Former Tucson High standout Ivan Estrella to Texas Rio Grande Valley


Ivan Estrella (Andy Morales/

Ivan Estrella (Andy Morales/

Ivan Estrella graduated from Tucson High in 2014 and moved over to Pima. As a senior, Estrella batted .351 with 15 RBIs.

He committed to play for Texas Rio Grande Valley on Monday.

“As his parents we could not be prouder,” his parents Erick and Sylvia wrote. “Ivan works hard and deserves all that comes his way. Hard work pays off!”

Erick Estrella is the head baseball coach at Flowing Wells.

Texas Rio Grande Valley was founded in 2013 after the state combined Texas-Pan American and Texas Brownsville. The school competes in the WAC.

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Andy Morales was recognized by the AIA as the top high school reporter in 2014 and has been a youth, high school and college coach for over 30 years. His own children have won multiple state high school championships and were named to all-state teams. Competing in hockey, basketball, baseball and track & field in high school, his unique perspective can only be found here, on and on the pages of the Vail Voice and the Tanque Verde Voice. Contact Andy Morales at



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