Sectional volleyball tournaments start Oct. 20


By Andrew Carter - [email protected]



The quest for the 2015 Ohio High School Athletic Association volleyball championship begins Oct. 20 for schools in the local area.

Highland (18-0) is the No. 1 seed in the district. The Scots will play host to No. 23 seed Mount Gilead (2-17) on Oct. 20.

Northmor (12-6) is seeded 11th in the Div. III Marion 2 District. The Knights will play host to No. 13 seed Fairbanks (10-9) at 6 p.m. on Oct. 20.

Cardington-Lincoln (6-13), seeded 19th, will travel to No. 5 seed Utica (14-6) for a 6 p.m. match on Oct. 20.

The Marion District semifinals will be played Oct. 27-28 at Harding High School. The finals will be played Oct. 31 at Harding.

Galion and Colonel Crawford open postseason play on Oct. 21 in the Div. III Attica District. The fourth-seeded Tigers (13-6) will play host to No. 12 seed Willard (6-13) at 6:30 p.m. Galion defeated the Crimson Flashes in five sets on Aug. 29.

The Eagles (7-12), seeded No. 11, will travel to Castalia to take on No. 10 seed Margaretta (8-12). Match time is 6:30 p.m. The winner of that match faces top seed Edison (16-3) at 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 24 in Milan.

Wynford (11-9) is the No. 8 seed in the Attica District and will play host to ninth-seeded Gibsonburg (11-7) at 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 21. The winner will play at No. 2 seed Huron (14-6) at 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 24.

Bucyrus (5-14) drew the No. 13 seed and will play at No. 6 seed Mohawk (11-8) at 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 21.

OHSAA Div. III Volleyball Sectional Tournaments

Marion District

Oct. 20 — All matches 6 p.m.

#16 Cols. School for Girls (12-8) at #7 Pleasant (12-7)

#23 Mount Gilead (2-17) at #1 Highland (18-0)

#18 Madison Plains (2-7) at #6 Amanda-Clearcreek (13-5)

#8 Bishop Ready (10-12) at #3 Centerburg (14-5)

#19 Cardington-Lincoln (6-13) at #5 Utica (14-6)

#15 Worthington Christian (9-8) at #10 Elgin (13-6)

#13 Fairbanks (10-9) at #11 Northmor (12-6)

#21 Northridge (3-14) at #2 Newark Catholic (17-1)

Oct. 22 — All matches 6 p.m.

Cols. School for Girls/Pleasant winner v. #14 Fredericktown (10-9)

Mount Gilead/Highland winner v. #22 Liberty Union (2-14)

Madison Plains/Amanda-Clearcreek winner at #4 Heath (11-4)

Bishop Ready/Centerburg winner v. #12 Grandview Heights (12-5)

Oct. 24 — All matches 2:30 p.m.

Cardington-Lincoln/Utica winner v. #20 Columbus Academy (5-7)

Worthington Christian/Elgin winner at #9 North Union (13-6)

Fairbanks/Northmor winner v. #17 West Jefferson (8-12)

Northridge/Newark Catholic winner v. #24 Africentric (1-11)

Oct. 27

District Semifinals

At Marion Harding High School, 6 p.m./7:30 p.m.

Oct. 28

District Semifinals

At Marion Harding High School, 6 p.m./7:30 p.m.

Oct. 31

District Finals

At Marion Harding High School, 11 a.m./1 p.m.

Attica District

Oct. 21 — All matches 6:30 p.m.

#11 Colonel Crawford (7-12) at #10 Margaretta (8-12)

#7 Fostoria at #5 Western Reserve

#13 Bucyrus (5-14) at #6 Mohawk (11-8)

#9 Gibsonburg (11-7) at #8 Wynford (11-9)

#12 Willard (6-13) at #4 Galion (13-6)

Oct. 24— All matches 6:30 p.m.

Colonel Crawford/Margaretta winner at #1 Edison (16-3)

Fostoria/Western Reserve winner v. Bucyrus/Mohawk winner

Gibsonburg/Wynford winner at #2 Huron (14-6)

Willard/Galion winner at #3 Ashland Crestview (14-6)

Oct. 28

District Semifinals

At Seneca East High School, 6:15 p.m./8 p.m.

Oct. 31

District Finals

At Seneca East High School, 6:30 p.m.

By Andrew Carter

[email protected]

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