Chargers’ Villarreal takes prudent route to pro ball

Fred Villarreal Jr. methodically planned out his dream of playing professional baseball. But the former Brownsville Veterans Memorial star did not pencil in any shortcuts...

San Benito’s Montemayor a standout on defense

In a loaded District 32-6A and a region filled with skilled catchers, San Benito senior Tristan Montemayor worked to ensure his play wouldn’t go...

Hawks’ Roberts tabbed top newcomer

Harlingen South made the playoffs in District 32-6A this season with a veteran-laden roster. But the Hawks have a bright future ahead with shortstop Chase...

VMS All-STAR Softball: Saucedo has breakout year

By KEVIN NARRO | Staff Writer HARLINGEN — The 2019 softball season saw plenty of young softball talent come through in different ways. Harlingen...

VMS All-STAR Softball: Rio Hondo trio lauded

By KEVIN NARRO | Staff Writer Senior right handed pitcher Erika Cortez will go down as one of the best pitchers in Rio Hondo despite...

VMS All-STAR Softball: Ramos has strong offensive season

By KEVIN NARRO | Staff Writer SAN BENITO — Sophomore Jordan Ramos has grown up around the game of softball and knowing what San Benito softball...

Herald All-Metro Baseball: Raiders’ Parker is top coach

The essence of coaching is turning question marks into reliable assets. No one knows that better than Rivera coach Travis Parker, who recently concluded his...

Herald All-Metro Softball: Lopez’s Castro named top defensive player

Lopez catcher Lexi Castro spent 2018 nursing a knee injury, missing out on a bulk of her senior campaign and leaving the Lady Lobos...

Herald All-Metro Softball: Breakout year earns Reyes offensive award

The 2019 Los Fresnos Lady Falcons reached new heights in an ultra-competitive district. Los Fresnos went to the playoffs for the first time in four...

Herald All-Metro Softball: Port Isabel’s Gonzalez collects pitching honor

After Port Isabel’s Allison Gonzalez made a big impact for the Lady Tarpons as a freshman, the Lady Tarpons’ jack of all trades took...