Area Sports

Cantu Jr. records 400th career win

Mission Veterans girls’ basketball coach Rafael Cantu Jr. didn’t really want to talk about his 400th career victory. It came last Friday against Corpus Christi John Paul 49-32 as part of the McAllen/Valley View Border Bash/Border Brawl basketball tournament. Cantu Jr. seemed more interested in how his team, the Lady Patriots, had just defeated a…

Read More

Lone Wolf Rising

By Rick Venecia On December 7th 2019, Payne Arena in Hidalgo will be hosting its first ever mixed martial arts pay per view as two legends will go toe to toe in the octagon. Fight legends, Alberto El Patron and Tito Ortiz, will headline a Combate Americas event that is sure to be filled with…

Read More

Ribbon cutting marks opening of the Mission Tennis Center

Mary Fernal is excited to see an influx of tennis players from across the state hosted in Mission, thanks to the new tennis complex. On Nov. 26 this week, the city of Mission held a ribbon cutting for the Mission Tennis Center at Birdwell Park, located at 2400 N. Stewart Rd. The facilities, said to…

Read More

Boerne Champion bests Pioneer in OT

The Boerne Champion Chargers survived a wild comeback by the Sharyland Pioneer Diamondbacks to win the Region IV 5A Div. II semi-final 45-38 in overtime Saturday afternoon at the Alamodome in San Antonio. Trailing 38-23 going into the fourth quarter Pioneer scored 15 unanswered points and got a strong defensive effort to get the game…

Read More

More Magic

The fact that the 2019 Sharyland Pioneer Diamondbacks football team is having a magical season cannot be denied. Their 28-21 win over Pflugerville Weiss last Friday night in Corpus Christi was their eleventh straight, earning them a trip to the Alamodome in San Antonio for a UIL 5A Div. II Region IV semi-final game against…

Read More