Nate Kotisso

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Nate Kotisso is a sports reporter for The Monitor. He can be reached at nkotisso@themonitor.com or (956)-683-4451.

PSJA North track star De La Garza signs on with UTRGV

PHARR — During Charlize De La Garza’s signing ceremony, her father, Romeo, told the audience inside PSJA North’s library that he didn’t envision his...

Weslaco High’s Ebarb sets personal, Valley records on final day of Region IV meet

SAN ANTONIO — Weslaco High girls track coach Pablo Almaguer described runner Amity Ebarb as a special athlete that only comes around once in...

McAllen High’s Garza, Beck to enter unchartered territory at regional meet

McALLEN — It’s hard enough being freshmen on McAllen High’s track team, but Sabrina Garza and Charlotte Beck have handled their business like they...

They’re In: Lopez’s big night helps Edinburg High squeeze Weslaco East out of playoff...

WESLACO — Five teams in the newly-configured District 31-6A were playoff teams in 2018. Edinburg Vela, Edinburg High and Edinburg North qualified for the...

Protecting Their House: Sanchez, Weslaco High eyeing big weekend at district meet

WESLACO — When distance runner Juan Manzano graduated, it was a big loss for Weslaco High and teammate Tony Sanchez. Manzano is now a...

The Monitor’s 2018-19 All-Area Girls Basketball First and Second Teams

The Monitor’s All-Area First Team Jenessah Santa Maria Sr. guard, Edinburg High Santa Maria, a younger sister of The Monitor’s 2018 All-Area Player of the Year Jayla,...

Standing ‘Tal’: McAllen Memorial senior Talamantez takes home Player of the Year award

McALLEN — The pressure was on Tani Talamantez from the beginning. “I had big shoes to fill in,” the McAllen Memorial point guard said. “Coach...

Edinburg High’s return to regional tourney nets Salinas COY award

McALLEN — J.D. Salinas applied for the Edinburg High job at a precarious time in the program’s history. His former boss, Rachel Carmona, was let...

Gutierrez ends Hidalgo career as Defensive Player of the Year

McALLEN — Regardless of where she was on the court, the basketball eventually found its way to Hidalgo forward Barbie Gutierrez. This season, Gutierrez was...

Newcomer of the Year Hernandez key in revival at PSJA High

McALLEN — The transition from middle school basketball to varsity basketball was night and day for PSJA High forward Kaylah Hernandez. A freshman like Hernandez...