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Rattlers overwhelm Diamondbacks, win inaugural Snakeskin Classic

20141024 Sharyland v Pioneer Football Small 012-portraitCopyright 2014 Progress Times

By Ed Salas

The Sharyland Rattlers showed their little brothers some tough love en route to a 58-6 victory over the Sharyland Pioneer Diamondbacks on Friday to take home the trophy of the inaugural edition of the Snakeskin Classic at Richard Thompson Stadium and remain undefeated in District 31-5A.

“It’s a bitter-sweet victory,” Rattlers head coach Ron Adame said. “We spent a lot of time with those kids across on the other side. They aren’t ours anymore, but a big part of our heart is still with those kids. At the same time we’ve got to hit the playoffs in stride. We got things we certainly need to work on. Our boys performed tonight and they showed what they’re capable of and I’m proud of them.”

The Rattlers struck and struck often during an overwhelming performance against the Diamondbacks. Sharyland improved to 7-1 overall, 4-0 in district. The loss dropped Pioneer to 3-6, 1-4.

“We talked to our kids beforehand,” Adame said. “As head coaches and a coaching staff, we pretty much understood that this is a game and nothing more than a game. For it to lead to something where there is unnecessary roughness type of activity, that’s not what their about, that’s not what we’re about. I’m proud of both teams for showing the Sharyland ISD a good night of entertainment.”

And it was entertaining, for the Rattlers.

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Sharyland Foundation awards nearly $30,000 in grants

The Sharyland ISD Foundation awarded $29,244 to the district for Round 22 of its grant cycle.

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South Texas Indian Dancers Pow Wow is Oct 24-25

20141024-Indian-Pow-Wow- dy-052Years ago, the Lipan Apache Indians were among the Native American tribes that roamed the area. Today, the Apache culture is being preserved by the South Texas Indian Dancers with their sponsor Robert Soto, a descendant of the Lipan Apache Indians.

The South Texas Indian Dancers will host their 25th annual South Texas (Way South) Pow Wow at the McAllen Creative Incubator, 601 N. Main, McAllen Oct. 24-25.

A variety of Indian dances will be performed throughout the event that starts of Friday, Oct. 24, at 6:30 p.m. with the Grand Entry. On Saturday, Oct. 25, Exhibition Dance begins at 11 a.m. Gourd dancing is scheduled from 1 to 4 p.m.

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19th Annual Texas Butterfly Festival starts Nov. 1

20141016 National-Butterfly-Center KO 0013Fall is here and the amazing butterfly migration is underway in the Rio Grande Valley. Along with the butterfly migration comes the 19th Annual Texas Butterfly Festival where butterfly enthusiasts from all across the country gather to enjoy the beauty of nature in her colorful array.

The festival runs Nov. 1-4 at the the National Butterfly Park, 3333 Butterfly Park Drive, in Mission, featuring field trips and tours to butterfly and birding hotspots all across the Rio Grande Valley. In addition, a range of seminars will be held for beginners as well as for seasoned veteran butterfliers who wish to learn more about butterflies and the unique habitat offered by the Rio Grande Valley of Texas.

Early registration is encouraged, as many of the field trips and seminars will be filled as the event draws near.

Read more: 19th Annual Texas Butterfly Festival starts Nov. 1

Sharyland football will add a new chapter in the history books when the first-year Sharyland Pioneer Diamondbacks and top-ranked Sharyland Rattlers face each other for the first time in the inaugural Snakeskin Classic at 7:30 p.m. on Friday at Richard Tho

20141017 Football SPHS vs VMHS lg-96Sharyland football will add a new chapter in the history books when the first-year Sharyland Pioneer Diamondbacks and top-ranked Sharyland Rattlers face each other for the first time in the inaugural Snakeskin Classic at 7:30 p.m. on Friday at Richard Thompson Stadium.

Sharyland (6-1 overall, 3-0 district) and Pioneer (3-5, 1-3) share District 31-5A real estate and although they may find themselves at different levels within the district’s echelon, their records won’t matter this Friday.

“It’s going to be historic being that it’s the first one,” Rattlers head coach Ron Adame said. “I know coach Wheeler and his staff will have those Diamondbacks ready, and those boys, we look at them as though they are still a part of us. I know it’s going to be a nice, friendly rivalry. It’s going to be good for the community and it’s going be a good, clean game, and we’re looking forward to that first historic encounter between us and the Diamondbacks.”

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