Category: Sports

Tarpons, Pirates set for Bi-District showdown

By Constancio Martinez, Jr. Special to the PRESS The Port Isabel Tarpons and Sinton Pirates will be facing each other in a Bi-District matchup this Friday, at CC Buccaneer Stadium, at 7:30 p.m.  Sinton will be making its 40th playoff appearance, while Port Isabel will be making its 47th playoff appearance.  Though both teams have …

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Lady Tarpons win season opener at home

By Larry Gage Special to the PRESS The Port Isabel High School Lady Tarpons basketball team won its season-opening game over IDEA Quest of Alamo last Friday at home.  They led most of the game, including the entire second half, and won 54-30.   “It’s about setting goals and achieving them, and to do that in …

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Martinez acclimates to Varsity level

By Larry Gage Special to the PRESS Kaiden Martinez is a sophomore and first-year Varsity member of the Port Isabel High boys’ basketball team.  The Press found him in the main gym this week as he took a break from practice with ice on one ankle.   “Everything’s going good,” Martinez said as he operated the …

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Practice is On for Tarpon Hoops

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS Practice has started for the Port Isabel High basketball team and optimism is the order of the day. The Press found head coach Mike Hazelton and the players in Tarpon Gym this week working on their shots and getting in basketball shape. “The kids have been doing a …

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Tarpons fall to Bobcats 27-15

By CONSTANCIO MARTINEZ, JR. Special to the PRESS Even when two teams are having a down year, the Friday night lights atmosphere is like no other. As such was the case when long-time rivals, the Port Isabel Tarpons (3-4) and Rio Hondo Bobcats (4-4), met this past Friday night for the 68th time. Their long-standing …

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Gonzalez a Spark Plug for Lady Tarpons

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS Sabrina Gonzalez may be the shortest player on the court in any game Port Isabel plays this year. She’s a spark plug, though, on offense and defense, and she took time out from practice this week to talk with the Press about what kind of team she’ll be …

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Coach DeMoss Doing Double Duty

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS Kyle DeMoss is doing double duty as a Port Isabel High athletic coach these days. In August, he began his second season as an assistant football coach on Head Coach and Athletic Director Jason Strunk’s staff. Now, and by now I mean just within the last three weeks, …

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Freshman team wraps up an 9-0 undefeated season

By CONSTANCIO MARTINEZ, JR. Special to the PRESS   The Port Isabel freshman football team capped their season with a 38-6 win over the Rio Hondo Bobcats. The Tarpons entered the game riding an 80 undefeated record, with key wins over Hidalgo, La Feria, Raymondville and a pair of 6A squads in Harlingen Cano and …

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State amendments elections slated for Nov. 5

By Freddy Jimenez Special to the PRESS   Ten amendments are being proposed to the Texas Constitution this election season, Election Day being slated for Tuesday, November 5.  Voting polls for Nov. 5 by precinct are provided below. Voters can find their precinct on their voter ID cards or on the Cameron County Elections website. …

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Tarpons Fall to Bearkats, 63-7

By Constancio Martinez, Jr. Special to the PRESS The Port Isabel Tarpons and Raymondville Bearkats met this past Friday night with both teams’ sights on the district title. Unfortunately, for the Tarpons, the Bearkats put their foot on the pedal and never looked back as they cruised to a 63-7 win. With wins over Rio …

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