A new member of the Harper College Hawks Men’s Basketball team is from Aransas Pass. Israel Lopez, member of the Class of 2023 at Aransas Pass High School has committed to play college ball at Harper, in Palatine, IL, just northwest of Chicago. Glen Hayes, Head Basketball Coach at APHS announced the news via press release on Wednesday, August 2nd. Israel is described by the coach as a 6-foot-4-inch shooting guard, and Center who played for the Panthers when he attended school here. “Israel was unanimous 1st Team All District 29AAA and was a two-year starter for Coach Hayes,” the news release stated.
Off the coast of Aransas Pass, and from the waters near Ingleside and Ingleside on the Bay, the sea is filled with plenty. From novice to professional skills, fishermen return to this part of south Texas annually, especially in the summer to drop their lines hoping for a bounty and few are dissatisfied with the results. Local fishing guide Reggie Hanna, better known in the community as Captain One Eye Jack, begins a series of columns on what makes this part of the Coastal Bend so attractive for outdoor sportsmen.
Courtesy: One Eye Jack Guide Service
Summertime fishing in the Aransas Pass/Ingleside area bays is a wonderful way to spend some of your vacation time. During this time of year with warmer temperatures, seasonal southeast winds and constantly rising and falling tides our local bays can present exciting opportunities for catching trout, redfish, flounder, and black drum.
Courtesy: Jordan Pinney
Congratulations to youth boxers from Aransas Pass and Ingleside who placed in the Top 10 in a competitive field of peers in the United States. Each is a member of the Ingleside-based Elite Fitness boxing club for kids ages 4-through 16, a non-profit athletic group formed in 2016 by founder, Jordan Pinney. The six boxers here, including several from Rockport, are ranked amongst the best representing the Coastal Bend. Last month, they traveled to Lubbock to compete in the national junior Olympics, competing with young boxers from across the nation. The next tournament is coming up in Brownsville, July 28-29. That’s followed by a national tournament in December in Louisiana. Since they are a 501c3 they do seek donations from the community to help the facility stay open for the youth. If you would like to become a sponsor you can contact Coach Jordan Pinney at (361) 453-8535.
Aransas Pass/InglesideYouth Boxers Rank AmongTop 10 in U.S.
Graduating Aransas Pass High School senior and athlete Lexie (Alexiah) Leal Wednesday, May 3 signed a Letter of Intent to continue her track and field career at University of the Incarnate Word (UIW) in San Antonio and will be a Cardinal this fall.
Aransas Pass senior Alexiah Leal raced to second place in the 100-meter hurdles event at the Region IV-3A Track and Field Meet to earn a berth to the state meet.