Wednesday, May 22, 2019
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Sharyland’s Lee: Top golfer to a tee

20190507 SharylandRattlersGolfersHis name is Jummin Lee but he goes by “Jimmy” and he is one of the top junior golfers in the nation. Is he however the best boys 5A golfer in the state of Texas? He very well could be, and he’s about to get the opportunity to prove that he is Monday and Tuesday as he competes in the UIL Golf State Tournament in Georgetown.

As a four time district champion, a two time regional champion and a four time state qualifier, with a third place finish last year, Lee certainly has earned the right to be named the All-Valley boys golfer of the year the past three years as he has. However, the one accomplishment that has eluded him is a state championship And that is what he is determined to bring back from Georgetown with him next week.

Now in his senior year at Sharyland High School, Lee was only a sophomore when he committed to continue his golfing career at what was the second ranked golf school at the time, Texas A & M University. He is now ranked 27th in the nation in junior golf and is ranked 604th in the world as an amateur golfer.

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Familiar foes set to face off

20190511 CCVMHSvsSPHSThree Big 7 baseball teams along with another District 31-5A squad have advanced to the Region IV quarterfinals of the UIL playoffs following impressive victories over highly ranked opponents from the Coastal Bend last weekend. The victories set up matchups between teams who know each other well. District 31-5A champion Sharyland High takes on La Joya Palmview while Sharyland Pioneer meets Rio Grande City in third round series scheduled to begin last night.

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Two Sharyland Pioneer athletes sign on to compete at UTSA

20190510 PioneerSigning 1Sharyland Pioneer High School Seniors Obed Hernandez and Coy Burrows have spent the last few years competing in powerlifting together at their high school. Now, they will do the same at the collegiate level.

Both athletes signed letters of intent to compete in powerlifting at the University of Texas San Antonio during a ceremony held Friday, May 10. Hernandez is a four-year letterman in powerlifting and a two-time state medalist in the 198lb class. Hernandez won the state championship as a junior and was the silver medalist this year as a senior.

“UTSA has an amazing track record on the national level and I wanted to be part of that,” Hernandez said. “I knew I was going to powerlift in college since my freshman year. I’m good at it. Pioneer has given me a structured way to hone my craft, have fun and get better and see other people with likeminded interests. I am prepared for UTSA.”

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Sharyland High School students signs on to Texas A&M University - Kingsville

20190502 PioneerSigningA four-year letter winner in girls golf at Sharyland High School has signed to compete at Texas A&M - Kingsville.

Carolina Cantu signed a letter of intent Thursday, May 2 to attend the Division II University that competes in the Lone Star Conference.

“These four years have been amazing and I love how you all have helped me grow,” Cantu told the crowd who attended her signing event. The crowd included her team, classmates and coaches from Sharyland High School and TAMUK’s golf team.

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Lady Rattlers state bound

20190507 SharylandRattlersGolfersFive members of the Sharyland Lady Rattlers golf team are preparing to go up against the best of the best in the state of Texas at the UIL State Golf Tournament in Georgetown Monday and Tuesday of next week. The team, which is made up of one freshman, one junior and three seniors, will be looking to live up to the success of previous Lady Rattlers’ golf teams one of which, the 2018 team, placed second at the state tournament.

Coached by Ashley Garza, the Lady Rattlers earned the right to compete at the state tournament by placing second at the Region IV tournament. They actually tied for first at regional but lost the tiebreaker to Alamo Heights Blue to place second. While the Lady Rattlers would’ve rather won that tournament, it really did not affect their qualifying for state since the top three teams at each regional tournament all advance.

The five members of the Lady Rattlers golf team are freshman Samira Salinas, junior Maialen Eraña and seniors Gabby Osuna, Paulina Flores and Carolina Cantu.

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Pioneer, Smith Keep On Winning

20190503 SPHSvsCCCarroll

Three Big 7 schools are still alive in the UIL state baseball playoffs following impressive performances in last week’s first round bi-district contests. District 31-5A representatives Sharyland Pioneer, Sharyland High and La Joya Palmview all recorded shut-out victories over their opponents from District 32-5A in one game winner-take-all matchups. All three begin second round area contests tonight.

The Sharyland Pioneer Diamondbacks picked up their second straight bi-district title with a 10-0 five inning victory over Brownsville Lopez. The win improved the Diamondbacks record to 29-5 in what has been a record breaking season for victories for the five year program.

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