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Jesse Pistokache is feeling it

DSC03983The point guard for the Texas Titans was feeling it.

In the midst of a seven-game tournament in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, the young man wearing jersey number 30 was more than on his game. The hoop was bigger, the ball was light and Jesse Pistokache was on his game like never before. All on the biggest stage in the country: the 2011 National Championships.

Playing point guard for the AAU Club, the Texas Titans, Pistokache is part of an elite basketball squad that took last year’s national championship in Memphis. Seeking to defend their title, Pistokache and the Titans entered the tournament that included 113 teams from all over the country and proceeded to dominate. Jesse had no problem dropping 30 points in back-to-back games. The kid was feeling it. The kid had Jimmer-blood in his veins. It was unbelievable. Then.

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‘Get Ready to Rumble’

La Joya ISD Football Season Ticket Sale

LA JOYA—Football season is almost here and La Joya season ticket holders will have the opportunity to renew the same number of season tickets.

Season ticket holders will be able to purchase tickets from Monday, Aug. 1 through Thursday Aug. 11. Reserved tickets will go on sale to the general public beginning Tuesday, Aug. 16 through Friday, Aug. 19.  Only cash will be accepted; no checks.

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Colts power past Roadrunners

Thursday, July 28,2011

EDINBURG—The Edinburg Roadrunners allowed five home runs to the San Angelo Colts in the 11-4 loss on Wednesday night at Edinburg Baseball Stadium.

The Colts (36-20) got four runs in the top of the first against Edinburg starter Toro Trevino 4-4).  Daryl Jones hit an RBI single that allowed Ronnie Gaines to score.  Landon Camp followed with a three-run home run giving San Angelo the 4-0 lead.

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Late rally falls short for Roadrunners

Friday July 22, 2011

EDINBURG, Texas—The Edinburg Roadrunners sent the tying run to the plate in the bottom of the ninth but their rally fell short as they lost 8-5 to the Rio Grande Valley WhiteWings Friday night at Edinburg Baseball Stadium.

With two outs in the top of the first, the WhiteWings (31-24) got on the scoreboard with a solo home run by David Peralta making it 1-0.

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Thunder’s grand slam sparks win -- again

Colts Kramer gives up second straight grand slam in ninth

San Angelo, Texas---The Colts take their second straight loss at home at the hands of the McAllen Thunder 9-6. The Colts still hold a four-game lead in the North American South Division over the Rio Grande Valley White Wings.

Pitching for the Colts, Lefty Logan Williamson (8-0, 4.13) went 7.1 innings allowing two runs off two hits, walking three and striking out six. Williamson, the North American League leader in wins, would not get his ninth win of the season. Colts right-hander and pitching coach Sean Kramer (2-4, 8.59) would blow his second straight save in as many nights. Kramer gave up a grand slam home run in the top of the ninth inning for the second straight night to give the Thunder their second straight against the Colts.

San Angelo took a 6-2 lead into the top of the ninth behind the offensive production of Corey Patton (18). Patton batted 2-4 on the contest, smashing two homeruns and a single. Vic Ferrante also got three hits on the night, as he went 3-4 with a double and two singles.

Roadrunners outslugged by Whitewings

EDINBURG, Texas—The Edinburg Roadrunners dropped the second game of their four-game series with a 16-11 loss to the Rio Grande Valley WhiteWings after both teams combined for 36 hits Thursday night at Edinburg Baseball Stadium in front of 3,821.

The WhiteWings (30-24) got on the scoreboard in the top of the second inning against Scott Wingo (3-4).  Gerardo Avila hit an RBI single that allowed Leivi Ventura to score from second.  Wilmer Pino then followed with a two-run home run giving RGV the 3-0 lead.

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