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HOOPS OUTLOOK: PLAYING FOR KEEPS, STARTING DEC. 7/14

November 30, 2021 By Greg Selber December has arrived and with it, the impending start of the district basketball schedule in the Valley. The girls get going Tuesday, Dec. 7, the boys a week later, and city squads should be smack dab in the middle of the races in District 31-6A. On the boys’ side,Continue reading “HOOPS OUTLOOK: PLAYING FOR KEEPS, STARTING DEC. 7/14”

2021 SELBERSPORTS.COM ALL-CITY VOLLEYBALL TEAM

November 27, 2021 MOST VALUABLE PLAYERJazmin Cuellar, EHS COACH OF THE YEARDeanna Dominguez, EHS FIRST TEAM Maria Sanchez, Vela Hailey Vega (soph) EHS Dana Serna (jr.) Econ Kaylee O’Bryan, North Fey Vasquez (jr.) Vela Emily Carranco (soph) EHS SECOND TEAM Etsel Ramirez (soph) North Sidni Alvarez (jr.), Econ Stephany Kotzur (jr.) North Sam Villalobos (jr.)Continue reading “2021 SELBERSPORTS.COM ALL-CITY VOLLEYBALL TEAM”

SWEET 16 FOOTBALL:  VELA-VANDEGRIFT CLASH COMES OFF FRIDAY IN CORPUS

November 23, 2021 By Greg Selber So here it is. The Big One. After the SaberCats registered a 27-24 victory in the area round of the playoffs Saturday, they turned their attention to the regional round, and for the fifth time in school history will now try to become the first Blue and Black editionContinue reading “SWEET 16 FOOTBALL:  VELA-VANDEGRIFT CLASH COMES OFF FRIDAY IN CORPUS”

LEAP OF FAITH: SABES BELIEVE, RIVERA DELIVERS IN 27-24 AREA VICTORY OVER TAFT

SIZZLING SENIOR SETS SABE STANDARD, 380 RUSHING YARDS November 20, 2021 By Greg selber Let’s see … which one was the best? Like trying to figure out your best birthday present ever. Was it the bright shiny new bike at age 8, a whole box of baseball cards at age 12 … or the slightlyContinue reading “LEAP OF FAITH: SABES BELIEVE, RIVERA DELIVERS IN 27-24 AREA VICTORY OVER TAFT”

THE RETURN OF THE QUEEN! ALL-TIME LEGEND GUZMAN TAKES REINS AS LADY COUGAR HOOPS COACH

November 16, 2021 By Greg Selber And there she was, tight and fit as a drum, animated as always, loving the game and showing her kids how to do this, or that. During timeouts, she was active, demonstrative, full of energy, and worked the refs like an old veteran, which she is not. Yes, despiteContinue reading “THE RETURN OF THE QUEEN! ALL-TIME LEGEND GUZMAN TAKES REINS AS LADY COUGAR HOOPS COACH”

VELA SET FOR AREA GAME AT HOME; TAFT RAIDERS (9-2) COME KNOCKING SATURDAY

November 17, 2021 By Greg Selber Does one see the stars floating into place, beginning to align, and promising an opportunity of a lifetime? It certainly seems possible, on first blush, for a number of reasons. Start with the site. When Vela straps it on for the second stage of the Dance, after having beatenContinue reading “VELA SET FOR AREA GAME AT HOME; TAFT RAIDERS (9-2) COME KNOCKING SATURDAY”

THE VALLEY NEMESIS: A SKETCH OF SAN ANTONIO FOOTBALL THROUGH THE YEARS

November 17, 2021 [updated November 18, 2021] By Greg Selber As Vela prepares to take on San Antonio Taft Saturday in the area round of the state playoffs, the pregame history class in now in session. The Raiders once made it all the way to the state final, in 2001, before losing to Mesquite, 14-13.Continue reading “THE VALLEY NEMESIS: A SKETCH OF SAN ANTONIO FOOTBALL THROUGH THE YEARS”

NO PLACE TO ROAM: ‘CATS STYMIED IN 21-0 BI-DISTRICT LOSS AT HARLINGEN

November 13, 2021 By Greg Selber HARLINGEN – The last time they went to battle for a day game on the road, the result was a solid 21-0 Saturday victory over La Joya, back on Oct 16. This time, though, the stakes were way higher and so was the quality of opponent. For bi-district, itContinue reading “NO PLACE TO ROAM: ‘CATS STYMIED IN 21-0 BI-DISTRICT LOSS AT HARLINGEN”

THIS AND THAT … BOTH: VELA FACES DOWN TOUGH CHALLENGE FOR BI-DISTRICT W OVER SAN BENNY

November 11, 2021 By Greg Selber Reading the echoes of Thursday night implies a case of perspective and interpretation but also one of expectations. For those who see the glass as always half full, call them the optimists, the SaberCats 17-7 bi-district victory at home over San Benito was what it was, a ticket toContinue reading “THIS AND THAT … BOTH: VELA FACES DOWN TOUGH CHALLENGE FOR BI-DISTRICT W OVER SAN BENNY”

REBOOT/RELOAD: EHS GIRLS HANDLE ST. JOE IN HOOPS SEASON OPENER

November 9, 2021 By Greg Selber Admittedly, momentary depression at an EHS roster without stars A’nnika Saenz or Daysha Tijerina for the first time in a zillion years. Those two program legends are now knocking in threes in bunches in college hoops these days, leaving their former teammates to carry on the legacy of greatness.Continue reading “REBOOT/RELOAD: EHS GIRLS HANDLE ST. JOE IN HOOPS SEASON OPENER”