Area Sports

UTRGV looking to ‘Pack the House’ for Jan. 25 basketball game

By Jonah Goldberg EDINBURG – For the fourth consecutive year, the UTRGV Department of Intercollegiate Athletics is giving away 500 #RallyTheValley T-shirts, and is offering “buy one, get one free” vouchers at corporate partner locations. The event is part of UTRGV Athletics’ fourth annual “Pack the House” night for the men’s basketball game against New…

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Sharyland girls, Palmview boys get big wins

The races for basketball playoff spots are heating up for the schools of the Big 7 with a pair of teams in need of wins to either get, or stay, in the hunt doing just that this past Tuesday night at Sharyland High School.  The Lady Rattlers of Sharyland High got seven points in the…

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Wrestle fest

What lasts two days, involves over 60 teams and over 1,000 matches on nine mats in two gyms? If you answered the Sharyland Pioneer Grapefruit Bowl Wrestling Championships you would be correct. In addition, the tournament featured over 650 competitors, handed out over 150 medals and trophies, and t-shirts featuring Gary the Grappling Grapefruit, the…

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Lady Patriots’ duo receive All State honors

Their high school volleyball careers may have ended over two months ago, but for Bella Dominguez and Kassandra Lerma of the Mission Veterans Lady Patriots, the post season honors keep coming. And their most recent accolades have them both being named to the 2019 5A Texas Sports Writers Association’s All-State Volleyball Second Team. How high…

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Second half success

La Joya takes two from Juarez-Lincoln One year after winning only four district games the entire season, the Lady Coyotes of La Joya High won their fifth in six tries this season by defeating the Lady Huskies of Juarez-Lincoln 51-22 Tuesday night as part of a girls/boys basketball double header at Juarez-Lincoln High school. The…

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King of the hill

Marburger tops in state Sharyland Pioneer quarterback Eddie Lee Marburger had quite a season. Not only did he lead the Diamondbacks to their first ever undefeated district record, and their first ever district, bi-district and area championships but he did so while completing 286 of 433 pass attempts for 4,505 yards, 58 touchdowns and only…

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Double “W’s” for D’backs

A quartet of basketball teams, each with playoff aspirations, squared off at Mission Veterans Memorial High School in Mission this past Tuesday night in a pair of UIL District 31-5A games. All of the schools in the Big 7, whether in District 31-5A or District 30-6A, are currently playing their games in a double-header format…

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A “walk-off” through 2019

“Walk-off” is a sports term that has emerged over the past few years, one used to describe the winning of a contest on the game’s last play. There are numerous examples. Kirk Gibson’s pinch hit home run in the bottom of the ninth off of Dennis Eckersley in Game One of the 1988 World Series…

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Big 7 girls’ hoops teams begin district play

Texas high school sports teams get to take a much needed break next week when the UIL mandated five day off rule comes into play.  For basketball teams it comes at a point where most teams need it, having wrapped up a healthy dose of tournament play and numerous non-district games. Most of the girls’…

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Subs spark Coyotes

Awards are a big part of the sports world. They can be for a variety of achievements like most valuable player or newcomer of the year. Some sports awards are specific in what they honor. Professional baseball awards the Gold Glove to players who excel at defense. The NBA has a Sixth Man award to…

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