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Rio Hondo’s Sandoval, Lopez named 32-3A MVPs

By PETE BANDA Special to the NEWS RIO HONDO – After a truly marvelous season that saw the Rio Hondo Lady Bobcats softball team dominate District 32-3A, and pretty much everyone else they played, the individual honors have poured in with the announcement of the All-District selections. Not only did Rio Hondo have the offensive and …

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Lady ’Hounds hurler Castillo named 31-5A MVP

By FRANCISCO E. JIMENEZ Staff Writer reporter@sbnewspaper.com The success of the San Benito Lady ’Hounds softball team continues to make headlines even after being eliminated from playoff contention on May 17. Nine players from this year’s “Sweet 16” Region 4 semi-finalist team were named to the 31-5A All-District squad, including junior (now senior) pitcher Crystal …

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San Benito softball standout to play for Huston-Tillotson

By FRANCISCO E. JIMENEZ Staff Writer reporter@sbnewspaper.com San Benito Lady ’Hounds softball phenom Amber Jasso has been the face of the program since she first set foot on the pitcher’s mound in 2011. Many broken records, four district championships, several Sweet 16 appearances, two trips to the Elite Eight and one Final Four appearance later, …

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Lady ‘Hounds end season with 9-6 loss to Southwest

NEWS Staff Report KINGSVILLE — The way things were going early on Saturday, it looked like Lady Luck was a Lady ’Hound on Saturday afternoon. But unfortunately, she had other ideas and slipped on green and black instead. After San Benito’s sizzling, confident start that resulted in a 5-1 lead, San Antonio Southwest erupted for …

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DOWN BUT NOT OUT: 5 errors cost Lady ’Hounds Game 1 versus Southwest

By ARMANDO GARZA Special to the NEWS KINGSVILLE – Every team is due for an off night, and unfortunately for the San Benito Lady ’Hounds, that night happened at the worst time. The Lady ’Hounds committed five errors and got off to an uncharacteristically slow start against San Antonio Southwest as the Lady Dragons claimed …

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FAMILIAR FOES: Lady ’Hounds no strangers to Sweet 16 opponents — Southwest

By FRANCISCO E. JIMENEZ Staff Writer reporter@sbnewspaper.com The San Benito Lady ’Hounds have advanced to the Sweet 16 in the playoffs, but in order to make it to the Elite Eight, they will first have to go through a tough San Antonio Southwest team this weekend. The Lady ’Hounds (27-4) are making their sixth trip …

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STILL SWEET: Lady ’Hounds rout Los Fresnos to secure another Sweet 16 appearance

By ARMANDO GARZA Special to the NEWS There’s no crowd like a “Sweet” San Benito crowd. Raucous, supportive and LOUD, the fans and big-game atmosphere combined with a textbook Lady ’Hound performance to trip up Los Fresnos in a 7-0 win in their 5A Regional Quarterfinal one-game playoff. With the victory, San Benito (27-4) is back …

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Rio Hondo softball scores historical firsts on way to regional quarterfinals

By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ Managing Editor editor@sbnewspaper.com RIO HONDO – Twenty-six times the Rio Hondo Lady Bobcats have proven themselves this season; 22 times they did it consecutively. But it took just one victory to cement the team in Rio Hondo sports lore history. With a 10-6 win Saturday over Carrizo Springs in Game 2 of …

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Lady ’Hounds to battle Sharyland this weekend in best of three series

NEWS Staff Report While the second round usually means a trip north, the San Benito Lady ’Hounds won’t have to go far for their next postseason test this time around. District 30-5A runner-up Sharyland comes calling this weekend as the Lady ’Hounds (25-4) open a best-of-three series against the Lady Rattlers in the area round …

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Round 2: Lady Bobcats to face Carrizo Springs

The Rio Hondo Lady Bobcats are continuing to make school softball history after securing a two-game sweep over Zapata in the bi-district round of the playoffs, earning themselves a trip to Alice for a second round date with Carrizo Springs in a best of three series scheduled at 7:30 p.m. Friday, 5 p.m. Saturday and, if necessary, a third game 30 minutes following game two. Pictured are the Lady Bobcats receiving the District 32-3A championship trophy from Rio Hondo ISD Superintendent Ismael Garcia.

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