Henry Miller

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

Virus has wide range of effects on fishing industry

Cap. Ismael “Smiley Yanez” loves to fish. He can walk out his back door and his boat is there on the Arroyo. That boat, however, hasn't moved too much — especially with other people in it. Yanez, a Weslaco native, has spent the past 15 years working as a full-time fishing guide, taking clients on the water in search of trout, reds and drum. Read the full story at themonitor.com.

Many golf courses open, with restrictions

Every Saturday, Richard Salaiz and a golfing partner would hit the course at Los Lagos Golf Club in Edinburg. Salaiz once again walked the course Saturday with a partner, having what he described as an average round despite the course delivering “an eerie feeling with just a couple of other golfers on it.” While the COVID-19 pandemic has interrupted life as normal around the world, throughout the country and across the Rio Grande Valley, there is some micro-semblance of normalcy as some golf courses remain open, with restrictions in place. Read the full story at themonitor.com

UTRGV’s Chirchir turning heads, shining in cross country, track

EDINBURG — Every day, Abraham Chirchir would get ready for elementary school. And he’d start running. He’d run six miles to school and those same six...

All Area Girls Wrestler of the Year: Donna High state champion Precious Hernandez

After two days of wrestling practice, Donna High’s Precious Hernandez was ready to quit. “I told my mom that this wasn’t for me,” she said....

Vipers’ win streak snapped; League suspends play

Chris Clemons’ 3-point shot at the buzzer missed its mark and the RGV Vipers fell in a wildly exciting 128-126 contest to the Iowa Wolves on Wednesday at Bert Ogden Arena. “At the end of the day, we were in that situation because of the way we played the first 24 minutes, not the last 24 minutes,” Vipers head coach Mahmoud Abdelfattah said. “Chris got a good look and took the shot. We’ve just got to bring it all 48 minutes.” That has been a common comment from Abdelfattah throughout the season that looked as if it had been cured during the previous few games. Read the full story at themonitor.com.

Vipers’ Hartenstein: ‘I know I should be in the NBA’

Isaiah Hartenstein is back with the RGV Vipers but he doesn't believe he belongs there. "I'm not a G League player," the 7-foot center said. "I know I should be in the NBA."

Former PSJA runner sets sights on qualifying for Olympic marathon

Starla Garcia ran in circles during a part of her life. It could have killed her. After battling with herself as well as anorexia and osteopenia, a weakening of the bones, she’s back. Now, she runs when she wants instead of when she thinks she has to. And she wants to run, especially Saturday, Feb. 29, when she will be one of more than 500 runners competing at the Olympic Marathon Trials in Atlanta. Read the full story at themonitor.com

STATE CHAMP: Donna High’s Precious Hernandez wins state wrestling title

Donna High's Precious Hernandez became the first female heavyweight wrestler, and just the third female wrestler overall to win a state title, doing so...

Vipers gain impressive win versus Legends; host Memphis tonight

EDINBURG — Chris Clemons, Michael Frazier and Isaiah Hartenstein combined for 49 second-half points, reminding many of last year’s championship run, and the Vipers...

UTRGV Hall of Fame: 1989 women’s tennis — focused, ferocious

The 1989 Pan American University women’s tennis team was as focused and ferocious on the tennis courts as they were in the classrooms. “We had...