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IceRays Open Workouts Video included

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The Corpus Christi IceRays start their first day of training camp this afternoon at the American Bank Center to prepare themselves for the 2014-15 season, their fifth in the North American Hockey League. This year's players began arriving to Corpus Christi last weekend and will take the ice for the first time at 2:00 p.m. Training camp is not open to the public. The IceRays open their 2014-15 campaign on the road for two games against the Topeka RoadRunners on September 12 and 13. They travel... More>>

Hooks Win Fifth Straight with Sweep of Arkansas Video included

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A game-winning home run Sunday at Whataburger Field would have kept the night's theme intact. Instead, it was the longest possible single by designated hitter Telvin Nash that made the difference in Corpus Christi's 5-4 triumph in over Arkansas in 10 innings. Nash took a 3-1 Jairo Diaz pitch deep to right-center field off the wall's yellow line, scoring Tony Kemp from third and giving the Hooks their fifth straight victory. It was Corpus Christi's Texas League-best 10th win in 14 extra-inni... More>>

SPORTS BLITZ PREVIEW: Kingsville Brahmas Video included

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The Kingsville Brahmas have quietly been building a winning tradition here in South Texas the last couple years, and they're looking to continue that trend under a new head coach. The Brahmas promoted former Defensive Coordinator Teddy Carrier...
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SPORTS BLITZ PREVIEW: Rockport-Fulton Pirates Video included

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New Rockport-Fulton football coach Jay Seibert is no stranger to South Texas football. A former Gregory-Portland player who spent time in Portland as an Offensive Coordinator, Seibert left a two-year gig at Troy, Texas to join the Pirates. More>>

SPORTS BLITZ PREVIEW: Robstown Cotton Pickers Video included

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It was close, but not quite for the Robstown football team in 2013. This year the Cottonpickers are focusing on doing whatever it takes to ensure themselves a sport in the Class 4A playoffs. Coach Enrique Gonzalez greeted 26 lettermen and 14 starters when two-a-days began in early August. Two weeks later he is even more convinced that the 'Pickers have what it takes for a trip to the postseason. More>>

SPORTS BLITZ PREVIEW: Beeville Trojans Video included

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After a winless record in 2013, the Beeville Trojan football team is looking for a much-improved season this fall. Second-year coach Jimmie Mitchell lost just four seniors from last year's team and feels the wealth of experience his returning players received last year will pay big dividends in 2014. More>>

Hooks Take Series With 4-2 Over NW Arkansas Video included

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Chris Devenski pitched six innings of two-run ball as Corpus Christi beat Northwest Arkansas 4-2 Thursday night at Whataburger Field before 4,664. The Hooks (23-30; 57-66) captured their final series of 2014 with the Naturals (25-27; 50-72) two games to one. Devenski (4-3) allowed five hits, walked two and struck out six in an 85-pitch performance (55 strikes). Tyson Perez struck out the side in the ninth for his 10th save in 10 opportunities. In between, Ruben Alaniz tossed two scoreless inn... More>>

Hooks Rally For 6-5 Win Over NW Arkansas Video included

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Colin Moran's three-run homer keyed a four-run Corpus Christi eighth as the Hooks upended Northwest Arkansas 6-5 Wednesday at Whataburger Field before 4,949. Two errors by third baseman Hunter Dozier opened the door. Carlos Perdomo and Delino DeShields, Jr., reached on miscues an out apart and reliever Brandon Finnegan caught Leo Heras looking at a called third strike before Moran prevailed in the lefty-lefty matchup, producing a towering bomb over the Naturals' bullpen in right field. Finne... More>>

SPORTS BLITZ PREVIEW: Tuloso-Midway Warriors Video included

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As one of the area's few year-round school districts, the Tuloso-Midway ISD offers some unique challenges for football coaches. While other teams are working their way through two-a-day workouts, the Warriors are balancing homework and playbook duties. More>>

Miscues Cost Hooks in 4-3 Loss to Naturals Video included

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– J.C. Sulbaran held Corpus Christi to one run and struck out eight over 6 2/3 innings as Northwest Arkansas dropped the Hooks 4-3 Tuesday at Whataburger Field before 5,298. Sulbaran (8-8) was touched for four hits and a walk. The former Dutch Olympian threw 91 pitches, 56 for strikes. Mark Peterson earned his second save, covering the final four outs for Northwest Arkansas (25-25; 50-70). Parker Morin's two-out, full-count single pushed Hunter Dozier home from second for a 1-0 Naturals lead... More>>

