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Mission Eagles set to defend district title

20130806 Football Mission Eagles Preview lg-04The 2012 season was one of highs and lows for the Mission Eagles football team. The highs included winning their first nine games and clinching a share of the District 32-4A championship. The lows included falling one game short of a perfect 10-0 record and a heartbreaking 36-30 bi-district round loss to Corpus Christi Ray.

The Eagles’ success last year came as a result of a two-pronged attack that included the Valley’s top ranked defense and the district’s second ranked quarterback. If Mission is going to successfully defend their district title this year, they will have to do so with a revamped defense and with a new signal caller on offense.

“We would’ve had seven starters returning on offense and five on defense, but I’m moving one of our defensive ends to quarterback and one of our offensive starters decided not to return. Therefore, we will have four starters returning on defense and seven on offense,” explained Mission head football coach Mario Peña.

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Season football ticket sales to begin August 1

VMHS LogoMHS-Eagle-Logo-AthleticsMission CISD (Consolidated Independent School District) is offering all 2012 season ticket holders the opportunity to renew the same seats for the 2013 football season.

Season ticket holders from last year may go by the Mission CISD Athletic Office located at the Central Office Building (1201 Bryce Drive, Mission) to purchase season tickets beginning Thursday, August 1 through Friday August 16.

The general public will be able to purchase season tickets beginning on Monday, August 19 through Friday, August 23. There will be no season tickets sold after Friday, August 23.

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La Joya ISD football tickets to go on sale

LA-JOYA-LOGOS-new-3-schoolLa Joya ISD has announced the schedule for this year’s high school varsity football tickets for the district’s three high schools – La Joya High School, Palmview and Juarez-Lincoln High School.

Season ticket holders will be able to purchase tickets Tuesday, Aug. 6 through Aug. 16. Reserve tickets will go on sale to the general public Monday, Aug. 19 until Friday, Aug. 23.

La Joya High School and Juarez-Lincoln High School each have five home football games this year. Tickets are $7 per game, and the full-season price for the five home games is $35 per high school.

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Varsity football schedules now available for 2013-2014

20130719-footballAre you ready for some football?  The high school varsity football seasons are set to kick off in early August. The Progress Times has assembled the schedules for Sharyland, Mission, an La Joya school districts.

 

 

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RGV Heat softball teams head to World Series

20130716 Softball RGV Heat lg-03Twenty-four of the top softball players from across the Rio Grande Valley are in Dallas this weekend for the Independent Fastpitch Association-Virtual Tournament Director’s (IFA-VTD) World Series softball tournament; a tournament featuring as many as 64 softball travel teams from Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Missouri.

The Rio Grande Valley’s sole representatives in this fastpitch open tournament are actually two teams in one. The RGV Heat Blue team is made up of players up to 18 years of age and the RGV Heat team is for players 16 years of age and under.

Two of the girls that have made the cut to be on the elite blue team’s roster are Mission High School’s Gabrielle Castillo and Sharyland High School’s Savannah Rendon. These two Mission girls are both playing key roles this season as pitchers for the blue team.

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Local tryouts for La Fiera F.C.

HIDALGO — The Fiera F.C., formerly Rio Grande Flash, will be hosting local tryouts at the State Farm Arena on July 8th and 9th from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm.

The tryout is open to anyone to the age of 18 and older and there is no cost for the tryout.

"It is an opportunity for me to see the talent that there is in the Rio Grande Valley," said Head Coach Mariano Bollella. "Last season I was able to pick up my goalie from a local tryout last season and I am hoping that the upcoming tryout will hopefully bring in a couple of faces from the area as it has produced multiple state champions at the high school level within the last few years."

La Fiera F.C. are members of the Professional Arena Soccer League with teams located across the United States

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