Category: Sports

Lady Tarpons fall to Hidalgo, Rio Hondo

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS The Port Isabel Lady Tarpons volleyball team had to play two matches in two days this week and dropped both in four sets. Monday’s match, at Tarpon Gym, was re-scheduled from last Saturday due to the threat of possible inclement weather.  The Hidalgo Lady Pirates got P.I. in …

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Zurita has confidence in bass drum line

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS Things do not always go according to plan and that applies to marching band halftime shows as much as anything else. Take the halftime performance by the Port Isabel High Silver Tarpon Marching Band at the Valley View game two Fridays ago.  It may have looked pretty good …

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Ladies take down Grulla

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS The Port Isabel Lady Tarpons volleyball team took the long road trip to Rio Grande City Tuesday night and returned home with a win against the RGC-Grulla Lady Gators that went to five sets. Port Isabel won by the scores of 25-16, 18-25, 15-25, 25-23, 15-11. The Lady …

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Silver Tarpon Band preps for contests

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS The difference between a football team and a marching band is that, while your local high school team tries to play something like a complete game each Friday night, the same school’s marching band may not have even half of a complete show on the field for the …

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Tarpons host Porter in home opener

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS Some years it seems to take forever for the season to get here but now, at long last, it’s time for some football.  The Port Isabel Tarpons open their 2018 season this Friday, Aug. 31, against the Brownsville Porter Cowboys at Tarpon Stadium. This will be only the …

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Galvan already gearing up for hoops season

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS The 2018-19 school year has just begun but football and volleyball have been at the forefront of local sports discussions for weeks now.  The high school football season begins this Friday night, and the Port Isabel girls’ volleyball team has been playing matches for three weeks. With these …

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Lady Tarpons clinch consolation bracket win

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS The Port Isabel High Lady Tarpons volleyball team won the consolation title at last week’s St. Joseph’s Tournament in Brownsville. The Lady Tarpons lost their first match of the tournament, 20-25, 13-25, to Brownsville Jubilee on Friday, then took Brownsville First Baptist in straight sets, 25-8, 25-9. On …

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UIL hands Infante suspension, public reprimand

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com The University Interscholastic League (UIL) State Executive Committee (SEC) has handed down a one-year suspension and public reprimand of former Tarpon Athletic Director and Head Football Coach Jaime Infante. The public censure also includes a 3-year probationary period. The SEC reached the decision by a unanimous 9-0 vote …

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First scrimmage went well for Tarpons

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS Last Friday the Tarpons traveled to Brownsville for a morning scrimmage with the Pace Vikings and apparently did pretty well.  Earlier this week two Tarpon assistant coaches shared their thoughts and observations on last Friday’s action. “It went very well,” Joshua Kirton told the PRESS.  “They had a …

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Silver Tarpon Band looking to transition

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS The Port Isabel Silver Tarpon Marching Band is working on making the transition from parking lot to stadium. The Silver Tarpon band regularly practices in the main parking lot behind the high school.  It’s marked off with yard lines, just like the field at the stadium, and that’s …

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