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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”

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”

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”

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”

PASEN LA TAREA: SABES STUDY AND LEARN AS PLAYOFFS NEAR: ANSWERS AND LESSONS IN THE OFFIN

November 5, 2021 By Greg Selber With the league championship wrapped up and the bye week in progress, the SaberCats were taking a quick breath, using the time off to rest a bit and get 100 percent healthy. And then get back to the rockpile as the playoffs approach. “The timing of the bye isContinue reading “PASEN LA TAREA: SABES STUDY AND LEARN AS PLAYOFFS NEAR: ANSWERS AND LESSONS IN THE OFFIN”

SUSTAINABILITY ISSUES: GREAT START ENDS IN DEFEAT AS VELA VOLLEY EXITS PLAYOFFS

November 1, 2021 By Greg Selber In the playoffs, it happens fast, for better or other. You dig in and you fight, knowing that every squad that makes it this far can deal death. Sometimes you are that squad, that rolls over on an opponent, advancing on in the bracket. And sometimes, not. The suddennessContinue reading “SUSTAINABILITY ISSUES: GREAT START ENDS IN DEFEAT AS VELA VOLLEY EXITS PLAYOFFS”