La Joya, Villarreal begin sprint to playoffs

LA JOYA — When La Joya High hits the gridiron, opponents know they’re going to be in for a long night trying to stop...

Rowe to rely on veteran defense for breakthrough season

McALLEN — When the Warriors strapped on pads for the first time this preseason Wednesday at McAllen Rowe High School, one could hardly tell...

Mission Vets out slugs Laredo LBJ to win tournament title

MISSION — In the battle between Laredo LBJ and Mission Veterans in the finals of the Mission Varsity Volleyball Tournament, Davids need not apply....

Yellow Jackets shine in first scrimmage, but not satisfied

DONNA — High school football players across the state of Texas have spent the last two weeks squaring off against teammates in practice, preparing...

Villarreal, secondary big for La Joya against Raymondville

LA JOYA — When La Joya High and Raymondville took the field Friday at La Joya ISD Stadium for their first scrimmage of the...

Pioneer impressive in win over La Joya High

MISSION — Natalie Reyes took a perfect pass from libero Shelby Cavazos and deftly placed a perfect set to Jordan Bravo, who was coming...

Morales, PSJA High prepare to defend district crown

When PSJA High entered its first full season in District 30-6A last year, not a whole lot of pundits or other teams viewed them as a major threat. But the Bears quickly shook off that perception. After a sluggish 1-2 start in non-district play, they rattled off wins in six of their next seven games en route to a playoff appearance and the 2018 district crown in their first attempt. Heading into 2019, however, there’s no more hiding as a non-favorite for PSJA High as the team sets out to defend its place atop the district throne.

Juarez-Lincoln ready to outpace competition in bounce back year

When La Joya Juarez-Lincoln took to the practice field at the start of the preseason, the team had a singular focus: redemption. The Huskies took a step back in 2018 amidst a rocky 0-10 season. Despite their winless finish, victory always seemed to be within their grasp, only to slip away at the last moment. “Last year was a very disappointing season,” head coach Tomas Garcia said. “We had a senior ball club, we ended up 0-10 and we lost about five games by a total of eight points. With possession of the ball in a couple of games, we were on the edge of kicking a field goal and we fumble.” Read the full store at themonitor.com or rgvsports.com.

La Joya Palmview looking to prove doubters wrong once again

MISSION — Last season, La Joya Palmview made the move from Class 6A to 5A and were thrown into the 10-team District 16-5A DI,...

McAllen High tops McAllen Memorial for PoundFest title

McALLEN — In a back-and-forth affair that pitted two of the area’s top teams against one another, McAllen High triumphed over McAllen Memorial 25-17,...