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In high school, I was always picked on, named called, and taunted. There was never a week that went by that some future storage locker room attendant would bark out a flagrant verb in my direction with his friends cheering him on. As a freshmen, (5’2” 115 lbs) I ended up in the trash can, lifted by these “socalled” athletes who were the studs on campus. Studs? I can still remember that our high school football team went 2-8 that year too. Back in 1978, it was okay to “bully” students. At least, that’s what I thought. I grew tired of this “bullying” and started to fight back. You know, fighting back felt good. I was not afraid anymore. But, those hecklers still managed to throw in a taunt every now them, after they discovered that I was not afraid anymore. Maybe, these guys were related to the comedian, George Lopez? Who knows. Today, times are different, everything that we do today has become a social network amongst teens and adults. Worst, some of


these teens are athletes too. Forget about all the booing that athletes hear from the stands on game day, It gets worst. They have to read about themselves after the game on the social network too. Funny, it’s all those friends that we have

book, Twitter, and Texting. This is where the “bullying” amongst students and parent becomes harsh and hurtful. You see, fans comes in all sorts. They are parents, coaches, teens, who all interact online on blogs. Cyber bullying is a form

accepted are the ones who bully these athletes too. This is where the real gangs exist. They are called Cyber Bullies. Forget about the hecklers I used to deal with, those numbers were few. But the real gangs exist on Face-

of teen violence that can do lasting harm to young people. Even by adults. Think about this. If one athlete reads a nasty message about himself on gameday, what affect do you think has been inflicted in this teen?


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Fans forget that these teen athletes are playing for the love of the game. However, fans are becoming more carefree with the words they choose, thinking that it’s okay to speak freely. By being more aware of cyber bullying, teens and adults can help to fight it. Cyber bullying can take many forms: *Sending mean messages or threats to a person’s email or cell phone. *Spreading rumors online or through texts *Posting hurtful or threatening messages on social networking sites or web pages *Pretending to be someone else online to hurt another person *Taking unflattering pictures of a person and spreading them through cell phones or the Internet *Sexting, or circulating sexually suggestive pictures or messages about a person What most teens and adults do not realize is that every time a “text” is sent it is recorded. Just ask Tiger. And every time a Cyber message is sent through Twitter or Facebook, it has been recorded. Worst, it could become a crime if you are over 18 years old. In athletics, being Bullied is no fun. Bullying does hurt. Athletes are icons of every school. Most importantly, Athletes are leaders. High school athletes are supposed be our heros too. Are you a hero in your school?

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Golf Wins (McAllen, Texas)-The Sharyland Rattlers golf team of District 30-5A won their first ever State 5A Region IV Golf Championship title in school history by defeating San Antonio Johnson in a playoff after finishing the two-day tournament tied at 608 played at the Palmview Golf Course in McAllen, Texas. The final day came down to one Sharyland player who was in the final group teeing off on the Par 5 No.18 Hole. Rattler Jose Pena led his team with a birdie on the Par 3 No.17 by clinching his fist as his putt rolled in to put the Rattlers up by one stroke, with a possible outright win. At No.18, Par 5, the finishing hole, with his teammates waiting for his finish, Pena’s drive ended up next to a tree trunk. He tried to punch out by using

his seven iron. The attempt misfired by hitting a another tree trunk fifty yards ahead of him, which slingshot to the left of the rough. Luckily, the ball ended up in an area not to overwhelming. His next shot was a lay up, about 100-yards away. Pena tried to save par from seven feet out, but the putt sailed wide to force a two-team playoff with Johnson to determined the outright Class 5A Region IV Champion. Before Pena, two other teammates had their chances to help the Rattlers win the title in the final two holes but No.17 got the best of Carlos Pena and Ybarra with bogeys too. In the playoff, the Rattlers came on strong winning by three-strokes to claim the team title. Tagle birdied Hole No.10 with a shot from 165 yards out to give the Rattlers a head start in the playoffs. Also advancing was first day leader, Juan Rodriguez, Sharyland’s qualifier, who finished third overall to advance to the State 5A Golf Championships to be played at the Onion Creek Golf Course in Austin, Texas on April 30th and May 1st. “This is incred-

State 5A Region IV Golf Champions! The Sharyland Rattlers golf team will travel to Austin, Texas on April 30th and May 1st to play at the UIL State 5A Golf Championships at Onion Creek Golf Course. Pictured are l-r qualifier, Juan Rodriguez with team members Jose Pena, Chris Tagle, Carlos Pena, Jon Ybarra, Peter Fox, and head coach Fernando Rodriguez. (HSSMImages/Mike De La Cruz) April 2012



Take that! Weslaco H.S. golfer Calvin Lackey slams his club in frustration at the Par 3, No.17. He finished 25th overall. Jose Pena of Sharyland behind a tree at the No.18 Par 5 hole at Palmview Golf Course. His shot hit another tree and carded a bogey. (HSSMImages/Mike De La Cruz) ible. We finally did it. We won the regional title. This is what golf is all about,” said head coach Fernando Rodriguez of Sharyland. The last time the Rattlers advanced to the state tournament was in 2006 where they finished eighth overall. Fort Worth Pascal won the state title in a playoff. The Rattlers will now take six players that will play in the tournament. Rattler team members advancing are Peter Fox, Carlos Pena, Chris Tagle, Jose Pena, and Jon Ybarra. “This is what I dreamed about all my life and after four years, we did it. We are going state,” said the 30-5A district champion, Carlos Pena. “Words cannot describe this moment. This is truly special.” In more golf action, Laredo Alexander sophomore, Luke Begwin birdied holes No.16, 17, and 18 to defeat San Antonio Johs-

non’s Jake Judkins by one stroke. Judkins had an opportunity to tie the match on the final hole, but his 15 foot putt sailed left and he could watch in amazement. “I almost had that putt. Things just did not go my way today,” added Judkins. Last month, in the Rio Grande Valley Golf Coaches Tournament of Champions played at Palmview, Judkins aced the No.14 Par 3. Finishing in fourth place overall was Brownsville Hanna’s senior, Ryan Hollander with a 147. He fired a three over par 75. Last year’s State 5A qualifier, McAllen Memorial’s Juan “Papito” Gonzalez missed out on making his second trip to state after a 150 finish. Gonzalez, coming off an all-star basketball game and was also named to HSSM’s first team All-South Texas Basketball struggled on his first day with a 76 and then finished out day two

