The Uvalde Coyotes have been selected as the team to beat in the 2016 District 29-5A football race. Dave Campbell’s Texas Football magazine picks Coach Gary Griffin’s Coyotes as the top team in the district in their pre-season football predictions.
In February, Uvalde High School freshman Adelyhda Perez won the state title in wrestling, defeating the former two-time champion. Her teammate, sophomore Larisa Ramos, earned third place. Now, the two girls are on their way to nationals to compete for the chance to qualify for the world team.
To raise money to help cover the cost of the trip, the Uvalde Wrestling Club held a prize drawing for a television with a Blu-ray player. They raised approximately $1,200.
Adelyhda has been wrestling since she was just 4 years old. Her father, John Perez, is also a former wrestler. He began coaching Adelyhda, helping her secure three titles by the time she was nine.
Ramos, on the other hand, began wrestling last November at the request of her coaches.
Edward Treviño beat Scott Kulcak in the championship flight thirdplace match in the Uvalde Fourth of July Golf Tournament, which ended Sunday at Uvalde Memorial Golf Course. The Treviño-Kulcak match was a marathon event that went 20 holes before being decided. Treviño entered tournament play as the defending tournament champion.
The Uvalde Lobos finished in fifth place in the District 29-5A volleyball race last season. But with a lot of young players returning from last year’s 21-18 team, Coach Jessica Campbell has expectations for improvement in 2016.
The championship round of the 69th-annual Uvalde Fourth of July Golf Tournament will be conducted today at Uvalde Memorial Golf Course. Match-play competition in the three-day event began Friday, while two rounds of the tournament were staged yesterday.