Leave It All On The Court

By: Courtney Henson & Brian Avery

As the 2021-2022 school year kicks off, the Pleasanton volleyball team has dominated on the court. Scores so far show a promising season ahead for the varsity, JV, and freshman teams. On just the second day of school, the Lady Eagles faced Devine and Burbank high school. For the varsity team, a double win sets the scene for the season to come. The JV team won over Burbank and lost to Devine. Unfortunately, the first game jitters got the best of the freshman team who lost to both Burbank and Devine. 

Later on the first week of school, the Varsity team traveled to Edgewood to participate in a tournament. This 3 day tournament would prove to be rewarding. After an incredible collection of wins over Memorial, Randolph, Del Rio, and Fox Tech, the team advanced to the first bracket, where they earned an advancing win over Hidalgo, next in the second bracket the girls beat Randolph. This win advanced them to the championship game. After a good fight with Del Rio, our girls came out Edgewood tournament champions! 

The following week, on Tuesday August, 17, the Varsity, JV, and Freshman teams faced D’hanis high school. This night was a rewarding night after all 3 teams gained a win. 

On August 19-21, the Varsity team traveled to Devine to partake in another tournament. After astonishing wins against D’hanis, Natalia, and Crystal City in pool play, the varsity team beat Edison in the first bracket play. Gaining another win against Ingram in the second bracket to advance to the championship game. Unfortunately, the Eagles were not able to pull forward for a champion win against Feast high school, but still managed second place in the tournament. All tournament selections include, Sadie McAda, and Tess Underbrink, a very respectable accomplishment on their behalf. 

On Tuesday, August 24, the Lady Eagles traveled to Hondo high school to face the Owls. After a long fight, the varsity team scores a 3-0 win. Unfortunately for the JV and Freshman teams they were unable to get a win. 

At a tournament in Persall, the varsity eagles pulled two impressive wins against Dilly and Sam Houston high school. Shortly after, in 3 long sets, the Eagles lost to South San, still they didn’t let this get them down. After two more wins against Persall and South San in the bracket play, our Eagles advanced to the championship game. In the championship game, the Eagles earned an impressive win against Randolph in 2 sets, earning first place of the tournament. All tournament selections for this tournament include Sadie McAda, Tess Underbrink, and Paige Stofa. 

Coach Bird, the JV coach, keeps an optimistic outlook on the season as the teams do so well saying, “so far off to a pretty good start!” Coach Bird is confident in his players as the season progresses, saying “they all do a really good job” and that he’s “excited to see how district takes shape.” 

This has been an amazing season so far and will hopefully only get better as the season progresses. We wish the volleyball team good luck as they continue to play games and make the school proud. As Coach Bird says “Come out and support!” Pride! Pride! 


By: Shyanne Sexton and Jaelyn Morales

The Pleasanton High School Tennis team started off the season with a match against Hondo on Saturday, August 14th. The team battled hard and ended the match with a loss of 16-3. The three wins came from Dillon Benavidez who finished with a win of 7-6, 6-2, Rosemary Garcia who also had a win of 6-3, 6-1, and the Mixed Doubles Team, Luke Raney and Kaylee Titzmen, who had a win of 6-3, 6-1. 

The teams next match was against Uvalde’s JV team in a duel match on Wednesday, August 18th. Gage Pawelek/Cian Martinez, Shyanne Sexton/Ilianna Solorzano, Dillion Benavidez/Bennack Conroy, and Elynore Hernandez/Kenley Miller all contributed to giving the team its first double wins. In the singles, Gage Pawelek, Cian Martinez, Luke Raney, Bennack Conroy, Iliana Solorzano, Elly Hernandez, and Kenley Miller all exceeded in winning the singles matches to help Pleasanton have a strong win. As well as more big singles wins from Angel Hernandez, Shayne Cazier, Kassidy Vickers, and S. Hernandez. The other strong double wins came from Shayne Cazier/Mayson Smith, and Genevieve Alvarado/Stephanie Hernandez. 

While the season has barely started, Coach Everett has already had a great time getting to know each and every kid on the tennis team. When asked what obstacles he would like to overcome this season he responded “The obstacles I would like to overcome this season would have to be navigating through my first year ever as a teacher/coach. There are a ton of different factors that play into both these roles, and I know it will not always be easy to balance them efficiently.” There might be some challenges along the way but that won’t stop Coach Everett and his team from having a successful fall season.


By: River Reyes and Allison Collins

The 2021-2022 Cheerleaders

Kicking off the 2021-2022 school year, the Pleasanton Highschool Cheerleaders are ecstatic and prepared. Cheer Captains, Linda Sanchez and Noelani Guerrero along with Cheer Sponsor, Mrs. Rutherford are excited to finally begin this season. 

For the month of August the cheerleaders participated in the community pep rally, the first high school pep rally, scrimmage football game as well as the first football game of the season. Their performance was outstanding and the cheerleaders represented our school well! 

The Cheer team has great leadership with their cheer captains as well as a motivated sponsor that looks forward to their performances. When asked about the responsibilities as the Cheer Sponsor, Mrs. Rutherford says, “It takes a lot of planning, everyone always thinks football season is so busy. Yes its busy, but that’s the fun busy.” 

As the school year starts, all the sports will be taking center stage and our cheerleaders will be ready to show up and out!

Game, Set, Match!

By: Ariana Johnson

Senior Joshua Schmahl and Junior Luke Raney

Pleasanton Eagles Tennis team went to regionals at Corpus Christi on April 27 through the 28. They played against Devine and beat them with a score of 4-6, 6-4, and 6-0. The team faced their next opponent in regionals and lost to Remond Field 6-7, and 5-7. 

Coach Schawb regarding the seniors, “I am always sad that seniors go. But they grow up and leave and I wish them nothing but the best for them and they’re going to do great things.” Following this Schwab explained, “I try to teach students to be good students and good person and it’s important to make and impact on people and I want them to try to respect everyone and fear no one.” Senior Blake Moos advises to the remaining team, “Just to stick with the sport and to give it their all and the most important thing is to just have fun.” He further explained, “Have a bit of knowledge of the game and to just know where to be at certain times.” Good job, Eagle Tennis. Pride! Pride! Eagle Pride! 

It’s Tee Time

By: Adriana Clark  

Boys Golf team posing after regional meet

On May 10-11, Senior Lacey Stevens traveled to Kyle and competed in the UIL State Golf Tournament. The first day, Lacey scored 87 points. On the second day she scored 82 points. After only counting the first 9 holes on day two due to the weather, Lacey ended up with a two-day total of 131 points. Lacey finished 36th overall at State. 

May 17-18th the men’s golf team traveled to Kyle where they overall placed 8th. Coach Guerra said that even though they did not have a season last year, “This has been a historic year for our golf program. Despite having our season cut short last year and all the adjustments that had to be made this year, the team put all of that behind them and made this season the most successful season this program has ever had. This shows how dedicated and committed these young men and women were to this season.” 

