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.

Santos comes from behind to beat Chivas in Edinburg Liga MX match

EDINBURG — Liga MX soccer returned to H-E-B Park in Edinburg on Wednesday night when fan favorites Club Deportivo Guadalajara, known as Chivas, took...

Killer Bees, ice hockey to return to Rio Grande Valley in 2018

HIDALGO — Nostalgia was in the air, but so was fresh excitement with Wednesday’s announcement that the RGV Killer Bees would be returning to...

Eight buck-wild seconds: Professional cowboys compete in bull riding at livestock show

MERCEDES — The Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association Xtreme Bulls competition barreled into the Livestock Show Grounds Wednesday night. Nearly 40 riders from around rural...

RGV Barracudas FC can’t complete comeback against Sonora

HIDALGO — RGV Barracudas FC has had a tough time earning wins in its inaugural season in Hidalgo. The team’s struggles continued despite a...

Weslaco East’s Cardenas is The Monitor’s All-Area Defensive Player of the Year

For about 114 days, Weslaco East middle linebacker Freddy Cardenas is in bliss. It’s the most wonderful time of the year — football season.A...

Trevor Speights, Stanford head to the Alamo Bowl

The PAC-12 and Big 12 will clash in San Antonio tonight when Stanford meets TCU in the 25th Alamo Bowl at 8 p.m. in...

Vipers falter late in matinee loss to Charge

HIDALGO — The RGV Vipers were in the driver's seat for a majority of Tuesday’s game against the Canton Charge, a kids day matinee, only to...

After battling cancer, scoring a touchdown was a breeze for local youth

MISSION — Amid a chorus of people chanting his name, Evan Rangel was lifted into the air on the shoulders of the Mission Mustangs...

UTRGV libero Zayas making quick impact

EDINBURG — A season ago, Gysell Zayas was a major cog at Tyler Junior College, recording 356 digs as a sophomore. Now, Zayas is...

Hometown talent Ontiveros tallies assist in RGV FC Toros home finale

EDINBURG — It’s been a grueling wait for Omar Ontiveros to play his first game for the RGV FC Toros. A nagging heel injury...