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Pleasanton eighth grade boys basketball wins at Gonzales

The Pleasanton eighth grade boys basketball A-team beat Navarro 65-19. The Eagles grabbed a 25-0 lead by the end of the first quarter. “The Eagles defense stilfled the Panthers offense and limited them to a handful of second-chance shots,” said Pleasanton coach Stephen Barron. R.J. Marquez scored 20  points. Jake Casias scored 13 points. Jayce Krauskopf had 10 points. Layne […]

Pleasanton in fifth place at midpoint of district schedule



Pleasanton’s girls basketball team sits one game outside the top four of District 4A-30 with six games left. Midway through the district schedule, Pleasanton head coach Daryl Rentfro said his team can still hang with any team in the district. “It’s just about closing out. We’ve seen everyone. Going forward it’s going to help us. We need to refocus and […]

POTEET EARNS FIRST TWO DISTRICT WINS

Poteet’s Thomas Salas throws a pass during the Aggies’ 58-39 home win against Cuero on Jan. 11. Poteet led 24-17 at halftime after being tied with Cuero at 11 at the end of the first quarter. The Aggies led 41-30 after the third quarter. Tristin Ruiz, John Fernandez and Adam Dewind each scored 12 points. The Aggies shot better than […]

Dallas Cowboys can’t do anything right



If the Dallas Cowboys had gone on to win the Super Bowl this year, there is no doubt in my mind that someone, somewhere would find something wrong and criticize them. Immediately after the Cowboys lost to the Los Angeles Rams 30-22 in Saturday’s division playoff, sports personalities and talk show hosts began speculating about who should get fired and […]

Pleasanton pounds La Vernia for control of district



Pleasanton’s boys basketball team pounded La Vernia 96-63 on Jan. 11 to take the lead in District 4A-30. “La Vernia’s a very good team. They’re very well coached. They’ve got a lot of kids that can shoot. We just came out and wanted it more,” said Pleasanton head coach Ricardo Marquez. The Eagles (22-3, 5-0 District 4A-30), which are ranked […]

Cowgirls earn 20th victory



McMullen County’s girls basketball team is ranked fifth in 1A by the Texas Girls Coaches Association after earning its 20th win. The Cowgirls (21-3, 3-0 District 1A-32) beat Runge 62-18 on the road for their 13th straight win. Caeli Taylor drained six three-pointers, including two at the end of the first quarter for a 26-6 lead. Chloe Taylor had three […]

Mehrmann signs to pitch for Angelo State University



Pleasanton’s Hilton Mehrmann signed to play baseball for Angelo State University on Jan. 9. “Since I was three years old, it’s been my dream,” he said. Mehrmann took a big leap last year as a junior, garnering a 1.77 ERA and striking out 71 batters in 52 2/3 innings. “It was all the hard work I put in. My goal […]

Eagles earn first tourney runner-up prize



Pleasanton’s boys soccer team took second in the Eagles Tournament, earning their first tournament final appearance on their home field. “Overall, I’m pleased. They’re improving their attitude. It’s our first time in the final. We kind of made history,” said Pleasanton head coach Alex Hernandez. Pleasanton (6-3) beat Beeville 6-1 in the first round on Jan. 11. The Eagles led […]

Jourdanton posts 4-0 district start



Jourdanton’s girls basketball team cruised through its third district win. The Squaws (11-12, 4-0 District 3A-30) knocked off Laredo Harmony 71-6 on the road on Jan. 11, by far their biggest margin of victory thus far this season. Erin Soward scored 19 points. Emma Roach and Mia Lopez both had eight points. Cladi Munoz had seven points. All of Jourdanton’s […]

Poteet loses fifth straight game to Cuero



Poteet’s girls basketball team lost 42-16 at home against Cuero on Jan. 11. The Aggies trailed 10-5 after the first quarter and 26-5 at halftime. Emily Zavala had seven points and three steals. Clarissa Bermea had five points. Bermea and Iris Shaver both had five points in a 61-25 road loss to La Vernia on Jan. 8. The Aggies (8-19, […]


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