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Tuesday, March 16, 1999

Golfers 10th, 12th in cold tournaments

PECOS, Mar. 16 -- Cold weather cut the final round of the
Andrews Girls Golf Classic in half on Saturday, and sent
scores rising down in San Angelo, in the Blue Division of
the San Angelo Golf Classic.

Pecos' girls finished 10th overall in the 27-hole
tournament, shooting a 376-197-573 in their next-to-last
pre-district tournament. Over in San Angelo, the boys placed
12th in their division, shooting a 364 on Saturday at
Bentwood Country Club after an opening round of 340 on

"They're playing better and their working harder," said
coach Kim Anderson. "My seniors, Casey Love, John Salcido,
Lee Lyles and Dallas Jarrett, and my junior, John Granado,
are staying out until sundown every day and working on the

Love had the low round for Pecos, shooting an 83-86-169.
Lyles shot an 84-89-173, Granado shot a 91-89-180, Salcido
had an 85-100-185, and Jarrett had an 88-106-194.

Andrews tied Granbury for the division title with a
313-317-630 score, despite Saturday's cold conditions.
Granbury's 329 score was the next best total for the final

"They were out there on a day I wouldn't have played on,"
Anderson said of Saturday's round for all 17 teams in the
division. "We shot a 340 on Friday and had some back luck or
we could have easily shot 320."

The girls didn't make it all the way through their round.
"They called it after nine holes, because the wind chill was
about zero," coach Tina Hendrick said.

"It was a rough tournament, but I think we did real well
considering the caliber of play there with the 5A schools,"
she said. Andrews shot a 502 to win on their home course by
23 strokes over Snyder. Midland Lee shot a 538 and Fort
Stockton tied San Angelo Central for fourth, with 541 scores.

Sarah Armstrong had the Eagles' best round, shooting an
89-46-135 over 27 holes, one shot better than Alva Alvarez,
who shot an 87-49-136. Amanda Stickels shot a 95-47-142 and
Salem Mitchell shot a 105-55-160.

The girls will go to El Paso this weekend, while the boys
head to Fort Stockton. "We'll see Clint this weekend and
will play against some 5A schools and some 4As," Hendrick
said. "We'll play Vista Hills on Friday, and that's our
district course."

Anderson said the boys would play a practice round at Vista
Hills later this month, before seeing that course for the
first time ever when 2-4A play opens in April. However, he
said he expects the Eagles to be back at Bentwood in San
Angelo later in April, when the Region I-4A tournament takes

Eagles seek turn-around in Stockton

PECOS, Mar. 16 -- The Pecos Eagles and Fort Stockton
Panthers will both be trying to bounce back from different
types of problems on Saturday in Snyder, when they meet in
Fort Stockton at 5 p.m. today.

The Eagles will try to turn things around after their
pitching and defense fell apart in the third place game of
the Snyder Tournament. The Eagles dropped a 23-7 decision to
Lubbock Cooper to fall to 6-3-1 on the year.

Fort Stockton, meanwhile, didn't have the pitching and
defensive problems the Eagles had, but their batters struck
out 18 times against El Paso Ysleta's Jacob Hernandez in a
4-1 loss to the Indians.

Eagles' coach Bubba Williams said Oscar Rodriguez, 1-1,
would start on the mound tonight for the Eagles. Rodriguez
started Thursday's tournament opener in Snyder against
Odessa High and went just over three innings before being
relieved by Joshua Caillias in Pecos' 9-6 victory. He then
relieved Louis Valencia the following day against Perryton,
and went 5_ innings in the Eagles' eventual 12-12 tie.

Today's game is the first of as many as six games this week
for Pecos, before District 2-4A play starts next Tuesday.
The Eagles open play Thursday afternoon in the Midland
Greenwood Tournament with a game against Abilene Wylie.

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