Category: Sports

Tarpons open district play at Progreso

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS At long last the Port Isabel Tarpon football team will start district play this week.  This Friday they will be on the road to face off against the Red Ants of Progreso in the district opener for both teams. This will be the 33rd meeting between these two …

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Pigskin Contest set for Saturday at Mercedes

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS The preliminaries are over.  The Port Isabel High Silver Tarpon Marching Band has been hard at work since July, and this Saturday the band takes the next step in the effort to qualify for its tenth straight appearance in the state marching contest in San Antonio. The PRESS …

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Volleyball season ends Monday

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS It’s been a long season for the Port Isabel Lady Tarpon volleyball squad in 2018.  It all comes to an end this Monday night with a Parents’ Night match against the Lady Red Ants of Progreso at Tarpon Gym. On Tuesday, Port Isabel lost in straight sets at …

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Ground assault dooms Gators

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS The Port Isabel Tarpons got their rushing game going in a big way, the defense got the second-half shutout, and P.I. ended their non-district schedule on a winning note with a 48-21 victory over the Grulla Gators last Friday at Homecoming. Senior quarterback Cesar Aguilera ran wild for …

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Band gets first contest in

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS After months of preparation and practices under the hot sun the Port Isabel Silver Tarpon Marching Band finally marched in its first contest last Saturday at Mercedes. The judges’ ratings were acceptable, for a first contest, and Port Isabel Head Director of Bands Scott Hartsfield was not too …

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Lady Tarpons fall at Hidalgo

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS The Port Isabel Lady Tarpon volleyball team lost their match with the Hidalgo Lady Pirates in straight sets Tuesday night. Hidalgo won on their home court by the scores of 25-17, 25-6, 25-7.  The loss was the eighth straight in district play for Port Isabel.  Last Friday they …

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Tarpons blank ‘Hounds, 37-0

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS The Port Isabel Tarpons put it together on both sides of the ball last Friday night as they handed the Bloodhounds of St. Joseph’s Academy a 37-0 defeat at Canales Field in Brownsville. The Tarpons rolled up more than 400 yards of total offense, a season high.  The …

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Lady Tarpons feature sister act

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS The Port Isabel Lady Tarpon volleyball team have a sister act going this season.  Senior forward Rebecca Ramos is joined on the team by her younger sister, freshman Madison Ramos.  The PRESS caught up with the two siblings before the start of classes on Wednesday and they shared …

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Girls to host Grulla Friday

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS It’s Homecoming Friday and the Port Isabel Lady Tarpons volleyball team will start the day’s athletic schedule off with a district match against RGC-Grulla at Tarpon Gym.  It’s part of a Homecoming doubleheader, and will be followed by the football team taking the field at 7:30 p.m. In …

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Tarpons fall in nail-biter at La Feria

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS The score was tied at 14 when, late in the fourth quarter, the game turned against Port Isabel. The Tarpons received a punt deep in their own territory. The ball was fumbled and recovered by La Feria at the Tarpons’ 15-yard line with less than four minutes to …

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