Maddie Ruckdashel and the New London softball team will open WIAA tournament play at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 25, at home against Xavier or Wautoma. The Bulldogs and Luxemburg-Casco are No. 1 seeds in the Division 2 Little Chute Sectional. Greg Seubert Photo
No. 7 Iola-Scandy to host No. 10 Manawa
By Greg Seubert
The road to state for area high school softball teams gets underway Tuesday, May 24, with WIAA regional competition in four divisions.
Division 2, 3 and 4 will open tournament play that day, while first-round games in Division 1 are set forWednesday, May 25.
Here’s a rundown for area teams:
Hortonville is seeded second in the Bay Port Sectional and have a bye in the first round. The Polar Bears will host No. 7 Appleton East or No. 10 Menasha Friday, May 27, in a regional final. The sectional final is set for 4:30 p.m.Thursday, June 2, at Bay Port High School in Howard.
New London is a No. 1 seed in the Little Chute Sectional and will host No. 9 Xavier or No. 8 Wautoma at4:30 p.m.May 25. Waupaca is a No. 11 seed in the same bracket and will travel to Appleton May 24 to face No. 6 Fox Valley Lutheran at 4:30 p.m. Clintonville is a No. 14 seed and will play at third-seeded Marinette at 4:30 p.m.May 24. The sectional final is scheduled for 4 p.m.June 2 at Little Chute High School.
Weyauwega-Fremont is a No. 34 seed in the Pacelli Sectional and will host No. 11 St. Mary Catholic or No. 6 Westfield May 25. No. 7 Iola-Scandinavia will host No. 10 Manawa at 4:30 p.m.May 24, while No. 9 Amherst will play at No. 8 Markesan at 4:30 p.m.May 24. Pacelli will host the sectional final at 4:30 p.m.June 2 in Stevens Point.
Fifth-seeded Marion, No. 7 Wild Rose and No. 8 Almond-Bancroft are in the New Holstein Sectional. Marion will host No. 12 Green Bay NEW Lutheran, Wild Rose will host No. 10 Stockbridge/Hilbert and Almond-Bancroft will host No. 9 Sheboygan Area Lutheran. All three games will start at 4:30 p.m.May 24. The sectional final will be held at 5 p.m.June 2 in New Holstein.
Madison’s Goodman Diamond will host the state competition Thursday to Saturday, June 9-11.