Category: Sports

Strunk set program on right path

By Larry Gage Special to the PRESS He was only here for two years, but if any football coach that Port Isabel High has ever had put the program back on the path to playoff contention it is Jason Strunk. He arrived in Port Isabel with his family that summer of 2018, weeks after the …

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UIL suspends all sanctioned contests

By Constancio Martinez, Jr. Special to the PRESS On Thursday, March 12, the University Interscholastic League (UIL) had released a statement that the UIL Basketball Tournament, CX Debate State Tournament and the UIL State Robotics FIRST Tech Challenge were suspended until further notice weeks due to the COVID-19 virus, known collectively by its general name, …

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Lady Tarpons host Port Isabel/Los Fresnos Tournament

  By Constancio Martinez, Jr. Special to the PRESS This past week, the Port Isabel Lady Tarpons softball team participated in the 20th Annual Port Isabel / Los Fresnos Tournament. The 10-team, round-robin style tournament was played over a 3-day span, Thursday, February 27, through Saturday, February 29. Port Isabel came out of the tourney …

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Tarpon basketball playoff season ends in 3rd round

By Larry Gage Special to the PRESS The Port Isabel Tarpons were eliminated from the 2020 Texas high school basketball playoffs, 77-47, at the hands of the Pleasanton Eagles Tuesday night, March 3, in Kingsville. The Eagles came in with 33 wins. They controlled the opening tip and scored first on a free throw. Port …

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PI powerlifting team picks up 2 silver medals at last qualifier

                      By Constancio Martinez, Jr. Special to the PRESS The Port Isabel Boys powerlifting team traveled to Brownsville to participate in the Eagles’ last qualifier meet hosted at Hanna High School.  The meet consisted of 14 schools and 110 individual lifters. The Edinburg Economedes team …

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Ramos Tops in High Jump at Raymondville

By Larry Gage Special to the PRESS Port Isabel Lady Tarpon track and field athlete Madison Ramos was golden at the Albert Tijerina Relays last Friday, February 21, in Raymondville.  She won first place in the high jump with a season-best leap of five feet even. Her goal is to set a new personal record …

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Double Gold for Strunk at Raymondville

By Larry Gage Special to the PRESS Mac Strunk already seems to be hitting his stride this track season.  The senior sprinter for the Port Isabel High track team won gold in the 100-meter and 200-meter dashes at the Albert Tijerina Relays at Raymondville last Friday, February 21.   Strunk’s time in the 100-meters was 11.22 …

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Lady Tarpons blank Santa Rosa Warriors, 15-0

  By Constancio Martinez, Jr. Special to the PRESS This past Monday, February 24, the Port Isabel softball team flexed its muscles on offense and defense. The visiting Lady Warriors were left stunned as the Lady Tarpons bats were on fire while pitcher, Allison Gonzalez froze the opposing batters in their tracks. It was a …

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Port Isabel girls powerlifting team earns gold at Yellow Jacket Invitational

                      By Constancio Martinez, Jr. Special to the PRESS The Port Isabel Girls powerlifting team attended the Yellow Jacket Invitational LQW Powerlifting Meet held at the Edcouch-Elsa High School on February 22.  The girls-only meet was the last meet where lifters could qualify for the …

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Tarpons Take No. 2 Seed into Playoffs

  By Larry Gage Special to the PRESS The Port Isabel Tarpons basketball team takes the No. 2 seed and an eight-game winning streak into this year’s playoffs.  The Tarpons closed out the district season with wins over Zapata, 70-65 at home last Friday, and 51-48, at Progreso this past Monday, February 17.   It’s now …

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