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.

Undocumented Immigrants found along Highway 16 in McMullen County

By Sam Fowler | July 07, 2021

The McMullen County Sheriff’s Office had another encounter with undocumented immigrants on Wednesday. Just after midnight on July 7, McMullen County Sheriff’s Deputies stopped a white GMC Yukon on Highway 16 near FM 3445 for “defective equipment.” During the stop, deputies found the vehicle was being driven by a U.S. citizen and contained several undocumented immigrants. While the MCSO was […]

Poteet alum Foster relishes Olympic Trials moment

By Sam Fowler | June 25, 2021

EUGENE, Ore. — One thing can’t be taken away from Poteet grad Ensign Emma Foster, USN: she’s one of America’s best. Foster, who graduated from the US Naval Academy in May after a four-year career for the Midshipmen, threw her hat in the ring for one of three spots on Team USA as a javelin thrower at the US Olympic […]

VIDEO: Pleasanton, Jourdanton eliminated at state 7-on-7

By Sam Fowler | June 24, 2021

COLLEGE STATION — Pleasanton and Jourdanton made early exits at the state 7-on-7 tournament. Pleasanton dropped their first round game to Midlothian Heritage 26-6. The Eagles didn’t get on the board until Heritage was up 14-0 in the second half. Jourdanton fell 27-18 to Wimberley in their first round game. Pleasanton opened the tournament by going 1-2 in Pool C […]

Andrus, West all-stars dazzle in first STCA game

By Sam Fowler | May 23, 2021

PLEASANTON — If the hundreds of fans at the inaugural South Texas Coaches Association All-Star game didn’t know Jourdanton senior QB Cole Andrus, it didn’t take them long to get acquainted with the 6-foot-4 gunslinger at Eagle Stadium Saturday night. Andrus was named MVP after going 14-of-24 passing for 370 yards and four touchdowns to guide the West team to […]

Eagles stymied, swept by Alice

By Sam Fowler | May 15, 2021

ALICE — The pace was set early in Friday’s area round elimination game between Pleasanton and Alice. Alice (17-15) beat Pleasanton (25-9) 6-1 thanks to an early barrage against sophomore starting pitcher Tanner Hollis. The Coyotes started the game with a leadoff triple from Kaleb Aguilar before Cash Benavidez drove in his courtesy runner, Matt Ortiz, the very next at-bat. […]

Eagles drop pitcher’s duel in area opener

By Sam Fowler | May 13, 2021

The Pleasanton Eagles will have their backs against the wall on Friday. Pleasanton (25-8) lost 2-0 to Alice (17-15) at home on Thursday to begin the area round series. It was Pleasanton’s first home loss since they lost to Geronimo Navarro on March 23. They look to stave off elimination on Friday after Alice took a 1-0 series lead. “I […]

Jourdanton swept out of playoffs by Columbus

By Sam Fowler | May 08, 2021

Errors eventually led to the end of Jourdanton’s baseball season on Saturday. The Indians (13-8) committed six errors in Saturday’s 10-5 loss to Columbus (16-14) in eight innings. Two of those six came in the eighth inning. Columbus won the first game 1-0 in nine innings on Friday. “We’ve talked about it all year long, we beat ourselves sometimes,” Head […]

VIDEO: Eagles cruise by Carrizo Springs in bi-district series

By Sam Fowler | May 07, 2021

The Pleasanton Eagles made quick work of the Carrizo Springs Wildcats in the opening game of their bi-district series. The Eagles (23-7) scored eight runs between two innings to beat Carrizo Springs (2-20) 11-1 in six innings to earn a 1-0 series lead in the best-of-3 series. It was the first playoff game for a large portion of Pleasanton’s lineup. […]

VIDEO: Palacios wins bronze; Eagles take fifth at state meet

By Sam Fowler | May 06, 2021

AUSTIN — Pleasanton freshman Jayden Palacios was looking to make a splash at his first state meet. The young middle distance runner was able to do just that by winning the bronze medal in the Class 4A boy’s 400-meter dash on Thursday at Mike A. Myers Stadium at the University of Texas. He finished behind Paris’ Jalen Gray and Canyon’s […]

Gonzales nears school record for fourth place finish at state

By Sam Fowler | May 06, 2021

AUSTIN — Noah Gonzales knew he had to use everything in his gas tank to have a chance at the podium in high jump at the Class 3A meet at Mike A. Myers Stadium on the campus of the University of Texas. Poteet’s senior high jumper did just that, hitting a new personal record of 6 feet, 6 inches to […]