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A Manâ€™s Race! 2007 UIL State 5A Track and Field Championships
Panthers Return to State in the 4x400 Meter Relay
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A Real Man’s Race
2007 UIL State 5A Track and Field Championships: Saturday, May 12th 8:05 p.m.
Panthers Return to State in the 4x400 Meter Relay B Y D A V I D A. A M A D O R HSSM SPORTSWRITER
(Weslaco, Tx)-“This is a real man’s race”, says Panther head coach David Fuentes. When Fuentes was a sibling, his father would take him to track meets and he would tell him that the 4x400 meter relay race was a race of endurance and “this is where you find all the excitement” he would add. And with that, Fuentes found himself competing in the same race at Weslaco High School where he was a star athlete playing football and ran the 1600 meter relay too. “We won district my senior year and winning this event surprised everyone,” says Fuentes. Will the surprises continue this Saturday night in the final event of the University Interscholastic League’s State 5A
Track and Field Championships at Mike Myers Stadium in Austin, Texas? Race is set for May 12th at 8:05 p.m. Weslaco will be making its second straight State 5A Track and Field Championships appearance in the 1600 meter relay event. However, the Panthers will have their hands full as they will try to unseat Desoto High School’s best time of 3:12.86 as compared to the purple and white’s time of 3:17.32. “We will be running in lane six and our team feels that we will can make up at least two seconds,” adds Fuentes. The Panther’s relay team is made up of three returning state competitors. Senior Mike Garza runs the first leg of
“Every second counts,” says David Fuentes, head track coach of Weslaco. Pictured l-r are Mike Garza, Mishak Rivas, Juan Cruz, and Jerry Espinoza. (HSSM Images) www.HSSMONLINE.net 5
the race and he will hand off to senior newcomer Juan Cruz, followed by returnee Jerry Espinoza taking the hand off from Cruz and ending with junior returnee, Mishak Rivas running as the anchor. Garza knew that running the first leg had all the likings of a Super Bowl and doing it again this season would only demand more than just expectations. “We had to work harder,” says the Top 5% graduating senior who has maintained an overall grade point average of 97.0. “This is my senior year and I wanted to make sure that every second would count. Just my own motivation alone, helped me to work harder and encourage my teammates to do the same,” he adds. With last year’s teammate, Albert Rojas out for this year’s race, Fuentes had to make a choice to replace Rojas. He chose to go with Juan Cruz. “After we lost Albert Rojas to an injury recently, Juan was my next choice,” says Fuentes. “He has the most experience amongst our runners,” adds Fuentes. Cruz was part of the 2007 district championship relay teams in the 400m, 800m, and the 1600m. “He has run all the legs of every race. Our team is comfortable with him. Rojas is the captain of this team and he supports Cruz too,” added Fuentes. The next best time in state is 3:15.23 by Cedar Hill High School, followed by Baytown Sterling at 3:16.96. The Panthers rank fourth at 3:17.32. Do the Panthers have a chance to place in the top three? Fuentes thinks so. “Our team has been running in lane six all week long and I am pleased with our progress. It will be an exciting finish in Austin,” says the third year head track coach. Alternates for this year’s squad are Elizar Gaona and Pepe Cabrera. Four Legs. Running the first leg (top photo) will be Mike Garza handing off to Juan Cruz. In the second leg, (Middle Photo) Cruz will then hand the baton to Jerry Espinoza in the third leg. Mishak Rivas (Bottom photo) will anchor the final leg from Espinoza. (HSSM Images)
2007 UIL State 5A Track and Field Championships: May 11&12th 9:00 a.m.
Valley Athletes Make Trip To Austin (Raymondville, Tx)-If there is one team that could bring home a team state title at the Class 3A Track and Field Championships this weekend in Austin at the Mike Myers Stadium, it would have to be the Raymondville Bearkats boys team. The Bearkats field probably seven of the best Region IV competitors in the 4X100m relay, 800m run, 200m Dash, 4X400 Relay, Long jump, Shot put, and Triple Jump. Carlos Dominguez will compete in the triple jump and long jumps. His triple mark of 44-03.75 and long jump of 22’10” will need to improve if he expects to win the state title in either event. The top long jump mark is 24’0; while David Rodriguez will try to improve his mark in the shot put bettering his regional throw of 52-02.0, along with his discus throw of 155’09”. With seven events, all the Bearkats will need to do is score points in every event.
