RGV Baseball Sweet 16 Playoff Schedule
Only have a minute? Listen insteadThere are two Rio Grande Valley high school baseball teams left standing in the UIL state playoffs — La Joya High in Class 6A and Sharyland Pioneer at the Class 5A level. Below is a look at the Coyotes’ and Diamondbacks’ Sweet 16 Regional Semifinal playoff schedule this week. Valley High School Baseball ScheduleRegional SemifinalsThursday’s GamesClass 6AGame 1: La Joya High vs. Lake Travis at Sinton High School, 6 p.m.Class 5AGame 1: Sharyland Pioneer vs. Buda Johnson at Cabaniss Field in Corpus Christi, 7 p.m.Friday’s GameClass 5AGame 2: Sharyland Pioneer vs. Buda Johnson at Cabaniss Field in Corpus Christi, 7 p.m.Saturday’s GamesClass 6AGame 2: La Joya High vs. Lake Travis at Sinton High School, 3 p.m.Game 3: La Joya High vs. Lake Travis at Sinton High School, 30 minutes after Game 2 if necessaryClass 5Amyrgv.com
East Valley Track & Field: Track athletes set for regional
Harlingen High’s boys track & field team won the area meet. San Benito’s Jarrid Lopez qualified in the 100 and anchors the 400 relay team with Homer Quiroz, Fabian Garcia and Michael Benavides. Jazmine Thompson won the shot put and discus, and Lady Cards pole vaulter Emma Reyes won area by a foot. Joining Navarro at the regional meet is Mia Trevino, Kaya Dickerson, Kiera Castillo, Ashley Reath and Angelina Rodriguez as well as the 400 relay, 800 relay and 1,600 relay teams. Lyford’s 400 relay team hopes to be one to watch as it eyes state.myrgv.com
McHi Bulldogs set for regional tourney matchup against Boerne-Champion
The Bulldogs broke through to their second straight Sweet 16 by defeating Corpus Christi Flour Bluff 42-38 on Tuesday in the regional quarterfinals. Senior and sophomore brothers Robert and Danny Canul scored 14 and 11 points apiece, respectively, to lead McHi. Danny Canul said the two developed the ability by battling against each other. Always trying to beat each other prepared us for these big moments.”The Bulldogs are prepared for another big moment — a regional semifinal test against Boerne-Champion. We’ve been working at this all season — all it’s been is hard work,” Danny Canul added.myrgv.com
San Marcos moved to District 27-6A in UIL realignment
San Marcos will see an entirely new district for the second realignment cycle in a row.In an announcement on Thursday, the UIL revealed the Rattlers will move to District 27-6A beginning in the fall o[San Marcos, TX] [Hays County news] Sports San Marcos News, San Marcos Record [Texas State]sanmarcosrecord.com
Battle-tested North Mission IDEA seeks second district title, playoff run
MISSION — North Mission IDEA compiled a 22-4 overall record during the Class 3A program’s first year competing at the UIL level. North Mission IDEA head coach Isai Cabrera arranged this season’s non-district schedule, loaded with matchups against state-ranked teams from various classifications, to prepare for the ultimate goal — a deep playoff run. North Mission also took on the No. “When we’ve gone to tournaments, I’ve heard people say, ‘Oh, that’s North Mission, they’ve beat this team,’” senior guard Mauricio Garcia said. North Mission IDEA will be back in action with a matchup against Donna IDEA Academy at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.myrgv.com
State Championship FINAL: Stratford uses halftime to regroup for a comeback victory over Falls City
In the UIL Class 2A Division 2 State Championship game, the Stratford Elks played with a mentality that was bigger than themselves after being told by Coach Matt Lovorn “If you’re not good enough without a title, you won’t be good enough with a title.” Stratford went on to defeat the Falls City Beavers by a score of 33-27 to secure a 2021 State Title! The atmosphere was electric from start to finish as both teams continued to put up a fight. You can find photos from the game on our instant gallery! To read the full recap of the game, become a VYPE Insider today!
