Category: Sports

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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Hernandez off to Regionals, 7 PI Men qualify

By LARRY GAGE Marissa Hernandez may have already arrived in Corpus Christi, as you read these lines, for this weekend’s Women’s Regional Powerlifting Meet at Calallen.  I watched Hernandez work out in the weight room at P.I.H.S. Wednesday morning.  Appearing relaxed and confident, she cracked jokes between lifts with head powerlifting coach Justin Stumbaugh as …

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3rd Annual South Padre Island Invitational Tennis Classic

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Tarpon lifters prepare for regionals

By LARRY GAGE Head Port Isabel High powerlifting coach Justin Stumbaugh can be found, on a given school day, at the computer in the athletic offices at around 6:00 A.M.  Male and female Tarpon lifters start arriving for their morning workouts around 6:30. Each athlete will work out for about an hour before going off …

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Dolls place at National Competition

Special to the PRESS The realization of a dream come true came to fruition as 12 members of the Derry Elementary dance team “The Derry Dolls” traveled to Disney World to participate at the University Dance Alliance National Competition. The competition, which is affiliated with the National Dance Alliance, was held February 5, in Orlando, …

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