Basketball

Basketball

 

This basketball season is slowly coming to an end and it is safe to say that we have fought very hard this season. Our lady eagles are sitting at 5th place in district, and our boys are at 6th as of right now. Here are some of the scores from our boys’ most recent games: Carrizo Springs 51-52 (loss), Devine 41-65 (win), Somerset 30-39 (loss), Pearsall 53-63 (win), and lastly Floresville 45-54 (loss). Time for the girls: Pearsall 28-36 (win), Floresville 36-61 (loss), Uvalde 30-47 (loss), Carrizo 42-37 (win). Way to fight Pleasanton Eagles!

Our Lady Eagles were very close to making it to the playoffs, and here are some words to wrap up the season from one of our lady eagles Tanner McDougal- “We have had a very good season considering how many of our starters graduated last year. We have had to rebuild our line up but I feel that we have done a great job of coming together and working as a team.” As you can see our players worked very hard to rebuild their team and try their best to fight this season.

Overall our basketball program has definitely had lots of rebuilding to do this season and worked very hard and came very far this season. They may not have won every game, but they always put in their best effort to connect and rebuild the teams on both girl’s and boy’s sides.

Hoopin’ into season!


By: Layla Rodriguez

This year’s 2023-2024 basketball season has begun. Our Pleasanton Eagle Basketball program has gotten off to a strong start. Our teams are very new and are starting to gel together and play more smoothly. We may not have won many games so far this season, but our teams are definitely growing stronger as one. Here are some words from our girl’s head coach, Coach G “My favorite part about being a basketball coach is watching the team improve. The season is very long, and our girls work hard to get better and better throughout the season so it is great to see their improvement.” Coach G is a very dedicated coach, and he loves to see his team work together as a whole to improve and dominate throughout the season.

Our basketball season has yet to start district, but here are some results from some scrimmages- Boys Basketball:  Pleasanton vs Foxtech 4-24 (win) Pleasanton vs Highland 43-35 (loss) Pleasanton vs Kings 54-40 (loss) Girls Basketball: Pleasanton vs Orange Grove 30-39 (loss) Pleasanton vs John F. Kenedy 27-61 (win) Pleasanton vs Marion 35-33 (loss). Though we may not have won every game we sure did make a great effort to keep the scores close and barely fall to the opponents. Our ladies and gentlemen put in lots of hard work each day at practice. Here is what a day at practice looks like for the girls and boys according to Coach G- “We usually start with conditioning, then we move into some shooting. After shooting we incorporate some basic skills and drills, and we finish off on working on our game plan and plays to use on our next opponent. That sounds like a lot of work! 

It’s great to see that our Eagle Basketball Program is off to a great start and working very hard each day to be the best we can be! It’s greatly appreciated to come out and support our basketball program this year and show them some love.

Love For Our Student Section

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By:Layla Rodriguez

Our Lady Eagles have continued to improve as this season continued. Our volleyball team has had some great support shown from our student section this season. Our student section never fails to show up and encourage our girls! Our team has also started to show some improvement, and we are blending together more nicely as we practice together every day. Here are some stats over this past month: Pleasanton vs  Devine (P-1 D-3) loss, Pearsall vs Pleasanton (Pl-3 Pe-0) win, Floresville (F-3 P-0) loss, Uvalde vs Pleasanton (P-3 U-1) win, Carrizo (P-3 C-1) win. From these results you can see that our lady eagles have been fighting hard every game, and making every point count.

This season our student section has been a huge success, and seems to expand every game. Our game play is definitely much better when we have lots of support from our student section. Our players really enjoy the student section, and our supporters, they really help them to be motivated. Here are some words from Varsity player (Senior: Jadyn Swan) “In my opinion the more the better! A small crowd definitely doesn’t bring the same energy as a larger one.” From this we can see that the student section is definitely welcomed and loved by our volleyball team. Our student section also has the same love for supporting the team. A statement from the student section (Junior: Rion Ochoa) “Our student section lets the team know that they will always have someone cheering them on whether they are winning or not, the players know that we care, and they have something to play for.” As shown from these words, the student section loves to come out and support our girls and make sure that they know they are appreciated and working hard no matter the circumstance.

