Category: Sports

D-League showcase wows, offers look at talent

By JOE R. BOWLING, JR. Teams converged from throughout the country Monday on South Padre Island as the 7th Annual NBA D-League Showcase began with four thrilling games. Played out on the same day that college football was playing their title game the crowds still came out to watch some of the best basketball in …

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Tarpons beat Red Ants

By LARRY GAGE The Port Isabel Tar­pons took the bus to Pro­greso last Friday and re­turned with their second district win in as many games. They topped the Red Ants, 69-41, and in so doing moved into a first-place tie in District 32-3A with a 2-0 record. “We came out a little rusty in the …

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Lady Tarpons take Progreso, 56-41

By LARRY GAGE The Port Isabel Lady Tarpons hosted the Lady Red Ants of Progreso on Friday night and got the best of the encounter, 56-41. One of the old sayings in team sports is that records can be deceiving; Progreso came in at 1-3 in district play. “Yeah, they did give us a battle …

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Tarpons rope Gators

By LARRY GAGE The Port Isabel Tarpons opened the 2010-’11 dis­trict season with a win last Friday, closing out the cal­endar year with a 62-55 decision over the La Grulla Gators at Tarpon Gym. With an opening tip-off of 12:40 it was the last day game on the regular sea­son schedule. And it was your …

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Ladies take two, beat Palmview and La Grulla

By LARRY GAGE The Port Isabel Lady Tarpons made it two wins in two days last week, as they ended the year with decisions over La Joya Palmview and La Grulla of Rio Grande City. Both games were played on the road. Coach Alan Ward’s squad took the bus up the Valley to La Joya …

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Lady Tarpons overwhelm La Villa, 63-20

By LARRY GAGE The Port Isabel Lady Tarpons had no trouble with the Lady Cardinals of La Villa Tuesday night.  They took a 15-5 first quarter lead at Tarpon Gym and, extending it almost at will the rest of the way, won by the final score of 63-20. Head Coach Alan Ward tried out another …

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Lady Tarpons defeat La Feria

By LARRY GAGE The Port Isabel Lady Tarpons roared past the Lady Lions of La Feria with a huge third quarter Friday night and put a 64-56 win into the books at Tarpon Gym. Port Isabel appeared not quite able to keep up with La Feria in the first half as the visitors took an …

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Warriors ambush Tarpons, 85-45

By LARRY GAGE The Port Isabel Tarpons took to the road Tuesday night to try their mettle against the state-ranked Santa Rosa Warriors.  Again the Tarpons were undermanned and Santa Rosa happily took full advantage, winning by the score of 85-45.  “We hung in there in the first half,” head coach Al Senteno said the …

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Lady Tarpons drop District Opener at Zapata

By LARRY GAGE The 2010-’11 district season did not begin on a high note for the Port Isabel Lady Tarpons Tuesday night.  They played their first league game of the year at Zapata and lost a 56-41 decision. Two of head coach Alan Ward’s starting players each picked up their second fouls early in the …

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Tarpons play home tournament with fewer players

By LARRY GAGE It was a case of what might have been for the Port Isabel High boys’ basketball team last week.  They hosted the 4th Annual Tarpon Classic by the Bay Tournament and had to go with several key players out of action due to injury. After a high-scoring first-round win over a quality …

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