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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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Big 7 boys’ basketball: Coyotes take district title

Other teams positioning for postseason As the 2020–2021 boys basketball season approaches the February 16 deadline for certifying district playoff qualifiers there a number of Big 7 teams still fighting for one of the four spots from their respective district that will take them to the postseason. One already knows it has made it. The…

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Solid starts

Juarez-Lincoln soccer teams in contention  The high school soccer season in Texas has been in game mode for close to a month and after a few non-district match-ups district play has, or is about to, begin for both the boys and girls teams of the Big 7. The sports shutdown of last spring and how…

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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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