Overall our girls are very grateful to have our student section to cheer them on, and our student section is more than happy to come out and support! Let’s keep the positive energy as this season continues on and it is highly encouraged to come and show some love to our lady eagle volleyball program!

Cross Country


By: Carol

For the high school cross country team, the start of the season marks the beginning of a journey filled with sweat, tears, and unrelenting determination. Theirs is a sport that celebrates the human spirit’s capacity for endurance and resilience. Whether they’re racing against the clock or supporting their teammates, these young athletes are bound by a common love for cross country running and a shared goal of personal and collective growth. As they lace up their running shoes and set off on this season’s adventure, they are a shining example of the power of passion, teamwork, and the indomitable spirit of high school sports.

Cross country is often referred to as a “team sport disguised as an individual sport,” and the camaraderie among the athletes is unparalleled. The bond formed through countless hours of training and shared experiences is one of the team’s greatest strengths. Whether it’s motivating each other during grueling hill sprints or cheering on their teammates during races, this unity is what sets them apart. The athletes on the Pleasanton high school team understand that the journey to success is paved with hard work and dedication. They’ve spent the off-season building their strength, improving their speed, and fine-tuning their running techniques in preparation for the upcoming races. 

Kassidy Vickers is a current senior on the team and gave the journalism staff an inside scoop of the team this year saying “ Our first meet was tougher than expected but we all made it through and were there for each other and I’m excited to see how our team progresses.”

All cross country stats can be found on the cross country instagram and/or facebook page. We are so proud of our cross country team and wish them nothing but success for the rest of their season.

 

Tennis


By: Carol

With the cool breeze of fall gently ushering in a new beginning, the excitement is palpable as the high school tennis team readies itself for a brand-new season. As the tennis courts come to life with the sound of rackets and the thud of tennis balls, the team embarks on a journey filled with dedication, camaraderie and victory. 

For the athletes on the high school tennis team, tennis is more than just a sport—it’s a tight-knit community of individuals bound by a common passion. As the season begins, the players are not merely teammates; they’re family. The camaraderie built through countless hours of practice and shared victories and defeats is what sets this team apart. Senior Evelynn Caraway said, “ When we play matches two times a week and have practice almost every day the team is more like family and even though we lost many seniors last year our team bond is stronger than ever.”

Behind every successful team is a coach with a well-thought-out strategy. Coach Everett, with years of experience and a deep love for the game, has devised a practice that focuses on refining each player’s skills. From perfecting their serves to working on their volleys, the team is prepared to face any challenge that comes their way. As Coach Evertt puts it, “Success is not just about winning matches, but about growing as individuals and as a team. My goal is to develop both as players and as people.”

The high school tennis team eagerly anticipates the fierce competition that awaits them. As the schedule unfolds, they will face rival schools and neighboring districts, putting their skills to the test. The thrill of competition is what drives these athletes to push their limits and strive for victory. 

Diggin’ Deep!

                                                                                                               By: Layla Rodriguez                                                                                             
Our lady eagles definitely started out their season by “diggin’ deep”, and fighting for every win! At our Edgewood tournament the eagles managed to place third overall. The next game quickly arose and the eagles dominated against South Side, capturing that win in just three sets. The following weekend they had another opportunity to dominate, and the first day of the tournament they made it to the winners bracket, the eagles had some long hard fights, and ended up in fourth place. Way to start off the season ladies!

 Some words from Head Coach Alyssa Bunch- “ I am very proud of our girls so far this season, we got off to a great start, and with lots of work and team building we will continue to grow as the season progresses.” Words from Addi Crowther- “ Our season is going pretty good so far, we had a little bit of a rocky start but we are now starting to progress. With lots of hard work and practice we will continue to grow together.” Both of these ladies are heading in the right direction and are definitely building our team! Our program is going to strive to get better and better as the season goes on; these ladies will work together at building a strong team!

Shout out to our JV and Freshman teams for starting off a great season and winning both South Side games, as well as our YWLA games! We would love it if you would come and support our ladies throughout this season! Pride, pride!