HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL: Permian takes Game 1 against El Paso Americas

EL PASO The Permian softball team is now one win away from advancing to the area round of the state playoffs.

The Lady Panthers defeated El Paso Americas 9-1 in Game 1 of the bi-district round of the playoffs Friday in El Paso in the best-of-three series.

Game 2 will take place at noon Saturday at Ratliff with Game 3 following, should it be necessary.