Coach Guerra added that “having the boys team make it to the state tournament for the first time in school history and Lacey qualifying as a medalist in the same season, makes this year the proudest of my coaching career.” 

For next year’s golf season, Coach Guerra is “hoping that the experience of the participating in the state tournament will help the returning golfers to want to work even harder during the off-season and next year so that they can experience that feeling all over again. I also hope that it will inspire the others to work just as hard so that they can be a part of that experience down the road” 

To the graduating seniors in golf, Coach Guerra would like to say thank you for your hard years of work and dedication you put into the program and that he will miss every one of you. He wishes you all the luck in the world in everything that you do.

Breaking Records at State

By: Jaelyn Morales

Ashon Thompson, Estevan Jackson, Juan Lopez, and Sean Ramos smile for a picture

The Varsity Boys and Girls track teams competed in the 4A Area Track Meet on Thursday, April 15th in Wimberly, TX. The Lady Eagles placed 11th with 9 points in total. Even with weather changes throughout the day, both teams worked hard and pushed through.  In the field events, Ciarah Garcia placed 6th in triple jump and Victoria Castillo placed 6th in the high jump. On the track, Kassidy Vickers placed 6th in the 3200 M run and the 1600 M run, while Jilllian Barcomb placed 6th in the 300 M hurdles. The 4 x 100 M relay team of Emree Adamitz, Kiley Wiechring, Brandi Barnett, and Marissa Rothenbach placed 7th and the 4 x 200 M relay team of  Diamond Brownlee, Kiley Wiechring, Victoria Castillo, and Angel Tucker placed 8th. Caitlyn Neischwitz was the only athlete who advanced to the Regional lV Meet for the Lady Eagles. 

The Varsity Boys placed 3rd with 91 points in total. Before the weather became cold and drizzly, the field events took place and competing was sophomore Sean Ramos who finished 8th in long jump, junior Juan Lopez who finished 4th in long jump and 8th in triple jump, junior Este’van Jackson who finished 3rd in triple jump and 5th in long jump, and freshman Preston Pilgrim who finished 3rd in pole vault. For the running events, the 4 x 100 M relay team of junior Rudy Franco Jr, Sean Ramos, Juan Lopez, and Este’van Jackson finished 5th but only by .03 seconds and sadly missed their chance at qualifying for regionals. Sophomore Averee Cantu, junior Reagan Moore, and freshman Jayden Palacios ran the 800M and finished 6th, 7th, and 2nd. Junior Justin Veale ran the 110M hurdles and finished 5th and also ran the 300M hurdles and finished 7th. Senior Ashon Thompson flying past his competitors placed 1st in the 100M dash and 200M dash and Jayden Palacios also placed 1st, but in the 400M dash. The 4 x 200M relay team of Este’van Jackson, Sean Ramos, Juan Lopez, and Ashon Thompson finished 2nd after a tough race and the 4 x 400 M relay team was the last race of the night and consisted of Sean Ramos, Juan Lopez, Este’van Jackson, anchored by Jayden Palacios who placed 3rd with a time of 3:28.24 seconds and barely missed breaking another school record. Six athletes advanced to the Regional IV Meet for the Eagles.

The Texas 4A Regional IV track meet took place at Javelina Stadium in Kingsville on April 23rd and 24th. Senior Caitlyn Nieschwitz finished 10th with a time of 2:39.21 in the 800M run. Caitlyn has accomplished so much in her 4 years of track & field for the Lady Eagles and the whole community is proud of her. The Varsity Boys placed 2nd at the regional meet and had a total of 62 points. Este’van Jackson placed 9th in triple jump and Juan Lopez placed 7th in long jump, both narrowly missed getting into the finals.  Preston Pilgrim was the first athlete to earn a spot at the state meet with a 2nd place finish in pole vault. Jayden Palacios ran the 400M dash finishing 1st with a new school record and ran the 800M run with a 3rd place finish.  Ashon Thompson placed 1st in the 100M dash and remained undefeated and also ran the 200M dash and finished 2nd. The 4 x 200M relay was unfortunately disqualified on a rules infraction and did not earn any points. The 4 x 400M relay team placed 1st and broke the prior school record time (3:27) set 46 years ago. They broke the record with a time of 3:23.507 and then broke their own record on Friday with a time of 3:28.482. “The best moment was watching our 4×4 team break the school record in prelims at regionals and then the next day break it again and beat Wimberly who was talking trash to our guys,” said Rudy Franco Jr. The Eagles didn’t let the trash-talking phase them and instead they settled it on the track. Their hard work paid off and the team met their biggest goal which was making it to the state championship. 

The UIL State Track and Field Meet was held at Mike A. Myers Stadium on the UT campus in Austin, Texas. First up for the Eagles was Preston Pilgrim who scored the first points for the team and set a new personal record when he cleared 14’-6”. Next up was senior Ashon Thompson who ran against tough competition and placed 4th in the 100M dash with a time of 10.56 and also competed in the 200M dash and placed 4th scoring points for the eagles in both events. Jayden Palacios was now up to run the 400M dash and gave it all he got to place 3rd breaking his own school record time of 21.84 seconds and winning the bronze medal. The final race for the eagles was the 4 x 400M relay team of Sean Ramos, Juan Lopez, Estevan Jackson, and Jayden Palacios. They were competing against some of the best relay teams in Texas, but that didn’t phase them at all. Ramos started the race with a great first leg and handed it off to Lopez who kept the eagles in the mix. Estevan Jackson had an amazing leg as well and to finish it was Palacios who took off for the finish line and finished in 4th place breaking the school record with a time of 3:21.51 and scoring points as well for the team. The Varsity Boys represented the school and community proudly and placed 5th with 24 points at the meet. “The way I felt about this track season is a feeling that can not be described, it was like a movie,” stated Rudy Franco Jr. For Ashon Thompson this is his last year competing for Pleasanton, but he has made his team, school, and community proud and has shown the underclassmen how it’s done. The future is very bright for the eagles and the team and coaching staff and very excited and looking forward to next year. Congratulations to the Pleasanton Track and Field teams for all their hard work and dedication. Pride Pride!

Leave It All On The Field

By: Courtney Henson

Senior Tatum Stanley, Sophomore Jaelyn Morales, and Junior Taylor Bryant are pictured celebrating a win.

On April 29, the Pleasanton Lady Eagles softball team faced Uvalde and secured a win ending the game with a score of 8-5. The next day, April 30, the team faced Uvalde again and after a long fight, suffered an extreme loss with an end score of 27-2. The day after, on May 1, the Eagles faced Uvalde one final time and after a long game, faced the devastating blow of a 19-4 loss, ending their 2020-2021 season. 

