Northeast Independent School District Athletic Director Jerry Comalander is retiring effective at the end of January 2015. A reception in his honor is scheduled for Jan. 22 at 4:30 p.m. in the Littleton Gymnasium of the Blossom Athletic Center, located at 12002 Jones Maltsberger Road in San Antonio. It will mark the end of an illustrious career spanning 54 years, the last 42 in the NEISD.
The Uvalde Lobos began their District 29-5A basketball game with a victory last Friday night as they defeated the Eagle Pass Winn Lady Mavericks, 47-20, in Uvalde High School’s Harvey Kinchlow Gym. Up 20-10 at the end of the first half, the Lobos enjoyed their best offensive output of the second half in the third period as they racked up 19 points and extended their scoring lead to 39-14.
Drew Kirkpatrick, outstanding offensive starting lineman the last three years for the Uvalde Coyotes, recently participated in the Blue-Grey All American Bowl at AT&T Stadium, home of the Dallas Cowboys, in Arlington. Before you are invited to the Super Combine you have to compete in the regional combine. Kirkpatrick’s journey began last April when he was invited to the regional event in Arlington. He opened some eyes when he was the fastest lineman (5.1 seconds) weighing more than 250 pounds in the 40-yard dash. He tied for Most Valuable Player of the combine.
Five of the most outstanding football players in District 29-5A during the 2014 season played for the Uvalde Coyotes. Seniors Jerry Almaraz, Drew Kirkpatrick, and Corbin Cargil, and juniors Trae Garcia and Ernest Ortiz received most outstanding player recognition on the District 29-5A All- District football team. Almaraz was named the most-outstanding quarterback, Kirkpatrick was named the most-outstanding offensive lineman, and Cargil was named the mostoustanding safety.
Three members of the 2014 Uvalde Lobos volleyball team were selected to the District 29-5A All-District first team. Senior outside hitter Sydney Mueller, junior setter Peyton Redfearn, and junior libero Gloria Perez made the All-District first team. Perez shared district defensive player of the year honors with Laredo Cigarroa’s Denise Loredo.
The Uvalde Coyotes trounced the Pearsall Mavericks, 77-41, last Saturday to capture third place in the Poteet High School Invitational basketball tournament. Up by a score of 13-8 at the end of the first period, the Coyotes outscored the Mavericks, 24-14, in the second period to fashion a 37-22 half-time lead.
The Uvalde Coyotes will play the Hondo Owls in basketball competition tomorrow night at Hondo. Tip-off time for the varsity game is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Preceding the varsity game will be a 5 p.m. freshman game and a 6:15 p.m. junior varsity game. Coach Tut Wardlaw’s Coyotes, 6-5 for the season, will enter action tomorrow coming off a 66-39 road loss to the San Angelo Central Bobcats Monday night at San Angelo.
The Uvalde Lobos will tip off their District 29-5A basketball schedule tomorrow night when they host the Eagle Pass Winn Lady Mavericks. Varsity competition between the Lobos and the Lady Mavs in Uvalde High School’s Harvey Kinchlow Gym is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. The two sub-varsity basketball games will get underway at 5:30 p.m.
The Uvalde Coyotes will be on the road for a pair of high school basketball games this week. Tuesday, the Coyotes will travel to San Antonio to play the San Angelo Central Bobcats, while Friday, the Uvaldeans will be at Hondo to take on the Hondo Owls. Coach Tut Wardlaw’s Coyotes 3-4 for the season, will enter play this week following weekend tournament action at Poteet High School.
It will be the Uvalde Coyotes vs. the Uvalde Lobos in the secondannual Uvalde High School Soccer Cup match set for Wednesday night in the Honey Bowl. Pre-sale tickets cost are $3, while tickets purchased at the gate will cost $5.