SPORTS NOTES | April 20, 2017

11 Pirates named to all-district team
Eleven Pittsburg players were named to the first and second-team of the 2017 13-4A All-District boys’ soccer team announced last week. Efrain Cruz was named Defensive Player of the Year, while teammate Eric Ponce was selected as Sophomore of the Year by coaches. Named to the first-team squad were Cristian Martinez, midfielder; Brian Bello and Jason Rojas, defenders, and Ronny Garcia as goalkeeper. Second-team selections were Jose and Luis Benitez, forwards; Jose Garcia and Kevin Ramirez, midfielders; Marcos Perez and Benjamin Espinosa, defenders. Bryan Barrios was honorable mention.

Reynolds top among 4A 3-pointers
According to the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches website, Pittsburg’s Sydney Reynolds set the Class 4A girls’ record for 3-pointers in the season this past year. Reynolds finished with 92 3-point baskets. Riley Stover of Dallas Life Oak Cliff (3A) led all 3-pointers with 137, while Natalie Sanchez of E.P. Burges (5A) hit 115 and Melly Palacios of Pharr-San Juan-Alamo North (6A) recorded 113.

Yantis to golf regional
Pittsburg’s Jackson Yantis will compete in the Class 4A boys’ regional golf tournament on April 24-25 at the Van Zandt Country Club in Canton.He advanced to regional with a two-round score of 165 at district.

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