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Basketball postseason


With girls basketball playoffs in its second round, boys basketball postseason is getting close. First, Jourdanton’s boys will be in a tiebreaker in Cotulla fighting for second place in District 3A-30. McMullen County’s girls team is looking to beat Prairie Lea in the area playoff in Falls City for the second straight year. Get ready for the action.

Aggies crush Cole in opener

Poteet’s softball team beat San Antonio-Cole 23-0 in its season opener on Feb. 12. The Aggies (1-0) had 19 hits, with four players gathering three or more hits. Danica De La Fuente went 4-for-4 with two home runs. Giana Navarro, Brianna Alvarado and Marina Herrera each went 3-for-4. Emily Zavala went 2-for-2 at the plate with a home run and […]

How many will seize the day in the playoffs?

One of my favorite moments in one of my favorite films is when John Keating in “Dead Poets Society,” played by Robin Williams, stands his students in front of the old football team photos and repeatedly whispers from behind, “Carpe diem.” He explains that the Latin saying means “seize the day.” I recall this while contemplating the possibilities for the […]

Eagles set wins record, and it’s just the start



Pleasanton’s boys basketball team beat Geronimo Navarro 90-39 on Feb. 12 to set a new team record for wins in a season, breaking the previous mark of 28 wins set by the 1983-84 team. Among members of that team in attendance were Jon Brauchle and Bob Hunt, two of the stars of that team. Pleasanton guard Kameron Parks said this […]

Squaws ousted by Panthers in bi-district



Jourdanton’s girls basketball team fought to the end of its bi-district playoff game against Aransas Pass in George West on Feb. 11, but lost 62-33. After Jourdanton coach Ariana Foster made midseason lineup adjustments that empowered the team in its district title run, her players were challenged in adjusting to a type of matchup they had not seen before this […]

Charlotte makes first playoff appearance since 2012



Charlotte’s girls basketball team made its first playoff trip in seven years. The Trojanettes (17-12) took second in District 2A-28 after losing the district title tiebreaker game 49-20 against La Pryor in Devine on Feb. 8. Charlotte fell behind 7-0 early in the first quarter and came back with seven straight points, tying it on a three-pointer from the right […]

Hobbs, Lilly named Padilla Poll All-State

Pleasanton junior wide receiver Dalton Hobbs and Jourdanton sophomore wide receiver/ kicker Jarel Lilly received second team selections to the Padilla Poll All-State teams for 4A-DI and 3ADI, respectively. Lilly was selected as a kicker. Padilla Poll is coordinated by Carl Padilla, a football analyst who has been associated with Dave Campbell Texas Football.

Sky’s the limit for fun, battle-tested Eagles core



Pleasanton’s women’s soccer team is a joy to watch because they have fun in every part of a game, treat each minute of play like its own unique moment and know precisely when to be serious and when it is fine to act silly. “It’s all of these little jokes that become more jokes,” said Zoei Diaz. Every team member […]

INDIANS HEAD TO SECOND PLACE TIEBREAKER

Jourdanton’s Payton Gonzales hits a layup as the Indians win the regular-season finale 72-64 at home against Lytle, the 18thranked team in 3A by the Texas Basketball Coaches Association, on Feb. 12, handing the Pirates their second loss of the season. Jourdanton (15-12, 7-3 District 3A-30) led 40-25 at halftime and recovered after Lytle came back to tie it at […]

EAGLES WIN SAISD TOURNAMENT

Pleasanton’s boys golf team won the San Antonio ISD tournament at Riverside Golf Course on Feb. 5. The Eagles had a total score of 339, 21 strokes better than Holy Cross. Blake Foster placed fourth with a score of 82. Matt Garcia placed fifth, hitting 83. From left are Hunter Underbrink, Blake Foster, Fisher Underbrink, Reed Foster and Matt Garcia.


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