Speights runs away with All-Area Offensive Player of the Year award

McALLEN — McAllen Memorial’s Campbell Speights blew past his competition and ran away with The Monitor’s All-Area Offensive Player of the Year award as...

Winning big: Burget earns The Monitor’s All-Area Football Coach of the Year

BY RAUL GARCIA STAFF WRITER WESLACO — Weslaco East head coach Mike Burget watched his plan unfold as the helmets and pads clattered during the...

RGC’s Marroquin named The Monitor’s All-Area Football Newcomer of the Year

RIO GRANDE CITY — The 2019 Rio Grande City Rattlers football team finished as one of the best the program has seen in a...

Los Fresnos claims City of Palms championship

McALLEN — The Falcons entered the 2019 City of Palms Basketball Tournament with one goal in mind: bring the first place trophy back home...

Kassandra Lerma named The Monitor’s All-Area Volleyball Hitter of the Year

MISSION — The last name Lerma is rich with volleyball lore in the Rio Grande Valley. Diana Lerma has won 14 district titles as head...

Fifth-ranked Bobcats blitz Wildcats in district opener

WESLACO — During the first half of a fast-paced contest, the Edinburg High Bobcats burst out to a quick advantage over the Weslaco East...

Volleyball stars shine at showcase

McALLEN — On a day when the senior high school volleyball stars from across the Rio Grande Valley shined bright, it was only fitting...

Senior volleyball players show off skills at showcase

On a day when the senior high school volleyball stars from across the Rio Grande Valley shined bright, it was only fitting that one of the most brilliant of those stars ended the day with her patented modus operandi, a kill. McAllen High senior Lexi Gonzalez helped lead the three-game sweep by the Class 6A West All Stars with an exclamation point, blasting away a kill that ended the match, concluded the day and wrapped up her illustrious career Sunday, at the 18th annual RGV Volleyball Showcase at McAllen Memorial High School. “My career with McHi under the leadership of coach (Paula) Dodge has been one of the most incredible experiences of my lifetime,” Gonzalez said. “She is so much more than a coach; she is a mentor to us all. There is no coach that is more loving and caring of her players and pushes us to believe in ourselves.” Read the full story at themonitor.com.

PURPLE REIGN: Dodge named The Monitor’s All-Area Coach of the Year

McALLEN — During her first week teaching physical education outside at J.T. Canales Elementary in Brownsville, Paula Dodge vividly remembers how hot it was. “It...