Uvalde High School sophomore Mabel Fowler placed seventh in the 500- yard freestyle finals of the Class 5A swimming meet in the Lee and Joe Jamail Texas Swim Center at Austin last Saturday.Fowler posted a time of 5:08.94. “Mabel competed well in a field of great swimmers,” stated Uvalde High School swimming coachTammy Coggins. Prosper’s Gabrielle Kopenski won the eventwith her time of 4:42.16. Ellery Parish of Alamo Heights placed fourth witha time of 4:56.08. In the 500-yard freestyle prelims Friday, Fowler placed eighth with a time of 5:10.29.
The Uvalde Lobos and the Uvalde Coyotes will take on Laredo Cigarroa in a District 29-5A soccer rematch set Tuesday. Coach Alan Hughes’ Lobos, 4-1-1 in district and 7-6-1 for the season, will travel to Laredo to play the Cigarroa Lady Toros, while Coach Keith Pendleton’s Coyotes will host the Cigarroa Toros at the Uvalde High School soccer field. Earlier this season, the Lobos defeated the Lady Toros, 6-0, at Laredo.
The Uvalde Lobos won their first two games of the 2015 Uvalde High School Softball Classic Thursday. In their season home opener, the Lobos defeated the Bandera Bulldogs, 3-1, early Thursday evening at the UHS softball field. They then posted a 16-0 win over the Pearsall Mavericks junior varsity team. Trailing Bandera 1-0, the Uvaldeans scored the game-tying run in the third inning and then scored two runs in the fourth inning to win the ball game.
The Uvalde Lobos will make their softball season home debut with a pair of games tonight at the Uvalde High School softball field. Beginning at 5:30 p.m., the Lobos will host the Bandera Lady Bulldogs in first day action of the Uvalde Softball Classic. Following that game, the Lobos will take on the Pearsall Lady Mavericks. That game is scheduled for a 7 p.m. start.
It was a great ending to what has been a tough basketball season. The Uvalde Coyotes treated a large Seniors’ Night crowd to a 52-34 victory Tuesday night in Uvalde High School’s Harvey Kinchlow Gym. “I wanted to win this game more than anything. This team and this group of seniors deserved it,” said Uvalde High School head basketball coach Tut Wardlaw.
The Uvalde Coyotes will finish their 2014-15 basketball season Tuesday when they host the Medina Valley Panthers in their season finale. Tip-off time for the varsity game is scheduled for 7 p.m. in Uvalde High School’s Harvey Kinchlow Gym, while the subvarsity games are set to get underway at 5:30 p.m. The Coyotes will celebrate Seniors’ Night as the UHS senior players and managers will be honored during special ceremonies prior to the start of the varsity ball game.
Going into action Friday night, three of the bi-district girls basketball playoff games between District 29-5A and District 30-5A were set. Friday night at Eagle Pass Winn High School, the Medina Valley Lady Panthers were scheduled to play the Laredo Martin Lady Tigers in a playoff game for fourth place. The Lady Mavericks and the Lady Tigers ended the regular season with a 7-7 district record, while they split their two district matchups.
The Uvalde Lobos lost their final two basketball games of the season. Tuesday, the Lobos lost a 61-32 decision to the Laredo Nixon Lady Mustangs. Last Friday, the Lobos lost a 50-35 verdict to the Laredo Martin Lady Tigers. In the game Tuesday in Uvalde High School’s Harvey Kinchlow Gym, the Nixon girls got off to a 13-8 lead in the first period and the Lady Mustangs outscored the Lobos, 20-6, in the second period to put the game out of reach.
Uvalde High School’s Mabel Fowler takes in a quick breath of air while swimming in the girls 500-yard freestyle swim competitiion of the regional swim meet. Fowler finished second in the race. She recorded a time of 5:08.48. Fowler’s time was good enough to qualify her for a berth in the state swim meet set Feb. 20 and 21 at Austin
The Uvalde Lobos will close out their 2014-15 basketball season Tuesday night when they host the Laredo Nixon Lady Mustangs. Tip-off time for the varsity ball game in Uvalde High School’s Harvey Kinchlow Gym is scheduled for 7 p.m. Prior to the contest, the Uvalde High School seniors on the basketball team will be honored during a special pre-game ceremony. Coach Karla Sendejo’s Lobos, 2-10 in district play and 4-26 for the season overall, will come into their season finale following Friday night action against the Laredo Martin Lady Tigers.