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...

BISD’s Leal named top Region 7 athletic administrator

Brownsville Independent School District athletic director Gilbert D. Leal was named the Region 7 athletic administrator of the year by the Texas High School...

Lady Vikings’ seniors facilitated culture change

The preparation for the Pace Lady Vikings’ 2020 softball campaign happened during a period when so many student-athletes work on their craft — the...

UIL releases guidelines for limited return of high school, junior high athletics

The University Interscholastic League released guidelines Friday afternoon for the return of summer strength and conditioning programs and sport specific practices, which will allow...

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...

Villarreal III back at helm of Tarpons

HARLINGEN — Port Isabel’s Tony Villarreal III reported to the school’s campus Thursday for the first time since he departed the program in 1997...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

PSJA High softball stadium renovations under way

SAN JUAN — Renovations to PSJA High’s Josefina S. Ayala Softball Field are off and running with a chance to finish ahead of schedule,...

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...

PSJA Memorial’s coach Regalado becomes social media sensation during lockdown

While the COVID-19 pandemic has put most of the sports world on pause, one Rio Grande Valley high school football coach has been making...

Under new leadership, South tennis continues winning ways

By CLAIRE CRUZ, Staff Writer HARLINGEN — The Harlingen South tennis program is as consistent as they come. Year in and year out, the Hawks are winning...

VMS All-STAR Boys Soccer: Greyhounds’ Martinez did it all

HARLINGEN — San Benito forward Adrian Martinez may not have stuck around long enough to realize his true potential, were it not for 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...

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...

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...

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...

Local HS coaches discuss UIL cancellation of spring sports

Note: Throughout the next few weeks, we'll hear from student-athletes from different sports whose seasons were cut short due to COVID-19. McALLEN — On March 16,...

Sharyland Pioneer QB Marburger commits to UTSA

Sharyland Pioneer junior quarterback Eddie Lee Marburger took to Twitter Saturday night to announce his commitment to continue his football and academic career at...

East Valley seniors selected to RGVBCA All-Star game

By CLAIRE CRUZ, Staff Writer LYFORD — The Rio Grande Valley Basketball Coaches Association announced the rosters for the senior All-Star games late Friday night. The new...

UIL officially cancels all spring activities

  The University Interscholastic League announced the cancellation of all remaining spring activities and state championships for the 2019-2020 school year Friday afternoon. “With the announcement...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...