Lady Eagles win first-ever softball title

Barbers Hill players and coaches pose with the state trophy and gold medals after defeating Aledo in the Class 5A state championship game. Barbers Hill finished its historic campaign by winning 37 consecutive games, a streak that dates back to Feb. 26. The Lady Eagles entered the week ranked No. 1 in the country by MaxPreps.

AUSTIN - When Sophia Simpson woke up Saturday morning, she was well aware she would be making her final start in a Barbers Hill High School uniform and her first in the circle of her new home at the University of Texas.

The senior hurler was setting a tone for her future while hoping to close the book on the Lady Eagles run to a first-ever state softball title.

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