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Rattlers rain on Cardinals’ parade, advance in playoffs

The cold, steady rain that fell at Bobby Lackey Stadium in Weslaco may have been falling on both sides of the field, but by the end of the first quarter it must have felt colder and wetter to the Harlingen Cardinals than to the Sharyland Rattlers.

Sharyland struck hard and often, scoring three unanswered touchdowns in the opening period of the 5A Division 1 area playoff game last Friday evening. As the evening progressed, so did the lopsided score with Coach Ron Adame’s Rattlers hammering the Cardinals with a 42-2 victory.

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Sharyland baseball standout Tres Barrera signs with UT-Austin

20121115 SISD Tres Barrera Signs LetterofIntent UTAustin AF  0321MISSION – In the midst of Sharyland’s Class 5A Division I football playoff run, senior quarterback and pitcher/catcher Tres Barrera signed a letter of intent to play baseball at The University of Texas-Austin next year.

“It’s incredible, all my friends, family, coaches and teachers, they’ve backed me up all the way,” said Barrera after the signing at Sharyland’s Main Gym. “It’s been a great experience.”

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Rattlers get redemption; Crush Laredo United in bi-district, ready for Harlingen in area round

20121116 Football United vs Sharyland bl-01Sharyland’s Christian Martinez breaks into the open field after making a reception during the first quarter of the Rattlers’ 72-30 bi-district playoff game victory over Laredo United. Progess Times photo by Bill LeidnerMISSION – All season long Sharyland dreamed of getting some payback against Laredo United for their quick exit from the playoffs last season, and they got what they wanted.

The Rattlers crushed the Longhorns 72-30 in their Class 5A Division I bi-district playoff game to advance to the area round of the postseason against Harlingen on Friday, Nov. 23 at 7:30 p.m. at Rattler Stadium.

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Sharyland Div. 1 Area Playoff Game tickets and details

Significance of Game: 5A Division I Area Football Play-Off Game
Teams Involved: Sharyland Rattlers vs Harlingen Cardinals
Home Team: Sharyland Rattlers
Date of Game: Friday November 23rd, 2012
Site of Game: Weslaco ISD “Bobby Lackey Stadium”
Start Time of Game: 7:30 p.m.
Gates will Open at: 5:45 p.m.

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Palmview’s Jose Jaime among best in state

20121020 CC 305A DistrictMeet VarsityBoys lg-56Palmview cross country runner Jose Jaime overtakes the field en route to winning the District 30-5A cross country championship. Progress Times photo by Luciano Guerra.At Old Settlers Park in Round Rock, Saturday, 107 of the best high school long distance runners from across the Lone Star State were off and running at the sound of the starter’s pistol signaling the start of the class 5A boys varsity cross country state championship race. Sixteen minutes, thirty-one and one tenth seconds later, Jose Jaime of Palmview High School crossed the finish line as the 39th best 5A runner in the state.

Having just completed his third year of running cross country for Palmview High School, Jaime has already attained a level of success that few high school athletes ever attain. Inspired by his sister and her coach, Jaime’s success began the very first year he ran cross country.

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Eagles open playoffs against C.C. Ray tonight

20121108 Football Mercedes vs Mission lg-22A Mercedes defender breaks up a pass intended for Mission's Robert Veliz during the first half of the Eagles 23-14 loss to the Tigers. Progress Times photo by Luciano GuerraCoach Mario Peña entered the 2012 season with three goals for his Mission Eagles football team. The first was to make the playoffs. The second was to win the district championship. The third was to have an undefeated season.

Coming off of a 2-8 2011 season, those goals might have seemed to be nothing more than pipe dreams in some peoples’ eyes, but with only one game left in District 32-4A play last week the Eagles were within one win of achieving all three goals. Enter the Mercedes Tigers.

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