It was just like playing a round of golf against one of your best friends on any given day of the week. But, the match between Utopia natives Mike Hillis and Phillip Thompson Sunday afternoon was for first place in the championship flight of the 67th annual Uvalde Fourth of July golf tournament.
After winning four games in four days, the Uvalde Major Division All-Stars’ bid to win the Little League District 21 baseball tournament came to an end last Thursday as they lost an 11-7 decision to the Bandera-Leakey All-Stars. The Uvalde All-Stars got off to a 4-1 lead. Matthew Sandoval led off Uvalde’s first inning with a solo home run.
Today at Uvalde Memorial golf course, the final round of the 67th-annual Uvalde Fourth of July golf tournament will be played. Action in the final day of the three-day, match-play golfing event will wind up early this afternoon. Match play in the tourney was to get under way Friday with the first round, while two rounds of matches competition were scheduled for yesterday.
There were six multiple-event winners in the second Uvalde Youth Rodeo Club ribbon-night competition of the summer last Monday night at the Southwest Texas Junior College rodeo arena. Garrett Talamantez won first place in four events, Morgan Brown claimed first place in three events, while Rylee Dodson, Mattie Elder, and Logan Weeks placed first in two events.
Tomorrow at Uvalde Memorial golf course, match-play competition in the 67th-annual Uvalde Fourth of July golf tournament will get under way. Action in the three-day golfing event will wind up Sunday. “The course is in great shape,” said course director Clint Baack. “Thanks to the rainfall we have had over the last few weeks, the course looks really nice.
The Uvalde Minor Division All-Stars claimed the Texas Little League District 21 All-Star softball tournament championship Tuesday night at Utopia as they blanked the Pearsall All-Stars, 8-0, in the title game. With the win, Uvalde’s 9- and 10-year-old All-Stars finished district softball tourney play with a perfect 4-0 record.
The Uvalde Major Division All-Stars were to battle either the Devine All-Stars or Lake Hills/ Pipe Creek All-Stars in District 21 softball tournament action last night. Results from the game were not available. For the latest results on all Texas Little League District 21 baseball and softball tournament games or for tourney schedule updates see the website – www.allprosoftware. net/texasdistrict21. com. Thursday night, the Uvalde girls topped the Sabinal-Natalia All-Stars in a 13-8 thriller.
Arlynda Flores is the new head softball coach at Uvalde High School. Though new to the UHS coaching staff, Flores is not new to Uvalde. Flores, a 2006 graduate of UHS, was a good student and a standout softball player through her four years of high school. “It’s exciting to get the head softball coaching job here at Uvalde High School,” said Flores. “This is a coaching position that I have thought about a lot through the years.” Flores said that she was a little apprehensive, at first, about pursuing the UHS softball position. “I think I was a little shy at first about going for the Uvalde job because of the high expectations,” said Flores. “During the years that I played for Uvalde High School, my teammates and I enjoyed a lot of success.
Uvalde’s Major Division All-Stars opened play in the District 21 softball tournament with a 16-0 victory over the Dilley All-Stars Monday night at Freddy Avalos Field. The Uvalde All-Stars built up an 8-0 lead through the first two innings and then broke the game open with a seven-run performance in the third inning.
The Uvalde Little League Junior Division All-Stars got off to an early four-run lead, but the 5 Diamonds All-Stars rallied to post a 10-6 victory in District 21 baseball tournament play Tuesday at Uvalde’s Marvin Kolinek Field. Next action for the Uvalde All-Stars is set for today at 6 p.m. as they will take on the loser of last night’s game between Pleasanton and Pearsall in an elimination contest.