The differences between this year’s season and last year’s season, could not be more obvious. The season was cut short due to Covid-19 last season, so they came ready to play this season. For senior Tatum Stanley, this season posed a mentality improvement. With the new season, the players faced change and were put into new positions. “A lot of us had to play new positions and take that well,” says Stanley. This could have caused blips in the team’s plays, but instead they rose to the situation and as Stanley said “kept our heads up” as well as being, “ready for the next one.” For Sophomore Anai Gonzales, this was the first year on Varsity and first full year of high school softball. This year she feels they faced a lot of the same difficulties that Stanley thought. A “rough one” she called it, but “ I love my teammates and I’m grateful to have gotten the chance to play with them” 

For head coach, Coach Savage, this would come to be the last season she would coach. For the past 11 years, Savage has been working towards turning the program around, and it has paid off. The softball program has made it to the playoffs every season for the past 11 years, something that had not been done in many years. Coach Savage credits the amazing seasons to the “dedicated and hard working young women of this community that believed in themselves and our program.” Although Coach Savage will no longer coach at the high school level, she will continue coaching at the junior high level. Coaching junior high kids has always been a passion of Coach Savages, firmly believing that, “it’s where the basic fundamentals are instilled in kids and their future success sprouts at that level.” Coach Savage will be missed dearly by the softball team.

As the softball season comes to a close, and the year ends, the softball team looks forward to next season. Remember these words from your dear Coach Savage, “never forget to find your BELIEVE! All things are possible if you Believe!” Awesome job this season and we wish you luck in the future. Pride! Pride! Eagle Pride!

Hitting a Homerun

By: Gabby Palacios

Sophomore, Max Sauceda, pitching at a varsity home game.

After an amazing season with countless victories, the PHS Varsity baseball season has come to an end, finishing off their 2021 year as Area Finalists. 

Following a 6-4 loss against Hondo on Tuesday, April 27, the Eagles made a comeback for their final District game, finishing the night off with a 6-5 win over the Owls. The boys began their Playoff games against the Carrizo Springs Wildcats on Saturday, March 8, the first round ending with an 11-1 win for the Eagles, and the second round ending with an astounding 16-1 win for PHS. 

Unfortunately, the season ended after the second round against the Alice Coyotes. The Eagles lost both rounds, ending with a 2-0 score on Friday, May 14, and a score of 6-0 on Saturday, May 15. This ended the boys’ year off with a total of 25 wins and 9 losses for the season.

After the amazing season with the 2020-2021 team, Coach Standley stated, “They were picked at the bottom of the district but they proved a lot of people wrong and we got the district championship, one of our goals, and had a great year…”

Because of Covid-19, last year’s season was cut short and the team was unable to finish off the year. However, Coach Standley feels that this year’s team finished off the work of last year’s team and set the grounds for an amazing season next year. He explained, “My final words to [the seniors] would be ‘thank you so much for making an enjoyable season for me and it was a pleasure and an honor to coach [you all]’.”

Congratulations on the amazing season and good luck to the 2021 senior baseball players going into their future. PRIDE PRIDE!

Men’s Soccer

By: Adelena Vera

The Men’s Soccer Team

The Men’s Soccer Team kicked off their playoff games on March 25 against Palacios and won 3-2. Five days later, March 30th, the team played against Fredericksburg and sadly lost, 2-4, ending their season. The Men’s Soccer team has had a stressful season. Coach Breiten stated, “I am proud of the team for coming and working together to reach our goal of being district champions. I enjoy coaching all the players, each one of them stands out for their own individual reasons. For next season, I would like to build on our togetherness that we had at the end of this season.” 

Congratulations on making District Champions and good luck next season!

Women’s Soccer: Not Just a Team, a Family

By: Libby Sanchez

The Pleasanton Women’s Soccer Team celebrating after a win against Beeville in playoffs.

On this team, nobody goes through anything alone. This has been proven by the black armbands worn by the girls every game since to represent the loss of a beautiful woman, Robyn Miller, on March 11. “This team means so much to me and seeing them support my family during such a hard time even if it’s as small as wearing a black armband, it means the world to me,” said Brylee Miller. Instead of letting the situation get the better of them, they took it all out on the field and played with a deep purpose behind it all. 

The Pleasanton Women‘s Soccer Team had their first playoff game against Beeville on March 26. After a long battle in both halves, the score was tied 0-0 and the teams went into a shootout. Coach Bird selected Seniors: Renata Osorio, Sofia Rivera, Kaitlyn Garcia, Lacey Stevens, and Junior: Skylar Mitchell. 

Renata was up to take the first shot for Pleasanton. Osorio took her shot, but unfortunately, Beeville’s goalie was able to block it. Lucky for us, Renata’s adrenaline rush caused her to shoot the ball before the ref blew his whistle, therefore forcing her to take the shot again. This time she waited a few seconds after the whistle was blown, and sent a beautiful shot to the bottom right of the net. Setting us in the lead 1-0. With Syd set up in goal, Beeville sent in another one of their players to take their second penalty kick of the shootout. She kicked too far right, causing the ball to hit the goal post and bounce back, leaving us in the lead. Up next, we had Kaitlyn step up to the penalty line. She set the score 2-0, increasing our lead. Beeville scored their first goal against us, making the score 2-1. Sofia was determined to keep the team in the playoffs when she scored a great goal and brought us up 3-1. To make an already intense game even better, if Beeville made this next goal in the shootout, they had a chance at a comeback. If they missed, that would set the Eagles at a lead that’s impossible to catch up to. Merecka, after playing an amazing game with multiple saves, was not about to cut her senior season short. Beeville’s player sent a great shot, but not great enough to get past Sydney. She deflected it out, winning Pleasanton the game, and it was only a few seconds before she was in the center of a hype circle her team had formed around her. The fans we’re beyond excited for the Eagles to continue on to round two.

 Their next playoff game was against Canyon Lake at Alamo Heights in San Antonio. 15 minutes into the game, Canyon Lake scored their first goal off a corner kick. This didn’t discourage our girls, if anything it just made them fight back harder. With only 8 minutes left in the first half, Osario sent a beautiful through-ball to Brandi Barnett (Junior), who was able to make a quick move around a defender and outrun her to score our first goal of the game. Going into halftime, the game was tied 1-1. This was where Bird decided to change up their plan and told the girls it was time to step up their offensive game. Canyon Lake scored their second goal with only 20 minutes left in the game. After a well-fought battle, with many great runs and plays, The Pleasanton Women’s Soccer Team’s season came to an end. It was an emotional night for this team that’s become a family, many tears were shed as a result of it being many of our senior’s last games of their high school career. “If I had to choose one word to describe this season, I think it would have to be “rollercoaster.” We had a lot of highs and lows but overall it was a ton of fun and I built friendships that I wouldn’t trade for anything,” said Osorio. It’s bittersweet to see them go, but the program is excited to see where future teams take them. “The biggest piece of advice I can give to upcoming classes is to enjoy it all, every single piece of it. It all flies by too fast to just let it float by. Four years’ worth of memories that I will cherish for a long time to come,” said Merecka. The 2020-2021 Pleasanton Women’s Soccer Team has had a memorable year and season, and the program is excited for it to only get better in the future.

