Category: Sports

Medina Ranks Among The Past Great Tarpon Running Backs

By Constancio Martinez, Jr. Special to the Press In the week six game versus the La Grulla Gators Tarpons’ running back, Brayan Medina rushed for a team high 156 rushing yards on 28 carries. That brought his total career rushing yards to 2,645 yards. That ranks Medina in 7th place on the Port Isabel All-Time …

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Lady Tarpons Fall at Home to Hidalgo

By Larry Gage Special to the Press   The Port Isabel Lady Tarpons volleyball team lost to the Hidalgo Lady Pirates in straight sets Tuesday night at Tarpon Gym.   Hidalgo won by the scores of 25-12, 25-7, 25-11. “I don’t think the score indicates the way we played,” head P.I. coach Julie Breedlove said afterwards.  …

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Senior Hoops Player Lozano Ready to Go

By Larry Gage Special to the PRESS Senior Tarpon basketball player Dennis Lozano can’t wait for hoops season to get here.  He is one of those Port Isabel High players who never seems to stop working on his game and trying to get better.  The Press found him outside Tarpon Gym this week and he …

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Silver Tarpon Band Tops at Robstown

By Larry Gage Special to the PRESS The Port Isabel High Silver Tarpon Marching Band has a lot of fans and we’re all accustomed to hearing of the various awards and accomplishments of the band as they go through contest season.  This is the group that has qualified for the state marching contest the last …

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Tarpons fall short of comeback, lose to Gators 35-34

By Constancio Martinez, Jr. Special to the PRESS After being shutout in the first half, 14-0, the Port Isabel Tarpons came out for the second half with a renewed sense of determination. The Tarpons went on to outscore the La Grulla Gators 34-21 in the second half, but the rally was not enough, as the …

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Losing Streak Ends at Raymondville

By Larry Gage Special to the PRESS The Port Isabel Lady Tarpons volleyball team ended their six-match district losing streak last Saturday at home against Raymondville.  It took five sets but P.I. got the Lady Bearkats by the scores of 25-12, 25-21, 23-25, 23-25, 15-12. “The first two games were amazing,” head coach Julie Breedlove …

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Band Performs Well at First Contests

By Larry Gage Special to the PRESS Contest season is on and the Port Isabel High Silver Tarpon Marching Band performed very well at the first contests of the year last Saturday. That’s right, there were not one but two contests that first Saturday of the month.  The first one took place at Mercedes that …

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Volleyball Player Zaloski Goes All Out

By Larry Gage Special to the PRESS Whitney Zaloski is in her second year of competition with the Port Isabel High Lady Tarpons volleyball team, and she’s feeling pretty good after the team broke a six-match losing streak in district play at Raymondville last Saturday.   “It felt pretty good, fighting through all five sets. We …

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Tarpons get big 55-26 win over the Bloodhounds

By CONSTANCIO MARTINEZ, JR. Special to the PRESS With the Port Isabel Tarpons entering the game with just one win under their belt the win against the Bloodhounds was just what the doctor ordered. After being held to just seven points the previous week Tarpons “Tidal Wave Offense” overwhelmed the Hounds defense by scoring a …

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Progreso gets P.I. in straight sets

By Larry Gage  Special to the PRESS The Port Isabel Lady Tarpons lost to Progreso Tuesday night in straights sets at Tarpon Gym.  The Lady Red Ants won by the scores of 32-30, 25-15, 25-16.   After winning their district-opening match against Raymondville, it was the Lady Tarpons’ sixth straight loss in league competition.  They fell …

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