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with two bogeys on No.17 and No.18. Gonzalez made a last minute charge by carding an eagle on the long Par 5, No.15 Hole by chipping off the green to stand at even par. On No.16, Par 4 his drive was short and he missed the green from 175 yards. His attempt for par was good. At the infamous, No.17 Par 3 hole, Gonzalez pulled his shot left to the cart path. His next chip shot was short off the green. He would card a bogey. On the final hole, his drive went right and his second shot would sail left in a dipped rough. Standing in front of the Memorial junior was the fifty-foot Eucalyptus tree. He chose to hit the shot over, with

hopes of hitting the flag in the back. His attempt brushed the tropical Eucalyptus tree and dropped into the sand trap ending Gonzalez’s hopes of returning to the state championships in 2012. The junior finished with a two-over par, 74 for a two day total of 150, good for 10th place. “He will be back next year,”said McAllen Memorial head coach Celso Gonzalez. The Top 5 players were Luke Begwin of Laredo Alexander (73-71-144), Jake Judkins of SA Johnson (71-74-145), Juan Rodriguez of Sharyland (7076-146), Ryan Hollander of Hanna (72-75-147), and Peter Fox of Sharyland (75-73-148).

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Tough Loss! McAllen Memorial H.S. golfer Papito Gonzalez, a state qualifier in 2011, reacts to not making the State 5A Championships in 2012. Top photo, Laredo Alexander’s Luke Begwin wins the State 5A Region IV Championships with an overall score of 144. He birdied his last three holes to win. (HSSMImages/Mike De La Cruz)

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Edinburg’s Jessica Tamen Wins Second Straight Title in Playoff; Qualifies for State Tourney

Comeback! (Edinburg, Texas)- In the Class 5A Region IV Girls Golf Championships, call her the “come back kid” as Edinburg High School senior, Jessica Tamen birdied holes No. 4, 6, 10, and 17 to end her final two-day round with 2-under par 70 to force a playoff with San Antonio Reagan’s freshmen Marijosse Navarro (7272-144), after shooting a 74 on Wednesday at the Los Lagos Golf Course in Edinburg. In the playoff, Tamen drove her shot down the fairway with only 180 yards left to the pin on the Par 5. She chose to use her 4-iron and stuck her ball about 50-feet from the pin for a possible eagle. Navarro played it safe with a lay up from about 75 -yards to the green on her second shot. “I was real nervous playing Jessica. She was the regional champion coming in and to play her in a playoff was unreal,” added Navarro. The Reagan star freshmen nailed her third shot about 20feet from the pin and finished with a par. Tamen rolled her putt in for a birdie finish after missing her eagle. Tamen jumped up and celebrated as

her fans and teammates all came running to the green to congratulate the two-time champion. “This is too cool. To come from behind to win again was awesome,” said Ta-

men. She will now advance to the State 5A Golf Championships for the third straight year, to be played at the Onion Creek Golf Course in Austin, Texas on April 30-May 1st.

Two-time champion! Edinburg H.S. senior Jessica Tamen won her second straight Class 5A Region IV Girls Golf Title at Los Lagos Golf Course on April 19th. She will now compete in her third straight state championships. (HSSMImages/ David A. Amador)



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Also advancing to the state championships are SA Reagan, who won the overall team title with a two-day score of 630, followed by SA Johnson in second place with a 637.

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(Georgetown, Texas)-The 30-5A district runner-ups, the Sharyland Rattlers (31-3-3) are now the 2012 University Interscholastic League’s State 5A Boys Soccer Champions and they did it by defeating Katy Morton Ranch in a shootout 3-2 at Birkelbach Field in Georgetown. The win brings another state soccer title to South Texas since the Hidalgo Pirates captured the Class 4A state title in 2009 and Brownsville Porter won the last 5A state championship in 2006. The Rattlers struck first on junior forward Daniel Garcia’s right-footer to the far post on a gorgeous through-ball from Jose Olivarez with 28:19 left in the first half to give Sharyland a 1-0 lead. Katy Morton’s Omar Acosta, coming off a hat trick in Thursday’s state semifinal, countered Garcia’s strike with a shot from 40+ yards to the high center of the goal with 21:51 left in the first half to tied the game at 1-1. Acosta scored his fifth goal of the state tournament on a header to the far left post with 4:38 left in the first half. It was his 24th, and final, score of the season to give 2-1 Morton Ranch a slim lead. With time running out, Olivarez complemented his earlier assist with his own strike, this time for a booming blast inside the right post with 4:52 left in the second half. 2-2. In the shootout, the Mavericks scored on their first two attempts and led 2-0 with two rounds left before the Rattlers pitched a shutout. After a Mavericks miss, Olivarez answered for Sharyland’s first score in the shootout. Morton Ranch’s fol-

Sharyland Rattlers Defeat Katy Morton Ranch Mavericks in shootout to capture their firstever State 5A Title in School History. By Dennis Silva II, HSSM Sportswriter/Contributor

2012 State 5A Champions! The Sharyland Rattlers defeated Katy Morton Ranch in a shootout 3-2 to win the title. Pictured is senior Adrian Mejia going up against the Mavericks at Birkelbach Field, in Georgetown, Texas on Saturday. (HSSMImages/Mike De La Cruz)

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lowing misfire (they whiffed on their final four possessions of the shootout) opened the door for Lozano for the capper, sending the state title back to the Rio Grande Valley.

State 5A Soccer Semifinals Highlights Sharyland 3 Mansfield 1

(Georgetown, Tx)-Against Mansfield, the Sharyland Rattlers showed why they were the best team from Region IV. It was the first trip for teams to the boys state soccer tournament and in the end, Sharyland shut down the Tigers 3-1 to advance to the state championship game.Sharyland’s defense utilized exceptional midfield ball control and clogged the passing lanes to effectively disrupt Mansfield’s offense. Sharyland’s Jesus Olivares scored two goals, and Daniel Garcia had a goal and an assist as the Rattlers improved to 16-3.

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2012 State 5A Boys Soccer Champions! The Sharyland Rattlers defeated Mansfield in the State 5A semifinals 3-1. Pictured is junior Blake Wood of Mnasfield against Sharyland’s Jesus Olivares. On the opposite page, the Rattlers celebrate their first regional title at the Brownsville Sports Park Complex.

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Sharyland goalie, freshmen Jorge Medina blocks against a Lopez defender. (HSSMImages/Mike De La Cruz).

