The Uvalde Lobos will be on the road for action in the San Antonio Independent School District’s Soccer Showcase tournament set for Friday and Saturday. Coach Keith Pendleton’s Coyotes will go into the game against Kerrville coming off of weekend action in the San Antonio Edgewood soccer tournament.
It has been over a month since the Uvalde Coyotes have played a home basketball game. But the Coyotes will be back in the friendly confines of Uvalde High School’s Harvey Kinchlow Gym tomorrow when they host the Laredo Martin Tigers. Tip-off time for the varsity game is set for 7 p.m., while the two sub-varsity games between the Coyotes and Martin will get underway at 5:30 p.m.
Saturday night at the Uvalde High School soccer field, the Uvalde Lobos will kick off their 2015 soccer season when they host the Del Rio Queens. Varsity action is set to begin at 7 p.m. and will be preceded by a junior varsity game at 5 p.m. Coach Alan Hughes’ Lobos will enter play Saturday coming off scrimmage action at Eagle Pass last Saturday.
The Uvalde Lobos will host the Southside Lady Cardinals in District 29-5A basketball competition Tuesday night. Varsity action in UvaldeHigh School’s Harvey Kinchlow Gym will get underway at 7 p.m., while both sub-varsity games will begin at 5:30 p.m.
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.