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...

Conque, Hill, Flowers discuss UTRGV’s plan of action

In the wake of George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis and amid nationwide protests against police brutality, UTRGV men’s head basketball coach Lew Hill raised his voice locally to call for meaningful and lasting change, and to open a dialogue on race relations. Now, Hill, UTRGV Vice President and Athletic Director Chasse Conque and university president Dr. Guy Bailey are coming together with coaches and student leaders to develop a department-wide plan and initiate campus conversations. Read the full story at themonitor.com

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Brady’s move to Tampa Bay posed late challenges for networks

By JOE REEDY AP Sports Writer Tom Brady's move to Tampa Bay didn't just create ripples with fans. It caused networks to drastically rework their...

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...

Green flag: IndyCar to open its delayed season in Texas

By STEPHEN HAWKINS AP Sports Writer FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — IndyCar has gotten the green flag to finally start its season in Texas next...

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...

Big 12 schools intend to open in fall, giving football hope

By CLIFF BRUNT and STEPHEN HAWKINS AP Sports Writers All 10 schools in the Big 12 Conference expect their campuses to be open in the...

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...

Youth baseball could go on without national events

By CLAIRE CRUZ, Staff Writer HARLINGEN — Baseball seasons could return soon for local youth, but their journeys won’t lead to World Series banners. Little League International...