The 2020 Texas high school softball season is here, so you're probably wondering who the UIL, TAPPS and SPC teams to watch are in the Austin area. Check out today's VYPE coverage. To buy other team and individual photos from the 2020 VYPE Austin Preseason Softball Photoshoot, click here.
We start with the UIL 5A and 6A programs that make up the state's large school classifications. Leander Glenn will be a threat to a Georgetown program that advanced to last year's UIL 5A Region III semifinal. The Grizzlies have seven returning starters from their 2019 run to the UIL 5A Region III area round and notable college recruits in Stephen F. Austin bound Emily Berryhill, future Texas Southern player Taysia Tate and University of St. Thomas commit Hailey Arrington.
Another power is Dripping Springs, who recorded a 36-3 record during its 2019 run to the UIL 5A Region IV semifinal. The Tigers only have three returning starters, but future East Central University player Jayna Reid, University of Texas at Dallas commit Mikayla Kanetzky, Ashley Rummel and Brooke Rummel are expected to push the program to another multi-round playoff appearance.
For the last two school years, VYPE editor Thomas Bingham and Hill Country Indoor sports director Evan Beyer have teamed for a weekly VYPE Media Austin/San Antonio sports show, and "Producer Josh" Waclawczyk joined the program in mid-2019.
First, Bingham and Beyer teamed up for The VYPE Hill Country Show. Then, Producer Josh joined them in the transition from an audio-only show to a video production called Locker Talk ATX/SATX.
Months later, it's time for another change. New episodes will be released on VYPE.com five days a week starting next week. Check out our YouTube announcement to learn more about the expanded content and coverage.
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