Category: Sports

Freshman pitcher Salinas hurls gem in road win

 By JOE R. BOWLING, JR. Friday marked perfection for the Port Isabel Lady Tarpons softball team. A road win over Grulla with a 13-0 score marked a fourth consecutive shut out and it was highlighted as Daniela Salinas pitched a perfect game. “Nobody said a word,” said Head Coach Belinda Trevino, “as a matter of …

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Lopez takes second at state

 By LARRY GAGE Jerry Lopez place sec­ond in the Men’s State Powerlifting Meet in Abilene last Saturday. His total lift of 875 pounds broke down as follows; squat lift, 360 pounds; bench press, 185 pounds; and dead lift, 330 pounds. He tied his per­sonal best in the bench press. His PB on the squat lift …

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Barker takes second no-hitter

 By LARRY GAGE Bobby Barker tossed his second no-hitter of the season Friday night at Tarpon Field, as Port Isabel ran away from Rio Hondo by the score of 13-0. The game was called after five innings due to the 10-run rule. Barker struck out six Bobcat batters and walked only two. “Everybody came out …

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Hernandez so close to gold

 By LARRY GAGE It came down to her final attempt on the last lift, the dead lift. Port Isabel Lady Tarpon powerlifter Marissa Hernan­dez had already locked up second place at the Women’s State Powerlifting Meet in Corpus Christi last Saturday. Breanna Johnson of Giddings had completed her lifts and was in first place with …

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Fierro wins in Meet of Champions

 By LARRY GAGE Port Isabel Tarpon runner Armando Fierro continued his winning ways in the long-distance races this season by taking first place in the 1600-meter run at the RGVCA Meet of Champions on Saturday in Weslaco. He also placed sec­ond in the 800 meter race. In winning the 1600, Fierro came from behind on …

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Soccer team ends historic run

By CARLOS GONZALES MERCEDES – The Port Isabel Tarpon varsity boys’ soccer squad traveled to Mercedes Thursday where the two teams faced off in a Class 4A Bi-District playoff game. Both teams relied heavily on their defensive efforts the entire game, but it did even­tually lead to a shoot-out in which the Mercedes Tigers edged …

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Tarpons vs. Tigers a soccer epic

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By CARLOS GONZALES Special to the PRESS The Port Isabel Tarpon varsity boys’ soccer squad traveled to Mercedes Thursday where the two teams faced off in a Class 4A Bi-District playoff game. Both teams relied heavily on their defensive efforts the entire game, but it did eventually lead to a shoot-out in which the Mercedes …

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Barker pitches no-hitter

By JOE R. BOWLING, JR. One run was enough for Bobby Barker, pitcher for the Port Isabel Tarpon Varsity Baseball Team. The Port Isabel Tarpons scored a single run in a rivalry game against La Feria and Barker did the rest as the senior pitcher hurled a gem in a 1-0, no-hit win recently. Barker …

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PI Tarpon powerlifters off to regionals

By LARRY GAGE The Men’s Regional Powerlifting Meet is on for this Saturday, March 12, at Kingsville.  Seven P.I. Tarpon lifters will make the trip up Hwy. 77 to compete for a chance to qualify for the state meet in Abilene later this month. This writer spoke with head powerlifting coach Justin Stumbaugh this week in …

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Grant supports upgrades: Baseball fund donates $60,000

Special to the PRESS The City of Port Isabel announced that it was re­cently awarded a grant in the amount of $60,000 from the Baseball Tomor­row Fund (BTF) that will support the Laguna Madre Park Little League Field upgrade, and provide funding for field lights. The field lighting equipment will be provid­ed through a partnership …

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