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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Mission CISD preparing for launch of fall sports

The countdown is on for the start of fall sports at Mission High and Mission Veterans after Mission CISD gave the green light Tuesday...

Chargers alumnus earns position with UTPB

Isaiah Torres grew up around the game of basketball, and the sport is in his blood. The 2015 Brownsville Veterans Memorial graduate went from watching...

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...

Lopez looks to inspire others as Valley’s first female men’s basketball head coach

McALLEN — Ashleigh Lopez has seemingly always been a part of the Rio Grande Valley’s bustling basketball scene. Whether it’s been as an official, head...

Mission CISD postpones vote on fall sports

MISSION — During a scheduled board meeting Wednesday evening, Mission CISD officials decided to delay a vote on a return date for on-campus practices...

San Benito improving facilities, adding program

San Benito CISD is living up to its motto with the addition of an indoor multipurpose athletic facility, an aquatic center and a performing...

District 32-5A volleyball set for zone play

Creating fall sports schedules hasn’t been an easy task due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but the District 32-5A volleyball coaches got one step closer...

Edinburg CISD: No decision on fall sports return date yet

EDINBURG — Edinburg CISD officials clarified the district’s position Tuesday afternoon on a return to in-person learning, as well as fall sports practices and...

McAllen ISD updates stance on return to in-person learning, fall sports

McALLEN — McAllen ISD has updated its position on the return to in-person learning and the resumption of on-campus fall sports practices and other...

UIL amends COVID-19 mitigation guidelines after football’s opening weekend

AUSTIN — The University Interscholastic League, the governing body of most Texas public high school athletics, amended its already updated COVID-19 mitigation guidelines Tuesday...

McAllen ISD committed to fall sports schedule for now

McALLEN — Multiple sources close to the situation told The Monitor on Monday afternoon that McAllen ISD is committed to and standing by existing...

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...

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...