The 2014 Uvalde Honey Capital Open was held last weekend with 12 different divisions taking part in tennis action. The two-day event attracted both local and widespread tennis enthusiasts who participated in double elimination and round robin action. The tournament was held at the tennis complex at Uvalde High School.
Garrett Talamantes enjoyed three first-place finishes and Mattie Elder, Morgan Brown and Skylar Garza each placed first in two events during Uvalde Youth Rodeo Club’s final ribbon-night competition of the 2014 summer season. Complete ribbon-night results by age were as follows: Cloverleaf barrels, 7-andunder division: 1. Garrett Talamantes, 18.250; 2. Willie Garcia, 22.394; 3. McKinzie Speer, 23.960; 4. Kiley Dean, 25.708; 5. Franscisco Medina, 32.026; 6. Madison Speer, 77.78.
Miniature Coyotes watched and attacked the football this week during the Uvalde Youth Football Summer Camp held at the Uvalde High School practice fields. The football camp, which began Monday and ended yesterday, is just one of the annual camps held each year to teach area youth the basics of different team sports available at UHS.
One week from tomorrow, the Uvalde Coyotes will begin their pre-season workouts for the 2014 Texas high school football season. Because the Coyotes did not have spring football last spring, they will begin their fall practice workouts one week earlier than the high schools that conducted spring football. The Coyotes also gain an extra football scrimmage by beginning their pre-season practice sessions one week earlier.
The Uvalde Coyotes will make their 2014 season home debut when they host the San Antonio Highlands Owls on Sept. 5. This game will mark the beginning of the 66th season for Uvalde High School football in the Honey Bowl. uilt in the post-World War II period, the original stadium consisted of two concrete grandstands on the block located adjacent to the intersection of Knox Street and Sabinal Street on the north side of Uvalde.
Ricky Salazar is the new head baseball coach at Uvalde High School. He was officially hired by the Uvalde Consolidated Indepedent School District Monday night. Salazar comes to Uvalde from Corpus Christi Carrol, where he served as an assistant baseball coach from 2012-14.
The Uvalde Youth Rodeo Club’s final ribbon-night competition of the 2014 summer season will be staged Monday night at the Uvalde County Arena at the Fairplex. Activities will get under way at 6:30 p.m. Some of the events Monday will include cloverleaf barrels, straight barrels, pole bending, goat tying, team roping, breakaway roping, tie-down roping and ribbon roping.
Morgan Brown and Mattie Elder each won first place in three events in Uvalde Youth Rodeo Club ribbon-night competition last Monday at the Southwest Texas Junior College rodeo arena. Brown captured top honors in the 14- to 19-years-old age division of the cloverleaf barrels, poles, and goat tying.
Tomorrow at the Uvalde High School practice field, the Uvalde youth football skills camp will begin. The three-day camp is open to all Uvalde incoming fourth-graders up to ninth-graders. Action in the camp will go from 9 a.m. to noon each day of the camp.
With less than three weeks to go until the start of pre-season football workouts, Uvalde High School head football coach and athletic director Gary Griffin has been hard at work preparing for the new school year. “It’s been a busy summer. Besides trying to get ready for the start of football, I have been trying to fill some positions on my coaching staff,” said Griffin. “I hope to fill as many of our remaining openings as possible before the end of this month, because I really want to concentrate on football. I am ready for football season to start right now.”