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...

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...

Rio Grande Valley School Districts COVID-19 Updates

The staff of the Brownsville Herald, The Monitor and the Valley Morning Star have created this page for coronavirus updates that pertain to back-to-school...

VMS All-STAR Boys Soccer: Greyhounds’ Huerta named top coach

HARLINGEN — San Benito coach William Huerta knew at the start of the 2020 season he had an experienced group of players hungry to...

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...

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....

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,...

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...

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...

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...

Lady Chargers seniors were ‘good role models’

Brownsville Veterans Memorial track coach Jaime Castaneda is one of many coaches disappointed that the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic caused the Lady Chargers’ season to...

Sources: La Joya ISD will not compete in fall sports

According to multiple sources close to the matter, La Joya Independent School District’s three high schools will not compete in fall sports this year...

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 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...

Former Donna football coach Earl Scott dies at 93

Former Donna High football head coach Earl Scott, who coached the only state high school football championship team in Rio Grande Valley history at...

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...

TAPPS delays start of fall sports

The Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools (TAPPS) announced Friday morning it is pushing back the start of fall sports until at least...

RGVBCA announces All-Valley teams

By CLAIRE CRUZ, Staff Writer The Rio Grande Valley Basketball Coaches Association announced its 2019-2020 boys and girls hoops All-Valley teams Tuesday night. East Valley squads were...

UTRGV women’s hoops to host tournament on South Padre Island

EDINBURG — The UTRGV women’s basketball team is beach bound in 2020. The UTRGV Department of Intercollegiate Athletics announced Wednesday that the women’s basketball team...

Hispanic TXHSFB Coaches Association seeks ‘seat at the table’

Former NFL quarterback and head coach of the Oakland Raiders Tom Flores is a trailblazer in the sport of football. In 1960, Flores became the...

Herald All-Metro Boys Soccer: Maradiaga a spark for Chargers’ offense

The Brownsville Veterans Memorial Chargers have had several go-to players in their soccer lineup who they could count on to score goals. Throughout the 2020...

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...

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...

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...

UIL pushes back start of athletics for 5A, 6A schools in Texas

The University Interscholastic League (UIL), the state’s governing body for athletics in public schools, released a modified plan for the start of the 2020-21...

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...

Hanna’s Garibay Jr. signs with Dallas Christian College

Marko Garibay Jr. didn’t have an ideal senior year, as his final season with the Hanna Golden Eagles was cut short due to an...

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...

VMS All-STAR Boys Soccer: Bearkats’ Garcia a human highlight reel

HARLINGEN — Sometimes, the weight of the world rests on Raymondville senior Saul Garcia’s shoulders. But he makes it look easy. On the gridiron, he...

Battle for Texas 7-on-7 Tournament canceled

McALLEN — “The Battle for Texas,” an annual state-wide 7-on-7 high school football tournament, has been canceled according to the event organizers. The Battle for...