Category: Sports

Baseball: Tarpons 16, Red Ants 1

 By LARRY GAGE The Port Isabel Tarpons handled the Progreso Red Ants by the score of 16-1 on the road Tuesday night, and are now aiming for a playoff spot with two games remain­ing. As mentioned previous­ly, the Tarpons control their own destiny. Win these last two games and the playoffs are assured. Pitcher Bobby …

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Another perfect game; Lady Tarpons go for playoffs

  By LARRY GAGE The Lady Tarpons softball team blew out Donna IDEA Academy, 16-0, Tuesday night and came one step clos­er to making the post-season playoffs. They did it with the usual things, hitting, fielding, and pitching, with the empha­sis on the latter. Freshman pitcher Daniela Salinas threw another perfect game, and she didn’t …

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Baseball; P.I. Takes La Feria 4-0

  By LARRY GAGE The Port Isabel Tarpons got past the Lions of La Feria 4-0 on the road on Friday night. They did it with good fielding and hitting and another strong performance on the mound by pitcher Bobby Barker. The Tarpons have good speed on the base paths and they used it to good …

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Tarps compete in district golf tourney

Special to the PRESS The Port Isabel Tarpons Boys & Girls Golf teams traveled to the Tony Butler Golf Course in Harlingen last Wednesday to compete in the District 32-3A Golf Tournament. The Tarpons Boys team finished a close third place behind district champion Zapata and runner-up La Feria. The Tarpons were led by Sophomore …

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Rivera guards the plate for Tarpons

By LARRY GAGE Some high school athletes specialize in one sport. Oth­ers compete in several, often two at the same time. One of Port Isabel High’s multi-sport men is Victor “Bucky” Rivera. From August to Novem­ber it’s all football for Ri­vera, who played on the of­fensive line for the Tarpon’s 2010 co-district champion team. The …

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Salinas a force on the mound

 By LARRY GAGE Daniela Salinas is a pitcher for the Port Isabel High Lady Tarpons var­sity softball team. Only a freshman she has, so far this season, pitched a no-hitter and a perfect game. The team is currently tied for second-place in the district standings, and control their own destiny for making the post-sea­son playoffs. …

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Junior High Track finishes strong

  The District 32-3A Jr. High meet was held last Saturday, April 2nd at Tarpon Stadium. The Lady Tarpon track teams came into the meet with high hopes as the dis­appointment of last year’s meet still hung in the air for the eighth grade girls who wanted to avenge their 12-point loss of last year …

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Freshman pitcher Salinas hurls gem in road win

 By JOE R. BOWLING, JR. Friday marked perfection for the Port Isabel Lady Tarpons softball team. A road win over Grulla with a 13-0 score marked a fourth consecutive shut out and it was highlighted as Daniela Salinas pitched a perfect game. “Nobody said a word,” said Head Coach Belinda Trevino, “as a matter of …

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Lopez takes second at state

 By LARRY GAGE Jerry Lopez place sec­ond in the Men’s State Powerlifting Meet in Abilene last Saturday. His total lift of 875 pounds broke down as follows; squat lift, 360 pounds; bench press, 185 pounds; and dead lift, 330 pounds. He tied his per­sonal best in the bench press. His PB on the squat lift …

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Barker takes second no-hitter

 By LARRY GAGE Bobby Barker tossed his second no-hitter of the season Friday night at Tarpon Field, as Port Isabel ran away from Rio Hondo by the score of 13-0. The game was called after five innings due to the 10-run rule. Barker struck out six Bobcat batters and walked only two. “Everybody came out …

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