District 27-6A Round Up: Teams reset during bye week
In week five of the Texas high school football season, UIL District 27-6A hit reset.The entire district had a bye week before competing in their most important games of the year, giving the six teams [San Marcos, TX] [Hays County news] Sports San Marcos News, San Marcos Record [Texas State]sanmarcosrecord.com
Wimberley edges Fredericksburg in chaotic game
By the time kickoff was set, the Wimberley Texans and the Fredericksburg Battlin Billies were ready to smash each other in what is becoming a heated rivalry between the Hill Country communities.With t[San Marcos, TX] [Hays County news] Sports San Marcos News, San Marcos Record [Texas State]sanmarcosrecord.com
Coyotes’ magical championship football season excited community
Bill Mitchell In some respects it is hard to believe that 50 seasons of Coyote football have come and gone since that night in Memorial Stadium in Austin when the 1972 Coyotes won the Texas UIL Class AAA State Football Championship. To say that 1972 in Uvalde was a magical year would be an understatement.uvaldeleadernews.com
Wolverines down Javelinas in first UIL match at PSJA Natatorium
Wolverines down Javelinas in first UIL match at PSJA NatatoriumBy BRYAN RAMOSStaff WriterPHARR — Saturday was a historic one for the PSJA Natatorium, the newest home of swimming, diving and water polo in the Rio Grande Valley. PSJA Memorial and PSJA Southwest played in the first UIL-sanctioned water polo match at the natatorium, with the Wolverines prevailing 13-5 in a non-district meeting between two of the RGV’s 11 high schools competing in the sport’s inaugural season under the UIL banner. “We were excited about it being the first non-district game, the first UIL game, the first game at the natatorium — a lot of firsts. Martinez finished with seven of the Wolverines’ 13 goals, including four during the third period. We still have stuff to fix, but there’s still time to work on it and practice.”The next water polo match at the Pharr Natatorium is slated for 6 and 7 p.m. Monday as PSJA High hosts Mission High in a non-district match.myrgv.com
RGV Baseball Sweet 16 Playoff Schedule
Only have a minute? Listen insteadThere are two Rio Grande Valley high school baseball teams left standing in the UIL state playoffs — La Joya High in Class 6A and Sharyland Pioneer at the Class 5A level. Below is a look at the Coyotes’ and Diamondbacks’ Sweet 16 Regional Semifinal playoff schedule this week. Valley High School Baseball ScheduleRegional SemifinalsThursday’s GamesClass 6AGame 1: La Joya High vs. Lake Travis at Sinton High School, 6 p.m.Class 5AGame 1: Sharyland Pioneer vs. Buda Johnson at Cabaniss Field in Corpus Christi, 7 p.m.Friday’s GameClass 5AGame 2: Sharyland Pioneer vs. Buda Johnson at Cabaniss Field in Corpus Christi, 7 p.m.Saturday’s GamesClass 6AGame 2: La Joya High vs. Lake Travis at Sinton High School, 3 p.m.Game 3: La Joya High vs. Lake Travis at Sinton High School, 30 minutes after Game 2 if necessaryClass 5Amyrgv.com
East Valley Track & Field: Track athletes set for regional
Harlingen High’s boys track & field team won the area meet. San Benito’s Jarrid Lopez qualified in the 100 and anchors the 400 relay team with Homer Quiroz, Fabian Garcia and Michael Benavides. Jazmine Thompson won the shot put and discus, and Lady Cards pole vaulter Emma Reyes won area by a foot. Joining Navarro at the regional meet is Mia Trevino, Kaya Dickerson, Kiera Castillo, Ashley Reath and Angelina Rodriguez as well as the 400 relay, 800 relay and 1,600 relay teams. Lyford’s 400 relay team hopes to be one to watch as it eyes state.myrgv.com
Boerne boys defend 4A state soccer title
The Boerne Greyhounds boys soccer team completed another historic season on Friday as they defeated Celina 2-1 in overtime to win their second-straight UIL Class 4-A State Championship.Jess Gonzalez scored the championship-clinching goal on a penalty kick in overtime for the Greyhounds, who finished with a 27-2-1 record. Landon Murphy tied the game for Boerne with a goal lateboernestar.com
BOYS BASKETBALL: Boerne falls to Wichita Falls Hirschi in overtime in UIL Class 4A State semifinals
Senior Devin Styles poured in 23 points, but it wasn't quite enough to lift his team to a victory, as the Boerne boys basketball team fell to Wichita Falls Hirschi in overtime in the UIL Class 4A State semifinals.
