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Weslaco Lady Panthers softball team.WHO: The Weslaco High School Lady Panthers softball team.WHAT: A state championship win in a league of its own.WHY IT’S SO GREAT: For most of Saturday’s state championship softball contest in Austin, it looked like it just wasn’t Weslaco’s game. The Rio Grande Valley school’s opponents, from Waco’s Midway High School, jumped out to an early lead, which they extended to a daunting 9–3 advantage with a pair of home runs at the top of the seventh and final inning. Weslaco’s run to the state title game seemed destined to end in another second-place finish. But the Rio Grande Valley girls still had one more half inning to play—three outs to save their championship hopes. Surely and steadily, Weslaco cut the lead to two runs after…

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