Category: Sports

Softball player Jordan Ramos signs with Texas A&M San Antonio

By LOUIE DIAZ editor@sbnewspaper.com On Jan. 12, San Benito Lady ’Hounds softball player, Jordan Ramos, signed a letter of intent to play at Texas A&M San Antonio. Ramos a senior at San Benito High School and catcher for the Lady ’Hounds has played softball since she was four-years old. Ramos visited the facilities and met …

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A Good Run: ’Hounds end season with loss against Mission

By HOMAR HERNANDEZ Special to the NEWS The San Benito Greyhound Varsity Football Team fell to the Mission Eagles, 27-18, last Friday, in Mission, knocking San Benito out of the playoffs during the first round of postseason play. The Greyhounds started the first quarter looking to put up some points to put pressure on Mission. …

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PLAYOFF TIME ’Hounds ready for 4-1 Mission Eagles in postseason

By HOMER HERNANDEZ Special to the NEWS After a dominant performance against the Harlingen Hawks, the San Benito Greyhounds clinched a spot in the 6A Region IV District 32 playoffs. The Greyhounds finished the regular season 3-2 overall and 2-2 in district. This week, the Greyhounds are set to take on the Mission Eagles which …

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’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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