The Uvalde Coyotes and the Del Rio Queens won top honors in the team standings of the rescheduled 50th-annual Uvalde Relays held last Saturday in the Honey Bowl. On a day blessed by near-perfect weather for track-and-field competition, the Coyotes totaled 195 points to edge the Del Rio Rams for first place in the varsity boys team standings. The Del Rioans racked up 182 points. Laredo Martin finished third with 129 points, followed by Carrizo Springs with 59 points and Rocksprings with 21 points. The Coyotes won first place in seven events. Jerry Almaraz captured first place in both the 100-meter dash and the 110-meter high hurdles. His times were 11.02 seconds and 15.38 seconds. Damien Mendoza claimed first place in both the long jump and the triple jump. His jumps were 20 feet and 1/2 inch, and 37 feet and 9.75 inches. Aaron Whitehead won first place in the 800-meter dash. Whitehead posted a time of 2:06.59.
The Uvalde Lobos will be seeking to avenge an earlier-season loss when they face the Somerset Lady Bulldogs in District 29-5A softball competition Tuesday at Somerset. Play in the varsity game will begin at 7 p.m. Last month, the Somerset girls defeated the Lobos, 7-2, in the championship game of the Uvalde Softball Classic. The Lady Bulldogs combined eight hits and five Uvalde errors to plate seven runs.
The Uvalde Coyotes will be seeking their first District 29-5A baseball victory of the season Tuesday when they host the Southside Cardinals. Action will get underway at 7 p.m. Coach Ricky Salazar’s Coyotes, 0-1 in district and 3-6 for the season, will come into the game Tuesday following a non-district doubleheader against the San Antonio MacArthur Brahmas yesterday afternoon at San Antonio. Results from the Uvalde- MacArthur doubleheader will be reported in Thursday’s edition of the Uvalde Leader-News.
Uvalde High School’s Nadia Gomez lifted a total of 925 pounds in the Texas High School Powerlifting Association’s Region V meet last Saturday at Edcouch-Elsa High School. Gomez captured runner-up honors in the regional Girls 220- pound weight classification. She lifted 420 pounds in the
The Uvalde Lobos will complete a three-game road swing Tuesday when they journey to Eagle Pass to take on the Eagle Pass Winn Lady Mavericks. Action in the District 29-5A varsity softball contest is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. The game will be preceded by a 5 p.m. junior varsity contest. Coach Arlynda Flores’ Lobos, 7-4 for the season, will enter play Tuesday following a Friday night road trip to Laredo to play the Cigarroa Lady Toros.
The Uvalde Coyotes will make their 2015 baseball season home debut and open District 29-5A competition Tuesday night when they host the Laredo Cigarroa Toros. Action at Marvin Kolinek Field is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. The game Tuesday will mark the second meeting of the season between the Coyotes and the Toros. These two teams began the season with a matchup in Border Olympics baseball tournament pool play on Feb. 26.
Uvalde High School senior Sydney Mueller (front, middle) will play volleyball for Trinity Valley Community College at Athens next season. Mueller signed a letter of intent Tuesday afternoon. On hand for the ceremony were her mom Brenda (front, left), her dad Kenneth(front, right), her club coach Maggie Lakata (back, left), UHS head volleyball coach Jessica Campbell (back, middle), and UHS athletic director Gary Griffin (back, right).
Uvalde High School powerlifters Nadia Gomez and Drew Kirkpatrick are in the process of preparing for regional meet competition. Gomez will vie in the girls’ regional meet scheduled for Saturday at Edcouch-Elsa High School, whileKirkpatrick will compete in the the boys’ regional meet set for one week from Saturday at Weslaco High School. Neither Gomez nor Kirkpatrick participated in the recent Crystal City powerlifting meet.