Fairbanks’ Caydee Breneman goes for a kill during a 2021 match. The Lady Panthers have been seeded seventh for the upcoming Division III tournament.
(Journal-Tribune photo by Tim Miller)
Area high school volleyball teams know who and where they will be playing in the sectional tournament as Ohio High School Athletic Association district associations held their tournament draws on Sunday.
Fairbanks, competing in the Central District Division III tournament, earned the highest seed of the local teams.
The Panthers are seeded seventh and will meet ninth-seeded Centerburg at Fairbanks on Tuesday, Oct. 19. Should Fairbanks win, it would host the sectional final against Africentric, the 18th seed, on Saturday, Oct. 23.
In the Central District Division II tournament, Jonathan Alder, seeded eighth, will host Columbus School for Girls, the 17th seed, on Monday, Oct. 18. A victory by the Pioneers would send them to third-seeded Hamilton Township on Oct. 23.
Marysville, the 21st seed in the Central District Division I tournament, will be at home against Westerville North, seeded 29th, on Oct. 18. A win by the Monarchs would send them to Dublin Jerome, the 12th seed, on Wednesday, Oct. 20.
In the Central District Division III tournament, North Union, seeded 16th, will be at second-seeded Cardington on Oct. 19. A win would allow the Lady Cats a chance to host Marion Franklin, the 19th seed, on Oct. 23.
In the Southwest District, it will be 24th-seeded Triad meeting the top seed, Fort Loramie on Oct. 23.
Each of the volleyball matches will begin at 6 p.m. on their respective days.
The only exception is the Triad-Fort Loramie contest, will be begin at 11:30 a.m.
Girls and boys soccer
Fairbanks earned a second seed for the Central District Division III girls soccer tournament and will have a bye in the second round.
The Panthers will play in the sectional final against either eighth-seeded Tree of Life or ninth-seeded West Jefferson on Saturday, Oct. 23.
Jonathan Alder earned a seventh seed in Division II and will travel to Licking Valley on Oct. 23.
Marysville, seeded 21st, will be at Worthington Kilbourne, the 15th seed, on Wednesday, Oct. 20.
Fairbanks has also had a high seed in the boys tournament, earning a fifth spot.
The Panthers will host Delaware Christian, seeded 23rd, on Oct. 20.
Jonathan Alder was seeded seventh in Division II and will play host to Columbus Centennial, seeded 10th, on Monday, Oct. 18.
Marysville, the 26th seed in Division I, will have a first-round bye and then will meet either Walnut Ridge, seeded 44th or Pickerington North, seeded 15th. The site of the match has not yet been decided.
That game will be played on Thursday. Oct. 21.
Soccer games will begin at 7 p.m. on their respective days.
The lone exception is Jonathan Alder’s girls match at Licking Valley.
That contest will kick off at 3 p.m.