Fans join in victory tradition and raise the Jaguar Jersey

Larry Lahodny, vice president/loan officer for TrustTexas Bank, raises the Jaguar Jersey on the flagpoles in front of University Center on the morning of Feb. 28 to celebrate the Jaguars baseball team’s victory over Huston-Tillotson the previous evening. In the second game of the doubleheader, the Jaguars defeated their opponents 10-1.


From left, Carol and Stacey Richter of Premier Sporting Goods prepare to raise the Jaguar Jersey on Tuesday to celebrate the Jaguars baseball team’s Monday victory over the Mount Marty College. The Jags beat the lancers in a windy doubleheader by 7-6 and 5-1 respectively.


Representatives from the DeTar Health System help raise the Jaguar Jerseys on Thursday morning to celebrate the softball team’s 18-0 and 5-0 victories over Mount Marty College in the team’s first home game Wednesday, and the baseball team’s 12-1 and 7-3 victories over the Lancers baseball team on the same day. Standing in front of the flagpole are, from left, Jaguars centerfielder Ashley Falco, DeTar Marketing Director Judith Barefield, special helper 4-year-old Seth Stines, DeTar CEO Bill Blanchard, and UHV Athletic Director Ashley Walyuchow. DeTar Health System brought along a full entourage to raise the jersey including from the left in the front row, Teresa Stines, Lisa Bivens and Glenda Doebbler; and in the back row John Villafranca, Greg Vrieze, America Sherwood and John Wallace.


A Jaguar Jersey flies on the UHV flagpole from sunup to sundown on the first school day after a Jaguars victory. UHV welcomes community members to come raise the jersey. To join in the fun of this victory tradition, contact the UHV Marketing Department at (361) 570-4296 or

The University of Houston-Victoria, located in the heart of the Coastal Bend region since 1973 in Victoria, Texas, offers courses leading to more than 80 academic programs in the schools of Arts & Sciences; Business Administration; and Education, Health Professions & Human Development. UHV provides face-to-face classes at its Victoria campus, as well as an instructional site in Katy, Texas, and online classes that students can take from anywhere. UHV supports the American Association of State Colleges and Universities Opportunities for All initiative to increase awareness about state colleges and universities and the important role they have in providing a high-quality and accessible education to an increasingly diverse student population, as well as contributing to regional and state economic development.

Thomas Doyle 361-570-4342