• July 11, 2020

LOOKING BACK: June 1 Memories - Odessa American: Sports

e-Edition Subscribe

LOOKING BACK: June 1 Memories

Font Size:
Default font size
Larger font size

Posted: Sunday, May 31, 2020 8:16 pm

>> 1961: The 13th annual Odessa Pro-Am got underway at the Odessa Country Club. Two-time winner Bo Wininger entered and risked a six-month suspension along with a $500 fine. Wininger was committed to play in the Memphis Open under PGA rules but decided to withdraw and enter the Odessa meet despite the potential penalty. He teamed up with Odessa amateur Bobby French as they competed for the $15,000, 72-hole best-ball tournament. … Rankin High School hired two football assistant coaches. Boone Wilkening and Ricky Mantooth were brought in.

>> 1985: Odessa resident Mike Guidry was getting ready to travel to California to compete in the Junior National Racquetball Championships. It was the third consecutive year that he had qualified for the championships. … Todd Carlisle’s game-winning run in the bottom of the ninth inning lifted the Andrews baseball team to a 4-3 victory over Everman in Abilene. The win punched the Mustangs’ ticket to the state tournament. … Area baseball players earned spots on the All-District 4-5A squad. Permian outfielder Davey Wright made first team while his teammates catcher Mike Mungia, first baseman Albert Jimenez and outfielder Kyle Bowen made second team. Odessa High’s third baseman Junior Valenzuela earned honors on the unit. 

>> 2000: The Quarter Century Partnership began at the Odessa Country Club. Curt Howard and Lance Carrington were the defending champions after winning by one stroke from the previous year. … The RockHounds were dealt their third straight loss, falling to the Missions 10-4 at Nelson Wolff Stadium.

>> 2012: The Alpine softball team fell to Crawford in the Class 2A state softball final with a 5-1 loss at Texas’ Red and Charline McCombs Field in Austin. The game was tied 1-1 heading into the sixth inning before Crawford pulled away. … The Andrews baseball team was dealt a 7-6 loss to West in Game 1 of the Region I-3A championship series.

Odessa, TX

Current Conditions

Humidity: 15%
Winds: SSE at 14mph
Feels Like: 103°

Your Extended Forecast


High 106°/Low 75°
Mainly clear. Lows overnight in the mid 70s.


High 108°/Low 77°
Sunny. Highs 106 to 110F and lows in the upper 70s.


High 109°/Low 79°
Partly cloudy. Highs 107 to 111F and lows in the upper 70s.
Online Features

Pet Central


Having a pet is a lot of responsibility, and we’ll help by giving you lots of tips and tricks! More >>



Our fitness articles will help teach you how to work out with gym- and home-based exercises. More >>



Enjoy the crosswords challenge in our free daily puzzles, from the harder Sunday crossword to the quicker daily. More >>



Every Sudoku has a unique solution that can be reached logically. Enter numbers into the blank spaces so that each row, column and 3x3 box contains the numbers 1 to 9. More >>

  • ALL-ACCESS: Subscribe to our e-edition and premium website at myoaoa.com.
    You can read your daily newspaper without taking a walk to the driveway.
    Look back at yesterday's newspaper, or issues from months ago with our archive feature.
    Call circulation at 432-337-7314 to sign up today.