Sports

Thu
13
Jun

Watermelon warriors...

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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...

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

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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

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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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Thu
23
May

Wolves, Lady Wolves earn athletic awards at annual event

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ATHLETIC HONORS

Dilley High School celebrated their athletes accomplishments at their annual Athletic Banquet Wednesday, May 15.

The night started with a prayer for the family of Coach Juan Dominguez who passed away May 4. Dominguez was a substitute teacher at Dilley ISD and, led by Coach Flores, the entire Dilley family paid their respects to him and his family.

Following the prayer, DISD Athletic Director Lamar Rodriguez thanked the school board, superintendent, and staff of Dilley ISD for their hard work and dedication to their athletic program. Academic All-District Teams, All-State, and Honor Roll athletes were then introduced in the cafetorium.

Thu
23
May

PISD athletes honored at Spring Sports Banquet

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ATHLETIC HONORS

Pearsall ISD celebrated its athletes for their achievements during the Spring Sports Banquet on Monday, May 20 at the PHS cafeteria.

Chris Martinez and Aracely Ortiz were awarded the Maverick and Lady Maverick honors.

Ortiz was also presented with the Maverick Club Scholarship. The Maverick Club is the volunteer athletic booster organization that raises funds for the high school and junior high athletes and coaches.

The event honored athletes that participated in Spring Sports during the school year, including basketball and powerlifting.

 

 

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Thu
16
May

DILLEY’S SURE SHOT

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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

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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

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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

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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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