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La Joya ISD Football Tickets On Sale

Football season ticket holders for La Joya ISD high schools will be able to purchase tickets Monday, July 30 through Thursday, Aug. 9. Reserved tickets will go on sale to the general public Tuesday, Aug. 14 through Friday, August 17. (Cash only. No checks.)

Each high school – La Joya High, Palmview High and Juarez-Lincoln High – will have five home games this year. Tickets are $7 per ticket. The price for the five home games will be $35 per high school. To purchase tickets for all home games for all high schools, the cost will be $105.

Read more: La Joya ISD Football Tickets On Sale


Shary summer football mini-camp planned

Sharyland High School will sponsor a Sharyland Rattler Football Mini Camp for children 8-12 years of age and all seventh, eighth and ninth grade students that will be attending Sharyland I.S.D. The camp will be held Aug. 6-9 at the Sharyland football stadium.

Emphasis of the camp will be the fundamentals and basic skills of the game appropriate for the age group. The cost for the camp is $35, payable at the Sharyland athletic office. Hours for the camp are 9-11 a.m. for ages 8-12, and 5-7 p.m. for seventh through ninth grades.

Registration for the camp will be held at the high school Athletic Office, located in the main gym building, from 8 a.m. to noon and 1:30 to 5 p.m., weekdays until Aug. 1. Participants can also register the first day of the camp at the football stadium.

For more information contact the Athletic Office at 956-580-5300 ext. 1165.


VMHS hosts football camp

Veterans Memorial High School will hold a football camp Monday, July 30-Thursday, Aug. 2, from 8:30-11:30 a.m., for students who will be in third through ninth grades this fall.

Registration fees are $30 for the first camper, $20 second camper and $10 for third or more campers. Registration will take place on the first and second days of the camp. Parents should accompany their child for registration.

Read more: VMHS hosts football camp


Sharyland Rattler soccer champs receive rings

20120706 SharylandSoccerChamps-Rings093Members of the State Champion Sharyland Rattler Soccer team put their hands into the huddle one more time after receiving their rings. Courtesy PhotoLA JOYA — Members of the Sharyland Rattlers boys 5A state champion team, the first in Sharyland’s history, received their championship rings during a ceremony at Romos Ballroom July 1.

Sharyland took the title April 21 in Georgetown after a fierce battle against Katy Morton Ranch with a 3-2 win after a riveting shoot-out.

When the team returned to Mission, more than 1,000 fans turned out at Rattler Stadium to welcome the champs home. The team arrived at the stadium in a chartered bus led by police who escorted them to the homecoming.

During that celebration, Sharyland boys soccer Head Coach Reveriano Hernandez said, “The way we won tells me that they have a lot of heart. That’s what kept us alive all the time, a lot of heart and a lot of will. They knew what they wanted and they knew what they had to do to do it,” he said.

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Seven to be inducted into RGV Sports Hall of Fame

20120622 Coach Iris IglesiasA diverse group of five men and two women will be honored at the 2012 Induction Ceremony of the Rio Grande Valley Sports Hall of Fame at 6 p.m. Saturday, June 30, at the Pharr Events Center.

The group includes Iris Iglesias of Mission (multi-sport coach), Cathy Beene of Harlingen (tennis), Mike Brisky of Brownsville (golf), Ed Knetig Jr. of Harlingen (officiating), and three who made their mark in football — George L. Schulgen of Santa Rosa, Pete Vela of Edinburg and Jack Wallace Sr. of McAllen. 

Read more: Seven to be inducted into RGV Sports Hall of Fame


Summer Sports Camps

LJISD Summer Camps

Palmview Girls Soccer Camp
June 18-20 at Palmview High School Stadium, 8-10 a.m., for ages 6-12.

Palmview Boys Soccer Camp
June 18-20 at Palmview High School Stadium, 8-10 a.m., for ages 6-12.

Future Lady Lobos Volleyball Camp
July 30- Aug. 1, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. at Palmview High School Gym. For incoming sixth through ninth graders. Camp fee is $25 for newcomers, and $20 for returning campers. Free for incoming freshmen, whose name is on the middle school list.

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