Order On The Court

By: Victoria Chavez

In order from left: Shyanne Sexton, Devon Clark, Luke Harlos, Blake Moos, Cian Martinez, Gage Pawelek

The Mighty Eagle Tennis team recently played against Marion high school and took home many wins in both JV and varsity. Angel Hernandez placed 3rd main draw in boys singles. Marcus Lynch placed 1st main draw in boys singles. Conner George and Mayson Smith placed 1st in boys doubles back draw. Dillion Benavidez and Shayne Cazier placed 1st place in boys doubles main draw. Rosemary Garcia and Stephanie Hernadez placed 3rd in girls doubles main draw. Devon Clark placed 2nd in boys singles main draw. Claire Benavidez placed 2nd in girls single main draw. Shyanne Sexton placed 1st in girls single main draw. Evelynn Caraway and Makenzie Richter placed 1st in girls doubles back draw. Cian Martinez and Gage Pawelek placed 2nd in boys doubles main draw. Luke Harlos and Blake Moos placed 1st in boys doubles main draw. Bennack Conroy and Elly Hernandez placed 1st in mixed doubles back draw.  

They also played in a district tournament on April 16, 2021 in Navarro high school. Angel Hernandez boys singles won 8-3. Marcus Lynch won 8-5 boys singles. Conner George and Mayson Smith boys doubles won 8-2. Conner George and Mayson Smith Boys doubles won 9-7. Shayne Cazier and Dillion Benavidez boys doubles won 8-2. Shayne Cazier and Dillion Benavidez boys doubles won 8-5. Devon Clark boys singles won 6-1, 6-4. Devon Clark boys singles won 7-5, 6-4. Shyanne Sexton girls singles won 7-6, 2-6, 6-4. Evelynn Caraway and Makenzie Richter girls doubles won 6-3, 6-3. Cian Martinez and Gage Pawelek boys doubles won 6-3, 1-6, 6-3. Luke Harlos and Blake Moos boys doubles won 6-2, 6-4. Luke Harlos and Blake Moos boys doubles won 6-1, 6-3. Luke Harlos and Blake Moos boys doubles second place. 

Luke Harlos and Blake Moos will be advancing to regionals in boys doubles and Devon Clark will be advancing as boys singles. When asked how he felt playing his final year, Luke Harlos said, “For my last season it was great…I couldn’t think of a better way to end it off…” Make sure to wish our tennis team good luck as they compete in regionals from April 27th-29th…Pride Pride, Eagle Pride!

The Back Nine

By: River Reyes

Junior, Reed Foster, during a tournament.

With the end of the golf season here, the Pleasanton golf teams are wrapping up the year with a series of tournaments. The Eagles participated in 5 tournaments and the Lady Eagles participated in 4 tournaments with Lacey Stevens qualifying for state. The month of April has been a tight ship with the build up to the end of the season.

On March 30, the Eagles placed 1st with 326 points and the Lady Eagles placed 3rd with 398 points. On April 5 Eagles Varsity placed 1st with 315 points, JV placed 3rd with 465 points, and the Lady Eagles placed 3rd with 402 points. On April 8, the Eagles placed 1st place with 626 points and the Lady Eagles placed 2nd with 789 points. On April 20 and the 21st, the Lady Eagles placed 8th with 405 points for the region 4 tournament and the Eagles placed 1st with 650 points, winning the 4A region 4 tournament.

With their win at the regional tournament on the 21st and 22nd, the mens golf team made school history being the first team to win a regional tournament and qualify for state. Lacey Stevens will be competing for the UIL State Golf Tournament on May 10th and 11th in Kyle, and the mens team will be competing for the UIL State Golf Championship on May 17th and 18th in Kyle.

Overall, the vast majority of games played were won, with the teams advancing to the finals. We wish them the best of luck in the upcoming state tournaments.  

Track & Field

By: Wanish Tortes-McGinnis

State bound track and field boys

On Wednesday March 24th, the Pleasanton Track team went to their second meet in Devine. The JV Team overall made 154 points coming in 2nd place and varsity made 199 points placing them in 2nd. The JV Boys made 157 points and placed 2nd, while the varsity boys made 222 points and placed 1st.

The Varsity girls, in the 3200m run, Fe Vielma placed 1st, and in the 400m relay the team of Emree Adamitz, Kiley Wiechring, Brandi Barnett, and Angel Tucker placed 2nd. In the 800m run Caitlyn Nieschwitz placed 1st, Kennedy Guajardo placed 2nd, and Kara Hinojosa placed 4th. Emalee David placed 1st in the 100m hurdles, and in the 100m dash, Itzel Perez placed 1st, Marissa Rothenbach placed 3rd, and Ariel Mejia placed 5th. 

Placing 2nd in the 800m relay were Brandi Barnett, Kiley Wiechring,Victoria Castillo, and Angel Tucker. Kennedy Guajardo placed 1st in the 400m dash, with Ciarha Garcia placing 4th. Jillian Barcomb placed 6th in the 300m hurdles, and in the 200m dash, Angel Tucker placed 3rd. 

In the 1600m run, Caitlyn Nieschwitz placed 2nd, and Lindsey Klein placed 3rd, with Mary Martinez placing 4th. Raegan Hollis, Ciarah Garcia, Brandi Barnet, and Kennedy Guajardo placed 2nd in the 1600m relay. 

The team did just as well in field events, in the High Jump, Victoria Castillo placed 1st, Kiley Wiechring placed 2nd, and Kara Hinojosa placed 3rd. Kara Hinojosa placed first in the pole vault, with Mary Martinez coming in 2nd. In the long jump, Victoria Castillo placed 1st, with Ciarah Garcia placing 2nd, and Kara Hinojosa placing 3rd. The triple jump was executed well, with Ciarah Garcia placing 1st, and Jillian Barcomb placing 2nd. The shot put Sofia Aguilar in 3rd, and in the discus, Sofia Aguilar placed 5th.

The Varsity boys in the 100m dash had Ashon Thompson place 1st, with Phillip Sosa placing 4th, and Seth Harrison in 9th.  Ashon Thompson also placed 1st in the 200m dash. Rudy Franco placed 5th, and Adriano Ayala placed 8th. Following these two events, in the 400m dash, Jayden Palacios placed 1st, Aaron Alvarado placed 4th, and Ryan Moore placed 5th. Jayden Palacios ran the 800m, placing 1st, with Averee Cantu placing 2nd. The last two track events were the 1600m, with Israel Garcia coming in 5th, and Xavier Rodriguez placing 7th. The last part of the event was the 3200m run. Xavier Rodroguez placed 5th, and Jayden Ogg in 6th place. 

