Category: Sports

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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Kobe mourned: SBHS remembers basketball legend

By J. NOEL ESPINOZA Special to the NEWS San Benito High School Social studies teacher Albert Torruco couldn’t believe it when he found out about the sudden and tragic passing of legendary basketball player Kobe Bryant. For Torruco, 29 and a Lakers fan, Bryant was more than a celebrity. The iconic basketball player was a …

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San Benito smashes Faith Christian in last non-district game

By JUAN ESTEVE Special to the NEWS The Mighty San Benito Basketball Greyhounds improved their season record to 4-11 after a lopsided victory against Faith Christian Academy from Palmhurst Tuesday night at the Veterans Memorial Academy, winning by a score of 74-18. The Greyhounds started off strong in this one with Devin Rubio (#2) and …

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Catch him if you can: Leaving his mark in Cross Country, Medina heads to state

By JUAN ESTEVE Special to the NEWS Everything started spontaneously by chasing loose goats at home. That’s how San Benito High School’s cross country prodigy Joaquin Medina described his initial immersion into the sport of running, specifically cross country distance. After his father saw him running once, he recommended Medina to join a running team …

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Cultivating champions: MJMS Cougars go undefeated

By JUAN ESTEVE Special to the NEWS However one defines impressive, the Miller Jordan Middle School Cougars are defining it right. The 8th and 7th grade football A-teams have become undefeated district champions. Both A-teams have gone undefeated this season, though it is worth noting that the current 8th grade A-team went undefeated as a …

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Victory: ’Hounds push off Hawks

By JUAN ESTEVE Special to the NEWS After a painful loss to the Cardinals the previous week at the Battle of the Arroyo, the San Benito Greyhounds finally returned home on week eight to meet up with the Harlingen South Hawks, who shared an identical overall (2-4) and district (0-1) record with the ’Hounds. This …

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San Benito suffers loss at the Battle of the Arroyo

By JUAN ESTEVE Special to the NEWS Harlingen-The San Benito Varsity Greyhounds went on the road for the fifth consecutive week to face their classic rival, the Harlingen High Cardinals, at the Battle of the Arroyo. Under the Boggus Stadium lights Friday night, the ‘Hounds fell to the Cardinals by a score of 35-13.  The …

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