Category: Sports

Tarpons fall hard to Rio Hondo, 92-54

By LARRY GAGE The Rio Hondo Bobcats came prowling into Tarpon Gym Tuesday night undefeated in district play at 9-0.  Their league record remains unblemished after a 92-54 shellacking of Port Isabel. The Tarpons led 2-0 and the score was tied at 6 apiece before the visiting Bobcats ripped off a 26-4 run, taking a …

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Lady Tarpons start playoffs Monday

By LARRY GAGE The Port Isabel Lady Tarpons dropped their final regular season game at Rio Hondo on Tuesday night, 58-45.  The final District 32-3A standings show Port Isabel in third place with a 9-3 record.  The top three teams make the playoffs and P.I.’s first-round game will be played Monday (Feb. 14) at Raymondville. …

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LMLL registration underway

Special to the PRESS Laguna Madre Little League is now registering kids ages 4 – 14 for the 2011 Little League season. Registration fee is: 1 Child = $35, 2 = $60, 3 = $75 ($25 per child after 3). Assistance is available. Deadline for registration is Feb. 26, 2011. The 2011 LMLL season will …

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Lady Tarpons overwhelm Grulla, 62-9

By LARRY GAGE It was a rather one-sided game Tuesday night as the Port Isabel girls’ roundball team easily won their game with the Lady Gators of Grulla, 62-9. “They’ve had a rough season,” head coach Alan Ward said in a silent gym afterwards.  “They’re mostly sophomores and juniors and I don’t know how much …

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Tarpons fall to Gators, 61-56

By LARRY GAGE It was a rough road trip to Rio Grande City for Port Isabel   Tuesday night as the Tarpons came up short against the Gators of Grulla, 61-56.  There were no surprises, according to head coach Al Senteno; “They were a good team when we played them here,” he said Wednesday afternoon.  “They …

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Lady Tarpons take down Zapata, 60-45

Morgan Malik blocks a pass by a Lady Hawk player in Tuesday night’s game. (Courtesy Photo)

By LARRY GAGE The Zapata Lady Hawks flew into Tarpon Gym in first place Tuesday night with a perfect 6-0 record in district play.  They left with a 6-1 record after losing to the Lady Tarpons, 60-45. Head coach Alan Ward’s squad brought their “A” game and led from the start.  So I was told …

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NBA Showcase helps local economy

By ANTONIO VINDELL The NBA Development League Showcase has been having a series of games this week on South Padre Island where scouts are looking for potential players to go to NBA teams all over the country. But the four-day event, that ends tonight (Thursday), also provided a prime opportunity to showcase the Island and …

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Hall of Famer Nancy Lieberman in town

By LARRY GAGE Former college and professional basketball star Nancy Lieberman is on South Padre Island this week for the NBA Development League Showcase.  She is the head coach of the league’s newest team, the Texas Legends, who play their home games in Frisco, located just north of Dallas.  Lieberman is the first female head …

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D-League showcase wows, offers look at talent

By JOE R. BOWLING, JR. Teams converged from throughout the country Monday on South Padre Island as the 7th Annual NBA D-League Showcase began with four thrilling games. Played out on the same day that college football was playing their title game the crowds still came out to watch some of the best basketball in …

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Tarpons beat Red Ants

By LARRY GAGE The Port Isabel Tar­pons took the bus to Pro­greso last Friday and re­turned with their second district win in as many games. They topped the Red Ants, 69-41, and in so doing moved into a first-place tie in District 32-3A with a 2-0 record. “We came out a little rusty in the …

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