Category: Sports

‘Cats take down Tarpons, 48-21

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS For the second week in a row the Port Isabel Tarpons gave up 48 points to an old rival, and for the second week in a row they lost a key district game. The Rio Hondo Bobcats trailed early, led by 14 at the half, and pulled away …

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Lady Tarpons beat Porter, 65-21

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS The Port Isabel Lady Tarpon hoops squad got off to a slow start but prevailed in the end, 65-21, against a game against an overmatched Brownsville Porter team in Tarpon Gym Tuesday night. The Porter Cowgirls trailed early, then went up 15-12 in the second quarter. P.I. then …

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Scrimmage season for boys hoops

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS The Port Isabel High Tarpon basketball has been practicing for two weeks now, and has one more scrimmage on the schedule before their first official game next week. A basketball scrimmage consists of three 20-minute halves.  In the first half, both teams play man-to-man defense, then both play …

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Silver Tarpon Band off to State

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS The Port Isabel Silver Tarpon Marching Band is off to the state marching contest. Three months of long practices and hard work have paid off, but the band had to come from behind at the area contest in Corpus Christi as they never have before. The band was …

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Boys hoops start practice

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS It’s a beautiful sound to hoops fans everywhere. I’m talking about the sounds of sneakers squeaking on a hardwood floor, basketballs hitting the same floor and swishing through the nets. Those sounds, and more, are now being heard at Tarpon Gym in Port Isabel High School. Practice actually …

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Tarpons trap Red Ants, 46-9

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS The Port Isabel Tarpons are 1-0 in district play after a 46-9 win at Progreso Friday night. The Tarpons rolled up 466 yards of total offense on the night and led start to finish. “We came out tonight and worked on a lot of things,” Head Coach Jason …

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Band heads to area round competition

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS The Port Isabel High Silver Tarpon Marching Band is off to the area contest in Corpus Christi this weekend after getting straight Division I ratings at last week’s Pigskin contest in Mercedes. The weather wasn’t exactly perfect when the Silver Tarpon marchers hit the field for their performance. …

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Lady Tarpons fall to Progreso

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS The Port Isabel Lady Tarpon volleyball team dropped its final match of the season to Progreso Monday night. Progreso trailed two sets to none but rallied to take the last three games and win the match, 3-2, by the scores of 22-25, 15-25, 25-18, 25-23 and 15-11. The …

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Tarpons open district play at Progreso

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS At long last the Port Isabel Tarpon football team will start district play this week.  This Friday they will be on the road to face off against the Red Ants of Progreso in the district opener for both teams. This will be the 33rd meeting between these two …

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Pigskin Contest set for Saturday at Mercedes

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS The preliminaries are over.  The Port Isabel High Silver Tarpon Marching Band has been hard at work since July, and this Saturday the band takes the next step in the effort to qualify for its tenth straight appearance in the state marching contest in San Antonio. The PRESS …

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