Category: Sports

The band’s back together

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS This week, for the first time this summer, the entire membership of the Port Isabel High Silver Tarpon Marching Band assembled together for practice. Percussionists reported first two weeks ago and all band members took last week off for the Fourth of July. Head Director of Bands Scott …

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Camacho looking forward to season

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS Sophomore Tarpon football player Jordan Camacho is looking forward to the start of the 2018 high school football season.  The official start of practice is now less than a month away but Camacho, along with many of his teammates, has been working out for months.  He agrees that …

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Martinez working hard to get ready

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS Senior Tarpon football player Sebastian Martinez is hard at work these days getting ready for the official start of football practice.  That would be the first Monday in August which, this year, comes on the 6th.  The Press found Martinez in the weight room at the high school …

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Tenor drummers carry weight

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By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS When the Port Isabel High Silver Tarpon Marching Band takes the field for its first performance of the season next month, take a close look at the tenor drummers.  They’re easy to spot because they’re the ones that look as though they’re carrying not one but six drums …

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New head coach reports

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS The new head football coach is in.  Jason Strunk was recently hired as the new head football coach and athletic director at Port Isabel High School, and he has reported to his office at the athletic department this week.  Strunk replaces Jaime Infante, who submitted his resignation in …

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Summer band camp begins

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS A great deal of hard work goes into those football halftime shows we all enjoy in the fall, and the hard work starts this week.  All snare, tenor and bass drummers reported this week to the band halls at Port Isabel High School to begin brushing up on …

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Young snare line gear up for season

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS The snare line for this year’s edition of the Silver Tarpon Marching Band is rather young.  Of the four snare drummers who showed up for the first day of practice this past Monday, only one will be starting the school year as anything above freshman. Jaden Lopez and …

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Woodwinds strong in 2018

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS Woodwind players sometimes feel neglected and unappreciated.  Of the three main sections of the Silver Tarpon Marching Band people tend to think first of the brass and percussion, and woodwinds almost as an afterthought.  The winds deserve better, without a doubt. To gain a better understanding of the …

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Martinez looks forward to new season

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS Two-year varsity veteran Daniel Martinez has his eyes on a more successful football season than last year’s turned out to be.  The Press found Martinez at the high school this week, and he took a break from his weight room workout to share his thoughts on the upcoming …

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Del Abra hitting weight room hard

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS Aaron Del Abra has been hitting the weight room at the high school hard this summer, diligently working to prepare himself for the start of football practice in August.  The Press found Del Abra at the weight room this week and he talked about his workouts and the …

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