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Plano East, Forney reach state softball tourney

5/28/2012

Class 4A Forney and Class 5A Plano East are the only schools from the area to reach the UIL state softball tournament, which runs Wednesday-Saturday in Austin.

Plano East defeated District 8-5A rival Hebron 5-4 in the 5A Region 1 final to earn its trip to state. The Panthers will face Klein Collins in a semifinal game at 3 p.m. Friday at the University of Texas' McCombs Field. The 5A championship game is scheduled for 4 p.m. Saturday.

Forney edged Ennis in a best-of-three 4A Region 2 final series, 6-5, 10-12, 2-1. The Jackrabbits face Montgomery in a state semifinal at 9 a.m. Friday. The 4A championship game is at 1 p.m. Saturday.

Here is the entire UIL state softball tournament schedule:

WEDNESDAY'S GAMES

Class 1A semifinals

  • 9 a.m. - Ivanhoe Rayburn (24-1-1) vs. Petrolia (18-12)

  • Noon - Flatonia (28-5) vs. Garrison (26-5-1)

Class 2A semifinals

  • 3 p.m. - Mineola (32-1) vs. Alpine (31-6)

  • 6 p.m. - Crawford (34-2) vs. Danbury (27-7)

THURSDAY'S GAMES

Class 3A semifinals

  • 9 a.m. - Lufkin Hudson (34-5) vs. West (29-9)

  • Noon - Henderson (29-8) vs. Liberty Hill (27-8)

Class 1A championship

  • 3 p.m. - Ivanhoe Rayburn/Petrolia winner vs. Flatonia/Garrison winner

Class 2A championship

  • 6 p.m. - Mineola/Alpine winner vs. Crawford/Danbury winner

FRIDAY'S GAMES

Class 4A semifinals

  • 9 a.m. - Montgomery (33-6) vs. Forney (32-7-2)

  • Noon - Spring Branch Smithson Valley (28-6) vs. Waco Midway (34-8)

Class 5A semifinals

  • 3 p.m. - Plano East (35-3) vs. Klein Collins (30-4)

  • 6 p.m. - Northside O’Connor (31-2) vs. Deer Park (29-8)

SATURDAY'S GAMES

Class 3A championship

  • 10 a.m. - Lufkin Hudson/West winner vs. Henderson/Liberty Hill winner

Class 4A championship

  • 1 p.m. - Montgomery/Forney winner vs. Spring Branch Smithson Valley/Waco Midway winner

Class 5A championship

  • 4 p.m. - Plano East/Klein Collins winner vs. Northside O’Connor/Deer Park winner