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.

Eagles, Indians benefit in joint scrimmage with George West

By Sam Fowler | August 23, 2019

Both the Pleasanton Eagles and Jourdanton Indians took to the field for one last scrimmage a week before the regular season starts on Aug. 30. The scrimmage was between Pleasanton, Jourdanton and George West at Jourdanton’s Indian Field. Pleasanton head coach Stephen Liska and Jourdanton’s Darrell Andrus both saw plenty of upside to the three colliding in a dual scrimmage. […]

Volleyball Roundup: Lady Eagles down 1A no. 12 D’Hanis

By Sam Fowler | August 20, 2019

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Tourney Roundup: Trojanettes win Nordheim tourney again

By Sam Fowler | August 20, 2019

For the second straight year, the Charlotte Trojanettes claimed championship hardware at the Nordheim tournament. The Trojanettes did so by going undefeated and improving their record to 9-1 entering play on Tuesday. The Trojanettes cruised through pool play, beating Prairie Lea 2-0 (15-13, 15-6) and Great Temple Christian 2-0 (15-5, 17-15). They then swept Prairie Lea (25-20, 25-13) in bracket […]

Defense powers Lady Eagles to four-set win

By Sam Fowler | August 19, 2019

The Pleasanton Lady Eagles rebounded from tournament play in Devine with a four-set win over San Antonio Sam Houston on Monday night (25-21, 25-18, 7-25, 25-19) thanks to stellar defense. Head coach Gabriel Aguirre said there’s still work to do, but his team is starting to show a promising upward trend. “For three (of the four) games, we looked really […]

Blocks not enough for Lady Eagles against Lanier

By Sam Fowler | August 13, 2019

Despite tying their season-high for blocks, the Pleasanton Lady Eagles fell to the San Antonio Lanier Voks in four sets (23-25, 25-18, 21-25, 20-25) on the road Monday night. The Lady Eagles posted 13 total blocks in the loss, matching their high mark from their match with Carrizo Springs in the Pleasanton Tournament. Freshmen Angel Tucker and Victoria Urbanczyk each […]

Volleyball Roundup: How area teams fared in first tournaments

By Sam Fowler | August 12, 2019

The weekend marked the beginning of tournament play for area volleyball teams. Here’s how they fared over the weekend. Jourdanton finds tough competition at Corpus Christi Spikefest The Jourdanton Squaws ran into tough competition at the Corpus Christi Spikefest over the weekend. Jourdanton dropped their first three matches of the tournament to Corpus Christi Carroll (12-25, 21-25), Rockport-Fulton (25-23, 8-25, […]

Lady Eagles cap home tournament with win

By Sam Fowler | August 10, 2019

Despite dropping their first two matches to San Antonio Highlands (25-19, 25-14) and Carrizo Springs (29-27, 25-20) on the second day of their home tournament, the Pleasanton Lady Eagles found a way to close out the tournament with a sweep of Lytle (25-6, 25-13). The win gave head coach Gabriel Aguirre affirmation that his young team is starting to put […]

Lady Eagles make strides despite two losses at home tourney

By Sam Fowler | August 09, 2019

The Pleasanton Lady Eagles opened the Pleasanton volleyball tournament with a win against Lytle (22-25, 25-22, 25-23) before dropping their next two games against Burbank (14-25, 14-25) and San Antonio Randolph (16-25, 23-25). The young Lady Eagles started out slow, dropping the first set to Lytle 25-22. They jumped out to a 6-0 lead in that first set before allowing […]

Lady Eagles set to open regular season with home tournament

By Sam Fowler | August 08, 2019

The Pleasanton Lady Eagle volleyball team will kick off the 2019 regular season with their annual home tournament Aug. 9-10. Two pools of four will make up the field of eight, which will start pool play on Friday. Pleasanton will be in Pool A with San Antonio Randolph, Burbank and Lytle. Pool B will be comprised of San Antonio Highlands, […]

VOLLEYBALL ROUNDUP: Charlotte opens with win; McMullen drops dual

By Sam Fowler | August 07, 2019

Charlotte 3, Nordheim 1 The Charlotte Trojanettes opened the Chad Mills era with a four-set win over Nordheim on the road on Tuesday. The Trojanettes won by scores of 25-20, 21-25, 25-19 and 25-17. Charlotte (1-0) will look to advance their record at the Pettus Tournament this Friday through Saturday. McMullen drops dual matches to Skidmore-Tynan, Freer The McMullen County […]