Moving On

Four Big 7 boys’ basketball teams still playing The regular season for boys’ basketball concluded earlier this week with four Big 7 schools having either qualified outright for a playoff spot or in need of a tie breaker game victory to get there. Here is a look at each team still in the running. Sharyland…

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Playoff primer

Three Big 7 girls’ basketball teams ready for the post season The UIL girls’ state basketball playoffs begin next week and with it comes both the familiar and the new for the qualifying teams from the Big 7. Here is a look at the teams who have qualified.  Sharyland Pioneer The Lady Diamondbacks return to…

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Starting off on the right foot

Early goals aided both the girls and boys soccer teams of La Joya Juarez-Lincoln High School this past Tuesday night in a pair of wins against La Joya High. The victories also kept both the Lady Huskies and Huskies undefeated two weeks into the start of District 30-6A play. The Lady Huskies started off the…

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Repeat Sweeps

Sharyland High soccer teams take down Pioneer One week after opening district play with a pair of victories over La Joya Palmview, the Lady Rattlers and Rattlers soccer teams of Sharyland High did it again with identical 4-0 victories over Sharyland Pioneer Tuesday night at Richard Thompson Stadium in Mission. Combined with their victories over…

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All mixed up

UIL reveals new district alignments The box is sealed and clearly marked. “Do not open until 9:00 A.M. (CST) Monday, February 3, 2020.” Inside the box are packets that will reveal the 2020-21 and 2021-22 tentative volleyball, basketball, and football district assignments from the UIL.  Waiting along with the box at the Harlingen CISD Aquatics…

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Sharyland soccer starting strong

Coming into the 2020 high school soccer season one could expect that the boys and girls teams of Sharyland High to be considered tough draws throughout the season.  Both squads made the post season last year and return some of the same personnel this year from those teams.  The two teams early season tournament play…

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Sharyland girls, Palmview boys get big wins

The races for basketball playoff spots are heating up for the schools of the Big 7 with a pair of teams in need of wins to either get, or stay, in the hunt doing just that this past Tuesday night at Sharyland High School.  The Lady Rattlers of Sharyland High got seven points in the…

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Wrestle fest

What lasts two days, involves over 60 teams and over 1,000 matches on nine mats in two gyms? If you answered the Sharyland Pioneer Grapefruit Bowl Wrestling Championships you would be correct. In addition, the tournament featured over 650 competitors, handed out over 150 medals and trophies, and t-shirts featuring Gary the Grappling Grapefruit, the…

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Second half success

La Joya takes two from Juarez-Lincoln One year after winning only four district games the entire season, the Lady Coyotes of La Joya High won their fifth in six tries this season by defeating the Lady Huskies of Juarez-Lincoln 51-22 Tuesday night as part of a girls/boys basketball double header at Juarez-Lincoln High school. The…

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Double “W’s” for D’backs

A quartet of basketball teams, each with playoff aspirations, squared off at Mission Veterans Memorial High School in Mission this past Tuesday night in a pair of UIL District 31-5A games. All of the schools in the Big 7, whether in District 31-5A or District 30-6A, are currently playing their games in a double-header format…

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