Football underway for small schools in Texas, but not in the RGV

High school football is officially back in Texas, at least partially. This marks the first week Class 1A-4A football programs across the state are allowed,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Cameron County health order delays fall sports

HARLINGEN — The Cameron County Health Authority and Cameron County Judge Eddie Trevino Jr. issued a joint order Tuesday mandating that “extracurricular sports and...

UIL updates COVID-19 guidelines for summer, 2020-21

McALLEN — The University Interscholastic League, the governing body of a majority of Texas high school athletics, updated its COVID-19 guidelines and policies with...

UIL updates eligibility requirements

McALLEN — The University Interscholastic League announced another set of changes Friday for the 2020-21 school year specifically relating to student-athlete eligibility requirements for...

Local coaches, school officials talk COVID-19 challenges

McALLEN — As the Rio Grande Valley’s COVID-19 saga intensifies, school district officials and coaches throughout the region are continuing extensive discussions focused on...

RGV schools discuss COVID policies, path forward for high school athletics

McALLEN — Despite mostly working out of home offices, school administrators and coaches throughout the Rio Grande Valley have been busier than ever before...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Los Fresnos shuts down in-person summer workouts

BROWNSVILLE — The Los Fresnos Consolidated Independent School District opted “out of an abundance of caution” Wednesday to pause its summer strength and conditioning...

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...

BISD student-athlete tests positive for COVID-19

The Brownsville Independent School District confirmed Tuesday in a statement that a student-athlete tested positive for COVID-19, coming after the district decided Monday to...

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...

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...

McAllen to host RGV recruiting combine with Rivals, 247Sports

McALLEN — Two major national high school sports recruiting websites will be represented at a first-of-its-kind high school recruiting combine in the Rio Grande...

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...

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...

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...

Lady Chargers’ Garza signs with Waldorf University

A sea of purple filled the entrance to Brownsville Veterans Memorial on Friday morning in support of Lizzie Garza. The basketball star signed her intent...

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...