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Friday, March 26, 1999

Eagle teams hope to continue Lobos' woes

The Mountain View Lobos have been giving up a lot of runs in
their last few games, and the Pecos Eagles have been scoring
a lot of runs in their last few games Ï both baseball and

The Eagles will try to continue those trends on Saturday,
when the girls begin the second half of District 2-4A
softball play by hosting Mountain View at 1 p.m., while the
boys play their first district road game, in El Paso against
the Lobos, starting at 2 p.m.

Pecos' boys recorded their first shutout of the season, and
scored in double figures for the eighth time in 15 games
this season on Tuesday, as they began 2-4A play with a
five-inning, 11-0 homfield victory over Fabens.

Joshua Casillas no-hit the Wildcats, striking out eight
while allowing just one baserunner on a fourth inning walk.
The Eagles also had their first errorless game of the season
while improving to 9-5-1 overall.

While Pecos would figure to go with Oscar Rodriguez or Pifi
Montoya on Saturday, head coach Bubba Williams said, "I
might go with Josh again. ... He only threw 45 pitches," in
Tuesday's win, which is about normal for two or three
innings of work.

Mountain View opened district on Tuesday with their second
loss in 10 days to San Elizario, by a 10-6 final score. The
Lobos were beaten by their district rival earlier at the
Carslbad Tournament, 5-2, and also suffered 13-1 losses to
both the host Cavemen and Frenship that weekend.

Rafael Carrasco and Ebert Munoz have been the Lobos' main
pitchers so far. Tuesday's defeat left Mountain View with a
2-11 season record.

Mountain View's girls have done better, but need to regroup
after Tuesday, when they were beaten by Clint, 36-7. The two
teams were tied for third going into the game, the loss left
the Lobos with a 3-3 district record 9-7 overall, and in
need of a victory to keep their playoff hopes alive.

Pecos' girls opened district play with an 11-0 victory at
Mountain View on March 6, and come off a 17-3 win at San
Elizario on Tuesday that kept them undefeated in district at
5-0, and 8-5 on the season.

Coach Tammy Walls team probably needs only two victories in
their final five games to clinch their first-ever
post-season berth, and will play three of their final five
games at home starting with Saturday's contest. Pecos is two
games up on both San Elizario and Clint in the loss column,
and a win Saturday would assure the Eagles of at least a tie
for third place in the final 2-4A standings.

Warbirds seeking wins, better tournout

Staff Writer
Pecos-Barstow Warbirds manager Fred Martin said his team
will have one more fighter at this Saturday's boxing smoker
at the Reeves County Civic Center than they did last month
at the West of the Pecos Golden Gloves Tournament. But he's
also hoping to see a lot more local fans show up for the 7
p.m. event.

The Warbirds will host the smoker Saturday at the Civic
Center, with admission will be $5 for adults and $2 for
students. Last month's Gloves Tournament had to compete
against several other local events, plus the Oscar DelaHoya
championship fight on TV the same night at the tournament

"Hopefully, we'll have a good crowd," Martin said. "I don't
think there is anything else going on that night and the
people will come out, because we need the money."

"Last time during the Golden Gloves most of the fans were
from out-of-town," he added. "Odessa Top (boxing team) said
they were going to bring all the parents this time, so we
should have a good out-of-town crowd again."

Martin said one of the items the Warbirds need money for is
to replace a %$150 timing bell which was broken when it was
stolen late last month from the team's training area on West
Fourth Street.

Police and sheriff's deputies found the items at a nearby
home less than a week later and made an arrest, but Martin
said, "Some stuff was damaged, like the timing bell, and
we've still got some gloves that are missing. When I picked
up the stuff at the sheriff's department on some there was a
glove for one hand by not for the other."

"The PD is still holding some items for evidence, but the
whole law enforcement did a good job getting the stuff back
to us," said Martin, who added the team did get some new
gloves donated after the theft occurred.

"Ringside sent us some boxing gloves and handwraps for the
kids free of charge. I think (state) Golden Gloves president
Donald Tyer talked to them about us," said Martin, who was
at the state Golden Gloves Tournament in Fort Worth when the
items were recovered.

Martin said most of the fighters who went to that tournament
will not be participating this Saturday. "There will be some
Open novice fights, but I don't think we'll have that many
Open fights. Most of those when they come back from state
kind of take a break."

All of Pecos' fighters will be in the Junior Olympic
Division. Peter Juarez, Michael Vasquez, Joel Martinez and
Tony Reyes fought last month in the Gloves tournament, while
Aaron Mendoza will be fighting for the first time, Martin

"I think we're going to have more than 15 fights. Amarillo
is bringing 11 fighters, and one of the clubs from Odessa is
bringing nine. Andrews is bringing nine and the other club
from Odessa is bringing six," Martin said. "Fort Stockton is
only bringing five, but most of theirs are the older ones,
18-19 years old, and Amarillo should have some of those as

Martin was hoping one or two other teams may also enter the
tournament before the Thursday evening deadline.

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