Category Archive: Sports

Jun 23 2017

District title motivates Soliz

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS Senior volleyball player Olivia Soliz wants very much to make her final season of volleyball at Port Isabel High a success.  The Press recently found Soliz in the weight room at the athletic department and she talked about her preparations for the upcoming season and the general state …

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Jun 23 2017

Season over for 7-on-7 team

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS The 2017 spring season has come to an end for the Port Isabel 7-on-7 football team. They finished second in their pool at last Saturday’s state qualifying tournament in McAllen, then lost in a playoff against Rio Hondo. The Tarpons were placed in Pool A with La Feria, …

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Jun 16 2017

Tarpons to compete in qualifier tourney

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS The Port Isabel 7-on-7 football team will play in this Saturday’s qualifying tournament at McAllen.  The state 7-on-7 tournament will take place June 28-29 at College Station, and the Tarpons can qualify for state competition if they finish as one of the top two teams at McAllen. The …

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Jun 09 2017

7-on-7 to play Falcons next week

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS The Port Isabel 7-on-7 football team will play the Falcons of Los Fresnos at their place next week. The Press visited by phone this week with Tarpon 7-on-7 coach Jarrod Martinez, who said that the day of the two-game set had yet to be determined.  Indications are that …

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Jun 09 2017

Volleyball season not that far off

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS The school year has ended, graduation exercises have taken place, graduated seniors are looking forward to college, and the hallways and classrooms of good old Port Isabel High School seem totally deserted. Signs of life can still be found in the front offices and in the music and …

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Jun 02 2017

Summer hoops involve Tarpon players

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS Traditionally it’s called summer basketball.  It actually begins in the spring about the time the school year comes to an end, and continues into July.  It’s a modified version of the high school game that gives returning players the opportunity to work on their game and have a …

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Jun 02 2017

Tarpon football men in training

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS Growing up in Iowa several years ago, it seems there wasn’t much thought given to any physical preparation or training ahead of the actual start of football practice in August.  At schools with about the same number of students as Port Isabel High players worked hard, very hard.  …

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May 26 2017

Infante settling in fine

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS New head football coach and athletic director Jaime Infante has been in his new office and on the job at Port Isabel High School for almost two months now.  The Press dropped by this week to check up on him and get his thoughts on his new surroundings. …

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May 26 2017

7-on-7 football underway

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS A number of Port Isabel Tarpon athletes are participating in 7-on-7 football again this summer, and the 2017 season is already underway. On the current schedule two games are played each Tuesday afternoon and evening in Brownsville.  The team is 2-0 after winning both games last week. This …

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May 19 2017

Mock wins gold in Austin

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS Sometimes all that glitters is gold.  Port Isabel High senior Sydney “Trey” Mock was awarded the gold medal in the discus at last weekend’s UIL State Track and Field Meet in Austin. He threw the metal disc a personal best 175-feet, 4-inches on his second attempt, and finished …

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