PARIS — This was a win for the history books.
The North Hopkins Lady Panthers boldly went where no team from their school had gone before, the regional semifinals.
The Lady Panthers took a 3-1 win over Ivanhoe Sam Rayburn Tuesday in the regional quarterfinals played at the North Lamar softball diamond.
The win was followed by a celebration that including more hugs and backslaps than a family reunion as players and fans enjoyed the historic win.
"We've made it to this level before, but never won, until now," an overjoyed North Hopkins head softball coach Jim Westbrook said with a grin. "This is the first time in school history. We've been close and lost to teams which went on and won state. But we have never won this game and it feels good."
LONGVIEW — The No.1-state ranked Carlisle Indians lived up to the lofty rating, downing North Hopkins 12-0 in the Class 1A Region III area baseball playoffs.
Carlisle took the win in five innings as two pitchers combined for a shutout over the Panthers.