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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 […]

Devine pitcher Carr silences Lady Eagles bats in bi-district win

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SAN ANTONIO—Sometimes in softball, slow and steady wins the race. Such seemed to be the case Thursday night. Pleasanton coach Ronda Savage said her team could not adjust to the pitching of Devine’s Taylor Carr, whose velocity was lower than some of the hurlers the Lady Eagles saw in district play. Carr took advantage to lead the Arabians to the […]

Squaws survive bi-district scare from 4th-seeded Lago Vista

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Thursday’s bi-district softball playoff between Jourdanton and Lago Vista was not a typical matchup between a district champion and a No. 4 seed. The Lady Vikings gave the Squaws all they wanted, but Jourdanton was able to hold off the host’s rally in the final inning to advance. The Squaws prevailed 3-2 in a pitchers’ duel after Lago Vista nearly […]

Zavala’s 2 HRs not enough as Pearsall completes bi-district sweep of Lady Aggies

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MATHIS—Emily Zavala did her best to keep Poteet’s softball season alive Friday night. The junior pitcher belted home runs in each of her first two at-bats before being intentionally walked in her next appearance. Still, her three-RBI performance was not enough to make up for the Lady Aggies’ fielding problems. Poteet committed seven errors during Game 2 of its series […]

Pleasanton soccer boasts 7 superlative winners

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The Pleasanton boys and girls soccer teams accounted for seven of the 29-4A all-district superlatives this season. The Lady Eagles, who made a third consecutive trip to the regional tournament, had five award winners. Madelyn Bird, a sophomore, led the way as the district’s Overall MVP. Freshman Kaitlyn Garcia earned MVP Forward, sophomore Delanee Olivarri was MVP Midfielder, junior Winter […]


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