Category: Sports

Tarpons sports updates and highlights

Special to the PRESS Freshman football The ninth grade football team played a great game last Thursday in front of their home crowd. The opponent came from down Highway 48, the Brownsville Veterans Chargers. Seventh grade volleyball The seventh grade girls volleyball team played an “A” and “B” team game in Progreso on Monday, Oct. …

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Tarpons take B’ville Vets, 31-15

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS It was the most complete game Port Isabel has played this season.  The Tarpons scored the first three times they had the ball, didn’t turn it over once, and defeated the Brownsville Veterans Memorial Chargers, 31-15, Friday night at Tarpon Stadium. Playing at home for the first time …

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7th grade girls own track

Special to the PRESS The Port Isabel Junior High seventh and eighth grade cross country teams traveled to Edcouch-Elsa on Saturday for their last tune-up meet before the district meet in Progreso. The teams did well, in particular were the seventh grade girls, who for the second week in a row, won the meet. The …

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Tarpons play host to unbeaten Brownsville Veterans

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS The Port Isabel Tar­pons will entertain the Chargers of Brownsville Veterans Memorial this Friday night. It will be the Tarpons’ final non-district game of the sea­son. Veterans Memorial is the new school in town and this is their second season of football com­petition. And here’s a surprising fact; …

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Volleyball: Lady Tarps look to challenge for district title

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS Lady Tarpons head volleyball coach George Hamilton likes his team’s chances of challenging for the District 32-3A title and making a return to the post-season playoffs. Through the first six matches of district play, the team has a 5-1 record and is in second place behind undefeated Zapata. …

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Bucs sink Tarpons in 13-7 heartbreaker

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS It was agonizingly, frustratingly close, and not just on the scoreboard, which showed that the Port Isabel Tarpons lost Friday night’s football game to Corpus Christi Miller, 13-7. In the second quarter, with Miller leading 10-0, Buc quarterback Julian Firo’s pass over the middle was very nearly picked …

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Mighty Tarpons set to defend home

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS The Port Isabel Tarpons will take on the Bulldogs of Lyford this Friday night in the season home opener at Tarpon Sta­dium. Lyford got their season off to a great start last Friday, when they worked the scoreboard for a 47-35 win at home over Hebbronville. They did …

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Sports Talk with Larry Gage: Tarpons Open at Edcouch-Elsa

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS After four weeks of practice and two scrim­mages, the Port Isabel Tarpons will take to the road this Friday for the 2011 football season opener. The opponent will be traditional and long-time foe out of Dis­trict 32-4A, the Edcouch-Elsa Yellow Jackets. As with any annual ri­valry, there have …

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Mercedes Tigers to visit Tarpon stadium

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS The Port Isabel High School football team has gone to the late afternoon practice schedule as they prepare for this week’s sec­ond and final scrimmage of the 2011 pre-season. The Mercedes Tigers, another 32-4A squad, will visit Tar­pon Stadium to provide the opposition. Head Tarpon Coach and Athletic …

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TARPONS RETURN! Port Isabel engages Wildcats in scrimmage

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS Some football coaches believe in scheduling above their teams’ class in pre-season scrim­mages and in non-district games. Head Port Isabel Coach Monty Stumbaugh is of that school of thought. The Tarpons play in Class 3A and both of their scrimmage oppo­nents, as usual, compete in 4A. The idea …

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