Local teams will enter tourney competition next week


Fairbanks’ Kaidie Carstensen (3) sends the ball over a pair of blockers during a recent match. The Lady Panthers are seeded second for the Division III district tournament.

(Journal-Tribune photo by Tim Miller)

Post-season competition will begin next week for local high school volleyball and soccer teams.

The highest-seeded volleyball team in the area is Fairbanks.

The Lady Panthers earned the No. 2 seed in the Division III tournament.

They will open the tournament with a home match on Tuesday, Oct. 17, against Madison Plains (No. 21). The match will begin at 6 p.m.

That match is just one of several athletic contests on a busy day.

Fairbanks’ girls soccer team, seeded third, will host No. 12 Marion Pleasant at 5 p.m. in the opening round of D-III competition.

Marysville’s spikers will open Division I competition at home on that day with a 6 p.m. battle against Columbus West.

The Lady Monarchs are seeded 34th and West is the 40th seed.

North Union, seeded No. 16 in Division III will make the short trip to 11th-seeded Elgin for a 6 p.m. battle.

Jonathan Alder’s boys soccer team will carry the No. 12 seed in D-II into their home game, which starts at 7 p.m., against No. 13 Heath.

Tuesday is the busiest opening tournament day for local teams.

The post-season, however, will actually begin a day earlier on Monday, Oct. 16.

Jonathan Alder’s girls soccer team will host Columbus International at 7 p.m. in the Division II tournament.

The Lady Pioneers are seeded third and International is the No. 15 seed.

Fairbanks’ boys will take a No. 15 seed on the road to No. 7 Granville Christian for a 5 p.m. match on that day.

A pair of volleyball teams will begin post-season play on Wednesday, Oct. 17.

Jonathan Alder (No. 5) will host Columbus Marion-Franklin (No. 18) at 6 p.m. in Division II.

Triad’s girls will travel to Arcanum for a Division IV match against Franklin Monroe.

The Lady Cardinals are seeded 23rd and Franklin Monroe is the second seed.

The lone tournament opener on Thursday, Oct. 19, will feature Marysville’s girls soccer team hosting the winner of the Central Crossing-Delaware Hayes game.

The Lady Monarchs will take to their home field at 7 p.m. with a No. 16 seed in Division I.

Delaware Hayes is seeded 19th and Central Crossing is rated at 21st.

The final opening-round game will be Saturday, Oct. 21 when the seventh-seeded MHS boys soccer team will host either No. 23 Watkins Memorial or No. 25 Chillicothe at 7 p.m. in a  Division I match.


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