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

Senior volleyball players show off skills at showcase

On a day when the senior high school volleyball stars from across the Rio Grande Valley shined bright, it was only fitting that one of the most brilliant of those stars ended the day with her patented modus operandi, a kill. McAllen High senior Lexi Gonzalez helped lead the three-game sweep by the Class 6A West All Stars with an exclamation point, blasting away a kill that ended the match, concluded the day and wrapped up her illustrious career Sunday, at the 18th annual RGV Volleyball Showcase at McAllen Memorial High School. “My career with McHi under the leadership of coach (Paula) Dodge has been one of the most incredible experiences of my lifetime,” Gonzalez said. “She is so much more than a coach; she is a mentor to us all. There is no coach that is more loving and caring of her players and pushes us to believe in ourselves.” Read the full story at themonitor.com.

PURPLE REIGN: Dodge named The Monitor’s All-Area Coach of the Year

McALLEN — During her first week teaching physical education outside at J.T. Canales Elementary in Brownsville, Paula Dodge vividly remembers how hot it was. “It...

Time will start over for Mika Vento after signing

MERCEDES — One by one, each coach took their turn at the microphone. Exemplary student, great attitude and behavior, work ethic, commitment. All those words...

Hartenstein, Clemons lead Vipers to dominant win

EDINBURG — This was an RGV Vipers performance that fans have become spoiled with. The defending NBA G League champions flexed their muscles in a...

Vipers end losing skid before long month on road

EDINBURG — Angel Rodriguez said that when he thinks on the basketball court, he’s not himself. “I need to play by instinct,” the RGV Vipers...

Vipers ‘make progress’ but drop eighth straight

EDINBURG — Salt Lake City outscored RGV 3-1 in overtime and the Stars claimed their fifth straight win with a 124-122 win over the...

McHi alum shatters swimming records at Texas A&M

Shaine Casas is a soft spoken and polite teenager. He turns 20 on Christmas Day. In the water, he is a fierce competitor with the ferocious hunger of a starving shark, always wanting more. Casas, the former McAllen High swimming standout and current sophomore for the Texas A& M Aggies Swim and Dive team, was once again breaking records and setting high standards while he and his 10th ranked Aggies rolled through the competition to win their third straight Art Adamson Invitational at the Rec Center Natatorium in College Station. The Aggies tallied 1,322 points, more than second place USC and third place Hawaii combined. They also set eight school records. Read the full story at themonitor.com

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...