Hidalgo Pirate Basketball Classic: La Joya Palmview Slips Past La Joya Coyotes for Consolation

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December 14, 2014
Hidalgo Pirate Basketball Classic: La Joya Palmview Slips Past La Joya Coyotes for Consolation

(Hidalgo, Texas)-Don’t tell Palmview High School head basketball coach Andy Saenz that this is just a game. He will stare anyone down with that look and grin. “We play to win,” says Saenz as he watched the Lobos (7-3) defeat La Joya 48-46 in the consolation finals at the Hidalgo Pirate Basketball Classic on Saturday afternoon. The Lobos dealt with a much improved Coyote team which could be the team to watch from District 30-6A. Both teams will meet again in district competition. The Lobos have posted wins over Rio Grande City (83-38), Sharyland Pioneer (73-47), Brownsville Hanna (86-78),...
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Hidalgo Pirate Basketball Classic: Mission Veterans Patriots Finish Second to Houston Wheatley

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December 14, 2014
Hidalgo Pirate Basketball Classic: Mission Veterans Patriots Finish Second to Houston Wheatley

(Hidalgo, Texas)-The 31-5A Mission Veterans Memorial High School (17-1) watched their unblemished record come to an end after losing to District 22-4A Houston Weatley 51-35 in the Hidalgo Pirate Basketball Classic on Saturday night at Hidalgo HS. Head basketball coach Romeo De La Garza knew that Wheatley was taller and much faster, but De La Garza managed to keep the game close throughout the night. The loss meant nothing to the Patriots other than bragging rights and getting more experience playing against schools from out the region. “It will only make our program that much better as the season...
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Black Friday: Cibolo Steele Much “Stronger” Than Weslaco East Wildcats with 48-17

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November 29, 2014
Black Friday: Cibolo Steele Much “Stronger” Than Weslaco East Wildcats with 48-17

(Corpus Christi, Texas)-It was a Black Friday for the Weslaco East Wildcats as the Cibolo Steele Knights proved to be the bigger sale of the day with more values as they won 48-17. The Weslaco East Wildcats (10-3) are back to being humble again after losing to Cibolo Steele (12-1) in the Class 6A Division II Regional finals on Friday night at Buccaneer Stadium in Corpus Christi, Texas. It did not matter if the Wildcats were playing with a La Villa High School transfer, Lupe Moron or a two-count aggravated sexual assault of a child indicted player, running back...
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Class 6A Division II Regional Finals: Brownsville Rivera Lose to SA Brandeis Broncos 42-14

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November 29, 2014
Class 6A Division II Regional Finals: Brownsville Rivera Lose to SA Brandeis Broncos 42-14

KINGSVILLE–Never quit.  That was the motto of the Brownsville Rivera Raiders. When they were 0-5, they rattled off seven straight wins to a 32-6A Co-Championship title and a 6A Division II Area Championship. Trailing San Antonio Brandeis 42-7, they managed to come up with a long touchdown score to from QB Danny Elizondo to WR Sammy Orive with :28 left in the game to pull them a little bit closer in their 42-14 loss in the 3rd round of the Class 6A Division II Regional Championships at Javelina Stadium in Kingsville on Friday night. The loss leaves just one...
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Tri-City & Brownsville Swim Meets: CC King Wins; McAllen Memorial Takes Second Place Overall, Pioneer Competes

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December 14, 2014
Tri-City & Brownsville Swim Meets: CC King Wins; McAllen Memorial Takes Second Place Overall, Pioneer Competes

(Pharr, Texas)-At the PSJA Natatorium, more than 200 swimmers competed in the annual PSJA ISD Tri-City Holiday Hustle 5A Invitational on December 12-13th. Diving events were held on Friday with the swimming finals on Saturday. Awards were given to the Top three in each event and ribbons were awarded to 4th through 8th place. The Sharyland Pioneer Diamondbacks competed for the first time in this event. This is the school’s first year-opened. At the...
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Hidalgo Pirate Basketball Classic: Pirates Lose To Laredo Martin in Finals

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December 14, 2014
Hidalgo Pirate Basketball Classic: Pirates Lose To Laredo Martin in Finals

(Hidalgo, Texas)-Last year, the 32-3A Hidalgo Pirates advanced to the State 3A Region IV Basketball semifinals under head coach Gus Sanchez. The Pirates (29-9) lost to San Antonio Sam Houston 63-42 to end its probable state title run. After eight district titles in 13 seasons with Hidalgo, the Pirates are picking up from where they left off despite losing to Laredo Martin on Saturday in the finals of the Hidalgo Pirate Basketball Classic 62-59....
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RGV Volleyball All-District Selections: McAllen Nikki Rowe’s Mayda Garcia Named Outstanding Hitter

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December 14, 2014
RGV Volleyball All-District Selections: McAllen Nikki Rowe’s Mayda Garcia Named Outstanding Hitter

(McAllen, Texas)-Mayda Garcia from McAllen Nikki Rowe High School captured the 30-6A Outstanding Hitter Award while McAllen High School’s Julia Monday was named the 30-6A Most Valuable Player in 2014. The Lady Bulldogs advanced to the University Interscholastic League’s Class 6A Region IV Tournament or “Sweet 16” and met up with San Antonio Clark in the semifinals. The Lady Bulldogs lost in three sets 25-17, 25-19, 25-18 ending a great season at 38-6 under...
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