The higher the finish, the more points a team scores. On the girl’s side, McAllen Memorial’s Tricia Terry holds the best time in Class 5A in the 1600m run with a 5:01.40 and ranks third in the 3200m run with a time of 10:58.51, eleven seconds behind the leader, Allison Pye of Houston CyCreek. Pye also ranks second in the 1600m run with a time of 5:02.65. Both runners will have atleast one hour of rest before they go head to head again in the 1600m run. Another Valley hopeful vying for a possible medal will be Stephen Saenz of Rio Grande Valley in the Shot put event. His throw of 59’04” ranks fourth in state, with Nick Jones heaving the best mark of 61’01”. Mike Sanchez of Sharyland will compete in the shot put with the second best throw of 59’10”.
Joseph Rodriguez-Santa Rosa 13’0” Pole Vault Raymondville-4x100 Relay Andrew Hernandez-Raymondville- 800m run Scott McGallicher-Port Isabel- 100m dash Dustin Alejo-Raymondville-200m dash Raymondville-4x400 meter relay Carlo Dominguez-Raymondville-Long Jump David Rodriguez-Raymondville-Shot put Carlo Dominguez-Raymondville-Triple Jump Noe Hernandez-Mission-800m run Alex Trevino-Mercedes-200m Dash Robert Najera-Mercedes-3,200m Run Tricia Terry-McAllen Memorial-3200m Run 1600m Run Angel Ramirez-McAllen HS-3200m Run Oscar Garza-La Joya-800M run Mishak Rivas-Weslaco-400M Dash Rolando Vela-Edinburg North-1600m Run Abraham Lopez-Donna-1600m Run Weslaco-4x400m Relay Stephen Saenz-Rio Grande City-Discus/Shot put Mike Sanchez-Sharyland- Shotput Andrea Guerra-Rio Grande City-Long Jump Mario Rios-Brownsville Pace-Long Jump Bernardo Mayer-Brownsville Hanna-Pole Vault
State Bound. Bernardo Mayer advanced to the State 5A UIL Track and Field Championships with a Pole Vault of 14’6”. (HSSM Images/Alec Amador)
State 5A Region IV Bi-District Baseball Championships
Weslaco Wins Bi-District Title Fabian Cuellar safely slides at home as his team advances to Round Two.
(Edinburg, Tx)- It was game one that made all the difference in the world for head coach Nick Cantu Jr. and his Edinburg North Cougars. However, the 32-5A second place Weslaco Panthers recovered after trailing 5-2 to go ahead and win 6-5 in the Best-of Three series in the first round of the State 5A Bi-District Championships. The Cougars, who finished third in District 31-5A surprised the Panthers in the second inning as they scored four runs with Randy Ramirez taking a pitch from starting pitcher Mark Ortiz, good for a two-run double that scored Robert Olivarez and Josh Silva. Again, the Cougars would pound Ortiz for another two more runs in the same inning with Javier Chavez hitting a driver to make it 4-2 Edinburg North. In the third inning, North would increase their lead by another run on a pop-up fly by Chris Cavazos to score Olivarez. The Cougars led 5-2 at the end of three innings. Then Weslaco head coach Eddie Serna made a pitching mound change and decided to go with senior relief
ace, Fabian Cuellar and he quickly cooled down the Cougar bats for the rest of the night. “He’s our ace of all positions and tonight Fabian came through for us,” said Serna. Mark Ortiz connected on a game-winning two-run hit in the top of the sixth inning scoring David Martinez and Dylan Deleon to win 6-5. In Game two, the Panthers easily defeated the Cougars 11-1 in five innings to win the series 2-0 and advance to the next round against Laredo United. The winner of WeslacoLaredo United will meet the winner of Sharyland-Harlingen South in the Class 5A Region IV Quarterfinals.
