Eagles drop pitcher’s duel in area opener

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 […]

Palacios wins bronze; Eagles finish fifth at state track meet

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 […]

Eagles cruise past Carrizo Springs

The Pleasanton Eagles made quick work of the Carrizo Springs Wildcats in their bi-district series. The Eagles (25-7) scored eight runs between two innings to beat Carrizo Springs (2-21) 11-1 in six innings during Friday’s game 1. It was the first playoff game for a large portion of Pleasanton’s lineup. “[Staying calm] is something that I’ve been coaching since Monday,” […]

Gonzales nears school mark for fourth at state

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 […]

Fun taken out of state track meet

Fowl Play

The state track meet is a fun event for athletes, fans and, yes, even us journalists. We all went into the state meet knowing it would be different this year. The coronavirus has made us all aware that precautions have to be taken. Nobody in the media tent was debating that. But the restrictions levied on those of us journalists […]

Jourdanton swept out of playoffs by Columbus

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 […]

Billingsley garners gold, silver at state

McMullen County junior distance runner Isaiah Billingsley was born to run. Early in his father, Gary Billingsley’s 15-year stint as Head Coach at Cumby Miller Grove in East Texas, Isaiah, then 3, wandered off from practice. His dad and the other coaches stopped practice to find him. One coach suggested he may have been at the baseball field running. Sure […]

Borth joins teammates at TLU

Despite having his senior season cut short, Jourdanton running back Aidan Borth is set to play at the collegiate level. Borth, who tore his ACL in the Indians’ area round game against Edna on Nov. 21, signed his letter of intent to play football at Texas Lutheran University on Monday, May 10. “It’s amazing. I thought I would never get […]

Charlotte stunned, swept by Ganado

The No. 10-ranked Charlotte Trojanettes exited the playoffs early. Charlotte dropped the first two games of their best-of-3 area round series to Ganado With both teams making the same number of errors in the first game, the Trojanettes took a tough loss, 10-9. Ganado jumped right on the scoreboard, scoring four runs in the first inning. The Trojanettes answered right […]


Maximus Rowland applies a tag to a Mason baserunner in Charlotte’s 9-1 win over the Punchers on Friday, May 7. Anthony Romo, Mario Campos and Andru Castillo each had two RBIs for the Trojans in Friday’s win. Romo was 4-for-4 at the plate. Brandon Sanchez picked up the win on the mound, allowing one run on six hits and four […]

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