Category: Sports

Port Isabel girls powerlifting team earns gold at Yellow Jacket Invitational

                      By Constancio Martinez, Jr. Special to the PRESS The Port Isabel Girls powerlifting team attended the Yellow Jacket Invitational LQW Powerlifting Meet held at the Edcouch-Elsa High School on February 22.  The girls-only meet was the last meet where lifters could qualify for the …

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Tarpons Take No. 2 Seed into Playoffs

  By Larry Gage Special to the PRESS The Port Isabel Tarpons basketball team takes the No. 2 seed and an eight-game winning streak into this year’s playoffs.  The Tarpons closed out the district season with wins over Zapata, 70-65 at home last Friday, and 51-48, at Progreso this past Monday, February 17.   It’s now …

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Lady Tarpons Bow Out in Bi-district

By Larry Gage Special to the PRESS The Port Isabel Lady Tarpons’ postseason run has ended after one game.  The Lady Tarpons lost their first-round basketball playoff game to Sinton, 55-26, at Alice High School, in Alice, Texas, on Tuesday, February 18, night.  “We trailed 8-0 in the first quarter and we called timeout,” head …

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District competition will be fierce with newly released UIL Alignment

          By Constancio Martinez, Jr. Special to the PRESS Rio Grande Valley coaches met this Monday, February 3, at the Harlingen Aquatic Center for the unveiling of the new UIL 2020-21 and 2021-22 Realignment for Football, Volleyball, and Basketball. The District Assignments and Reclassification involving Port Isabel are as follows. For …

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Vaulter Cesenes Ready to Go

By Larry Gage Special to the PRESS Port Isabel High School senior pole vaulter Marlyn Cesenes is ready to get started on the 2020 high school track and field season. She has been making the most of the recent ideal weather and is hard at work on preparations for the first meet of the season, …

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Port Isabel Tops Lady Kats, 40-35

By Larry Gage Special to the PRESS The Port Isabel Lady Tarpons basketball squad turned it on in the fourth quarter and held off Raymondville, 40-35, in a key District 32-4A match Tuesday night, January 28, at Tarpon Gym.   It was a rather low-scoring game for the first three quarters of the contest, although Port …

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Tarpons all over Bearkats, 72-36

    By Larry Gage Special to the PRESS The Port Isabel boys’ hoops squad put on a clinic in team basketball, as they cruised to a 72-36 win over the Raymondville Bearkats Tuesday night at Tarpon Gym.   It was the team’s second straight win, after a three-game losing streak dampened hopes for a district …

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Winning streaks abound for Tarpon Basketball

By Constancio Martinez, Jr. Special to the PRESS The Girls basketball team is on a three-game winning streak after its recent wins over Progreso (37-33) and Raymondville (40-35). Sabrina Gonzalez who missed the last few games was back to scoring on fast break points finishing with 12 points versus Raymondville. The Lady Tarpons have now …

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Tarpon players scoring high in last week’s games

By Constancio Martinez, Jr. This past Friday, the (18-6) Port Isabel boys’ basketball team beat the visiting La Grulla Gators 80-39. The team played great defense, had good ball movement and made several key 3-pointers. Kaiden Martinez led the team with 22 points and 10 rebounds. Daniel Rinza, Jr., also had a double-double, scoring 18 …

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Tarpons Come Up Short at Hidalgo, 58-52

By Larry Gage Special to the PRESS The Port Isabel Tarpons basketball team tried hard to come back against the Hidalgo Pirates but came up short in the end, 58-52, Tuesday night on the road.  The Tarpons’ downfall came partly as the result of a slow and sloppy start as they fell into a 17-0 …

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