Category: Sports

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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Uniforms in good hands with junior clarinetist

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS Ever wonder who takes care of those great-looking blue and white uniforms the Silver Tarpon Band wears every Friday night during football season? Clarinet player Lora Galvan, a junior, is captain of a five-person crew of Silver Tarpon band members, whose job it is to make sure that …

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Ladies to start district second half

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS The Port Isabel High Lady Tarpons volleyball team has finished the first half of its district schedule of matches and it did not end on a good note. The Lady Tarpons dropped a five-set match at Progreso Tuesday night by the scores of 25-10, 25-23, 14-25, 11-25, 12-15. …

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Tarpons scuttle Pirates, 33-6

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS The Port Isabel Tarpons hit the ground running last Thursday night as they ran up over 400 yards of total offense and scuttled the Hidalgo Pirates, 33-6, at Tarpon Stadium. The Tarpons did not waste time getting on the board.  Starting on their own 25-yard line after the …

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