Category Archive: Sports

Aug 11 2017

Tarpons Start Football Practice

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS It seems late this year because the first Monday in August did not show on the calendar until the 7th of the month, but high school football practice is now officially on. The Press visited with the new Port Isabel head coach, Jaime Infante, in his office before …

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Aug 11 2017

Hanna Takes P.I. in Season Opener

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS The Port Isabel Lady Tarpons volleyball team lost to the Golden Eagles of Brownsville Hanna, 3-1, in their opening match of the 2017 season Tuesday night at Tarpon Gym. Hanna took the first two games, 25-9 and 25-22, before Port Isabel rallied for a 26-24 win in the …

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Aug 04 2017

Volleyball Practice Gets Underway

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS The Port Isabel High volleyball teams reported for the first day of practice at the high school on Tuesday.  More than 50 Lady Tarpon hopefuls hit the court at Tarpon Gym early in the A.M. and began to get serious in their preparations for the 2017 season. The …

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Aug 04 2017

Silver Tarpon Band, all together now

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS The percussionists started showing up in the band halls in the last days of June.  The brass and woodwinds began holding sectionals July 17.  Band officers have been elected and color guard members have also been hard at work learning the new show.  But until this week the …

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Jul 31 2017

Low brass in good hands

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS A year ago William Wells came down all the way from Ohio to take charge of the low brass section of the Silver Tarpon Marching Band.  The results were good and Wells is back for another marching season.  He took time out from a band staff meeting this …

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Jul 31 2017

Heavy responsibility for tenor drummers

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS Snare drummers once used deep, old-style field drums that were clipped to a strap that went over their right shoulders.  There was a curved metal bar at the bottom of the drum that kept it braced against the drummer’s left leg just above the knee.  It wasn’t that …

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Jul 21 2017

Infante plans different kind of practice

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS By now it’s no secret among Tarpon football fans, Port Isabel players and probably all 2017 opponents, that the Tarpons may be using a slightly different kind of offense this season. For the first time since the 2000 season a head coach not named Montgomery Stumbaugh will be …

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Jul 21 2017

Youth will be served on snare line

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS Of course, all high school musicians are young but this 2017 version of the snare drum line will be one of the youngest to take the field on Friday nights this fall in years.  There’s not a single junior or senior in the group and to further emphasize …

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Jul 14 2017

Bass drummers report

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS It began with the frontal ensemble two weeks ago and everybody took the week of July 4th off.  This week the snare, tenor and bass drummers have started showing up at the band halls of Port Isabel High School.  Next week the band as a whole will start …

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Jul 07 2017

Infante encourages summer workouts

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS As with all football coaches at this time of year, new Port Isabel High athletic director and head football coach, Jaime Infante is hard at work these days as he plans for and looks forward to the 2017 season. Because Tuesday was the Fourth of July Tarpon Gym …

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