Sports

Thu
18
Jul

BABE RUTH BALLERS

By MANUEL AZOCAR III

Cotulla's South Texas 14 and under team finished first at the state and Southwest Regional Babe Ruth Softball Tournament and have advanced to the World Series in Treasure Coast, Florida July 15-24.

The Southwest Regional Babe Ruth Softball Tournament was July 2-6 in Levelland.

The team went undefeated at the state tournament, winning the championship 3-2 against JPRD from Louisiana.

Four players were named Most Valuable Players at the regional event, third baseman Trevlynn Aldaco, center fielder Raeann Charo, catcher Miranda Gonzalez and pitcher Allyse Leija.

Team members include: Allyse Leija, Miranda Gonzalez, Raeann Charo, Adisyn Garza, Trevlynn Aldaco, Christlyn Munoz, Sienna Arevalo, Hailey Gonzales, Justine Leal, Alayna Gonzalez, Bella Linares, Davira Gonzalez, Mia Betancourt, Jayda Duran and Emily Vargas and coaches Mario Leija, Alyssabel Garcia, Pilar Martinez and Starr Aldaco.

Thu
18
Jul

5 reasons kids should play outside more

Whether it’s dance lessons, computer projects, art class or yoga, kids these days are busy bees. And while such activities are enriching and fun, experts say that many kids aren’t spending enough time doing something much simpler and every bit as important as structured programming: playing outdoors.

“Finding time for the kids to play outside can be such a challenge for parents,” says Keri Wilmot, a pediatric occupational therapist and an expert contributor to TheGeniusofPlay.org. “As a parent I worry about ‘stranger danger’ or whether my kids will be able to navigate social issues on their own. Without spontaneity, playtime has lost some of it’s fun.”

Thu
04
Jul

Athletes qualify for Junior Olympics

 

Members of the South Texas Heat track club competed at the AAU Regional Qualifiers meet June 26-29 at DW Rutledge Stadium in Converse and will be sending seven athletes to the Junior Olympics.

The top six athletes in each event advance to the AAU Junior Olympics in Greensboro, North Carolina July 29-August 2.

The South Texas Heat track club had 26 athletes compete in the meet and seven earned qualifying spots at Greensboro.

 

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Thu
27
Jun

Lady Mavs earn softball accolades

Ortiz earns TGCA all-state, Legacy Team honors

Aracely Ortiz has been named to Texas Girls Coaches Association (TGCA) All-State Softball Team by coaches from around the state.

“That is a great honor for any athlete to accomplish during her high school career, PHS Head Softball Coach Rey Ramirez said. “We are all so proud of her.”

The award is annually given to only 37 high school softball players in the Class 4A division.

 

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Thu
27
Jun

Pearsall trio earn spot on All-Star West softball roster

3RD ANNUAL SAN ANTONIO AREA ALL-STAR SOFTBALL GAME

A trio of Lady Mavs competed in the third annual San Antonio Area All-Star Softball Game on Tuesday, June 18 at Southwest High School.

Aracely Ortiz, Andrea Cuellar and Olivia Garza were named to the West roster.

“All three girls represented Pearsall High School and played superbly,” PHS Softball Head Coach Rey Ramirez said. “Shuby Cuellar was in her usual spot behind the plate, Aracely Ortiz was on the mound and Olivia Garza was in her accustomed right field position.

 

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Thu
27
Jun

FRIO, LA SALLE SHOWDOWN

LITTLE LEAGUE ALL-STARS

Pearsall and Cotulla squared off in the finals of the 8-10 baseball all-star bracket on Wednesday, June 26 in Pleasanton.

The two teams tore through the competition en route the to matchup. The winners would remain in the title bracket while the loser would have to fight its way back into the championship bracket by winning the consolation bracket.

Pearsall earned its way to the title game via a pair of lopsided decisions, winning 12-0 over Poteet and 18-1 over Somerset.

 

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Thu
13
Jun

Watermelon warriors...

A total of six teams were in contention for the championship trophy at the annual St. Joseph’s Catholic Church Dilley Watermelon Festival on Saturday, June 2. (Courtesy photos)

 

 

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Thu
13
Jun

Summer hoops...

The Pearsall Community Basketball Organization Summer League has begun as boys and girls have hit the courts Mondays through Thursdays at the PHS Gym.

(Courtesy photos)

JUMP TO IT - Pearsall’s Leila and JJ Olvera both placed at their first Texas Amateur Athletic Federation meet last week. Leila took first in the long jump with a distance of 11’2”. JJ took first in the same event with a jump of 5’. They are coached by their father Coach Jose Olvera. In other action, sophomore Jasiah Vaquera won four medals at the Judson meet. He won the long jump with a leap of 21’, won the triple jump at 42’8” and was second in the high jump, 6’ and second in the 200m dash with a time of 24.5.

 

 

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Thu
06
Jun

Benefit golf tourney, June 28-29

The Don Lindenborn 26th Annual Wintergarden Chapter API, Inc. Golf Tournament will be held on June 28-29, at the Pleasanton Country Club in Pleasanton.

Proceeds from the annual event go towards college scholarship funds for graduating seniors within the Chapter – Carrizo Springs, Charlotte, Cotulla, Crystal City, Dilley, Jourdanton, La Pryor, Pearsall, Pleasanton, Poteet, and Uvalde.

Entries are on a first-come, first-served basis and fees are $95 per person/$380 per team. Forms are available at www.wintergardenchapterapi.com, or by contacting Jeff Stevens (830) 854-7599 or Danny Dishman (210) 307-9765, or via email to wintergardapi@yahoo.com.

 

 

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Thu
30
May

Cotulla LL Blue Jays win T-ball championship

By MANUEL AZOCAR III

The Blue Jays outlasted the Astros 11-10 to claim the 2019 Cotulla Little League T-Ball Championship in a thrilling contest last week.

“The Blue Jays and the Astros played a close game and had the crowd pumped as they finished with a one-point lead, 11-10,” a CLL representative said.

The organization also extended its thanks to the sponsors, coaches, players and parents for dedicating their time and efforts to “helping these young athletes develop lifelong skills that will benefit them on the field, in the classroom and in the work place many years from now.”

 

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