Category: Sports

Lowe thinks Tarpons are on track

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS Junior Tarpon basketball player Jason Lowe is a big reason why the 2018-19 Port Isabel Tarpon cagers are 18-5 so far this season, including a 4-1 record in District 32-4A play. The PRESS caught up with Lowe this Wednesday morning before the start of classes and he shared …

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Boys’ hoops fall to Hidalgo

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS The Port Isabel Tarpons fought the Hidalgo Pirates hard all game long but in the end, came up six points short in a key District 32-4A basketball game at Tarpon Gym Tuesday night. Port Isabel came into this game with wins in their first three district contests, including …

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Murchison signs letter of intent

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS Port Isabel High School senior student-athlete Gabby Murchison has signed a letter of intent to play softball at Concordia College. The signing took place in Tarpon Gym at the high school two weeks ago with students, coaches, faculty and family in attendance. The PRESS sat down with Murchison …

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Barrera ready for power lifting season

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS Julianna Barrera is ready for the 2019 power lifting season to begin. She has been competing in the sport since her sophomore year at Port Isabel High and won the bronze medal in her weight class at the 2018 state lifting meet in Waco. She recently sat down …

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Boys’ hoops resume district schedule Friday

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS The Port Isabel Tarpons basketball team is ready to resume district competition after taking Christmas week off, and competing in a tournament last week in Kingsville. In Kingsville, the Tarpons split their four games and made it to the championship game of the consolation bracket. Their first round …

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The year in sports

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS The future does indeed look bright for Port Isabel High sports, and in some ways the future is now. For the second year in a row the Tarpon football program started with a new coach.  In 2018, the Tarpons were coming off a season in which they won …

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Defense key for boys at La Feria

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS The Port Isabel Tarpons played defense as well as they ever have last Friday night at La Feria.  They shut out the Lions, 5-0, in the first quarter, held them to nine points in the second, and won the District 32-4A basketball game, 51-36. “We were playing some …

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Lady Tarpons fall short against Lionettes

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS The Port Isabel Lady Tarpons traveled to La Feria and lost a hard-fought district basketball game, 50-41, last Friday night. P.I. led by five at the end of a quarter of play, was outscored 17-5 in the second quarter, and could never quite catch up in the second …

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Girls nab decisive victory over Progreso

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS The Port Isabel Lady Tarpons handled the Lady Red Ants of Progreso, 60-31, Friday night in a District 32-4A basketball game at Tarpon Gym. Port Isabel led 2-0 on a bucket by Sabrina Garza before Progreso made a three-pointer about a minute into the contest.  It was the …

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Off-Season workouts make the difference

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS The football season may have ended for the Port Isabel Tarpons after their bi-district playoff loss to West Oso last month, but the off-season has just begun. The PRESS found Head Coach Jason Strunk in his office last week and was updated as to how the off-season workouts …

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