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.

McAllen ISD makes jump to 5A in UIL realignment

After months of speculation, McAllen ISD’s three flagship high schools — McAllen High, McAllen Memorial and McAllen Rowe — officially began their transition to...

Hidalgo, Weslaco among Valley teams ascending in TGCA poll

AUSTIN — Brownsville Veterans, Hidalgo and Weslaco High were among the four Rio Grande Valley basketball teams that gained traction in the latest edition...

UTRGV notches comeback win over CSU Bakersfield

EDINBURG — With his team trailing in the second half, UTRGV freshman wing Quinton Johnson batted away a pass and picked up the loose...

Pioneer holds off Mission Vets’ comeback bid

MISSION — In the waning moments of the fourth quarter with the game clock frozen in time, Sharyland Pioneer’s Carly Hornaday took a deep...

Grand Canyon buries UTRGV from deep

EDINBURG — With time running out and the team needing to turn the tide, the UTRGV Vaqueros settled in defensively and looked for a...

Flores, Cantu’s chemistry carrying Mission Veterans

MISSION — Basketball in its purest form is a lot like music. There are several moving pieces that have to find a way to meld...

New Mexico State outlasts UTRGV 67-62

EDINBURG — New Mexico State held off the UTRGV down the stretch, snapping the Vaqueros’ four-game home winning streak with a 67-62 win Saturday...

McAllen Memorial, now at full strength, manhandling 30-6A

McALLEN — From the start, the 2019-20 season has been a long, rollercoaster ride for McAllen Memorial on the hardwood. Memorial, three-time defending district champions,...

Garcia, Talamantez lead Memorial past PSJA North

PHARR — With PSJA North gaining momentum and closing the gap, McAllen Memorial’s Valeria Garcia knew she had to make something happen. The Mustangs had...

Vipers struggle from 3, fall to Legends

EDINBURG — The Rio Grande Valley Vipers looked to cap off their three-game home stand by extending their G League-leading and season-high three-game winning...