Area Sports

La Joya ISD reverses course, will resume athletic season

After deciding last month not to participate in the fall 2020 athletic season, the La Joya school district announced in a Tuesday news release the district will participate in varsity fall sports such as cross-country, football, team tennis and volleyball next week. “La Joya ISD Administration and School Board reassessed its participation in athletic activities…

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Sonny Detmer remembered

Sonny Detmer, the winningest coach in the history of Mission High School football passed away after a brief illness this past Tuesday in Somerset, Texas. He was 76. Detmer was currently serving as the head coach at Somerset High School.  Detmer came to Mission High prior to the 1989 season and continued the pass-first philosophy…

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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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Play Ball!

Mission CISD approves return to athletics The local prep athletic scene got a big boost from Mission CISD administration this week when they announced plans to re-open the district’s high schools for the purposes of varsity athletics. The re-opening date is set for Monday, September 28. “After cautiously and meticulously assessing all data gathered, the…

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Mission CISD varsity athletes to resume in-person athletics

Student varsity athletes at Mission CISD will have a competitive season after district officials announced Tuesday the return of in-person student athletics for varsity sports, Athletes will return beginning Monday, Sept. 28, the district said in a news release. “After cautiously and meticulously assessing all data gathered, the decision has been made to take a…

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“Holl or nothing”

Mission resident to compete on NBC’s American Ninja Warrior Holly Cavazos spent the last two years aiming to meet a goal she initially thought of a decade ago. Cavazos, a Mission resident, will be featured on the National Broadcasting Company (NBC) show “American Ninja Warrior” this Monday, Sept. 14, 2020 at 7 p.m. The competition…

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MCISD mulls over fall athletics

The Mission CISD Board of Trustees is leaving the decision on fall sports up to the superintendent. This week, the district held a regular meeting to discuss the athletic schedule for the fall, which had been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. The Mission Consolidated Independent School District sent a survey out to parents to…

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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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MCISD to receive report on Tom Landry Stadium renovation project

By next week, Mission school board trustees may be briefed on findings of an assessment report for the multi-million dollar Tom Landry Hall of Fame stadium that was approved last fall.  “As we know, the stadium was completed a few years ago, however, there were some items that needed correcting,” district maintenance director Ricardo Rivera…

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