In the bottom photo, Jose Salinas dribbles past a Brownsville Porter defender Manuel Jacinto in the regional quarterfinals. (HSSMImages/Thomas Amador)

before scoring on a header by Matthew Buckwalter. Mansfield forward Tanner Tate picked up a pair of yellow cards and was ejected with less than seven minutes left in the contest. Garcia scored the first goal on a 30yard shot. Minutes later the Rattlers were up 2-0 when Olivares tapped in a rebound from a deflected shot by Garcia. Buckwalter’s header gave Mansfield hope. But Garcia’s second score minutes later sealed the outcome. In the Class 5A Region IV Championships, the Rattlers knocked off Brownsville Lopez 2-1 and the in the regional quarterfinals, they swept past Brownsville Porter at Bobby Lackey Stadium. “This season was played as a complete team. My players really deserved this title,” said head coach Rev Hernandez. “This is really special. This was a very special season I’ll never forget.”


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SA Churchill Upsets Shary

San Antonio Churchill defeats Sharyland Lady Rattlers in Class 5A Girls Region IV Finals at Brownsville Sports Park.

(Brownsville, Texas)-Soccer in South Texas was brilliant! Most importantly, in the State 5A girls playoffs, the Rio Grande Valley was represented by Harlingen and Sharyand in the Region IV-5A tournament hosted by the Brownsville Sports Park. The Lady Cardinals faced off with SA Churchill and lost 7-0, while SA MacArthur, last yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s regional finalist was upset by Sharyland in a 3-2 comefrom-behind win. In the regional finals, San Antonio Churchill found an opportunity to score the only goal against the 30-5A Sharyland Lady Rattlers late in the second half to win 1-0 played at the Brownsville Sports Park in the Class 5A Region IV Girls Soccer

State 5A Region IV Soccer Championships! The San Antonio Churchill Lady Chargers defeated Sharyland 1-0 to advance to the state tournament in Georgetown, Texas. Pictured is Corina Chapa of Sharyland filled with emotions after their loss to Churchill. (HSSMIMages/David A. Amador)



Finals. The win vaulted the 26-5A Lady Chargers to the University Interscholastic League’s State 5A Girls Soccer Championships this Thursday at Birkelbach Field in Georgetown, Texas. Game is set for 1:00 p.m. against Katy Seven Lakes (22-3-3). It was the trip the Lady Rattlers had hoped for in 2012. The District 26-5A fourth-place Lady Chargers (19-6-1) are returning to state for the first time since 2003. District 30-5A champion Sharyland ends its season at 27-4. The Lady Chargers now have outscored five opponents 16-0 in the postseason. Churchill’s Lauren Peck, a senior forward found an open goal to scored the game’s only goal with just under 13 minutes remaining. Chargers head coach Jennifer Aguilar was overwhelmed with the win. “This is my first state tournament appearance as a head coach. I’ve been a head coach at Churchill for two years and this awesome,” added Aguilar. “This wind is incredible and we had to make-do with the conditions.” The Lady Chargers have made state appearances in 1987, ’97,’98, ’99, ’00, ’03, and ’12. Against Harlingen, the San Antonio Lady Chargers charged past the Lady Cardinals 7-0 on Friday at the Region IV-5A Girls Soccer semifinals at Brownsville Sports Park. The District 26-5A fourth-place Lady Chargers (18-6-1) quickly scored three goals in the first half and are set to play 30-5A District Champions, Sharyland today at 1 p.m. in the regional championship game. The winner will earn the right to play next Thursday at the UIL State 5A Soccer Championships in Georgetown. The District 315A champion Lady Cardinals (22-4-1),did all that they could do but the Lady Chargers were too fast and stronger. Lady Cardinals coach Philip Oxford said, “I’m proud of our team. At this level, every team is just as good.”The Lady Chargers seemed to have

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State 5A Region IV Soccer Championships! Top photo, San Antonio Churchill Lady Chargers defeated Sharyland 1-0 to advance to the state tournament in Georgetown, Texas. Bottom photo is SA Churchill against Harlingen in regional semifinals. (HSSMIMages/David A. Amador)



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her own with less than a minute to play. SA Churchill advanced to the regional tournament for the first time since 2003 by defeating Cibolo Steele 2-0, San Antonio Marshall 3-0 and New Braunfels High 2-0. The Lady Cardinals ended their season with wins over Brownsville Rivera 1-0, McAllen Rowe 3-2, and Los Fresnos 2-1 to make it to the state regional tournament. In more soccer playoff action, the McAllen Memorial lady Mustangs won their first Class 5A Bi-District championship since 2000 by defeating Del Rio 2-1 but the Lady Mustangs state title hopes came to an end against Edinburg North, losing 2-1 in overtime. In a season surprise ending, the McAllen Lady Bulldogs were eliminated in the first round by Laredo United 4-1 under head coach Pat Arney, while Los Fresnos went two rounds deep with wins over PSJA (3-0) and United (5-4). The Lady Falcons were hoping to make it back to the State 5A Region IV Tournament but the Harlingen Lady Cardinals swept past Los Fresnos 2-1. The La Joya Juarez-Lincoln Lady Huskies showed Class 4A Region IV that they were going to fight to the end. The Lady Huskies drew a bye after winning the 61-4A district title.In the area playoffs, they shutout Mercedes 1-0 and did just the same against Valley View 1-0 before losing to Pleasanton 1-0 in the regional quarterfinals. Like Juarez-Lincoln, the runner-ups in 61-4A, Roma Lady Gladiators also went four rounds deep with wins over Hidalgo (3-0), Weslaco East (3-0), before losing to Beeville 2-0. In Class 4A, La Feria (64-4A), Valley View (634A), and Juarez-Lincoln of 61-4A all won their districts. The UIL State 5A Girls Soccer champions was Plano West and Dallas Highland Park won in a shootout over Northwest Nelson to win the 4A title. The game was played in Georgetown, Texas at the Birkelbach Field. State 5A Region IV Soccer Championships! The McAllen Lady Bulldogs were eliminated in the State 5A Bi-District Championships by Laredo United. (HSSMIMages/Mike De La Cruz)

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State 4A Region IV Soccer (Corpus Christi, Texas)- In Class 4A Boys Soccer, Valley View High School head coach Damian Magallan was just one step away from going to the State 4A Soccer Tournament but Alamo Heights ended their state title run with a 4-1 win at Cabaniss Sports Complex in Corpus Christi, Texas. Valley View ended their season in as one of eight teams left in the state with (25-2-2) 16 total shots to Alamo Heights’ five.

