Category: Sports

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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Four PI Tarpons in East-West All-Star Game

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS Four Port Isabel Tarpon football players played one last high school game last Saturday night in Weslaco.  It was the Valley Football Coaches Association East-West All-Star game at Bobby Lackey Stadium. The West squad, coached by Mission Veterans’ head man David Gilpin, won the game, 30-12, breaking the …

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Armando Fierro running down a dream

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS Armando Fierro is a young man literally on the run.  A junior at Port Isabel High, Fierro got the bronze medal for his third place finish in the 3200-meter run at the UIL State Track and Field Meet in Austin last week.  It was the final organized competition …

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Tarpons fall to Rio Hondo

 By LARRY GAGE The Port Isabel Tar­pons lost to Rio Hondo, 10-5, on the road on Sat­urday in their final regu­lar season game. The team is now busy preparing for their first-round playoff matchup against Orange Grove. It will be a best-of-three series, the first game of which will be at Edinburg Economedes High School …

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Port Isabel Athletes Prep for regional meet

 By LARRY GAGE Port Isabel High track and field athletes are hard at work this week prepar­ing for the Region IV meet at Corpus Christi Callallen next week. Four Tarpons have qual­ified for regional competi­tion in individual events. Two additional athletes will team up with two of the aforementioned to run the 4×400-meter relay. For …

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