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North Shore; Klein Forest; Yates fast-break to state

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What a wild weekend of playoff basketball.

Three teams from Houston advance to the UIL Boys State Tournament while Houston was left out of the Girls State Tournament Championships.

Jack Yates represents the lone non-6A Houston team remaining in the tournament. The Lions coasted through the Region 3 tournament to a State Semifinal matchup with Oak Cliff Faith Family Academy. The 4A Semifinal is set for Friday, March 8 at 3:00 p.m. The winner will face either Decaur or Liberty Hill on Saturday at 7 p.m. in the 4A UIL State Championship.

North Shore was victorious in Saturday's 33-32 nail-biter with George Ranch in the Region 3 Championship. The Mustangs advance to face DFW powerhouse Duncanville in the 6A Semifinals on Friday. Tip off is scheduled for 7 p.m.

In the other 6A semifinal, Klein Forest meets up with Cibolo Steele after the Eagles defeated DFW's Rockwall and South Garland in Region 2. The Eagles and Steele Knights will tip off after the conclusion of North Shore-Duncanville, which is scheduled for 8:30 p.m.

The 6A UIL State Championship game will tip off Saturday at 8:30 p.m.


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AUSTIN – Dalton Holland didn't know if he'd be able to get back to state in 2019.

At the beginning of the season, the Barbers Hill senior sprained his ankle badly, which forced him to be in a boot for two to three weeks and miss the first half of the track season.

"I had some doubts, I didn't think I'd be able to come back," Holland said.

Battling his way back through the therapy, Holland was able to qualify for state for a second-straight year and on Friday the senior left it all on the track.

Holland posted a time of 14.19 to claim the silver in the Class 5A 110-meter hurdles.

"Makes it a lot sweeter victory," Holland said about coming back to get the win.

In 2018, Holland came to state for the first time and ended up finishing fifth overall, fueling him to come back better this season.

"Last year I was pretty nervous coming in my first year," Holland said. "This year, I was more calm and under control. I knew what was coming."


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