Eagles aiming to snap district drought

The Pleasanton Eagles know what they have to do this season. In order to reach the playoffs for the first time since 2017, they have to win a district game, something they haven’t done since that 10-2 run in Stephen Liska’s first year at the helm in 2017. “Our biggest thing is winning a district game,” Liska said. “We haven’t […]

Lytle’s Patlan carrying big dreams, heavy weight to college

After years of being just pounds short of a powerlifting state championship appearance, Lytle senior Dora Patlan’s last chance at a state championship was in her grasp, but COVID-19 had other plans. Her championship aspirations might not have materialized if she hadn’t got a push from someone who was in her position before. Patlan said she never wanted to do […]

Aggies hoping momentum carries into 2020

The 2019 season was a breakout year for the Poteet Aggies. Coming off the program’s first playoff berth since 2016 and taking state runner-up Wimberley to the wire in the playoffs, the Aggies hope that momentum will carry over into 2020 and into District 14-3A Division I with 18 total starters returning. “It feels like we’re older, we’re more mature. […]


Limited attendance, scheduling gymnastics and public health create new challenges for schools

After the UIL announced on Tuesday, July 21, there would be a fall season in 2020, coaches felt a sense of relief initially. The coaches could definitely tell their athletes that the season was going to happen. “I couldn’t be [happier],” Jourdanton Athletic Director and Head football Coach Darrell Andrus said. “I think we all know what the alternative could […]

Get ready for a wild fall season

Fowl Play

Be prepared for more wild twists and turns in the coming days as fall sports are set to begin here in Atascosa County and Texas. I don’t necessarily mean just the coronavirus pandemic. No, I mean a fall sports season that none of us could’ve imagined as the season ended last year. Because of the coronavirus, we’re likely going to […]

UIL allowing small schools to start competition on time

The University Interscholastic League announced on Tuesday, July 21, that schools classified as a 4A or below can begin their athletics on time this fall. The plan says schools in Conferences 1A-4A can begin practices on Aug. 3 and start games on Aug. 10 for volleyball and Aug. 27 for football. Team Tennis and Cross Country can begin matches and […]

Area schools enter crucial period for hopeful fall season

On Monday, July 13, Jourdanton and Charlotte High Schools resumed their workouts after they had each been suspended for weeks in the wake of rising COVID-19 cases. Charlotte was the first school in Atascosa County to halt their workouts on June 17. Jourdanton followed less than a week later on June 23 after a student-athlete tested positive for the coronavirus. […]

The story of the Standley traveling chicken

Why did the chicken cross the country? Because it was family vacation, of course. Pleasanton Head baseball Coach Lance Standley and his family have traveled the country during the summer months for the last 14 years. These past five years, they’ve done so with their pet chicken, Toby. Standley had a pet chicken growing up and five years ago, while […]

When is a decision coming?

Fowl Play

The writing is on the wall. College conferences have already taken action to postpone the 2020 fall season. The Ivy and Patriot Leagues, two Football Championship Subdivision conferences, have postponed their fall sports with a spring season being a possibility. The National Junior College Athletic Association will play football, soccer and volleyball in March. The Big 10 and Pac-12 have […]

Glasscock dons Jourdanton jersey for one last win in prep career

Recent Jourdanton High grad Shafer Glasscock was one of many senior athletes across the state of Texas to have their last season in high school taken from them because of the coronavirus pandemic. The middle infielder, bound for Lyon College in Arkansas this fall, got one last chance to don his school’s colors and compete — and win — as […]

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