Highlighting the Uvalde High School Sports Banquet Tuesday night was the presentation of the special awards. UHS assistant coach Rhonda Marquart announced the winners of the special awards, while members of the UHS coaching staff greeted the winners.
The path less traveled was the theme of featured speaker Drew Pearson’s Tuesday night speech to the crowd in attendance at the 2015 Uvalde High School Sports Banquet. Pearson’s speech at the Uvalde County Event Center at the Fairplex topped the annual event hosted by the Uvalde Athletic Booster Club to honor UHS athletes for their endeavors.
Despite a lot of changes, the Uvalde Lobos enjoyed a successful volleyball season in 2014. The Lobos entered the season with some new players, a new head coach, and played in a new volleyball district. But they overcame the adversity of this transition, placed third in new District 29-5A, and made it to post-season play, before losing to the Flour Bluff Lady Hornets, 25-21, 21-25, 25-12, and 25-22, in a bidistrict decision.
The Corpus Christi Moody Lady Trojans bounced back from their -2 loss in the series opener to win both gamesof a doubleheader over the Medina Valley Lady Panthers last Saturday at Corpus Christi’s Tuloso- Midway High School softballcomplex. Moody posted a 14-3 win in game two of the series and then went on to record a 10-6 victory in the decisive third game of the best-of-three Class 5A regional quarter-final playoff series.
Tonight in the Honey Bowl, the Class of 2015 will take on the Class of 2016 in Uvalde High School’s Powder Puff MMXV. Action in the girls football game will get underway at 7 p.m. Admission to the contest will cost fans $5 each. Proceeds from the ball game will go to benefit theUHS student council. “The football game should be a competitive nd entertaining event,” said Sharon Fowler, UHS student council sponsor. “We invite everyone out to see the game. It should be a lot of fun.
Riders in Knippa participate in the the fourth-annual Dream Walkers Equine Therapy Center trail ride. The fundraiser is held each year at the end of April to bring together horse lovers and raise money for children who use equine therapy services. The ride covered 20 miles and started and ended at the center located at 1740 FM 2690.
Uvalde High School Powder Puff MMXV will feature the Class of 2015 girls against the Class of 2016 girls. Some of those girls who will participate in the football game Thursday in the Honey Bowl include: (left to right) UHS seniors Katie Rocha, Savannah Rangel, Nadia Gomez, and UHS juniors Gloria Perez, Sarah Contreras, and Payton Redfearn.
Adriana “Wicky” Estrada hits the ball into center field for a single. Her hit came in the fourth inning of a recent bi-district softball game between the Uvalde Lobos and the Corpus Christi Moody Lady Trojans at San Antonio.
Hondo Sanchez (No. 9) slides into second base safely as a couple of Gregory-Portland infielders try to grab the baseball. In the second inning of the bi-district game last Saturday, the G-P first baseman (not pictured) fielded a ground a ball and tried to throw out Sanchez at second, but the ball slipped through the shortstop’s glove for an error.