Valley View “ELITE 8” Alamo Heights (25-2-1) was held scoreless at halftime. In the playoffs, Valley View held every team scoreless as they defeated Raymondville 10-0, followed by another shutout against Rio Grande City (8-0), Roma (1-0), Victoria East (10), and Austin Vandegrift (3-0). The Tigers will graduate only three senirs in 2012. State 4A Region IV Semifinal Champions! Valley View players Erick Martinez and Jesus Morales celebrate their win over Roma in the State 4A playoffs. (HSSMIMages/Mike De La Cruz)

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Edinburg Economedes’s Leigha Brown and Harlingen’s Randy Bermea lead RGV with Hopes of Making it to the State Track and Field Championships May 11-12th in Austin, Texas

(Edinburg, Texas)-With the Class 5A Region IV Track and Field Championships set for this weekend at Alamo Stadium in San Antonio, Texas, Harlingen sprinter, Randy Bermea is set to lead his team in the 400 meter relay race after winning the 31-5A Track and Field Championships held at Cats Stadium in Edinburg. On the least leg, Bermea re-injured his heel but that did not seem to stop the University of California (Cal)-bound senior to winning two more gold medals in the 110-meter hurdles and the 300-meter hurdles. He also won first place medals in the long and triple jumps. In all, Bermea nabbed five gold medals. “My heel was re-injured after I messed it up in practice jumping,” Bermea said. Junior standout, Edinburg Economedes’ junior Leigha Brown of Edinburg Economedes won four gold medals and also set a new Valley record in the 100 meters hurdles with a 13.97 second mark and also earned a trip back to the State 5A Region IV Track and Field meet in five events. At Cats

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Stadium in Edinburg, site of the District 31-5A Track and Field Championships, Brown said that this was her best race so far in her career. “I really did it. This race was perfect and I came over the hurdles real smooth,” said the Brown. The Lady Jaguars junior also set two more records in the 300 meter hurdles with a time of 44.26 to win gold and added another gold medal in the triple jump with a jump of 37-3 ½. She also came in second in the high jump and anchored the Economedes mile relay to a win. Other track and field participants to watch will be high jumpers Roberto Valdez of McAllen High School and 32-5A champion, Los Fresnos’s Aikeem Simiem. Both will head to the regional meet with hopes of making it to the state meet in May. Valdez won the 30-5A title with a leap of 6’4 to advance and he also broke the school record at McAllen High School earlier this season. The State 5A Track and Field Championships will be held at Mike A. Myers Stadium in Austin, Texas on May 11-12th. Brown is hoping to make the trip back. “I would love to get back to state,” added Brown. She finished eighth overall with a time of 15.13 and the winner Brea Garrett of Arlington Martin won the event with a time of 13.70 seconds. Garrett has since graduated.

State 5A Region IV Track and Field qualifiers are pictured in top photo, Weslaco girl’s 400-meter relay team Davina Sanchez, Brianna De Leon, Jasmine Garza, and Aimee Soberon with head coach Pablo Almaguer. Left photo is Los Fresnos high jumper Akeem Simiem . Bottom photo is McAllen H.S. high jumper Roberto Valdez. (HSSMImages/Thomas Amador)

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Ed-Elsa Wins Boys 32-4A Again; Mercedes Edge Mission Veterans for Girls Title RGC Alex Garza Wins Shotput & Discus To Qualify for Regional

(Brownsville, Texas)- The Mercedes girls and Edcouch-Elsa boys won District 32-4A track & field titles Saturday at Brownsville Veterans Memorial hosted at Sams Stadium. The Lady Tigers finished second in the final race of the night to score 157 points, edging Mission Veterans with 156.33. In boys final results, Edcouch-Elsa kept its District 32-4A title for the second straight year with 108 points. Roma took third with 90 points, and Rio Grande City came in second with 106 points. The Yellowjacketâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Zach Grififth won the high jump event to led his team. Here are the final District 324A Track & Field Meet results. Boys-Team Results 1, Edcouch-Elsa, 108; 2, Rio Grande City, 106; 3, Roma, 90; 4, Weslaco East, 78; 5, Mercedes, 60; 6, La Joya JuarezLincoln, 57.50; 7, Valley View, 45.50 Field Events High Jump-1, Grifith, Zach, Edcouch-Elsa, 6-02; 2, Garcia, Martin, Mission Veterans Memorial, 5-10; 3, Gutierrez, Silvester, Hidalgo, J5-10; 4, Ramirez, Alan, Brownsville Veterans Memorial, J5-10; 5, Diaz, Erick, Rio Grande City, 5-08; 6, Gutierrez, Giovanni, Valley View, J5-08; 6, Garza, Israel, La Joya Juarez-Lincoln, J5-08. Pole Vault-1, Padilla, Jose, Edcouch-Elsa,13-00; 2, Pena, Frankie, Edcouch-Elsa, J13-00; 3, Ochoa, Mark, Mission Veterans Memorial, J13-00; 4, Delgado, Taylor, Rio Grande City, J13-00; 5, Alejandro, Adrian, Brownsville Veterans Memorial,12-00; 6, Briceno, Juan, Rio Grande City,11-00. Long Jump-1, Oviedo, Orlando, Rio Grande City, 21-09.25; 2, Gutierrez, Jonas, Weslaco East, 21-05.50; 3, Ramirez, Leo, Mercedes, 20-10; 4, Cantu, Orlando, Roma,19-10.50; 5, Baez, Oscar, Brownsville Veterans Memorial,19-06; 6, Hernandez, Iram, Valley View, J19-06. Triple Jump-1, Gutierrez, Jonas, Weslaco East, 44-08; 2, Toscano, Alonso, Edcouch-Elsa, 42-02; 3, Diaz, Erick, Rio Grande City, 41-11; 4, Oviedo, Orlando, Rio Grande City, 40-06; 5, Garcia, Robert, Brownsville Veterans Memorial, 40-00; 6, Baez, Oscar, Brownsville Veterans Memorial, 39-10. Shot Put-1, Garza, Alex, Rio Grande City, 62-04; 2, Gomez, Edward, La Joya Juarez-Lincoln, 51-08.50; 3, Guerrero, Isaac, Edcouch-Elsa, 48-06.50; 4, Hernandez, Luis, Edcouch-Elsa, 48-00.50; 5, Beltran, Victor, Rio Grande City,

