(KTEN) - The Gunter Lady Tigers are headed back to state. 

Gunter is regional champions after sweeping Rains on Saturday. 

The Lady Tigers will play Columbus in the state semifinals at 11 a.m. on Thursday at the Curtis Culwell Center in Garland, Texas. 

Last year Gunter lost in the state championship to Bushland, and no better time to try and redeem themselves with a loaded senior group. 

This year's Gunter team has beaten a state qualifier in 3A, 4A and 5A. Along with defeating the TAPPS 5A champion, a 4A state quarterfinalist and a 6A state quarterfinalist.