Category: Sports

Sax player Fleming excited to get going

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS It takes motivation and a substantial sense of purpose to make this kind of commitment. Summer band camp has begun for all members of the Port Isabel High Silver Tarpon Marching Band. Participation requires a large commitment of time and energy so that Tarpon fans can enjoy a …

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Drumline back on duty

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS Summer band camp for the Port Isabel Silver Tarpon Marching Band always starts with the percussionists. Specifically, that means that the drum line reports first. This past Monday the tenor, snare, and bass drummers all reported in, and your instrumental music reporter found them not in the band …

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Mata ready for marching season

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS Sophomore snare drummer Mia Mata was one of three snare drummers who reported for duty on the first day of summer band camp this past Monday. After practice that afternoon, she sat with the Press and talked about the music for the new show and the upcoming marching …

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Pinkerton preps for new season

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS Jacob Pinkerton has been hard at work for months preparing for the 2019 high school football season. The Press found him in the weight room recently and he talked about his upcoming senior season of football, and briefly looked back on last season. “Last year we had a …

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Niño has the speed

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS   Port Isabel Tarpon football teams always seem to have enough speed, but the 2019 Tarpons would appear to have more than usual. One example of that is Adrian Niño. “We have a pretty fast team this year,” Niño  told the Press. “We lost three guys to graduation, …

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Angel Niño looks forward to 2019

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS The other half of the Niño Brothers backfield combination is Angel Niño and, along with his brother Adrian, Angel has given liberally of his time this spring to get ready for the upcoming high school football season. The Press found the younger of the Niño brothers at the …

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Down memory lane for former QB DeMoss

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS There is an old saying: “It seems like only yesterday.” It can apply to any one of us and it surely does with former Tarpon quarterback and current assistant football coach, Kyle DeMoss. He took time out from supervising weight room workouts recently to talk with the Press …

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Coach Bodden recalls playing days

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS Current assistant Port Isabel Tarpon football coach Johnathan Bodden is entering his sixth season as a member of the Port Isabel High coaching staff. He played Varsity football as an offensive lineman for the 2006, 2007, and 2008 seasons. He visited with the Press recently and recalled what …

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Rosales working hard for football success

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS David Rosales is an incoming junior at Port Isabel High School and, as a football player, has been hard at work for months getting ready for the 2019 season. He sat with the Press this week and shared his thoughts on how his workouts have been progressing, and …

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Former QB DeMoss looks ahead

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS   Former Port Isabel Tarpon quarterback Kyle DeMoss is starting his second year with the P.I. coaching staff. It’s a time for optimism as coaches and players look ahead to the new season. DeMoss sat with the Press this week and talked about what’s ahead for the 2019 …

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