Category: Sports

Galvan Lone Tarpon Placer at Hidalgo

By Larry Gage Special to the PRESS Evan Galvan was the lone top-six finisher at last Saturday’s Pirate Relays track and field meet at Hidalgo. Galvan, a middle-distance runner, ran 5th in the 400-meter race with a time of 59.84 seconds.  He was a little over three seconds behind the winner of the event, Noah …

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Good Start for Lady Tarpons Track

By Larry Gage Special to the PRESS The Port Isabel High girls track team was finally able to get in its first meet of the 2021 season last week, and the results were pretty good.  The PRESS found head Lady Tarpons track coach Julie Breedlove at the high school on Monday, and she certainly liked …

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Part I: Depression Era Basketball: In the 1930s, Tarpons dominated the dirt courts

By RENE TORRES Special to the PRESS/NEWS With the 2020-21 edition of the Port Isabel Tarpon Basketball Team heating up the courts straight into the postseason, this writer thought it would an appropriate time to reissue an article compiled and published in 2015 detailing the Post-Depression-Era Tarpons and their historic run on the courts that …

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PI alumnus-turned-NFL-coach becomes resource

By Gaige Davila editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com It’s possible the Tarpons will get exclusive NFL expertise this summer, after a visit from Juan Castillo. Castillo, who currently works in the NFL as the Offensive Line Coach for the Chicago Bears, visited his alma mater this past week. Castillo graduated from Port Isabel High School (PIHS) in 1978.  Castillo …

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Lady Tarpons Corral Lady ‘Kats, 41-31

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By Larry Gage Special to the PRESS The Port Isabel Lady Tarpons hoops team got back on the winning track with a 41-31 win over the Lady Bearkats of Raymondville last Friday night at Tarpon Gym.   With the win the team improves to 3-2 in district play, 5-2 overall. After a 6-6 tie at the …

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With football season over, Tarpon athletics continues

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By Gaige Davila editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com  Winter sports are on the way for the Tarpons.  Starting on Nov. 30, PI-ISD’s basketball, powerlifting, track and soccer seasons will start. Just as the Tarpons’ fall sports, the seasons will be abbreviated, if they happen at all.  According to PI-ISD Athletic Director and Head Football Coach Tony Villarreal, mock workouts …

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Tarpons to (finally) hit the gridiron

By Gaige Davila editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com  The Port Isabel Tarpons will have a football season, albeit a short one, after months of planning, replanning, uncertainty, and, ultimately, concern.  “You always want to err on the side of safety,” Port Isabel Head Football Coach and Athletic Director Tony Villarreal told the PRESS. “Because of the virus and it …

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State of sports: UIL announces fall schedule

By DAVID LOPEZ & GAIGE DAVILA editor@sbnewspaper.com editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com After several weeks of will they or won’t they, football, volleyball, tennis, and cross country practices and games are slated to begin in August for 1A-4A conferences. This includes Point Isabel ISD and Rio Hondo ISD.  However, for San Benito CISD, a 32-6A district,  volleyball and football …

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Strunk set program on right path

By Larry Gage Special to the PRESS He was only here for two years, but if any football coach that Port Isabel High has ever had put the program back on the path to playoff contention it is Jason Strunk. He arrived in Port Isabel with his family that summer of 2018, weeks after the …

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UIL suspends all sanctioned contests

By Constancio Martinez, Jr. Special to the PRESS On Thursday, March 12, the University Interscholastic League (UIL) had released a statement that the UIL Basketball Tournament, CX Debate State Tournament and the UIL State Robotics FIRST Tech Challenge were suspended until further notice weeks due to the COVID-19 virus, known collectively by its general name, …

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