Uvalde High School will be the site for the District 29-5A tennis tournament scheduled for Friday and Saturday. First-round matches at the UHS Tennis Complex will get underway at 9 a.m. Friday. Bella Griffin and Joslynn Griffin are top-seeded in the district Girls’ Doubles bracket. They have a bye in the opening round of play and will face a secondround match against the winner between Solis and Martinez of Eagle Pass Winn, and Guevara and Santos of Laredo Nixon.
After missing most of the season because of a back injury, Adriana “Wicky” Estrada made up for some lost time Thursday night. Estrada made her varsity season debut with three hits and five runs batted in as the Uvalde Lobos trounced the Laredo Cigarroa Lady Toros, 12-6, in District 29-5A softball action at the Uvalde High School softball field.
At Marvin Kolinek Field tonight, the Uvalde Coyotes will host the district-leading Eagle Pass Winn Mavericks in District 29-5A baseball. Action in the contest will get underway at 7 p.m. Coach Gene Flores’ Mavericks, 5-0 in district and 12-3 overall, recorded their fifth district win of the season last Friday night as they trounced the Southside Cardinals, 12-0, in action at Eagle Pass. Ahead 1-0, Winn scored eight times in the second inning and went on to post a 10-run-rule victory.
The Uvalde Lobos lost a heartbreaker last Friday night as they suffered a 1-0 double overtime loss to the Victoria West Warriors. In a hard-fought contest at South San Stadium, it all came down to a winning shot by Victoria West with 1:50 left in the second overtime period. Carmen Elizondo scored off of a corner kick by her teammate Vivian Gonzalez to give the Warriors the victory. The ball struck Elizondo’s knee and went into the goal. “It was a tough game to lose. We did not seize our moment. We let the game slip away from us,” said Uvalde High School head soccer coach Alan Hughes. “Even though we dominated play in the game, our weakness defending corner kicks was apparent late in the game.”
Uvalde High School captured second place in the teams standings of both the boys division and the girls division of the District 29-5A golf tournament. Action took place at Laredo’s Max Mandel Golf Course Tuesday and Wednesday.
On a foul-weather night, the Uvalde Lobos hit the softball mostly into fair territory Friday. They rained down a lot of runs on the Southside Lady Cardinals on the way to a 14-2 victory. The Lady Cards scored the first two runs of the game, but after that, it was all Uvalde as the Lobos had 14 unanswered runs in a contest that ended after four-and-a-half innings because of the 10-run rule.
The Uvalde Lobos will take on the Victoria West Warriors in bi-district soccer competition tomorrow night at San Antonio. Kick-off time is scheduled for 8 p.m. at South San Stadium. The winner of the Uvalde-Victoria West game will advance to play the bi-district winner of the game between the Donna North Lady Chiefs and the Roma Lady Gladiators.
The Uvalde Lobos and the Uvalde Coyotes were scheduled to complete District 29-5A soccer competition with games against Medina Valley on Friday. Coach Alan Hughes’ Lobos, 9-1-1 in district and 12-6-1 for the season, were to play the Medina Valley Lady Panthers at Castroville, while Coach Keith Pendleton’s Coyotes were to host the Medina Valley Panthers.
The Uvalde Coyotes turned a scoreless district baseball game into what looked like batting practice Wednesday night at Marvin Kolinek Field. They sent 17 batters to the plate in the third inning and scored 12 runs. The Uvaldeans went on to record a 16-1 victory over the Southside Cardinals. After being blanked during the first two innings, the Coyotes gave their fans plenty to cheer about in their third time at bat as they banged out 10 hits and broke the game wide open. Hondo Sanchez drew a walk from Southside starting pitcher Alfredo Herrera.