Sharyland Advances To Round Two In more Region IV Class 5A BiDistrict action, Sharyland defeated Laredo Alexander 12-2 in six innings in game one and the Bulldogs did all they could to keep up with the Rattlers in game two, but this game would end in five innings, 10-1. With the Bi-District title now in hands, the
Rattlers will play state-ranked No.7 Harlingen South this weekend in the Best-of Three series beginning on May 10th in Harlingen at 7:30 p.m.
La Joya Sweeps Past Eagle Pass The La Joya Coyotes took care of first round business by defeating Eagle Pass 6-2 to sweep the series and advance to the area championships against Brownsville Porter (1811) this weekend. The winner of this game will meet the winner of the McAllen H.S. and Brownsville Lopez game in the Class 5A Region IV Quarterfinals next week. The Coyotes (28-3) were led by catcher Juan Martinez who had two hits for the day, along with the heroics of Miguel Pena who scored a key hit in the fifth inning to break a 2-1 gap. He would score two runners. The Coyotes will travel to Porter on May 10th for Game 1 and then come back home for Game 2 at Coyote field on May 11th at 7:30 p.
Not This Time! State 5A Baseball Region IV Bi-District finals: McHi Sweeps Laredo Martin
(McAllen, Texas)-Will Mettlach homered in his first at bat to give the McAllen Bulldogs (23-8) a quick 2-0 lead in the first inning and then the onslaught began with eight
more runs posted in two more innings as Eliseo Pompa, head coach of the Bulldogs watched his team advance to the Class 5A State Area playoffs with a 14-4 win over
Laredo Martin (19-12). Martin head coach TJ Tijerina could only watch his team in game two fall apart as he would try to cheer on his team from the dugout. “We have to play better,” Tijerina told his team as they trailed 6-1 after two innings. For the Bulldogs, this would be sweet revenge after last year’s falling to the Tigers. In game one on Friday night, senior pitcher Joaquin Hinojosa controlled the mound with 14 strikeouts and winning in a 5-0 shutout. On this Saturday afternoon, game two would not be any different as the game ended after five innings. McHi starting pitcher Alvaro Moreno (7-1) drove in the first of five runs in the second inning
and even though Martin managed to hit off Moreno, it was the bats for McHi that made the difference. Moreno was a bit rusty after a two week furlough and this gave the Tigers an opportunity to score three runs after three innings. At this point, the Bulldogs led 6-3. Sophomore left-hander James Franz worked the final inning, earning him the save. “They were better. Pompa has real good team and they should do well in the playoffs,” added Martin head coach Tijerina. The Bulldogs will now play Brownsville Lopez in the second round of the state playoffs in the Best-of-Three series beginning tonight at McHi Baseball field. Games two and three (if necessary) will be played at Lopez. Homerun. Will Mettlach of McAllen H.S. high fives his teammates after hitting his fifth homerun of the season in Game Two of the State 5A Bi-District Championships. The Bulldogs swept the Best-ofThree series 5-0, 14-4, over the Laredo Martin Tigers from District 29-5A. (HSSM Images)
Baseball-Valley Playoff Schedule May 10 Region IV 3A Port Isabel vs Sinton GM 1 (at Falfurrias 7:30 p.m.)
May 10-Region IV 5A Area La Joya at Porter 7:30 p.m. GM 1 Sharyland at Harlingen South 7:30 p.m. GM 1
May 11-Region IV 3A Area Rio Hondo vs Cuero GM 1 7 p.m. (at Texas A&M Kingsville)
May 11-Region IV 5A Area Bro Lopez at McHi GM 1 7p.m. Porter at La Joya GM 2 7:30 p.m. Harlingen South at Sharyland GM 2 7:30 p.m.
