High School Sports

Which Dallas-Fort Worth area team is going to punch its ticket to the state tourney?

Southlake Carroll beats Waxahachie in five sets
Southlake Carroll beats Waxahachie in five sets Courtesy


Thomas Coliseum, Haltom City

Semifinals: Weatherford (41-8) vs. Carroll (38-9), 6 p.m. Friday; EP Coronado (39-6) vs. Flower Mound (39-7), 8 p.m. Friday

Regional Final: 1 p.m. Saturday

Weatherford: Only team from 2017 to make a return trip to the regional tourney this season. The Kangaroos swept 4-6A champ Martin in the quarterfinals to tie a program record for wins in a single season. Roos have won 18 of the past 19 games.

Carroll: The Dragons are making it to regional for the fifth time in eight years. They out-lasted the area’s No. 2 6A team Waxahachie in five. Senior setter and TCU commit had a career-high 58 assists and is 90 away from 3,000.

Coronado: Second trip to regional in three seasons. The Thunderbirds have won 19-straight which includes 15 sweeps.

Flower Mound: First trip to the regional tourney in program history (founded in 1999) after upsetting No. 1 Byron Nelson in five.


Sam Houston State

Semifinals: Plano West (38-11) vs. The Woodlands (46-4), 5 p.m. Friday; Prosper (35-9) vs. Klein (39-8), 7 p.m. Friday

Regional Final: 1 p.m. Saturday

Plano West: First trip to regional since 2008 after the Wolves knocked off 9-6A opponent McKinney 3-0.

The Woodlands: The new No. 1 team, which went to the state semis last season, has been to regional eight of the past nine years.

Prosper: The Eagles won the 5A title last year before moving up to 6A. District 9-6A champs have won 18 of past 19 games. UConn commit leads Dallas-Fort Worth with 1,423 assists this season.

Klein: Regional for the second-straight year. A win on Friday sends the Bearkats to a regional final for the first time since 2002.


Lubbock Coronado HS

Semifinals: Randall (38-5) vs. Colleyville Heritage (30-13), 6 p.m. Friday; Amarillo (33-13) vs. Birdville (40-7), 7:30 p.m. Friday

Regional Final: Noon Saturday

Randall: Regional for the fifth-straight year.

Heritage: Panthers defeat Boswell for the second-straight season to clinch a berth into regional. Team-high 14 kills from Avery Cimperman while UAB commit Grace Koper registered 40 assists and 11 digs.

Amarillo: In the past 30 years, the Sandies have only missed the regional tournament once.

Birdville: First trip to regional in program history (founded in 1999) after defeating Grapevine in four. Freshman Maya Duckworth recorded 24 kills and 14 digs for her 17th double-double of the season. Senior Tatemn Brown had 20 digs while senior Emily Gannon added 41 assists.


Richardson Berkner HS

Semifinals: Wakeland (36-5) vs. Texarkana Texas (27-11), 5 p.m. Friday; Lovejoy (44-6) vs. Red Oak (30-16), 7 p.m. Friday

Regional Final: 2 p.m. Saturday

Wakeland: Third trip in four years. Winners of 11 straight.

Texarkana: The Tigers knocked off Joshua to clinch their first berth to regional since 1994.

Lovejoy: Established in 2007, the Leopards have won state six times and have been to regional every year.

Red Oak: Second-straight appearance after defeating 14-5A opponent Corsicana. SFA commit Hailey Hunt 11 kills, 21 digs.


Hardin-Simmons University

Semifinals: Canyon (24-18) vs. Glen Rose (36-7), noon Friday; Hereford (25-21) vs. Decatur (34-11), 2 p.m. Friday

Regional Final: 10 a.m. Saturday

Canyon: Dropped to 4A and made a regional tourney for the first time since 2007.

Glen Rose: Regional berth for the fifth-straight year; the Tigers are trying to reach state in back-to-back seasons.

Hereford: Haven’t dropped a set in three playoff games including a sweep over 34-2 Fabens.

Decatur: First trip to regional since 2015 when the Eagles made it four-straight seasons. State champs in 2013 and 2014.


Mesquite Poteet HS

Semifinals: Melissa (36-11) vs. Nevada Community (33-8), 6 p.m. Friday; Sanger (28-17) vs. Farmersville (34-6), 8 p.m. Friday

Regional Final: 1 p.m. Saturday

Melissa: Reached the regional tourney in 2014 and 2008. Winners of 10 straight

Community: Playoff berths the previous five seasons as well as 2000 and 1998, and the Braves had never made it past area.

Sanger: First trip to regional since 2003.

Farmersville: Made it to regional in 2015 and 2007. Farmers have won 21 in a row.


Bryan HS

Semifinals: China Spring (28-17) vs. Livingston (23-12), 6 p.m. Friday; Midlothian Heritage (30-14) vs. Hargrave (42-1), 8 p.m. Friday

Regional Final: 2 p.m. Saturday

Heritage: 67 wins the past two seasons. Made the regional final last year.

Hargrave: Regional for the third-straight year.


Lubbock Cooper HS

Semifinals: Shallowater (27-11) vs. Boyd (41-4), 6 p.m. Friday; Bushland (29-7) vs. Brock (31-12), 8 p.m. Friday

Regional Final: 1 p.m. Saturday

Boyd: No. 1 in 3A; reached the state semis last season.

Brock: Regional for second-straight year and eight of nine.


Midlothian HS

Semifinals: Gunter (29-14) vs. Mount Vernon (23-12), 5 p.m. Friday; Callisburg (42-4) vs. Commerce (28-9), 7 p.m. Friday

Regional Final: 2 p.m. Saturday

Gunter: Regional for the second-straight season.

Callisburg: Regional for the third-straight year and fourth in six. Last year’s 3A state runner-up.


Longview HS

Semifinals: Maypearl (31-12) vs. East Bernard (31-13), 6 p.m. Friday; Troy (29-10) vs. Central Heights (31-13), 8 p.m. Friday

Regional Final: 4 p.m. Saturday

Maypearl: Regional for the second-straight season.

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