Next, in the 110m hurdles, was Justin Veale placing 3rd, with Reagan Moore placing 6th. The 300m hurdles was Justin Veale placing 1st, and Regan Moore in 2nd place. In the 4 x 100m relay, Estevan Jackson, Juan Lopez, Sean Ramos, and Rudy Franco, placed 2nd. Also participating in the 200m relay Ashon Thompson, Sean Ramos, Juan Lopez, Estevan Jackson placed 1st. Running the 4 x 400 were Jayden Palacios, Estevan Jackson, Juan Lopez, and Sean Ramos, and they came in first! 

The field events were held, starting with the Long jump. 1st place went to Sean Ramos. 

2nd place to Estevan Johnson, and 3rd place went to Juan Lopez. The shotput went to Alexis Yanez in 1st place. Peyton Eichman placed 3rd in the discus. The triple jump saw Sean Ramos taking 1st, Estevan Jackson placed 2nd, and Juan Lopez placing 3rd. In the high jump, Adrian

Gacia placed 2nd, and Reagan Moore, 5th. Finally, in the pole vault, Preston Pilgrim placed 2nd, Adriano Ayala placed 4th, and Seth Harrison placed 6th. Overall, the athletes did very well in representing the school. 

On March 30th, the pleasanton track team had the district meet in Cuero. Overall the Varsity Girls made 4th place. For the 3200m run Kassidy Vickers came in 2nd following Fe Vielma in 7th. Emree Adamitz, Kiley Wiechring, Brandi Barnett, and Marrisa Rothenbach came in 4th place for the 400m relay race. Caitlyn Nieschwitz came in 2nd place for the 800m run. For the 100m Hurdles Emalee David placed 5th and JIllian Barcomb 7th. Kinsley Barker, Kiley Wiechring, Victoria Castillo, and Angel Tucker placed 2nd in the 800m relay. In the 400m dash Kenndey Guajardo placed 5th. Jillian Barcomb placed 2nd in the 300m hurdles. Angel Tucker placed 6th in the 200m dash. In the 1600m run Caitlyn Nieschwitz placed 2nd following Kassidy Vickers in 3rd and Lindsey Klein in 4th. In the 1600m relay Emree Adamitz, Ciarah Garcia, Brandi Barnett, and Kennedy Guajardo placed 5th. In field events Victoria Castillo placed 2nd in high jump. In pole vault Kara Hinojosa placed 7th place and Mary Martinez in 8th. In long jump Victoria Castillo placed 6th. In Triple jump Ciarah Garcia placed 4th. 

The varsity boys placed 3rd overall at district. Ashon Thompson placed 1st for both the 100m dash and the 200m dash. Jayden Palacios placed 1st in the 400m dash. In the 800m run Jayden Palacios placed 1st, Reagan Moore placed 3rd, and Averee Cantu placed 4th. Xavier Rodriguez placed 9th in the 1600m run following Jayden Ogg in 10th and Israel Garcia in 11th. In the 3200m run Xavier Rodriguez placed 5th and Jayden Ogg in 7th. Justin Veale placed 3rd in the 110m hurdles.In the 300m hurdles Justin Veale placed 4th following Reagan Moore who placed 5th. Christopher Zapata, Estevan Jackson, Juan Lopez, and Sean Ramos placed 2nd in the 4x100m relay. Ashon Thompson, Sean Ramos, Juan Lopez, Estevan Jackson came in 1st for the 4x200m relay. In the 4×400 Jayden Palacios, Estevan Jackson, Juan Lopez, and Sean Ramos came in 1st place.

For long jump Sean Ramos came in 2nd followed by Estevan Jackson in 3rd and Juan Lopez in 4th. In shot put Alexis Yanez placed 10th and in discuss Peyton Eichman placed 6th. In triple jump Estevan Jackson Placed 3rd along with Juan Lopez in 4th and Sean Ramos in 7th. Adrian Garcia placed 9th in high jump followed by brothers Reagan Moore in 10th and Ryan Moore in 11th place. Last but not least we have pole vaulters with Preston PIlgrim in 1st, Adriano Ayala in 4th and Seth Harrison in 9th. 


By: Eileen Jaksik

The Pleasanton Eagle Softball Team standing for the National Anthem.

The Pleasanton Eagle Softball Team is coming towards the end of their season, they have won and lost many games. Lady Eagles still have three more games until they advance to the playoffs. 

Starting off, on March 23, The Lady Eagles played Devine High School and sadly came out short with a loss of 17-2 March 30, The Lady Eagles traveled to Somerset but came out with a loss of 17-2. On April 1, the start of a new month the Pleasanton Softball team played against Hondo at the Hondo High School, sadly they fell short once more with a score of 12-0, on April 9, the lady Eagles came out with a big win against Brooks Academy with a score of 17-0. April 13, the softball team played Devine again and fell with a score of 19-0, then they played Holy cross and lost with a score 9-2. April 20, the Lady Eagles played against Somerset High School, and lost with a score 12-1, and April 23, the Eagles Softball team played Hondo High School, they sadly fell short and lost by 12-1. The Lady Eagles have one last game that will determine if they proceed through playoffs or if their season is coming to an end. 

Coach Savage is very proud of all that the girls have accomplished and wishes to give them this short piece of advice, “If there is any advice I can give my girls for the future it would be: Not everything is gonna be fair, things will not be handed to you, you have to do the extra to reap the reward. Believe in yourself because there is always gonna be someone who wants to see you fail. Believe!” Coach Savage is overall proud of how the girls performed this season among-st the circumstances of the games.  

This year is some of our girls last year, one of the players has some encouraging words for our leaving seniors. She says, “I love each senior we have. They’ve all helped me become a better player in one way or another. The only thing i’d say to them is that I hope they continue to love the game even after their season is over. I’m very grateful to have gotten to play with them, and I hope they all do amazing things once they get their lives started.” Everyone is very sad the seniors are leaving, but are happy that they are going to go off and start new things. 

The Lady Eagles are going to play amazing at the playoff game whether they win or lose they are going to end the season off great and accomplished. Pride! Pride!

