Edinburg Vela SaberCats sink Weslaco High with 3-point barrage

EDINBURG — The Edinburg Vela SaberCats were feeling it from deep during their District 31-6A opener against Weslaco High on Friday. After a scoring burst...

Sharyland Pioneer Diamondbacks down Los Fresnos Falcons

MISSION — The Sharyland Pioneer Diamondbacks boys basketball team is nearing full strength, and that’s a problem for opponents who have to see them...

McAllen opens all-inclusive Miracle Field

The first all-inclusive Miracle Field in the Rio Grande Valley opened on Thursday at McAllen’s youth baseball complex, the final component of the sprawling baseball facility to be ready for use. “When the city of McAllen can build facilities that allows every citizen in our community to utilize, then we are doing something right,” McAllen Mayor Jim Darling said. “The Miracle Field here at our McAllen Youth Baseball Complex is something that I am extremely proud of because here in McAllen, everybody matters.” The new field — funded in part by an HEB Tournament of Champions Grant worth $150,000 — features a turf surface to accommodate wheelchairs and any other equipment that could move more smoothly on turf. Read the full story at themonitor.com.

Son faces manslaughter charge in dad’s fall off tractor

A morning of drinking at the mud pits in McAllen left one man dead and his son facing a felony manslaughter charge in connection with his death. Fernando Hernandez-Ibarra is free after posting a $50,000 bond Tuesday on one count of intoxication manslaughter after an accident at the “mud pits” in McAllen on Monday morning that resulted in Oliverio Hernandez’s sudden death. According to a probable cause affidavit obtained by The Monitor, the Edinburg man and the elder Hernandez, were traveling in a John Deer tractor at about 10 a.m. Monday in an open field, also known as the mud pits in South McAllen, when the younger Hernandez drove over a bump — causing his father Oliverio to fall off the tractor. Read the full story at themonitor.com.

Girls tested on wrestling mat

WESLACO — Valley View junior Dafne Aguilar-Martinez was bounced out of the winner’s bracket by San Antonio Johnson’s Melissa Villarreal on Saturday at the...

Tito Ortiz, El Patrón get heated at Combate Americas weigh-ins

HIDALGO — The bad blood between Tito “The Huntington Beach Bad Boy” Ortiz and Alberto El Patrón boiled over into Friday night’s weigh-ins at...

Raines sparking Vaqueros offense during freshman season

EDINBURG — When he first set foot onto campus, forward Connor Raines was sold on UTRGV. Raines, then a high school senior, fell in...