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TOURNEY ROUNDUP: Wheelersburg, North Adams, Lynchburg advance to district final matchups

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Division III District Semifinal: Wheelersburg 2, Fairfield 2 (2-0 PK)

The Pirates, in the most dramatic of ways, advanced into a Division III district final with a win over Fairfield (11-6) in penalty kicks.

The two programs were tied 1-1 at halftime and 2-2 after regulation. But after two 15-minute overtime periods weren’t enough to decide a winner, the Pirates took advantage of a golden opportunity with PKs.

Ellie Kallner and Kylan Darnell scored the Pirates’ two penalty kicks while goalkeeper Brynley Preston made three game-saving saves.

Wheelersburg (14-3-1) will now face Eastern Brown at 1:30 p.m., Saturday at Waverly’s Raidiger Field.

PHOTOS: Images from Wheelersburg’s PK win over Fairfield

Division III District Semifinal: North Adams 4, Ironton St. Joe 1

The Green Devils (12-6) handled their business on Tuesday in a district semifinal match, beating a stout Ironton St. Joe team by a 4-1 final.

The Flyers (12-4-1) couldn’t handle North Adams’ offensive attack as the Green Devils continued to place pressure on ISJ’s defense.

Next up for North Adams is a date with Lynchburg-Clay in a Division III district championship match at 11 am., Saturday at Waverly’s Raidiger Field.

Division III District Semifinal: Lynchburg-Clay 8, Minford 0

In a Division III district semifinal matchup, Lynchburg-Clay had little trouble with Minford (7-6-3) on its home grass.

As they have all season long, the Mustangs (14-4) barraged the opposing goalkeeper while overwhelming their opponent’s back line with speed and strength.

Lynchburg-Clay will now look for yet another district crown when it meets with North Adams at 11 a.m., Saturday at Waverly’s Raidiger Field.

About Derrick Webb

Derrick is SOSA's chief content coordinator and has worked for the Chillicothe Gazette, the Portsmouth Daily Times and Eleven Warriors. He's a 13-time award-winning journalist, a self-proclaimed baseball purist, a suffering Bengals fan and has never met a stranger.
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