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Thursday, February 18, 1999

Eagles' track schedule has different finish

PECOS, Feb. 18 -- The Pecos Eagles' track teams will open
their 1999 seasons at the usual location next week -- the
Comanche Relays in Fort Stockton -- but will close it at a
different location than in the past, at the District 2-4A
relays in Clint two months from now.

Pecos' boys and girls will have one less track meet on their
schedule this year, but will be going back to most of their
regular meets up until district competition on April 16-17
at Clint.

New boys' track coach Vance Washington and girls coach Lily
Talamantez will both be taking their teams to Fort Stockton
and to the Permian Basin relays in Kermit the following
Friday, March 6. After Spring Break, the boys will go to the
West Texas Relays at Ratliff Stadium in Odessa and the San
Angelo Relays, while the girls compete in the Mustang Relays
in Andrews and Crane's Golden Crane Relays on the final two
weekends in March.

Both teams will then go to the Sandhills Relays in Monahans
on April 1 and then take a week off before district. The
Eagles have competed in the A-B-C Relays at Big Spring in
recent years just before the district meet, but that event
has been scaled back this year, because the Steers are
hosting the 5-4A track meet featuring Pecos' former district
rivals the following week.

Region I-4A competition will again be at Angelo State
University in San Angelo, on April 30 and May 1, with the
state finals set for Austin on May 14-15.

Pecos' junior high tracks teams will also have one less meet
this year, with their own West of the Pecos Junior Relays
not on the schedule. The seventh and eighth graders will go
to Kermit, Greenwood, Monahans and Fort Stockton, beginning
on Feb. 27.

Pecos Eagles 1999 Varsity Track Schedules

26-27 (Fri-Sat.)-at Comanche Relays, Ft.Stockton (Boys,
Girls) 2:30 p.m./9 a.m.

5 (Fri.) - at Permian Basin Relays, Kermit (Boys, Girls)
2:30 p.m.
19-20 (Fri.-Sat.) - at West Texas Relays, Odessa (Boys)
2:30 p.m./8:30 a.m.
20 (Sat.) - at Mustang Relays, Andrews (Girls) 8:30 a.m.
26-27 (Fri.-Sat.) - at San Angelo Relays (Boys) 2:30
p.m./8:30 a.m.
27 (Sat.) - at Golden Crane Relays, Crane (Girls) 8:30

1 (Thur.) - at Sandhills Relays, Monahans (Boys, Girls)
2:30 p.m.
16-17 (Fri.-Sat) District 2-4A meet at Clint (Boys, Girls)
3:30 p.m./10 a.m. CDT
23 (Fri.) - Regional qualifiers meet (Boys, Girls) 2:30
30 (Fri.) - Region I-4A meet at San Angelo (Boys, Girls)
2:30 p.m.

1 (Sat.) - Region I-4A meet at San Angelo (Boys, Girls)
12 noon
14-15 (Fri.-Sat.) - State meet at Austin Times TBA

Pecos Eagles 1999 Junior High Track Schedules

27 (Sat.) - at Permian Basin Jr. Relays, Kermit 8:30 a.m.
5 (Fri.) - at Greenwood 2:30 p.m.
19 (Fri.) - at Sandhills Jr. Relays, Monahans 2:30 p.m.
27 (Fri.) - at Comanche Jr. Realys, Fort Stockton 2:30

Yanks get Clemens, trade Wells to Jays

AP Sports Writer
NEW YORK, Feb. 18 -- Five-time Cy Young Award winner Roger
Clemens was traded to the New York Yankees today for David
Wells, Graeme Lloyd and Homer Bush, a source familiar with
the talks told The Associated Press.

Clemens agreed to the deal, but did not get an extension to
his contract, which has two years to run and calls for him
to be paid $16.1 million.

The deal will be announced later today, the source said,
speaking on the condition he not be identified.

The deal shakes up the World Series champions on the day
they start training camp. Wells, a quirky left-hander, was
the toast of New York after pitching a perfect game against
the Minnesota Twins last season.

While he clashed with owner George Steinbrenner and manager
Joe Torre at times in 1997, he reached a tentative peace
with them last year and became one of the team's most
effective pitchers.

Clemens, coming off consecutive Cy Young awards, exercised a
clause in a side agreement between himself and the Blue
Jays, demanded a trade on Nov. 27, then withdrew the demand
Dec. 22, criticizing Houston Astros general manager Gerry
Hunsicker for blasting his request for a $27.4 million,
one-year contract extension, which would have left the
Astros owing him $43.5 million over three years.

Texas, Cleveland and Houston also expressed interest in the
36-year-old right-hander, who went 20-6 last season, leading
the American League in ERA (2.65) and strikeouts (271), and
tying for the lead in wins. His career record is 233-124 in
15 seasons.

Wells, a 35-year-old left-hander, returns to his first major
league team. He was with the Blue Jays from 1987-92 before
moving on to Detroit, Cincinnati, Baltimore and the Yankees.
He has a 124-84 career record and a 3.96 ERA.

Lloyd, a 31-year-old left-hander from Australia, was 3-0
with a 1.67 ERA in 50 relief appearances last year,
combining with Mike Stanton, Jeff Nelson and Ramiro Mendoza
to form perhaps the best middle relief corps in baseball.

Bush, a 26-year-old infielder who plays primarily at second
base, was voted the top Yankees rookie in spring training
last year. He hit .380 in 71 at-bats for the Yankees but was
considered expendable because New York has Chuck Knoblauch.

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