Andrew McCulloch

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I'm a sports reporter based in McAllen, Texas, covering high school football, volleyball, girl's basketball, softball and wrestling, as well as UTRGV men's basketball, the Rio Grande Valley Vipers, RGV FC Toros and other local sports for The Monitor and RGVSports.com. Follow me @ByAndyMcCulloch and send me story tips at amcculloch@themonitor.com.

State XC Championships: Donna boys, Sharyland girls excel in Day 1

ROUND ROCK — Day 1 of the University Interscholastic League’s Cross-Country State Championships — the first UIL state championship event for an individual sport...

Weslaco, Los Fresnos to clash for bi-district playoff berth in The Monitor’s GOTW

The Weslaco High Panthers and Los Fresnos Falcons will clash in The Monitor’s high school football Game of the Week for the right to...

RGV Girls Basketball Roundup: Edinburg High, PSJA North earn big road wins

Several girls basketball teams across the Rio Grande Valley earned marquee road wins over the weekend in non-district play, but none did so in...

Veteran Vaqueros eager for long-awaited return to hardwood

EDINBURG — When the COVID-19 pandemic first made national headlines, the UTRGV men’s basketball squad was busy getting ready for their Western Athletic Conference...

City Champs: McAllen Memorial tops Rowe for spot in district title game

McALLEN — It only took seconds after the opening whistle and kickoff between McAllen Rowe and McAllen Memorial for the fireworks to start flying.  In...

Weslaco High tops Donna North in Mid-Valley shootout

WESLACO — When the Weslaco High Panthers met the Donna North Chiefs on the football field Thursday night, few expected the explosive start that...

Bears vs Raiders: Tri-City Classic enters new generation as peak RGV football rivalry

PHARR — Mark Lopez still remembers his first Tri-City Classic rivalry game, the first-ever meeting between the PSJA High Bears and PSJA North Raiders. As...

6A Football Notebook: Weslaco, Donna North to duel in 32-6A west zone finale

DONNA — It’s been a season unlike any other for Donna North head football coach Juan Cuevas, who’s had to tackle the challenges of...

RGV Girls Basketball Roundup: Bobcats, Tigers shine in early-week action

Week 3 of the 2020-21 girls high school basketball season in the Rio Grande Valley began with a bang Monday evening with a trio...

UTRGV signs San Antonio high school POTY in Wagner’s Jackson

The UTRGV Vaqueros made a big splash with their first men’s basketball signing of the 2020-21 academic year Monday evening. San Antonio Wagner senior JaSean...