Uvalde High School captured second place in the teams standings of both the boys division and the girls division of the District 29-5A golf tournament. Action took place at Laredo’s Max Mandel Golf Course Tuesday and Wednesday.
On a foul-weather night, the Uvalde Lobos hit the softball mostly into fair territory Friday. They rained down a lot of runs on the Southside Lady Cardinals on the way to a 14-2 victory. The Lady Cards scored the first two runs of the game, but after that, it was all Uvalde as the Lobos had 14 unanswered runs in a contest that ended after four-and-a-half innings because of the 10-run rule.
The Uvalde Lobos will take on the Victoria West Warriors in bi-district soccer competition tomorrow night at San Antonio. Kick-off time is scheduled for 8 p.m. at South San Stadium. The winner of the Uvalde-Victoria West game will advance to play the bi-district winner of the game between the Donna North Lady Chiefs and the Roma Lady Gladiators.
The Uvalde Lobos and the Uvalde Coyotes were scheduled to complete District 29-5A soccer competition with games against Medina Valley on Friday. Coach Alan Hughes’ Lobos, 9-1-1 in district and 12-6-1 for the season, were to play the Medina Valley Lady Panthers at Castroville, while Coach Keith Pendleton’s Coyotes were to host the Medina Valley Panthers.
The Uvalde Coyotes turned a scoreless district baseball game into what looked like batting practice Wednesday night at Marvin Kolinek Field. They sent 17 batters to the plate in the third inning and scored 12 runs. The Uvaldeans went on to record a 16-1 victory over the Southside Cardinals. After being blanked during the first two innings, the Coyotes gave their fans plenty to cheer about in their third time at bat as they banged out 10 hits and broke the game wide open. Hondo Sanchez drew a walk from Southside starting pitcher Alfredo Herrera.
The Uvalde Coyotes and the Del Rio Queens won top honors in the team standings of the rescheduled 50th-annual Uvalde Relays held last Saturday in the Honey Bowl. On a day blessed by near-perfect weather for track-and-field competition, the Coyotes totaled 195 points to edge the Del Rio Rams for first place in the varsity boys team standings. The Del Rioans racked up 182 points. Laredo Martin finished third with 129 points, followed by Carrizo Springs with 59 points and Rocksprings with 21 points. The Coyotes won first place in seven events. Jerry Almaraz captured first place in both the 100-meter dash and the 110-meter high hurdles. His times were 11.02 seconds and 15.38 seconds. Damien Mendoza claimed first place in both the long jump and the triple jump. His jumps were 20 feet and 1/2 inch, and 37 feet and 9.75 inches. Aaron Whitehead won first place in the 800-meter dash. Whitehead posted a time of 2:06.59.
The Uvalde Lobos will be seeking to avenge an earlier-season loss when they face the Somerset Lady Bulldogs in District 29-5A softball competition Tuesday at Somerset. Play in the varsity game will begin at 7 p.m. Last month, the Somerset girls defeated the Lobos, 7-2, in the championship game of the Uvalde Softball Classic. The Lady Bulldogs combined eight hits and five Uvalde errors to plate seven runs.
The Uvalde Coyotes will be seeking their first District 29-5A baseball victory of the season Tuesday when they host the Southside Cardinals. Action will get underway at 7 p.m. Coach Ricky Salazar’s Coyotes, 0-1 in district and 3-6 for the season, will come into the game Tuesday following a non-district doubleheader against the San Antonio MacArthur Brahmas yesterday afternoon at San Antonio. Results from the Uvalde- MacArthur doubleheader will be reported in Thursday’s edition of the Uvalde Leader-News.