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Friday, Nov. 22, 1996

Eagles look for second win at home

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PECOS, Nov. 22 -- The Pecos Eagles and Greenwood Rangers will both be
trying to recover from their first losses of the season tonight, when
the Eagles host the Rangers at 7:30 p.m. in the Pecos High School gym.

The Eagles opened their season on Nov. 12 with a 78-64 homecourt victory
over Crane, but on Tuesday they were routed in Monahans by the Loboes,
84-41. Shannon Shorter and Jason Pittman combined for 58 points, while
Omar Hinojos was the lone Eagle to break into double figures with 17.

Greenwood opened its season with a couple of high-scoring victories last
week, before having the tables turned on them on Tuesday. The Rangers
put up 93 points against Midland High's junior varsity, in a 45-point
victory, then beat Imperial last Friday, 91-38. But Midland High's
crosstown JV rival, Midland Lee, then hung a 96-65 loss on Greenwood,
though the game remained close until a 37-16 margin by the Rebels in the
final period.

David Upton has been the Rebels' top scorer so far, putting in 25 points
against Midland High, 24 against Greenwood and 18 in Tuesday's loss to
Lee's JV. Ex-Pecosie Andrew Wootan and Calef Montes also have been in
double figures scoring in all three games so far or the Rangers, while
in the teams' meeting last season, Neil Boecking had 22 points and Upton
13 in a 70-63 victory.

Pecos' Fabien Adame led all scorers that night with 30.

"If we don't improve, it's going to be another ugly one. But I think the
kids will respond," said Eagles' coach Mike Sadler following Tuesday's
Play opens with the freshman game at 4:30 p.m., followed by the JV
contest at 6 p.m. The Eagles girls, who are still seeking their first
win of the season after a Tuesday loss to Odessa High, will be off until
the Saturday after Thanksgiving, when they host Midland High.

Eagles' coach changing swim lineup at Monahans

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PECOS, Nov. 22 -- Pecos Eagles' swimming coach Terri Morse said she may
be making a few more moves in her lineup this weekend, when the Eagles
compete at the Monahans Invitational swim meet.

Diving is scheduled for 7 p.m. tonight, while the times finals in the
13-team meet start at 11 a.m. Saturday, Morse said.

The Eagles' boys come off a victory at the Pecos Invitational a week
ago, while the girls finished second in that 13-team meet, beating out
District 4 rivals Monahans and Big Spring for the first time in three

Along with the Loboes, the Steers will also be in Monahans this week, as
will Andrews, Fort Stockton, and Seminole from the Eagles' district, and
Hobbs, Carlsbad, El Paso Burges, El Paso Jefferson and partial squads
from Odessa Permian, Odessa High and San Angelo Central.

"We want to do some different things every week, so some of them are
swimming the same events and some aren't," Morse said. "I'll change it
around a little bit and try and figure out where we're the strongest."

The Eagles will go into the meet with several swimmers seeded first in
their events. On the boys' side, Kenneth Friar is seeded No. 1 going
into both the 200 and 500 freestyle races, Seth Whitworth has the best
time in the 100 breaststroke and all three of the Eagles' relay teams
are seeded first. One the girls' side there are no individuals seeded
first, but the 400 freestyle relay team has the fastest time going in,
and sophomore Liz Parent is seeded second in her two races, the 500 free
and 100 butterfly.

Junior high teams notch tournament wins

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PECOS, Nov. 22 -- The Pecos Eagles' seventh and eighth grade `B' and `C'
tournament opened up Thursday with a pair of wins for the Eagles, a
split decision between Andrews and Alpine, and a win and a loss for the
Crane Golden Cranes.

Pecos' eighth grade gold team scored a 41-10 win over Fort Stockton's
split `B' team, while Crane downed the Prowlers `B' squad by a 23-11
final score and Andrews beat Alpine 28-21 in the other first round game
at the Crockett Middle School gym

Over at Zavala, Pecos' `B' team edged Crane by an 18-12 final score, and
Alpine routed Andrews, 55-8, in Thursday's only other game.

