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Big Six Friday Game of the Night: Lady Rattlers face stiff challenge from District 31 champ Harlingen

There is plenty of good news for the Sharyland Lady Rattlers heading into tonight’s game with the Harlingen Lady Cardinals. First, Dale Whitaker’s team will benefit from having home court advantage. Second, the home team is coming off its second straight bi-district win after they beat Laredo Nixon on Monday, 45-43.

Yet, tonight should be nothing less than a battle. Harlingen is coming off a 66-44 whooping of Brownsville Rivera and were the District 31 champs. The Lady Cardinals are led by Biance Martinez and Alexis Martinez.

Sharyland will need a good showing from nearly everyone if they want a shot at an upset. As always, Monica Salinas and Laura Eberly will be key in the paint defensively, on the rebounds and putting the ball in the hole. Clarissa Suarez and Savannah Prichard will look to score from deep, as well as run the fast break.

Tonight’s game begins at 7 p.m.

   

Thirteen straight, district champs and more to come

“It’s not over yet.”

Those were the words of Sharyland basketball star and team co-captain Quino Pistokache following his team’s regular season finale over McHi on Tuesday night.

Yes, more is to come—including a date with Laredo Nixon next week—but there has been plenty to celebrate already.

Read more: Thirteen straight, district champs and more to come

   

Big Six Tuesday Game of the Night: Sharyland completes district title run with victory over McHi

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MISSION – By virtue of its two-game lead over Nikki Rowe, the District 30-5A title had already been anointed upon the Rattlers of Sharyland High School. Win or lose the Rattlers were set to celebrate the title with the cutting of the net, pictures and even some Valentine’s Day cupcakes.

Of course, if David Keith’s squad lost, those cupcakes would have tasted a little bitter. Fortunately, the Rattlers did not overlook their opponent, taking down the Bulldogs, 50-35. The win was the thirteenth straight for Sharyland, making the district championship that much sweeter.

Read more: Big Six Tuesday Game of the Night: Sharyland completes district title run with victory over McHi

   

Big Six Tuesday Game of the Night: Already district champs, Shary looks to continue momentum

No matter what happens tonight between visiting McHi and the Sharyland Rattlers, a District 30-5A regular season championship has already been attained for the Rattlers. However, with bi-district looming, the need to continue playing well is still warranted.

Read more: Big Six Tuesday Game of the Night: Already district champs, Shary looks to continue momentum

   

Bi-District Update: Sharyland girls take down Laredo Nixon, 45-43

For the second year in row the Sharyland Lady Rattlers are bi-district champions. The District 30-5A runner-ups took down Laredo Nixon. Ironically, it was Nixon who Sharyland took down last year. 

The Lady Rattlers will move on to play the winner of Harlingen and Brownsville Rivera. 

   

Monday’s Big Six Boys and Girls Basketball Rankings

Editor’s Note: The Big Six Rankings have changed.
Instead of ranking the top three teams of a sport for both the boys and the
girls, we will now rank the top six teams but encompassing all the sports. The
rankings will be based on which team is playing the best and appears to have
the best outlook for the foreseeable future. Now that the spring sports season
is upon us, the rankings will be based on baseball, softball, track and field,
boys and girls soccer, etc.
   

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