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Big 4th quarter pushes Wildcats past Poteet

By Stephen Garcia | February 22, 2018

DEVINE—For most of the night, it looked like the fourth-seeded Poteet boys basketball team would pull off the upset. The Aggies did not trail through three quarters, going up by as many as 10 in the first half. But District 29-4A champion Carrizo Springs came alive in the fourth quarter, powered by 11 points from senior guard Alvaro Zamora. The […]

Lady Eagles’ bid for 2nd playoff upset comes up short against Aransas Pass

By Stephen Garcia | February 22, 2018

GEORGE WEST—This time, the Pleasanton girls basketball team couldn’t complete the comeback. After making up a 10-point fourth quarter deficit to upset Devine in the first round, the Lady Eagles could not quite get over the hump Friday against Aransas Pass. Pleasanton got as close as two points in the final quarter, but the Lady Panthers thwarted the rally with […]

Lady Eagles pull off shocker over state-ranked Devine

By Stephen Garcia | February 15, 2018

The Pleasanton girls basketball team pulled off a shocking upset over state-ranked Devine in the first round of the playoffs Tuesday night. The Lady Eagles overcame a 10-point fourth quarter deficit to stun the District 29-4A champion Arabians, 42-40, at San Antonio Lanier High School. The win sends Pleasanton to the area round to face Aransas Pass, which defeated Rio […]

Kendall Brock powers Blanco past Squaws in bi-district

By Stephen Garcia | February 15, 2018

NEW BRAUNFELS—Locked in a one-point game, Kendall Brock decided to take command of the Blanco offense in the second half, scoring almost half of the Lady Panthers’ points. Not bad for a player nursing a hand injury. The senior scored 18 of her game-high 22 points after halftime as Blanco held off a furious Jourdanton rally for a 58-52 bi-district […]

Eagles fend off Beeville for 2nd place finish in 30-4A

By Stephen Garcia | February 15, 2018

PLEASANTON—The Pleasanton boys basketball team closed the regular season one game before the rest of its District 30-4A foes. The Eagles made sure to finish in a good position. Pleasanton moved into second place with a 49-43 win over Beeville at home Friday, improving to 5-3 in district with the postseason looming next week. “It was a big win for […]

Pleasanton boys, girls golf teams sweep Jourdanton Invitational

By Stephen Garcia | February 15, 2018

The Pleasanton boys and girls golf teams each won their respective tournaments last week at the Jourdanton Invitational. The Lady Eagles won the team title Feb. 5 after having the top two finishers. Pleasanton junior Laken McAda had the top individual score with 87. Teammate Lacey Stevens shot a 97 to grab second. The Lady Eagles earned first place with […]

Lady Eagles win season-opening slugfest

By Stephen Garcia | February 15, 2018

It may have been the first game of the season, but the Pleasanton softball team’s offense is in midseason form. The Lady Eagles racked up 16 hits, taking their season opener 18-13 over host Devine on a chilly Monday night. Pleasanton trailed 13-12 heading into the seventh inning before an Iyllsa Ramirez grand slam put the Lady Eagles in front […]

Local teams learn UIL realignment fate

By Stephen Garcia | February 06, 2018

High schools around the state learned their football, basketball and volleyball district opponents for the next two years when the University Interscholastic League released its biennial realignment Thursday morning. While there were few surprises for area coaches, the districts did have some changes. In football, Pleasanton will face Beeville, Boerne, Gonzales and La Vernia in District 15-4A Division I. The […]

Indians clinch playoff berth with 60-52 win over Karnes City

By Stephen Garcia | February 06, 2018

JOURDANTON—Jourdanton boys basketball coach Joseph Garmon knows just how competitive District 26-3A is. A year ago, his talented Indians squad fell outside the playoff picture following some tight losses. In many ways, Karnes City parallels that Jourdanton team this season. Despite a skilled roster, the Badgers have suffered a number of single-digit losses, including a three-point overtime setback Jan. 30 […]

Karnes City clamps down on Squaws for key 26-3A win

By Stephen Garcia | February 06, 2018

JOURDANTON—Second place was on the line when the Jourdanton and Karnes City girls basketball teams met Friday. Both teams are headed to the postseason, and the feel of a playoff game was already in the air. The Lady Badgers used a big second half to overtake the Squaws, 57-50, after trailing by four at the break. Jourdanton (7-4 District 26-3A) […]