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Two schools, one athlete; Sharyland athlete makes history with signing

20191120 SHSSigningWhen she signed on to participate in women’s cross country and track and field team for the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, Andrea Gallardo made history.

Gallardo signed that letter Wednesday as a Lady Rattler with Sharyland High School, but is a student at Sharyland Advanced Academy. She became the first student from SA3 to sign a national letter of intent and will represent both schools at the collegiate level.

“It’s been difficult combining sports with high school and earning my associate’s degree, but I feel like it’s prepared me for the next four years,” Gallardo said. “My coaches have prepared me for this by working with me these four years to do my best every day and treat my races like it’s my last one. It helps me to perform at the collegiate level and it’s an honor to represent both of my schools under this umbrella; I’m making history.”

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Pioneer reaches unchartered territory; Area round game in Corpus tonight

20191115 PioneervSanAntonioCardinalsSTThe Sharyland Pioneer Diamondbacks made history last week, winning their tenth straight game and more importantly, their first post season game ever. The 59-14 victory over San Antonio Southside advanced the Diamondbacks to the area round of the 2019 UIL 5A Div. II playoffs and a match-up with Pflugerville Weiss tonight.

Kickoff is scheduled for 7:30 pm at Cabaniss Field in Corpus Christi.

Besides being the first time advancing this far, Pioneer will also leave the Valley for the first time ever for a playoff game.

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Magic Man

20191115 EddieLeeSTDo you believe in magic? Not the kind of on-stage magic that results in a woman being sawed in half but the kind of magic that makes you realize that you are witnessing something special; something you may have never seen before or may never see again.

That is the kind of magic that has been on display every single time that Sharyland Pioneer junior quarterback Eddie Lee Marburger has taken to the gridiron thus far this season.

While Marburger’s magic has been on full display all season long, it wasn’t exactly a magical carpet ride for the six-foot-three, 185 pound quarterback prior to this season. As a matter of fact, you could very easily say that Marburger’s first two seasons as the Diamondbacks’ signal caller were anything but magical; case in point his freshman season. That was when Marburger got his first taste of playing with the big boys. He played in two games that season and completed only three of 13 pass attempts for 60 yards, one interception and no touchdowns. As a result, he finished his freshman season with a quarterback rating of 14.3.

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Pioneer makes history; moves on

20191115 PioneervsSanAntonioSSCardinalsSTPlayoff games often require teams to step up their games in order to win and advance. It makes sense since your opponent is a playoff caliber team too.

After an impressive regular season putting up staggering numbers it was hard to imagine how the Sharyland Pioneer Diamondbacks could get any better at running their fast paced, pass oriented offense.

Their 59-14 victory over San Antonio Southside tonight at Richard Thompson Stadium was certainly impressive. The Diamondbacks scored touchdowns on all of their first half possessions to build a 42-0 halftime lead in a dominating display of both offense and defense. The offense scored six touchdowns; taking just a little more than five minutes of total possession for their part in building the big lead. Five of the six scoring drives were completed in five plays or less. All six drives were over 60 yards. Four of the touchdowns were for 46 yards or more.

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Playoff time for Pioneer, Sharyland

20191115 PioneerFootballThe intensity and drama that come with the high school football season in Texas is about to get amped up. It’s playoff time! That’s good news for the fans and all those associated with the two high schools from Sharyland ISD, as both Pioneer and Sharyland High qualified for two of the four spots from UIL District 16-5A Div. II. The paths each took to make it were as different as the two teams which greeted head football coaches Tom Lee and Ron Adame when practice opened back in August.

The 2019 Sharyland Pioneer Diamondbacks football team entered the season focused on unfinished business. They even had the letters D – U – B printed on the backs of their practice gear to remind them. The letters stand for “Diamondbacks Unfinished Business”, a reference to the way their 2018 campaign went.

The 2018 season, in particular two games from last year stand out. A one point, last play loss to Sharyland in a game that eventually determined the District 16-5A Div. II championship and another one point defeat in the bi-district round of the playoffs to Port Lavaca Calhoun which ended their season.

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Sharyland Pioneer athlete signs first LOI of the season

20191113 PioneerSigningA Sharyland Pioneer Diamondback will become a University of Houston Cougar after signing a letter of intent to play baseball for the university.

Evan Maldonado became the first athlete of the school year at Sharyland Pioneer High School to sign a letter of intent a Wednesday ceremony attended by his family, coaches and classmates.

“I’ve always had my eyes set on going there,” Maldonado explained, adding that he planned to study business.

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