Flores forging a career despite hardships

MARK MAY | SPECIAL TO THE MONITOR PHARR — Like many professional boxers, Juan Alberto “Beto” Flores has not had an easy life. By the time...

Former players, family, friends bid farewell to Coach Al Ogletree

MISSION — Family, friends and former players of legendary Pan American and University of Texas-Pan American coach Alfred Ogletree gathered to say goodbye to...

In the splash zone: Summer water polo takes off in the Valley

PHARR — While three Rio Grande Valley teams were in College Station over the weekend competing in the Texas State 7on7 Championships, a different...

Mission High, Mission Veterans deliver ‘Battle of Conway’ preview at state 7on7

COLLEGE STATION — Day three of the 2019 State 7on7 Championships in College Station featured Rio Grande Valley rivals Mission High and Mission Veterans...

Sharyland Pioneer’s perfect day at 7-on-7 Championships marred by postgame brawl

COLLEGE STATION — Sharyland Pioneer became the first team ever from the Rio Grande Valley to sweep its competition in pool play Friday at...

Edinburg Vela’s Bailey signs with TCU

The weight on Tyler Bailey’s shoulders no longer crushes the 6-foot-5, 260-pound recent graduate from Edinburg Vela. Signing days have a tendency to lighten the...

Brandon Figueroa to make first title defense at Bert Ogden Arena

EDINBURG — Weslaco’s Brandon Lee Figueroa, widely known as “The Heartbreaker,” captured the interim World Boxing Association World Super Bantamweight title in April with...

UTRGV releases schedule for defending WAC champion volleyball squad

The UTRGV Department of Athletics released the official 2019 volleyball schedule Wednesday. The defending WAC regular-season champions will face a difficult 30-game slate featuring...

Update: Former RGV Vipers coach Joseph Blair joins 76ers

BY HENRY MILLER | STAFF WRITER Joseph Blair became an instant hit with fans, management and players when he took over as coach of the...