Column: Hess represented the best in Valley sports journalism

Very recently, I received a phone call. The caller wanted to know Roy Hess’ phone number, because there was a question about a Rio Grande...

Youth soccer suspended ‘until further notice’

Youth soccer leagues across the East Valley are preparing for the possibility that the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic may force them to cancel their 2020...

Youth soccer turns to virtual training sessions

By CLAIRE CRUZ, Staff Writer HARLINGEN — The rolling green soccer fields across the Rio Grande Valley are usually filled with teams and fans this time...

VMS All-STAR Boys Soccer: Greyhounds’ Martinez did it all

HARLINGEN — San Benito forward Adrian Martinez may not have stuck around long enough to realize his true potential, were it not for the...

Herald All-Metro Boys Soccer: Maradiaga a spark for Chargers’ offense

The Brownsville Veterans Memorial Chargers have had several go-to players in their soccer lineup who they could count on to score goals. Throughout the 2020...

VMS All-STAR Boys Soccer: Bearkats’ Garcia a human highlight reel

HARLINGEN — Sometimes, the weight of the world rests on Raymondville senior Saul Garcia’s shoulders. But he makes it look easy. On the gridiron, he...

VMS All-STAR Girls Soccer: Lady Cardinals’ Escobar showcased all-around game

HARLINGEN — As a center midfielder, Harlingen High’s Serena Escobar is the engine that makes the Lady Cardinals go. “She pressured the ball, she wanted...

VMS All-STAR Girls Soccer: Lady Hawks’ Garza a scoring machine

HARLINGEN — Harlingen South sophomore Sarah Grace Garza burst onto the scene in 2019 as a freshman amid a stacked group of midfielders and...

VMS All-STAR Soccer: Lady Cardinals’ Quinones brought ‘heart’, ‘go-getter attitude’

HARLINGEN — Grit. Moxie. Toughness. Whatever you want to call it, Harlingen High freshman Maya Quinones has it. “Maya’s the type of player that will...

East Valley Soccer Notes: District races remain tight

Another week has come and gone, and the boys and girls soccer races in District 32-6A are just as close as ever. Perhaps Michael Miller,...