Following the district round of the Ohio High School Athletic Association softball tournament, three area teams will play in regional semifinals this afternoon. In Division I, North Ridgeville survived a nine-inning bout with Medina Highland to capture its home district, 4-3, on May 19. The Rangers will play Avon Lake District winner Amherst today at 5 p.m. at Clyde High School. Elsewhere in Div. I, St. Joseph Academy was able to knock off No. 6 Avon in a Barberton District final on May 19, 6-1. The Jaguars will face New Philadelphia in a Region 1 semifinal at 5 p.m. at Massillon Washington High School. In a surprise in Div. III, Brookside upset top-seeded Wellington, 12-3, on May 18 in a Wellington District semifinal, then did it again on May 20, toppling No. 5 West Salem Northwestern, 3-0, to capture its first district championship since 1982. The Cardinals will play a Region 9 semifinal today against Youngstown Ursuline at 2 p.m. at Youngstown State University’s softball complex.



Region 1

At Massillon Washington High School

5/26 Today’s regional semifinals

Massillon Perry vs. North Canton Hoover, 2 p.m.

St. Joseph Academy vs. New Philadelphia, 5 p.m.

5/29 Saturday’s regional final

St. Joseph Academy or New Philadelphia vs.

Massillon Perry or North Canton Hoover, 12 p.m.

5/19 Barberton District final

#5 St. Joseph Academy 6, #6 Avon 1

Region 2

At Clyde High School

5/26 Today’s regional semifinals

Whitehouse Anthony Wayne vs. Holland Springfield, 2 p.m.

North Ridgeville vs. Amherst, 5 p.m.

5/29 Saturday’s regional final

North Ridgeville or Amherst vs.

Whitehouse Anthony Wayne or Holland Springfield, 12 p.m.

5/19 Avon Lake District final

#1 Amherst 7, #7 Medina 0

5/19North Ridgeville District final

#2 North Ridgeville 4, #10 Medina Highland 3 (9 inn.)


La Grange District

5/18 area semifinal

#14 Padua 8, #9 Rocky River 3


Region 9

At Youngstown State University

5/26 Today’s regional semifinals

Brookside vs. Youngstown Ursuline, 2 p.m.

Canfield South Range vs. Massillon Tuslaw, 5 p.m.

5/29 Saturday’s regional final

Brookside or Youngstown Ursuline vs.

Canfield South Range or Massillon Tuslaw, 12 p.m.

5/20 Wellington District final

#6 Brookside 3, #5 West Salem Northwestern 0

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