Raising the bar

Diamondbacks on a mission to make history Coming off the most successful season in Sharyland Pioneer High School history, the Diamondbacks football team has set the bar extremely high if they plan on exceeding last year’s success this year. But that is not a problem as Coach Tommy Lee and his boys are planning on…

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Lone wolves

Lobos set to be LJISD’s only team on the football field It’s been a September and October like no other for high school football teams across the state of Texas. The uncertainty brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting shutting down of schools and early termination of all spring sports last school year,…

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Eagles ready to roll

Coming off a very successful 2019 District 30-6A season, the Mission Eagles are ready to pick up where they left off last year. With a 6-1 district record, Coach Koy Detmer’s squad finished in a three-way tie for first place with PSJA and McAllen Memorial in 2019. While a bi-district round loss to Laredo United…

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Patriots’ football is baaaaack!

That’s right Mission Veterans football fans, your beloved Patriots are back on the practice field getting ready to play under the Friday (or Thursday) night lights once again! And if you’re wondering whether or not Coach David Gilpin is excited about it, all you have to do to find out is follow him on Twitter. …

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La Joya ISD reverses itself on fall sports decision

Better late than never. That old saying applies extremely well to the reversal the La Joya ISD made Tuesday regarding the status of fall sports at La Joya, Palmview and Juarez-Lincoln high schools. The original decision not to participate in any extra-curricular activities until in-person learning, which was at that time scheduled to begin in…

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Sharyland, are you ready for some football?

It’s almost time, time for the Friday night lights to be turned back on in Richard Thompson Stadium. In a normal year, saying that there will be Rattlers’ and Diamondbacks’ football games being played on October and November Friday nights would be no big deal. But as we all know, 2020 has been anything but…

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Our children, our choice

MCISD parents hold ‘let them play’ rally It’s been a long summer for MCISD students. And with all MCISD schools scheduled to start their 2020/2021 school year next Tuesday, all online, there have been many obstacles for the district’s administrators and teachers to overcome in preparation. There will also be many changes for the students…

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Home is Where the Coyotes Are

La Joya loses former coach, teacher, administrator and school board member Ruben Eluterio Farias, or Coach Farias as many knew him, was not only born and raised in La Joya, but he spent most of his long career as a coach, teacher and administrator there. While he did leave La Joya briefly, it was only…

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Sharyland ISD honors athletes

 There was a lot of traffic on the campuses of Sharyland Pioneer High School and Sharyland High school last week as the two schools held drive-thru parades to recognize their athletes for their accomplishments during the 2019-2020 school year.  Like most celebrations there were cheers, waves and smiles. I’m going to assume there were smiles;…

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Volleyball coach doing what she does best during pandemic

Mission Veterans Lady Patriots’ head volleyball coach Diana Lerma has made her mark as the premier volleyball coach in the Rio Grande Valley. The volleyball program that she has built at Veterans Memorial High School is not only second to none in the Valley, but it is also among the best in the state. The…

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