Category: Sports

Greyhounds fall prey to Calallen Wildcats

By JUAN ESTEVE Special to the NEWS The San Benito High School Varsity Greyhounds kicked-off their 2019 season at the Bobby Morrow Stadium Friday night. in a non-conference game against a familiar rival: the Calallen High Wildcats from Corpus Christi.  These two teams are completing a back-back game series that started last year (2018), where …

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San Benito News 2019 Sportsperson of the Year: Eliana Carrizales

By DAVID LOPEZ editor@sbnewspaper.com Eliana “Nana” Carrizales has been playing softball since she was six, coached by her father and continuing to play throughout her youth until she began pitching for the San Benito Varsity Lady Greyhounds. Carrizales found her calling for pitching when she was just eight-years-old. “I’ve always liked being the leader, it’s …

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SBHS graduate, now coach, takes team to state title

By FREDDY JIMENEZ editor@sbnewspaper.com Nicholas Flores, a former San Benito High School student from the class of 1997, recently helped the current football team he coaches win the 6A Division 1 Championship state title. Flores, 39, has been the Defensive Backs coach for the Galena Park North Shore High School football team for the last …

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Perez signs with McPherson College

By DAVID LOPEZ Special to the NEWS Wednesday at the San Benito Varsity Gym, Greyhound Defensive End Nicko Perez (#45) signed his Letter of Intent to continue playing football for McPherson College in McPherson, Kansas. Perez said he loved the environment of the campus when he visited. “As soon as I got there, I felt …

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Danny Dial signs to UTRGV Baseball

By DAVID LOPEZ Special to the NEWS   San Benito Varsity Baseball pitcher Danny Dial Jr. signed to play baseball for the University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley’s Vaqueros baseball team. The signing took place Wednesday afternoon at the Greyhound Gym. “It’s just an unbelievable feeling, all the hard work I’ve put in is finally paying …

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Greyhound RB Castilleja finishes impressive season

By DAVID LOPEZ Special to the NEWS   Sophomore Greyhound Running Back Kyler Castilleja has had a remarkable school year, boasting a host of awards and impressive statistics. As a team, the Greyhounds went 4-1 in district, won the Battle of the Arroyo, Bi-district championship, Area Championship, and were regional qualifiers. Kyler himself was awarded …

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‘Hounds bear down on PSJA

By David Lopez   The Pharr-San Juan-Alamo Bears found no mercy at the hands of San Benito Greyhound Varsity Football players Friday night as the ‘Hounds bore down on the Bears 47-20 in San Benito. The contest began on a good note for the Bears who won the coin toss and opted to receive for …

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‘Hounds fall to Calallen

By David Lopez Special to the NEWS   San Benito Greyhounds held their heads lower than expected at their first official game of the season against the Calallen Wildcats in Corpus Christi. The final score was 21 to 28, so not a far shot for the ‘Hounds, but ultimately the Home team held down their …

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Large Turnout During ‘Meet the Greyhounds’

            by David Lopez   On Thursday, August 16, the San Benito Greyhound team held its pre-season “Meet the Greyhounds” event. The crowd was of considerable size, showing up to support the Greyhounds on a Thursday evening when a game was not in schedule. The greyhounds were scheduled for a …

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A silver finish: Lil’ Lady Hounds earn silver at World Series

  By Pete Banda Managing Editor editor@sbnewspaper.com An amazing season for the Shetland 6U All-Star Lil Lady ‘Hounds came to a finish over the weekend as the team from San Benito completed a second place finish at the Little League World Series in Laredo. The team, comprised of the best six year olds from San …

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