Sports

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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Thu
18
Apr

Lady Mavs on the brink of district title

DISTRICT 29-4A SOFTBALL

The Lady Mavs had a week off from district play but took on #14 stateranked Class 5A San Antonio Southwest in a non-conference outing on Thursday, falling in a nail-biter, 5-4.

The contest was a last minute substitution for the Lady Mavs to make up for a cancellation.

 

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Thu
11
Apr

AREA BOUND

 

Pearsall's varsity girls led the field following the completion of field events but Devine rallied during the running events as the Lady Mavs finished second overall at the District 29-4A track and field meet last week in Devine.

The Lady Mavs scored 136 points while the Arabians tallied 195 points.

Pearsall's Mavericks were fifth overall at the event, scoring 64 points.

The Lady Mavs will send 13 athletes to the Area meet on Monday, April 15 and Wednesday. April 17 in Devine.

Kianna Kebbi, Aracely Ortiz, Brianna Moreno, Leandra Gandara, Esmeralda Gonzalez, Alba Dominguez, Lauren Rivera, Lauren Shafer, Karina De La Rosa, Neveah Ramon, Samantha Jimenez, Destiny Sanchez and Alamar Garcia will all advance for the girls' team.

 

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Thu
04
Apr

Mavs finish fourth at Crystal City Invitational meet

JAVELINA RELAYS

Pearsall's Mavericks were fourth overall in action at the Javelina Relays in Crystal City on Wednesday, March 27. The event marked the final tune-up of the season prior to district action.

Jasiah Vaquera paced Pearsall as he won the triple jump, was second in the long jump, finished third in the 200m dash and was fifth in the high jump.

Josiah Peralta was second in the 400m dash while Zaine Leal was second in the two mile run and third in the mile. Pearsall's 800m relay team also finished third.

 

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