Category: Sports

Lady Tarpons earn spot in play-offs

Queens of the court The Lady Tarpons are second in district play and they have earned a spot in the playoffs. The Lady Tarpons will host the Raymondville Lady Bearkats on Tuesday, Nov. 1, at 7 p.m. “Come out and support our Lady Tarpons,” said Laura Orive of the Tarpons’ athletic program. To see this …

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Tarpons tame La Feria Lions, 51-35

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS The Port Isabel Tarpons hit the ground running Friday night, literally, as they scored three first-quarter touchdowns against the La Feria Lions. They also got touchdowns on a kick-off return and an interception return, and came out on top in a key District 32-3A match-up, 51-35. The Tarpons …

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Will Lions roar at Tarpon stadium?

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS A year ago, the Port Isabel Tarpons turned the ball over five times at La Feria, twice fell behind by 13 points, and won the game when they blocked a Lion’s field goal on the last play of the game. The win came three weeks after the Tarpons …

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Volleyball: PI takes PSJA S’West in straight sets

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS There’s nothing like actual competition to prepare a team for the playoffs.  On Tuesday night the Port Isabel Lady Tarpons volleyball team went on the road to take on PSJA Southwest in a District 32-3A match.  The Ladies had already locked up a playoff spot, and they won …

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Tarpons make a splash across board

Special to the PRESS  JV football The junior varsity Tarpon football team improved to 2-0 in district and 5-2 overall as they defeated the Grulla Gators last week, 26-0. The Gators were no match for the Tarpon defense which flew to the football all night. On defense, the Tarpons were led by Cesar Herbert, Issac …

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Tarpons fall to Grulla, 27-26

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS The ball either bounces your way or it doesn’t. Sometimes fumbles, missed tackles, and other miscues can be overcome. And sometimes it comes down to one last scoring opportunity and you either make the play or you don’t.  Friday night in Rio Grande City, it was the Grulla …

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Jr. high girls crowned district champs

Special to the PRESS The seventh and eighth grade cross country teams competed at the district meet in Progreso on Saturday, Oct. 15, and did a great job representing their school. Both the seventh and eighth grade girls were crowned district champions. The eighth grade girls started the day’s running with a flourish. The girls …

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Tarpons on road again, to RGC

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS After opening the 2011 district season with a big win at home last Friday against Zapata, the Port Isabel Tarpons hit the road this week for the fourth time for a game with the Grulla Gators in Rio Grande City. The Tarpons have a three-game winning streak going, …

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Vball: Lady Tarpons clinch playoff berth

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS The Port Isabel Lady Tarpons volleyball team took care of the Lady Red Ants of Progreso at Tarpon Gym Tuesday night, and in so doing clinched a spot in the playoffs with two district matches remaining on the schedule. They won the match in three sets, 25-10, 25-11, …

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PI varsity, underclassmen athletes rake in victories

PRESS Staff Report Fierro wins XC Meet of Champs Port Isabel’s Armando Fierro captured first place in the Elite Division at last Saturday’s Rio Grande Valley Cross Country Coaches Association Meet of Champions run this year at the Donna Corn Maze. Freshmen football The freshmen football team was defeated by Zapata last Thursday for their …

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