Category: Sports

Barker pitches well in All-Star game

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS The Rio Grande Valley Baseball Coaches Asso­ciation East-West All Start game was played last Sat­urday in La Joya. Recent and former Tarpon pitcher/outfielder Bobby Barker was the only Port Isabel player to be selected for the game and, as it turned out, played both positions. It was the …

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Salinas named to All-District softball team

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS Freshman pitching ace Daniela Salinas was recent­ly named to the first team of the All District 32-3A Soft­ball Team. The Lady Tarpons finished in second place in this year’s District 32-3A final stand­ings and made the playoffs for the first time since 2002. In fact the team’s won-loss …

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Barker set for East-West All-Star Game

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS Bobby Barker will rep­resent Port Isabel High in this weekend’s Rio Grande Valley Baseball Coaches Association East-West All-Star Game in La Joya. Barker has been an out­standing pitcher for the Tarpon baseball program. His record for the 2011 season was 6-1, with his only defeat coming in the …

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Lady Tarpons make All-District Softball Teams

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS Nine Lady Tarpon soft­ball players were recently named to the All District 32-3A softball teams. Named to the All-District First Team were first base­man Alysa Horner and out­fielder Michelle Hancock.   The 2nd Team All-Dis­trict list shows the follow­ing Lady Tarpons: catcher Marissa Hernandez, 3rd baseman Kristian Watkins, …

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Guillot, Sanders new Hall of Famers

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS Former Port Isabel Tarpon athletes Donald Guillot and Travis Sanders were inducted into the Rio Grande Val­ley Sports Hall of Fame last weekend in Brownsville. The induction banquet was held at Holiday Inn of Brownsville with a few hundred friends, family, and former teammates and coaches of the …

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Tarpon Athletics: The year that was, and the year to come

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS The 2010-2011 school year is at an end. The seniors have graduated and those involved in athletics have carried the school colors in competition for the last time. In academics and athlet­ics, it was a good year. This writer sat down with Port Isa­bel High School (PIHS) head …

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Former Tarps to enter Hall

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS Two former Port Isabel High athletes have been elect­ed to the Rio Grande Valley Sports Hall of Fame. Travis Sanders and Donald Guillot will be formerly inducted into the Hall this Saturday in Brownsville. Travis Sanders was a run­ning back in the Tarpon football program in the late …

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Might as well get started; Drum Line reports

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS Marching band practice is starting earlier than usual at Port Isabel High this summer. In recent years the head director of bands, Scott Hartsfield, gave band members a few weeks off at the end of the school year. Around the first of July, then, the drum line and …

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Indy 500 proves worthy

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS As I’ve written in these pages before, the history of the Indianapolis 500 is filled with the stories of drivers who seemingly had the race won, only to have victory snatched from them with just a few laps to go. There was Eddie Sachs who, in 1961, made …

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10 Tarps make All-District

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS Ten Port Isabel Tarpons were recently named to the All-District 32-3A baseball team. Making the All-District first team were pitcher Bobby Barker, 1st baseman Blake Sapp, and 3rd baseman Jesse Loera. Named to the second team All-District were pitcher Johnny Loera and outfielder Armando Fierro. The hon­orable mention …

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