Local Sports

Local track and field team is running for teammate who has cancer

There are 10 athletes from the team that will be competing at the Junior Olympics

VICTORIA, Texas -- Ten "Sho up 'N Sho out" track athletes have qualified for the Junior Olympics. This summer track program has been going on for 12 years and coach Robert Gadsden or "coach Boobie" (is how the athletes know…

Chad Worrell takes over as head coach for the Ricebirds

The Ricebirds have four of their five offensive line returning

EL Campo, Texas-- El Campo is the top ranked team in district 12-4a Division one with a projected record of 9-2, and they'll have to do it with a new head coach this year. Coach Chad Worrell from Brock high…

Warriors Cody McDonald steps up role as head coach

West Warriors introduce Cody McDonald as the new head coach

VICTORIA, Texas-- The West Warriors basketball team will have a new head coach for the 2021-22 season after coach Pat Erskine resigned from his position to become the assistant coach at Corpus Christi Veterans Memorial. Taking over as the new…

Dusty Lemke makes his debut as athletic director

A familiar faces takes over at Faith Academy

VICTORIA, Texas-- There is a new sheriff in town at Faith Academy. Dusty Lemke is taking over as the athletic director, since Gill Gonzales left earlier this year. Lemke has grown up in Victoria and been in association with the…

A local athlete is the youngest member on the USA senior national team

The USA team is comprised of the best elites in the nation and each athlete is given assignments where they would compete on behalf of the United States

VICTORIA, Texas -- Krista McNary from Gymagic in Victoria is the youngest member of the USA senior national team. McNary competes in the senior elite level in trampoline and tumbling. At the national meet in Saint Louis Missouri, McNary finished…

Ganado Little League softball team prepares for regional title

The top two teams from this tournament will advance to the Little League World Series

GANADO, Texas -- The Ganado major girls Little League softball team are the Texas East state champions and are now headed to Waco for the Southwest regional title. All games are to be televised on the Longhorn Network. Ganado will…

Cuero summer track program prepare for state meet

38 runners under the age group of 18 qualified in the regionals

CUERO, Texas-- The Cuero track summer team is headed to the state meet. 38 runners under the age group of 18 qualified in the regionals to participate on the big stage at Cabinass field in Corpus Christi. Cuero summer track…

Local boxer wins national tournament

Ramon Acosta recently won the 2021 summer festival national boxing tournament

VICTORIA, Texas-- Boxing is a growing sport and a local Victoria athlete is talented and successful. Ramon Acosta recently won the 2021 summer festival national boxing tournament held in Lubbock from July 7-17. Acosta and his family took the seven…

A Victoria General signed a free agent deal with the MLB

Steven Rivas signed with the Los Angeles Angels

VICTORIA,Texas-- Victoria Generals outfielder, Steven Rivas, out of the University of Houston, has signed a free agent deal with the Los Angeles Angels. Rivas was with the Generals for most of the first half of this season. Rivas averaged .426…

Local gymnasts return with medals from nationals

Six athletes return to Victoria with bronze, silver and gold medals

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah -- The Full Force trampoline and tumbling team are back from their trip to Salt Lake City, Utah for the 2021 Stars and Stripes National Championships.…

Victoria West hires and promotes coaches for the coming year

One familiar and one new face will be on the West athletics coaching staff in the 2021-2022 school year

VICTORIA, Texas-- The Victoria West athletic programs are going to have new faces at different positions this coming season. Starting off with Austin Molinaro, who is replacing Manuel Alvarado as the new head baseball coach. Molinaro is leaving his previous…

Two locals are drafted by MLB teams

Former Generals pitchers get picked up in the MLB Draft

VICTORIA,Texas-- The MLB Draft took place this past weekend and a couple of local names got picked. A former Victoria General and a Victoria East Titan graduate are both heading to the big leagues. Former Victoria Generals Spencer Arrighetti has…