Eagles Entering Playoffs

By: Heaven Marquez

The Eagles gather together for a pep talk. PC: Jay Garcia

The Pleasanton Eagles Boys’ Baseball team has done incredibly well this season, finishing their first round of district and moving on to the second. The boys have started April strong, beating the San Antonio Highlands 8-1 on April 1st. The Eagles played well, and carried that into their next game on April 5th against the San Antonio Homeschool Wolverines, also defeating them with a final score of 9-2. The Eagles began their district season on April 9th, and won 9-5 against the Somerset Bulldogs. The boys have kept up the good work, playing a non-district game on April 10th against Corpus Christi Miller and triumphing over them 7-2. The next district game against the Hondo Owls on April 13th ended in a 1-0 win. Their season has stayed successful, earning another non-district win on April 16th against Devine 11-1, ending the first round of district. The second round of district has only just begun on April 20th, winning over the Somerset Bulldogs once again with a score of 7-2.

The Eagles have done really well this season, playing through adversity and making it out 1st in district so far. The team has even been recognized in the San Antonio VYPE Magazine’s Top 10 Baseball Teams in the San Antonio Area from 1A-4A. The Eagles are ranked number three, just below Navarro in first and Shiner in second, which is an amazing job! Great job boys, and keep up the great work in playoffs! Pride Pride!

Achieving New GOALS!

By: Gabby Palacios

The varsity boys after gaining the title of District Champions.

The season for the PHS Men’s varsity soccer team has been an amazing experience, with the team making history as undefeated district champs.

On Wednesday, February 24, the team played against Fox Tech, ending with a score of 4-1, and finished off the week with a 2-0 win against La Vernia on Friday, February 26. Their final home and district game, against the Poteet Aggies, ended with an amazing 7-0 score. Their final home game before the beginning of the playoffs was against Uvalde on Friday, March 5, with the end score being 4-2. Finishing off their district games, the Eagles traveled to Somerset on Tuesday, March 16, where they gained another winning score of 2-1.

Senior and captain of the team, Isom Smith explains, “I think it’s amazing to be a part of a team that has made so much history in the time that we have been here. I think as long as we continue to play as a team and give it our all, we can go as far as we want to go [in the playoffs].”

Another exciting thing for the team this year was having the PHS cheerleading and pacesetter teams cheer them on and show their support at their home games. An anonymous cheerleader explained that “it was very needed and the boys are deserving of the recognition and more.” 

Their first playoff game will be against Palacios on Thursday, March 25. The team will travel to AC Jones High School in Beeville. All rules concerning Covid-19 are the same as those for PHS. Masks are required, social distancing is highly encouraged, and sanitizing stations will be placed throughout the stadium. Ticket prices are $5 for students and adults. Passes will be accepted at the gate.

Let’s fill the stands with green and show our boys some support. Good luck in the playoffs! Pride Pride!

One Team One Dream

By: Courtney Henson

Junior, Brandi Barnett, scores a goal against Somerset.

On Tuesday, February 9, both the JV and Varsity teams faced Uvalde. After a long fight, the JV tied 3-3 and unfortunately, the varsity fell, 2-0. Soon after a week of extreme weather restricting the soccer girls, they came back ready to fight. With many games being rescheduled, the varsity girls played 3 games that week. Securing a 5-0 win over Somerset, and an 8-0 win over Fox Tech, unfortunately, after a long fight with Lavernia, the Eagles fell 1-0. That same week, the JV team faced Fredericksburg and fought for a 2-1 win. Soon after, on March 3, the varsity team played YWLA and got a 7-0 win. On March 5, the Women’s teams both faced the Uvalde Coyotes. This was a game both teams had been waiting for and preparing for. After a long game the JV Eagles came out with an astonishing 5-0 win. Unfortunately, the varsity was not as fortunate and after a long fight, fell 2-0 to Uvalde. On March 18, the varsity team faced, and beat 5-0, Somerset. On March 19, the varsity team played their last district game against YWLA and won 5-0. Securing 3rd place in district. This game was also the senior night for the girls to highlight their senior players, Lacey Stevens, Zariah Garcia, Mia Hernandez, Sydney Marecka, Renata Osorio, Lyssa Ramirez, Kaitlyn Garcia, and Sofia Rivera. 

This season has been a tough one for the girls, considering all of the hardships they have faced, but as a team, they have been able to overcome them! The varsity coach, Coach Bird expressed, I hope these young ladies take the lessons of overcoming the obstacles that we faced as a group with them and use them as they move on past PHS.Through it all, these teams have remained extremely positive and worked together to find what worked for them to work so well! “Finding a way to figure out the best way to play for this year’s team took us a little longer than usual, Coach Bird said, but I think we have finally found out who our true identity is and how we play best together as a group of 18 players.” Although the players are the focus of the team, the coach is just as important. Coach Bird is the coach of the varsity team, and he has a true passion for what he does. Coach Bird feels strongly that his job extends beyond the playing field, expressing, If they are just playing soccer and leaving it at that then I don’t think I am doing my job to the fullest.” He finds great pride, and happiness in helping his players, “Watching the girls mature and come together has been fun to watch.” He said, “Being able to overcome adversity is one of the highlights of coaching young ladies.

As the varsity girls advance to playoffs we continuously wish them luck and cheer them on. In the words of Coach Bird, “Keep playing for the girls beside you. The game is more about others than it is about you.” Good luck ladies and play hard! Pride! Pride!

Seniors from left to right: Zariah Garcia, Lacey Stevens, Mia Hernandez, Sydney Merecka, Renata Osorio, Sofia Rivera, Kaitlyn Garcia, Lyssa Ramirez.

You Just Got Served!

By: Kristina Mertz

The Pleasanton Eagle Tennis team had several tournaments this month located at Somerset and East Central. On March 2nd and 3rd the team traveled to Somerset to compete in a tournament.

Devon Clark, a sophomore, says the season “… hasn’t been going as good [as] it was last year because we went to Area, but the really good people we have are seniors and we only have three seniors left.” He later added, “I’m proud that I have gotten better with my left hand… I switched hands this year… Because I tore my rotator cuff.”

The tennis team later traveled to compete in the East Central Grand Slam Tournament on the 17th and 19th returned with a 1st place win from the JV Boys Doubles main draw composed of Dillion Benavidez and Shayne Cazier. Luke Harlos and Blake Moos won 1st place boys doubles back draw for the varsity team.

Coach Schwab states, “We’re exactly where we want to be going into district we’re on a high.” He said he is most proud of, “My team.” He later added, “The team probably just needs to improve on stepping out with a tough mental attitude, stepping out with the idea that they’re gonna win, when they step out onto the court that they are the winners and that they’re gonna be the victors and we’re gonna be in great shape.”

Pride! Pride!

Hole in One

By: Heaven Marquez

Pictured (left to right): Jake Casias, Reed Foster, Brady Stevens, Travis Garcia, Matthew Garcia, Coach Guerra

As the golf season carries on, the Eagles also continue doing well in different tournaments. February was an eventful month for both the boys and girls golf teams, with successful tournaments for all. On February 1st, the first tournament for the girls was held in Devine, with the team taking 4th place with 463 points. The boys began on February 3rd, playing in the Somerset Tournament and winning 1st place with a total of 350 points. The 8th was a success for the girls in the Warren Tournament, coming in 9th place and scoring 454 points. The girls team also did well on February 22nd, earning 4th place in Devine with a score of 426. February 23rd was another great day for the boys team, with them winning 1st in Devine on a score of 341 points. March was another great month for the Eagles golf teams, which began on March 1st. The girls earned 4th place in the Jourdanton Tournament, ending with 416 points. 

