Tag: softball

Cantu, Castaneda play in softball nationals

BY MARINA WISE-HERRING Special to the PRESS It’s a special sight to see young athletes compete at national competitions, especially Rio Grande Valley bred players. South Texas Fully Loaded ‘02 Red, along with other RGV-based fastpitch softball teams, made the trek to Denton this past week to compete at the IFA/VTD (Independent Fastpitch Association/Virtual Tournament …

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12U Softball team takes third

BY MARINA WISE-HERRING Special to the PRESS Gulf Coast Tsunami, a travel softball team based out of Port Isabel, swept third place in the 12 years and under division (12U) at the United States Specialty Sports Association (USSSA) South Texas State Softball Tournament this past weekend (June 20-22). To read the rest of this story, please subscribe …

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Ladies to take on Kingsville

PRESS Staff Report Jesse Garza, the Lady Tarpon Varsity Softball Coach could hardly contain his excitement Friday night, and who could blame him? After an impressive 7-2 smashing of the Robstown Lady Cotton Pickers in Raymondville, Coach Garza and his squad of young Lady Tarpons accomplished what they had set out to do – not …

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ON A GOOD NOTE: Ladies, boys race into playoffs fresh off big wins

PRESS Staff Report There’s no better way to enter the playoffs than on a winning note. And that’s exactly what the Port Isabel Tarpon baseball and Lady Tarpon softball teams have done. The District 32-3A champion Lady Tarpons recently survived a dramatic comeback orchestrated by the Rio Hondo Lady Bobcats. In the season finale, the …

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DISTRICT CHAMPS: Ladies down La Feria for crown

Special to the PRESS When the final out was recorded on Tuesday night, the Port Isabel Tarpons celebrated a lot more than just a victory. The girls had just accomplished something that had never been done before. For the first time in school history, they’re District 32-3A champions. With a 3-0 win over La Feria …

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GIRLS ON FIRE: Ladies making PIHS history

By ARMANDO GARZA Special to the PRESS Despite coming off their first district loss of the season, the Port Isabel Lady Tarpons aren’t about to hit the panic button. In a game in which they stranded 14 runners, the Lady Tarpons lost at Rio Hondo 5-1 on Tuesday night to end their long winning streak, …

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PI girls, boys tearing up competition

PRESS Staff Report Who’s next? That seems to be the theme surrounding the Port Isabel Lady Tarpon softball squad as it continues to eliminate the competition en route to its first undefeated recorded this late into the season. Specifically, the Lady Tarps stand at an impressive 7-0 32-3A record and 12-5 overall, not to mention …

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Ladies 5-0 in district, boys unbeaten

PRESS Staff Report Things haven’t changed much in the world of Port Isabel varsity baseball and softball, except maybe one thing: they’ve won more games. Remaining unbeaten in 32-3A play, the Tarpons and Lady Tarpons continue to amass victories en route to what the Big Blue community hopes will be district titles for both programs. …

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FROM THE PAST: San Benito girls blank Sebastian

By RENE TORRES Special to the Parade In the summer of 1941, Valley girls’ softball was attracting thousands of fans to the ball park. The girls from throughout the region were playing a good brand of softball. One of the best pitching performances of that summer came when San Benito’s Kiwanis blanked the Sebastian 10. …

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Girls 3-0, boys open district

PRESS Staff Report The Port Isabel High School varsity baseball and softball teams are beginning to make waves in their respective districts, especially as the Lady Tarpons tighten their stranglehold on 32-3A with an undefeated 3-0 record thus far. Of course, the Tarpons are enjoying their own success after opening 32-3A play with a victory …

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