Area Sports

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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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La Joya ISD cancels fall sports

No Friday night lights for Coyotes, Huskies and Lobos It will be a quiet night across the Rio Grande Valley prep sports scene tonight as local high school teams continue to wait for the fall sports season to begin. This weekend was originally scheduled to be the opening weekend of high school football contests for…

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Home is Where the Coyotes Are

La Joya loses former coach, teacher, administrator and school board member Ruben Eluterio Farias, or Coach Farias as many knew him, was not only born and raised in La Joya, but he spent most of his long career as a coach, teacher and administrator there. While he did leave La Joya briefly, it was only…

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Lasting impressions

You may have never heard of John Neeley, but you have heard him. You have, that is, if you’ve attended a Sharyland High or Sharyland Pioneer football game at Richard Thompson Stadium in the past 20 years or listened to Q94.5 for much of that same time period. If you are having trouble remembering then…

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