McHi Bulldogs set for regional tourney matchup against Boerne-Champion
The Bulldogs broke through to their second straight Sweet 16 by defeating Corpus Christi Flour Bluff 42-38 on Tuesday in the regional quarterfinals. Senior and sophomore brothers Robert and Danny Canul scored 14 and 11 points apiece, respectively, to lead McHi. Danny Canul said the two developed the ability by battling against each other. Always trying to beat each other prepared us for these big moments.”The Bulldogs are prepared for another big moment — a regional semifinal test against Boerne-Champion. We’ve been working at this all season — all it’s been is hard work,” Danny Canul added.myrgv.com
Sabinal food distribution set March 8
In Sabinal Independent School District sports news, track participants will be in Comfort for relays after school today. The Lady Jacket junior varsity and varsity softball teams will host Ingram on March 8, beginning at 5 p.m. In band news, tomorrow the high school band will travel to Pleasanton for a UIL concert and sight reading competition during school hours. […]uvaldeleadernews.com
SWIMMING: Johnson’s Scott, Clark’s Stallworth headline UIL Class 6A State Championships
Highlights and reaction from the UIL Class 6A State swimming and diving championships in Austin, as Johnson junior Jada Scott claims her first individual title and Clark senior Lane Stallworth finishes second overall in the boys 1 meter diving competition.
SWIMMING: Alamo Heights’ Foote, Boerne Champion girls shine at UIL Class 5A State Championships
Highlights and reaction from the UIL Class 5A State swimming and diving championships in Austin, as Alamo Heights senior Connor Foote breaks a pair of state records and strikes gold in two individual events, while the Boerne Champion girls win another relay title for the second straight season.
HIGHLIGHTS: Connor Foote powers Alamo Heights to repeat at Region VII-5A Swimming Championships
Highlights and reaction from Bill Walker Pool, as high school swimmers from around the San Antonio area competed in the 2022 UIL Region VII-5A Swimming & Diving Championships looking to punch their tickets to this year’s state meet in Austin.
HIGHLIGHTS: Clark’s Croley, Johnson’s Scott headline Region VII-6A Swimming Championships
Highlights and reaction from Josh Davis Natatorium, as high school swimmers from around the San Antonio area competed in the 2022 UIL Region VII-6A Swimming & Diving Championships looking to punch their tickets to this year's state meet in Austin.
San Marcos moved to District 27-6A in UIL realignment
San Marcos will see an entirely new district for the second realignment cycle in a row.In an announcement on Thursday, the UIL revealed the Rattlers will move to District 27-6A beginning in the fall o[San Marcos, TX] [Hays County news] Sports San Marcos News, San Marcos Record [Texas State]sanmarcosrecord.com
Battle-tested North Mission IDEA seeks second district title, playoff run
MISSION — North Mission IDEA compiled a 22-4 overall record during the Class 3A program’s first year competing at the UIL level. North Mission IDEA head coach Isai Cabrera arranged this season’s non-district schedule, loaded with matchups against state-ranked teams from various classifications, to prepare for the ultimate goal — a deep playoff run. North Mission also took on the No. “When we’ve gone to tournaments, I’ve heard people say, ‘Oh, that’s North Mission, they’ve beat this team,’” senior guard Mauricio Garcia said. North Mission IDEA will be back in action with a matchup against Donna IDEA Academy at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.myrgv.com
UIL releases cutoff numbers for 2022-24 realignment
The UIL released conference cutoff numbers and preliminary enrollment figures for the 2022-24 reclassification and realignment Wednesday, which will result in significant changes to the high school sports landscape in the Rio Grande Valley. The cutoff number for Class 5A is between 1,300-2,224, Class 4A is 545-1,299, Class 3A is 250-544, Class 2A is 105-249, and Class 1A is 104.9 and below. The football conference and division numbers are broken down even further with Class 5A-1A split into Division I and Division II. The most notable changes include Donna North, Edinburg Vela, Harlingen South, La Joya Juarez-Lincoln and PSJA North moving down from Class 6A to Class 5A for all sports. “It’s going to make the 5A districts even more tough,” said PSJA North head coach Marcus Kaufmann.myrgv.com
Edinburg High building momentum, unbeaten in District 31-6A
When Edinburg High made a coaching change at the conclusion of the 2020 season, incoming first-year head coach Rene Guzman was tasked with not only running a football program, but rebuilding the Bobcats’ brand after the reputation was tarnished.myrgv.com
