Category: Sports

Fischer excited for Color Guard

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS   Layla Kate Fischer is an incoming senior at Port Isabel High and has been a member of the Silver Tarpon Marching Band since she was in the eighth grade. Previously, she played trumpet and was a part of the frontal ensemble for the Friday night halftime shows …

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Martinez will balance band, athletics

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS Port Isabel High junior Karina Martinez balances participation in band with athletics, and even plans to have time for the academic part of high school life. The Press sat with Martinez in the school cafeteria recently where she spoke about how she thinks she can get it all …

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PIHS band students report for duty

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS The general membership of the Port Isabel Silver Tarpon Marching Band began reporting this week at the high school band halls. Drum line percussionists reported first, two weeks ago, then everyone took the week of the Fourth off. Now it’s “All Hands on Deck” as the entire band …

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Sax player Fleming excited to get going

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS It takes motivation and a substantial sense of purpose to make this kind of commitment. Summer band camp has begun for all members of the Port Isabel High Silver Tarpon Marching Band. Participation requires a large commitment of time and energy so that Tarpon fans can enjoy a …

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Drumline back on duty

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS Summer band camp for the Port Isabel Silver Tarpon Marching Band always starts with the percussionists. Specifically, that means that the drum line reports first. This past Monday the tenor, snare, and bass drummers all reported in, and your instrumental music reporter found them not in the band …

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Mata ready for marching season

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS Sophomore snare drummer Mia Mata was one of three snare drummers who reported for duty on the first day of summer band camp this past Monday. After practice that afternoon, she sat with the Press and talked about the music for the new show and the upcoming marching …

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Pinkerton preps for new season

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS Jacob Pinkerton has been hard at work for months preparing for the 2019 high school football season. The Press found him in the weight room recently and he talked about his upcoming senior season of football, and briefly looked back on last season. “Last year we had a …

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Niño has the speed

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS   Port Isabel Tarpon football teams always seem to have enough speed, but the 2019 Tarpons would appear to have more than usual. One example of that is Adrian Niño. “We have a pretty fast team this year,” Niño  told the Press. “We lost three guys to graduation, …

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Angel Niño looks forward to 2019

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS The other half of the Niño Brothers backfield combination is Angel Niño and, along with his brother Adrian, Angel has given liberally of his time this spring to get ready for the upcoming high school football season. The Press found the younger of the Niño brothers at the …

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Down memory lane for former QB DeMoss

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS There is an old saying: “It seems like only yesterday.” It can apply to any one of us and it surely does with former Tarpon quarterback and current assistant football coach, Kyle DeMoss. He took time out from supervising weight room workouts recently to talk with the Press …

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