Tribe ready to run



With a large group back from last year’s area finalist team, the Jourdanton Indians are hopeful they can make a deep run in the postseason. “We’ve been preparing the [seniors] for this since they were in ninth grade,” head coach Darrell Andrus said. “They’ve been to the playoffs every single year since the ninth grade. A lot of them have […]

Aggies clinch first playoff berth since 2016



For the first time since 2016, the Poteet Aggies are playoffbound after a dominant 57-14 win over Pearsall at home on Friday. “Win or lose, this team makes every play worth it,” senior Eric Treviño said. “We deserved it.” The Aggies set the tone on the second play of the game by recovering the first of three fumbles by the […]

Poteet not ready for dream to end



For Poteet senior offensive lineman Seth Ritchey, Friday’s playoff-clinching win over Pearsall was almost dream-like. Ritchey said he woke up the next morning expecting to have to come to grips with his high school football career being over instead of being a part of the first playoff team for the Aggies since 2016. Only, it wasn’t a dream and the […]

Hidalgo ends Lady Eagles’ season in straight sets



CORPUS CHRISTI — The Pleasanton Lady Eagles’ volleyball season came to an end on Thursday in a straight-set loss to Hidalgo (22-25, 20-25, 19-25) in the Area Round of the playoffs. With a young group, head coach Gabriel Aguirre was happy to get back to the Area Round. But the longtime head coach said the team really felt they could […]

Pleasanton’s playoff hopes tripped up in finale



For the second year in a row, the Pleasanton Eagles will miss the playoffs following a heartbreaking 23-20 loss to La Vernia at home on Friday. The Eagles fell behind two scores in the first quarter for the second week in a row and narrowly missed a stunning comeback for the second time in as many weeks in another entertaining […]

The best spectacle in amateur sports



There’s an argument to be made that the UIL state football playoffs is the single greatest amateur tournament in the United States. Entering this week, 704 teams will have a chance to go to the UIL State Champion- ships at AT&T Stadium in Arlington. By the end of the weekend, 352 schools will turn their attention to basketball and the […]

Lady Eagles open 2019 with win, playoff expectations



The Pleasanton Lady Eagles opened their 2019 basketball campaign with a thrilling 51-48 win over Falls City on Saturday and expectations to make the playoffs after missing the dance a year ago. The Lady Eagles fell behind early before fighting back to take the lead and eventually the win to start the season. “It’s very encouraging — gritty,” head coach […]

Depressing week



When you are suffering from a chest cold and cough that my wife said kept her awake all night – then you watch the Dallas Cowboys, Pleasanton Eagles and San Antonio Spurs lose games they should have won – it all leads to a depressing week. Thankfully, there were some positives. The Jourdanton Indians came through in good form to […]

Big third quarter leads Squaws to season-opening win



The Jourdanton Squaws used a big third quarter to help them to a 53-24 win over Three Rivers to open up their 2019 campaign on Tuesday. The Squaws dropped 23 points in the second half behind three field goals from Shyanne Bauerle and five points each from Emma Roach and Emma Dorroh. That sparked a 40-point second half for the […]

McMullen County’s Taylor brings home state hardware



McMullen County’s Caeli Taylor brought home hardware from the UIL state cross country meet on Saturday at Old Settlers’ Park in Round Rock. Taylor finished sixth overall and the Cowgirls finished 13th as a team. Taylor finished with a time of 12 minutes, 26.16 seconds. The Cowgirls’ team finish was good enough to exact revenge against Nueces Canyon, who narrowly […]