The Uvalde High School cross-country team did not make it to post-district action in the team division, but three UHS runners did qualify for regional competition. With most of the UHS cross-country athletes returning from the 2013 season, the future looks bright for cross country running this coming season.
Uvalde’s Drew Kirkpatrick improved his chances for being selected to the Blue-Grey All-American Bowl football game through his performance at the recent football combine staged at Arlington. The 6-foot-4, 308-pound lineman who will be a senior at Uvalde High School next school year, was awarded Top Performance in the over-250-pound division of the competition and he tied for most valuable player honors for his overall performance in the combine.
It was just like playing a round of golf against one of your best friends on any given day of the week. But, the match between Utopia natives Mike Hillis and Phillip Thompson Sunday afternoon was for first place in the championship flight of the 67th annual Uvalde Fourth of July golf tournament.
After winning four games in four days, the Uvalde Major Division All-Stars’ bid to win the Little League District 21 baseball tournament came to an end last Thursday as they lost an 11-7 decision to the Bandera-Leakey All-Stars. The Uvalde All-Stars got off to a 4-1 lead. Matthew Sandoval led off Uvalde’s first inning with a solo home run.
Today at Uvalde Memorial golf course, the final round of the 67th-annual Uvalde Fourth of July golf tournament will be played. Action in the final day of the three-day, match-play golfing event will wind up early this afternoon. Match play in the tourney was to get under way Friday with the first round, while two rounds of matches competition were scheduled for yesterday.
There were six multiple-event winners in the second Uvalde Youth Rodeo Club ribbon-night competition of the summer last Monday night at the Southwest Texas Junior College rodeo arena. Garrett Talamantez won first place in four events, Morgan Brown claimed first place in three events, while Rylee Dodson, Mattie Elder, and Logan Weeks placed first in two events.
Tomorrow at Uvalde Memorial golf course, match-play competition in the 67th-annual Uvalde Fourth of July golf tournament will get under way. Action in the three-day golfing event will wind up Sunday. “The course is in great shape,” said course director Clint Baack. “Thanks to the rainfall we have had over the last few weeks, the course looks really nice.
The Uvalde Minor Division All-Stars claimed the Texas Little League District 21 All-Star softball tournament championship Tuesday night at Utopia as they blanked the Pearsall All-Stars, 8-0, in the title game. With the win, Uvalde’s 9- and 10-year-old All-Stars finished district softball tourney play with a perfect 4-0 record.
The Uvalde Major Division All-Stars were to battle either the Devine All-Stars or Lake Hills/ Pipe Creek All-Stars in District 21 softball tournament action last night. Results from the game were not available. For the latest results on all Texas Little League District 21 baseball and softball tournament games or for tourney schedule updates see the website – www.allprosoftware. net/texasdistrict21. com. Thursday night, the Uvalde girls topped the Sabinal-Natalia All-Stars in a 13-8 thriller.
Arlynda Flores is the new head softball coach at Uvalde High School. Though new to the UHS coaching staff, Flores is not new to Uvalde. Flores, a 2006 graduate of UHS, was a good student and a standout softball player through her four years of high school. “It’s exciting to get the head softball coaching job here at Uvalde High School,” said Flores. “This is a coaching position that I have thought about a lot through the years.” Flores said that she was a little apprehensive, at first, about pursuing the UHS softball position. “I think I was a little shy at first about going for the Uvalde job because of the high expectations,” said Flores. “During the years that I played for Uvalde High School, my teammates and I enjoyed a lot of success.