Chireno, Lovelady softball leave for state tournament

Published: May. 30, 2022 at 10:33 AM CDT|Updated: May. 30, 2022 at 6:53 PM CDT
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CHIRENO, Texas (KTRE) - Chireno will be the first East Texas team to step on the field this year at the UIL state softball tournament.

The school held a short pep rally Monday morning before watching the team roll out of Nacogdoches County with a stop scheduled in Franklin for practice before arriving in Austin later in the afternoon.

The Lady Owls will play at 10 a.m. in the opening game of the 1A tournament on Tuesday against Hermleigh.

Chireno, Lovelady softball leave for state tournament

This is the second time Chireno has made the tournament. The last time was in 2019 when they lost to D’Hanis in the championship game.

The Lovelady Lions, as well, held a short practice this morning before going home to pack their bags for the UIL State tournament.

The Lady Lions will play in the second 2A semifinal Tuesday night in Austin. They will take on Stamford, the defending 2A Champion.

This is the first trip to state for Lovelady

UIL Softball State Tournament

May 31-June 4, 2022

Red and Charline McCombs Field – The University of Texas at Austin

Tuesday, May 31

Conference 1A

10:00 a.m. Chireno (17-5) vs. Hermleigh (15-6)

1:00 p.m. D’Hanis (22-7-1) vs. Dodd City (15-6-1)

Conference 2A

4:00 p.m. Crawford (27-2) vs. Weimar (31-6)

7:00 p.m. Lovelady (34-4-2) vs. Stamford (26-4)

Wednesday, June 1

Conference 3A

10:00 a.m. Hallettsville (33-3) vs. Mount Vernon (30-8-1)

1:00 p.m. Franklin (36-4) vs. Coahoma (32-4-1)

Conference 1A

4:00 p.m. Final

Conference 2A

7:00 p.m. Final

Thursday, June 2

Conference 3A

1:00 p.m. Final

Conference 4A

4:00 p.m. Bullard (40-3) vs. Sweeny (30-9)

7:00 p.m. Iowa Park (37-3) vs. Liberty (36-6)

Friday, June 3

Conference 5A

10:00 a.m. Montgomery Lake Creek (38-0) vs. Prosper Rock Hill (32-9)

1:00 p.m. Aledo (33-2) vs. Georgetown (33-3)

Conference 6A

4:00 p.m. Northside O’Connor (30-1) vs. El Paso Americas (33-6)

7:00 p.m. Deer Park (40-4) vs. Mansfield Lake Ridge (31-6)

Saturday, June 4

Conference 4A, 5A & 6A Finals

1:00 p.m. Conference 4A Final

4:00 p.m. Conference 5A Final

7:00 p.m. Conference 6A Final

*** Please note a clear bag policy is in effect at McCombs Field. All bags larger than 4.5″ x 6.5″, including purses and diaper bags, must be clear plastic and no larger than 12″ x 6″ x 12″. For more details, please visit


Individual session - $15

All-Tournament pass - $90

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