UIL releases cutoff numbers for 2022-24 realignment
The UIL released conference cutoff numbers and preliminary enrollment figures for the 2022-24 reclassification and realignment Wednesday, which will result in significant changes to the high school sports landscape in the Rio Grande Valley. The cutoff number for Class 5A is between 1,300-2,224, Class 4A is 545-1,299, Class 3A is 250-544, Class 2A is 105-249, and Class 1A is 104.9 and below. The football conference and division numbers are broken down even further with Class 5A-1A split into Division I and Division II. The most notable changes include Donna North, Edinburg Vela, Harlingen South, La Joya Juarez-Lincoln and PSJA North moving down from Class 6A to Class 5A for all sports. “It’s going to make the 5A districts even more tough,” said PSJA North head coach Marcus Kaufmann.myrgv.com
VYPE 2021 Texas High School Football Playoffs: UIL AND TAPPS Predictions
Our VYPE Staff (Plus VYPEU Ambassador Will Turboff) give you their predictions of who they think will be walking away as State Champs this year from TAPPS 6 man football all the way to UIL 6A DI we’ve got our predictions for you:
Edinburg High building momentum, unbeaten in District 31-6A
When Edinburg High made a coaching change at the conclusion of the 2020 season, incoming first-year head coach Rene Guzman was tasked with not only running a football program, but rebuilding the Bobcats’ brand after the reputation was tarnished.myrgv.com
Edinburg High focused on moving forward under Guzman
EDINBURG — Edinburg High returns 30 players from last season. Edinburg High then-head football coach J.J. Leija was placed on probation and later was reassigned. New head coach Rene Guzman, an Edinburg High alum, said they’ve talked about it because it’s part of the program’s history, but the Bobcats have put the past behind them and are focused on the future. He said he’s proud to follow in the footsteps of former Edinburg High coaches Richard Flores and Robert Vela. Edinburg High has 10 returning starters to work with — five on each side of the ball.myrgv.com
PSJA Southwest’s Treviño returns home to help throwers
PSJA Southwest alum Diego Treviño won the UIL 2019 Class 5A State Championship in shot put. He’s currently preparing for his junior season in Norman, Oklahoma, with the Oklahoma Sooners track and field team. The recent rule change by the NCAA allowing athletes to profit off their name, image and likeness gave Treviño the idea to host the throwers’ camp. I want to help athletes in any way possible to succeed. The PSJA Southwest product recently wrapped up his sophomore season at OU competing in the shot put and weight throw events.myrgv.com
UIL to Allow Live-Streaming for the 2021 School Year
The UIL announced yesterday that they would allow webcast live-streaming to continue on Friday nights for the 2021 football season. This rule, however, does not apply to linear (TV) broadcasts which will not be permitted. This rule means for the 2nd year in a row UIL will allow live-streaming on Friday Nights.
Rockwall-Heath baseball: State Champions (PHOTO GALLERY)
Rockwall-Heath has a lot to be proud of after finishing the season as the best in UIL Class 6A Texas baseball. After posting huge district wins over the likes of North Mesquite, Horn, Rockwall, and more the Hawks shut down playoff opponent after playoff opponent en route to the UIL Class 6A State Title Game.
Keller baseball finishes historic season (PHOTO GALLERY)
After a shortened season due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Keller baseball was ready to hit the ground running with a goal to "Win Texas." Although the Indians fell 4-3 in the UIL Class 6A State Championship game, they still have everything to be proud of with their historic run.
State Championship Preview (PHOTO GALLERY): Keller and Rockwall-Heath battle for the UIL Class 6A State Title
It's an all-DFW area UIL Class 6A baseball state championship game as Keller attempts to "win Texas" in their first-ever championship appearance and Rockwall-Heath fights for their first state title since 2012.
Rockwall-Heath Baseball's Resiliency leads the Hawks to the UIL State Tournament
Throughout the season, Rockwall-Heath has been exceptional when it comes to bouncing back stronger than ever after a loss. This has proven to be the case even in the playoffs. With tenacity and a goal to finish the season as state champions, the Hawks are headed to the UIL Class 6A State Tournament. Let's take a look at how they got there!
State Semifinals Preview: Aledo softball to face an evenly-matched Georgetown
The Aledo Lady Bearcats (28-7) are gearing up to take on Georgetown in the UIL Class 5A State Semifinals game on Friday at 1 p.m. Aledo has definitely earned their spot among the best in the state. Let's take a look at how they got to the state semifinals.
Regional Finals Preview: Aledo looks ahead to a three-game series against Amarillo
The Aledo Bearcats have put in great effort all season and are reaping the rewards as they continue to advance in the UIL Class 5A Region I playoffs. Let's take a look at how they made their way to the Regional Finals.
Regional Finals Preview: Keller baseball vs. Southlake Carroll
The Keller Indians and Southlake Carroll Dragons are set to face each other in the UIL Class 6A Region I Regional Finals. Not only do both teams have a fight that never dies, but the receipts to prove it. Let's take a look at how the teams got to this point.
Striving to be the best powers Flower Mound softball to the UIL State Championships
Flower Mound is known for producing some of the highest quality talent in softball. This season has been no different as the team consistently proves that their dynamic and ability to bond in order to play with the best chemistry is unmatched. Setting a goal early in the season to play at the UIL Class 6A state championships, the Lady Jaguars have kept their eyes on the prize and made that goal a reality.
Jacket Fight Never Dies: Rockwall Lady Yellowjackets punch their ticket to the UIL State Championships
In an interview with VYPE DFW during the 2021 baseball/softball photoshoot presented by Whataburger, Rockwall junior outfielder Carter Smith mentioned that one of the goals this season was to "go deep in playoffs." It's safe to say that that goal is definitely a reality after the Lady Yellowjackets swept Bryan in the UIL Class 6A Region II Regional Finals. Rockwall softball is on their way to the state championship game!
