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  1. Plano East softball heads back to state tourney

    Travis L. Brown

    As the softball regular season played out, it became a foregone conclusion that someone from District 8-5A would earn an appearance in the state tournament this weekend. Plano might have been the favorite coming off a state tournament berth last s...

    Blog | May 31, 2012
  2. Forney softball all business in state return trip

    Travis L. Brown

    Forney softball was thrilled just to make it to the state tournament last year, meeting wild dreams of winning its semifinal match to advance to the state finals. A year later, Forney hopes to win nothing less than gold. "We're really excited t...

    Blog | May 30, 2012
  3. Softball: District rivals face off in region finals

    Travis L. Brown

    Plano East and Hebron softball will finish a three-game series to decide who goes to state. This isn't the typical best-of-three series that many coaches elect to play in the playoffs, it's simply the third time the two will meet this season after...

    Blog | May 23, 2012
  4. Softball: Little-known rule trips Flower Mound

    Travis L. Brown

    To say the Flower Mound softball team had a rough week would be a terrible understatement. The team thought it had Saturday's one-game Class 5A regional quarterfinal against Plano East in the bag on a walk-off hit that scored a runner from second ...

    Blog | May 16, 2012
  5. Softball notes: District 10-4A rivals facing off

    Travis L. Brown

    Rockwall and McKinney faced off twice this softball season in District 10-4A play, with district champion Rockwall winning both times, 3-1 and 8-2. Just because district play is over doesn't mean these two are done battling. Rockwall and McKinn...

    Blog | May 09, 2012
  6. Plano softball in hunt for return trip to Austin

    Travis L. Brown

    A year has passed, but not much has changed in the North Texas softball landscape. Plano again enters the playoffs highly ranked nationally and a favorite to return to Austin to contend for a 5A state title. For its players, Friday's bi-district o...

    Blog | April 26, 2012
  7. Volunteer helps build softball family at Conrad

    Travis L. Brown

    Two Octobers ago, Greg Smith was introduced to the Dallas Conrad athletics program while serving as a volunteer hot dog griller for the school's homecoming football game. The cookout was part of a call to community action from Smith's pastor at Fe...

    Blog | April 25, 2012
  8. Softball notes: Woodrow program is on the rise

    Travis L. Brown

    Ashley Lindsey took the circle in Dallas Woodrow Wilson's first-fast pitch softball game in the late '90s and led her school into a whole new era of Dallas ISD girls sports. More than a dozen years later, and under her married name, Ashley Palavic...

    Blog | April 18, 2012
  9. Softball notes: Hebron pitcher shows bat power

    Travis L. Brown

    Coming off a softball state tournament appearance in 2010 and 2011's regional quarterfinal team, Hebron senior pitcher Heather Stearns surprisingly had to step her game up. She is one of the few remaining leaders from 2010's state semifinal team a...

    Blog | April 11, 2012
  10. Lake Highlands racks up run-rule softball wins

    Travis L. Brown

    Now that the Dallas Mavericks have raised a championship banner in American Airlines Center, the "one-and-done" label in Dallas could be passed on to the Lake Highlands softball team. The last two years, the Lady Wildcats saw their season end in ...

    Blog | April 02, 2012
  11. Lovejoy wins second straight Lone Star Cup

    Travis L. Brown

    Lucas Lovejoy capped off another excellent year in athletics by winning its second consecutive UIL Lone Star Cup for overall athletics performance in Class 3A. Lovejoy's season-long lead began on a great note with state championships in three fall...

    Blog | July 01, 2011
  12. Forney falls victim to big Santa Fe inning in final

    Travis L. Brown

    AUSTIN, Texas -- After putting up huge scores against opponents in the last three postseason rounds, Forney got a bitter taste of its own medicine Saturday in the Class 4A state softball final. Santa Fe put together a seven-run rally in the bottom...

    Blog | June 04, 2011
  13. Celina wins state with help from ailing pitcher

    Travis L. Brown

    AUSTIN, Texas -- Celina starting pitcher Katelyn Drummond woke up Saturday morning -- the day of the Class 3A state softball final -- with her right eye swollen shut. The ace had what the team trainer believed was a staph infection and didn't know if...

    Blog | June 04, 2011
  14. Plano's bid falls just short in state semifinals

    Travis L. Brown

    AUSTIN, Texas - When Journey's "Don't Stop Believing" came over the public-address system in the middle of the seventh during the Class 5A state softball semifinal, the significance was not lost on Plano. The song encompases the program's long-tim...

    Blog | June 03, 2011
  15. Forney in finals after beating defending champ

    Travis L. Brown

    AUSTIN, Texas -- Forney softball believes it hasn't recieved the credit it deserves, flying under the radar to the state tournament this season. The best way to grab some attention -- beating the defending state champ Waco Midway, 9-6, in the Clas...

    Blog | June 03, 2011
  16. Dream ending puts Celina in 3A softball final

    Travis L. Brown

    AUSTIN, Texas -- Many high school softball players fulfill their wildest dreams just playing in the UIL state softball tournament. Celina shortstop Shelby Carter took it to the next level, hitting a walk-off homer in the bottom of the 11th inning ...

    Blog | June 03, 2011