Edinburg High focused on moving forward under Guzman
EDINBURG — Edinburg High returns 30 players from last season. Edinburg High then-head football coach J.J. Leija was placed on probation and later was reassigned. New head coach Rene Guzman, an Edinburg High alum, said they’ve talked about it because it’s part of the program’s history, but the Bobcats have put the past behind them and are focused on the future. He said he’s proud to follow in the footsteps of former Edinburg High coaches Richard Flores and Robert Vela. Edinburg High has 10 returning starters to work with — five on each side of the ball.myrgv.com
PSJA Southwest’s Treviño returns home to help throwers
PSJA Southwest alum Diego Treviño won the UIL 2019 Class 5A State Championship in shot put. He’s currently preparing for his junior season in Norman, Oklahoma, with the Oklahoma Sooners track and field team. The recent rule change by the NCAA allowing athletes to profit off their name, image and likeness gave Treviño the idea to host the throwers’ camp. I want to help athletes in any way possible to succeed. The PSJA Southwest product recently wrapped up his sophomore season at OU competing in the shot put and weight throw events.myrgv.com
Smithson Valley baseball’s season ends in UIL Class 6A State semifinals against Rockwall Heath
Making the program's first appearance in the state baseball tournament since 2005, Smithson Valley fell behind early and was unable to mount a late comeback in a loss to Rockwall Heath in the Class 6A semifinals on Friday night.
Smithson Valley baseball preparing for first UIL State Tournament appearance since 2005
After defeating Los Fresnos in a one-game, winner-take-all Regional Final on Friday, the Smithson Valley baseball hit the practice field on Monday to prepare for the program's first berth in the UIL Class 6A State tournament since 2005.
Judson softball falls short of UIL Class 6A State title in 1-0 loss to Deer Park
An RBI-single in the top of the 6th ended up being the difference in a classic pitchers duel, as the Judson softball team's magical season comes up one run short of the UIL Class 6A State title in a 1-0 loss to Deer Park.
HIGHLIGHTS: Smithson Valley baseball completes regional semifinal sweep of Eagle Pass
The Smithson Valley baseball team returned to play on Saturday and completed the two-game sweep of Eagle Pass, racking up 19 hits in a 13-6 victory and punching their tickets to the UIL Class 6A Regional Final for the first time since 2005.
HIGHLIGHTS: Williams’ grand slam powers Judson softball into Regional Final
Junior Keely Williams' grand slam capped an impressive 8-run explosion in the top of the 5th, as the Judson softball team rolled past O'Connor in the decisive game of their best-of-three UIL Regional Semifinal playoff series at Somerset High School on Saturday evening.
HIGHLIGHTS: O’Connor softball roars past Judson in game 1, Reagan and Navarro baseball keep seasons alive
In the fourth round of the UIL Class 6A softball playoffs, O'Connor scored 6-runs in the bottom of the 6th inning to defeat Judson in game 1, while the Reagan and Navarro baseball teams keep their seasons alive with game two victories over Smithson Valley and Canyon Lake respectively.
At home on stage: Aaron Blount named a top one-act play performer at state
HARLINGEN — Aaron Blount has received many accolades as a singer and actress. However, being named a top performer at the UIL state high school one-act play competition earlier this month is by far the most note-worthy. “Honestly it feels really, really crazy,” said Blount, 16, who earned the distinction for her performance as June Muldoon in the play “Anatomy of Gray” presented by Harlingen High School South. “Her father passed away at the beginning of the play and so she’s kind of questioning why God would allow that to happen,” she said. “I really feel at home on the stage during live performances and plays,” she said.myrgv.com
Judson names Christina Camacho new head girls basketball coach
After leading Veterans Memorial to a pair of state runner-up finishes over the past three seasons, head coach Christina Camacho has taken on a new challenge: taking over the Judson girls basketball program after former head coach Triva Corrales stepped down to become Judson ISD's athletic director.
Triva Corrales assumes new role as Judson ISD Athletic Director
After leading the Judson girls basketball team to five straight UIL State semifinal appearances, head coach Triva Corrales is stepping down to assume a new role: serving as Athletic Director for Judson ISD. Corrales replaces Mike Miller, who is retiring.
