Tag: Rio Grande Valley

Los Fresnos, PSJA Take Home First-ever Rio Grande Valley Titles

The girls of Los Fresnos and the boys of PSJA ISD are the first-ever Rio Grande Valley High School Water Polo Champions. The two teams prevailed at last-Friday’s inaugural event at Pharr Aquatic Center. The tournament completes an historic season for the region, which fielded the most-ever teams this spring and produced significant media coverage.

The PSJA boys, and the McAllen team which placed second, are veterans of TISCA West Region water polo competition. McAllen returned to the fold this year after a one-year hiatus. In 2017 the Bulldog boys ended the regular season fourth in the West Region standings. PSJA bettered McAllen by a single goal to take home the 2018 title.

Los Fresnos earned their first girls title only one year after forming the team. The Falcons entered the tournament seeded second to runners-up PSJA, whom they defeated 7-5 to earn their championship trophy.

Girls Final Standings, MVP, and Coach of the Year:

MVP: Joslyn Blanco, Los Fresnos

Coach of the Year: Jaime Perez, Los Fresnos

Final Standings:

  1. Los Fresnos
  3. Harlingen
  4. Sharyland
  5. Harlingen South
  6. McAllen


PSJA – 2018 Rio Grande Valley Boys Champions

Boys Final Standings, MVP, and Coach of the Year:

MVP: Chris Vasquez, PSJA

Coach of the Year: Jonathan Landero, PSJA

Final Standings:

  2. McAllen
  3. Los Fresnos
  4. Harlingen South
  5. Sharyland
  6. Harlingen

First Ever Tourney in Laredo Earns Media Coverage

The first ever water polo tournament in Laredo history was played on Saturday, March 23rd. Coach Maritza Gomez and her Laredo Area Aquatics club hosted the Laredo Seven Banderas Tournament, a three team tournament with PSJA ISD and McAllen High School traveling to the event. The games were played at the City of Laredo Inner City Pool, under the sun, and with a ton of fans in the stands cheering on the athletes.

The event received major coverage by local English- and Spanish-language media outlets, all linked after the results posted below.

10:30 PSJA-14 v. Laredo Area Aquatics-1 (Boys)
11:15 PSJA-13 v. Laredo Area Aquatics-1 (Girls)
12:00 PSJA-8 v. McAllen-7 (Boys)
12:45 PSJA-8 v. McAllen-8 (Girls)
1:30 Laredo Area Aquatics-3 v. McAllen-12 (Boys)
2:15 Laredo Area Aquatics-0 v. McAllen-8 (Girls)
3:00 Laredo Lifeguards-7 v. McAllen Boys-8 (Exhibition)

Jóvenes compiten en magno torneo del Sur de Texas” (El Mañana)

Los Fresnos Tournament

Los Fresnos High School is hosting their first ever tournament at the LFCISD Natatorium.  Teams from San Antonio, Harlingen, and McAllen are coming to the event with games from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm.