The two top baseball teams in District 29-5A will meet for the second time tomorrow when the Uvalde Coyotes host the Medina Valley Panthers. Action at Uvalde’s Marvin Kolinek Field will get underway at 7 p.m. Both the Coyotes and the Panthers already have clinched a playoff berth in the Class 5A baseball postseason playoffs.
Uvalde High School will be well represented with athletes vying in the Class 5A Region IV track-and field meet tomorrow and Saturday. Running preliminary races will begin tomorrow morning, and the field events will be conducted tomorrow afternoon. The finals in the running events are scheduled for Saturday afternoon.
The Uvalde Coyotes will wind up their District 29-5A baseball schedule with a pair of home ball games this week. They will host the defending district champion Eagle Pass Winn Mavericks Tuesday and perennial district baseball powerhouse Medina Valley Panthers Friday.
Aidan Mata from Team Express slides past the tag of River Bandits pitcher Ricky Guardiola to score the first run of the game. Team Express won the Thursday night Uvalde Little League game 7-6. The game was held at the Uvalde Sports Complex.
Patrick Clarke (left) of the Calderon Boxing Gym in San Antonio takes a shot to the face from Anthony Flores, who eventually won the senior division 177-pound bout by decision. The match took place during the “Vengeance is Mine” event hosted by Uvalde’s Tree City Boxing Club and held Saturday at the Uvalde County Fairplex. Additional results will be provided in a future edition of the Uvalde Leader-News.
The Uvalde Coyotes posted 82 points to tie the Eagle Pass Winn Mavericks for third place in the team standings of the District 29-5A track-and-field meet. Competing at Laredo’s Shirley Field last Wednesday and Saturday, Coach Roger Treviño’s Coyotes picked up three first-awards on the way to placing third behind Medina Valley with 108 points and Southside with 94 points.
Six members of the Uvalde Coyotes basketball team were selected to the District 29-5A All-District team recently announced by district officials. “I am pleased with the number of kids that we placed on the All-District team,” said Uvalde High School head basketball coach Tut Wardlaw.
Two District 29-5A road baseball games are scheduled for the Uvalde Coyotes this week. Tuesday, the Coyotes will travel to Somerset to face the Somerset Bulldogs, while the Coyotes will journey to Laredo to take on the Nixon Mustangs Friday. Both games are scheduled for a 7 p.m. start.