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for Pecos Country of West Texas
Monday, August 16, 1999
Granado happy with Eagles' scrimmages
PECOS, Aug. 16, 1999 -- The Pecos Eagles had a slow finish on Friday and
a slow start on Saturday in their two preseason volleyball scrimmages,
but otherwise coach Becky Granado was happy with her team's first efforts
of the year.
The Eagles faced Wink and Fort Davis at the Pecos High School gym Friday
afternoon, and played Monahans, Kermit and Odessa Permian in Monahans on
"We lost to Permian and beat Monahans and Kermit," Granado said, after
her team swept their first round of 20 minute matches on Friday, then let
up over the final 15 minutes of their second match against Wink.
"I was trying different kids at different positions. Towards the end
(Saturday), once they started playing they picked it up a little bit. Towards
the beginning, it looked like they were still asleep."
"I think Philly (Fobbs) and Amy (Chabarria) are starting to work together.
They're starting to read each other better," Granado said.
Fobbs is expected to be the Eagles' main middle hitter this season,
and Granado said. "I think we have strong outside hitters in Ashley (Salcido),
Alexa (Marquez), Dee Dee (Molinar) and Kalyn (Lara)."
Pecos opens its 1999 season on Tuesday against Odessa High and Alpine
in Odessa, and Granado said she has a pretty good idea of who will start
following this weekend's matches.
"More than likely, I'll end up with Amy and Dee Dee setting, and have
Philly, Alexa and Ashley and on the back line I'll have Monica (Meza),
and then have some other kids coming in playing the back line for Philly
and for Crystal (Garcia)," she said.
Pecos' freshman and junior varsity teams also scrimmaged both days,
and both will also see their first action on Tuesday in Odessa. Granado
said Alpine and Odessa High will play first, followed by the Eagles and
Bucks at about 5:30 p.m. and then the Eagles and Bronchos, starting around
Tiger captures PGA, Garcia captures fans
By TIM DAHLBERG
AP Sports Writer
MEDINAH, Ill., Aug. 16, 1999 — Tiger got the trophy. Sergio became
And golf got a tough act to follow in the last major championship of
Woods won his second major title Sunday, winning the PGA Championship
in an exciting and entertaining duel that provided a tantalizing glimpse
of the future of golf.
That Woods belongs to that future cannot be argued, especially after
he became the youngest since Seve Ballesteros in 1980 to win a second major
title. But so does Sergio Garcia, who won the crowd and a lot more in a
wild finish that left the winner looking exhausted well beyond his 23 years.
"He was fiery and he was trying," Woods said. "He never dogged it and
it was wonderful to see."
On a day when Woods seemed only to need the back nine for a coronation
walk, he and Garcia engaged in a duel that wasn't settled until Woods safely
hit an iron onto the 18th green.
In between, Garcia twirled and whirled. He smashed irons off tree roots
and thoroughly charmed the crowd. About the only thing he didn't do was
hoist the Wanamaker Trophy in the end.
That belonged to Woods, who eschewed the theatrics he once loved to
display to make a gutsy 8-foot par putt on the 17th hole and stem the tide
that almost saw him blow a five-stroke lead over the final seven holes.
"I couldn't afford to show any emotion because of the way the fans were,"
Woods said. "They were saying some things they shouldn't have said. And
if I would have showed any kind of emotion, they would have got on me pretty
Tigermania, already a fading phenomenon, may have sputtered to an end
as the thousands at Medinah Country Club turned against golf's reigning
superstar to cheer on the 19-year-old Spanish sensation who was playing
like he was having the time of his young life.
Which was just what Garcia was having as he rolled in a birdie putt
on the 13th hole, then looked across a lake and tipped his hat to Woods
on the tee box.
"I wanted him to know I was still there," Garcia said, "and to show
him that he has to finish well to win. I did it with good feelings, not
like, make a triple bogey or anything.
"But I was kind of telling him, if you want to win, you have to play
Raiders edge Cowboys, QB breaks leg
OAKLAND, Calif., Aug. 16, 1999 (AP) — Scott Dreisbach saw the goal line,
and headed upfield. He was about to become the game's hero, greatly improving
his chances of making the Oakland Raiders' roster as a third-string quarterback.
Then he heard the crack.
Dreisbach rallied the Raiders to a 10-3 exhibition win over the Dallas
Cowboys on Sunday night, leading them for most of a 10-play, 77-yard drive
capped by Tyrone Wheatley's 1-yard plunge with 35 seconds remaining.
But he broke his leg on a bootleg that got the ball to the Dallas 5
and set up the decisive touchdown.
"I heard it crack when I was hit, I actually thought it was both of
them," Dreisbach said. "The doctor squeezed it and I heard it crack again."
Dreisbach was tackled with 1:45 left and landed on his right leg. He
grimaced in pain and then covered his face with his hands before being
taken off the field on a cart.
"I was going nuts on the sideline. I almost puked," Raiders fullback
Jon Ritchie told Dreisbach after the game.
Dreisbach, 8-of-12 for 111 yards, had been one of the biggest surprises
of Oakland's training camp. A week earlier, he threw a touchdown pass with
1:38 left to give the Raiders an 18-17 win at St. Louis.
"I had a first down. I'm young and I thought if I had another few yards
I had a touchdown," Dreisbach said. "I don't know why I didn't slide —
maybe things will change now."
Dreisbach, signed as a free agent, probably would have had a good chance
at winning the third-string job — due as much to Pat Barnes' poor play
as to his own strong performances. Barnes was 2-of-7 for 31 yards and an
"We lost a good young prospect. He brought us back two weeks in a row,"
Raiders coach Jon Gruden said. "Scott made a strong move today, and based
on that he would have moved up the ladder."
Three plays after Dreisbach was injured, Wheatley scored to complete
a drive that had major contributions from three former Michigan players.
The drive started after an interception by Marcus Ray, who like Dreisbach
and Wheatley played college football for the Wolverines.
The score was tied 3-3 heading into the final minute. Richie Cunningham
kicked a 25-yard field goal for the Cowboys in the first quarter and Michael
Husted kicked a 25-yarder for the Raiders.
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