Published 4:54 pm Tuesday, April 24, 2018

The schedule for Jefferson and Orange county qualifying teams in the UIL softball playoffs (*—if necessary):


Class 5A

  • Nederland vs. Kingwood Park (best-of-three): Game 1, 7 p.m. Thursday at KP; Game 2, 5 p.m. Friday at Nederland; *Game 3, noon Saturday at Nederland
  • Winner to play Houston Waltrip or Galena Park

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  • Port Neches-Groves vs. Dayton (best-of-three): Game 1, 6 p.m. Thursday at PNG; 5 p.m. Friday at Dayton; *Game 3, 30 minutes following Game 2
  • Winner to play Santa Fe or Houston Northside


  • Vidor vs. Barbers Hill (best-of-three): Game 1, 6 p.m. Thursday at Barbers Hill HS, Mont Belvieu; Game 2, 5 p.m. Friday at Vidor; *Game 3, TBA
  • Winner to play Houston Austin or Manvel


Class 4A

  • Bridge City vs. Jasper (one game only): 7 p.m. Friday at Jasper
  • Winner to play Houston Yates or team TBA


  • Orangefield vs. Lufkin Hudson (best-of-three): Game 1, 6 p.m. Thursday at Orangefield; Game 2, 6 p.m. Friday at Hudson; *Game 3, 30 minutes following Game 2
  • Winner to play Houston Washington or team TBA


Class 2A

  • Sabine Pass vs. North Zulch (one game only): 6 p.m. Thursday at Summer Creek HS, Humble
  • Winner to play Shiner or TBA

About I.C. Murrell

I.C. Murrell was promoted to editor of The News, effective Oct. 14, 2019. He previously served as sports editor since August 2015 and has won or shared eight first-place awards from state newspaper associations and corporations. He was born in Memphis, Tennessee, grew up mostly in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, and graduated from the University of Arkansas at Monticello.

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