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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”

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”

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”

SECOND SEASON AHEAD: EHS, VELA IN ACTION FOR BI-DISTRICT

November 9, 2021 By Greg Selber The football playoffs arrive this week with a pair of town teams in action: Vela on Thursday at home against San Benito in Division II and Edinburg on Saturday afternoon at Harlingen, in a Division I matchup. VELA-SAN BENITO The SaberCats (10-0) wrapped up their sixth title in 10Continue reading “SECOND SEASON AHEAD: EHS, VELA IN ACTION FOR BI-DISTRICT”

THE FLAG OF VICTORY: EHS COLORS WAVE HIGH AS VOLLEY SQUAD EARNS SHARE OF 31-6A CHAMPIONSHIP

October 26, 2021 By Greg Selber It was a classic Knucklehead Moment, the kind one sees from time to time at high school sporting events, and it was equal parts hilarious and borderline inappropriate. But somehow it encapsulated the night, the rabid fanship on both sides, and the fact that this showdown for the districtContinue reading “THE FLAG OF VICTORY: EHS COLORS WAVE HIGH AS VOLLEY SQUAD EARNS SHARE OF 31-6A CHAMPIONSHIP”

OLD GOLD, REDEEMED! COOGS RESURRECT HOPES WITH TAUT W OVER BOBCATS, 20-12

October 22, 2021 By Greg Selber Their faces. That will be the enduring memory from Friday’s Rivalry showdown. Their faces. Shining with sweat, still pulsing with intensity yet weary with toil all the same, the North gang to a man was redeemed. And it showed by the huge, gleeful smiles. No posturing, no stage-managed, ESPN-copiedContinue reading “OLD GOLD, REDEEMED! COOGS RESURRECT HOPES WITH TAUT W OVER BOBCATS, 20-12”

EHS-NORTH RIVALRY MATCH YIELDS SEASON NET SWEEP FOR LADY ‘CATS

October 19, 2021 By Greg Selber Whenever they get together, a little extra something is on the line, whether it’s softball, volleyball, football, or marbles. EHS-North, the original Cat Fight in town, always has drama in store. Three days before the schools would meet on the gridiron, the net units collided at North Tuesday, withContinue reading “EHS-NORTH RIVALRY MATCH YIELDS SEASON NET SWEEP FOR LADY ‘CATS”

DELAYED, NOT DENIED: BOBCATS BLANK LA JOYA ON ROAD AFTER FRIDAY TURNS TO SATURDAY

October 16, 2021 By Greg Selber LA JOYA – There was always going to be something odd about this, from the storm that washed the first attempt away Friday night to the weird, sleepy 10 a.m. start time the next morning. It these factors were not enough to introduce a splash of vertigo to theContinue reading “DELAYED, NOT DENIED: BOBCATS BLANK LA JOYA ON ROAD AFTER FRIDAY TURNS TO SATURDAY”

IT TAKES A VILLAGE: COACH AND COACH LEAD EHS TO ENORMOUS HOME WIN OVER VELA IN 5

October 9, 2021 By Greg Selber It’s something that those on the periphery might not have known during the run-up to the most important match of the season, Vela at EHS, explosion at noon. The Lady Bobcats have of late been contending for a title in District 31-6A with some of the coaching done virtually.Continue reading “IT TAKES A VILLAGE: COACH AND COACH LEAD EHS TO ENORMOUS HOME WIN OVER VELA IN 5”