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Mercedes and La Joya Palmview players fight for rebound during a non-district game Tuesday. Mercedes claimed a 50-43 victory. The Tigers are now 12-4 on the season.

Mercedes player drives past a La Joya Palmview player during a non-district game Tuesday. Mercedes claimed a 50-43 victory. The Tigers are now 12-4 on the season.

Mercedes’ Caleb Arthur flies in for a layup after a steal in the fourth quarter during a non-district game Tuesday against LaJoya Palmview at Mercedes. Arthur scored eight points in the game and Mercedes claimed a 50-43 victory. The Tigers are now 12-4 on the season.

Mercedes point guard Jared Castaneda takes a shot in the lane between two La Joya Palmview defenders in a non-district game last week. The Tigers are off to a 12-4 start this season.

Mercedes Jared Castaneda drives toward the basket against the La Joya Palmview defender during their non-district game last week at Mercedes.

Tigers in search of identity, but still keep winning

The Mercedes boys’ basketball team is in search of finding out who they really are, according to coach Rick Trevino. Considering they started out 12-4 so far, opponents may not

Donna North’s Briana Palomares brings the ball downcourt after a rebound during a game against Sharyland at the Donna High Girls Basketball Invitational.

Sharyland’s Karla Garza tries to hold onto the ball as a Donna North defender cuts her off from driving during their game Saturday at the Donna High Girls Basketball Invitational.

Donna North’s Briana Palomares stretches for a rebound while a Sharyland players goes over her back during their game Saturday at the Donna High Girls Basketball Invitational.Donna North beat Sharyland and ended up in a three-way tie for first.

Donna North Eleny Cavazos attempts to block a shot by Sharyland’s Marissa Jones during their game Saturday at the Donna High Girls Basketball Invitational. Donna North finished in a three-way tie for first place along with Sharyland Pioneer and Edinburg Vela.

Girls basketball never dull

Last year, the Donna North girls basketball team could play with anyone on their schedule - when they could hold onto the ball. Twenty or more turnovers would honestly be

PSJA North’s Arturo Beltran looks for some running room during the first half of a Class 6A Area Round football game between PSJA North and San Benito on Friday.

Marco Salinas (11) and a San Benito player go after a pass during their Class 6A Area Round game on Friday at PSJA Stadium in Pharr.

San Benito quarterback Jacob Cavazos (7) stiff arms a PSJA North defendier during their Class 6A Area Round football game between PSJA North and San Benito on Friday.

PSJA North’s Israel Olivarez fends off a San Benito defender during their Class 6A Area Round football game between PSJA North and San Benito on Friday.

San Benito defenders tackle PSJA North quarterback Iziaah Rangel during their Class 6A Area Round football game between PSJA North and San Benito on Friday. San Benito won the game, 43-35.

PSJA North cheerleaders celebrate during the Class 6A Area Round football game between PSJA North and San Benito on Friday.

PSJA Raiders lose playoff game in overtime

Arturo Beltran knew the day would come when his high school career would be over. For the PSJA North wide receiver/running back/touchdown maker, losing to San Benito in the Class

PSJA North’s Jonathan Garza looks for more running room during the first quarter of the Raiders game against Laredo United South Saturday in the first round of the Class 6A state playoffs at PSJA Stadium.

PSJA North’s Jonathan Garza is tackled by a Laredo United South player Saturday in the first round of the Class 6A state playoffs at PSJA Stadium.

PSJA North’s Arturo Beltran rushes toward the end zone during the first quarter of the Raiders game agains Laredo United South Saturday in the first round of the Class 6A state playoffs at PSJA Stadium.

PSJA North quarterback Iziaah Rangel gets pushed out of bounds after a big run against Laredo United South on Saturday in the first round of the Class 6A state playoffs at PSJA Stadium.

PSJA North’s Arturo Beltran rushes for positive yardage during the first quarter of the Raiders game against Laredo United South Saturday.

PSJA North’s Arturo Beltran looks to turn the corner after getting a handoff against Laredo United South on Saturday in the first round of the Class 6A state playoffs at PSJA Stadium.

PSJA North’s Arturo Beltran rushes toward the end zone during the first quarter of the Raiders game agains Laredo United South Saturday in the first round of the Class 6A state playoffs at PSJA Stadium.

PSJA North’s Arturo Beltran (3) celebrates with quarterback Iziaah Rangel (28) after Beltran scored a touchdown on Saturday in the first round of the Class 6A state playoffs at PSJA Stadium.

Friday’s post-season Raiders game first in nine years

Four teams represented District 30-6A in the playoffs on Friday. Only PSJA North remains. Coach Marcus Kaufmann has said since the early part of the year, when his team had

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