Category: Sports

Lady Tarpons take district opener in four

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS The Port Isabel High Lady Tarpons volleyball team took the bus to Raymondville Tuesday for their first district match of the 2019 season, and came away with the win in four sets. The team won by the scores of 25-20, 15-25, 2523, 25-17. The Press visited with head …

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Hartsfield talks marching band

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS Scott Hartsfield has been Head Director of Bands for the Port Isabel school system for over 20 years now. He recently sat with your instrumental music reporter and talked about the kind of musical aggregation the 2019 Silver Tarpon Marching Band is shaping up to be. “They’ve done …

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Freshman Montoya digging the xylophone

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS Freshman Silver Tarpon Marching Band member Christopher Montoya plays the xylophone in the frontal ensemble. And even though he’s a freshman this is not his first time around in the Silver Tarpon band. Montoya was brought up last year as an eighth grader and he talked with the …

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Tarpons dominate the Tigers in 37-16 win

By CONSTANCIO MARTINEZ, JR. Special to the PRESS After their loss to Porter the prior week, Head Coach Jason Strunk vowed to clean up the Tarpon rushing game miscues, and they were successful, with the Tarpons racking up 454 rushing yards against the Tigers. The first home game of the season brought in a huge …

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Tarpons fall to Cowboys: Port Isabel loses to Porter in overtime, 20-13

By CONSTANCIO MARTINEZ JR Special to the PRESS The Port Isabel Tarpons traveled to Brownsville Sams Memorial Stadium to play the Porter Cowboys to kick-off the 2019 football season. This game is the third time the two teams have ever met (the Porter Cowboys came away with the 14-3 win in 2018). Last year’s matchup …

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Lady Tarpons get healthy, preparing for District

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS The Port Isabel High Lady Tarpons volleyball team is getting all players healthy and ready to start the district season next week. Head Lady Tarpons coach, Julie Breedlove, took time out from Tuesday’s practice at Tarpon Gym to fill the Press in on what’s been going on as …

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Garza looking to improve in second year at UTRGV

By CONSTANCIO MARTINEZ JR. Special to the PRESS Before joining the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, Port Isabel alumna, Natalie Garza, was a member of the PIHS varsity track team, starting her freshman year in 2015. She specialized in the 400m dash, making a name for herself by being the lone Tarpon to advance …

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Lady Tarpons Fall in Four to Lyford

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS The Port Isabel High girls’ volleyball team went down three sets to one in a non-district match Tuesday night at Tarpon Gym. The Lady Bulldogs won by the scores of 19-25, 25-20, 2522, 26-24. It was close almost all the way and, even though they lost, the Lady …

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Tarpons Strong in Santa Rosa Scrimmage

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS The Port Isabel Tarpons closed out the scrimmage season by outscoring the Santa Rosa Warriors in both halves of last Thursday’s scrimmage at Santa Rosa. The defense was particularly effective as the Warriors managed only one score on the night. That was a touchdown in the second half, …

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Freshman Mata Ready for Varsity Volleyball

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS Not many freshmen get moved up to Varsity at the very start of the high school volleyball season. Layli Mata is one of the few to get the nod since Julie Breedlove took the Port Isabel head coaching job. “I needed a setter, number one,” Breed-love said this …

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