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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 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...

Port Isabel cancels youth softball season

Citing Little League International’s move to cancel its regional tournaments and the 2020 Little League World Series, Raul Loera Jr., president of the Laguna...

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...

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...

District 31-6A reveals zones, protected rivalries for high school football season

EDINBURG — Athletic coordinators and coaches from Edinburg, La Joya, Mission, Pharr and San Juan have begun revealing scheduling changes for this upcoming season,...

Chick-Fil-A, UTRGV partner in meal program

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley had been looking to increase its presence in Brownsville following the momentum of a successful Western Athletic...

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...

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...

Unmasked: NFL fines coaches, teams for not covering faces

By ARNIE STAPLETON AP Pro Football Writer NFL coaches thumbed their collective — and exposed — noses at the NFL's mask mandate in Week 2. The...

Sources: La Joya ISD will not compete in fall sports

According to multiple sources close to the matter, La Joya Independent School District’s three high schools will not compete in fall sports this year...

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...

UIL realignment shakes up RGV sports landscape

HARLINGEN — Athletic coordinators, athletic directors and coaches from across the Rio Grande Valley gathered Monday morning at the Harlingen C.I.S.D. Aquatic Center as...

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...

La Feria varsity fall athletics returning Sept. 21

La Feria football, volleyball, cross country and team tennis have been given permission to begin practicing Monday. Lions football coach and athletic director Oscar Salinas...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Schedules remain unclear for East Valley 1A-4A football teams

LYFORD — While many football teams in Classes 1A through 4A are well into their football routines, the sub-5A teams in the East Valley...

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...

AP Source: Astros coach faces 20-game suspension, Laureano 6

By JANIE McCAULEY AP Baseball Writer OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Houston Astros hitting coach Álex Cintrón faces a 20-game suspension and a fine for his...

BISD sets Oct. 5 return for varsity fall athletics

The Brownsville Independent School District Board of Trustees approved a plan Thursday that will allow the six high schools to start fall sports Oct....

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...

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,...