Category: Sports

Tarpons shoot down Zapata Hawks Tuesday, 48-43

Boys also clinch heart-stopping OT win against Rio Hondo By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS The Port Isabel Tarpons boys hoops squad stayed on the winning track this week as they won their second straight district basketball game, 48-43, over the Zapata Hawks Tuesday night in Tarpon Gym. With the win the Tarpons improve …

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Girls squeak past Lady Hawks Tuesday

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS The Port Isabel Lady Tarpons came from behind to win a key District 32-4A basketball game over the Zapata Lady Hawks, 54-52, at Tarpon Gym Tuesday night. Trailing by as many as 10 points the Lady Tarpons took their first lead of the second half on a steal …

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Barrera takes first at Lopez meet

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS Senior Port Isabel power lifter Julianna Barrera was almost perfect at the first power lifting meet of the season. She had successful lifts on all but one attempt and won the gold medal for first place at Brownsville Lopez High School last Friday. Barrera lifted 350 pounds on …

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Lady Pirates top P.I. 54-36

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS The Port Isabel Lady Tarpons hoops squad went down, 54-36, against the Hidalgo Lady Pirates Tuesday night at Tarpon Gym. The Lady Tarpons are now 3-3 in district play. Hidalgo improves to 6-0. “They’re 6-0 in district for a reason,” Lady Tarpons Head Coach Hannah Burleson said after …

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Lowe thinks Tarpons are on track

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS Junior Tarpon basketball player Jason Lowe is a big reason why the 2018-19 Port Isabel Tarpon cagers are 18-5 so far this season, including a 4-1 record in District 32-4A play. The PRESS caught up with Lowe this Wednesday morning before the start of classes and he shared …

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Boys’ hoops fall to Hidalgo

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS The Port Isabel Tarpons fought the Hidalgo Pirates hard all game long but in the end, came up six points short in a key District 32-4A basketball game at Tarpon Gym Tuesday night. Port Isabel came into this game with wins in their first three district contests, including …

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Murchison signs letter of intent

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS Port Isabel High School senior student-athlete Gabby Murchison has signed a letter of intent to play softball at Concordia College. The signing took place in Tarpon Gym at the high school two weeks ago with students, coaches, faculty and family in attendance. The PRESS sat down with Murchison …

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Barrera ready for power lifting season

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS Julianna Barrera is ready for the 2019 power lifting season to begin. She has been competing in the sport since her sophomore year at Port Isabel High and won the bronze medal in her weight class at the 2018 state lifting meet in Waco. She recently sat down …

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Boys’ hoops resume district schedule Friday

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS The Port Isabel Tarpons basketball team is ready to resume district competition after taking Christmas week off, and competing in a tournament last week in Kingsville. In Kingsville, the Tarpons split their four games and made it to the championship game of the consolation bracket. Their first round …

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The year in sports

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS The future does indeed look bright for Port Isabel High sports, and in some ways the future is now. For the second year in a row the Tarpon football program started with a new coach.  In 2018, the Tarpons were coming off a season in which they won …

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