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Pirates broadside Tarpons, 52-22

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS The Sinton Pirates broadsided the Port Isabel Tarpons with 52 points last Friday night, and eliminated them from the 2014 post-season with a 52-22 win in a bi-district playoff game at Kingsville. The Pirates improve to 8-3 on the season and advance to play Hondo in the area …

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Orange Crush: Bulldogs 33, Tarpons 7

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS ORANGE GROVE—Orange Grove led from start to finish Saturday night and scored a convincing 33-7 victory over Port Isabel at Bulldog Stadium in a game that was postponed from Friday due to heavy rains. In front of an enthusiastic home crowd, the Bulldogs wasted no time getting on …

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Tarpons in title hunt after West Oso win

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS The Port Isabel Tarpons went bear hunting last week and found a whole team of them in Corpus Christi. They bagged the lot and came away with a 42-24 win over the Bears of West Oso. With the win, the Tarpons move into a three-way tie for second …

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Tarpons fall to Rio Hondo, 21-14

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS The Port Isabel Tarpons came into last Friday’s football game with Rio Hondo on a roll. They were undefeated at 6-0, including 1-0 in district play, and all involved in both camps figured that it was going to be a close, hard-fought game. They were right. With the …

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WEB EXCLUSIVE: Tarpons suffer first loss of season to Rio Hondo, 21-14

By ARMANDO GARZA Special to the PRESS They took their shots. Boy, did they take their shots. But the Rio Hondo Bobcats gave out a few of their own, too. And with only 34 seconds left and four yards to glory in a tie game on the road on Friday night, the final haymaker in …

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ANATOMY OF A RIVALRY: Tarpons, Bobcats matchup ignites community spirit

By ESTEVAN MEDRANO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Bobcats are solitary and elusive, relying on camouflage and stealth, as they are the smallest of the Lynx genus species. The tarpon, a premier saltwater game fish in many areas, has existed since prehistoric times, vulnerable to a number of land and sea predators throughout its life. Don’t …

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Tarpons exterminate Red Ants; await Cats

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS The Port Isabel Tarpons jumped on the Red Ants of Progreso with two touchdowns in the first three minutes of the game last Friday night and were in control the entire night as they won their district season opener, 61-7, at Red Ant Stadium. On the Tarpons’ first …

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Tarpons open district play at Progreso

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS After taking last week off, the Port Isabel Tarpons football team will travel to Progreso this Friday for the district opener for both teams. Port Isabel comes in with a 5-0 record and Progreso is 1-4. The Red Ants have lost four straight games after a 7-0 win …

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Tarpons handle ‘Hounds, 44-21

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS The Port Isabel Tarpons shifted their vaunted running game into high gear last Friday night as they outscored a feisty Brownsville St. Joseph’s team, 44-21, at Tarpon Stadium. It was a game of two halves for Port Isabel. The Tarpons scored the first four times they had the …

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PI remains undefeated at 4-0

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS The Port Isabel Tarpons got another strong performance from their rushing game as they ran past the Valley View Tigers, 39-12, on the road last Friday night. All five Tarpon touchdowns were scored on the ground as six different PI backs ran for a total of 375 yards. …

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