Category: Sports

Five Football Tarpon Players Selected Unanimous All-District

By Constancio Martinez, Jr. Special to the PRESS                 The 2019 football All-District selections were released this week. The following Tarpon players were selected All-District from district 16-4A Division 2.  Offense First Team: Brayan Medina(RB)*, Tito Zamarron(TE)*, Fabian Oceguera(G), Luis Suarez(T), Mac Strunk(Rec)*, Will Camacho(Rec) Second Team: Joey …

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Brown anxious for District competition

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS   Serena Brown is a junior member of the Port Isabel High girls’ basketball team. She’s starting her second year as a Varsity player. She missed most of last season due to an injury. “Last year I rolled my ankle and I was out for about half the …

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Perkins has the speed

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS Port Isabel High sophomore Mandy Perkins is starting her second season on the Varsity basketball team.  This week she talked with the Press about how she is is more comfortable with the experience the second time around. “My first year on Varsity I was a little nervous around …

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B-Ball: Tarpons defeat Greyhounds

By JUAN ESTEVE Special to the PRESS The San Benito Varsity Greyhounds hosted the Port Isabel Tarpons in a non-conference basketball game on Tuesday night at the San Benito Main Gym and fell in a back and forth game 61-47. This game was played ferociously by each team; however, Port Isabel took an early advantage …

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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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