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...

East side rallies in RGVCA All-Star Game

By KEVIN NARRO | Staff Writer LA JOYA — The Rio Grande Valley’s best were on full display one last time Saturday night...

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...

Local athletes, teams bring home All Valley awards

MISSION — The best of the best high school athletes, coaches and teams from the 2018-19 school year in the Rio Grande Valley were...

Best Valley programs named as finalists

If a team is greater than the sum of its athletes that means it’s achieving more than expected. The same can be said for...