Porter, Veterans Memorial prep for Pigskin Jubilee
By GARY LONGStaff WriterMarching bands from Porter and Veterans Memorial early college high schools are putting the finishing touches on their shows for this year’s 79th annual Pigskin Jubilee marching contest to be held Saturday at Bobby Morrow Stadium in San Benito. The Veterans Memorial program is called “From the Ground Up.”“That’s kind of the whole premise. “You’re like Oh wow, that’s the video game music and then if you’re familiar with Bjork, Oh that’s the New World that’s the new world after COVID. Porter calls its Pigskin show “Beyond Imagination.”The whole concept is curiosity and self discovery, band director Oscar Onofre said. Both Porter and Veterans Memorial are 5-A schools, as are Lopez and Pace, meaning they can go only as far as the Area G competition this year, a state year for 6-A schools.myrgv.com
'Grooming': The ubiquitous buzzword in LGBTQ school debate
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QAnon's 'Save the Children' morphs into popular slogan
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Lyon wins 5th straight women's Champions League title
Lyon players pose with trophy after winning the Women's Champions League final soccer match between Wolfsburg and Lyon at the Anoeta stadium in San Sebastian, Spain, Sunday, Aug. 30, 2020. (Gabriel Buoys/Pool via AP)SAN SEBASTIN SAN SEBASTILyon extended its European dominance by beating Wolfsburg 3-1 to win its fifth straight women's Champions League title on Sunday. Eugnie Le Sommer, Saki Kumagai and Sara Bjork Gunnarsdttir scored for Lyon as it clinched a record-extending seventh Champions League trophy. Its actually quite difficult to believe we have managed our fifth straight title, to be honest," Bouhaddi said. It was Wolfsburg's first loss in 41 games, since a 4-2 home defeat in the Champions League quarterfinals against Lyon in March 2019.
Texas A&M, Jimbo Fisher handed recruiting penalties by NCAA
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