Pleasanton welcomes new head baseball coach, six other new coaches

At the end of this school year, Pleasanton’s Jeff Nimietz retired as the Eagles head baseball coach to become a full-time teacher. On Wednesday, June 12, Lance Standley resigned from Gregory-Portland as the 5A head baseball coach to take the position as head baseball coach at Pleasanton High School. “The guy is a winner,” stated Pleasanton Athletic Director, Tab Dumont. […]


Dalton Hobbs, Pleasanton, attended the Stephen F. Austin football prospect camp on Wednesday, June 12, at Madison High School in San Antonio. He was awarded the MVP for wide receivers. Hobbs is with the Stephen F. Austin coach/recruiter Nathan Young.


On Tuesday, June 11, three Pleasanton Eagles, from left, Louis Arguijo, Dalton Hobbs and Nathaniel Acevedo were invited to represent Pleasanton football for the VYPE Magazine upcoming football publication.



TRI-City Road Warriors is a running group created and directed by Diana G. Leal. They are a running, cycling, swimming fitness group based out of Poteet that was established on November 3, 2018. Their mission is to EMPOWER, MOTIVATE, INSPIRE and LIFT one another to “Get Up & Move” anyway they can. On June 5, TRI-City Road Warriors held a […]

Wild Bill Cowboy Gallop 5K & 2-Mile Run September 14

The 40th Wild Bill Cowboy Gallop 5K & 2-Mile Run sponsored by the Pleasanton Express will be held September 14 at the Pleasanton River Park. Free t-shirts to first 150 registered. Homemade tacos and tamales to all registered runners post-race. Cost is $15 pre-registration and $20 the day of event. Prizes are awarded for the following age brackets 13 and […]

Pleasanton Little League hosts All-Star Tourney June 17-July1

Pleasanton Little League will be hosting the District 21 All-Stars Tournament for all divisions. The tournament began on Monday at 6 p.m. at the Sports Complex. All Minor League teams will play first followed by the remaining divisions of Major and Junior League softball and baseball teams. The tournament will last through Monday, July 1. Teams from all over including […]

Pleasanton, Jourdanton head to state 7 on 7 tourney

Both the Pleasanton and Jourdanton 7 on 7 teams are headed to the State Tournament held at College Station on June 27 and 28. This will be the Eagles third consecutive appearance at the state tourney while Jourdanton is seeing their first appearance ever in the program’s history. The Pleasanton Express is asking that any and all parents and coaches […]


Mittanck is talking about fishing

Sports Focus

I always know when my friend Dick Mittanck of Pleasanton is feeling better health-wise. He talks about fishing instead of his ailments. Mittanck, a widowed 90-year-old plus bass fisherman who lives here in Pleasanton, has always owned a bass boat. In all the years I’ve known him he’s had a nice bass boat parked in his driveway. In fact, two […]

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