Cougars teammates heading to CMU

SANTA MARIA — Giovanni Diaz and Jesse Ortiz had successful careers playing together for Santa Maria, and now they’re looking to use their chemistry...

Santa Maria’s Almazan signs with Central Methodist

LYFORD — Santa Maria guard Michelle Almazan didn’t see herself moving 1,000 miles from home following graduation at the start of her senior year,...

Cipriano returns to lead Warriors

LYFORD — Santa Rosa basketball coach and athletic director Juan Cipriano teaches his student-athletes to never give up. During the past six weeks, he...

Bobcats’ Villarreal signs with Central Methodist

RIO HONDO — Rio Hondo senior Jabez Villarreal signed his intent to attend and play basketball at Central Methodist University on a typically warm...

San Perlita’s Kinney commits to Midland University

By CLAIRE CRUZ, Staff Writer LYFORD — Meagan Kinney was in fourth grade when San Perlita girls basketball coach Marco Mungia saw her potential. In his first...

Commentary: Santa Rosa latest to not renew popular coach’s contract

First of all, just let me say I’m an outsider, strictly an observer when it comes to sports in the Rio Grande Valley. I don’t...

East Valley seniors selected to RGVBCA All-Star game

By CLAIRE CRUZ, Staff Writer LYFORD — The Rio Grande Valley Basketball Coaches Association announced the rosters for the senior All-Star games late Friday night. The new...

VMS All-STAR Boys Basketball: San Perlita’s Johnson earns MVP title

By CLAIRE CRUZ, Staff Writer SAN PERLITA – The list of accolades San Perlita’s Tige Johnson has acquired over his four years leading the Trojans is...

VMS All-STAR Boys Basketball: Bobcats’ Villarreal got buckets for himself, teammates

HARLINGEN — Anywhere Rio Hondo senior Jabez Villarreal could put up shots growing up, he would — whether it was at the Rio Hondo...

VMS All-STAR Boys Basketball: Santa Maria’s Briones named top coach

SANTA MARIA — There aren’t many basketball programs in the Rio Grande Valley that can say they’ve reached the Sweet 16, but the Santa...