The presentation of special awards topped off the activities at the Uvalde High School Sports Banquet Monday night. Alessandra Ortiz received the Lobo Award and Max Buysse received the Orville Etheridge. Those awards are made each year to the top UHS female athlete and the top male athlete.
Wednesday night in Uvalde’s Honey Bowl, the Uvalde High School Class of 2014 girls will face the Class of 2015 girls in UHS Powder Puff MMXIV football action. Play in the contest is tentatively scheduled to get under way at 7 p.m. Admission to the ball game, sponsored annually by the UHS Student Council, is $5 per person.
Uvalde High School athletic director Gary Griffin (second fron the left) holds up a check for $855. Griffin received the check from Uvalde Leader-News advertising director Steve Balke (left) as UHS’s share of the money made from ad sales on the 2014 UHS baseball and softball poster.
John Vanmeter floated like a butterfly and stung like a bee as he won the main event bout Saturday night at Cinco De Mayo Mayhem, a South Texas Amateur Boxing Association-sanctioned event held at Uvalde County Fairplex.
Uvalde High School enjoyed a successful team tennis season in 2013. With a lot of personnel returning from that varsity team and some good young prospects coming up, UHS should be in for another great season of team tennis in 2014.
The Medina Panthers were the only District 29-4A baseball team to survive the first round of the post-season baseball playoffs last weekend. Medina Valley recorded a couple of shutouts, 10-0 and 4-0, over District 30-4A’s four-place team, the Corpus Christi Tuloso-Midway Warriors.
The Uvalde Coyotes will play four home games and six road games next football season. They will begin their 2014 varsity football campaign on the road when they take on the McCollum Cowboys at San Antonio’s Harlandale Memorial Stadium on Aug. 29.
Former professional football player Tim Brown will be the featured speaker at the Uvalde High School Sports Banquet scheduled for May 12 at the Uvalde County Events Center at the Fairplex. The doors will open at 6:30 p.m., the serving will begin at 7 p.m., while the feature speech will under way at approximately 7:40 p.m.
Uvalde High School’s softball season came to an end Saturday afternoon at Charlotte as the Lobos lost a 10-4 decision in game two of their bi-district playoff series against Corpus Christi Calallen. “Our girls played hard and competed hard,” said UHS head softball coach Lee Summers. “In the end, we lost to a good Calallen softball team.”
Lee Summers will not be back as head softball coach at Uvalde High School next year. Following the Uvalde-Calallen playoff game Saturday at Charlotte, Summers informed his varsity players that he will tender his resignation as head softball coach. “I had hoped to tell the girls the news of my retirement down the road, well into the playoffs, but that did not work out for us,” said Summers.