The Van softball team is on the verge of their first state championship in school history. The Lady Vandals beat Clyde this morning in the state semifinals 2-1. It was the second straight year Van played in the state semifinals, but the first time they've been able to advance to the title game.
Van (36-5-1) will play for the 3A softball state championship Saturday at 2pm against Columbia (36-1) at McCombs Field in Austin. The Lady Roughnecks are riding a 36 game winning streak.