Category: Sports

Cerdan joins teammate at Dallas Christian

By DAVID LOPEZ editor@sbnewspaper.com Former varsity soccer midfielder Senovio Cerdan was recently selected as Offensive Player of the Year by District 32-6A coaches for all-district team. With admirable recognition under his belt, Cerdan felt ready to take the next step, signing his letter of intent last Wednesday to play soccer with Dallas Christian College. Cerdan …

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John D. Gonzalez recognized as 2020 Sportsman of the Year

By DAVID LOPEZ editor@sbnewspaper.com At the age of five, John Daniel Gonzalez began playing soccer; he was terrible at it. When he was six, Gonzalez began playing baseball, but he was even worse. Afterward, his parents, Lino Daniel and Brenda Gonzalez placed Daniel in football, and he excelled automatically. Fast forward to his high school …

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From Lady ’Hound to Lady Panther: Kari Cisneros signs with Prairie View

By DAVID LOPEZ editor@sbnewspaper.com Four-year softball varsity player and hitter Karina Cisneros signed her letter of intent to play with Prairie View A&M University Monday at the San Benito High School gym. Cisneros said she chose Prairie View after she first visited their campus in November of last year. “I felt like I was part …

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Lady ’Cat signs with Schreiner

By DAVID LOPEZ editor@sbnewspaper.com RIO HONDO—Softball Lady Bobcat Nayeli Garcia signed to play for Schreiner University in Kerrville at her high school campus Wednesday afternoon. Garcia played Varsity softball since her freshman year when she started at third base. She started at second base her junior year, and finally pitched her senior year. “Being able …

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Soccer ’Hound signs with Dallas Christian

By DAVID LOPEZ editor@sbnewspaper.com SAN BENITO—Greyhounds Varsity Soccer forward Adrian Martinez (#9) signed his Letter of Intent last week to play for Dallas Christian College, where he will study law enforcement. Martinez scored 15 goals in the past soccer season, making him a key player in the ’Hounds earning a playoff spot. Growing up, Martinez …

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Boys soccer secures key district victory

By JUAN ESTEVE Special to the NEWS The San Benito Boys Varsity Soccer team played host to the always ferocious Hanna Golden Eagles from Brownsville on Tuesday night at the Bobby Morrow Stadium. The home-team emerged with a critical victory in district play through Penalty Kicks (3-3 tie and 5-4 in PKs). Now the Mighty …

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Takedown: Perez reflects on wrestling career

By JUAN ESTEVE Special to the NEWS When one door closes, another one opens up. This is the story for the acclaimed San Benito wrestler Yamilex Perez, who last weekend reached the third round in her division at the Class 6A UIL Wrestling State Championship meet. She was the only wrestler from both boys’ and …

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Healing and purpose: Bike tour hosts remarkable individuals

By FREDDY JIMENEZ Special to the NEWS For some, it’s about the thrill; for others, it’s about surpassing a goal. But for La Feria’s Jaime Jesus Flores, participating in San Benito’s 4th Resaca City Bike Tour this past Saturday, this was about purpose and gratitude. “I ride for those who can’t,” said Flores, minutes after …

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Headed to Playoffs: Lady ’Cats crush Tarpons in last district game

By JUAN ESTEVE Special to the NEWS RIO HONDO—The fierce Rio Hondo Lady ‘Cats faced-off against the Port Isabel Lady Tarpons on Monday in a home game that was heavily lopsided in favor of Rio Hondo. After the second period, the final score was 65-36, marking a tremendous confident victory for the home team in …

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Rodriguez plays Varsity as freshman

Special to the NEWS By Celeste Lopez RIO HONDO–At only 14 years old, Eliza Rodriguez is putting in the work to build a career on the basketball court. Just after roughly three years of training with the RGV Lady Lakers and playing with her middle school’s teams, Rodriguez has secured a spot as the only …

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