Category: Sports

DRIVEN: Cesenes vaults to gold at Tarpon Relays

By ANAMARIA RAMIREZ Special to the PRESS Marlyn Cesenes, a junior at Port Isabel High School (PIHS), wins gold in pole vaulting at Friday’s track and field meet, but her biggest challenge is her goal to beat her own personal best. “I got gold today, but I didn’t deserve it,” Cesenes said. In her second …

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Sprinters strong at Tarpon Relays

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS Port Isabel High sprinters were strong at last Friday’s invitational track and field meet at Tarpon Stadium. Tarpon athletes took gold in the 4 x 200-meter relay and the 200-meter dash, were good for silver in the 100-meter dash and 4 x 100-meter relay, and took bronze medal …

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Girls golden in field events

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS Marlyn Cesenes and Madison Ramos each won gold in their events at the Tarpon Relays track and field meet at Tarpon Stadium last Friday. Cesenes’ best height of 9-feet, 6-inches was well short of her first-place performance at the previous week’s Hog Relays in Pharr, but was a …

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Lifters qualify for regionals

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS Four Port Isabel High Tarpon power lifters have qualified for regional competition. Neyfus Castellanos, Jonathan Mendoza, David Hernandez, and Jaden Lopez will all compete at the Texas High School Powerlifting Association Regional Meet, to be held at Bishop High School on March 8. Two of these lifters will …

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Pirates sink Tarpons, 67-54

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By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS The season has come to an end for the Port Isabel Tarpons basketball team. They were eliminated from the post-season playoffs Tuesday night by the Sinton Pirates, who won the first round, bi-district game, 67-54, at Alice. Port Isabel led 16-15 at the end of the first quarter …

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Sprinters have strong showing at Pharr

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS Port Isabel High sprinters were strong at Pharr last Friday. Running at the Hog Relays, hosted by PSJA Southwest. Two Tarpons in particular were especially fast in the 100 and 200-meter sprint races. Cesar Aguilera and Mac Strunk each ran second in the 100-meter and 200-meter races, respectively. …

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Cesenes vaults to gold at Hog Relays

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS Marlyn Cesenes got off to a great start in the 2019 UIL high school track and field season last week. She took the gold medal in the pole vault at the Hog Relays in Pharr with a vault of 10-feet, 6-inches in the first meet of the year …

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Soccer girls blank Lady Bearkats

By ANAMARIA RAMIREZ Special to the PRESS The Port Isabel Lady Tarpon soccer team made a strong showing against their first major competition in district last Friday, blanking the Raymondville Lady Bearkats, 6-0. The decisive win puts PI 2-2 in district play. The Lady Tarpons had more than just another team facing them across the …

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Tarpons top Progreso – playoffs next

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS The Port Isabel Tarpons trailed early, then turned it on in the second half to beat the Progreso Red Ants, 58-42, Monday night in the final district game of the season. They enter the 2019 post-season playoffs as the second seed from District 32-4A for the second year …

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Lady Tarpon track in action at PSJA

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS The Port Isabel Lady Tarpon track and field team was set to compete for the first time this Friday, Feb. 15 at PSJA Stadium at the Hog Relays, hosted by PSJA Southwest High School. The PRESS found girls’ Head Coach Julie Breedlove outside the athletic offices this week …

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