Area Sports

Moving On

Four Big 7 boys’ basketball teams still playing The regular season for boys’ basketball concluded earlier this week with four Big 7 schools having either qualified outright for a playoff spot or in need of a tie breaker game victory to get there. Here is a look at each team still in the running. Sharyland…

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Fifteen Big 7 wrestlers state bound

Nine boys and six girls from the seven Mission, Sharyland and La Joya high schools, the Big 7, have qualified for the University Interscholastic League’s (UIL’s) State Wrestling Championship meet which is being held today and tomorrow at the Berry Center in Cypress, Texas. Last year Sharyland Pioneer led the way among the Big 7…

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Lady Diamondbacks and Lady Patriots advance

It was almost deja vu all over again for the Pioneer Lady Diamondbacks basketball team. Last year Coach Nicole Villarreal’s team entered the bi-district round of the UIL state playoffs as a heavy favorite thanks to their 13-1 district record and their first ever District 31-5A championship. As the No. 1 seed, the Lady Diamondbacks…

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Playoff primer

Three Big 7 girls’ basketball teams ready for the post season The UIL girls’ state basketball playoffs begin next week and with it comes both the familiar and the new for the qualifying teams from the Big 7. Here is a look at the teams who have qualified.  Sharyland Pioneer The Lady Diamondbacks return to…

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Starting off on the right foot

Early goals aided both the girls and boys soccer teams of La Joya Juarez-Lincoln High School this past Tuesday night in a pair of wins against La Joya High. The victories also kept both the Lady Huskies and Huskies undefeated two weeks into the start of District 30-6A play. The Lady Huskies started off the…

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Repeat Sweeps

Sharyland High soccer teams take down Pioneer One week after opening district play with a pair of victories over La Joya Palmview, the Lady Rattlers and Rattlers soccer teams of Sharyland High did it again with identical 4-0 victories over Sharyland Pioneer Tuesday night at Richard Thompson Stadium in Mission. Combined with their victories over…

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All mixed up

UIL reveals new district alignments The box is sealed and clearly marked. “Do not open until 9:00 A.M. (CST) Monday, February 3, 2020.” Inside the box are packets that will reveal the 2020-21 and 2021-22 tentative volleyball, basketball, and football district assignments from the UIL.  Waiting along with the box at the Harlingen CISD Aquatics…

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VMHS senior signs letter of intent

Charlee Salinas is getting ready to move on to the next phase of her academic and athletic career. Salinas, a senior at Veterans Memorial High School in the Mission CISD, signed a letter of intent last Thurs. Jan. 23 to run track and field at Sam Houston State University. She heads to Huntsville in the…

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Lady Rattlers take Dual championship

It came down to the wire last Thursday in the Donna High School gymnasium, but when the final match was over, it was the Sharyland Lady Rattlers that earned the right to hoist the District 16-5A girls duals wrestling championship trophy over their heads in victory. And with the Donna High team being the defending…

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Sharyland soccer starting strong

Coming into the 2020 high school soccer season one could expect that the boys and girls teams of Sharyland High to be considered tough draws throughout the season.  Both squads made the post season last year and return some of the same personnel this year from those teams.  The two teams early season tournament play…

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