About Sam Fowler

Sam is the Sports Editor for the Pleasanton Express. He brings nearly seven years of sports media experience. He is a 2017 graduate of Angelo State University, where he played three years as the punter for the Rams.

Griffin’s long, winding path leads to the West Coast

By Sam Fowler | December 18, 2019

After graduating from Angelo State University on Dec. 14, former Jourdanton volleyball standout Makenzie Griffin still has another chapter to write in her athletic career. The 6-foot tall college graduate announced she will head west to play beach volleyball at Division I school Long Beach State University in California, starting this spring. The whirlwind move started during her sophomore year […]

Hallettsville ends Jourdanton’s magic season on back of star RB

By Sam Fowler | November 22, 2019

BULVERDE — In the end, the Jourdanton Indians were left heartbroken in a 35-28 loss to Hallettsville at Smithson Valley’s Ranger Stadium on Friday night in the Area Round of the playoffs. The biggest factor into Jourdanton’s downfall could arguably have been the play of Hallettsville’s junior running back Jonathon Brooks, who finished the night with 319 yards rushing and […]

Jourdanton’s Touchstone fulfills dream with pledge to Texas A&M-Kingsville

By Sam Fowler | November 21, 2019

Jourdanton senior catcher Allie Touchstone fulfilled a dream on Thursday by signing her National Letter of Intent to continue her softball career at Texas A&M-Kingsville. The 2019 first team All-District selection said she’s dreamt of being a Javelina, who finished as the second-ranked team in Division II last season, since her freshman year of high school. “It finally came true […]

Aggies fight falls short against perennial power Wimberley

By Sam Fowler | November 16, 2019

SAN ANTONIO — The Poteet Aggies rallied from a 21-point first half deficit, only to fall to the Wimberley Texans 49-35 in the bi-district round of the UIL football playoffs. The comeback attempt started in the second quarter when Josh Hill sparked a 21-point run for the Aggies with his 35-yard touchdown catch from an Eric Trevino pass. The senior […]

Pleasanton’s playoff hopes tripped up in season finale

By Sam Fowler | November 09, 2019

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 half for the second week in a row and narrowly missed a stunning comeback for the second time in as many weeks in another entertaining […]

Hidalgo ends Lady Eagles’ season in straight sets

By Sam Fowler | November 08, 2019

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 […]

Indians come back to ground Ro-Hawks

By Sam Fowler | November 04, 2019

The Jourdanton Indians rallied from a 21-point deficit in the first quarter to beat the Randolph Ro-Hawks 41-35. After Randolph jumped out to a 21-0 lead in the first, the Indians rattled off 21 unanswered points to enter halftime tied. Randolph had an opportunity with 50 seconds left in the game to tie and even regain the lead. Brett Berg […]

Aggies stymied at district leader Devine

By Sam Fowler | November 04, 2019

The Poteet Aggies lost to the Devine Warhorses 21-0 after allowing three touchdowns in the first quarter. “Our problem is that we doubt if we can play with a team,” said head coach Darby House. “But it takes us a while to realize we are just as good or better.” The Aggies had a rough first quarter after Devine’s Justin […]

Lady Eagles lock up third seed, await playoff foe

By Sam Fowler | November 02, 2019

The Pleasanton Lady Eagles were able to lock up the third seed for District 30-4A on Friday with a four-set win over Cuero (25-27, 25-17, 27-25, 25-21) in a seeding match to settle the tie between the two. “We played with a lot of heart and determination tonight,” head coach Gabriel Aguirre said. “Every game came down to the wire […]

Eagles fall short in rally at no. 10 Beeville

By Sam Fowler | November 02, 2019

BEEVILLE — The Pleasanton Eagles nearly wiped away a seemingly-steep 15-0 deficit, only to fall 37-26 to the no. 10-ranked and unbeaten Beeville Jones Trojans on Friday night. “I’m proud of my guys, I’m proud of my coaches, the work they put in. That’s a 9-0 team coming in and we stood toe-to-toe with them,” head coach Stephen Liska said. […]