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Rainy threatens tournaments

The first round went fine.

Tuesday, May 15, 2001

The first round went fine. It’s the teams in the second round who are going to suffer.

Tournament play is supposed to be set up to be fair and not give either team an advantage. Not only did the district start out unfair, it might be getting worse.

Ironton and South Point were scheduled to play in the Division III district tournaments today, but rain may force them to be played Wednesday. That puts both teams two days behind Monday’s winners and would eliminate the chance to bring back their No. 1 starter for Friday’s district championships.

At Rio Grande, Wheelersburg blanked Federal Hocking 8-0. The Pirates now await the winner of Ironton-Minford.

South Point was to play Paint Valley at Jackson Tuesday. Zane Trace whipped Nelsonville-York 9-2 to advance.

At Wellston, Adena shutout Southeastern 11-0.

In Division II, Warren Local got a run in the bottom of the seventh to beat Circleville 3-2.

In girls’ Division III softball, Wheelersburg whitewashed Wellston 4-0 and Portsmouth spanked Fairfield Union 10-0.