Fall sports practices begin early next month

Boys and girls who plan to participate in Uvalde High School fall sports need to make sure they have had a physical examination prior to the start of fall practices. Under Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District (UCISD) rules, all athletes must have an annual physical exam.

SWTJC-bound Hutto heads to national rodeo


by Lane Riggs, staff writer
D’Hanis High School class of 2016 graduate Mitchell Hutto, son of John Hutto and Julie Skiles, has earned a spot as a competitor in the National High School Finals Rodeo (NHSFR) in Gillette, Wyoming, at the CAM-PLEX event facility.

In the rodeo, which begins today (Sunday, July 17) and ends Saturday, Hutto will be competing in the steer wrestling event.

The rodeo, billed as “the world’s largest rodeo,” lives up to its name with more than 1,650 contestants from 43 states, five Canadian provinces, and Australia. Competitors have the chance to win more than $200,000 in prizes, in addition to more than $350,000 in college scholarships and the chance to be named a NHSFR world champion.

In order to claim the NHSFR title, the competitor must finish in the top 20, based on combined scores and/or times in the first two rounds.


Coyotes favored to win district championship

The Uvalde Coyotes have been selected as the team to beat in the 2016 District 29-5A football race. Dave Campbell’s Texas Football magazine picks Coach Gary Griffin’s Coyotes as the top team in the district in their pre-season football predictions.


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