Area Sports

Pioneer takes down Mission Vets

Mission Veterans showed up to play but in the end it was Sharyland Pioneer who found a way; a way to win that is. Their 49 – 35 victory over the Patriots Friday night at Tom Landry Stadium in Mission kept them undefeated on the season at 3 – 0 and , more importantly, kept…

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Big 7 football round-up: Eagles continue to excel

 If you have been a fan of watching high school football games on Friday nights in the past then this isn’t your year. There hasn’t been a Friday night game involving a Big 7 team since October 30 and that took place in Roma. The last two Friday night home games featuring Big 7 teams…

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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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Eagles roll past Patriots

Clemente Gonzalez Jr. and his wife Teodora arrived at Tom Landry Stadium Saturday hoping to get the chance to see Mission High and Mission Veterans face off in the Battle of Conway. When they were told that no tickets were being sold due to seating restrictions the couple did the next best thing, pulling their…

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Big 7 football: What’s next? It’s anybody’s guess.

Mission Veterans head football coach David Gilpin is well known in these parts for not only the success he has had on the field but  his openness about proclaiming his love for the game and his unwavering confidence in the abilities of his players.  That attitude has led Gilpin to send his team out on…

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State bound

Big 7 runners excel at regionals While cross-country running is an individual sport, it almost always takes teammates working together to bring out the best in each other. Strategies used can include having the whole team run in a pack, encouraging each other throughout the race. Another tactic is to have the team’s fastest runners…

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Family feud

Editor’s Note: If this article was sent to press the Sharyland school district announced the Snakeskin Closet has been postponed until Monday, Nov. 23. Seventh Snakeskin Classic tonight The Sharyland Pioneer Diamondbacks host their sister school Sharyland High tonight at Richard Thompson Stadium in an important early season contest. The early aspect, as we all…

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Running like girls

Lady Rattlers and Lady Patriots claim titles Being told that you run like a girl used to be considered an insult. But that is no longer the case. And as the Mission Veterans Lady Patriots and the Sharyland Lady Rattlers proved last week, when they ran circles around the competition to claim their respective district…

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Quick start pushes Eagles past PSJA

If the first two games of the year are any indication, opponents of the Mission Eagles football team better come ready to play this year. For two weeks in a row, the Eagles have combined a crushing defense and an explosive offense; taking early leads en route to big victories to open the 2020 season.…

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Lady Eagles soaring

Big 7 volleyball update Late October is usually a transition time in the local high school volleyball scene. For the most part the regular season has ended and teams are either putting away their equipment and uniforms for the year or preparing for first round playoff matchups. This year’s revamped schedules have changed the usual…

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