SAN DIEGO — Expect the San Diego-Bishop Class 3A area playoff series to be action-packed.

See, a year ago, the Lady Vaqueros had their sights set on a long playoff run, but that dream was crushed by the Bishop Lady Badgers early in the postseason.

The two programs met in the basketball playoffs in February and San Diego returned the favor.

Now, the schools are going head-to-head in a best-of-three playoff series. The entire series is at Texas A&M University-Kingsville. Game 1 is at 7 p.m. Thursday. Game 2 is at 7 p.m. Friday. If needed, Game 3 is at 7 p.m. Saturday.

AREA HIGH SCHOOL

SOFTBALL PAIRINGS

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AREA

CLASS 5A

• Gregory-Portland vs. Brownsville Veterans Memorial, Game 1: 6 p.m. Wednesday, Portland; Game 2: 5:30 p.m. Friday, Brownsville Veterans Memorial; *Game 3: 30 min. following Game 2

• Carroll vs. Mission Veterans Memorial, Game 1: 6 p.m. Friday, Cabaniss; Game 2: 2 p.m. Saturday, Mission Veterans Memorial; *Game 3: 30 min. following Game 2

• Calallen vs. Edcouch-Elsa, Game 1: 7 p.m. Friday, Edcouch-Elsa; Game 2: 2 p.m. Saturday, Calallen; * Game 3: 30 min. following Game 2

• Flour Bluff vs. Mercedes, Game 1: 6 p.m. Friday, Mercedes; Game 2: 2 p.m. Saturday, Flour Bluff; *Game 3: 30 min. following Game 2

CLASS 4A

• Sinton vs. Pearsall, Game 1: 7 p.m. Thursday, Pearsall; Game 2: Noon Saturday, Sinton; *Game 3: 30 min. following Game 2.

• Orange Grove vs. Cuero, Game 1: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sinton; Game 2: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Field of Dreams, Victoria; *Game 3: 6 p.m. Saturday, Field of Dreams, Victoria

• Beeville vs. Rockport-Fulton, TBA

CLASS 3A

• Banquete vs. Dilley, Game 1: 7 p.m. Thursday, Freer; Game 2: 7 p.m. Friday, Jourdanton; *Game 3: 6 p.m. Saturday, Sinton

• Santa Gertrudis Academy vs. Skidmore-Tynan, 7 p.m., Thursday, Alice

• San Diego vs. Bishop, Game 1: 7 p.m. Thursday, Texas A&M-Kingsville; Game 2: 7 p.m. Friday, Texas A&M-Kingsville; *Game 3: 7 p.m. Saturday, Texas A&M-Kingsville

• Odem vs. Falfurrias, Game 1: 7 p.m. Thursday, Falfurrias; Game 2: 7 p.m. Friday, Odem; *Game 3: 2 p.m. Saturday, Taft

CLASS 2A

• Woodsboro vs. Sabinal, TBA

• Three Rivers vs. Falls City, TBA

• Freer vs. Charlotte, TBA

• Refugio vs. Harper, TBA