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Sunday, November 10th, 2013

Rattlers hang tight, but fall in finale

The San Marcos Rattlers gave it a good try Friday night, but New Braunfels Canyon had a little too much. So, the Rattlers aren't going to the playoffs, but they're back as a team with something to say about who does.

Saturday, September 21st, 2013

Rattlers cruise to third win

The San Marcos Rattlers rolled past an error prone Waco University team, 29-8, on the road Friday night, improving their 2013 record to 3-1.

Thursday, August 29th, 2013

Rattlers seek to ‘raise expectations’

San Marcos High School football coach Mark Soto has put out the call for the Rattlers to "raise expectations." The Rattlers will try to begin that process when the high school football season begins Friday night.

Monday, April 29th, 2013

Commentary: How athletics affects academics (updated)

San Marcos CISD athletics director MARK SOTO writes, "How does participating in athletics correspond to academic, social and economic achievement amoung students? Causation is difficult to prove but there is ample evidence of correlation. In my own...

Wednesday, July 18th, 2012

San Marcos CISD to restart random drug tests for student athletes, others

Three years ago, San Marcos CISD trustees ended the district's random drug testing for student athletes and other extracurricular participants, saying it didn't seem necessary after only five students tested positive for illegal drug use in five...

Tuesday, March 6th, 2012

New San Marcos AD: Academics trumps athletics

An enthusiastic San Marcos CISD school board voted unanimously Monday evening to hire Mark Soto as the new district athletic director and high school head football coach.