Cowboys fans set for season kickoff

Porfirio Castillo’s Christmas tree isn’t up yet, but when it goes up it will be enamored with Dallas Cowboys ornaments. He and his wife’s shower...

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...

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

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...

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...

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...

La Joya High, Juarez-Lincoln withdraw from football season

LA JOYA — The La Joya High Coyotes and La Joya Juarez-Lincoln Huskies will not play high school football seasons this fall. La Joya Juarez-Lincoln...

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,...

RGV school districts secure innovative equipment to fight COVID-19 spread

BROWNSVILLE — Many school districts across the Rio Grande Valley are making their final preparations to return to on-campus fall sports strength and conditioning...

UIL amends COVID-19 mitigation guidelines after football’s opening weekend

AUSTIN — The University Interscholastic League, the governing body of most Texas public high school athletics, amended its already updated COVID-19 mitigation guidelines Tuesday...

Edinburg CISD: No decision on fall sports return date yet

EDINBURG — Edinburg CISD officials clarified the district’s position Tuesday afternoon on a return to in-person learning, as well as fall sports practices and...

Forbes: Cowboys most valuable NFL team at $5.7 billion

By The Associated Press Forbes estimates the Dallas Cowboys are the NFL's most valuable franchise at $5.7 billion, the 14th consecutive year they've held that...

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...

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...

VMS All-STAR Boys Soccer: Greyhounds’ Huerta named top coach

HARLINGEN — San Benito coach William Huerta knew at the start of the 2020 season he had an experienced group of players hungry to...

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...

Donna ISD names Juan Cuevas as new Donna North head football coach/athletic coordinator

After spending 23 years coaching up the ranks in Donna Independent School District, Juan Cuevas now has the opportunity to lead a football program...

Brownsville high school star Parker to enter Hall

The wait is over. Frank Parker Sr., one of Brownsville’s top all-time high school athletes who earned nine letters playing sports before graduating from Brownsville...

RGV FC postpones 3rd straight match due to COVID-19

EDINBURG — The RGV FC Toros, the Rio Grande Valley’s USL Championship team and affiliate of the Houston Dynamo, have postponed their third straight...

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...

Social distancers may want to buy hunting, fishing licenses online

HARLINGEN — Hunting and fishing licenses expire at the end of the month, and for those practicing social distancing, buying online for 2020-21 may...

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...

Hidalgo slugger Carbajal signs with Texas A&M International

HIDALGO — Like many of the other high school seniors throughout the Rio Grande Valley, Hidalgo’s Carolina Carbajal watched her final seasons in three...

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...

High schools push ahead for fall football amid pandemic

By JIM VERTUNO AP Sports Writer AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — High schools across the country are trying to figure out how and when students might...

Lopez’s Castillo signs with Mount Marty

Santiago “Sonny” Castillo filled a big role for the Brownsville Lopez football program, and not just because the 6-foot-2, 315-pound offensive lineman was a...

Texans-Chiefs set to kick off NFL season unlike any other

By DAVE SKRETTA AP Sports Writer KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — It has been a mere eight months since Patrick Mahomes led Kansas City from...

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...

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...

Hispanic TXHSFB Coaches Association seeks ‘seat at the table’

Former NFL quarterback and head coach of the Oakland Raiders Tom Flores is a trailblazer in the sport of football. In 1960, Flores became the...