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Items of interest: 26 of the 32 regional finalists are district champions. There are several interesting district re-matches and several of the regionals feature opponents from the same district.
Class 2A: Five district champions, Windthorst plays third place Archer City in region 1 while Shiner places district runner up Weimar in region 4.
Class 3A: Six district champions. Brock plays Peaster in a district re-match where Brock won district and Peaster was third.
Class 4A: Four district champions, LaGrange meets second place Caldwell while Pleasant Grove plays third place Paris North Lamar.
Class 5A: Six district champions. Angleton defeated Stratford 4-3 in nine innings Monday nine to earn the final regional playoff spot. Stratford’s’ loss means that there are no fourth place district teams still in playoffs.
Class 6A: Five district champions. Two re-matches Atascocita and Kingwood is a battle of district champion Atascocita against second place Kingwood while third place Timber Creek has another shot at district champion Keller.
Comments: It is a small world. San Marcos coach Catherine (Cathy) McBride Stoughton notched her 320th coaching victory this season. Most interesting came when the Rattlers won Stoughton’s 300th win against Friendswood. The Mustangs are coached by former University of Texas All American and USA Olympia Christa Williams. McBride and Williams had crossed paths before. Williams pitched Pasadena Dobie to the first ever UIL state softball champion and pitched a close victory over Cathy McBride and those San Marcos Rattlers. You just can’t make up the good stuff.
In 6A, district 16 foes meet again as Atascocita beat Belton and Kingwood eliminated Waco Midway to setup the third confrontation of district foes.
In Class 3A district champion Brock plays third place Peaster in one region final while Hallettsville eliminated district 31 champion San Diego and now plays District 31 runner-up Santa Gertrudis Academy.
District 8-2A champion Windthorst plays district 8-2A runner-up Archer City for the Region I crown. District 8 had a strong season as Archer City had to beat district mate Petrolia in third round action.
District 28-2A champion and defending state champion Shiner crushed Kaufer and meets district 28-2A runner-up and two time former state champion Weimar. Shiner and Weimar have each won two of the last five state championships with district rival Flatonia winning the fifth. Pretty strong district.
Pearland beat Katy Seven Lakes in a wild three game series winning 8-7 twice around a 5-1 loss. Pearland slayed the Dragon when the Oilers beat Deer Park the previous week but the road doesn’t get any easier as the defending state champions from Katy are very solid.
Malakoff took down top ranked Woodville 6-4 in a one game playoff to advance to 3A region finals while Class 5A Region III won’t be decided until this afternoon as Stratford and Angleton split their first two games and play at 1 p.m. at Pearland Dawson with the winner advancing to plays Magnolia West.
Region 1- Windthorst vs. Archer City
Region 2- Crawford vs. Trenton
Region 3- Beckville vs. Harleton
Region 4- Shiner vs. Weimar
Region 1- Clyde vs. Colorado City
Region 2- Brock vs. Peaster
Region 3- West vs. Malakoff
Region 4- Hallettsville vs. Santa Gertrudis Academy
Region 1- Brownwood vs. Snyder
Region 2- Pleasant Grove vs. Paris North Lamar
Region 3- Caldwell vs. LaGrange
Region 4- Cuero vs. Needville
Region 1- Canyon vs. Birdville
Region 2- Frisco vs. Lufkin
Region 3- Magnolia West vs. Angleton
Region 4- Gregory-Portland vs. Flour Bluff
Region 1- Keller vs. Timber Creek
Region 2- Atascocita vs. Kingwood
Region 3- Pearland vs. Katy
Region 4- New Braunfels Canyon vs. Weslaco
We proudly do this poll to support girls’ softball in Texas.
TGCA Editor in Chief
2016 Texas Girls Coaches Association Softball Poll
May 24, 2016
|6.||Santa Gertrudis Academy|
|6.||Paris North Lamar|
|4.||New Braunfels Canyon|
|9t.||Katy Seven Lakes|
|9t.||Corpus Christi Carroll|
COACHES CAREER COACHING VICTORIES: PLEASE SEE VOLLEYBALL AND BASKETBALL, SEND IN ALL TIME COACHING WINS (DON’T WORRY ABOUT LOSSES)
586: Smith, Guyla- West
500: Saucke, Mike: Hubbard
495: Johnson, Jimmy- Lubbock Coronado
475: Tuffy, Brien- Houston Bellaire.
450: Murphy, Shelby- Columbia
411: Lewis, Kevin- Hillsboro
400: Sisson, David- Pflugerville
387: McCorkle, D- Alvin
350: Womack, Wade- Medina Valley and Dripping Springs
340: Yuma, Paul- Banquete, Skidmore-Tynan and Oden.
320: Stoughton, Cathy- McNeil and San Marcos
320: Kniffen, Justin- Harleton
300: Weiss, Wendy- Caldwell
305: Eitel, Pat- Hallsville
243: Prater (Kirkpatrick), Amie- Kennedale and Mansfield Legacy.
234: Crouch, Alisha- Wichita Falls Rider
101: Snell, Katy- Lockhart
62: Poehler, Brian- Keller