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Lady Wolverines make state
The Wakeland girls golf team won the Region II championship at Mansfield National golf course recently and earned a trip to state.
The Lady Wolverines battled in tough conditions to come out with a top finish against some of the best competition in the area.
Team members include Alexis Thompson, Hannah Soto, Megan Pasteryk, Brielle Ward and Kelly Lowery.
It marked the third trip in the last four years for Wakeland and the first time advancing as the regional champions.
Liberty to host 7-on-7 tournament
Football is right around the corner and Liberty will kick off local action by hosting a qualifying tournament for the 15th annual Division I (Class 4A-5A) FOX Sports Southwest 7-on-7 State Championship Tournament.
The event will be held Saturday, May 26th, with the top two schools in the 16-team event advancing to the state tournament July 19-21 at Texas A&M University.
The Liberty-hosted tournament is one of 32 qualifying events, held on high school campuses around the state, to determine the 64 teams that will play in the state championship tournament.
7-on-7 football is used by Texas high schools as an offseason workout program to promote and improve the play of quarterbacks, receivers, secondary players and linebackers.
Wranglers, Pimmel part ways
The Allen Wranglers’ 55-54 setback against the Wichita Wild proved more than just the team’s second consecutive loss.
Following the defeat, the team and head coach Patrick Pimmel agreed to part ways.
As team ownership searches for a replacement, the Wranglers will be led by defensive coordinator Quinn Cairo and offensive coordinator Dixie Wooten during Saturday’s 7 p.m. home matchup against the New Mexico Stars.
“We are pleased to have such great leaders on our staff that we know we can depend on in a time like this,” said Jon Frankel, Wranglers owner. “We are confident they will be what we need during our search for a replacement.”
Lobos change districts
The University Interscholastic League released the 2012-13 district alignments for soccer recently.
Little Elm will make the move to District 20-4A and join Carrollton Creekview, Carrollton Newman Smith, Dallas Highland Park and The Colony.
The Lobos and Lady Lobos move from District 17-4A, which featured McKinney, McKinney North, Sherman, Denison, Anna and Prosper.
Girls XC distance increased
For the first time since Texas girls started taking part in cross country, they will run the same distance as the boys.
Starting in the fall, Class 4 and 5A runners will run five kilometers during championship season.
The change was discussed during the UIL’s fall executive session and became official following a vote from school superintendents.
Dallas Sidekicks coming to Allen
Tuesday night the Allen City Council approved a lease at the Allen Event Center for the Dallas Sidekicks.
The reformed indoor soccer team, which is holding a press conference next week, begins play in November.
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