Nataly Hernandez ended the Uvalde-Kennedy softball game in dramatic fashion last Friday night. She ripped the ball over the left field fence for a tworun homer to end the ball game. Hernandez’s home run gave the Uvalde Lobos all the runs they needed to end the game because of the 10-run rule as they ended up posting a 12-1 victory over the San Antonio Kennedy Rockets.
Uvalde will host San Antonio McCollum in both softball and baseball Thursday afternoon. At the Uvalde High School softball field, the Uvalde Lobos will take on the McCollum Lady Cowboys in District 29-4A softball competition. The varsity game is set for a noon start and will be preceded by a 10 a.m. junior varsity contest.
Five members of the 2013-14 Uvalde High School boys varsity basketball team have been selected to the District 29-4A team. UHS juniors John Lewallen and Jesus Victorino were picked to the second team, while seniors R.J. Lugo and Zach Musgrove, and junior Johnny Gonzalez made the honorable mention list.
Alessandra Ortiz ripped a three-run double with two outs in the fourth inning to break a tie ball game Friday night. Ortiz and her Uvalde Lobos teammates went on to record a 17-4 victory over the Harlandale Indians in their District 29-4A softball opener played at San Antonio. With the bases loaded, two outs, and a 3-2 count, Ortiz fouled off three pitches before she doubled to deep left field to plate three runs.
The Uvalde Lobos posted one of their biggest wins of the season, thus far, as they defeated the Medina Valley Lady Panthers, 4-1, in District 55-4A soccer competition last Friday night at Castroville. Roxanne Villarreal and Ana Gonzalez each scored two goals to top the scoring for the Lobos. Defensive standouts for Uvalde included Gabriela Gonzalez, Elissa Garza, Gabriela Flores, and Tanya Gonzalez.
Uvaldeans will travel for six Uvalde High School football games next season. Beginning with the 2014 season opener and ending with the district finale, the Coyotes and their fans will be traveling out of town for most of their games. “It’s a competitive schedule. There will be a lot of travel involved for us next season, but the schedule will be reversed in 2015,” said UHS head football coach Gary Griffin. “Overall, I think it is a good schedule. Our fans will be seeing a lot of new teams. We look forward to next season.”
Friday at Marvin Kolinek Field, the Uvalde Coyotes will begin their District 29-4A baseball campaign when they host the San Antonio Kennedy Rockets. The contest will get under way at 6:30 p.m. Coach Tim Bertholf’s Coyotes, 3-4-1 for the season, will enter their district opener following a weekend of baseball competition in the Southwest tournament.
Uvalde’s Mabel Fowler ended her first high school swimming season at the Class 4A state swim meet last weekend at Austin’s Lee and Joe Jamail Texas Swim Center. Though she did not place among the top finishers in her two events, she did represent Uvalde High School well. Fowler, a 14-year-old UHS freshman, wound up finishing 13th overall in the 100-meter backstroke and in 14th place in the 500-meter freestyle in the finals of the meet last Saturday.
Uvalde and Medina Valley will face each other in a District 55-4A soccer rematch tomorrow. The Uvalde Coyotes will host the Medina Valley Panthers in district action at the Uvalde High School soccer field, while the Uvalde Lobos will face the Lady Panthers in district action at Castroville.
Tuesday night, Uvalde High School soccer teams will host the San Antonio Hawkins Hawks in varsity doubleheader action at the UHS soccer field. At 5 p.m., the Uvalde Lobos will take on the Hawkins girls, while the Uvalde Coyotes will face the Hawkins boys at 7 p.m. The Coyotes will be celebrating Parents Night as the UHS varsity players and their parents will be honored during special pre-game ceremonies.