May 12-Region IV 3A Area Port Isabel at Sinton GM 2 11 a.m. at Falfurrias (Game 3 30 minutes after if necessary)
Rio Hondo vs Cuero GM2 3 p.m. at Texas Kingsville A&M Kingsville (Game 3 30 minutes after if necessary)
May 12-Region IV 5A Area McHi at Bro Lopez GM 2 2 p.m. (GM 3 to follow 30 minutes later if necessary)
Hawks Advance. Logan Brown will lead his state-ranked Harlingen South Hawks against the 30-5A Sharyland Rattlers this weekend in the second round of the State 5A playoffs. The winner will play Weslaco-Laredo United winner in the Regional quarterfinals. (HSSM Images)
State 5A Regional IV Area Championship Finals
PSJA North Win in Three Games Sharyland Lady Rattlers Season Ends 1-3, 2-1, 9-4
(Pharr, Texas)-The PSJA Lady Raiders (26-7) listened to head coach Johnny Medrano speak words of encouragement throughout Game 2 and with that, the Lady Raiders defeated Sharyland 2-1 in Game 2 of the best of three series in the State 5A Softball
in a one-game playoff in Kingsville. Game time is set for 7:30 p.m. The District 31-5A champions powered their way past Brownsville Hanna in two games by outscoring the Lady Eagles 27-4, while the Lady Rattlers upended Laredo United 2-0 in the best of three
Great Catch. Roxanne Rodriguez runs to catch an infield fly with Ruby Rodriguez looking on. The Lady Raiders will play Laredo Nixon in the third round of the State 5A Region IV Quarterfinals in Kingsville on Friday night. (HSSM Images)
Area Championships behind the pitching of Roxanne Rodriguez, forcing a Game 3 in Sharyland. In Game 3, the Lady Rattlers hung onto a four-way tie entering the fifth inning and then the Lady Raiders exploded for five runs unanswered to close out the series winning 9-4. They will now play Laredo Nixon in the Class 5A Region IV Quarterfinals this weekend
series and allowed just two runs scored for the Lady Mustangs in the first round. On Friday night, Game 2 at the Lady Raiders Softball Complex had all the homefield advantages as the Raider crowds cheered on the Lady Raiders. â€œWe played a hard-fought series and both teams played well,â€? said Medrano. The Lady Raiders played tough defense throughout the game.
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DISTRICT BY DISTRICT 2007 Baseball FINAL STANDINGS 30-5AAAAA 1. LA JOYA 2. SHARYLAND 3. MCALLEN 4. RIO GRANDE 5. NIKKI ROWE 6. MEMORIAL 7. DONNA
26-3 11-1 21-6 10-2 21-8 8-4 16-13 6-6 9-16 4-8 12-12 3-9 1-19 0-12
SEASON DISTRICT 32-5AAAAA 19-6 12-2 1. BRO LOPEZ 23-6 11-3 2. WESLACO 3. BRO PORTER 17-11 10-4 4. LOS FRESNOS 19-8 9-5 14-11 6-8 5. BRO HANNA 6-20 3-10 6. SAN BENITO 9-18 3-11 7. BRO PACE 5-21 2-12 8. BRO RIVERA
