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Pioneer, La Joya advance Two entered. Two advanced. The Big 7 representation in the baseball playoffs lived to fight another week as both the La Joya Coyotes and Pioneer Diamondbacks won three-game series to advance to the Sweet 16. Due to Nikki Rowe’s loss to Corpus Christi Ray the Diamondbacks and Coyotes represent the final…

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Third Round Bound

Diamondbacks, Coyotes reach Regional Quarterfinals Pioneer seniors have a lot going on. End of year celebrations, banquets and prom. Oh yeah, and Diamondback baseball is back in the third round of the Class 5A state playoffs. The regional quarterfinal round against Corpus Christi Veterans takes place Thursday, Friday and Saturday if necessary. Today’s Game 2…

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Coyotes, Diamondbacks roll on

Two advance Big 7 baseball squads advance past Area round Pioneer baseball went through both highs and lows in its three-game Area round series against Corpus Christi Moody. In the end, the Diamondbacks advanced with a 2-1 series victory. Both teams won with stellar road performances before the experience of the Diamondbacks shined through in…

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Mission CISD chooses contractor for turf projects

This article originally ran in the May 6 issue of the Progress Times  At the April board of trustees meeting, the school board finalized a contract with Hellas Construction for the baseball and softball field turf projects. The board approved the contract for $3,852,000 for synthetic turf on all four fields and their bullpens.  Hellas…

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Visitor side construction underway at Tom Landry

After running into issues with the repairs at Tom Landry Hall of Fame Stadium, which delayed the project for months, Mission CISD leaders and the board of trustees decided to split the repairs into two projects. G&G Construction would continue work on the home side while the district put the visitor side out to bid…

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Upsets Galore

Mission, La Joya advance as lower seeds Two Big 7 baseball teams were on the right side of upsets during Bi-district week. Mission, who got into the playoffs at the last possible moment, came through against a district champion and the La Joya Coyotes advanced as a third-seed. Mission outpaces Los Fresnos At the beginning…

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CLUTCH AND CALM

Rattlers onto regional tourney after home victory over CC Vets MISSION — Sharyland High started strong and finished even stronger to take down Corpus Christi Veterans 3-2 at home on Friday night. The third-round victory was extremely hard-fought as the two Class 5A heavyweights did battle at Richard Thompson Stadium. A late goal by red…

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MCISD baseball and softball fields to get turf

The Mission High School and Mission Veterans baseball and softball fields are getting a facelift. By the 2023 season, all four locations will be complete with brand new synthetic turf. Mission CISD has been working with Javier Hinojosa Engineering to design the new layouts for the diamonds. The board of trustees approved the final designs…

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Crunch time

Girls’ Big 7 soccer playoff previews It’s playoff time for BIG 7 girls’ soccer teams. As the years have gone on, girls’ programs have quickly caught up to the high standards set by state champion and qualifying boys’ teams. Now the young ladies are demanding just as much attention and respect around the Valley, region…

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Showtime

Big 7 boys’ soccer playoffs outlook RGV soccer is a gauntlet. Every week, twice a week schools are facing some of the best high school soccer in the state. Teams are sharpened game after game by strong competition and for the first few weeks of postseason action as they fight and claw to be the…

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