COVID-19 takes toll on San Benito PONY softball

HARLINGEN — The lights are staying off at diamonds across the Rio Grande Valley as the COVID-19 pandemic has spring youth softball seasons in...

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...

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...

Falcons, Tarpons players to compete in San Antonio

Basketball teams are facing some new challenges ahead of their 2020-21 seasons due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but the student-athletes are finding ways to...

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

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...

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...

UTRGV Athletics donates concession stand food to Student Food Pantry

The UTRGV Athletics Department is doing its part in giving back to the university community as it announced it has donated $4,000 worth of...

New York City Marathon canceled because of coronavirus

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York City Marathon, the world's largest marathon, was canceled Wednesday because of the coronavirus pandemic, with organizers and...

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...

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...

Cross country coaches planning for short seasons

Cross country competitions began this week for Class 1A through 4A programs in Texas, but teams in the East Valley haven’t had a chance...

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...

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...

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...

Bloodhounds get clearance to begin football season

It has been an exciting few days for the Brownsville St. Joseph football program. The Bloodhounds spent the weekend celebrating former standout quarterback Kai Money...

Dallas Cowboys running back Elliott tests positive for coronavirus

Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott has tested positive for the coronavirus, according to his agent. Rocky Arceneaux told the NFL Network on Monday that...

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...

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...

Youth football on hold indefinitely in Port Isabel

PORT ISABEL — Few people are more involved in youth sports in the East Valley than Port Isabel’s Raul Loera Jr. He is on the...

Watney bored in isolation, nervous about how he got virus

By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer Monday marked the 10th day of self-isolation for Nick Watney, the minimum required for PGA Tour players who test...

UIL suspension of athletics extended through May 4

The University Interscholastic League announced Thursday it would extend its suspension of athletic practices and competitions through May 4 due to the outbreak of...

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...

Porter’s Gracia signs with Huston-Tillotson

It may have been a small ceremony as Aaron Gracia and his Brownsville Porter coaches celebrated a big milestone, but the love and support...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Big Ten Conference cancels fall football season

The Big Ten won't play football this fall because of concerns about COVID-19, becoming the first of college sports' power conferences to yield to...

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...