Photo by Derrick Stuckly

Shortstop Tylene Middleton displays her artistic skills as she paints the back window of an Early supporter’s vehicle following Wednesday night’s pep rally for the state-bound Lady Horns softball team at Longhorn Stadium. Early, the Region I-2A champion, will face Hallettsville at 4:30 p.m. at McCombs Field in Austin in the 2A state semifinals. A state tournament preview story can be found on Page 6.