SEASON DISTRICT 31-5AAAAA 27-3 14-0 1. HAR SOUTH 17-9 11-3 2. EDINBURG 14-12 7-7 3. ED NORTH 13-12 7-7 4. HARLINGEN 14-11 6-8 5. PNORTH 14-13 5-9 6. PSJA 9-15 4-10 7. PSJA MEM 8. ECOMOMEDES 4-18 2-12
32-4AAAA 1. MISSION 2. MERCEDES 3. ROMA 4. MIS VETERANS 5. ED-ELSA 6. WES EAST 7. VALLEY VIEW
SEASON DISTRICT 32-1A 1. LA VILLA 11-1 5-0 2. BEN BOLT 6-4 4-1 3. BRUNI 7-2 3-2 4. BENAVIDES 3-5 2-3 5. SANTA MARIA 2-7 1-4 6. AGUA DULCE 1-8 0-5 SEASON 32-2A 1. HEBBRONVILLE 7-3 10-3 2. FREER 4-7 3. BISHOP 4-6 4. PREMONT 3-7 5. BANQUETE 3-7 6. SANTA ROSA 0-10 7. RIVIERA
32-3AAA 1. RIO HONDO 2. LA FERIA 3. PORT ISABEL 4. HIDALGO 5. PROGRESO
6-0 5-1 4-2 3-3 2-4 1-5 0-6
14-9 14-5 10-11 7-14 2-14
7-1 5-3 4-4 3-5 1-7
19-8 11-1 10-13 8-4 6-6 8-17 5-7 8-14 10-14 5-7 4-8 6-16 3-9 7-17
SEASON 31-3AAA 23-4 1. FALFURRIAS 14-7 2. ZAPATA 9-11 3. LYFORD 4. RAYMONDVILLE 7-14 5-12 5. SAN DIEGO
Note: The top four teams from every district in Class 5A now advance to the state playoffs.
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U.I.L. State Softball Region IV Highlights
Lady Tigers Make Comeback
Lions 8-0 in Alice after leading 50 in the sixth. In Game 2, the Lady Corpus Christi, Texas-The Mer- gers will now meet Corpus Christi Gobblers ended the Lionettes hopes cedes Lady Tigers lost to San An- Moody in the Region IV Quarterfi- of advancing in the state tournament tonio South San 4-2 in Game 1 of nals in th ebest of three series this 14-3. In other playoff games, Edcouchthe best of three series and then the weekend on May 10th Cabaniss scrambling begun. In Games 2 and Field. Game 2 will be in Mercedes Elsa was eliminated by Kingsville 10-0 in the Class 4A bi-district 3, the Lady Tigers depended on on May 11th at 6:00 p.m. round along with Mission falling to pitcher Jessy Cadena to lead them Robstown 1-0. to the promise land and that she did Raymondville makes In more games, Class 3A Bi-diswinning 5-3 late in the game. Game Regional Quarters trict championships had Port Isabel 3 would proved to be about the same outing for both teams but the In Class 3A, Cuero eliminated the eliminating the Zapata Lady Hawks Lady Tigerâ€™s experience put them La Feria Lady Lions in two games in three games winning 5-16, 9-8, back in the third round, after getting to advance to the Region IV Quar- 20-9. Raymondville advanced to a BYE in the first round o fthe State terfinals this week. In Game 1 the the third with their win over Aran4A Softball playoffs. The Lady Ti- Lady Gobblers shut out the Lady sas Pass 2-1.
