Facing a competitive field at the Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Islander Splash, the Alice Lady Coyote mile-relay team won bronze medals.

The team is made up of Nadia Canales, Ariana Gomez, Gabriella Saldivar and Katherine Ramirez.

Individually, Ramirez won the 800-meter run and placed fifth in the mile and Gomez was second in the 400-meter run.

In the boys’ division, Alice junior Jonavan Lopez was first in the high jump with a jump of 5-feet, 10 inches.

The 400-meter relay team of Lopez, Patrick Lopez, Maria Guerra and Roman Bueno was fourth and the 800-meter relay team of Lopez, Lopez, Orlando Espinoza and Johnathan Martinez was fourth.

Bueno was fourth in the long jump.


Jose Flores and Gustavo Gonzalez had a solid two days at the Corpus Christi Ray Invitational and helped the Alice Coyotes to a fourth-place finish.

Flores and Gonzalez had identical scores of 87 and 85 to lead the Coyote golf team.

Joe Perez shot rounds of 90 and 89 and Jacob Flores had rounds of 89 and 93. Derek Rodriguez finished the tournament with scores of 95 and 99.


The Ben Bolt-Palito Blanco Badgers had a handful of starters from this basketball season earn all-district honors in District 32-2A.

Sophomore Ryan Lovie was a first team selection and sophomore Mikael Escobar was a second team selection.

Premont had a first-team player in Shaun Binarao. Jesse Garza was a second-team selection for the Cowboys.

Agua Dulce’s Clayton Gilbert and Jeremy Garcia were second-team selections.

Academic All-District honors went to Cedric De La Garza. Alejandro Corona, Mark Quintanilla and Binarao of Premont; Gilbert of Agua Dulce; Lovie, Garcia and Escobar from Ben Bolt-Palito Blanco.


Alice’s Kirsten Alaniz set a meet record in the bench press and won the Best Bench Award when she lifted 160 pounds in the 105-pound weight class and Bianca Alvarez won the Best Squat Award when she squatted 345 pounds in the 114-pound weight class at the Region 5 meet at Edcouch-Elsa.

They were two of five Alice girls who earned spots in the state powerlifting meet.

Allison Macias was Alice’s top lifter. She totaled 925 pounds and placed second in the 165-pound weight class. She had a 390-pound squat, a 170-pound bench press and a dead lift of 365.