“It’s [the team] improved a lot with people coming back from other sports and just overall play,” said senior Trent Crady. “Many have improved by a couple of strokes.” The boys continued the great work on March 3rd in the Jourdanton Boys Tournament, getting 1st place with 324 points. On March 9th, the girls team won 4th place with 412 points. March 12th and 13th were triumphant for the boys, winning 1st place with 674 points at the two day Uvalde Coyote Invitational Tournament. March 15th was also successful for the boys team, coming in 1st place once again with a score of 335. On March 17th, the girls team also did really well in the Randolph Tournament, arriving in 2nd place with a final score of 426 points. 

With district just around the corner, both teams are continuing to play strong. “District is looking really good for the team. We have a better chance to move past district and continue going forward,” stated Crady. The district golf tournament will determine who goes on to the next round, and both teams have a great shot at making it. Great job Eagles and keep up the good work!


By: Adriana Clark 

On February 25th, our JV/Varsity boys and girls track team went to Devine. At the Devine track meet our girls and boys raced against the Devine, Jourdanton, and Natalia track teams. Our Varsity Girls had nine people place first, Kassidy Vickers in the 3200, Caitlyn Nieschwitz in the 800 and 1600, Kennedy Guajardo in the 400, Jillian Barcomb in the 300 hurdles, Victoria Castillo in the High Jump with a 4’8, and Raegan Hollis, Ciarah Garcia, Kennedy Guajardo and Brandi Barnett in the 1600 Relay. Varsity Boys highlights are Jayden Palacios’s 2:02.13 800, Justin Veale placing 1st and 2nd in the 300 hurdles and 110 hurdles, and Rudy Franco’s 2nd place jump in the long jump with a 19. JV Boys had Xavier Rodriguez in 1st place in the 800, Jayden Ogg placed first in the 1600 and the 3200, and the 4×400 Relay placed first with a time of 4:11. JV Girls: had many girls place first, Caitlin Herandez in the 3200, Alexandra Alvarez, Kiley Wiechring, Diamond Brownlee, Mikayla Theis in the 400 Relay, Mikayla Theis, Kiley Wiechring, Nevaeh Castillo in the 800 Relay, Evelynn Caraway in the 800, and Kiley Wiechring in High jump. Overall the Varsity girls team placed 2nd, JV girls team placed 2nd, Varsity boys team placed 3rd, and the JV boys team placed 4th. 

The track team went to Cotulla March 4th where they went up against the teams Cotualla, Poteet, and Dilley. Varsity Girls had many girls place first in their events with Kassidy Vickers first in the 3200, Emalee David in the 100 Hurdles, Jillian Barcomb 300 Hurdles, Victoria Castillo in Long and High jump, Emree Adamitz, Ariel Mejia, Itzel Perez, Marissa Rothenbach in the 4×100 Relay, Kinsley Barker, Ariel Mejia, Victoria Castillo, Angel Tucker in the 4×200 Relay, and Raegan Hollis, Ciarah Garcia, Emree Adamitz, Kennedy Guajardo in the 4×400 Relay. Varsity Boys highlights include Ashon Thompson time in the 100 dash 10.31 and took 1st place, Estevan Jackson taking 2nd in the 200 with a time of 23.84, Jayden Palacios had a time of 2:02.05 in the 800 and took 1st place, Justin Veale ran the 110 (17.09) and 300 (43.99) and won both events, Rudy Franco, Jessejohn Guel, Christopher Zapata, and Ashon Thompson won the 4×100 Relay, 4×200 Relay including Estevan Jackson, Juan Lopez, Jayden Palacios, and Ashon Thompson took took first place and broke the school record with a time of 1:33.02, the 4×400 Relay including Avaree Cantu, Juan Lopez, Estevan Jackson, And Jayden Palacios won with a time of 3:37, Estevan Jackson jumping 42′-7,″ Juan Lopez jumping 41′-4″ in the triple jump, Preston Pilgrim took 1st in Pole Vault and jumped an 11′-6″, Peyton Eichman threw the discus 105′-2″ and won first place. While Jackson and Lopez also took 2nd and 3rd in the long jump with jumps of 19′-5″ and 18′-7″, and Reagan Moore took second in the High Jump with a jump of 5′-2″. JV Boys  had Adrian Garica took 1st place in the 200 and 400, TJ, and HJ Xavier Rodriguez took first in the 800 relay, Jayden Ogg took first place in both the mile and 2 mile. JV Girls had many girls place first Mikayla Theis in the 100, Kiley Wiechring in the 200 and High Jump, Raylin Castillo in the 800 and 1600, Caitlin Herandez in the 3200, Alexandra Alvarez, Nevaeh Castillo, Diamond Brownlee, Mikayla Theis 4×1, Nevaeh Castillo, Diamond Brownlee, Mikayla Theis, Kiley Wiechring in the 4×200. In the end all teams had won the track meet with Varsity and JV girls in first, along with both Varsity and JV boys. 

March 18th JV/Varsity boys and girls track competed against Natalia, Devine, and Somerset here at the Pleasanton Track. Varsity Girls had many girls place in first Fe Vielma in the 3200, Jillian Barcomb in the 300 hurdles, Victoria Castillo in the High Jump, Caitylyn Nieschwitz in the 800, Ariel Mejia in the 100, and Kennedy Guajardo in the 400. Varsity Boys once again broke a school record the 4×100 relay team with Sean Ramos, Juan Lopez, Estevan Jackson, and Ashon Thompson set a new school record with a time of 43.21seconds, the 4×200 relay with  Estevan Jackson, Juan Lopez, Jayden Palacios, and Ashon Thompson broke their own record that they had set last week with a time of 1:30.99 seconds, and Ashon Thompson broke his own school record with a time of 10.21 seconds. JV Boys had Jayden Ogg placed first in the 3200 and tied with Xaiver Rodriguez tied for first place in the 1600. JV Girls had Caitlin Hernadez placed 1st in the 3200, Mikayla Theis 1st in the 100, Alexandra Alvarez, Nevaeh Castillo, Diamond Brownlee, Mikayla Theis 4×1 Relay, Evelyn Caraway placed 1st in the 800, Diamond Brownlee placed 1st in the 200, High Jump, and Long Jump, Mcada Rutherford in Pole Vault, Savannah Clark placed 2nd 1600, Genavieve Alvarado placed second in Shot Put. JV and Varsity Girls placed 1st along with Varsity and JV Boys.

