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Diamondbacks fall to the Sandcrabs in high scoring game

20181116 Football CHS vs SPHSIn what was a back-and-forth game all night long, the Calhoun Sandcrabs defeated the Sharyland Pioneer Diamondbacks in Friday night''s bi-district round playoff game by a score of 56-55.

The Diamondbacks scored first on a 89 yard touchdown pass from Jacob Rosales to Lavar Lindo with 3:41 remaining in the first quarter. After the Sandcrabs tied it at 7-7, Pioneer's Tristan Castillo scored his first of two rushing touchdowns with 10:10 remaining in the second quarter to give the Diamondbacks a 14-7 lead. Castillo's second TD run came with 3:40 remaining in the second quarter to give Pioneer a 21-14 lead at the time. After Calhoun tied the score at 21-21, a touchdown pass from Rosales to Luke Padilla with 1:14 remaining in the second quarter game Pioneer a 28-21 halftime lead.

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Sharyland students sign letters of intent

On Wednesday, two students from both of Sharyland’s high schools signed letters of intent to their respective colleges, signaling the beginning of their post-secondary education.

Johnny Lugo, a senior at Pioneer High School, signed a letter of intent Wednesday to play baseball for the University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley. On the other side of the district, Sharyland High School student Jun Min “Jimmy” Lee signed a letter to play golf at Texas A&M
University in College Station.

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Sharyland, Pioneer host bi-district matchups at Thompson Stadium

20181026 STSHSvMercedes3074While the Sharyland Rattlers are known across South Texas for their football prowess, the Pioneer Diamondbacks are building a tradition of their own. For the third straight year, both Sharyland ISD schools are preparing for bi-district games as the opening round of the state playoffs gets underway this weekend.

And not only do the Rattlers and Diamondbacks get to play extra football this postseason, they’ll have the opportunity to pick up playoffs wins right here on their homefield at Richard Thompson Stadium.

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Two Sharyland football players to serve two-year church missions

20181109 KleinAndLongoriaWhile most high school graduates are busy planning on furthering their education and pursuing their career path, two Sharyland High School varsity football team members plan to first serve as missionaries for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Blake Klein, who graduated from SHS last June, will spend the next two years as a missionary in Antofagasta, Chile – literally following in the footsteps of his father, Paul Klein, who served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ in Antofagasta from 1986-87.

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It’s do-or-die time

STBig7With only one week remaining in the Valley high school football season, three of the football teams from the Mission, Sharyland and La Joya school districts, the Big 7, are already assured of extending their seasons into the University Interscholastic League’s (UIL’s) state playoffs. Of the remaining four teams, one has been eliminated and three are going into tonight’s games fighting for their playoff lives.

With a bye this week, the 6-0 (7-3 overall) Sharyland Rattlers have already assured themselves of not only a playoff berth, but of an undefeated regular season and the outright District 16-5A-2 championship. As for the 4-1 (6-3 overall) Sharyland Pioneer Diamondbacks, while they have punched their ticket into the state playoffs as well, they still have something to play for. That’s because with a win over the 1-4 (2-7 overall) Edcouch Elsa Yellowjackets tonight, the Diamondbacks will not only enter the playoffs as 16-5A-2’s second seed, but they will also finish the regular season in sole possession of second place.

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Sharyland Rattlers dominant in homecoming game

20181026 STSHSvMercedes3074Sharyland Rattlers hosted the Mercedes Tigers Friday evenong for their Homecoming Game. The Rattlers defended their home field in front of many Sharyland Alumni, who were present for Homecoming Festivities, and made winning look easy. You could tell all Alumni were proud to be called Rattlers after the performance the boys put up throughout the game.

Sharyland took an early lead and owned the first half, ending the first half with a score of 33 - 0. During the 3rd quarter the Tigers managed to land a long pass and put 7 points on the board, but that was all the Rattlers let them have. The Rattlers responded with 12 points, ending the game Rattlers 45 - Tigers 7.

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