The Reagan County Owls have separated themselves from the pack.
The team has been in a tie with at least one other district opponent for much of district play.
That all ended Monday night.
The Owls, hot off a 13-1 win over Crane Friday, were able to push past #10 State Ranked Sonora (who shared the lead with them) to take sole possession of first place in the district.
The Reagan County Commissioners approved the creation of a new position Monday at the request of Reagan County Sheriff Jeff Garner.
Garner said that Trooper Rob Eshleman will take over as the department's new patrol investigator/commercial vehicle enforcement supervisor starting June 1.
"I am tickled to death to be able to bring Rob on board," Garner said. "He has so much experience from his military and DPS careers. I'm glad we were able to find a way to get him on board that works for him and us."
The Reagan County Tennis Team competed in the District 5-2AA Tennis Tournament held in Big Lake April 8 & 9.
The Owls swept the team titles in both the Varsity boys and girls division.
The Owls also took top honors as a team in the Junior Varsity division winning the boys and girls team titles.
In the Varsity division the top two finishers will compete next week at the Regional Tennis Tournament in Odessa April 16 & 17.
The Big Lake City Council approved an additional patrol deputy for the Reagan County Sheriff's Office Tuesday after months of discussion with Reagan County Sheriff Jeff Garner.
"I am very pleased that the city was able to step up and fund this position," Garner said. "I appreciate their willingness to listen and hear our concerns. I'm also thankful that they are giving priority to law enforcement. I think it will mean good things for our community."
Garner originally brought the need for two additional deputies to the city and county in August.