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Donna North has started its preseason strong and is expected to compete for the district title in 31-6A.

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Despite moving up from Class 5A to 6A, Donna North will compete for the district championship this year.

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Sophomore Gaby Aviles will help power a talented Donna North squad.

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The McHi Bulldogs are still the favorite in District 30-6A after becoming the first girls team in the Valley last year to advance to the state tournament.

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McHi’s Bella Diaz (middle) is one of several talented freshman that will keep the Bulldogs among the best in the Valley this year and beyond.

Rio Grande Valley girls soccer preview

The World of Sports

While the McAllen High girls soccer team eyes a second straight trip to the state tournament, the fact that they won the 2018 Class 6A Region IV Tournament and advanced to state in Georgetown, has implications that go beyond McAllen and all through South Texas.

Now, a breath of new hope has reached girls programs around the Valley. At the same time, it has put an even bigger target on the team that showed it was the best in the Rio Grande Valley last year.

“There are other teams that can do it too,” said McAllen High coach Patrick Arney. “Memorial is getting close and there are others who are getting closer and closer. It’s only a matter of time.”

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