Category: Sports

Lady Tarpon track in action at PSJA

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS The Port Isabel Lady Tarpon track and field team was set to compete for the first time this Friday, Feb. 15 at PSJA Stadium at the Hog Relays, hosted by PSJA Southwest High School. The PRESS found girls’ Head Coach Julie Breedlove outside the athletic offices this week …

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Powerlifters qualify for regionals

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS Five Port Isabel Lady Tarpon powerlifters have qualified for next month’s regional meet. The final pre-regional girls powerlifting meet of the season took place Wednesday at Los Fresnos High School. Officially, it was called the Girls Regional Qualifier, which is to say that it was the final chance …

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Tarpons pull off a squeaker, win 61-56

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS The Port Isabel Tarpons pulled another one out of the fire when they came from behind to beat the Rio Hondo Bobcats, 61-56, Monday night in Tarpon Gym. The team improves to 10-2 in District 32-4A games, and 25-6 overall. With the win, they remain in second place …

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Season ends for Lady Tarpon hoops

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS The 2018-19 basketball season has come to an end for the Port Isabel Lady Tarpons. Their final game was played Monday night and it was a 55-48 loss at the hands of the Rio Hondo Lady Bobcats in Tarpon Gym. With the loss the Port Isabel girls fall …

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Powerlifters aim for regionals

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS The Port Isabel High powerlifting teams are getting stronger by the week and both the girls and boys teams look to qualify several lifters each for the regional meet next month. Lady Tarpon lifter Julianna Barrera is maintaining her No. 1 state and regional ranking, while Vivianna Lopez …

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Good as gold: Barrera earns top spot at Edinburg meet

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS Port Isabel senior powerlifter Julianna Barrera was golden again in the latest meet at Edinburg IDEA Academy last Saturday. She finished in first place for the second time in as many meets this season and remains on track for a return trip to the state powerlifting meet later …

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In the hunt: Girls keep playoff hopes alive with decisive win over La Grulla

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS The Port Isabel High Lady Tarpons got the best of La Grulla, 66-36, in a key District 32-4A basketball game Tuesday night in Tarpon Gym. With the win Port Isabel improves to 7-5 in district play and remains in contention for the fourth playoff spot in the district. …

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Tarpons tie up Gators, 64-52

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS The Port Isabel Tarpons broke open a close game against the Grulla Gators in the fourth quarter and won Tuesday night’s District 32-4A game, 64-52 at Tarpon Gym. La Grulla got off to a fast start and led the Tarpons 10-2 in the first quarter. The Gators led …

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On Fire: Tarpons hit 4-game win streak

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS The Port Isabel Tarpon boys’ hoops squad won another one in overtime Tuesday night. This time the opponent was the Raymondville Bearkats and the Tarpons came out on top at the end of a hard-fought game, 59-55. P.I. led 53-51 with seconds to go in regulation before Raymondville …

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Girls roundly defeat Lady Bearkats

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS The Port Isabel Lady Tarpon basketball team won Tuesday’s district game at Raymondville, 50-34. It was their third straight win in and they improve to 6-3 in district play. “We played pretty good defense the first quarter,” Head Coach Hannah Burleson said after the game. “It really helped …

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