MABANK–The Mabank Panthers baseball team joins three other Henderson County schools in playoff matchups.
Mabank (5-10) enters the playoffs as the No. 4-seed in District 13-4A and will open its playoff series against District 14-4A champion Van in a best of three series.
The series began last Thursday, May 7 at Lindale High School and Game 2 on Friday at 5 p.m. Game 3, if needed would follow 30 minutes later.
Malakoff joins Mabank as the only other Cedar Creek Lake area team to compete in post season play. The Tigers (16-8) join the 3A Region III playoffs and face Elysian Fields in a best of three series after wrapping up a district title last week
Game 1 of the series was set for Friday at 7 p.m. at Longview Pine Tree High School. Game 2 of the series is set for 2 p.m. Saturday with Game 3 to follow if necessary.
Mabank’s class 4A district rivals, the Athens Hornets (20-7) qualified for the playoffs again after winning their third consecutive district title, going undefeated in district play under the direction of coach Dallas Robertson. They faced the No. 4-seed Canton Eagles (9-7) in a one-game playoff May 7. The winner will face Bullard or Atlanta in the area round next week.
Brownsboro (11-8) comes in as the final Hendreson County team to battle in the playoffs. They are under the watchful eye of Coach Josh Turner’s and enter its best-of-three playoff series as District 14-4A’s No. 2-seed.
The Bears will battle the Kaufman Lions, who finished as the No. 3-seed in District 14-4A , with a 5-14 overall record.
The two teams are set to begin a best-of-three series Thursday, May 7 at 7 p.m. at Eustace High School. Game 2 is set for Friday at Eustace, with Game 3 set for Saturday at noon.
The winner of the series faces Pleasant Grove or Kilgore in the area round.