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June 21, 1996

Eagles' coach disappointed with varsity participation

Turnout low for summer volleyball

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PECOS, June 21, 1996 - There may be more varsity football players
working out on their own for the Pecos Eagles' right now, but volleyball
coach Nora Geron said she hasn't seen many of her varsity players show
up for unsupervised workouts so far at the Pecos High School gym.
Volleyball and basketball have alternated nights at the PHS gym, and on
Wednesday, Geron said she was "disappointed with the varsity turnout."
"We've got 84 signed up, but the ones who have shown up are mostly the
younger ones," Geron said. "The biggest groups have been the seventh,
eighth and ninth graders."
She said more ninth graders - 18 - have shown up to work out than the
10th, 11th and 12th grades combined through the first three weeks of the
summer recreation program. Only six sophomores, eight juniors and three
seniors have been at practice.
"Some of them are working, but the others I just don't know about," said
Geron, who added she was hoping her team would come in in better shape
this August, especially with a short pre-season.
"We start practice on the 12th, and I think in-service starts right
after that, so there won't be any two-a-days," Geron said. Pecos has two
scrimmages in their first week of workouts, then open regular season
play on Aug. 20 against Alpine.
While clinics are held during the summer for players in Grades 7-9,
University Interscholastic League rules prohibit supervised workouts by
high school players prior to Aug. 12, so players entering Grades 10-12
have to workout on their own.
Outside of the 35 players in grades 9-12 who have shown up, Geron said
15 seventh graders and 16 eighth graders also have been at the gym to
workout. The remainder of the 84 players have been from the elementary

All-Star teams to be named Saturday

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PECOS, June 21, 1996 - The Pecos Little League, Junior League and
Senior League All-Star teams will be announced Saturday afternoon and
evening at Maxey Park and Chano Prieto Field.
The 11-12 year old Little League All-Star team will be announced
following Saturday's first place playoff game between the Rangers, who
won both halves of regular season play, and the Barstow Bears, who were
second in the second half of play and won last year's playoff game.
That game is set for a 7 p.m. start. The All-Star selections will be
made by league coaches tonight, after the second and final evening of
tryouts by league players at Chano Prieto Field. A total of 14 players
will be named to the team.
Senior League and Junior League teams already have been chosen, and the
final night of regular season play is tonight. The teams will be
announced Saturday afternoon around 4 p.m., after the league holds a
fundraising barbeque plate sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., following by a
long-ball hitting contest which is also designed to raise funds for the
July tournament trips.
League president Jesse Rayos said earlier this week funds were still
needed in order to pay for the Junior League All-Star squad this season.
That team is scheduled to play its first game on July 3 in San Angelo.
The Junior League squad is made up of 13-year-olds, while the Senior
League is made up of 14-15 year old players, and will open its
tournament on July 7. Little League president Steve Reyes said the
tournament for the 11-12 year olds would get underway in Pecos on July 5
against either Ballinger or Reagan County.

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