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Palmview, Sharyland win CC district championships

20121020 CC 305A DistrictMeet VarsityBoys lg-56Palmview’s Jose Jaime, La Joya’s Michael Guerrero and Sharyland’s Jose Angel Gonzalez came in first, second and third among the varsity boys in Saturday’s 30-5A Cross Country district meet at Juarez-Lincoln High School. Progress Times photo by Luciano GuerraWith nine schools competing in the 2012 District 30-5A cross country meet at Juarez-Lincoln High School Saturday, it was the Palmview boys and the Sharyland girls that ran away with the district championships at the varsity level.

With four runners finishing in the top 10, the Palmview boys team won the 30-5A championship by a very comfortable margin. The Lobos team score of 41 points left runner-ups Juarez-Lincoln and their score of 69 points in the dust. Sharyland came in a close third with their score of 79 points. All three teams have earned the right to advance to the regional meet which will be held at the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) November 3rd.

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GAME OF THE WEEK: Patriots and Eagles revive gridiron rivalry

20121019 Football Roma vs VeteransMemorial lg-35Veterans Memorial’s Alfredo Gonzalez fights to break out of a Roma defender’s grasp during the first quarter of the Patriots’ 28-27 come from behind victory against the Gladiators. Progress Times photo by Luciano GuerraIt’s been three years since the Mission Eagles and the Veterans Memorial Patriots took the football field for a district game against each other. With the 2010 UIL realignment, Mission was moved into 5A, while Veterans Memorial remained a 4A school. Going into this year, however, the Eagles were reclassified back into District 32-4A with the Patriots.

Read more: GAME OF THE WEEK: Patriots and Eagles revive gridiron rivalry


Palmview faces must-win game against Sabercats

20121012 Football LaJoya vs JuarezLincoln lg-33Juarez-Lincoln’s Martin Diaz breaks away from La Joya defenders Jorge Guajardo and Frank Munoz as he breaks into the open field during the Huskies 35-0 victory over the Coyotes last week. Progress Times photo by Luciano GuerraThe Palmview Lobos will be entering Cat’s Memorial Stadium in Edinburg tonight for their game against the Vela Sabercats with a 1-3 district record. If all goes as planned for Coach Manuel Flores’ Lobos, not only will they be leaving the field and boarding the buses at 2-3, but they will also be doing so with their playoff hopes still alive.

With a two-point loss to Juarez-Lincoln in Week 2 and a one-point loss to Edinburg North last week, the Lobos could easily be 3-1 right now, if only they had executed two or three plays better. As Flores explains, whether the Lobos emerge victorious from tonight’s game will depend on how well his players execute.

Read more: Palmview faces must-win game against Sabercats


Lady Patriots sweep Lady Eagles as playoffs near

20121016 Volleyball Mission vs VeteransMemorial lg-7Lady Eagles’ Kendra Garcia and Blanca Mendez go for the block against Lady Eagles’ Gabby Lerma during VMHS’ three set victory over Mission Tuesday. Progress Times photo by Luciano GuerraAt the Veterans Memorial High School gym Tuesday evening, the Lady Patriots varsity volleyball team swept the Lady Eagles in three straight sets for the second time this season. With the win, Coach Diana Lerma’s 16th-ranked Lady Patriots squad improved their district record to 11-1. Veterans Memorial took the first and second sets by identical scores of 25-17 and completed the sweep in the third set by a score of 25-13. Tuesday’s loss dropped the Lady Eagles’ district record to 7-5.

Top performers for the Lady Patriots included Shania Gilpin with 24 kills and seven digs, Gabby Lerma with 15 kills, 16 digs and three aces, Kenia Garcia with 16 assists and seven digs, Kassy Lopez with 13 assists and seven digs and Mariah Gonzalez with 25 digs.

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Mission hosts Eagle Classic CC meet

20121006 CrossCountry Mission Meet Varsity lg-47Mission, Veterans Memorial and Palmview were among the 20 schools that had runners competing in the Eagle Classic Cross Country Meet at Mission High School Saturday. Progress Times photo by Luciano GuerraMission High School was the place to be Saturday morning for freshmen, junior varsity and varsity boys and girls cross country runners from across the Mid and Upper Valley. Following are each of the Big 6 schools’ top varsity and junior varsity finishers at the Mission High School Eagle Classic cross country meet.

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4-0 Eagles face-off against 3-1 Yellow Jackets tonight

20120928 Football Mission ValleyView lg-37Mission running back Randy de la Garza evades a Valley View defender as he turns the corner and runs it into the end zone during the fourth quarter of the Eagles 41-0 victory over the previously undefeated Tigers Friday. Progress Times photo by Luciano GuerraThe Mission Eagles will be taking the field at Tom Landry Stadium tonight for a game that they may already have won prior to the opening kick-off. How is this possible? Their opponent is Edcouch-Elsa, who must forfeit all their football games this season, due to of alleged violations of the UIL's new eight hours-a-week practice rule.

Facing the UIL’s so called “death penalty,” Edcouch-Elsa has since filed an appeal, but the decision on the appeal may not be known prior to the start of tonight’s game. As a result, the Eagles could take the field tonight not knowing if the final score will matter.

Read more: 4-0 Eagles face-off against 3-1 Yellow Jackets tonight


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