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10 superlative winners highlight local all-district picks

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The high school baseball and softball seasons have come and gone. The UIL state tournaments conclude this week with the baseball championships, while softball crowned its champions a week ago. Seven of the eight baseball and softball teams in Atascosa County qualified for the postseason, with Charlotte’s two programs making runs to the regional quarterfinals. That team success translated into […]

Local baseball legend Dick Pipes passes away

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It’s always sad when news comes that an old friend and teammate has passed on. That’s the way I felt Sunday when one of my sons called to inform me that Richard “Dick” Pipes had died during the week. Pipes was well-known in Atascosa County and surrounding area in the late 1950s as a talented baseball player who was good […]

Pleasanton coach trying to track down school records

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Pleasanton boys track coach Seth Rutland is seeking the public’s help in figuring out school records. Rutland, who has been with Pleasanton ISD since 2004, said the district does not have any of the high school boys track records. He took over as head track coach seven years ago but has never had marks to use as a baseline for […]

Pleasanton’s Logan McAda signs with Frank Phillips College softball

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Some people will go to great lengths to reach their goals. For Pleasanton senior Logan McAda, that distance is about 565 miles. McAda signed to play softball at Frank Phillips College in Borger, Texas, about an hour northeast of Amarillo. “It’s a relief knowing that I have somewhere to go after high school, even though it’s like eight and a […]

KNOCKOUT PUNCH: Mason no-hitter ends Trojans’ playoff run

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KERRVILLE—Friday night’s regional quarterfinal between Charlotte and Mason had all the elements of a winner-take-all baseball playoff. Coaches sent their best to the mound, knowing there would be little room for error in the one-game situation. As could be expected, the crowd at Kerrville Tivy was treated to a pitchers’ duel. In fact, the Mason hurlers were nearly flawless. Emmanuel […]

Jevon Santos leads Trojans to regional quarterfinals

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Jevon Santos did a little bit of everything for the Charlotte baseball team Friday night. The junior pitcher tossed a one-hitter and hit a home run in leading the Trojans to a 4-1 win over Three Rivers in a one-game area playoff at San Antonio Northside ISD’s Hardin Athletic Complex. Santos did not allow a hit until the final frame. […]

McMullen County’s Makinna Serrata wins 2 silver medals at UIL state meet

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McMullen County’s Makinna Serrata added two more medals to her collection over the weekend. Serrata, a senior, placed second in the long jump and triple jump at the UIL State Track and Field Championships at Mike A. Myers Stadium in Austin. Classmate Hallie Taylor finished seventh in the 100 hurdles to cap her career. Serrata had a jump of 17-7 […]

Koenig, Harper power past Trojanettes

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PLEASANTON—It took a little while for the Harper softball team to get its offense going Friday night. The way sophomore Callie Koenig was pitching, it didn’t matter. Koenig limited Charlotte to two hits, finishing with 11 strikeouts and no walks in the Lady Horns’ 10-0 regional quarterfinal win at the Pleasanton ISD Eagle Complex. “Their coach had a good game […]

No. 5 Hallettsville rolls past Jourdanton

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NEW BRAUNFELS—The Hallettsville baseball team looked every bit like a state championship contender during its area-round series over the weekend. Jourdanton coach Tim Bertholf, for one, is convinced. “They’re deep in their pitching staff, and they’re pretty solid, hitting-wise, [batters] one through nine,” he said. “…They’re going to be tough. I’d be surprised if they’re not in the state tournament.” […]

Pleasanton grad Torey Dumont helps UHV to 1st conference title

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A former Lady Eagle helped her college softball team make history May 5. Torey Dumont, a 2015 Pleasanton High School graduate, pitched in all three games of the Red River Athletic Conference tournament as University of Houston-Victoria brought home its first conference championship. The Jaguars entered the tournament as the No. 3 seed. UHV had a walk-off win in the […]


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