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...

Chargers grateful for long-awaited return to football

The Brownsville ISD Class 5A fall sports teams returned to their respective practice facilities to begin preparing for the 2020 season this week. The Brownsville...

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...

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 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

The Latest: Tough day for last year’s Super Bowl teams

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott has sustained a gruesome injury to his right ankle in the third quarter against the New York Giants. Prescott was...

No fall sports at UTRGV after Western Athletic Conference suspends fall sports

EDINBURG — Another domino fell Thursday morning as the Western Athletic Conference, home to the UTRGV Vaqueros, announced the suspension of fall sports, becoming...

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...

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...

East Valley Soccer Notes: District races remain tight

Another week has come and gone, and the boys and girls soccer races in District 32-6A are just as close as ever. Perhaps Michael Miller,...

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...

Several RGV girls hoops stars make TABC All-Region teams

Several girls hoops stars from throughout the Rio Grande Valley nabbed exclusive spots on the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches’ All-Region teams after the...

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...

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...

Sharyland Pioneer QB Marburger commits to UTSA

Sharyland Pioneer junior quarterback Eddie Lee Marburger took to Twitter Saturday night to announce his commitment to continue his football and academic career at...

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...

Virus wreaking havoc on SEC due to positive COVID-19 tests

By TERESA M. WALKER AP Sports Writer The Southeastern Conference has had to postpone two games in the last three days because of positive COVID-19...

Cowboys Prescott will officially play under franchise tag for $31.4M

By Clarence E. Hill Jr. Fort Worth Star-Telegram It's now official. Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott will play the 2020 season on the franchise tag, worth...

Local HS coaches discuss UIL cancellation of spring sports

Note: Throughout the next few weeks, we'll hear from student-athletes from different sports whose seasons were cut short due to COVID-19. McALLEN — On March 16,...