UIL State Track & Field Championships Recap: Class 5A, 2A Friday
The second day of the UIL State Track and Field Championships brings state records and more champions to the greater San Antonio area, including thrilling performances from Boerne Champion, Alamo Heights, Southwest, Shiner and Yorktown.
Four RGV tennis players punch ticket to state
Four Rio Grande Valley tennis players punched their tickets to the UIL Class 5A State Tennis Meet next month by earning top-two finishes at the Region IV-5A Meet on Wednesday at Northeast ISD Tennis Center in San Antonio. This time around, however, Salazar avenged the loss in straight sets to be crowned the Region IV-5A boys singles champion. McAllen Rowe’s Diana Park (32-2) advanced to the girls singles quarterfinals with a 6-2, 6-0 win over Donna High’s Hiromy Rodriguez. PSJA North’s Alondra Gonzalez (32-2) advanced to the girls singles quarterfinals by defeating San Antonio Health Career’s Sarah Byrd in two sets 6-4, 6-2. Harlingen High’s Brandon De Los Reyes (33-2) advanced to the boys singles quarterfinals by taking down S.A. Health Career’s Arthan Rao 6-0, firstname.lastname@example.org
Boerne boys soccer preparing for UIL Class 4A State Championship game
On Thursday afternoon, the Boerne Greyhounds held their final practice prior to competing in Saturday's UIL Class 4A State Championship Game against Fort Worth Diamond Hill Jarvis. The match is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. at Birkelbach Field in Georgetown.
LEE boys soccer defeats Jersey Village 2-0, returns to UIL State championship game
Julian Sanchez tallied a goal and an assist, as the LEE Volunteers defeated Jersey Village in the UIL Class 6A State semifinals on Tuesday night, punching their tickets to the championship game for the second time in the last three seasons.
CHAMPIONS: Cole boys defeat Tatum, win first state title since 1989
On the exact anniversary of the 2020 University Interscholastic League (UIL) state tournament’s cancellation due to COVID-19, the Cougars used a third-quarter surge to knock off Tatum in the Class 3A State Championship Game at the Alamodome, 77-60. Trailing 9-7 after one quarter of play, Cole found some separation in the second quarter. Cole then outscored Tatum 31-12 in the third quarter, providing all the separation they would need to cruise to the title. Congrats to Cole High School on winning the Class 3A boys state basketball title! #KSATsports @RGC_BBasketball @SHAQ https://t.co/FGNKcY3yAK pic.twitter.com/GylwsuZHII — KSAT 12 Sports (@InstantReplaySA) March 13, 2021This is the program’s first state championship since Shaquille O’Neal led the Cougars to the Class 3A title in 1989.
Cole boys defeat Little River Academy, advance to second straight UIL Class 3A State Championship Game
“It feels great,” Blackmore said. “We’re going back to the championship game, and we actually get to play it this year. I love how we can come through in a tight game like this against a great team. “You never know if you’re going to get back to state or if you’re ever going to have a chance to get back to a state championship. They think they’re going to win every game.”The Cougars will return to the Alamodome on Friday, March 12 to take on Tatum in the UIL Class 3A State Championship Game.
HIGHLIGHTS: Cole boys roll past Santa Rosa, clinch third straight UIL State berth
SAN ANTONIO – A year after their championship game was canceled due to the burgeoning COVID-19 pandemic, the Cole boys basketball team rolled past Santa Rosa in the Class 3A Regional Final and clinched the program’s third straight trip to the UIL State Tournament.
Could high school games be played with empty bleachers?
Could high school games be played with empty bleachers? Photo: Tom Reel, San Antonio Express-News / Staff Photographer Photo: Tom Reel, San Antonio Express-News / Staff Photographer Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Could high school games be played with empty bleachers? Once the UIL lifts its suspension of competition, could area high school games be played under the same format? High school teams generate their own noise. But the community thrives on high school sports.mysanantonio.com
UHS one-act play cast, crew prep for contest
Ellenore DorrisUHS JournalismUvalde High School drama students are running through last rehearsals in preparation for taking their one-act play to the first level of UIL competition set Tuesday. The play selected by theatre teacher Christela Mendoza this year is an unusual one. Its about a group of actors rehearsing a play within a play. When things start to get really confusing, they start to forget who they really are as well. Mendoza saw the amount of interest in one-act play among UHS students and wanted to find a show with a large cast.uvaldeleadernews.com