Smith did a little pirouette and cut back into
the end zone, as only a precious few who've worn shoulder
pads can.

Prime Time was Prime Time. What else would Deion Sanders be?

The Cowboys took a step toward reasserting themselves as an
NFC power Monday night, routing the hapless Eagles 34-0.
While it's hard to tell if the 'Boys from Dallas are all the
way back, Aikman appears to be.

And that's a pretty good start.

``The only person I'm more comfortable with is my wife, and
she doesn't throw the ball,'' said Irvin, who scored his
first touchdown of the season to get the blowout rolling.

In his first start since missing five games with a broken
collarbone, Aikman was 14-for-26 for 171 yards and two
touchdowns. He shook off a crushing hit by Hollis Thomas on
the first play of the game and let everyone know that the
Cowboys (5-3) are a different team when he's healthy.

``It was good to be back,'' said Aikman, injured in the
second game of the season against Denver. ``It was tough to
watch the last couple of weeks from the sideline. I was
trying to be smart and didn't want to take any unnecessary

Smith ran for 101 yards and a touchdown, cutting back and
fooling the entire Philadelphia defense on a 15-yard TD run
that was vintage Emmitt.

``They overplayed it,'' Smith said. ``They just shot too
much to one side and I bounced back to the opening.''

And Sanders had a 69-yard punt return for a touchdown, the
fifth of his career and second this season -- both under the
lights on Monday night. In those two games against the New
York Giants and Eagles, they won by a combined score of

``I think I was born on Monday night,'' said Sanders, who
returned a punt and an interception for TDs in the game
against the Giants on Sept. 21. ``I'll have to ask my mother
about that.''

For the Eagles, this Monday Night Massacre was even worse
than they had feared. They are 1-7 for the first time since
1975, with no end in sight for their terrible season.

``We were inept in just about every phase of the game,''
Eagles coach Ray Rhodes said. ``It was very embarrassing.''

Dallas has a one-game lead over Arizona in the weak NFC East
and rebounded from a 13-12 loss at Chicago two weeks ago.
They are 4-0 against division opponents, with games the next
two weeks against New York and Arizona.

They still have problems, committing 10 penalties for 130
yards as the teams combined for 240 yards in penalties in a
wretched, flag-filled game. But on the whole, it was a good
sign for the folks from Valley Ranch.

``I would be disappointed if we weren't thinking about the
playoffs right now,'' Cowboys coach Chan Gailey said. ``I'm
not trying to be cocky. If we don't think about what we're
doing and postseason position, we would be wrong.''

With the 38-0 loss to Seattle in the home opener, the Eagles
became the first NFL team to lose two home shutouts by more
than 30 points in the same season. It was the first time
they've been shut out twice in a season since 1957, and the
first time it's happened twice at home since 1942.

In the 38 years and 78 games these teams have played, it was
the Cowboys' first shutout against Philadelphia.

The 34-point debacle was Philadelphia's worst prime-time
defeat since a 42-3 loss to the Rams on Nov. 3, 1975. That
was the infamous ``Dog Bone Game'' in which fans passed
large bones around Veterans Stadium to signify that the
Eagles were playing like dogs.

``You could sit here and wallow in self pity,'' said Eagles
running back Charlie Garner, whose fumble on the Eagles 9
late in the first quarter led to Irvin's 10-yard TD
reception. ``That's what we're going to try to prevent

Eagles quarterback Rodney Peete was knocked out with a deep
cut on his finger, and former starter Bobby Hoying was
blitzed and brutalized into a horrible 13-for-39, 124-yard
performance with two interceptions. The ugly loss left the
sellout crowd at Veterans Stadium in a foul mood even by
Philly standards.

``We can't throw in the towel,'' Peete said.

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