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GALA FOR VELA? HOOPS SQUADS WITH NARY A LOSS AFTER FIRST HALF OF LEAGUE PLAY

January 16, 2022 By Greg Selber A truly memorable season rolled on for Vela Friday as the girls defeated La Joya, 64-31 and the boys posted an overtime triumph over the Coyotes, 90-78. The solid night of work over in eastern Hidalgo County means that each of the program’s basketball outfits remains undefeated in DistrictContinue reading “GALA FOR VELA? HOOPS SQUADS WITH NARY A LOSS AFTER FIRST HALF OF LEAGUE PLAY”

PASSING THE TEST: LOREDO, LADY JAGS SPREAD BALL AROUND IN EXCELLENT HOME TRIUMPH OVER NORTH

January 11, 2022 By Greg Selber On the last sequence of the half Tuesday, Adia de los Reyes fought to keep it alive in the corner, gaining possession and whipping the ball over to Dana Serna. Serna made a quick feed to a cutting Jasmine Loredo, who completed the move with a nimble layup inContinue reading “PASSING THE TEST: LOREDO, LADY JAGS SPREAD BALL AROUND IN EXCELLENT HOME TRIUMPH OVER NORTH”

SHOWING WHAT THEY‘RE ABOUT: EHS DESIRE KEYS OT COMEBACK WIN AT P-SJ-A

January 8, 2022 By Greg Selber Given a chance to pack it in, down 9 on the road against a dogged foe, struggling to make shots in an ice cold, tomblike gym, the Lady Bobcats had a choice. They could write this one off and wait for the bus, or they could renew the fightContinue reading “SHOWING WHAT THEY‘RE ABOUT: EHS DESIRE KEYS OT COMEBACK WIN AT P-SJ-A”

GIRLS’ HOOPS UPDATE: TWO UP, TWO DOWN

December 30, 2021 By Greg Selber At this stage of the 31-6A hoops race, two city squads are holding firm near the top, the other two struggling to avoid falling further behind. Unfortunately for the latter pair, they face the former duo Friday. It will be North going against EHS in the annual Grudge Match,Continue reading “GIRLS’ HOOPS UPDATE: TWO UP, TWO DOWN”

NO DOUBT: VELA DOMINATES LADY ‘CATS BEHIND 51 POINTS FROM LUCIO-COLEMAN DUO

December 17, 2021 By Greg Selber The end of a stressful week arrived, and the Lady SaberCats were jubilant, relieved, winded, name it. They had just put the finishing touches on a memorable victory over the most bitter of foes and the girls now celebrated with current and past members of the program. Everyone gatheredContinue reading “NO DOUBT: VELA DOMINATES LADY ‘CATS BEHIND 51 POINTS FROM LUCIO-COLEMAN DUO”

FURIOUS FIVE: VELA QUINTET MAKING SERIOUS WAVES WITH TOP NEWCOMERS AT THE FORE

December 10, 2021 By Greg Selber Is it too early to start waiting, impatiently, for next Friday? Hope not, because two battleships are circling the seas in search of one another, and when their radar locks on and they collide, it’s going to be incredible. But before talking about the impending Vela-EHS clash – atContinue reading “FURIOUS FIVE: VELA QUINTET MAKING SERIOUS WAVES WITH TOP NEWCOMERS AT THE FORE”

INTENSE CARNIVAL OF THRILLS: NORTH GIRLS EDGE ECON AT HOME BY 2, STARTING DISTRICT WITH AWESOME WIN

December 7, 2021 By Greg Selber It was wild. It was crazy. Exhilarating, excruciating, it was too. Twists and turns, blood and guts, grit and hustle, amid uber-busy whistles to boot. Before a tremendously molten finish Tuesday night, it was all this, as the District 31-6A race kicked off with one of the most entertainingContinue reading “INTENSE CARNIVAL OF THRILLS: NORTH GIRLS EDGE ECON AT HOME BY 2, STARTING DISTRICT WITH AWESOME WIN”

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”

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”

SelberSports.com: 31-6A GIRLS’ ALL-DISTRICT HOOPS TEAM 2020-21

March 16, 2021 CO-MVP Daysha Tijerina and A’nnika Saenz, EHS COACH OF THE YEAR J.D. Salinas, EHS NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR Jenai Coleman (fr.) EHS ALL-DEFENSIVE TEAM Coleman, EHS Dylan Cantu,Vela Lauren Vega (jr.) Vela FIRST TEAM ALL-DISTRICT Lauren Vega, Vela Andrea Molina, Vela SECOND TEAM Julissah Santa Maria, EHS; Dylan Cantu, Vela; Madison MartinezContinue reading “SelberSports.com: 31-6A GIRLS’ ALL-DISTRICT HOOPS TEAM 2020-21”