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May 2, 2013

HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL: AHS battles Hughes Springs Friday night

ATHENS — ­First year coach Dallas Robertson’s Athens Hornets have their final warmup game Friday night at Van High School.

The Hornets (17-13) will take on the No. 1 ranked Hughes Springs Mustangs at 6:30 p.m. in preparation for the area round of the UIL playoffs next weekend.

They will face the winner of the Crandall and Paris North Lamar series next weekend for the right to advance to the Class 4A, Region II quarterfinals the week of May 18.

Athens finished as the district champions of District 15-3A.

Mineola and Van rounded out the participants in District 15-3A play.

Athens defeated the Rusk Eagles, 8-3, in their first warmup game on Monday night in Rusk.

Morgan Gimler picked up the win for the Hornets in the ball game.

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