There is Super Tuesday, like for elections and NCAA tournament play-in games, but Feb. 20 is exceptionally notable for area high school sports.
And the UIL basketball playoffs doesn’t even lead the list.
The fate of embattled Carroll head football coach Hal Wasson could be known by late Tuesday morning. Carroll ISD school board trustees meet in a closed session beginning at 8:30 a.m.
The agenda will focus on the evaluation of the football program including Wasson. The final segment of the meeting will be public. That could be the time when Wasson’s future is announced.
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Travel down I-35 to Round Rock, and the football fate of Fort Worth Trimble Tech, YMLA, and Everman will be decided when UIL District Assignment Appeals Committee meets to possibly adjust some teams from UIL Realignment announced Feb. 1.
Since Paschal is a 6A school, Trimble Tech and YMLA — schools without attendance zones — are placed in the largest classification of a school from the same school district. The same thing happened to YMLA — which has fewer than 200 students — in the 2016 UIL realignment, but the Wildcats then were moved to all-FWISD District 7-5A.
This time, Tech and YMLA want to move into District 4-5A Division II, which has FWISD teams Carter-Riverside, Eastern Hills, North Side, Polytechnic, Southwest, Wyatt, and Northwest ISD team Justin Northwest.
But there’s more.
Everman seeks to move from 5–5A Division II to 4-5A Division II. The UIL will conduct hearings for all appeals Feb. 20 in Round Rock. If the UIL granted Fort Worth and Everman's requests, 4-5A Division II would have 10 teams.
The San Angelo ISD has also filed an appeal to get out of District 3-6A, which has Hurst L.D. Bell, Euless Trinity, Haltom, Richland, Weatherford and Abilene High.
In girls basketball, trips to regional tournaments are on the line.
Mansfield Timberview (36-2) continues its pursuit of returning to the 5A state tournament when it meets Crowley (25-10) in a Region II quarterfinal. Mansfield Summit (24-12) plays District 10-5A rival Waxahachie (25-10). The winners advance to Friday’s regional tournament at the Culwell Center in Garland.
In Region I girls play, Colleyville Heritage (25-10) battles Fort Worth Trimble Tech (27-8) while Saginaw Boswell (34-4) faces Denison (31-4). The winners head to Snyder for that regional.
The boys basketball postseason begins this week as Justin Northwest (28-5) and Keller (22-10) are looking to return to the state tournament.
Northwest, No. 2 in the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches 5A state rankings, meets Sherman (17-15) at Lake Dallas. Keller opens the 6A Region I bi-district playoffs against Arlington Martin (15-18).