Sports

UIL releases plans to allow summer strength and conditioning

AUSTIN — The UIL has released their guidelines that will allow schools to conduct their summer strength and conditioning programs starting on June 8. The plans were released after the UIL announced on Tuesday, May 19, its intent to allow summer strength and conditioning to return in June amid the coronavirus pandemic. “We are cautiously optimistic about beginning summer strength […]

A GLIMMER OF HOPE

UIL sets path for summer workouts to return in June


The University Interscholastic League has given a glimmer of hope for the fall sports season. In response to Governor Greg Abbott’s May 18 mandate allowing youth and professional sports to return on May 31, the UIL said on Tuesday, May 19, summer workouts can tentatively begin on June 8. “It’s just great news to see things heading in a positive […]

Pleasanton Little League cancels 2020 season



In response to the concerns surrounding the coronavirus, the Pleasanton Little League has announced the cancellation of its 2020 season on May 7. In a letter to parents, players and volunteers, the league’s Board of Directors announced the cancellation and its plans for the 2021 season. “It’s probably one of the hardest decisions I think we’ve ever had to make,” […]

Pleasanton athletes hang it up for 2020



For one last time before the summer, coaches at Pleasanton High School got to see their players in person. It was the first time they had seen each other since spring break, when the UIL suspended competition before ultimately cancelling spring sports. It was the last time some of the athletes would hold onto their gear following an incomplete season. […]

Give the KBO a chance

Sam Fowler

If you’re like me, you’re a night owl. If you’re like me, you’ve been fiending for any kind of live sports during the COVID-19 pandemic. Friday and Saturday would’ve been the state track meet and I would’ve gorged myself on sports that weekend. On Monday night — actually, early Tuesday morning — live sports returned, only half a world away […]

CANCELLED

UIL cancels spring sports


The University Interscholastic League announced on Friday, April 17, that its remaining spring sports have been cancelled for the 2019- 2020 school year. The decision came hours after Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced schools would remain closed and teaching would remain online for the remainder of the school year. “Our staff had been working hard on plans to resume activities […]

This one’s for you, seniors

Fowl Play

This sucks. There’s no two ways about it. The UIL was forced to pull the plug on the spring 2020 sports on Friday, April 17, after Gov. Greg Abbott announced schools would remain closed for the remainder of the year due to the coronavirus outbreak. It sucks because I love sports. I love seeing the work of these kids put […]

UIL cancels remaining spring sports amid coronavirus outbreak

The University Interscholastic League announced on Friday, April 17, that its remaining spring sports have been cancelled for the 2019-2020 school year. The decision came hours after Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced schools would remain closed and teaching would remain online for the remainder of the school year. “Our staff had been working hard on plans to resume activities this […]

On the frontlines: Area student-athletes join the frontline fight against COVID-19

Area student-athletes join the frontline fight against COVID-19


A job for a high schooler means independence. They can save up money to buy a sweet new ride, put money away for college or use the money to restock their wardrobe, among other things. That has changed in the recent weeks with grocery stores turning into the frontlines of the battle against COVID-19, the disease caused by the new […]

QUARAN-TEAM

Pleasanton women’s soccer seniors staying ready despite uncertainty


If the 2020 spring sports season resumes following the COVID-19 pandemic, the Pleasanton Women Eagles soccer team will be eager to step out onto the pitch and begin a hopeful quest to the state tournament. In the meantime during the University Interscholastic League’s suspension of all contests and practices, the five seniors have taken it on themselves to make sure […]


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