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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.

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Diamondbacks historic season comes to an end

20190223 CCMHSvsSPHSSTSharyland Pioneer’s season on the hardwood may have come to an end on Saturday in the area round of the state playoffs, but the 2018-2019 Diamondbacks will go down in school history as one of the best teams to ever take the court at SPHS.

The Diamondbacks earned the first district championship in program history after a 13-1 record in 31-5A action, and in advancing to the second round, added Sharyland Pioneer’s third bi-district championship to the trophy case.

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Big 7 wrestlers state bound

STBig7Seven boys and seven girls from the seven Mission, Sharyland and La Joya high schools, the Big 7, have qualified for the University Interscholastic League’s (UIL’s) State Wrestling Championship meet which is being held today and tomorrow at the Berry Center in Cypress, Texas.

With six wrestlers qualified for state, Sharyland Pioneer leads the way among the Big 7 5A schools while La Joya Juarez-Lincoln leads the way among the 6A schools with four wrestlers qualified.

Here is a list of the Big 7 State Championship qualifying wrestlers by school and weight class:

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