Patriots spring into football with Blue/White game
It was Friday night football minus the lights at Veterans Memorial High School (VMHS) last Friday as the Patriots football team took the field for its annual Blue vs White spring football game. Patriots’ head football coach David Gilpin split his team and his staff in half as the blue team lined up across from the white team in front of an enthusiastic...Read More...
Rattlers return to gridiron for Red/White football game
It was friend versus friend and teammate versus teammate as the Sharyland Rattlers football team took the field against the Sharyland Rattlers last Thursday evening in the annual Red/White spring football game. As half of Coach Ron...Read More...
Rattlers file UIL incident report after controversial loss
The Sharyland Rattlers baseball team entered their third round playoff game against the Eagle Pass Eagles last Friday thinking that they’d be competing on a level playing field. As the game progressed, however, it soon became so obviously clear to Rattlers’ players, coaches and fans that the umpires’ calls were not going their way that they began to suspect foul play. As the No. 2 ranked 5A team in the Lone Star State, the Rattlers breezed through an undefeated district season and easily won both their bi-district and area round best of three playoff series in straight games over Del Rio...Read More...
Mud Volleyball Tournament is Saturday
Clarke found a home in teaching
MISSION — Melissa Clarke, a second-grade teacher at Lloyd and Dolly Bentsen Elementary in Sharyland Independent School District, said the first time she was in front of a class, she knew she was home. Clarke was recently named SISD’s Elementary Teacher of the Year. She graduated from a bible college in Pennsylvania in 1985. She thought she would then go into teaching, but she got married, moved and had kids. She decided to...Read More...
Mother’s devotion inspires daughter
MISSION — Dianne Smedley says her mother’s devotion to teaching and coaching is what inspired her to follow in her footsteps. Smedley was recently named Sharyland independent School District’s Secondary Teacher of the Year. Growing up, Smedly witnessed the influence her mother made in the lives of her students. She also saw the rewards her mother received. Her parents gave her the foundation she needed to be successful...Read More...
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