Category: Sports

Tarpons all over Bearkats, 72-36

    By Larry Gage Special to the PRESS The Port Isabel boys’ hoops squad put on a clinic in team basketball, as they cruised to a 72-36 win over the Raymondville Bearkats Tuesday night at Tarpon Gym.   It was the team’s second straight win, after a three-game losing streak dampened hopes for a district …

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Winning streaks abound for Tarpon Basketball

By Constancio Martinez, Jr. Special to the PRESS The Girls basketball team is on a three-game winning streak after its recent wins over Progreso (37-33) and Raymondville (40-35). Sabrina Gonzalez who missed the last few games was back to scoring on fast break points finishing with 12 points versus Raymondville. The Lady Tarpons have now …

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Tarpon players scoring high in last week’s games

By Constancio Martinez, Jr. This past Friday, the (18-6) Port Isabel boys’ basketball team beat the visiting La Grulla Gators 80-39. The team played great defense, had good ball movement and made several key 3-pointers. Kaiden Martinez led the team with 22 points and 10 rebounds. Daniel Rinza, Jr., also had a double-double, scoring 18 …

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Tarpons Come Up Short at Hidalgo, 58-52

By Larry Gage Special to the PRESS The Port Isabel Tarpons basketball team tried hard to come back against the Hidalgo Pirates but came up short in the end, 58-52, Tuesday night on the road.  The Tarpons’ downfall came partly as the result of a slow and sloppy start as they fell into a 17-0 …

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Viviana Lopez Ready for First Meet

By Larry Gage Special to the PRESS Junior Lady Tarpon powerlifter Viviana Lopez has been working out for months now in preparation for the first powerlifting meet of the 2020 season.  It’s on for this Friday at Brownsville Porter High School. The Press found Lopez in the weightroom at Port Isabel High School this week …

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Lady Pirates Bury Lady Tarpons, 84-38

By Larry Gage Special to the PRESS   The Port Isabel Lady Tarpons hoops squad fell into a 10-0 hole at Hidalgo Tuesday night and could never close the gap.  In the end it was an 84-38 win for the Lady Pirates, who improved to 5-0 in District 32-4A competition. Hidalgo led 26-11 at the …

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200-meter Dash Man Strunk Set to Go

            By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS Senior trackman Mac Strunk is ready to get started. This is the third week of practice for the Port Isabel High track and field teams and the first meet of the new season is now only two weeks off. The Press found …

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PIHS powerlifters earn medal at powerlifting meet

                        By CONSTANCIO MARTINEZ, JR. Special to the PRESS This past Friday, January 17, Port Isabel High School sent its powerlifters to compete at the Porter Invitational Power Lifting Meet 2020 held at Brownsville Porter High School. Both the Boys and Girls teams came …

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Boys soccer now 2-2 after losses to Progresso, Brownsville Jubillee

            By CONSTANCIO MARTINEZ, JR. Special to the PRESS The Boys soccer team hosted the Jubilee Brownsville Titans this past Tuesday, January 14. The visiting Titans beat the Tarpons 3-0, with all the scoring done in the first half. The second half got more aggressive, as several players collided and …

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Powerlifter Mendoza Aims for State

                      By Larry Gage Special to the PRESS If it’s January, there must be a lot of activity in the weight room at Port Isabel High School.  So I dropped by this week to see who’s there and exactly what is transpiring.   I found senior …

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