Expectations are High As Islanders' Volleyball Kicks Off Practice Video included

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The Texas AM - Corpus Christi volleyball team opened the 2014 season this week with the start of two-a-day practices. Head coach Tony Graystone enters his sixth season at the helm of the Islanders' program and returns seven letterwinners from last season's team. The Islanders finished the 2013 season with a 20-12 record, including a school-best 13-5 record in Southland Conference play. "They are doing a nice job and really working hard," Graystone said. "They are very serious about it right n... More>>

  • SPORTS BLITZ PREVIEW: Carroll Tigers

    SPORTS BLITZ PREVIEW: Carroll Tigers

    Monday, August 11 2014 11:43 PM EDT2014-08-12 03:43:41 GMT
    Expectations are always high for the Carroll Tigers, but it's been several years since a district title was expected. That was the projection that several media outlets across the state put on the Tigers' shoulders in the newly created District 28-6A with Cibolo Steele out of the equation. Carroll returns a whopping 17 starters back...More >>
    Expectations are always high for the Carroll Tigers, but it's been several years since a district title was expected. That was the projection that several media outlets across the state put on the Tigers' shoulders in the newly created District 28-6A with Cibolo Steele out of the equation. Carroll returns a whopping 17 starters back...More >>
  • SPORTS BLITZ PREVIEW: King Mustangs

    SPORTS BLITZ PREVIEW: King Mustangs

    Monday, August 11 2014 11:24 PM EDT2014-08-12 03:24:02 GMT
    The King Mustangs have their best chance to win a district title in the last few season, and they hope to do it with speed and athleticism.Coach Eddie Hesseltine says this will be the fastest Mustangs' team he's had at King, but they'll have to likely knock off archrival Carroll to get to the district crown. The Mustangs will have nine starters back on defense with should help carry a fairly young offense early. Junior Spencer Manuel takes over at quarterback for multiyear starter Bronze Jack...More >>
    The King Mustangs have their best chance to win a district title in the last few season, and they hope to do it with speed and athleticism.Coach Eddie Hesseltine says this will be the fastest Mustangs' team he's had at King, but they'll have to likely knock off archrival Carroll to get to the district crown. The Mustangs will have nine starters back on defense with should help carry a fairly young offense early. Junior Spencer Manuel takes over at quarterback for multiyear starter Bronze Jack...More >>
  • SPORTS BLITZ PREVIEW: Ray Texans

    SPORTS BLITZ PREVIEW: Ray Texans

    Monday, August 11 2014 11:10 PM EDT2014-08-12 03:10:10 GMT
    The Ray Texans are looking for big things in a bigger class in 2014.Ray leapfrogged up to the new Class 6A to join fellow CCISD schools Carroll and King, and also the San Antonio schools. Texans' Head Coach Cody Simper says his team is up to the challenge of overcoming that enrollment gap.More >>
    The Ray Texans are looking for big things in a bigger class in 2014.Ray leapfrogged up to the new Class 6A to join fellow CCISD schools Carroll and King, and also the San Antonio schools. Texans' Head Coach Cody Simper says his team is up to the challenge of overcoming that enrollment gap.More >>
  • SPORTS BLITZ PREVIEW: Miller Buccaneers

    SPORTS BLITZ PREVIEW: Miller Buccaneers

    Sunday, August 10 2014 11:04 PM EDT2014-08-11 03:04:56 GMT
    The Miller Buccaneers will be major underdogs in 2014, and they wouldn't have it any other way. Miller is coming off a 3-7 season and is thrust into the the jam-packed District 30-5A with South Texas powers Calallen, Flour Bluff, Alice and G-P among others. The Bucs do have experience however with seven starters back...More >>
    The Miller Buccaneers will be major underdogs in 2014, and they wouldn't have it any other way. Miller is coming off a 3-7 season and is thrust into the the jam-packed District 30-5A with South Texas powers Calallen, Flour Bluff, Alice and G-P among others. The Bucs do have experience however with seven starters back...More >>
  • SPORTS BLITZ PREVIEW: Orange Grove Bulldogs

    SPORTS BLITZ PREVIEW: Orange Grove Bulldogs

    Sunday, August 10 2014 11:02 PM EDT2014-08-11 03:02:00 GMT
    The Orange Grove Bulldogs have shared or won three straight district titles outright, but if they;re able to do it for a fourth straight time in 2014 it might be their sweetest. That's because the Bulldogs move into District 16-4A DII alongside perennial Valley-power Port Isabel. The Bulldogs will be looking for a little payback on Halloween night...More >>
    The Orange Grove Bulldogs have shared or won three straight district titles outright, but if they;re able to do it for a fourth straight time in 2014 it might be their sweetest. That's because the Bulldogs move into District 16-4A DII alongside perennial Valley-power Port Isabel. The Bulldogs will be looking for a little payback on Halloween night...More >>
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