Marfa, Texas - Marfa Independent School District Athletics Director Linda Ojeda is a trailblazer. Linda is the first female Athletics Director in the history of Marfa ISD. Listen to the advice A.D. Ojeda has for prospective coaches. (VSS Promo Video)
In 1987, the National Girls and Women in Sports Day (#NGWSD) was first celebrated to serve as acknowledgement of the amazing accomplishments of the girls and women in sports.
National Girls and Women in Sports Day was officially adopted by the United States Congress during the first week of February.
Marfa ISD Athletics Director, Linda Ojeda sat down with our "Down the Line" podcast team to discuss her journey through the sports world, from a standout high school athlete to stand out Varsity Sports Administrator.
Here are few stats about women in sports:
- Boys Athletics get 1.1 Million more sports opportunities annually through scholarships than girls.
- Nearly 40% of teen girls are not actively participating in varsity sports, an all time low.
- More than 75% of working women participated in some varsity sport and credit sports to building self-image.
- A young girl is 80% more likely to finish college if she plays just one varsity sport for three years in high school.
We celebrate the journey of A.D.-Coach Linda Ojeda as she is a person of significance to West Texas Varsity Athletics, join us this Sunday on our Podcast to get the full story.
Way to go A.D. Ojeda; all young athletes make a note, you too can be great.
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Brian Argabright posed for one last picture at the Del Rio News Herald in Del Rio, TX. (VSS Courtesy Photo)
DEL RIO, TEXAS - Former Del Rio News Herald Sports Editor Brian Argabright recapped 24 years of Del Rio sports history in a 50-minute interview, video to come.
So often in the age of information we have come to expect a wealth of readily available news coverages with a simple internet search. With that power of the internet, it is safe to say that your local high school sports news could easily be found in most parts of the United States. This is not true for rural communities like Del Rio, Texas where the only local newspaper has recently cut ties with the community after 100 plus years of news coverage.
For the last quarter century Former Del Rio News Herald (DRNH) Sports Editor Brian Argabright has been a mainstay in the living rooms, businesses, and lives of anyone who played and supports Del Rio High School sports. From 1998 until 2020 (of course) Brian covered all the major varsity sports stories for Del Rio High with integrity reporting the facts with very little bias.
Del Rio’s finest and not so finest sports stories are comprised of the good people who gutted out hot summers, intense training with limited resources and at times limited community support.
The truth about a Del Rio high school sports historian is a hard one.
Long days and longer nights where staying up well past midnight was the norm to ensure a community crazy about high school sports got their turn in the spotlight. You would be hard pressed to find any former Del Rio High athlete that is not familiar with Mr. Argabright.
A fixture on the sidelines; if you close your eyes you can see him holding his camera, smiling and sporting an eternally optimistic outlook on the Rams and Queens.
Brian truly and unconditionally believes in the Del Rio sports communities’ ability to compete with bigger markets. The loyalty to Del Rio sports that Brian has exercised for 25 years at the DRNH will sadly never end in banquet style honor highlighting his selfless service to us.
In the good times it is easy to follow along the bandwagons to victory, but not so during those dark and trying times (See 1-29 Ram Football).
When Del Rio High teams needed us the most, I can assure you Brian was there willingly and not as the media man but as a community stakeholder who loves your sons, daughters, grandkids, and friends.
Brian bleeds Del Rio High Blue and White.
ALRIGHT, ALRIGHT, ALRIGHT
(See Ram Fight Song & Matthew McConaughey)
Thank You to Brian Argabright and all small market sports writers. Please stay close to home, every community needs their youth sports coverage from people like you.
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