By Chris Edwards
LOVELADY – The whole town of Lovelady is proud of the Lady Lions’ impressive run during this softball season, to say the least. The governing body of the town made it official last week with a resolution naming a day in honor of the team.
“Lovelady Lions Day” was made official last Thursday, May 13, by Mayor Byron Shoemaker and the city council members. It honors the team, whose “undefeated district season…will forever be etched into the history of Lovelady,” as the text of the resolution states.
The Lady Lions continue their journey to the state championship in the UIL Division 2A rankings with a sound defeat of the Joaquin Lady Rams in the Regional Quarterfinal round last weekend.
The resolution names and celebrates the team members, along with the coaching staff, team manager and the Lovelady ISD Board of Trustees and administration.
This season saw the first undefeated district season for the Lady Lions in the history of Lovelady ISD, which the resolution notes.
Along with the faculty, staff and others who work with the team, the resolution notes that the “strong support of the multitudes of parents and fans who comprise the ‘Pride of the Mighty Lovelady Lions’” is a key factor in the team’s success.
The Lady Lions are scheduled to play the Como-Pickton Lady Eagles in the semi-final round beginning Thursday at 7 p.m. in Whitehouse. A second game is scheduled for Friday at 5 p.m. and a third, if necessary, will follow at 7 p.m. Tickets are only available online at https://www.whitehousewildcats.com/HTtickets .