The Uvalde Coyotes will begin the 2017 part of their basketball schedule tomorrow night when they take on the Devine Warhorses at Devine. Tip-off time for the varsity game is scheduled for 7:15 p.m. Preceding the varsity game will be at 5 p.m. freshman game and a 6 p.m. junior varsity game.
The Uvalde Lobos will begin District 29-5A basketball competition tomorrow night when they host the San Antonio McCollum Lady Cowboys. Action in the varsity game is set to get underway at 6:30 p.m. Both sub-varsity games are scheduled for a 5 p.m. tip-off time.
When the Southwest Texas Junior College Cowboys made their historical debut, the starting 11 were Bill Holbrook of Three Rivers at left end, Jimmy McGill of Crystal City at left tackle, Raymond Haby of Uvalde at left guard, Sammie Smith of Uvalde at center, Jerome Decker of Hondo at right guard, Mort Haby of Uvalde at right tackle, and Wes Chisum of Uvalde at right end. Hoss Stewart started at quarterback in the place of Palestine’s Joe Mitchell, who had injured his shoulder and couldn’t throw. Mitchell was moved to left halfback. The fullback was Edgar Pichot of Uvalde and the right half was Bob Brient of Dilley.
Uvalde went on a 21-0 run in their Thursday morning game with Crystal City to post a victory in the Uvalde Christmas Classic. It started simply enough late in the first quarter as Johnny Limones hit a bucket to grab the lead for the Coyotes, 10-9. It didn’t let up until the Coyotes had dashed to a 29-9 lead late in the second period. Crystal’s scoring draught lasted for 13 minutes. Peter Tapia’s threepointer broke the spell late in the second quarter. Uvalde led 33-14 at halftime.
The Uvalde Lobos will get back on the basketball trail when they resume their season on Jan. 3. They will host the Crystal City Lady Javelinas in the first game of 2017. Varsity action between the Lobos and the Lady Javs in Uvalde High School’s Harvey Kinchlow Gym will begin at 6:30 p.m.
Competition in the 2016 Uvalde Christmas Classic boys’ basketball tournament will begin Tuesday morning in Harvey Kinchlow Gym. Game one of the event will feature the Carrizo Springs Wildcats against the San Antonio Brooks Academy of Science and Engineering Panthers.
The Uvalde Lobos will resume their basketball season on Jan. 3 when they host the Crystal City Lady Javelinas. Varsity action between the Lobos and the Lady Javs in Uvalde High School’s Harvey Kinchlow Gym will begin at 6:30 p.m. The sub-varsity teams will square off for action beginning at 5 p.m.