Sports

Thu
26
Jul

Arsenal is runner-up at Pony League World Series showcase

By MANUEL AZOCAR III

The Pearsall-based Arsenal 12 and under Select softball team recently competed in the Pony League Fastpitch Organization’s Pony Fastpitch World Series Showcase Tournament in Laredo.

Arsenal was among more than 150 total teams with girls ranging from ages 8 to 18 years of age, representing different Pony and select teams from Central to South Texas and international teams from Mexico and Puerto Rico.

The five-day event kicked off Tuesday, July 17 with an opening ceremony experience where players mingled with each other trading pins which identified their team origins. Teams were then  individually announced and paraded around the stadium.

 

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Thu
26
Jul

LONESTAR SHOWCASE

Joey Ramirez was named the Most Valuable Player for the Texas Edge football team during the Lonestar Showcase in San Antonio earlier this year. The event featured some of the best football players in the San Antono area and Joey was chosen for this honor due to his overall contributions on both sides of the ball.

 

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Thu
26
Jul

3RD ANNUAL JOSHUA GEORGE RIOS SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT PARTICIPANTS

First Place - LMV

 

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Thu
19
Jul

WORLD SERIES BOUND

The South Texas Babe Ruth League of Cotulla 14 & Under All-Stars will be in action at the Babe Ruth World Series in Treasure Coast, Florida July 19-27. The team claimed the South Texas championship and were the Southwest Regional Runners-Up.

 

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Thu
19
Jul

THANK YOU SPONSORS!

Team South Texas 14u “South Texas State Champions and Southwest Texas Runners-Up”, would like to thank all their sponsors for their donations towards their expenses (travel, hotel rooms, USA jerseys, some meals) to the Babe Ruth World Series in Florida. We are tremendously grateful and appreciate all the support from our communities. Thank you Cotulla, Encinal and Dilley (Frio County). You have made it possible for these young ladies that are ready to represent our communities and South Texas. They have put in some hard work and will continue to do so. With lots of faith, we will continue to make you all proud! Coaches and players will leave on July 18 in the morning, send them blessings for a safe travel.

Also a big shout out to their parents for working together as a team and helping each other out, and to Michael Birchfield for your time in assisting us with all the forms needed.

 

Thu
12
Jul

Cotulla STBRL All-Stars advance to World Series

By MANUEL AZOCAR III

The South Texas Babe Ruth League’s South Texas 14 & Under All-Stars claimed the runner-up trophy at the Southwest Regional Tournament in Mountain Home, Arkansas last week.

“The team played their hearts out and played until the end!” STBRL representative Abel Garcia said. “These girls, along with their coaches, showed lots of dedication and heart.”

 

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Thu
12
Jul

Pearsall Major Girls fall at Sectional Tournament

By MANUEL AZOCAR III

Pearsall’s dominant Major Division Softball All-Stars had their season come to an end at the Texas West Sectional Tournament over the weekend, falling to far larger opponents in Greater Helotes and Eagle Pass at the event.

The girls opened the tournament on Thursday evening, July 5 as Pearsall crushed Boerne 19-1 in the first round.

 

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Thu
05
Jul

Pearsall Major Girls claim District 21 championship

BY MANUEL AZOCAR III

The Pearsall Little League major girls softball all-stars won the District 21 tournament championship last week, topping Devine in the title game 6-3 to advance to the Texas West Section 3 Tournament in Ingram this week.

Pearsall's all-stars tore through the tournament field with an unblemished 3-0 record, crushing its first two opponents before edging Devine in a championship rematch.

 

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Thu
05
Jul

Pearsall 8-10 All-Stars reach District 21 title game

By MANUEL AZOCAR III

Having dropped their first contest of the year in the title game, Pearsall's 8-10 Little League Baseball all-stars were set to rematch San Antonio 5-Diamonds Monday evening, July 2 to settle the District 21 championship.

Pearsall won three straight games to reach the championship contest but dropped a 15-11 decision to 5-Diamonds Sunday night, July 1, suffering their first defeat of the tournament.

 

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Thu
28
Jun

South Texas Heat athletes advance to regionals

The South Texas Heat Track Club competed at the AAU South Texas District Qualifiers meet June 22-23 at DW Rutledge Stadium in Converse and will send 12 to regional competition. With youth athletes from across South Texas and the surrounding area attending, youngsters needed to crack the top 32 in each event in order to advance to the Region 18 Qualifiers Meet June 27-30 at Converse. Only the top six regional qualifiers will advance to the AAU Junior Olympics in Des Moises, Iowa July 27 to August 3.

The South Texas Heat track team currently has 28 athletes, 17 participated in the district meet, and 12 are advancing to regional competition and one athlete earned a regional medal.

 

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