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Tom Landry Stadium Lives Again

​The Friday night lights were shining bright at Tom Landry Stadium once again for the first time in over a year as the Mission Eagles hosted the McAllen High Bulldogs in Week 2 of Valley high school football. That’s because the repairs project on the stadium’s home side stands finally reached the point of “substantial…

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The path to the Elite 8

A look back at the Diamondbacks’ season For the second time in four years, the Pioneer Diamondbacks baseball team finds itself in elite company; the state’s Elite 8. That means that of the 128 5A teams across the Lone Star State that earned the opportunity to punch their tickets into the UIL State Playoffs, only…

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Championship power times two

Marquez and Rodriguez strike state gold Historically speaking, state championships have not only been few and far between for Valley high school teams and individual athletes, but they’ve actually been extremely hard to come by. That is what makes the fact that Mission and Mission Veterans high schools both had powerlifters claim gold medals at…

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Adapting, overcoming and changing lives

Longoria, Krell and Galindo do it all Now that the football teams from the seven Mission, Sharyland, and La Joya high schools, the Big 7, have closed out their 2021 football seasons, we’ve decided to ask the three first-year head coaches, Mission Eagle’s Daniel Longoria, Pioneer Diamondback’s Eddie Galindo, and Sharyland Rattler’s Craig Krell, to…

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Championship drive

Patriots in the hunt for third gold ball Coming off a 2020 season in which they went 1-5, the 2021 Mission Veterans Patriots football team may have caught some people by surprise by winning seven of their eight District 16-5A Div. II games and claiming a share of the district title. But while there is…

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Two weeks to go

Three Big 7 teams vying for district titles! Don’t look now folks but there are just two weeks left in the 2021 Valley high school football season. How time flies when you’re having fun, huh? And while the 2021 season has been more fun for the players, coaches and fans of some Big 7 teams…

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Lerma on pace to 700 wins

Celebration planned to honor volleyball coach Diana Lerma may not be the only volleyball coach the Mission Veterans Lady Patriots have ever had, but she has been there from the very beginning. That’s because she was hired in 2002 to start the program and with the exception of half of the 2016 season and all…

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Volleyball races heating up

Five Big 7 teams in the hunt With less than two weeks remaining in the high school volleyball regular seasons, things are really heating up in all three of the districts the seven teams from the Mission, Sharyland and La Joya ISDs, the Big 7, are members of; 31-6A (Mission, La Joya and Juarez-Lincoln), 30-5A…

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Halfway point

Week 6 of Big 7 football is upon us With this being Week 6 of Valley high school football, the mid-point of the 2021/2022 season is upon us. While some teams have played one game more or less than others, depending on when they each had their bye weeks scheduled, going into this weekend, five…

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Bad news, good news

Big 7 teams have rough Week 2 Six of the seven football teams from the Mission, Sharyland and La Joya ISDs, the Big 7, found themselves on the losing end of their games last week. That’s the bad news. All but one of those games were non-district matchups. That’s the good news. Coming off a…

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