Sports

Thu
19
Apr

REGIONAL TUNEUP

Athletes eye regional bids following area action in Devine, Goliad.

By MANUEL AZOCAR III

Region IV championships bids at the Class 4A and 3A levels were on the line this week as local schools competed at area meets in Devine and Goliad, respectively.

The top four finishers in each event at the area meet will advance to regional competition either in Kingsville in Class 4A, Region IV or Converse in Class 3A, Region IV.

 

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Thu
19
Apr

Pearsall closes in on back-to-back softball titles

By MANUEL AZOCAR III

Pearsall improved its record to 20-8 for the year with a 10-0 shutout win over San Antonio Christian on Thursday, April 12.

The victory ran the Lady Mavs' string of consecutive run-rule wins to eight in a row.

“We outhit the Lady Lions 16-3,” PHS Head Softball Coach Reynaldo Ramirez said. “The girls have been averaging right at 18 hits a game during this run, led by four juniors and a senior.”

 

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Thu
12
Apr

Cowgirls send four to area

By MANUEL AZOCAR III

 

Cotulla's Cowgirls finished fourth overall in action at the District 30-3A track meet on April 5 and 7 at Myers Memorial Stadium in Cotulla. The Cowgirls qualified four athletes for area competition on Tuesday, April 17 in Goliad. Aaliyah Charo earned area qualifying bids in the 1,600m run and 3,200m run as she was district champion in both events.

 

She improved on her times in both events and set a new personal best in the mile run. She also qualified in the 400m run. Gabby Perkins is advancing in the 200m run while Ari Espinosa claimed a district title in the pole vault, setting a new CHS record with a height of 8'6”. She was also third in the 300m hurdles. Charisa Garcia will go to area in the pole vault, as well.

 

 

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Thu
12
Apr

DISTRICT DOMINANCE

By MANUEL AZOCAR III

 

Kaylynn Rios was district champion in four of the five events in which she competed and helped lead her Lady Mavs to the District 29-4A runner-up title during action at the district meet Wednesday and Thursday, April 4 and 5 in Crystal City.

 

Rios took home gold medals in two of three relay events, as well as the long jump and high jump, where she once again set another school mark. Last week at Crystal City she set the new PHS mark with a leap of 5'3” and bested that mark at the district meet with a height of 5'4”. She also narrowly missed out in her attempt at 5'6”, just clipping the bar with her heel in her final attempt at the height.

 

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Thu
05
Apr

Wolves finish fourth, Lady Wolves sixth at Crystal City

By MANUEL AZOCAR III Sports Editor

Dilley was fourth overall while the girls were sixth in the final track and field action of the season before district at the Javelina Relays in Crystal City last Wednesday, March 28. Scottie Reyes paced the team with a pair of gold medals in both the shot put and discus events. Noe Garcia and Brian Carroll both took second and third place finishes in the 800m and 1,600m runs while Allan Ramirez was third in the 300m hurdles.

 

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Thu
05
Apr

TOSSING HEAT

TOSSING HEAT - Dilley pitcher Julian Cantu first a pitch down the plate during recent action. The Wolves notched their first league win of the season on Friday with a 7-6 decision over rival Cotulla

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Thu
05
Apr

LEAGUE PREPPER

By MANUEL AZOCAR III Sports Editor

 

Kaylynn Rios broke a 33- year old school record with a leap of 5'3” in the high jump at the Javelina Relays in Crystal City last Wednesday, March 28, in the final tune-up before this week's District 29-4A event. Devine won the event with 214.5 points. The Lady Mavs were second with 143.5 points.

 

Rios led the team with a first place finish in the high jump and first place finish in the long jump. She was also a member of the first place sprint and mile relay teams and third place 800m relay team. Kianna Kebbi continued her improvement each week as she was first in the 400m dash, second in the 200m dash and was a member of the winning sprint relay team.

 

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Thu
29
Mar

DISTRICT SPLIT

Mavericks top Crystal City in opener, fall to rival Devine Monday evening.

By MANUEL AZOCAR III

Pearsall split its first two league outings recently, crushing Crystal City in the 29- 4A opener on Friday before falling to rival Devine 11-2 Monday, March 26.

In a contest moved up a day to avoid possible inclement weather, Pearsall stumbled out of the gates against the Warhorses, surrendering seven runs in the first on three costly errors.

 

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Thu
29
Mar

CISD trainers attend AAATA workshop

By MANUEL AZOCAR III

Cotulla ISD's Athletic Training student aides traveled to Trinity University in San Antonio on Friday, March 23 for the annual Alamo Area Athletic Training Association (AAATA) Student Workshop.

The workshops are held every year in March as part of National Athletic Training Month.

This year, student-trainers has the opportunity to observe Dr. Marque Allen of the San Antonio Sports Medicine Associates dissect an ankle and learned about its interior anatomy.

 

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Thu
22
Mar

Neal earns all-state nod on 67th TXSWA 4A squad

MANUEL AZOCAR III
Sports Editor

 

Joining the likes of offensive and defensive players of the year in Carthage senior running back Keaontay Ingram and Pleasant Grove senior linebacker Caleb Porchia, Pearsall's Carson Neal earned a spot on the 67th annual Collin Street Bakery/Texas Sports Writers Association Class 4A all-state football team, which was recently announced.

 

Ingram, who signed with the University of Texas on Wednesday, rushed for 2,325 yards and 37 touchdowns to lead unbeaten Carthage to the Division I state title while Porchia had a school-record 196 tackles to help Pleasanto Grove win the Division II championship.

 

 

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