Uvalde High School recorded a pair of dual team tennis match victories in action Wednesday at the UHS Tennis Complex. Coach Terri Rambie’s Coyotes and Lobos edged the Boerne Greyhounds, 10-9, in their first match, while they defeated the Converse Judson Rockets, 9-3, in the second match that ended early because of lightning from thunderstorms in the area.
Following two weeks of two-a-day football workouts, the Uvalde Coyotes will settle into their regular- season workout schedulebeginning tomorrow. Practice will begin at 4:30 p.m. “This week, we will begin what will be our regular workout schedule once school starts the following week,” said Uvalde High School head football coach Gary Griffin.
Tuesday in Uvalde High School’s Harvey Kinchlow Gym, the Uvalde Lobos will take on the Devine Arabians in volleyball competition. The varsity match is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m., while the junior varsity and freshman teamswill do battle at 5 p.m.
All 2015 football season ticket holders desiring to buy the same reserved seat tickets they had in 2014 may do so through Friday.
Any reserved seat tickets not purchased by the 2014 holder will go on sale to the general public on first come basis beginning Monday, Aug. 17.
All reserved seat football tickets will be sold at the athletic department, located in the Harvey Kinchlow Gym at the Uvalde High School, #1 Coyote Trail. Tickets will be on sale from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. and from noon to 5 p.m.
There will be five home varsity games, and the price for reserved seat tickets is $8 per game for a total cost of $40 per season ticket packet.
Five games are included into the seat-ticket package this season including: San Antonio McCollum, Aug. 28; Laredo Cigarroa, UHS Homecoming, Oct. 2; Eagle Pass Winn, Oct. 9; Somerset, Oct. 23; and Medina Valley, Nov. 6.
Good baseball teams are usually strong up the middle, meaning great defense from your catcher, center-fielder and – most importantly – the shortstop and second baseman. Add a strong-arm pitching staff and you should have a contender. The 1977 Uvalde Coyotes, who captured the Class 3-A state baseball championship, had such a nucleus. Since the majority of batted baseballs travel through the centerof the diamond and are grounders, good defense in the center of the infield is imperative.
Tommy Inman, former Uvalde Coyote basketball and baseball star, was recently inducted into the Lubbock Christian University Athletic Hall of Honor. He earned All-District honors at Uvalde High School in both sports, lettering all four years in baseball. Baseball scouts folowed him because of his powerful bat and speed. During his senior year, Inman batted .343, had 18 extra base hits, and was 35/35 in stolen bases.
Don Laffere’s former coaches, teachers and even teammates might never have envisioned him as a Sunday school teacher, but the lay leader is spreading the good news in more ways than one. When one of his former coaches heard Laffere was teaching Sunday school, he was shocked. It just goes to prove what God can do. Laffere is a bona-fide Uvalde native, born and raised in Uvalde, graduated from Uvalde High, and except for a four-year hiatus in San Marcos to obtain a college degree, has lived in the area all his life.