Bloomington Hoops Star Picks Junior College
A local basketball star signs to play hoops at the next level.
Bloomington standout Raymond Martinez, signing with South West Texas junior college in Uvalde on Thursday. That’s a league opponent of Victoria College. Martinez won the MVP award at the Victoria College Chick-Fil-A High School All-Star game in April. Martinez helped lead the Bobcats to the area round of the playoffs for the first time in 17 years. The past two years, Martinez was the district offensive MVP. Our Sean Coffey talked with him. “I just wanted to show people my leadership and everything. And being a great teammate and a great friend off and on the court. And that’s what made me want to play here and help Bloomington win. ” Said Bloomington AD Chris Horn, “He’s definitely a leader. He’s shown them the way to take over a game sometimes. Definitely a few times, especially our first round playoff game he took over at the end of the game and found a way to win.”
Encouraging news for Bloomington football fans. Bloomington ISD superintendent Abbie Barnett, telling me that Bobcat Stadium should be ready by the end of July. That’s what he was told by the company, Cotton Construction, that is fixing the stadium after the damage there caused by Harvey. Barnett told me the cost estimate for repairing the stadium, $180,000, not including updates to the track at the stadium. Barnett told me Cotton Construction will start the work at the stadium in a week or two. That will include an engineer certifying that the bleachers are safe. replacing some broken lights, and replacing old beams and poles that held up the press box and scoreboard. Barnett told me the new press box will be heavier and the new scoreboard will have a new sound system. Bloomington football had to play all of its home games on the road last season.