Quick start pushes Eagles past PSJA

If the first two games of the year are any indication, opponents of the Mission Eagles football team better come ready to play this year. For two weeks in a row, the Eagles have combined a crushing defense and an explosive offense; taking early leads en route to big victories to open the 2020 season.…

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Lady Eagles soaring

Big 7 volleyball update Late October is usually a transition time in the local high school volleyball scene. For the most part the regular season has ended and teams are either putting away their equipment and uniforms for the year or preparing for first round playoff matchups. This year’s revamped schedules have changed the usual…

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Mission control

Eagles win big to open 2020 season The Mission Eagles football team opened their 2020 season with an emphatic 51-7 victory over the Edinburg Bobcats Friday night at Tom Landry Stadium in the District 31-6A opener for both teams. Eagle’s linebacker Jude Jaime tackled Bobcat’s quarterback Rolando Abrego for a two yard loss on the…

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On a Mission

Eagles open season; district at home tonight   The Mission Eagles football team hosts Edinburg High tonight at Tom Landry Stadium in a game that represents not only the first game of the 2020 season for both teams but the District 31-6A opener as well.  The University Interscholastic league (UIL) moved the Eagles to District 31…

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Diamondbacks dominate in debut

The Sharyland Pioneer football team showed few ill effects of the long layoff and short preparation time given to them as they opened the 2020 season with a 49 – 28 victory over McAllen Rowe Friday night at Richard Thompson Stadium in Mission. Fans of the Diamondbacks have become accustomed to seeing their team put…

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Rattlers, Adame look to continue winning ways

As the football teams of the Big 7 get ready to open their seasons beginning tonight, it will be in an environment not ever before seen. Stadiums are expected to have limited capacities and may be missing some of the things that make the Friday night experience of Texas high school football, like marching bands…

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Big 7 volleyball returns

More than two months later than it would be compared to past seasons, teams from the Big 7 are finally back on the volleyball court competing. Six of the seven schools began a shortened regular season last week consisting almost entirely of district matches due to the effects of and guidelines put in place in…

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Pioneer preparing to “Finish the Fight”

There are times in sports when one play or one game creates a rallying cry for a team’s future. The 2019 Sharyland Pioneer Diamondbacks football team was partially fueled by the way their 2018 season ended; a one point loss to Port Lavaca Calhoun in the first round of the playoffs. Last years’ Diamondbacks squad…

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Looking back; looking forward

It happened so fast it is very difficult to put in order the exact chain of events. The NBA suspended games, calling some off with players and fans still in the arena. It was the same for the NCAA. Hockey, baseball and golf followed. High school sports were called off as well.  For me, filling…

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Sonny Detmer remembered

Sonny Detmer, the winningest coach in the history of Mission High School football passed away after a brief illness this past Tuesday in Somerset, Texas. He was 76. Detmer was currently serving as the head coach at Somerset High School.  Detmer came to Mission High prior to the 1989 season and continued the pass-first philosophy…

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