Uncharted Territory: Harlingen, McAllen Memorial matchup shows need for flexibility in 2020

McALLEN — Under normal circumstances, McAllen Memorial and Harlingen High would have no business meeting one another on a football field in 2020. Memorial is...

Brownsville Lopez, Brownsville Pace and Los Fresnos swim meet

Brownsville Lopez, Brownsville Pace and Los Fresnos Meet Thursday At Margaret M. Clark Aquatic Center, Brownsville Team Results Boys Los Fresnos 67, Brownsville Pace15 Los Fresnos 65, Brownsville Lopez 25 Brownsville...

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...

Herman says no mandate for Texas players over school song

By JIM VERTUNO AP Sports Writer AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas coach Tom Herman said Monday there is no mandate that his players stay on...

Weslaco High postpones start of football due to COVID concerns

WESLACO — The Weslaco High Panthers, who were getting ready and making their final preparations to kick off their 2020 high school football season...

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,...

Virus wreaking havoc on SEC due to positive COVID-19 tests

By TERESA M. WALKER AP Sports Writer The Southeastern Conference has had to postpone two games in the last three days because of positive COVID-19...

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...

Baylor 32 active COVID-19 cases in wake of postponed game

WACO, Texas (AP) — Baylor had 32 active COVID-19 cases in its athletic department in the wake of having to postpone a football game...

Social media reaction swift after Prescott’s gruesome injury

By SCHUYLER DIXON AP Pro Football Writer ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Dak Prescott's brother wasted little time trying to show the upbeat side of the...

The Latest: Tough day for last year’s Super Bowl teams

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott has sustained a gruesome injury to his right ankle in the third quarter against the New York Giants. Prescott was...

McAllen ISD reports two COVID-19 cases, student-athletes recovered

McALLEN — A pair of McAllen ISD student-athletes have tested positive for COVID-19, according to the school district. McAllen ISD Superintendent J.A. Gonzalez 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...

La Joya High, Juarez-Lincoln withdraw from football season

LA JOYA — The La Joya High Coyotes and La Joya Juarez-Lincoln Huskies will not play high school football seasons this fall. La Joya Juarez-Lincoln...

McAllen ISD to resume fall sports activities Tuesday

McALLEN — McAllen ISD has approved the reinstatement of on-campus fall sports practices at all three of the district’s high schools — McAllen High,...

PSJA High, North become first Hidalgo Co. Class 6A schools to return to practice

PHARR — Even weeks away from a return to competition with no games to play, the rivalry between the PSJA High Bears and PSJA...

Brandon “The Heartbreaker” Figueroa defends WBA title with 10th-round TKO

Weslaco’s Brandon “The Heartbreaker” Figueroa successfully defended his World Boxing Association Super Bantamweight Championship on Saturday night with a 10th-round knockout of Damien Vazquez...

Former Mission High football coach Sonny Detmer dies at 76

MISSION — Sonny Detmer, a long-time Texas high school football and father to current Mission High head coach Koy Detmer, died Tuesday at his...

La Joya ISD to reconsider stance on fall sports

LA JOYA — One month after becoming the first multi-school district in Texas to call off high school fall sports practices and competition, La...

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...

Unmasked: NFL fines coaches, teams for not covering faces

By ARNIE STAPLETON AP Pro Football Writer NFL coaches thumbed their collective — and exposed — noses at the NFL's mask mandate in Week 2. The...

Pirates become first Hidalgo County football program to return to practice

HIDALGO — The Hidalgo Pirates became one of the first Rio Grande Valley schools to return to courts and fields of play to resume...

UTRGV Athletics unveils Vaqueros United initiative, patch

EDINBURG — The UTRGV Athletic Department and Student-Athlete Advisory Committee rolled out its new collective “Vaqueros United” initiative Monday, which seeks to utilize the...

RGV school districts secure innovative equipment to fight COVID-19 spread

BROWNSVILLE — Many school districts across the Rio Grande Valley are making their final preparations to return to on-campus fall sports strength and conditioning...

RGV FC postpones 3rd straight match due to COVID-19

EDINBURG — The RGV FC Toros, the Rio Grande Valley’s USL Championship team and affiliate of the Houston Dynamo, have postponed their third straight...

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...

PSJA ISD, RGC CISD athletics to start Monday

PSJA ISD and Rio Grande City CISD on Friday announced their plans to begin strength and conditioning programs for varsity athletes starting Monday. PSJA ISD...

Cowboys’ Elliott reveals “painful” new “Feed Me” tattoo

(AP) - Dallas running back Ezekiel Elliott pulled up his jersey to reveal a new "Feed Me" tattoo on his stomach after scoring the first...

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...