Category Archive: Sports

Aug 18 2017

Torres preps for junior year at UTSA

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS Former Port Isabel High student-athlete Gabby Torres completed her sophomore year at the University of Texas – San Antonio (UTSA) this past spring, and has worked hard on her summer training regimen as  she prepares for her junior year as a business management major. The Press spoke with …

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Aug 18 2017

Tarpons to scrimmage at Donna North

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS The Port Isabel Tarpons are on schedule for a scrimmage with Donna North this Friday.  The sub-varsity scrimmage will get underway at 6 p.m., and the varsity will go at 7 p.m. The Press spoke with P.I. head coach and athletic director Jaime Infante this week to find …

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Aug 18 2017

Lady Tarpons win consolation at Poundfest

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS The Port Isabel Lady Tarpons volleyball team won the consolation match of the Bronze bracket at the McAllen “Poundfest Tournament” last weekend. The three-day tournament started on Thursday and concluded Saturday with consolation and championship matches in three different brackets. The Lady Tarpons played nine matches total in …

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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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