ST. GEORGE, Utah — Temple Collage staved off one brush with elimination Friday but not a second, and the Lady Leopards’ thrilling reign as NJCAA Division I champions ended on Day 3 of the 2019 national tournament.

ST. GEORGE, Utah — Third-seeded Chipola (Fla.) scored at least two runs in three innings Thursday and defeated Temple College 7-3 in the second round of the NJCAA Division I softball national tournament.

When the Temple College Lady Leopards walked off the field at the Canyons Complex in St. George, Utah, last May, they had accomplished a feat that had yet to be done in the program’s history — win a softball national title.

WEATHERFORD — Ava McCoy’s sacrifice fly in the bottom of the seventh inning drove in Lenzi Stewart and lifted Temple College to a 7-6 victory over North Central Texas on Monday, giving the Lady Leopards the Region 5 North title and earning them a shot at their second consecutive national cha…

North Central Texas head coach Erick Wright has been on the Lions’ staff 11 seasons, during which they never had swept a doubleheader at Temple College entering Tuesday afternoon.

AUSTIN — Craig McMurtry’s Wednesday started in a most frustrating fashion when Temple College’s baseball coach discovered that somebody had broken into the Leopards’ field at Danny Scott Sports Complex and used a hose to drench the infield, an act of vandalism that rendered it unplayable for…