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The Palestine High School boys' soccer team returns to action at the 2019 Kennedale Round Robin. 

KENNEDALE — The Palestine High School boys' soccer team returns to action today at the 2019 Kennedale Round Robin.

The Wildcats (8-0-1) will play Diamond Hill-Jarvis at 11 a.m., followed by a match versus North Dallas at 2 p.m.

Palestine plays Waco La Vega at 11 a.m. on Friday, and then Athens at 3:30 p.m. The Hornets and Wildcats square off again at 11 a.m. on Saturday.

Kennedale and Palestine will play in the featured match at 5 p.m. on Saturday.

The winner of the tournament will be determined by a points system.

Match winners will receive six points for a win, three for a tie and one for a shutout.

Additional points may be earned based on goal differential, and there also is a series of tiebreakers.

Palestine is currently ranked No. 1 in the MaxPreps' Conference 4A state poll.

Palestine JV boys

The Palestine junior varsity “A” team whitewashed Grand Saline, 6-0, on Monday night as Raul Ramirez scored twice.

Diego Farias, Luis Castillo, Ricardo Benitez and Jhan Vazquez also scored for the Wildcats (9-1-1).

Michael Chaidez contributed a pair of assists, and goalkeeper Jesus Vigil earned a clean sheet.

Palestine girls

LUFKIN — The Palestine-Lufkin Hudson girls' soccer match originally scheduled for Tuesday was scrapped due to poor field conditions.

Palestine head coach Luis Hernandez reports the non-district contest will be made up at 10 a.m. on Saturday — with the junior varsity match first.

The LadyCats will play at home Friday versus Jacksonville, with the first kick set for 5:30 p.m. for the JV game.


MABANK — The Westwood girls' soccer team lost 11-0 on Tuesday evening, falling to 0-4-1 on the season.

The Westwood boys were originally scheduled to play Gladewater on Tuesday at home; however, Gladewater never showed up and the match was never played.

The Westwood girls play Crandall at 5:30 p.m. on Jan. 29 at Panther Stadium.

Westwood’s boys (0-4-2) are off until a Feb. 5 home game versus Tenaha.