VMS All-STAR Soccer: Lady Cardinals’ Quinones brought ‘heart’, ‘go-getter attitude’

HARLINGEN — Grit. Moxie. Toughness. Whatever you want to call it, Harlingen High freshman Maya Quinones has it. “Maya’s the type of player that will...

Brownsville football star, RGV Sports Hall of Famer Parker dies at age 91

Frank Parker Sr., considered one of Brownsville’s best football players, died Friday at home at age 91. The cause of death was respiratory distress. As of...

RGV Sports Hall delays induction banquet

The Rio Grande Valley Sports Hall of Fame has staged a banquet in June to recognize its latest class of inductees every year since...

Santa Rosa residents support Coach Cipriano

Santa Rosa residents say they are concerned the contract of Warriors athletic director and boys basketball coach Juan Cipriano might not be renewed at...

Donna ISD names Juan Cuevas as new Donna North head football coach/athletic coordinator

After spending 23 years coaching up the ranks in Donna Independent School District, Juan Cuevas now has the opportunity to lead a football program...

Hess remembered as mentor and friend to many

Until the very end, Roy Hess was in the loop. Even as a part-time reporter, the veteran Rio Grande Valley journalist remained the preeminent point...

Conque, Hill, Flowers discuss UTRGV’s plan of action

In the wake of George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis and amid nationwide protests against police brutality, UTRGV men’s head basketball coach Lew Hill raised his voice locally to call for meaningful and lasting change, and to open a dialogue on race relations. Now, Hill, UTRGV Vice President and Athletic Director Chasse Conque and university president Dr. Guy Bailey are coming together with coaches and student leaders to develop a department-wide plan and initiate campus conversations. Read the full story at themonitor.com

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...

UIL considers lifting ban on live Friday night football broadcasts

University Interscholastic League executive director Dr. Charles Breithaupt announced he was considering lifting the organization’s ban on live, Friday night high school football broadcasts...

RGV football stadiums let lights shine as symbol of hope

Aristotle once said “It is during our darkest moments we must focus to see the light.” Amid the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, high schools across...

Mission Veterans receiver AJ Gonzaque chasing greatness

MISSION — AJ Gonzaque has spent the last three years making a name for himself as a playmaker on the football field for the...

Hidalgo slugger Carbajal signs with Texas A&M International

HIDALGO — Like many of the other high school seniors throughout the Rio Grande Valley, Hidalgo’s Carolina Carbajal watched her final seasons in three...

UIL announcement raises more questions for RGV football teams

The University Interscholastic League’s (UIL) Tuesday morning announcement regarding the modified start of the 2020-21 athletic year provided clarity for some schools in Texas. But...

McAllen ISD joins growing list of districts to shut down summer workouts

McALLEN — McAllen ISD became the latest in a string of school district throughout the Rio Grande Valley that announced Tuesday afternoon that they...

Pace’s Garcia signs with Southwestern

Pace senior wide receiver Jaylun Garcia saw his dream come true Tuesday, as he signed to continue his football career with Southwestern University. Garcia will...

Column: Hess represented the best in Valley sports journalism

Very recently, I received a phone call. The caller wanted to know Roy Hess’ phone number, because there was a question about a Rio Grande...

Dallas Cowboys running back Elliott tests positive for coronavirus

Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott has tested positive for the coronavirus, according to his agent. Rocky Arceneaux told the NFL Network on Monday that...

RGVCA football All-Star rosters unveiled

There will not be a Rio Grande Valley Coaches Association All-Star football game in 2020. But the rosters, which were released Wednesday by the RGVCA,...

Chargers’ Garza signs with Park

Michael Garza is a standout long jumper for Brownsville Veterans Memorial who became a multi-event track & field athlete to enhance his chances of...

UTRGV schedules three games at Bert Ogden Arena for 2020-21 season

EDINBURG — The UTRGV athletics department announced Wednesday that Vaqueros basketball is headed back to play under the bright lights of Bert Ogden Arena. For...

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...

UIL working to allow limited return of athletics on June 8

After Texas Governor Greg Abbott's announcement on Monday stating professional sports, youth sports camps and little league can return in the state with restrictions on or...

Rancho Viejo, River Bend among golf courses reopened to members

Rancho Viejo Resort and Country Club and River Bend Resort and Country Club in Brownsville were among the East Valley golf courses to reopen...

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...

BISD postpones summer strength and conditioning programs

EDITOR'S NOTE: On Tuesday morning, the Brownsville Independent School District announced it is postponing its Strength and Conditioning Program after a student athlete at...

WBLL renovates park; Port Isabel cancels season

The West Brownsville Little League Park on Cottonwood Drive has been around since the 1960s. “Our park has been not up to par for quite...

Chick-Fil-A, UTRGV partner in meal program

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley had been looking to increase its presence in Brownsville following the momentum of a successful Western Athletic...

IDEA Frontier boys soccer continues resurgence

  For a soccer program that has had Steve Martinez as its coach the past three seasons, the IDEA Frontier Chargers have made some great...

Lady Eagles seemed primed for playoff push when pandemic hit

Third-year Hanna softball coach Greg Larson had his team off to an 11-6 start when the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic brought his team’s season to...

Dallas Cowboys officially sign Dak Prescott

By STEPHEN HAWKINS The Associated Press Dak Prescott plans to be at training camp with the Dallas Cowboys, if and when it starts, on the richest...