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District races coming down to the wire

20190315 PioneerSoccerThe District 30-6A and 31-5A races are coming down to the wire for boys and girls soccer teams and with nine of the 14 teams from the seven Mission, La Joya and Sharyland high schools in the thick of their respective races, which teams will extend their seasons into the UIL state playoffs and which will be left on the outside looking in, will soon be determined. So let’s take a look at each of the four districts, through Monday’s games, involving Big 7 teams and which of the 14 teams have either clinched a district title or a playoff berth, or are still in the running as only one week remains in regular season play.

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Sharyland High School athlete signs letter of intent for Trinity University

A Sharyland High School senior, who is as gifted on the field as she is in the classroom according to her coach, will be playing for Trinity University.

Estefania Hinojosa signed a letter of intent at a ceremony last Thursday, March 7, to play volleyball and study engineering science. The university is a major Division III university in San Antonio and the volleyball team-The Lady Tigers compete in the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference. Last year, they finished their conference as the regular season co-champions with a 15-1 record and an overall record 25-7, ranking #17 in the nation in the NCAA Division III poll.

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Preseason play wrapping up with district around the corner

20190302 BLHSvsLJHSSTThe last few games of non-district and tournament play are slated for this weekend as Big 7 baseball programs gear up for the grind of district action. With 30-6A and 31-5A featuring some of the top teams South Texas has to offer, they will be looking to have a good showing this weekend for the start of district on Tuesday.

Sharyland ISD Hardball Classic
The Sharyland Rattlers and the Sharyland Pioneer Diamondbacks played solid ball in the first two days of the tournament, but a forfeiture on day three prevented the public from seeing two of the Valley’s best in the championship game.

The Sharyland Rattlers went 3-1 in at home in pool play, advancing to the semifinals of their host tournament by beating Edinburg High (10-0), McAllen Memorial (9-1) and Brownsville Rivera (5-4), but falling to Brownsville Veterans (0-3).

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Pioneer student signs on to Southwestern University

20190227 Linsey GarzaA Sharyland Pioneer High School senior signed a letter of intent to play golf for Southwestern University.

Linsey Garza signed the letter Wednesday, Feb. 27 during a ceremony at Pioneer High School’s gym.

“I wouldn’t have this special opportunity without my supportive coaches, family friends and teammates,” Garza said at the signing. “I’m extremely excited to celebrate the next step in my career.”

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Lady Rattlers outlifting the competition Big 7 sending 16 powerlifters to state

20190305 PowerliftingSHSLadyRattersSTSharyland High was in the spotlight at the Region V Division I Championships at PSJA Memorial last weekend as the Lady Rattlers powerlifting squad had five punch their ticket to the state meet in Waco March 14 through March 16.

The Lady Rattlers came in sixth as a team, but some individual performances stood out to give Sharyland a top 10 finish against the top competition Region V has to offer.

Brianda Resendez brought home the Top Overall Lifter Award after she finished first in the 132-pound weight class, shattering a couple state records along the way.

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Sharyland earns tourney title, Sharyland Pioneer nearly takes another crown

20190223 FBHSvsSPHSSTThe snakes of Sharyland are off to strong starts on the diamond in 2019 as both the Rattlers and Diamondbacks flexed a bit of early season muscle this past weekend in tournament play. With non-district and tourney action in full-swing, Sharyland and Sharyland Pioneer are set to host the second annual Sharyland ISD Hardball Classic this weekend at both high schools.

Read more: Sharyland earns tourney title, Sharyland Pioneer nearly takes another crown