The start of the tournament was moved up a day due to Andrews' and
Crane's high school football playoff games tonight, while the bracket
was shifted around after Monahans dropped out due to today's Class 3A
semifinal game at Austin in the state volleyball playoffs.

In seventh grade games Saturday, Pecos' `C' team will take on Alpine at
9 a.m., the split `C' squad faces Andrews at 10:30, and the Eagles' `B'
team meets Fort Stockton at noon. Crane will face the Pecos-Andrews
winner for consolation at 1:30 p.m., while the third place and
championship games will be at 3 and 4:30 p.m.

At Crockett, play opens Saturday with the Eagles' gold team facing
Andrews at 9 a.m. followed by Fort Stockton `B' and Alpine at 10:30 and
Pecos White against Crane at noon. The 10:30 winner faces the Prowlers'
split `B' team at 1:30 in the consolation finals, followed by the third
place and title games at 3 and 4:30 p.m.

District teams seek wins in Panhandle

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PECOS, Nov. 22 -- After taking care of the El Paso area's Class 4A
schools last week, the Sweetwater Mustangs, Lake View Chiefs and Andrews
Mustangs will see what they can do with teams from the South Plains and
Texas Panhandle this weekend, in the area round of the Class 4A playoffs.

District champion Sweetwater, a 41-0 winner at home over El Paso Burges
last week, will face Levelland at Jones Stadium in Lubbock tonight,
while Andrews heads about 40 miles further north to Plainview to take on
Dumas, in the two Division II second round contests.

The Andrews-Dumas game is set for a 2 p.m. start on Saturday, the same
time as Lake View will meet Pampa in the Division I area round, in a
game to be played in Canyon. Andrews defeated El Paso Riverside at home
last week, 35-6, while Lake View did the same to El Paso Burges, by a
48-28 final score.

Sweetwater (11-0) vs. Levelland (8-3): In their two games against
District 4-4A teams, the Lobos showed a strong defense, losing in the
final seconds to Andrews, 14-6 while defeating Big Spring by the same
score. Last week, they upset Canyon by an 18-14 score to earn a rematch
against their former District 5-4A rival.

Compared to Levelland's numbers, Sweetwater blanked Andrews, routed Big
Spring and are allowed four points per game in their last eight outings,
and offensively, the Mustangs also seem to have the edge. Levelland's
Sesar Cardinel is averaging 120 yards per game, but the Mustangs have
two players, halfback Jason Blueford and quarterback Andrew Boatright,
who have nearly that same total.

Andrews (6-5) vs. Dumas (9-1): Dumas outscored Lubbock Estacado last
week by a 34-26 score, while the Mustangs closed out pre-district play
with a last-minute, 27-20 loss to the Matadors. But Andrews is playing
better on defense now, and Williams, who racked up 275 yards against
Estacado, gained 264 in last week's win, despite suffering from a hip

While Williams went over 2,100 yards for the season with that
performance, Dumas' Adam Crownover has gained 1,670 yards and has score
22 times this season.

San Angelo (9-2) vs. Pampa (8-2): The Chiefs defense, which had slipped
slightly in recent weeks, allowed a ton of yards to Burges, but they
gained a ton as well, and did far more with them in three of the game's
four quarters than the Bears did, with Bowie getting 22 of their points
in the second period.

Pampa has saved its biggest offensive games for the teams you'd expect
them to have the most trouble with. They put 37 points up against
Lubbock Estacado, 41 on Hereford and crushed Frenship last week, 52-7.
Defensively, the Harvesters allowed 27 points in their loss to Class 5A
Amarillo High and 17 in falling to Borger by three. In their other eight
games, they're giving up less than nine points per contest. The
Havesters also should be helped by the site of the game. They only have
a 50-mile drive while Lake View faces a 300-mile trip to Canyon.
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