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RGVCA Meet of Champions Honors Past Track Standouts (Weslaco, Texas)-The Rio Grande Valley Coaches Association hosted the 37th Annual Track and Field Meet of Champions at Bobby Lackey Stadium in Weslaco and honored San Benito head coach Danny De La Rosa and Rio Grande City athletic director Rey Ramirez for their accomplishments in high school track and field. Both captured state championship titles and both went on to star at NCAA Division I track and field meets in their careers. “This is quite an honored and time has past by so quickly,” said Rio Grande City CISD Athletic Director Rey Ramirez. “I am honored,” added Ramirez. Lady Greyhounds head coach De La Rosa, was surprised by his recognition. “I did not expect this so early in my coaching career. This is surprising and I feel grateful to all the coaches that helped me in my career,” added De La Rosa. De La Rosa graduated from San Benito H.S. in 1997 and won a state title in the 800-meter run in Austin at the Mike Myers Stadium with a time of 1:51.87. It was his second straight trip to the state meet. De La Rosa went on to run track at the University of Arkansas. In 1986, Ramirez set a Valley record in the 100-meter dash running a 10.34 and in the long jump with a 24-2¼. Ramirez received a scholarship from the University of Texas and competed in the 100, 200, 400, sprint and mile relays for the Longhorns. Ramirez received NCAA All-American and All-Southwest honors. After graduating from UT, Ramirez returned home to coach track and field in 1991. “This is very special and I am proud to serve the city of Rio Grande City and athletics,” added Ramirez. In more news, RGVCA president, Bill Littleton from McAllen Memorial High School, presented awards to various members of the RGVCA and he also welcomed Michael Uribe, athletic director and head football coach of Mercedes High School as the new incoming president. Littleton led his football team to back-to-back Class 5A Division II Regional Championships. The Mustangs lost to State 5A Champions, Cibolo Steele in 2010 and hosted the regional game at McAllen Memorial Veterans Stadium in 2011 against SA Reagan, losing 35-28. April 2012

Pictured are Ralph De La Rosa of Harlingen South with Manny Moreno (Donna ISD head football coach); Spencer Gantt (San Benito athletic director); Danny De La Rosa of San Benito head track coach; Bill Littleton, RGVCA President/McAllen Memorial Athletic Coordinator; Oscar Riojas, Weslaco ISD athletic director; Rey Ramirez, RGC CISD athletic director; Mike Uribe, Mercedes ISD atheltic director/Incoming President; Carlos Longoria, RGC athletic coordinator; and Elvia Hernandez, Progreso ISD athletic director. Pictured to right are Longoria presenting award to Ramirez. (HSSMImages/Thomas Amador)



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2011-12 Weslaco Golf Girlâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s District Champions 47-07; 6, Rodriguez, Anthony, Edcouch-Elsa, 44-04.25. Discus Throw-1, Garza, Alex, Rio Grande City,165-02; 2, Rodriguez, Juan, EdcouchElsa, 150-07; 3, Guerrero, Isaac, EdcouchElsa,146-09; 4, Hernandez, Luis, EdcouchElsa,138-00; 5, Beltran, Victor, Rio Grande City,136-07; 6, Sandoval, Ben, Brownsville Veterans Memorial,130-05. Running Events 3,200 Run-1, Martinez, Jose, Weslaco East, 9:29.97. 2, Delgado, Jose, Valley View, 9:40.88. 3, Gracia, Joel, La Joya Juarez-Lincoln, 9:47.67. 4, Torres, Juan, Mercedes, 9:50.46. 5, Armendariz, Alberto, Hidalgo, 10:02.45. 6, Morales, Abraham, Weslaco East, 10:21.45. 400 Relay-1, Roma A (Cantu, Orlando, Gonzalez, Luis, Ramirez, Eric, Pompa, Eduardo), 43.47. 2, Rio Grande City A (Oviedo, Orlando, Perez, Victor, Galaviz, Alexis, Gonzalez Jr., Noe), 43.90. 3, Valley View A (Perales, Carlos, Guajardo, Alexis, Ponce, Arturo, Hernandez, Iram), 43.99. 4, Edcouch-Elsa A (Navarro, Josh, Ortiz, Frankie, Toscano, Alonso, Guerrero, Julian), 44.34. 5, La Joya Juarez-Lincoln A (Diaz, Martin, Mares, Hugo, Reyna, Jerry, Zuniga, Cosme), 44.35. 6, Mercedes A (Cavazos, Juan, Bernal, Robert, Ramirez, Leo, Guzman, Matthew), 44.52. 800 Run-1, Trevino, Alec, Mercedes, 2:02.47. 2, Moreno, Josh, Roma, 2:02.57. 3, Lara, Mitchel, La Joya Juarez-Lincoln, 2:02.70. 4, Espinoza, Javier, Hidalgo, 2:02.84. 5, Herrera, Albert, Weslaco East, 2:04.95. 6, Macias, Jesus, La Joya Juarez-Lincoln, 2:05.47. 110 Hurdles-1, Gutierrez, Jonas, Weslaco East, 14.00. 2, Diaz, Erick, Rio Grande City, 15.37. 3, Vargas, Jose Luis, Roma, 15.40. 4, Guerrero, Julian, Edcouch-Elsa, 15.61. 5, Silva, Julian, Edcouch-Elsa, 16.43. 6, Gonzalez Jr., Noe, Rio Grande City, 16.72. 100 Dash-1, Oviedo, Orlando, Rio Grande City, 10.81. 2, Guzman, Matthew, Mercedes, 10.93. 3, Bernal, Robert, Mercedes, 10.96. 4, Guajardo, Alexis, Valley View, 10.99. 5, Anguiano,

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Juan, Weslaco East, 11.24. 6, Sanchez, Juan, Brownsville Veterans Memorial, 11.25. 800 Relay-1, Roma A (Cantu, Orlando, Moreno, Josh, Pompa, Eduardo, Gonzalez, Luis), 1:30.24. 2, La Joya Juarez-Lincoln A (Diaz, Martin, Villareal, Eros, Mares, Hugo, Zuniga,

32-4A District High Jump Champion. Pictured is Zach Grififth of Edcouch-Elsa. He will advance to the State 4A Region IV Meet in San Antonio, Texas. (HSSMIMages/Thomas Amador)

