Longview’s boys and Pine Tree’s girls are bringing a ton of soccer talent to East Texas this weekend by hosting the annual Lobo Invitational and the Lady Pirate Showcase.

Most of that talent already resides in East Texas, but Longview will also welcome Forney, North Forney and West Mesquite to its event while Pine Tree brings in West Mesquite and Wylie East.

LongviewGames are scheduled for Thursday and Friday at Longview High School’s Lobo Stadium (turf) and Soccer Complex (grass) and on Saturday at both of those locations along with a couple of games at LeTourneau University.

Thursday’s action at Lobo Stadium has Chapel Hill JV vs. Sulphur Springs JV at 9 a.m., Forney JV vs. Lufkin JV at 10:30 a.m., Forney vs. Lufkin at noon, Jacksonville vs. North Forney at 2 p.m., Sulphur Springs vs. Chapel Hill at 4 p.m. and Longview vs. Tyler Legacy at 6 p.m.

At the Soccer Complex, it’s Longview JV B vs. Nacogdoches JV B at 9 a.m., Longview JV A vs. Nacogdoches JV A at 10:30 a.m.; West Mesquite vs. Nacogdoches at noon, West Mesquite JV vs. Jacksonville JV at 2 p.m., Henderson vs. New Summerfield at 4 p.m. and Henderson JV vs. Tyler Legacy JV at 6 p.m.

The host Lobos are also scheduled to play at noon on Friday against North Forney at Lobo Stadium and at 10 a.m. on Saturday at the Soccer Complex.

Pine TreeThe Lady Pirate Showcase will feature games Thursday, Friday and Saturday at Pirate Stadium and Lear Park.

Thursday’s schedule at Pirate Stadium has Tyler High vs. Spring Hill at 10 a.m., Tyler Legacy vs. Jacksonville at noon, Pine Tree JV A vs. Tyler Legacy JV A at 2 p.m., Henderson vs. Hallsville at 4 p.m. and West Mesquite vs. Lufkin a 6 p.m.

At Lear Park Field 1, it’s Mount Pleasant JV vs. Tyler High JV at noon, Longview JV vs. Whitehouse JV at 2 p.m., Mount Pleasant vs. Whitehouse at 4 p.m. and Wylie East vs. Longview at 6 p.m.

At Lear Park Field 2, it’s Pine Tree JV vs. Jacksonville JV at 10 a.m., Henderson JV vs. Tyler Legacy Red at noon and Hallsville JV vs. Tyler Legacy White at 2 p.m.

Friday’s schedule at Pirate Stadium has Hallsville vs. West Mesquite at 2 p.m., Tyler Legacy vs. Wylie East at 4 p.m. and Longview vs. Whitehouse at 6 p.m.

At Lear Park Field 1, it’s Hallsville JV vs. Whitehouse JV at noon, Mount Pleasant vs. Texas High at 2 p.m., Spring Hill vs. Lufkin at 4 p.m. and Henderson vs. Pine Tree at 6 p.m.

At Lear Park Field 2, it’s Henderson JV vs. Pine Tree JV at 10 a.m., Tyler Legacy Red vs. Tyler High JV at noon, Tyler Legacy White vs. Longview JV at 2 p.m. and Jacksonville JV vs. Mount Pleasant JV at 4 p.m.

Saturday’s schedule at Pirate Stadium has Wylie East vs. Mount Pleasant at 10 a.m., Lufkin vs. Henderson at noon and Jacksonville vs. Longview at 2 p.m.

Pine Tree will take on Spring Hill at 10 a.m. on Saturday at Lear Park Field 1, followed by Tyler Legacy vs. West Mesquite at noon, Hallsville vs. Texas High at 2 p.m. and Jacksonville JV vs. Hallsville JV at 4 p.m.

At Lear Park Field 2, it’s Pine Tree JV vs. Tyler Legacy Red at 9 a.m., followed by Mount Pleasant JV vs. Tyler Legacy White at 11 a.m., Tyler High JV vs. Longview JV at 1 p.m. and Whitehouse JV vs. Henderson JV at 3 p.m.

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I've covered sports in East Texas since 1987, starting as a 21-year-old sports editor at the Kilgore News Herald before spending seven years at the Lufkin Daily News and the past 23 years at the Longview News-Journal.