The Uvalde Lobos will begin their 2015-16 basketball season on the road Tuesday as they face the Hondo Owls at Hondo. Tip-off time for the varsity game is set for 6:30 p.m., while the freshman game and the junior varsity game both will get underway at 5 p.m.
The Uvalde Coyotes will wind up their pre-season preparations for the 2015-16 basketball season with a scrimmage on Saturday. Uvalde High School’s Harvey Kinchlow Gym and the old UHS Gym will be the site for action featuring varsity, junior varsity, and freshman teams.
Patrolling the sideline at all Coyotes varsity football games hoping to be nothing more than a spectator is Dr. Jack Conoley, a local orthopedic surgeon, who is the official unofficial team doctor. He is unofficial because he volunteers his services without any compensation, making all the out-of-town games as well, which amounts to a lot of time and personal expense.
“I love doing it. This is my profession, my training, and it is rewarding to see young high school athletes doing something they enjoy and reaping the benefits that athletic participation provides them,” said Dr. Conoley.
Basketball workouts for the Uvalde Coyotes got underway last Wednesday. “Our first couple of practices have been a little rough,” said Uvalde High School head basketball coach Tut Wardlaw. “We are smoothing things out as the players get used to the speed of practice.