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...

Former Pan Am, UTPA baseball ‘Coach Al’ Ogletree dies at 89

EDINBURG — The Texas baseball community lost one of its most beloved figures as former Pan American and University of Texas-Pan American coach Al...

Juarez-Lincoln alumnus, UTRGV sprinter has sights set on Pan American Games

BY TJ GARCIA | SPECIAL TO THE MONITOR   UTRGV sprinter Yariel Matute won a gold medal and set a personal record in the men’s 200-meter...

Dallas Zoo giraffe named after Cowboys’ Jason Witten dies

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS DALLAS — Officials say a 1-year-old giraffe at the Dallas Zoo that was named after Cowboys tight end Jason Witten died during...

Abandoned tents, human waste piling up on Mount Everest

KATHMANDU, Nepal — After every party it's time to clean up and Mount Everest is no different. The record number of climbers crowding the...

Former UTPA coach Ogletree dies at 89

Former University of Texas-Pan American (now UTRGV) baseball coach Al Ogletree died Monday morning, according to the UTRGV sports information department. Ogletree, 89, found his...

McHi’s Ava Alaniz named The Monitor’s All-Area Co-Player of the Year

BY TJ GARCIA | SPECIAL TO THE MONITOR McALLEN — Approaching the 2019 soccer season, Ava Alaniz was flying high. The McAllen High midfielder was coming off...

Edinburg Vela’s Taylor Campbell named Girls Soccer Co-Player of the Year

EDINBURG — Taylor Campbell had a breakaway up the left sideline. She was a scorer and could’ve easily taken the shot, even though she...