The Uvalde Lobos scored early and scored often Tuesday night as they defeated the Carrizo Springs Lady Cats, 68-25, in basketball competition. Playing before a large crowd of fans in the Uvalde High School Gym, the Lobos got off to a 19-2 start in the first period. Mackenzie Coates sank a pair of free throws to give the Lobos a 2-0 lead. Shelby Gest downed a layup for Carrizo Springs to tie the score.
The Uvalde Coyotes will begin competition in the South San Invitational basketball tournament today at San Antonio. They will face the tourney host South San Bobcats in a 2 p.m. contest in the Durbon Center. The winner of the game will advance to play the winner between Weslaco and TMI tomorrow.
THE FOLLOWING was written by Uvalde Leader-News circulation manager Pete Luna.
“Who said we were 24-point underdogs?” chanted members of the La Pryor Bulldogs football team as the game clock officially marked their 35-27 victory over the Sabinal Yellowjackets. Sabinal was favored to win, but the second matchup of the season was the antidote the La Pryor Bulldogs were seeking when they faced off against the Yellowjackets on Friday night. On Sept. 6, the Bulldogs fell, 30-7, against the Yellowjackets.
Jessica Campbell is the new girls head basketball coach at Uvalde High School. Campbell made her debut on Nov. 5 when the Uvalde Lobos beat the Carrizo Springs Lady Wildcats, 32-12, in the season opener. Campbell, a graduate of Fort Stockton High School and Texas A&M University, and her family come to Uvalde from Marfa, where she served as a high school Agriculture teacher and head volleyball coach for a number of years.
The Uvalde Coyotes posted their first home basketball victory of the season as they defeated the Eagle Pass Winn Mavericks, 58-49, last Friday night. Playing before an enthusiastic crowd of fans in the Uvalde High School Gym, the Coyotes led the game from start to finish. Up by a score of 43-35 at the end of three quarters, the Coyotes outscored the Eagle Passans, 11-6, during the first four minutes of the fourth period to extend their scoring lead to 55-41.
Josh Quiroga was the first-place finisher in the men’s division of the Southwest Texas Junior College’s Turkey Trot 5K run last Saturday. Running amid cold, wet weather conditions, the former Uvalde High School running standout and current member of the Colby Community College running team, posted a winning time of 16 minutes and 39 seconds.
Tomorrow afternoon in the Uvalde High School Gym, the Uvalde Lobos will complete the pre-Thanksgiving Day part of their 2013 basketball schedule as they host the Somerset Bulldogs. Tip-off time for the varsity game is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. “It’s an afternoon game, but we hope to get a lot of fans out to see us play,” said UHS girls head basketball coach Jessica Campbell. “With classes out this week for the Thanksgiving break, we may not have too many students on hand for the game. But hopefully, we will have some out fans in the stands Monday.”
The Uvalde Coyotes will take on the Del Rio Rams in basketball action Tuesday night in the Uvalde High School Gym. Varsity action is set to get under way at 7 p.m., while the junior varsity game and the freshman game both are scheduled to get begin at 5:30 p.m. Admission to the basketball action tomorrow will cost $4 for adults and $2 for students.
The Uvalde Coyotes will play the Eagle Pass Winn Mavericks in basketball competition tomorrow night in the Uvalde High School Gym. Starting time for the varsity game is scheduled for 7 p.m., while the junior varsity game and the freshman game both are scheduled to get under way at 5:30 p.m. Admission to the basketball action tomorrow will cost $4 for adults and $2 for students.
On a warm, muggy night at Converse’s D.W. Rutledge Stadium, the Uvalde Coyotes ended their 2013 football season Saturday as they lost a 38-14 decision to the Victoria West Warriors. “We knew going into the game that we had our work cut out for us,” said Uvalde High School head football coach Gary Griffin. “Victoria West showed why they are one of the top football teams from the Coastal Bend area this year. “Though we did not perform as well as I had hoped we would, it was not for a lack of effort. Our kids played hard from start to finish,” said Griffin. “Credit goes to Victoria West. They have a really good team. And they played one of their best overall games of the season against us.”