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Time for HOH nominations



The Pleasanton Express is accepting nominations for the Pleasanton Hall of Honor. This year, Pleasanton athletics’ Hall of Honor awards will be presented during halftime of the Pleasanton vs. Gonzales football game on Oct. 12. Nominees may be athletes, coaches or fans. Athletes must be at least 10 years removed from graduation. Coaches must have been retired for at least […]

Warbird soccer camp teaches youth



Boys and girls from five to 10 years old learned a handful of basic skills during the Warbird Soccer Camp, which started on July 23 and will finish on July 26. Pleasanton girls soccer coach Brant Bird and his helpers taught dribbling, passing and other fundamentals through the four days. Bird said that every skill taught at the camp went […]

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Leonard was advised by uncle to leave Spurs

Sports Focus

My longtime compadre and fellow sports guy here at the Express, Leon Zabava, was right when he said that Kawhi Leonard was receiving advice from an uncle to leave the San Antonio Spurs. Zabava not only keeps up with the national sports scene as well as anyone, but he also has gained a reputation as an expert prognosticator of high […]

Jourdanton season tickets going on sale

Jourdanton football season is quickly approaching with the Indians working toward a better record. Indian Stadium will light up for the first home game on September 14, which will be against La Pryor with a 7:30 p.m. kickoff.. Current season ticket holders have the opportunity to purchase only the tickets they had last year beginning at 8 a.m. on Monday, […]

Young Trojanettes get skills set at volleyball camp

The Charlotte Trojanette volleyball program hosted a three-day volleyball camp from July 23 to 25 to practice various skills to athletes of all ages. Pleasanton native Jordan Ruiz, a former high school and collegiate volleyball athlete with two state titles to her name, volunteered her time to teach the camp. In the left photo, Jasmin Santos, an incoming sophomore, practices […]

Squaws groom freshmen in camp

Jourdanton volleyball grounded its freshmen in the high school game with a camp that started July 23 and lasts through July 26. The freshmen worked on conditioning, offensive and defensive systems, fundamentals and team-building. On the front row (from left) are Abby Valdez, Madi Vick, Rayven Van Heewyk, jaylan Camp, Kendall Gonzalez, Carly Gorman and Araceli Romo. On the second […]

New Charlotte coach readies for season



Iliana Romo was named Charlotte’s new head volleyball coach on July 16 and has started growing with her players. This is the first coaching position for Romo, who has taught at Charlotte for a year. “I played volleyball when I was young and I have a daughter who plays in junior high and I teach her,” Romo said. Romo said […]

Moore ropes in NHSFR



Logan Moore of Pleasanton and Jarrett Freeman of Tolar finished 45th in average in team roping while representing Texas in the National High School Finals Rodeo, which took place July 15-21 in Rock Springs, Wyo. Moore and Freeman were 17th in the first goround, recording a time of 7.65 seconds on July 15. “We were a little slower. I know […]

Eagles optimistic about making deeper playoff run



Pleasanton volleyball looks to build on its success of 2017, when it went 30-11 and reached the regional quarterfinals, its deepest postseason run in eight years. “If we make the playoffs, we can go far,” said Pleasanton head coach Gabriel Aguirre. “We have the talent. It’s a question of whether we can put it together.” The Eagles have 10 seniors […]


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