BELLS, Texas (KTEN)- The Bells Lady Panthers stayed right in the thick of the District 11-3A softball title race on Friday as they defeated Howe 9-1.

Bells is now 8-2 in district. They are one of three two loss teams in the district alongside Gunter and Blue Ridge.

Bells will travel to Bonham on Tuesday.

Howe, meanwhile, falls to 3-7 in district. The Lady Bulldogs will play at Blue Ridge on Saturday morning.