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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 […]

PLAYING BEYOND HIS YEARS: Freshman Schuchart delivers as Indians rally for 3-2 win

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JOURDANTON—With its season on the line, Jourdanton called upon freshman Colton Schuchart to take the mound Saturday against Lago Vista. The lanky left-hander admitted he was a bit nervous going into the contest, which can be expected of the starter in a one-game playoff, especially given his age. Despite the nerves and the gravity of the situation, Schuchart pitched a […]

Jourdanton’s Savannah Bronstad realizes dream, signs with WCJC volleyball

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Not even the flu could stop Savannah Bronstad from achieving her dream. The Jourdanton senior signed with Wharton County Junior College volleyball at a ceremony May 2, fulfilling her longtime goal. “It’s honestly amazing,” Bronstad said. “It’s something I’ve dreamed of since I started playing volleyball in seventh grade. The fact that I’m getting to play at the next level […]

Defense leads Lytle to bi-district win over Eagles

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PLEASANTON—Lytle pitcher Jared Martinez had no eye-popping numbers from his start Thursday. One strikeout. Eight hits. Four walks. But his defense had his back. The Pirates’ fielding was clean—save for a two-run error in the seventh—in a 4-2 bi-district win over Pleasanton that ended the Eagles’ season. Pleasanton connected on a number of hard-hit balls that were snagged in the […]

Schulenburg ousts Squaws in area round

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MARION—Just as it appeared the Jourdanton softball team had crawled back into the game, Schulenburg seized back momentum with one swing of the bat. Macey Thompson’s two-run homer cushioned the Lady Horns lead en route to an 11-3 area-round win that ended the Squaws’ season. Jourdanton had cut the deficit to three after breaking through in the fifth, but Schulenburg […]

Jourdanton secures No. 2 seed with win over Natalia

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The Jourdanton baseball team used a big fifth inning Monday to earn the district’s No. 2 seed. The Indians scored seven in the frame to take a lead they would not surrender in an 8-5 win at Natalia in a seeding tiebreaker after both teams finished 5-3 in district. Jourdanton trailed 3-1 entering the fifth before Cort Hindes tied it […]

Pleasanton’s Ayanna Oltivero, Dalton Hobbs medal at regional meet

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KINGSVILLE—Pleasanton and Poteet had 20 athletes compete at the Region IV-4A meet Friday and Saturday, but none advanced to state. The closest to qualifying for state were Pleasanton’s Ayanna Oltivero and Dalton Hobbs, who each placed third in their respective events. Oltivero ran a 59.71 in the 400 to take the bronze medal. The senior moved into third place in […]


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