How does Centerville top junior pitcher Nick Hoffmann’s perfect game to win a sectional baseball championship? Easy, add a delayed district title.
All the high school spring sports are deep into their respective postseasons. And the foul weather that has been in play all spring continues to make a make-up mess of tournament schedules.
Here’s how the tournament trails look as of Monday.
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Baseball: Hoffman struck out 13 and blanked Beavercreek 2-0 with his gem late last week. Since then, Centerville’s Division I district final against Loveland was postponed, then suspended on Sunday with the Elks leading 2-1 in the bottom of the fifth inning at Hamilton. That game was scheduled to resume Monday night.
In Sunday’s other D-I district finals, Moeller ended Butler’s season 6-2 at Hamilton and Mason did the same to Northmont, 13-3 at Princeton.
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In D-II, Tippecanoe is hoping to join Chaminade Julienne in the regional. CJ advanced with a 4-1 defeat of New Richmond in a district final Sunday at Mason. CJ will play Columbus Bishop Hartley in a D-II regional semi at Mason on Thursday.
Tipp was scheduled to play Ross in a D-II district final at Mason on Monday. That winner will play Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy in a D-II regional semi also on Thursday at Mason.
Shelby County League rivals Russia and Fort Loramie advanced to the D-IV regional. Russia will play Fairfield Cincinnati Christian at Springfield’s Carlton Davidson Stadium at 2 p.m. Thursday. Fort Loramie is drew Minster at 5 p.m. Thursday. The winners will play in Friday’s 5 p.m. regional championship.
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Softball: Centerville will be looking to join Lebanon in the D-I regional. To do that the Elks had to defeat Mason at Northmont on Monday. Lebanon will play Lakota East in a regional semi at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Centerville.
Greenville and Kenton Ridge won D-II district titles. Greenville will play Clinton-Massie in a D-II regional semi at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Mason. Kenton Ridge gets Central Buckeye Conference rival Jonathan Alder in the second game at 5 p.m.
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West Liberty-Salem will play Richwood North Union in a D-III regional semi at 5 p.m. Wednesday at Wright State University. Indian Lake was scheduled to play Deer Park in a district final on Monday. That winner will play Williamsburg in the other D-III regional semi at 2 p.m. Wednesday at WSU.
Newton was scheduled to play Fayetteville-Perry in a D-IV district final on Monday. That winner will play Parkway in a D-IV regional semi at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Greenville. The other D-IV regional semi at 5 p.m. is Mechanicsburg vs. Bradford.
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Track and field: Dunbar won its ninth consecutive boys D-II district title on Saturday at Piqua, edging Versailles 110-104. Versailles beat runner-up Oakwood 103.5-87 to win the girls title. The D-II team winners at Graham were Springfield Shawnee (boys) and Bellefontaine (girls).
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Piqua D-III team winners on Saturday were Fort Loramie (boys) and West Liberty-Salem (girls). Twin Valley South swept the D-III district titles at West Milton.
The D-I regional is Wednesday and Friday at Wayne. The D-II regional is Thursday and Saturday at Piqua. The D-III regional is Wednesday and Friday at Troy. The top four regional placers qualify for next week’s state meet at Columbus.
Boys tennis: The state tournament is Friday-Saturday at the Lindner Family Tennis Center in Mason.