State 4A Softball Highlights: Ed-Elsa Eliminated; Mercedes Wins

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April 27, 2014
State 4A Softball Highlights: Ed-Elsa Eliminated; Mercedes Wins

(Edcouch, Tx)- The Edcouch-Elsa Lady Yellowjackets were hoping for some “playing at home” luck, but Corpus Christi Moody had other ideas as they defeated Edcouch-Elsa 11-2 in the Class 4A Region IV Bi-District Softball playoffs on Saturday afternoon. The day was hot as players and coaches wrapped themselves in wet towels between innings. The Lady Trojans took a a two-run lead after three innings and held on to win. They will now play the winner of Calallen or Uvalde in the area playoffs. In more Class 4A playoff games, Mercedes eliminated Alice in two games to claim the bi-district...
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Class 5A Girls Region IV Track and Field: Weslaco Wins Area Title to Stay Undefeated

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April 22, 2014
Class 5A Girls Region IV Track and Field: Weslaco Wins Area Title to Stay Undefeated

(Weslaco, Texas)-The Weslaco Lady Panthers just keep winning one track meet after another and last Thursday was no different. Head coach Pablo Almaguer led his team to another title by winning the Class 5A Region IV Area Track and Field title at Bobby Lackey Stadium in Weslaco. They will now advance to the State 5A Region IV Track and Field Championships this Friday and Saturday at Heroes Stadium in San Antonio, Texas. Weslaco placed first as a team with a score of 151, followed by Los Fresnos (104), Brownsville Vets (68) and PSJA Memorial (54). The Top four finishers advance...
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Class 5A Region IV Track & Field: Harlingen Wins Area Title; Advances with RGV Teams

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April 22, 2014
Class 5A Region IV Track & Field: Harlingen Wins Area Title; Advances with RGV Teams

(Weslaco, Texas)-Forget about the gloomy weather and light rain, this did not stop the Harlingen Cardinals from running away with their first Class 5A Region IV Area Track and Field Title at Bobby Lackey Stadium last Thursday. Harlingen’s Marco Castro and Chris Rosales both won the 100m and 200m dash to lead the Cardinals to the Class 5A Area Track and Field title in 32-5A/31-5A Area Championships. The Cardinals edged out Los Fresnos (88) McAllen Memorial (85) and Harlingen South (66). The Cardinals finished with 117 points. In the 110 hurdles, Harlingen’s Roman Hernandez nipped Christian Williams from McAllen Memorial at the...
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30-5A Track & Field Championships: Edinburg Vela HS Rivera Wins High Jump

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April 4, 2014
30-5A Track & Field Championships: Edinburg Vela HS Rivera Wins High Jump

(Sharyland, Tx)-He has won every event this season and winning the District 30-5A high jump title was just another added trophy for Edinburg Vela High School senior Brendon Rivera. He crossed the bar at 6’04″ at Rattler Stadium on Thursday. He will now head to the UIL State 5A Area Track and Field Championships to be held at Bobby Lackey Stadium Weslaco in two weeks. (HSSMIMages/Alec Amador) Girls Individual Results Running event 3200-meter run — 1, Cruz, Alexandria, Edinburg, 11:24.44. 2, Hernandez, Anita, Mission Shar, 11:48.95. 3, Ochoa, Ana, Edinburg Eco, 11:57.59. 4, Gonzalez, Natali, La Joya Palm, 12:06.56....
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2014 UIL State Track & Field Championships: Valley Athletes Shine with Gold!

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May 17, 2014
2014 UIL State Track & Field Championships: Valley Athletes Shine with Gold!

(Austin, Texas)-”This medal is for my mother,” said La Joya Palmview HS senior, Felipe Valencia as he won his second straight State 5A title in the shot put at Mike A. Myers Stadium at Austin, Texas. “Last month, my mother suffered a stroke, but she is here today,” said the proud senior. Three more Rio Grande Valley athletes also wore gold medals at the 2014 University Interscholastic League State Track and Field Championships with...
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5A Region IV Finals: Defending Champ, Donna HS Castillo Heads Back to State In Two Events

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April 27, 2014
5A Region IV Finals: Defending Champ, Donna HS Castillo Heads Back to State In Two Events

(San Antonio, Tx)-He just keeps getting faster and faster. And, he’s only a junior with one state title won. On Saturday, Donna High School’s Vince Castillo was “invinceable” again, winning the 110m and 300m hurdles at Heroes Stadium in San Antonio, Tx in the Class 5A Region IV Track and Field Championships. He will now advance to the 2014 UIL Track and Field Championships on May 9-10th at Mike Myers Stadium-UT Austin to defend...
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HSSM Sports From Across Texas

Rio Grande Valley Coaches Association All-Star Football Game: East defeats West 28-15

Rio Grande Valley Coaches Association All-Star Football Game: East defeats West 28-15

(Weslaco, Tx)-At Bobby Lackey Stadium, the Friday Night lights shined one more time before the 2014 school ends and it ended with a 28-15 win with the West All-Stars pounding the East All-Stars in the annual Rio Grande Valley Coaches Association football game. “The attendance was great,” said Weslaco ISD Athletic Director, Oscar Riojas....

