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Vikings dominate Lobos for win in season opener

The Brownsville Pace Vikings opened their season with a 38-2 win over Brownsville Lopez in a District 16-5A Division I zone game. The Vikings dominated...

Brownsville Porter holds off Donna High for win

They had to battle until the final whistle, but the Brownsville Porter Cowboys got their season started with a 27-20 nail-biting win over Donna...

Three East Valley teams to play tonight; Raymondville cancels

Three East Valley sub-5A football teams will be in action tonight, with St. Joseph, La Feria and Lyford facing district opponents. But one team,...

Lady Chargers defeat Lady ’Hounds in straight sets

SAN BENITO — The San Benito Lady Greyhounds made their season debut against the Brownsville Veterans Memorial Lady Chargers on Tuesday at home, and...

BISD Class 6A football teams begin seasons

As his players warmed up at the start of their first practice on Monday, Brownsville Hanna coach Mark Guess shouted, “We’ve been waiting for...

Chargers grateful for long-awaited return to football

The Brownsville ISD Class 5A fall sports teams returned to their respective practice facilities to begin preparing for the 2020 season this week. The Brownsville...

Port Isabel postpones start of fall athletics until Oct. 12

The Port Isabel athletic department announced Tuesday that it is postponing the start of fall sports until Oct. 12. Port Isabel athletic director and football...

Rio Hondo decision impacts District 16-4A DII

With Rio Hondo unable to play a football season this year, the South Zone of District 16-4A Division II that was formed in response...

La Feria varsity fall athletics returning Sept. 21

La Feria football, volleyball, cross country and team tennis have been given permission to begin practicing Monday. Lions football coach and athletic director Oscar Salinas...

Rio Hondo’s chances for most fall sports end

The Rio Hondo Independent School District board voted Monday to file for a Texas Education Agency waiver allowing four additional weeks of remote learning,...

Bloodhounds get clearance to begin football season

It has been an exciting few days for the Brownsville St. Joseph football program. The Bloodhounds spent the weekend celebrating former standout quarterback Kai Money...

Chargers alumnus earns position with UTPB

Isaiah Torres grew up around the game of basketball, and the sport is in his blood. The 2015 Brownsville Veterans Memorial graduate went from watching...

Falcons, Tarpons players to compete in San Antonio

Basketball teams are facing some new challenges ahead of their 2020-21 seasons due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but the student-athletes are finding ways to...

BISD sets Oct. 5 return for varsity fall athletics

The Brownsville Independent School District Board of Trustees approved a plan Thursday that will allow the six high schools to start fall sports Oct....

San Benito improving facilities, adding program

San Benito CISD is living up to its motto with the addition of an indoor multipurpose athletic facility, an aquatic center and a performing...

Juarez to fight Sunday in L.A.

Brownsville native Omar Juarez had a six-month layoff between his last fight and the one prior because of the COVID-19 pandemic, but it only...

District 32-5A volleyball set for zone play

Creating fall sports schedules hasn’t been an easy task due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but the District 32-5A volleyball coaches got one step closer...

Cross country coaches planning for short seasons

Cross country competitions began this week for Class 1A through 4A programs in Texas, but teams in the East Valley haven’t had a chance...

Porter’s Gracia signs with Huston-Tillotson

It may have been a small ceremony as Aaron Gracia and his Brownsville Porter coaches celebrated a big milestone, but the love and support...

Lopez’s Castillo signs with Mount Marty

Santiago “Sonny” Castillo filled a big role for the Brownsville Lopez football program, and not just because the 6-foot-2, 315-pound offensive lineman was a...

Schedules remain unclear for East Valley 1A-4A football teams

LYFORD — While many football teams in Classes 1A through 4A are well into their football routines, the sub-5A teams in the East Valley...

East Valley 4A football coaches deal with UIL decisions

LYFORD — The University Interscholastic League decided not to delay the football calendar for Classes 1A through 4A on July 21, and 4A coaches...

Uncertainty remains for East Valley 6A football programs

LYFORD — The University Interscholastic League granted Class 6A and 5A athletic programs something very valuable when it pushed back the fall calendar one...

Los Fresnos’ Rocha signs with Central Methodist

Even with a Los Fresnos mask covering much of his face, Andderson Rocha’s ear-to-ear smile was undeniable as the Falcons midfielder celebrated a big...

Senior class ready to lead Lady Greyhounds softball

HARLINGEN — Playing varsity softball for San Benito high school is a privilege, and the girls in the program don’t take it lightly. The Lady...

Senior class ready to lead Lady Greyhounds softball

HARLINGEN — Playing varsity softball for San Benito high school is a privilege, and the girls in the program don’t take it lightly. The Lady...

Jubilee’s Escamilla to play at next level

Brownsville Jubilee took UIL athletics by storm in the 2019-2020 school year, and Osiel Escamilla played a big role in that success. Escamilla was the...

East Valley districts continue to react to virus

LYFORD — After a student-athlete tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday, San Benito CISD announced Wednesday evening its decision to suspend summer extracurricular activities...

Stachowiak makes SJA history, signs with TAMUK

Ally Stachowiak embedded herself in St. Joseph Academy history with her athletic abilities. The 5-foot, 11-inch middle blocker helped build and elevate the SJA volleyball...

Spiking COVID-19 cases cause some programs to hit pause

HARLINGEN — School districts across the Rio Grande Valley and the state have announced they will be postponing summer strength and conditioning and sport-specific...