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Trojanettes beats Ben Bolt, loses to McMullen County in five sets



The Charlotte Trojanettes opened their district with a win against the Ben Bolt Lady Badgers in five sets on Saturday at home. “Looking at the win, we are all starting to really believe in our game plan,” said Trojanettes coach Iliana Romo. “You can plan and plan and set up defense and offense and at the end of the day […]

Trojans down Premont in home opener



Charlotte’s football team ran away to earn a 44-24 home opener win against Premont on Sept. 7. Marc Gaitain made big plays to help the Trojans (2-0) build their lead. He made a leaping catch with 48 seconds left in the second quarter for a 16-6 lead. On the first play of the third quarter, he scored a touchdown. With […]

Fans disappointed with Longhorns, Cowboys



Two of the favorite football teams in South Texas did not fare well this past weekend and the fans are upset. One of my sons, who is a huge Dallas Cowboy fan, said the Cowboys lost too many good players to start the season and it showed Sunday in their 16-8 loss to the Carolina Panthers. Gone from the roster […]

Jourdanton, Pleasanton offenses excelling



Jourdanton and Pleasanton are dominating their opponents in initial startup games. The JHS Indians have allowed only six points in two games. They had wins over Poteet, 29-0, and Dilley, 34-6. Due to lightning and stormy weather, the Friday night game in Dilley was moved to Jourdanton, Saturday, Sept. 8. It was played at 12 p.m. with the plan to […]

The wondrous creativity of minor-league team names



Interviewing Matt Shannon, the Pleasanton native who played minor-league baseball for the Class A Lansing Lugnuts this year, reminded me of the fun and creativity that bursts through minor league baseball. The Lugnuts are among the creatively named teams that I saw while growing up as I sometimes was able to take the South Shore train to South Bend, Ind., […]

Eagles rock Voks with big third quarter



Pleasanton’s footballteam grinded its way through the first half against Lanier at Alamo Stadium in San Antonio on Sept. 6, but broke out in the third quarter for big pass plays that keyed a 30-0 win. “We just competed for balls in the second half. We kind of hurried up in the second half to get a jump on it,” […]

Shannon finishes first full minor-league season with Lugnuts



Pleasanton native Matt Shannon finished his season with the Class A Lansing Lugnuts on Sept. 6, his first full season of minor-league baseball. Shannon, who was drafted from Angelo State University in the 12th round of the MLB draft by the Toronto Blue Jays last year, posted a 3-5 record with seven saves and a 5.03 ERA in 48 1/3 […]

Storm moves game, Indians move the ball



After recurring lightning forced Jourdanton football’s game at Dilley for Sept. 7 to Jourdanton on Sept. 8, the Indians (2-0) rocked the Cowboys with a big passing game en route to a 34-6 win. “Our receivers got a good ability to get balls. Cole {Andrus] threw the ball pretty accurately today. I felt we were in position with the passing […]

Pleasanton splits first two district matches



Pleasanton’s volleyball team won one of its first two District 4A-30 matches. First, the Eagles (24-5) beat Cuero 25-22, 25-16, 21-25, 25-20 on the road on Sept. 7. Laken McAda starred with 20 kills 19 digs and an ace. Kaycie Shannon had 12 kills, 21 digs, seven blocks and an ace. Madison McDonald posted 35 assists and 22 digs. Sarah […]

Squaws earn close home victory



Jourdanton’s volleyball team scored clutch points at the net for a close home win. The Squaws (10-15) earned a nailbiter home victory, 16-25, 28-26, 21- 25, 25-12, 15-13, against George West on Sept. 7. Jourdanton head coach Joella Gaellegos said the keys to victory were “being able to serve a little tougher and, defensively, getting some good digs and turning […]


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