No Pressure. Sharyland Lady Rattler Softball head coach Paul M. Cruz visits with his team during a timeout. The Lady Rattlers captured the State 5A Bi-District Softball title with a first round win over Brownsville Hanna. (HSSM Images)
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Lady Coyotes Ad State 5A Softball Region IV Bi-District finals: La Joya Wins Game Three Over Weslaco
(La Joya, Tx)-The biggest mistake that the Weslaco Lady Panthers did in the State 5A Softball area playoffs was beat the state-ranked La Joya Lady Coyotes on their own field turf 1-0 last week in the best of three series. Weslaco (22-12) watched the Lady Coyotes end their 24-game winning streak after starting the season at 2-5. Her father would have been proud as Lady Panther sophomore pitcher Alex Guerrero was in the groove all night as she fanned 12 batters, dedicating this game to her deceased father. Lady Panther Crystal Tello scored the only run of the night on an error by La Joya catcher Clara Ozuna. The Lady Coyotes had their opportunities in the second inning when Melissa Rodriguez was walked and then stole two bases to make it to third
base. Guerrero would make sure that the next two batters would not reach first base and then struck them out. Head coach Carlos Rodriguez took his hat off to the Lady Panthers and also said that his team would need to fight back in game two in Weslaco. “This will not be easy today,” said Rodriguez as his team took the field on Saturday afternoon. In game two, the Lady Panthers took an early 2-0 lead as their bats came alive early on. Starting pitcher Monica Rodriguez, only a sophomore and daughter of head coach Rodriguez, took the mound and Weslaco quickly took advantage of her nervousness. However, late in the game, the Lady Coyotes bench started to do their “coyote-type of heckling” with waving arms and crying-mottos, which seemed to
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pay off in the exploded for s Panther hea his team collap picks hit to th past the legs allowing runs sellout crowd Lady Coyotes by the Lady P “We had our away from us, Panthers. The La Joya L the purple and the Lady Panth
fourth inning as the Lady Coyotes seven runs, after trailing 4-2. ad coach Mario Rodriguez, watched pse in the outfield on simple ground he outfield and twice, balls rolled of the Lady Panther outfielders, to score in the fourth inning. The d of Panther fans watched as the s started their run. This foul play Panthers forced them to game three. chances and we let this game get ,â€? said Mario Rodriguez of the Lady
The Lady Coyotes will now meet Eagle Pass in the best of three series this weekend in Laredo on May 11th at 7:30 p.m. Game two will follow on May 12th beginning at 1:00 p.m. Eagle Pass defeated San Benito in three games to advance to the Class 5A Region IV quarterfinals. Game three ended in 11 innings on Saturday night. The winner will meet the winner of the Smithson Valley-San Antonio Taft game in San Antonio next weekend.
Lady Coyotes would easily eliminate d white 19-4 in five innings, ending hers run at a state title.
Safe. Kristy Leal of Weslaco gets tripped up as Clara Navarro of La Joya slides underneath her safely back to first base. (HSSM Images)
Softball-Valley Playoff Schedule May 10-Regional Quarterfinals Raymondville vs Yoakum May 10-Regional Quarterfinals Mercedes vs CC Moody 8p.m. at Cabiniss Field May 11-Regional Quarterfinals Corpus Christi Moody at Mercedes 6 p.m. (Game 3 30 minutes after if necessary)
May 11-Regional Quarterfinals PSJA North vs Laredo Nixon 7:30 p.m. at Kingsville H.S. May 11-Regional Quarterfinals La Joya vs Eagle Pass at Laredo SAC complex 7:30 p.m. May 12-La Joya vs Eagle Pass Game two 1:00 p.m. Laredo SAC
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2007 State Region IV Golf Results
Weslaco Golfer Advances to State (Weslaco, Tx)- And just like that, the Rio Grande Valley will only be represented by one senior golfer who had dreams of making her trip years ago. Kaitlin Hovda of Weslaco High School surprised the field at the Region IV Golf Tournament held at Cedar Creek in San Antonio by winning a playoff hole to make her first state appearance this weekend at Roy Kiger Golf Course in Austin, Texas. “This is like a dream come true. I will try my best to win,” says the longtime golfer. Many golfers had to overcome the wet conditions after a storm blew past the San Antonio area one day prior and only those with patience would survive the slower greens and shorter fairways. Last year’s fifth place team in the Class 5A boy’s division, Sharyland, failed to make their bid for another state appearance. Since the rain damaged most of the fairways at Pecan Valley G.C., golf officials narrowed
the event to 27-holes. Sharyland’s Brandon Reyna opened with a 70 to lead all golfers, but flustered in the final nine holes with a 43 due to a nagging wrist injury. Other RGV players not advancing were PSJA Memorial’s Jonathon Sloss and twotime 31-5A champion, Adam Haley of Edinburg; and last year’s state contender, Felicia Espericueta, two-time 31-5A champion, of Edinburg North. The state tournament for Class 5A tees off at 8:00 a.m. on May 10th and 11th at Roy Kiger Golf Course in Austin, Texas. The public is invited to attend.