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Advertisement paid for by Donna Independent School District Cosme), 1:31.69. 3, Weslaco East A (Rogers, Alfred, Hernandez, Brandon, Flores, Alejandro, Ybarra, Aaron), 1:32.02. 4, Mercedes A (Rincon, Justin, Ramirez, Leo, Cavazos, Juan, Guzman, Matthew), 1:33.76. 5, Valley View A (Ponce, Arturo, Guajardo, Alexis, Vega, Eddie, Hernandez, Iram), 1:33.81. 6, Rio Grande City A (Oviedo, Orlando, Gonzalez Jr., Noe, Galaviz, Alexis, Muniz, Damian), 1:33.87. 400 Dash-1, Espinoza, Andrew, Hidalgo, 51.14. 2, Ortiz, Frankie, Edcouch-Elsa, 51.15. 3, Cortinas, Roque, Roma, 52.14. 4, Baez, Oscar, Brownsville Veterans Memorial, 52.19. 5, Hernandez, Brandon, Weslaco East, 52.42. 6, Partida, Ostyn, Mercedes, 52.67. 300 Hurdles-1, Gutierrez, Jonas, Weslaco East, 38.75. 2, Ruiz, Oscar, Hidalgo, 42.92. 3, Casillas, Pete, Brownsville Veterans Memorial, 43.18. 4, Silva, Julian, Edcouch-Elsa, 43.33. 5, Reyna, Jerry, La Joya Juarez-Lincoln, 43.70. 6, Arrevalo, Edgar, Mercedes, 44.55. 200 Dash-1, Perez, Victor, Rio Grande City, 23.01. 2, Hernandez, Iram, Valley View, 23.09. 3, Zuniga, Cosme, La Joya Juarez-Lincoln, 23.14. 4, Cantu, Orlando, Roma, 23.31. 5, Pompa, Eduardo, Roma, 23.54. 6, Flores, Alejandro, Weslaco East, 23.73. 1,600 Run-1, Martinez, Jose, Weslaco East, 4:28.65. 2, Delgado, Jose, Valley View, 4:29.13. 3, Armendariz, Alberto, Hidalgo, 4:30.87. 4, Gracia, Joel, La Joya Juarez-Lincoln, 4:37.19. 5, Torres, Juan, Mercedes, 4:39.47. 6, Leos, Pedro, Edcouch-Elsa, 4:45.83. 1,600 Relay-1, Roma A (Cortinas, Roque, Moreno, Josh, Ramirez, Eric, Gonzalez, Luis), 3:27.82. 2, Edcouch-Elsa A (Garcia, Mike, Ortiz, Frankie, Grifith, Zach, Toscano, Alonso), 3:29.73. 3, Mercedes A (Aguillon, Erick, Trevino, Alec, Partida, Ostyn, Gonzalez, Erick), 3:31.65. 4, Rio Grande City A (Alanis, Cesar, Perez, Victor, Muniz, Damian, Galaviz, Alexis), 3:33.04. 5, La Joya Juarez-Lincoln A (Mares, Hugo, Macias, Jesus, Lara, Mitchel, Gracia, Joel), 3:33.91. 6, Hidalgo A (Espinoza, Andrew, Espinoza, Javier, Ruiz, Oscar, Vega, Jose), 3:35.97. Girls-Team Results-1, Mercedes, 157; 2, Mission Veterans Memorial, 156.33; 3, Edcouch-Elsa, 98.33; 4, La Joya Juarez-Lin-

coln, 45; 5, Roma, 43; 6, Brownsville Veterans Memorial, 40; 7, Valley View, 28 Individual Results-Field Events High Jump-1, Barrera, Alyssa, Rio Grande City, 4-10; 2, Martinez, Raquel, Mercedes, J4-10; 3, Sauceda, Christine, Mission Veterans Memorial, J4-10; 4, Espinoza, Daniela, Valley View, 4-09; 5, Jimenez, Jeneva, Mission Veterans Memorial, 4-08; 6, Espinoza, Kimberly, Edcouch-Elsa, J4-08. Pole Vault-1, Garza, Isabelle, Edcouch-Elsa,10-00; 2, Maldonado, Natasha, Mission Veterans Memorial, 8-06; 3, Rubalcaba, Priscilla, Edcouch-Elsa, J8-06; 4, Reyna, Jocelyn, Mission Veterans Memorial, 8-00; 5, Belcher, MacKenzie, Weslaco East, J8-00; 6, Lopez, Araceli, Rio Grande City, 7-06; 6, Martinez, Aaryn, Mission Veterans Memorial, 7-06; 6, Flores, Maria, Edcouch-Elsa, 7-06. Long Jump-1, Guerra, Alyssa, Mission Veterans Memorial,16-05.50; 2, Martinez, Raquel, Mercedes, 16-01.50; 3, Alaniz, Alyza, Mercedes,16-00; 4, Rodriguez, Daniela, Mission Veterans Memorial,15-06.75; 5, Alvarez, Ivonne, Mercedes,15-05.25; 6, Salinas, Guadalupe, La Joya Juarez-Lincoln,15-02.75. Triple Jump-1, Rocha, Kassy, Roma, 34-04.25; 2, Saenz, Brittannii, Mission Veterans Memorial, 33-07.50; 3, Guerra, Alyssa, Mission Veterans Memorial, 33-07.25; 4, Carrasco, Justine, Brownsville Veterans Memorial, 32-10.50; 5, Rodriguez, Daniela, Mission Veterans Memorial, 32-08; 6, Arteaga, Michaela, Brownsville Veterans Memorial, 32-06. Shot Put-1, Garza, Melanie, Hidalgo, 36-08; 2, Flores, Nelly, Hidalgo, 36-02.50; 3, Sanchez, Jamie, Edcouch-Elsa, 34-01; 4, Rodriguez, Keisha, Mercedes, 33-11; 5, Garcia, Keilah, Mission Veterans Memorial, 33-10.50; 6, Prado, Raquel, Edcouch-Elsa, J33-10.50. Discus Throw-1, Garcia, Keilah, Mission Veterans Memorial,120-06; 2, Saenz, Kendra, Rio Grande City, 112-03; 3, Salinas, Jackie, Roma,110-05; 4, Sanchez, Jamie, Edcouch-Elsa, 98-06; 5, Garcia, Kendra, Edcouch-Elsa, 93-04; 6, Garcia, Maria Fernanda, Brownsville Veterans Memorial, 93-02.

