Category Archive: Sports

May 01 2017

Lady ‘Hounds thrash Edinburg Vela in first round playoff action

By Luis Arreola III Special to the News   The Lady Hounds took on the Edinburg Vela Lady Sabercats in a best of 3 series over the weekend for a spot at in the second round of the playoffs. On Friday, the Lady Hounds opened the series with a home game. At the end of …

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Apr 19 2017

After another dominating regular season, Lady Hounds prepare for playoffs

For the first time in at least seven years, the Lady ‘Hounds softball team failed to capture a district title. However, that doesn’t mean they weren’t every bit as dominant as we have come to expect. With an overall record of 22-5, including 12-2 in District, San Benito is headed to back to the playoffs, …

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Apr 13 2017

The train keeps rolling: Rio Hondo adds another name to long list of college athletes

By Sierra Flores Special to the NEWS Andres Vasquez, a senior at Rio Hondo High School, has officially signed his commitment to Austin College in Sherman, Texas to compete alongside the Kangaroo football team. Thursday afternoon, the papers were signed with the presence and support of family, team members, friends, and coaches. The linebacker/running back …

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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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