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Monday the Laredo Rattlesnakes unveiled their new logo. Last week the team was forced to switch from "Rattlers" to "Rattlesnakes after Team President Chad Dittman was hit with a cease and desist order by the AFL.
As we count down to the kickoff of high school football season we'll preview all seven Laredo high school teams: Next up the Nixon Mustangs.
LMT's Dennis Silva is reporting that the arena football league has asked Rattlers team president Chad Dittman to cease and desist with the use of the "Rattlers name.” According to reports the name Rattlers is trademarked by the Arizona Rattlers of the AFL who were founded in 1992. Fittman told LMT that his preference was to change the name to "Rattlesnakes" so they can keep the same logo. Calls to Dittman went unanswered tonight... we'll have more on this story as it develops.
The Mustangs hoping to get back in the race for a playoff bid after back to back one win seasons. First thing they need to do is fix that running game. Last season they managed only 486 yards and three touchdowns the entire season! Coach Ramirez says there's a new blocking scheme in place and starting running back Richie Rendon should play a much bigger role.
Wednesday morning the Colt division 15 & 16 year olds defeated McAllen 10-2 earning a trip to the World Series in Lafayette, Indiana. The team flies out Friday and open up the tournament taking on North Carolina, Saturday at 2:30 pm.
The Laredo Heat suffering a huge setback tonight as they prepare to make their run at a second national title. LMT's Adam Geigerman is reporting that dynamic striker Felix Garcia will not make the trip to the final four due to an illness. The team will also be without head coach Isreal Collazo, serving a one game suspension after being thrown out in the conference final. Despite the setbacks players say they'll rely on previous championship experience to guide them. The Heat and the Long Island Rough Riders kick off Friday night 7 pm central time. The championship game is scheduled for Saturday at 7:30.
As we count down to the kickoff of high school football season we'll preview all seven Laredo high school teams. First up the Martin Tigers under first year head coach David Charles.
Tuesday the Laredo Bucks added two more players to their off season roster. The team signed goaltender Ryan Rondeau and forward Joseph Harcharik. Rondeau played four seasons at Yale University leading his team to the NCAA regional semifinal in 2009. Harcharik spent the last two seasons playing for Robert Morris university, before that he played four seasons with the North Iowa Outlaws of the NAHL.
Martin and Nixon, the two programs that did not participate in spring ball, getting a one week head start kicking off two-a-days Monday morning. Some new faces around the Tiger's practice field. First year head coach David Charles coming over from Del Rio and defensive coordinator Juan Garza, the former head coach of the United South Freshman team.
LCC volleyball also opening up practice Monday. Head coach Binny Canales back for his tenth season with the Palominos. Last year the team made it all the way to the regional final before falling to San Jacinto college. This year they're hoping they can punch their ticket to nationals. Eight girls return from last year's squad and the team opens up their season august 26th.