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Pleasanton qualifies for 2nd straight 7-on-7 state tourney

By Stephen Garcia | June 19, 2018

The Pleasanton 7-on-7 team is making a return trip to College Station. The Eagles qualified for the state tournament Saturday, posting a 4-0 record at McAllen. Pleasanton also won the coin flip, which gave the Eagles the No. 1 seed from the state-qualifying tournament. Raymondville earned the other state berth in McAllen. Pleasanton will compete in Division II of the […]

Pleasanton Parks & Rec encourages active summer with free programs

By Stephen Garcia | June 19, 2018

The Pleasanton Parks and Recreation department is doing its part to keep the community active this summer. The department, which has been around for about one year, launched its first summer program this June to encourage outdoor recreation. The effort is part of Pleasanton’s “Healthy City” initiative. Many of the activities provided by Parks and Recreation are free, including Yoga […]

Poteet’s Timothy Carrasco to play in Australia football game

By Stephen Garcia | June 19, 2018

A Poteet football player is taking his talents down under. Rising senior Timothy Carrasco was selected to participate in the Down Under Bowl, a football game in Brisbane, Australia. The bowl is put on by Down Under Sports as part of the organization’s summer tournaments. “It’s a once in a lifetime thing that I’m going to get to experience,” Carrasco […]

‘THE TIME OF MY LIFE’: Longtime Poteet coach Vernon Marsh retires after 33 years in education

By Stephen Garcia | June 12, 2018

Vernon Marsh never thought he would be a tennis coach. A standout athlete in basketball and football, Marsh’s first experience on the hardcourt came after a college coach convinced him to give the sport a try. It may not have been the exact path he envisioned, but Marsh went on to lead the Poteet tennis program for the past 21 […]

Eagles miss out on 7-on-7 state tournament berth

By Stephen Garcia | June 12, 2018

ROCKPORT—Pleasanton fell excruciatingly short of a return trip to the 7-on-7 state tournament. Goliad topped the Eagles 34-27 at the Rockport-Fulton state qualifying tournament Saturday, clinching a state bid while keeping Pleasanton on the outside. The Tigers added a touchdown as time expired—no extra point was attempted—after clinging to a one-point lead. Pleasanton had a score called back on the […]

Pleasanton’s Aaron Perez selected to all-star game

By Stephen Garcia | June 12, 2018

Pleasanton rising senior Aaron Perez isn’t done with baseball this summer. Perez will participate in the Texas Select All-Star Showcase this Saturday at Wolff Municipal Stadium in San Antonio. “It feels great to be offered a chance to play with a bunch of other great individuals,” Perez said. “I feel honored to be able to represent Pleasanton and the baseball […]

10 superlative winners highlight local all-district picks

By Stephen Garcia | June 05, 2018

The high school baseball and softball seasons have come and gone. The UIL state tournaments conclude this week with the baseball championships, while softball crowned its champions a week ago. Seven of the eight baseball and softball teams in Atascosa County qualified for the postseason, with Charlotte’s two programs making runs to the regional quarterfinals. That team success translated into […]

Pleasanton coach trying to track down school records

By Stephen Garcia | May 29, 2018

Pleasanton boys track coach Seth Rutland is seeking the public’s help in figuring out school records. Rutland, who has been with Pleasanton ISD since 2004, said the district does not have any of the high school boys track records. He took over as head track coach seven years ago but has never had marks to use as a baseline for […]

Pleasanton’s Logan McAda signs with Frank Phillips College softball

By Stephen Garcia | May 22, 2018

Some people will go to great lengths to reach their goals. For Pleasanton senior Logan McAda, that distance is about 565 miles. McAda signed to play softball at Frank Phillips College in Borger, Texas, about an hour northeast of Amarillo. “It’s a relief knowing that I have somewhere to go after high school, even though it’s like eight and a […]

KNOCKOUT PUNCH: Mason no-hitter ends Trojans’ playoff run

By Stephen Garcia | May 22, 2018

KERRVILLE—Friday night’s regional quarterfinal between Charlotte and Mason had all the elements of a winner-take-all baseball playoff. Coaches sent their best to the mound, knowing there would be little room for error in the one-game situation. As could be expected, the crowd at Kerrville Tivy was treated to a pitchers’ duel. In fact, the Mason hurlers were nearly flawless. Emmanuel […]