Class 3A Region IV Semifinals: Sinton Takes Advantage of Three Errors to Beat Yoakum

Class 3A Region IV Semifinals: Sinton Takes Advantage of Three Errors to Beat Yoakum

(Corpus Christi, Tx)-Errors, errors, and errors. That plagued Yoakum in the sixth inning as they gave up a 5-1 lead to lose it all to Sinton 7-5 in the Class 3A Regional IV Semifinals Baseball Championships at Whataburger Field on Saturday. Sinton defeated Yoakum on Thursday 5-0 to sweep the series 2-0. They will...

Class 3A Region IV Semifinals: Hidalgo Defeats La Vernia To Advance

Class 3A Region IV Semifinals: Hidalgo Defeats La Vernia To Advance

(Corpus Christi, Tx)-It was an emotional win for head baseball coach Karlos Carrasco from Hidalgo. He stood sobbing in the middle of the field as his Hidalgo Pirates celebrated their win over La Venia High School in the Best-of-Three series in the Class 3A Region IV Semifinals. The Pirates won 5-0, 5-2 to sweep...

Class 5A State Girls Golf Championships: Sharyland paired with Grapevine, The Woodlands, Katy Seven Lakes

Class 5A State Girls Golf Championships: Sharyland paired with Grapevine, The Woodlands, Katy Seven Lakes

(Austin, Texas)-The Sharyland High School Girls golf team is making their second straight appearance at the 2014 UIL State Golf Championships in Austin, Texas on April 28-29th. This year will be different for all 12 teams competing for a state title as the UIL moved the annual event to the Par 70, 5,630 yards...

Class 3A Softball Playoffs: Hidalgo Lady Pirates Defeats Raymondville 5-3

Class 3A Softball Playoffs: Hidalgo Lady Pirates Defeats Raymondville 5-3

(Hidalgo, Tx)-The 32-3A District Champions, Hidalgo Lady Pirates exploded for two runs in the second inning with hard shots to the outfield to take a 2-0 lead after the first inning, enroute to a 5-3 victory over 31-32A fourth place team, Raymondville High School in the Class 3A Region IV Bi-District Softball Championships. The...

State 5A Softball Playoffs: Los Fresnos Takes Game One Over McA Memorial

State 5A Softball Playoffs: Los Fresnos Takes Game One Over McA Memorial

(McAllen, Texas)-The third inning made the difference as Los Fresnos scored all the runs they needed it to beat McAllen Memorial 7-4 in Game One of the State 5A B-District Softball playoffs on Thursday night in McAllen. Lady Falcons head coach Traci Blackman was proud of her team. “Our team played good tonight but...

Class 4A Region IV Sectionals: PSJA Southwest Runs Past Mission

Class 4A Region IV Sectionals: PSJA Southwest Runs Past Mission

(Pharr, Tx)-At PSJA Stadium, the PSJA Southwest Javelinas took care of business on Friday night by defeating Mission 4-1 in the Class 4A Region IV Sectionals. They will now play Laredo Cigarroa in the regional quarterfinals. Javelinas head coach Jesus Palomin celebrated with his team in the end. “We play great tonight and I’m...

5A Girls Soccer Area Championships: McAllen Memorial Romps Past North

5A Girls Soccer Area Championships: McAllen Memorial Romps Past North

(Edinburg, Texas)-It did not take McAllen Memorial High School too much time to score its first three goals of the game, as a matter of fact, the Lady Mustangs scored three goals in the first five minutes of the game to end the night winning 4-0 over Edinburg North High School in the Clas...

Class 5A Region IV Area Girls Soccer Championships: Sharyland Blanks McAllen

Class 5A Region IV Area Girls Soccer Championships: Sharyland Blanks McAllen

(Sharyland, Tx)-What a battle this Class 5A Region IV Girls Soccer Area Championships was from the start to the finish. But in the end, Sharyland would come up victorious over McAllen, winning 2-0. The Lady Rattlers will now play Brownsville Lopez in the regional quarterfinals next week. “We are playing for spot in the...