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.

Comeback bid falls short for Eagles in regional semis

By Sam Fowler | March 06, 2020

KINGSVILLE — The no. 15-ranked Pleasanton Eagles got their patented scoring run on Friday night, but it was too little, too late. Pleasanton (34-4) fell to the no. 18 Stafford Spartans (30-9) 58-54 at Texas A&M-Kingsville’s Steinke Center in the Region IV-4A semifinals on March 6. “We just ran out of time. That’s what I told the kids, we just […]

SOFTBALL: Lady Eagles open season behind Bond’s no-hitter

By Sam Fowler | February 26, 2020

The Pleasanton Lady Eagle softball team kicked off their 2020 campaign in incredible fashion. Pleasanton beat Crystal City 15-0 in three innings on Tuesday, Feb. 18. Pitcher Emma Bond picked up a no-hitter and four strikeouts to go along with the winning decision. Korin Ramos led the way for the Lady Eagles by going 3-for-4 with five RBIs and a […]

Cowgirls lose top-15 war of attrition

By Sam Fowler | February 25, 2020

KENEDY — The no. 13-ranked McMullen County Cowgirls ran into the methodical buzzsaw that is the no. 14 Moulton Bobkittens on Tuesday night in the Class 1A Region IV quarterfinals. The Cowgirls fell 32-20 to Moulton, marking the fourth consecutive year the Bobkittens ended McMullen County’s season in the regional quarterfinals. Head Coach Shannon Taylor praised his team for their […]

No. 15 Pleasanton sets new record with bi-district championship

By Sam Fowler | February 25, 2020

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Red-hot second half helps no. 25 Indians into Area Round

By Sam Fowler | February 24, 2020

GEORGE WEST — The Jourdanton Indians didn’t play their best half of basketball in the first half of their bi-district playoff clash with the Odem Owls on Monday night. The Indians then regained their form to start the second half on a red-hot 10-2 run in what would be a 67-49 win and the 11th consecutive for the Indians. Jourdanton […]

Bauerle, Vacca take home MVP honors in 30-3A

By Sam Fowler | February 23, 2020

After a second-straight District 30-3A title, the Jourdanton Squaws saw their year reflected in the All-District accolades released last week — and all 11 Squaws took home some sort of honor. A year after being named the Offensive MVP, senior point guard Vanessa Vacca was named the District MVP after leading Jourdanton in all but two statistical categor. Vacca, who […]

No. 13 McMullen County cruises past Dime Box in Area Round

By Sam Fowler | February 20, 2020

YOAKUM — The no. 13-ranked McMullen County Cowgirls used their patented defense to cruise past the Dime Box Lady Longhorns 63-18 on Thursday, Feb. 20. The Cowgirls (28-2) forced Dime Box into 27 turnovers while only committing 10 to extend their winning streak to 20 games. They used that advantage in the second quarter, forcing 10 of Dime Box’s turnovers […]

No. 13 Cowgirls aim to make deep playoff run

By Sam Fowler | February 19, 2020

The no. 13-ranked McMullen County Cowgirls (27-2) are riding tall in the saddle with a 19-game winning streak in tow. The Cowgirls are paying no attention to their current streak that dates back to Dec. 7. After wrapping up a trip to the regional volleyball tournament and getting back into basketball immediately, they just wanted to get better each day […]

Trojanettes clamp Junction for first playoff win in 17 years

By Sam Fowler | February 17, 2020

D’HANIS — For the first time in 17 years, the Charlotte Trojanettes can add a playoff win to their season total. The Trojanettes used a stout second half defense to down the Junction Lady Eagles 40-30 on Monday, Feb. 17, after clinching their first district title in the same time against Stacey on Feb. 11. “It’s really big for us,” […]

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 […]