Cisneros is leaving the Harlingen High Cardinals to join the Lamar University Cardinals. Cisneros signed his letter of intent Wednesday, joining Lamar University’s track & field and cross country programs. Cisneros qualified for the Class 6A state meet in cross country, finishing 16th out of 151 competitors. Cisneros said Lamar University began recruiting him after his appearance at the Texas Relays. “He is, if not the hardest-working, then one of the hardest-working athletes we have had walk through these halls,” Harlingen High cross country and track coach Efrain Ambriz said.myrgv.com
UTRGV baseball’s comeback attempt falls short against Lamar
He pitched six innings, allowing two earned runs on seven hits and struck out six. He faced three batters and gave up two earned runs on two hits and one walk. Lamar knocked two more hits in the top of the ninth to bring its game total to 16 and increase the lead to 9-3 following a RBI single from Snell. Ramirez, Pimentel, Sanchez and Cain each recorded two hits to lead the valiant comeback attempt from the Vaqueros. Game 2 of the series between UTRGV and Lamar will be played at 6 p.m. Saturday at UTRGV Baseball Stadium.myrgv.com
UTRGV baseball returns home, set to host Lamar
The UTRGV baseball team is back home after a week-long road trip to take on Lamar in Western Athletic Conference play beginning at 7 tonight at UTRGV Baseball Stadium in Edinburg. UTRGV baseball head coach Derek Matlock said there were some positives during the trip to Tarleton, but added the Vaqueros need to play better in all phases to take down a streaking Lamar team that sits atop of the WAC’s Southwest Division at 14-7 overall and 5-1 in conference. The relievers weren’t and we didn’t really play good defense on the turf field with the wind blowing kind of crazy. Just couldn’t put anything together, kind of had a rough Tuesday that started with Incarnate Word and turned into a pretty tough four-game skid,” Matlock said. “We got back in here, had a really good Tuesday, a good Wednesday and have a good one today and try to get ready for a really good Lamar team.”myrgv.com
Houstonians gather for 44th annual Original Martin Luther King Jr. Day Parade
Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner, Congressman Al Green and Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, along with members of the Black Heritage Society released details Wednesday for the 44th annual Original Martin Luther King Jr. Day Parade.
UTRGV releases 2022 baseball schedule
EDINBURG — The UTRGV baseball program released its 2022 season schedule Wednesday which features 56 games and is headlined by a non-conference matchup against the Texas Longhorns on April 26 at UTRGV Baseball Stadium in Edinburg. “It’s a full schedule with some great midweek (games) with Texas State, Houston, Incarnate Word, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi and UTSA,” UTRGV head coach Derek Matlock said. The biggest change from last year’s WAC schedule to this season’s is the introduction of two divisions, which splits the conference down the middle. UTRGV is in the Southwest Division along with Abilene Christian, Lamar, Sam Houston, Stephen F. Austin and Tarleton. UTRGV is scheduled to close out WAC competition against Stephen F. Austin from May 19-21 in Nacogdoches.myrgv.com
UTRGV wins fifth straight, sits atop division
Senior Veronika Jandova led the Vaqueros with 15 kills on .500 hitting and four blocks. Sierra Bartley led the Redhawks (3-16, 0-8 WAC) with 16 kills and five blocks. With UTRGV leading 16-11 during the fourth set, the Vaqueros went on a 6-0 run to double up the Redhawks at 22-11. The Redhawks followed with an 8-1 run to pull within 23-19 before a Jandova kill brought the Vaqueros to match point. UTRGV concludes interdivision play at 1 p.m. today against Chicago State.myrgv.com
Behind Murphy's passing prowess, Longhorns down Texans in opener
ROSENBERG — Houston Lamar was intent on stopping George Ranch running back Hymond Drinkard. The Texans weren't about to let the Touchdown Club of Houston preseason team honoree pile up yards and touchdowns in their season-opener Saturday.
