Category: Sports

Lady Tarpons Resume District Play Friday

            By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS The Port Isabel Lady Tarpons hoops team split their four games at the Lyford Holiday Classic tournament last weekend.  In the team’s first game on Friday a 44-30 win was recorded over IDEA-Donna.  That afternoon they lost to eventual tournament champion, Santa …

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Sophomore Navarro Moved Up to JV

                          By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS The team that a particular player starts the season with is not necessarily the one he’ll be playing with once the district season starts.  One such Port Isabel High player is sophomore Josue Navarro.   “I …

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Another Stellar Year for Instrumental Music

By Larry Gage Special to the PRESS The year 2019 is rapidly drawing to a close, so even though we’re only halfway through the school year your instrumental music reporter just thought it would be an opportune time to consider the “State of the Program” and remind everybody how grateful we should all be to …

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Tarpon basketball on a regular and district game streak

By: Constancio Martinez, Jr. Special to the PRESS This past Friday, the Boys Port Isabel Basketball team picked up a 49-48 win against the 5A PSJA Memorial Wolverines. Just like the previous game versus the Santa Maria Cougars, some last-minute steals by Cole Pinkerton and Kaiden Martinez helped secure the win. The team was led …

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Three wins and a loss for the PI boys, girls teams

By Constancio Martinez, Jr. Special to the PRESS The Lady Tarpons picked up a 68-64 overtime win over the St. Joseph Lady Hounds this past Friday. The Lady Tarpons built up a 12-point lead at halftime behind the shooting of Ryley Galvan (14 points) and Sabrina Gonzalez (17 points). Tarpon turnovers and Lady Hounds 3-point …

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Calderon in Transition

By Larry Gage Special to the PRESS Senior Port Isabel High student/athlete Zaid Calderon is a man in transition.  He played linebacker on the Tarpon football team and is now transitioning from that sport to basketball.  The Press found Mr. Calderon at practice in Tarpon Gym Monday afternoon and he talked about it all happens.  …

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Tarpons Hang on at Santa Maria, 51-49

By Larry Gage Special to the PRESS The Port Isabel Tarpons hoops team continued its winning ways Tuesday night as it hung on at the end and won at Santa Maria, 51-49.  It went down to the final buzzer.  With P.I. leading by two, 51-49, Santa Maria went for the win with a three-point shot, …

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Lady Tarpons Fall to Zapata in District Opener

By Larry Gage Special to the PRESS The Port Isabel Lady Tarpons fell to Zapata, 50-45, in the district opening game for both teams Tuesday night at Tarpon Gym.   Both teams came out shooting three-pointers.  P.I.’s Whitney Zaloski gave the home team a 3-0 lead with one in the first minute of the contest.  The …

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Lady Tarpons Handle Pace, 58-46

By Larry Gage Special to the PRESS The Port Isabel Lady Tarpons basketball team got the win last night, 58-46, over the Brownsville Pace Lady Vikings at Tarpon Gym. P.I. led start to finish and the Lady Tarpons were in front 18-4 at the end of a quarter of play, 31-14 at the half, and …

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Tarpons Bury Cardinals, 98-51

By Larry Gage Special to the PRESS The Port Isabel Tarpons came out gunning Tuesday night against the visiting Cardinals of La Villa.  They outscored La Villa in every quarter and won the non-district contest, 98-51, in Tarpon Gym.   The three-point shot seemed to be a big part of the offensive game plan as the …

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