The Mansfield ISD Sunrise Rotary Tournament is often regarded as the toughest early-season tournament, and the 32-team field didn’t disappoint.
Lake Ridge forged a fourth-place finish and Summit took sixth in the championship bracket, while Timberview came out second in the Silver bracket.
The local teams all saw some success, and it’s just another week before district begins for all except Mansfield.
A recap of the early season indicates a wild season may await all five teams.
“The play was very favorable, and the girls competed very well,” said Lady Eagles head coach Jessica Tyler.
They Lady Eagles were set to play Forney on Tuesday and will then play in the Northwest ISD Tournament this weekend. They open district play at Ennis next Tuesday.
Summit (7-3) will take on Kennedale on Tuesday and then home for the JV vs. Mansfield on Friday.
The Lady Jaguars varsity will take the weekend before taking on Sequin in the district opener on Aug. 26.
With a nine-team district, the teams are beginning district play almost two weeks earlier than normal.
“We’ll take the weekend off, since so many of our girls play select ball,” said Summit head coach Linda Alfaro. “As much as they play in the off-season, hopefully the rest will pay off in the end.”
Lejla Camdzic was an All-Tournament team selection for Summit. Alfaro noted their only three losses were to Arlington schools.
“One of the reasons I like our tournament,” said Alfaro, “is because we play some really tough teams. If you’re playing teams not quite as strong, you can get away with not being disciplined.”
After the matchup with Seguin, Summit will travel to the San Marcos tournament before coming back to pick up again with district play versus Waxahachie, one of the favored teams in the new district alignment.
The Lady Wolves will host Fossil Ridge on Tuesday and then play in the Northwest ISD Tournament this weekend. They will open at home in district play with Lancaster on Aug. 26.
The Lady Tigers will look to bounce back as they were set to take on Grapevine on Tuesday before heading to play in the Northwest ISD Tournament this weekend. They’ll then travel to North Crowley for a match on Tuesday.
The Lady Broncos will host Grand Prairie on Tuesday before traveling to the Northwest ISD Tournament.