Togetherness: Lady Diamondbacks continue winning ways

After two straight District 31 -5A titles the Sharyland Pioneer Lady Diamondbacks basketball team find themselves in a familiar position as the 2020-2021 district race nears its halfway point. Wednesday night’s 53 – 14 win at Pioneer High School over the Sharyland High Lady Rattlers improved their overall mark to 10 – 2 and, more…

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Leaving home; going home

Koy Detmer accepts new position in Somerset Koy Detmer is leaving Mission High School again. The first time, in 1992, was expected. The newly graduated high school student was off to college. The second time, set to happen in the near future, was not. He is, however, moving on to another challenge. Somerset High School…

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Gridiron greats

Big 7 All-district football selections revealed It was another good year for the teams of the Big 7 on the football field. Just a glance at the recently announced all-district teams from the respective zones the teams of the Big 7 were a part of in the 2020 season will tell you that. Top awards…

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Diamondbacks rally, fall short of playoff victory

Sharyland Pioneer Diamondbacks head football coach Tom Lee got a little emotional when describing his teams’ performance tonight in the Class 5A Div. II Region IV final at Heroes Stadium in San Antonio, a 56 – 53 loss to Liberty Hill. “I couldn’t be more proud of my kids . . . the way they…

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Pioneer football: the year isn’t over yet

Diamondbacks face Liberty Hill Saturday The calendar has turned to 2021, something most of the world is probably happy to see. January 1st almost always brings feelings of renewal and restoration.  After what transpired in 2020 most of us are waking up today with some sense of relief as well. On paper, it is a…

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Diamondbacks do it again!

Regional final up next The Sharyland Pioneer Diamondbacks did a bit of everything last night in their 77 – 64 Class 5A – Div. II Regional IV semi-final win over Georgetown East View at Buccaneer Stadium in Corpus Christi. They also did something that no other Sharyland ISD football team has ever done; the victory…

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Mission, Texas: Quarterback central

The sports world loves nicknames. Besides the fact that almost every team or school has one, there are some nicknames that go beyond the actual team or teams that reside there, and instead apply a moniker that describes the area beyond a single team. In the early 1990s Houston became known as Clutch City based…

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Big 7 football: Area round thrillers

Pioneer advances; Mission falls in OT Two down to the wire games Friday night saw Sharyland Pioneer advance to the third round of the playoffs for the second straight year while the Mission Eagles season ended with a postseason overtime loss for the second straight year. Tied at 47 all with less than two minutes…

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Big 7 football: Road trips for two

After two hard fought home victories in the opening round of the UIL state football playoffs last week both Mission High and Sharyland Pioneer will be on the road for their respective area round contests tonight. The Eagles (5 – 1) are scheduled to take on the Laredo United South Panthers (4 – 3) at…

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Big 7 football: ‘Tis the (second) season . . .

Pioneer, Mission High begin playoffs tonight  In case you haven’t noticed it’s that time of year again. Yards are being decorated and stores are starting to fill up with shoppers.  The weather is finally getting cooler as well. There is something different, however, on the local sports scene. Whereas in previous years you didn’t see…

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