Big 7 baseball: Coyotes clinch!

The La Joya Coyotes broke open a tight contest with PSJA High, scoring three runs in the top of the seventh to defeat the Bears 9-4 this past Tuesday night at C.V. Cain Field in San Juan and to claim the District 31-6A baseball title. The victory also allowed the team to remain undefeated on…

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“A real Eagle.”

Mission High’s Jose Ortiz does it all It was a busy few days for Mission High School’s Jose Ortiz the week before Easter. The Friday before Good Friday he was in the net for the Eagles boys’ soccer team as the team faced Los Fresnos in the opening round of the UIL state soccer playoffs.…

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Big 7 District track roundup

It was a busy but productive week for Big 7 track teams as three different districts held their district track meets. At the District 30-5A meet in Laredo this past Tuesday and Wednesday, the Lady Patriots of Mission Veterans could do little wrong in taking the district title with 214 points, 63 more than their…

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Soccer playoffs underway

The Juarez-Lincoln Huskies boys’ soccer team is back in the second round of the UIL state soccer playoffs after a tight and tense 3-2 victory over the Donna North Chiefs at Juarez-Lincoln High School Friday night.  The win represents the first playoff victory for the Huskies since 2018 after an opening round loss in 2019…

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Springing forward

Big 7 softball teams back after shortened 2020 The cancellation of the 2019-2020 softball season hit all of the teams from the Big 7 hard, each team having their season ended just as district play was beginning. It was heartbreaking on a number of levels; no seniors would be able to finish their careers, players…

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Back at the ballpark

Big 7 baseball returns It was an odd feeling walking into the sports complex at Palmview High School this past Tuesday night for the District 30 – 5A baseball opener between the Lobos and the visiting Mission Veterans Patriots. I hadn’t covered a baseball game since June 6, 2019. The main reason, of course, was…

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Holding serve

Sharyland High soccer teams defeat Pioneer The four soccer teams from Sharyland ISD met at Richard Thompson Stadium this past Tuesday night with a variety of possibilities riding on the outcomes of the two games. In the end, little changed for any of the teams as the four continue to work toward gaining a playoff…

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Leading ladies

Mission Veterans girls’ soccer tops district standings What a difference a year makes. The 2019–2020 Mission Veterans Lady Patriots soccer team was 1 – 5 after six games in District 31–5A before winning five of their last eight to garner a playoff spot. This year’s squad is taking a different route. The team’s 5–0 victory…

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Four on the floor

Big games ahead for Big 7 basketball teams It’s been 22 years since a La Joya High School boys basketball team last won a playoff game. Coyotes head coach Eric Montalvo was a member of that team and is hoping to be a part of the next team to do so when they host Harlingen…

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Big 7 soccer: Mission takes two from La Joya

The Mission High School girls’ and boys’ soccer teams took the short trip west on Tuesday night to the La Joya ISD Stadium and earned two hard fought victories over their rivals from La Joya High as the District 31-6A soccer season reached the midway point. All four teams came into the night in the…

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