The Uvalde Lobos recorded their first District 29-4A basketball victory of the season as the rallied to beat the Southside Lady Cardinals, 48-43, Monday afternoon in the Uvalde High School Gym. Down by three points with five minutes left to play, the Lobos fought back to take a 40-37 lead. Alessandra Ortiz downed a 12-foot jumpshot and later hit on a shortrange jumper, before Dominika Davila scored from close range off of a pass from Ortiz.
The Uvalde Coyotes will play their first basketball game of the new year tomorrow night when they host the San Antonio McCollum Cowboys. Tip-off time for the varsity game in the Uvalde High School Gym is set for 6:30 p.m., while the two sub-varsity games will get under way at 5 p.m. Admission for fans will be $4 for adults and $2 for students.
The Uvalde High School tennis team will begin its spring tennis season when the Uvaldeans participate in the San Antonio ISD tennis tournament on Jan. 17-18. Coach Terri Rambie’s Coyotes and Lobos will host the UHS varsity tournament on Jan. 30 and Feb. 1 at the UHS tennis complex.
Following play in the Tivy tournament held this weekend, the Coyotes will resume their District 29-4A schedule on the road against the Southside Cardinals Tuesday. The varsity game is scheduled for 12:30 p.m., while the sub-varsity games will begin at 11 a.m.
The Uvalde Coyotes began their District 29-4A basketball campaign with a win as they defeated the San Antonio Kennedy Rockets, 70-41, last Friday night. Up by a score of 8-7, the Coyotes finished the final three minutes of the first period with a 13-7 scoring run. C.J. Hernandez began the scoring run as he downed a 10-foot jumpshot.
The Uvalde Coyotes placed 19 players on the District 29-4A All-District football team recently announced by district officials. Uvalde High School players who were selected to the All-District first team included running backs Zach Sanchez and Marco Blanco, offensive lineman Drew Kirkpatrick, defensive end Max Buysse, linebacker Kyle Urrabazo, and defensive back Corbin Cargil.
The Uvalde Coyotes will be in Kerrville next weekend to participate in the Tivy Invitational basketball tournament. On Friday at 9 a.m., the Coyotes will play the tourney host Kerrville Tivy Antlers. They will then take on the Austin McCallum Knights in a 2:30 p.m. contest. The Coyotes will take on the Austin St. Michael’s Crusaders at 9 a.m. Saturday.