VYPE Houston Boy's Soccer Rankings powered by Lethal Enforcer Soccer
VYPE has partnered with Lethal Enforcer Soccer to provide the best soccer team rankings in the Greater Houston area. Every week, we will bring you a new set of Class 6A and 5A Boys and Girls Soccer Rankings. Check out the latest rankings below! CLASS 6A1- Ridge Point2- The Woodlands3- Cinco Ranch4- Humble5- North Shore6- Seven Lakes7- Fort Bend Elsik8- Dobie9- Bridgeland10- Klein Cain11- Tompkins12- Langham Creek13- Strake Jesuit14- Klein Forest15- MacArthur16- Conroe17- Channelview18- Katy Taylor19- Cy-Ridge20- Lamar21- Clear Springs22- Bellaire23- Memorial24- Pasadena25- Cy-SpringsCLASS 5A1- Kingwood Park2- Paetow3- Galena Park4- Magnolia West5- Foster6- Sharpstown7- Friendswood8- WisdomAd9- Lamar Consolidated10- Nederland11- Port Neches-Groves12- Caney Creek13- Terry14- Magnolia15- Milby16- Lake Creek17- Fulshear18- College Station19- Galveston Ball20- Porter
VYPE U Playoff Pics: Cy Creek sneaks past Lamar
The Lamar Texans put up a tough fight against the Cy Creek Cougars. When there were 31.2 seconds left in the first OT Lamar was up by one point, 58-57. With just 2.9 seconds left in the game, a Cy Creek player made a fast break and knocked down a three to force a second overtime. Lamar fought hard during the 2nd OT but, it just wasn't enough as Cy Creek won 67-63. Texan Jefferson Morris (#21) among Cougars D. Richards (#2) and J. Wysinger (#5) box out.
Houston-area schools announce closures ahead of icy weather
School districts in the greater Houston region have begun to announce campus closures on Monday ahead of icy weather that is forecast to begin creeping into the area this weekend. Houston, Alief, Sheldon, Deer Park, Spring, Livingston ISDs, and Lamar and Goose Creek CISDs, announced they would pivot to online-only work and learning on Monday and Tuesday, and that campuses will be closed for all in-person instruction on those days.chron.com
Anthony Rendon gives back, cracks jokes for a good cause
Houston native Anthony Rendon was honored at this year’s SpringSpirit Breakfast for Champions, and the Lamar and Rice alum made the event worthwhile with a great message and some fun. Berkman and his wife are heavily involved in SpringSpirit, and the Astros legend interviewed Rendon on stage. “My wife and I are very passionate about trying to give back; we’ve started our own non-profit,” said Rendon. There were laughs, of course; after all, Rendon’s spectacular performance in October 2019 helped the Nationals win a World Series against the Astros. “It’s the first time I’ve ever seen somebody’s World Series highlights where nobody in the room clapped,” said Reid Ryan.
FEATURE: Despite injury, Zion Granville gets opportunity to play football at Illinois State
HOUSTON - Zion Granville has been around sports his entire life. "He had always been a brother to me, so I wanted to return the favor and decided to play football. Abilene Christian, Illinois State, and a preferred walk-on opportunity from Texas came. In the end, Granville picked Illinois State University. Outside of football, Granville enjoys Star Wars, art, and design and still playing basketball and he wants to study political science, graphic design, or business at Illinois State.
Upcoming Houston Food Events: Get New Year's Eve Feast To-Go from Underbelly
This season, shoppers can hit up the Holiday Meal Express for easy, no-contact, chef-prepared dinners at Central Market, 3815 Westheimer. Orders can be placed in-store, online or by calling 713-386-1785. LocalCommunityJournalismI Support Support the independent voice of Houston and help keep the future of Houston Press free. Sixty Vines, 2540 University, is offering a specially curated Sip, Sparkle, Pop Kit for curbside pickup in celebration of New Year’s Eve. Sixty Vines is also accepting reservations for dine-in on New Year’s Eve, as well as a New Year’s brunch on January.houstonpress.com
VYPE Houston Thursday Playoff Round-Up (Bi-District)
