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.
Junior running back Sunnie Hohman (left) carries the ball while Senior defender Allison Davenport (right) prepares to stop Hohman Wednesday during the Powder Puff football game. Trailing the play were (left to right) Nadia Gomez, Alexis Garza and Skyler Scott.
The Senior girls scored early and they scored often as they rolled to a 40-0 football victory over the Junior girls in Uvalde High School Powder Puff MMXIV Wednesday night. Playing before a large crowd of sports fans in the Honey Bowl, the Class of 2014 girls built up a 16-0 lead in the first half and then added 24 points in the second half en route to their lopsided win.
Last season was a turnaround season for Uvalde Coyotes basketball. First-year Uvalde High School head basketball coach Tut Wardlaw and his staff put the program back on solid footing as the Coyotes won nearly as many games last season as UHS won in boys basketball the two previous seasons combined.
‘See it, believe it, and achieve it,’ was the theme of featured speaker Tim Brown’s Monday night address to the crowd at the 2014 Uvalde High School Sports Banquet. Brown’s speech at the Uvalde County Event Center at the Fairplex highlighted the event organized by the Uvalde Athletic Booster Club to honor UHS athletes for their endeavors during the 2013-14 school year.
The presentation of special awards topped off the activities at the Uvalde High School Sports Banquet Monday night. Alessandra Ortiz received the Lobo Award and Max Buysse received the Orville Etheridge. Those awards are made each year to the top UHS female athlete and the top male athlete.
Wednesday night in Uvalde’s Honey Bowl, the Uvalde High School Class of 2014 girls will face the Class of 2015 girls in UHS Powder Puff MMXIV football action. Play in the contest is tentatively scheduled to get under way at 7 p.m. Admission to the ball game, sponsored annually by the UHS Student Council, is $5 per person.
Uvalde High School athletic director Gary Griffin (second fron the left) holds up a check for $855. Griffin received the check from Uvalde Leader-News advertising director Steve Balke (left) as UHS’s share of the money made from ad sales on the 2014 UHS baseball and softball poster.
John Vanmeter floated like a butterfly and stung like a bee as he won the main event bout Saturday night at Cinco De Mayo Mayhem, a South Texas Amateur Boxing Association-sanctioned event held at Uvalde County Fairplex.