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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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PTSD- Post Traumatic Sports Disorder (The importance of youth sports in poverty stricken areas)

By STEVEN RAY HERNANDEZ  Editor editor@sbnewspaper.com (San Benito, Tx)- Outside a local corner store in an area known as “La Palma,”  sat a young, fairly tall man crouched over with his elbows on his knees.  His eyes deadlocked on a fence across the street, almost as if he was hypnotized by what seemed to be …

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NUMBER 1- Lady ‘Hounds make history, head to Elite 8 ranked #1 in the State

By Armando Garza Special to the NEWS   Up until yesterday, if you said the Lady ‘Hounds were the best team in the state, it would have to be considered an opinion. Well, now it’s a fact. The Texas Girls Coaches Association released the latest high school softball rankings on Tuesday morning, listing San Benito …

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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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Baseball is life for young sports prospect

By Monica Fonseca Special to the NEWS Early mornings and late nights are a daily routine for 14-year old sports phenom Nathaniel Garcia. Garcia, an 8th-grader at Berta Cabaza Middle School who stands a whopping 6’ 1,” has been seen out on the playing fields ever since age five, always sporting his favorite number, “Number 6.”  …

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Greyhounds blast Rivera 11-1 on special night

By ARMANDO GARZA Special to the NEWS   It’s always good to erase a bad memory with a good one. And the San Benito Greyhounds were able to do just that on a special night for many. Behind a hitting barrage and solid fundamental play across the diamond, the ’Hounds had no problems dispatching of …

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WEB EXCLUSIVE- ‘Hounds pick up another district victory on Parent’s Night

By ARMANDO GARZA Special to the NEWS When Eric Arizpe is on, the San Benito Greyhounds are hard to beat. The ‘Hounds’ hurler fanned six and scattered six hits as he got superb defense behind him in a 6-2, Parent’s Night win over Brownsville Lopez on Friday night at Greyhound Park. The Greyhounds (7-5 overall, 2-3 …

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Gonzalez’s three-run blast pushes Lady ‘Hounds past South

Lady 'Hounds

By ARMANDO GARZA Special to the NEWS HARLINGEN — Every so often, someone has to step up. Someone has to come through with a play. And in a 2-0 ballgame on Tuesday night on the road, San Benito’s Mel Gonzalez did exactly that. In the top of the 7th inning, Gonzalez took an 0-2 pitch …

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Only The Strong- Los Fresnos and San Benito place 1st and 2nd in state

By PETE BANDA Staff Writer reporter@sbnewspaper.com Maybe it’s something in the resaca. Whatever it is, the high school powerlifting squads down here in the lower valley are destroying competition up state. And the Girls Varsity teams at Los Fresnos and San Benito High School are no exception. Both teams traveled to the 6A State Championship …

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WEB EXCLUSIVE: Greyhounds thump Cardinals, grab first district victory

By ARMANDO GARZA Special to the NEWS After dropping their first two district games to Brownsville Hanna and Los Fresnos, the San Benito Greyhounds were understandably in a bit of a lull. That all changed on this past Friday afternoon. The ’Hounds broke open a tie game and surged ahead to take down Harlingen 5-2 …

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