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Thu
16
May

DILLEY’S SURE SHOT

By MANUEL AZOCAR III

 

STATE TRACK & FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS

Dilley's Scottie Reyes was crowned the Class 3A state shot put champion after the senior recorded a throw of 53'1” at Austin's Mike A. Myers Stadium.

Reyes' crowning achievement didn't come without some drama. He got off to a slow start and sat ninth overall in the event following his three throws in prelims.

He then uncorked his personal best toss to open the finals and then sat and waited out the competition.

 

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Thu
16
May

CISD honors athletes at banquet

By MANUEL AZOCAR III

 

Cotulla ISD honors its student-athletes Monday evening, May 13 during its annual honors banquet at the high school cafeteria.

The event annually recognizes student-athlete achievements in sporting events throughout the school year.

Following a dinner and introductions by Athletic Director and Head Football Coach David Silva, all underclassmen athletes and senior athletes were recognized for their achievements in their respective sports they participated in.

 

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Thu
09
May

AREA ENDING

UIL STATE SOFTBALL PLAYOFFS

Pearsall's prolific offense was limited to five runs over two games as the team dropped its best-of-three area playoff series to Rio Hondo two games to none last weekend in Hebbronville.

Weather and scheduling conflicts resulted in the game being changed three times before eventually landing in Hebbronville last Friday and Saturday.

In their opener on Friday night, Pearsall came up on the short end of a pitching duel, losing a taut 2-1 decision. They then returned Saturday afternoon and in a back-and-forth shootout, fell 6-4.

“We finally managed to start hitting their pitcher, she is pretty good, she has already signed to play for Division I UTSA,” Pearsall Head Softball Coach Reynaldo Ramirez said. “I think we outhit them in the series but their hits were in key

 

Thu
09
May

Reyes seeks elusive state title in shot put, discus

UIL TRACK & FIELD STATE CHAMPIONSHIP

Dilley senior Scottie Reyes will look to capture a state championship this weekend as he competes at the UIL Track & Field State Championship in Austin.

Reyes, the Region IV, 3A, Area and District 30-3A discus champion is among the favorites in the shot put and sits among the state leaders in the discus as well.

Reyes is a four-time District 30-3A and Area champion and has now added a regional title to his accolades this year.

 

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Thu
02
May

TRI-BI CHAMPS

By MANUEL AZOCAR III

UIL STATE SOFTBALL PLAYOFFS

For a third straight year Pearsall has laid claim to the bi-district softball title.

The Lady Mavs cruised to a 2-0, best-of-three playoff series win over Pleasanton on Thursday and Friday, April 25 and 26.

Playing host on Thursday, Pearsall blasted the Lady Eagles 11-3 behind a strong performance on the mound from Aracely Ortiz and a huge offensive team outing.

 

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Thu
02
May

Reyes earns state berths in shot put and discus

By MANUEL AZOCAR III

REGION IV TRACK & FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS

Dilley's Scottie Reyes capped his senior season with a trip to the UIL Track & Field State Championship after winning the Region IV, 3A discus title and taking second in the shot put last week in San Antonio.

Reyes is a two-time District 30-3A and two-time Area champion and has now added a regional title to his accolades this year.

 

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Thu
25
Apr

Pearsall sends seven to Region IV, 4A meet

 

Seven Pearsall athletes have earned qualifying spots at the Region IV Track and Field Championships in Kingsville this weekend.

The Lady Mavs were fifth overall at the meet with 54 points. Gonzales won the event with 103 points.

Kiana Kebbi was crowned area champion in the 200m dash and was also second in the 400m dash.

She also took second with the Lady Mavs sprint relay team.

Aracely Ortiz was second in the 100m dash while Alba Dominguez pulled off perhaps the upset of the meet, finishing second in the 100m hurdles.

She came in to the race with the eighth best time and stunned the field as she crossed the finish line as the area runner-up.

 

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Thu
25
Apr

Lady Mavs drops three straight entering playoffs

 

Pearsall dropped its final two district games of the season to fall from contention for the league title and finish second in the 29-4A softball standings and will now face Pleasanton in the first round of the playoffs this week.

The Lady Mavs were stunned for a second straight year by Devine in their second league meeting, falling 8-1 to the Arabians last Tuesday night. Pearsall was then tripped up by Hondo 3-2, in an emotionally charged contest on Friday evening, April 19.

With the pair of losses, the Lady Mavs finished 7-2 in league play and capped their regular season with a record of 22-10-2.

The team ironed out its playoff details on Monday afternoon and hosted Pleasanton Wednesday evening at 7 p.m. and will play the second of its best-of-three series on Thursday at 7 p.m. in Pleasanton. A third game, if needed would be at 7:30 p.m. on Friday in Pleasanton.

 

Thu
18
Apr

Mavs fall to Javelinas, knock off St. Anthony

DISTRICT 29-4A BASEBALL

Pearsall split contests over the last two weeks, falling to Crystal City 12-2 in league play on April 5, before knocking off St. Anthony on Teacher Appreciation Night last Thursday, 15-4.

The loss to Crystal City dropped the Mavericks to 1-4 in district and needing another victory to secure the fourth and final playoff spot.

“We had trouble keeping up with Crystal City, losing a tough one 12-2,” PHS Head Baseball Coach Ray Talamantes said. “We jumped on top early 2-0 before Crystal City pulled away in the third inning.

 

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Thu
18
Apr

CLINCHED

DISTRICT 30-3A SOFTBALL

Dilley clinched its fifth straight playoff berth following a 4-2 decision over rival Cotulla last Tuesday before dropping a 6-1 decision to front-runner Natalia on Friday in 30-3A softball action.

“The box score shows a no hitter, but Cotulla had one hit for the game with a six strikeout performance from Abcde Aranda,” DHS Head Softball Coach Chip Proctor said. “Janel Aguilar hit a double to score the go-ahead runs in the sixth.”

 

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