Category: Sports

Lady Tarpons get healthy, preparing for District

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS The Port Isabel High Lady Tarpons volleyball team is getting all players healthy and ready to start the district season next week. Head Lady Tarpons coach, Julie Breedlove, took time out from Tuesday’s practice at Tarpon Gym to fill the Press in on what’s been going on as …

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Garza looking to improve in second year at UTRGV

By CONSTANCIO MARTINEZ JR. Special to the PRESS Before joining the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, Port Isabel alumna, Natalie Garza, was a member of the PIHS varsity track team, starting her freshman year in 2015. She specialized in the 400m dash, making a name for herself by being the lone Tarpon to advance …

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Lady Tarpons Fall in Four to Lyford

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS The Port Isabel High girls’ volleyball team went down three sets to one in a non-district match Tuesday night at Tarpon Gym. The Lady Bulldogs won by the scores of 19-25, 25-20, 2522, 26-24. It was close almost all the way and, even though they lost, the Lady …

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Tarpons Strong in Santa Rosa Scrimmage

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS The Port Isabel Tarpons closed out the scrimmage season by outscoring the Santa Rosa Warriors in both halves of last Thursday’s scrimmage at Santa Rosa. The defense was particularly effective as the Warriors managed only one score on the night. That was a touchdown in the second half, …

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Freshman Mata Ready for Varsity Volleyball

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS Not many freshmen get moved up to Varsity at the very start of the high school volleyball season. Layli Mata is one of the few to get the nod since Julie Breedlove took the Port Isabel head coaching job. “I needed a setter, number one,” Breed-love said this …

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Lady Tarpons Fall to Pace in Straight Sets

By Larry Gage  Special to the PRESS The Port Isabel Lady Tarpons volleyball team went down in straight sets against the Brownsville Vikings Tuesday night at Tarpon Gym.  Pace won by scores of 25-23, 25-18, 25-15.  The home team showed a lot of fight and head P.I. coach, Julie Breedlove, was pleased with her team’s …

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Gonzalez Primed for Better Season

By Larry Gage Special to the PRESS Port Isabel High junior volleyball player Allison Gonzalez is primed and ready for volleyball season.  Texas high school volley-ball season, of course, is already underway, and the Lady Tarpons have two pre-season matches and tournaments in the books. Gonzalez, who also plays softball in the spring, works hard …

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Tarpons Tie Vikings in First Scrimmage

By Larry Gage Special to the PRESS The Port Isabel Tarpons scored off a late turnover and came from behind to tie the Vikings of Brownsville Pace in the season’s first football scrimmage at Tarpon Stadium last Friday night.  With a minute to go in the second half, the “Live Action” portion of the scrimmage, …

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Someone has to Write the Drill

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS Former Silver Tarpon Marching Band assistant director William Wells has a tough job. His assignment is to write the drill for the show the Port Isabel High marching band will perform at this year’s football halftime shows and in contests. He spoke with the Press about the problems …

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Lady Tarpons host Volley at the Beach

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS The Port Isabel High Lady Tarpons are hosting their annual Volley at the Beach tournament this weekend. First round matches were played Thursday and the event concludes this Saturday afternoon. The Press sat with head P.I. coach, Julie Breedlove, earlier this week and she spelled it all out. …

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