Two-time 31-5A ChampionAdam Haley Misses Cut. Top RGV Edinburg High School golfer Adam Haley made his second straight appearance at the Class 5A Regional Golf tournament at Pecan Valley G.C. in San Antonio. He missed the state-cut in back-to-back years. (HSSM Images)
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2007 State 5A Region IV Soccer Finalists
The McAllen H.S. Lady Bulldogs advanced to the Region IV Finals for the first time in school history. The Lady Bulldogs lost to Austin Westlake 2-0. Pictured are front l-r are Katie Hockema, Alex Peisen, Jordan Crabb, Cassie Delgado, and Britni Saldana. Middle row l-r: Addy Fowler, Rebekah Valenta, Lisa Peisen, Haley Hoffman, Megan Ochoa, Back row l-r: Annie Jones, Kristen Tharp, Catey Pace, Jaclyn Crowsey, and Sarah Stansell. Head coach is Patrick Arney. The Lady Bulldogs recorded four shutouts in the state playoffs. (HSSM Images)
2007 Bi-District Soccer Champs! The McAllen Memorial Lady Mustangs defeated Laredo LBJ 7-1 in the first round of the State 5A Soccer playoffs. Pictured are . Pictured are front l-r are Ashley Perez, Bari Rabinovich, Tatum Brace, Erica Garza, Stephanie Sabo, Larissa Garcia and Silvia Higareda. Back row l-r are Amanda Ortegon, Hayley Munoz, Liz Tijerina, Jessica Schultz, Nicole Priest, Felisha Rodriguez, Ashley Perez, Audi Tamez, Deidra Perez, and Christina Rodriguez. (HSSM Images)
2007 State Final Soccer Results: Boys Conference 4A Girls Conference 4A Girls Conference 5A Wichita Falls Rider (21-0) Friendswood (22-3-1) Deer Park (27-0) vs Austin Lake Travis (19-4-2) vs Austin Westlake (19-3-3) vs Hidalgo (20-5-6) Wichita Falls Rider wins 2-1
Boys Conference 5A Lewisville Marcus (28-0) vs Brownsville Rivera (20-6-6) Lewisville Marcus wins 3-1
Friendswood wins 3-2
Deer Park wins 1-0
Wichita Falls Rider (20-3-2) vs Lewisville Colony (21-3-4)
Lewisville Marcus (25-3-1) Palestine (20-3-5) vs Frisco (18-4-3) vs Plano West (23-2-2) Plano West wins 2-1
Frisco wins 7-1
Championship Game Lewisville The Colony 1 Friendswood 0
Championship Game Deer Park 0 Plano West 3
Championship Game WF Rider 3 Frisco 2 (SO 2-1)
Championship Game Lewisville Marcus 3 Plano West 2 (SO 3-2)
2007 State 4A Champion Lewisville The Colony
2007 State 5A Champion Plano West
2007 State 4A Champion Wichita Falls Rider
2007 State 5A Champion Lewisville Marcus
Lewisville wins 3-0
Katy Morton Ranch (24-1-1) vs Plano West (19-5) Plano West wins 2-1 (SO 2-1)
2007 State 5A Baseball Brackets
Pictured are the Edinburg North Cougars in their recent Bi-District playoff game against Weslaco. The Cougars lost 6-5, 11-1. (HSSM Images)
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2007 Bi-District Softball Champions: San Benito Lady Greyhounds The Lady Greyhounds lost a three game playoff to Eagle Pass 2-1, 8-9, and 7-6 in the area playoffs. The third game was played in 11-innings last Saturday night. San Benito captured the 32-5A District title.
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