HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL: Permian to face Abilene High in regional quarterfinals

For the first time since 2016, the Permian Lady Panthers softball team is headed to the regional quarterfinals.

The Lady Panthers take on the Abilene High Lady Eagles in a Region I-6A quarterfinal in a best-of-3 series. Game 1 is set for 5 p.m. Friday, while Game 2 is 1 p.m. Saturday. If necessary, Game 3 follows 30 minutes after the second game. All games will be played in Coahoma.

Permian (31-3) is coming off a 7-1 defeat of Keller Timber Creek in Game 3 of the area round Saturday. The Lady Panthers won the first game 13-4 before dropping the second game 8-2.

Abilene (17-12) swept El Paso Coronado in the area round. The Lady Eagles have outscored their playoff opponents 38-6.