The highest area seed at this 12-team event is Madison, which is the sixth seed, and will play the winner of a first-round matchup between ninth seeded Shaw and 10th seeded South in the sectional title game Feb. 22 at 6.
Riverside is the seventh seed and will play fifth seeded Mayfield in a sectional semifinal Feb. 20 at 6, with the survivor moving on to play fourth-seeded Chardon in a sectional championship game Feb. 23 at 1.
The area’s other team here is Lakeside, which is the 12th seed and must deal with top-seeded Mentor in a sectional semifinal Feb. 18 at 7:30, with the winner moving on to play 11th seeded Brush in a sectional title clash Feb. 22 at 7:30.
The district semifinals will be contested Wednesday, Feb. 27 at 6 and 7:30, with the district title game being played Saturday, March 2 at 1.
South County rivals PV and Grand Valley are the only area teams at this 13-team field.
Compan’s Lakers will take on 12th seed East Palestine (3-14) in a sectional semifinal Feb. 16 at 1, with the winner moving on to play 11th seeded Springfield in a sectional title game Feb. 21 at 6.
Grand Valley (12-7) is the seventh seed and will play sixth seed Champion (11-9) in a sectional semifinal Feb. 16 at 2:30, with the survivor advancing to play second seeded Newton Falls (16-1) in a sectional championship matchup Feb. 21 at 7:30.
The district semifinals will be played Thursday, Feb. 28 at 6 and 7:30 and the district championship game will be contested Saturday, March 2 at 2.