Lamar defeats Memorial 39-7Lamar registered its first playoff win since 2017 on Thursday night with a 39-7 home victory over Memorial. Foster dominates GCM for Playoff winCody Jackson had a "You Got Mossed" catch and Xavier Smallwood went off for Foster in their playoff victory over GCM on Thursday night. Bridgeland blows past Klein Collins 41-18Bridgeland takes home the bi-district championship behind a 41-18 victory, with 3 touchdowns coming from @MCultonp. This year FB Marshall is trying to get back to the state title game for a third-straight season. Dec. 17 at Challenger Stadium - 7 p.m.Lamar at Katy - Fri. Dec. 18 at Rhodes Stadium - 7 p.m.Oak Ridge vs. Tomball Memorial - TBDBridgeland vs Dekaney - TBDCy-Fair vs. Tompkins/FB TravisPearland vs Dobie/AtascocitaKlein Cain vs Westfield/College ParkKaty Taylor vs Heights/Cypress CreekCrosby vs Texas/Lake CreekFort Bend Marshall vs Montgomery/WhitehouseNederland vs. Pine Tree/A&M Consolidated
Houston Gets Ready to Tackle a Makeover for Bagby
Bagby behind City Hall and in front of Hobby Center will get a facelift over the next two years. In 2015, Houston finally installed a dedicated bike lane traversing downtown along Lamar. Which is why the announcement recently that the Downtown Redevelopment Authority will expand Bagby Street with bike lanes along with beautification is yet another win for bike riders. "Bagby Street is a gateway to Houston City Hall and should be an attractive, mobility-friendly route into downtown," Mayor Sylvester Turner said in a statement. Bagby borders a number of heavily used attractions including City Hall, the downtown public library, Eleanor Tinsley Park, the Hobby Center and the complex that includes Revention Music Center.houstonpress.com
TV-radio listings: Dec. 14
10:30 a.m.Kansas St. vs. Mississippi St.11 a.m.Oregon at Michigan11 a.m.Michigan St. at Oakland11 a.m.Southern at ButlerSyracuse at GeorgetownTulsa at ArkansasAlabama at Penn St.Delaware vs. VillanovaC. Michigan at TexasIllinois-Chicago at DePaulMemphis at TennesseeLamar at TCUMiddle Tennessee at MississippiSeton Hall at RutgersAuburn vs. Saint LouisGeorgia Tech at KentuckyCol. of Charleston at RichmondOld Dominion at IllinoisOklahoma at Wichita St.Col. basketballNew Mexico St. at New MexicoATTSWchron.com
These are the roads that will be closed for Houston Pride Festival
HOUSTON – If you're planning on getting out this weekend, you may run into some roadblocks. On Friday, Saturday and Sunday, downtown visitors will have to navigate through some closed-off streets while the city celebrates the Houston Pride Festival and Parade. Click here for more information about the event. Here's a look at the closures:Friday - festival siteMcKinney from Bagby to Louisiana (all lanes) at 7 p.m. (Smith will be open for southbound traffic until noon June 22)Walker from Bagby to Smith (all lanes) at 7 p.m.Bagby east curb lane from McKinney to Walker at 7 p.m.Saturday – additional festival closuresSmith from Walker to McKinney (west curb lane) from 9 a.m. to noonSmith from Rusk to Lamar (all lanes) from noon to midnightSmith from Lamar to Dallas (two east curb lanes) from noon to 6 p.m.Smith from Lamar to Dallas (all lanes) from 6 p.m. to midnightBagby from Walker to Lamar (all lanes) at 6 a.m. (reopens on Sunday, June 23, at 2 a.m.)McKinney Exit Ramp at 45N at 6 a.m. (reopens on Sunday, June 23, at 2 a.m.)Saturday - Pride Parade staging and route
Friday Football Frenzy featured games for Oct. 26
HOUSTON – Here are the Friday Football Frenzy Featured Games for this Friday, Oct. 26 live at 10:20 p.m. on KPRC Local 2 with Sports Director Randy McIlvoy. Kinkaid vs St. John'sPearland vs PasadenaWashington vs YatesCy Ranch vs Cy FairDeKaney vs KleinKaty Taylor vs MemorialBush vs ElkinsLamar vs MadisonTravis vs ClementsLangham Creek vs Cy SpringsHightower vs Dulles
Rice falls to Lamar 5-4
HOUSTON – The Rice baseball team rallied for four runs over a span of four-straight innings, but Lamar regained the lead in the seventh and hung on for a 5-4 win over the Owls Wednesday night at Reckling Park in Houston. A Lamar error on the play, however, allowed Fuda an extra 90 feet to home plate and make it 4-3. Lamar held-off Rice's final at bats in the ninth for the 5-4 final. "Tonight's game was determined by our mental mistakes," said Rice head coach Wayne Graham. By design, a total of six Rice pitchers saw work in the game in advance of the team's upcoming Conference USA league opener.