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Thu
15
Nov

Wolves run wild, face Odem Owls in playoff opener

By MANUEL AZOCAR III

 

Projected to be a driving force for the Dilley offense this season, running back Enrique Garza exploded for his best game precisely when the Wolves needed it. He accounted for 36 points in Dilley's 50-6 rout of Nixon-Smiley in the regular season finale last Friday at Gosch Field.

 

The win secured the fourth and final playoff spot in District 15-3A, Division II for the Wolves and marked their sixth straight trip to the postseason. The team has qualified for the playoffs in 14 of the last 16 years, dating back to 2002.

 

“We came into the game controlling our playoff destiny,” DHS AD and Head Football Coach Manny Martinez said. “I asked our players to kick the door down and not give Nixon-Smiley any hope and we came out and set the tone right away.

 

Thu
15
Nov

IT’S TURKEY TIME

By MANUEL AZOCAR III

Despite a season of ups and downs, Pearsall found a way to secure the fourth and final playoff spot in District 14-4A, Division II with a 30- 26 win over Poteet in the regular season finale last Friday at Mack Laxson Field.

 

The playoff berth marks the sixth consecutive for the Mavericks, a school record.

 

As a reward for its efforts, the team will now take on the #5 state-ranked Cuero Gobblers in the bi-district round of the playoffs on Thursday, November 15 at San Antonio's Alamo Stadium.

 

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Thu
08
Nov

Robles nabs fifth at state meet

By MANUEL AZOCAR III

Devin Robles capped his senior year with a fifth place finish at the UIL State Cross Country Championships on Saturday, November 3 in Round Rock.

Robles finished with a time of 16:04.57.

Melissa's Justin Greer won the state title with a first place time of 15:02.90.

Decatur won the boys' team title with 90 points.

Cotulla's Aaliyah Charo also competed at the state event in the Class 3A division and the sophomore finished 63rd overall. She clocked in at 13:05.73.

Jenna Breazel of Little River Academy won the girls' division with a time of 11:45.92.

 

 

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Thu
08
Nov

DOWN TO THE WIRE

Mavs in must-win situation against Poteet for final playoff spot

By MANUEL AZOCAR III

The difficult follow-up to a 10-0 season continued last Friday as Pearsall dropped another gut-wrenching district decision, falling 24-13 to Hondo in a game the Mavericks controlled from the outset.

Pearsall's young Mavericks have been in every game this season except for La Vernia, but inexperience, penalties and turnovers have surfaced late in games and proven costly.

 

 

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Thu
01
Nov

MISSED OPPORTUNITIES

By MANUEL AZOCAR III

 

In a year of close calls and narrow misses, Pearsall suffered through yet another missed opportunity last Friday, dropping a 21-6 decision to Devine in district action.

 

The Mavericks struck first and had numerous opportunities but were likewise their own worst enemies, allowing penalties and turnovers to ultimately cost them the game.

 

“Football is a game of inches and won off of limiting mistakes and taking advantage of your opponents mistakes,” PHS AD and Head Football Coach Joseph Rivera said. “We were inches away from completing some big time passes that would have changed the outcome of the game, a few blocks away from breaking out a few long runs, and a few costly penalties in crucial times that hurt us.

 

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Thu
01
Nov

PLAYOFF QUALIFIERS

Cotulla’s varsity volleyball Cowgirls clinched a bi-district playoff berth with a 7-3 second place finish in District 30-3A. The team took on the Taft Lady Greyhounds Monday evening, October 29 at Three Rivers, dropping the contest in three straight sets, 25-10, 25-11, 25-20.

 

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Thu
25
Oct

ROBLES ROLLS ON

MANUEL AZOCAR III
Sports Editor

 

Devin Robles dug deep despite less than ideal course conditions and rallied to claim a dominant regional championship at the Class 4A Region IV Cross Country Championships on the campus of Texas A&M Corpus Christi Monday, October 22.

 

The senior runner came from behind the field to win in dominant fashion.

 

“Devin's relentless effort to be regional champion paid off,” PHS Cross Country Head Coach Jose Olvera said. “He started strong, then came from behind, closing the gap, not being satisfied with anything else, but first.

 

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Thu
18
Oct

Robles earns district title, Lady Mavs third at district

By MANUEL AZOCAR III
Sports Editor

 

Devin Robles was crowned district champion while the Lady Mavs finished third to advance to regionals at the District 29-4A cross country meet in Crystal City on Wednesday, October 10.

 

Freshman Zaine Leal also earned a regional berth for the boys as he was sixth overall. The top ten individuals earned regional bids.

 

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Thu
18
Oct

JAVELINA HEAVEN

By MANUEL AZOCAR III
Sports Editor

 

Pearsall went stride for stride with district favorite Crystal City Friday night at Mack Laxson Field but behind the legs of David Patino, the Javelinas eventually pulled away for a 36-13 victory in the league opener for both teams.

 

Crystal City struck first but the Mavs answered each time and were in the thick of the game in the third when Patino broke the game open.

 

 

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Thu
11
Oct

Regional runners...

BCotulla’s Aaliyah Charo was crowned the District 30-3A girls’ champion while Angelina Teneyuca was third at the district meet on Tuesday, October 9. The Cowboys’ Josue Perez also finished ninth overall at the event. All three earned regional qualifying bids and will compete at the Region IV meet at Texas A&M Corpus Christi on Monday, October 22.

 

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