Raul Garcia

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Raul Garcia is a Reporter for The Monitor. He can be reached at rgarcia@themonitor.com or (956) 683-4431.

Casas breaks pool record, Aggies upset Buckeyes

STAFF REPORTS Shaine Casas does it again. Casas, the former McAllen High and current Texas A&M sophomore swimmer, continues to impress around the world. This time, Casas...

Chitman’s first goal lifts UTRGV women’s soccer to victory

STAFF REPORTS EDINBURG – Goooal! Freshman Maya Chitman sent the ball flying, it dinged off the top of the post and found its way into the...

Chirchir breaks school record

STAFF REPORTS UTRGV Sophomore Abraham Chirchir broke the men’s cross country program record in the 8K with a time of 23:41.2 — 1.8 seconds faster...

UTRGV drops match to Kansas City

STAFF REPORT The UTRGV Vaqueros volleyball team closed out the first half of Western Athletic Conference play with a 25-17, 25-19, 17-25, 25-16 loss to...

Clash of the titans: SaberCats, Panthers to collide in The Monitor’s Game of...

By RAUL GARCIA STAFF WRITER EDINBURG — Edinburg Vela head coach John Campbell chirped his whistle at practice, and signaled for his team to move on...

Who’s the fastest? Valley runners head to Donna to race

By RAUL GARCIA PROGRESO — Alex Pecina won first place overall in the Meet of Champions’ freshman division two years ago. Pecina, a junior at Progreso,...

Explosive receiving core making big plays for Panthers

By RAUL GARCIA STAFF WRITER WESLACO — When the game is on the line, or it’s fourth-and-long, Weslaco High head coach Roy Stroman will not hesitate...

Abdelfattah officially named new Vipers coach

BY HENRY MILLER STAFF WRITER EDINBURG — Mahmoud Abdelfattah spent the past season offering plenty of suggestions to then-RGV Vipers head coach Joseph Blair. Now, Abdelfattah will...

Warriors corral Bulldogs to stay unbeaten

McALLEN — Quarterback Jonas Ortiz rolled out of the pocket on third down for the McAllen Rowe Warriors as the McAllen High Bulldogs’ defense...

Cougars take on SaberCats tonight

By RAUL GARCIA STAFF WRITER McALLEN — Edinburg North and Edinburg Vela kick off District 31-6A play at Richard Flores Stadium at 7:30 tonight to battle...