Generals early lead not enough as Cane Cutters sweep

Generals are back in action on Tuesday night with First Responders Night

VICTORIA, Texas -- The Victoria Generals’ defensive errors and lack of hitting lead to a 9-3 loss to the Acadiana Cane Cutters, who sweep the two-game series. The Generals took an early lead 2-0 in the 1st inning on a…

El Campo Ricebirds loo ready for swim season

El Campo swimmers winning at the CCAA championships

EL CAMPO, Texas-- The El Campo Ricebirds put on a performance at the CCAA Championship. By their results, they are looking ready to go for swim season. Some of the swimmers placed in the top five.Riley placed first in the…

Yankees shut out Astros 1-0

Yankees’ Cole demands ball, completes 3-hit gem vs Astro

HOUSTON (AP) — Yankees ace Gerrit Cole demanded on the mound that manager Aaron Boone let him get the final out, then struck out Yordan Alvarez with a 99 mph fastball on his career-high 129th pitch to cap the New…

Full Force gymnasts collect medals at the nationals

Full Force gymnasts were successful at the nationals

VICTORIA,Texas-- The Full Force gymnasts went to their second nationals of the year and collected hardware. Kesli Most was named the national champion in the level 5 trampoline. She competed against 44 other athletes. Kinsley Marie got first in level…

Jaguars Will Paton awarded Academic All-District

UHV’s Paton earns CoSIDA academic honor

VICTORIA, Texas-- University of Houston-Victoria's Will Paton has been selected to the 2021 CoSIDA Academic All-District 4 NAIA Division at-large first team. The 2021 Academic All-District® At-Large Teams, selected by CoSIDA, recognizes the nation's top student-athletes for their combined performances…

Full Force gymnasts and cheerleaders reach nationals

All-girls cheerleading team in Walt Diseny World

VICTORIA,Texas-- The gymnasts at Full Force gym in Victoria and El Campo are thriving this year at national competitions and the same can be said for the All-Star cheerleading team. Over 4,000 cheerleaders made the trip to Walt Disney World…

Gurriel scores on error in 10th, Astros sweep Indians 4-3

Houston swept the Indians for the first time in franchise history

CLEVELAND (AP) — Yuli Gurriel scored on a two-out error by pitcher Emmanuel Clase in the 10th inning, allowing the Houston Astros to beat the Cleveland Indians 4-3 and complete a four-game sweep on Sunday. Gurriel advanced to third on…

Ten gymnasts prepare for nationals in Utah

The team will head to Salt Lake City, Utah July 8th-11th

VICTORIA, Texas -- The Full Force gym in Victoria is sending 10 gymnasts to the 2021 stars and stripes national tournament next week. The team will head to…

Thomas Pribyl of UHV wins Trainer of the Year

UHV’s Pribyl named top RRAC athletic trainer

WACO – In the most challenging year ever for college athletic trainers and team doctors, University of Houston-Victoria head trainer Thomas Pribyl has been named the 2020-21 Red River Athletic Conference Trainer of the Year. Given annually, the RRAC Athletic…

Edna Cowgirls bring home hardware from cheer camp

A weekend of fun for the Edna cheer team

EDNA, Texas-- A fulfilling weekend for the Edna girls. They had three days of fun, while collecting trophies. The Edna Cowgirls cheer team wrapped up cheer camp with some hardware. The Cowgirls placed first in the sideline competition as well…

Full Force gymnastics going back to nationals

A group of Full Force gymnasts are heading to the nationals again

VICTORIA, Texas-- Some exciting news happening at the Full Force gymnasium. A group of girls are heading to the nationals real soon. The Full Force Club is sending yet another group to the nationals in Salt Lake City, Utah, on…

Generals drop a game to the Sod Squad on the road

Victoria Generals Fights Back In Loss To Amarillo Sod Squad

AMARILLO, Texas-- Despite a 5-run deficit in the fourth inning, the Generals almost came all the way back, eventually falling 6-5 to Amarillo Sod Squad on Saturday. The Generals put up four runs in the failed comeback. Travis Faix, Adam…