Regional Finals Softball Preview: Lovejoy vs. Hallsville
Lovejoy athletics is no stranger to sending their athletes to the biggest stages in high school sports. Following suit, the Lady Leopards softball team has fought their way to the UIL Class 5A Region II Regional Finals- just two wins away from the UIL State Championship series.
Regional Finals Preview presented by Academy Sports + Outdoors: Flower Mound vs. Prosper
Meeting for the second time this season, Flower Mound softball and Prosper softball are set to face off in a UIL Class 6A Region 1 Regional Finals. With everything on the line, let's take a look at what it took for each team to get to this point.
At home on stage: Aaron Blount named a top one-act play performer at state
HARLINGEN — Aaron Blount has received many accolades as a singer and actress. However, being named a top performer at the UIL state high school one-act play competition earlier this month is by far the most note-worthy. “Honestly it feels really, really crazy,” said Blount, 16, who earned the distinction for her performance as June Muldoon in the play “Anatomy of Gray” presented by Harlingen High School South. “Her father passed away at the beginning of the play and so she’s kind of questioning why God would allow that to happen,” she said. “I really feel at home on the stage during live performances and plays,” she said.myrgv.com
UIL Playoffs Regional Quarterfinals: 5 DFW Baseball Teams to Watch
After an exciting week of area-round UIL playoff baseball games, quite a few Dallas-Fort Worth area baseball teams have moved on to the Regional Quarterfinals on their quest to be the best in the state. With so much action happening between softball Regional Semi-Finals and baseball this week, we've got five DFW baseball teams you shouldn't take your eyes off of!
UIL Playoffs Regional Semi-Finals: 5 DFW Softball Teams to Watch powered by Academy Sports + Outdoors
As the UIL softball playoffs continue, the desire to succeed only grows stronger for Dallas-Fort Worth area teams. Last week, VYPE DFW covered the five teams to pay attention to in the regional quarterfinals. This week, we're looking towards the regional semi-finals and who you shouldn't take your eyes off for one second!
Prosper Rock Hill baseball advances to UIL Regional Quarterfinals in program's first season
As a first-year program, Prosper Rock Hill has had everything to prove this baseball season. Despite being brand new to the diamond, the Blue Hawks have shown nothing but true grit and a desire to succeed. This proved to be true in their one-game UIL Class 5A bi-district playoff matchup against W.T. White on Thursday.
Prosper sweeps Denton Guyer, advances to UIL State Semifinals
After fighting all season to prove that they have what it takes to compete at the highest level of Texas high school softball, the Prosper Lady Eagles defeated Denton Guyer in two games during their UIL Regional Quarterfinals matchup. With a sweep over the Wildcats, Prosper moves on to the UIL State Semifinals.
UIL Playoffs Area Round: 5 DFW Baseball Teams to Watch
With the UIL baseball playoffs entering the area round, there are plenty of Dallas-Fort Worth area teams that are showing the strength. Although each team has its own set of skills and triumphs, here are the five teams you should be watching this weekend:
Four RGV tennis players punch ticket to state
Four Rio Grande Valley tennis players punched their tickets to the UIL Class 5A State Tennis Meet next month by earning top-two finishes at the Region IV-5A Meet on Wednesday at Northeast ISD Tennis Center in San Antonio. This time around, however, Salazar avenged the loss in straight sets to be crowned the Region IV-5A boys singles champion. McAllen Rowe’s Diana Park (32-2) advanced to the girls singles quarterfinals with a 6-2, 6-0 win over Donna High’s Hiromy Rodriguez. PSJA North’s Alondra Gonzalez (32-2) advanced to the girls singles quarterfinals by defeating San Antonio Health Career’s Sarah Byrd in two sets 6-4, 6-2. Harlingen High’s Brandon De Los Reyes (33-2) advanced to the boys singles quarterfinals by taking down S.A. Health Career’s Arthan Rao 6-0, email@example.com
VYPE Locker Talk LIVE! - May 22, 2020
We are going LIVE with our VYPE Locker Talk on VYPE.com. Join VYPE Chief Content Officer Matt Malatesta and Managing Editor Joshua Koch as they talk the big news from the UIL this week, Texas high school football recruiting, they talk the 2020 VYPE Awards presented by Houston Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine and more. WATCH THE SHOW! - LIVE at 2:15!
FEATURE: Club Volleyball begins private lessons, potential roadmap back to UIL Volleyball
HOUSTON - For Kristin Goodman driving to a gym this week to train volleyball players feels like the first step back to normalcy. The new Fort Bend Austin volleyball coach also coaches for the Houston Stellars club team - which has already cancelled its summer season - but on Monday could start doing private lessons. Things will look different, but we are so excited to start playing volleyball again pic.twitter.com/j5ukfcUCqJ Houston Skyline (@HoustonSkyline) May 18, 2020The private lessons do come with restrictions. Now, the biggest question is, can what club volleyball teams are doing be transferred over to the high school teams? "I think with the right precautions and safety that we're taking into account, I think August 3rd is doable."