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Marfa cheerleaders perform well at state cheer camp

Marfa cheerleaders perform well at state cheer camp

July 13th, 2017

Shorthorn Varsity Cheerleaders show off their trophies from Cheer Camp in Denton, Texas.

MARFA — Marfa Varsity Cheerleaders competed against approximately 20 Varsity, JV and Jr High 3A, 2A, and 1A teams from across the state at UCA Cheer Camp at the University of North Texas in Denton, July 6-9.

“The team goal was to learn …

Former Marfa resident qualifies for the Junior Olympic Games

July 6th, 2017

Robert “RJ” Myers

MARFA — Robert “RJ” Myers, formerly of Marfa, qualified to attend the Junior Olympics being held in Ypsilanti, Michigan, July 28-August 4, 2017.

This will be his third consecutive year to qualify for the AAU Junior Olympics.

In 2015, he qualified and placed 14th out of 57 boys in Shot Put with a throw …

Big Bend Ranch Rodeo weekend coming up this summer

July 6th, 2017

ALPINE — The August 11-12, 2017 Big Bend Ranch Rodeo is fast approaching. Ranch teams from Texas and New Mexico have sent in their entries and are loading their horses. Don’t miss this year’s event.

This year’s ranch rodeo is going to be two days of non-stop horse action.

Friday morning @8:00am there is a Cutting competition …

Six Lobos named Distinguished Scholar-Athletes

June 22nd, 2017

ALPINE — The ASC Distinguished Scholar-Athlete team recognizes student-athletes who attain a high level of academic achievement while competing as a starter or important reserve on his or her athletic team.

This year’s DSA team members include the following:

BASEBALL

Trent Pearson | Sr. | Business Administration | Lubbock, Texas

MEN’S BASKETBALL

Xavier Webb | Sr. | History | Riverton, …

Marfa volleyball team travels to Pecos for tourney

Marfa volleyball team travels to Pecos for tourney

June 22nd, 2017

Front row from left, Kendra Serrano, Rebecca Ontiveros, Osiris Alferez, Kaci Flores, and Georgina Brugette. Back row, from left, Elena Hernandez, Fernanda Fabela, Isabella Morales, Coach George Salgado, Avery Beltran, Samantha Jimenez, Citalli Sanchez, Tais Chanez, and Priscilla Serrano.

MARFA — Marfa’s travel volleyball team members continue to work hard this summer, with various summer …

Flores, Serrano picked for All-State softball honor

June 15th, 2017

MARFA – Two Marfa High School sophomores have been named to the Texas Girls Coaches Association All-State softball team for 1A schools.

Kaci Flores and Kendra Serrano were nominated for the honor by member coaches and selections are made at the association’s annual meeting during the UIL state softball tournament.

Up to 40 athletes may be selected …

Ortiz first Blue Devil to recieve college track scholarship

Ortiz first Blue Devil to recieve college track scholarship

June 8th, 2017

(staff photo by ELVIRA LARA) Jesse Ortiz signs his contract with Western Texas College.

By ELVIRA LARA

PRESIDIO — For the first time in Presidio ISD history, a newly graduated student has signed with a school to run track and cross country. Long distance runner Jesse Ortiz will be attending Western Texas College in Snyder this …

Blue Devils are out of baseball playoffs

May 25th, 2017

PRESIDIO — The Blue Devils are out of the playoffs after a 9 to 1 loss against the Reagan County Owls last week.

The area champion Presidio High School varsity Blue Devils baseball team played the owls in the regional quarterfinals game on Friday.

The Devils finished their playoff run with an overall season record of 14 …

Freddy Garcia brings back gold medal from state track finals

Freddy Garcia brings back gold medal from state track finals

May 18th, 2017

(photos courtesy of Reagan Reed)Freddy Garcia wears the gold medal he won in the high jump at the state finals in Austin last week.

By NICK WINCHESTER

nick@bigbendnow.com

AUSTIN — Big Bend High Schooler Freddy Garcia won gold at state in the long jump with a winning jump of 22’ 1.5’’, half an inch shy of the …

Lady Devils hit the wall in playoffs

May 18th, 2017

PRESIDIO — The Presidio High School Lady Blue Devils varsity softball team is out of the district playoffs after a disappointing loss last week.

The Wall Lady Hawks won a 10 to 2 victory over the Lady Devils in the bi-district quarter-finals in Odessa on May 11. The Lady Devils were hot off their area championship …

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