Area Sports

Local schools welcome new faces, familiar foes in newest UIL change

2020-22 UIL Biennial Realignment Sweeping changes were made during the UIL’s biennial district realignment for teams during the 2020-21 and 21-22 seasons on Monday, February 3. Pearsall’s district football slate remained largely the same except for a move to District 15-4A, Division II. Gone is Poteet, down to the Class 3A level and the Aggies…

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Lady Wolves earn runner-up title, Wolves fifth at DHS meet

2020 DILLEY POWERLIFTING MEET MANUEL AZOCAR III Sports Editor Cotulla’s Cowgirls returned to action last week at the third Texas Strength Systems powerlifting meet of the year in San Antonio. Cotulla finished third overall at the event with nine athletes finishing in the top five of their respective divisions. Stephanie Benavidez took first in the 148-lb.…

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Lanphear earns top 30 finish

HIGH SCHOOL GOLF MANUEL AZOCAR III Sports Editor In tournament action over the weekend, Dilley’s Ashton Lanphear shot a two-day total of 223 to claim a top 30 finish at the Laredo Nixon golf tournament. Lone golfer Lanphear shot a 116 on the first day of the event but improved his second on Day two,…

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Boa Luta Academy collects medals at Mat Shark Tournament

MIXED MARTIAL ARTS MANUEL AZOCAR III Sports Editor Cotulla’s Boa Luta Academy collected a total of five gold and three silver medals in action at the Mat Shark SA Pro Tournament in San Antonio recently. Jose R. Gonzalez Jr., Jeremiah Gonzalez, Joey Bingaman and Jordan Bingaman fought through several tough matches on their way to…

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Lady Wolves earn runner-up title, Wolves fifth at DHS meet

MANUEL AZOCAR III Sports Editor Dilley played host to the Wolf Pack Powerlifting Meet on Saturday, January 18 where the Lady Wolves finished second overall while the Wolves were fifth. For a second straight week the Lady Wolves put together an impressive performance with 11 lifters earning medals in their respective divisions. Kristal Rodriguez earned…

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Pearsall opens season with 2-3 finish at Dilley

HIGH SCHOOL POWERLIFTING Marquez, Garcia earn top lifter accolades in respective weight classes. MANUEL AZOCAR III Sports Editor Pearsall opened its 2020 powerlifting season in Dilley last week with the Mavs finishing second and Lady Mavs third at the event. “The first meet went great, all the athletes got new personal bests on all three…

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On the slide: Dilley girls drop two straight to open league play

DISTRICT 30-3A GIRLS BASKETBALL MANUEL AZOCAR III Sports Editor Stuck in the midst of a four-game skid, Dilley dropped to 0-2 in District 30-3A basketball play last week following losses to Jourdanton and Cotulla. The team recently opened league play, losing to Jourdanton 48-29 on January 10 and Cotulla 37-25 on January 14. Prior to…

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Lady Wolves second at Laredo powerlifting meet, Wolves are fourth

2020 TORO CHAMPIONSHIPS MANUEL AZOCAR III Sports Editor Dilley’s powerlifting teams opened competition for 2020 at Laredo Cigarroa’s annual Toro Powerlifting Championship meet on Saturday, January 11 where the Lady Wolves were second out of 12 teams and the Wolves were fourth overall. Kristal Rodriguez took first overall in the 123-lb. division with a total…

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Wolves top Mavs at the buzzer, win 54-51

BOYS BASKETBALL Pearsall erases 12-point deficit and ties game in waning moments only to see Dilley drain last-second three pointer. MANUEL AZOCAR III Sports Editor While the third time may not have been a charm, the fourth certainly was for Dilley as the Wolves won a wild 54-51 decision over Pearsall in non-district hoops action…

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Cowgirls nab second at TSS meet

HIGH SCHOOL POWERLIFTING MANUEL AZOCAR III Sports Editor Cotulla’s Cowgirls opened the 2020 powerlifting season with a second place finish on Thursday, January 9 at the Texas Strength Systems Meet in San Antonio. In a field of ten teams, the Cowgirls had eight lifters place fifth or higher in a number of weight divisions. Stephanie…

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