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Sharyland’s strength in numbers sets up a big 2018

20180824 SharylandFBall2018The season may just be getting started for the Sharyland Rattlers but their goal is clear: Finish.

The Rattlers are loaded with experience as they return 12 starters and 38 seniors, all of whom are looking to finish the job last year’s 9-3 playoff team nearly accomplished in their heartbreaking 42-39 triple overtime playoff loss to Alice in the second round.

“They saw how close we were to advancing, and for those seniors on that team they did a remarkable job of leading us, but there were a lot of kids on our team that are returners that experienced the feeling of two playoff games and being successful in the playoffs,” said Head Coach Ron Adame. “When we talk about our goals this year, it’s finishing games, knowing in spite of what the game starts like, you got to play four quarters and sometimes you may have to go to overtime to get the job done.”

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Sharyland ISD prepares for growing medical careers

Sharyland-LogoA 2015 study from the U.S. Department of Labor said employment of healthcare occupations are projected to grow 19 percent in the next few years, adding more than 2 million jobs nationwide.

 

To prepare for this growth, the Sharyland Independent School District is looking into the possibility of opening a Health Science Institute in the 2020 school year, according to Cynthia Aldape, the district’s Career Technical Education specialist.

 

“This will expand the existing high school curriculum into offering unique health science-focused electives that begins during their freshman year,” Aldape said. “We’ll focus on having students receive certifications either as a clinical medical assistant, pharmacy technician, sterilization technician and billing and coding specialist to continue to provide students with the educational foundation they need to be in the healthcare profession.”

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2016 Voters Guides

Mission Eagles drop season opener to P.S.J.A. North

20160902 WEBEAGLESThe Mission Eagles opened their 2016 season squaring off against the P.S.J.A. North Raiders at Tom Landry Stadium Friday night.

The Eagles were set to receive the opening kickoff but the Raiders had other plans beginning with an onside kick they’d recover and eventually find the end zone, opening up a 7-0 lead over the Eagles.

The Mission offense responded by scoring a touchdown of their own when senior quarterback Rudy Trevino hooked up with senior receiver/defensive back Jesus Vera, although they’d miss the extra point.

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Rattlers ready to take on Wildcats

20160813 RGB SHS TI IMG 0195 dr ST FEATThe stage is set. The blood, sweat and tears shed on the practice field during two-a-days has readied the Sharyland Rattlers for the bright Friday night lights as they kickoff their season tonight with a non-district clash with perennial playoff powerhouse Weslaco East Wildcats at 7:30 p.m. at Richard Thompson Stadium.

Ron Adame enters his fifth year as the Rattlers head coach with only two non-district games scheduled this year due to realignment and is looking forward to testing his team with a formidable season opening opponent.

“There’s a reason why we scheduled Weslaco East, they’ve made the playoffs in nine straight years,” Adame said. “We know what their program is all about and they’ve done a good job over there as a staff and overall program. We’re hoping that they bring the best out of us and ultimately our goal is to win this game and improve as a unit.”

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