Category: Sports

’Hounds drop season opener

By HOMAR HERNANDEZ Special to the NEWS Suiting up in the purple and gold uniform is the dream of any San Benito student-athlete, and this past Friday was the very beginning of the 6A Region IV District 32 season. With limited seating, the San Benito Greyhounds took on the Hanna Eagles at Bobby Marrow. In …

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Football season kicks off Friday

By DAVID LOPEZ editor@sbnewspaper.com As if 2020 wasn’t punitive enough, the pandemic drastically altered the Valley community’s Friday night football rituals. Some teams, such as the Rio Hondo Bobcats, ended their season before it began. But others, including all in the 32-6A district, will be facing the stadium lights this month. Meanwhile, district 16-4A had …

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’Hounds lean on concrete foundation

By DAVID LOPEZ editor@sbnewspaper.com The San Benito Greyhounds will be back this Friday with a solid team, showing up to their first game against Brownsville Hanna with eight returning starters, four on offense and four on defense. Among these is the receiver and senior Kyler Castilleja, known for his quick touchdown runs, who was named …

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Bye-bye Bobcats: Dist.16-4A affected by Rio Hondo withdrawal

BY DAVID LOPEZ editor@sbnewspaper.com The Rio Hondo Independent School District board last Monday voted to file for a Texas Education Agency waiver allowing four additional weeks of remote learning, effectively preventing football season from occurring while hampering other fall sports. Bobcat students were returning to campus on September 28, but the waiver pushed the on-campus …

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#LetThemPlay stirs local teams

By DAVID LOPEZ editor@sbnewspaper.com Were this any other year, last Friday night would have gleamed with crowds and stadium lights as the Valley high school football season commenced. In Cameron County, however, which has reported over 20,000 COVID cases, an emergency order from the county judge will not allow fall sports to resume in person …

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District 16-4A put on back burner

By DAVID LOPEZ & GAIGE DAVILA editor@sbnewspaper.com editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com The Rio Hondo Bobcat and Port Isabel Tarpon Varsity Football programs, both in 16-4A Division II, will only be playing three games this season: against each other and Raymondville ISD, competing only for third place in the district. Meanwhile, four of the other five teams in the …

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’Hounds take the field in 7on7

By DAVID LOPEZ editor@sbnewspaper.com Editor’s note: Puro Greyhounds Baby was present at the games in partnership with the NEWS. They contributed game stats and information for this story. Players of the San Benito Varsity Greyhounds battled on the field this past weekend at the Sparc League 7on7 tournament in Edinburg. A total of 14 teams …

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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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