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White qualified for State 5A Track and Field Championships in Austin, Texas in 2011. He wants to go back. (Harlingen, Texas)-He has does this a thousand times, if not more. And the Harlingen South pole vaulter just keeps getting better every time too. But, Blake White knows that 15’6” will probably not win him a state title in 2012 UIL Track and Field Meet to be held at the Mike A. Myers in Austin, Texas should he qualify this weekend at the Class 5A Region IV Track and Field Championships in San Antonio,Texas. Spring High School Reese Watson, is the defending State 5A Pole Vaulting Champion and is currently ranked No.1 in the United States with a clearance of 17’-7” on Feb. 4. Last year, Watson won the state title with a vault of 16’9” while White finished last with a mark of 14’0”. “It’s all about getting into the zone,”says White. “Staying focus during the run and then getting your feet up is the key.” The White easily won first place on April 10th at the 31-5A District Track and Field Meet in Edinburg with a jump of 15 feet and 3 inches. His best jump this year was on March 23 when he jumped 15 feet and 6 inches at the 37th annual Rio Grande Valley Coaches Association Meet of Champions at Bobby Lackey Stadium in Weslaco. “I feel like it was good, it was an accomplishment,” said White, the son of Brad White and Denene Fultz. “But I guess the only meets that really count in my opinion are regionals and state. So that’s what I’m working for, leading up to. The other meets in between are just practice.” South head boys track coach Ralph De La Rosa, will be headed to the Region IV-5A Track and Field Meet this week at Alamo Stadium in San Antonio, and hopefully, De La Rosa will join White again at the UIL State Track and Field Championship at Mike Myers Stadium in Austin next month. White, a senior, plans to attend the University of Texas-Arlington on an athletic scholarship. Throughout his career, White won the district championships in the seventh and eighth grade year, but he broke his foot in his freshman year so he couldn’t practice his sport. He made a great comeback the following year when he jumped 14 feet, then in his junior year he jumped 15 feet. White is favored to win the regional championships this weekend. Looking For Better Heights! Blake White won the 31-5A title in 2012 and he qualified for the State 5A Region IV Track and Field Championships to be held this week in San Antonio, Texas. (HSSMIMages/Mike De la Cruz))



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McAllen Memorial 400MRelay Team Advances to 5A Region IV Championships

Donna 800M relay team wins; Valdez Wins High Jump (La Joya, Texas)-The McAllen Memorial 400M relay team darted out of the starting blocks and finished at the line with a time of 43.83 to nip La Joya High School to earn a trip to the State 5A Region IV Track and Field Championships this weekend in San Antonio, Texas. The meet will be held at the Alamo Stadium. The Mustangs are led by A.J. Boltie, Matthew Kaufmann, Raul Jimenez, and Antuan Ortiz. Also advancing were the 800-meter relay team of Donna with Abel Garcia, Vince Castillo, Darian Hernandez, and Marco Rocha also qualifying for regional. Here are the following District 30-5A track results held at La Joya ISD: Individual results Girls 400-meter relay — La Joya Palmview (Ramirez, Jessica , Gonzalez, Amanda , Solis, Jassell, Luna, Leslie ), 50.04. 2, La Joya (Lopez, Jacklyn , Hinojosa, Elva , Cortes, Sairy, Jackson, Samantha), 51.12. 3, McAllen (Regalado, Selena,Ruiz, Ania, Pena, Cierra, Garcia, Beverly), 51.18. 4, McAllen Rowe (Valdez, Valerie, Aleman, Alexa, Savinon, Camila, Briseno, Ciaira), 53.74. 5, Donna (Cortez, Alicia, Cavazos, Emily, Flores, Victoria, Lopez, Myra), 55.76. 800 run — Rodriguez, Valerie, Mission Shar, 2:20.72. 2, Silva, Karina, La Joya, 2:25.72. 3, Cortez, Alma, Donna, 2:29.48. 4, Sanchez, Danielle, Mission Shar, 2:29.89. 5, Colin, Melissa, McAllen Rowe, 2:33.05. 5, Flores, Michelle, Mission, 2:33.05 100 hurdles — 1, Salinas, Iliana, McAllen Memo, 15.62. 2, Lopez, Jacklyn, La Joya, 16.64. 3, Koch, Elizabeth, Mission Shar, 17.10. 4, Seiler, Reagan, McAllen Memo, 17.40. 5, Saenz, Vanessa, Mission Shar, 17.46. 6, Marina, Sophia, Mission Shar, 17.65. 100 dash — 1, Hinojosa, Elva, La Joya, 12.43. 2, Rodriguez, Monica, Mission Shar, 12.74. 3, Solis, Jassell, La Joya Palmvie, 12.91. 4, Pena, Cierra, McAllen, 12.92. 5, Regalado, Selena, McAllen, 12.93. 6, Luna, Leslie, La Joya Palmvie, 13.08. 800 relay — 1, Mission Sharyland (Mills, Caitlin, Smith, Elise, Jimenez, Alyssa , Rodriguez, Monica), 1:46.19. 2, La Joya Palmview (Ochoa, Kimberly, Gonzalez, Amanda , Ramirez, Jessica , Ramirez, Ianelli ), 1:47.23. 3, Mission (Clemons, Cassandra, Rodriguez, Vanessa, Madden, Brittny , Muniz, Karla ), 1:50.15. 4, McAllen (Regalado, Selena , Ruiz, Ania , Garcia, Beverly , Pena, Cierra), 1:50.26. 5, McAllen Memorial (De La Cruz, Mariah , Larraga-Ortiz, Eva , Cantu, Salma , Rayas, Jennifer ), 1:52.60. 400 dash — 1, Rodriguez, Valerie, Mission Shar, 1:01.11. 2, Kaufmann, Madeline, McAllen Memo, 1:01.12. 3, Silva, Karina, La Joya, 1:02.58. 4, Coronado, Jessica, McAllen Memo, 1:05.20. 5, Guerrero, Valeria, McAllen Rowe, 1:05.35. 6, Ledezma, Marlene, Donna, 1:05.40.

300 hurdles — 1, Salinas, Iliana, McAllen Memo, 47.43. 2, Koch, Elizabeth, Mission Shar, 49.23. 3, Seiler, Reagan, McAllen Memo, 50.09. 4, Colin, Melissa, McAllen Rowe, 50.56. 5, Saenz, Vanessa, Mission Shar, 51.20. 6, Brandenburg, Victoria, McAllen Memo, 52.39.

