Category: Sports

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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La Feria tops P.I., 64-51, takes 3rd playoff spot

By LARRY GAGE The Port Isabel Tarpons took the bus to La Feria Tuesday night to try to sweep the season series with the Lions and gain the district’s third playoff berth.  The Lions turned the tables on the Tarpons, winning the game, 64-51, and taking the last playoff spot for themselves in the process.  …

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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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