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Los Fresnos stays alive with 27-19 victory over Southwest

By Pete Banda Managing Editor editor@sbnewspaper.com For the second time in three years, the Los Fresnos Falcons are heading to the third round of the UIL state playoffs. Although missing out on their season goal of a third straight district title was a disappointment, it would appear the Falcons have gotten the last laugh as …

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‘Hounds inch closer to playoff spot with 28-0 thrashing of Hawks

By Luis Arreola III Special to the NEWS Defense wins championships. It’s the type of mentality that every team lives by; some more than others. Simply, defense not only wins games, it wins championships. “Since we’ve been here we’ve told them defense wins championships,” said Head Coach Dan Gomez. That thought process was on full …

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Greyhounds face toughest test of the season with visit to Los Fresnos

By Pete Banda Managing Editor editor@sbnewspaper.com We’re less than halfway through the football season and both San Benito and Los Fresnos are already preparing for arguably the toughest matchup of their seasons. The Falcons are coming off a tough loss, one in which they gave up the lead in the final minutes of the game. …

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‘Hounds breeze by Mustangs, remain undefeated

By Luis Arreloa III Special to the News   The San Benito Greyhounds hosted the McAllen Memorial Mustangs last Friday with revenge on their minds after falling short last year in a 63-44 thriller. This year, the outcome was different. San Benito’s daunting defense was nothing short-of-spectacular allowing the Mustangs to see the end-zone once. …

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Junior Quarterback named offensive player of the week

By Pete Banda Managing Editor Editor@sbnewspaper.com With the graduation of All-Valley quarterback J.R. Gaitan, many questioned if San Benito would be able to fill the void at quarterback. Well, if the last two games are any indication, Erick Retta is more than capable of carrying this Greyhound offense. For his performance against San Antonio East …

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2016 RGV Football preview coming Soon…

Staff Report Every year, as football season slowly creeps back into our lives, the San Benito News gets you prepared by releasing our yearly RGV Football Preview. We will have a rundown of every team in the Valley, with an extra focus on local teams San Benito, Rio Hondo, Los Fresnos, Port Isabel, and both …

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11-year old shines on and off the football field

By MONICA FONSECA Special to the NEWS   Eleven-year-old Team Captain Lauren Sanchez can be seen from the stands with her big purple bow, decorated with her name and number sixty-four in her hair at every game for the Texas Youth Football Association San Benito Greyhounds Jr. Division. The fifth grade straight-A student from Idea …

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RH center signs college deal

By PETE BANDA Staff Writer Reporter@sbnewspaper.com After three dominating years as the starting center of the Rio Hondo Bobcats football team, John Reyes will be taking his talents to Brownwood, Texas. The Howard Payne University Yellow Jackets were so impressed by the overpowering and relentless style of play from the 3-time First Team All-District selection, that …

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Greyhound linebacker Garza to play football in Iowa

By FRANCISCO E. JIMENEZ Staff Writer reporter@sbnewspaper.com A San Benito High School graduate and one of two San Benito News Sportsmen of the Year has signed to play football at the collegiate level. Jamail Garza inked a letter of intent Thursday to play football at Graceland University in Lamoni, Iowa, where he will be majoring …

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Rio Hondo closes All-Star season; begins football, cheer

By FRANCISCO E. JIMENEZ Staff Writer reporter@sbnewspaper.com RIO HONDO – One sport has come to a close and another is set to kick off. The Rio Hondo Youth Sports League All-Star baseball teams have been eliminated as of this week. “Basically, all our teams are already out of the all stars and weren’t able to …

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