Saul Berrios-Thomas

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Saul Berrios-Thomas covers the RGV Vipers and high school sports for The Monitor. He can be reached at sberrios-thomas@themonitor.com or (956) 683-4470.

RGV Vipers hire former assistant Joseph Blair as new coach

As a kid who grew up in Houston and played basketball “as far back as I can remember,” it was only natural that Joseph...

Undefeated Edinburg Vela, unbeaten Weslaco High set to clash in The Monitor’s Game of...

Edinburg Vela and Weslaco High have both been juggernauts through the first six weeks, coming out of the gate in furious fashion.Both teams have...

#RGV2aDays: Edinburg Vela looks to continue reign as top team in the Valley

BY SAUL BERRIOS-THOMAS | STAFF WRITERPHARR — Everybody wants to know who will be running the high-powered Edinburg Vela offense.Right now, the answer seems...

#RGV2aDays: Edinburg North hopes to launch new era with successful season

EDINBURG — Edinburg North remains stacked with talent, despite all of the departures and graduations.They have a bona fide star in senior receiver Roel...

#RGV2aDays: D-lineman turned QB could be difference-maker for Donna North

DONNA — Senior Jesus Lagunes has never played quarterback before.The last three years, he has been on Donna North’s varsity team as a defensive...

Quintanilla at heart of Edinburg High Bobcats defense

EDINBURG — Edinburg High senior linebacker Raymond Quintanilla looks like he was crafted in a factory to play linebacker.His muscular physique combined with his...

#RGV2aDays: Weslaco East’s Cardenas ready to reach new heights in senior year

WESLACO — When Weslaco East senior linebacker Freddy Cardenas first started playing football, he was shifty and good at avoiding contact.His dad, Alfredo Cardenas...

Valley high school football foes reunited as allies in US military

The last time McAllen High football advanced to the second round of the playoffs, the Bulldogs clashed with Brownsville Rivera.The game was close and...

Olympian Madrazo to shares his inspirational story at Cavazos Sports Institute

German Madrazo still remembers watching his TV through teary eyes as the Mexican National anthem played during a medal ceremony at the Olympics.Madrazo was...

Mexico’s Samar wins McAllen Amateur in first appearance

McALLEN — Ricardo Samar, a 58-year old from Monterrey, Mexico, who won the McAllen Amateur on Sunday, wasn’t even scheduled to play in the...