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Championship on the line

Lady Rattlers get rematch with McHi

20110318-Sharyland-v-McAllen-Memorial-Girls-Soccer-063In terms of dominating District 30-5A, no one is doing a better job than the Sharyland girls. Scoring 42 goals while only giving up four the entire district season, JJ Lopez's team is wreaking havoc. In fact, entering district play, the team's goal was to compete well and then finish well. Ten games in with only two remaining, the Rattlers are closing in on a district championship.

Unfortunately, there was one hiccup up earlier in the year: the McHi Lady Bulldogs.

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Flores Signs Football Scholarship


Flores Signs Football Scholarship

Veterans Memorial High School’s All State linebacker Randy Lee Flores, this week, signed to play football for Iowa Wesleyan College. Flores’ career highlights include First Team All State in the Associated Press poll, Second Team All State in the Texas Sports Association poll, and District Defensive Player of the Year. He also ranks in the top five in the state in total tackles.

Flores is pictured with his mother Yolanda Flores (left) and his sister Vanessa Flores during a signing ceremony at the high school gym.

Highlight film for Randy Lee

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Mission: Secure second place

20110308-Mission-v-Mc-Hi-Boys-Soccer-032It only takes a quick glance at the 30-5A boys soccer standings to know the Sharyland Rattlers have the district title all but wrapped up. At 10-0, no one is going to catch them.

Thus the intrigue turns to second place where the Mission Eagles are clinging to a three-point lead over Donna.

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Vets' Rudy medals at State, ready for next challenge

Wrestling_Rudy-Gonzalez_PB_34387025You will have to forgive Rudy Gonzalez if he looks a little bit over his normal weight. Indeed he may look a little heavier since the last time you saw him. Yes, forgive Mr. Gonzalez for indulging just a bit in a little fried chicken. He deserves it.

You see, the four-time 31-5A district champ just completed his outstanding career at Veterans Memorial by taking the Regional Championship followed by a third-place finish at the state meet for the 125 weight class. The finish was the best of any male qualifier from the Valley.

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State Wrestling Tournament Update

20110205_Rudy-Gonzalez-Wrestling_003Last Updated: 5:08 p.m., Friday, February 25.

In the first round of the state wrestling competition today in Austin we have received word of the following results.

Justin Pina lost by points to Devon Jackson of Bellaire.

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Best of the Best head to state

20110225_VMHS_Wrestling_Regionals_RudyGonzalez_PaulBRICK_8736-2There may not be a more demanding sport than wrestling. Constantly fighting to stay in shape through intense workouts, healthy eating and head-on combat with determined opponents is not the lifestyle everyone signs up for. Add in the psychological battle of one-on-one competition and you have a sport that demands not only physical intensity, but in the mind as well.

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