Area Sports

Area track teams, athletes experiencing success

Just days before the UIL mandated suspension of athletic events across the state of Texas a good number of area athletes got the chance to showcase their speed, strength and jumping skills at a couple of local track meets. Two team titles The Mission Veterans Lady Patriots put up 168 points in route to a…

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Big 7 soccer teams go the distance

Editor’s note: After this article was sent to press, UIL announced they had extended its suspension of all UIL athletic events until Monday, May 4. In the midst of the uncertainty currently surrounding almost every aspect of daily life in this country it would be remiss to just forget about the accomplishments of our local…

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UIL suspends all events

Editor’s note: After this article was sent to press, UIL announced they had extended its suspension of all UIL athletic events until Monday, May 4. High school athletics a Coronavirus victim It was a decision that sent shock waves across the Lone Star state. Last Friday, the UIL (University Interscholastic League) announced that effective Monday,…

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Lady Rattlers softball coach reaches milestone

Area high school softball teams are just beginning district play but for one longtime coach, this season will already be remembered for a major achievement.  Maybe. When I told Sharyland coach Paul Cruz I was going to do a story on his 400th career coaching victory he responded, “I already forgot. We’ve got to get…

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From Patriot to Hilltopper

VMHS senior signs letter of intent Ronnie Cantu will be continuing her academic and athletic career at the next level after graduating. Last Thurs. March 5 Cantu, a senior at Veterans Memorial High School who excelled in basketball and volleyball, signed a letter of intent to play basketball for St. Edward’s University in Austin. Cantu,…

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Big 7 schools, athletes continue to excel

The signs are all here, from Daylight Savings Time to Spring Break. Winter is over. But before we say good bye to it, let’s take a moment to go back and review the accomplishments made by the schools and athletes of the Big 7 in the sports of basketball, wrestling and swimming and diving.  The…

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Overcoming adversity

Juarez-Lincoln High School senior signs letter of intent Ashley Rodriguez has been working hard academically and athletically to continue her journey at the collegiate level. Last Fri. March 6, Rodriguez, a senior at Juarez-Lincoln High School, signed a letter of intent to play soccer for Western Texas College. Her mother and aunt, along with her…

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Pioneer boys’ basketball team reaches Sweet Sixteen

Down by four points early in the third quarter, the Sharyland Pioneer boys’ basketball team went on a 19-6 run over the rest of the third and into the fourth to take control of their 5A Region IV quarter-final game versus Corpus Christi Veterans Memorial at La Feria High School this past Tuesday night, propelling…

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Big 7 soccer teams positioning for playoffs

The 2020 district soccer season is wrapping up in the next week with a number of Big 7 teams having already qualified for the playoffs and many others still in the hunt.  Two Big 7 teams are still unbeaten in district play and if everything falls into place all four district champions (30-6A Boys, 30-6A…

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Four Lady Coyotes head for collegiate career

Four Lady Coyote soccer players from La Joya High School, Keyla Mata, Kayla Ochoa, Vanessa Ramos and Kendra Renteria, signed letters of intent to play for Jarvis Christian College. Monday, Feb. 24, the four athletes were praised by family, friends, coaches and administration in the La Joya High School cafeteria. Come fall, the teammates will…

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