Category: Sports

Senior Lowe Ready for Hoops Season

By Larry Gage  Special to the PRESS If we’re in the middle of football season then basketball can’t be far off.  And this basketball reporter happens to know that all returning players for this coming season’s Tarpon Varsity squad have already been hard at work for months getting ready for the start of practice later …

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Marching Contests Begin Saturday

By Larry Gage Special to the PRESS The Port Isabel High Silver Tarpon Marching Band has been hard at work learning their new show for the 2019 marching season.  With five football half-time shows under their belts band members are ready to compete in their first marching contest of the year.   In fact they will …

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Lions too explosive in 47-7 win over the Tarpons

By Constancio Martinez, Jr.  Special to the PRESS After starting the season at 1-2, the Port Isabel Tarpons were eager to get back in the win column. Unfortunately, for the Tarpons, the undefeated La Feria Lions were up next. Led by quarterback Dorian Hernandez, the Lions came into town with offense that averaged 46 points …

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Ramos improving her game

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS Madison Ramos is working all the time to improve her game so she can be more of a contributor on the Port Isabel High volleyball team. She sat with the Press this week and talked about how, as a sophomore, she knows her way around the court more …

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Tarpons fall short in 21-13 loss to the Pirates

By CONSTANCIO MARTINEZ, JR. Special to the PRESS   The Tarpons traveled to Hidalgo to take on the Pirates last Friday night, working to build on last week’s win over Valley View. On paper, both teams only passed the ball about 30 percent of the time, so the game would be decided on the ground. …

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Lady Tarpons take district opener in four

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS The Port Isabel High Lady Tarpons volleyball team took the bus to Raymondville Tuesday for their first district match of the 2019 season, and came away with the win in four sets. The team won by the scores of 25-20, 15-25, 2523, 25-17. The Press visited with head …

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Hartsfield talks marching band

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS Scott Hartsfield has been Head Director of Bands for the Port Isabel school system for over 20 years now. He recently sat with your instrumental music reporter and talked about the kind of musical aggregation the 2019 Silver Tarpon Marching Band is shaping up to be. “They’ve done …

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Freshman Montoya digging the xylophone

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS Freshman Silver Tarpon Marching Band member Christopher Montoya plays the xylophone in the frontal ensemble. And even though he’s a freshman this is not his first time around in the Silver Tarpon band. Montoya was brought up last year as an eighth grader and he talked with the …

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Tarpons dominate the Tigers in 37-16 win

By CONSTANCIO MARTINEZ, JR. Special to the PRESS After their loss to Porter the prior week, Head Coach Jason Strunk vowed to clean up the Tarpon rushing game miscues, and they were successful, with the Tarpons racking up 454 rushing yards against the Tigers. The first home game of the season brought in a huge …

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Tarpons fall to Cowboys: Port Isabel loses to Porter in overtime, 20-13

By CONSTANCIO MARTINEZ JR Special to the PRESS The Port Isabel Tarpons traveled to Brownsville Sams Memorial Stadium to play the Porter Cowboys to kick-off the 2019 football season. This game is the third time the two teams have ever met (the Porter Cowboys came away with the 14-3 win in 2018). Last year’s matchup …

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