Nationals catcher, former Sharyland star Barrera popped with PED suspension

Editor's Note: This story was edited to reflect that Barrera played three season at the University of Texas, not four. McALLEN — Washington Nationals catcher...

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...

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...

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...

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...

UTRGV basketball season tickets on sale as complete set

EDINBURG — Season tickets for UTRGV Vaqueros men’s and women’s basketball for the 2020-21 season are on sale now and will be available for...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

RGV Sports Hall of Famer, journalist Roy Hess dead at 66

HARLINGEN — Veteran Rio Grande Valley journalist and sportswriter Roy Hess died Thursday morning at Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen. He was 66 years...

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...

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...

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...

Lady Falcons dominated shortened golf season

The Los Fresnos girls golf program was chasing history when the COVID-19 pandemic forced a sudden stop to its dominant season. The Lady Falcons were...

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,...

Umpires facing uncertainty during pandemic

One of the many consequences of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic is the increased awareness of the many jobs and sources of small scale economic...