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Another classic Classic?

Sharyland High, Pioneer meet tonight The Sharyland High Rattlers (4-2, 3-1) host the Sharyland Pioneer Diamondbacks (4-2, 3-1) at Richard Thompson Stadium tonight on the campus of Sharyland High School in Mission in the 8th edition of the Snakeskin Classic. Whether or not the game actually turns into a classic is yet to be determined,…

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Eagles enter second half play

A quick look at the District 31-6A football standings pretty much tells you all you need to know about the importance of tonight’s contest between Mission High and PSJA High in Hidalgo. The Eagles are currently 2-1 in district play (3-2 overall), tied for fourth in the loss column with PSJA North. The district currently…

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Rivalry Renewed

La Joya, Mission to clash in district opener tonight It was easy to both see and hear how excited the fans of La Joya High were for the return of their Coyotes to the gridiron two weeks ago when the team welcomed La Joya Palmview to the La Joya ISD Stadium for their first game…

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Transition time

Rattlers football preparing for Hanna, district Non-district high school football games are always a bit tricky to judge. They are usually played at the start of the season and teams may be a bit rusty. Teams may approach them with different mindsets as well, juggling players around at different positions to see how they do…

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Courts back in session

Big 7 volleyball teams return to action The volleyball teams of the Big 7 got a late start to their 2020 season and played fewer games than normal. These were just two of the effects on the season caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The 2021 season, however, started right on time. Already into their third…

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Ready for flight

Mission kicks off 2021 season next week Mission High head football coach Daniel Longoria will take down The Battle of Conway trophy from its resting space in his office and take it to Hidalgo next Thursday. The trophy has been in the Eagles possession since 2018 and Longoria is hoping to bring it back that…

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New beginnings

Sharyland football determined to get back on track There were numerous ways the 2020 high school football season was unique for the teams of the Big 7. The season started late. It never started for two schools. The late start prevented teams from playing a full schedule. Most of this is not news to those…

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Back to work

Juarez-Lincoln football returns for 2021 “It feels great”, said Juarez-Lincoln quarterback Javier Castillo when asked how it felt to be back on the field for the start of the 2021 season. Linebacker Jaime Flores echoed similar feelings. The two juniors are expected to make significant contributions to this year’s Huskies football program; one of two…

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Bickerton retiring; staying in the game

Long time Sharyland High baseball coach Bart Bickerton recently announced his retirement after a highly successful career. He will not, however, be leaving baseball completely. Born in Los Angeles, California, Bickerton arrived in the Valley in the late 1980’s to play baseball for UT -Pan American. He started his coaching career at Sharyland High as…

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New soccer league kicks off

Several Big 7 schools participating The 2020-21 high school sports year is winding down for the teams of the Big 7 with only the La Joya Coyotes baseball team still in competition. This doesn’t mean that all of the remaining schools athletes are off until August however. Many of the sports that are contested during…

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