Uvalde High School freshman Mabel Fowler will be in Austin tomorrow to compete in the state swimming meet. Fowler will be vying in the 100-meter backstroke and in the 500-meter freestyle competition. She recently took first place honors in the 100-meter backstroke of the Region VIII swimming meet at San Antonio’s George Block Aquatics Center. Her time was 1:00.21.
The Uvalde Coyotes will open their 2014 season at home against the Laredo United South Panthers tomorrow night. Action at Marvin Kolinek Field is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. Admission to the game will cost $4 for adults and $2 for students. Coach Tim Bertholf’s Coyotes will begin play tomorrow coming off of a rigorous preseason scrimmage schedule that featured action against Boerne, Del Rio, and Eagle Pass Winn.
Uvalde and San Antonio Kennedy will battle in high school soccer here this week. Tuesday, the Uvalde Coyotes will host the Kennedy Rockets in District 55-4A soccer action, while the Uvalde Lobos will host the Kennedy Lady Rockets in district play Wednesday. The varsity games both nights at the Uvalde High School soccer field are set to begin at 7 p.m. and will be preceded by a 5 p.m.
Mabel Fowler proved that she can swim with the big fish last weekend at the 2014 UIL Region VIII 4-A Swim Meet. Fowler, a 14-year-old freshman at Uvalde High School, took home top honors in the 100 meter backstroke with a time of 1:00.21 and second place in the 500 meter freestyle with a time of 5:08.64. Fowler will represent Uvalde High School at the Swimming and Diving State Meet on Feb. 21-22 at the Lee and Joe Jamail Texas Swim Center at the University of Texas at Austin in both events.
The Uvalde Coyotes lost a tough one in their season basketball finale Tuesday night in the Uvalde High School Gym. Ahead by 13 points at the end of three periods, the Coyotes wound up losing a narrow 51-47 decision to the Medina Valley Panthers. After being held to only 28 points, the Panthers exploded for 23 points in the fourth period as they rallied to win the game.
The Uvalde Coyotes will wrap up their 2013-14 basketball season Tuesday when they take on the Medina Valley Panthers. Tip-off time for the varsity game in the Uvalde High School Gym is set for 6:30 p.m., while the subvarsity games will under way at 5 p.m. The Coyotes will be celebrating UHS Seniors’ Night as the senior players on the varsity team will be honored during a special pre-game ceremony.
The Uvalde High School tennis team recently placed fifth in the UHS Invitational tournament. Coach Terri Rambie’s Coyotes and Lobos totaled 32 points to finish fifth in the team standings. Laredo United South won first place with 80 points, while Laredo United took runner-up honors with 62 points.
Four Uvalde High School seniors played their final basketball game in a Lobos uniform Tuesday night and they left the playing court on a positive note as the Uvaldeans beat the San Antonio Memorial Lady Minutemen, 58-39, in District 29-4A competition. Playing before a small, but enthusiastic crowd of fans in the UHS Gym, the Lobos got off to an 11-6 lead in the first period. Mackenzie Coates hit on a short-range field goal and later downed a free throw to put the Lobos up, 3-0, early on.
Uvalde High School’s swimming team will have several athletes competing in regional swimming competition at San Antonio’s Block Natatorium beginning tomorrow. Many UHS swimmers finished among the top six in district action last weekend to earn a berth in the regional meet. Mabel Fowler placed first in the women’s 100 backstroke with her time of 59.92 seconds.