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LA JOYA — La Joya school district officials held a news conference Monday morning to clarify what they said was misinformation being spread on social media amid protests by parents demanding information on allegations of a sexual assault at Tabasco Elementary last school year.

WESLACO — When Weslaco East senior linebacker Freddy Cardenas first started playing football, he was shifty and good at avoiding contact.

McALLEN — After losing the Class 4A state final in penalty kicks last season, the Progreso Red Ants said goodbye to eight seniors. The group also bid farewell to 2016 All-Area Player of the Year Rogelio Zamora, who was ineligible to play during his senior season in 2017 after turning 19.

WESLACO — A charity golf tournament scheduled on Saturday, May 13, will benefit terminally-ill hospice patients served by Aurora House in Weslaco and scholarships for local students.

Tony Villarreal has been reassigned from his duties as the head football coach at Weslaco High, Weslaco ISD school board president Erasmo Lopez said Monday.

After becoming one of the top 100 winningest coaches in Texas high school football history during his 12-year tenure at Weslaco High, coach Tony Villarreal said Friday that he has interviewed for a coaching vacancy within PSJA ISD.

ELSA — Coming into this season, Edcouch-Elsa was a sexy pick for a lengthy playoff run because of its passing prowess. Behind senior quarterback Marco Aguinaga and receivers J.J. Flores and A.J. Rodriguez, there were weapons aplenty for an offense that confidently referred to itself as the “…

EDINBURG — Weslaco High coach Griselda Fino knew her starters weren’t meeting expectations early during her team’s non-district game against Edinburg Vela on Tuesday. She made an adjustment. That adjustment worked, and her Lady Panthers went on to take a 50-42 victory on the road.

SAN ANTONIO — When Weslaco East opened practice on Aug. 1, J.C. Vargas was still thinking about the onside kick. In the 2015 area round, the Wildcats had an 8-point lead against Del Rio with less than 5 minutes to play but came away empty handed, thanks in part to a Rams onside kick that Var…

MERCEDES — Whether it’s pigskin, tail or into high gear, there’s been no mistaking Xitlaly Hernandez’s talent for kicking things.

PROGRESO — A week before practice was set to get under way, Progreso’s coach resigned. Jacquie Gonzalez, who went on to take over the program, sensed her players were feeling down on themselves. A non-district matchup against a Class 6A program in La Joya High, two classifications higher tha…

MERCEDES — Mercedes was adamant that Friday's 64th meeting with Mid-Valley rival Edcouch-Elsa was "just another game." The Tigers pleaded it, saying it convincingly enough time and time again this week that it was hard not to believe them.

WESLACO — Growing up, Weslaco East’s Adrian Duran was drawn to Ray Lewis of the Baltimore Ravens. Watching on TV, Duran was awed by the two-time NFL defensive player of the year, and he decided he wanted to someday play the same position on the gridiron.

HARLINGEN — Weslaco High’s Juan Manzano experienced the euphoric feeling of winning his first cross country meet at Saturday’s Harlingen Invitational.

WESLACO — NFL Total Access, Fox NFL Sunday, ESPN’s SportsCenter and College GameDay — these are titans in the pantheon of sports broadcasting, and now local fans can add the KWES Pregame Football Show to their list of must-see programs.

WESLACO — When Weslaco East was preparing to face Edinburg Economedes two weeks ago, coach Mike Burget told defensive coordinator Rene Guzman to keep some things under wraps. Save the counter to the slot-T offense for Week 5 — East’s District 32-6A opener against rival Weslaco High.

Heading into last week’s non-district finale against La Joya Juarez-Lincoln, quarterback Marco Aguinaga had accounted for 81 percent of Edcouch-Elsa’s rushing yardage. Aguinaga had 324 of the team’s 400 rushing yards during the first two games.

When Weslaco High coach Tony Villarreal was scouting Weslaco East before their Week 11 matchup last season, he saw 79 different offensive formations on film. With so many varied sets, motions and shifts to consider, putting together a comprehensive defensive game plan was an enormous challenge.

HARLINGEN — There were times on Saturday when the Harlingen Lady Cardinals were playing against two opponents: Weslaco High and themselves.

ELSA — The Brownsville Veterans Memorial volleyball team entered the Edcouch-Elsa gym Saturday as serious as could be with its game face on for an important District 32-5A match against the always tough Lady Yellowjackets.


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