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Henry Miller is Sports Editor for The Monitor. You can reach him at hmiller@themonitor.com or (956) 683-4472.

Vipers begin quest for fourth title today

EDINBURG — Kerwin Roach describes the RGV Vipers offense as “video-game like.” Daeshon Francis’ eyes light up when asked about the offense. “It brings out...

2019-20 Vipers Media Day: Hartenstein, Clark return to Vipers

EDINBURG — The roster revolving door has already started for the Rio Grande Valley Vipers. The Vipers finalized their 2019-2020 roster on Tuesday, but the...

Thornwell impressive in debut as Vipers win exhibition

EDINBURG — Sindarius Thornwell is a new face for RGV Viper fans. Those fans may want to get a good look at him now, while...

Vipers begin training camp with eye on back to back titles

EDINBURG — Diamond Stone had the baseline cut off so he fired a pass to the corner where Jacobi Boykins took no time in...

RGV High School Volleyball scores from Tuesday night

VALLEY HS VOLLEYBALL RESULTS Tuesday’s  Games District 30-6A McAllen High def. La Joya High 25-5, 25-8, 25-11 McAllen Rowe def. PSJA North 25-21, 25-11, 25-16 Mission High def. La...

Hitters get the spotlight for all their kills, but it’s the liberos who save...

Cori Talamantez knew who she was facing. Her McAllen Memorial Mustangs were battling star hitter Lexi Gonzalez and their biggest rival, the state’s third-ranked Class 6A team in McAllen High. The Mustangs served the ball to Gonzalez, and Talamantez focused on what was happening next. “I watched as she (Gonzalez) came in for a one,” Talamantez said, referring to a low, quick set meant to catch blockers out of place and create a 1-on-1 instead of a double block. A junior libero, Talamantez barely had time to get her arms in the right spot when — “boom!” — the volleyball smashed into her readied arms from a signature thunderous attack by Gonzalez. “Somehow I was in the right position and I popped it right up,” Talamantez said. “I got her that time.” Read the full story at themonitor.com.

No. 3 McHi, No. 9 Mission Vets with big matches tonight

It’s a big night for the two highest ranked volleyball teams in the Rio Grande Valley. Two teams stand above McAllen High in the latest Texas Girls Coaches Association volleyball poll as the latest poll ranks the Bulldogs No. 3 in the state, one spot up from last week’s poll. For the second straight week, five Rio Grande Valley teams were ranked in their specific classes — San Isidro (1A-2A), Mission Veterans (5A), Edcouch-Elsa (5A), Los Fresnos (6A) and McHi. Read the full story at themonitor.com or RGVSports.com.

UTRGV sweeps Texas Southern at home tournament

The UTRGV women's volleyball team used 10 aces to defeat Texas Southern University on Friday at the UTRGV Fieldhouse during the UTRGV Tournament. Then UTRGV faced Pac-12 power Washington State. To find out how they did and see some highlights, visit www.themonitor.com

McHi ranked No. 4 in state; 5 RGV teams make poll

The McAllen High girls volleyball team is one of five Valley teams ranked in the most recent Texas Girls Association Volleyball Ball. The Bulldogs are ranked fourth in the state in Class 6A. To find out who else is among the state's elite, visit www.themonitor.com

UTRGV earns sweep in soccer, volleyball

The UTRGV women's soccer and volleyball teams, and the men's soccer team all won their matches on Friday night, giving the Vaqueros a perfect Friday evening. Visit themonitor.com to read more and watch highlights from the women's soccer match.