UIL suspends all events

Editor’s note: After this article was sent to press, UIL announced they had extended its suspension of all UIL athletic events until Monday, May 4. High school athletics a Coronavirus victim It was a decision that sent shock waves across the Lone Star state. Last Friday, the UIL (University Interscholastic League) announced that effective Monday,…

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Battle of Conway II – Duel on the Diamond

It was the Battle of Conway baseball style. The Mission Veterans Patriots took the short bus ride to Leo Najo Field Monday night to take on the Mission Eagles in their annual Duel on the Diamond. And while this game does not have anywhere near the hype, or the fan turnout, that the gridiron Battle…

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Fifteen Big 7 wrestlers state bound

Nine boys and six girls from the seven Mission, Sharyland and La Joya high schools, the Big 7, have qualified for the University Interscholastic League’s (UIL’s) State Wrestling Championship meet which is being held today and tomorrow at the Berry Center in Cypress, Texas. Last year Sharyland Pioneer led the way among the Big 7…

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Lady Diamondbacks and Lady Patriots advance

It was almost deja vu all over again for the Pioneer Lady Diamondbacks basketball team. Last year Coach Nicole Villarreal’s team entered the bi-district round of the UIL state playoffs as a heavy favorite thanks to their 13-1 district record and their first ever District 31-5A championship. As the No. 1 seed, the Lady Diamondbacks…

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Lady Rattlers take Dual championship

It came down to the wire last Thursday in the Donna High School gymnasium, but when the final match was over, it was the Sharyland Lady Rattlers that earned the right to hoist the District 16-5A girls duals wrestling championship trophy over their heads in victory. And with the Donna High team being the defending…

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Lady Patriots’ duo receive All State honors

Their high school volleyball careers may have ended over two months ago, but for Bella Dominguez and Kassandra Lerma of the Mission Veterans Lady Patriots, the post season honors keep coming. And their most recent accolades have them both being named to the 2019 5A Texas Sports Writers Association’s All-State Volleyball Second Team. How high…

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King of the hill

Marburger tops in state Sharyland Pioneer quarterback Eddie Lee Marburger had quite a season. Not only did he lead the Diamondbacks to their first ever undefeated district record, and their first ever district, bi-district and area championships but he did so while completing 286 of 433 pass attempts for 4,505 yards, 58 touchdowns and only…

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UIL realignment cutoff numbers released

Patriots to join Rattlers and Diamondbacks in Division II The University Interscholastic League (UIL) has released its realignment cutoff numbers for the 2020/2021 and 2021/2022 school years and one way or another all seven high schools from the Mission, Sharyland and La Joya ISDs, the Big 7, will be affected. Not to be confused with…

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