Ten members of the Uvalde Coyotes baseball team were selected to the 2014 District 29-4A All- District baseball team announced recently. Uvalde High School junior outfielder Jerry Almaraz made the All-District first team. Sophomore pitcher Elias Garza, junior pitcher Hector Rodriguez, junior second baseman J.R. Vera, and senior shortstop Daren Redfearn were chosen to the All-District second team.
The regular-season champion Seminoles claimed the Uvalde Little League Minor Division softball championship Tuesday night as they defeated the Hurricanes, 14-4, before a large crowd of fans at Freddy Avalos Field. They combined a five-hit offensive attack with the solid pitching of Clarissa “Chunky” Estrada to record a lopsided victory. Estrada struck out the first three batters she faced.
Eight members of the 2014 Uvalde Lobos softball team have been selected to the District 29-4A All-District softball team. Senior shortstop Alessandra Ortiz, senior catcher Haley Dalrymple, and sophomore outfielder Gloria Perez were picked to the first team, sophomore pitcher Adriana "Wicky" Estrada, senior third baseman Nataly Hernandez, and junior outfielder Brittany Sendejo were chosen to the second team, while sophomore pitcher Morgan Henderson and senior first baseman each made the honorable mention list.
The Uvalde Coyotes placed sixth in District 55-4A soccer last season. But with a lot of key players returning from the 2014 season, the Coyotes look forward to much improvement in 2015. The Coyotes posted an overall record of 3-9-6, including a 2-5-5 district record. The majority of Uvalde’s losses this season came by a one-goal margin.
Next football season, the Uvalde Coyotes will play half of their regular-season games on real grass and half of their games on an artificial surface. Of their 10 regular-season games, Coach Gary Griffin’s Coyotes will play six games on the road, while four games will be played in Uvalde’s Honey Bowl.
Neither the Victoria East Titans nor the Schertz Clemens Buffaloes finished first in their district this season, but both teams will play this weekend for the Class 4A Region IV baseball title and a berth in the state tournament. Game one of the series is scheduled for 7 p.m. tomorrow at San Marcos. Victoria East, 27-8, and Clemens, 25-10, will play game two on at 2 p.m. Saturday at San Marcos.
Uvalde High School is now a part of new district for University Interscholastic League sporting events. Beginning in August, UHS teams will vie in District 29-5A. To eliminate the Class 1A six-man designation for football, the UIL has renumbered the classes.
The Uvalde Coyotes will begin fall workouts for the 2014 Texas high school football season on Aug. 4. “Since we did not have spring football workouts this season, we will start the fall schedule one week earlier,” said Uvalde High School head football coach Gary Griffin.
The Uvalde Coyotes enjoyed a successful football campaign in 2013. Despite being picked to finish no higher than fifth in the District 29-4A race by pre-season football forecasters, the Coyotes finished third in the district standings and advanced to postseason playoff competition.
The search for a new Uvalde High School head baseball coach and a new head softball coach is under way. UHS athletic director and head football coach Gary Griffin is in the process of trying to find someone to fill these two coaching vacancies.