This past February, the University Interscholastic League's biennial realignment and reclassification designated Lufkin High School a member of Class 6A, the state's highest classification, for the 2016-18 school years...
GEORGETOWN -- Bennett Gierkey recorded 200 minutes of shutout time in two games at the UIL state soccer tournament. It still wasn't enough.
For a second straight match, Gierkey went to Goalie Island and had to help save his Palestine side from absolute heartbreak.
He did it. For state.
GEORGETOWN -- Jasper got a little closer to the program's ultimate goal Thursday, but the state title it seeks will have to wait at least one more season.
Kennedale defeated the Lady Dawgs, 6-0, in the Class 4A state championship game at Birkelbach Field in Georgetown and successfully defended its 2015 crown. It was the same score Kennedale put up on Kilgore in the duo's state semifinal game Wednesday.
GEORGETOWN -- Kennedale showed no signs of slowing down in its quest to repeat as the Class 4A state champion Wednesday.
The Metroplex squad built a three-goal lead before the eighth minute and cruised to a 6-0 win against Kilgore in Wednesday's state semifinal game on Georgetown's Birkelbach Field.
GEORGETOWN -- Sometimes it just takes a little luck to get where you're hoping to go.
A tricky shot off the foot of Kaitlin Campos and a slight misplay by Salado's goalkeeper gave Jasper a 1-0 overtime victory in Wednesday's Class 4A state semifinal game at Birkelbach Field in Georgetown.
GEORGETOWN -- Palestine goalkeeper Bennett Gierkey navigated the space between a sweet reward and a long bout with what-ifs masterfully.
The senior propelled his side to the Class 4A state championship game with two stops in penalty kicks against Kilgore for a 3-2 situational win. It followed a scoreless draw through 80 minutes of regulation and another 20 minutes of overtime in the semifinal round Wednesday at Georgetown's Birkelbach Field.
Class 4A UIL State Soccer Tournament
Wednesday-Friday (April 13-15)
At Birkelbach Field, Georgetown
TYLER -- Kilgore battled some nerves early.
You'd never know it if you just looked at the final score. The Lady Bulldogs rolled Athens, 7-0, Saturday at Trinity Mother Frances Rose Stadium in the Class 4A Region II title game to reach the UIL Soccer State Tournament later this week in Georgetown.
TYLER -- Saturday's Class 4A Region II championship game was everything players from Kilgore and Henderson billed it to be. It took extra time at Trinity Mother Frances Rose Stadium to separate the top two teams not only from District 16-4A but also the northern half of East Texas.
Yonatan Contreras lifted the Bulldogs to a 2-1 win and a UIL Soccer State Tournament berth on his second goal of the match with 1:50 left in the second and final period of non-sudden death overtime.
TYLER -- It's a year of firsts for the Kilgore girls soccer team.
The Lady Bulldogs will play in their first regional championship game today after knocking out Nevada Community by a score of 3-2 in their first-ever regional semifinal match Friday in the Class 4A Region II tournament at Trinity Mother Frances Rose Stadium in Tyler.