200 dash — 1, Ramirez, Jessica, La Joya Palmvie, 26.42. 2, Smith, Elise, Mission Shar, 27.00. 3, Rodriguez, Vanessa, Mission, 27.25. 4, Luna, Leslie, La Joya Palmvie, 27.81. 5, Cross, Kimberly, Mission Shar, 27.97. 6, Jimenez, Alyssa, Mission Shar, 28.12. 7, Ramirez, Ianelli, La Joya Palmvie, 28.35. 1,600 run — 1, Esquivel, Kathia, La Joya Palmvie, 5:26.85. 2, Chapa, Lizette, Mission Shar, 5:27.53. 3, Setien, Kelsey, Mission Shar, 5:29.65. 4, Guerrero, Gabriela, McAllen Rowe, 5:32.93. 5, Bravo, Lesley, Donna, 5:40.90. 6, Villanueva, Jackie, La Joya Palmvie, 5:45.85. 1,600 relay — 1, La Joya (Jackson, Samantha, Silva, Karina , Castillo, Elizabeth, Hinojosa, Elva), 4:10.44. 2, McAllen Memorial (De La Cruz, Maria, Coronado, Jessica , Rayas, Jennifer, Kaufmann, Madeline), 4:11.77. 3, Mission Sharyland (Rodriguez, Valerie, Sanchez, Danielle, Jimenez, Alyssa, Mills, Caitlin), 4:12.17. 4, La Joya Palmview (Ochoa, Kimberly, Gonzalez, Amanda , Ramirez, Ianelli , Corral, Michelle), 4:16.19. 5, Mission (Clemons, Cassandra,Rodriguez,Vanessa, Flores, Michelle, Muniz, Karla), 4:19.79. 6, McAllen Rowe (Flores, Arianta, Guerrero, Valeria, Savinon, Camila, Colin, Melissa ), 4:21.72. Boys 400-meter relay — McAllen Memorial (Boltie, A.J. , Kaufmann, Matthew , Jimenez, Raul, Ortiz, Antuan), 43.83. 2, La Joya (Garcia, Artemio, Munoz, Joe, Garza, Mark , Solis, Jorge), 43.99. 3, Mission Sharyland (Castillo, Estefan, Cole, James, Takovich, Brian, Martinez, Daniel), 44.01. 4, La Joya Palmview (Vela, Jessie,Munoz, Santiago , Zuniga, Omar, Cano, Carlos), 44.16. 5, Mission (Guerrero, Sergio, Solis, Andy, Villegas, Derek, Nevarez, Adan), 44.55. 6, McAllen (Ontiveros, Josh , Cantu, Phillip, Puente, Rya , Thomas,Garrett), 45.16. 800 run — 1, Martinez, Jesse, Mission, 2:01.04. 2, Rodriguez, Gabe, Mission Shar, 2:01.37. 3, Guerrero, Alexis, Mission Shar, 2:02.93. 4, Leal, Alex, La Joya Palmvie, 2:04.08. 5, Ibarra, Josue, Donna, 2:05.62. 6, Zavala, Steven, McAllen Rowe, 2:05.85 110 hurdles — 1, Rosales, Ricky, Mission Shar, 14.93. 2, Keller, Wyatt, Mission Shar, 15.30. 3, Williams, Christian, McAllen Memo, 15.44. 4, Garza, David, La Joya Palmvie, 15.46. 5, Carrera, Austin, Mission, 16.12. 6, Vela, Jessie, La Joya Palmvie, 16.45. 100 dash— 1, Ortiz, Antuan, McAllen Memo, 10.81. 2, Munoz, Joe, La Joya, 10.94. 3, Takovich, Brian, Mission Shar, 11.02. 4, Vega, Luis, McAllen Memo, 11.06. 5, Chavez, Antonio, Donna, 11.11. 6, Cole, James, Mission Shar, 11.27. 800 relay — 1, Donna (Garcia, Abel , Castillo, Vince, Hernandez, Darian, Rocha, Marco), 1:30.99. 2, Mission Sharyland (Castillo, Estefan, Normand, Kenneth, Valadez, JC , Cole, James ), 1:31.45. 3, La Joya Palmview (Perez, Joe, Munoz, Santiago , Zuniga, Omar , Gonzalez, Mar), 1:31.68. 4, La Joya (Garcia, Artemio, Munoz, Joe, Garza, Mark , Solis, Jorge), 1:33.13. 5, McAllen Rowe (Nino, Patrick , Castro, Adrian , Martinez, Alan, Ramirez, Ramiro), 1:33.31. 6, McAllen Memorial (Jimenez, Raul , Vega, Luis, Kaufmann, Matthew , Ortiz, Antuan), 1:33.53. 400 dash — 1, Saenz, Justin, Mission Shar, 50.17. 2, Boltie, A.J., McAllen Memo, 50.94. 3, Alvarez, Jorge, La Joya Palmvie, 51.69. 4,

Too Fast, Too Furious! Mustangs Qualify for 5A Region IV Track & Field Meet! 30-5A McAllen Memorial wins the 400-meter relay. Pictured are l-r Antuan Ortiz, Raul Jimenez, Matthew Kaufmann, and AJ Boltie. Top photo, Sharyland pole vaulter Augustin Denham wins the 30-5A title at 14’9”. (HSSMIMages/Thomas Amador) Thomas, Garrett, McAllen, 51.82. 5, Garza, Edgar, Mission, 52.15. 6, Cantu, Phillip, McAllen, 52.64.

6, Donna (Guajardo, Edward James , Hernandez, Darian , Rocha, Marco, Castillo, Vince ), 3:33.52.

300 hurdles — 1, Cano, Carlos, La Joya Palmvie, 38.17. 2, Castillo, Vince, Donna, 39.07. 3, Keller, Wyatt, Mission Shar, 39.63. 4, Garza, Jacob, McAllen Memo, 39.74. 5, Rosales, Ricky, Mission Shar, 40.96. 6, Nino, Patrick, McAllen Rowe, 40.98. 200 dash — 1, Valadez, JC, Mission Shar, 22.87. 2, Solis, Jorge, La Joya, 23.15. 3, Gonzalez, Mar, La Joya Palmvie, 23.16. 4, Chavez, Antonio, Donna, 23.57. 5, Martinez, Alan, McAllen Rowe, 23.78. 6, Martinez, Daniel, Mission Shar, 23.81. 6, Perez, Joe, La Joya Palmvie, 23.81. 1,600 relay —1, La Joya Palmview (Leal, Alex, Alvarez, Jorge , Gonzalez, Mar, Cano, Carlos ), 3:25.23. 2, Mission Sharyland (Valadez, JC , Rosales, Ricky, Normand, Kenneth, Saenz, Justin), 3:25.24. 3, Mission (Garza, Edgar , Gonzalez, George , Carrera, Austin , Martinez, Jesse), 3:29.17. 4, McAllen Memorial (Boltie, A.J., Garza, Jacob , Jimenez, Raul , Cantu, Michael), 3:29.43. 5, McAllen (Cantu, Phillip, Soliz, Jonathan , Garcia, Jorge, Thomas, Garrett), 3:30.33.

April 2012

Sandblasted! Brittany Madden of Mission finished third overall in the long jump event to advance to the State 5A Region IV Track and Field Championships in San Antonio,

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