Picking up their game

Big 7 soccer teams in action again With the COVID-19 pandemic bringing their 2020 seasons to an unexpected end, Big 7 soccer teams like the Sharyland Rattlers and the Sharyland Lady Rattlers are ready to pick up where they left off last year. Both of these teams had already clinched their respective district titles and…

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2020 in hindsight – Part 2

A look back at the year in Big 7 sports – Post-UIL shutdown Last week we took a look back at our sports stories for the year and we featured those that included accomplishments by Big 7 teams and individual athletes that we felt were worthy of revisiting. They were stories written by yours truly,…

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2020 in hindsight – Part 1

A look back at the year in Big 7 sports – Pre-UIL shutdown On this, the first day of 2021, we are taking a look back at 2020 and some of the Big 7 sports highlights. While the COVID-19 pandemic affected local high school sports in ways nobody ever imagined possible, the effects of the…

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Diamondbacks – Last Valley team standing

Pioneer to take on Georgetown East View Saturday It used to be said that San Antonio is where Valley football teams go to die. The same thing could’ve been said about the Houston and Austin areas as well. In other words, even the best of teams from the Rio Grande Valley had no chance of…

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Lady Eagles dominate Lady Huskies

It was the kind of game that the winning team and its fans really enjoy. The Mission Lady Eagles basketball team jumped out to an early lead and never relinquished it as they went on to defeat the Lady Huskies by a score of 69-25 at V. F. Neuhaus gym in Mission Tuesday night to…

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Big 7 volleyball players and coaches honored

The three districts in which volleyball teams from the Mission, Sharyland and La Joya school districts, the Big 7, are members of have all released their 2020 All-District selections. And the fact that more than their share of Big 7 players have been honored, is a testament to the successful seasons several of those teams…

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Monie talks

Pioneer’s Monie discusses signing with U of H Obviously the University of Houston knows a good thing when they see one, or even two. This week Sharyland Pioneer track and field standout Daisy Monie signed a National Letter of Intent with U of H where she will be competing in the discus and the shot…

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COVID chaos

Covering sports during a pandemic The COVID-19 pandemic has spread throughout this nation like wildfire, bringing death and tragedy to a quarter of a million of its citizens and to many times more that number of their friends and family members. It has disrupted all of our lives in one way or another and wreaked…

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Giving thanks

Big 7 coaches share what they’re thankful for The coaches, athletic coordinators and athletic directors of the Mission, Sharyland and La Joya school districts are some of the most dedicated people you’d ever want to meet. They love what they do and they always have their student athletes’ best interest in mind in all they…

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Serving up history

Two Big 7 teams have historic seasons To say that 2020 has been a year to remember would be an understatement. Unfortunately, it has been memorable for so many wrong reasons. With COVID and all the negative things it has done to our lives, this has been a year most of us would rather forget.…

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