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.
Locker Talk ATX/SATX Update (Ep.1): UIL State Girls Basketball Preview, TAPPS Hoops Recap & Boys Regionals
VYPE editor Thomas Bingham, Hill Country Indoor sports director Evan Beyer and "Producer Josh" Waclawczyk kick off the new Locker Talk ATX/SATX Update show. On this week's episode, the guys announce the final five Austin/San Antonio area girls basketball teams in the 2019-2020 UIL girls basketball state final four preview, recap the state success of area TAPPS boys and girls basketball teams and take a look at the regional playoff games that feature area UIL boys basketball teams.
Correction: Faith Academy of Marble Falls and Austin Waldorf School advanced their girls basketball teams, not their boys basketball squads, to the TAPPS state final four.
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