Nathaniel Mata

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Nathaniel Mata covers for The Monitor. He can be reached through email at nmata@themonitor.com or by phone at 956-683-4431.

Rattle ‘n Shake: Sharyland High goes the distance, wins decisive game in extra innings

CORPUS CHRISTI — Sharyland High would not be stopped in the Class 5A Regional Semifinal. Not by Kerrville Tivy’s best hitting or best pitching, not...

Ushering in change: All hands at McAllen High football are pulling the rope under...

BY NATHANIEL MATA | STAFF WRITER McALLEN — Change is in the air at McAllen High. The changes are program-wide and spread beyond the annual...

SaberCats’ softball season comes to close in Sweet 16

CORPUS CHRISTI — The Edinburg Vela SaberCats had a steep uphill battle going into Friday’s second playoff game against Austin High in as many...

West gridiron stars ready for one last memorable night

Who better to guide the best football players in the western RGV than the coach who led Mission Veterans to the fourth round? The...

Noah Sekinger is the ultimate teammate and The Monitor’s Player of the Year

Elite RGV basketball teams were tested early in the postseason. Noah Sekinger made sure his Edinburg Vela SaberCats passed those tests with flying colors. Vela...

PSJA Southwest’s Junior Garcia gets it together to earn The Monitor’s Newcomer of the...

EDINBURG — A technical foul was called toward the end of PSJA Southwest’s first game of the season. “No. 21,” the referee shouted. The technical had...

Valley View falls in PKs in state semis

GEORGETOWN — One hundred minutes of play wasn’t enough to find a winner in the UIL Class 5A state semifinal between Valley View and...

Valley View Tigers in a familiar spot, aiming for an unfamiliar prize

PHARR — The road to Georgetown’s Birkelbach Field for the UIL State Soccer Tournament is seldom easy. It takes five wins in arguably the...

Valley View boys soccer back in the state tournament

PHARR — The road to Georgetown’s Birkelbach Field for the UIL State Soccer Tournament is seldom easy. It takes five wins in arguably the...

Valley View Tigers look past controversy, inquiries

Valley View Tigers look past controversy, inquiries