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Times and dates announced for softball sectionals

By DAVID RISLEY - drisley@thecouriertimes.com

The IHSAA softball tournament begins next week, and host schools have announced the times and dates for their sectionals. The six local teams will play in five different sectionals.

Knightstown gets things underway Monday in Class 2A Sectional 42 at Triton Central when the Panthers face Heritage Christian at 5 p.m. the winner of that contest plays the Indianapolis Howe vs. Eastern Hancock winner in the first semifinal at 5 p.m. Tuesday and Tuesday’s semifinal winners play for the sectional championship at 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 23.

Tri hosts Class A Sectional 56. The Titans play Randolph Southern in the second game of the opening round at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. The winner of that contest plays the victor of the Union City vs. Cambridge City Lincoln game in the first semifinal at 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 23 at 5 p.m. The two semifinal winners play for the sectional title at 5 p.m. Thursday, May 24.

In Class 2A Sectional 41 at Union County, Hagerstown drew the bye and will face the winner of the Winchester vs. Centerville game in the second semifinal contest at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. Tuesday’s two semifinal winners play for the sectional championship at 5 p.m.  Wednesday, May 23.

In Class 2A Sectional 40 at Lapel, Shenandoah also drew a bye and faces the Monroe Central vs. Alexandria winner in the first semifinal game at 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 23. The two semifinal winners play for the sectional championship at 5 p.m. Thursday, May 24.

New Castle is the last local school to play a sectional game.

In Class 3A Sectional 24 at Hamilton Heights, the Trojans face Guerin Catholic in the second semifinal game at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 24.

The two semifinal winners play for the sectional championship at 6 p.m. Saturday, May 26 at 6 p.m.