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Pleasanton freshman football downs La Vernia


Pleasanton’s football team routed La Vernia 27-14 in its last game of the season to finish 8-2. “What a great way to finish the season!,” said Pleasanton coach Brandon Breiten. La Vernia scored a touchdown in the first five minutes. Then, the Eagles answered with J.J. Morales and Marco Quinonez scoring touchdowns as they took a 14-8 lead in the […]

Jourdanton Squaws drop season opener



Jourdanton’s girls basketball team lost its season opener 69-34 at Floresville on Nov. 5. The Squaws immediately implemented new coach Ariana Foster’s transition offense scheme and played at a high tempo throughout the game. Jourdanton scored the last four points of the first quarter to trail 14-7 at the end of the period. Floresville scored the first eight points of […]

Eagles make second straight regional quarterfinal



Pleasanton’s volleyball team broke through to the regional semifinals/ peaked out in its second straight regional quarterfinal. The Eagles (34-10) lost 21-25, 23-25, 20-25 in another close match with district foe Geronimo Navarro in the regional quarterfinal on Nov. 6 at the Blossom Athletic Center in San Antonio. The Eagles had strong rallies in each set, but were unable to […]

Squaws reach first regional quarterfinal in 11 years



Jourdanton’s volleyball team entered a territory it rarely voyeured previously by making its first regional quarterfinals since 2007 and one of a few times it has played on that level. Jourdanton (22-17) lost 11-25, 9-25, 17-25 to second-ranked Goliad in the regional quarterfinal at George West. In the area playoff match at Three Rivers on Nov. 1, the Squaws beat […]

Indians down Ro-Hawks, set to battle Cole



Jourdanton’s football team took another step toward a strong playoff seed by defeating Randolph 36- 26 on Nov. 2. Early in the game, the Indians (7-2, 4-1 District 15 3A-I) matched the Ro- Hawks with big plays. Cole Andrus threw a 75-yard touchdown pass to Jarel Lilly to tie Randolph (4-5, 2-3 District 15 3A-I) at seven. “On the first […]

McMullen’s Taylor places eighth at state



McMullen County’s Caeli Taylor finished eighth in 12:33 in the 1A state cross-country meet at Old Settlers Park on Nov. 3. “It was hard. It was a great accomplishment, but it wasn’t what I wanted,” said Taylor. Taylor led a Cowgirls team that placed 15th in the state meet during a windy morning. Chloe Taylor finished 104th in 14:34. Ashlee […]

Nieschwitz runs at state meet



Pleasanton’s Caitlyn Nieschwitz ran in the 4A state cross-country meet on Nov. 3 at Old Settlers Park in Round Rock, finishing 91st in 13:14. Nieschwitz used a similar strategy in the 151-runner field to what she had in the Oct. 22 regional, running on the outside on the curves. She battled 21-mileper hour winds, which produced headwinds in the first […]

Aggies fall to Devine at home

Poteet quarterback Daryn Garza works around a Devine player while looking to throw the ball during the 45-22 sernior night loss to Devine on Nov. 2. Poteet (0-9) will play at Pearsall (3-6) in its final game on Nov. 9.

Eagles miss playoffs with loss to Jones



Pleasanton’s football team was unable to prolong its strong offensive play into the second half as it lost 35-21 at home to Beeville Jones, falling out of the playoff hunt. “This is a big game. We can’t commit turnovers and we can’t give up big plays,” Pleasanton head coach Stephen Liska said, referring to the game as essentially a playoff […]

When shows lose their relevance to fans



One of the shows I grew up on was ESPN’s The Sports Reporters. Since my family only had the network channels, I had less frequent opportunities before college to enjoy the Sunday morning back-to-back of Outside the Lines, the investigative journalism show that still provides necessary reporting, and then The Sports Reporters, which eventually stopped giving fans what they needed. […]


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