One Team-One Goal

By: Ariana Johnson and Dillon Myers

Lady Eagles honors our hero’s

On March 3rd, the JV Lady Eagles Softball Team had their first home game vs Lee Volunteers they went in with a strong beginning but the Volunteers won the game with a score of 14-9. Emery Gillespie said, “For us to get better as a team.” She also said, “Since I am a catcher, I want to get better at blocking balls.” She also said, “I don’t give up because I know we can win and can get better.” On March 6th, the JV Lady Eagles Softball Team went to Poteet High School. They fought hard but Poteet won the game with a score of 15-7. Coach Mireles said, “I try to teach girls to be better than they were the day before whether it was with school or athletics and just try to be a better person than you were the day before.” She also said, “I played since I was 5 and it was always a game that let me let go of the world and escape reality and so then it was a game that I love and I want to teach them to be a better women in the world and better people in the world and not just teach them the love of the game.” On March 10th, The Lady Softball Team went to Gonzales High School. Since the Apaches scored their runs due to numerous walks. The Apaches won 15-0. 

On February 18th, the Varsity Lady Eagles Softball team went to their first tournament of the season in Floresville. The Eagles fought a tough battle against NB Canyon with a 10-0 loss. In the second game they had the bases loaded in the last inning, and got to hit a line drive that was caught the end of the game with a 5-2 loss against. The second day of their tournament the Lady Eagles won against Marion with a score of 9-4. The second game of the day was a close one against Alamo heights with a score of 6-7. The last day of the tournament ended on a good note, as they went against Floresville and were determined to change mistakes and the team won the game with a score of 8-4. March 5th, Varsity Lady Eagles went to Poteet and worked hard together and pulled a win with a score of 19-11. On March 9th, the Lady Eagles barely lost to Gonzales, with the score ending as 8-10. On March 12th, the Lady Eagles went in strong and won against Carrizo Springs with a score of 16-1. On March 16th, the Lady Eagles went against a possible playoff contender, Crystal City, and won with a score of 15-1. March 19th, the Lady Eagles went against Brooks and won with a score of 15-0. Keep up the good work. Pride, pride.

Hit And Run

By: Ricky Fabrow

On February 25th, 26th, and 27th, the Pleasanton High-School Eagles competed in a three-day tournament at Navarro in Seguin. On the 25th, the Eagles played against Bandera, beating them 13-3, and Pearsall, defeating them 15-0. The second day of the tournament, the Eagles beat Seguin 8-5 and fell to Navarro 12-0. The tournament ended in a loss to S.A. Cornerstone. 

On March 2nd, the Varsity Eagles won against Nixon/Smiley 11-1 before participating in a tournament at Llano. On March 4th, the Eagles suffered a loss against Wimberly, but came back with a 4-6 win against Llano on March 5th. Unfortunately the tournament ended with two more losses against Blanco and Llano on March 6th.

On March 8th, the Eagles triumphed over poteet 15-1 before they participated at a tournament at Pearsall High School through March 11th through the 13th. The Eagles took a 8-5 win over Natalia and a win from Lytle 5-4. On March 12th, they won 5-3 over Persall, and they ended the tournament on the 13th beating Dilley 12-3.

On March 16th our Varsity Eagles beat Uvalde 2-0. The Eagles fell to Navarro 6-3 on the 23rd. The Varsity Eagles will face Cuero on Tuesday, March 30th, at home. I encourage everyone in this upcoming game, knowing that our team has had a very good run. Everyone come out to support our Eagles in the rest of their baseball season. Pride! Pride!


By: Jaelyn Morales

Lady Eagles gather for a photo

The Pleasanton Girl’s and Boy’s Powerlifting teams have had some challenges this season, but that didn’t stop them from giving it their all and working hard as a team. “Our biggest challenge of the season was, of course, COVID-19,” stated Coach Sanchez, “it kept us from being able to get in the weight room, early, as a team. There were so many protocols that we had to follow, and they changed almost daily. It was important for us to continue monitoring any of those changes and to make sure we were following the guidelines.” Even with all these challenges, the girl’s powerlifting team made it to the regional tournament, which took place in Corpus Christi, TX. Unfortunately, none of the girls qualified for the state tournament, but Coach Sanchez said he is still very proud of them and the boys. “ I am most proud of the grit and perseverance our team displayed. Regardless of the challenges they faced, whether they be from the pandemic, or from competitors or judges, our athletes lifted and represented Pleasanton ISD in a manner that should make the entire community proud of them.” Great job Powerlifting Girls and Boys!

2021 Coming to Assist

By: Dillon Myers

The Eagle boys during their playoff game.

The head coach of Boys’ Basketball, Coach Marquez, stated his expectations for the season is, “To do the best they can during district. To go as far as we can during the playoffs.” When asked what his favorite thing about basketball is, Coach said, “My favorite thing about basketball is the competition, to see the boys compete every single day. They push themselves to compete and play as hard as they can every single day. Whether it’s in basketball practice or during school.” 

The Eagle boys won by a long shot on November 17th up against Brooks Collegiate Academy. Three days later, they had a close game against Lanier, once again coming out on top. The next day, on the 21st, the Eagles lost 63-65 against Wimberley. On November 24th, the Eagle boys lost to Young Men’s Leadership Academy. The Eagles stomped Winn four days later, with the score coming out to be 76-34. Bandera took quite a beating on the first day of December, with the final score being 84-49. Hondo lost to our Eagle boys on the fourth of December, with the score being 76-40. The following day, the Eagles won against Del Rio by 22. Nearly a week later, the Eagle boys won against Luling. The next week, Uvalde and Jones both were crushed by our Eagle boys. This was followed by a three-game losing streak by our Eagles on the 19th, 21st, and 30th by Southwest, New Braunfels, and San Antonio Christian, respectively. On the second of January, the Eagle boys won against Davenport. Three days later, they won against Fox Tech, with the score ending as 74-47. On the 8th, the Eagle boys barely lost against Brooks Academy of Science and Engineering, with the score being 61-69. On the twelfth and nineteenth, the Eagles beat Navarro and Gonzales, with the scores being 60-52 and 68-38, respectively. The Eagle boys lost to Cuero on the 22nd and lost to La Vernia on the 26th. On the 29th of January, the Eagles won against Navarro. Then, on the fifth of February, the Eagle boys won yet again against Gonzales, with the score turning out to be 85-42. The Eagle boys´ playoffs game, which took place on the 23rd, ended with a losing score of 53-57. 

Coach Marquez commented that the end to their season was unfortunate, later adding, “The guys did a really good job. It’s one of those things you hate to see ending…” Coach Marquez went on to say, “I’m looking forward to seeing the boys play hard. For them to come out and grow as players. We strive to push them as hard as we could in sports, school, and life in general.”

That’s All, Folks!