Category Archive: Sports

Mar 09 2017

Unstoppable: Junior Powerlifter ready to shatter State records after breezing through Regionals in record fashion

By Pete Banda Managing Editor [email protected] Over the past decade or so, the San Benito athletic program has become one of the most well-rounded and consistent in all of South Texas. While the Greyhounds have excelled in major sports like football, softball, and track and field, one of their most dominant athletes has flown mostly …

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Feb 17 2017

With Bi-District title wrapped up, ’Lady Hounds have sights set on Area Championship

By Pete Banda Managing Editor [email protected] After barley escaping District 32-6A with the fourth and final playoff spot, the San Benito Lady Greyhounds weren’t given much of a chance in their first round playoff bout with 31-6A Champions Edinburg. But, as they say, that’s why they play the game on the court. In what seemed …

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Nov 29 2016

Greyhound player chosen for National competition

Special to the News   – ISAAC POPE, 16, of SAN BENITO, TEXAS was named an Offense-Defense All-American and invited to participate in the 11th Annual Offense-Defense Bowl Week festivities taking place at Fifth Third Bank Stadium, located on the beautiful D1 campus of Kennesaw State University in, Atlanta, GA! Pope, a DEFENSIVE BACK, WIDE …

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Nov 22 2016

Los Fresnos stays alive with 27-19 victory over Southwest

By Pete Banda Managing Editor [email protected] For the second time in three years, the Los Fresnos Falcons are heading to the third round of the UIL state playoffs. Although missing out on their season goal of a third straight district title was a disappointment, it would appear the Falcons have gotten the last laugh as …

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Nov 12 2016

Retta explodes for six touchdowns as ‘Hounds route Bobcats

 By Luis Arreola III Special to the News   After suffering their first loss of the season just seven days earlier, many fans didn’t know what to expect out of the Greyhounds in their first round playoff bout. At the end of the Friday night’s ball game, it was clear that San Benito was focused …

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Nov 07 2016

After heartbreaking Battle of the Arroyo loss for ‘Hounds, focus shifts to playoff tilt with Edinburg

By Luis Arreola Special to the News   It takes heart to step on a football field in Texas. For 48 consecutive minutes, all is laid on the line. Blood. Sweat. Tears. Everything. In one of the most improbable finishes to a football game, San Benito’s Quarterback Erick Retta scrambled out of the pocket towards …

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Nov 03 2016

A BATTLE for the Ages: San Benito seeking third straight BOA victory, district title

By Pete Banda Managing Editor [email protected] There’s no doubt the San Benito football program has undergone some major changes over the last three years. In 2013, the Greyhounds finished the season with a 3-7 record and were shellacked by the Harlingen Cardinals 54-0. Two years later, under the guidance of third year head coach Dan …

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Oct 31 2016

Hounds victory sets up historic Battle of the Arroyo clash

By Luis Arreola III Special to the News   Sometimes, adversity strikes you down; however, it’s not about how hard you fall, it’s about getting up and overcoming the obstacle. Once the play clock expired at Bobby Lackey Stadium, one thing was certain: these San Benito Greyhounds will never quit. For the first time this …

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Oct 25 2016

Harlingen vs San Benito Featured in 2016 Great American Rivalry Series

Special to the News – The Great American Rivalry Series is proud to be featuring the annual battle between the Harlingen Cardinals and the San Benito Greyhounds in the Rivalry Series’ twelfth weekend of games for 2016. In their 2015 meeting the Greyhounds defeated the Cardinals 22-21. This year the game is presented by the …

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Oct 24 2016

Hounds clinch playoff spot with beatdown of Hanna

By Luis Arreola III Special to the News     There’s something electrifying about this year’s Greyhounds. The fans seem to notice it. The players definitely notice it. With each passing game, San Benito inches closer to their first undefeated regular season in over a decade. The San Benito Greyhounds hosted the Brownsville Hanna Eagles …

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